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A Magic Flight to India A Magic Flight to Benevento, Italy
“A Magic Flight to Benevento, Italy”, is a sequel of the previous AEC project “Magic flight to India”. The project aims to create a collaborative learning environment where the students from Asia and Europe can exchange ideas and make friends with each other. The previous project focussed on Asian countries (the State of Israel and India). The current project focuses on a European country and its historical background with a view towards its present best practices on alternative energies and the handling of environmental problems in general.

Project Co-ordinator: Ms Maria Antonietta Sessa / Ms Swagat Sen /
    Ms Anna Lacci / Ms Halina Bednarz
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biodiversity Biodiversity in My Town and its Importance for the Sustainable Development of the World
Students from Asia and Europe will take pictures or make paintings about biodiversity (animals and plants) in their own town and publish them in a common internet site with brief description about the species. Teachers from each school will discuss the term “Sustainable Development” to their students and focus on why biodiversity is important. The term “Sustainable Development” is a key aim of the present generation. Educational materials and links about sustainable development will be published in the internet site by the teachers. A competition for best picture and best painting of biological species will be held at the end of the project.

Project Co-ordinator: Mr Anton Sotirov / Mr Kamen Kotev / Mrs Rositsa Vezenkova
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butterfly Butterfly in Your Hands
The “Butterfly in Your Hands” project aims to encourage students and teachers to rekindle their interest in butterflies, their host plants and wildflowers in their countries, thereby raising awareness to their importance in the ecological system. Through this awareness, this project could help the students take an active role in protecting the nature by taking part in preserving and protecting these species. Furthermore, the project aims to encourage students and teachers to work together in learning to use of open source web tools available.

Project Co-ordinator: Mrs Edith Flores Wolff
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Chain Stories 2010 Chain Stories 2010
The project "Chain Stories" allows the participating students to write chain stories from 5 different categories such as thrillers, fairy tales, science fiction and a Robinsonade in English, and one in German story as well. Previous editions of “Chain Stories” have been successful by making stories interactive. Each chapter will end with a choice whether a person should "do something" or "not do something". Two groups of people will continue the story, with one group continuing from a person "doing something" and a group continues from a person "not doing something". Both groups end their chapter with a choice as well and continue on. The students themselves decide how long the story should be. An illustration will also be created along with the new chapter. The final product will be an interactive "book" where each student can decide how the story goes. The stories will all be written in English - except for one in German. A website with chat & blog forum will be set up for this project.

Project Co-ordinator: Ms Helene Tind
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Chain Stories 2010 Creative Solutions to Protect Our Environment from Globalisation Effects
With the benefits of globalisation widely recognised, the harmful effects it has on the environment may be severely underestimated. The project will allow young people to come together to derive new, innovative solutions to protect the environment from the harmful effects of globalisation.

Project Co-ordinator: Mr Melvin Koh
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eastspeakwest East Speaks West, West Speaks East 2010
The “East Speaks West, West Speaks East 2010” is a continued project from 2009/2010 and is about the sharing of the 21st century method of language learning. Through the ICT tools, the students will be able to discover cultural similarities and differences in the learning process, using the materials they produce on their own.

Project Co-ordinator: Mrs Edith Flores Wolff
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environmental Environmental Education Linkage Project II

The “Environmental Education Linkage Project II (EE LINKS II)” is a continued project from 2009/2010. The project aims to create worldwide awareness among students and teachers on how they can contribute in saving the environment. It will spearhead uniting all students and teachers into one big organisation with one main objective - to advocate in their schools, community and country that there is a need to act now and save the Earth. The final product will be a portal for schools in sharing school activities on environmental concerns.

Project Co-ordinator: Dr Helen Balbas Aggabao
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weboflife Filming the Web of Life
The “Filming the Web of Life” project turns the spotlight on Biodiversity through the concept that "We need each other", that any sign of life on Earth is inseparable from the chain of life. It aims to sensitise young students, future citizens of this planet, towards their role in weaving the Web of Life starting from their closest webs. More specifically, the project approaches the issue of Biodiversity from another perspective, that of the webs humans weave around them: Art webs, Business webs, Community webs, Cultural webs, Education webs, Environmental webs, Everyday life webs, Family webs, Friendship webs, Health webs, Nature webs, Spirit webs, to sustain life. In general, this project focuses on mutual respect and responsibility within local communities and regions and then to a broader International level.

