Croatian eTwinning conference 2012

Yesterday, at the wonderful Westin hotel in Zagreb I participated in eTwinning national conference. Among many speakers from Belgium, Sweden, Slovenia and Croatia, our National Agency gave the prizes for the best eTwinning projects in the previous school year.

A very lovely note was that the whole conference was covered simultaneously by Twitter tweets and the hashtag #etwzg, which reminded me of an amazing eTwinning conference in Berlin in March. It is always nice to implement modern trends into our country and keep all the other interested eTwinners posted wherever they are. Acoording to the Tweets, you can see the talks that were being held and participants’ impressions at the end of this post.

The conference started with greetings from our National Agency and the organizers, Dunja Babić, Jelena Goričanec and Zvonimir Vidušin. The first talks were by the experts in eTwinning, starting with Bart Verswijvel who always impresses the audience and in a very visual way of presenting shares his experiences about his teaching, eTwinning and use of technology. The stage loves him! 🙂

After Bart, we got a chance to hear Lidija Kralj and her Comenius partner Niilo Alhovaara from Sweden talk about Internet safety and the ways to protect ourselves and our students, but also to be responsible online.

The next up were lovely group of enthusiastic Slovenian eTwinners and ambassadors, who presented some of the best eTwinning projects in Slovenia. These are also my new friends I feel and I am certain that we will cooperate in the future. They are Tatjana Gulič, Irena Rimc Voglar and Dejan Kramžar.

After the lunch break, which is always a chance for catching up with colleagues, the COMET awards for the best eTwinning projects in the previous school year were awarded in four categories. The winners are:

  • kindergarten and lower primary classes: Nataša Ljubić Klemše from Bjelovar
  • upper primary classes: Mini Hotels Network, my project 🙂
  • secondary school:
  • the best school team: Tomislav Pavlović, OŠ Velika Ludina

CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU ALL! 🙂

The final talk was by Arjana Blažić, an enthusiastic teacher who is an amazing digital teacher, presenter, technology and Twitter fan and a great colleague from Zagreb IX. Grammar School. Her presentation was about 21st century skills.

To sum up, we had a wonderful conference and as always, I learned a lot, I met amazing new people and got a chance to meet some of the people that I collaborated with online. The power of eTwinning is in the unity and this feeling of positive energy when we all think that we can change education and grow as people and as teachers. THANK YOU! 🙂

What follows is a Storyfy listing of all the Tweets that appeared yesterday on #etwzg. This is a powerful tool, as you can see, it helped me a lot to summarize the conference, and to post this blog post.

