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Ready to Use - Active Learning Items

Here is the overview of the finalised Active Learning Items. The download pages has the full Learning Item package, items in other languages, results from other classes and possibility for reviewing and commenting on the item.

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Short description

Pupils will investigate the water use in their own household, what are water sources used, which source is use for which purposes and how much water is used for the various purposes. Based on their observation they will discuss how they can improve the use of water.

Pupils will learn how diarrhea spreads when hygiene is not optimally practiced. They will then prepare a list of possible diarrhea spreading pathways in their own area. After consolidating the list on the school, they will take use the list to register pathways at home. When summarizing the results the class will discuss how disease spreading pathways can be broken in practice.

Pupils build rain gauges and measure precipitation over a month. Data is collected and presented in graphs and compared with government data. Finally, the amount of rainwater to be handled in sewers and channels in the local area is estimated and climate adaptation options are discussed.

In progress items

Here is the overview of DRAFT Active Learning Items, i.e. items that have got some level of description in a community effort, but are not yet finalised. You are welcome to add to these drafts in the links, so they can become closer to a final stage.

- Correct, there is none yet! :-) You are most welcome to contribute the first one!

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Propose a new item

On this page you can propose that someone develop an Active Learning Item and see what is already proposed. If you feel like it, you are most welcome to write a draft Item based on on of the proposed titles and descriptions. Or you can send a new Item, fx one you have already used in your teaching.

Already proposed items:

- Correct, there are no proposals yet! :-) You are most welcome to propose the first one!

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How can you benefit from the DIAL# project?

All scool teachers in the world are welcome to use the Active Learning Items on this platform. It is all for free!

Download items

and use them with your students as much as possible - and share it with you school colleagues!

Report back

to the community, when you have used an item and share your class results and experiences with the community

Suggest ideas

for Active Learning Items

Give comments

that may improve the project. Write also if you or your organisation are interested in getting more involved in the DIAL# project.


We would very much like to hear from you, who have interest in the DIAL# platform and project. In fact, about several different things, as you see here.

Suggest improvements for Active Learning Items

Active Learning Items in the DIAL# project are published in different stages, and your inputs for further development are very much welcomed.

  • Ready to use Items: Even the the items are ready, they may still be improved, be given extra options, an alternative direction that fits other situations - or perhaps be devoped to an similar but yet another assignment. You comment by clicking the mail-link on the download page for the item, via the Ready to use Item page.

  • In-progress Items: The Items are written in Google docs, where you have the possibility to suggest additions and changes and add comments to the text. Each of them has a deadline for changes and if they are fairly full designed, an editing team will finalise it and publish it as "Ready for use". You comment via links on the In-progress Items page.

  • Propose items: You are always welcome to add a short proposal (title and 1-2 paragraphs description of a Learning Item you would like someone to develope or find, using the form. It will be adde to the list of prosed items short after. You may also write a draft based on other peoples proposals in the form, fill a form with a draft proposal from scratch or upload an Active Learning Item you want to share. Depending on its content and format, an editing team may publish it as a proposal or an In-progress Item short after

Tell us about it when you use an Active Learning Item

There are two reasons that we want feedback on the use of the items:

  1. Active Learning Items comes with a summary sheet where teachers can enter and upload the results of their class' investigations. It may in many cases give an interesting aspect that pupils can compare their own results with conditions in other places, fx other regions of the world. So you are encouraged to upload the filled summary sheet, via the link at the download page of the specific Active Learning Item. 
  2. It is of great importance, especially in the beginning of this project, that we collect some good and bad experiences with how you used the Item, the practical and the learning results. So we ask you to fill the feedback sheet (word document) that is included in the download zip-file and send it via the email link at the specific Active Learning Item.

General ideas or comments

You are most welcome to write a message below if you want to comment on, participate in or ask any questions regarding the Active Learning Items or the DIAL# project. You will receive an answer very fast.


Alternatively, send a file to info@dial.school


It is an important part of the DIAL# project that the Active Learning Items can be shared between teachers all over the world so we get a critical number of people that are ready to participate actively in the exchange and development of good Learning Items. Therefore a wellfuctioning translation between many languages is being develped. For the moment there are two different ways translation is done.

Webpage translation

You can easily machine-translate a webpage to more than 100 languages, see table below. It is also an advantage for the (ready to use) Active Learning Items, which are written in English on a single webpage each.



Mobile (android/iPhone)

Google Chrome

Right-click anywhere on the page, choose "Translate" in the menu. 

Open the menu in the top right corner (fx three dots) and choose "Translate"

Microsoft Edge

Right-click anywhere on the page, choose "Translate" in the menu. 


Press the Translate button in the search field in the top 

Tap the "aA" button and select "Translate website"

Mozilla Firefox

Install "To Google Translate" and follow instructions

Confirmed translations of Active Learning Items

Machine-translations are mostly quite readable, but we intend to generate confirmed translations in pdf documents to all the (ready to use) Active Learning Items, with the help of native speakers in the network.

So if you will correct a machine translation of an Active Learning Assignment, which is not yet confirmed in the language, where you are a native speaker, it will be very much appreciated!

Use the links at each of the Active Learning Items to post your corrections, also if you want to receive a machine translation as a Word document.