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The eTwinning Portal

  1. 1. The eTwinning Portal Christina Crawley eTwinning Central Support Service European Schoolnet Professional Development Workshop – 25 September 2010 Ptuj, Slovenia
  2. 2. Today’s session <ul><li>Brief introduction to the eTwinning Portal and its three levels </li></ul><ul><li>Detailed introduction of the eTwinning Desktop </li></ul><ul><li>Sneak preview to some new developments to be released in October </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction to the TwinSpace </li></ul><ul><li>Practical exercises and opportunity for questions </li></ul>
  3. 4. 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>
  4. 5. eTwinning tools online communication tools <ul><li>Internal messaging </li></ul><ul><li>Making contacts </li></ul>
  5. 6. eTwinning 2.0 <ul><li>Forums, chat rooms </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers, Schools and Projects Profiles </li></ul><ul><li>Places to write to others </li></ul>Enhanced communication tools Networking and Social networking
  6. 7. eTwinning tools Enhanced communication tools Networking and Social networking User generated content (Project Diary)
  7. 8. eTwinning tools Enhanced communication tools Networking and Social networking User generated content ( Project Diary ) Tagging and Maps
  8. 9. eTwinning tools Tagging and Maps School/Project search
  9. 10. In other words… <ul><li>eTwinners (registered users) have access to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Networking 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>Tools to collaborate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>And much more… </li></ul></ul>
  11. 12. Once registered: <ul><li>Create your Profile </li></ul><ul><li>Begin an activity (Project, Learning Event, Group, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Get in touch with others </li></ul>
  12. 13. Access all tools See what’s new See your quick profile, latest projects, latest contacts… Access your projects’ TwinSpaces Look for partners Desktop Homepage
  13. 14. My Profile A preview of what other eTwinners will see when coming across your profile <ul><li>What can you do? </li></ul><ul><li>Edit your personal and school Profiles </li></ul><ul><li>Update your Project Ideas </li></ul><ul><li>View your actions </li></ul><ul><li>Check/update your Wall (journal) </li></ul>
  14. 15. Partner Finding (Find eTwinniners) Make contacts! Use the Search function (simple or advanced) Browse and write in the Forums
  15. 16. My Projects Manage your Projects! Create a new project (with one of your contacts) Access and manage your projects
  16. 17. Resources Search Upload Manage Support material for eTwinning activities
  17. 18. Coming VERY soon… <ul><li>Updated design </li></ul><ul><li>A few new functionalities </li></ul><ul><li>When? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>October 2010 (in 2 weeks!) </li></ul></ul>
  18. 19. New Desktop homepage
  19. 20. Updated Profile page
  20. 21. New area: Teachers Rooms
  21. 22. For more details… <ul><li>See article on the eTwinning Portal homepage: </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
  22. 23. 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>
  23. 24. 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>
  24. 25. 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>
  25. 26. Beyond projects… <ul><li>The Portal also offers additional professional development opportunities to gain inspiration and exchange ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Learning Events </li></ul><ul><li>eTwinning Groups </li></ul>
  26. 27. Learning Events <ul><li>Register via your Desktop </li></ul>
  27. 28. eTwinning Groups
  28. 29. <ul><li>Let’s get started today! </li></ul><ul><li>Thank you  </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>
  29. 30. Try the Desktop out… <ul><li>Partner finding: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>search for contacts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>search for your neighbour </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>add a contact </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>accept a contact </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Profiles: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Update your ‘Quick Profile’ (in the new Desktop: ‘About Me’) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ready for a Comenius School partnership? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Add a photo to your Profile </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Add photos to your gallery - personal and school profile </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Write on a ‘wall’ ( in the new Desktop: reply to someone's ‘journal’ posting ) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Project - start the registration process? </li></ul>