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Tools

Here you can find a lot of useful 'Instruction cards' to support, improve and innovate your everyday teaching in the hospital or in home tuition.

Most of them involve tecnology and have an innovative approach, but in most cases they are easy-to-use tools that don't need any specific preparation or hi budget investmens.

NOTE: the order is not aphabetical but from the latest updted one first.

Description: Pictures taken from the mainstream school’s classroom are sent along with a podcast to the child staying in hospital or at home during illness. Podcasts are programmes - music or talk - made available in digital format for automatic download over the Internet. The combination of the podcast and pictures of the blackboard facilitates learning and staying in contact with the other students in the mainstream school.
Target group:
  • teacher/assistant
  • parent
  • learner sec. sch.
Description: Anybots is a virtual presence company based in the USA. Anybots, Inc. offers one of the most interactive forms of communication available today by providing the user with a personal remote avatar that can be controlled through a simple browser-based interface, with intuitive controls allowing for a truly immersive experience. With Anybots the user can instantly be immersed in a distant environment experiencing the forefront of a new class of communication called mobile telepresence. Researchers in Lyon want to use mobile robots in classrooms that can be controlled by children with medical needs. This allows the children to watch their classmates and join in with collaborative work and can also communicate with them. The student can have lessons whenever possible without having to leave home or the hospital. This would be a wonderful service for a disabled student who needs very intensive and one-to-one training or when they need to engage with a teacher who particularly understands their illness.
Target group:
  • teacher/assistant
  • ICT staff school
  • parent
  • learner elem. sch.
  • learner sec. sch.
  • policy maker
Description: A toy panda (or any other type of animal), which represents the ill child, is taken into the classroom and acts in their stead. The panda has a backpack and serves as a visible reminder to the class of the absent child, and provides a way to share information.
Target group:
  • teacher/assistant
  • learner nursery sch.
  • learner elem. sch.
  • learner sec. sch.
Description: Educational Robotics (ER) can be used in multiple ways within a hospital school or in home tuition, however, you will need experienced professionals/researchers or practitioners to use it effectively in any context. The results can be exceptional, to the point where ER is used in rehabilitation-specific areas (for example, in visual impairment), both to promote the learning curriculum, but also to expand on it, as it includes other subjects such as logic, mathematics, science and technology etc. This constructive/constructionist methodological approach has allowed the children to learn how to play with- and even design and build their own toys.
Target group:
  • teacher/assistant
  • ICT staff school
  • parent
  • learner nursery sch.
  • learner elem. sch.
  • learner sec. sch.
Description: The aim of this tool is to develop/create a common repository (document) where each practitioner can read and maintain and add to the information about a child that is relevant for the work of the others involved in the care of that child. This tool has been called a "pupil passport". This type of document should be hosted on a system that is easily accessible by all the professionals involved in the care of a young person with a medical condition, but that is also secure.
Target group:
  • teacher/assistant
  • ICT staff school
  • parent
  • medical staff
Description: The QSE scale measures three dimensions of the experienced quality (maintaining, improving, overall quality) through a structured interview and a number of ratings by the student.
Target group:
  • teacher/assistant
  • learner elem. sch.
  • learner sec. sch.