3 tools to bring digital cultural heritage to primary and secondary schools!


06/12/2019

Because we know that implementing new resources in a classroom can be a challenging, we selected 3 tools to help you make the first move towards digital cultural heritage!

Explore the biggest European cultural heritage platform

 

With over 50 million digitalized items, from books to music, artworks to archives, the Europeana Collections website is one of the most complete and sophisticated tools to help you find what you are looking for! With your students, explore the thematic collections on industrial heritage, migration, World War or natural history. There is a resource for every topic!

The Europeana Collections is already a complete and user-friendly tool, but soon will be improved to bring users' experience to the next level! Among many improvements, teachers will be able to enjoy additional exhibitions, blogs, and galleries, browsing with new and more powerful filtering options. Stay tuned for the upcoming updates!

Bring digital cultural heritage in your classroom with the free online course ‘Europeana in your classroom'

In 2020, teachers from all over Europe will have the opportunity to enrol in the Europeana in your classroom MOOC completely free of charge. Hosted on the EUN Academy, and available in EnglishSpanishPortugueseFrench and Italian, the course is open to anyone who is willing to take it, but the main target audience are primary and secondary school teachers and teacher trainers of all subjects from Europe and beyond who would like to learn more about digital cultural heritage in education.

Starting on 13 January 2020, the English version of the Europeana in your classroom MOOC will lead you through 5 different modules:

  • Module 1: Europeana: transform education with digital culture
  • Module 2: Search and use Europeana Collections to teach your subject
  • Module 3: Explore Europeana educational tools and resources
  • Module 4: Design learning scenarios with Europeana content and resources
  • Module 5: Assess cultural heritage lessons: towards 21st-century skills

The course only takes 25 hours to complete, allowing participants to complete the modules at their own pace. At the end of the course, participants will: 

  • Understand why it is important to integrate European cultural heritage in education
  • Know how to use Europeana Collections to teach their subjects
  • Know how to navigate the Europeana Collections website
  • Be able to integrate to their teaching the various Europeana apps, tools and materials
  • Know how to build learning activities using Europeana Collections resources
  • Be rewarded with both a course badge and certificate

Register on the new European Schoolnet Academy platform and spread the word by using #EuropeanaMOOC and joining the Europeana Education Facebook group to discuss and share best practices about cultural heritage with like-minded colleagues!

Find inspiring teaching material on the Teaching with Europeana blog

Created by teachers for teachers, the Teaching with Europeana blog is an initiative that encourages teachers to share their experience in incorporating cultural heritage resources in their classrooms! Frequently updated and with already more than 200 learning scenarios freely available, the blog also provides stories of implementation on how Europeana digital cultural resources are being implemented in classes.

But that's not all! Recently opened to guest authors to share their experience, the Teaching with Europeana blog provides guidelines on how to write your own stories of implementation. Do you have a story to share? Or are you simply searching for new ideas? See you soon on the blog!

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