The “new” media play an increasingly important role in our digital society and they are an integral part of the younger generation’s everyday life. However, teenagers are far from using the media they have grown up with to learn. Instead, they consume the ever-increasing flood of information in their leisure time. For even today they are not born with the knowledge about the proper use of the media they usually carry with them in their pockets but they need to be taught exactly that.
Learning in the digital age has long ceased being limited to the classroom. Rather, it has become a lifelong task and is accomplished in both global and social contexts, as well as in networks. Nowadays, learning is independent of time and place and goes far beyond a common frame of 45 minutes to an hour in a classroom. Moreover, in the digital age, intercultural and intergenerational contacts can be easily included in the learning process.
In order to accomplish my mission as a teacher, my vision of proper education and because I want both my students and me to have fun I frequently use ICT in the classroom. Furthermore, I take my obligation of further training very seriously. Since for me sharing is caring, I am writing this blog to share my experiences, ideas and whatever I have learned during webinars and training sessions with my colleagues.