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Les TIC en Classe
MEDEA 2009 finalist
Les TIC en Classe is an interactive DVD, produced by the Ministry of Education in France, to motivate teachers to use ICT in the classroom. 37 films (5-7 minutes) allow the viewer/teacher to "enter" and participate in a class. Each film is supplemented by interviews with the teachers and students, educational materials and relevant links.
The DVD shows with concrete examples and situations the contribution and advantages of digital services and tools to learning, to show the actual activities of students and to encourage teachers to use the many accompanying documents (on the DVD or available online) and extend the use of ICT and examples shown in the videos.
What the judges said of Les TIC en Classe:
“Extremely well thought out from a pedagogical point of view, combining subject area, level, themes in the B2i national educational ICT competency framework. The DVD is an impressive collection of good practices: the videos showing ICT been used in class provide a very good illustration of the pedagogical approaches and are inspiring. The interviews with learners as well as with teachers give useful evidence on the use in the classroom and thus answer questions/doubts that other teachers or parents might have.
The DVD shows a high production quality, most videos are based on a template-like scenario which makes them easy to follow. It addresses the needs of the target audience, teachers wanting to use ICT in the classroom and also links to online pedagogical scenarios and other guidelines. An added plus would be to link the online resource to a web community where teachers and pupils can continue to discuss the issues and their practice and contribute examples of their own practice. This entry shows and analyses examples of very innovative and creative practice in schools!”
About the creation of Les TIC en Classe
Hélène Ormières, Nicolas Mersch and Odile Lausecker (right) after receiving their prizes from Maruja Gutierrez-Diaz from the European Commission (left)
Mr. Nicolas Mersch, who submitted this educational project for the MEDEA Awards, says: “This interactive DVD was produced by the Ministry of Education in France and published in 2007. It was given to the French schools with the aim to motivate teachers of all disciplines (from kindergarten through high school) to use ICT in the classroom.
The DVD was chosen as a medium because it allows teachers to easily access the multimedia content that interest him/her (movies, interviews with teachers or pupils, PDFs and links) and it can be viewed on any computer and all types of operating system (even old versions). The DVD features a dual navigation to discover the contents by subject in primary and secondary education (French, mathematics, modern languages, etc ...) or to browse by theme: background materials (on for instance interactive tables), involved psycho-motoric learning goals or resources, …
Presented at numerous meetings and in many institutes of teacher training, the DVD was a big hit among the teachers so it was reissued in 6000 copies, a special edition targeted at primary education and an English version of 10 films were made in 2008 and 2009. The French Ministry of National Education's SDTICE commissioned les TIC en Classe, and was represented in Berlin by Hélène Ormières.”.
About Hélène Ormières
Hélène Ormières is Associate Professor and lectures Science of Life and Earth at the Academy of Creteil. In addition she works since 1987 at the Department of Information and Communication Technology in Education (SDTICE) of the Ministry of National Education on the dissemination of practices of new technology in her own subject domain but also in Arts and Art History. She is particularly involved in individual supervised school projects (travaux personnels encadrés (TPE)).