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Click here to see map of Elefsina and here for a closer look at our school! A web presentation(ppt) of The Economic High School - HERE

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Targoviste - between myth and reality


Centuries ago, Vlad Tepes, a Romanian prince, became well known in Europe because of his bloody habit, impaling. For this reason, people called him Vlad the Impaler. One of the favourite cities to express this bloody wish, was Targoviste. That’s why, Vlad the Impaler has been associated with Dracula, and Targoviste as one of Dracula’s house.
How does it look Targoviste nowadays?

A very quiet town, the only army that makes noise is for the celebration of the town.

Αιώνες πριν, γράφουν οι Ρουμάνοι συνεργάτες μας, ένας αιμοσταγής ηγεμόνας της Βλαχίας, ο Βλαντ Τέπες, ήταν διαβόητος στην Ευρώπη για τη συνήθειά του να ανασκολοπίζει τους εχθρούς του. Ένα από τα κάστρα του, το κάστρο του Δράκουλα βρίσκεται στην πόλη μας, Ταργκοβίστε, σήμερα μια ήσυχη επαρχιακή πόλη. Ο μόνος στρατός που παρελαύνει είναι οι κάτοικοι κατά τις τοπικές γιορτές.
A feedback from Medeea Secretariat

© video made by Romanian students Click here to see Elefsina today and its mythological background. NOTE: Demeter, the ancient goddess of earth, had a special connection to our town. "Demeter" is the name of the ship with which Dracula travelled from Romania to England, in a most thrilling story within a story! Πατήστε εδώ για πληροφορίες για τη μυθολογική Ελευσίνα και την πόλη σήμερα. ΣΗΜ.: Στο βιβλίο, ο Δράκουλας ταξιδεύει από τη Ρουμανία στην Αγγλία με καράβι που ονομάζεται ΔΗΜΗΤΡΑ! Πρόκειται για τη θεά των Ελευσινίων μυστηρίων που δίδαξε την καλλιέργεια του σίτου και έδωσε ελπίδα για τη μεταθανάτια ζωή στους θνητούς!

eTwinning conference

For the article on the conference in the Greek local press, press here Πατήστε εδώ για το άρθρο περί Διάσκεψης στον τοπικό τύπο του Θριασίου Αττικής.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

1-YEAR anniversary

A year back it all started. A year after we are richer in ITC knowledge, glad to have made friends, and looking forward to meeting in person!

Always a celebration is an opportunity to review the past and appreciate it through the value of the things you realized, as good or bad. I consider was a good time for us if we consider the results of this project. Yesterday Helen ask me if I believe a book could be harmful. I answered her Yes. I believe a book could be like a knife, it has two sides and depend only on us to use it properly. This is one reason for to be a teacher, to teach kids to use books as inspirational. I don’t think forbidden the books is a right way to provide good education as well as the absence of evil could offer us a wealthy understanding of good. Our world is created based upon relationships and as far we will feed our relationships the world will be wealthy as well. I think we did it in the last year and we all felt the world is became a better place to live on.

I remember a song of Whitney Huston, One moment in time, and some words expresses very well what I feel now, at the end of this project. ZOE

You're a winner for a lifetime
If you seize that one moment in time
Make it shine”
Whitney Huston-One Moment in time

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INeedADream said...

Happy birthday to our project:)It was a wonderful and special year for me in which I learnt a lot of new things and I made new friends. After reading "The portrait of Dorian Gray" I understood that beauty isn't the most important thing in the world and I think that now I know to appreciate more things like friendship or family...I learnt that a smile can make our life special:)
Hugs, Denisa

Anonymous said...

I can't believe a year went by so fast. I had so much fun this year and i'm looking forward to meet you all !!

Best wishes, Anca

Ioana said...

Happy birthday to our project but us too!!! We have accomplished so many things this year! We are a big family that grows up every day...as members and time too! Smile for today...tomorrow we'll do the same!

ma ning in fluturi said...

hepi bardei tu aor project :)

Anonymous said...

Library member Fotis Tatakis, 17, wished to participate in a videoconference with another Greek school, the 1st Vocational School in Giannitsa, Pella, where he read his thoughts on the subject:
Videocommunication is an extremely useful process for learning. Not only do we have direct contact with another geographical area, but we also realize we are “closer” than we imagined and only geographically apart. The exchanges between schools permit us to adopt something of each other’s point of view and enrich our horizons.
In a way, e-learning is a revolutionary teaching tool. It permits knowledge of another culture and builds new friendships. The schools that are involved certainly enhance knowledge and communication.
Contemporary school tackles a variety of activities. Studying and exams are only a part of them. Etwinning breaches countries’ boundaries and, in doing so, liberates participants’ minds.

Η τηλεδιάσκεψη αποτελεί μια διαδικασία άκρως ωφέλιμη για το σχολείο μας. Κατ’ αρχάς, ερχόμαστε σε άμεση επαφή, πολιτιστική και ιδεολογική με περιοχές από τις οποίες διαχωριζόμαστε μόνο γεωγραφικά, όχι πνευματικά. ΄Ετσι, ο διάλογος με ένα άλλο σχολείο, που αντικατοπτρίζει μια άλλη αντίληψη και μια άλλη σκοπιά ζωής μας παρέχει τη δυνατότητα να την γνωρίζουμε, να την κρίνουμε αλλά και να υιοθετήσουμε κάτι από αυτή.
Το πρόγραμμα ηλεκτρονικής επικοινωνίας αποτελεί μια επανάσταση στους κόλπους του σχολείου, το οποίο δίνει τη δυνατότητα σ’ όλους τους μαθητές να γνωρίσουν ένα νέο πολιτισμό, να κάνουν νέους φίλους. Οι γνωριμίες άλλωστε με άτομα διαφορετικής ιδιοσυγκρασίας αποτελεί πηγή διεύρυνσης των οριζόντων μας. Αναμφισβήτητα, το σχολείο που επιτελεί ένα τέτοιο λειτούργημα, αποτελεί το προπομπό της γνώσης και της επικοινωνίας.
Το σχολείο δεν είναι μόνο γνώσεις, είναι ένα μίγμα δραστηριοτήτων, μέρος των οποίων είναι το διάβασμα. Το Etwinning σπάει τα σύνορα της κάθε χώρας και αποδεσμεύει το πνεύμα των πολιτών της.
Φώτης Τατάκης, 17, μέλος της Σχολικής Βιβλιοθήκης