Publications about the 1st meeting in Latvia
date: from 16th to 23rd of October 2017
The 1st meeting of the Erasmus + project „Sports formula“ was held in Latvia from the 16th-23rd October.
On the 1st day of the meeting, all participants come to Jelgava Secondary school No 4, where the Latvian participants prepared a short concert for the teachers and students from Croatia, Poland, Italy and France. Students performed a few Latvian national songs and teachers made some short speeches. After the short welcome, students from every country presented their home tasks – presentation about their country and school. Teachers’ task was to evaluate students' works. After the presentations and lunch, teachers and students went to the guided tour around Jelgava.
On the second day teachers attended the open Maths lessons, but students attended a lesson of Latvian language with one Latvian teacher and one student as an assistant, while all other Latvian students were attending their own lessons. After the open lessons, there was a discussion on the further project activities. Teacher came to an agreement on different project activities and visits to other countries. Project coordinators set the roles of every country (eTwinning, project homepage, e-book, project diary and activities for students). Then teachers had a discussion on evaluation grid. After lunch, teachers continued the discussion on the web tool for info graphic, but students were divided into four groups where they analyzed the survey, that was made by Italian students, and discussed the two questions given to each group about motivation to study math and science subjects based on the survey. Each group also had to think of an additional question, that they could answer, using the data of the survey. Students also had to explore the different web tools and choose the one they consider the most useful and practical in making info graphics. In the afternoon, all students participated in the different sport games - floor ball, volleyball and basketball, where students were divided into friendly and equal teams and had a lot of fun.
On the third day teachers and students went on excursion to Sigulda and Saulkrasti.
On the 4th day teachers attended an open lesson in Jelgava State Gymnasium, where teachers were shown the usage of GeoGebra in Math lesson. After the lesson teachers did the evaluation of the lesson and discussed on improvements. Then, teachers had a GeoGebra course, where project participants were taught the basis of GeoGebra and given different tasks, so that they are able to create the exercises for the students themselves. Teachers were shown the examples, that using GeoGebra it is possible to create a life related tasks, using sports through sciences. Students attended lessons. Then students were divided into the same 4 groups they were divided on Tuesday. Using the data they had gathered, each group had to make a presentation according to the task and questions they were given. Teachers had to evaluate the presentations and students had to complete the survey on their group work.
On the last day teachers had a discussion on GeoGebra usage in the classes. After the discussion teachers with students went to Riga where they had a guided tour around Riga. Then everybody went to the Academic Centre for Natural Sciences, where all participants listened to the presentation “How human’s muscles absorb the necessary nutrients, oxygen”. After the lecture teacher had a guided tour around the faculty, but the students participated in a workshop. One group were researching how do muscles work depending on carried load, according to O2 inhale and N2 exhale, monitoring, sending information to the computer and analyzing the data, got after the research. The second group were researching muscle work, having an active activity, fatigue, which could be compared to “Steps”, heartbeats, and pulse rate before and after sport activities.
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