Aren't we all special? Don't we all have different needs? The term "special needs" usually covers those for whom a special learning need has been formally identified because they are mentally, physically or emotionally disadvantaged. The integration of ICT in education in general and especially is such cases can be proved highly beneficial. The Future Classroom Lab workshop "Make learning accessible: Special Educational Needs in my classroom" held on 23-24 September 2017 in Brussels, led the participants to develop their own ideas about inclusive learning and the effective use of technology.
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Various studies show that newly-appointed teachers face many challenges and difficulties in their new teaching roles, leading them to burn out or even leave the profession. Although induction programs are available in most European countries, teachers often feel left alone in the crucial period which starts with the very first day in school.
ITELab Monitoring Report 1 summarizes the research evidence from the ITELab Literature Review Report (March 2017) and information provided by project partners and other stakeholders via surveys and interviews.
Recently, a Texas-based company, Triseum, joined the Future Classroom Lab and became the first industry partner to have game-based learning as its core business. To better understand how schools in Europe can exploit game-based learning, Triseum is using the FCL Validation Service and funding a small pilot with schools in around five countries. Selected schools will develop and test pedagogical scenarios and learning activities using two Triseum games, ARTé: Mecenas™ and Variant: Limits™.
Collaboration is an important 21st century skill, which should be applied in each classroom. To discover how to add that collaborative element in your teaching, join the CO-LAB online course Collaborative Teaching and Learning starting in September!
Do schools kill or nurture creativity? Should schools be places where the students can develop skills and attitudes that combine important elements such as creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, imagination and inventiveness? The Future Classroom Lab Summer Academy course "Enhancing creativity and innovation in my classroom" held on 3-7 July 2017 in Brussels, led the participants to reflect on how to nurture creativity in students and how to teach creatively!
One of the latest learning labs inspired by the Future Classroom Lab is the Future Learning Lab (FLL) in Vienna. It will open its doors officially in September 2017 at the Center for Innovation in Learning and Teaching (ZLI), part of the Pädagogische Hochschule Wien.
Mobile Learning & Cloud Services, Beyond the Textbook - Recommendations and guidelines for policy makers09/06/2017
Seven key recommendations for regional policy makers, summarised in the new publication of the Future Classroom Lab Regional Network.
Oyoty: the e-safety assistant that can detect online threats and help your students to be safe online30/05/2017
To be active and online safe citizens in today's society we all need to be conversant with technology, as our everyday life is intertwined with digital tools. For this reason, it is also important to make children aware of the importance of being safe online and function correctly in a digital world.
eConfidence - Confidence in behaviour changes through serious games - is a 24-month project funded by the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.