Safer Internet Day 2016 will be celebrated all over the world on Tuesday, 9th February with the slogan ‘Play your part for a better internet. February 9th marks the start of the Safer Internet Armenia 2016 Program in the capital city of Yerevan and regions. Safer Internet Armenia is aimed at equipping young people and parents, schoolchildren and teachers with up-to-date information and educational resources required for effective and creative use of the Internet and online technologies in everyday life and education, giving them opportunities to use and create positive content online. This year open lessons in Internet safety, parnet-teacher meetings and teacher training workshops will be organised in Yerevan and Armenian regions. During the meetings and workshops practical solutions related to safer usage of ICTs will be discussed, educational materials will be provided, and a new educational portal for teachers and school children will be launched. As in previous years, a nation-wide competition for schools will be organised.
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Winners of the Best Open Lesson and the Best Teacher-Parents Meeting have been announced:
Marieta Davtyan – Yerevan Secondary School after Misak Metsarents,
Lusine Balayan – High School N 198 of Armenia’s Ministry of Education and Science (Yerevan),
Naira Avetisyan – Yerevan Secondary School N 20 after John Kirakosian,
Meline Hakobyan – Yerevan Secondary School N 33 after Michael Nalbandyan,
Marine Harutyunyan – Yerevan Secondary School N 154,
Maria Lisitsina – Ohanian Educational Complex of Yerevan,
Ruzan Simonyan – Vagharshapat Secondary School N 3 after H. Hovhannisyan of the Armavir region,
Anush Ghevondyan – Vanadzor School N 18 of the Lori region,
Anush Torosyan – Vanadzor Secondary School N 19 after Raffee of the Lori region,
Hasmik Movsisyan – Artashat Secondary School N 22 after Hovhannes Tumanyan of the Ararat region,
Narine Mesropyan – Ashtarak Secondary School N 2 ofter Smbat Shahaziz of the Aragatsotn region.
Open Lessons and Parent-Teacher Meetings have been held in Armenian schools. Safer Internet Armenia 2015 is implemented by Media Education Center, Internet Society of Armenia and Orange in cooperation with Yerevan Municipality and National Center of Educational technologies of Armenia’s Ministry of Education and Science. Over 50 new Internet Literacy Lesson Plans, Parent-Teacher Meeting Plans have been uploaded to our web site. You can see pictures and videos from Open Lessons, as well asPower Point Presentations. Our Video Gallery has been completed with new works of teachers and pupils. Over 120 Armenian schools have joined the European eSafetylabel.eu Community during our workshops.
|Koghb School N 2 of Tavush region. Armine Abovyan||Yerevan School N 164 after Safaryan. Anzhelika Hakobyan||Orran benevolent non-governmental organisation. Marianna Tovmasyan|
|Ijevan school N 3. Mariam Aidinyan||Kapan School N 5. Anahit Aghagulyan||Stepanavan School N 2. Narine Gaginyan|
Over 100 teachers of secondary schools of Yerevan’s 7 districts participated in the ‘Assessment of Internet Safety and Security of Schools’ training held in frames of the Safer Internet Armenia 2015 project. Teachers
from two more districts in Yerevan, Malatia – Sebastia and Shengavit, to take part in the training within the coming week. See Pictures here…
‘Safer Internet Armenia 2015’ project, a joint initiative of Media Education Center, Internet Society of Armenia and Orange, is designed to help schools create safe, secure and efficient learning environments.
Armenian Schools are assisted to become the European Schoolnet’s eSafety certified schools, which will help them to provide a secure, technology-rich environment for staff and pupils. Safety and security levels of ICT environments in educational institutions will be assessed.
Armenian Safer Internet Committee traditionally organizes various activities dedicated to the Safer Internet Day, involving secondary and high schools in the capital city and regions. As in previous years, a special attention is paid to engaging parents and relevant workshops are organized for parents.
Currently, schools are hosting open lessons dedicated to the topics of Internet safety and privacy. Necessary tools and educational resources are provided.
Today more than 100 countries are celebrating Safer Internet Day. For the fourth time in a row on the occasion of this day Orange, the Safe Internet Committee of Armenia and Media Education Center NGO are mobilizing forces to the “making internet safer for children.” In the frame of the Safe Internet Month more than 3000 pupils of 150 schools will participate in open lessons and receive relevant information and educational materials on how to use Internet safely.
