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  • 32 European Countries: All EU countries can participate Plus Norway, Iceland, Turkey, Switzerland & Croatia can participate. Switzerland is the newest member of eTwinning and joined in 2011 25 Languages eTwinning website available in 25 languages to make it easier for all teachers across Europe to use eTwinning, not just those who are fluent in English. You can change the display language of the website on the home page at www.etwinning.net. There is a support team for every European country Teachers Teacher numbers are constantly changing but you can see the most up to date figures on the home page For example, how many teachers are registered and who joined most recently. Projects eTwinning project numbers are constantly changing as teachers join eTwinning & start/finish collaborative projects at any time Over 750 Yorkshire schools registered Over 1200 Yorkshire teacher registered
  • Screenshot of main eTwinning site. Public view - lots of project and activity ideas - news from across Europe - details on the most recent teacher/school/projects registereed - info on professional development opportunities - helpdesk Then register & get involved! By registering you create your own personal username/password so that you can access your private desktop.
  • Screenshot of main eTwinning site. Public view - lots of project and activity ideas - news from across Europe - details on the most recent teacher/school/projects registereed - info on professional development opportunities - helpdesk Then register & get involved! By registering you create your own personal username/password so that you can access your private desktop.
  • Screenshot of main eTwinning site. Public view - lots of project and activity ideas - news from across Europe - details on the most recent teacher/school/projects registereed - info on professional development opportunities - helpdesk Then register & get involved! By registering you create your own personal username/password so that you can access your private desktop.
  • eTwinning desktop You can access your desktop once you have registered on eTwinning: - personal, private area of eTwinning - username & password protected - communicate with other European teachers - share and use teaching resources from across Europe - find partner schools to work with on collaborative projects - more learning opportunities
  • Notes on eTwinning projects: Projects can have any number of partners You decide what project activities to do & for how long You can start or finish a project at any time You can run any number of projects at the same time eTwinning Twinspace - virtual classroom - free resource given to each new eTwinning project - private to you and your project partners - share/upload/collaborate with your project partners

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  • eTwinningwww.etwinning.neteTwinning AmbassadorJohn WarwickRegional Officer:Florence Andersonflorence.anderson@britishcouncil.orgProject Manager:Liz Arriens
  • ME !BackgroundSchoolICTWeb 2 technologiesInternational education/understandingeTwinning / Comenius
  • Outline of the workshopIntro to eTwinningExample of projectsPractical task(s)Other British Council OpportunitiesNext stepsEvaluation
  • Your Aspirations ?
  • What is eTwinning?eTwinning is a free, flexible, easy to useresource for enhancing the use of ICT across allareas of the curriculum.
  • Resources: Hundreds of categorised project ideas publically available forworking with students aged 3-18 across various subject areas e.g. ‘Statisticsand You’, Maths and Sciences, Age group 3-13Safe environment: Online community of over 160, 000 teachers from 32countriesPartner-finding tool: Once registered you can search online for partnerschools and create joint projectsProject space: Once you’ve registered a project your project will be givenit’s own virtual classroom where you can upload files, photos, videos, blogs,and wikis etc and use the live chat facilitySupport: There is a complete package of free online resources available tosupport partnershipsAwards: Schools can apply for a Quality Label for their project and can usethis work as part of their application for the International Schools AwardProfessional Development opportunities As well as online networking withother teachers online, there are online learning opportunities and webinars
  • Aims of eTwinningFacilitate collaboration between teachersin different countries in EuropeAllow teachers and pupils to worktogether online using various toolsProvide a multilingual platform for onlinework in 23 languagesMake it easy to use ICT in education
  • 32 EuropeanCountries 25 languages 163,000teachers 5100+ active projects
  • eTwinning in the UKOver 9,300 teachers in UKApprox. 150 eTwinning ambassadors
  • eTwinning Homepage
  • Why eTwinning ?
  • Benefits of using ICT Real Audience Motivation Personalised learning 21st Century Learning Most important of all: Collaboration
  • A first project Email Powerpoints Webcam conferencing Christmas cards
  • Another projectTopical issuesMFLUsing video conferencing
  • And Another Healthy LivingBlogVideo creationPodcastsVC
  • Reasons to use eTwinning:It is a free resourceSafe online environmentNo application form or lengthy adminprocessCould be your 1st step or could enhancean existing linkReal context for learning
  • What eTwinning can do for You CPD opportunities: – Local ICT based workshops – Webinars – European Professional Development Workshops Part of a community of peers Exciting and interesting way to work Develop your ICT skills
  • eTwinning Homepage
  • eTwinning Platform – 3 layers1. The Public Portal Public Information for all 2. The Desktop Where teachers register for eTwinning Search tools and Project ideas and kits profiles Where teachers get in3. The TwinSpace touch and register an – Private project workspace eTwinning project – Where project partners and Also a tool for communication about pupils collaborate online events – Where project work is/can be published and shared online – TwinBlog Where project partners share their experience
  • eTwinning Homepage
  • eTwinning Desktop
  • Twinspace (virtual classroom)
  • Tasks
  • Curriculum IntegrationAction Aid – Climate Change – GlobalwarmingFair TradeSocial Enterprise – raising money foritems to send to AfricaAssemblies led by studentsWhole school International DaysWorld Peace Days etc etc
  • Outside of www.etwinning.net Blogging www.blogger.com Video-conferencing http://flashmeeting.e2bn.net/ & www.elluminate.com Wikispaces www.wikispaces.com Google docs http://docs.google.com Wordle www.wordle.net Animoto www.animoto.com ???? Lots of others
  • Comenius In-service TrainingComenius AssistantsComenius Bilateral PartnershipsComenius Multilateral PartnershipsComenius RegioFulbright UK/US ProgrammeSchools OnlineInternational Schools AwardBritish Council Schools Programme
  • What next ?
  • Support Florence.anderson@britishcouncil.org – Your local eTwinning contact based in London etwinning@britishcouncil.org – Main teamOn the web – www.britishcouncil.org/etwinning - UK site www.etwinninguk.wikispaces.com – eTwinnning UK Wikispace www.etwinninguk.typepad – eTwinning UK Blog
  • Most importantly…REMEMBER TO ENJOY YOUR ETWINNING !