CienTIC Project: The Use of Portuguese Primary Schools' Websites as a Way to Improve the Process of Teaching and Learning in Science
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AbstractThe CienTIC Project aims to enhance the work and activities as a consequence of the Internet National Programme for Primary Schools that were created by the Portuguese Ministry of Education on the schooling year of 2002/03 till June 2004. Within this programme the main aim was the creation of a website in each Portuguese primary school besides the improvement and use of Internet by pupils and teachers. The focus of the CienTIC project is to promote an effective use of the school's website and the use of Internet as a resource that promotes different ways to teach and learning science. The involvement of student teachers is considered important in order to ensure that future use of the Internet resources has more probability to be used in educational context mainly in a country with a lack of systematic use of digital resources.