WOW Project Final Evaluation
The transnational project WoW culminated in the Final Dissemination Conference under the event The Teacher is not Google 5 after nearly three years of the implementation. During the 2-day event on 7 – 8 June, 2018 in SENEC Hotel in the town of Senec, the project course and its intellectual outputs will be reviewed.
At the conference a newly opened up online version of an extensive 800-page methodical manual World of Work which is downloadable after a simple registration here. The online manual includes 10 instructional videos for both teachers and students which are helpful in carrying out practical tasks and activities.
The first conference was covered by a workshop called The Subject of Technology: Simply, Effectively and with Pleasure ran by Jan Krotký, PhD from the Faculty of Education, the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen. Concurrently, a combination of the topics from the WoW Methodical manual and Technology workbooks was introduced. Since the 9th grade tends to bring problems, we focused on model situations aimed at teenagers as well. We found the answers to the questions such as: What criteria to use when thinking of a future car insurance? How to save the energies in households? How to get a payment card? What are we going to eat for dinner tonight? We also took a look at a seemingly complex topic – computer-driven machinery.
On the second day a seminar called New Insights Into Teaching the Subject of Technology aimed at a new online platform was held. Three lecturers – Jan Krotký, PhD from the Faculty of Education, the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen, Magdaléna Tošnerová from the 7th Primary school and Kindergarten in Pilsen and Marika Hajdúchová from the Primary school with Kindergarten in Udiča concentrated on the online platform´s content and structure. We outlined the application of selected methodical materials, procedures and appealing video manuals. There were a few of particular activities selected from the methodical manual, such as examining the thermal insulation properties of materials or knitting a scarf without using needles, just with our fingers. We showed how an own board game can be devised. The activity is ideal for group work, an excellent opportunity for using digital technologies. Similarly, we introduced children´s creativity experience based on the new WOW manual.
More information on the event is available on: https://www.raabe.sk/ucitel-nie-je-google-5/aktualne
All project partners from Slovakia, Czech Republik and Germany believe that inovative methodical materials – methodical handbook, videos and online platform will be useful for teachers, motivational for pupils, their parents and all stakeholders.