eTwinning Plus Partner-finding English

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  • eTwinning Plus Partner-finding English

    1. 1. Click on the Sign in buttonStep 1 Sign in
    2. 2. Type in your username and password Tip: Use the ‘Forgotten your password?’ prompt, if you can’t remember your password Step 1 Sign in
    3. 3. Step 2 Refresh your profile Click on the Profile tab
    4. 4. Step 2 Refresh your profile Tip: You will know which ‘tab’ you are currently on, as the tab title will be highlighted
    5. 5. Step 2 Refresh your profile Tip: It’s good to upload a photo of yourself – you are not obliged to do this, but it will make your profile more attractive to potential partners. If you don’t feel comfortable putting a photo of yourself, you could put a photo of your school, your school logo or a famous landmark from your town/city. To update your profile, click on Edit Profile
    6. 6. Step 2 Refresh your profile You can edit most parts of your Profile, including your name and email address but not the username Tip: You can also change your password Tip: Try to write a short and interesting text about yourself, your professional interests, your school, your experience and your project ideas. It’s very important that you write in a language that potential partners will understand – many teachers have bilingual profiles, using both their native language and a second, more-widely understood language, like English, French, Russian or Arabic.
    7. 7. Step 3 Finding a partner: Who would you like to find? Check list Here are some questions which might help you define your potential partner: • What kind of partner school should it be? • How old should the pupils in the partner class be? • What should the language of the project be? • Which subject areas would you like to cover? • Do you have any concrete ideas or suggestions for the project? • Which tools would you like to use? • Is there anything of special importance for your eTwinning partnership? Tip: If you’re stuck for ideas you can always browse through the Kits (ready-made projects) in the Collaborate section
    8. 8. Step 3 Using the Find eTwinners Search Function Click on the Find eTwinners tab If you already know the name of the person or school you would like to find, you can type this in the Quick Search field Type in a name
    9. 9. Step 3 Using the Search Function Or you can use the more general Search Function by filling in selected fields, eg. Country, Subject, Language etc. Tip: It’s not an application form, so you don’t need to fill in every field. The more general your search, the more results you will get. Don’t forget to click on the Search button
    10. 10. Step 3 Using the Search Function On the Search Results page, you will see how many teachers are interested in an eTwinning Plus partnership, according to your search criteria
    11. 11. Step 4 Getting in touch with someone To see more results simply scroll down the page Tip: On this page you can see an overview of someone’s profile, including the language they use, the subject areas they are interested in and the country they are from
    12. 12. Step 4 Getting in touch with someone To have a closer look at someone’s profile, you simply need to click on their name Tip: The button with the green plus sign is used to send someone a ‘Contact Request’, so you can add them to your Contact list as a potential project partner. It’s not good to use this button before you’ve had a chance to introduce yourself. We would recommend sending the person a message, before sending them a contact request.
    13. 13. Step 4 Getting in touch with someone You can get in touch with someone by sending them a message, just click on the white envelope Tip: You can look at the last Log in date to see how active someone is.
    14. 14. Step 4 Getting in touch with someone If you’ve already had some contact with the person, you can click on the green plus sign button to send them a ‘Contact Request’
    15. 15. Step 5 Using the forum You can use the Forums to post a message which will be seen by other people who are interested in finding an eTwinning partner
    16. 16. Step 5 Using the forum Tip: Before posting a message on the Forum, it’s always good to browse existing messages, to see if there is anything of interest to you. To see an existing Forum post, simply click on the title
    17. 17. Step 5 Using the forum You will then see the Forum post and can ‘reply’ if you are interested Tip: You can see other people who have replied to the post, they might also be potential project partners
    18. 18. Step 5 Using the forum To post a message on the Forum simply click on Create Message
    19. 19. Step 5 Using the forum Give the Forum post a title Choose the relevant subject areas Write your message
    20. 20. Step 5 Using the forum You should choose a Vocational subject, if this is relevant Choose the language of your postTip: It’s a good idea to tag your post with key words, so it will come up in any searches people do on the Forum Click on Post your message
    21. 21. Step 6 Think about your project idea Tip: If you already have a project idea, you can let people know about it by writing on eTwinning and me: My Journal and then clicking the Share button. People will be able to respond to your Journal posts and express interest. If you don’t yet have a project idea, you can still use this space to say what you are interested in doing, eg, I’m interested in an email exchange or I’m interested in Science projects
    22. 22. Step 6 Find projects that are open to eTwinning Plus Click on the Projects tab Click on the Search button
    23. 23. Step 6 Find projects that are open to eTwinning Plus Use a key word in the Description field to find projects that your class might be interested in Choose the age range of your students and the language that you would like to do the project in Click on Search Tip: You can fill in as many fields as you like on the Project search, however, it’s best to only choose two or three, so you don’t limit the search results too much
    24. 24. Step 6 Find projects that are open to eTwinning Plus You will see a range of projects that are joinable by eTwinning Plus teachers Click on the title of the Project you are interested in to find out more
    25. 25. Step 6 Find projects that are open to eTwinning Plus You can see the Project title and logo You can see information about the project, including the Project language(s) and the Age range of the Pupils
    26. 26. Step 6 Find projects that are open to eTwinning Plus You can see the date when the project was registered – this is important, as the project may already be well underway You can also see the status of the project, ie. If it is active or closed
    27. 27. Step 6 Find projects that are open to eTwinning Plus To contact a project partner, you should send them a message
    28. 28. Step 6 Find projects that are open to eTwinning Plus Tip: It’s important to keep an eye on the notifications button and your message Inbox, as this is where you will receive contact requests, messages and invites from eTwinning teachers who would like you to to join their project.
    29. 29. Click on Select school and accept to become part of the project If you are invited to join an eTwinning project, you will see the invitation in your Notifications tab Step 7 Join an existing eTwinning project
    30. 30. You will now see your project when you click on the Projects tab By clicking on the Project title, you can access the project’s homepage Step 7 Join an existing eTwinning project
    31. 31. Other project management tools let you invite new members, get support, write about your project etc Step 7 Join an existing eTwinning project
    32. 32. The Project Card allows you to keep in touch with your Partner Support Agency, to let them know how you’re getting on or to ask them for advice and support Step 7 Join an existing eTwinning project

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