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The three criteria against which innovative practice might be judged in Italy are as follows.

  • Digital technology should be "invisible", deeply embedded in the practice.
  • Digital learning content should be relevant according to specific learning goals.
  • Practice should have a significant impact on students' attainment.

Innovative teachers are described as those with a strong attitude towards active learning methodologies and problem solving in particular. These teachers are skilled in lesson planning (this doesn’t happen very often in our country) and possess a good level of digital competence. Their efforts are usually directed to design learning environments/activities that fit specific learning strategies or goals. They are able to include digital technology and select/create resources within the design process. They are also focused on evidence-based practices, rather than ‘hype-driven’ ones. There are not necessarily ‘geek’ teachers, but they are technology-savvy.