The Project „Digitalisation and Implementation of Tablets and Digital Tools in school“ aims at supporting the professional transition of the Albertus-Magnus-Gymnasium in Ettlingen from a non-digital to a digital school. The focal point of the project is the improvment of the quality of teaching by introducing tablets in school.
The project team consisted of five teachers -at the Albertus-Magnus-Gymnasium- who perform a variety of tasks and teach different subjects. They teach Maths, Physics, English, French, Music, Physical Education and Ethics. Their tasks at school include for instance school management, network management, network and technical consultant, head of departments and staff council. Thanks to the diversity mentioned above, it was easier to disseminate the acquired knowledge among all staff members which contributed to a smooth introduction process and reflection regarding the project results.
All participants have taken part in mobilitities about the use and the intergration of tablets and web tools in class and at school. Two courses have taken place with the department of Modern Languages in France and the UK. They both dealt with the appliance of web tols and applications. A further mobility took place in Estonia and focussed on the utilisation of tablets in the field of math and natural sciences. During the „Game-based learning and Gamifacation“ course in Finland the teachers have learnt about the advantages and methods to implement game-based learining into their lessons.
The next course in Spain was entitled "How to make school digital“. The main purpose of the course was to show which options and mobilities are availalbe in order to complete the process of digitalisation in school and which innovations foster learning. The following examples can be mentioned: equipment of schools with online learning tools, mobile devices and suitable learning environment. In addition, the course raised the issue on how students, parents and school management can be involved in the digitalisation process as well digital security.
The last course took place in Finland and consisted of best practice methods, the use of tablets and digital media in specific context, school visits, meetings with students and Finnish teachers. By the end of the course, the participants were requires to develop and present ways of implementation at their schools by using the results of the course.
This process consisted of the visit of diverse educational institutions und discussions with experts to find out about the best solutions for schools. All courses have taken place in a European context and enabled all particiaptants to have insight into and an exchange with other school systems.
In the long run we expect a change in the teaching and learning environment of daily life at school. Such a change will support, reduce pressure and motivate both teachers and learners. Moreover, the team ist in contact with the school management that is able to fully support and contribute to the project Finally, the project successfully fosters and links the inter-European cooperation, the promotion of digitalisation in the school field and also contributes to mordernise and opitimize education.