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Smart Educational Resources

Adopting mobile devices and adapting strategies
Smart Educational Resources

Understand ICT educational integration advantages and problems, learn and experience the use of the newest apps to maximize the benefits of the use of mobile devices in education and collaborative work, learn how to use Smartphones and tablets to plan and prepare lessons, explore contents and to monitor and assess student performance.

Main contents

  • ICT educational use: integration policies, results and practical outcomes;
  • E-learning tools and integration models;
  • Mobile devices educational use and school integration;
  • Collaborative working tools and apps;
  • ICT tools and apps for planning and preparing lessons;
  • Tools and app to deliver and explore contents;
  • Tools and apps to monitor and assess student performance.

* The course is held in the English language. English A2 (CEFR) level is recommended, but trainers are experienced in helping students with English language difficulties.


Course program

Day 1
  • Course and participant presentation;
  • Coffee break;
  • Understanding Mobile devices hardware and Operating Systems;
  • Using and managing a mobile device;
  • Lunch
  • Using GPS guiding apps to explore educational pathways: exploring Faro City/Lajes do Pico.
Day 2
  • Integrating ICT and mobile devices in the classroom;
  • Coffee break;
  • Maximizing the use and the benefits of e-learning tools;
  • Lunch
  • ICT tools and apps for planning and preparing lessons;
  • Coffee break;
  • Application group task.
Day 3
  • Tools and app to deliver and explore contents;
  • Coffee break;
  • Tools and app to deliver and explore contents.
  • Lunch;
  • Tools and apps to monitor and assess student performance;
  • Coffee break;
  • Tools and apps to monitor and assess student performance
Day 4
  • Visit local upper secondary school: observing infrastructures, resources and attending lessons;
  • Lunch
  • Using apps to ease all steps of the teaching and learning process.
Day 5
  • Adopting mobile devices and adapting strategies;
  • Coffee break
  • Course evaluation;
  • Certification;
  • Lunch;
  • Cultural activity:
    • Faro, Algarve: boat trip visiting sand islands in Ria Formosa ;
    • Lages do Pico, Azores: visit to whalers' museum and boat trip with whale watching.


Note: The course program can be changed according to participant's profile, local holidays or on the availability of schools to visit.


Target group



Course methodology
  • Brief introduction to each of the topics;
  • Participants share experiences and best practices on each topic in group and plenary sessions;
  • Participants experiment the use of ICT tools, install, configure and explore tools and apps;
  • Participants visit public and private schools, from different levels and observe infrastructures and resources and its usage;
  • Participants observe lessons: teaching, studying and learning processes in classrooms in small groups or individually.
  • Individually or in groups, participants prepare lessons, using ICT tools and apps.

Course fees

Course fee: 380,00€ per participant (click for detail)

The training course's fee is 380€ + VAT 80,5€* per participant, including coffee breaks (with traditional Portuguese surprises) and materials. Mint.Edu will only charge this amount to each participant. The fee is based on the daily 70€ Erasmus+ funding;

* VAT will be 0% (0€) when registering with a valid VAT - Number/Business ID/fiscal code or number.

Cultural visits and meals are paid separately;

Algarve cultural visit has the cost of 50€. Participants not willing to join the cultural visit must notify Mint.Edu 15 days before the course starts.



Course participants will get a Certificate of participation and a Declaration of Obtained Competencies.

Competences acquired will be validated by the course organizers on the Europass mobility. Participants must ask their national agency to issue the Europass (Visit our website Documents > Europass mobility).


Accommodation and Meals

Participants book their accommodation. ACJ will advise participants for hotel choice in different price categories. Participants are free to choose hotels and restaurants. Accommodation is paid directly by participants to hotels and restaurants.

Lunches and coffee are available in or around the University of Algarve, where the course will take place.

Planned course editions
  • 2024-06-17 to 2024-06-21, Faro, University of Algarve, Portugal (Confirmed)
  • 2024-07-08 to 2024-07-12, Faro, University of Algarve, Portugal (Opened)
  • 2025-04-07 to 2025-04-11, Faro, University of Algarve, Portugal (Opened)
  • 2025-06-16 to 2025-06-20, Faro, University of Algarve, Portugal (Opened)
  • 2025-07-07 to 2025-07-11, Faro, University of Algarve, Portugal (Opened)
  • 2024-07-01 to 2024-07-05, Lajes do Pico, Azores, Portugal (Opened)