From Digital Na(t)ive to Digital Navigator
This web-page presents the work of our Erasmus+ project 2018-2020.
Project meting in Sandnes
The final months of the project was limited because of the Covid19 lock-down. Project activities that can be published are presented on this website. Many of the ICT tools that were gathered in the ICT-Toolbox were very useful during the lock-down, this toolbox is still being updated.
The main activities in Sandnes would have focused on future skills and education for the 21st century. The partners were to prepare for working with simple block based computer coding like Scratch, CS or Make Code. During the project we would have worked with digital animation, 3d printing and controlling robots like Sphero.
Project meeting in Eisenstadt
The project meeting in January 2020 took place in Eisenstadt, Austria. The aspects we focused on were "empowerment/positive aspects of digital media" and "digital detox".
Project meeting in Sibiu
The project meeting in autumn 2019 was in Sibiu, Romania. This meeting focuses on learning technology and comparing different rules and regulations on the use of technology in the different countries.
Project meeting in Penzberg
Our project meeting in Penzberg, Germany was in April 2019. The video was taken and edited by Maximilian Hofschen and shows very well some of the activities and interaction between participants in an Erasmus+ project.
Project meeting in Langon
January 2019 we had our first project meeting on Langon, France. Main theme for the meeting was to make guidelines to become a "responsible producer" of internet content through our activities on digital/social media
Our project focuses on 21 st. century skills in education. We acknowledge that the main source of information for our students is no longer only the textbooks in school and the teachers’ lectures. Outside school, printed media and traditional TV have little impact on most young people today. They have been exposed to the digital world since their earliest childhood (natives), our students know how to use a computer and the Internet even better than most of their teachers. Nevertheless, it seems as if they are still quite naive when it comes to navigating this vast jungle of digital information and some surveys confirm this.
We see phenomena such as internet addiction, publishing private and sometimes intimate material online, cyberbullying and antisocial behaviour.
We want in this project is to make our students and teachers understand how digital media work and use it in an appropriate, sensible way (navigators). How can we work with these digital tools to learn and work. We will focus on these parts: Using Digital media, Producing digital content, consuming digital media and being an responsible user for education, work and personal use.