KAREN RECORD thank you for joining us this evening - welcome to today’s session which is all about Starting your eTwinning project. In this session, we will explain to you what makes a successful eTwinning project plan We’ll take you step-by-step through the process of registering your project on the teachers desktop. We’ll show you how you can get a recognised mark of success for your project, with an eTwinning Quality Label.
KAREN nice to meet you all…intro pass the mic over to our etwinning ambassador John Warwick can introduce himself - John will be presenting the main part of today’s session The National Support Service, or NSS for short, is the organisation who run eTwinning in each country. So, in the UK for example it is the British Council. We are the UK National Support Service. It’s different organisations in each country but we do the same thing in running eTwinning.
JOHN I have been involved in numerous eTwinning projects and now as an eTwinning Ambassador encouraging and supporting schools and teachers to get involved in our eTwinning Community. PASS MIC BACK TO KAREN
KAREN just want to check if everyone has attended an eTwinning webinar. if everyone could use the voting tools to indicate this – green tick for yes attended before, red x for no never attended.
KAREN GO TO SLIDE 18 IF PARTICIPATED BEFORE IF SOMEONE HAS NEVER ATTENDED A WEBINAR quickly run through some of the basic tools which blackboard collaborate offers and which you will be using today
KAREN GO TO SLIDE 23 IF PARTICIPATED BEFORE so the tool we are using today is called b/board collaborate and we want the session to be as interactive as possible so we are going to look at Vote Use the Chat facility Use the multiple choice Use emoticons Raise your hand & use the mic
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KAREN SKIP IF PARTICIPATED BEFORE This is the first task 1 out of 8 if you would all like to introduce yourselves in the chat box - short and sweet – your name and the name of the school where you teach
KAREN SKIP IF PARTICIPATED BEFORE We might ask you to pick a multiple choice answer
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KAREN SKIP IF PARTICIPATED BEFORE Finally If you wish to come in on the mic please do so – just good netiquette to raise your hand first to let us know So that we can pass the mic to you The next and final task is going to…..
KAREN SKIP IF PARTICIPATED BEFORE See who is quickest of the mark
KAREN SKIP IF PARTICIPATED BEFORE So here is the talk button –use the mic don’t forget to press the talk button again once you have finished pass the mic to John who will take you through the next part of this session
The webinar is going to be in three sections, Part 1. Process, Content and Approval will cover the process of registering a project – this includes the elements and outline content required, then a quick look at what happens when you submit Part 2: Project Kit Inspiration! we’ll take a look at ready made projects that you can use Part 3: we’ll show you how you can manage your project and gain some recognition for it The first section will last around 15-20 minutes, the 2 nd and 3 rd sections will last around 5 minutes each - we’’ll ask a few questions throughout just to check you’re still with us and we’ll stop after each section during which you can ask any questions, I will put the microphone down so you can come in and say your question. Alternatively you can also use the chat box at any time during the webinar to ask questions. So if you suddenly think of something just add it to the chat box. we will make sure that we answer it during the session or at the end of the section There will also be a final recap and chance for any last questions at the end of the webinar. The presentation and a recording of this webinar will be made available to you via email so you don’t need to take loads of notes
JOhn Step 2: Part 1 Process, Content and Approval So before you start the process of registering a project, you may ask yourself – am I ready? I am going to ask you a few questions. This will help you work out whether you are at the stage when you are ready to register a project on the eTwinning website. To answer the questions you need to use the “yes” and “no” voting buttons.
JOHN IF EVERYONE HAS DONE THIS THEN SKIP THROUGH TO SLIDE 27 – OTHERWISE GO TO NEXT SLIDE TO SHOW THE PROCEDURE FOR ADDING A PARTNER TO CONTACTS LIST
JOHN To begin with, a reminder that you always logon first to the eTwinning.net homepage and you do this in the top right corner
JOHN Firstly, in the “Profile” section you should view your list of contacts. Click on “see all contacts” to expand the list
JOHN You will now see the complete list of all your contacts. You should check that your partner is listed in your contacts list. You will need your partner to be listed as a contact in order for you to submit your project.
