Thursday, August 18, 2016

Civics education : World Humanitarian Day 2016





credits: UNocha

"World Humanitarian Day is an annual reminder of the need to act to alleviate the suffering. It is also an occasion to honour the humanitarian workers and volunteers toiling on the frontlines of crises. I pay tribute to these dedicated women and men who brave danger to help others at far greater risk." 

UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon


World Humanitarian Day is observed every year on 19 August as a way to recognize those who face‪ ‎danger‬ and adversity in order to help‬ others.

Why?

Every day, humanitarian aid workers stand on the front lines of war and disaster, braving tremendous dangers and difficulties to deliver assistance to those who need it most.

The day was designated by the General Assembly to coincide with the anniversary of the 2003 bombing of the United Nations headquarters in Baghdad which claimed the lives of 22 of our United Nations colleagues.

Serving the cause of ‪‎peace‬ is a dangerous occupation. Today and always we UN and all of us ‪‎remember‬ the humanitarians.

Serving the cause of ‪‎peace is a dangerous occupation. 



World Humanitarian Summit
credits: UN

World Humanitarian Day is also an opportunity to celebrate the spirit that inspires humanitarian work around the globe.
The theme 2016 is "One Humanity"
This World Humanitarian Day, the UN and its partners are calling for global solidarity with the more than 130 million people around the world who need humanitarian assistance to survive. 
"Under the theme of ‘One Humanity’, World Humanitarian Day will highlight how the world came together in Istanbul for the World Humanitarian Summit earlier in May this year, and made commitments to support people affected by crisis and ensure that aid workers can safely and more effectively deliver to those in need."
UN



credits: UNOchoa
Following on the ‘Impossible Choices’ campaign earlier this year, the WHD digital campaign The World You’d Rather will launch on 19 August. 
Featuring a quiz based on the popular game Would you rather, the digital campaign will bring to light the very real scenarios faced by people in crisis. 
After being confronted with challenging choices, users will be able to share a personalized graphic on social media, tweet their world leader and learn about the Agenda for Humanity.

credits: UNOCHOA

Education:

Humanitarianism it’s human beings at their cooperative, collaborative best and it happens all over the place, everyday, through informal activities that are built naturally into healthy communities and relationships.

How can we not include WHD into the school curriculum? Civics is the right curriculum however every curriculum must talk about solidarity and do some activities in the classroom or online (a students blog, for example).

And why not join the humanitarians in simple acts as a part of Civics Education: Inspiring our students since the early age is  a value that we can't waste.



Activities :

Students can take the Humanitarian Quiz What world would you rather live inThe World You’d Rather;

Send a message of support directly on WHD website;

Do a #selfie of a humanitarian actin and/or do a shot of a good action they saw on the street, at the school, even at home;

Using the #sharehumanity hashtag they can advocate for solidarity to the more than 130 million people affected by crisis;

Perhaps they have in the family, a member who is a volunteer? They will be proud to share the story and a pic - who knows - with you and their classmates;

Share their class projects on the official school website, on a blog if the class have one and on the social media school account: Instagram; Facebook; Twitter; Google +;

They will love to interact with some students from other schools of the world by social media;

Write letters to Syrian children from the Unicef website.
Level : All levels

Of course educators will include different activities adjusting to the level they are teaching. I'm sure you will be creative.

Curriculum : Civics; Languages ; Geography ; History ; Photography ; Music ; other.

“With solidarity, you will be more talented and handier, you will be taller and stronger, faster and wiser!” 

Mehmet Murat ildan

G-Souto

19-08-2016
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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Éducation : On va au Musée chasser Pokémon Go ?





crédits: © VilledeCaen

Caen organise un concours Pokémon pour amener les jeunes au musée ! C'est une idée insolite mais très actuelle. On profite du jeu qui fait le buzz pour faire venir les enfants et les jeunes aux musées. Excellente idée!

  • Objectif : faire découvrir les lieux culturels aux jeunes.
  • Quand?

Du 10 août au 28 août, la ville de Caen lance un concours "Pokemon Go". 

Et si Pikachu et ses amis vous servaient de guides touristiques ? Voilà l’idée originale qui a germé à la ville de Caen, via le musée des Beaux-arts et le musée de Normandie.


Un concours sur Facebook est organisé jusqu’au 28 août pour les utilisateurs de l’appli  Pokemon Go.

