ICT Tools in School - A Practical Guide

TitleICT Tools in School - A Practical Guide
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsKampschulte, L, Eilert, K
Date Published05/2016
PublisherIPN – Leibniz Institute for Science and Mathematics Education at the University of Kiel
Publication LanguageEnglish
AbstractICT tools like apps, programs and web2.0 applications are part of our modern society. Schools all over Europe are adopting this essential trend, but in many countries this adoption is happening at a rather slow pace. This has many reasons, from missing infrastructure to security concerns to teachers not being familiar enough with using ICT in regular classes. To encourage teachers to think about an increased use of ICT tools in teaching, and to inspire them on where and how to use these tools is the main idea of this ICT Guide. We need well-educated students with profound ICT skills – in terms of operation as well as media literacy – to become active members of our knowledge society which is built on the foundation of ICT in most areas these days. The aim of this guide is to practically support teachers in using ICT tools in class. A special focus is laid on integrating various tools in inquiry-based science education (IBSE): on the one hand, this type of teaching allows for a multitude of different opportunities for integrating ICT, on the other hand, it is one of the foci of the EU project IRRESISTIBLE in which this guide was developed.
NotesPublication of the IRRESISTIBLE project