Digi Teachers

DIGITAL RESOURCES – Toolkit

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Howspace

#empowering #engaging #blendedlearning #adulteducationandtraining #differentiation #accessibility #onthejoblearning 

WHAT: Easy-to-use learning platform for students who have low digital and/or literary skills 

WHY: To enhance professional, digital and Finnish skills 

WHO: Adults (20–60 years) who are already working in cleaning companies. Special needs in concentration, visuospatial functions or memory. Low digital skills, beginner’s level in Finnish language. 

WHAT: The students can utilise the material to rehearse independently and at the workplace. It is possible to differentiate the material. The material is very easy to use and understand. 

WHICH: Howspace licence is needed, students can use the material with a computer or a mobile device. 

HOW: Learn more: howspace.com 

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Google Forms

#digitalresources #teaching #materialmaking #assessment #blendedlearning #differentiation  

WHAT: A ready-made internet form which the students can fill 

WHY: The students learn to use a computer and e-mail, because the link to the form is sent by mail. 

WHO: Students in preparatory training for independent living. The students can usually use computers, but logging in may need rehearsing. 

WHAT: It is very easy to create exercises that include pictures, multiple choice questions, links etc. For a student it is easy to fill in an internet form.  

WHICH: Each student needs a computer or a mobile device. 

HOW: Try forms.google.com for free. You will need a Google account, but the students can fill in the forms even without logging in. 

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Campus Esment 

WHY: It is a shared knowledge platform, in which the professionals (who have the specific knowledge) create the content and share it with other professionals. The pedagogical objective is to provide professionals with an accessible environment where they can find all the information/training that will help them in their daily work and allow them to promote internally. 

WHO: It is for all the people hired in the entity, both for technicians and for people with support needs. We currently have more than 120 contents uploaded to the platform.  

WHAT: We have adapted training that allows them to access the knowledge they need to develop in their job. 

WHICH: It is responsive; it can be accessed through Smartphone, tablet and PC. 

HOW: Each person is enrolled in the training courses that they are obliged to attend. When they enroll, they receive an email with the course link. Access is through the user (email) and the same Windows password. The tool sends notifications if the person does not complete the mandatory training. On the other hand, each person can choose, from the other training courses, other content that may be of interest to them. 

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Google Classroom

#digitalresources #teaching #materialmaking #assessment #blendedlearning #differentiation #commonunits 

WHAT: Material making and assigning tasks in Classroom 

WHY: The students learn to use a digital learning platform, the teacher can easily manage the group and the assignments. 

WHO: Suitable for students with good  digital skills, but Classroom’s functions are very logical and the platform guides to utilise its features. Can be used both in classroom and in distance teaching. 

WHAT: It is possible to create different kind of exercises to support the learning and to give different exercises to each students. Classroom has tools to notice plagiarism and to assess the tasks. 

WHICH: Each student needs a computer – and some students want to use Classroom with their own mobile device. 

HOW: Try classroom.google.com for free. Both you and your students need a Google account. 

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Google Workspace

#digitalresources #teaching #materialmaking #assessment #blendedlearning #differentiation  

WHAT: Material making with all Google tools, assigning tasks in Classroom 

WHY: The  teacher can easily manage the group and the assignments, it is possible to differentiate the exercises for each student. 

WHO: Suitable for students with plausible digital skills, but Classroom’s functions are very logical and the platform guides to utilise its features. Can be used both in classroom and in distance teaching. 

WHAT: It is possible to create different kind of exercises to support the learning and to give different exercises to each students. Classroom saves all the exercises, so it is easy to continue working with them later. 

WHICH: Each student needs a computer – and some students want to use Classroom with their own mobile device. 

HOW: Try classroom.google.com for free. Both you and your students need a Google account. You can also combine all the other Google tools to your Classroom courses. 

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Ilias

#blendedlearning   

WHAT: Provide the learners with learning materials and classes which are useful for their subject.Provide the pedagogues with learning materials and classes, which are already implemented in the pedagogical sector. 

WHY: Learners can save time and get access to the material at anytime and anywhere. Teachers can save time. 

