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3D tools for visually handicapped people – Czech team

In our project Social entrepreunership  we tried to make two 3D tools for visually handicapped people.

We colaborated with students 4th grade students. We made two specific tables.

The first one it was a table for teaching of reading for blind persons. Our students worked in Tinkercad program – online free software. The table of reading for blind persons contains particular signs of Roman alphabet and corresponding grid of six points organized in the form of rectangle 2×3 centimetres. On each of these six points there is  o there is not the protruding spot (embossed). This is the way how to encode 64 alphabetical signs.  The blind reader  senses these signs by touch. The second tool is a table of various shapes (e. g.  rectangle, star, circle, etc.) The blind person can to identify these shapes. We donated these printed tables to blind citizens in our town.

Our students liked this activity and we would like to make a memory game called “pexeso“ for blind people.


International Congress of Financial Education Realities and Challenges

Mrs. Monika Kubiszová participated as a speaker in the International Congress of Financial Education Realities and Challenges in Malaga on the 22nd and 23rd November 2018. The Congress was organized by Edufinet Project. She participated in the 8th Session with the paper Financial Education in the Czech Republic and examples of good practice.


Jobshadowing in IES Playmar

I attended the IES Playmar jobshadowing in June 2018 in the Spanish town of Torremolinos, near the town of Malaga.

My main mentor was  ICT teacher Alfonso Ballesteros and Mr. Andrés Ángel González Medina, professor of economics .

During the six-day stay we discussed the hardware and software of our schools, the possibilities of financing the purchase of IT techniques and programs, the use of ICT in other subjects and the number of our own lessons of informatics in particular specializations.

During the stay we prepared many workshops .  The main focus was on teaching 3D programming, including

  • 3D printing / design workshop (Spatch),
  • Creating web pages (WordPress, Blogger),
  • Using the LibreOffice office suite for Entrepreneurship,
  • networking (Cisco OS) workshop.

Other activities include the development of cooperation in the field of international projects – Social Business (using 3D Printing, CLIL in the Economy) and International ICT Competition (a booklet of examples in printed and electronic form).


The communf interviewing students who worked on their project where they used ICT technology.

ication language was English and I also appreciate very much the possibility .

I gradually pass on the experience and knowledge transferred to my colleagues at our school and at ICT teachers’ meetings at trainings and conferences.



Budapest April 2018

On 23-27 April 2018, a meeting of 20 teachers from 6 European countries took place in Budapest as a part of the ERASMUS K219 project entitled Social Entrepreneurship among European Schools. The host school was BGSZC Hight School Budapest. It is a modern school almost in the city center. It is a higher-level vocational school focusing on the economy that educates students over the age of 18. The main coordinator of the project is the Spanish school. The presented were, of course, the Hungarian team, there were teachers from Romania, Italy, Austria and from the Czech Republic there were 2 representatives from our school. In the prepared workshops, teachers exchanged experience with teaching of economic subjects, incorporating ICT into teaching, and its interconnectedness with practice. Everything was accompanied by illustrative presentations. We were shown expert classrooms. BGSZC students also joined the project. They were interested, for example, in the educational systems of the individual countries, and conducted an interview with individual teachers. The meeting took place in a very pleasant and stimulating atmosphere, underlined by the beauties of the beautiful city on the Danube. We believe that our students who will be attending this school will have similar experiences at the end of October.


Social network for your social enterprise

  • Share your preferences(facebook)
    • Companies that already coperate with you
    • Prizes, certificates
  • Show interesting presentations (slideshare)
    • Companies
    • Produkts (services)
  • Create your youtube channel (youtube)
    • short video with instructions (services)
  • Communicate with friends (facebook)
    • Find out reactions, comments, contributions
  • Get Quality Employees (linkelind)
    • new employees or co-workers
  • Flip about yourself around the world (twiter)
    • A corporate blog that brings a newspaper, interesting information
  • Easily share your content
    • Customer satisfaction report
  • link social network for your social enterprise



JA company BODOVA

  • The first JA company in our school
  • It works from September 2017
  • It is manufacturing company
  • This company produces soaps and  foaming bombs to bath
  • 23 students of the 3rd year of studies
  • Every week 2 lessons
  • It ends its activity in june 2018
  • Next year two new companies will work
  • link JA company BODOVA



Meeting C1 in Torremolinos – view of students from the Czech Republic

From 21. 1. 2018 to 26. 1. 2018 we spend time with our teachers (Monika Kubiszova and Zdenek Matus) in Spain in the city named Torremolinos thanks of activities C1 – program Erasmus+. Some of us lived in Spanish families, others in a hotel but all of had the chance to communicate in foreign language with students and teachers from Spain, Romania, Hungary, Czech Republic, Austria and Italy. The whole week we were getting to know Spanish culture and taking part in workshops about social entrepreneurship. During the workshops we were working in groups and we had to talk in English. Besides Torremolinos we also visited Granada and Malága.

