Although students are evermore connected to the social web, many of these networks remain out-of-class digital playgrounds where students congregate. In a recent survey of 1,000 teachers, just one in
António Leça's insight:
Of course, it can be a challenge to incorporate social media into lessons. There are many grey areas for teachers to navigate, like setting guidelines for instance. But to help teachers navigate this ever-changing landscape of social media tools, here are some of the best guides on the web for four popular networks -- Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.
Such an assertion seems bold, but arises from observation of the development of a new context in education technology, a context that cultivates the confluence of three key conditions that allow the teacherpreneur to thrive.
Below is a step by step tutorial on how to use TED Ed tool to create flipped lessons around YouTube videos. Keep in mind that you need to open an account with TED Ed to start using this service. The sign-up process is pretty easy and free.
The educational landscape is witnessing a drastic change due to the use and integration of emerging technologies. However, though these changes are revolutionary but they are still far from being transformative because the gap between the technologies our students are using out of school and the ones they have access to inside the walls of school is widening.
Does our current system prepare students for the world of tomorrow? Is education going in pace with the fast-paced developments in the world of technology? Do we really need a fundamental redesign of the educational experience? These are some of the questions the video below answers.
Our students are heavily dependent on digital media to communicate, collaborate, socialize and share resources. As teachers and educators, we need to help our learners thrive in this new environment and provide them with the digital tools they need to make their learning experience more enjoyable and successful.
30 Incredible Ways Technology Will Change Education By 2028
António Leça's insight:
In 2013, technology has become not just a tool, but a standard and matter of credibility. While learning by no means requires technology, to design learning without technology is an exercise in spite—proving a point at the cost of potential. And it’s difficult to forget how new this is.
Practical video tutorials on different Google services including: Gmail, G Calendar, GDrive, GDocs, GForms, GSpreadsheets, GPresentations,GDrawings, GSites. These tutorials are 30 minute screencasts of webinars.
All of the web tools below do not require any software installation and you can work on them right from your browser. I am pretty sure you will find them very useful particularly when working on video projects with your students. Please have a look and share with us if we have missed any important title.
Each timeline is made up of several videos illustrating the different events covered in it. Clicking on any event you will be provided with a title and a short description of the event and a video on the left for students to watch.
Our students spend much of their time interacting on social media. It becomes part and parcel of who they are. But are they aware of the hazards looming in those spaces? Are they familiar with online code of ethics? Are they doing it safe? What if their online identities are jeopardized? How about those intimate photos they share? Do they know future job seekers would more than likely have a look at what they share on their social media?
In the midst of this growing tsunami of digital content, digital curations emerges as one of the pressing skills that we need to develop in order to thrive in this knowledge economy. Being able to digitally curate content empowers you with the right dispositions to enhance your overall learning and boost your professional development efforts.
Most of us use iPad only as a peripheral device to our computers and this is probably understood because of the nature and interface of computers that allow for much more freedom and space in handling our browsing and online navigation.
O mundo das soluções/aplicações Open Source resulta, em grande parte, da boa vontade e do espírito colaborativo de muitos programadores. Muita dessas aplicações são, em alguns casos, superiores as comerciais e algumas deles são aproveitadas, como base, para muitos projectos comerciais.
The purpose behind such lists is to empower those teachers who are short of time to go online and look for web tools to use in their teaching and provide them some educational resources in their plates.
Digital curation or content curation " is the selection, preservation, maintenance, collection and archiving of digital assets "(Wikipedia). The purpose of the digital curator is to compile and provide a high quality resource around a given topic by filtering what he'/ she perceives as worthy of curation.