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Visibility of eTwinning Projects Group July 2014 Newsletter -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------countries, they made friends and communicated far above the lessons. They used the TwinSpace on weekends and during their holidays and told me about their new found friends. Students also came up with new ideas how to go on with the project. One time we managed to develop our eTwinning project into a Comenius project and met face-toface with one school, which was fabulous. From this Comenius project later a long-term school partnership and exchange programme arose. Expanding Horizons by Maria Vassilopoulou I also took part in eTwinning conferences and teacher trainings in various forms, and always came home with lots of new friends and many, many new ideas for my classes and projects. As a teacher I personally think eTwinning is the best programme I found. The advantages for me are more than numerous. To start with, I have met very competent teachers who share the same dream and try to offer to their lesson a new dimension. I have learned valuable things from them either by observing their projects – food for thought for me – or by participating in Learning Events organized by highly skilled eTwinners. So little by little I have become addicted – hours on end looking for good practices or experimenting on new teaching approaches or web 2.0 tools in order to offer exciting experiences to my students. I joined the eTwinning family two years ago, and now I feel not only blessed but wiser if I could dare say so. eTwinning has opened an entirely new world to me, a teacher with long teaching experience who yet needed some motivation to try new things in class. And I have found all that on this online community. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 113