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Media center of the Herford district - center for digital education

As a center for digital education, we support school and extracurricular institutions in the Herford district competently on their way into the digital world with our range of services.

The services of the media center are available to the employees of all schools, daycare centers and extracurricular educational institutions as well as youth and social work in the Herford district.


With the media center, the district of Herford fulfills the tasks of the school board in accordance with the NRW school law.

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The media center is a municipal facility to support the educational work of schools, day-care centers and non-profit educational institutions in the Herford district. In addition to lending magnetic blackboards, Montessori materials and anatomical models, the media center has various programming kits (Lego Education), a universal child-friendly modular media system for technology lessons (UMT®) and themed and experiment kits for different subjects at all types of school.

The entire range of offers can be viewed via the Bildungsmediathek NRW. All online media can be downloaded, edited and/or streamed here with a license and legally secure for use in the educational sector. Various devices from iPads, Windows tablets, beamers, displays and screens to audio and video equipment for simple and more demanding productions are available for collection by appointment.

The media center also advises schools, school authorities and educational institutions on the purchase of IT hardware and software.
In the media center's new MediaLab, devices and media are available ready-to-use and can be tried out independently. 

Centers for digital education

In NRW, the municipal media centers support schools and extracurricular educational institutions in the development of media competence, provide them with various educational media and also advise on digital technology and equipment.

A brochure from the two state media centers explains the mission and profile of the municipal media centers in North Rhine-Westphalia. Tasks, target groups, offers and development potential for education in the digital world are presented here in detail.

Brochure for download:

Fields of action of municipal media centers in NRW

Education media library NRW
  • Individual advice on the technical handling and pedagogical use of the media

  • Customer and license management

  • Creation of information materials for teachers on how to use the NRW education media library

  • Workshops on the use of selected educational media

Learning IT, technical support and rental of innovative technology
  • Provision of digital classrooms, media labs or makerspaces to test innovative and inclusive learning and teaching settings

  • Pedagogical and technical advice on the use of learning IT and innovative technology as well as practical testing on site

  • Selection of appropriate technology for educational institutions and associated device recommendations

  • Rental of media technology, learning IT and technical support

  • Training and workshops on the use of learning IT for different age groups

  • Expert advice on the creation and implementation of school

  • Media concepts and media development plans in cooperation with media consultants and school authorities

Foto Medienzentrum Kreis Herford
Preschool and extracurricular media education
  • Information and advice on how to use apps and learning software safely and creatively 

  • Organization of media days, workshops, qualifications and network meetings 

  • Collection and publication of best practice examples 

  • Mediation of media education speakers and cooperation partners

Child and youth media protection
  • Medienscouts NRW - training of students and counseling teachers in grades 7 to 9 

  • Qualification of pedagogical specialists to » Internet ABC teachers «

  • Workshops on the secure handling of personal data and fake news on the Internet 

  • Training courses on how to deal with cyberbullying, cybergrooming in social networks 

Film education on site (FILM + SCHOOL NRW)
  • Workshops for creating animation and explanatory films for the classroom 

  • Reception and analysis of films 

  • Conducting educational film events 

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