S: eTwinning - Show me your stats... and I'll learn about you
BC: "Don't cry because it's over, Smile because it happened." - Dr Seuss
FC: Show me your stats ... | and I'll learn about you!!
1: This book is about the eTwinning project between Berkenboom Humaniora Bovenbouw, Sint-Niklaas, Belgium and Liceo Classico "C.Colombo" Genova Italy
3: We used TwinSpace for our activities and to chat and we used Skype to talk together and see each other.
4: We chose 10 main topics for our statistics and prepared some questions about all of them. | We worked in national groups and using TwinSpace, mail and chat we decided what topics each national group had to analyze in detail.
5: Computer Food Free-time Future Planning Habits Holidays Living Pets School Sports | Our topics:
6: Computers | Computers | Computers | Computers
7: Which operating system? | Laptop or desktop? | How good? | How many hours?
8: Who uses a laptop or a desktop?
10: How good are they at working on a computer?
12: Which operating system do they prefer?
14: How many hours a day do they use a computer?
16: These are our statistics about... | Pizza | French Fries
17: FOOD | Pasta | Chocolate | Steak
18: What kind of chocolate do you like best? | More than half of all the students like milk chocolate best.
19: 23 students like white chocolate, 38 like dark chocolate and 86 like milk chocolate
22: Do you like Nutella? | Nutella is a chocolate spread very popular in our countries
23: 135 students like Nutella, but 18 don't like it.
24: Only 9 out of 77 Belgian students don't like Nutella
25: Only 2 out of 54 Italian students don't like Nutella
26: All the Danish students like Nutella: they really have a sweet tooth!!!
28: How often do you eat pasta?
29: In Italy most of the pupils eat pasta every day, but in Belgium no one does.
30: Which is your favourite food? | In both countries pizza is a very popular dish.
32: Are you a vegetarian? | There are no Belgian vegetarian students, but some Italians are.
34: What time do you have breakfast?
35: The major part of students have their breakfast between 7.00 and 7.15
36: What time do you have lunch?
37: Most students have lunch between 12.00 and 12.15, many others have it between 13.00 and 13.15 and some others between 13.30 and 13.45. Just 11 have it after 14.00
38: But it is interesting to see the differences between each country... | As a matter of fact, the students of each school have different habits, probably also because of the different school time tables
39: The major part of Danish students have lunch before noon, 2 have it between 12.00 and 12.15 and just 2 at 14.00
40: Belgian students usually have lunch between 12.00 and 12.15 and only 2 of them between 12.15 and 12.30
41: Italian students have their lunch much later: the major part of them between 13.00 and 13.15, some between 13.30 and 13.45 and 9 of them even after 14.00 Their lessons finish between 12.00 and 13.00 and they usually don't have afternoon lessons
42: What time do you have dinner?
43: For dinner there are even bigger differences between our countries, especially between the Northern Europe countries and Italy: Italians have dinner much later than the others
44: In Denmark and Belgium many people have dinner between 17.30 and 19.15 and there are minimal differences in the answers of students
46: Italians have dinner much later: very few have it before 19.30
47: and the major part of the families meet around the table after 20.00
48: These statistics are very interesting because they help to clearly point out that usually Southern European people have lunch and dinner later than people in Norther Europe.
49: So, if we host our foreign friends we have to take in account their habits!
50: These are our statistics about free time...
52: How many times a year do you go to the cinema?
54: The majority of pupils go to the cinema from 6 up to 10 times a year
56: How many hours a day do you watch TV?
58: The majority of pupils watch TV for 2 hours a day
60: How many hours a day do you watch tv?
61: We realized that most people spend two hours a day watching television and only five people don't watch TV at all during the day.
62: But we also analyzed the data we had for each country involved in the survey... | ...and realized that more or less in all the involved countries students watch TV the same average number of hours...
64: How many books a year do you read?
65: Italians read more than Belgians and Danish
66: What kind of books do you prefer? | Fiction | Action | ...
68: The majority of pupils like to read fantasy/fiction books
70: How do you spend your free time?
72: As a conclusion we can say that most of the pupils like using their computer and listening to music in their free time
74: These statistics are about... | I just want to be healthy. | My dream is to have at least 2 children. | Later, I want to be a rock star! | When I grow up, I want to be loved.
75: Future Planning
76: One of the questions we asked is "How many children do you want to have later?" | The number of pupils that want 4 or 5 children is obviously under average.
78: The choices were healthy, loved, rich, famous and happy. | Rich? | Loved?
79: We also asked what they wanted to be when they grow up. | The majority of the pupils chose to be happy, this is very beautiful in our opinion. | what do you want to be in your future?
80: Future jobs | Our next question is "What job do you want to have?"
81: The majority of the Belgian pupils want to be a teacher. | The majority of the Italian pupils want to become an actor.
82: Future jobs: Part 2 | In Denmark, the most popular jobs are singer and mechanic.
83: Conclusion: In Denmark, most of the pupils want to become a singer or a mechanic, while in Belgium and Italy these jobs aren't popular.
