IT CLASSES FOR THE STUDENTSStudents who study vocational computing sciences 4 classes per week 2 classes of ICT 1 class of intensive computing programming= 7 classes / weekAll students study ICT (1/2 classes per week)
3x30 desktop computers VOCATIONAL COMPUTING SCIENCE AND COMMUNICATION LABORATORIES• learning algorithms and programming in C++ and C#;• studying the calculus systems, operating systems,text processing, internet, HTML, Excel, PPT, Access,text editors, editing raster images, editing vectorimages
•lap-topPHYSICS LABORATORY •video projector •interactive whiteboard Interactive whiteboard • increases student participation; • improves learning and memorizing processes; • makes classes more dynamic; • increases the level of interactivity.
•30 desktop computers •whiteboard •projector •internet access •AeL platformAeL (Advanced eLearning) platform•provides teachers network courses;• combines experiments, simulations, little movies,animations, tests all aiming at increasing studentmotivation;• helps teachers create their own courses.
Internet used as a pedagogic tool• the authentic document;• web quest;• Moodle;• messenger, blog, forums, e-mails;•CD-players, lap-tops, vide-projectors.
• all teachers are using IT to create educationalmaterials• trans-disciplinary approach to education• IT directs the learning process towards reality• it is a strategy based on active learning• an important role in the collaborative constructionof teaching and learninig• positive effects by stimulating self-esteem• it offers the proper frame for the developing of thecomplex cognitive capacities
• The informatics labs are insufficient and at least oneof them is outdated; the media and physics lab arewell equipped but not enough for the 40 teacherswilling to use them• It is hard to use active methods on groups of 30students
• teaching across the curriculum• collaborative teaching• strong support from the local Authorities to increasethe use of ICT•In-training courses for the teachers based on the useof ICT in the classes
• The students associate the computer with PC gamesand tend to treat them not seriously enough• Internet is an important means of information, butinformation is redundant sometimes and maygenerate chaos• Teachers may have the tendency to use ICT just forthe sake of it, ignoring the need to use it combinedwith the traditional methods