Today, Talavera hosts an International Congress of Software Programmers worldwide, which is held at the Smart Technologies Center for Technology Applied to Education. About 35 computer professionals update and improve the software that will be used in education centers in the future, define the functionalities and the digital aspect for teachers and students “and which is being developed in Spain and in Talavera for the rest of the world.”
This was explained by the Director of Education for Smart in Iberia and Latin America, José Luis Castaño, and the Vice President of Product for the Canadian company, Dan McMahon, who reported together with Councilor for Information and Communication Technologies, Daniel Tito. about the functions of this meeting.
During these days, Castaño pointed out, the digital tools for current and future students are defined, focusing on the methodological aspect, which has little or nothing to do with what was taught years ago.
Talavera hosts a world gathering of software programmers – Photo: LGCFor this, 35 developers from Spain but also from Canada, the United States or the United Kingdom meet at the CTAE to shape the new software that will be used in the following courses. They don’t do it alone, because they have the invaluable collaboration of the educational community, educators and students, with whom they collaborate in their mission.
Yesterday, the fifth grade students of CEIPHernán Cortés, tablet in hand, showed how they work and demanded what they needed for the future, together with the developers who directly verified these needs.
It is, stated by Smart Technologies, an interactivity software “designed to be used in interactive panels, digital screens, teacher devices, and especially student devices.” With this they promote an active methodology within the new way of teaching, with teachers as “mediators, we set the tool based on methodology and students build their knowledge with the media.”
This new software, she added, comes with the knowledge and experience of Smart Technologies, a company with more than 30 years of experience and creator of the first interactive whiteboard. Currently, they continue to apply the new methodological concepts to update their products.
More activities. In addition to these types of international events, the center hosts other types of activities that open Talavera to the rest of the world in terms of technology and education. An example of this is the hybrid session that a teacher from the Valencian Community will give this afternoon, which will be broadcasted from the city via streaming worldwide, thus reaching the entire Spanish-speaking educational community, and taught personally for the teachers of Talavera and The area . This kind of activity “has been a big boost to this digitization process.”
For its part, the Councilor for Information and Communication Technologies, Daniel Tito, thanked Smart and the Center for Technology Applied to Education in Talavera once again for their commitment, which puts the city on the global map of technologies and positions it at the forefront of the sector and specialized in technology applied to education, “resulting in the quality of education, of our teachers and students”.
It is the first major world event to feature these features, but it won’t be the last, said the councilor, stressing that the city will work to remain a reference for new technologies.