NordPlus partner countries

NordPlus partner countries

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

The Hour of Code in Brekkuskoli

We did The Hour of Code today in the NordPlus group in Brekkuskoli. The students wrote their own computer program and had fun while doing it.

You can go to and try yourself

Saturday, 25 October 2014

Friday, 17 October 2014

Norwegian students want to show you everyday life in Hjelmeland school.

Monday, 13 October 2014

Free time activities in Latvia

This is our video about free time activities that are popular among students in Aizkraukle.
The parts of the video were filmed by many members of the team, then the video was put together by Igors.

Friday, 10 October 2014

Latvian team 2014

Here we are - the students who will be working on the project this year. Icelandic students will meet four of them in the project meeting in Akureyri on October 14.
This time we used selfies!

Photovisi is a great tool but it leaves a watermark on the collage. Here is another collage made with Picture2life tool. The same selfies!

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Nordplus group from Iceland.

These are the students from Iceland, who are going to welcome you to Akureyri.
We are very excited to meet you. We are planning your visit now, and we're going to do so many fun things together. For an exampel we are going to eat delicious food together and visit some cool places
We hope you'll enjoy your visit here and we can't wait to see you.

- Eygló and Gígja.

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Making a video presentation about the needs in the Restitution Self Discipline theory

The whole 7th grade in Brekkuskoli worked in groups making a video presentation. We used the first week of school to learn more about the needs. The groups had to make a script of the video before they got the I-pads to work with.  Before we started to film we all got a course in the application Videostar from girls in the 7th grade. After the groups were done they delivered the videoclip to a group of students who then edited it to one videoclip. Then the students showed it to all the parents and we are also sending it to Canada to Diane Gossen the founder of the program Restitution Self Dicipline. 

Learning how to use Smartbord and Kahoot in Hjelmeland

In the visit to Hjelmeland we got to see how the school is using Smartbord in the classroom.

And we also got to try it ourselves. 
Here is Margret trying some english program with the 2nd grade.

We also learned about a new program called Kahoot.
Here we can se it used in mathematic in the 10th grade.

The visit to Hjelmeland

Using Facetime to communicate.
The students in Brekkuskoli used Facetime to be in the classroom with us in the 7th grade in Hjelmeland.

Afterwards the students could talk in small groups.
The Norwegian students showing the students in Iceland the good weather in Hjelmeland and then the students in Iceland had to show them all the snow in Akureyri. 


Using technology in the classroom in Brekkuskoli

Using live communication to communicate with other schools in Akureyri.
We also used Todaysmeet to write the things that were said if the other schools did not hear it in the broadcast or wanted to use it later that day.

Using Nearpod on the I-pads to learn about the independece of Iceland in the 8th grade.
At first the teacher made a Nearpod assignment then some of of the students also made some to teach other students about different kind of things regarding the history of Jon Sigurdsson.

Programing on the webside

Monday, 5 May 2014

Finishing the first year

The last school month has started and soon we will all go on our summer holidays. Before we part, here is the last update about what has happened in Aizkraukle during April and May.

Latvian teachers did some learning too, not only students! Teacher Baiba taught them how to use Kahoot for game-based learning. She learned about this tool in Norway and has been using it since. Great tool, and students love it!

There was a school event in April where the students had to tell about their work and show the results of what they had done during this school year.

The main speakers for Nordplus group were Evelina, Adriana and Anna (sitting at the computer). The students showed the website and presented all the videos they had made.

Finally, there is a new collage of our lovely group. This is how they look now. Have you already learned their names? You will meet some of them in autumn in Iceland!

Saturday, 29 March 2014

E-book about Hjelmeland

An e-book about the teachers' visit to Hjelmeland, Norway, with thanks to Norwegian teachers and students!
Watch it fullscreen for a better result. - Hjelmeland

Friday, 28 March 2014

Hello from Latvia!

While the teachers were at the meeting in Norway, Anna made another video presentation of their team, so watch it and get ready to meet them!

Below is a short animation about Latvia and Aizkraukle to give you a bit of an idea what we are like.

Monday, 24 March 2014

Brekkuskóli, introduction video

Video about Brekkuskóli. It was made by girls in the 8th grade, Edda Kristín, Unnur Lilja, Heba Karítas, Katrín and Lóa. They made it all by them selves, they used I-pads to film it and I-movie to edit it.


Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Applications are ready!

Latvian students are SERIOUSLY working on their applications for going to Iceland.
Take a look at what Igors has created - it is a video application! Do you want to meet him?

Thursday, 13 March 2014

Our project on PowToon

Rainers created a cool animated video about our project. He used the tool PowToon which is very popular in the world.
Are you interested?

Turn on the sound!

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Video about Aizkraukle school

Finally we finished making a video about our school! It has many faults and it is far from perfect but we are proud of the result.
Editing was done by Igors, filming was done by Kristine and Rainers, and all the others took part in discussions about the content.

Please, watch it and write comments!

Sunday, 23 February 2014


One day we tried making a project logo. We think that every project should have a logo.
It was a hard task as students had never done it before. After many attempts Evelina made a logo that looked quite nice.
You can see it below.

What do you think?

Do you want to try making another logo so that we can choose the best one for the project?