Welcome to eTwinning Malta!

Welcome to eTwinning, the Community for Schools in Europe!
eTwinning offers a platform for staff (teachers, head teachers, librarians, etc.), working in a school in one of the European countries involved, to communicate, collaborate, develop projects, share and, in short, feel and be part of the most exciting learning community in Europe.  In this blog you can find all the latest news related to the eTwinning action in Malta and other interesting news from our fellow colleagues in Europe.

eTwinning/National Agency Seminar for SMT

screen-shot-2016-11-07-at-12-02-09The eTwinning National Support Service, in collaboration with the European Union Programs Agency (EUPA) is pleased to announce a joint training session for members of the Senior Management Team who are interested in introducing eTwinning initiatives in schools. The training session will also serve participants to familiarize themselves with funding opportunities available through Erasmus+. College Principals, Education Officers and Heads of Department are invited to attend.

The training session will be held in Lab 1, eLearning Centre on Monday 28 November 2016, from 9:00am – 11am. The Agenda will be as follows:

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eTwinning One Day Training Seminar – Saturday 5 November 2016

screen-shot-2016-10-25-at-09-48-12The eTwinning National Support Service is pleased to offer a one-day, face-to-face voluntary seminar for Maltese Educators wishing to learn more about eTwinning and Online Collaborative Tools for Learning.

The seminar will be held on Saturday, the 5th November at the eLearning Centre, Great Siege Road, Floriana, from 9:00am – 2:30pm. Teachers, Kindergarten Assistants and Learning Support Assistants are invited to attend. The programme of events for the day is as follows:

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eTwinning Online Course – eTwinning Tools for Learning in eTwinning Projects

screen-shot-2016-11-21-at-10-06-46The eTwinning National Support Service is pleased to announce a short online course on the eTwinning Learning Events Platform. The course, eTwinning Tools and Activities for Creating an eTwinning Project, will run entirely online from the 21 November – 5 December 2016. The activities will be asynchronous, meaning that educators may log in at any time during the day and complete the short tasks required for the course.

This Learning Event is open to all educators from Malta and Gozo as well as eTwinning Plus Countries, as part of an ongoing collaboration between Malta, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia, Moldova, Tunisia and Ukraine.

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Tutorial: Creating an eTwinning Online Event

The eTwinning Live Platform allows eTwinners to create their own on-site or online webinars. An event can be anything from a a training session, a project presentation, partner finding session, or even just a video-conferencing session for your classroom and your partners.

Online Events held on the eTwinning Platform are safe (meaning you can restrict access), can hold up to 100 participants and furthermore, the session can be recorded and shared with others.

To learn how to create an online event (webinar) yourself, watch our step-by-step video tutorial and benefit from using a secure an powerful video-conferencing tool.

Participate in our eTwinning Online Survey – How does eTwinning effect your Professional Development ?

screen-shot-2016-10-18-at-11-37-18Whether you have been involved in eTwinning since the very beginning or are just getting started, we would like your opinion!

In order to gain valuable insights on how eTwinning is affecting teachers’ professional development and practice, we would very much appreciate it if you could take some time to participate in our second edition of the eTwinning monitoring survey.

To ensure your privacy, please note that all replies will remain confidential and used for internal analysis only. You can find the link here:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/eTwinning-MT-2016

This survey is made up of closed questions and multiple choice questions only. It will take you around 15 minutes to complete the survey. We are confident you will find this time well invested as the questionnaire has been designed to serve as a useful tool to help you reflect on your own professional practice.

If you wish you can enter for our draw. Three names will be drawn at the end of the survey period and those three lucky people will receive a tablet device. If you wish to participate you can fill in the space on the last page of the survey indicating your email address.

You will be kept informed about the results of this questionnaire in due time. Many thanks in advance for your valued participation!

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Digital Citizenship – eTwinning Weeks 2016

screen-shot-2016-10-07-at-09-35-29The eTwinning National Support Service, in collaboration with European Schoolnet and the Central Support Service is pleased to announce the eTwinning Weeks 2016 activities on Digital Citizenship. This will be a common theme for all eTwinning Countries throughout the month of October, and will bring together all participating European Countries. A series of webinars, activities and competitions will be launched as from Monday 10th October 2016.

The timetable of events will be as follows:

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Code Week 2016 – 15 to 23 October 2016

Code Week EU is fast approaching ! Did you know that there are several new Coding Groups on eTwinning Live ? To participate in discussion groups on coding and other topics, all you have to do is:

screen-shot-2016-10-06-at-11-00-491. Go to www.etwinning.net

2. Log in with your username and password. Or, if you haven’t got an account, simply register (it takes less than 5 minutes to build your profile, and you can change it anytime!)

3. Log onto eTwinning Live and select “Groups” from the top menu

4. Search Groups by keywords depending on your interest

Here are some Groups related to Coding….remember you must be registered to eTwinning in order to access them!

https://live.etwinning.net/groups/group/10408

https://live.etwinning.net/groups/group/20648

https://live.etwinning.net/groups/group/17143

More information on Code Week can be found on the eTwinning Portal:  https://www.etwinning.net/en/pub/highlights/codeweekeu-2016.htm