A.B.C.: Active Book Club

At this project we are going to organize an online European School Book Club and vote for a book which all the participants will work on. We expect to read the book, create a card game, exchange the card games, have an online contest - game, have creative writing based on some topics of the book and create an e-book. The purpose is to like the book...

B. Our meetings

A.B.C.: Active Book Club

The members of the Active Book Club had meetings face to face or by using Technology.

A FACE TO FACE MEETING after a short-one day trip to Thessaloniki:  between Aristoteleio College of Thessaloniki/Greece & 3rd General Lyceum of Karditsa/Greece

FRIDAY 19-2-2016/Thessaloniki

Documents that prove the transportation of teachers and students from 3rd General Lyceum of Karditsa/ Greece to Thessaloniki/Greece. The documents are from the Directorate of Secondary Education of Thessaly (Number: 272/17-2-2016) and from the Directorate of Secondary Education of Karditsa (Number: 1967/18-2-2016). The approval on teachers and students' transportation is for the needs of the eTwinning project A.B.C.: Active Book Club (school year 2015-2016).

We mostly have used for our online meetings:

Forum:

During the projects students and teachers opened discussions about topics relative to our Book Club and our interests. Some examples of these topics are:  

  • The Well Known Authors of My Country! Let's promote our authors!
  • The Best Seller Books in 2015. Which books are preferred to read in your country in 2015?
  • The heroes of books, my own hero! Who is my own heroe?
  • We ask, answer and talk about books! Which is the book you have read recently?
  • Α book and my viotheoria! How much the reading of a book affected your thoughts?

Chat:

Aalst Lyceum of Belgium -  Aristoteleio College Thessaloniki (10/2/2016)

Facebook: 

Aalst Lyceum of Belgium -  Aristoteleio College Thessaloniki (10/2/2016)

Skype meetings: 

  • Aalst Lyceum of Belgium -  Aristoteleio College Thessaloniki (10/2/2016 & 10/3/2016
  • Saint Saint Cyril and Methodius Secondary School, Asenovgrad, Bulgaria & 3rd General Lyceum of Karditsa, Karditsa, Greece (1/3/2016 & 15/3/2016)
  • Adana Anadolu Lisesi, Adana, Turkey & 3rd General Lyceum of Karditsa/Greece (16/3/2016 & 23/3/2016
  • Adana Anadolu Lisesi, Adana, Turkey & Saint Saint Cyril and Methodius Secondary School, Asenovgrad, Bulgaria (21/3/2016)
  • Educational Complex "Mkhitar Sebastaci" , Երևան, Armenia & 3rd General Lyceum of Karditsa, Karditsa, Greece (29/3/2016 & 7/4/2016 & /4/2016)
  • 3rd General Lyceum of Karditsa, Karditsa, Greece & Aristoteleio College Thessaloniki (1/4/2016 )

Some evidence from these meetings:

(using Screenshots or Videos)

Forum: Aalst Lyceum of Belgium -  Aristoteleio College Thessaloniki (10/2/2016)

Chat : Aalst Lyceum of Belgium -  Aristoteleio College Thessaloniki  used the CHAT via TWINSPACE (10/2/2016)

The eTwinning team of Aristoteleio College / Thessaloniki had the pleasant opportunity to “meet” online the correspondent students of the Aalst Lyceum of Belgium! As part of the e - Twinning program the students have been collaborating on common projects and carrying out many activities such as communication with written language and/or exchange of e-mails. However, until now there has not been any direct communication between them. The coordinators of the schools, Ms Papachristou Mary –teacher of the Greek Language and Philosophy- from Thessaloniki and Ms Nina Vandepapeliere –teacher of English Language - from Belgium agreed on the date and time of the meeting. Ms Kokkinou Helen, ICT teacher and active member of the project, organized the computer class so that everything would be ready for a flawless communication. Although at the beginning of the “meeting” the students were ... a little shy and hesitant, they soon felt confident and found common ground to discuss. The Greek and Belgian education systems, the level of student life in the two countries and of course “Tomorrowland” were some of the serious issues that were prevalent in their discussion. We wish the fruitful cooperation of both schools would continue in the future.

Facebook: Aristoteleio College Thessaloniki (10/2/2016)

SKYPE

1st SKYPE MEETING: The team of Aristoteleio College / Thessaloniki and the team of Aalst Lyceum/  Belgium  (10/2/2016)

We have videos from our online meeting:

1st part: HERE

2nd part: HERE

 

2nd SKYPE MEETING:  Aristoteleio College Thessaloniki /  Aalst Lyceum of Belgium (10/3/2016)

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3rd SKYPE MEETING:1-3-2016

  • Saint Saint Cyril and Methodius Secondary School, Asenovgrad, Bulgaria &
  • 3rd General Lyceum of Karditsa, Karditsa, Greece  

1st of March 2016: An online-Skype meeting (a first effort with connection problems) between the teachers and the students of Saint Saint Cyril and Methodius Secondary School, Asenovgrad, Bulgaria & 3rd General Lyceum of Karditsa, Karditsa, Greece. We wished each other 'Kalo mina!' (in greek language) that it means 'A happy new month!'. We realized that we both have a common custom-a traditional activity. Here in Greece every 1st of March we wear a red and white bracelet in our one hand until we are going to see the first shallow in the sky or until Easter. We wear this bracelet for having health and happiness and also as my grandmother Stavroula Katsanou said 'Wear it so the sun couldn't burn you!'. In Asenovgrad they have Baba Marta or Granny March as I found out. It is a fictional character which makes martenitsi and gives them out to people for health and happiness. Thank you all for your company in a very special 1st of March!

