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?

 

  • Karaoke Crossover

    This activity is based on the use of ICT software to choose, translate, record and upload a song from Spanish to English by using different software such as OneNote, OneDrive and Audacity. The aim of the project is for students to give, receive and accept feedback from their peers and to participate in collaborative learning through different activities in a more personalized manner.

    Area
    Digital Pedagogy
    Subarea
    Plan and implement teaching with ICT (Learning Design)
    Keywords
    Cross-curricular activities, project methodology, software, collaborative learning, peer feedback
    Type
    Didactic resource (Lesson Plans, Scenarios)
    Language
    English
    Duration
    Undetermined
  • European Schoolnet Academy MOOC: Administering School ICT infrastructure: developing your knowledge and skills (Module 1: Optimising your school network)

    Course addressed at developing knowledge and understanding of key aspects of practical ICT management at shool level. The focus of the course is put on practical understanding and day-to-day problem-solving. 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
    School integration, learning environment, educational plannning, learning strategy
    Type
    Online course
    Language
    English
    Duration
    Self-paced
  • European Schoolnet Academy MOOC: Creative Use of Tablets in Education

    The course aims to inspire to use tablets to foster innovative teaching and learning. It provides a general introduction to the use of tablets in schools and then discusses how tablets can support new learning approaches such as content creation, collaborative learning, personalized learning and the flipped classroom model. While the course has already finished, all materials and discussions remain available.

    Area
    Digital Pedagogy
    Subarea
    Design and manage ICT-based learning environments
    Keywords
    Digital classroom, innovative teaching, teaching strategy, collaborative learning, digital devices
    Type
    Online course
    Language
    English
    Duration
    Self-paced
  • European Schoolnet Academy MOOC Future Classroom Scenarios (Section 4.6 of the course: Tools for teaching: Socrative)

    This course aims to introduce teachers, headteachers and ICT coordinators in schools to concepts, tools, and exchanges about the future classroom. The course is designed in response to the increasing challenges faced by educators around the world to accommodate the rising importance of technology in education and the impact this has on teaching and learning. While the course has already finished, all materials and discussions remain available.

    Area
    Digital Pedagogy
    Subarea
    Design and manage ICT-based learning environments
    Keywords
    online course, teaching method, educational technologies
    Type
    Online course
    Language
    English
    Duration
    Self-paced
  • 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