Countries come to the Global Gateway with
very different objectives.
Therefore we try to manage expectations
and build in elements such as English
Language Learning and teacher training.
Web 2.0 – how do we see it?
Online discussions, live conferencing,
information exchanges, podcasting,
messaging, blogging for students...
access to educational software, training,
free resources and professional networks
These different agendas need to be
reconciled if expectations are to be met.
An individual teacher needs the support of
the school management team; within a
country, a school needs the support of its
ministry of education. Therefore we
require this before offering partnerships.
Schools need accreditation for international
work and the awards need to be
recognised by the curriculum and
All this takes time and money to be
planned and spent, an infrastructure of
support and recognition, locally and
nationally, and in partnership countries.
2,254 international partnerships
set up for UK schools…
10,848 individual emails of advice sent
in the past 12 months…
11,877 schools worldwide
using our online service in the past
More than 2,000 UK schools
gaining the Full DCSF
International School Award.
School linking and internationalism is being
mainstreamed in the UK; thanks to this
uniquely aligned position:
1. Government strategy
2. British Council expertise
3. Curriculum requirements – QCA
4. Partnerships – eg BBC
5. Buy-in – local authorities
To deliver, we work very closely with
• Thinkquest • iEARN
• ePals • Plan International
• eTwinning • UNESCO
• Intuitive Media • Rafi.ki
The enthusiasm of the groundbreaker
schools has made it worth doing!
Presentation for European Schoolnet ICT Symposium
Selection of 3 refs.
Can ICT win the World Cup for England – old but good, by Stephen Heppell
My favourite M Wesch video – all about Web 2.0 and just 5mins (but I’ve watched it a lot of times!).
The great Room 18 teacher recruitment video.
To contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org