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4rd SKYPE MEETING:15-3-2016

  • Saint Saint Cyril and Methodius Secondary School, Asenovgrad, Bulgaria &
  • 3rd General Lyceum of Karditsa, Karditsa, Greece

Today 15/3/2016 there was a Skype meeting between students from Bulgaria/Asenovgrad and students from Greece/Karditsa. They are all members of the eTwinning project A.B.C.: Active Book Club. The students talked about the common book of their club ‘Alan Turing: The Enigma’ by Andrew Hodges, about the movie ‘The Imitation Game’, about their cities and areas, about their hobbies, about the singers and actors that they prefer, about sites in Greece and about some customs that characterize their culture. It was really a fine discussion between students that wanted to learn more about each other! Students from Karditsa were toughed when they informed that they are going to receive a parcel with Martenitsi from their new friends. Students from Karditsa found out their existence and discussed in their previous Skype meeting in 1/3/2016. A Martenitsi is a small piece of adornment, made of white and red yarn and usually in the form of two dolls, a male and a female. Martenitsi are worn from Baba Marta Day (March 1) until the wearer first sees a stork, swallow, or blossoming tree (or until late March). The name of the holiday means "Grandma March" in Bulgarian and the holiday and the wearing of Martenitsi are a Bulgarian tradition related to welcoming the spring, which according to Bulgarian folklore begins in March. Thank you Blagotveska teacher administrator from Bulgaria and all the students for being good partners, great friends and very generous!

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SOME VIDEOS from 15/3/2016:

Skype meeting 15/3/2016 (part 1): Students are talking about Martenichi HERE

Skype meeting 15/3/2016 (part 2): Students are talking about their hobbies and their areas HERE

Skype meeting 15/3/2016 (part 3): Students are talking about favorite movies and the singers that they prefer more HERE

Skype meeting 15/3/2016 (part 4): Students are talking about the movie 'The Imitation Game' that is inspired from the book that they all read 'Alan Turing: The Enigma' by Andrew Hodges HERE

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5th SKYPE MEETING:16-3-2016

  • Adana Anadolu Lisesi, Adana, Turkey &
  • 3rd General Lyceum of Karditsa, Karditsa, Greece

Wednesday 16/3/2016: There was a Skype meeting between the students from Turkey/Adana & Greece/Karditsa with the support from their teachers that are responsible for the project A.B.C.: Active Book Club. It was really a nice discussion! Students talked about things that interest them like school reality, future studies, free time, places that they would like to visit, sites in their area, modern music and their choices for entertainment. The communication was closed by exchanging their social media accounts and by arranging an online meeting next Wednesday the same time! Those were moments of a genuine communication.

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SOME SHORT VIDEOS: 

  • Skype meeting 16/3/2016 (part 1): Students from Turkey/Adana and from Greece/Karditsa are talking about their future studies HERE
  • Skype meeting 16/3/2016 (part 2): Students from Turkey/Adana and from Greece/Karditsa are talking about their future studies HERE

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6th SKYPE MEETING: 21-3-2016

  • Adana Anadolu Lisesi, Adana, Turkey &
  • Saint Saint Cyril and Methodius Secondary School, Asenovgrad, Bulgaria 

Today we met with Bulgaria on skype . Connection and speech weren't clear to communicate, but we had good time.
Thank you Bulgaria team.

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7th SKYPE MEETING: 23-3-2016

  • Adana Anadolu Lisesi, Adana, Turkey &
  • 3rd General Lyceum of Karditsa, Karditsa, Greece

One more Skype meeting happened between Turkey/Adana & Greece/Karditsa in 23-3-2016! Students were very anxious to meet each other! This time and teachers had their time. There was space for many subjects in our discussion! Weather, the book 'Alan Turing: The Enigma' by Andrew Hodges that we all are reading in our Book Club, the movie 'The Imitation Game', our progress in the project, wishes to Aggeliki that had her birthday, promises for a new project next year that includes and students' exchange, ...
We really love that moments that we all are so far and so close!

Also, we had our time for playing anf having fun with our online game-contest!
Thank you all!

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After this Skype meeting we had the online Game-contest!

