Educational Software in Macedonian Schools

Jancheski, Metodija (2008) Educational Software in Macedonian Schools. In: Proceedings of the Sixth Conference on Informatics and Information Technology. Institute of Informatics, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, Macedonia, Skopje, Macedonia, pp. 70-74. ISBN 978-9989-668-78-4


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After a brief review of the newer history of ICT in Macedonian education and the concrete steps of the Macedonian government in the computerization of both, the Macedonian society, and especially Macedonian primary and secondary schools in the last two years, the paper will discuss about the profile of IT teachers, and the current situation of theirs continuous education in Macedonia, as well as, about the continuous education with implementation of ICT of non IT teachers. • E-Schools Project (2003-2008) Creation of 460 computer labs with PRC computers in all primary and secondary schools. Also, a series of training programs were conducted for most of the secondary and primary school teachers, focusing on use of ICT through project-based learning strategies and networking. One of the main "e-School project" activities was translation and adaptation of the software package titled "ToolKID", based on Comenius Logo, for use by K-4 children. This educational software, together with four manuals was donated to 100 primary schools throughout Macedonia. Besides, a large number of teachers passed the training for using this software. This process continues. [2] After the review of the educational portal, follows the brief report for implementation and use the ToolKid software in primary schools by lower primary teachers. In the conclusion the author proposes the further steps and defines the challenges in the field of ICT and education software in Macedonian schools.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: International Conference on Informatics and Information Technologies > Challenges in education
Depositing User: Vangel Ajanovski
Date Deposited: 28 Oct 2016 00:15
Last Modified: 28 Oct 2016 00:15

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