eTwinning - intro_09

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The eTwinning Portal
Christina Crawley
eTwinning Central Support Service
European Schoolnet
Professional Development Workshop – 25 September 2010
Ptuj, Slovenia
Today’s session
Brief introduction to the eTwinning
Portal and its three levels
Detailed introduction of the eTwinning
Desktop
Sneak preview to some new
developments to be released in October
Introduction to the TwinSpace
Practical exercises and opportunity for
questions
What is the eTwinning Portal?
The central area for eTwinning activities to
take place
– www.etwinning.net (http://desktop.etwinning.net/)
A platform for information, networking and
collaboration
– Public Portal, Desktop, TwinSpace
– Learning Lab, Groups
All information available in 23 languages
eTwinning tools
online
communication tools
•Internal messaging
•Making contacts
eTwinning 2.0
Enhanced
communication tools
Networking and
Social networking
•Forums, chat rooms
•Teachers, Schools and
Projects Profiles
•Places to write to others
eTwinning tools
Enhanced
communication tools
Networking and
Social networking
User generated
content
(Project Diary)
eTwinning tools
Enhanced
communication tools
Networking and
Social networking
User generated
content (Project Diary)
Tagging and Maps
eTwinning tools
School/Project search
Tagging and Maps
In other words…
eTwinners (registered users) have access to:
•Networking tools
•An environment to share
ideas
•A platform to access and
contribute to educational
resources
•Tools to collaborate
•And much more…
www.etwinning.net
REGISTER
LOGIN
GET
STARTED!
Once registered:
Create your Profile
Get in touch with
others
Begin an activity
(Project, Learning
Event, Group, etc.)
Desktop Homepage
Access all
tools
See what’s
new
See your quick
profile, latest
projects, latest
contacts…
Access your
projects’
TwinSpaces
Look for partners
My Profile
A preview of what other
eTwinners will see when
coming across your
profile
What can you do?
- Edit your personal and
school Profiles
- Update your Project
Ideas
- View your actions
- Check/update your Wall
(journal)
Partner Finding (Find eTwinniners)
Make contacts!
Use the Search
function (simple
or advanced)
Browse and write
in the Forums
My Projects
Manage your
Projects!
Create a new
project (with
one of your
contacts)
Access and
manage your
projects
Resources
Support material for eTwinning activities
Search
Upload
Manage
Coming VERY soon…
Updated design
A few new functionalities
When?
– October 2010 (in 2 weeks!)
New Desktop homepage
Updated Profile page
New area: Teachers Rooms
For more details…
See article on the eTwinning Portal
homepage: www.etwinning.net
– http://www.etwinning.net/en/pub/news/news/the_new_desktop
.htm
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
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)
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
Beyond projects…
-The Portal also offers additional
professional development
opportunities to gain inspiration and
exchange ideas
- Learning Events
- eTwinning Groups
Learning Events
Register via your Desktop
eTwinning Groups
Let’s get started today!
Thank you 
[email protected]
Try the Desktop out…
Partner finding:
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–
search for contacts
search for your neighbour
add a contact
accept a contact
Project - start the
registration process?
Profiles:
– Update your ‘Quick Profile’ (in
the new Desktop: ‘About Me’)
– Ready for a Comenius School
partnership?
– Add a photo to your Profile
– Add photos to your gallery personal and school profile
– Write on a ‘wall’ (in the new
Desktop: reply to someone's
‘journal’ posting)
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