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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