What are Italian schools doing for their innovation and renovation on digital tools?

In July 2015 the Italian government approved a law called “La Buona Scuola"  (The Good School) which aims to strongly renovate the Italian educational system. Part of this project is also the creation of a "Committee for the development of scientific culture and technology" and of “Indire”, an organ for the research and innovation for Italian schools.

A fundamental element of this project includes a document called Piano Nazionale Scuola Digitale (National Plan on Digital Schools): it is the document of reference published by the Ministry of Education for the implementation of a strategy to innovate Italian schools and acquire a new level for its educational system in the digital era. It reflects the government's position regarding the most important challenges to face in order to innovate the public system. The core of this plan is the innovation of the school system and the opportunities given by digital education.

In the past years the government had already introduced the project Cl@ssi 2.0 to stimulate innovative learning locations and to spread wireless connectivity in schools. Now, according to “La Buona Scuola” the actions will include learning scenarios, devices, platforms, research, training, and obviously teaching methodology and competencies. For example, one of the actions is that of renovating the school laboratories to adapt them to innovation and creativity in primary and secondary schools. Secondly, the reinforcement of the competencies related to comprehension and production of digital contents (information literacy and digital literacy)

The Ministry of Education is massively investing in the enhancement of the Internet connection, in order to allow the schools to enable the educational activities through digital technologies and the Net.

Here are some interesting links on examples of innovation applied in Italian schools:

Example 1

Example 2

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