A Learning Odyssey - the fun starts here!

The learning event The Pedagogical Value of eTwinning projects that Bart and I are running in the eTwinning Learning Lab is now in full swing. The warming up part was well received by more than 150 participants.

Bart and I have collected not only a lot of resources and tools to engage our particpants, but we've also prepared some fun tasks for them that they have been doing with pleasure and passion. We're delighted to see how enthusiastic and inspiring the eTwinners are and how committed they are to lifelong learning and collaborating with peers from across Europe.

Our first fun activity was a Thinglink map of Europe where they were invited to introduce themselves with a video, photo or link to the website of their school, hometown or country. We have two maps now - one bigger,  the other smaller and both are filled with beautiful videos and images.

The second task was to write their favorite saying on the 21st century education and learning on a Linoit Board. The result was amazing - there are about 100 quotes on the board.

Our third task relates to the nickname of our learning event. We called it our Learning Odyssey, because our goal is to take the participants on a journey where they will acquire the skills to carefully navigate through the sea of availabale tools, to learn how to resist the seemingly irresistible allure of web 2.0 tools and how to strategically plan to use the tools as a means to achieve the required learning outcomes in their educational context.So we asked the participants to share their favorite song about the sea, which we will feature on the welcome page of the Learning Odyssey. Their response was fantastic - we now have 48 seasongs (and counting). And the event lasts for only 10 days!


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