“EuroKids 24 News” is an Erasmus + project designed to create an international channel news controlled by students from five European schools in Germany, Poland, Bulgaria, Romania, Turkey and Spain, where they will create a school radio and newspaper to publish their news about different topics: everyday life at school, local news, national news and international news, as well as news about other topics, such as climate change, refugees, poverty, etc.
Students will publish their oral and written piece of news both in their native language, German, Spanish, etc. and in the foreign language they are learning, mainly English, so both students and adults from their national countries and other European schools can access the news and share them worldwide.
Online school radios will be mainly created through the radio broadcaster www.spreaker.com, so radio shows are both easily available live through the internet or through radio podcast channels (iTunes, iVoox, etc.) searching for EuroKids 24 News.
Online newspapers will be published both in English in the international project blog EuroKids24h.blogspot.com, and in the different national language on each school nationals blog (i.e. EuroKids24Spain.blogspot.com, EuroKids24Turkey.blogspot.com, etc.)
The main reasons to carry out this project in an international way are: first exchanging experiences about school radio and newspaper with other European schools; second using media to research and exchange cultural facts and information about the countries participating in the project; third, and finally motivating the students to communicate with other students using the foreign language and developing their XXIst century skills.
The main methodology principles we will use when working with students in this project are: project based learning, learner centred approach, cooperative and collaborative work and finally integrating new technologies and media in the learning/teaching process.