ICT teacher of Γυμνάσιο Ζάρκου (Greece)
For more information about me, please visit my website
Website URL: http://www.miliospap.gr
Σφραγίδα καλής πρακτικής για την εκπαίδευση και μάθηση 2.0
To eTwinning project: "Young Poets Society" απέσπασε μια ακόμα διάκριση και πιο συγκεκριμένα την σφραγίδα καλής πρακτικής για την εκπαίδευση και μάθηση 2.0 της δράσης Μάθηση 2.0 plus.
Αν θέλετε να μάθετε περισσότερα για τη δράση Μάθηση 2.0 plus μπορείτε να επισκεφθείτε τον κεντρικό ιστοχώρο της, ακολουθώντας τον σύνδεσμο http://www.mathisi20.gr
To all friends of the “Young Poets Society”
We are happy to announce you that our project was awarded the first prize in the Greek National eTwinning awards 2011! The Greek group attended the ceremony, which was held in the Greek Ministry of Education and presented the project “Young Poets Society” to all the attendees.
European Quality Labels!
Our schools have been awarded the European Quality Label for the excellence of the work in the eTwinning project "Young Poets Society". This means that the work of the partner teachers and students and of our schools has been recognised at the highest European level!
As a result we have received a certificate which we can attach to our blog and display in a prominent position in our schools!
Also, our project will be displayed in a special area on the European Portal at www.etwinning.net.
The eTwinning team congratulates us on this unique achievement and hopes that we may meet at one of the eTwinning events during the year!:)
National Quality Labels!
Congratulations to all students and teachers that took part in the "Young Poets Society" project. Schools in both Greece and Romania were awarded with the National Quality Label. This award is considered as concrete recognition to teachers and schools of the high level of their eTwinning activities within their project work! We are now looking forward to receiving the European Quality label for our project!!
End-of-School-Year Celebrations in Greece!
In the end-of-school-year ceremonies held in both the Junior High School of Zarko and the Junior High Scool of Oichalia, students participating in the "Young Poets Society" project were awarded Certificates of Participation, as well as the ebook of the project entitled "Young Poets Society: A Collection of Poetry" which includes all the poems written during the project.
We wish everyone a great summer and we hope future projects are met with similar success. Congratulations to all participants!
Romanian Young Poets
A Voki for the poem "Clouds"
George from Greece also used Voki to recite his own Shape Poem entitled "The Clouds".
"Eleni's Wonderful World" into a Voki
Eleni used Voki, a free service that allows you to create personalized speaking avatars, to recite her poem "Eleni's Wonderful World!":)
Tutorial Start page - Login and User accounts
Τhis is the site for the etwinning project “Young Poets Society” of Γυμνάσιο Ζάρκου (Greece), Γυμνάσιο Οιχαλίας Νεοχωρίου (Greece), Gimnazjum nr 16 im. Fryderyka Chopina w Lublinie, Lublin (Poland) and "Saint Ana" School, Galati (Romania). So only the teachers and students of the above schools can post or edit the articles on this site.
There are two kinds of accounts for this web site. The teachers’ and the students’ accounts.
- can post everywhere in this site
- have privileges to edit all articles
- can comment on any article
- can post only in certain places in this site
- only have privileges to edit their own articles
- can comment on any article
If you are a student, ask your teacher for your user account login information and then use your favorite web browser to visit our blog : http://gym-zarkou.tri.sch.gr/blog (If you are using Internet explorer please update to the latest version of the program, because you may experience display problems with versions prior to v8). After that enter your username and password as shown in the picture below and press enter
If you don’t remember your username or your password, please press the link “Forgot your username?” or “Forgot your password?” and you will be presented with one of the following options:
Write in the text box your registered email address, and press the “submit” button. The web page will sent to you shortly the information that you asked for. If the mail doesn’t arrive in your mailbox after 20 minutes tell your teacher to contact me through the etwinning portal, to solve the problem.
Once you have logged in to the site you will notice that the left column of the site has changed to something like this.
At the top of every article that you have submitted (for the students) and at the top of every article on the site (for the teachers) there will be an “edit item” link where you can edit the already existing articles.
At the left side, a user menu will appear, with the following links
- Add new item
- My page
- My account
- Moderate comments to my published items
If it is your first time logging in to the site, you must change your password for security reasons. To do this simply follow the link to your account, change the password and press the “save” button.
User menu links - (I. My account)
Here you can do the following:
- Change your display Name (the name that's visible to the other users).
- Change your password
- Choose your gender and write a short description about yourself
- Upload a picture to use as an avatar
- Enter your site URL (if you have one), choose your preferred front end language and the time zone of your location.
