Visibility of eTwinning Projects Group Newsletter no. 5 - July 2015 - Page 11

Visibility of eTwinning Projects Group July 2015 Newsletter -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------one of my former students reminds me of one of the many projects we have done. Thank you, my eTwinning friends all around Europe! eTwinning 2005-2015 by Robert Conings Ten years ago, a German colleague and Comeniuspartner Hans Feldmeier told me we could combine Comenius with eTwinning. At that point, eTwinning was a new way to start with international projects without a lot of paperwork and funding. We had some experience with Comenius projects and starting with eTwinning did not make any sense. You can imagine that I was confused, but as I am open to new ideas and challenges, I agreed. Today I am happy to be a part of the eTwinning family. During these 10 years I worked together with people from all around Europe and this made me a social guy. Not only social competences have been improved, also my knowledge about online tools and apps increased every year. I became so obsessed by the tools, I had to start a teacher’s group about tools. Some people noticed my interests, and decided I had to do some workshops on national workshops and during eTwinning conferences. Preparing these workshops took some time but was again very useful. And finally I organized some online events about using these tools, also quite an experience. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ My very special "eTwinning year" by Antonietta Calo Another school year is over but this one really flew away! Maybe because it was totally focused on eTwinning, from the beginning to the end... but let me tell you the story from the start! My school year started with the launch of the "Stone Culture rolling over Europe" project with my second year students, together with the Science and the Art teachers. Its main aim was to promote a more positive attitude towards our Earth for our students, and consequently for the entire school community, in order to have an active role in the )