ICT in Inclusive Education

Summary Purpose Objectives Summary Nowadays, it is widely accepted that Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is used in every step of education. Educators and students face a great challenge and have to cover a distance that separates the knowledge and skills given by schools, today, from the knowledge and skills necessary for the future of the citizens of the emerging knowledge society.Moreover, ICT under pedagogical conditions can be one of the most important tools for educators and students to develop cognitive, social and technological skills in order to…

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ICT and Digital Tools in Education

Summary Purpose Objectives Summary Teachers today face with many challenges. While integrating technology in the classroom should be something all teachers enthusiastically embrace, the rapid onslaught of new tools has left teachers overwhelmed and unmotivated. Many schools have investedin hardware, software,and internet access but in order for the curriculum to be truly integrated, teachers must also invest their time and effort to learn how to enhance their lessons with the various tools at their disposal. The instructional goal, therefore, of the first professional development series is that given…

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ICT, VR and Digital Tools in Education

Summary Purpose Objectives Summary Teachers today face with many challenges. While integrating technology in the classroom should besomething all teachers enthusiastically embrace, the rapid onslaught of new tools has left teachersoverwhelmed and unmotivated. Many schools have invested in hardware, software,and internet access butin order for the curriculum to be truly integrated, teachers must also invest their time and effort to learn howto enhance their lessons with the various tools at their disposal. Furthermore, Virtual reality (VR) is asimulated experience that uses position tracking and 3D near-eye displays to…

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The Social Media Classroom

Summary Purpose Objectives Summary The term “social media” includes all those forms of digital technology that allow as to communicate and share information or “content” with others using the internet. Social media include everything from blogs, wikis, and podcast to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, websites and apps. Social media are ideal for educators because they are nimble, flexible, easy to use and often very powerful: they focus on doing one thing only and on doing that thing well. Moreover, with social media students can participate easily in the…

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CLIL: Language as tool for innovation and effectiveness in teaching

Summary Purpose Objectives Summary Contemporary teaching requires up to date methods and tools. Teachers nowadays are not playing the role of the traditional master of knowledge anymore, but they are the medium and the guide in the process of acquiring the new knowledge. CLIL teaching method (Content and Language Integrated Learning) constitutes the key in methodizing the teaching act through the tools it offers to teachers worldwide. CLIL method is designed in order to make the teaching act on the one hand innovative and on the other hand…

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In the Flipped Classroom

"Applying knowledge before class as a means for an active education." Summary Purpose Objectives Summary Flipped learning is a pedagogical approach in which the conventional notion of classroombased learning is inverted, so that students are introduced to the learning material before class with classroom time then being used to deepen understanding through discussion with peers and problem-solving activities facilitated by teachers. Fast forward to the present and the dramatic growth of online content creation, collaboration and distribution tools provide practitioners with an accessible toolkit for delivering flipped learning.…

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Teaching Science

"Innovative and fun approaches for scientific inquiry." Summary Purpose Objectives Summary The world is a rapidlychanging environment and we need inspired scientists to continue the processof discovery across all sectors– from health and medicine to information technology. We should always remember that it all starts with school educationexperience. Science provides the development of skills of students’ asking questions and making investigations; making hypothesis, inference of results of experiments to students. Like learning to count or to read, learning how to do science is a lifelong progress. Children of…

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Second Language Acquisition in Childhood

Summary Objectives Summary Learning a second language is crucial in a world with open borders and a fast pace where communication is unrestricted. According to the school curriculums, teachers play a crucial role in facilitating the children to learn a second language. A variety of teaching and learning approaches has been implemented, some of which are: learning grammar rules, vocabulary, memorizing phrases and dialogues, engagement in tasks and games while speaking in the new language. However, in order to communicate effectively with the students, teachers should not only…

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