Project Co-ordinator: Ms Foteini Veneti
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florafauna Flora and Fauna Conservation
The “Flora and Fauna Conservation” project aims to give Asian and European students the importance of biodiversity and the effects of human activities on the ecosystem. Students will get to know more on the flora and fauna species that cannot be found in their own country, especially on those that have gone into extinction. This project provides the opportunity for students to work with each other across continents to understand more on the conservation actions that have been carried out and to come up with an effective product to create awareness in flora and fauna conservation. Furthermore, it would enhance their ICT skills and communication skills as they work online together.

Project Co-ordinator:

Ms Felicia Tay

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florafauna Food 4 Everyone
The project “Food 4 Everyone” encourages students and teachers to innovate and create some new recipes by utilising indigenous resources found in their own area. This activity will open the students and teachers horizon to take some benefit on fulfilling their biological need without exploiting the biodiversity and avoid their dependence on farming production. In conclusion, this project offered a collaborative teaching and learning process among the group members.

Project Co-ordinator: Ms Yani Heryani
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nagaearth From Naga to the Earth
The “From Naga to the Earth” project researches the local culture, custom and wisdom that have been inherited from generation to generation which give inspiration on how to conserve the environment. The students in Asia and Europe will conduct research on relevant local culture, customs and wisdom and share this information with other students in Asia and Europe.

Project Co-ordinator:

Mrs Cicin Khaerani

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Going By Sea GoCyberGreen 2010/2011
The “GoCyberGreen” project is a continuation and development of the 2009/2010 GoCyberGreen project in which 15 schools in 11 countries participated. The GoCyberGreen project is designed as a series of steps where students present themselves (Step 1); start a blog about a person they admire (Step 2); contribute to a class blog about their local area (Step 3) and finally discuss what they have learnt with the other participants in the project (Step 4). Similar in many ways to earlier iterations of the project, the new site and project have been developed using feedback received from participating teachers as we aim to make participation easier and more intuitive for both teachers and students.

Project Co-ordinator:

Ms Angela Rickard / Mr George Porter / Ms Caroline McHale

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Going By Sea Going by Sea
The project is aimed people and countries that have a strong relation with the Sea (Islands, Peninsulas, Countries bathed by the Sea). The idea is to share knowledge, stories, anecdote, facts, photos, life styles, food, based on Life near the sea (Coastal cities , regions, countries e.g.) and to see the sea as a unifying means of cultures and traditions rather than as an obstacle. The sea has fantastic stories of great men from both hemispheres. The students will share traditions whose origins which we often don't know which could reveal surprises. The students will also share proverbs, songs, recipes, photos during the course of this project.

Project Co-ordinator: Professor Ernesto D'Acunto
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historical Historical Buildings Pictures (HisBuPics) - Part II
A continued project from 2010/2011, the “Historical Buildings Pictures (HisbuPics)” project aims to increase awareness of students from Asia and Europe on historical buildings, their architecture and design, living standards, and the materials used in these buildings. It also encourages mutual understanding of the participating students from the two regions on historical knowledge on environmental problems affecting these historical architectural designs.

Project Co-ordinator: Mr Khalid Mehmood / Mr Shafiq Siddiqi
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homeseekers Home Seek
The “Home Seek” project allows students to reflect on their idea of home and to write stories based on their imagination or memories from the three themes: love, peace and dream. This provides an opportunity for students to reconnect and explore more about their home and share it with others. The idea of LOVE, PEACE and DREAMS for HOME differs for different people and cultural context. LOVE, PEACE, DREAMS are ideals in life but possess many questions. Through the filmmaking and story writing processes, students explore these ideals to allow them to have a greater understanding in life.

Project Co-ordinator: Ms Er Kia Hui
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historical International Handicrafts Exchange
The students participated in the “International Handicrafts Exchange” project will have the opportunity to share their country’s culture and heritage through the production of their national handicrafts and artwork. The objective of the project is to allow the students to describe the origins and meanings of the different handicrafts and artwork native to their country and to provide explanations on how to reproduce these handicrafts. The project will also encourage intellectual exchanges between the students through online discussions, videos, films, photographs, etc.

Project Co-ordinator: Ms D Naranstesteg / Ms Yo Batstesteg
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historical Let's Celebrate!
The project “Let’s Celebrate!” allows the student to know more about the different cultural practices during celebration of events and festivals. Joyous occasions, such as birthdays and weddings, are celebrated differently in various countries. Through the exchange of information and a comparison and contrast analysis, students will have the opportunity to know and understand the similarities and differences on how joyous occasions are celebrated in different countries. Students are encouraged to gather and upload actual recounts and videos showcasing an actual celebration taking place. They will then re-enact the celebration of an overseas partner through a skit, to experience the festival as well as to demonstrate the similarities and differences identified.

