ICT (Information and Communication Technology - or Technologies) is an umbrella term that includes any communication device or application: radio, television, cellular phones, computer and network hardware and software, satellite systems and so on, as well as the various services and applications associated with them, such as videoconferencing and distance learning.

This course is focusing on ICT tools for STEM education.

There is a plethora of ICT tools, but

  • Which ICT tools are appropriate corresponding to the objectives of the teaching and learning approaches?
  •  In what ways are ICT used and why?
  • What strategies have to be implemented for the effective use of ICT?

This course provides a mini guide and a small tool box as supportive material in using effectively innovative ICT tools for different phases of the teaching and learning process.

The content of the course is based on a collection and analysis of the existing bibliography. It is divided into categories and it includes Web 2.0 tools, ICT tools for STEM lessons, many resources that provide useful links and a review of the Scientix repository of teaching materials, of projects and courses about ICT tools.

Trinket allows you to code in any browser, an any device. Trinket supports HTML5, Python, GlowScript, Java. With the sharing option, Code can be embed on any site.

The course provides an overview of the tool and offers examples of its use.  In particular, the course includes examples of how to integrate the Trinket in STEM classes by connecting coding with physics, chemistry, mathematics.

Within this course, several tools (CoSpace for Edu, Metaverse...) will be used for creating Virtual Reality (VR) & Augmented Reality (AR) material for the STEM classes.

This course is an opportunity to learn how to start using Cospaces Edu and how to integrate this resource into your lessons and engage students in STEM learning

Cospaces is a really powerful educational resource that can be used to encourage students and teachers to be more creative developing their own contest in a virtual environment. Cospaces also has its own block based language program called CoBlocks. With the activities proposed in this course, you could learn how to use Cospaces and how to include computational thinking skills in different subjects.