Palmira Ronchi (Inspire Italian coordinator short biography)
I teach maths in a high school in Bari (IISS Vivante-Pitagora, Italy) and I also worked part-time on pre-service teacher training courses at SSIS Puglia - University of Bari (Italy).
My background and interests are in the fields of mathematics, didactics and the use of new technologies for education, including distance education in PuntoEdu  and Moodle platforms . I have worked and still work as a tutor on several training and online courses organised by the Italian Ministry of Education and as author of learning objects and case studies at ANSAS (ex INDIRE, the national Institute of Documentation for Innovation and Educational Research of Florence).
Recently I took part as Italian member staff in PENCIL  project Workpackage 25  and in Xplora , I collaborate with European schoolnet as a member of the Etwinning teacher team. and as ETwinning Italian ambassador.
Since June 2008 I have been the Inspire national coordinator, you can read more details at  the Italian Inspire website</a>
My students and I have taken part in various Comenius European projects to create didactic materials in a collaborative way using ICT and we won the Etwinnig Award 2006 and European Quality label 2007  and we took part in Lanzarote - Canarie Islands Etwinning Camp study in the April 2006  </a>
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--Palmira october 2010(UTC)