January 2014

Happy New Year!

We hope you had a nice winter break and you didn’t forget to include eTwinning among your New Year’s resolutions. 2014 promises to be an interesting year full of changes and opportunities for all eTwinners. Don’t miss any of them - stay tuned to the eTwinning Portal!

eTwinning team wishes you a happy new year 2014!

Erasmus+ has been just launched

Erasmus+, the new EU programme for Education, Training, Youth and Sport for 2014-2020, has been just launched in January 2014. This seven year programme will have a budget of €14.7 billion and it will provide opportunities for over 4 million Europeans to study, train, gain work experience and volunteer abroad.

What’s new for eTwinning in Erasmus+? eTwinning will rise to prominence in the new programme and it will have the opportunity to exchange and strengthen its connections with other mobility activities and EU programmes. eTwinning is included now in Key Action 2 - Cooperation for Innovation and The Exchange of Good Practices, as one of the most important IT support platforms in Europe.

For further information, please see the eTwinning Portal. If you want to learn more about Erasmus+, visit the European Commission website and check the Erasmus+ programme guide.

What’s going on in schools?

Project of the Month
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Maths around me

Students will make up, exchange and solve Mathematical problems based on their partners' real-life situations.

Quality Label of the Month
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Let´s protect our environment

The purpose of the project is to share the knowledge about the environment to protect it, to learn more information about nature, animals in danger, also about recycling things e.g. paper, plastic, batteries, metal and glass and other waste. Students learn how to protect our environment, animals, they learn about medicinal plants and protected animals in a country they live in and other countries, then they exchange their knowledge and compare their findings.

From the eTwinning Portal


eTwinning Continuous Professional Development: Does the type of ICT training have an impact on teaching methods?

Does the type of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) training teachers pursue matter? Can eTwinning Continuous Professional Development (CPD) activities be considered as pedagogical? The third European Schoolnet briefing paper about ICT in Education explores the type of ICT training preferred by teachers and its impact on their teaching methods.


eTwinning makes you a better digital citizen

During three days in October 2013, 200 teachers met in Stockholm to work and share good practice on ways to strengthen the teaching of European citizenship in the classroom.