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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
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 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
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
Support Florence.email@example.com – Your local eTwinning contact based in London firstname.lastname@example.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 !