Κυριακή, 15 Ιουνίου 2008

Something more...

Also we are on the album of the French co-ordinator school.
You can read in Greek about our project presentation on March 12th, 2008
Have WONDERFUL summer holidays!!!
(http://wkto.free.fr/album/alK20.htm)
Thank you Bernard...

Τρίτη, 25 Μαρτίου 2008

THIS IS THE END

The eTwinning project was over!
Many thanks to my students, to Mr Bernard Garcin, to Mr Marios Fraggoulopoulos and to Mrs Stavriana Soubassi.

The teacher in charge
Katerina Fyssaki

PROJECT'S GREEK BROCHURE



Δευτέρα, 24 Μαρτίου 2008

VIRTUAL CLASSES - COMMUNICATION AREA


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STEP 11 - SAYING GOOD BYE


MARCH 2008
Students send their good bye to their partners in their COMMUNICATION AREA.

CONCLUSION
"We are going to teach our students a new way in collaborative work.
We expect a lot from this working scheme.
It will enable students from different countries to become aware of the benefit of practising and using the English language.
They will discover different cultures and develop their communicative skills by using the Internet and by commenting on photographs.
Students are going to develop their skills in computing by taking part in the management of a web collaborative area.

It is the way of working and communicating in the business world, which is underlined in this project", Mr Bernard Garcin writes on the project main webpage.

All of us, students and teachers from Athens in Greece, agree with Mr Bernard Garcin, coordinator of our partnership, and we are very grateful to him for the precious help and the valueable experience. We enjoyed the whole project and we thank very much our partners too.

STEP 10 - PRESENTING THE COLLABORATIVE REPORT

MARCH 12th
The students invited an expert to school. Mr. Marios Fraggoulopoulos discussed with the students about clean tech homes, about bioclimatism and energy saving and answered their questions. Then the students presented their report about new houses to their school authorities and were congratulated for their succeded works.
Some more details about:

STEP 9 - STATISTICAL ANALYSIS & GRAPHS

FEBRUARY 2008
WORKING TOGETHER PREPARING THE GRAPHS AND THE THE INTERNATIONAL REPORT.

The students contributed a report in the communication area of their virtual class.

In this report they outlined the conclusions they have drawn from opinion poll (STEP 6 excel page ), after the results of statistical analysis on 736 questionnaires, which have been shared in 18 european cities and in Singapore/Asia, and after the graphs' drawing.



STEP 8 - PRESENTING THE INTERNATIONAL-SCALE OPINION POLL


JANUARY 2008
THE COLLABORATIVE REPORT.

Each virtual class prepared a report of their activities.
They wrote this presentation of work in the native language and in English language of course.














STEP 7 - PRESENTANTION OF OUR TOWN

DECEMBER 2007
Waiting for the results of the survey coming from all the countries, the students presented the region where they live. They talked about the landscape in their town, about whatever they like doing, about their life style, the favoutite sports, the favourite season etc...

Opening the Google Earth they found the coordinates of Nea Filadelfia in Athens and they sent two more photos of Nea Filadelfia to the teacher managing the project in order to be inserted on the project webpage.


Some words about our suburb:

Nea Filadelfia

Coordinates: 38°2′N 23°42′E
(in Greek: Νέα Φιλαδέλφεια, meaning New Philadelphia) is a suburb in the northern part of Athens, Greece.
The suburb was settled by Greek refugees from Anatolia in Asia Minor (specifically the region around the ancient city of Philadelphia) after 1922.



STEP 6 - WORKING TOGETHER FOR THE RESULTS OF THE SURVEY.



NOVEMBER 30th, 2007
The students wrote the results of their survey on an excel page, working only with 32 questionnaires, which had been given to the Greek people.

STEP 4 & 5 - WORKING TOGETHER BY CONDUCTING A SMALL SURVEY .


NOVEMBER 2007
The co-ordinator school made a questionnaire about New Homes and send it to the other schools. There, the teacher in charge translated it to the national language and made photocopies of the Greek questionnaire for the servey: each student will question only 2 people in this survey.

