As a consequence of digitization of society there are increasing demands for the use of ICT in education. The school is to ensure, that students acquire digital skills and competences, which enables them to cope in a labor market and in a world, where the use of digital tools is a natural part of everyday life. In order to ensure the digital literacies of students, the school must introduce them to a variety of digital tools, and let them get acquainted with the potentials of the different tools.
The use of ICT in education should always be grounded in pedagogical reflections, and the choice of digital learning tools should always be based on the teachers reflections upon students' prerequisites and on the learning objectives, content and organization. As a teacher, it may be difficult to keep up with developments in the world of digital tools, and therefore it can also be a difficult task to choose the best tools for teaching.
The Pedagogical Framework of eDidaktik.dk can serve as the basis for the teacher's pedagogical reflections, and qualify the choice of digital tools for classroom use. The framework distinguishes between a monologic, a dialogic and a polyphonic form of teaching, which differs by having different relationships between teacher, subject matter and student, and which calls for the use of different types of digital learning tools.
Based on the pedagogical framework the site presents a series of articles on free digital tools for teaching. The articles are intended as inspiration for teachers, who would like to use ICT in education based on pedagogical reflections, and they introduce to the features of the various tools, and provides suggestions on how the tools can support different forms of teaching.
I hope, that you will be inspired to try some of the digital tools in your own teaching, and would very much like to hear about your own and your students' experiences with the use of them. If you are interested in hearing more about the digital tools or about the pedagogical framework, please feel free to contact me.