Educational Toolkit for the Development of Social Media Literacy

About us

We live in the age of Internet and social media is, for the most of us, part of our lives. So, should the school provide educational support in terms of their use for personal and community benefit? We strongly believe so! But who are we? We are the creators of Educational Toolkit for the Development of Social Media Literacy (ETDSML) - no. 2019-1-RO01-KA201-063996, an Erasmus+ project resulting form a strategic partnership in the field of school education between 5 institutions from Romania, Belgium, Italy and Portugal. Our main goal is to encourage teachers to use social media in the classroom and teach social media literacy to their students.

The project runs between 01.09.2019 - 31.08.2021 and it is coordinated by Liceul Teoretic de Informatică "Grigore Moisil" (Iași, Romania) which is its initiator. The other four partners are: Instituto Comprensivo 10 (Modena, Italy), Agrupamento de Escolas de Freixo (Freixo, Portugal), Centrul pentru Jurnalism Independent (București, România) and Interdisciplinary Centre for Information Technology and Intellectual Property (CiTiP), Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Leuven, Belgium).

ETDSML is an innovative educational project which takes into account an extremely important field in contemporary education - social media literacy. We aim to give teachers the opportunity to align their didactic approach with the concrete needs of society, by combining skills training in different disciplines with the need to develop social media literacy skills in pupils. We propose innovative teaching practices for different disciplines, using the social media based tools and strategies and practicing a practicing a modern teaching style, adequate to the current requirements of society.

The aim of the project is to create and share an educational toolkit for teachers interested in implementing social media literacy in school. The toolkit contains 5 intellectual outputs that we hope will be useful to teachers who want innovation in thheir classrooms:

  • O1 - Curriculum for the development of social media literacy in schools
  • O2 - Course support for the development of social media literacy in schools
  • O3 - Methodological guide for teaching social media literacy
  • O4 - Mobile application for implementing social media literacy in school
  • O5 - Collection of learning scenarios including the use of Social Media tools.
  • All these 5 intellectual outputs are created, tested and evaluated by specialists in the field of education and they are open educational resources accessible to all teachers/ specialists in education across Europe.

    The main objectives of the project are:

  • Creation of open educational resources based on social media learning tools used in school learning activities;
  • Developing social media literacy skills for teachers / education specialists from project teams in partner institutions;
  • Responsible use of social media tools in the teaching process by teachers in target groups;
  • Implementing social media based learning activities in partner institutions.
  • Within the project, activities are organized for teachers who want to use social media responsibly in the educational process. These activities are disseminated here, on the official website of the project, as well as on our Facebook and Instagram pages.

    The impact of ETDSML project is long-term since all intellectual outputs and sustained activities aim to develop social media literacy in educational context and create a premise for the adoption of educational policies at different institutional levels that include the widespread use of learning tools based on social media and as well as a more coherent approach on social media literacy as a part of the educational process in schools.


    Liceul Teoretic de Informatică ”Grigore Moisil” Romania

    Liceul Teoretic de Informatică "Grigore Moisil" (LIIS) is an informatics highschool in Iași, Romania, a school where teachers practice and promote an effective educational mix between direct learning experiences and computer-assisted learning, as well as a variety of non-formal learning activities.

    Agrupamento de Escolas de Freixo Portugal

    Freixo School Cluster is a low secondary public school with nearly, in Freixo, Portugal which assumes the leading reference in the field of education, sports, culture and technological experiences by extra-curricular activities that complements an enriching student learning within a framework of flexible and integrated education.

    Instituto Comprensivo 10 Italy

    Instituto Comprensivo 10 is a low secondary school in the North of Italy, located in the first suburb of Modena, between artisanal and industrial areas undergoing development. Through its various activities, the school enhance different talents of the students, being an inclusive school which pays special attention to students with special needs.

    Centrul pentru Jurnalism Independent Romania

    The Center for Independent Journalism is a Romanian non-governmental organization active for over 25 years in protecting democracy and those who believe in its values. CJI is a promoter of universal values and a partner of those who want to contribute to the consolidation of a free and diverse society.

    CiTiP, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven Belgium

    The Centre for IT & IP Law (CiTiP) is an internationally renowned research center at the Faculty of Law of the University of Leuven (KU Leuven) in Belgium, with currently a staff of over 50 researchers specialized in legal and ethical aspects of IT innovation and intellectual property.