Monthly Archive for January, 2012

eTwinning Awareness Seminar in Gozo: An Overview

On Friday 20th January 2012, the eTwinning National Support Service organised a two hour eTwinning Awareness Seminar in Gozo.  This seminar was organised thanks to the input of Mr. Mario Xerri, eTwinning Ambassador for Gozo and Mr. Saviour Tabone, an expert eTwinning teacher and winner of 2005 eTwinning European Prizes (Primary).

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Kids and the EU: New Kids’ Corner Launched

Last December 2011, the European Commission launched a website for children about the EU called “Kids’ Corner”. Children all over Europe and beyond now have online access to games, quizzes and information about the EU and the different countries that belong to it.  Children can play in their own language – and, in fact, in any of the 22 EU languages.

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eTwinning Spring Competition – Create a Digital Postcard About your Project !

The eTwinning National Support Service is organising a competition aimed at classes who are currently engaged in eTwinning or similar collaborative projects and initiatives.  Students who are participating in such projects are invited to create a digital postcard to present their projects to others.  Read the rules and take note of the deadline on the published letter circular CMeLD 27/2012.
How Can my Class Participate?
Is your class currently engaged in an eTwinning Project or similar collaborative initiatives?  Then create a digital postcards with your activities to share, and participate in the eTwinning Spring Competition!
Students are encouraged to work together as a group and not submit individual entries.  There are three categories in this competition:  Students 3-7 Years, Students 8-11 Years and Students 12-16  Years.  The winning student group in each category will receive a  digital microscope for the school  whilst the  students within the  winning group will receive eTwinning tokens from the eTwinning National Support Service

Special eTwinning Activity between Malta and France endorsed by French President Nicolas Sarkozy

On Thursday 5th January, the French President Nicolas Sarkozy, together with the Minister of Education Luc Chatel and two other ministers visited the Centre National de Documentation Pédagogique (CNDP), who operates eTwinning for France.  President Sarkozy witnessed an eTwinning activity and also a live web-conferencing session between a French school and students from Gozo College, Girls’ Secondary School Victoria.

President Sarkozy with the French students

Mrs Barbara Ponizy (France) and Mr. Mario Xerri (Malta) have been collaborating on eTwinning projects for a number of years.  Their project, Eurobots, has won awards both in France and in Malta.   Mrs. Poinzy, in collaboration with Mr. Xerri and his students, delivered an eTwinning themed lesson using NXT Robotic kits.  A video conference over the Internet was then organised between the two countries.  The event was also witnessed by French President Mr. Nicolas Sarkozy.

The Maltese eTwinning National Support Service would like to thank all those who have made this activity possible with their hard work and dedication.