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Project Description

The SchoolWebRadio project also called SWR, is a cooperation and networking between three European school organizations that describes our commitment to using creativity, innovation and artistic expression in a way that contributes to:

  • Opposition to racism and fanaticism, shielding democratic nature of society, understanding social, ethnic, linguistic religious and cultural diversity, preventing students from adopting discriminatory attitudes, intolerant, bullying, social exclusion and generally contribute to the cultivation of a culture of peace, non-violence and social justice.
  • Creating a healthy and sustainable community by raising awareness to take positive environmental action to protect nature and the planet Earth. The main idea was to develop a Networked European School Web Radio (SWR) which can deliver an attractive, challenging, creative environment for learning and communication.

Eventually, the (SWR) project became a ‘learning community’ because it:

  • inspired various kind of learning and recreational activities around a web radio.
  • promoted collaboration especially between students and students and educators.
  • made schools come closer among them but also with the local and wider community.
  • developed of critical thinking and speech, democratic ideas.

The SchoolWebRadio Project took the form of an attractive and modern Web Radio with Portal aiming at making learning more challenging. It is on air 24 hours 365 days a year with scheduled music and broadcasts. The production of the broadcasted programmes has been created by the school communities and within the limits of school procedures and was based on volunteerism. It serves educational and entertainment targets for students aged 13 to 18. The project engaged students in activities/results/broadcasts that directly related with European values, so as to acquire necessary social and intercultural competencies, skills and abilities associated with citizenship, through the promotion of democratic values and fundamental rights, social inclusion and anti-discrimination, as well as active participation in society. Through the activities of the project we wanted to create socially balanced people, who dedicate themselves to persons or a purpose, people who take responsibilities, feel comfortable and show a positive attitude towards themselves and others. Their emotional world was an essential director and shaper of their personality after exercising great power and influence on their activities, strengthening the qualities that make them better completed persons. The Project provided the necessary tools and skills in order to successfully incorporate web-based radio activities into the school's educational settings in an innovative way. The project seeked action by student themselves on preventing and dealing with racist incidents and promote change in the environment for the cultivation of values, such as equality and respect for the rights of all. Our basic goal and vision was to build on solid bases for our common future. We strongly believe that this could be achieved through education and radio voice for peace, to highlight the broader values that should distinguish our youth, values such as tolerance, respect, acceptance of diversity, equity and opposition to the rhetoric of hate.

Within Partners schools a number of teachers from different subjects like Art, Design and Technology, Home economics, Geography , Music etc., will fill a range of permanent and long term roles in our project. As a general rule the associate teachers were selected in order to maximize the impact of the expected results of the project. We estimate that around 200 students (age 13 to 16) participated in the project by creating or taking part in radio products with the guidance of their teachers, and by participating as users of the Web Radio Platform. Generally, the involvement of students was spread to all the stages of the project activities having roles from preparation stage to dissemination of the project results. As well as during development of the Radio as they participated in groups either of technical support or production of a broadcasting programmes. School students renew the Radio Website with news and issues, they produced music playlists with their own voices included, they took interviews and they told various news that concerns students. The impact of the project was not only measured in terms of the quality of the projects results but also in terms of results visibility and their use outside the project.

The project addressed its results to:

  • Pupils ;
  • School Teachers ;
  • Educational community;
  • Pupils’ parents ;
  • Entire school staff ;
  • Local and National education authorities;
  • Teaching associations;
  • Teaching reviews;
  • Regional/national events for teachers;
  • Educational multipliers and policy makers ;
  • Local and national authorities ;
  • Erasmus+ agency ;
  • NGOs ;

 

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C1 Physical activity (Short-term joint staff training event)

Duration: 11/12/2019 13/12/19

Leading organization: Laniteio Gymnasio  – Limassol - Cyprus

Goal - SWRadio: Evaluation, implementation, coordination and management of project.

 

School Project coordinators and task managers participated in this transnational project meeting lasting 3 days.

