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 a part of the most exciting learning community in Europe. eTwinning is co-funded by the Erasmus+, the European programme for Education, Training, Youth and Sport.
St. Patrick’s N.S. have taken part in eTwinning projects over the past number of years. Our current eTwinning project is providing the children with the opportunity to learn about some of the culture and traditions in Spain as well as everyday life, particularly in relation to school life.
Some of the work gives the pupils the opportunity to engage with technology and it also provides a real audience for their work. Pupils have already used Google Classroom, Google docs, Google Slides, Powerpoint and Book Creator as part of this project. They will also be introduced to applications such as Adobe Spark and iMovie as the project progresses.
To begin this project, pupils used their Google Classroom account to type a letter to an eTwinning partner. They also created cards that they sent to their eTwinning partner. They have already created presentations using Powerpoint about our village and about Gaelic football. Pupils in 3rd class have used the Book Creator app to recreate the story of Setanta.
For the months of March-May they will be creating presentations about Irish song, music and dance and sending these to their eTwinning partners.