What’s going on in schools?
What’s going on across Europe?
More than 600 postcards were submitted by classes from 5 different countries (FR, LU, NL, BE, IT) for the eTwinning postcard contest. Thanks to all the participants and congratulations to the winners. Each country chose national winners and 2 overall European winners were selected.
A new series of online synchronous lessons on the eTwinning Portal started on 23 March. The lessons are going to focus mainly on the difficulties encountered in the use of the eTwinning Desktop tools.
The launch of “Youth on the Move”, aiming at broadening learning mobility opportunities for young people to the year 2020, will take place from 7-9 May in Florence, Italy, within the framework of the “Festival d’Europa” (Festival of Europe). eTwinning will be part of the programme, involving its teachers and pupils in workshops and performances. Come and join the “Festival d’Europa”!
At the beginning of March, Latvian eTwinners actively joined in the “Get Online Week 2011” activities, which were coordinated by the Latvian Information and Communications Technology Associations and the Ministry of the Environmental Protection and Regional Development. All together, more than 41,000 people across the country participated in the “Get Online Week 2011”, marking Latvia as the country with the highest activity within Europe.
From 17-18 March, an eTwinning training seminar for beginners took place in Viļāni and Varakļāni, Latvia.
A new competition for the best Project Diary in Poland has been launched. Every month the NSS in Poland evaluates recent entries and awards the most interesting Project Diary. Posts, photos and links describing project’s activities constitute an interesting form of a project’s promotion. Teachers are welcome to take part in the competition!
The eTwinning Portuguese team and the Regional Secretariat for Education and Culture (SREC), from Madeira Island, held in Funchal the first Regional eTwinning Conference for head teachers and teachers on 9 February. About 100 teachers learned about eTwinning and the use of the TwinSpace. A teacher from Madeira was invited to present her project as an example of good practice.
During the month of February, the eTwinning ambassador for the north region held four training sessions on the use of the TwinSpace, aimed at beginners and experienced eTwinning teachers. On 10 February, the training session was designed for teachers involved in the Connecting Classrooms project. On 15 and 27 February, it was time for eTwinning beginners, and on 25 February, for experienced eTwinners.
The annual eTwinning conference will be held on 14 April 2011 in Kranjska Gora. The conference will be part of the International ICT conference SIRikt 2011.
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The project Boundless Communication is a collaborative work in which the Secondary School Guillem de Berguedà (Spain) and Västervik (Sweden) are involved. It shows how eTwinning fosters teamwork in a cross-curricular and multilingual way. In the visit to Västervik, a spectacular lipdub was filmed: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzbd8Eh7a6M
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