Polyglottal Perspectives on the Book

In this day and age of multi-media consumption and virtual communication the interest in the book as a traditional free time companion is not necessarily self-evident, may even dwindle. Many young people are fascinated by the vast variety of visual stimuli computer screens offer, are mesmerized by the choice of virtual games and activities. In this contest with other multi-textual media books easily lose their appeal for young readers. Yet since they provide food for thought and actively stimulate the reader’s imagination, their consumption can be as rewarding. This project aims at a rediscovery of reading books. Pupils are asked to share their experiences with books, voice their attitude towards reading books, consider the book as a commercial product, enter a creative dialogue with books, invent activities in connection with the book, establish a reading partnership and, finally, evaluate their project work.

Mar
31
2009

Photos of the Albert-Schweitzer-Gymnasium

Posted by: Beate Vollmer
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Dear team members,

you will get a glimpse of our new school building and the library if you have a look at the photo gallery in the European Readers folder and the Team Members folder.

We had a lovely sunny day today so it was delightful to be a photographer.

 

Kind regards,

Beate

 

 

Mar
29
2009

Exchanges!

Posted by: Beate Vollmer

Dear etwins,

 

what a delight to notice that gradually students discover each other on the platform!

 

The German team got a slow start to publish its contributions because it took me a while to find out that the pupils cannot upload material themselves. So now there are some new contributions on 'Gaining access to books' and on 'Reading habits'.

A forum for each stage has been introduced so that you can give some feedback on texts.

 

Still haven't figured out how to introduce a webpage. Copy / Paste won't work!

 

The German team will be available for a chat on Tuesday 13:30 -...

Mar
27
2009

PPB-Rome- Session 6

Posted by: Maria Rosaria Fasanelli

 

 

Great day today! We got all the right connections  in the lab of our school (we are in a branch of the main building and we have always been less equipped). But today many  kids of the class could get into the Twinspace from school,  visit it and  write in the forum. I want to thank all the students of the other schools who have answered

Mar
26
2009

A short play from Suceava

Posted by: Anca Vieriu

Liliana Andreea Buta has written a short play, The Reader. The script, so far. My students are going to be actors in this play, as soon as possible. So, look in Stage III, 1.2.

Mar
25
2009

Good morning again!

Posted by: Anca Vieriu
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Concerning the problem of gaining access to books, a Questionnaire in "Petru Rares", Romania. Stage I, 1. , Gaining access to books.  Enjoy!

Mar
23
2009

Morning!

Posted by: Anca Vieriu
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Please, look at Stage III, 1.2. Ioana and Dorian Grey are there.

Mar
23
2009

Better safe than sorry!

Posted by: Beate Vollmer

Dear etwins,

 

since technology can be quite a challenge, we advise you to keep a copy of each individual contribution you have made to the twinspace OUTSIDE the twinspace confines. Just in case!

This strategy may liberate you from nightmares. This is an expert speaking! :))

 

Mar
22
2009

Lavinia, Suceava

Posted by: Anca Vieriu

Lavinia Ienceanu, from Romania, wrote Eternal Legacy . It's worth reading.

Night! :)

Mar
22
2009

No harm done!

Posted by: Anca Vieriu
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Dear Beata, I'm afraid it was my fault, not yours. So don't worry a bit, please!

Teona and Valentina from "Petru Rares", Romania, wrote something too. You are invited to read their compositions.

For two days we were very busy with hosting a National Diary Contest. Our school initiated and organised it. Students from all over the country came to Suceava, to "Petru Rares" and my children took interviews from some competitors. We'll try to present these interviews to you in a couple of days, as soon as we find out how to do it! :)!

We also filmed a short sequence from...

Mar
22
2009

Apologies and plea for patience

Posted by: Beate Vollmer

Dear Anca and your team,

due to my IT illiteracy I accidentally moved your amazing texts in your folder: 'reading habits' to a spot where I cannot excavate them again. I am very sorry for this awful and shameful error and I would like to excuse myself whole-heartedly.

Please apologize my ignorance and have patience with a 'beginner' in this twinspace. I sincerely hope that you will manage to retrace the path of your folder and I can only recommend everyone reading these fine and intriguing literary contributions to our project that have also been presented in an aesthetically pleasing way.

With gratitude...

Mar
21
2009

Visible texts

Posted by: Anca Vieriu
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Hello,

Beate asked me to tell everybody how I make the texts be visible without being necessary to open lots of archives. I'm not sure it's the best way, but this is what I do. After clicking "Add" (that on the right) I chose Webpage instead of File archive. I write the title of the text on both Navigation title and Title. Then, copy-paste the text (from Words). With Brouse we can add pictures. We save a photo first (I put it on the desktop, to be easier), I click Browse, I select the photo and than I click...

Mar
21
2009

here we are

Posted by: Carmen Pop

We discussed the themes proposed in stage 1. They have shown very interested in the project. Some of them have written lyrics for the book and others have written composition.

Issue: How do I read (how many books at once, in a comfortable place, in public places, with or without food, music) will be debated next week on March 27, when we gather in a big city library for study

Mar
19
2009

And Otilia, of course...

Posted by: Anca Vieriu

How does she read Don't guess. Read and you'll find out.

Anca

Mar
19
2009

Project contributions

Posted by: Beate Vollmer

Dear colleagues,

thank you for the first project contributions arriving on the twinspace! Let's make them accessible to everyone by putting them into the folder EUROPEAN TEAM WORK so that we then have gathered all our students texts to one topic in one folder. (Technically it means that you use the little icon that promises to move your file to the folder European Team Work. A window opens and you decide where you want to have it moved to.)

I have already opened a forum in the forum EUROPEAN TEAM WORK for the 'attitudes to books category' so that an exchange may...

Mar
19
2009

Liliana's Composition

Posted by: Anca Vieriu

And another composition by Liliana Buta. She answered the question "When do I read" in her own way.

Mar
17
2009

Read Ioana!

Posted by: Anca Vieriu
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Hello,

One of my students, Ioana, wrote two answers: one for the question "What do I read" and one for "How do I read" She's in the 10th grade, she's very fond of reading and she founded a litterary circle in our school. We'll hear about her again, soon.

I also asked my student to complete a questionnaire. They answered the questions concerning the reading habbits. Now I,m trying to interpret it. We'll see what happens.

Best, Anca