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GOW2012 video from Latvia: Get Online Week 2012 at Kabile Primary School

During the Get Online Week 2012 in Latvia, different educational event for students and their parents were held at schools. In this animated video presentation made by Eduards Skabis, a good overview is beign shown about the wide variety of activities that were organized by the Zigfrids Anna Meierovics Kabile Primary School in the Kuldiga region of Latvia.

The video shows the survey “How e-skill full are you?” filled among the schoolchildren; the interactive lesson about internet safety, the tasks and winners of the school’s Olympiad in informatics; the seminar by representatives of the SEB bank about “e-skills in the i-bank and somewhere else in the e-environment” for teachers, staff and parents; the competition “Hardware and intelligence” and of the awards ceremony at the closing event:

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Get Online Week 2012 in Lithuania

The Association Langas I Ateiti was again the Lithuanian national partner for Get Online Week 2012. This year, many Lithuanians showed their intention of being a member of the information society by registering at the Get Online Week 2012 counter. Lithuania is proud of reaching 14.463 people during the week.

Throughout the many activities organized in the week, an online lesson/webinar for school youngsters “The future is yours “ hit the record – 5000 students registered and participated online. “Congratulations! Online lesson broadened my horizons. In 5 years I would like to be one of the IT guys.” – said Domantas, a high school student.

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GOW2012 video from Lithuania: Get Online Week 2012 at the library

Get Online Week 2012 in Lithuania was organized by Association Langas I Ateiti (LIA) as a national partner. In this video, LIA’s project coordinator Karolina Jasvinaite presents the european campaign to the senior visitors of the library. It also contains interviews with GOW12 participants Valerija Stankeviciené, Juozas Aukštuolis and Emilija Gruzdiené while registering for the campaign and with the librarian Alma Matuliené about the topics most visitors are looking for at the internet:

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GOW2012 video from Lithuania: Interview with young IT student Mantvydas Vaičiūnas

In this video filmed during the Get Online Week 2012 in LithuaniaAssociation Langas I Ateiti (LIA) interviews Mantvydas Vaičiūnas, first year student at the Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics of the University of Vilinius. Mantvydas talks about how his interest in computers was born, about the stereotypes programmers are confronted with, about the continuous need to upgrade your e-skills in today’s society and about the excellent job possibilities for IT specialists:

 

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GOW2012 video from Lithuania: Robotics: fantasy or reality?

One of the activities the Association Langas I Ateiti (LIA) promoted during the Get Online Week 2012 in Lithuania was an educational seminar about robotics. The seminar was organized by the Vilnius Computer Users’ Academy, a non-formal education organization where high school students gather during the weekend to study subjects they’re interested in: architecture, robots building, graphic,  interior & custom design, etc. The students create animations, program Lego Mind Storm robots and develop websites.

In the video LIA’s director Loreta Krizinauskiene introduces the concept of Get Online Week and
Giedré Petraityté, manager of the Vilnius Computer Users’ Academy explains the values of the organization. LIA’s reporter Karolina Jasvinaite also interviews the lecturer of the seminar, Valerijus Zlosnikas about his motivation to teach as a volunteer.  The young students are interviewed too and asked about their internet use and their interest in a future profession in IT, programming or robotics:

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Get Online Week 2012 in Macedonia

In Macedonia, the national partner Open the windows (OtW) organized a study visit for primary school students to their telecentre. They had an opportunity to discover the work of the association, and watched Powerpoint presentations from OtW’s beneficiaries. They also talked and associated with their peers with a handicap and gave interviews to a journalist from the student radio on how they use computers and internet.

The conference “For e-Accessible Primary Schools: Assistive Technology in Primary Education in Macedonia” brought together over a hundred representatives of national and local educational institutions, relevant civic organizations, school directors, teachers and parents of students with disabilities. The participants were informed about the campaign and assisted by one of the OtW’s beneficiaries to fill the Get Online Week survey by using assistive technology.

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Get Online Week 2012 in Moldova

The Alliance of Access to Information and Training Community Centres (AAITCC) was again the national partner for Get Online Week 2012 in Moldova. Seminars and practical workshops are in high demand in the Moldovan rural areas. Being close to beneficiaries and held at a convenient hour, this kind of training is seen as having the biggest impact in Moldova at present.

Traditionally, the community centres hold Open Doors Days on a regular basis. These are a sort of “soulful meetings” with graduates of training courses, as well as new beneficiaries of the telecentres. Community members were invited to a series of exciting activities during the Get online week. For instance, the public library from Crihana Veche, Cahul District has carried out a practical workshop to build capacities to work with the social networks Facebook and Skype.

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