On the URL http://wkto.free.fr/as/0708_SCHOOLYEAR/wktoAN09.htm you could find the other questionnaires in the different languages.

STEP 3 - SEARCH FOR INFORMATION CONCERNING HOUSES

OCTOBER 27th, 2007
People says that clean tech and energy could be a 21st-century boom industry.
The students observed the examples of houses, through photos and read the texts. They also searched where each town is located.

They searched for information concerning clean tech houses.
The looked for clean tech home and beautiful as well. The topics were: thermal insulation, windows, solar panels, wind turbines, water turbines, geothermal, wood heater, and rainwater tanks.

Then, the students wrote small texts about clean tech houses and put them in the COMMUNICATION AREA of their virtual class.

STEP 2 - STUDENTS' INTRODUCTION

OCTOBER: 1st -16 th
The students, introducing themselfves had the opportunity to establish new contacts. For this reason, THEY wrote their text with much care, giving details.

They are very careful. They respected the texts, which had be written by the other students.

Each student introduced her/himself (6/7 lines = 100 words), finishing with his/her first name, the name of your country and the announce if she was a woman or he was a man, because the first name is certainly unknown in the other countries. The texts were inserted in the COMMUNICATION AREA of the virtual class.

STEP 1 - STUDENTS' TRAINING

SEPTEMBER 2007
The students read the students users' manual and opened the TRAINING AREA of the virtual class in order to learn how to use the virtual learning environments WITHOUT DAMAGING SOMEONE'S ELSE CONTRIBUTION.

The students have to INSERT texts in the TRAINING AREA of THEIR virtual class, going to the URL http://wkto.free.fr , using their user name and their password.
Every time the students must WRITE the date, the name of their school, the name of their country, their firstnames and the town where they live.

Κυριακή, 23 Μαρτίου 2008

SEPTEMBER 2007 : FORMING INTERNATIONAL GROUPS OF STUDENTS

The students are invited to join a virtual class : 1 to 2 students from each school per virtual class. The firstnames of the Greek students per virtual class are:

VTC 145: Katerina Z. and Charoula M.
VTC 146: Sofia Chat. and Konstantina P.
VTC 147: Nicky Ant. and Sissy Av.
VTC 148: Aggeliki V. and Stavroula Agg.
VTC 149: Thekla-Georgia B. and Georgia P.
VTC 150: Anastassia P. and Christina K.
VTC 151: Konstatinos M. and Alexandros A.
VTC 152: Sofia Elen. and Eleftheria A.

In each virtual class one student is the class manager responsible for keeping the records and for maintaining the communication_area page correctly by checking from the virtual class students' list that all the contributions are dated and signed and are in the right order by date starting at the bottom of the page.

SEPTEMBER 2007: THE CHARTER OF GOOD CONDUCT.


Written by the co-ordinator...
"First of all, the teacher will translate the charter in the students' native language. The teacher presents the charter governing the use of the virtual learning environments to his/her students, explains the reasons for a charter, and asks them to agree to it before they can take part in the program.


CHARTER OF GOOD CONDUCT
Before using the secret login and password to join the project WKTO mobile collaborative learning, the teacher must translate the charter in the students' native language, read the charter with the students and ask the students for a written agreement to the following conditions:


The project is designed so that people from different countries, sometimes very distant, get to know each other better, learn how to understand each other, to respect each other and to exchange their ideas on subjects concerning culture, literature and economics. These are the reasons why we ask the teachers and the students who take part in this project to comply with the following rules:

  1. Please read the students' assignment.
  2. Only include photos, drawings and writings in direct connection with the students' assignment.
  3. Do not include any material which is indecent or which could shock in any way.
  4. Students are not allowed to insert links to web pages in the Communication Area.
  5. Photos must be inserted in the photos area.
  6. Be in accordance with the law in your country. For instance, in France you need the written agreement of a person to depose her/his photo on the Internet plus the written agreement from the parents if under 18. Think about parents' written agreement for video conferencing.
  7. Do not type the family names of students, just their first names.
  8. Do not divulge your secret login and password to anybody. Do not save your password on a computer.

