It is not always easy to keep the classroom motivated, engaged and enthusiast when it comes to teaching. This is when ICT tools such as apps and web platforms become essential in helping teachers to communicate and transfer knowledge while also maintaining their students’ full attention. Nowadays it is fundamental to know our way around interactive learning so that we can offer our students an alternative and non traditional style of learning and keep them engaged.
The new edition of the course “Integrating ICT and new technologies into teaching and education” took place in Bologna from 05/02/2023 to 11/02/2023. The participants came from all across Europe, with Elīna and Mārtiņš from Riga Art and Media school in Latvia, Maria from INS La Miquela in Spain, Ivelina, Emil and Tsvetanka from Secondary Technical School "D-r Nikola Vassiliadi" in Bulgaria.
During this course the participants learnt how to use a vast range of technological tools and to put them into use by integrating it into their teaching methods.
First of all they had a look at the most simple and easy tools for collecting and sharing resources and content. Participants also practiced tools that function as collaborative walls, where every user is encouraged to post and contribute in building a more meaningful collection of information.
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, and online learning quizzes, very useful to test the progress of the students.
This course allowed participants to confront themselves with each other and learn from their shared experiences. The participants left this course with a new knowledge of interactive learning and a new set of tools, ready to use them in their classrooms. 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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