EdTech Guide (Ebook for Teachers)

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Course Details

Teacher Trainer Alessandro Pumpo
Course Type Self-Paced
Availability Available now
Course category Online teaching
Certificate Europass Course Certificate

Ebook description

This Ebook has been designed for educators who need to get familiar with the latest creative educational tech tools. If you’ve ever wondered which is the best way of creating a podcast or a website with your students, if you’re looking for a new platform through which giving feedback fast and effectively during group projects, or you’re into storytelling, visual arts or code programming, then this Ebook is for you.

It is for you if you are an educator who is keen on addressing new ways to stimulate your students in the learning process with experiences that emphasize creative content, imagination, and an engaging classroom environment. Indeed, you’ll find more than 100 apps/websites that can help you improve your teaching experience, clearly divided per topics and goals. Thanks to these digital tools you will find a way to interact more easily with your students’ parents, enhance the team working and communicative skills of your pupils and foster their curiosity for robotics or video production.

The Guide will teach you how to encourage students and help them develop new skills for synthesizing information in an integrated learning approach. This Ebook will allow teachers and participants to develop new skills and abilities, along with effective methods which support the acquisition of essential competencies in the digital era.

Ebook structure

1. Websites and blogs

This chapter explores the tools necessary for creating, publishing, editing, and sharing content on a website or blog. Learn how to produce and pitch a project, write and edit an article, survey your readers, and perform analyses.

2. Digital Assessment

Teachers can use digital evaluation tools to create survey-based assessments, gamify answers, and provide students with more immediate feedback. The following digital platforms allow users to create online tests that incorporate audio, video, and animation – to accommodate students with different learning styles.

3. Arts

By integrating art activities and digital multimedia into the classroom, teachers of any subject can stimulate student engagement, collaboration, creativity and imagination. In using these digital art tools, students can create slides and presentations, quantify information with charts and graphs, make storyboards, practice their design skills, and more.

4. Digital Storytelling

The digital storytelling tools will inspire imagination, curiosity, and self-expression among students. By creating their own digital stories, students can process and organize information in their own ways.

5. Research and Storytelling

Online research tools and libraries offer remote access to a wealth of information, but it helps to know where to start. The following apps allow users to share texts, images and videos, organize information sources, and create new material in interesting formats, such as newsletters or portfolios.

6. Classroom Management

There are a variety of online tools available to help teachers establish a behavioral code and optimize learning in the classroom. With these digital tools, teachers can document students’ progress, connect with their caregivers, correct homework, communicate with students in virtual forums, control the noise level in the classroom, and more.

7. Project Management System

Project Management Systems allow teachers and students to consolidate materials across subjects, collaborate with one another, track learning progress, submit homework assignments, share relevant info virtually, and more. The following Project Management Systems help teachers manage time, organize activities into a virtual agenda, or create interactive content to enhance lessons or assignments.

8. Digital Portfolios

A Digital Portfolio is a useful tool for consolidating the work of a student or teacher, for easier evaluation or in order to present materials in a visually pleasing format. With new technologies, users can even add to their portfolios certain interactive elements, such as sound or video.

9. Digital Learning

Using the following e-learning tools, teachers can prepare presentations for a lesson, interact with students and caregivers, and create discussion forums using both text and video – all stored in the cloud for easy access and recordkeeping.

10. Interactive Education

The following Interactive Education tools allow users to communicate virtually, whether by creating and sharing digital content, or grouping students’ work into one project space for easy assessment. Many of these programs are also compatible with different devices, so users can sync and access information anywhere, anytime.

11. Podcast / Web Radio / Sound

With podcasts and web radio, students can study at their own pace, listening to class content whenever and wherever. Students can even create their own podcasts or radio shows – an exercise in teamwork, tech skills, and oral expression

12. STEAM & Makerspace

STEAM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) are prime topics for experiential learning, combining both theory and practice. New technologies provide opportunities for creativity and innovation across STEAM subjects. Users can enter digital spaces where they can build their own projects using code programming, 3D figures, virtual or augmented reality, and robotics.

13. Video Production / Multimedia

With these media production resources, teachers can introduce digital multimedia into their classrooms, promoting active learning for increased student engagement and performance. Students will express their creativity and hone their tech skills by creating stop-motion videos, screen recordings, and interactive presentations.

14. Online Photo Editing

Thanks to these photo editing tools online, students will learn how to edit pictures and hold created images in a gallery, stored in a camera roll, or posted through a range of channels.