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?

 

  • 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
  • Resource - Language quiz

    Test your knowledge with a European languages quiz, presented in an online game format. The quiz also provides with background information about each of the terms. 

    Area
    Digital Pedagogy
    Subarea
    ICT-supported assessment
    Keywords
    language, quizz, gamification
    Type
    Educational Game
    Language
    English
    Duration
    Undetermined
  • Differentiation Strategies Guide - Google for Education

    In this guide you will find codes for seven differentiation strategies and their meanings. Differentiation strategies outline how to modify content or instructional practices for a specific group of students.

    Area
    Digital Pedagogy
    Subarea
    Plan and implement teaching with ICT (Learning Design)
    Keywords
    teaching tips, content
    Type
    Guideline
    Language
    English
    Duration
    Undetermined
  • ECT Lesson Plan: Making Music with Algorithm – Google education

    This lesson plan allows students to examine the various aspects of music such as scales, melody, and rhythm. The patterns they discover will enable them to modify an algorithm to improve the quality of the music generated by the algorithm. Recommended for students aged between 11 and 18 years old. 

    Area
    Digital Pedagogy
    Subarea
    Plan and implement teaching with ICT (Learning Design)
    Keywords
    music, algorithms
    Language
    Croatian
    Duration
    Preparation: 5 to 10 minutes, Instruction: 60 minutes
  • Learnboost

    Software that supports you to create a grade book for your students. It also enables you to create and manage lesson plans with a visual editor and to use a service to share the results with parents.

    Area
    Digital Pedagogy
    Subarea
    Design and manage ICT-based learning environments
    Keywords
    grade book, lesson plans, parents
    Type
    Website
    Language
    English
    Duration
    Undetermined
  • Writting a story – Google Education

    This lesson plan enables students to collaborate with each other with the objective of building a story. This activity guides students in assessing their knowledge, through different activities, such as identifying any "bugs" in the story, and fixing them to give the story a more logical flow.

    Area
    Digital Pedagogy
    Subarea
    ICT-supported assessment
    Keywords
    google, storytelling,logical thinking
    Type
    Didactic resource (Lesson Plans, Scenarios)
    Language
    English
    Duration
    Preparation: 8 to 15 minutes, Instruction: 85 to 105 minutes