June 2016


eTwinning Prize Winner event 2016

Summer is around the corner and we are excited to celebrate with the winners of the eTwinning Prize competition! Hosted in the schools of the three age category winners, multiple eTwinning Prizes events 2016 took place on May 24 and June 1. Pupils have been awarded for their excellent work and connected live with their respective partners. We have taken this opportunity to also release the promotional videos of the winners.

You can find more news following the hashtag #eTwPrizes16 on Facebook and Twitter.

Diversity Campaign and eTwinning Day Results

After three exciting weeks, the Celebrate Diversity campaign came to an end on May 9, with the celebration of the eTwinning Day as well. In the course of the campaign we were happy to see that over 500 videos were created and shared by teachers and pupils from all over Europe. You can access the videos on eTwinning Live.

More than 1,000 tweets using the #eTwinning4Diversity hashtag were shared and almost 300 using the #eTwinningDay. 40 events and 5 twitter chats ran by ambassadors were organised on eTwinning Live. Anna Triandafyllidou, Director of research on Cultural Pluralism at the European University Institute, ran a very successful webinar on eTwinning Live where she talked about Tolerance and Cultural Diversity. Soon the audio recording will become available on the portal.

Thank you all for supporting and participating in the campaign and the second eTwinning Day!

What’s going on in schools?

Project of the Month
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Children Teach Children

The project pairs students from different schools in order to exchange information about topics they are interested in. Then the students take over and teach what they learnt from their foreign peers in their classroom. For example if a student corresponds with someone who is interested in farming, he/she prepares a lesson teach during Biology class. This project gives students the chance to use acquired knowledge by active participation, to practice speaking in a foreign language and to meet new nations and their culture.

Quality Label of the Month
What is the Quality Label?

My World My Classroom

With 44 partners and 22 countries participating this project is based on the book "If the World Were a Village" by David Smith. Representing their own country each class portrays the world based on the global proportions. Students explore how many members of the class would be hungry, what languages they would speak, how many would be in poverty how many would be able to read and more. Once all data for each country are released the students work on the best method to present them and develop a resource bank of mathematically based methodological materials.

From the eTwinning Portal


LangOER: Open Educational Resources for teachers

Where can teachers find teaching resources that are free to be shared, adapted, and re-used by anyone?


eTwinners ‘Celebrate Diversity’!

Each spring, we celebrate eTwinning Day on 9 May. This year, as part of the celebrations around eTwinning Day, we organised a campaign to ‘Celebrate Diversity’ – we asked pupils and teachers across Europe to create a video on what diversity means to them.