Final remarks - Secondary School Madeira Torres - Torres Vedras - Portugal
In general, we all love it. It was very hard for all but we did it. And with same success: in a scale of 1 to 5, students, teachers, attendees and investigators evaluate 4,6 in average. The highest critic was that they didn't have time to see all the experimental activities in the NanoDay. The other critic his that the project must go on: no need for more money, only to create a knowledge base with what we all pilot schools already know.
Less positive points
The on line games were not useful for us;
We had a age problem: our students as 13 to 15 years old. Which means that we have to adapt a lot of the materials: it occurs during the first year;
Short time training in Brussels;
We didn't do collaborative work with other schools primarily because with didn't know nothing about it: each one work by themselves: I don't know why, but it happen with us: perhaps a more collaborative platform, similar to facebook? Don't know.
Our facebook was not positive: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_208165805861202&ap=1
Time project: only two years!? Now we are ready to start, with the knowledge we have gather so far.
We didn't have time to blog, only now its possible to do it, and we were learning how to do this project: now we have things to say and discuss with other schools. An we participate in a few meetings: time time time!!!
Team support: in the beginning by the European Schoolnet team and, during the time work, special Luisa Filipponi;
Many schools interested near my school;
Students high motivation;
A site with 21235 visits: http://moodle.madeiratorres.com/course/view.php?id=588
New activities: nano solar panel; graphene and carbon tubes sculptures (will be shown in the video)
Nanoconference organization: NanoDia Madeira Torres (see on the site);
Creating relations/discussions between students, teachers and investigators;
Number of students/teachers involved: 100/20;
Practice more with students the activities already in place: studying the Gratzel solar cell kit in more detail, and do research with students;
Develop a few more activities;
Organize a European Teacher Training course (1 week);
Engage in other projects with enterprises, school and university: we are thinking in enGenious.
See you all!