Monthly Archive for November, 2009

New eTwinning Project: Teaching Materials for English Language Teachers

spainMs. Ana Arias is teacher at Tino Grandío, Guntín, Lugo, Spain and teaches English as a second language.  She would like to start an eTwinning Project with other English teachers.  Ms. Arias writes:

“Hi, I’m Ana Arias, an English language teacher from Spain. I would like to start a project with English language teachers from other European countries in order to elaborate and share communicative and interactive materials for our classes. My pupils are 14-16 years old, and the syllabus in Spanish schools is usually too grammar-based so I’d like to do something a bit different. You may answer this mail or write to my email address: arias@edu.xunta.es”

Ms. Arias’ pupils are 14-16 years old.

If you are interested in this project, do not answer to this post but go to the Partner Finding section of the eTwinning Desktop and add Ana Arias to your contacts. For more information about starting a project contact Amanda Debattista at Malta’s National Support Service on 25982150 or by e-mail on amromica@gmail.com

Good Luck with your project! :)

3-2-1 Action! Make a project video with your partners

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To  get your project started off to an extiting start, develop a collaborative video with your partners and pupils.  The best videos will be shown at the eTeinning Conference in Seville in 2010.

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eTwinning Project: Pleading for Water

waterMs.Mariana Popa, of Daneasa, Romania, would like to start an eTwininning Project about Water.  Together with her team of teachers she has been working on this theme for the last 2 years and she is now ready to embark on an eTwinning Project.  Ms.Mariana writes:

We should manifest respect about Water…Water is changing, you are changing and I am changing…Because you, like me, are formed with Water…This project called ‘Pleading for Water’ forms part of a set of activities that we have developed in the last two years…We want to share with you our experience and our remarkable results

Ms. Mariana Popa is a teacher at Daneasa, South Romania, and the school caters for pupils aged 10-16 years of age.  If you are interested in this project, do not answer to this post but go to the Partner Finding section of the eTwinning Desktop and add Mariana Popa to your contacts. For more information about starting a project contact Malta’s National Support Service on 25982150 or by e-mail on amromica@gmail.com

Good luck with your project :)

Online Collaborative Course for eTwinners

The Curriculum Management and eLearning Department is offereing a number of free eLearning courses for teaching staff in Malta and Gozo during the present scholastic year. Circular CMeLD 250/2009 has been sent to all schools with the list of courses available. There is a variety of courses from very basic computer awareness to more technical or advanced courses.

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course002One of the courses offered is the eTwinning course called: eTwinning: Online Collaborative Projects. This is a blended course consisting of 6 face to face sessions at the eLearning Centre Labs and 2 online sessions using videoconferencing. The main aim of this course is of helping teachers to collaborate with European teachers using innovative methodologies. Apart from dealing with the eTwinning Portal and its tools, this course will also cover working with digital still images and digital videos, digital animations, presentations, free online authoring software and audio and video conferencing.

Many other courses could be useful for those interested in using ICT within their project work, including eTwinning projects.  For more information about this course kindly contact Ms.Tania Gatt on 25982167.

We are Europe – eTwinning Project for Secondary Students

flag2Ms. Stefanie Maier, of Fealschule Horb, Horb am Neckar, Germany, wants to start a project entitled “We are Europe”.  This project aims to look at the European way of life, with our common factors and differences.  Ms. Maier writes:

I would like to start a project with schools all over Europe. Every school should take part with a group /class of 25 – 30 teenagers (age 13 – 14). Project language is English! The topic to deal with – “We are Europe”… The participants decide themselves which subtopics to work on. These could be various subtopics like – my home, freetime in…, holidays, customs, music, school etc. The goal would be some sort of electronic product, e.g. e-zine, homepage, blog… The type of product should be chosen by the participants. We can start right away and I would like to finish the project in June / July...”

If you interested in this project, do not reply directly  to this post, but look up Ms. Stefanie Maier in the Partner Finding section of the eTwinning Desktop.

For more information, do not hesitate to contact Ms. Amanda Debattista, at Malta’s eTwinning National Support Service on 25982150 or by e-mail at amromica@gmail.com

Good Luck with your project :)

French Students (13-14 Year Olds) looking for eTwinning Partners

flagMs. Marie-Claire Legras, of College Leonard de Vinci, Bois Guillaume, France, would like to start an eTwinning project with other bilingual students from across Europe.  Students would use French and other languages, such as English, to communicate.  Her project description reads:

Nous recherchons des élèves de 13-14 ans de plusieurs pays européens pour échanger des courriels (langue(s) de communication à choisir avec chaque partenaire)sur des thèmes différents chaque semaine (vie quotidienne, environnement : sports, habitudes alimentaires, lectures, musique, cinéma, TV, magazines, jeux vidéos, argent de poche, mode, tourisme, le passé, projets d’avenir, .. pour finalement réaliser en anglais des diapositives présentant chaque pays(type PowerPoint),envoyées à tous les partenaires.

If you are a teacher of French and are interested in this project, do not reply directly  to this post, but look up Ms. Marie-Claire Legras in the Partner Finding section of the eTwinning Desktop.

For more information, do not hesitate to contact Ms. Amanda Debattista, at Malta’s eTwinning National Support Service on 25982150 or by e-mail at amromica@gmail.com

Good luck with your project :)

A Snapshot of Europe: a 24 Country eTwinning Project

taking-pixMichael Purves and Oleflemming Nielsen, two experienced eTwinners, are launching their project ‘A Snapshot of Europe’, for Primary school teachers and students.  This project will be  on a large scale and the aim is to have one teacher from every country participating.

Ms. Nielsen writes:

The aim of the project will be for your children to use digital cameras (or mobile telephones with cameras) to take photos in a range of categories. (Landscape, nature, people, perhaps sport.) I will create folders in the eTwinning Twinspace for all photos from each class to be uploaded, and once they are all there, each country will need to decide on their favourite picture in each category, (from their own class) which they will THEN nominate and upload to the project blog, which I will create. Once each class has their own preferred picture in each category uploaded to the blog, we will all (like in Schoolovision) spend a week or so looking at all the work, and deciding on our favouritesWe plan to use FlashMeeting webcam conferencing again to cast our votes for each favourite photo, and then we will name the winners overall in each category.”

Now the project founders are looking for one Maltese partner to complete their group.  Contact has already been made with the Malta’s National Support Service.  If you are interested in this project, contact Ms. Amanda Debattista on 25982150 or by e-mail at amromica@gmail.com.  Remember, only one Maltese school can participate, so if you are interested, please get in touch with Ms. Debattista as soon as possible.

Good luck with your project! :)