Adopting mobile devices and adapting strategies
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Course Info

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.
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;
  • Visit to Sagres and ponta da piedade.


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


Target group

Primary school teachers, Secondary school teachers, School staff and School managers.


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 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
  • 2024-03-25 to 2024-03-29, Faro, Algarve, Portugal (Opened)
  • 2024-06-17 to 2024-06-21, Faro, Algarve, Portugal (Opened)
  • 2024-07-08 to 2024-07-12, Faro, Algarve, Portugal (Opened)
  • 2025-04-07 to 2025-04-11, Faro, Algarve, Portugal (Opened)
  • 2025-06-16 to 2025-06-20, Faro, Algarve, Portugal (Opened)
  • 2025-07-07 to 2025-07-11, Faro, Algarve, Portugal (Opened)
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