• Where do Italian teachers meet to exchange ideas?• How do you get your pupils work with their partners?• What are the main problems you’ve had as an Etwinner?• Etwinning and Comenius, is it better together?• What does Etwinning add to the teaching/learning process?
• How many partners in the ideal project?• Do you manage to do all your Etw. work in your curricolar classes?• How did you find out about Etwinning?• For ambassadors: why do we attend so many seminars and workshops and just few take an active part in Etwinning?etc.....
Reasons for this E&R’s success I CAPACITA E IMPEGNO DEL TEAM CAPACITAE IMPEGNO DEL TEAM The team’s skills and dedication shown in - devising the platform - calibrating contributions - suggest “everyday” topics
Reasons for E&R’s success II Teachers’ varietyThey - work in different parts of Italy - teach different subjects - work in differet kinds of school
Reasons for E&R’s success IIIShift from discussion to implementation of - articles about best practices => E-BOOKS - shared docs to improve eTwinners’ and ambassadors’ status
Reasons for E&R’s success IVOpen-minded and user-friendly environment:- use of national language- message-exchange between veterans and newcomers- no-stress ( blend of passion, self-irony, irony...)- sharing of useful material ( mobility forms, allowances, procedures, etc.)
OUTCOMES I:• Document addressed to National Agency and Ministry ‘to get our work better• Tips for the improvement of the Twinspace
E - BOOK 1April 2012:Teachers tell their experiencein Etwinning
E- BOOK 2May 2012:• teamwork• mobility: experiences and tips
E- BOOK 3June 2012:• dissemination• Science and Maths projects
E-BOOK 4 (plurilingual)August 2012: Translation intoEnglish/French/Hungarian of the articles aboutteamwork and mobilities
POSITIVE FIGURES:• 145 contributors• Most active room after helpdesk (more than 1900 posts in less than one year and all “to the point”)• More than 6000 accesses for e-books• Hundreds of downloads of shared docs
FUTURE PERSPECTIVES I:• Reaching out to all Europe by translating our docs into other languages• Devising other E-books with the contribution of our European partners and eTwinners• Keeping on meeting up to share everyday school issues
FUTURE PERSPECTIVES II• Going on debating topical issues regarding Italian and European school
TIPS .......- A teachers room should meet clear-cut needs- Ask some colleagues for help- Take care of your TR, a little every day, answering posts and adding new inputs- Don’t stress and don’t get stressed (no tasks)