All the participants enthusiastically shared experiences about their working and cultural environment. They learnt how to teach easily and more effectively by using a vast range of technological tools to be integrated into their methods.
First of all, they had a look at the most simple and easy tools to edit pictures and videos that are very effective when it comes to teaching. Such tools can be used in fact for a variety of purposes,enriching the standard classes with outstanding multimedia content and video lessons. The group was immediately ready to put the tools into practice and exchanging views.
Another topic explored was how to build a website: they practically used the basic principles and elements in web designto implement the pages of their institutions and to create new ones as well. They found out that the most common online website builders are very flexible and adaptable to different contexts.
The course went on discussing other tools for collecting and sharing resources and content. They learnt about platforms that allowed them to collect and enrich videos, images, texts, pdf, and other materials, and sharing all this content with their students in just a simple click. Participants also practiced tools that function as collaborative walls, where every user is encouraged to post and contribute to building a more exhaustive collection of information: this has proved to be very useful for themselves in the first place during this one-week class.
Amongst the many tools they discovered they also learnt about interactive presentations in which the teacher can request the class opinion by submitting polls, creating word clouds, or asking for questions or feedback on the topic being presented, creating video lessons, particularly effective in these times, and online learning quizzes, very useful to test the progress of the students.
The participants left this course with a luggage full of interactive and technological tools to use both in online and face-to-face learning. There is no doubt that this approach will increase the students’ creativity, engagement, attention and motivation and help transform learning into a fun and dynamic activity!
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