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?

 

  • Smart mobile?! Some tips on the safe use of smartphones & apps

    Extract of the klicksafe brochure wich the same title, focusing on general information regarding apps, including an "app check" designed to help assessing the quality of an app and determining criteria to identify which apps are suitable for children.

    Area
    Digital Content Use and Production
    Subarea
    Selection and use of digital resources
    Keywords
    Apps, content analysis, digital resources, evaluation criterion, educational guidance
    Type
    Didactic resource (Lesson Plans, Scenarios)
    Language
    English
    Duration
    Undetermined
  • European Schoolnet Academy MOOC Developing digital skills - (Module 2 How to use digital resources/content?)

    The aim of the course is for teachers should be able to design lessons that focus on a range of digital skills, make use of innovative tools to assist their own and the students' work in this area. Module 2, in particular, explores how to develop a range of digital skills in terms of digital resources and digital content (searching the internet or content and copyright). While the course has already finished, all materials and discussions remain available.

    Area
    Digital Content Use and Production
    Subarea
    Selection and use of digital resources
    Keywords
    Digital resources, digital skills, teaching materials, data protection, copyright
    Type
    Online course
    Language
    English
    Duration
    Self-paced
  • eTwinning Online Seminar - Integrating Visual Communication in the Classroom

    The main objective of this online seminar is to help educators understand what does Visual Communication entail, particularly highlighting its many usages applicable in a school environment.

    Area
    Digital Content Use and Production
    Subarea
    Selection and use of digital resources
    Keywords
    Audiovisual material, communicative competence, digital resources, content analysis
    Type
    Webinar
    Language
    English
    Duration
    1 hour and 15 minutes
  • Creative Commons – Share your work

    Guidelines explaining the Creative Commons licensing considerations.

    Area
    Digital Content Use and Production
    Subarea
    Copyright and licences
    Keywords
    Digital resources, copyright, licensing, content analysis
    Type
    Website
    Language
    English
    Duration
    Undetermined
  • Sharing Creative Works: an illustrated primer

    Friendly and easy-to-understand introduction to copyright and CC licensing in the format of a comic.

    Area
    Digital Content Use and Production
    Subarea
    Copyright and licences
    Keywords
    Digital resources, copyright, licensing, content analysis
    Type
    Didactic resource (Lesson Plans, Scenarios)
    Language
    English
    Duration
    Undetermined
  • All you need is code - Lesson plans

    This resource presents a number of lesson plans created to help teachers introduce coding to primary and secondary level students. These are mainly focused on introducing students to coding concepts in a fun way and to offer teachers engaging ideas and resources for the classroom.

    Area
    Digital Content Use and Production
    Subarea
    Programming
    Keywords
    Programming, coding, educational game, teaching materials
    Type
    Didactic resource (Lesson Plans, Scenarios)
    Language
    English
    Duration
    Undetermined
  • How to use Twitter

    Course designed to help teachers use Twitter for educational purposes and to introduce it in the classroom as well as to how to participate in Twitter chats.

    Area
    Digital Communication and Collaboration
    Subarea
    Communicating using technologies and social media
    Keywords
    Communicative competence, social media, online communication, digital skills
    Type
    Online course
    Language
    English
    Duration
    Undetermined
  • Scientix webinar: The world is my classroom – Using digital tools to help develop language skills in the science classroom

    The Scientix 2 Webinars are a series of online meetings where different experts talk about STEM education. Using social media in schools can be met with apprehension but it can also bring engagement and authentic learning opportunities. This webinar introduces the use of social media in the context of science learning and teaching: from small, free, tools to conducting larger collaborative science investigations. At the same time, participants will learn about different aspects of using social media in the classroom, such as internet safety and privacy.

    Area
    Digital Communication and Collaboration
    Subarea
    Communicating using technologies and social media
    Keywords
    Communicative competence, social media, online communication, STEM
    Type
    Webinar
    Language
    English
    Duration
    1 hour
  • eTwinning Featured Groups

    Private platforms for teachers registered on eTwinning to discuss and work together on a specific theme. The aim is to share practice examples, discuss teaching and learning methodologies and find support for professional development.

    Area
    Digital Communication and Collaboration
    Subarea
    Online participation
    Keywords
    Educational online communities, learning methodologies, online platform, collaboration
    Type
    Community of practice
    Language
    English
    Duration
    Undetermined
  • Scientix Communities of Practice

    The Scientix Communities of Practice entail a moderated online forum, led by a designated expert, where STEM teachers are able to discuss on science and technology subjects. Participants can find a basic presentation on the topic, paired with a series of useful resources as topic guidelines as well as an array of open questions to inquire and discuss about. The objective of the CoP is to let the participants engage and discuss with each other on those questions they are more interested in, to end up formulating a series of final ideas or conclusions.

    Area
    Digital Communication and Collaboration
    Subarea
    Online participation
    Keywords
    Educational online commmunity, STEM, peer group, teaching materials, information network
    Type
    Community of practice
    Language
    English
    Duration
    Undetermined