  1. abfromz
    @BartVerswijvel and me presenting at the #eTwinning conference in Zagreb #etwzg http://pic.twitter.com/AppsePtf
    Fri, Oct 26 2012 23:05:53
  2. abfromz
    @NatasaLJK @teahorvatic @tompavlov Još jednom čestitke za vaše sjajne projekte #etwzg
    Fri, Oct 26 2012 22:50:49
  3. abfromz
    @LidijaKralj @teahorvatic @tamaravidovic @BartVerswijvel @niiloa @tatjanagulic @dejankramzar @tompavlov @SanjaSrdelic Thanks4 support #etwzg
    Fri, Oct 26 2012 22:48:30
  4. CiarnaC
    RT @LidijaKralj: Congrat to @tompavlov @teahorvatic @NatasaLJK – winners of Croatian #etwinning award COMET #etwzg 🙂 I’m so proud of them 🙂 abd their work
    Fri, Oct 26 2012 14:52:25
  5. BartVerswijvel
    RT @LidijaKralj: Congrat to @tompavlov @teahorvatic @NatasaLJK – winners of Croatian #etwinning award COMET #etwzg 🙂 I’m so proud of them 🙂 abd their work
    Fri, Oct 26 2012 14:49:57
  6. BartVerswijvel
    RT @NatasaLJK: Great day today in Zagreb on 2nd eTwinning conference #etwzg
    Fri, Oct 26 2012 14:49:41
  7. NatasaLJK
    Great day today in Zagreb on 2nd eTwinning conference #etwzg
    Fri, Oct 26 2012 12:38:55
  8. LidijaKralj
    Čestitke @tompavlov @teahorvatic @NatasaLJK @tamaravidovic na nagradi Comet. Baš sam ponosna 🙂 kao da sam ih ja učila #etwinning #etwzg
    Fri, Oct 26 2012 12:09:50
  9. LidijaKralj
    Congrat to @tompavlov @teahorvatic @NatasaLJK – winners of Croatian #etwinning award COMET #etwzg 🙂 I’m so proud of them 🙂 abd their work
    Fri, Oct 26 2012 12:07:47
  10. LidijaKralj
    RT @abfromz: @NatasaLJK Congratulations, Nataša! well done and well deserved #etwinning #etwzg
    Fri, Oct 26 2012 12:04:49
  11. LidijaKralj
    RT @BartVerswijvel: I would like to be in the class of @teahorvatic! Well deserved prize winner at #etwinning conference Zagreb.#etwzg
    Fri, Oct 26 2012 12:04:21
  12. LidijaKralj
    RT @teahorvatic @tompavlov nagrađen za najbolji školski tim! #etwzg #etwinning Comet nagrada. Bravo i čestitke! 🙂 http://pic.twitter.com/LJ0yZX0S
    Fri, Oct 26 2012 12:04:00
  13. LidijaKralj
    Tnx to @teahorvatic @abfromz @tamaravidovic @BartVerswijvel @niiloa @tatjanagulic @dejankramzar you know news form #etwzg #etwinning
    Fri, Oct 26 2012 11:53:38
  14. LidijaKralj
    .@dejankramzar Tnx for support and spreading good practice in #etwinning projects on #etwzg 🙂 Great speach – I enjoyed every minute 🙂
    Fri, Oct 26 2012 11:52:19
  15. LidijaKralj
    RT @NatasaLJK #etwzg @Niiloa from Sveden talk about #Comenius project with @LidijaKralj and her school about safer internet #etwinning
    Fri, Oct 26 2012 11:50:58
  16. LidijaKralj
    RT @teahorvatic: Today we are promoting the use of Twitter #etwzg @abfromz @tamaravidovic @LidijaKralj @BartVerswijvel @niiloa @tatjanagulic @dejankramzar
    Fri, Oct 26 2012 11:50:10
  17. NatasaLJK
    Thank you dear @abfromz #etwzg
    Fri, Oct 26 2012 11:27:53
  18. tamaravidovic
    #etwzg with @teahorvatic http://pic.twitter.com/Ttcy0ubZ
    Fri, Oct 26 2012 07:54:02
  19. BartVerswijvel
    Is ICT to be considered as a “discipline” at school? Question by @abfromz at #etwzg
    Fri, Oct 26 2012 06:56:08
  20. teahorvatic
    Today we are promoting the use of Twitter #etwzg @abfromz @tamaravidovic @LidijaKralj @BartVerswijvel @niiloa @tatjanagulic @dejankramzar
    Fri, Oct 26 2012 06:37:47
  21. NatasaLJK
    #etwzg informal learning @abfromz great job with #teachmeet
    Fri, Oct 26 2012 06:35:38
  22. teahorvatic
    #etwzg @abfromz giving ideas of how to promote innovative and independent learning. http://pic.twitter.com/Vp0l7HOS
    Fri, Oct 26 2012 06:34:46
  23. NatasaLJK
    #etwzg @abfromz homo zappiensi – reality in our classrooms
