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EU project CAMELOT presented at Dutch Informatics Conference 'NIOC 2015'

on Sat, 05/16/2015 - 15:37

On April 13 we presented the paper '3D Video Producties Toepassingen voor het talenonderwijs' at the bi-annual NIOC conference in Enschede, the Netherlands.

In our presentation we introduced the EU project ‘CreAting Machinima Empowers Live Online Language Teaching and Learning (CAMELOT) and the educational potential of videos shot in 3D environments for (language) education in general and Content & Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) in particular. 

Although the key target group of this congress - organised by Saxion Hogescholen - is the community of teachers of informatics, the

TELLConsult concluded training activities for EU project on Interactive Whiteboards

on Wed, 04/22/2015 - 21:41

TELLConsult's contribution to the Tabula Alba project was completed in the third week of April.


This EU project was targeted at supporting the use of the interactive whiteboard for dialogic teaching & learning.
To this end a group of teachers of various disciplines in regions both in Turkey and Poland were trained.
A 5-day, multilingual workshop concluded the 4-week training programme in the course of the project's 2-year lifetime. This final course was run in Balikesir. Turkey.

Hosted by one of the schools related to the local education authority that coordinates this project, the main

TELLConsult's latest project activities

on Mon, 04/20/2015 - 16:00

Tellconsult's representative, Ton Koenraad, contributed to the dissemination of the Camelot project at a number of events and conferences lately. As announced in the February issue of Camelot's Newsletters he was invited speaker presenting on the potential of 3D virtual worlds at the well attended (n >650),  biannual conference for Dutch teachers of French

Together with Patrick de Boer, a math teacher at the data partner school for the Camelot CLIL pilots, we also presented at the bi-annual national conference for Dutch teachers of English , entitled ‘English Education for International

ErasmusPlus grants & team training

on Mon, 03/30/2015 - 16:02

 After the deadline (March 4) for schools to submit EU mobility applications  we decreased the intensity of the 3 month campaign to advertise our ErasmusPlus courses on pedagogy for interactive whiteboards (IWB) and telecollaborative (language) learning. When the School Education Gateway Catalogue got published in February, TELLConsult courses were also added to the database of courses for teachers’ professional development. 

Early registration was more successful than in the transition year 2014 but there are still places available in all our 2015 courses
We are glad however that

TELLConsult's latest EU project related dissemination activities

on Sun, 02/15/2015 - 00:17

Invited by the organisers of the  Dutch section of the EU Association Européenne des Enseignants (AEDE) Ton Koenraad (TELLConsult) presented at their annual conference on the educational potential of 3D platforms for telecollaborative learning & internationalisation at Home. 

In this context the CAMELOT Project was referred to when he highlighted the potential of developing intercultural competences by having international student teams produce Machinima. For an impression of the ambience and audience check out this brief videoclip.  

Earlier that same week he attended

First ideas for CLIL Machinima submitted by Camelot's Dutch data partner

on Tue, 12/23/2014 - 23:11

Recently I managed to find a new CLIL school in the Netherlands for the CAMELOT project willing to cooperate as data partner and provide lesson ideas for machinima.

After some mail contacts and a Skype meeting with Patrick de Boer, (math teacher and BTW(!) also Chief Editor of CLIL magazine ) accepted to function as contact person and local
project leader. 
 
Thanks to his prompt actions and our efficient collaboration the following results have been reached since the project was launched locally at this school in November 2014:
  • After being informed by Patrick and having consulted the

Registration opened for TELLConsult's summercourses

on Thu, 12/04/2014 - 18:23

Thanks to project partners and colleagues TELLconsult is able to organise a number of summercourses for professionals in General and Vocational Education by way of exploitation of the EU projects we participated in. 
 

Registration is open now for the 2015 courses on the use of electronic whiteboards to promote interaction in the classroom

and technology to support the development of modern language oral interactions skills.

They are offered in collaboration wth the related project partners including: the Universities of Antwerp (Belgium), Nice (France), OU Catalunya (Spain), Utrecht

EU projects Camelot & Euroversity disseminated at recent Dutch events

on Sat, 11/08/2014 - 13:30

Had interesting opportunities to share information about the Euroversity and Camelot projects the past month. The first chance was at the annual conference of the Dutch national Association for language professionals 'Levende Talen'  

The event in Utrecht was 

well attended, as usual. I distributed flyers during breaks and was contacted by various interested teachers.


Marja Ritterfeld, a member of the German department,  was very much interested in 3Dvideo-based materials to support German literature highlights and invited me to run a workshop at the AEDE conference in February 2015.

 Also

TKEYHIL Irish Workshop #2 organised by TELLconsult

on Fri, 10/24/2014 - 00:13

TELLConsult ran the second workshop for the Irish teachers participating in the EU project TKEYHIL. A most motivated group of 7 teachers (fancy doing your CPD activities on Saturday & Sunday!) met at the venue of the Irish project partner FIT on 18 & 19 October. Delegates particpated in an intensive programme, based on a brief needs analysis. It included items on interactivity in learning and teaching and the implications for f2f & blended contexts. They actively explored related ICT-applications and created or customised digital content for their classes.

Tabula Alba workshop 3 on dialogic teaching

on Sat, 09/13/2014 - 16:26

On behalf of TELLConsult we ran the third, 5-day Interactive Whiteboard (IWB) workshop for the Comenius Regio Project 'Tabula Alba', the final week of September, 2014. 

As from the needs analysis three topics stood out (crucial aspects of teacher behaviour & IWB file design for interactivity and collaborative learning) I developed a week's programme with the following main themes: Dialogic teaching & learning, Collaborative learning and professional development.

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