What is etwinning? Benefits for pupils? Benefits for teachers? CCEA accreditationICT tools used on the platform Belfast –March 2012
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What is etwinning?• An initiative of the European Commission to give an opportunity to as many EU children as possible to communicate with other children in other EU countries using I.C.T at school.• An innovative , creative and safe way to deliver the curriculum tapping in the demands of the modern youth culture.
Benefits to students• Improve their self management skills, encouraging them to sustain their attention, meet deadlines, proof reading etc...• Boost their confidence• Increase pupils’ motivation• Improve their team working skills• Enable them to solve communication problems• Improve their digital skills and exposed them to new applications
…more benefits to students• Widen their horizons• Create endless discussions• Enable newcomers to share their culture• Create real audiences for project work• Encourage them to experience Modern Foreign Languages in an enjoyable and meaningful way!
Benefits to teachers• Professional Development opportunities: - Free webinar training - European Professional Development Workshops - Trans-national partner finding workshops• Part of a community of peers• Exciting and interesting way to work• Develop your ICT skills
• Extra resources as the school can win national prizes each year in June.
CCEA’s ICT Accreditation Scheme• you can use eTwinning (just like any VLE) to work through any of the tasks; especially helpful for the exchange requirement!
Free Tools used and allowed by C2K !• Wordle.com:• Voicethread.com• Voki.comhttp://new-twinspace.etwinning.net/c/portal/layout