About

About

The Community for Schools in Europe

eTwinning is a free online platform linking a community of more than 500,000 teachers across Europe. It supports primary and post primary schools to find partners and work on joint projects in any curricular area, using Information and Communication Technology (ICT).

On the dedicated website www.etwinning.net you can create a profile, search for partners, browse ongoing and completed projects, and develop your own project ideas. Once you have found a partner and agreed a project plan, you can register your project and access a specially created ‘Twinspace’. This is a private and secure online workspace that you and your partner(s) administer; students can be invited to participate as members. eTwinning can be used in tandem with the School Education Gateway, which presents European school education policy, news, expert articles, national initiatives and best practices. It also offers collaborative spaces, online and on-site courses and resources for teachers.

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eTwinning is funded by the European Union and administered in participating countries by a National Support Service (NSS). Léargas is the National Support Service for eTwinning in Ireland.

Benefits

  • It’s simple to register
  • Projects can be as long or short as you and your partner(s) agree
  • The eTwinning database means it’s easy to connect and build relationships with schools across Europe
  • You and your students can develop digital literacy and ICT skills in a secure environment
  • Kits and resources are available to help you run your projects
  • Teachers have access to funded eTwinning professional development workshops and seminars around Europe and online
  • Students can learn about European cultures and languages by directly linking with their peers
  • There is recognition for your projects and school through eTwinning Awards (National Quality Label, European Quality Label, Annual eTwinning Prize)
  • eTwinning is an easy first step to European engagement; after forming partnerships through eTwinning, many schools have gone on to do Erasmus+ school education projects together.

Funding

Direct funding for projects is not available. However funding is available for participating teachers to attend eTwinning professional development workshops and seminars around Europe. Check our News page regularly for details of these opportunities.

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When an experienced #eTwinning ambassador like Gráinne @gnugent82 recommends this, then all you have to do is apply. :) #eTwinningIRL twitter.com/gnugent82/stat…

How should you say it? Join the new Online Seminar on #eTwinning Live today at 19:00 CET to learn how to give feedback to learn better #communication! Find the event at your Professional Development section: bit.ly/2MCtFwz Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Congrats for being selected as workshop presenters, Damien @languagesdude and Ronan @Sullyincork! twitter.com/languagesdude/…

The annual #eTwinning conference is taking place in Warsaw, Poland this year. Would you like to go to what promises to be the most exciting event of the year in eTwinning? Apply on the @Leargas website! #eTwinningIRL #edchatie @SSEinspectorate bit.ly/confM

#Teachers! #Scientix invites you to participate in this new survey on #STEM practices! The results of the survey will be published as part of the Scientix Observatory before the end of this year. The deadline to participate is 18 July 2018. Read more here: scientix.eu/news/news-all/… Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

The Future Classroom Ambassadors Digest gives an update of the activities carried out in each #country. Do you want to know more? Check out the issue #2 of the Activity Digest here -> bit.ly/2ykUOBd @FCL_VL #fcl_eu Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

.@Triseum developed a collection of games with targeted calculus learning objectives. Join the webinar 'Game-based learning in the classroom research: validating Variant: Limits' to learn about the results of the game pilot implementation in the classroom: bit.ly/2sWMnXR Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

#Teachers, do you want to help your student develop entrepreneurial skills? Register for the #EdGateway webinar & get tips from Pascale Mompoint Gaillard, one of the authors of the @coe Reference Framework of Competences for Democratic Culture: bit.ly/2IN0b0c @L2C2L Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

See you at 17.30 (CET) on #eTwinning Live to talk about #beyondtheborders a project on #inclusion Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

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Are you ready to create your #eTwinning project? Below, you can find 10 tips to support your pedagogical endeavours and to inspire you when you design and run your own successful eTwinning project! Download the infographic here: bit.ly/2Mfl02Z Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Do you have students whose mother tongue is different than the language of instruction? Make sure to join the new Online Seminar on language awareness today at 16:00 CET with @FinlandEdu and @kittenguardian of @IMSASeTwinning group on #eTwinning Live: bit.ly/2JJRNf6 Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Great example Maria. Well done @Davismallow @sportdaviscol twitter.com/donovanmaria/s… Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Looking for copyright free images to add to your digital stories? 📸@unsplash, @pixabay & @creativecommons are some excellent resources here, highlighted in the imagery section of digitalstories.ie. Ideal for blogs & websites too. #copyrightfree #imagery #digitalstories Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Do you have a diverse #student population in your classroom? Make sure to join the new Online Seminar tomorrow at 16:00 CET with @FinlandEdu and @kittenguardian of @IMSASeTwinning group! Find the event at #eTwinning Live: bit.ly/2JJRNf6 Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

I’m currently applying for the National Quality Label for our eTwinning projects at Meánscoil San Nioclás, Waterford, Ireland! #etwinningIRL #etwinning #etwiam #quality #recognition #irishineurope @Leargas_etwinn twitter.com/etwinningeurop… Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Have you noticed the new features on the #eTwinning Portal? You can now find new sections and materials on projects, professional development and recognition! Watch the video illustrating the new features: goo.gl/NLeBgM Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Make your voice heard on the #FutureofEurope! twitter.com/euerasmusplus/…

How to create a successful #eTwinning project? You can now get the infographic below in 27 different languages to guide and inspire you when designing you next amazing project! Download it here: bit.ly/2Mfl02Z Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Time for the monthly #eSafetyLabel poll question! Last month, we asked the #eSafetyLabel Community how many of them were part of an @eTwinningEurope School. Here's what they responded 👇 Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Do you want to create an #eTwinning project but don't know how to do so? Check out the infographic that can guide and inspire you when designing you next project! It is available in 27 different languages: bit.ly/2Mfl02Z Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Save the date! #EdGateway will host a webinar on creative learning. Did you know one of the best ways to engage students in learning is to incorporate various form of arts in the learning process? Joan Parr of @CreativeScots will tell you all about it! bit.ly/2JsInaZ Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

