September 2016

item1

Welcome back!

We hope that you enjoyed your summer break which is now coming to an end! We are excited to be back for another successful and inspiring eTwinning year. All summer long, our team has been busy organising trainings and professional development offers, but also working on new developments to make eTwinning more stimulating. Here is a small teaser of what comes next!

For more information, stay tuned the upcoming weeks to eTwinning.net!

Start the school year on a good foot – Sign up for Professional Development Opportunities!

Don’t miss the chance to sign up for the first Learning Event, "How to develop resilience at school" that will take place on 12-23 September. 
On September 15, you can participate in the first hour-long Online Seminar: “Open Educational Resources: Start creating your own OERs”.
Our first Online Course, "Make eTwinning Live", also begins in September. Successful candidates will learn more about the pedagogical use of eTwinning platform, and online moderation.

More details of upcoming professional development opportunities will be released over the coming weeks. You can always check-in on live.etwinning.net to keep updated.

What’s going on in schools?

Project of the Month
Learn more about projects
item1

Memories of Nations

The name of the streets, each bank holiday, each monument in any city remind us of the presence of history in our daily life. But what do we commemorate? Why? How? Are the same historical events regarded in a similar way throughout Europe or even in two neighbouring countries such as France and Germany? 
This project will be an opportunity for students aged16-18 from Germany and France to explore these questions.


Quality Label of the Month
What is the Quality Label?
item1

THE NO NAME COUNTRY

The students will collaborate and use their imagination to give life to an uninhabited island, i.e. the no name country. They will use the Twinspace to exchange ideas and exhibit their creations which will eventually give their no name country an identity.
To achieve that, pupils aged 7-9 will apply their knowledge of English as a foreign language to carry out tasks and collaborate in order to create joined products.

From the eTwinning Portal

item1

Back to school – back to eTwinning

Now that August is drawing to a close, we hope that you are feeling refreshed and ready to begin collaborating on projects in the coming school year.


item1

Malbert’s Melodier: Music for Teachers from a Teacher

Do you find it hard to find royalty-free music to use in your classroom and school events? Swedish eTwinning ambassador Karl Malbert had observed this problem, and created Malbert’s Melodier, a large collection of royalty-free music.