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1 European Commission Directorate of Education & Culture Hellenic Ministry of Education And Religious Affairs eTwinning for Comenius! Hellenic Ministry of Education Hellenic National Support Service of eTwinning

2 Hellenic Ministry of Education And Religious Affairs European Commission Directorate of Education & Culture Scenario / Case study Three (or more) schools from different European countries are working on a Comenius I collaborative project. Benefits: meeting a new culture, team work and of course…transportability Difficulties arisen: lack of a common communication platform to work with Proposal: eTwinning action of eLearning Programme

3 Hellenic Ministry of Education And Religious Affairs European Commission Directorate of Education & Culture eTwinning and Comenius By combining eTwinning with Comenius: With one collaborative project you can take part in two European Programs, without further effort You can communicate and collaborate instantly with each other, through a pool of varied eTwinning tools You also become member of the wide network of eTwinning European schools (above schools at the moment) Finally, you can take part in the National and European eTwinning Awards with lots of grand prizes!

4 Hellenic Ministry of Education And Religious Affairs European Commission Directorate of Education & Culture How-to: Comenius schools in eTwinning 1. 2 schools (lets name them leader schools) of the Comenius consortium register for eTwinning Twinfinder2. Leader1 school seeks for the Leader2 school in the eTwinning database of registered schools (Twinfinder) 3. Leader1 registers a partnership with Leader2 TwinSpace4. Through TwinSpace, the two leaders invite all other schools of the Comenius consortium to join the eTwinning partnership 5. From that moment on the Comenius schools can communicate with eTwinning tools!

5 Hellenic Ministry of Education And Religious Affairs European Commission Directorate of Education & Culture 1 st step: Leaders register for eTwinning (1/2) In order to join eTwinning and use its tools the registration of your school is required electronically at: The eTwinning portal is a complete partners finding, communication and collaboration portal, translated in all languages of the 27 participating countries.

6 Hellenic Ministry of Education And Religious Affairs European Commission Directorate of Education & Culture Leaders register for eTwinning (2/2) During the registration of your schools you have to provide information on: you, Registrant Data, Twinning preferences, School Data and the school profile. In the Twinning preferences form, provide the theme, a description and the communication language of your partnership. These info will have to comply with your Comenius project. In the Registrant Data form youll provide a username and a password, which you will be using from now on to have access to the special eTwinning platform.

7 Hellenic Ministry of Education And Religious Affairs European Commission Directorate of Education & Culture 2 nd step: Seeking for the other leader (1/3) 2. From now on you can access a special platform of communication and collaboration tools, the eTwinning desktop. 1. From the moment you register, you can log in using your username and password.

8 Hellenic Ministry of Education And Religious Affairs European Commission Directorate of Education & Culture One of the leader schools, suppositively Leader1, must find Leader2 in the schools Database of eTwinning to twin up with. This is done by Twinfinder. 1. Twinfinder will automatically offer you with schools that match with your profile. 2. Twinfinder can also help you further to define criteria and easily find Leader2 by searching e.g. for the name of the school. Seeking for the other leader (2/3)

9 Hellenic Ministry of Education And Religious Affairs European Commission Directorate of Education & Culture Seeking for the other leader (3/3) When you find your Leader2 school, you have to add it to your My Candidates list, which is a list of your possible partners to twin up with. This is done by clicking on the icon of the column Actions.

10 Hellenic Ministry of Education And Religious Affairs European Commission Directorate of Education & Culture My Candidates list. 3- One of you must register the eTwinning partnership. This is done by clicking on the icon 2- With icons you can send a message to your partner or organize a chat. 1- Assuming that you have found Leader2 and have added him to your Candidates, you can see your Candidates list by clicking on the.

11 Hellenic Ministry of Education And Religious Affairs European Commission Directorate of Education & Culture 3 rd step: Registering your partnership After you submit the partnership, Leader2 will receive an to verify the partnership. Thereinafter, the NSSs will receive your request for partnership and approve the request within a week. This is it! You are officially granted with the eTwinning label! As long as you find Leader2 and add him to your Candidates list, you have to register your partnership by clicking on the icon beside the entry of Leader2 in your Candidates list. Describe briefly your partnership in the registration partnership form.

12 Hellenic Ministry of Education And Religious Affairs European Commission Directorate of Education & Culture Other Functions of your eTwinning desktop Your desktop is the starting page for all your eTwinning communication and collaboration activities. From your eTwinning desktop you can access: Your Profile: For changing your profile or your password The Chat or your Mailbox: For communicating with other partners Your TwinSpace: A private workspace for the twinned partners only, a user friendly Content Management System, where you can exchange archives, share a forum, a bulletin board, a calendar, have a chat and also invite schools or persons to this restricted area! Your Progress card: In order to record and monitor your projects evolution Your eTwinning label: All registered schools with an eTwinning partnership are granted with this official document

13 Hellenic Ministry of Education And Religious Affairs European Commission Directorate of Education & Culture eTwinning Collaboration tool: TwinSpace Mailbox Forum Chat File sharing Web pages Calendar Bulletin Board My team Members Rights

14 Hellenic Ministry of Education And Religious Affairs European Commission Directorate of Education & Culture You can find further info and tool guides at: And for Hellenic schools also at Thank you!


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