🇩🇪 German speaking eTwinners! Make sure to join the new Online Seminar "Auswahl und Nutzung von Bildungs.Apps" tomorrow at 6 pm CET on #eTwinning Live! Join the event here: bit.ly/2HC9NWG Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Does knowing our teaching and learning styles improve the educational process? Join the #etwiam ambassadors' Online Seminar to discuss on Wednesday 13 June at 19:00 CEST! Register for the event on #eTwinning Live: bit.ly/2HH1MA8 Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

A Good Visual to Help you Teach Students How to Detect Fake News | Educational Technology and Mobile Learning educatorstechnology.com/2018/06/a-good… Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

What do the #etwiam ambassadors thing of #eTwinning? Watch the video and the highlights from the Ambassadors' Professional Development Workshop in Belgrade, Serbia: bit.ly/2Ma0Qra Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

#eTwinning has made this really nice and simple one-page step-by-step guide for anyone who is interested to start a project but does not know where to begin. Do you have project in education that you always wanted to launch and brainstormed about? #EdChat #EdChatEU #Education Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Save the date! #EdGateway will host a webinar on creative learning. Did you know one of the best ways to engage students in learning is to incorporate various form of arts in the learning process? Joan Parr of @CreativeScots will tell you all about it! bit.ly/2JsInaZ Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Lovely to meet a group of Italian students and teachers this afternoon @SpunOut and talk to them about #eTwinning and European opportunities. Thank you @EurodeskIreland for the invitation! #eTwinningIRL @Leargas @eTwinningEurope

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#DiscoverEU! The European Commission offers 15,000 travel passes this summer for 18 year-old European citizens. Discover all the details: europa.eu/youth/discover… Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

We are delighted to welcome @trinitycollege School of Education (@AnnDevitt) to the #eTwinning Teacher Training Institutions Initiative! If you are a teacher training institution interested in introducing your students to eTwinning, contact us! @eTwinningEurope #eTwinningIRL

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Do you have an #eTwinning project that deserves recognition? Apply for the National Quality Label before 28 September 2018! #eTwinningIRL @Leargas leargas.ie/programmes/etw…

Calling all teachers! Don't miss this great opportunity to learn more about #eTwinning & #ErasmusPlus while earning 3 EPV days with this upcoming summer course. Contact Liliana at loreilly@leargas.ie for more details. Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

#EdGateway webinar on 14 June: "Get inspired by creativity!" Join this webinar to learn how to integrate forms of arts in the learning process. 🎪 🎹 🎷 🎬 📸 bit.ly/2JbEVCe Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Teachers! Don't miss this great opportunity to learn more about @eTwinningEurope & @EUErasmusPlus while earning 3 EPV days with this @Education_Ire-approved course. Contact Liliana at loreilly@leargas.ie @Leargas_etwinn for details Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Well done @odwyerbrendan1! :) twitter.com/speakjm/status…

The Panel Discussion on eTwinning schools is about to start on the final day of the #PDW2018 in Belgrade. #etwinningIRL #etwiam #etwinningschools @Leargas_etwinn @eTwinningEurope @Leargas Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

This last year or so as a new eTwinning Ambassador has been a great experience. Support from established Ambassadors, @Leargas_etwinn & eTwinning community to promote the platform has been fantastic. Innovative programs like this is why I became an educator #etwinningIRL #etwiam twitter.com/leargas_etwinn… Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Come join the squad ! We are a great bunch of people trying to achieve some great things ! twitter.com/leargas_etwinn… Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

A really worthy undertaking! Do you have what it takes?! Apply and find out! twitter.com/leargas_etwinn… Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Quizlet - another great tool I have discovered today!Randomly group students and encourage students to work collaboratively and competitively to complete tasks and quizzes. #PDW18 #belgrade #etwiam #etwinningIRL @Leargas_etwinn @eTwinningEurope Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Build an eTwinning Sandbox - a test twinspace within your school and use it to try & test ideas & tools or use for training. Your sandbox then becomes an area to play in with all the digital toys out there for you all. #etwiam #PDW18 #etwinningIRL @Leargas @Leargas_etwinn Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Léargas

Léargas is a not-for-profit organisation that operates under the aegis of the Department of Education and Skills and the Department of Children and Youth Affairs. Léargas manages European, national and international exchange and cooperation programmes in education, training and youth and community work and has been managing such programmes for over 30 years. Léargas currently has 40 staff based in our Dublin office. Our staff come from Ireland, Poland, France, Croatia, Denmark and Spain and have wide-ranging experience in education, training, community, youth and development work; and in IT and finance. The National Centre for Guidance in Education operates under the aegis of Léargas.
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Léargas shared MEG - Mobilità Europea Giovanile's post.Monday, June 18th, 2018 at 9:12pm
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Léargas shared Holy Family N.S. Tubbercurry's post.Monday, June 18th, 2018 at 9:11pm
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Léargas shared Cavan Institute's post.Monday, June 18th, 2018 at 9:11pm
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LéargasSunday, June 17th, 2018 at 9:24pm
The best of luck to Holy Family NS Tubbercurry with their project - Cool Science For Young Scientists. They are in Marburg this week hosted by their partners from Rainbow Primary School in Ebsdorf. 😀🇪🇺️🇮🇪️
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LéargasSunday, June 17th, 2018 at 7:50pm
Interested in developing quality youth exchanges focusing on inclusion? Check out this contact making seminar in Portugal and gain a better understanding of the potential impact a youth exchange can have within local communities. http://bit.ly/2GgmMgc Apply by 22 June.