From September to December 2019, TSU carried out the project “Development of Digital Literacy of Schoolchildren and Training of Pedagogical Teams for the Digital Transformation of Education”. The participants were from Russian schools not only in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan but also in Vietnam. In December, the TSU team held full-time educational sessions in Haiphong for students and teachers of the Chang Fu Senior Secondary Special School.
For students of the Vietnamese school, the educational intensive “My Digital Educational Project” was held. More than 70 participants formed teams, distributed roles among themselves, and completed design tasks for aircraft and ships. The end of the first day was the launch of the resulting models and the measurement of their basic physical parameters. On the second day, students created 3D models of their ships in the Tinkercad 3D modeling program, receiving the necessary instructions on the Exterium platform in the appropriate course.
At the first stage, teachers had the task to identify the main characteristics of the “school of the future”. They analyzed the qualities necessary for the school to respond to the challenges of modern education. At the second stage, they were offered several online tools for the educational process: Mentimetr, Kahoot, Trello, Powtoon, and Mindmeister. In the lesson, teachers were able to test each product, some of which teachers had already applied. As the participants noted, all the online tools presented in the lesson were very interesting.
– We believe that collaboration between the two educational institutions is moving in the right direction and exactly meets the needs of teachers and students in work and study. This is a huge inspiration supporting teachers and students, – says Doan Thai Sean, the director of the Senior Secondary Special School named after Tran Phu.
The final stage of the project will be the holding of an online festival in which schoolchildren from Vietnam, along with participants from other countries, will publish their team or individual work based on the results of online courses and face-to-face events.