    Fri, Oct 26 2012 06:29:44
  24. BartVerswijvel
    @abfromz doing great job at #eTwinning conf: ode to Twitter. #etwzg
    Fri, Oct 26 2012 06:29:11
  25. dejankramzar
    #etwzg zanimivo, 21. stoletje in IKT … http://pic.twitter.com/eobkfTIp
    Fri, Oct 26 2012 06:26:08
  26. NatasaLJK
    #etwzg great @abfromz thanks A. Kutcher 😉 for Twitter
    Fri, Oct 26 2012 06:25:34
  27. teahorvatic
    @tompavlov nagrađen za najbolji školski tim! #etwzg #etwinning Comet nagrada. Bravo i čestitke! 🙂 http://pic.twitter.com/4kI7ppDC
    Fri, Oct 26 2012 06:10:48
  28. tatjanagulic
    #etwzg cestitke dobitnikom priznanj za res super projekte.
    Fri, Oct 26 2012 06:07:52
  29. NatasaLJK
    #etwzg dvije etwinning nagrade putuju u Bjelovar!
    Fri, Oct 26 2012 06:06:16
  30. tamaravidovic
    RT @BartVerswijvel: I would like to be in the class of @teahorvatic! Well deserved prize winner at #etwinning conference Zagreb.#etwzg
    Fri, Oct 26 2012 06:05:58
  31. BartVerswijvel
    I would like to be in the class of @teahorvatic! Well deserved prize winner at #etwinning conference Zagreb.#etwzg
    Fri, Oct 26 2012 05:59:28
  32. abfromz
    RT @tamaravidovic: #etwzg @teahorvatic talking about her project! Awesome! http://pic.twitter.com/y5bwBuyg
    Fri, Oct 26 2012 05:56:14
  33. abfromz
    RT @BartVerswijvel: @abfromz will be next speaker at #etwinning conf Zagreb. She is not nervous at all! #etwzg > learning from the best 🙂
    Fri, Oct 26 2012 05:56:02
  34. abfromz
    @teahorvatic wonderful project #etwinning #etwzg congrats 🙂
    Fri, Oct 26 2012 05:55:21
  35. tamaravidovic
    #etwzg @teahorvatic talking about her project! Awesome! http://pic.twitter.com/y5bwBuyg
    Fri, Oct 26 2012 05:53:36
  36. BartVerswijvel
    @abfromz will be next speaker at #etwinning conf Zagreb. She is not nervous at all! #etwzg
    Fri, Oct 26 2012 05:50:09
  37. BartVerswijvel
    RT @abfromz: @NatasaLJK Congratulations, Nataša! well done and well deserved #etwinning #etwzg
    Fri, Oct 26 2012 05:45:00
  38. abfromz
    @NatasaLJK great ideas! #etwinning #etwzg
    Fri, Oct 26 2012 05:40:37
  39. abfromz
    @NatasaLJK Congratulations, Nataša! well done and well deserved #etwinning #etwzg
    Fri, Oct 26 2012 05:37:43
  40. teahorvatic
    #etwzg next up: #etwinning awards for the best projects in Croatia. 🙂
    Fri, Oct 26 2012 05:35:33
  41. tamaravidovic
    RT @teahorvatic: Etwinners having a wonderful lunch #etwzg 🙂
    Fri, Oct 26 2012 05:33:44
  42. teahorvatic
    Etwinners having a wonderful lunch #etwzg 🙂
    Fri, Oct 26 2012 05:17:08
  43. tatjanagulic
    #etwzg Bravo Dajan!
    Fri, Oct 26 2012 04:16:56
  44. LidijaKralj
    RT @tatjanagulic: #etwzg hvala za povabilo. Veliko uspehov pri delu v Etweening projektih.
    Fri, Oct 26 2012 04:12:36
  45. BartVerswijvel
    RT @abfromz: RT @teahorvatic: #etwzg Dejan is really entertaining the audience. Great motivator! >indeed!
    Fri, Oct 26 2012 04:11:42
  46. abfromz
    RT @teahorvatic: #etwzg Dejan is really entertaining the audience. Great motivator! >indeed!
    Fri, Oct 26 2012 04:10:47
  47. teahorvatic
    #etwzg Dejan is really entertaining the audience. Great motivator!
    Fri, Oct 26 2012 04:10:23
  48. LidijaKralj
    RT @abfromz: @dejankramzar – wonderful project, great speech, awesom speaker #etwinning, #etwzg
    Fri, Oct 26 2012 04:10:02
  49. LidijaKralj
    RT @teahorvatic: #etwzg Dejan Kramzar from Slovenia talking about Twinnie’s adventures #etwinning project http://pic.twitter.com/9LpY8FZp
    Fri, Oct 26 2012 04:08:54
  50. niiloa
    The guest is definitely king in Croatia #etwzg #etwinning #comenius http://pic.twitter.com/Tua14NTp