Ce jeu est accessible du 10 août à 12:00 heures au mercredi 31 août à 12:00 heures sur le pages Facebook et Twitter de la Ville de Caen.
(link is external)
Ce jeu est ouvert à toute personne physique résidant dans la communauté d’agglomération Caen la mer, France, à l’exception des personnes ayant participé à la conception du jeu. 



appli Pokemon Go
Gendarmerie Prévention

  • Visiter quoi:
Les chasseurs de Pokemons auront pour mission de se rendre dans l’un de ces quatre lieux : 

  • La salle de l’Échiquier (Château);
  • L’exposition Sur ce monde en ruines au musée des Beaux-arts (Château) dont l’entrée est gratuite pour les moins de 26 ans; 




 Un Chenipan dans l'église Saint-Georges

  • Quoi faire?
Les participants au concours enverront une capture d’écran (quatre au maximum, une par lieux) d’un Pokémon dans l’un de ces quatre endroits, par mail à l’adresse pokemusee@caen.fr

Les photographies reçues seront mises en ligne dans un album dédié, sur la page Facebook de la Ville de Caen.

Pas encore un pro à chasser des Pokémons? 

Regardez la vidéo tutorial en bas:




  • Réglement Jeu Concours:
Jeu Concours - Ville de Caen: "PokéMusée Caen" 
Réglement complet à lire ici

Attention! Chaque participant ne peut envoyer que quatre photos maximum, dans la limite d'une par lieu.

  • Prix:
Les participants dont les captures d’écran seront les plus  #likées  sur la page Facebook remporteront  l’un des lots suivants : 

  • Places pour le match France espoirs-Islande espoirs;
  • Entrées pour la Foire internationale de Caen; 
  • Chargeurs portatifs, clés USB, DVDs… 

Date finale votes:

Les votes sur Facebook s’achèveront le mercredi 31 août.



Un Soporifk aperçu au Musée des Beaux-Arts
La ville normande Caen utilise donc le jeu en vogue Pokémon GO pour faire découvrir ses lieux de culture aux jeunes générations, mais pas forcément que les jeunes.

En utilisant le principe de réalité augmentée propre au jeu, le but est de prendre une capture d'écran surprenant un Pokémon dans un de ces lieux de culture, et de l'envoyer à cette adresse: 

pokemusee@caen.fr

Réunis dans un album photo sur le réseau social, les clichés qui compteront le plus de «pouces bleus» gagneront le concours.



Un Roucool s'est caché dans l'église Saint-Georgeshttps://www.facebook.com/CaenOfficiel/

Qui aurait cru un jour que les églises aient à remercier des Pokémons? Bien qu'un Pokéstop situé dans l'ossuaire de Douamont près de Verdun, ait été supprimé pour éviter la présence de "chasseurs" sur ce lieu de recueillement, la ville de Caen(Calvados) utilise le même procédé dans un but inverse.
Depuis le 10 août et jusqu'au dimanche 28, la direction culturelle de la capitale du Calvados a organisé un concours sur Facebook destiné aux utilisateurs de l'application en vogue, Pokémon GO

Se cultiver "par accident"


Pour Caroline Delaporte, directrice adjointe à la Culture à la ville de Caen qui s'exprimait sur France 3, l'atout de ce "concours pour les chasseurs est de faire remporter des lots variés tels que des places pour un match de l'équipe de France espoirs, ou encore des entrées pour la Foire internationale de Caen".
Si les Pokémons se retrouvent partout dans la rue, la direction culturelle souhaite faire «voir, un peu par accident, les expositions que nous proposons». 

Une activité plus humaniste que financière puisque les entrées sont gratuites pour les -26 ans

"C'est le meilleur moyen de leur faire découvrir leur propre ville", même si c'est à l'occasion d'un jeu ne "concernant pas directement la culture".
Caroline Delaporte se rassure en rappelant que le milieu culturel, "c'est aussi et avant tout de s'intéresser à toutes les pratiques de nos concitoyens"



Un Rattata à l'intérieur de la salle de l'Échiquier


Contrairement aux apparences, ce concours n'attirera pas que les jeunes, puisque le phénomène est finalement "assez inter-générationnel, [allant] de 15 à 35-40 ans". Même plus!


Un Soporifik aux abords de la salle de l'Échiquier
https://www.facebook.com/CaenOfficiel/
Éducation:


Il faut toujours avoir l'oeil pour ce qui 'trend' et l'adapter d'une façon créative à un but pédagogique. 

On est en vacances d'été. Pas d'école en France. Il y a des jeunes touristes de Caen la mer qui passent à Caen leurs jours de vacances.