84: One question was about how many years we are going to study
85: The statistical sample formed by all students gave these results: | The biggest amount of students think of studying for 10 years
86: Most of the Belgians are planning to study only for five years. Only a few of them are going to study for ten years
87: Also most of the Danish are going to study for four years. But there is somebody who wants to study for eleven years.
88: On the contrary, Italians are planning to study for 10 years.
89: In conclusion, a lot of students attending the involved schools are planning to go to University
90: Our last question was "What do you think your future will be like?"
91: None of the Danish pupils think their future will be terrible or average.
93: Our questions: How many cups of coffee do you drink each day? What time do you get up? How many text messages do you send to your friends? What time do you go to bed?
94: The major part of students get up at 10 on Sunday and at 7 when they have to go to school | What time do you get up?
96: Most pupils don't drink any coffee. Only 1 out of 100 drinks from 4 to 6 cups of coffee. | How many cups of coffee do you drink?
99: Looking in detail, actually, most of Danish don't have coffee at all during the day, but the ones who have it, drink more cups than in the other countries. Only 4 out of 100 Italians have more than 3 cups of coffee a day and no Belgian drinks more than 3 cups of coffee.
100: At the weekends.... | What time do you go to bed?
101: Nobody goes to bed before 21:30 Many Italians and Belgian go to bed between 22 and 23 The major part of students go to bed after midnight
102: What time do you go to bed? | On schooldays...
103: No Danish and only one Italian goes to bed before 21:30. Most Belgians go to bed between 21.30 and 22 while the major part of Danish and Italians go to bed between 22and 23. Only 11 students go to bed between midnight
104: How many text messages a week do you send to your friends?
105: In a week 30% of students send up to 50 sms 19% of them send between 51 and 100 sms 7% of students send between 100 and 200 sms 10% send between 200 and 500 sms 25% of students send between 500 and 1000 sms 4% send between 1000 and 2000 sms 1% send between 2000 and 3000 sms
106: The major part of Belgian send up to 50 sms The major part of Danish send between 50 to 100 sms a week Half of the Italians send up to 100 sms a week
108: These are our statistics about holidays...
110: Where do you prefer spending your holidays? | A very small number of all the pupils prefer staying at home. Most of all the pupils like spending their holidays at the seaside.
112: What kind of holiday do you like? | Most of the pupils like a holiday where they stay in a hotel.
114: How many times do you leave your home for a holiday? | The majority of all the pupils leave their home for a holiday three times.
118: How many children are there in your family? | The majority of all the families have 2 children.
120: How long have you been living in your town?
121: The major part of the students have always lived in the same town. Very few Italians moved to Genova in recent times, while Belgians moved more frequently.
122: We can say that almost every pupil of all the countries has his/her own bedroom
123: Do you have your own bedroom?
124: How many people live there in your house?
125: The majority of all the pupils live with 4 people in their own family.
126: These are our statistics about... PETS
128: Do you have a pet?
129: We can conclude that most of the Belgian, Danish and Italian students have a nice pet.
130: What kind of pet do you have?
131: Dogs and cats are very popular in all the countries.
132: How old is your oldest pet? | Belgium
133: Denmark | Italy | In general, the ages of the oldest pets of the pupils are between 3 and 5 years and we can also say that there are some high ages above average
134: These are our statistics about...
137: We've concluded that most of the pupils occasionally study during short holidays.
138: Are you satisfied with your school?
139: Most of the pupils are satisfied with their school so that's a good thing.
140: How far do you live from school?
141: Most of the pupils live closer than 10km from their school.
143: Physical education is the most popular subject.
146: SPORTS | A large number of the students think sports are ok! | People who like sports in Belgium
147: Nobody hates sports in Italy!! | Almost the total amount of the danish pupils think sports are fantastic | People who like sports in Italy | People who like sports in Denmark
148: SPORTS | The highest hour is 7 hours a week sports | How many
149: The most pupils practice sports between 1 and 5 hours a week | Most pupils practise sports between 4 and 6 hours a week | How many | How many
150: SPORTS | The majority of the pupils practise 1 sport | How many
151: There is nobody who practice 4 sports | there is almost an equal number of pupils who practise one and two sports | How many | How many
152: Grandparents statistics | We prepared some statistics about our grandparents and compared them with ours
154: Dinner time
155: Our grandparents have dinner more or less at the same time than us, even if usually a little bit earlier
156: SMS | Generally our grandparents don't send any SMS but some send a lot of them
157: Italian grandparents send few SMS | Some Belgian grandparents send a lot of SMS in a week:they are more technological!
158: Computers | The majority of our grandparents don't have a computer at home.
160: Holidays | Our Grandparents prefer to spend their holidays at the seaside or in the mountains
161: Italian grandparents go to the seaside or to the mountains during their holidays | Belgian grandparents prefer to go to the seaside, but a few of them like yo go near a lake or travelling to new places
162: Food | Majority of Italian eat French fries and in Belgium they prefer soup.
164: Pets | Majority of all don't have any pets.
166: Sport | Majority of all don't practise any sports.
168: School | - subjects
170: School | - years
172: Where do you live? | In Belgium a lot of people live in a house,in Italy in a flat.