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

eTwinning Online Training – Term 1 2016/2017

screen-shot-2016-09-30-at-13-37-59The eTwinning National Support Service is pleased to publish the schedule for online training sessions planned for the first term of the scholastic year. 2016/2017. The training, which will be held in October/November 2016, will be open to Maltese and Gozitan Educators (Teachers, Kindergarten Assistants, Learning Support Assistants and members of the Senior Management Teams in Schools) as well as educators hailing from eTwinning Plus Countries. These include Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine and Tunisia. Thus, these online sessions will not only provide practical and invaluable insights on the various aspects of eTwinning and Online Collaborative Projects, but they will also help Maltese participants to become acquainted with other Educators across Europe and beyond.

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eTwinning Back to School Competitions 2016

screen-shot-2016-09-27-at-13-33-28The eTwinning Portal is the in process of being re-launched at the end of September 2016. This latest update is designed to make the eTwinning experience more user friendly, intuitive and with a better interface for mobile devices. To mark the launch of the new eTwinning Portal, the eTwinning National Support Service is organising three competitions for all educators, from Kindergarten to Secondary School level.

 New Registrations Competition

Teachers registering to the eTwinning Live platform as from the 1st September – 1st November 2016 will enter into a draw with the chance to win one of three Bluetooth Wireless Speakers (according to category):

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