23-3-2016: an online game-contest between Adana/Turkey & Greece/Karditsa. A progress that drove to great scores! Congrats to all students-participants! Students from Turkry/Adana were: Zeynep Alkan, Atahan Özer , Rana Nur İncesoy, Eray Ötegen, Umut Can Sevdi, Deniz Aykac . Also, students from Greece/Karditsa were: Chris Paia, Venia Petsa, Maria Papagiannopoulou. Congrats to all students for their high scores!

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8th SKYPE MEETING: 29-3-2016

  • Educational Complex "Mkhitar Sebastaci" , Երևան, Armenia &
  • 3rd General Lyceum of Karditsa, Karditsa, Greece

On 29-3-2016 there was a Skype meeting between the eTwinning team of Educational Complex "Mkhitar Sebastaci" , Երևան, Armenia and the one of 3rd General Lyceum of Karditsa, Karditsa, Greece. Despite the problems with the sound students managed to communicate even with written messages. It was really nice that they didn't want to close the online meeting despite the technical difficulties that appeared during the session. Also, they arranged an online meeting the next week on the same day and hour. Students had fun and a really great same sense of homor. Also, mentioned that they all have common interests like music, games, ...
Thank you, Lusineh for arranging that appointment!
Thank you Areg for all your efforts to keep the communication alive! You are a wonderful young boy! You and Christos kept our meeting in a high mood!
Thank you all!

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THE BEST SELFIE OF OUR PROJECT:

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9th EDUCATIONAL SKYPE MEETING: 1-4-2016

  • 3rd General Lyceum of Karditsa, Karditsa, Greece & 
  • Aristoteleio College of Thessaloniki/Greece (1/4/2016 )

An expert's talk about creative writing (in Greek language) for students from Thessaloniki & Karditsa/Greece

On 1-4-2016 there was a Skype meeting between the eTwinning team of Aristoteleio College in Thessaloniki/Greece and one from Karditsa/Greece. This time the online meeting had a more educational purpose! Mr. Characopoulos Xristos, who also participates in our eTwinning project ''A.B.C.'' as a visitor talked about Creative Writing and had a written experience with our students. The students from the Aristoteleio College/Thessaloniki/Greece had mr. Characopoulos Xristos as a visitor to their school. Students and teachers from Karditsa/Greece were watching the educational meeting-Seminar online with the use of Technology. The Skype meeting was really a great experience for them, too. The Seminar was in Greek language.

Thank you, Mr. Characopoulos for the help! Thank you, Mary Papachristou and Helen Kokkinou for arranging that online meeting-Seminar! 

 

10th SKYPE MEETING: 7-4-2016

  • Educational Complex "Mkhitar Sebastaci" , Երևան, Armenia &
  • 3rd General Lyceum of Karditsa, Karditsa, Greece

On 7-4-2016 there was a Skype meeting between the eTwinning team of Educational Complex "Mkhitar Sebastaci" , Երևան, Armenia and the one of 3rd General Lyceum of Karditsa, Karditsa, Greece. There were not  present all the students from 3rd General Lyceum (because of a school trip) but the discussion was very interesting without any connection problems this time. Students talked about the project, their inerests (music, hobbies, ...) and mostly they presented themselves and their towns. The summer time and the Summer Holidays were also a topic that they had many things to say. Also, teachers had their time to talk. For a second time the discussion finished with our students saying: ''We have to much things in common with Armenian students! We enjoy our time with them!'' An online promise for a meeting next week (same day & hour) is the proof!

Thank you dear friends for these moments!
Thank you for everything!

SOME PHOTOS: 

SOME SHORT VIDEOS: 

  • Skype meeting 7/4/2016 (part 1): Students from Armenia/Yerevan and from Greece/Karditsa are talking about Armenia, Yerevan, Karditsa and an invitation to Yerevan HERE
  • Skype meeting 7/4/2016 (part 2): Students from Armenia/Yerevan and from Greece/Karditsa are talking about their future studies and ... skateboarding that interests some of them HERE
  • Skype meeting 7/4/2016 (part 3): Students from Armenia/Yerevan and from Greece/Karditsa are talking about their hobbies and interests HERE

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11th SKYPE MEETING: 14/4/2016

  • Educational Complex "Mkhitar Sebastaci" , Երևան, Armenia &
  • 3rd General Lyceum of Karditsa, Karditsa, Greece

On 14-4-2016 there was a Skype meeting between the eTwinning team of Educational Complex "Mkhitar Sebastaci" , Երևան, Armenia and the one of 3rd General Lyceum of Karditsa, Karditsa, Greece. This time students started the discussion from the bookmarks that was firstly designed in their Book Club as a souvenir and the Summer Cards. Then they tried to learn the same words in Greek and Armenian Language. It was a nice moment when theytried to spell the words in their partners' language. Finally they exchanged their emails and their Social Media accounts!

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SHORT VIDEOS: 

  • About learning armenian and greek words HERE

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Author: Stavroula Siatira
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