eTwinning Visibility Newsletter no. 4 eTwinning Visibility Newsletter no. 4 - Page 43

Visibility of eTwinning Projects Group July 2014 Newsletter -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Now have a look at two logos that contain the names of the respective projects: “Hermes” Economic College Is a European School by Carmen Climescu Continuous changes in the Romanian education would upset any teacher if they did not find a shorter way to communicate with students – by engaging in national and international projects as attractive methods to capture their attention. With this innovative eTwinning project we would like to arise an awareness about how a healthy society within all aspects can be formed in the minds of today’s digital native teenagers and encourage them to realize the visions they have created in their future individual social and professional lives. In that we would also like them to aquire 21st century skills, practice their foreign language skills, use ICT and 2.0 web tools, work in a collaborative way, respect other cultures and exchange cultural treasures of their own countries. For me, the courses on the iTeach platform were a gateway to a world of knowledge and collaboration with wonderful teachers, eTwinning ambassadors of Romania, and here I fondly remember them: Daniela Bunea, Cristina Nicolăiță, Cornelia Melcu and Gabriela Crișan. I had constant support, and they answered all questions and had the courage to participate in and conceive some of the first eTwinning projects in Romania. With this I made good scoring for my school in the contest for the European School. Our school community is involved in eTwinning projects and the good cooperation is seen in the 3 Quality Labels received by my colleague Mihaela Tetileanu. Working with partners in these projects continued in Comenius, Grundtvig and Leonardo da Vinci projects. Teaching and assessment of modern and activeparticipative methods bring more involvement from students and greater mobilization for doing their tasks. The current education system still uses traditional methods that “are cheaper and more convenient”. Solving this “problem” would mean solving other issues related to this topic, while increasing graduation rates obtained from national evaluation or Baccalaureate. Peer review is virtually unknown, but in this way students can learn to be objective surpassing sympathy barriers and evaluating colleagues according to a scale. This second photo's acronym stands for Singing Integrates Nations and Generations. The topic focuses on songs' integrational power on nations and generations and searching for the links of their uniting features. Students do want a school with many different projects, they would especially lik HH[