One of the fundamental characteristics of the eTwinning work platform is the privacy and flexibility that it offers teachers when working with students on the Internet. Many doubts arise when you are working with minors in an “online classroom”. In general we want to make the contents public but not the personal information about the pupils or perhaps their photos although they want to exchange them with their partners at the other school. The teachers may also want to draw up work documents or evaluations which do not need to be available to the pupils even if they are working on the same project.
TwinSpace is the answer for project designs which plan to have private and public contents.
Public and private pages in a TwinSpace
To publish a complete page of activities, we click on the Project Activities tab, so that we can Publish/Hide each activity (TwinSpace page) in the project.More information. For example, we could have a private page (hidden) called Introductions in which the pupils in the partner schools safely share photos, videos or descriptions which help them to get to know each other better at the beginning of the project.
Public and private elements on the same TwinSpace page
We can have activities just to be shared with the partners (hidden) and public activities on the same page. For example, we could make a private forum in which the students debate the way to organize a blog about their surroundings (behind the scenes) and then make it public when they work on the planned task.
Area reserved for teachers
Each TwinSpace is created with a restricted area for the teachers to use, the teachers’ room. It is the perfect place for them to communicate, plan the project tasks or save the classroom management data like evaluations, marks, etc. The pupils also have a “private” area, the pupils’ corner (although the teachers can see the contents they cannot write anything or modify them).
The platform facilitates a very flexible configuration which adapts to any project type. The teachers just have to study the matter and decide which part of the project should be disseminated and which contents should be kept private and safe.
Both the positive and negative aspects of the students’ motivation and learning will be observed, as well as the incidence of their direct communication with students from other countries, their contribution to the development of the European dimension in learning and their use of the new technologies in the classroom. This may perhaps serve as a document which you can present to the academic authorities in your Community with a view to their recognizing your work.
It would be advisable at some moment during the development of the project to review what has been done so far, what is being achieved and how it can be improved by making the necessary changes. It will also be of help in the writing of the final report, if you decide to do one. Perhaps it could serve as a document which you can present to the academic authorities in your Community with a view to their recognizing your work.
Es conveniente que se recoja toda la información posible del desarrollo del proyecto. Esta información será muy útil para redactar la memoria final del proyecto eTwinning, que podrás presentar a tus compañeros y a las autoridades académicas. Recuerda que la elaboración de esta memoria no es obligatoria. En todo caso, puede ser de gran ayuda para recopilar información con vistas a nuevos proyectos, a la solicitud de un Sello de Calidad o para profundizar en los temas tratados más allá del hermanamiento.
Este documento describe con detalle el proyecto que se quiere iniciar. Debe ser el producto de la negociación entre los dos socios (a diferencia de la “Propuesta de proyecto”, que es la idea personal inicial) y el último paso antes de inscribir el proyecto en la plataforma.
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- Project Cards
- How to include a link to a Twinspace document in the Project Diary
- How to include an image in the TwinSpace Wiki
- How to include an image in an entry of the Twinspace Blog
- How to include an image in a forum message of the Twinspace
- How to use the Project Diary
- What to do when a teacher changes schools
- How to change the language used in the TwinSpace
- How to upload documents to the file archive
- Glosario eTwinning