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  • 1. The TwinSpace Anne Gilleran Pedagogical Manager eTwinning European Schoolnet
  • 2.
    • Today’s session:
      • 1. Introducing the eTwinning TwinSpace
      • 2. Going through the various tools
      • 3. Giving you a chance to use the TwinSpace through a number of tasks
  • 3.  
  • 4. What does the new TwinSpace offer?
    • - A new design
    • More social networking
    • - More tools
    • - More roles
    • - More personalised
    It’s still a place for eTwinning projects to run their activities, but with…
  • 5. Most importantly… The new TwinSpace is where teachers and pupils work together
    • Encouraging teachers to:
    • Actively involve pupils
    • Organise activities and let their pupils organise activities as well!
  • 6. Getting started: the Homepage Members : who’s who? Activities : what has everyone been doing? Mailbox : each member has their own Calendar : what’s planned? Activities : the main areas of your work Blog : The summary of your project
  • 7.
      • Entry point
        • Homepage – what’s the latest?
      • Where things happen
        • Activities – main workspace
        • Staff Room - planning
        • Pupils Corner – hang out
      • Chatting, discussing
        • Chat – discussions in real time
    The main sections…
  • 8. Starting to plan: Staff Room Where partners get to know the TwinSpace and each other… - Begin project planning - Discuss how pupils will be involved (roles) - Share ideas, documents, resources, etc.
    • Get help, inspiration, resources…
  • 9. Who has initial access to the TwinSpace?
    • Founding partners (as teacher administrators)
    • Additional partners – added via the Desktop (as teacher members)
    • . : no need to add twice (via Desktop and TwinSpace)
  • 10. Having others join: Invitations To invite pupils (as well as other people), teachers use the invitation button on the homepage of the TwinSpace
  • 11. Also in… Invitations
    • Roles scheme:
      • Teacher Administrator : full project partners
      • Teacher Member : support teachers
      • Pupil Administrator : project coordinators
      • Pupil Member : participants
      • Visitor : guests (to private TwinSpaces)
  • 12. Invitations: email? Visitor/teacher invitation (email required) Pupil invitation (no email required)
  • 13. Language
    • What language does the TwinSpace appear in?
      • Language of the user’s browser
    • How to change it?
  • 14. Working together: Activities
      • The bulk area for project work
      • Administrators (teachers and pupils) can create as many activities pages as they wish (as one could with folders), and choose which tools are used
  • 15. How to create Activities Go to the Activities label to create an Activities page - it is up to you how to organise - organised chronologically Name the new page and then add - you can here choose to make an activity ‘public’ or ‘private’ Add applications or “tools” to your activities page. You can add one to many – it is up to you!
  • 16. What “applications” are available?
    • Blogs
    • Forums (MB)
    • Wikis
    • File Archive (DL)
    • Photos (IL)
    • Content (WCD)
  • 17. On the side: Pupils Corner
      • - To encourage pupils to get to know each other, on their own, in their own way.
      • Teachers members have viewing rights.
      • Teacher admins can delete.
  • 18. In real time: Chat
    • No change…
  • 19. Testing the TwinSpace
    • http://new-twinspace.etwinning.net/web/p36056/welcome
    Login: helpdesk Password: etwinning
  • 20. Tasks
    • Get access (login as pupil or get someone to invite you)
    • Change the language of the TwinSpace
    • Invite a teacher, create a pupil profile
    • Create an activities page
    • Add applications
    • Create posts: forum, blog, wiki, etc.
    • Web Content Display: write text, embed a YouTube video, add photos
    • Create a calendar event
    • Send an email
    • Publish/unpublish
    • Ask Anne a question in the CHAT area.