Souvent on ne sait pas quelle activité offrir aux jeunes. Rien de mieux qu'un jeu et de la culture. En famille? Entre copains?

Aller d'un un musée, visiter une exposition, connaître un château, même que ce soit dans la poursuite de Pokémon est très créatif et laissera les enfants, et ados un petit goût de culture qui pourra réveiller leur interêt à l'art, complétant ainsi son éducation civique pendant l'année scolaire.

Ils auront des choses à raconter aux collègues et aux professeurs. Ils vont parler de musées, églises, châteaux... et de Pokémons.



G-Souto

16.08.2016
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Thursday, August 11, 2016

Schools : Rio 2016 - Olympic Games, resources





Olympic Games Rio2016
open ceremony
credits: Gabriel Nascimento
https://smsprio2016-a.akamaihd.net/

"Respect and love are the core values we teach in school.  We must increase the children’s range of skills”, said Luiz Dias Junior, a teacher of CIEP (Integrated Centre for Public Education in Portuguese) Oswald de Andrade in Parque Anchieta neighbourhood, in Rio’s North Zone.
Rio 2016 officially opened on Friday 5 August with the traditional Olympic Games opening ceremony seen by three billion people around the world. More than 35,000 professionals will be involved on the night with the show featuring 12 samba schools and over 5,500 costumes.

More than 200 countries and  11 436 athletes compete in the 2016 Rio Games.





Olympic Games 2016 will end the 21 August. Schools in Europe are closed enjoying summer breack. 

In the United States, Australia and other countries, school started some days ago. Other countries or European countries, school will begin after the Olympic Games. However students will be back talking about their heros, the athletes in the different sports. 




US team, open ceremony
credits: Paul Guilham/ Getty Images

Teachers are alredy preparing their lessons and they will include the Olympic Games into the curriculum. Sport teachers for sure. 

Of course, teachers can't lose this wonderful event! Such a great resource to talk about some values: courage, self-estime, confidence, effort, work, solidarity (group sports).

There is a Refugee Olympic Team warmed applauded at the opening night. At Rio2016, 10 refugee athletes from four countries will compete together as the Refugee Olympic Team. Among them are two swimmers, two judokas, a marathoner and five medium-distance runners.





Refugee Olympic team
credits: © UNHCR/Benjamin Loyseau

Ten young men and women who fled their countries in search of protection. Ten talented athletes who never gave up.
This August the first-ever Refugee Olympic Team will compete at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
Their athletic prowess and resilience is a tribute to the courage and perseverance of all refugees, at a time  when the number of people displaced by violence and persecution is at the highest level since the Second World War.


Olympic Games |Rio de Janeiro

Education:

Every four years, the Olympic Games create worldwide excitement as athletes from across the globe compete for a prestigious place on the podium. With stories of hard-work, determination, sacrifice, Olympians are great role models for students of any age to show that practice, practice, practice is the way to achieve their goals.

From sports to geography, I picked some of the best Olympic-themed teaching resources to help you encourage both individual achievement and teamwork, while inspiring your students to strive for gold in the classroom. Wow! It will be amazing.

I am sure that a lot of students will want to talk about it. Brazilian students are the luckiest because some of them were at the Olympic stadium with their parents watching live or participating as volunteers.

But there will be a big number all over the world that are watching live on television or on the Internet day by day following their favourite athletes and sports. And the most curious will know a lot about OG sharing ideas in the classroom.


Teachers have been watching the Olympic Games too, and they are wondering how they might include the OG into the curriculum. 


As I wrote, I will share with educators some subjects that might interest you for the next school season. And Rio2016 is a very good subject. You will find on this post some interesting resources.





Tom & Jobim mascots Rio2016
https://www.rio2016.com/

Ideas & Resources for Teachers:


Here are couple of ideas and resources to evaluate and include into your school curriculum about Rio 2016.

Let's talk about some curriculum:

  • Sciences: The Olympic Flame





How do you create the perfect flame? - An interesting question to start a Science course! 

Wow! This is great! You can't miss this resource to explore the technology behind the OG flame! I am sure that your students will love it.





Brazil/ Rio 3D/ Google map


  • Geography 

Google has recently updated the 3D imagery for some of the key Olympic venues. Sometime in June Google had significantly increased the 3D coverage for Rio de Janeiro

Google Map of Rio or countries could start a simple Geography lesson. Invite students to browse for Rio 3D imagery, olympic countries, medal winners by countries. A good intercultural activity.