Activity C1/A1: All Teachers participated in workshops about designing project website, eTwinning and blog network, and youtube channel. Teachers also participated in workshops about Monitor the information flow between all partners by means of Skype group, e-mail, mail & phone.

Results: 1) A link to the project webpage was added to each school’s website to disseminate the activities & mobilities. Each school created a blog that was linked to the web page of the project.

Activity C1/A2: Web Radio understandings. A thorough analysis of the current operating network Web Radio and platform, European School Radio - Greece (http://europeanschoolradio.eu).

Results: 1) Radio and Web Radio Terms, definitions and Radio etiquette - a Booklet. 2) An analytical Study on a current Web Radio - “European School Radio” (ESRadio) in Greece, a web radio case. A thorough description and understandings (procedures, modules, processes, technologies, structures, datasets).

Activity C1/A3: A Definition and requirement analysis of a networked Web Radio Model for schools European-wide. This involves a detailed description of the components required to set up the above described model, from local to transnational.

Results: 1) A short but comprehensive report on the demands and prerequisites in order to set up an European-wide networked School Web Radio. 2) An analysis on the improvements needed for the new Web Radio compared to ESRadio. A clear description of improvements: organization, responsibilities, procedures, processes and structures, languages. Procedures involve: Registration requirements, Organization of the radio groups (preparation, training, support, recording and other, of the pupils in and outside the school), Communication with coordinators of the web radio, Recording and editing module, Scheduling audio shows in a radio programme, Live Shows, Posting and live chatting on Web Radio Portal and social media, Matching partners and cooperative work, Podcasting, explained, Collecting Statistics, such as ratings, usage; and other. 3) Explored potential cooperations with other projects and networked european platforms which are already used by the education and school community, such as eTwinning, Photodentro (http://photodentro.edu.gr/lor/?locale=en ) , Open Discovery Space (http://opendiscoveryspace.eu) and Europeana (http://www.europeana.eu/ ) and other.

The role and contribution of these transnational project meeting was for all participants to gain skills that will help them to joint evaluation, implementation, coordination and management of the partnership relating to academic, administrative and financial aspects. These project meeting was necessary for confirming and shaping the future activities and finalizing practical aspects of the project. Also the purpose of this meeting was to exchange of teachers activities (what works in terms of innovative methods and pedagogies), that will strengthen the cooperation and networking between partner organisations. Coordinators and task managers addressed project needs, updated and collected information and gain necessary skills. This ensured maximum management efficiency and resource management in order to maximize fruitful cooperation and successful outcomes.

Outcomes: • Gaining necessary skills regarding project website, eTwinning, social media, etc. • Understanding Web Radio • Requirement analysis of the web radio model.

C2 Virtual activity (short term exchanges of groups of pupils)

Duration: 02/03/20 – 06/03/20

Leading organization: 1 Gymnasio Papagou – Athens - Greece

Goal - SWRadio: Opposition to Racism and Fanaticism.

All countries participated in the development of common results/activities as well as undertaking the responsibility to design and develop results of their own. The project activities directly relate to the goals of the project. Partner schools coordinated their pupils & teachers in local activities and in common activities which were carried out between mobilities. We have split our project goals and our commitment to using creativity, innovation and artistic expression into four target categories as shown below. Over a period of 24 months, each category will be mapped/married with both local and common activities. Partner schools engaged teachers and students with two target categories every year.

Activities C2/A1: All students and teachers participated in the development of common results/activities (transnational co-productions) as well as undertook the responsibility to design and develop results of their own. C2 project activities directly relate to Year 1 goals of the project that is: Opposition to racism and fanaticism. Results: • develop personal and common broadcasts related to Year 1 goals.

 Activities C2/A2: Presentation of the platform, namely, the Web Radio and Web Radio Portal, the educational material, educational scenarios, the guides and tutorials. Presentation of how the SWRadio will support the educational process and at the same time provides an approach to digital and media literacy for students in secondary education. Exchange of teacher activities (what works in terms of innovative methods and pedagogies). Results: • Understanding of the importance of Web Radio Portal and SWRadio. • Strengthening of the cooperation and networking between our organisations.

