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Tablets and Smartphones: Using Mobile Devices as Educational Tools

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Tablets and Smartphones: using mobile devices as educational tools

Specifics

  • Activities: Our courses usually include two cultural activities. Further information is available on the page of each location.
  • Certificate: Certificate of Attendance guaranteed for participants who attend at least 80% of the course.
  • Lessons: Classes take place in the Morning (9:00 – 14:00) or in the Afternoon (14:00 – 19:00).
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  • Price: 480 €

Description

The course has been created for participants interested in Technology Enhanced Learning and M-learning: they will discover how laptops, tablets and smartphones can be integrated into a teacher’s toolkit.

During this training course, participants will get fresh ideas on how to incorporate technology into their lessons and they will work in small groups to carry out practical tasks. They will learn how to use software, platforms and apps to communicate, to manage groups and to foster collaboration. They will also have the chance to experience how learning can be enhanced by using serious technological games and quizzes.

By the end of the course, teachers will be more inspired to use ICT tools in a motivating and pedagogical way.

SUGGESTED COMPUTER PROFICIENCY: INTERMEDIATE

Concept by: Robert Schwamborn

Learning outcomes

The course will help the participants to:  

  • Use technology in the classroom: managing groups, interacting, communicating, sharing materials;
  • Structure information, better analyze, comprehend, synthesize, recall and generate new ideas using technological tools.
  • Adopt interactive learning through the use of quizzes, games and flashcards.
  • Manage a virtual classroom, send assignments, search and share useful materials, communicating with students and parents;
  • Build awareness about ethical issues related to Social Media and Web Platforms;
  • Manage privacy settings for safe use of Social Media. 

Tentative schedule

Day 1 – Course introduction & setting goals

Course introduction

  • Introduction to the course, the school, and the external week activities;
  • Icebreaker activities using drama for trust and ensemble building.

Setting goals

  • Identification of needs and goals for each participant and relevant populations;
  • What technologies do you use in your classroom?
  • How to integrate Mobile Devices into your lessons;
  • Pair and group work activities;
  • Reflection and questions;
  • Presentations of the participants’ schools.

Day 2 – Integrating technology in lessons

  • Managing a Classroom though Web Platforms and Mobile Devices;
  • What to use, how to use it;
  • Activities, reflection and question.

Day 3 – Understanding social media platforms

  • Image Sharing Social Media;
  • How to use Social Video platforms;
  • Activities, reflections and questions.

Day 4 – How to use Educational Apps

  • Uses and functions of the Educational Apps to create interactive tasks;
  • Quizzes and educational games.

Day 5 – Importance of communication

  • Communicating with colleagues, students and parents;
  • Ethical Issues. Practice: Developing an eSafe classroom;
  • Encourage students to be digitally literate as well as safe and responsible social users;
  • Reflection and questions.

Day 6 – Course closure & cultural activities

  • Course evaluation: round up of acquired competences, feedback, and discussion;
  • Awarding of the course Certificate of Attendance;
  • Excursion and other external cultural activities.

Please note:

The schedule describes likely activities but may differ significantly based on the trainer delivering the specific session and the requests of the participants.

If you would like to discuss a specific topic, please indicate it at least 4 weeks in advance. Course modifications are subject to the trainer’s discretion.

The number and schedule of the cultural activities depend on the location, not the course; further information is available on each location webpage. The trainer will send you the definitive course schedule approximately two weeks before the course.

Next Courses

= Confirmed date

  • 6-11 Sep 2021
  • 4-9 Oct 2021
  • 1-6 Nov 2021
  • 6-11 Dec 2021
  • 3-8 Jan 2022
  • 7-12 Feb 2022
  • 7-12 Mar 2022
  • 4-9 Apr 2022
  • 2-7 May 2022
  • 6-11 Jun 2022
  • 4-9 Jul 2022
  • 1-6 Aug 2022
  • 13-18 Sep 2021
  • 11-16 Oct 2021
  • 8-13 Nov 2021
  • 29 Nov - 4 Dec 2021
  • 13-18 Dec 2021
  • 10-15 Jan 2022
  • 31 Jan - 5 Feb 2022
  • 14-19 Feb 2022
  • 14-19 Mar 2022
  • 11-16 Apr 2022
  • 9-14 May 2022
  • 30 May - 4 Jun 2022
  • 20-25 Sep 2021
  • 18-23 Oct 2021
  • 15-20 Nov 2021
  • 17-22 Jan 2022
  • 21-26 Feb 2022
  • 21-26 Mar 2022
  • 18-23 Apr 2022
  • 16-21 May 2022
  • 20-25 Jun 2022
  • 18-23 Jul 2022
  • 15-20 Aug 2022
  • 27 Sep - 2 Oct 2021
  • 25-30 Oct 2021
  • 22-27 Nov 2021
  • 27 Dec - 1 Jan 2022
  • 24-29 Jan 2022
  • 28 Feb - 5 Mar 2022
  • 28 Mar - 2 Apr 2022
  • 25-30 Apr 2022
  • 23-28 May 2022
  • 27 Jun - 2 Jul 2022
  • 25-30 Jul 2022
  • 22-27 Aug 2022
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Reviews about this course

I learned about a lot of apps that I will use in my work at school. I encourage you to make use of the courses prepared by the Europass Teacher Academy. Professional staff and the school is located in the very centre of Florence.

Bożena Sobkowiak

Poland

This course was great! I learned a lot of new abilities. I learned a lot about applications and programs in language teaching. Our tutor was very engaged, helpfull and sociable.

kamila lipinska

The course was great. The teacher was really engaged in the lessons. He provided us with a lot of exercises as well as theoretical knowledge.

Anna Woźniak

The course was an interesting guidance to the latest and most powerful ICT teaching tools. Helpful teacher and good organisation.

Μαρία Γκοτσοπούλου

The use of tablets and smartphones in learning is very well presented with useful study materials and many applications. The course contained many exercises and practice. Thanks!

Maria Grozeva

Our tutor Federica was excellent, well organised,well prepared and had high quality performance. We enjoyed and valued every moment of the course. The course was totally inspiring from the warming-up exercises to really friendly communicating environment with quite ecperienced participamts eager to learn the new mobile applications. It was more than I expected. Thank you Federica, Thank you Alex and Thank you Europass Teacher Academy

Yıldız Kara

It was my first course in our KA1 so I had very high expectations. Lorenzo was a great teacher, he was asking, sharing, giving advice all the time. He gave us a lot of new ideas, apps and activities for all tipe of students. We enjoy a lot with the group and with the teacher. I would do the course again if I could! I would recommend this course to anyone interested in learning more about technologies in the classroom!!

OŠ KOBARID

It was an excellent course with a lot of inspiring things to learn. Our trainer Mario did a very good job, was always friendly and had a lot of skill and patience. I profit from the stay for my work and it is also helpful that also after the course we can ask questions in case of need. Fully satisfied with the course. It was also good, to start with an introduction of the participants, the presentation of their work and the respective school systems. This may contribute to a better mutual understanding of the European nations. U.K.

Ulrike Klotz

The course was very interesting, since the knowledge acquired has a very practical aspect. It allows to innovate in educational context and motivate to learning, while the students are developing important skills. It allows as well for the collaborative work development’s among teachers.

Olinda Aleixo

Excellent course, I strongly recommend it!

Vassia Moskaleva

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