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.
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
The seventh question we asked was ‘How often do you eat meat?’ We can see from these results that a lot of students eat meat very frequently and a very small number of people are Vegetarian or Vegan. #ClimateAction #Europe @kheustudies @Leargas_etwinn #SDG #Carbon #meat #Vegan Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland
Now is the time to consider what the future holds for our sector — and what we can do to shape that future. Join our first Virtual Summit event this Wednesday at 09:30 and be part of the change. Free for members and non-members. All welcome. Register: ow.ly/qG4z50zPkVQ Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland
#COVID19 has fundamentally transformed educational processes overnight, and the demand has grown for advice and guidance on safe emergency remote teaching. We compiled a list of resources from the @Insafenetwork on the topic for #teachers and #parents at https://t.co/gylBw4oWFy pic.twitter.com/XFPMFt5TTb— European Schoolnet (@eu_schoolnet) May 25, 2020
FREE CPD,An eTwinning project between you and some other European schools would be an excellent way to reflect on how we handled Covid-19 in schools CESI Staffroom ep9 with @mrssparklyteach talking about eTwinn... youtu.be/OdKAITHPxnc via @YouTube #etwinning #edchatie #edchat Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland
Have you checked out the @FisFilm 'Make a Film at Home' Blog Series? All the tips and advice young filmmakers need to get creative at home can be found here: fisfilmproject.ie/blog/. Ideal activities to engage in during @RTEjr Home School Hub's Film Week this week! @Education_Ire Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland
The first question we asked was ‘Have you heard of the Sustainable Development Goals?’ As you can see, just under 73% of people had heard of the #SDGs. It's so important that we educate people on these Goals. #ClimateAction #Europe @kheustudies @Leargas_etwinn #GlobalGoals #SDG Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland
Has your eTwinning project changed because of lockdown? Check out our newest blog post by eTwinning teacher @cmrock123 to hear how she, her partner school & her students have adapted their environmental project 'Four Ways to Change'🦾🌿 leargas.ie/blog/etwinning…
#Teachers looking for education resources, can access a range of free material exploring #onlinesafety topics such as cyberbullying, #imagesharing, and privacy by visiting the Webwise Teachers Hub. Resources are available for both primary, and #postprimary, levels. #Edchatie Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland
1/2 NEED YOUR HELP: With the support of a number of groups including @NascIreland I'm working on putting together an updated video resource whereby non-English speakers living in Ireland can be informed accurately on #Covid19 via WhatsApp and online messages in their language.... Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland
Our @PDST_leadership team leader, Bernard McHale will be a member of the panel for tomorrow's joint @pdstie and @TeachingCouncil webinar: 'Leading for all, Learning for all: Supporting school leaders'. Don't forget to register. *Webinars are recorded and can be viewed after. twitter.com/PDSTie/status/… Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland
Fighting Words (@FightingWordsIE) is an inspiring inner city project that uses creative writing and storytelling to promote young people's resilience and creativity. Their annual supplement of new writing by children is in the Irish Times today: irishtimes.com/culture/books/… Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland
Our live STEM webinar series 'STEM sa Bhaile' begins May 20th and continues each week from 11am! Themes to support teachers with #distancelearning include; STEM & the Garden STEM & the Kitchen STEM & Play STEM & Sport Register at: tinyurl.com/STEMsaBhaile #stemsabhaile #edshareie Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland
#SDG13 is very important to Thomas. He has been part of #FridaysforFuture climate strikes since the very beginning, he is an active member of the school's Green School Committee and is involved in @Leargas_etwinn project with schools across the 🇪🇺 to strive for #ClimateJustice twitter.com/Tom__Eve/statu… Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland
Have you signed up to receive our free e-bulletin 'STEM Smaointe'? Taking a theme each fortnight, this bulletin is packed with #distancelearning supports in Maths, Science and STEM? Perfect for all educators at home or in school! Register at: tinyurl.com/STEMSmaointe #edshareie Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland
Excited about our upcoming webinar highlighting the benefits of #eTwinning and #ErasmusPlus in SEN settings on Wed 6th May!🗣️ This webinar, open to principals, teachers & SNAs, is for all levels & will include project tips, examples & outcomes Sign up: eventbrite.ie/e/webinar-wedn… Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland