November 2014

The eTwinning Prizes 2015 competition opens for submissions

Were you involved in any eTwinning project last school year? Participate in the European eTwinning Prize Competition! You can submit your entry by clicking the link that will be available on your eTwinning Desktop. The deadline for submissions is 12 December 2014.

To join the competition, projects must have been awarded the European Quality Label in any year of the project’s lifespan and they must have been active in the 2013-2014 school year. For further information, please check out the eTwinning Portal

eTwinning Conference 2014: Opening Education

Over 500 teachers from 39 different countries will participate in the annual eTwinning conference, which will take place in Rome from 27 to 29 November. They will explore how eTwinning can open up education to promote creativity and innovative practices in both teaching and learning, through different panel discussions, networking activities and over 50 workshops. The keynote speaker will be Lord David Puttnam, chairman of Atticus Education.

Don’t miss any details from the conference - You will be able to follow along the plenary sessions with a live streaming video. Keep posted to the eTwinning Social Media accounts (hashtag: #eTconf14) and the Conference blog for all the pictures, videos, articles and the latest updates.

What’s going on in schools?

Project of the Month
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The most beautiful traditional customs of the world

We are going to study the most beautiful traditional customs of the world, using the calendar. The class will be divided into 5 groups, each one will represent a continent. They will follow the calendar to study each continent's traditional customs per month.

Quality Label of the Month
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YES 2.0 Young Europeans Speak

The Voice of Young Europeans! In this project pupils from all over Europe use video, audio and Web 2.0 to share on a wide range of topics. Each contribution is accompanied by a few questions to get discussion started. Pupils listen to, comment on, "like" and vote for the contributions of their partners. The idea is to get our pupils speaking and listening (rather than writing!) and to help them to discover more about the life of teenagers all over Europe.

From the eTwinning Portal


"eSafety is at this moment one of the most important topics schools must look into"

Since it started in 2005, eTwinning has promoted a responsible use of internet and developed a safe environment for teachers and students to collaborate online. This school year, eSafety will be particularly in the spotlight thanks to a series of activities, including a new cooperation with the eSafety Label project and the development of eTwinning resources and learning opportunities.


eTwinning Weeks: How has eTwinning influenced your teaching - tell us!

Do you think eTwinning enhance your teaching skills? How was your learning process? Express your ideas in a poster, with a picture and a quote illustrating your experience, and win a tablet!