After any change don’t forget to press the save button
User menu links - (II. My page)
Here you can see a short description of your account plus all the items (articles), that you have published to this site. You can also see all your unpublished items, which are not visible to other users, and you can choose to publish them.
User menu links - (III. Moderate comments to my published items)
Here you can moderate all the comments of your published items (articles)
User menu links - (IV.a. Add new item (add new article))
When you want to post a new article you have to press the “Add new item”.
The steps to add a new article is:
1. Type the title of your article in the title text box
2. Leave the “title alias” empty. The system will auto complete this text box
3. Leave the “Tags” empty, or write into that text box some key words of your article.
4. Set the Published radio button to yes. (It is set to yes by default)
5. Leave the “is it featured?” check box unchecked (It is unchecked by default)
6. Choose a Category from the drop down list, where you want your article to be saved
7. Write your article (or copy-paste it from a text document) in the big text box at the bottom of the page and format it with the tools above, just as you would do if you were working on an office suite.
Caution! When you are trying to paste a document the right click of your mouse and the paste command may not work. You can paste a document only with your keyboard shortcuts. In windows the keyboard shortcut for paste is CTRL+V.
8. Click on the save icon at the top of the page and close that window.
User menu links - (IV.b. Edit an article (more options))
Your article should be online under the category you chose before.Browse the site to locate the article and press the edit item link. In edit mode you can change the content of articles, upload images, upload videos, add attachments which other users can download and unpublish the articles.
Caution! When you unpublish an article, the article remains in our databases but users can’t see it. You can republish it whenever you want through your page link, in the user menu. If you want to delete an article completely, leave a comment to your own article “please delete this article” and then unpublish it. I will delete it from the database as soon as I see the comment.
User menu links - (IV.c. Adding a Read More Break (article edit mode))
A Read More break is the divider that shows a preview of your article. Everything above this break is the preview text; this text will be seen in the preview of the article as well as in the article itself. The content below the Read More break will only be seen if the article is clicked on. If you do not insert a Read More break, the whole article will be displayed. You generally do not want to do this, unless the article is just too short. The nice thing about inserting a Read More break is the fact that there are no option screens to go through. Once inserted into the article, the Read More break will look like a line that separates the intro text from the full text.of your article.
To insert a Read More break into your article just put your entry point at the exact position where you want to put that break and simply press the Read More button.
User menu links - (Insert a Pagebreak (article edit mode))
When you view an article, you can choose to have everything on one page, or put parts of the article on different pages. You can choose which parts to put on which page with pagebreaks. You can insert more than one pabebreaks into an article.
To insert a Page break into your article just put your entry point at the exact position where you want to put that break and simply press the PageBreak button. You will see a dialog box that looks like this.
The “Page Title” is the title that will be displayed at the top of that page of the article. The “Table of Contents Alias” is how that page will be shown in the table of contents of the article.
The Table of Contents with all of your pages, will automatically be generated at the top of the page and will be shown as different tabs, like the tabs in this tutorial.
When you are editing, they look just like a line that separates different parts of the article.
User menu links - (IV.d. Add images to an article (article edit mode))
If you want to upload a single image in you article, you can simply go to the image tab, browse your computer and upload the file. The image will be shown at top left corner of your article.
If you want to add a photo gallery to an article, please ask your teacher to e-mail me those photos-pictures through the e-twinning portal and let me know which article you want the gallery to be added to.
User menu links - (IV.e. Add videos to an article (article edit mode))
To upload a video create an account on YouTube or any other free online video service, and upload it there. Once the upload is done, you should have a url for your uploaded video. It should look something like this:
Copy the 11 characters code between “watch?v=” and “&”. In our example the 11 characters code is “H4JD3Yf4ghY”, which is the ID of the video
Now go to the article you want to edit and in edit mode select the Video Tab and then the video provider tab.
From the drop down list “Select video provider” choose YouTube and in the next text box paste the ID that you have previously copied. Click save and close that window.
Caution! To upload a video please use only the above method and never use the tabs upload, Browse server/use remote video or Embed which is under the general Video Tab.
User menu links - (IV.f. Add Attachments to an article (article edit mode))
Adding attachments to your articles is very easy. You can attach any number of formats, and have more than one attachment if needed. Once you add an attachment, it will display at the bottom of your article as a link for the users to download.
1. Open your K2 article in edit mode.
2. Click the Add Attachment tab.
3. Click on the add Attachment tab.
4. Browse to the file you want to attach and select it.
5. Enter a link title in Link title for the attachment (optional).
6. If desired, enter a Link Title attribute.
7. Make sure Attachments is set to Show in your Item View Options.
8. Click Save.