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E Twinning Tools Prague 140209


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E Twinning Tools Prague 140209

  1. 1. Pedagogical use of eTwinning tools Christina Crawley eTwinning Web Editor eTwinning Conference – 14 February 2009 Prague, Czech Republic
  2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>Getting started </li></ul><ul><li>Using the TwinSpace </li></ul><ul><li>Using the TwinBlog </li></ul>
  3. 3. Getting started… <ul><li>What do you want to do? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Subject </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Timeline </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Activities </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>How many partners do you want? </li></ul>2? 5? 50?
  5. 5. <ul><li>How will the pupils work together? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What activities will they do? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How will they communicate? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How will they work together ? </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Safety/privacy issues: </li></ul><ul><li>what to publish and how? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Do you want something to show </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>to the entire ‘world’? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do you want to work within a closed platform and keep work private? </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. The TwinSpace <ul><li>How do you want to use the TwinSpace? </li></ul><ul><li>As a… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Staffroom? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Classroom? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Portfolio? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Showcase? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Or perhaps a little bit of everything…?  </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. . . . . By document type? By country/partner? By topic/subject? By timeline? Information setup
  9. 9. Info by topics and tasks <ul><li>Discussions areas </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple forums </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple web pages created collaboratively </li></ul>Content uploaded by the pupils themselves? By all partners?
  10. 10. Activities outlined chronologically <ul><li>Activities tagged in a webpage if linked to another </li></ul><ul><li>folder </li></ul><ul><li>forum </li></ul><ul><li>photo gallery </li></ul>USER RIGHTS! But again… Are/can the pupils do this? All partners contributing?
  11. 11. Safety - personal details What information to include? What to publish?
  12. 12. <ul><li>TwinBlog </li></ul>
  13. 13. TwinBlog <ul><li>How do you want to use the TwinBlog? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Discussion platform for partners? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Showcase to NSS and others </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Discussion platform with other eTwinners? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Area for pupils to post information </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Discussion between partners </li></ul><ul><ul><li>planning, sharing </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Invitation to other eTwinners </li></ul><ul><ul><li>to see, to comment, to learn </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Showcasing the children’s work Portfolio of results
  16. 16. posts on behalf of the pupils (posted by the teachers) communication platform for pupils
  17. 17. Food for thought… <ul><li>Always keep in mind while working… </li></ul><ul><li>How to best work together </li></ul><ul><li>How to get the pupils involved </li></ul><ul><li>How to come up with something new… </li></ul><ul><li>How to leave a mark! </li></ul>
  18. 18. <ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>