eTwinning gives schools a fantastic, real-life reason for using all those exciting multimedia tools that used to seem so daunting! Video, animations, sound recordings, simple emails, collaborative Web 2.0 applications...they all come to life as part of an etwinning project, where children and teachers have a genuine audience, and get responses and feedback too.
My first eTwinning project ,supporting one of our local schools and a school in Spain, won the 2008 European prize for eTwinnning for their age group! The project also won an award from the UK government (MadeITHappen competition). The project was subsequently highlighted by OFSTED in the school’s inspection. The school continues to develop etwinning partnerships which contribute towards an International School Award.
I have supported schools using ICT across the curriculum for many years. I use a wide variety of ICT tools. I have a particular interests in creativity, art and also esafety. (I am a leader for esafety in education in North Tyneside, a CEOP esafety ambassador and a member of the CEOP Education Advisory Board).