|Title||Creating bridges between Europe and Asia|
Mrs Marianna Kajdi/English Teacher at Varga Katalin Secondary School
I attended 10th ASEF Classroom Network Conference [HYPERLINK TO 10TH CONFERENCE PAGE] in Dundalk, Ireland, in November 2011, which created a massive pillar of the cultural and educational bridge connecting schools in Europe and Asia, one in Hungary – Varga Katalin Gimnázium in Szolnok. Overwhelmed by the experience and supported by two colleagues, I participated in the four ASEF ClassNet Online Collaborations, namely “A Diary of Our Culture”, “Chain Stories”, “Our Heroes, Our Inspirations” and “Famous Mathematicians” with about 30 students in my school.
On 7 January, I arranged a closing event of the one-year-long Online Collaboration period. To bring the “virtual” products visually closer to the whole school, I set up an exhibition with a selection of the products of the Online Collaboration teams of my school and the other member schools. One student from each team gave a short account of their jobs and one student read out one part of the Chain Stories from his pen. The local TV broadcast the event in the Evening News. Also, we uploaded the full range of the Online Collaboration materials on the homepage of our school. With its obvious success, the event became another pillar bridging schools in Europe and Asia.