The Project

The partner schools highly believe that techonology literecy skills, knowledge and information will be obtained and improved by the help of innovative and modern teaching approches which will especially involve efficient usage of diferent digital devices lice personal computers, tablets, smartphones and iPads very popular devices especially among students.


Nowadays we can observe the tendency of utilizing digital tools in teaching, but even so, most schools have difficulties in educational contexts. What is more, regardless of the fact that some schools are very well equipped with ultrs modern facilities, teachers are still having a deficit in knowledge, pratice, training about using them, and this fact makes all these facilities ineffective.


The main aim of our partnership is to offer our students assistence in acquiring, developing and improving the digital skills. In order for this to happen we will create contexts for cooperative and collaborative work to take place, we'll learn from observing the technology based teaching method applied in other European schools. Because some schools need more information and pratice in this field, they need to learn about the diversity of all mobile apps and web 2.0 tools we are planing to start the implementation with a Short Term Joint Staff training event, followed by four Students exchanges.

Objectives

We have set some key objectives for the Teachers and the Students (the main beneficiaries) which will be achieved through all project activities, developed locally as well as transnationally.


For Teachers

to achieve, develop and enhance knowledge about educational mobile apps and Google tools;

to utilize smartphones in teaching;

to exercise on using digital tools;

to develop Teachers digital proficiency, topic related knowledge and cultural awareness;

to boost Teachers confidence and creativity about utilizing teaching methodologies based on technology;

to develop English language skills, communicative and collaborative ones;

to transfer experiences and best practices.


For Students

to achieve, develop and also improve literacy related to technology and information;

to boost learning motivation;

to develop digital proficiency;

to improve their communication and collaboration skills and level of English;

to foster creativity and initiative;

to exercise on using Google tools as well as mobile apps with educational purposes;

to share experiences with foreign peers;

to promote students long term academic achievements;

to develop cultural awareness as well as intercultural competence.

Mobilities

C1 - Staff mobility: google tools and mobile devices and apps used for educational purposes.

C2 - Students mobility: google tools and smartphones. How to use them in the classroom.

C3 - Students mobility: mobile apps used for teaching, web 2.0 tools used for developing collaborative learning.

C4 - Students mobility: mobile apps and the use of web 2.0 tools for creating content.

C5 - Students mobility: mobile apps and the use of web 2.0 tools for doing assessment.

Before exchanges with the Students, each partner organizes a practical activity with and for the Students


Participants

Teachers and Students will directly and indirectly be involved (15 to 18 year old): belonging to vocacional or simply general education. Students are the cornerstone os the entire project and activities. Students and Schools are involved in mobilities, dissemination events and transfer of results.


Impact

Both Teachers and Students will learn and practice work with innovative and modern mobile apps and digital tools. The impact of the project will be unfolded in all participants and schools as the Students and Teachers who will be actively involved will improve their competence in using different digital tools on regular basis in the self-education process. This will trigger log term positive effects as developed academic achievement of Students that will prepare them for work field or further university education.


Results

Tangible and intangible;

Participants will become more motivated towards learning, more digitally proficient and more involved in their self development;

Schools will become more attractive and more suitable for the 21st century educational demands.