JOHN So –of they aren’t listed, search for your partner, click in to their profile and click the add to Contacts icon
JOHN Once your partner has accepted your contact request, go back to the Projects Tab. Click on “Create A New Project”. If you have other eTwinning projects they will be listed here as well
JOHN select the one partner that you want to set up the project with. NOTE – Any eTwinning project that is being registered need to have at least one partner. You may have more than one partner school you are working with. If so, you can add more partners to your project later on. This is going to be explained later on in the webinar. At this stage you must only select one partner . When you’ve done this you click on “Next Step”… but before you do I have a few questions!
JOHN Have you agreed what kind of project you are going to work on together? Tick yes/no
JOHN Have you planned your project with your partner(s) yet? Tick yes/no It’s really important to agree a project plan at the start - It makes registering the project much easier. So, Karen’s going to share a template with you which you just accept and save onto your desktop
JOHN So you have selected your school / partner, this will bring you to “Project Description” Notice that your selected partner is listed at the top In this screen you are going to give your project a title and a description. Project Description Page – these are details for the project as a whole not just your school, you are writing on behalf of your partners too so don’t be UK-centric. Also it’s important to remember that this is a partnership project, so you should be giving consideration to this in your registration form. So, you should have an agreed title, and you should be able to give a brief overview of the project. You will also need to tick the language or languages in which you will be communicating.
JOHN The final step is probably the one that requires the most thought. The Aims of the project should be what you hope to accomplish. So that could be non specific things like students working in teams, or learning how to use an IT tool like PowerPoint or Video, to more specific things that cover certain parts of your lesson plans or curriculum. Work process means literally the steps you will go through to work on the project. “What”, “How” and “When” are all questions to consider here Expected results are how you intend to complete the aims. For example, students will have learnt how to use PowerPoint and will have published their presentations on the TwinSpace
JOHN When you have completed all these stages you will come to: The preview screen, where you can see everything that you have added. If you want to amend anything, click “Change” in the bottom left corner. Or if you’re happy with it you can click “submit”
KAREN I’m going to quickly show you what happens after you have completed your registration and hit that submit button Firstly, back in the “Projects” tab of your Desktop, you can click in the section called “pending” to see the status of your project. Remember, your project will remain in the pending stage until 2 things happen: Your partner has approved it (or vice versa if it is your partner who submitted the project) The National Support Service has approved it
KAREN You can view the current status of the project here. It will either be ‘waiting for partner approval’ or ‘waiting for NSS approval’. Note that you can also edit or even delete your project at this stage
KAREN SO, your partner will need to approve the project. They will have received a notification in their Desktop to say that the project has been registered and is waiting to approved. To approve it, they need to go to their own Pending list where they can accept (or reject) the project. As mentioned, the notification will come to their eTwinning Desktop. But it’s a good idea for you to let them know you have registered the project anyway. They will not receive automatic notification to their e-mail address unless they have specified so in their settings. To set automatic notification, click on the blue “notifications” tab. (see next screen)
KAREN Click on subscribe to get the e-mail notification. You get a daily summary of activity if you do this.
KAREN The next step is that the project is sent to the NSS in each of the two countries to verify and approve it. NSS’s will differ in their approach. We check new projects every day – other NSS’s may work differently, but verification would not take longer than three days. You do not need to contact your NSS to let them know you have registered a project. We receive automatic notification of t his.
