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10 years eTwinning: It’s a wrap!

Time flies! The past 12 months we celebrated the 10th anniversary of the eTwinning community of schools on various occasions both online and offline and now – right before the Christmas break– we would like to look back at the highlights of 2015 and thank our contributors! 2015 was...

Learning by coding, for all – etwinning conference workshop

Should coding be taught at schools? How should it be taught, as a subject or as a cross curricular teaching and learning tool? Do you have any experience in using different coding resources? These and other questions were asked to the audience to introduce the topic of coding at...

Active citizenship for pupils – etwinning conference workshop

The purpose of the workshop Active Citizenship for Pupils, held by M.R. Fasanelli at the 2015 etwinning conference, was to give participants an understanding of this year’s theme “Active Citizenship” as well as something to go home with, some basic concepts for active citizenship to develop in their current...

Understanding History Developing Tolerance – eTwinning conference wokrshop

What was the weather like yesterday? That’s what participants were asked at the start of this thought provoking workshop on understanding history and helping students develop tolerance. Everyone in the room had their own take on the weather, some thought it was warm, whilst others thought it was cold....

Tools 2.0 for project work: Socrative, Nearpod – eTwinning conference workshop

Patrizia Roma guided the audience through the exploration of two digital tools – Socrative and Nearpod – which allow a great amount of classroom interaction and have many possible applications in eTwinning projects. What are Socrative and Nearpod? Socrative (www.socrative.com) is a student response system for real time questioning,...

Going Open with LangOER: Open Educational Resources and Practices in teaching – eTwinning conference workshop

Should education be about sharing? How open is your school? Do you have any experience in sharing educational resources? What is the attitude in your country/culture/school to sharing material? Ania Skowron introduced the topic of OER (Open Educational Resources) by asking these challenging questions to the participants. After discussing...

The eTwinning Generation, coming soon!

Who are the eTwinning generation? Young people who have experienced involvement in eTwinning during their school days. In the 10 anniversary year of eTwinning, it is only fitting that our 2015 book should focus on the eTwinning Generation; Below you will find some extracts from their testimonials of how eTwinning has affected them in...

eTwinning conference: impressions of day 1

Curtains are up for the 2015 eTwinning annual conference! We have collected and proudly present to you the best moments of the first day! Anne Gilleran, eTwinning Senior Pedagogical Advisor, opened the plenary session by welcoming participants to Brussels “the heart of Europe where etwinning was launched” highlighted this...