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Intro Poland 0509

  1. 1. eTwinning: A roadmap of development Anne Gilleran Pedagogical Manager eTwinning Central Support Service
  2. 2. What is eTwinning? A Lifelong Learning Programme initiative - Comenius action Launched January 2005 September 2008
  3. 3. National Support Service (1 in each country) Central Support Service. Run by the European Schoolnet on behalf of the European Commission
  4. 4. D esigned to find partners ; create, manage and run school projects Launched to encourage school collaboration in Europe eTwinning 1.0 (2005)
  5. 5. What has happened since 2005? <ul><li>The Internet phenomenon </li></ul>
  6. 6. Since 2005 February 2004 January 2005 February 2005 October 2006 February 2004 . 2006 2005/06 April 2006
  7. 7. 1. The Internet has changed <ul><li>Pre 2004 Web 1.x </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Passive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Read the news </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Retrieve information </li></ul></ul>Essentially an online encyclopedia
  8. 8. Interactive & Creative Web 2.0 <ul><li>- make the news - publish ideas - create archives - comment on events - communicate </li></ul>
  9. 10. Informal collaboration Comenius Partnerships Peer learning Sharing of resources and ideas Community building eTwinning Projects Many things were happening In eTwinning... Above... and below the surface Time to go beyond eTwinning 1.0
  10. 11. Informal collaboration Comenius Partnerships Peer learning Sharing of resources and ideas Community building eTwinning Projects eTwinning has evolved Time for eTwinning 2.0 Critical Mass Communications and networking beyond Projects Activities outside the Portal Sharing and exchanging
  11. 12. 63,000 users 500,000 messages 20,000 users/day 600,000 pupils 17,000 projects eTwinning (2009) – in figures
  12. 13. eTwinning 2.0
  13. 14. eTwinning 2.0 Enhanced communication tools <ul><li>Internal messaging </li></ul><ul><li>Contacts </li></ul><ul><li>Guestbooks </li></ul>
  14. 15. eTwinning 2.0 <ul><li>Forums </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers, Schools and Projects Profiles </li></ul><ul><li>Walls and ‘MeToos’ </li></ul>Enhanced communication tools Networking and Social networking
  15. 16. eTwinning 2.0 Enhanced communication tools Networking and Social networking User generated content (TwinBlogs)
  16. 17. eTwinning 2.0 Enhanced communication tools Networking and Social networking User generated content (TwinBlogs) Tagging and Maps
  17. 18. eTwinning 2.0 Tagging and Maps School/Project search
  18. 19. eTwinning is social Find each other and get in touch Set up & run projects with their pupils Get together and attend learning events Are engaged in informal learning Share practice and ideas The community for schools in Europe where teachers: In 23 languages…
  19. 20. eTwinning projects eTwinning schools
  20. 21. The evolution of eTwinning 2.0
  21. 22. Learning Events Started March 2009 Podcasting Creative use of media Exploring creativity MindMapping
  22. 23. Podcasting – March 2009
  23. 24. Creative Use of Media – April 2009
  24. 25. Exploring Creativity – May 2009
  25. 26. MindMapping – May 2009
  26. 28. eTwinning Groups – Pilot Phase 2
  27. 29. Group – Using Media
  28. 30. Educational Considerations in relation to eTwinning 2.0
  29. 31. eTwinning: Shifting Worlds Formal Closed Top down Teaching Consumption Curriculum driven Informal Open Bottom up Learning Creation Life as curriculum
  30. 32. European key competencies
  31. 33. Literacies?
  32. 34. Web 2.0 Enablers in education process Enablers Enthusiasm of children e confidence of teachers (overcome of the isolation of teacher) Cooperation: the driving force Working Safely
  33. 35. What next: Challenges for the future Curriculum Teaching process Assessment Web 2.0 embedded in the curriculum Web 2.0 part of the assessment In - service training including Web 2.0 Three pillars of education
  34. 36. Rationale for etwinning Cooperate with colleagues from other European countries <ul><li>SIMPLE approach </li></ul><ul><li>S hare </li></ul><ul><li>I nnovate </li></ul><ul><li>M otivate </li></ul><ul><li>P articipate </li></ul><ul><li>L earn </li></ul><ul><li>E xchange </li></ul>
  35. 37. To be supportive and offer opportunity for professional development To be connective & non bureaucratic To offer recognition To have built in quality assurance at national and European level in the form of Quality Labels eTwinning Continues
  36. 38. Something new!
  37. 39. Learning resource exchange (LRE)
  38. 40. Resources on demand
  39. 42. And…. It’s still for free!
  40. 43. In this fast evolving world there are no natives! But everyone has a voice! Final thoughts - Digital Natives?
  41. 45. Thank you for your attention! <ul><li>eTwinning portal: </li></ul><ul><li>www.etwinning.net </li></ul><ul><li>Contacts: </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>

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