Support for Successful Online Learning

22/03/2020

More educators are now engaging with online learning and remote working and for them we put together some ideas, tools, and methods to learn, teach and animate a classroom online, without forgetting unplugged activities.

We will regularly update the article to add new resources and information.

Teaching in time of Corona: advice from teachers to teachers!

The FCL team organised a series of special FCL Talks focusing on solutions to emergency remote teaching caused by the COVID-19 outbreak. Discover the presentations and recordings full of guidance and lessons learnt from 15 educators from across Europe. 

Self-assessment and reflection

Technology enhanced teaching self-assessment tool (TET-SAT) supports teachers at all levels of education (incl. initial teacher education) to reflect and act upon their digital pedagogical competence.

Self-assessment tool on inclusion in and around schools is part of the European Toolkit for Schools and will help reflect on the inclusion policies and practices that are implemented in your school and provides suggestions for further improvement.

Setting your professional development goals

Connect with communities of passionate classmates, develop new knowledge. These MOOCs are running right now:

Addressing the Global Climate Crisis in Your Classroom (Teacher Academy by School Education Gateway)

Formative Assessment in Practice – Shaping Student Learning (Teacher Academy by School Education Gateway)

- Europeana in your classroom: building 21st-century competences with digital cultural heritage (Rerun) – available in SpanishPortugueseFrenchItalian (European Schoolnet Academy)

Good advice: make relevant information easily accessible, don't forget to keep your learning diary.

Exploring web 2.0 tools

The list of web.2.0 tools was created as part of the Future Classroom Toolkit. Discover tools for different purposes: collaboration, content creation, presenting, curation, assessment, etc.

eXeLEarning is a free and open source editor that allows the creation of quality digital educational content in a simple easy way. All the educational materials generated can be exported in different digital formats, to be used independently or to integrate them into a LMS (Learning Management System) like Moodle.

Coding offers versatile ways to stay engaged and learn, for example creating games using Scratch! Check free lesson plans available in the Code Week website, more specifically the resources Visual programming – introduction to Scratch and Creating educational games with Scratch. To know more about visual programming tools, visit the EU Code Week Deep Dive MOOC.

Unplugged activities

The Code Week proposes also unplugged activities.

Coding without digital technology suggests three different lesson plans that require no computer or internet connection, but cheap materials such as drawing paper and colors, paper tape or the CodyRoby DIY kit.

How to create a mechanical cardboard hand with cheap materials such as cardboard, rubber bands, drinking straws, string or nylon cord, glue and scissors is another activity to discover. See examples of cardboard hands here.

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