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S. Knyazeva, D. Kapelyushnik, E. Pushkareva



Many national educational systems faced the challenges related to full-scale shift to distance and online learning during the widespread lockdown of schools due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Major problems were related to facilitation of the use of information and communication technologies by teachers due to the lack of sufficient ICT skills and need for teacher training and professional development.

Based on the UNESCO ICT Competency Framework for Teachers, the UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education developed an open online course Digital tools and services for teachers for teachers and educational institutions, which, in addition to latest trends and promising directions for integrating information technology in education, covers main concepts related to the use of digital technologies in face-to-face and distance education, Russian Federation legal and regulatory framework for ICT use in education, as well as practical recommendations for the creation of digital educational content, use of tools and applications to support effective educational process. Course materials include examples and links to specific systems, applications and services which provide tools enabling the development and to use and create digital educational resources, charts and infographics, presentations, video, web-quests, interactive exercises, puzzles and quizzes, timelines, tests, etc.

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Information and communication technology, digital skills, teacher training and professional development, 21st century skills, open educational resources.

Received: 09/09/2020; accepted for publication: 09/20/2020.

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Knyazeva S., Kapelyushnik D, Pushkareva E. Digital toolsand applications for teachers. Electronic scientific and methodological journal Pedagogy of computer science. 2020;3. Http://

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About the authors:

Knyazeva S.
UNESCO Institutefor Information Technologies in Education,
Svetlana Knyazeva PhD,Chief of Unit of Digital Pedagogy and Learning Materials
Kedrova St., 8/3, 117292,Moscow, Russian Federation

Kapelyushnik D.
UNESCO Institutefor Information Technologies in Education,
Denis Kapelyushnik Programme Specialist
Kedrova St., 8/3, 117292, Moscow, Russian Federation

Pushkareva E.
UNESCO Institutefor Information Technologies in Education,
Ekaterina Pushkareva Programme Assistant
Kedrova St., 8/3, 117292, Moscow, Russian Federation


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