Saturday, September 29, 2007

Work Schedule

September 2007: STEP 1a. (by teachers): Construction of our school blog (eg. Athens in which our students will be contributing their work and where they will have the liberty to comment on other partners' texts.
The blog's name/title will be agreed upon strictly following democratic procedures...)
STEP 1b. (by teachers): Updating and contributing comments to the teachers' blog where appropriate (

Oct. - Nov. 2007: (one post per week)
Students introduce themselves individually or in small groups of 2-3 persons)
They upload their 1st post. They use nicknames or their real names as well as an image or a picture of themselves. They each describe themselves, their families, their friends.
(2nd post) They take photos of their home, their room, their surroundings, their favourite objects and their briefly describe the above.
(3rd post) They discuss school, school life and future study plans on a general basis.
(4th-5th -6th post) They refer to their interests, hobbies, music preferences (while adding song extracts), comment on films they have recently watched (on the basis of video extracts downloaded from
(7th-8th post) They express their ambitions and expectations of their future life.

Dec. 2007-Jan. 2008
(1st-2nd Post) They describe their local area, their city (illustrating with plenty of pictures) in terms of architecture, city planning, sustainable development, environmental issues, water and other resources management, waste management, environment-friendly home building.
(3rd-4th post) They present customs and local traditions and celebrations with reference to whether the society they grow up in is multicultural or not. They express their attitudes toward xenophobia and racism,tolerance to being different etc.

Febr-March 2008
Civilisation and Culture: they downlaod articles from electronic and printed journals; present well-known Greek, French, Spanish, romanian architects and their work (Le Corbusier, Gaudi, Calatrava etc.) as well as painters, artists, writers (preferably contemporary) whose work the students believe will appeal to their partners from other countries with a view to stimulating the other schools to comment and compare them with their own. Presentations can be followed by interaction by means of texts or other techniques (crosswords,diagrams and quizzes whose answers will be published within 15 days)

Apr. - May 2008
Reflections and tentative conclusions about the cooperation. What did we expect? What have we achieved?

On the whole
The school blog is ultimately a colourful magazino, in which the students will present themselves and their genuine interests in multimodal texts made up of ideas, images, sound and video, without offending or provoking. Suggestions and recommendations are welcome.

Our main objectives are to deepen the students' awareness of the global nature and potential of the Internet, to sensitise them to the significance of the respect to the human being, to deepen the relationships between European teenagers, to acquaint them with other European cultures, to promote tolerance towards the other, to make peaceful coexistence possible for all.

English is essential, parallel to their native languages, where necessary. (eg. buenos dias = bonjour = καλημέρα etc.).

Posts include multigeneric texts (of a wide range of text types) such as diagrams, sketches (created by the students or computer scanned), pictures, animation, zigzaw puzzles, crossword puzzles, survey questionnaires and more. One student undertakes the tasks of the blog manager who has access to the code number and is responsible for uploading posts and comments.

It is required that all teachers involved get to know each other through either their school blogs or the teachers' blog...

Enjoy it! Good Luck!

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