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by Christina Crawley

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  • 1. The eTwinning Portal Christina Crawley eTwinning Central Support Service European Schoolnet Professional Development Workshop 8 April 2010 Tomar, Portugal
  • 2. What is the eTwinning Portal? The central area for eTwinning activities to take place www.etwinning.net A platform for information, networking and collaboration Public Portal, Desktop, TwinSpace Learning Lab, Groups All information available in 23 languages
  • 3. The eTwinning Portal
  • 4. eTwinning tools online communication tools Internal messaging Contacts Guestbooks
  • 5. eTwinning 2.0 Enhanced communication tools Networking and Social networking Forums Teachers, Schools and Projects Profiles Walls and MeToos
  • 6. eTwinning tools Enhanced communication tools Networking and Social networking User generated content (Project Diary)
  • 7. eTwinning tools Enhanced communication tools Networking and Social networking User generated content (TwinBlogs) Tagging and Maps
  • 8. eTwinning tools School/Project search Tagging and Maps
  • 9. In other words eTwinners (registered users) have access to: Partner-finding tools An environment to share ideas A platform to access and contribute to educational resources And much more
  • 10. How to get started? Register at: www.etwinning.net Create your profile Get in touch with others Start an activity (Project, Learning Event, Group, etc.)
  • 11. Involving pupils: eTwinning Projects eTwinning TwinSpace Virtual classrooms where eTwinning projects run their activities As a staffroom As a classroom As a portfolio As a showroom
  • 12. Everyone has a role Roles scheme: Teacher Administrator: full project partners Teacher Member: support teachers Pupil Administrator: project coordinators Pupil Member: participants Visitor: guests (to private TwinSpaces)
  • 13. What does the TwinSpace offer? 1. A set of collaboration tools for pupils and teachers Blogs Forums 2. Areas for planning and discussing Wikis Staff room File archives Pupils Corner Photo galleries Chat Web pages 3. Possibility for sharing and publishing results Published TwinSpace with project URL
  • 14. Beyond projects -The Portal also offers additional opportunities to gain inspiration and exchange ideas - Resource exchange - LRE resource widget - Learning Events - Groups (soon)
  • 15. Resource exchange
  • 16. LRE Widget Learning Resource Exchange (LRE) Access resources from ministries and research centres across Europe In My Profile
  • 17. Learning Events Register via your Desktop
  • 18. eTwinning Groups (coming soon)
  • 19. eTwinning Portal: Promoting Shifting Worlds Formal Informal Closed Open Top down Bottom up Teaching Learning Consumption Creation Curriculum driven Life as curriculum
  • 20. Get started today you wont regret it! Thank you christina.crawley@eun.org