WHO: Suitable for all the students with a mobile device/PC and internet. 

WHAT: The platform is adaptable. The students have an easy access to their learning material. The pedagogues can present the material and adapt to the needs of the students.   

WHICH: Each student needs a computer/mobile device. They can see the material from the PC. 

HOW: Both learners and pedagogues need to have access to the platform. Check here how to start: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4sqycqPH5Y  

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Padlet

#digitalresources #empowering #engaging #teaching #assessment #communication #vocationaleducation #blendedlearning #hybridteaching #distanceteaching #onthejoblearning
WHAT: Padlet is a versatile tool with which it is possible to create timetables, portfolios, art galleries, discussions, timelines etc.

WHY: To offer a tool that is visually interesting and easy-to-use both to students and teachers.

WHO: All kind of students who have basic digital skills.

WHAT: Watch the video (QR code) and learn several different ways to use Padlet.

WHICH: Teacher builds the padlets with a computer, but they can be read with mobile devices.

HOW:
Start by rehearsing the use of Padlet at school. Learn to add text, voice, pictures and so on. Learn more: Padlet.com.

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Powerpoint for learners with special needs

#materialproduction 

WHAT: Create an interactive PowerPoint for the class. 

WHY: To get more attention from the students by changing the learning materials and methods.  

WHO: Suitable for all pedagogues who are open to different pedagogical methods. 

WHAT: The pedagogues can represent learning material with an interactive method. 

WHICH: You need a computer and audio devices and the basic knowledge of how PP works.  

HOW: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/create-a-presentation-in-powerpoint-422250f8-5721-4cea-92cc-202fa7b89617  

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Video as an interactive teaching tool 

#materialproduction #digitalresources 

WHAT: An interactive video  

WHY: By varying the learning materials and methods, it is possible to get more attention from the students. 

WHO: Suitable for all students and all the pedagogues who are open to different pedagogical methods. 

WHAT: The students get more involved when you represent learning material with an interactive method. 

WHICH: A computer and audio devices  

HOW: Learn here how to create a video:  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3eApN-l7g0 

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Visual instructions

#digitalresources #assessment #materialproduction #vocationaleducation #onthejoblearning  

WHAT: Giving instructions with pictures and visual information, the example is an instruction of cleaning the toilet 

WHY: It is easier for students to remember what to do next, when there is a picture of each step of a task. The pictures and the text complete each other. 

WHO: The example is from the material for the students of cleaning services. 

WHAT: Students can check from the visual instruction what to do next. Teachers can concentrate on guiding those students who need a lot of help, while some of the students get the guidance they need from the pictures. 

WHICH: Camera, computer/mobile phone, the example was made with Word 

HOW: There are several ways to create visual instructions. You can take the pictures yourself or use suitable pictures found online. You can build the instructions with several programs and print them, or you can share the instructions on a website, in a Whatsapp message or on a learning platform. 

The example has been printed and attached to a toilet wall, so it is easy to follow the instructions while working. In the beginning the students clean only this toilet, and when the process is clear, they start working with other toilets. 

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Safety walk and Canva

#digitalresources #assessment #materialproduction #vocationaleducation #onthejoblearning  

WHAT: Easy-to-use graphic design tool  

WHY: To craft engaging and comprehensible teaching materials  

WHO: With Canva, you can design materials for any target group. For safety walk materials, the target group was preparatory training students.  

WHAT: Generate a variety of visual content, including presentations, infographics, videos and  game boards, to effectively illustrate learning subjects and enhance your teaching. 

Canva templates offer easy customization for student needs, allowing for personalization with your own photos and recordings. Enrich your content with Canva’s graphics and symbols.  

Digital resources are versatile for both classroom and distance learning, with engaging materials being particularly important for remote education. Printed materials facilitate practical learning of safety skills via walk-through methods, which can also be adapted digitally.  

WHICH: The teacher requires a Canva account and internet connection to access the cloud service. The students can utilize either printed or digital materials downloaded from their learning platform as usual.  

HOW: Learn more: Getting started with Canva YouTube -playlist  and Canva.com