Εκπαιδευτικό λογισμικό "Γεωγραφία Ε΄ Δημοτικού": υλοποίηση και αξιολόγηση
Μπαλάσης, Κωνσταντίνος Ν.
SubjectΤεχνολογία της πληροφορίας ; Εκπαίδευση, Πρωτοβάθμια ; Εκπαίδευση -- Πληροφορική ; Γεωγραφία ; Διδασκαλία βοηθούμενη από ηλεκτρονικό υπολογιστή
The Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) consists the catalyst for many changes in education. The use of ICT should be driven by educational and learning needs, rather than technology. The need to shift the philosophy of the education system, the methods of teaching, the role of the teacher, the relationship between student and teacher, as well as the actual content of the analytic program is imperative. The educational software, leads into potentials development that informatics and communication offer, in order to create a rich, attractive and provocative learning environment, which will encourage analytical, positive and creative learning. There are many categories of educational software according not only to the sort of the software but also according to the desirable pedagogic result. This assignment describes the procedure of design, development and evaluation of the multimedia application “E΄ class Geography of Elementary Schools”. It΄s an application that supports the teaching of Geography and it is addressed to “E΄ class students of Elementary Schools”. The context as well as (and moreover) the structure of the software was based on the school book and on the curriculum of the Ministry of Education. The application was developed with the multimedia application development software “Macromedia Director” by Adobe and presents, with a dynamic and interactive way, activities to the pupils in a way which develops their critical thinking. The software was presented to and evaluated by both the students and the teachers of E΄ class Elementary of the 11th and 12th Elementary School of Tripoli through the completion of questionnaires. The results showed that pupils as well as the teachers, are positive to incorporate educational applications and that this specific application (E΄class Geography of Elementary Schools) is an easy to use application, that covers the educational goals of Geography, appropriate for use by teachers and students.