eTwinning …Community for schools in Europe Claus Berg TEACHER TRAINERS… UNI•C Multilateral Workshop eTwinning National @clausberg Support Service, Denmark Esbjerg, Denmark firstname.lastname@example.orgPresentation at:slideshare.net/clausberg
WhoClaus Berg @clausberg, Chief Consultant•UNI-C, The Danish IT Centre for Education and Research•Ministry of Children and EducationLisbeth Kodal•Consultant, Centre for Educational Resources,•University College SyddanmarkJacob Elholm•Consultant, Centre for Educational Resources,•University College Syddanmark 2
Programme & Focus: etwinning.elholms.dk …App! :-) Focus •How does eTwinning fit into basic teacher training? •What are the opportunities and challenges? •Which questions arise regarding internationalization? •How can eTwinning and teacher training institutions (colleges etc.); i.e teacher trainees and their trainers gain from one another, in different European education systems? 3
What is eTwinning?Community for schools in Europe•Teachers and pupils collaborating, working and learning together•Supports cooperation between schools in Europe•160,000+ registered teachers•90,000+ schools• 5,000+ projects•32 countries•Part of Comenius 4
eTwinning FocusGlobalized society•Bring international qualifications into focus•Framework for experience, immersion and initiative which contributes tothe students inclination to work with language and culture•The focus is both on collaborative projects, multicultural dimensions,ICTs and social networking•eTwinning also aims to further teachers professional development withmany offers free of charge 5
eTwinning web // 3 portals• 1. Open eTwinning portal www.etwinning.net where everyone can browse registered schools, get an idea about specific projects, and seek inspiration. Teachers register here.• 2. eTwinning Desktop for registered teachers. Requires login at www.etwinning.net. Here you find partners and registrer and maintain your projects.• 3. TwinSpace new-twinspace.etwinning.net, which is created for you and your partner, when your eTwinning project has been approved by the two National Support Services (NSS). - Or you could be invited to an already existing TwinSpace, as participant or guest.
Registrering on etwinning.net – Step 1 Pre-registration. Click the yellow button ”Register” and fill in… …Then you’ll received an email with a link
Registrering on etwinning.net – Step 2In step 2 you’lI first check if your school is already in eTwinning.If it’s not on the list, please register as a new school.…Then you fill in the three tabs, which make you a personal profile:- About sourself, Twinning preferences, and Preview & validation.
3. TwinSpace – Virtual workspace for your project
TwinSpace – Tools for you teachers, and your pupils Including: •Chat •Internal project email •Calendar •Invite participants, also pupils (and with tailormade user rights) •Save files •Make web pages •Discussion forum •Wiki and blog •Subscribe RSS-info •See who’s online