Project Co-ordinator: Ms Cai Simin
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‘Liveable’ Buildings in Future Cities – New Suggestions from Young People
The “‘Liveable’ Buildings in Future Cities – New Suggestions from Young People” project focuses on gathering new ideas/ways from young people on how more eco-friendly technology such as power-saving devices can be integrated into buildings. The project allows senior high school students (16-19-year-olds) to collaborate on conceptualising the usage of ‘green technology’ and creative solutions into buildings via an open source IT platform. The project will also include the discussion and conceptual designs of 5 (at least three of the five) different categories of buildings that are representative in any cities.

Project Co-ordinator: Ms Cho Chan Ying
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Living Paintings
The “Living Paintings” project aims to bring arts to life and help students understand cultures from Asia and Europe. The students will prepare the replication of minimum two chosen paintings – one of own national painter and the other one across Asia and Europe, with the actors frozen in place, and to take a photo or a video clip. Many paintings have elements with symbolic meaning and with the brief explanations, the students will be able to understand and ‘read’ the art correctly. The project hopes to bring better understanding of Asia Europe culture in general.

Project Co-ordinator: Ms Halina Bednarz / Mrs Maria Antonietta Sessa
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neighbourhood Neighbourhood "Guru" Adventure
The students participating at the “Neighbourhood “Guru” Adventure” project will design a trail round their neighbourhood. They will also become the ambassadors for this neighbourhood and use the trail they have designed to guide people who are new to this neighbourhood. A closer look at a neighbourhood will allow the students to know the past and culture of the place. They will find out more about a neighbourhood by conducting visits and interviews. They will also have to find out what people love and enjoy about living in the neighbourhood, why it is special to live there and where and what are the unique places in the neighbourhood.

Project Co-ordinator: Ms Chua Bee Kuan
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One Leaf One Leaf for Living
Nowadays, most of the people around the world live in high levels of pollution. Garbage, water, air pollution are big problems in the modern era. These cases are familiar and we have to find the solutions. We can solve this problem together step by step, inch by inch, day by day. If we plant one tree for each person we can save and solve the climate change crisis. “One Leaf For Living” allows the students to learn and show their concerns to the climate change with various activities.

Project Co-ordinator: Mr Sopyan Kosasih
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Peace Peace Through Community Living
The “Peace Through Community Service” project helps to enhance youth awareness toward the importance of peace. They will learn how to help others and bring peace around the world through community service. Peace is needed for healing children who have been traumatised after bad experiences. In conducting this project, students will strive to bring them to a peaceful life with the spirit of peace through music, cultures, and the other actions. Activities such as creating poster of peace, composing songs or poems related with music, visiting orphanage or slum areas and many more, can also be part of the project.

Project Co-ordinator: Ms Wiwi Rosaria
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Protection of River Biodiversity
Rivers are life-giving arteries of our countries and are also important parts of our environment. The main task of the “Protection of River Biodiversity” project is to create partner groups of students from Europe and Asia that have serious interest in the protection of nature. These groups will choose a river from their surroundings and find out information about springs, river basins, overflow, flora and fauna, quality of water, and pollution of river and environment. They will create a survey of information which will include photos, videos and presentations. These materials will be shared among the participating groups to come up with a strategy to protect the river biodiversity of their chosen rivers.

Project Co-ordinator: Mr Pavol Trubac / Peter Trubac
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RED Red listed and Endangered species Database (R.E.D)
In the R.E.D project, the participating students will present five or more of all threatened species in Europe and Asia. Students are encouraged to present species from not only their own region but they are also allowed to pick a subject somewhere else as long as they stay inside the Asian and European boundaries. Their presentations can be made with any tool as long as you can publish it on the Internet. The work will be published on a website with a searchable database of species in Asia and Europe. Students and teachers will also work together on a social network. Besides the database the students will have the opportunity to communicate with various tools available.

Project Co-ordinator: Mr Niclas Törnblad
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RED Refuse-Reduce-Reuse-Recycle
The “Refuse-Reduce-Reuse-Recycle” project involves the whole school and the community in the vicinity of the school. The objective of the project is to: (1) promote and strengthen the awareness about the importance of conservation and preservation and our responsibilities towards mother nature; (2) promote the use of ICT in fostering cross-cultural learning among the school children of Asia and Europe. There will also be an awareness campaigns which include e-essay, e-poetry, e-song, e-poster, e-photo competitions related to environmental issues.