 Activities C2/A3: Participants got involved with workshops. The workshops were hands on experience and will work on preparation, organisation and recording of audio shows. Results: • Students had the opportunity to pose questions about the web radio for schools and share their views with others.

Activities C2/A4: Partner school from Patra explained the technological background needed for the new SWRadio project.

The students participated in transnational co-productions enriched their creativity and innovation and improved their skills at the area of arts, media, journalism and sound engineering. In this context the proposed project developed basic and transversal skills using an innovative method with educational added value, the Web Radio Portal. C2 activities seeked action by student themselves on preventing and dealing with racist incidents and promote change in the environment for the cultivation of values, such as equality and respect for the rights of all. C2 activities build on solid voice for peace, highlight the broader values that should distinguish our youth, values such as tolerance, respect, acceptance of diversity, equity and opposition to the rhetoric of hate.

In addition to the above, we expected students to: • transfer abilities learned during the partnership into useful competences for everyday life. • develop their problem-solving strategies and ability to compromise. • integrate personal skills into school and project activities. • develop critical thinking. • share relevant information about their culture, in particular their lifestyle & traditions with their European partners. • promote inter-cultural education. • become tolerant towards “others” and help combat racial issues. • help promote language learning and linguistic diversity at secondary school level across Europe. • ensure the participation of pupils who are socio-economically disadvantaged or have special educational needs, they have the most need for such exchanges. • gain experience in inputting data and presenting it. we expected teachers to: • share experiences with partner schools concerning methods of teaching; • increase the teachers’ skills in English using ICT. • make the school curriculum more attractive by incorporating the project activities into it, where possible. • help turn school into a place where the pupils and the teachers live and work with pleasure.

C3 Virtual activity (short term exchanges of groups of pupils)

Duration: 02/11/20 – 05/11/20

Leading organization: Model High school of Patras – Greece

Goal - SWRadio: Shielding Democratic nature of Society.

All countries participated in the development of common results/activities as well as undertook the responsibility to design and develop results of their own. The project activities directly related to the goals of the project. Partner schools coordinated their pupils & teachers in local activities and in common activities which were carried out between mobilities.

Activities C3/A1: All students and teachers participated in the development of common results/activities (transnational co-productions) as well as undertook the responsibility to design and develop results of their own. C3 project activities directly related to Year 1 goals of the project that is: Shielding democratic nature of society.

  • Students and teachers had the opportunity to take actions and educational scenarios for school radio created in each school partners and has been given the opportunity broadcast live and transmit through the Internet platform to all partners.
  • Students and teachers be able to join journalism workshops, workshops for radio broadcast, lessons about radio content creation.
  • All educational material applied in classroom has been presented and promoted among the educational community. The hosting schools were informed about the way to broadcast on the web radio and attract more listeners and producers.
  • Finally, students worked together in teams and created collaborative radio messages. Results: • developed personal and common broadcasts related to Year 1 goals.
  • interviews that tell the stories of passionate people who are making a difference in the world and the lives of others.
  • The participating schools presented their participation during the project, they attended activities and workshops and took part in common art creations.
  • Live collaborative radio messages and educational scenarios. • journalism workshops, workshops for radio broadcast, lessons about radio content creation.

Activities C3/A2: Exchange (workshop) of teacher activities (what works in terms of innovative methods and pedagogies).

Results: • Understanding of the importance of Web Radio Portal and SWRadio. Strengthening of the cooperation and networking between our organisations. Common to all activities • All Project Partners developed and disseminated relevant documentation and other resources to ensure the quality of the experience.

