Europeana Education – Discover the ‘Teaching with Europeana’ blog

Europeana Education – Discover the ‘Teaching with Europeana’ blog


As of March 2019, the Europeana Education Community
has its own platform, the Teaching with Europeana blog. Here any interested teacher
can come and find a repository of learning scenarios
and stories of implementation. These are basically
stories of them implementing their colleagues’ learning scenarios
and telling their experiences. It’s a great resource of ideas
that you can find very motivational and inspirational. And on the one hand, it gives you
a sense of belonging, a sense of community, because it’s very good
to be surrounded by like-minded colleagues. What I like the most is the communication
between the teachers, and the sharing of experience. The blog is very much content-centered: when you first go on Europeana
and you start navigating through the content, you think that it is only for
history teachers and art teachers, but later you realize
if you start reading the learning scenarios, that it has
infinite possibilities. Digital cultural heritage
can be used not only to teach History or Geography
but also for science classes. For example one of the learning scenarios
from Italy explores how to facilitate and improve science learning in schools
with the help of Europeana resources. I think that the blog is easy to
navigate: you can search by content, you can search
by subject and age group and it’s also easy
to find the topic you would like because there’s always a photo and there is always
a short summary of the learning scenario. There are four main ways
to find what you need on the blog. First, by exploring
the learning scenarios and stories of implementation
using the main navigation menu. You can also filter
the resources per category or topic. You can also use the search toolbar
by entering a specific keyword. If there are any resources
using the keyword on the blog, then you will see it
on the result list. Finally, you can search by using the archive,
if you are looking for a resource that you knew was published
at a certain time on the blog. You will have
an opportunity to share ideas and best practices with all the
other teachers that are reading the blog. I always read the advice on the blog. I think that it’s a great community that
you can ask and they answer quite quickly. I was very happy to get,
for example, feedback on my own work and my colleagues telling me about stories
on how they implemented my learning scenario, and I think it’s great to get
some evaluation and assessment on your own work and to see it
implemented in other subjects as well. Teaching with Europeana
is also an inclusive website. There are no barriers that prevent interaction with
or access to the blog by people with disabilities. We are aiming for all users having
equal access to the resources and functionalities. For example, users can increase the font
and image sizes, links can be underlined or colored. This ensures that users with any kind of
sight disabilities will be able to read the content. There are many more possibilities
that you can explore by visiting the blog! It is a space designed by teachers for teachers. Explore now, share your story,
talk with your peers!

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