These Recommendations of the Ministry of Education and Science of Russian Federation mainstream the use of technologies and give teachers guidance both for their own work and for application to the authorities on the extension of the existing technological base.
The Recommendations include elements of material and informational environment of the educational process; it encompasses all subjects and aspects of the educational process and defines the general guidelines for creating an optimal educational environment. They are supposed to be used for equipping and certification of educational institutions (including preschool) and the development of new types of equipment.
The strategy for the Recommendations is to guide the process of equipping educational institutions in parallel with the development of the ICT-competence of teachers and their planning of activities with the competent use of ICT.
For the educational process at this stage, the requirement is to provide with ICT equipment those teachers, whose ICT competence has been vetted and their planning of the ICT use has been approved. In addition to this, the initial conditions for teachers' ICT competence formation in each school are created. The minimum level of ICT equipment is required to acquaint teachers with ICT and initiate a pedagogical experiment to effectively use ICT.
One of the requirements – to provide ICT equipment for the work to all teachers and students who are ready
to use it. Several elements of the school ICT equipment, particularly mobile versions (mobile computer, mobile "scanner" that converts any board into interactive one), video camera, etc. can be promptly allocated for the lesson, when they need to be used.
The Recommendations include digital educational resources for each subject: information resources used in the educational process; tools for student and teacher, means of organizing the educational process.
The list provides maximum opportunities for laboratory work. In natural sciences, the empowerment of traditional laboratory is provided, inter alia, by the use of digital measuring instruments, data processors, and ICT equipment for sound and image recording. National Recommendations for Equipment for General Education 2007–2008