Digital Natives

We are all Digital Natives! - Sharing digital methods for digital citizens

?We are all digital natives? stands for a new way of thinking about education and lifelong learning. In Europe, learners need to know how to act and live with digital reality. Younger users need to achieve digital responsibility. Older learners and workers need to be introduced to and made proficient in the navigation of the digital world in order to qualify them for jobs needed today. The biggest challenge to become and stay a ?digital native? is faced by teachers and trainers in all education sectors, in formal and non-formal education. For them it will in future be increasingly important to keep pace with the latest digital methods and technologies in order to keep their curricula up to date.

This project will therefore defined and compared, published and promoted good practice examples of digital methods used across all education sectors across Europe. In this way it can be ensured that everyone becomes a digital native.

The project held 5 transnational meetings at which each partner prepared 2 good practice examples of digital methods, based on an evaluation grid, providing criteria for good digital teaching. The practices had been documented in a eBook which is for free downloadable.

Based on the good practice analysis and intense discussions inside the partnership and with stakeholders anddecision makers the partnership formulated nine recommendations on how to develop good  digital training/teaching:
1. It?s about you, not the technology
2. Teach how to learn and manage change
3. Open the classroom to the world
4. Break down barriers of knowledge and perception
5. Make your class sustainable
6. There are no experts in the digital world
7. Connect the offline and online world
8. Digital tools are a compass – digital tools help to navigate the digital world.
9. Let the voices of your students be heard