opportunity to work on theme-based projects, looked easy to set up; use ICT in a meaningful way, share experiences of life and culture, breakdown barriers and stereotypes, making friends internationally; language learning in a real context, motivation for learners
How to encourage teachers not yet involved to join projects?
Demonstrate how easy to join – stress advantages – show success (even locally)
eTwinning not known, time + equipment constraints, lack of mgmt support, too many new initiatives ongoing at schools, crowded curriculum, MORE recognition
Tools to support existing eTwinners to encourage others: local support service, need to have space for learners to share experiences – let the children persuade the adults
Specific organisations: different per country, local education authorities, get eTwinning integrated into the curriculum! Becta in the UK and similar should be made more aware and brought on board. Big ICT companies like Microsoft and Intel should also play a role.