As teacher, you are responsible for supervising the activity of your students on the WKTO Virtual Learning Environments.

  1. Your students are not allowed to open discussion about any illegal activity or political opinions.
  2. With your teachers' login, you can open and modify the texts in all the different virtual classes.
  3. A teacher has a moderating role to play : she (he) may intervene to modify the texts written by students so that they conform to the charter.
  4. On special occasions such as the start of a vacation, Christmas or New Year holidays, or a sports event like the Olympic Games, students can exchange messages in the Communication Area as long as they comply with the Charter of Good Conduct. "

MARCH - SEPTEMBER 2007

The partnership began...



The teacher in charge took 2 photos of NEW HOUSES in his town with a digital camera, and wrote a 20-words text to explain the way these houses are built (energy, insulation ...) and sent them to the co-ordinator teacher in France (Mr. Bernard Garcin, of LYCÉE L'OISELET BOURGOIN-JALLIEU FRANCE is our project manager).

SCHOOLYEAR 2007-2008 - Participants

TEACHERS & SCHOOLS

Agnieszka Otto
I LICEUM OGOLNOKSZTALCACE IM WSCHOWIE POLAND
Alena Jandlova
OBCHODNI AKADEMIE TABOR CZECH REPUBLIC
Alicia Torres
FRIEDRICH LIST SCHULE KASSEL GERMANY
Anda Perju
COLEGIUL NATIONAL `STEFAN CEL MARE` SUCEAVA ROMANIA
Andrea Jansen
JOHN-LENNON-GYMNASIUM BERLIN GERMANY
Ana Maria Carmona
UMEÅ INTERNATIONELLA GYMNASIUM UMEÅ SWEDEN
Ania Lip
ZESPOL SZKOL DZIERZGON POLAND
Anna Elsborg
AF CHAPMAN GYMNASIET KARLSKRONA SWEDEN
Anna Krzywicka
I LICEUM OGOLNOKSZTALCACE IM WSCHOWIE POLAND
Anna Martínez
ESCOLA LES CAROLINES PICASSENT VALENCIA ESPAÑA
Antonia Melvin
ST. JULIAN'S SCHOOL CARCAVELOS PORTUGAL
Arkady Brook
BRYANSK GYMNASIA #2 BRYANSK RUSSIA
Assunta Neri
LICEO SCIENTIFICO STATALE GALILEO GALILEI ANCONA ITALY
Asuncion Cosentino
LYCÉE L'OISELET BOURGOIN-JALLIEU FRANCE
Béatrice Raffin
LYCÉE L'OISELET BOURGOIN-JALLIEU FRANCE
Bernard Garcin
LYCÉE L'OISELET BOURGOIN-JALLIEU FRANCE
Bogdan Nowakowski
ZESPOL SZKOL IM. M. KOPERNIKA W WITNICY WITNICA POLAND
Bogdana Hristova
JOAN EKZARH LANGUAGE SCHOOL VRATSA BULGARIA
Christian Steinbrucker
OBERSTUFENZENTRUM TECHNISCHE INFORMATIK BERLIN GERMANY
Elzbieta Korzeniecka
II LICEUM OGOLNOKSZTA BIALYSTOK POLAND
Emilia Morelloni
ISTITUTO « SANFELICE » MANTOVA ITALY
Eva Olahova
GYMNAZIUM VALASSKE KLOBOUKY CZECH REPUBLIC
François Ducreux
LYCÉE L'OISELET BOURGOIN-JALLIEU FRANCE
Giovanna d'Ambrosio
ITAS SCALCERLE PADOVA ITALY
Ida Gomez
LYCÉE L'OISELET BOURGOIN-JALLIEU FRANCE
Ivanka Cholakova
PROFESIONALNA GYMNAZIA PO MEHANOELEKTROTEHNIKA TROYAN BULGARIA
Jean-Christophe Potin
YSGOL Y BERWYN Y BALA UNITED KINGDOM
Jenny Sandberg
BRINELLGYMNASIET NÄSSJÖ SWEDEN