    Fri, Oct 26 2012 04:06:51
  51. abfromz
    @dejankramzar – wonderful project, great speech, awesom speaker #etwinning, #etwzg
    Fri, Oct 26 2012 04:06:36
  52. tatjanagulic
    #etwzg ah avtomatski spelling na telefonih 🙂 v eTwinning projektih
    Fri, Oct 26 2012 04:06:22
  53. tatjanagulic
    #etwzg hvala za povabilo. Veliko uspehov pri delu v Etweening projektih.
    Fri, Oct 26 2012 04:02:17
  54. LidijaKralj
    #etwzg @dejankramzar about Twinnys adventures #etwinning http://pic.twitter.com/XDzNmp6J
    Fri, Oct 26 2012 04:01:39
  55. teahorvatic
    #etwzg Dejan Kramzar from Slovenia talking about Twinnie’s adventures #etwinning project http://pic.twitter.com/9LpY8FZp
    Fri, Oct 26 2012 04:01:19
  56. BartVerswijvel
    Conference venue: Westin Zagreb. Maybe I sleep in same bed GWBush and Red Hot Chili Peppers used when staying here. #etwzg
    Fri, Oct 26 2012 03:59:15
  57. teahorvatic
    #etwzg Irena from Slovenia shows her project about students’ free time. http://pic.twitter.com/GGuTXdYP
    Fri, Oct 26 2012 03:56:00
  58. LidijaKralj
    RT @teahorvatic: #etwzg working wheels of collaboration in #etwinning and pedagogic benefits @BartVerswijvel http://pic.twitter.com/NeIcsHvg
    Fri, Oct 26 2012 03:51:00
  59. niiloa
    Zagreb Croatia #etwzg #etwinning #besmartbesafe http://pic.twitter.com/z5qSEF7l
    Fri, Oct 26 2012 03:50:46
  60. niiloa
    Wow, Bart and Lidija really nailed their #etwzg presentations! Superb stuff #etwinning #besmartbesafe
    Fri, Oct 26 2012 03:50:39
  61. LidijaKralj
    RT @abfromz: @tatjanagulic about her #etwinning project #etwzg really nice way to learn
    Fri, Oct 26 2012 03:50:30
  62. BartVerswijvel
    RT @teahorvatic: @niiloa from Sweden talking about digital technology #etwzg and his school practice http://pic.twitter.com/7R5vbZUG
    Fri, Oct 26 2012 03:44:15
  63. BartVerswijvel
    RT @teahorvatic: Tatjana Gulic from Slovenia talking about her astronomy project #etwzg http://pic.twitter.com/FWyfun30
    Fri, Oct 26 2012 03:43:29
  64. abfromz
    @tatjanagulic about her #etwinning project #etwzg really nice way to learn
    Fri, Oct 26 2012 03:41:34
  65. NatasaLJK
    @LidijaKralj 😉 izvrsna prica o sigurnijem internetu #etwzg
    Fri, Oct 26 2012 03:41:33
  66. teahorvatic
    Tatjana Gulic from Slovenia talking about her astronomy project #etwzg http://pic.twitter.com/FWyfun30
    Fri, Oct 26 2012 03:41:20
  67. LidijaKralj
    RT @BartVerswijvel: @LidijaKralj @teahorvatic @abfromz we all feel safe with Lidija and #eTwinning. #etwzg
    Fri, Oct 26 2012 03:40:47
  68. LidijaKralj
    RT @NatasaLJK: #etwzg @LidijaKralj about risk assessment Great!
    Fri, Oct 26 2012 03:39:51
  69. abfromz
    finally made it to #etwzg
    Fri, Oct 26 2012 03:37:43
  70. LidijaKralj
    Listening @niiloa on #etwzg #etwinning http://pic.twitter.com/7YKjB809
    Fri, Oct 26 2012 03:32:36
  71. teahorvatic
    @niiloa from Sweden talking about digital technology #etwzg and his school practice http://pic.twitter.com/7R5vbZUG
    Fri, Oct 26 2012 03:31:37
  72. NatasaLJK
    RT @BartVerswijvel: @LidijaKralj @teahorvatic @abfromz we all feel safe with Lidija and #eTwinning. #etwzg
    Fri, Oct 26 2012 03:31:26
  73. NatasaLJK
    #etwzg Niilo from Sveden talk about #Comenius project with @LidijaKralj and her school about safer internet
    Fri, Oct 26 2012 03:31:11
  74. BartVerswijvel
    @LidijaKralj @teahorvatic @abfromz we all feel safe with Lidija and #eTwinning. #etwzg
    Fri, Oct 26 2012 03:23:34
  75. NatasaLJK
    #etwzg @LidijaKralj about risk assessment Great!
    Fri, Oct 26 2012 03:19:52
  76. BartVerswijvel
