Co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union



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). Learn how five Irish schools use eTwinning in our brochure.

On the dedicated website 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.

Have a look at Gaelscoil de hÍde in Roscommon chatting to their project partners in Spain.

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.

Happy Lunar New Year to everybody who celebrates it! I wish you all good health, success & happiness in your life in 2020!#yearoftherat  春節快樂 Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

"Irish research on homework found parents dislike that homework colonised family time. Quality time with children could be spent on activities such as baking together and playing games". Find out more from @snichadhla today at #IPPN20 Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

What's real❓ What's fake❓ It's getting harder to tell! @LieDetectorsOrg, the award-winning project that aims to turn schoolchildren into powerful lie detectors and critical thinkers is a Friend of eTwinning! 👥 Read the article and discover more 👇… Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Last day of the TCA 'Inclusion and Diversity Strategy and how to get one' being hosted in Dublin this week. We hope the concept of inclusion will be incorporated more into organisations and that partnerships were developed! Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Viv Grant, Author, coach and mentor, on dealing with challenges and developing resilience @Vivgrant #IPPN20 Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

We are here for day 2 of the @IPPNExpo. Come visit us to chat about all the exciting opportunities we have for primary schools to collaborate with international partners! @EUErasmusPlus @Leargas @IPPN_Education #IPPN20

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Our Junior Ambassadors speaking to parents at Open Night about our EPAS and Erasmus+ Inside Out projects Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

An inspirational man, first President of IPPN, Jim Hayes, explains the beginnings of IPPN and salutes all the principals and stakeholders involved in the fascinating story of its development #IPPN20@IPPN_Education#leadership Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

5 wks to go & registration closes next week - email to reg interest Check out our video @irishathletics @IrishRunnerMag @SportIreCampus @believe9achieve @dlrSportsTeam @Leargas_etwinn @PALM_Ireland @CnmbDublin @MortonGames @ShaneSmith197 Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

The #Toolkit4Schools🇪🇺 aims to reduce early school leaving by improving inclusion🎯 Minority groups, kids with special educational needs & students in poverty? School practitioners will find here resources to support them:… #ESL #inclusion Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Election candidates must remember the key role the community and voluntary sector play in addressing some of the most challenging issues facing Irish society today.… @VirginMedia_One #WavesOfChange Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Make sure to chat with @pankampylis and @deirdrehodson about all things #SELFIE_EU . Such an invaluable resource for any school to take advantage of. #Bett2020 #edchatie… Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Enjoying @Bett_show? You can´t miss our free demo with super @kerszi and super @MissGEnrique! Bring your friends and see how teachers use Genially in the classroom 1,30PM our booth (SR#34)! 🤘😄 #BettShow #Bett2020… Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

#Sexeducation is, and always has been, a sensitive topic. Survey results suggest that teachers and educational stakeholders alike support sex education in schools should start before the age of 15 > #EdGateway Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

If you are attending the IPPN Conference today and tomorrow, come visit our stand at the Education Expo ➡️ Stand F12, for #free #internetsafety resources, and information. #IPPN20 @IPPN_Education @IPPNExpo @CitywestHotel Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

We're here at the @ippnexpo!! Drop by and chat to us to about new international opportunities and resources for primary teachers this year😀 @EUErasmusPlus @Leargas @IPPN_Education @Education_Ire @edmatters #ippn20 @eTwinningEurope #eTwinningIrl

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Primary Schools named as winners in GOAL Changemakers Award. Read more...… @PDSTPrimarySTEM @GOAL_Global #ESD Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Irish teachers!! Fancy 3 Chrome Books for your school with #eTwinning and languages? Easy as pie/tarta/císte/pita 🥮 @Leargas #EDLComp19… Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Web Design with HTML Coding is at #WalkinstownLibrary this Sat 25 January at 2.30pm and is suitable for children/teens age 12+. Admission free. Places limited so booking required. T. 01 222 8890 E. #stemsationalsaturdays #TakeACloserLook Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

The @erc has published it's baseline report on the Digital Learning Framework on behalf of @Education_Ire. A very interesting read in which @PDST_TechinEd seminars were positively received. Report and press release #DLFIrl #PDST Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Irish teachers!! Fancy 3 Chrome Books for your school with #eTwinning and languages? Easy as pie/tarta/císte/pita 🥮 @Leargas #EDLComp19…

A fun way of integrating Maths into an #eTwinning project! Thanks for sharing @lj_donovan - a busy morning and a painless way of spending money in January 😉 @Leargas @eTwinningEurope @PDSTPrimarySTEM @PDST_TechinEd…

🤔 Curious about who'll be celebrating #SaferInternetDay with us on 11 February 2020 and how? 👉 Discover industry partners, institutions and other organisations committed to creating a better internet for everyone at Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

A birthday!! 🎂#Toolkit4Schools #EdGateway #inclusion @eTwinningEurope…

Join our Team! @Leargas is recruiting an adult education officer for @EPALE_IE 👨‍💻👩‍💻 Application form & deadline ➡️ @graduate_ie @aontas @SOLASFET @accsirl @EdPosts @nalaireland #jobfairy 1 #jobfairy

