The March headlines are published below. Thank you for reading them. Enjoy your school break and have a happy Spring!
Best wishes, Petru
myEUROPE grows to 5000 schools A month before celebrating its sixth anniversary, myEUROPE has grown to 5000 schools. The 5000th registered school is Ysgol Gynradd Llanfyllin Primary School in Wales, the UK.
Learning resources and their quality Janja Jakoncic Faganel teaches in Slovenia. In this article she describes some ways of embedding metadata (specific information) into learning objects.
Photo-reportage: A chat-lesson in our classroom On 21 March 2006, a group of 16 schools from 11 countries were online to discuss with Mrs. Danuta Hübner, Commissioner for Regional Policy, and her team of five experts. They chat topic was "Europe's regions and the future of the European Union".
Teaching Active Citizenship with ICT in a Globalized Europe By Juan Carlos Ocaña A group of teachers representing a varied range of educational institutions (universities, teachers' training institutions, secondary schools, educational web sites) plans to start up a project on teaching active citizenship.
Towards a social constructivist approach in the use of ICT in education By Linos Viglas Technologies like e-mail, discussion forums and chats are considered today almost out-of-date, while new and promising technologies like weblogs, wikis and podcasts emerge and contribute not only to the development of the individual expression but also to the creation of Communities of Practice (CoP).
Pleading for e-learning By Klaus Rosenau This article sums up the benefits of e-learning in lessons of law at vocational schools for economy and management. It is based on the successful experience from Hubertus-Schwartz-Berufskollegs school in Soest, Germany.
A question of trust Virginia Bogdan teaches French at Grupul Scolar de Electrotehnica in Focsani, Romania. This article is a reflection on Romania and its accession to the European Union, which is scheduled for the 1st of January 2007. She makes some connections between Romania's and Europe's past, arguing that her country and its historical past and cultural values have already been in Europe. The article is available in Romanian.
A call from the Netherlands A teacher from the Netherlands would like to create a European 'productbureau' with e-products from all countries. These e-products will be assignments for students to do collaborative e-learning together with pupils from another country. If you are interested to get involved in this project, please contact Marleen Spierings (Visser 't Hooft Lyceum): firstname.lastname@example.org
myEUROPE is a European Schoolnet project. It aims to help teachers raise their pupils' awareness of what it means to be a young citizen in Europe. By involving a network of more than 5000 schools, the diversity of Europe is brought into the classroom via the Internet.
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