May 2016


‘Celebrate Diversity’ across Europe on eTwinning Day, 9 May!

From 18 April to 9 May, eTwinning wants to find out how young people across Europe feel about diversity through the ‘Celebrate Diversity’ campaign. The campaign will see teachers organising debates in their classrooms, asking their students to engage with questions such as: “How do you define diversity?”, “How can we preserve it?”, and “How can we promote diversity?”.


Launching the Teacher Academy

The Teacher Academy is a new service from the School Education Gateway to help teachers across Europe. The first MOOC will be in June 2016 on the topic of supporting diversity in classrooms with a particular focus on the integration of refugee children in schools. More information can be found on the Teacher Academy website.

What’s going on in schools?

Project of the Month
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Children's favorite food in Swansea and in Caen

Children will talk about what they like to eat at home or at school, then they'll exchange information about traditional food around Swansea and Caen. To continue on this, they'll exchange photos about what they visited in their regions.

Quality Label of the Month
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Migrants and Refugees

This project will bring together students from France, Germany, the Netherlands and Norway. They will focus on the topic of refugees in Europe. Through literature, sharing our personal stories and meetings with migrants and aid workers, our students will gain a better understanding of what it means to be a migrant or a refugee, and gain a better understanding of the challenges currently facing Europe.

From the eTwinning Portal


Copyright & intellectual property at school

Some of the most common queries that teachers encounter while taking part in eTwinning projects relate to intellectual property (IP) issues, such as pupils using images that they have downloaded from the Internet, or the use of copyrighted music in videos. Read more on good practices on eTwinning.


Impact of eTwinning on students’ learning

Last year, 6,000 eTwinning teachers took part in a survey which investigated how eTwinning is affecting participating teachers’ professional practice and professional development.