ICT and social media at school: a problem or a resource?

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ICT and social media at school: a problem or a resource?

Information and Communications Technology (ICT) can impact student learning when teachers are digitally literate and understand how to integrate it into curriculum. Schools use a diverse set of ICT tools to communicate, create, disseminate, store, and manage information. In some contexts, ICT has also become integral to the teaching-learning interaction, through such approaches as replacing chalkboards with interactive digital whiteboards, using students’ own smartphones or other devices for learning during class time, and the “flipped classroom” model where students watch lectures at home on the computer and use classroom time for more interactive exercises. When teachers are digitally literate and trained to use ICT, these approaches can lead to higher order thinking skills, provide creative and individualized options for students to express their understandings, and leave students better prepared to deal with ongoing technological change in society and the workplace.

Schools that are confident with technology are moving away from knowledge based curricula. Some Secondary schools have adopted programmes which focus on “Learning to learn” and “Enquiry based learning” which move learning away from simple subject knowledge to higher level thinking skills in all subjects. This is key to delivering what society and business want to see from our education system in the 21st century. It is not about excessive concentration on ICT skills per se, but allowing those skills to support the delivery of a much wider and more relevant curriculum..

• Critical thinking and problem solving
• Collaboration across networks and leading by influence
• Agility and adaptability
• Initiative and entrepreneurialism
• Effective oral and written communication
• Accessing and analyzing Information
• Curiosity and imagination
These are all skills that are associated with proactive development and change and have clear links with how business and society have developed in recent years with ICT embedded throughout their operations. The importance of ICT to education as a sector is far greater than the consideration of ICT as a discrete knowledge based subject, and it should be seen as such.

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Welcome time, needs analysis, presentation of the program, bibliographic and study material indications, question time

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I ACTIVATION: Computer technologies and other aspects of digital culture have changed the ways people live, work, play, and learn, impacting the construction and distribution of knowledge and power around the world. Graduates who are less familiar with digital culture are increasingly at a disadvantage in the national and global economy. Digital literacy—the skills of searching for, discerning, and producing information, as well as the critical use of new media for full participation in society—has thus become an important consideration for curriculum frameworks: workshop, presentation and discussion about results, critical approach to the case, question time

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Digital culture and digital literacy, policy examples in Italy, Europe and world, question time

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ICT and Teacher Professional Development, question time.

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II ACTIVATION: study case, workshop, presentation and discussion about results, critical approach to the case, question time.

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School visit, meeting with staff and headteacher

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Digital Divide, minority language groups and ICT, how ICT can provide diverse options for students with different styles of learning, question time.

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From traditional classroom to ICT classroom, what is ICT in school, how is ICT used in school, what is the meaning of ICT, what are the types of ICT, question time.
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III ACTIVATION: study case, workshop, presentation and discussion about results, critical approach to the case, question time

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Final evaluation, providing course materials and the certificate of participation.

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Giovani per l'Europa
Nicotera, Milano, Pavia, , Italy

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22.11.2020 > 05.12.2020 (ID: 109857)
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