A key output of the first TACCLE project (www.taccle.eu) was a handbook for teachers wanting to introduce e-learning into their practice. There was also a series of training events for teachers based on the handbook. Both the handbook and the courses were rated highly by teachers but feedback from readers and from course participants was that there were still ‘gaps’ that needed to be filled.
Firstly, although teachers across the subject range said they found the both the courses and the handbook useful for developing generic technical skills there were many who still found difficulty in translating that into specific learning activities within their subject area or sector.
Secondly, although many teachers, as a result of reading the handbook or attending the courses, now feel confident about designing learning objects or using web 2.0 applications, they are less confident about engaging pupils in producing and publishing their own. TACCLE 2 addresses these issues by providing a series of 5 supplementary handbooks (in Dutch, English, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and Romanian) written in the same style as the original, around specific subjects.
What TACCLE 2 did
TACCLE 2 for teachers provides:
•5 step-by-step guides to integrating ICT and e-learning in YOUR classroom: primary education, maths, science and technology, key competences, arts and culture and humanities.
•practical materials and ideas customised for YOUR subject area and pupil age range
•complementary training courses based on the handbook
•access to web based materials for e-learning
•opportunities to join a network of like-minded colleagues across Europe
•a chance to join in and influence the work of the project as it develops
•free download of the popular E-learning Handbook for Classroom Teachers produced by the Taccle 1 project
•signposts to other banks of open educational resources for your subject
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