And what does the project “I play and learn in the digital world” consist of?
“I play and learn in the digital world” allows us to complement the learning activities in the areas of communication and mathematics in the curricular part, such as quantities, temporal notions, figures. In communication, we work with short stories, sequences of activities, everything that the national curriculum and the teachers have proposed for each learning session. The teachers of this project have applied the tools that are in the Internet system and adapt it for the students. First they use it, each one has her Tablet and they select everything they are going to use, adapt it and then use it with the children.
What has been the reaction of students and parents after trying these technological tools?
Our students have felt excited, because hearing a voice, seeing figures and colors, interacting and having a response of satisfaction, like a voice saying “You did it” and seeing little balloons or fireworks on the screen, has caught their attention, that is, it is a satisfaction, because you can see it in the children's gestures. It has also motivated parents to use these programs in a didactic way, moving towards a learning purpose. And the teachers see the results, there is more attention, the children go happily to the classroom and wait their turn.
This year the children returned to the classroom after two years of the pandemic. What has been the main challenge for the students in returning to on-site classes?
The main challenge for the students has been to be able to have the tolerance to stay in one place again. We have to condition those social skills, the tolerance. And the other challenge is that since they have been taking virtual education, they have already made progress in interacting with the computer or the Tablet. And that is also the new challenge of using technological tools, such as the Tablet, the computer or the interactive whiteboard, because we have turned around the use of technology due to the pandemic and we cannot leave them behind. That is the challenge for parents and also for students.