The Information and Communication Technologies field is one of the most fruitful in the world… The “harvest” is more and more rich, diversified and interesting. Its products can be applied in different domains, from medicine and science to literature, facilitating and innovating our jobs but also our personal lives.
One of the areas of application of ICT tools is for sure Education, where they can be used for many purposes. For this reason, it is important to know the different ICT tools, apps and websites to understand the best way to employ each one of them, or at least, the most important ones for Education, improving teaching, learning and students’ engagement.
The new edition of the course “Integrating ICT and new technologies into teaching and education” took place in Palermo from 19/03/2023 to 25/03/2023. The participants came from all across Europe, with Judit Csonka from Orchidea Magyar-Angol Két Tanítási Nyelvű Óvoda, Általános Iskola és Gimnázium in Hungary, Greet Bernaerts from WICO vzw in Belgium, Gina Poškienė, Lukas Volskis, Daina Bandaravičiūtė, Dalia Antanaitienė and Nemunė Stonkienė from Kaunas County Public Library in Lithuania, Ann-Elin Hobberstad from Kyrkby högstadieskola in Finland, Marco Ilskens and Bilal Salim from Heinz-Nixdorf Gesamtschule Paderborn in Germany.
During this course they gained both theoretical and practical knowledge on a vast range of technological tools, thanks to a series of practical work carried on in order to master the different tools and to incorporate them in their teaching methods.
In the first part of the course they discovered some tools to create engaging multimedia presentations. Thanks to the activities, they learned more on how to use virtual boards and how to get real time feedback from students.
They also learned how to create stunning visual designs tools. Between the practical activities chosen by the participants: the creation of an infographic on cyberbullying and the creation of a certificate of course attendance for students.
In the second part of the course the participants had the opportunity to join some practical activities created with the most useful tools used for gamification in class. Through interactive quizzes and so much more.
At the end of the week the focus shifted on the tools used to edit pictures and videos. These ICT tools are useful to create presentations but also new lessons, to summarize the content of a subject studied but also to test student’s knowledge.
In addition, participants also learnt how to create a website following a few easy steps, learned more about the google suite and also learned how to create an escape room activity using google form.
During the course the participants also had the opportunity to share their experience and to experiment by themselves the benefits of interactive learning.
Discover more about this course here
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