Tuesday, October 23, 2012

OUR E-PAL PROJECT HAS BEEN HIGHLY COMMENDED IN THE MEDEA EDTECH CONTEST


The 9 finalists for the 2012 Annual MEDEA Awards were announced on 22 October 2012. The finalists are (in alphabetical order): All that Jazz by Fundación Universidad Carlos III (Spain), And the Oscar goes to ... by the 5th Primary school of Alexandroupolis (Greece), Flying Start by the University of Leeds (UK), Historiana - Your Portal to the Past by EUROCLIO - European Association of History Educators (The Netherlands), Il Girotondo del Tempo by Hyperfilm srl (Italy), Moving Image Techniques by Hill School (Greece), Quand la colère fait tomber les masques by Université Paris 1 (France), Schoolovision by Yester Primary School (UK) and SignMedia by the University of Wolverhampton (UK).

The overall winner will be announced during the MEDEA Awards Ceremony which takes place on Wednesday 14th November during the Media & Learning Conference 2012 in Brussels.

In addition to the finalists, the Organising Committee also announced 15 entries that are Highly Commended. These are: A letter, a Story, Greek Educational RadioTelevision/Greek Ministry of Education (Greece); Cartini Animati, Istituto Scolastico Comprensivo Statale Ponte San Nicolò (Italy); Child's Play: An Educational Issue, Deirdre Shelly (Ireland); Crocodox, Unaymedia, (Spain); Don Giovanni dans tous ses écrans, Université Rennes 2-CREA (France); El placer de la experiencia (I) y (II), La Red Información (Spain); Face Up, Ariel Trust (UK); Forum of Generations @School, Obchodna academia (Slovakia); Gloria trova un vero padrone, Giunti Progetti Educativi (Italy); In Trouble, UAM (Spain); Mustard vs Ketchup, Istituto professionale "Tommaso D'Oria" (Italy); Online projects among Greek and French EFL students, Maria Markaki School of Foreign Languages (Greece); Plataforma “Cuenta Regresiva” 1 acción = 1 cambio, Educ.ar S.E. (Argentina); Projekt "Podróże kształcą", Miejski Zespół Szkól nr 2 (Poland); Think Sustainable – Little Eco-houses, Ministero Istruzione MIUR, Italy. All those entries which are finalists as well as those who are highly commended will be added to the MEDEA Awards’ media gallery of showcases highlighting excellence in the use of media to support teaching and learning.

Read the full press release for the MEDEA Awards here.

We wholeheartedly thank the organising committee of the awards for picking our project among many and we congratulate the rest of the participants on receiving this distinction. The best of luck to the finalists on 14 November! 

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