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June 25, 2010

Seminario etwinning a Benevento:caratteristiche e potenzialità

Il 17 maggio 2010 si è svolto a Benevento un seminario dedicato interamente al portale etwinning,al fine di illustrarne tutte le caratteristiche e le potenzialità.Tra gli interventi dei numerosi relatori provenienti dalle scuole campane,dagli uffici scolastici provinciali e regionali e dall'Università del Sannio,interventi tutti ricchi di esperienze e progetti realizzati,è stato dedicato ampio spazio proprio al portale nella sua struttura,da parte della Prof.ssa Balena Antonella

Il 17 maggio 2010 si è svolto a Benevento un seminario dedicato interamente al portale etwinning,al fine di illustrarne tutte le caratteristiche e le potenzialità.Tra gli interventi dei numerosi relatori provenienti dalle scuole campane,dqagli uffici scolastici provinciali e regionali e dall'Università del Sannio,interventi tutti ricchi di esperienze e progetti realizzati,è stato dedicato ampio spazio proprio al portale nella sua struttura,da parte della Prof.ssa Balena Antonella,la quale ha illustrato le varie fasi di utilizzo di etwinning,dalla registrazione,alla ricerca del partner,alla creazione e registrazione di un progetto,alla possibilità di comunicazione tra partners sul twinspace,alla possibilità formative offerte dal portale,a livello nazionale ed europeo.Interessante è stato anche l'illustrazione dei premi per cui si può concorrere,nonché i contatti sia a Bruxelles,in Italia,a Benevento,nella persona della Prof.ssa Balena Antonella,ambasciatrice etwinning per la provincia.Più idee,più TIC,più Europa nelle classi del Sannio:questa è stata la risposta entusiasta dei convenuti.
Prof.ssa BALENA Antonella
ambasciatrice etwinning per la provincia di Benevento
ITI "LUCARELLI"-BENEVENTO,ITALY

June 07, 2010

British Summer School on the Black Sea in Bulgaria

The British Summer School in Bulgaria „ARKUTINO” is the new concept for english language studies on the Black Sea. It combines the British experience in english language training with the beauty of the unspoiled nature of Bulgaria.

The beautiful South Coast of the Black Sea and the nearby Natural Park on Ropotamo river provide us with unique location and vast opportunities for children to explore nature, enjoy summer and improve their engilsh.

If you are interested in nature and would have 10 students who are interested to attend, you can come and stay for free and join in all explore-nature- excursions, beach activities and visits to local traditional villages.

Arkutino is located in Burgas county, Bulgaria. This is one of the last unspoiled places on the bulgarian Black Sea Coast.
From the see to Arkutino there are sand dunes and on the Arkutino beach itself grows the sand Lully.
The natural reservate is located alongside the River Ropotamo that flows into the Black Sea.
During thair stay students will be haveing english language classes with british teachers. The aim of the summer school is to teach children english and help them use it in a variaty of situations in and outside of the class room.

Here is what out main teacher David Kirwan says about the camp:
"Our overall goal is to achieve teacher and learner collaboration. By being approachable, positive and caring as teachers we will develop learner confidence and encourage them to be more open in exchanging information which they can see will help them in the learning process. The methodological approach will be eclectic and draw on a range of materials, classroom activities and technologies to stimulate the children and keep them wanting more.

The activity co-ordinators will also contribute to this analysis by providing us with on-going feedback on what language the children are using when they meet and where there are gaps in knowledge and barriers to communication.


Within this framework our aims will be to

• recognise individual differences
• arouse curiosity about language
• stimulate reflection on language
• encourage collaboration rather than competition
• set learning goals which are challenging but achievable
• facilitate learning
• activate existing knowledge
• build confidence.

