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?

 

  • Skype community

    Skype in the Classroom is a free worldwide community of experts and educators who use Skype to connect and to share learning experiences. Through this community, you will be able to find lessons, virtual field trips or guest speakers, among others.

    Area
    Digital Communication and Collaboration
    Subarea
    Online participation
    Keywords
    Educational online commmunity, peer group, teaching materials, information network
    Type
    Community of practice
    Language
    English
    Duration
    Undetermined
  • Co-Lab MOOC course: Collaborative teaching and learning

    On this course, you will receive advice from experts and peers, as well as concrete suggestions about how to carry out collaborative teaching and learning in your classroom. You will also have access to videos of inspiring practice and other support material. Moreover, you will have the chance to belong to a Europe-wide community of like-minded practitioners, dedicated to working together to make collaborative teaching and learning a reality in the classroom. While the course has already finished, all materials and discussions remain available.

    Area
    Digital Communication and Collaboration
    Subarea
    Collaboration through ICT
    Keywords
    Collaborative learning activities, competence assessment, ICT, team work, cross-curricular approach
    Type
    Online course
    Language
    English
    Duration
    Undetermined
  • Cisco networking academy. Get connected

    A beginners course focused on computer education and basic computer and Internet navigation skills. It focuses, particularly, in the usage of the Microsoft Windows applications, the usage of Internet search, email, social networks as well as on how to solve a number of problems connected with the computer's hardware and software. 

    Area
    Digital Pedagogy
    Subarea
    Plan and implement teaching with ICT (Learning Design)
    Keywords
    ICT supporting teaching, digital skills, teaching strategy, computer literacy
    Type
    Online course
    Language
    English
    Duration
    30 hours
  • eTwinning Online Seminar - Digital Competences in the Classroom

    This webinar helps teachers understand how digital competences are essential in social, professional and civic life. It also shows how, in an educational context, digital competences may help promote active and life-long learning.

    Area
    Digital Pedagogy
    Subarea
    Plan and implement teaching with ICT (Learning Design)
    Keywords
    Digital skills, teaching strategy, computer literacy, life-long learning
    Type
    Webinar
    Language
    English
    Duration
    1 hour and 20 minutes
  • European Schoolnet Academy MOOC Games in Schools

    The course aims at exploring the potential of games-based learning in schools. It also examines the opportunities and challenges offered by integrating games into our teaching and learning and provides with practical examples of gaming tools and activities to use in daily teaching practice. While the course has already finished, all materials and discussions remain available.

    Area
    Digital Pedagogy
    Subarea
    Plan and implement teaching with ICT (Learning Design)
    Keywords
    Active learning, educational games, learning strategy, interactive material, engaging
    Type
    Online course
    Language
    English
    Duration
    Undetermined
  • THINK: The process of innovation

    This lesson plan incorporates the usage of the THINK app, an app including a collection of teaching and learning resources for students to be able to explore the process of innovation. This resource also includes a number of units to design learning activities using the THINK app.

    Area
    Digital Pedagogy
    Subarea
    Plan and implement teaching with ICT (Learning Design)
    Keywords
    ICT, app, multimedia material, cross-curricular approach, learning resources
    Type
    Didactic resource (Lesson Plans, Scenarios)
    Language
    English
    Duration
    Undetermined
  • Accessibility tools: Meeting the needs of diverse learners

    This course will help teacher use Microsoft Windows and Windows-based applications like Office. The aim of the course is to help teachers to provide personalized learning to students and to guarantee equal access to resources in the classroom.

    Area
    Digital Pedagogy
    Subarea
    Design and manage ICT-based learning environments
    Keywords
    Personalised activities, learning strategy, individualised teaching, diverse learners
    Type
    Online course
    Language
    English
    Duration
    45 minutes
  • Teaching with Space and Astronomy in your Classroom (Module 4: How to Manage Diversity and Gender Balance in the Classroom)

    This course will train and empower teachers to successfully teach space-related topics and to introduce and attract more young people to careers in space. The course uses different pedagogical approaches such as inquiry-based science education teaching practices, the effective use of ICT tools and how to manage diversity and obtaining a gender balance in the classroom. While the course has already finished, all materials and discussions remain available.

    Area
    Digital Pedagogy
    Subarea
    Plan and implement teaching with ICT (Learning Design)
    Keywords
    Personalised activities, learning strategy, individualised teaching, STEM careers, astronomy, science education
    Type
    Online course
    Language
    English
    Duration
    Undetermined
  • Teacher Academy MOOC: Cultural diversity in your classroom

    This course aims to explore the topic of cultural diversity, the situation of newly arrived migrants in general and how to integrate newly arrived migrant students in schools and classrooms. The course is relevant to any teacher working in a culturally diverse environment or interested in developing students' cultural awareness and expression. Please note that this course has finsihed. All material and discusssions remain available and you can access them via the course page.

    Area
    Digital Pedagogy
    Subarea
    Plan and implement teaching with ICT (Learning Design)
    Keywords
    Social integration, school-community relationship, pupil support, awareness-raising activities, intercultural education
    Type
    Online course
    Language
    English
    Duration
    Undetermined
  • Collaborative and Mobile Learning Platform Using Game-like Enhancements

    This platform enables students and teachers to play and author games on sites of educational interest. The game is played with the help of mobile learning technology, enabling direct communication with other players.

    Area
    Digital Pedagogy
    Subarea
    Plan and implement teaching with ICT (Learning Design)
    Keywords
    Digital tools, content creation, collaborative learning,educational games
    Type
    Educational Game
    Language
    English
    Duration
    Undetermined