The students participated in transnational co-productions enriched their creativity and innovation and improved their skills at the area of arts, media, journalism and sound engineering. In this context the proposed project activities developed basic and transversal skills using an innovative method with educational added value, the Web Radio Portal. C3 activities seek action by student themselves on preventing and dealing with racist incidents and promoted change in the environment for the cultivation of values, such as equality and respect for the rights of all. C3 activities build on solid voice for peace, highlight the broader values that should distinguish our youth, values such as tolerance, respect, acceptance of diversity, equity and opposition to the rhetoric of hate. In addition to the above, we expected students to: • transfer abilities learned during the partnership into useful competences for everyday life. • develop their problem-solving strategies and ability to compromise. • integrate personal skills into school and project activities. • develop critical thinking. • share relevant information about their culture, in particular their lifestyle & traditions with their European partners. • promote inter-cultural education. • become tolerant towards “others” and help combat racial issues. • help promote language learning and linguistic diversity at secondary school level across Europe. • ensure the participation of pupils who are socio-economically disadvantaged or have special educational needs, they have the most need for such interactions. • gain school level across Europe. • ensure the participation of pupils who are socio-economically disadvantaged or have special educational needs, they have the most need for such interactions. • gain experience in inputting data and presenting it. we expected teachers to: • share experiences with partner schools concerning methods of teaching; • increase the teachers’ skills in English using ICT. • make the school curriculum more attractive by incorporating the project activities into it, where possible. • help turn school into a place where the pupils and the teachers live and work with pleasure.

 

 

C4 Virtual activity (short term exchanges of groups of pupils)

Duration: 04/06/21 – 09/06/21

Leading organization: Laniteio Gymnasio  – Limassol - Cyprus

Goal - SWRadio: Sustainably managing planets natural resources.

All countries participated in the development of common results/activities as well as undertook the responsibility to design and develop results of their own. The project activities directly related to year 2 goals of the project. Partner schools coordinated their pupils & teachers in local activities and in common activities which were carried out between mobilities.

Activities C4/A1: All students and teachers participated in the development of common results/activities (transnational co-productions) as well as undertook the responsibility to design and develop results of their own. C4 project activities directly related to Year 2 goals of the project that is: Sustainably managing planets natural resources.

  • Students and teachers had the opportunity to take actions and educational scenarios for school radio created in each school partners and given the opportunity to broadcast live and transmit through online platform to all partners.
  • Students and teachers be abled to join journalism workshops, workshops for radio broadcast, lessons about radio content creation.
  • All educational material that applied in classroom has been presented and promoted among the educational community. The hosting schools were informed about the way to broadcast on the web radio and attract more listeners and producers.
  • Finally, students worked together in teams and created collaborative radio messages. Results: • Developed personal and common broadcasts related to Year 2 goals.
  • Developed interviews that tell the stories of passionate people who are making a difference in the world and the lives of others.
  • The participating schools presented their participation during the project, they attended activities and workshops and took part in common art and/or musical creations. • Gave live collaborative radio messages and educational scenarios.
  • Participated in journalism workshops, workshops for radio broadcast and year 2 goals.

Activities C4/A2: Exchanged (workshop) of teacher activities (what works in terms of innovative methods and pedagogies).

Results: • Understanding of the importance of SWRadio. • Strengthening Activities C4/A2: Exchanged (workshop) of teacher activities (what works in terms of innovative methods and pedagogies). Results: • Understanding of the importance of SWRadio. • Strengthening of the cooperation and networking between partner organisations. Common to all activities • All Project Partners developed and disseminated relevant documentation and other resources to ensure the quality of the experience.

 