  • Game: 

Google is publishing a Doodle every day since the Opening ceremony the 36 sports of the 11 436 athlets present at the Olympic Games Rio2016. Google Olympic Games Doodles will be  there to explore in school curriculum.



Google Doodle day 7
Google Fruit Games

Since day 1, Google journey to an otherwise unassuming fruit stand in Rio, where produce from all over the market competes for the title of freshest fruit. 

To play along, students can download the Google Fruit Game app on Android or iOS, and tap the Doodle.  Invite students to learn more here and let the games begin!




Google Fruit Game app

"The Games are off to a rollicking start! Strawberry takes an early lead but Watermelon’s on a roll. Over to Coconut and what a jump! What a dunk! Passed by Lemon, going...going….ooh, frozen fruit. To Pineapple where a sweet return earns a prickly reception. Things are getting juicy! Now Orange swings and Blueberry soars. Grape rides and Apple spikes. It’s a cornucopia of conquests! But wait, here comes Strawberry with Watermelon spitting at its heels. This game will end with a Strawberry on top."

Google Doodle team

Teachers could use Doodles or Google Fruit Game (very healthy)  to start a lesson in Sports curriculum inviting the students to explore the page and find all the stories about the games. It might be a simple but good motivation for cross-curricula projects.

  • Sports & healthy fruit : To take it a step further, you might ask students to investigate why Brazil has so many good tropical fruit; why a country produces exceptional athletes in a given sport. For example, you might challenge students to find out why United States are strong in swimming or China in athletics.
“Through sport, children learn about health, discipline and respect for their limits. Cognition works better… They learn how to lead better lives."

Paulo Servo, teacher

  • History: The historic importance of the Oympics




Introduce your students the historic sporting event with this presentation, which delves into Ancient Greek traditions and how the Games were reinvented as the modern Olympics.

During the Games, you have the Official Rio 2016 website for a research and to get inspiration by news or stories to motivate your students in your lessons.

  • Mathematics:

Engage reluctant students with a competitive resource where they race against each other to complete questions on a variety of topics, with marks given for quality of work.

Uncover your class’ competitive spirit with team challenges where students score points and earn medals in numeracy-based events, such as a times tables obstacle race.


Portuguese students:



Portugal 
credits: Spencer Cameron/ Getty Images

Portugal competed in the Games for the first time in Stockholm 1912 and has been present in every edition since. Over 23 editions, the country has won an identical number of medals, of which four are gold (all in athletics), eight silver and 11 bronze.




Telma Monteiro | Judo Women 57K
Bronze Medal
credits: Kai Pfaffenbach/ Reuters

There are 98 athletes, 20 sports and 65 events. Telma Monteiro won some days ago her Bronze Medal Judo Women 57.







Google Fruit Game, day5 & 7

Other Resources: 

  • Videos:
Olympics for Kids : the history and symbols of the Olympics




Olympics  : Olympic sports




Olympic Games Rio 2016 : an opportunity to deliver the broader aspirations for the long-term future of the cities in Brazil.





  • Songs Rio 2016
Katy Perry : Rise







  • Apps: Rio 2016 Mobile App

Do you want the latest on the Rio 2016 Games? If so, download the official app of the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games!




Finally, the great Brazilian hero Ayrton SennaSenna is more than a Formula 1 racer. For Brazilians, he is a hero, an icon of overcoming hardship, stubbornness and good character. 

Sadly, he died young, in a race in 1994. But his legacy lives on. Part of this is thanks to the Senna family who opened an NGO called Instituto Ayrton Senna. The mission? To help in the education of Brazilian poor children and keep the image of Ayrton Senna alive.

For the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, the Instituto Ayrton Senna, together with JWT and us (Le Cube), have prepared a beautiful message from Senna to all the Brazilian olympic athletes, pointing out the importance of winning at home. Ayrton Senna lost eight times before winning the Brazilian GP, and when he did, it was with a lot of effort. Still he faced it unflinchingly.



Brazilian Olympic athletes carry Senna's message on their wists. On the Pulse of Brazil campaign "will give athletes an extra boost to fight for medals in what is sure to be the most important competition in their careers”, 

Bianca Senna

The video below is the motivation theme for Brazilian team at Olympic Games in Rio 2016.






Have you created a good resource for Rio 2016? Publish here by sending me the link for the chance to be featured! 

Later, in September, 7 to 18, I will be back with Rio 2016 Paralympics

G-Souto


11.08.2016
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