This Future Classroom Scenario has been developed as part of the Europeana DSI-2 project. The main objective of this scenario is to help students describe a picture in second language (English) and answer lots of art related questions in front of other pupils who may ask additional questions and discuss the art.
After introducing pupils to Europeana and getting them familiar with the way of the art is curated by topics, they are given some time to go through it, search and then choose one piece of art which best fits to their personality. Students then have to answer art related questions and they have to prepare at home the presentation of their art. After some time (a week ideally) teacher prints the selected pictures and spreads them around the classroom together with prepared ESL phrases for discussion. First students read the phrases aloud and translate them. Then they make pairs who wander from a picture to a picture and discuss (in English) who the picture might have chosen and why they think so - then they write down their tips. At the end they read their tips aloud to see how good their match was. Then each student comes to present their piece by answering the given questions. After presentation pupils are given some time to ask their own questions toward presenting pupil. At the end students have a relaxing activity with closed eyes - they say what they remember about the picture they have just seen.