I've been on eTwinning since May 2010 and have connected with many teachers from all over Europe. My students have collaborated with peers from Belgium, Germany, France, Romania and Turkey. I myself have launched several projects which have been more or less successful. But somehow I had always felt less close to my fellow eTwinners than to my Twitter PLN - until last week when I attended the annual eTwinning conference in Berlin.
600 teachers from all over Europe gathered in Berlin to share ideas, to get inspired, to find new partners, to discover new worlds and above all to learn, learn, learn! Three days filled with passion and commitment, creativity and innovation passed in a flash. Such an event where you mingle with hundreds of enthusiastic life-long learners who are on the same wave length is bound to exceed all your expectations. When it comes to the incredible ease of connecting with teachers from all nationalities, the effortless flow of communication and a genuine willingness of all the participants to engage in a variety of projects, this conference is second to none.
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For me the Berlin conference was even more special because I was given a great opportunity to speak about StudentsMeet. I obviously haven't conquered my public speaking jitters yet (and let's face it, I probably never will), but I immensely enjoyed talking about my project that connects students from across Europe in a flipped... webinar.
To find out more about Studentsmeet and to get the feel of what it is like to attend a webinar without walls, watch the video clip below.
If you like it and if you teach 14-18 year olds, join us for the next session of Studentsmeet on April 24, 2012.