Visibility of eTwinning Projects Group Newsletter no. 5 - July 2015 - Page 27

Visibility of eTwinning Projects Group July 2015 Newsletter -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Digital Postcard with LEDs: APPinventor Workshops team: Microcontrollers to find out when a plan needs being watered: Congratulations to eTwinning, to this wonderful community of teachers and to my MORE team! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ eTwinning since the very beginning… by Elena Pezzi Well… it is not true, actually the very beginning (back in 1999) was a Socrates project, but after finishing it I swore to myself: "Before getting involved in a new European project, I have to forget about this one"... The truth is that after that Socrates-Lingua project and all it involved I was really exhausted, feeling of having been buried under mountains of things to do – the bureaucratic, organizational, logistical aspects –, always and invariably alone, even if the project had been positively received in my school. Workshop about Robotics: Then, over the years, I began to realize that maybe I had to act in a different way, through small steps: if in my school colleagues were not ready yet for a “massive” involvement, then it would be better to start with a small class project, limited in time... Some foreign schools with which we had partnerships do not feel confident to embark on large-scale projects? Do not worry, we could plan more flexible and less demanding pathways... And at this point, that’s it! I was ready to "take off" again, but from a different perspective and with other objectives. I landed on the eTwinning “planet” by curiosity, thanks to a colleague, just to see what was moving around Europe; but I was immediately captured. I had finally found the right tool for me 27