Kerry School Wins eTwinning Award
Knockaclarig National School, Castleisland, Co. Kerry has been announced as a winner in its category in a European wide competition for schools involved in eTwinning. The school is twinned with a school in Sweden and the project is called ‘Make a film and share IT with friends 2.0!’ At this year’s annual eTwinning conference in Prague from 13-15 February, the European Commission announced the ten outstanding eTwinning school projects. The Principal of Knockaclarig National School, Tom Roche was in attendance at the conference and the project was showcased along with the other finalists.
eTwinning is an EU initiative to encourage schools to network with each other over the internet. With around 50,000 registered users across Europe, increasing numbers of teachers in European countries have proven that they are finding new ways to develop and innovate teaching and learning. eTwinning is managed in Ireland on behalf of the Department of Education and Science, by Léargas, www.leargas.ie
As a major action within the European Commission’s Lifelong Learning Programme, eTwinning offers schools in Europe a means to communicate, share ideas and run online collaborative projects. Through an online platform which makes use of web 2.0 tools to facilitate communication, eTwinning has become a truly collaboration-based community where teachers demonstrate creative ways to strengthen their work in the classroom.
Exract from Léargas Press Release
For more information visit the eTwinning portal @ www.etwinning.net