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How to get the most out of an eTwinning Collaboration
eTwinning Ambassador in Greece
Share with your partners all the necessary
Number of students participating in the
Your students’ age and interests.
Your students’ level in the foreign language
and their ICT skills.
Publish all this information in a folder
added in the staff room in Twinspace
your partners regularly and
arrange meetings online to plan the
activities that follow together.
reply on your partners’ messages.
the starting dates for each task
Mark the dates each one of the partner
schools is on holidays.
Share it with your students
Tag the deadlines in the calendar in
Twinspace to remind everyone of what
should be done.
Set deadlines and keep to them.
with your partners upon the tools
that you will use in each one of the
activities. Share your ideas and try to
choose the best.
upon the format of the shared files
published in Twinspace.
Plan a meeting, introduce the project to the children and
inform the parents, the colleagues and the headteacher
about the specific project.
Add more teachers from your school to the project and
form school teams.
Announce the beginning of the project on the school
Create Twinspace Accounts for all the participants and
invite the students to the Twinspace.
Organise mini-courses for your students on ICT tools to
be used and on how to use the Twinspace
Create Twinspace tutorials for students or partners who
are beginners in eTwinning (if necessary).
activity pages for each one of the
Add a short description for each one of the
activities planned on the top of each
Agree with your partners about the most
suitable twinspace tools for each one of
the activities and add them to your activity
Blog: a writing tool which allows project members to
write about a specific theme. Everyone can comment on each other’s
File Archive: a place where you can store Word documents,
Excel sheets, ppt presentations, videos or any other files related to your
The Forum: a place where you can create topics for discussion,
set project tasks, or focus on specific topic areas.
Image Gallery: a place where you can store images related to
Wiki: a tool particularly useful for collaborative writing. Unlike a blog,
members can edit your text and add their own.
The Web Content: it allows you to upload web content by
pasting in the embed code (eg. Videos from Youtube, presentations
from slideshare etc)
Have students interact as much as possible.
Ask them to update their Twinspace profiles
by adding a short description of themselves
and a representative avatar.
Ask them to leave comments on their
Vote for the best Twinspace profiles.
Plan chat sessions and skype meetings
Find creative ways to have your students
introduce themselves and their school or
My name is Natalia. My birthday
is on May 5th 2000. I live in
Poland. I’ve got a younger
sister. She’s 3 years old and
she’s very cute. I’m tall and
slim. I’ve got blue eyes and
blond long hair. I like basketball
and ice hockey. In my free time,
I like drawing. I love dogs, but I
don’t have one. My favourite
subjects are Art, Geography,
English and I.T. I’m very friendly
My name is Romana
Králiková. I’m 11 years old. I
live in Poland.My birthday is
on August 14th 2000. My
favorite subjects are
Chemistry and English
language. I’ve got long brown
hair. I’m thin and tall. I have
got green eyes. My favorite
hobbies are gymnastics,
cycling, swimming, athletics,
the students up in transnational groups.
Create table with the newly formed transnational
groups and add it to the Twinspace.
Ask your students to work together and write a
short description of their group members.
Ask your students to agree upon a name for their
group and draw together a symbol or an emblem
(tool: DrawItLive) for each group.
to plan activities that need your
partners’ contribution to be completed.
Use as many collaborative tools as
possible (google.docs, prezi, DrawitLive,
Try to avoid creating folders for each
country in Twinspace. Successful
collaborative activities are the ones in
which you cannot tell which of the partners
your students’ talents and skills
and give them responsibilities.
Team the students up in groups, according
to their talents (the painting group, the
photography group, the ICT group etc)
Assign to some students the role of
‘student administrator” in Twinspace
Be ready to rearrange activities and plans in
a partner stops working on the project
an activity needs more time to be
completed or could not be completed at all.
new partners ask to join the project
mixed ability groups take part in the project
to evaluate along with your partners
the quality of your project.
Recognize Key Strengths
Identify areas that need improvement
Plan ongoing evaluation activities ( Ts and
Ss share opinions, make proposals,
comment on each other’s work)
an evaluation activity at the end of the
project for students
Ask them to comment on
-what they liked/didn’t like from the
- what they gained from the whole
Once your project is complete:
Apply for a Quality Label
Take part in the National eTwinning awards
Take part in the European eTwinning
the project to the school
Publish the material created in your school
Write articles to be published in local
newspapers or in online educational blogs
Present your project in
conferences, seminars, workshops etc