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Environment

Here you can find a list of Virtual Learning Environment platforms for distance teaching. Logo Name Description Flipgrid Virtual learning environment for distance teaching and for sharing lessons and materials. Wizer Course designer for teachers. Google Classroom Google virtual learning environment for distance teaching and for sharing lessons and materials. Moodle Content management system and …

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Collaboration and debate

Here you can find a list of tools for collaboration and debate among students. Logo Name Description Padlet Collaborative board for group works, e-portfolio for collecting and publishing study materials. Miro Collaborative board for group works, course designer for teachers. Mural Collaborative board for group works, course designer for teachers. OneNote Collaborative board for group …

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Interactive travel guide

Methodological steps Design an activity that spans across geography and communication. This implies that you can decide which side to focus more on, and whether to support more the knowledge of geographical notions or the development of communication and graphics skills. Begin with an analysis of the study resources that you use in an ordinary …

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Using books for inspiration in language courses

Methodological steps Use digital tools to enrich the experience of learning notions and developing competencies related to reading. Assign a book to read individually and use online video lessons to check comprehension and to develop competencies. Make sure the book is available to every student: you can provide a backup copy in an easily readable …

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The Little Prince book club

Methodological steps Present in a lesson (1 learning unit) a general description of the book The Little Prince. The presentation can be provided during a lesson in presence or through a videoconference platform (Meet, Zoom). Explain the group work and the jigsaw structure of it: students are going to be divided into groups of four …

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War in arts

Methodological steps In history or art class, choose a historical period of conflict (for example the 2nd WW) and make a presentation on Flipgrid on how art is created or how a certain topic is represented in two enemy countries (for example: Germany, England). Publish different works of art on the Flipgrid and ask the …

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Electric circuit simulations (ECS)

Methodological steps Start a warm-up discussion about how the light in your room works (5-10 minutes). Share a presentation about how the electrons move around the circuit; make sure to create it by using multiple learning resources: videos, simulations, pictures, and digital text (15 minutes). Hold a short presentation of how PhET simulations work by …

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A peaceful Europe

Methodological steps Set up an individual brainstorming activity by asking: “What does the word “peace” mean for you?” Ask the students to fill in a Padlet wall or to answer via Sli.do or Mentimeter (you can learn more by enrolling in the Module 2 of the MOOC) and make a word cloud out of their answers. …

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Atoms and molecules

Methodological steps Create the teaching/learning unit in your virtual learning environment (e.g. Google Classroom) on the history of the atom theory. Start with some icebreaker activities, like watching a short video, to attract the attention of the students and to motivate learners towards the specific topic; the aim is to make them curious about it, …

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Literature with different learning styles

Methodological steps Design an activity for text comprehension.  Begin this activity with a short video (e.g. a video lesson on TEDed) or other presentation of a short story and its author; the aim is to give the general overview of the material they are going to read. Use Padlet for the students to express their …

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