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Creative Use of Tablets in Schools

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Tablets with their simple interface, portability, speed, affordability and their variety of apps are quickly moving into schools across Europe and a growing number of teachers are experimenting with tablets or are interested in doing so.

However, most of us are faced with the same questions: What rules do I need to set for the use of tablets in class? How do I deal with related administrative and technical issues? How can tablets support innovative approaches such as personalized or collaborative learning? This course does not only provide guidance on these topics but also provides a forum for you to exchange with your peers on these questions.

The course aims to inspire to use tablets to foster innovative teaching and learning. In four modules it provides a general introduction to the use of tablets in schools (Module 1) and then discusses how tablets can support new learning approaches such as content creation, collaborative learning, personalized learning and the flipped classroom model (Modules 2, 3, 4).

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The course is relevant to all teachers, headteachers and technology coordinators who are interested in the topic of using tablets in schools. However, the focus of the course is on the practical and pedagogical use of tablets in a classroom setting. While it is not necessary to already have tablets in your classroom to participate on the course, you should have at least access to a tablet during the course.


  • Module 1: Getting started with tablets at school
  • Module 2: Using tablets for content creation
  • Module 3: Using tablets for collaborative learning
  • Module 4: Using tablets for personalising learning & flipping the classroom


Successful completion of the course will be certified using digital certificate.

Note to teachers from Portugal: You can get your successful participation in a European Schoolnet Academy course formally recognised as a valid continuous professional development, and thereby acquire the relevant number of training hours, by sending your certificate to the Conselho Científico e Pedagógico de Formação Contínua (CCPFC) at Rua do Forno, nº 30, 1º andar - apartado 2168, 4700 - 429 Braga, Portugal. For more information, please contact the CCPFC.

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Disclaimer and Copyright

The ‘Future Classroom Scenarios’ course is based on the work conducted within the EC-funded iTEC project (Innovative Technologies for an Engaging Classroom) and developed by the pedagogical experts involved in the creation of iTEC Learning Activities and Toolkits. The course and the related materials reflect the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.


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All content on this course unless specified otherwise is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License

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    3-4 hours (15 in total)