Jordanka Simeonova
SOU "GEORGI IZMIRLIEV" GORNA ORIAHOVICA BULGARIA
Katerina Fyssaki
3RD UPPER SECONDARY SCHOOL "MILTOS KOUNTOURAS" ATHENS GREECE
Kathryn Duperrier
LYCÉE L'OISELET BOURGOIN-JALLIEU FRANCE
Kinga Jarocka
XLVI LICEUM OGÓLNOKSZTAŁCĄCYM WARSZAWA POLAND
Laura Torossian
LYCÉE L'OISELET BOURGOIN-JALLIEU FRANCE
Liliana Di Perna
ITCG"ERNESTO CESARO" TORRE-ANNUNZIATA-NAPOLES ITALY
Livia Ioana Diosan
LICEUL SPORTIV ALBA IULIA ROMANIA
Lucía Coloma
I.E.S. "DUQUE DE ALBURQUERQUE" CUELLAR SEGOVIA SPAIN
Marjatta Sydänmaa
KEURUUN LUKIO KEURUU FINLAND
Nathalie Meron
LYCÉE L'OISELET BOURGOIN-JALLIEU FRANCE
Pamela Scheaffer
OAKCREST HIGH SCHOOL MAYS LANDING NJ USA
Regina Leseviciene
VILIJAMPOLES SECONDARY SCHOOL KAUNAS LITHUANIA
Sandrine Gillant
LYCÉE L'OISELET BOURGOIN-JALLIEU FRANCE
Silvia Becerra Bascuñán
CHRISTIANSHAVNS GYMNASIUM KØBENHAVN DENMARK
Soeren Sellin
OBERSTUFENZENTRUM TECHNISCHE INFORMATIK BERLIN GERMANY
Steve Collis
NORTHERN BEACHES CHRISTIAN SCHOOL SYDNEY AUSTRALIA
Sylvain Guth
LYCÉE L'OISELET BOURGOIN-JALLIEU FRANCE
Tatána Janácková
GYMNAZIUM VALASSKE KLOBOUKY CZECH REPUBLIC
Teodora Jurca
LICEUL SPORTIV ALBA IULIA ROMANIA
Thea Methorst-Scholtmeijer
ALKWIN KOLLEGE UITHOORN NEEDERLANDS
Ulrike Denis
MAINZER STEINHOEFELSCHULE MAINZ GERMANY
Vijayan Priamalar
YIO CHU KANG SECONDARY SCHOOL SINGAPORE
Violeta Corbu
PHYSICAL EDUCATION HIGHSCHOOL "IOLANDA BALAS SOTER" BUZAU ROMANIA
Violeta Vareikienė
SENAMIESTIS GYMNASIUM JONAVA LITHUANIA



PROJECT WKTO: BUILDING NEW HOMES

This program in the English language is aimed at students between the ages of 16 and 20 from high schools and colleges of further education who are not native English speakers.

All just need computers connected to the Internet.

INTRODUCTION

Part of our children's future lies in their openings to the outside world, to other ideas, to other cultures; this we can achieve by creating partnership links, exchanges of opinion, comparison of ideas and activities based on collaborative tasks.

It is in such a perspective that this project has been organized, to generate an ongoing relationship between language learners from different cultures within the framework of a VIRTUAL CLASS. By operating in a real context, pupils understand the need for working with foreign languages, they see that it is possible to work together and to learn how to write a professional-style report.

This project is a CLIL project (Content and Language Integrated Learning) connected to economics because the students will learn how to organize an international survey, to civic instruction because we are going to talk about sustainable development and to I.C.T. (information and communication technologies) because the students will practice collaborative working using specialized software.