    RT @teahorvatic: #etwzg working wheels of collaboration in #etwinning and pedagogic benefits @BartVerswijvel http://pic.twitter.com/NeIcsHvg
    Fri, Oct 26 2012 03:14:59
  77. BartVerswijvel
    RT @abfromz: @BartVerswijvel and me presenting at the #eTwinning conference in Zagreb #etwzg http://pic.twitter.com/AppsePtf
    Fri, Oct 26 2012 23:17:23
  78. BartVerswijvel
    RT @teahorvatic: #etwzg The stage and the audience LOVE @BartVerswijvel at #etwinning conference in Zagreb 🙂
    Fri, Oct 26 2012 03:13:24
  79. teahorvatic
    #etwzg @LidijaKralj govori o sigurnosti na internetu
    Fri, Oct 26 2012 03:10:45
  80. teahorvatic
    #etwzg working wheels of collaboration in #etwinning and pedagogic benefits @BartVerswijvel http://pic.twitter.com/NeIcsHvg
    Fri, Oct 26 2012 02:47:56
  81. Fri, Oct 26 2012 02:43:48
  82. ChrisFrean
    @teahorvatic @tamaravidovic @LidijaKralj #etwzg #etwinning this is what, education, EU Twinning, or town twinning? @LibrisMedia
    Fri, Oct 26 2012 02:42:27
  83. LidijaKralj
    #etwinning #etwzg (@ The Westin w/ 5 others) http://4sq.com/SDjQfc
    Fri, Oct 26 2012 02:35:50
  84. teahorvatic
    RT @LidijaKralj: #etwzg Zvonimir says Croatians are the most sociable ppl on #etwinning 🙂 Join us 🙂
    Fri, Oct 26 2012 02:29:28
  85. teahorvatic
    #etwzg @BartVerswijvel talking about #etwinning school teams http://pic.twitter.com/jD9odbWB
    Fri, Oct 26 2012 02:29:15
  86. ivicakartelo
    RT @LidijaKralj: #etwzg Zvonimir says Croatians are the most sociable ppl on #etwinning 🙂 Join us 🙂
    Fri, Oct 26 2012 02:26:51
  87. LidijaKralj
    Huge part of school in #etwinning projects. Bart on #etwzg http://pic.twitter.com/RByJMtRP
    Fri, Oct 26 2012 02:26:47
  88. LidijaKralj
    #etwinning #etwzg Bart about school teams http://pic.twitter.com/ZDv6nEcb
    Fri, Oct 26 2012 02:24:45
  89. LidijaKralj
    @BartVerswijvel on #etwzg #etwinning in Zagreb, court of King Arthur in chess story
    Fri, Oct 26 2012 02:19:19
  90. abfromz
    RT @teahorvatic: #etwzg The stage and the audience LOVE @BartVerswijvel at #etwinning conference in Zagreb 🙂 > everybody loves Bart 🙂
    Fri, Oct 26 2012 02:18:48
  91. teahorvatic
    #etwzg The stage and the audience LOVE @BartVerswijvel at #etwinning conference in Zagreb 🙂
    Fri, Oct 26 2012 02:17:26
  92. LidijaKralj
    #etwzg Zvonimir says Croatians are the most sociable ppl on #etwinning 🙂 Join us 🙂
    Fri, Oct 26 2012 02:13:24
  93. abfromz
    RT @LidijaKralj: #etwzg just started in Zagreb. Great #etwinning company 🙂
    Fri, Oct 26 2012 02:12:15
  94. teahorvatic
    #etwzg Zvonimir Vidušin pozdravlja eTwinnere na #etwinning konferenciji u Zagrebu. http://pic.twitter.com/DPvYBBwc
    Fri, Oct 26 2012 02:12:05
  95. LidijaKralj
    RT @niiloa: After some nice coffee #etwzg getting started in Zagreb, Croatia #etwinning #besmartbesafe
    Fri, Oct 26 2012 02:11:46
  96. LidijaKralj
    #etwzg just started in Zagreb. Great #etwinning company 🙂
    Fri, Oct 26 2012 02:10:37
  97. teahorvatic
    #etwzg #eTwinning konferencija u Westinu. Konačno prilika da upoznam kolege nastavnike s kojima surađujem online.
    Fri, Oct 26 2012 02:10:04
  98. teahorvatic
    #etwzg Croatian national #etwinning conference. I am really happy to meet my fellow eTwinners 🙂 @tamaravidovic @LidijaKralj
    Fri, Oct 26 2012 02:03:00
  99. niiloa
    After some nice coffee #etwzg getting started in Zagreb, Croatia #etwinning #besmartbesafe
    Fri, Oct 26 2012 01:58:50
  100. niiloa
    Time to go to bed – tomorrow early start for #etwzg in (surprise) Zagreb, Croatia #etwinning
    Thu, Oct 25 2012 12:38:33

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