Starting the new school year with eTwinning
- BIK team
In order to mark World Teachers' Day, the Better Internet for Kids (BIK) Coordination Team participated in the national eTwinning kick-off meeting in Ghent (Belgium), leading a workshop on eSafety and digital skills called ‘Better Internet for Kids: Help your students to grow up online!'.
The workshop introduced participants to a variety of online safety projects such as Better Internet for Kids, the eSafety Label and the Web We Want, which give teachers the opportunity to get actively involved and encourage them to start online safety discussions in their classrooms.
Furthermore, participants discussed the terminology ‘digital citizenship', and more specifically both the opportunities and challenges that young people encounter when growing up in a digital age. In line with this, teachers shared their experiences of talking with their students about certain online safety issues, along with their experiences of using new technologies as teaching methods in the classroom.
eTwinning is the largest community for schools in Europe. It offers a safe platform for teachers to collaborate, share innovative practices, and engage in online-based projects with students from 42 countries.
European Schoolnet is delighted to announce the launch of the Teacher Academy to support educators in their daily classroom work and address key challenges in teacher professional development. Created for the European Commission, Teacher Academy will offer a variety of online courses for teachers and is available on the School Education Gateway, a multilingual European website dedicated to education matters.