Monthly Archive for May, 2012

Results of eTwinning Survey: Inactive eTwinners

During March – May 2012, the Maltese eTwinning National Support Service carried out a survey amongst the 700+ eTwinners who are not active on the eTwinning Desktop.  Non Active eTwinners are divieded into Idle (have not logged on in the past 12 months) and Deactivated (have taken the step of deactivating their account).  The survey which was sent to all inactive users asked the teachers about the reasons why they have stopped logging on the eTwinning Desktop, whether they would like to participate in eTwinning in the future, and what they would like their NSS to do in order to facilitate their re-entry in eTwinning.

Click on the presentation below to learn more about the teachers’ responses in the survey.

eTwinning Project of the Month: 101 Ways to Save Mother Earth

By Ms Janet Mifsud & Ms Patricia Bondin,
St. Thomas More College, Marsascala Primary C

Every year, our school – St. Thomas More College, Marsaskala Primary C – chooses a theme for the whole school.  The Theme for 2011-2012 was ‘Eco- Explorers’, so we decided to name our eTwinning Project on the same lines.

After having met some our counterparts during the Contact Seminar which was ably organised by our NSS Coordinator Amanda Debattista, we decided on naming our project ‘101 ways to save Mother Earth’.

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eTwinning National Awards Project Showcase Workshop

Would you like to learn more about the winning eTwinning projects of 2012 ? Would you like to meet the teachers and learn more about their students, their activities and all those things that made their project special? Then join the eTwinning National Awards Project Seminar, on Wednesday 6th of June!

The seminar will be in two parts (Primary and Secondary). You are of course free to attend both seminars, however, it is reccomended that Primary Teachers attend for the Primary Schools part and Secondary Teachers attend during the Secondary Schools Part.  Light refreshments will be served between these two seminars.

Date: Wednesday 6th June, 2012
Venue: eLearning Centre, Education Directorates, Floriana
Time: 13:30 – 15:00: Primary Schools’ Projects
15:30 – 17:00: Secondary Schools’ Projects
More information can be found on CMeLD 95 – eTwinning National Awards Project Showcase Seminar 2012.  If you would like to attend these seminars, please send an email to amanda.debattista@ilearn.edu.mt.  Attendance is by application only, on a first come, first served basis. Deadline for application is Friday 25th of May 2012.

eTwinning Project of the Month: ALCOHOL

Worldwide news reports indicate that alcohol drinking amongst teenagers is on the increase.  Can this be said for our students?  Initial aims of this project were to analyse the percentage of 13 and 14 year old students that consume alcohol, the type of alcohol they prefer, the amount they drink and reasons for drinking.  This project also aimed at making students aware of the health hazards behind alcohol drinking, most especially during the teenage years, when their brains are still developing.

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eTwinning National Conference and Awards: Workshops for Primary School Students

Primary school students who visited our stand at the Mediterranean Conference Centre during the eTwinning National Conference and Awards 2012 were able to attend workshops on the use of Smilebox.  Smilebox is an online tool which enables students to easily create online Scrapbooks, Slideshows, Calendars, Invitations, Collages, etc.  Smilebox can be accessed on http://smilebox.com.

Watch this short clip which shows the students at work:

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eTwinning National Conference and Awards: Workshops for Secondary School Students

During the eTwinning National Conference and Awards, held at the Mediterranean Conference Centre in Valletta, teachers and students from all over Malta visited our stand and attended workshops for Primary and for Secondary Schools.  Three daily workshops were held during weekdays, whilst other workshops were held as needed during the weekend opening hours, according to attendance.  Visiting teachers were also able to talk to the attending eTwinning NSS who explained about the eTwinning Action in Malta and distributed information packs, including leaflets and the latest edition of the eTwinning book.

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