After the meeting in Norway, the school nurse and the health team held lectures and taught “ the Computer exercise stretch” to students and staff at the Fridagymnasiet. The health theme in connection to the daily use of computers were stressed during many lessons and expecially during the PE- Physical Education lessons. At the Fridagymnasiet we focus on exercise to get a healthy balance between the online school work on the computer and working out or doing physical exercise. iPads and Mobile phones are used for scavenger hunts and orienteering in the surrounding nature so the computers and being online is also used during PE.
The students and teachers had separate events on Friday afternoon and evening.
Friday for lunch we went to Oseana, the culture house in Os. After lunch we had a tour and information about Oseana and the art gallery in Oseana. The gallery shows paintings of Norwegian and Swedish and some other painters, including the famous Norwegian painter Edvard Munch.
After this we walked to Oselvarverkstedet. This is a place where they make a boat called the Oselvar. This is Norway's national boat. We had a lecture about the history of this boat and we got to see the workshop where they make the boats.
All of the teachers went to Troldhaugen after the meeting with the eKoordinators. Troldhaugen is a museum and it was the home of famous Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg. We had a guided tour and after that we could walk around in the garden and the museum.
After this we went to Er-An Diner to eat dinner.
Thursday all of the teachers went to Langhaugen vgs to meet with th eKoordinators in the region. In Hordaland county each school has an eKoordinator which is the person in the school who is responsible for teaching teachers and other staff about different software used in the schools. The eKoordinators are run by ePedagogs who are responsible for the schools in their region and follow up what needs to be done.
On Wednesday, we went to Bergen from early morning to evening.
As a contribution to the issue of health problems and internet, students have developed a poster showing exercises to relieve the so-called "text neck", a phenomenon occuring due to overuse of texting and bad posture. This poster was used in all classes.
Meeting in Norway
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Monday afternoon the students and the teachers had two different activities.