First steps for the use of technology in the classroom Towards Digital Citizenship and Inclusion
This learning event has been organised with the support of the I-LINC project which aims to develop a sustainable and all encompassing platform on the topic of ICT (for) learning and inclusion.
We are witnessing a rapid technological development of our society. Technology is everywhere and we all are faced with the challenges of learning how to use it. It provides opportunities but it could also present risks of widening the gap between those that use digital tools and those that feel threatened by them.
It has been more and more obvious that the generation of students that we are trying to educate now are different from their parents and grandparents. They speak and perceive information in a different way and use digital tools for communication and interaction. They are often called ‘digital natives’. Despite their familiarity with technologies, young people are not necessarily possessing the skills and competences to use them efficiently and safely. Nevertheless, they are often conversant with technologies, and include them in the majority of their activities on a daily basis. This is the reason why we think that teachers and educators might want to speak the same language that their students, and start being conversant with technologies as well.