All the roads lead to Rome – or how to use smart phone in out-of-class work
During the interdisciplinary excursion to Italy, organised for the 3rd year students, our classic paper workbooks were replaced by the students' competition that involved the use of smart phones.
During the interdisciplinary excursion to Italy, organised for the 3rd year students, our classic paper workbooks were replaced by the students' competition that involved the use of smart phones. Riddles and puzzles involved various areas (art, Maths, history, geography, direction, architecture, religion). What they demanded form students is the use of different skills (the use of smart phones, different applications available for iOS and Android phones, team work, fast adjustment to the situation, thinking outside the box, creativeness and searching for different ways of solving problems and finding solutions) and competences (digital, interpersonal, social and intercultural), which replaced students' writing in the excursion diary. We would like to encourage students to look for information independently and look for answers with each member contributing his/her talents and genuine ideas to finding solutions. We would also like to show that not only students can learn from each other but also mentors can learn from them. Students' motivation was achieved by different methods (rewarding them was not the only source of motivation as they admitted) which gave them the opportunity to find answers on their own using different technical aid and helping each other.