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This project has been funded with support from the European Commission.
This web site reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

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School Teachers

Effective use of ICT based science teaching learning objects.

Teachers’ Guidelines

3 Appropriate Tools for Professional Development
Introduction
This module is informed by the national policies and programmes for Professional Development of teachers, underlining the importance of digital competencies is underlined and suggesting some appropriate tools for Personal and Professional Development. In relation to tools for professional development for teachers, the following broad topics were researched:

External to the Schools – a full version of the research is available from [email protected]
  • National policies for Professional Development of teachers.
  • Professional Development provided by education groups within each country, such as Professional Development Services for Teachers, Science Teachers Associations, Education Centres.
  • Support from third level colleges and Professional Development provided by other national organisations, etc.

Internal to the Schools
  • Specific tools and technologies used across the school.
  • Student management specific tools and technologies, such as eportfolio, virtual learning environment, etc.
  • General technologies available throughout the school such as Office 365, Google Classroom, etc.
  • Teaching specific technologies such as screen/video capture, presentation tools etc.

Personal and Professional Networks and Instructional Design
  • Mechanisms of collecting and curating appropriate resources.
  • Rethinking pedagogies for the digital age.

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