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E Twinning Portal Sintra 291009


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E Twinning Portal Sintra 291009

  1. 1. The eTwinning Portal Christina Crawley eTwinning Central Support Service European Schoolnet Professional Development Workshop – 29 October Sintra, Portugal
  2. 2. What is the eTwinning Portal? <ul><li>The central area for eTwinning activities to take place </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>A platform for information, networking and collaboration </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Public Portal, Desktop, TwinSpace </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learning Lab, Groups </li></ul></ul><ul><li>All information available in 23 languages </li></ul>
  3. 3. The eTwinning Portal
  4. 4. eTwinning tools online communication tools <ul><li>Internal messaging </li></ul><ul><li>Contacts </li></ul><ul><li>Guestbooks </li></ul>
  5. 5. eTwinning 2.0 <ul><li>Forums </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers, Schools and Projects Profiles </li></ul><ul><li>Walls and ‘MeToos’ </li></ul>Enhanced communication tools Networking and Social networking
  6. 6. eTwinning tools Enhanced communication tools Networking and Social networking User generated content (Project Diary)
  7. 7. eTwinning tools Enhanced communication tools Networking and Social networking User generated content (TwinBlogs) Tagging and Maps
  8. 8. eTwinning tools Tagging and Maps School/Project search
  9. 9. In other words… <ul><li>eTwinners (registered users) have access to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Partner-finding tools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>An environment to share ideas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A platform to access and contribute to educational resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>And much more… </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. How to get started? <ul><li>Register at: </li></ul><ul><li>Create your profile </li></ul><ul><li>Get in touch with others </li></ul><ul><li>Start an activity (Project, Learning Event, Group, etc.) </li></ul>
  11. 11. Involving pupils: eTwinning Projects <ul><li>eTwinning TwinSpace </li></ul>Virtual classrooms where eTwinning projects run their activities <ul><li>As a staffroom </li></ul><ul><li>As a classroom </li></ul><ul><li>As a portfolio </li></ul><ul><li>As a showroom </li></ul>
  12. 12. Everyone has a role… <ul><li>Roles scheme: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Teacher Administrator : full project partners </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teacher Member : support teachers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pupil Administrator : project coordinators </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pupil Member : participants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Visitor : guests (to private TwinSpaces) </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. 1. A set of collaboration tools for pupils and teachers What does the TwinSpace offer? <ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Forums </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul><ul><li>File archives </li></ul><ul><li>Photo galleries </li></ul><ul><li>Web pages </li></ul>2. Areas for planning and discussing <ul><li>Staff room </li></ul><ul><li>Pupils’ Corner </li></ul><ul><li>Chat </li></ul>3. Possibility for sharing and publishing results <ul><li>Published TwinSpace with project URL </li></ul>
  14. 14. Beyond projects… <ul><li>The Portal also offers additional opportunities to gain inspiration and exchange ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Resource exchange </li></ul><ul><li>LRE resource widget </li></ul><ul><li>Learning Events </li></ul><ul><li>Groups (soon) </li></ul>
  15. 15. Resource exchange
  16. 16. LRE Widget <ul><li>Learning Resource Exchange (LRE) </li></ul><ul><li>Access resources from ministries and research centres across Europe </li></ul><ul><li>In “My Profile” </li></ul>
  17. 17. Learning Events <ul><li>Register via your Desktop </li></ul>
  18. 18. eTwinning Groups ( coming soon )
  19. 19. eTwinning Portal: Promoting Shifting Worlds Formal Closed Top down Teaching Consumption Curriculum driven Informal Open Bottom up Learning Creation Life as curriculum
  20. 20. <ul><li>Get started today – you won’t regret it! </li></ul><ul><li>Thank you  </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>