eTwinning

Originally, we were going to use eTwinning to communicate. Yet it turned out that the registration procedure was much too complicated, and the upload capacity was too restrictive. Additionally, communication pathways on social media, such as instagram and What’sApp, had been established, which were being used along with the pupils’ regular communication. This way, the communication about our project has even spread over the contacts with young people not involved in the project.

This website has proven successful when it comes to accessibility of the intermediate results and data deposited here. For the work at the project meetings, it has been the backbone for data supply and updates.

This is why after the fourth project meeting, we abandoned our original plan to establish eTwinning as the project platform and decided to stay with those we had been using all along.

Yet we believe that eTwinning can be a useful tool for Erasmus+ projects in other contexts, so we retained the description of eTwinning below:

What is eTwinning?
eTwinning is the community for schools in Europe.
eTwinning offers a platform for staff (teachers, head teachers, librarians, etc.), working in a school in one of the European countries involved, to communicate, collaborate, develop projects, share and, in short, feel and be part of the most exciting learning community in Europe.
The eTwinning action promotes school collaboration in Europe through the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) by providing support, tools and services for schools.
The eTwinning Portal (www.etwinning.net) is the main meeting point and workspace for the action. Available in twenty-six languages, the eTwinning Portal now has the involvement of nearly 230 277 members and over 5462 projects* between two or more schools across Europe. The Portal provides online tools for teachers to find partners, set up projects, share ideas, exchange best practice and start working together, immediately using various customised tools available on the eTwinning platform.
Launched in 2005 as the main action of the European Commission’s eLearning Programme, eTwinning has been firmly integrated in Erasmus+, the European programme for Education, Training, Youth and Sport, since 2014. Its Central Support Service is operated by European Schoolnet, an international partnership of 31 European Ministries of Education developing learning for schools, teachers and pupils across Europe. eTwinning is further supported at national level by 37 National Support Services.