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Monday, June 7, 2010

ePals Teacher Ambassador - Off topic

About two weeks ago, I entered an international contest - ePals 2010 Teacher Ambassadors. I explained how ePals helped me and my students, and what our latest project, "Romanian students help their fellows in Ghana" means. Epals is a good platform to be used for establishing contacts and setting up projects with people all around the world. I have been a member since 2005, and among the countries we worked with, I name only a few: Bahrain, Brazil, USA, France, Poland, Qatar, Canada or Ghana.

Today I received an email announcing me that...

"Congratulations! We are pleased to announce that you are one of the winning entries in our ePals Teacher Ambassador Contest. We received many great entries from around the world. Our panel of 9 judges found so many quality entries that we increased our awards to include 10 Teacher Ambassadors. Winners will be announced today, on the ePals site at 5:00 pm, EST.

The judges were very impressed with your entry, “Romanian Students Helping Their Fellows in Ghana.” Please see a few of their comments below:

• Fantastic to see students take action!
• Video is great, for both ePals and the teacher.
• Teacher video is terrific! Action orientation is great too. Would love to see more samples of exchanges (emails, etc.)
• Fantastic promotional video for ePals. Would love to hear more in the ppt about how the students helped. Great teacher! Great students."

I am overwhelmed. I am speechless. What can I say?

If you want to find out more, and see my project and my video entry, follow this link:


  1. Wow!
    You are an amazing teacher and this is a recognition to that!
    I hope your life is fullfilled with successful events!
    You deserve them!

  2. Great work Nadinne! Congratulations! you really deserve this reward. I wish you all the best with your teaching!



  3. Dear Eve,
    Dear Mohamed,

    thnak you very much for the nice words. I am impressed with this award, mainly as I didn't expect it. But, it only means keeping up my work, it's not only a reward, it's also a responsability.

    I am lucky as I will attend some other online trainings based on ... guess what: technology and web 2.0 tools.

    I will keep you informed about what's going around.

    I promise! :)

  4. Dear Nadine,

    Congratulations on a well-deserved award! It's hard to imagine how you find the time to do everything that you are doing.

    I hope you continue to get recognition for the great work that you do.


  5. Dear Deborah,

    thank you for the nice words. I don't know how I manage to find time for all the things I am involved in... I simply love what I do, and maybe this is the key.

    Thanks for reading me and thanks for helping me during the course.

    All the best,

  6. Dear Nadine,

    Congratulations on a well-deserved award! Hard work always pays off! I read the entries and yours was superb! I am so happy for you!

    I hope God will help us keep up the good work we are doing with/to our students. In the end, we are all after the benefit they get.

    Thank you for all the great comments and help you provided to me during the course. It was a pleasure to "meet" you and get to know you.
    I hope we will be in touch.
    Take care and happy tech-integration!

  7. Wow! Nadina - great work!!!
    It was so nice to see and hear you in that video, where you are telling about your project!!!


    And I like the picture of the school under the tree!!! Amazing!!!

    Best wishes, Ruslana