DDI Plan

After lock down, a new edition of Piano Nazionale Scuola Digitale is called Piano Didattica Digitale Integrata now. Actually, it’s more like a check-list, while PNSD was something like a “what we should do for them”. PNSD was a list of good intentions by government and the school could join some announcements for the money to do. By DDI the schools write what they really can do with devices and cloud.
What will it make the difference? The difference will be in WHO is writing that. the more teachers involved in developing the plan, the more likely it is that the plan will be realized.

What do we need to call it “teaching”?

In Italy we call “DAD” (didattica a distanza, something like teaching by distance) and it means when a teacher uses web to provide content or learning tools. For many years the schools use that in 10-50% perceptual range. Since lockdown caused by covid-19 and as the schools are closed, the school manage 100% didactics by distance.

Thought about 70% of students regret the school in presence, it’s been an important chance to increase digital skills. Many teachers do.

And many school are proud to declare they are ON LINE and cover 100% of school time by the web, thanks to some platforms like WebEx, Google Meet or Microsoft Teams. All we need the platforms to connect, it’s true. But are we sure to call it “teaching”, just because we are connected and look at a webcam??

Guida all’educazione delle “life skills”

da Educator’s Guide to Enhancing Children’s Life Skills, by By Leah Davies, M.Ed.

Children learn life skills by observing the adults in their lives. Therefore, if we want children to be socially and emotionally competent, we must be cognizant of our own behavior and accept responsibility for being a role model. Review the following actions and reflect on how well you exemplify them. Leggi tutto “Guida all’educazione delle “life skills””