eTwinning www.etwinning.net   Owain Wright eTwinning Project Officer British Council Wales
After today’s workshop you will: <ul><li>Understand what eTwinning is </li></ul><ul><li>Be registered on the portal </li><...
Aims of eTwinning <ul><li>Facilitate  collaboration between teachers  in different countries in Europe </li></ul><ul><li>A...
<ul><li>32 European Countries </li></ul><ul><li>Over 80,000 teachers in Europe </li></ul><ul><li>Over 8,000 teachers in UK...
3 layers <ul><li>The Public Portal </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Information and inspiration for all </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wh...
Reasons to   use eTwinning: <ul><li>It is a free resource </li></ul><ul><li>Safe  online environment </li></ul><ul><li>No ...
Outside of  www.etwinning.net   <ul><li>Blogging  www.blogger.com  </li></ul><ul><li>Video-conferencing  http://flashmeeti...
Project ideas and examples <ul><li>Travel Buddy Project: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.iscacollege.devon.sch.uk/   </li></u...
Partner finding tips <ul><li>Write clear and concise project ideas on your profile  </li></ul><ul><li>Be proactive </li></...
Support <ul><li>[email_address]   – Your local   eTwinning officer based in Cardiff </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address]   – ...
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Introduction to eTwinning

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Introducing teachers to the possibilities of eTwinning.

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Introduction to eTwinning

  1. 1. eTwinning www.etwinning.net Owain Wright eTwinning Project Officer British Council Wales
  2. 2. After today’s workshop you will: <ul><li>Understand what eTwinning is </li></ul><ul><li>Be registered on the portal </li></ul><ul><li>Have contacted at least one potential partner on the site </li></ul><ul><li>Have some project ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Know what to do next </li></ul>
  3. 3. Aims of eTwinning <ul><li>Facilitate collaboration between teachers in different countries in Europe </li></ul><ul><li>Allow teachers and pupils to work together online using various tools </li></ul><ul><li>Provide a multilingual platform for online work in 23 languages </li></ul><ul><li>Make it easy to use ICT in education </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>32 European Countries </li></ul><ul><li>Over 80,000 teachers in Europe </li></ul><ul><li>Over 8,000 teachers in UK </li></ul><ul><li>Over 550 teachers in Wales </li></ul><ul><li>Over 4,500 active projects </li></ul>eTwinning Headlines
  5. 5. 3 layers <ul><li>The Public Portal </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Information and inspiration for all </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Where teachers register to eTwinning </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Desktop </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Search tools and profiles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Where teachers get in touch, communicate and share </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>and register an eTwinning project </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The TwinSpace </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Private project workspace </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Where project partners and pupils collaborate online </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Where project work is/can be published and shared online </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Reasons to use eTwinning: <ul><li>It is a free resource </li></ul><ul><li>Safe online environment </li></ul><ul><li>No application form or lengthy admin process </li></ul><ul><li>Could be your 1 st step or could enhance an existing link </li></ul><ul><li>Real context for learning </li></ul><ul><li>Develop ICT skills </li></ul>
  7. 7. Outside of www.etwinning.net <ul><li>Blogging www.blogger.com </li></ul><ul><li>Video-conferencing http://flashmeeting.e2bn.net/ & www.elluminate.com </li></ul><ul><li>Wikispaces www.wikispaces.com </li></ul><ul><li>Google docs http://docs.google.com </li></ul><ul><li>Wordle www.wordle.net </li></ul><ul><li>Animoto www.animoto.com </li></ul>
  8. 8. Project ideas and examples <ul><li>Travel Buddy Project: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.iscacollege.devon.sch.uk/ </li></ul><ul><li>Schoolovision 2009: http://schoolovision2009.blogspot.com/ </li></ul>
  9. 9. Partner finding tips <ul><li>Write clear and concise project ideas on your profile </li></ul><ul><li>Be proactive </li></ul><ul><li>Be Flexible </li></ul><ul><li>Use the partner finding forum </li></ul><ul><li>Remember that you are working with other teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t give up!! </li></ul>
  10. 10. Support <ul><li>[email_address] – Your local eTwinning officer based in Cardiff </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] – Main team in Belfast </li></ul><ul><li>On the web – </li></ul><ul><li>www.britishcouncil.org/etwinning – UK site </li></ul><ul><li>www.etwinning.wikispaces.com – eTwinnning UK Wikispace </li></ul><ul><li>www.etwinninguk.typepad – eTwinning UK Blog </li></ul><ul><li>www.twitter.com/etwinninguk – Follow us on Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>This presentation can be found at: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.slideshare.net/OwainWright </li></ul>
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