ClickIt 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 30/01/2023 to 04/02/2023. The participants came from all across Europe, with Miriam García García and Álvaro García López from CEIP JOSÉ ROBLES in Spain, Marie Tuttle, Niamh Deegan, and Sarah Clohessy from Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board in Ireland.
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 learnt how to create engaging and interactive multimedia content and presentations and learnt how to digitally assess students’ knowledge and understanding in real-time. Furthermore, they learnt how to create a website or a blog and how to use ICT tools to make education more engaging, motivating and innovative.
Moreover, they got a new perspective on ICT tools and learn new ways and best practices to integrate ICT into teaching and training as well as exchanged best practices and share experiences with participants and staff coming throughout Europe. All of the aforementioned activities allowed them to make contacts with individuals and organizations working in the education field in Europe through everyday cooperation and networking activities.
During these past years traditional education had to leave space to virtual lessons and online classes. Therefore it was inevitable for this course to also explore the applications useful to hold an online class such as a virtual whiteboard that can create engaging and captivating online lessons and also collaborative learning experiences.
Moreover, the participants had the chance to dive into the technological world with plenty of practical activities such as presentations, virtual quizzes, learning how to create engaging social media content, using tools dedicate to organizing graphics, posters and collages and much more.
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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