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Visibility of eTwinning Projects Group July 2014 Newsletter -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Tips to Name an eTwinning Project by Adil Tugyan In the past two decades, the Internet has seen an immense boost in popular use all around the world. As the Internet has developed, it has become one of the primary platforms for project development, and eTwinning projects, which function as online school partnerships, can definitely be regarded as one of the best and most successful examples these online platforms can offer to host. 1. Choose a name that is short. If the name of your eTwinning project is shorter, it can be remembered very easily since long and twisted names are hard to remember and they are often easily overlooked. 2. Choose a name that is unique. Avoid naming your project after a pre-existing project name. Think about the subject of your project, and when you have decided on a name, search for it on the internet as it could have been used before and it will be difficult to turn it into something fresh and original. 3. Try combining words or making up completely new words. Using generic words in new ways can result in a very recognizable project name. 4. Make sure your project name is easy to pronounce. Choosing a name like “Zygopleural” might look interesting and unique, but if your project name cannot be said easily and effortlessly in the middle of conversation, people will not talk about it very often. eTwinning projects need to have names that distinguish them from other projects, but coming up with a unique and effective name can be difficult. Knowing how to name an eTwinning project can make the difference between a project that catches someone's attention and one that does not. 5. Decide if you want your project to carry a brand. If you want your project to describe its purpose, you can choose descriptive names that can immediately let your audience know what your project is about without having to build a brand beforehand. 6. Search your proposed project name in a search engine. Running your proposed name as a search query can show you whether or not there are other projects with the same or similar names. If you receive a lot of search results with the name you have for your project, which means you will have more competition for that name. 7. Check domain name availability. This step is especially important if you plan on having a web page or blog for your project. If you have decided on naming your project "Techno School", you should look to see if “technoschool.com” or “technoschool.net” is available. If they are not available and have been previously taken by someone else, you may want to reconsider your project name since adding some extra letters and numbers to your domain may spoil its uniqueness. So what can we do to name our eTwinning projects in a meaningful and catchy way and enhance their visibility? Here are some practical and handy tips that can help us make our eTwinning projects unique. In the link below you can find an Online Project Name Generator. http://online-generator.com/namegenerator/project-name-generator.php 42