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Must-Have Posters for Computer Classroom

Must-Have Posters for Computer Classroom

On the 30th April 1986 for the first time Italy connected to the Internet. We want to celebrate this great event with a special gift for you and your students. Enjoy this special collection of tech rules mini-posters from WeareTeachers.com designed to keep kids on task in the classroom or computer room. Think before you print. Keep your password safe. Eyes on your own screen. These are the basic rules of tech etiquette and safety that your students need front and center. Download the whole series and post them together as a bulletin board or separately as reminders around the room!

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Online Courses

Upcoming events on eTwinning

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Online courses are designed for those who get to know eTwinning for the first time and wish to receive support to learn to use the tools of the platform, before searching for project partners and participating in the European community.

The contents of the courses are created to give advice and suggestions to guide the use of the platform, particularly the methods of interaction with other members, how to build and develop a good idea for a project, focusing on a practical approach and linked to good use of the tools available on the platform.

The training is organized and conducted by the staff of eTwinning Italy and is carried out periodically through a web video conferencing software. Participation is open to anyone who signs up to the programmed sessions. Below is the schedule with the next scheduled appointments, the basic materials and video recording of one of the meetings.

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Happy Hour

Gary Fordham workshop at S.Caterina Amendola

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On  April 29th at 4.30 pm, Istituto Tecnico Santa Caterina – Amendola in Salerno will host the great British actor Gary Fordham and his brilliant workshop on Elizabethan Theatre and British Culture.

Gary Fordham has to his credit a vast experience in the fields of theater, films and television. He was a founding member of the Shakespeare Rooftop Theatre Company and has been British Cultural Representative for Disney World, explaining to the New World intriguing and often ignored aspects of English culture. The British actor is now the Director of the cultural program of the British International School that offers European students his lectures during which young people have the opportunity to meet William Shakespeare as he was seen by his contemporaries, a great entertainer able to drag the audience in stories of passion, intrigue, love and power.

The event has been promoted by prof.ssa Patrizia De Bartolomeis and by Dirigente Dott.ssa Annarita Carrafiello in collaboration with prof. Raffaele Nasti from Puntolingue.

At the end of the workshop, a group of teachers, who recently participated in a training stay in Finland with ACLE, will give a brief account of their experience. They will show pictures and videos from the schools they visited and discuss with colleagues the modernity of the Finnish school system and the importance of looking at other countries’ education system to take inspiration for improvements. 

April 29th at 4.30 pm, IT Santa Caterina – Amendola, Via Lazzarelli, 12 – 84132 Salerno

Santa Caterina – Amendola

Improve your English

Everyday phrases coined by Shakespeare

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April 23rd is generally considered to be a good day to celebrate the birth of England’s greatest poet and playwright, William Shakespeare. This is partly because there are no records of his birth—although he was baptized on April 26—and partly because he died on April 23 (and April 23 is St. George’s day, patron saint of England), so there is a pleasing, almost poetic symmetry about the way the dates line up.

Today is the 450th anniversary of the day Shakespeare was (possibly) born, and in tribute to his astonishing contribution to the English language, it’s time to for a challenge. One that will suit all comers, faint-hearted (1) or not.

Below there are 45 common expressions that were either coined by Shakespeare or popularized by him (at this vertiginous historical remove, it’s hard to be certain what was created and what was pinched from his immediate surroundings). All you have to do, if you truly love the Bard, is work just five of them into your everyday conversations throughout this live-long day (2).

That’s all, just five and then you’ll be fancy free (3). And because brevity is the soul of wit (4), we’ve stuck to the short ones.

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