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What’s going on across Europe?
Flemish teachers who register a new eTwinning project before the end of November 2010 will receive a USB stick.
Have a look at the highlights of the celebration on 13 October 2010 held in Brussels for eTwinners across Belgium’s three communities.
Anastasia, Katarina, Onur, Louise and Marvin - five pupils aged between 16 and 18 years old - took part in an online-editor-workshop during the eTwinning weeks in October. They learned how to write a report and create short video clips. They will write three online reports for the German eTwinning website about their eTwinning projects and schools.
From 1 November - 19 December, a new series of on line eTwinning courses are held in Greece. Three hundred Greek teachers are trained on line on: the eTwinning action and teachers’ networking, poverty and social exclusion, eTwinning project plans and other school activities.
The Hungarian NSS has compiled a new eTwinning book on the experiences of teachers and pupils in Hungary, in order to summarise the experiences of the past five years in eTwinning.
On 25 November, the eTwinning NSS and the NA for the LLP programme hosted a common event at Reykjavik City Council, celebrating 5 years of eTwinning, 15 years of Comenius, 15 years of Leonardo, and 10 years of Grundtvig. The event involves project presentations, videos from projects, national quality prizes, and booths showcasing projects organised by project participants.
An eTwinning bilateral workshop took place in Dublin from 5-7 November in conjunction with the Estonian NSS. The theme of the workshop was Combating poverty and social exclusion.
This year’s task was to work in teams and create an animated movie. This movie had to represent the eTwinning dolls’ building a house. It was a very interesting task which demanded patience and cooperation.
Teachers from the region of Rokiškis met during two eTwinning seminars to know more about the possibilities provided by this European action and experiences of colleagues.
The aim of the competition is to produce an original postcard on the theme "Our eTwinning exchange" and/or "We are Europeans". The best entries will receive a cash prize for the purchase of educational and multimedia materials. The two best entries will receive funding to visit their partner class (category "Our eTwinning exchange") or an iPod Touch HD (category "We are Europeans").
During the past school year, eTwinning Malta and EkoSkola Malta discussed the possibility of liaison between the two actions. The same discussions were made at a European level by other countries involved in eTwinning and EcoSchools and also by the International Eco-Schools and the eTwinning Central Support Services. A two-day training session took place in Malta from 14-15 October.
On 5 November, over 120 head teachers from all over Poland participated in a conference in Warsaw. The participants learned not only about the rules and the tools of eTwinning but also about examples of good practice and other programmes such as Comenius, Leonardo da Vinci and ELL.
On 13 November, the National Prizes Award was held in Póvoa de Lanhoso in the North of Portugal. 12 projects were awarded in different categories. Portuguese teachers and head teachers had training on the eTwinning Portal and ICT tools. 120 participants from across the country participated.
From 8-17 November, two workshops on eTwinning were held for teachers and head teachers in the Alentejo region. The Alentejo’s Ambassador, Elisabete Fiel, led the workshop with the collaborative organisation of the Competence Centre of Évora.
From 19-26 November, two workshops on eTwinning were organised for teachers and head teachers, in the Algarve region. The workshops were provided by the Algarve’s Ambassador, Isabel Monteiro, with the collaboration of the Competence Centre of Algarve, Educom.
TicEduca – International Meeting on ICT and Education was held in Lisbon from 19-20 November, with more than 400 participants from all around the world. eTwinning had a stand and teachers presented successful projects and best practice.
On 11 November, a workshop for beginners took place in Tolmin. The teachers had the opportunity to discover the new Desktop, TwinSpace and share examples of good practice.
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