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Huge queues of people registering to vote today in TCD Arts Block. We’re here until 4pm today. You have until Wednesday to register and drop your form into the Council. Get down and get registered! 🙌🏻#WhyImVoting #GenerationVote #GE2020 Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Save the date for the new School Education Gateway webinar: Tackling early school leaving. Theory and background, followed by day-to-day experiences and practical tips from a toolkit with Kirstin Kerr and Patsy Hodson 📅 22 January at 17:00 CET #EdGateway… Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Ready to go at the @Leargas Project Management Day in the @AshlingHotel and excited to meet so many new teachers interested in #eTwinning opportunities 😀 Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

I'm looking for MFL teachers around Ireland to take part in my research on: online communities of practice and social network sites as a form of CPD. I need 6 short interviews. Any help greatly appreciated! @germanteachers @ftaire @atsirlanda Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

🥁🥁The eTwinning Annual Theme is... CLIMATE CHANGE AND ENVIRONMENTAL CHALLENGES Read more about the annual theme below and get thinking about the projects you and your class could join/start this year!… @Leargas @eTwinningEurope #eTwinningIrl Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Well done to Sarah and Ben who were chosen to act as Safety Internet Day Ambassadors for 2020 attending the @Webwise_Ireland Safer Internet Day Training Programme hosted at Google yesterday Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Transition Year students @Kings_Hospital enjoying a Kahoot Quiz made for us by our @Leargas_etwinn project partners @BSNLanguages. Students are answering questions on Christmas based on the Skype call we shared before the Christmas break #LanguagesTakeYouFurther Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Jane McGarrigle from Webwise facilitating feedback on implementing ideas for Safer Internet Day which takes place on February 11th Super ideas coming from teachers. Watch out for the Webwise media campaign over the next few weeks. 🍿🎞🖥📻📺📰 #Connected #SID2020 Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Young people exploring topics such as #digitalresilience, #datafootprint, and #cyberbulling, and planning their campaigns for @safeinternetday! #SID2020 #Connected Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

The European Capitals of Culture are Rijeka🇭🇷 & Galway🇮🇪. Rijeka, the first-ever 🇭🇷city to hold the title, with the motto ‘Port of Diversity' focusing on water, work & migration. Galway will explore its language & landscape & "let the magic in". Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

If you are a teacher who uses CLIL, you have the opportunity to go to Bratislava in March, meet other innovative educators and exchange good practice in using the CLIL methodology. To apply 👇… Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Great to see the positive findings of the @ERC_irl’s baseline report on the #DLFIrl as part of their longitudinal study and have current research in this area to inform our work @PDST_TechinEd/ @PDSTie.… Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Our children demonstrating some skills of kicking and hand passing for a presentation we are making for our partner schools on the game we are sharing. #healthyactivesport @Leargas_etwinn @ErasmusIreland @EUErasmusPlus Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

🏫 The #eTwinning School Label applications are open! 🏫 If your school is eligible & you received the e-mail with instructions, make sure to apply by 7 February 2020! #eTwSchools Labels will be awarded during the spring of 2020:… Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Fancy a READY MADE, dynamic project kit on Climate Change & Environmental Challenges? 🌏Free resource 🌎Structure PBL approach 🌍Collaborative digital tools Take Action for the Future… Let Us Green Again… @Leargas @eTwinningEurope

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🥁🥁The eTwinning Annual Theme is... CLIMATE CHANGE AND ENVIRONMENTAL CHALLENGES Read more about the annual theme below and get thinking about the projects you and your class could join/start this year!… @Leargas @eTwinningEurope #eTwinningIrl

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Wordsearches | Roleplays | Debates | Presentations | Videos If you need ideas for things to do for Safer Internet Day, check out the #SID2020 hub. #Connected Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

@fitzsiobhan1 Thanks for those words, @fitzsiobhan1! It's a pleasure to be a contributor to the progressive and inclusive ethos of @EglishNs😊 @Bous_Compass @eTwinningEurope

Minister @McHughJoeTD has today announced a further €50million investment in ICT infrastructure for all primary and post-primary schools… Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Looking to engage your community with the #SDGs? #ProjectUs offer 🆓 interactive workshops to support communities, schools & businesses in addressing local & global sustainable development challenges. For more information ℹ️ contact @JessieMaguire91 today.#GlobalGoals Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Has YOUR school signed up for Safer Internet Day 2020? Getting involved is really easy - you can do something big, or small, to spread awareness of #OnlineSafety. Register to get the free #SID2020 wristbands for participants, and to put your school on the map! #Connected Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Do you know the Friends of #eTwinning? In 2019 six new articles about the Friends were published on the Portal 📑 Find them all here and get inspired ➡️… Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

ETwinning effectively supports rural school and not only that but provides immense, unparalleled opportunities to both teachers and students in terms of leading, management, teaching and learning #SSE #LookingatourSchools Our rural school has benefited hugely… Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

@EU_Commission has announced the new Jan Amos Comenius Prize - rewarding secondary schools and #teachers who help pupils learn about the EU in ways that inspire ✨ Up to 28 prizes of €8000 are available - find out more and apply →!MP89pn #ComeniusPrize Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland


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