eTwinning UWIC May 10th 2010

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eTwinning UWIC May 10th 2010

  1. 1. eTwinning www.etwinning.net Owain Wright eTwinning Project Officer British Council Wales
  2. 2. What is eTwinning? The Community for Schools in Europe Facilitate collaboration between teachers in different countries in Europe using ICT and the internet Allow teachers and pupils to work together online using various tools Partner finding Project work
  3. 3. eTwinning Headlines 32 European Countries Over 90,000 teachers in Europe Over 8,000 teachers in UK Over 550 teachers in Wales Over 5,000 active projects
  4. 4. How this fits into educational strategies & initiatives… The Global Citizenship element of ESDGC Curriculum Cymreig School Effectiveness Framework In England Children’s Plan, Sustainable Schools Framework, Community Cohesion etc Enrich curriculum work
  5. 5. What it can do for your pupils… Native speaker contact Real Audience Widen focus Celebrate different cultures Motivation Develop ICT skills
  6. 6. What it can do for you… CPD opportunities: – Local ICT based workshops – European Professional Development Workshops – Trans-national partner finding workshops Part of a community of peers Exciting and interesting way to work Develop your ICT skills
  7. 7. How you can get involved… Register yourself & your school at www.etwinning.net Find partner schools to work with Work on projects together
  8. 8. Project ideas & Examples Culture In A Box Exchange ‘Mascots’ A Day In The Life Digital Fairytales Language Exchange Sport and Leisure Music
  9. 9. Outside of www.etwinning.net Blogging www.blogger.com Video-conferencing www.skype.com, http://flashmeeting.e2bn.net/ & www.elluminate.com Wikis www.wikispaces.com Podcasting www.podomatic.com Wordle www.wordle.net Animoto www.animoto.com
  10. 10. Support owain.wright@britishcouncil.org – Your local eTwinning officer based in Cardiff etwinning@britishcouncil.org – Main team in Belfast On the web – www.britishcouncil.org/etwinning – UK site www.etwinning.wikispaces.com – eTwinnning UK Wikispace www.etwinninguk.typepad – eTwinning UK Blog www.twitter.com/etwinninguk – Follow us on Twitter This presentation can be found at: http://www.slideshare.net/OwainWright

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