Many schools in Germany still lack a fast internet connection, the necessary modern technology, and teachers who are interested/willing to use new teaching methods. The Federal Government and the 16 Bundesländer want to change this with the Digital Pact for Schools 🏫 This digital pact aims to improve the standard of digital technology in German schools 📚
In 2013, an international comparative study (ICILS) found that schools and pupils in Germany had a lot of catching up to do with their European counterparts when it came to using technology in the classroom. A lot of progress has been made since then! Federal Education Minister Johanna Wanka initiated the digital pact in 2018. This pact gives about 40,000 schools new computers 💻 and educational software.