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eTwinning presentation by Claus Berg, Chief Adviser, UNI-C, Copenhagen, Denmark.
At Eco-Schools' National Operators Meeting, 22. October 2009 – Trondheim, Norway.
Representing eTwinning by way of eTwinning Danish National Support Service (DK-NSS).

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  • Benifits of a possible partnership Claus Berg, Chief Adviser, UNI•C + contribution from my colleague Ebbe Schultze. eTwinning National Support Service, Danmark (NSS) Eco-Schools – National Operators Meeting 2009 22. October 2009 – Trondheim, Norway eTwinning
  • My background
    • Claus Berg
    • Teacher 1984-96, ICT Adviser, Teacher trainer
    • KIDLINK 1990-2000
    • Educational Adviser, Ministry of Education, 1996-2002
    • UNI-C, Danish IT Centre for Education & Research, since 2002
    • eTwinning since 2005
    • Chief Adviser at EMU.dk
      • National & international project management
      • Web 2.0, mobile learning
      • Climate Change education
      • eTwinning NSS
    eTwinning NSS Denmark <etwinning@uni-c.dk> 22 Oct 2009
  • Agenda
    • My background
    • UNI•C’s Portal EMU.dk …and international Climate Education
    • Presenting eTwinning and its online services
    • Benifits of a possible partnership between eTwinning and Eco-Schools
    • Links and contact
    eTwinning NSS Denmark <etwinning@uni-c.dk> 22 Oct 2009
  • www.EMU.dk , Denmark’s Education Portal eTwinning NSS Denmark <etwinning@uni-c.dk> 22 Oct 2009
  • Climate Education: www.teacherscop15.dk eTwinning NSS Denmark <etwinning@uni-c.dk> 22 Oct 2009
  • Climate Education Weblog: www.teacherscop15.dk eTwinning NSS Denmark <etwinning@uni-c.dk> 22 Oct 2009
  • eTwinning is an initiative of the European Commission supported by all member states
    • eTwinning: “The community for schools in Europe”
    • It is therefore publicly-funded and is free to schools
    • It aims to increase the number and quality of online collaborative school partnership.
  • The eTwinning action works with Affiliate partners
    • Work within a multilingual and multicultural society
    • Synergy between the partners projects
    • Together, the partners promote and enhance school collaboration through the medium of ICT
    • Increase participation of schools in online collaborative projects
    • Provide the schools with easy access to
      • collaboration networks
      • projects and activities
      • contacts, tools and services
    • Promote and support the development of a collaborative project pedagogy
    • Coordinate and cooperate with other public and private partners aiming at achieving similar objectives.
  • The eTwinning portal consist of 3 subportals
    • The open eTwinning portal www.etwinning.net . Where everyone can see the registered schools, look on the individual projects and be inspired to eTwinning projects, and can register as en eTwinning teacher.
    • The closed eTwinning Desktop . As a registered teacher you have access to the Orange eTwinning Desktop. Consist of partner finding tools and project tools.
    • The project portal: TwinSpace , www.new-twinspace.etwinning.net . Build up your own portal with web 2.0 tools, invite teachers and pupils from all the participating classes.
  • eTwinning-portal in 23 language: etwinning.net
    • 70.000 teachers from more than 50.000 schools in 32 countries.
    • About 15.000 project between two or more schools.
    • Find a partner class.
    • Build a project
    • Share ideas
    • Exchange good practice
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  • ” Survival” videos
  • ‘ How would you improve eTwinning?’
  • Benifits of a possible partnership
    • Eco-Schools and eTwinning both have large networks of schools
    • eTwinning schools are often searching for partner schools focsing on environmental education
    • Existing eTwinning school partnerships/project can indeed invite schools from outside Europe
    • eTwinning is already building up ”Pedagogical kits” . Eco-Schools could provide such best practice examples
    • eTwinning.net is becoming a truly web 2.0 collaboration site
    • Multilingual support in almost all European countries, but however based on national basis
    • Possibilities for Eco-Schools to try out eTwinning – pilot?
    • Joint venture?
    eTwinning NSS Denmark <etwinning@uni-c.dk> 22 Oct 2009
  • Links and contact
    • This powerpoint presentation available via slideshare at: www.slideshare.net/clausberg/
    • eTwinning portal www.etwinning.net
    • Contact data for NSS’s in most European countries: under ”Help”
    • Teachers’ COP15 (+ blog) www.teacherscop15.dk
    • EMU.dk etwinning.emu.dk
    • eTwinning NSS Denmark [email_address]
    • Ebbe Schultze [email_address]
    • Claus Berg [email_address]
      • Facebook facebook.com/clausberg
      • Twitter twitter.com/clausberg
      • Skype ’clausberg’
    eTwinning NSS Denmark <etwinning@uni-c.dk> 22 Oct 2009