March 2012

We are glad to present you a new edition of the eTwinning newsletter! From now on the newsletter will have a special focus on pedagogical resources, showcasing projects ideas and much more to inspire creative teaching. You will enjoy a shorter and easy-to-read edition, with less room for national news and an increased spotlight on learning and teaching tips and advice.


This month the eTwinning newsletter presents a carousel of eTwinning kits, as an anticipation of the soon to be released eTwinning Cookbook: 50 recipes for school collaboration and professional development in Europe.

Focus of the month: Get inspired via kits and modules!

The eTwinning portal has a number of modules and kits to help eTwinners to get a collaborative project started.  Kits can be seen as a recipe to follow to get some tips and advice. Have a look at the following kits for some inspiration! You will find the full list online.


Blah..Blah..Blah.. Speaking with your neighbour
Subject: foreign Languages, Informatics / ICT,
Age group: 10-18
Duration: 1 school year
Level: Intermediated  
ICT ingredients: audio conference, Twinspace, Video conference
This project is based on video chat sessions in the language(s) of your neighbouring countries... read more.



Creative Kids: Develop your ideas
Subject: citizenship, media education, music, pre-school subjects
Age group: 4-12
Level: Easy
ICT ingredients: TwinSpace, FlashMeeting, Making pictures talk, Tux Paint, EuroCreator
Duration: 3 months
The objectives of this project are twofold: for pupils to exercise creative thinking by using playful and imaginative methods, and for teachers... read more.



Young Entrepreneurs
Subject: citizenship, design and technology, economics, foreign languages
Age group: 12-19
Level: Advanced
ICT ingredients: TwinSpace, PowerPoint, wikis, audio software, collaborative tools
Duration: 1 school year
The kit is designed to develop entrepreneurial skills through practice by creating junior companies... read more.

What’s going on in schools?

Project of the Month
Learn more about projects

Pre Olympic & Commonwealth Games

Through this project pupils are encouraged to have an active and healthy lifestyle both indoors and out. Pupils learn that participating in physical activities can help others and have the chance to share traditional games and physical activities (ball games, running, skipping, dance etc.).

Quality Label of the Month
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Let's save our planet through art!

The idea of this project is to point attention to the problems related to our planet and its environment using children`s art. Participating pupils publish their paintings, drawings, photos and other materials online and share ideas with their partners from different countries. The final aim is to help our planet to be cleaner and safer!

From the eTwinning Portal


New publication: eTwinning Cookbook

The latest publication from the Central Support Service, eTwinning Cookbook: 50 recipes for school collaboration and professional development in Europe, is now available for download in all languages!


eTwinning Conference 2012 awards success, spotlight on School Teams

The annual eTwinning conference will take place in Berlin on 29, 30 and 31 March 2012. It will award top European projects and bring together more than 500 teachers from across the Continent to discuss ways to highlight and foster school teams.