The 6th grade students of Colegio Hernández spent a day hiking until they reached the popular place of La Font Amarga on November 15, within the scope of our Erasmus + project called “Social Media Addiction, Social Life’s Extinction” supported by Turkish National Agency, and with the aim of moving students away, at least one hour, from social networks and new technologies, (one hour offline). What we learned while enjoying this fun outdoor activity was awareness of respect for the environment and the possibility of this type of family activities.
Children from the municipal nursery school and the different centers have decorated the town hall tree with wishes and congratulations for next year. Thank you very much for the collaboration of the students and the parents. Great job!
During the month of December, the students of Colegio Hernández, within our Erasmus + project called “Social Media addiction, social life’s extinction” supported by Turkish National Agency, and with the objective of moving students away, at least one hour, from social networks and new technologies, (one hour offline), have participated in a basketball championship where the main objectives have been companionship, teamwork, inclusiveness and tolerance, in addition to the promotion of sport.
After talking with our 2nd grade students about addictions to new technologies, social networks and mobile phones, within the framework of our Social Media Addiction, Social Life’s Extinction project and with the motto “One hour offline”, our students created a mural with their best drawings of activities they can do as a family. This is the result.
For the “Social Media Addiction, Social Life’s Extinction” KA201 strategic partnership project in the field school education supported by the Turkish National Agency, “One Hour Offline” Campaign was started in the section of Events on eTwinning. It is supported by teachers from all provinces and from program countries. The continuity of the activities is ensured and the project reaches a higher audience in this way.
Also, an eTwinning project was started and approved so that it will support our Erasmus+ project, increase the impact of the project and disseminate the activities of the project. Teachers teaching the age group of 12-18 years in our country and from all the program countries. It is aimed at increasing the number of partners and impact zone of the project and disseminating and publicizing the project in implementation.
The second international meeting of our project was held in the city of Łódź (Vuç) on April 12-13, hosted by Polish partner 36.6 Competence Center officials Anna Ziemecka-Poteraj and Jakub Poteraj.
From the Provincial Directorate of National Education, our provincial director Mr. Cemal Yılmaz, the coordinator institution Mr. Önder Erdem Gökşen and the project coordinator Sebahattin Göktalay were present, while psychological counselors İbrahim Daşkıran and Ahmet Çolak from the Guidance and Research Center attended. The meeting was attended by the Spanish partners Mancomunitat de la Ribera Alta, Mr. Txema Pelaez Palazon and Josep Lluís Blanco Vega from the Spanish partners. Laura Bas Marian, Mancomunitat de la Ribera Alta’s project coordinator in charge, attended the meeting via Skype call.
Within the scope of the program, we firstly adopted a road map for our subject and agreed that this issue was not a problem in a country or geography. In our world where technology has become a big village, regardless of language, religion, race or geography, we examined how our youth should use social media and its extensions at the desired level. Implementation of different surveys and techniques to analyze how students define themselves in social media and what role they play in social media has become one of the key applications of the project. Positive reflections of using the concepts of”me” and “us” in real life were discussed. It was decided that the work we do should be deepened to integrate technology into life in a positive way and be made an instrument only for this purpose. After the scope of the work were formed, the historical and cultural texture of Poland was seen. We hope that the project, in which we will host our guests and continue our mobility, will have a positive impact on the use of social media by young people and will continue our research in this direction.
We visited the project partner Guidance and Research Center (RAM) with the foreign partners who came to our city for the transnational meeting of our project.
After a meeting with Ahmet BÜLBÜL, the director of the institution, İbrahim Daşkıran project coordinator of RAM, showed around the institution and informed them about the works and operations in the centre.