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The NEW eTwinning TwinSpace

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This presentation was part of a workshop session on using the new TwinSpace. The workshop took place at the annual eTwinning Conference 2010 in Seville, Spain.
Presentation by: Christina Crawley and Santi Scimeca

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The NEW eTwinning TwinSpace

  1. 1. The NEW TwinSpace Christina Crawley and Santi Scimeca eTwinning Central Support Service European Schoolnet Annual eTwinning Conference - 6 February 2010 Seville, Spain
  2. 2. <ul><li>Today’s session: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1. Introducing the eTwinning TwinSpace </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2. Going through the various tools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3. Giving you a chance to use the TwinSpace through a number of tasks </li></ul></ul>
  3. 4. What does the new TwinSpace offer? <ul><li>- A new design </li></ul><ul><li>More social networking </li></ul><ul><li>- More tools </li></ul><ul><li>- More roles </li></ul><ul><li>- More personalised </li></ul>It’s still a place for eTwinning projects to run their activities, but with…
  4. 5. Most importantly… The new TwinSpace is where teachers and pupils work together <ul><li>Encouraging teachers to: </li></ul><ul><li>Actively involve pupils </li></ul><ul><li>Organise activities and let their pupils organise activities as well! </li></ul>
  5. 6. Getting started: the Homepage Members : who’s who? Activities : what has everyone been doing? Mailbox : each member has their own Calendar : what’s planned? Activities : the main areas of your work Blog : The summary of your project
  6. 7. <ul><ul><li>Entry point </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Homepage – what’s the latest? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Where things happen </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Activities – main workspace </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Staff Room - planning </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Pupils Corner – hang out </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chatting, discussing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Chat – discussions in real time </li></ul></ul></ul>The main sections…
  7. 8. Starting to plan: Staff Room Where partners get to know the TwinSpace and each other… - Begin project planning - Discuss how pupils will be involved (roles) - Share ideas, documents, resources, etc. <ul><li>Get help, inspiration, resources… </li></ul>
  8. 9. Who has initial access to the TwinSpace? <ul><li>Founding partners (as teacher administrators) </li></ul><ul><li>Additional partners – added via the Desktop (as teacher members) </li></ul><ul><li>. : no need to add twice (via Desktop and TwinSpace) </li></ul>
  9. 10. Having others join: Invitations To invite pupils (as well as other people), teachers use the invitation button on the homepage of the TwinSpace
  10. 11. Also in… Invitations <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>
  11. 12. Invitations: email? Visitor/teacher invitation (email required) Pupil invitation (no email required)
  12. 13. Language <ul><li>What language does the TwinSpace appear in? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Language of the user’s browser </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How to change it? </li></ul>
  13. 14. Working together: Activities <ul><ul><li>The bulk area for project work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Administrators (teachers and pupils) can create as many activities pages as they wish (as one could with folders), and choose which tools are used </li></ul></ul>
  14. 15. How to create Activities Go to the Activities label to create an Activities page - it is up to you how to organise - organised chronologically Name the new page and then add - you can here choose to make an activity ‘public’ or ‘private’ Add applications or “tools” to your activities page. You can add one to many – it is up to you!
  15. 16. What “applications” are available? <ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Forums (MB) </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul><ul><li>File Archive (DL) </li></ul><ul><li>Photos (IL) </li></ul><ul><li>Content (WCD) </li></ul>
  16. 17. On the side: Pupils Corner <ul><ul><li>- To encourage pupils to get to know each other, on their own, in their own way. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teachers members have viewing rights. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teacher admins can delete. </li></ul></ul>
  17. 18. In real time: Chat <ul><li>No change… </li></ul>
  18. 19. Testing the TwinSpace <ul><li>http://new-twinspace.etwinning.net </li></ul><ul><li>sevilla1 / etwinn1 </li></ul><ul><li>sevilla2 / etwinn1 </li></ul><ul><li>sevilla3 / etwinn1 </li></ul><ul><li>sevilla4 / etwinn1 </li></ul><ul><li>sevilla5 / etwinn1 </li></ul><ul><li>sevilla6 / etwinn1 </li></ul>
  19. 20. Tasks <ul><li>Get access (login as pupil or get someone to invite you) </li></ul><ul><li>Change the language of the TwinSpace </li></ul><ul><li>Invite a teacher, create a pupil profile </li></ul><ul><li>Create an activities page </li></ul><ul><li>Add applications </li></ul><ul><li>Create posts: forum, blog, wiki, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Web Content Display: write text, embed a YouTube video, add photos </li></ul><ul><li>Create a calendar event </li></ul><ul><li>Send an email </li></ul><ul><li>Publish/unpublish </li></ul><ul><li>Ask a question in the CHAT area. </li></ul>

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