European Sped Summit in Potsdam 

From 19th April – 21st April there was the first European Sped Summit in Potsdam (Germany). Six teachers from Finland, Sweden, Norway, Italy and Germany who are working with students with different special education needs took part in this summit. All participants showed some best-practice-examples form their classroom. We also presented our global collaboration project at the summit. The other teachers enjoyed to meet SMARTee in real life.


Smartee vistited the Berlin Zoological Garden. 

It is the eldest zoo in Germany. With more than 1300 different species and more than 48,000 animals it is the richest in species worldwide. The zoo opened in 1844 and was the first one in Germany.

Smartee saw so many different animals, e. g. penguin, bear, giraffe, rhinoceros, antelope, kangaroo, wolf, polar bear, elephant, zebra, orangutan, gorilla, chimpanzee and bonobo.

Unfortunately, the time for the visit was too short.

 

Cologne Germany – time for an event

Last weekend I was on a trip from Berlin to Cologne in Germany. The flight was just 50 minutes. Then we still had to take the train from the airport to Cologne. In Cologne was an event where 35 teachers from Germany, Austria and Switzerland met each other at the SMART Headquarter from Germany. 
The teachers shared their ideas and experiences with the Smartboard. The other teachers were very fascinated about the development of our project and what we have already done. Some other teachers like the idea of our project and have started similar projects.
One of my highlights was the Monster Game invented by the teacher Jose Luis Castano from Spain. It is a very huge board (2 m x 3 m) where the whole class can play in teams against each other. They have to play several games from the SMART Notebook Software in order to win the board game and answer different prepared questions. It is a combination of a board game and games with the Smartboard.

By the way one or two women fell in love with me 😉

Didacta

SMARTee visited the Didacta in Stuttgart on Friday and Saturday. It is the biggest education exhibition in Germany with many thousands visitors. We also met other teachers from Germany and Austria who learn with the Smartboard in their classroom. They were so excited and surprised to meet SMARTee there. One of SMARTee’s highlights at the Didacta was to meet so many monsters from SMART. They all were so friendly and enjoyed the photo session with me.