Over the course of four days, ILS 9th and 10th graders presented their projects to their classmates and a panel of judges. The first to speak was Lev Novitsky (section 9M1), who presented a project called “Rebirth”.
“I decided to present the project that earned me first place in the 21st Century Leaders competition in the 'Best Idea for Primorye' category,” explains Lev. “I wanted to see how a project that was highly rated by other judges would be received, and to find out what my classmates thought of my project and my idea.”
Section 10A students Vladimir Prokopenko, Andrei Yakovenko and Dmitry Kvashnin also presented a very interesting project. Under the guidance of Anton Glupak, they offered “How to use the Kahoot internet platform for interactive learning,” in which they proposed using the Kahoot test system to check students’ knowledge of all subjects. They were the first to suggest that the judges themselves test the system’s capabilities.
Students also presented research projects in the areas of physics, history, economics, geography and linguistics.
“For us the topic of Vladivostok’s warm winter was of great interest,” say section 10M students Marina Gaineeva and Violetta Anosova. “We decided to do research on winter temperature dynamics in different years and came to the conclusion that this winter was not as anomalous as it might seem. We’ll see what surprises the 2019-2020 winter holds in store.”
“During the four days of defense, 24 projects were presented,” notes Deputy ILS Principal Marina Artemenko. “The topics ranged widely from ‘Could President Kennedy’s policies be realized’ to ‘Did Americans fly to the moon?’. Preparation and presentation of projects is an important part of the educational process which helps students to develop their analytical abilities, think creatively, work in a team and improve their speaking abilities.”