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MEDEAnet webinar "How to integrate gaming in the classroom"

Game-based learning offers a variety of opportunities to teachers to stimulate pupils' engagement and to strengthen their collaborative learning skills. During this one hour webinar on Monday, 25 June 2012 (4 - 5pm CET) participants received an insight into what it's like to integrate games into their teaching practice. 27 participants took part in this webinar aimed at teachers, educators and school directors interested in getting to know more about the different ways in which they can integrate digital games into learning activities.

The speakers that MEDEAnet lined up for this webinar are Steven Ronsijn, teacher and educational ICT-coordinator at Sint-Lievenscollege Gent (Belgium) and Jolanta Galecka from Young Digital Planet (Poland). Steven described the concrete benefits and experiences he has had as a teacher when using games in his lessons. Jolanta's focus was on how you can use games in different learning settings to better motivate children to learn from both a theoretical and a practical perspective.

To see the discussion linked to this webinar go to http://www.media-and-learning.eu/content/how-to-integrate-digital-games-...

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IPR Helpdesk

This Helpline service provides tailor-made advice on your specific IP or IPR query – customized, straight-forwardly, comprehensibly and free of charge. Get in touch with a team of experienced lawyers via registration on this website, phone or fax and receive a qualified answer or examination of personal IP issue within three working days. In addition they offer free of charge training events on different aspects of IP management and IPR based on a practical and comprehensive training approach. Regular publications such as an eMail Newsletter and the Bulletin keep you updated on the latest developments in the field of IP and IPR.

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Europa, Summaries of EU legislation - Enforcement of intellectual property rights

In this section of the official website of the European Union it is possible to find the summaries of EU legislation on every subject. The linked page gives an overview of the legislation on IPR. The act the page refers to is the directive 2004/48/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 29 April 2004 on the enforcement of intellectual property rights.
The page is available in 15 languages.

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• ACT
• SUMMARY
o Objectives
o Scope
o General obligation
o Persons entitled to request the application of measures and procedures
o Evidence
o Right of information
o Provisional and precautionary measures
o Measures resulting from a decision on the merits of the case
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aPLaNet Teacher Guide

aPLaNet (Personal Learning Networks for Language Teachers) project is a European Union funded project that aims to help educators to understand benefits of shared knowledge based on social networks, and to learn how to build their own professional personal learning networks using social media.
The Teacher Guide is conceived as a theoretical and practical introduction to the project, providing background to the project and explaining its rationale and goals. It reflects on the terms connected with social media environments, positives and use of the networks, presents educational resources suitable both for teachers development and suggestions for usage within a classroom.
This document acts as a guide for educational institutions, teachers and educators to help them understand:
• What social networks and PLNs exist for language educators
• Why language educators should use them
• How teachers can get involved

The Teacher Guide is intended to be as comprehensive as possible so as to provide a wide range of options for growing as a professional and engaging with educators all over the world. It was developed to facilitate and support teachers´ orientation in the world of social media and ICT-based approaches to teaching/learning.
It also provides highly practical suggestions and hints for teachers. It presents a large number of ICT resources divided for better orientation into several categories. All of them are described both in terms of general characteristics, technical and other requirements, steps to be takes for successful set-up and configuration, navigation and operational rules.

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BEFOREHAND
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1. GET FAMILIAR WITH THE APL ANET PROJECT´S BASIC TERMS
1.2 WHY DO WE NEED TO CHANGE THE WAY WE ROFESSIONALLY DEVELOP: RELEVANCE OFPLNS FOR LANGUAGE EDUCATORS
1. 3. ADVANTAGES OF BECOMING AEUROPEAN TEACHER
1. 4. HOW PLNS CONTRIBUTE TO ‘DIGITAL LITERACY ’
1.5. THIRTEEN GOOD REASONS WHY EDUCATORS SHOULD NETWORK
1. 6. DO YOU SOCIAL NETWORK ? AS AN EDUCATOR,YOU PROBABLY SHOULD
1. 7 WHAT APL ANET PROJECT OFFERS TO DUCATORS

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2. 1.ABOUT THE APL ANET PROJECT
2. 2. INCREASING DIGITAL LITERACY WITHICTTOOLS ANDSOCIAL ETWORKS
2. 3. INTERNET TOOLS AND HOW TO USE THEM IN LANGUAGE TEACHING
2.4. SOCIAL NETWORKS
2.5. WEB RESOURCES
2.6. GET INVOLVED IN PERSONAL LEARNING ENVIRONMENT
2.7. REFERENCES
2.8. GLOSSARY OF TERMS

Rosetta's Comet Touchdown

An interdisciplinary educational project about the European Rosetta Mission to a comet (arrival 2014). Suitable for students 15+. It involves making a LEGO model of a spacecraft and many other interdisciplinary activities around the topic of comet exploration. The pilot kit comprises a model of the ESA Rosetta lander, Philae, a film explaining the scientific and technical aspects of the mission and a set of Interdisciplinary Activities Sheets with suggestions for how to use the materials.

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Chemistry: All About You

Çhemistry: All About You - Teach chemistry in a fun and innovative way is a website whereteachers can find chemistry resources to organise activities in the classroom around the video "Chemistry: All About You" developed by the European Petrochemical Association (EPCA) in partnership with UNESCO and IUPAC. The objective is to propose tools for an innovative and multi-disciplinary approach of chemistry teaching.
Video, teachers'guidelines, lesson plans, documents and experiment modules are available on the website.

LRE - Learning Resource Exchange

The Learning Resource Exchange (LRE) for schools is developed and coordinated by European Schoolnet (EUN, http://www.eun.org) and enables schools to find educational content from many different countries and providers. Anyone is able to browse content in the LRE federation of repositories and teachers that register can also use LRE social tagging tools, rate LRE content, save their Favourite resources and share links to these resources with their friends.

Other info about the project at http://fire.eun.org.

EU-UNAWE Universe Awareness

EU-UNAWE aims to use astronomy as a tool for inspiring and educating young children, and encourage them to develop an interest in science and technology. The programme also aims to introduce children to the idea of global citizenship and tolerance at a crucial stage of their development – to show them that they are part of an international community.
This programme is aimed at children aged 4 to 10 years, especially those from underprivileged communities, but the resources are open to all: on the website, multimedia as well as educational materials and guidelines are available.

Xplore Health

Xplore Health is a European educational portal on cutting-edge health research that offers innovative multimedia and hands-on experiences to young people through the internet, schools and science centres and museums. This project's aims are: to bridge the gap between research and education, to inspire future researchers, to promote scientific literacy and to stimulate dialogue.
On the Xplore Health website, you can find a multimedia gallery with lots of videos, games and experiments and various resources for educators such as classroom activities, educators' guides and experiments protocols.

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