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.
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.
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.
Completely thrilled and very honoured to receive @Leargas_etwinn thematic project award 2019 for work done in the area of Democratic Participation. Well done to all our #EPASIreland students and our wonderful project partners in 🇮🇹 , 🇹🇷 and 🇭🇷 who worked on #GetUpAndGoals 🇪🇺 🇮🇪 Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland
Our new Executive Director Lorraine Gilligan chatted with Michael Sullivan from @nearfm today about the difference that our programmes can make, and her journey since starting in reception 25 years ago. Listen back at https://t.co/4CNDAuxtRJ & see https://t.co/QKwKg2D1RS— Léargas (@Leargas) July 24, 2020
Such a well deserved award @kheustudies🥳! We're always thrilled when we can reward teachers and students for their hard work and dedication. Well done! @eTwinningEurope @Leargas #democraticparticipation twitter.com/kheustudies/st…
Completely thrilled and very honoured to receive @Leargas_etwinn thematic project award 2019 for work done in the area of Democratic Participation. Well done to all our #EPASIreland students and our wonderful project partners in 🇮🇹 , 🇹🇷 and 🇭🇷 who worked on #GetUpAndGoals 🇪🇺 🇮🇪 pic.twitter.com/GIGuNWZxWF— KH European Studies (@kheustudies) July 24, 2020
#eTwinning Schools are expected to be leaders in the eTwinning world! 🌐 🏫 Their role is to inspire and guide other schools to reach the same level. 📜 A series of articles will be published, read the first one here and get inspired: etwinning.net/en/pub/newsroo… #eTwSchools Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland
'Very worthwhile & informative course. Great advice from moderators and peers' 'It was great to connect with schools around Ireland & helped with working remotely like we would be doing with schools around Europe.' Some the feedback from our #eTwinning CPD Summer Course🙃
"Teacher facilitated role-play to prevent #bullying has the potential to be a powerful learning tool". Read about how this research method contributed to a 53% drop in victimisation in the @SpringerPsych International Journal of Bullying Prevention: link.springer.com/article/10.100… Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland
Delighted to announce that @bfgtoeu was successful in KA1 @EUErasmusPlus project led by Flemish network of 2,000 schools. This means that @BFGtoEU will deliver training to Flemish teachers about how to teach about European citizenship. @ThomasByrneTD @eurireland @dfatirl @CACSSS1 pic.twitter.com/bqauF8K1w7— BFGtoEU (@BFGtoEU) July 16, 2020
🌏What makes you different makes you beautiful🌏 Let's celebrate the #diversity in the class and help migrant students to integrate in the community🌞💫 You can exchange ideas and materials in the #eTwinning group 'Integrating Migrant Students at School'⬇️ groups.etwinning.net/43557/home Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland
A preview of what is is expected for my part on #eTwCourse20. Really enjoying designing this and I am very excited to implement it! If you want to experience this CPD, and work and collaborate with other educators from the EU, sign up here: tinyurl.com/eTwinningCPD. #edchatie Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland
Would you like to help your students develop key skills and competences while having fun? Register now in the #EUCodeWeekMOOC to find out how. Lots of free and fun resources are waiting for you! 📅 We start on 16 September 🔛 https://t.co/5cBziHSuHP pic.twitter.com/SuNLIUo8dB— European Schoolnet (@eu_schoolnet) July 6, 2020
@Leargas_etwinn @mrssparklyteach @InfocusTrain @EuTopiaplus @Leargas Best of luck with this.💫 You can't get better than @mrssparklyteach! 🥇She is the EXPERT eTwinning Ambassador and all of us could do with learning a thing or two of her! Best of luck to you all on Wednesday and please share some photos so we can reTweet! @Leargas @Leargas_etwinn Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland
Really looking forward delivering content on this course. A fantastic opportunity to #collaborate with different educators throughout the EU. Make sure to sign up to benefit from the support. #edchatie #edshareie #mfltwitterati @Leargas_etwinn @NAPD_DL @NAPD_IE @PDST_TechinEd twitter.com/eTwinningEurop… Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland
🚨NEW GROUP🚨More important then ever to connect with and learn from educators throughout the EU. A new group has been created on the eTwinning Platform to address this. It will look at ways of using eTwinning and SELFIE to improve teaching and learning. Join and see! #edchatie Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland
If you've been asked to or will be asked to write a School Language Plan/Policy (inclusive of Irish, too!), here's an amazing opportunity for you to get a head start! Applies to P and PP! There's a sample of a Language Friendly School Plan on this link. sites.google.com/dcu.ie/intercu… Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland
Today is World Environment Day. Can you make your local environment more attractive by designing a garden, an activity from the #STEMsaBhaile webinar ‘STEM & the Garden? pdst.ie/sites/default/… Missed the webinar? Catch up now at pdst.ie/STEM-Webinars #DistanceLearning #PDST Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland
It is always an excellent achievement to finish an eTwinning project, but to complete one during containment is truly impressive! Well done to all the students and staff invovled 👏 twitter.com/kheustudies/st…
Thanks to the Trojan work of our brilliant project partners our @Leargas_etwinn— KH European Studies (@kheustudies) May 27, 2020
project Get up and goals! is now complete. Our final collaborative activity was to build a website dedicated to #GlobalGoals where you can see all our work. 🇮🇹 🇭🇷 🇹🇷 🇮🇪 🇪🇺 🤝https://t.co/m7VO60WpqP