Making the best of online pedagogical resources for remote teaching and learning

Through Better Internet for Kids (BIK), and the European Network of Safer Internet Centres (SICs), our aim is to empower children and young people to remain safe online, and equally assist those that support them. During the time of the coronavirus pandemic, Safer Internet Centres have published a number of articles and resources on making the best of online pedagogical resources for remote teaching and learning.

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  • Online apps as learning tools (in Croatian). Locked into their houses, parents are increasingly allowing children to spend a longer time with digital devices - shifting attention to entertaining content online can give parents time for themselves. However, children's activities online may not always be constructive and of high quality. Therefore, it is necessary to provide children with stimulating and educational content. Here is a list of online apps with good content for kids.
  • Use Social Star in home schooling (in Danish). These days, many parents ask for courses and tasks that children and young people can do in 'home school' without too much parental involvement. The popular educational material Social Star, which helps children and young people to reflect on ads on social media, has now been adapted for use in remote teaching.
  • SWGfL donates Whisper to all schools across the nation (in English). Whisper is an anonymous reporting service that provides everyone in the school community a safe place to talk, report or highlight issues and concerns. SWGfL is offering it for free to schools while closures are in effect, to enable them to continue to support their children while working from home, safely.
  • Resources to assist teachers and students engaging in emergency remote learning (in English). A Webwise page with details of relevant resources for teachers, schools, and parents for distance learning, and for continuing support, advice and information on internet safety.
  • Webinars and resources on distance learning for teachers (in Estonian). The HITSA YouTube channel offers many useful videos that teachers can use to plan their emergency remote teaching.
  • HITSA quick trainings introduce environments and tools that support e-learning (in Estonian). HITSA provides instant training for teachers on environments and tools that support e-learning, such as Google Classroom or Moodle.
  • HITSA webinars (in Estonian). On the HITSA website you can find a calendar with numerous webinars and training opportunities on emergency remote teaching.
  • Learning at home with media - tips for parents and teachers (in German). Parents and teachers are facing major challenges due to the closure of schools in Germany. Children and teenagers should be able to learn from home, but schools and parents have not been prepared for this situation. Klicksafe has collected some apps and web resources that make emergency remote learning on computers or tablets easy.
  • Guideline "Become active yourself: Upload videos to YouTube" (in German). Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, many teachers have to prepare lessons from home. This extraordinary situation offers the opportunity to give digital lessons a try, and puts previously-neglected digital learning methods and resources into the spotlight. However, digital teaching requires appropriate tools and knowledge to convey content in a good and exciting way. Klicksafe provides information, tips and content that can help teachers make emergency remote teaching appealing.
  • Tools for digital communication (in German). The daily work of teachers, students and people working in counselling centres is being put to the test. Face-to-face forms of communication are being replaced by video conferences, telephone calls or messages. But questions arise quickly. What programmes and apps are suitable? Are they free or do you have to pay? What standards must be observed in terms of privacy and data protection? This klicksafe resource can help respond to some of these questions.
  • Homework apps: Copy or learn 2.0? (in German). When doing homework, the smartphone is often placed next to the pencil case. Besides pre-installed apps, such as the calculator, it also has digital dictionaries or math apps. While some of these apps can be useful aids for pupils, artificial intelligence can offer ready-made solutions. Find out more in this article from klicksafe.
  • Distance learning - safe and creative use of the internet (in Greek). A collection of resources, provided by the Cypriot Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports and Youth, to assist teachers with emergency remote education. It includes information on online safety, curriculum updates, and tips on how to make the most of online lessons.
  • Distant learning website (in Italian). The Italian Safer Internet Centre encourages teachers to visit the distant learning website launched by the Ministry of Education to find support in preparing emergency remote teaching.
  • Being at School: an issue dedicated to teachers and students (in Italian). Generazioni Connesse announces a special issue of the "EAS Magazine - Being at School" entirely dedicated to teachers and students in this period of emergency remote teaching. The issue has been published online and can be downloaded for free. The article also includes information about a compendium of suggestions for teachers on how to adopt distance education published by the Italian Society of Media Education Research (SIREM).
  • School support website (in Portuguese). The Directorate-General for Education (DGE), in collaboration with the National Agency for Qualification and Vocational Education (ANQEP), has built a website with a set of resources to support schools with emergency remote teaching. This support should enable all children and young people to maintain regular contact with their teachers and classmates, consolidate knowledge already acquired, and develop new knowledge. Given the great diversity of contexts in the country, DGE highlights solutions that use simple and non-demanding technology and do not require high digital skills.
  • Online education in coronavirus times (in Swedish). How should students learn from home while schools are closed? What adaptations are required for students with special needs? This article compiles a list of resources from the Swedish Media Literacy Network on how to move to emergency remote teaching. It includes materials about online pedagogy and online lessons for children of various ages.

Remember that European Safer Internet Centres also provide helpline services allowing children and young people, and parents and carers to access personalised advice and support. Equally, each SIC also provides a hotline for reporting any illegal content you mind find online. Don't hesitate to contact them in case of need!

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