On the first day we were mostly at school working in different workshops (we learned for example the method CANVAS, coaching, the creating websites) There we discussed how to run business work together.

On Tuesday we went on trip to Granada, where we visited La Alhambra (medieval complex of places belonging to Arabic sovereigns), Parque de las Ciencias (interactive museum of science and technique), The centre of  Granada and Mirador de San Nicolás with the beautiful view on the city.

On Wednesday we had another workshop named Financial education for entrepreneurs. The workshop was held in the financial centre of Malága and it was a presentation about finances in everyday life. We had participate actively because we voted in different cases to choose the right way how to solve financial problems.  After the presentation ended we went to company Ingenia. That company has already 25 years. They told us how the company had grown up. After that we saw one of the greatest exhibitions in the museum Pompidú.

On Thursday morning we were at school again (workshops Podcast Radio and how to use E-twinning), then we had a class of golf, where we had a chance to try a traditional Spanish dish Paella.

Our last evening was very exciting because we had the opportunity to watch a basketball match between Spanish teams Unicaja and Baskonia. During our trip we gained a lot of experiences and it also gave us the opportunity to talk with people from other countries.

Jana Blažková, Lucie Skýpalová, Natalie Kladivová (students of 2.A)


Preparing a logo and slogan for the project – Czech team

In December 2017 the students started to work on the first task for the project and it was to create a logo and slogan for the project.

First they worked on different tasks to understand the goals and the importance of logos and slogans for marketing campaigns.

Then they prepared the SWOT analyses of analyses so that they could recognise the main objectives of the project.

Meanwhile they worked in three teams using brainwriting and brainstorming methods to get as many ideas as possible. In their teams they chose the logo and slogan and prepared the presentation for other teams and the teachers.

In the end the students going to Spain were chosen according to given criteria e.g. work on the tast, language level, involvement





Czech team

The project: Designthinking: Social Entrepreneurship between European Schools
Since the beginning of October 2017 the Mendel’s secondary school Nový Jičín, department Business has started the cooperation on the international project “Designthinking: Social Entrepreneurship between European Schools”. In October we created the teachers’ project team, whose members became teachers of IT, Business, English and Spanish.

Our team:

  • Zdenek Matus
    project coordinator
  • Monika Kubiszova
    communications manager
  • Lenka Budinska
    coordinator „Traininig activities”)
  • Andrea Rusarova
    coordinator „Traininig activities”)

In November 2017 two teachers (Monika Kubiszová and Andrea Rušarová) took part in the first meeting of the project in Torremolinos in Spain. They had the opportunity to meet all the project partners from other five countries and the main tasks and terms were set. They also could explore beauties of Spain, because they visited cities as Malaga and Cordoba. They also could taste a bit of Spanish culture.
Soon after the return from Spain it was decided to involve the students of the second year and present them the basic goals of the project. The presentation about the project and project partners was prepared and presented to the students. The most motivated and interested students were chosen to the students’ project team. The teachers has also disseminated the goals of the project to the school website and Facebook.


Input of the lecture Financial education for young people at the Mendel’s secondary school in Nový Jičín

The teachers and students of our school took part in the lecture “Financial education for young people” during the Erasmus+ project mobility, which was a part of the European project Social entrepreneurship in Spanish Torremolinos. The lecture was prepared by the company Edufinet and the participants were also given interesting study materials for the students of their home schools. The business teacher, Mrs Budínská, decided to use them and prepared the workshop for her s tudents on the topic financial education.

The students got five tasks (questions 1 ,2,3,4,5) and  worked in groups of four. First they discussed the vocabulary needed to fulfil the tasks, then they tried to solve the tasks according to their knowledge which they had gained in the business lessons so far. Finally they talked about the chosen answers and supported their opinions in front of the class. They could change their answers, if they were persuaded with the facts and arguments of other students. The supported slides were used to discuss about the questions. As following chart shows our students have quite good knowledge about the topic.

The students enjoyed the workshop because all the tasks were from every-day life and the pupils considered them to be useful for their future life.