Students participated in transnational co-productions enriched their creativity and innovation and improved their skills at the area of arts, media, journalism and sound engineering. In this context the proposed project activities developed basic and transversal skills using an innovative method with educational added value, the Web Radio Portal. Through the C4 activities both teachers and students were encouraged to better understand the world in which they live, realizing the complexity and the systemic nature of both sustainable development and environmental issues. Also, teachers and students were invited to acquire significant experiences and skills, involved in activities that help to shape attitudes and behaviours, embracing values that relate to the individual and collective responsibility in addressing the degradation of the environment and quality of life. In addition to the above, we expected students to: • develop their problem-solving strategies and ability to compromise. • integrate personal skills into school and project activities. • develop critical thinking. • share relevant information about their culture, in particular their lifestyle & traditions with their European partners. • promote inter-cultural education. • become tolerant towards “others” and help combat racial issues. • help promote language learning and linguistic diversity at secondary school level across Europe. • ensure the participation of pupils who are socio-economically disadvantaged or have special educational needs, they have the most need for such exchanges. • gain experience in inputting data and presenting it. we expected teachers to: • share experiences with partner schools concerning methods of teaching; • increase the teachers’ skills in English using ICT. • make the school curriculum more attractive by incorporating the project activities into it, where possible. • help turn school into a place where the pupils and the teachers live and work with pleasure.

 

 

C5 Physical activity (Short-term joint staff training event)

Duration: 23/08/2021 27/08/21

Leading organization: 1 Gymnasio Papagou – Athens - Greece

Goal - SWRadio: Evaluation, implementation, coordination and management of project.

 

Design and Implementation of the Web Radio Portal. This will constitute the online platform for both the management and operation of Web Radio and the also the Social and Learning Community.

Activity C5/A1 A requirement analysis of the Web Radio Portal. Taking under consideration the findings of C1-C4 activities and mapping them to software and hardware specifications, requirements, components, limitations and prospects from a server, network, database and streaming aspect.

Activity C5/A2 Results: • Design for the existing platform so that it becomes multilingual, supports social interaction and conforms using the technical specifications from activity C1. • User management and authentication environment design: profile editing, preferences setting, etc. Users will have different access levels. • Online help for the platform.

Activity C5/A3 The streaming module is responsible for delivering radio broadcasts through internet streaming. The maintenance of the streaming servers includes the day-to-day supervision, and problem monitoring of the existing infrastructure as well as the implementation of a failover solution using backup servers. Results: Report Support and maintenance of existing high-quality audio streaming module.

Activity C5/A4 A digital audio repository will be developed, where users will be able to easily upload and search for past broadcasts and download locally the related audio files or share them. Results: • Definition of specifications and design of digital audio database. • Implementation of digital audio database.

Activity C5/A5 - Design and Implementation of integrated e-Learning module. This will serve as the educational and online courses and also the communication point for all users of the Web Radio Portal. Results: • Configure open source tools for implementing the Learning Community, online courses, synchronous and asynchronous e-learning, etc. Evaluate the training of schools and actual application and usage of web Portal and Radio, by schools.

Results: • Evaluate the training and adoption and use of the Educational Scenarios by the schools. The end of project. • Evaluate qualitative elements and the effect in intra and extra school life by introducing Web Radio in schools. Opinion of administration, educators, students, parent association, local community. • Viability and sustainability study Common to all activities • All Project Partners develop and disseminate relevant documentation and other resources to ensure the quality of the experience abroad (staff and student guidance, pre-departure checklists, final reports, student feedback, etc). Development of the work project with the students, exchange of information, experiences & teaching strategies proposed.

Project coordinators and task managers participated in this transnational project meeting lasting 5 days. The role and contribution of these transnational project meeting was for all participants to gain skills that will help them to joint evaluation, implementation, coordination and management of the partnership relating to academic, administrative and financial aspects. These project meeting was necessary for confirming and shaping the future activities and finalizing practical aspects of the project. Also the purpose of this meeting was to exchange of teachers activities (what works in terms of innovative methods and pedagogies), that will strengthen the cooperation and networking between partner organisations. Coordinators and task managers addressed project needs, update and collect information and gain necessary skills. This ensured maximum management efficiency and resource management in order to maximize fruitful cooperation and successful outcomes. The Viability and sustainability study study examined the capability of the successful continuing effectiveness of the final output. The study focused on the necessary resources, key success factors, the organizational set up and management, capabilities and limitations, potentials of developments, cooperation and synergies. The study took into consideration all the previous analysis but will also suggest new forms of sustainability and potential growth expanding the concept to all strands and possibilities.

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