Ian Ramsey’s eTwinning Experience

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Ian Ramsey’s eTwinning Experience

  1. 1. Ian Ramsey’s eTwinning experience Helena Butterfield http://helenabutterfield.net
  2. 2. Why eTwinning? <ul><li>French exchange partner </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunity for interaction between pupils </li></ul><ul><li>G & T club focus </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunity for ICT use </li></ul><ul><li>Real audience </li></ul><ul><li>Motivation </li></ul><ul><li>Communication </li></ul>
  3. 3. Je blogue, tu blogues…let’s blog <ul><li>Blogging project to share projects created by pupils and to allow interact with one another through the posts. </li></ul><ul><li>http://letsblog.overblog.org </li></ul>
  4. 4. A quick guide to blogging <ul><li>What do you need? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A blogging platform such as eTwinning blog (Movable Type), Blogger (Free), Edublogs (Free), Typepad ($45 per year) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What is a Blog? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Website that is easy to update with no knowledge of programming language </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Easy to upload a variey of media to a blog </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Easily accessible by pupils </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Entries appear chronologically </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>People can easily comment on the posts that are written </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Some examples of our work <ul><li>Vokis (talking avatars) </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>Slideshows </li></ul><ul><li>Videos </li></ul><ul><li>Pupil discussions (via comments at the bottom of posts) </li></ul>
  6. 6. Benefits <ul><li>Pupils driving the project forward </li></ul><ul><li>Improved use of Target Language </li></ul><ul><li>Improved motivation </li></ul><ul><li>Made friends with French pupils through choice </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural and Linguistic value </li></ul><ul><li>“ It was really fun to interact with people of my own age in France” </li></ul><ul><li>Gareth Lang, Year 9 </li></ul>
  7. 7. Ian Ramsey links across Europe Pre-eTwinning Current links
  8. 8. Personal Reflections <ul><li>Motivation - Quality Labels, eTwinning Awards </li></ul><ul><li>CPD </li></ul><ul><li>New eTwinning Projects across the curriculum </li></ul><ul><ul><li>History (with the Netherlands) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Citizenship – How green is your world (Poland, France, Italy, Turkey, Romania) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>German – Reisen in Europa (Poland, Germany, Hungary) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Comenius Project with Poland, Italy and Turkey </li></ul><ul><li>International School Award </li></ul>
  9. 9. And finally… <ul><li>“ What you learn without joy, you forget without regret” </li></ul><ul><li>Tiina Sarisalmi </li></ul><ul><li>(Finnish Teacher, eTwinning Conference, Prague, Feb 2009) </li></ul>

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