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"5,000 wishes for the eTwinning" from Greece

Posted by Maria on April 25, 2010

The Greek National Support Service has arranged to create “a book of wishes” to celebrate the eTwinning 5th anniversary.

Are they going to beat their target?

They have decided to make the biggest online “book of wishes” in Europe!
Everybody must write creative wishes in Greek or in any other foreign language so that they could show Europe how much supportive Greece is to eTwinning. Their target is to collect 5,000 birthday wishes by 5th May 2010.

Will you join in?
You can write your own wish on this webpage 

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Happy birthday eTwinning!

Posted by Maria on April 18, 2010

On 5th May 2010, eTwinning is turning five years old!
So, you can click on the picture

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to find out more information about that day

and sing with your friends, colleagues, classmates:

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“Happy birthday to you,
Happy birthday to you,
Happy birthday, dear eTwinners,
Happy birthday to you!”

 

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TEFL resources

Posted by Maria on April 12, 2010

Here you can find some of my favourite bookmarks with a short description:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ for crosscurricular material
http://www.britishcouncil.org/learnenglish.htm for teachers, learners and parents
http://www.britannica.com/ for encyclopedia entries
http://www.poetryarchive.org/poetryarchive/home.do for a great collection of poems
http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Main_Page for free electronic books
http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/ for autonomous languages’ learning
http://www.brainyquote.com/ for quotations
http://www.usingenglish.com/reference.html for English language reference
http://www.e-yliko.gr/default.aspx for the Official Educational Portal by the Hellenic Ministry of Education
http://www.edutv.gr/index.php?option=com_content&task=blogcategory&id=75&Itemid=159 for subtitled videos by the Greek EduT.V.

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eTwinning is possible for …

Posted by Maria on April 9, 2010

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"Introducing & Developing Educational Activities for Students" by PEKADE

Posted by Maria on April 2, 2010

On Saturday February 27th, 2010 I attended the event organised by PEKADE in Athens. It had been some time since I participated in a similar venue, so I was excited about it. Generally speaking, the organisation of the event was quite good although the place (parallel presentations in two hotel conference halls) did not lend itself to this end. I mean that classrooms could do much better so that participants would feel more at home and get a better picture of the issues at hand. Fortunately, the presentations I chose to attend were well-prepared and thought-provoking. Although my choice was sometimes influenced by the fact that I would avoid changing rooms, PEKADE tried to do its best. Well done!

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My etwinning life

Posted by Maria on April 2, 2010

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I have been registered to eTwinning portal since last autumn and I find it a much-promising experience. Apart from getting informed on current eTwinning partnerships, I had the opportunity to join some courses in the eTwinning Learning lab on various topics, such as “The Creative Use of Media”, “Multiple Intelligences, a challenge in eTwinning” and “Building a Successful Project”. The working environment is friendly and supportive. You can read various teachers’ profiles from all over Europe, collaborate with them in tasks,
post comments with your opinion and learn from each other. Moreover, it is a safe environment to establish partnerships with
colleagues and make your students aware of their European identity.

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