JOHN *** Pause for 15 secs
KAREN We have looked at steps you need to take to register your project, the project elements, you have a template to make it easy for you and your partner to discuss before submitting and we’ve looked at the approval process, so a quick test for you if you can all use the tick and cross tool at the top of the chat box that would be great Does my project “go live” straight away? NO 2) Will my partner be automatically e-mailed when the project is ready? YES 3) Do I need to contact my NSS to tell them about my project? A) NO So either yourself or your partner needs to approve the project before the National Support Service will receive notification of this – then myself and my colleagues can approve – that’s the process. *** PASS mic to JOHN
JOHN Step 2: Part 2 Project Kit Inspiration! ASK PARTICIPANTS IF ANYONE HAS LOOKED AT PROJECT KITS OF PROJECT GALLERY ON WWW.ETWINNING.NET – PERHAPS GET THEM TO FEED BACK ON ANY IF THEY HAV You can get lots of ideas for projects, you can look at the aims, work process and expected outcomes from hundreds of different rated projects
Go to www.etwinning.net . Click on collaborate
You’ll see there’s a Project Gallery, short modules for projects (you may want a project idea for just a few hours activity), also you’ll find tips here for pupil collaboration. We’ll take a look at the project kits section - I’ll show you an example of one. Click on Project kits
As it explains on this screen shot, project kits are ready made guides - You’ll see that they are split into different categories and are rated by users, so click on a category or a title for more detail. For example, one of the most rated kits is ‘cooking and culture’ – click on the project title
Each project kit gives details, pedagogical objectives, a suggested process – which is highlighted here – tips on how to evaluate the project, suggested follow up activities, useful links and comments from teachers who have used the kit. Please do explore these – they’re very useful but are also there to act as a guide – so you can tweak in whichever way you like. NEXT SLIDE ANY QUESTIONS
KAREN We’ll take a break for a few seconds now for questions, before we have 3 concept check questions 30 second pause for them to take the mic. If no one does, moderator picks up mic to review chat box questions. 3 or 4 minute moderator review
KAREN (RECAP) We have looked registering your project, the project elements required, the approval process and project kits so a quick test for you if you can all use the tick and cross tool at the top of the chat box that would be great 1. Do you need to think about the end of the project when you’re registering it? A) YES 2. Can you change your project details before you submit it? YES TOOLS->CHANGE POLL TO A,B,C,D 3. Which button should I click on to access project kits. A,b,c or d? ANSWER C
JOHN Step 2: Part 3 Project management & recognition
JOHN So now you will hopefully have an approved project that is up and running on the eTwinning website - You will know it has been approved as you will receive notification and it now appears in the Open projects tab To manage it, you will need to look at the Actions bit on the right hand side It is here where you can add new partners. Just click on this and it will take you to the list of partners we looked at before. Then you can just select new partners and invite them in. Once they accept the invitation they will become member of the project straight away. Remember that any partner you wish to add must be in your Contacts list before you can add them to your project. you can also “Manage Partners” form this screen. if you click on manage partners (NEXT SLIDE)……
JOHN … .you can change the role of the members of the project to either ‘Administrator’ or ‘Member’. ‘ Administrators’ can add (and remove) others to/from the project and change the project details whereas ‘Members’ can just view this information. Should you wish to remove a partner from the project you can do so from this screen. So, a member is just a member of the project. They can contribute to the project TwinSpace. An administrator is someone who is able to manage the project more deeply (eg they are able to invite new members, edit project details, close the project and apply for a Quality Label, which I’ll talk about shortly). We suggest that you only have very involved partners as Administrators. Too many and it can get out of hand, and you risk losing track of what is going on, or even data if someone accidentally deletes something.
JOHN If we look back at the previous screen, we’ll see a few other things worth pointing out USE POINTER You will now have access to what is known as a TwinSpace. This is the collaborative area where you can upload and share project work with your partner school – there is a training webinar on using the twinspace if you havent signed up and would like to attend KAREN will give details at the end You can close your project. Once it is finished it is a good idea to close the project. This will avoid any confusion if you start any new projects and it will help keep your Desktop organised. You can apply for a Quality Label. This is something you can do at the end of your project. We’ll look at this next
JOHN When the project finishes or is nearing an end, we really encourage you to apply for a National Quality Label, this will be assessed.– if you are awarded with a QL, When you apply for a QL Your project must meet these 5 requirements before the National Support service will assess it. 1. The project must have common goals and a shared plan. 2. It must be finished or in its last stages. 3. The applying teacher must have made significant contributions to the project. 4. A certain degree of collaboration must appear. The minimum to be considered is using and reacting to partners ’ materials. 5. Project results must be visible.
JOHN These are all indicators of a good project. You will see these are all detailed on the document that Karen has shared with you earlier, as you may find these elements useful to discuss at the planning stage
JOHN This is the certificate you receive and can download this from your desktop. You’ll also receive a plaque at the end of the year and further to this you may then be put forward for a European Quality label or a National award, which could then be put forward for a European prize- prizes have included a trip to a european country for the class and their partner class or classes – lots of recognition!
JOHN *** Pause for 15 secs and pass mic to KAREN
KAREN (RECAP) and another quick test for you if you can all use the tick and cross tool at the top of the chat box again Can a project ‘Member’ add new people and edit the project? A) NO 2) Do eTwinning projects carry on forever on the eTwinning Desktop? YES 3) READ OUT: Who will be the first participant to put there hand up – you can then answer either in the chat box or using the mic can anyone describe to me where you would apply for a quality label?
