The role of ICT tools in motivating learning and increasing the quality of education​

2 st Meeting – Italy

The contribution Italy will give to the project is based on the learning of the programming language Visual Basic Application (VBA) for digital innovation. The use of this programming language has the aim to strengthen the knowledge and skills of students and teachers.

It may be applied to the study of Maths, Physics, ICT, in an innovative way. VBA is mainly used in the Office Excel package and allows the implementation of worksheets with mathematical formulas that the program does not have.The positive repercussions can be appreciated in all areas of Science because VBA allows the creation of worksheets for the application and adaptation of formulas of this. It allows the management of results obtained from experiences in physics, chemistry and mathematics laboratories Lessons will be held in ICT labs by experts of our schools, both for students and for teachers.

Students and teachers will work in groups of four, one for each country and will create programmes to solve problems arising from different discussions (Problem solving).The teacher poses the problem to the students who, through the application of the formulas will give the various solutions. This will create the conditions for a dynamic creativity, typical of young people and will favour their intellectual curiosity. Besides, the use of simple and intuitive software (drifts, cabrì, google drive, quiz creator, quest base, kahoot) will make the teaching of Sciences attractive because it will provide practical and tangible results.

Other activities are: presentation of the partners schools and their town, team building, visit to HTS company High Technology Systems .
The participating students from the four countries are aged 15-19. They will be integrated and will attend class classes with high school students.
The teaching and learning methods used are : project collaboration, student-centered, demonstration, conversation, problem-solving, active learning.

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