Orange will be promoting educational films to help parents understand how to protect their children from inappropriate content and experiences on internet. Special meetings with parents will be organized as well during which issues and risks related to safe Internet use will be discussed and information on technical solutions, which make Internet better for children, will be provided. This initiative will also mobilize Orange Armenia employees who will volunteer to share their knowledge and experience with Armenian parents during the month.
Winners of the best parental meeting and best open lesson competitions in frames of the Safer Internet Armenia 2014 have been announced:
Armine Aghajanyan, Noranush Kocharyan – Vagharshapat High School No. 2 after Narekatsy of the Armavir region,
Armine Azatyan – Koghb Secondary School No. 1 of the Tavush region,
Ani Torosyan – Vanadzor Secondary School No. 19 of the Lori region,
Anush Avetisyan – Hrazdan High School No. 10 of the Kotayk region,
Anahit Aghagulyan – Kapan Secondary School No. 5 of the Syunik region, Narine Mesropyan – Ashtarak Secondary School No. 2 of the Aragatsotn region,
Anahit Karapetyan – Yerevan Secondary School No. 186,
Marianna Tovmasyan – Yerevan Secondary School No. 161 after Njdeh,
Naira Avetisyan – Yerevan Secondary School after John Kirakosyan N 20,
Marine Harutyunyan – Yerevan Secondary School No. 154.
An excellent example of the Internet safety lesson in a cooperative learning setting at the Yerevan Secondary School N 154. The ICT teacher, Marine Harutynyan, applied innovative learning techniques to engage and motivate all the learners. Kids unlocked their talents and artistic creativity while drawing posters, badges and preparing vivid decorations for the festive event. They have performed a song ‘The Life is Digital. See Photos from the open lesson and parental meeting.
In frames of the Safer Internet Month Armenian Schools traditionally host parental meetings and open lessons. Safer Internet Armenia 2014 is implemented by Media Education Center, Internet Society of Armenia with support of Orange Armenia, Ministry of Education and Science of Armenia, National Center of Educational Technologies, Yerevan City Municipality. See Photos and videos from open lessons
|Yerevan School N 154||Yerevan School N 154||Ashtarak School N 2|
|Vanadzor School N 16||Ohanian Educational Complex||Yerevan High School 198|
|Vanadzor School N 24 after Gevorg Chaush||Gavar School N 2||Yerevan School N 20 after John Kirakosian|
|Yerevan School N 100||Hrasdan High School N 10||Yerevan High School N 33 after Nalbandyan|
|Kapan School N 5||Akunk School of Kotayk region||Yerevan School N 116|
|Eurasia International University College||Yerevan School N 57||Yerevan School N 12 after V. Hambardzumuan|
|Vagharshapat High School after Grigor Narekatsy||Secondary School after L. Jivan of Armavir Region||Yerevan School N 135|
|Yerevan School after Garegin Njdeh N 161||Maisyan Secondary School||Maisyan Secondary School|
|Ashtarak School N 2||Karhanian Educational Center of Vanadzor||Yerevan School N 154|
|Vagharshapat High School after Grigor Narekatsy||Vanadzor High School N 10 after Sayat Nova||Vanadzor School N 24 after Gevorg Chaush|
|Yerevan School N 20 after John Kirakosian||Armavir School after Pakumyan||Orange Armenia volunteers|
|School after Hrant Matevosyan||Ijevan School N 4||Yerevan School N 186|
Over 160 teachers of Yerevan’s 150 secondary schools have participated in trainings between February 14 and February 24, the Internet Safety Module for Parents has been introduced. Over 300 teachers participated in the ‘Wikipedia as a Safe Environment ‘ and ‘Writing Articles for Wikipedia ” courses.
The trainings are held in frames of the ‘Safer Internet 2014’ project aimed at empowering children and parents, students and educators and providing them with tools and educational materials to help use new technologies effectively and safely.
Safer Internet Armenia 2014 is implemented by Media Education Center, Internet Society of Armenia with support of Orange Armenia, Ministry of Education and Science of Armenia, National Center of Educational Technologies, Yerevan City Municipality. See Photos