ICT POLICY IN ROMANIA
The Romanian Education Ministry offers teacher training in ICT, some of the courses being compulsory, regarding the basic use of computers. Adding to that, recent POSDRU projects offer the teachers the possibility to update their skills in using certain ICT features (blogging, wiki, podcasting). After attending these courses, teachers have to use the skills in teaching in the classroom. Secondly, ICT is studied in schools, normally between 1-4 classes per week, depending on the school section. Moreover, the national examinations include digital competencies practical examination. Finally, every five years, schools have to be certified by the Ministry and in order to get the certification, schools need to prove they are using the ICT resources invested in the school (IT equipment) and in the region (ICT training, programs, projects).

France :
ICTE development plan in primary schools
Five guiding principles underlying the concrete measures implemented in September 2010, the 4th of accelerating the development of digital technology in schools.
1 Accelerate the development of digital technology in schools
The “rural digital schools” project aims to create a financial support programme for providing rural schools with digital equipment. The term “digital school” encompasses hardware and software solutions, digital services and resources, ongoing coordination of their implementation, and user training.
As part of France’s economic stimulus plan, the ministry has allocated €67 million for funding 6,700 projects submitted by 18,000 towns which have fewer than 2,000 residents and only one school.
2 Generalize digital workspaces (ENT) and the digital text book
3 Boosting Learning languages with ICT
Schools and institutions may also use the device online matching "eTwinning" to promote trade in foreign languages ​​while using digital tools.

1,000 videoconferences” project for teaching languages in primary schools

The project supports early learning of foreign languages in schools, encouraging contact with native speakers through videoconferencing.

The systems allow teachers to share sounds and images in real time, using cameras, sound systems and broadband networks to create links between various locations.
4 Train teachers and advisers, managers with using ICT
Training of all teachers in the use of ICT is the prerequisite for any development in this area. A national plan for deployment of this training will be stopped before the end of June.
Designed to complement the features of teacher training, the program http://national.pairformance.education.fr/ "offers training online collaborative in the field of ICT. The potential of this program should be extended to other areas and, in particular, new courses (including art history).
5 Develop digital resources
The development of teaching resources to accompany the broadcast equipment and digital tools. Teachers should be encouraged and supported to develop scenarios for educational use these resources and digital tools (BIT, videoconferencing, etc.).For the first degree, these scenarios PrimTice site, a portal of ICT for primary teachers.

Sweden:

Sweden: There is not a federal ICT-strategy for schools in Sweden, instead projects are on a local
basis or even on a school basis. Therefore there are many differnt methods when implementing
new ICT- projects. The positive thing is you get an enormous freedom to create different sort of
projects.
The big challange now are implementing laptops for all students and also to offer differnt
platforms for collaboration like Google sites and docs.

The boarder between school and home is not longer a matter of a set schedule in school, instead
we tend to have a more flexible system concerning time.
When implementing new digital resourcies we know that the key for success are the educatainal support for the teachers. It is wise to put money into ICT education for teachers. What we mean is not training in software but instead pedagogical method for teaching.
The Swedish school system is totally on a local basis today, with the different municipalities as head of the school organization.


HUNGARY

In Hungary a ministry called Telecommunication Ministry was organized to improve ITC in the schools and adult education. Now it is integrated into another ministry but it works. Only money hinders the big plan to achieve. The purpose is to equip the schools with computers, interactive boards, and then the teachers must
have a train to apply them. But no state strategy for schools for a real changing.
In this period the state supports only the teacher's side not the student's. I did not hear a plan to give computers to all the students- like in Spain.
(But I will suggest it)



ICT SCHOOLS 2.0 IN SPAIN

ICT Schools 2.0 Project in Spain is a project of integration of Information Technology and Communication (ICT) in schools, which provides a laptop for each student. The aim is to launch the XXI century digital classrooms, classrooms equipped with technology infrastructure and connectivity.

ICT Schools 2.0 project is based on:
  • Digital classrooms. Students and schools are provided ICT resources: laptop computers for students and teachers and digital resources for classrooms.
  • Ensuring Internet connectivity and interconnectivity within the classroom.
  • Promote teacher training in both the technological and methodological aspects and social integration of these resources in their everyday teaching practice.
  • Generate and provide access to digital educational materials both for teachers and for students and their families.
  • Involve students and families in the acquisition, custody and use of these resources.

In our region, our local government, (JUNTA DE ANDALUCÍA), ICT Schools 2.0 Project, funded by the Ministry of Education, includes the provision of laptops that are incorporated into the students' school bag accompanying him in the classroom and at home.