Definition of artifact: artifacts made of salt dough.

Type of workshop:why and how workshop.

Integrated methodologies:brainstorming,cooperative learning,Metacognitive problem solving.

students involved:3rd,4th and 6th class.Total number :40 students.

Interaction of school subjects:Greek Language,ICT,Science,Art,English.

Aim:make salt dough-create artifacts using the dough


First step.Brainstorming.The main materials were presented to the students.(flour, salt and water).The question posed to them was:How can I mix these ingredients?What will come out after their mixing together?

Second step.Seeking information-assign group tasks.students were divided into small groups and were assigned diffent tasks(find information through the net,present their findings,take photos,record the process, make a video in English)and started designing the solution.

Third step.Demonstration of their findings about how to make salt dough

Artifacts made of salt dough

Fourth step:making different artifacts using the dough.

After the dough had been made, the students had to deal with the next question which was :What can I make with this mixture?Students came up with a lot of ideas and they started working with the mixture.

So they started making different things.After a while our workshop was filled with small animals,stars,bells,trees,even words



At the end students decided to use their artifacts and decorate the school christmas tree.







Materials used:flour,salt,water,colours,cookie cutters,straw.

Cost: all the above materials were brought by the students from their home.


Final step:Evaluation.

A questionaire was handed out to all the participant students.The results were very encouranging,since the majority of the students was enthousiastic with the activity,they enjoyed it very much.They found the process of actively participating into making something with their own hands and then using it,really fascinating. They expressed their intention to try this with their parents and friends.We consider that the initial aim of the workshop was in every aspect accomplished.



There was a Power Point presentation  of the project(aims,duration,planned meetings,mobilities of students...) and of the partners schools to parents.





The students and teachers of our school were shown the videos of the partners school presentations and were informed about the first meeting in Italy.





Manual skills in 3.0 web age

From the material to the cognitive artifact, cognitive praxis and processes in  the 3.0 web age

students' self evaluation :LOGO ACTIVITY


1.Did I understand  the meaning of the assigned task?

Yes                                              No                                          Partially

2.Did I organize myself well  in the work phases ?

Yes                                                 No                                         Partially

3. Am I satisfied about the results?

Yes                                                   No                                        Partially

4.Could I have improved something?

Yes                                                     No                                       Partially


First, the students of our school were informed about the project by giving them key words(both in Greek and English),talking about the countries participating, showing pictures of their as to become familiar with the title of the project .Then they were asked to draw and create  logos related to the project's theme,the best drawings had been chosen .On the first meeting in Castelcovati, Italy 3 logos from each country competed for the logo of the partnership.The Portuguese logo was chosen.










Manual skills in 3.0 web age

From the material to the cognitive artifact, cognitive praxis and processes in  the 3.0 web age

students' self evaluation

ACTIVITY:school presentation


1.It was interesting.

2.It was new.

3.I would like to do it again at school.

4.It was great fun

5.I would like to work again on a cooperation project.

self evaluation form(school presentation)


Title of workshop: School Presentation

Students involved : 5th and 6th class. Total number: 35 students.

Integrated methodologies: brainstorming, cooperative learning.

Artifact: video .


  • Exercise in group work and collaborate.
  • Use of ICT in order to produce multimedia product.


First step: brainstorming. Students were gathered together and had a discussion about the first task “make a presentation of our school” which would be presented to our European partners during the first meeting in Italy.

Second step: group work. Students were divided into small groups and took up different tasks. Take photos, find images from the web related to the history of our region, work on the computer using media tools ( powerpoint ,windows movie maker ,youtube) .Find information on the internet about how to insert English subtitles and music to the video. Presentation of the information in class. Find solutions and make decisions about the outcome of the product.

Finally , there was an assessment of the course of work and the final product ,through a questionnaire that was handed out to the students involved.

The first task of the Erasmus + project was done. The students made a video presenting our school

Our school,4ο Dimotiko Sholeio Edessas, is a morning primary school with 107 pupils from 6 to 12 years old. It is located in the second settlement of Edessa, at the northern entrance of the city and occupies two floors in 2 buildings. The main building was built in 1930, while the second building, which houses 2 classrooms and an all -day school, a multipurpose room and several utility rooms, is a modern building which was built in 2008. A normal school-day starts at 8.15 and finishes at 13:15.Then only pupils we wish, attend  the  all-day school with longer hours and an enriched curriculum ,till 16:15p.m. Priority is given to children of working parents and to remedial teaching for pupils with learning difficulties.