Project Co-ordinator: Ms Ho Keng Tin
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riverworld River of the World
The “River of the World” project allows the students to explore the interactions between plants and animals and their river habitat and ecosystem. They will also further explore the diversity of aquatic life as they navigate along the river. The objective of the project is to raise the students’ awareness about the importance of biodiversity around them. An online community platform will be created to inspire environmental action where the students will upload their photos, interact and exchange information about the river or water in both positive and negative aspects.

Project Co-ordinator: Mrs Achara Rattanawong / Mr Chanarat Khum-on
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TripleS The Triple S Project - Search Shoot Share Project
“The Triple S Project – Search Shoot Share Project” will expose the participating students towards the issue of biodiversity. The project aims to encourage the students to deepen their knowledge and understanding about biodiversity and to know what activities the other schools have done to help conserve it. With their digital or video camera, the students will search an object or event they think has an environmental value related to biodiversity such as: plants, animals, re greening, deforestation, environmental campaign, flood, poverty, health problem etc. They will then complete the photo or video with additional information that they can get from research in the internet, library or discussion with their peers within the group or teachers before finally uploading them to the website.

Project Co-ordinator: Mrs Wati Wardani / Ms Hidayatul Hikmah
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Travel Journalists' Passports
In the “Travel Journalists’ Passports” project, the students will take up the role of travel journalists who will explore ways of life, cultural heritage, traditions, and places of interest of a locale. The students will research deeper into 3 areas, specifically food, people, culture, traditions, festivities, events and places of interests. They will look into the characteristics of their neighbourhood/region/country. With background information, students will design a 3-day itinerary for a travel journalist reporting on their specific interests. Assuming the role of a travel journalist traveling with the planned itinerary, participants will come up with on-site reporting articles, video or audio for each of the three areas. They will be able to review the history and beauty of the destinations, the local culture and people as well as festivities or events.

Project Co-ordinator: Ms Hazel Neo
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WOB Usaboutus
The “Usaboutus” project is designed for primary school students (4.-6. grade) and is particularly those who are involved in a project for the first time although everyone else is welcome to join. The rationale of the project is to have fun, while working with mathematics and at the same time, the students will be introduced to the USABOUTUS-community platform and developing their English by communicating through this platform. The product of the USABOUTUS project will be an AEC-math-book published on the internet.

Project Co-ordinator: Mr Karsten Madsen
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WOB What’s On the Bulletin? (WOB)
The environment issue is a worldwide concern nowadays. Students will be able to use this platform to identify and share their views on the news and articles concerning the environment such as global warning, tsunami, landslide, soil erosion etc. on the local newspaper, magazine etc. At the end of the project, the students will come up with resolutions which will be compiled and submitted to the relevant environment Ministries or other environment-related NGOs. Students may also produce a calendar, note book etc. (any printed media) that could be sold to the public as a tool to create awareness. The collection can later be donated to the NGOs of the participants’ environment-related NGOs.

Project Co-ordinator: Ms Lau Guak Ngoh / Ms Zainuriah Zainudin
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A continued project from last year, the WHAZZUP? is an online educational network for students to experiment with a new way learning through creating of their own profile page, forum discussions, writing in-depth blog posts and preparing multimedia presentations and commenting on other students’ work, sharing photos and videos and comments about them plus real-time chat sessions. Also, they will learn about responsible online presences, ie. netiquette, copyright and other related issues. It is a flexible concept, suitable for whole groups of students, or for self-directed individual students to enhance their learning in many ways.

Project Co-ordinator: Ms Sinikka Laakio-Whybrow  / Ms Merja Laine
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Youth for Enviroment in School Activities for Climate Change Windows to the Past - The Chronicles of Stamps
The goal of the “Windows to the Past – The Chronicles of Stamps” project is to set up a collaborative learning environment where students can exchange ideas and make friends with each other. The project aims to increase the awareness of the students in Asia and Europe regarding the use of postal stamps. It enables the students to be more aware of their roots and understanding of how far the people are willing to converse through post even with the advance technology. The project also enables the exchange of extensive information regarding events and personalities of the partner countries which have left a mark on the stamps.

Project Co-ordinator: Ms Anita Vohra / Ms Geeta Rajan / Ms Seema Arora
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Youth for Enviroment in School Activities for Climate Change Wooding Vows for 2011 - The International Year of Forest (United Nations)
With the growing urbanisation and depleting forests around the world, there is an urgent need for us to take onus to care, conserve and change. Therefore, work towards improving our degrading natural environment. The project will include participation in preparing and distributing saplings and capturing the event through films to spread awareness. There will also be a series of activities to help students understand the importance of forests, types of natural vegetation in their country/region, as well as growing concerns about their depletion and our role in conserving them.

Project Co-ordinator: Ms Mona Datta
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