KAREN I mentioned the twinspace earlier if you wish to join the training webinar for this or any other etwinning training http://www.britishcouncil.org/etwinning-events.htm
KAREN Few more things before we finish There is a presentation for this webinar. I will email you the link to this as well as a recording of the session. We’d be grateful if you could take a minute to fill this Evaluation form. It will be pushed through to you now. . Any improvements or areas you’d like to see next time let us know https://etwinning.wufoo.eu/forms/etwinning-webinar-participant-feedback/
JOHN I hope everyone now feels equipped to make a successful eTwinning project plan, to use the desktop to register your project and finally to get some recognition for your project when it comes to an end We’ll pause for a minute now for any questions ………….. Thanks for attending – hope this was useful etc *** Pass mic back to KAREN
KAREN Please do follow us on twitter – lots of tips on everything eTwinning, For any help at all contact us. Check out the web, particularly if you are interested in professional dev events, thanks for attending and we hope to see you at future webinars.
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The eTwinning webinar ‘Step 2: Starting youreTwinning project’will begin at 16:30 While you wait you can check that you’ll be able to hear us by clicking ‘Tools’ – ‘Audio’ – ‘Audio Set-Up Wizard’
Nice tomeet you Lauren DonovanAnIntroduction British Council (Cardiff)to the Project Support Officer eTwinning National Support Service UKeTwinning Regional Officer: Wales & South Westteam Likes: Travel and Walking the Dog Dislikes: Cooking
Nice tomeet you John WarwickAnIntroduction ex Deputy Head teacher of a secondary Special School into an Hertfordshire, England. Now part-time in school and ICT trainer /eTwinning consultant working in schools across the UK.Ambassador Passionate about European and global school curriculum partnerships and the important learning experiences they offer
Click the green tick for yes or the red cross for no Yes - have attended an eTwinning webinar No - have never attended an eTwinning webinar
Use the green tick or red cross to answer this questionTask 1 Have you attended an eTwinning webinar before now? Yes x No
• VoteBlackboard • Use the Chat facilityCollaborate • Use the multiple choice • Use emoticons • Raise your hand & use theBasic tools mic
When you sign in you will see your ownname, as well as the names of the moderator and the other webinar participants
This is the chat facility where you can ask questions and talk to other participantsWrite your message in the text box and hit enter
Use the Chat function to introduce yourself.Task 1 Hi, my name is . . . I teach at xxx school…
Just click on the letter thatcorresponds to your answer
Use thethe vote function to Use vote function to answer our poll…. answer our poll…Task 4 What type of school do you work in? A. Nursery/Infant B. Primary C. Secondary/FE D. SEN
Use non-verbal tools to help us gauge how things are going
If you’re still with us andTask 5 raring to go give us a smiley face!
1. Do you need to think about the end of the project when you are registering it? 2. Can you change your project detailsRecap before you submit it?Step 2:Part 1 & 3. Which button would I click to access project kits? Part 2 A B C D
Quality Labels – Project Requirements1. The project must have common goals and a shared plan.2. It must be finished or in its last stages.3. The applying teacher must have made significant contributions to the project.4. A certain degree of collaboration must appear. The minimum to be considered is using and reacting to partners’ materials.5. Project results must be visible.
Quality Labels – CriteriaThe Criteria Indicators of a good projectPedagogical Innovation Creativity: Pedagogical and methodological aspects ofand Creativity the project are original. Innovation: The project has meant new ways of teaching and learning for the students and teachers involved,Curricular Integration The project is integrated in ordinary lesson plansUse of Technology ICT tools used are appropriate according to the activities and goals.Sustainability and Sustainability in the school: the project is not an isolatedTransferability event but has become an integral part of the activities and the educational objectives of the school Transferability: aspects of the project can serve as a model for other teachers and an example of good practice.Results and Benefits The extent of effects of the project results, including dissemination outside the school. Educational and pedagogical relevance of results and benefits.
1. Can a project ‘Member’ add new people and edit the project? 2. Do eTwinning projects carry on forever on the eTwinningStep 2: Desktop?Part 3 3. Final question???
Step three: Using your Twinspace This session shows you how to use your Twinspace to communicate and share your work with your partners. You’ll also find out how the Twinspace can help you share your project with the wider community. – 11 October 2012, 16:30-17:30 – 1 November 2012, 16:30-17:30 – 22 November 2012, 16:30-17:30