Consumer Classroom Inter-School Competition 2016 - 2017
The Competition Exercise
The exercise will consist of three stages:
- Expected characteristics of the Online Tool Kit:
- It should contain an Energy Consumption Calculator for Teens;
- It should offer concrete tips and measures to improve teenagers’ energy footprint.
- Expected formats of the Online Tool Kit:
- The Online Tool Kit as a whole is expected to be an online website page;
- This online website page should contain at least 3 of the following formats:
- Short-video (3 minutes max), including taped role-play
- Photo presentation
- Online quizz
What are the prizes?
Runner Up Prizes:
What are the key dates in the Inter-School Competition?
Get Started Now!
Consumer Classroom team wishes you best of luck!
Form a Project Team
First you need to form a project team with another European school / class found on the Consumer Classroom website. The project team must consist of at least two classes/groups of pupils from different EU countries and must register for participation in the competition by 17th March 2017. Without at least one partner school from a European Union Member State you will not be entitled to participate, so start looking for your partner now!
To help you with finding a school in a different country, Consumer Classroom has schools willing to participate listed on the Forum and on the Inter-School projects page, so have a look or create your own entry to help someone find your class:
- Forum: http://www.consumerclassroom.eu/forum
- Inter-School Projects: http://www.consumerclassroom.eu/inter-school-projects.html
- Teachers Directory : http://www.consumerclassroom.eu/teachers-directory
Choose your resources on Energy
After forming your team the collaborative part begins! Alongside your class and partners, look through our database of resources to choose and learn about the issues that interest you based on the theme. Now you can plunge into putting down your own perspective.
To help you in the endeavor, Consumer Classroom offers you tools such as:
- Learning Kit on Energy ;
- “My collections”, where you can group and save the resources that you want to use;
- “Advanced Lesson Builder”, with which you can create multimedia lessons with many visual features and;
- “My Class”, which you can use to share resources and lessons with your entire group of students and keep them up-to-date on the project by posting messages on their online noticeboard.
Now your students and partner class(es) are better aware of the added value and opportunities to create an interesting and complete project . Encourage your students to discuss, collaborate, and contact your partner school from another country in a regular basis. Working closely with your partner school can bring about many new perspectives and ideas to the topic as it comes from a different environment and culture. In addition, the project language should be agreed within the project team. Proposals can be submitted in all EU official languages. If you’re looking for a partner school on our website, specify your preferred working language(s) so that other schools can easily find you.
Prepare your Project Entry
- a list with the project team members of both classes (teachers and students),
- a short description of the project (in English),
- a short description of the collaboration that took place and Consumer Classroom's pedagogical resource(s) used (in English),
- an Online Tool Kit (website page format) which will include an Energy Consumption Calculator for Teens and tips/measures on at least 3 formats out of the following list: a short-video (3 minutes max), including taped role-play, an infographic, a photo presentation, an animation, audio, and online quizz
- a short summary of the promotional activities forecasted to promote your project (for example through own social media accounts, contacts with local media, or promotion activities at your schools). (in your preferred language).
- Video entries must be less than 3 minutes in length and should not be more than 80MB in size. Any type of video is acceptable; animation, image montage, etc. and can be uploaded on the Consumer Classroom site. The following file formats will be accepted: avi, wmv, mov, flv, ppt, web page.
- Multimedia lessons can be finalised with the Advanced Lesson Builder tool available on the website. Any type of support is acceptable: Word, PowerPoint, Prezi, Powtoon, etc.
- Image(s) should be submitted in size A5 to A0 in .jpg format with the entry online.
How projects will be evaluated?
Each project will be evaluated:
1) First by a jury composed of European experts in education and consumer policy. The jury will have a balanced geographical representation.
The evaluation will be done on the basis of the following 5 major criteria:
1. How well does your project address the theme of the competition? Is it suitable for the age target group?
2. Is the pedagogical approach clear, creative and diverse? (clear lesson learnt, use of at least 3 formats among those of the list)
3. Type of collaboration with the other partner class (examples, strategies)
4. Use of the website as a research source to develop the project (find a partner school, use pedagogical resources or tools)
5. Potential of the proposed solution to be implemented at schools / family daily life / social community
2) The short-listed projects will then be displayed on the Consumer Classroom website for two weeks and subject to online vote. Anyone who finds your project deserving recognisition will be able to vote for it through the project gallery on Consumer Classroom website.
- Relevance with the competition theme;
- Clarity of message;
- Originality / innovation in approach to the subject.