How to get involved
How to get started in eTwinning… If you are part of a school in Europe, getting started in eTwinning is as easy as 1,2,3…4!
Step 1: See what's out there already
Browse through the Portal to learn about eTwinning:
- Check out eTwinning projects and other eTwinning colleagues on the eTwinning map. Your school might already be registered!
- If you are interested in setting up a collaborative project, check the Kits and Modules sections: you will find ideas and directions.
- Find out about professional development opportunities.
- Discover the eTwinning Groups that you may join.
- Contact your National Support Service (NSS) if you want to know more.
Step 2: Register on eTwinning
Now that you know that eTwinning is for you, give details about yourself and your school and create your very own eTwinning profile. Be sure to fill out the form carefully: this information will be featured on your profile. Once registered, you’ll have your own username and password which will allow you to access the eTwinning Desktop and learn about others.
Step 3: Develop your eTwinning experience
Once registered, you can login to your Desktop to get in touch with other eTwinners, exchange ideas, learn together and plan future collaborative activities. The Desktop is your personal window in the platform, so be sure to keep it updated so that you can share what you do with other eTwinners.
If you want to set up a project, start looking for a potential partner with the following criteria:
- sharing similar objectives and agreeing on a topic for your collaborative project;
- communicating regularly and openly;
- having comparable age, number and language level of pupils;
- having access to ICT equipment at school to allow for effective collaboration.
Step 4: Start working with your partners
If you are ready for an eTwinning Project, once you have found a partner and have decided on the project you will run together, you can register it on the Portal. You then have access to the collaborative tools in the TwinSpace as well as the eTwinning Label, which you can print off and post in your school. To keep the world up-to-date on the progress of your work, you can publish entries in your Project Diary.
eTwinning is a community of people. Therefore, there are some rules you need to conform to in order to keep eTwinning credible and safe. Take a look at this presentation.
- Web Editor: Nasrollahi Danosh
- Published: 30.07.2012
- Last changed: 07.12.2012