Technology Tools for Educators: How to be a Modern and Innovative Digital Online Teacher!

Travel Expenses
Up to €820 (Fully Funded)
Course Fee
€480 (Fully Funded)
Accommodation & Other
Up to €160 per day (Fully Funded)
Course Description

This course is designed to give teachers and educators an inside look and instructions surrounding the latest education technologies and innovations. This course’s aims will be to explore the best practices of using technology in the classroom, and discuss ways to increase student achievement by utilizing different freely available applications.

We will be creating a digital notebook to enhance our productivity and classroom organisation. Give tips on designing better assignments and friendly worksheets students. Dive into various social networks which can help classroom management and collaboration between students and teachers, learn how to create quickly a classroom website, help manage classroom assignments, grading and much more.

Additionally, the introduction of remote and online teaching which has become a reality in today’s pandemic condition has disrupted traditional classroom education. New tools and methods have surfaced and we will be looking some of the most successful one’s together with helpful tips to have an engaging online classroom with elements of gamification and interaction.

Topics Include

• Social Media Tools (Edmodo.com, Classroom dojo, Schoology)
• Creating a student-friendly worksheet
• Creating notes
• Managing a Virtual classroom
• Useful Applications for gamification and online teaching
• Using Google Classroom tools
• Creating a quick class website
• Creating interactive video lessons

Aims in relation to the development of your organisation
  • The school will utilise in new interactive ways tablets and computers.
  • The teachers will gain knowledge of classroom management applications which will save time and effort.
  • Teachers will learn tools that will support efficient online teaching.
Course Schedule

* The course can be modified according to the preferences of the attendees

Monday

Introduction to the course and get-to-know your trainers and fellow participants with networking activities. Practical issue arrangements and weekly schedule timetable. Presentation and registration by all participants to the “Emphasys Key Action 1 lifetime support platform“. This innovative platform will grant you access to all the material and supporting documentation of the course as well as a discussion forum for communication with all participants and trainers.

Discover the learning management systems which swept the teaching experience globally! Edmodo and Schoology, two powerful tools in the hands of teachers! Create a digital environment where teachers and students can collaborate and create online classes. Add resources for students to access and assignments.

We will also utilize a classroom management system that has drastically changed classrooms everywhere it was used – Classroom Dojo! Learn the tools to instantly reinforce good behaviour, increase student engagement, communicate with parents and collaborate with colleagues.

Tuesday

Learn to create better worksheets for students. Make worksheets consistent and build a format to make things easier to read for the student, offer clear instructions with arrows and shapes with the use of Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Find out a new way to organize the teacher’s desk taking out the countless paperwork with the Evernote organizing tool.

Wednesday

Classroom management can be one of the hardest parts of teaching! And it can be even more challenging when doing so online. Learn how to manage a Virtual classroom with hands-on examples, best practices and scenarios. Get ahead with useful applications emphasising student engagement, gamification and online teaching.

Explore Google’s new Learning Management System, Google Classroom for creating and managing your own classes.

Thursday

Create interactive video lessons from various sources, add your audio notes, and even quiz questions directly into the video. See ways to track your students’ comprehension and empower them with self-paced learning for all subjects and grade levels. Get tips on how to allow your students to view web content such as YouTube videos safely, with no access to inappropriate content.

Friday

Quickly build a classroom website with no prior coding knowledge needed. Use innovative tools to create an online interactive experience to share information and assignments enhancing student/teacher collaboration and increasing student productivity.

Saturday

Change of venue to a coastal city of Cyprus (Larnaca or Famagusta). Recap and conclusion of the course. Course evaluation, recommendations, outcomes and further steps – remote support through the Emphasys Key Action 1 platform. Award of certificates to the attendees. Arrangements and assistance for airport transportation.

Other Activites

  • Visit a primary school in Nicosia
  • Visit a gymnasium/high school in Nicosia
Available Dates
  • 06/09/2021 - 11/09/2021
  • 28/03/2022 - 02/04/2022
  • 30/05/2022 - 04/06/2022

*The above dates can be flexible, whereas new ones can also be provided to accommodate the needs or availability of participants.

Target Group:  
Teachers (Primary – Secondary)
Languages: English, Greek
Linguistic Support in Greek, French and Spanish
Country: Cyprus
Enroll Now