It is also important for the participants to understand and accept that they must take ownership of and final responsibility for their own learning. "

http://bg.hit.gemius.pl/hitredir/id=.AGQmzib.6N4mWWP9ekvX6e0DtaU3o9KQRDnx6g5j5z.p7/stparam=kgkrkkfqzo/url=www.arkutino-school.eu/?lng=EN

irina@integral.bg
Irina Christova
Integral Educational Programs

Das britische Sommer-Camp in Bulgarien

"ARKUTINO"
ist das neue Unterrichtskonzept für Englischkurse am Schwarzen Meer. Es vereint britischen Erfahrungsschatz im Unterrichten der Englischen Sprache mit der unberührten Natur Bulgariens.

Die wunderschöne Südküste zum Schwarzen Meer und der nahe gelegene Naturpark am Ropotamo-River bietet uns eine einzigartige Umgebung und gewaltige Möglichkeiten für die Kinder, die Natur zu erforschen, den Sommer zu genießen und english zu lernen.

Falls Sie ein Naturvorsher sind und vielleicht Schuller fur die Idee gewinnen konnt, so wollten wir sie einladen falls sie eine Gruppe von 10 Schullern haben, frei zu kommen. Dabei werden Sie an alle Aktivitaeten teilzunehmen - Naturvorsher-expetidionen, Strand, Fahrten zu Sehenswurdigkeiten in der Region.

Arkutino liegt in der Region Burgas/Bulgarien. Es ist eines der letzten unberührten Plätze an der bulgarischen Schwarzmeerküste.

Sanddünen erstrecken sich vom Schwarzen Meer bis Arkutino und am Arkutino-Strand selbst findet man sogar die Sandblume Lully.

Von der Bucht aus hat man einen wunderschönen Blick auf die Insel St. Toma - der einzige Ort in Bulgarien, wo wilde Kakteen wachsen.

Wahrend ihr Aufenthalt werden die Schuller 5 Studnet Taglich Unterricht in Englisher Sprache haben. Dir Unterrichtsstudent werden von ein Team von britishe Lehrer gehuhrt.
Hier ist was der Hauptlehrer David Kirwan uber die Lehrnmethode mitteilt:
"Our overall goal is to achieve teacher and learner collaboration. By being approachable, positive and caring as teachers we will develop learner confidence and encourage them to be more open in exchanging information which they can see will help them in the learning process. The methodological approach will be eclectic and draw on a range of materials, classroom activities and technologies to stimulate the children and keep them wanting more.

The activity co-ordinators will also contribute to this analysis by providing us with on-going feedback on what language the children are using when they meet and where there are gaps in knowledge and barriers to communication.


Within this framework our aims will be to

• recognise individual differences
• arouse curiosity about language
• stimulate reflection on language
• encourage collaboration rather than competition
• set learning goals which are challenging but achievable
• facilitate learning
• activate existing knowledge
• build confidence.

It is also important for the participants to understand and accept that they must take ownership of and final responsibility for their own learning. "

http://bg.hit.gemius.pl/hitredir/id=.AGQmzib.6N4mWWP9ekvX6e0DtaU3o9KQRDnx6g5j5z.p7/stparam=wlrnmvfjzc/url=www.arkutino-school.eu/?lng=DE&mod=home


irina@integral.bg
Irina Christova
Integral Educational Programs

June 05, 2010

ICT4U: IT-tools for etwinning-projects

Early this year we started the ICT4U-project: students in international groups will create educational cards for IT-tools that are usefull in the classroom. This project is a parallel-project with the Comenius ICT4U-project, so the international groups will meet eachother during projectmeetings and give hands-on sessions to an audience of teachers from the hostschools.

The ICT4U-project uses 2 platforms: the TwinSpace for eTwinning and Chamilo for Comenius. We are working on the educational cards (available online in HTML, Word and PDF) and some are almost ready: Twitter, Diigo and Facebook.
These are only the beginning of an IT-tool library that can be used for your eTwinning-projects.

We are working on Doodle, Digsby, MSN Messenger, Tuenti, MWSnap, Flashmeeting and many more. Your suggestions are welcome at ict4u.project@gmail.com

Have a look at our platform

ICT4U - projectcoördinator
Robert Conings
PTS Maasmechelen
Belgium