Materials to develop digital competence in teaching

Welcome to the European repository of resources for teachers' digital competence. Here you can support your professional development in the four areas of digital competence covered by the MENTEP self-assessment tool. The resources include courses, workshops, games, audio and video clips, apps, lesson plans, guidelines, communities and case studies. All are free, most are in English and some are in other languages.

Browse the resources and start building your digital competence. Choose the resources most relevant to you and your preferences, for example a course about a topic you do not know much about or some lesson plans that you can adapt. The description and key words for each resource will help you choose.

When you've used a resource, followed a course or tried out something new, why not go back to the self-assessment (link) again, submit your responses and see how much progress you have made since you first completed it?

 

  • Teacher Academy MOOC Project Based Learning (Module 4: Assessing PBL – School education Gateway)

    This course aims at introducing teachers to the concept of project-based learning (PBL) to help them implement this pedagogical approach in their classroom.

    Area
    Digital Pedagogy
    Subarea
    ICT-supported assessment
    Keywords
    Project based learning, formative assessment, summative assessment, cross-curricular approach
    Type
    Online course
    Language
    English
    Duration
    Self-paced
  • GeoGebra

    Mathematics software for different educational levels (including exercises about geometry, algebra, spreadsheets, graphing, statistics and calculus). It incorporates an authoring tool to create interactive learning materials as web pages.

    Area
    Digital Pedagogy
    Subarea
    ICT-supported assessment
    Keywords
    Self assessement, student-driven activities, mathematics, interactive learning
    Type
    Educational Game
    Language
    English
    Duration
    Undetermined
  • Moodle community forums

    Through this website, users can get support from the Moodle community, share ideas and meet others interested in the same topics. It also includes a section on the topic of teaching with Moodle.

    Area
    Digital Pedagogy
    Subarea
    Design and manage ICT-based learning environments
    Keywords
    teaching method, guidance, community, collaboration, teachers
    Type
    Community of practice
    Language
    English
    Duration
    Undetermined
  • Future generations. Sustainability lesson plans for Primary Schools

    Booklet with a series of lesson plans regarding the topics related with future generations and with environmentally friendly and ecological practices for kids. It includes activities specifically about our environmental footprint using online resources.

    Area
    Digital Citizenship
    Subarea
    Health and the environment
    Keywords
    Digital print, sustainability, environment
    Type
    Didactic resource (Lesson Plans, Scenarios)
    Language
    English
    Duration
    Undetermined
  • Teacher Academy MOOC Project Based Learning (completed)

    This course aims at introducing teachers to the concept of project-based learning (PBL) to help them implement this pedagogical approach in their classroom.

    Area
    Digital Communication and Collaboration
    Subarea
    Online participation
    Keywords
    project-based learning, classroom
    Type
    Online course
    Language
    English
    Duration
    5 weeks
  • Adobe Educational Exchange - Collaboration Toolkit

    This Collaboration Toolkit provides strategies for engaging youth in collaborative media projects. The objective of the toolkit is, for different communities of youth media makers, to explore interests and perspectives together and to promote global awareness and understanding. 

    Area
    Digital Communication and Collaboration
    Subarea
    Communicating using technologies and social media
    Keywords
    adobe, collaboration, online tools
    Type
    Other
    Language
    English
    Duration
    One day
  • European Schoolnet Academy MOOC Introducing Computing to your classroom (completed)

    This course aims at providing teachers with ideas, tools or resources on how to teach computing. The course has been designed by teachers for teachers and featured interviews, presentations, and activities from teachers, professors, students and computing professionals. While the course has already finished, all materials and discussions remain available.

    Area
    Digital Content Use and Production
    Subarea
    Programming
    Keywords
    computing, programming, coding
    Type
    Online course
    Language
    English
    Duration
    Self-Paced
  • YOSCIWEB Best practices and recommendations guide: Concludes the study on how better communicate science over the Internet

    This guide offers a series of tools and practices considered appropiate in transmitting scientific information online, specifically through websites. The guide is available in: English, Spanish, Estonian, Icelandic, Dutch, French, Bulgarian.

    Area
    Digital Pedagogy
    Subarea
    Selection and use of digital resources
    Keywords
    Digital resources, content analysis
    Type
    Guideline
    Language
    English
    Duration
    Undetermined
  • ECT Lesson Plan: Patterns in the Periodic Table

    In this lesson plan, students study patterns in the organization of the periodic table through using spreadsheet functions. The objective of this activity is for students to have a better understanding of periodic table and to start seeing how pattern recognition is a scientific skill.

    Area
    Digital Content Use and Production
    Subarea
    Selection and use of digital resources
    Keywords
    Spreadsheet, word processing, digital resources, periodic table
    Type
    Didactic resource (Lesson Plans, Scenarios)
    Language
    English
    Duration
    Preparation: 3 to 20 minutes, Instruction: 100 to 175 minutes
  • MIT App Inventor

    MIT App Inventor is an app that can be used as a beginner's introduction to programming and app creation. It helps transforming the language of text-based coding into visual building blocks. 

    Area
    Digital Content Use and Production
    Subarea
    Programming
    Keywords
    Programming, computing literacy, digital skills, app
    Type
    Website
    Language
    English
    Duration
    Undetermined