Ilustración interactiva de un PROYECTO DE ÁREA basado en un uso no convencional de la escuadra, el cartabón y el semicírculo graduado como materiales para dibujar, para hacer medidas directas e indirectas, para generar nuevos modelos, para el descubrimiento de conceptos, para mostrar aplicaciones, para realizar comprobaciones y demostraciones, como material generador de situaciones problemáticas… (todo ello basado en los modelos TPACK y de Van Hiele).
In Intelligence Reframed Howard Gardner contends that "literacies, skills, and disciplines ought to be pursued as tools that allow us to enhance our understanding of important questions, topics, and themes." Today's readers become literate by learning to read the words and symbols in today's world and its antecedents. They analyze, compare, evaluate and interpret multiple representations from a variety of disciplines and subjects, including texts, photographs, artwork, and data. They learn to choose and modify their own communication based on the rhetorical situation. Point of view is created by the reader, the audience and the medium.
Aunque ya traeremos a este blog algunos resultados de investigaciones internacionales que respaldan la calidad, la eficacia y eficiencia de metodologías no presenciales, personalmente pienso que no se ha investigado suficientemente como para concluir que se obtienen logros académicos más sólidos con estrategias y procesos presenciales, a distancia o mixtos.
Comparto una lista que hace un buen tiempo empecé a recopilar en Twitter. Son 120 proyectos educativos, cuentas/usuarios que en su mayoría escriben en Español. Desde Ministerios o proyectos de Gobiernos, pasando por Fundaciones, Organizaciones No Gubernamentales, Centros Educativos, Emprendimientos, hasta algunas empresas.
"Below is an overview of the 5 best note-taking apps. Whichever Note taking app you chose to use. Stop using the simple Notes app that came with the iPad. It is not good enough to use in class. You need to use all of the other features of the iPad like, drawing, adding pictures and sound. Below is an overview of 5 different Note taking apps. Take this weekend to try out all of them."
Aunque está explicado para Word creo que las recomendaciones sobre la forma de construir el documento original son perfectamente aplicables a cualquier Libre Office, OpenOffice o cualquier otro procesador de texto.
Teachers who report confidence and competence at using digital technologies may not be as confident or skilled at using new technologies for educational purposes, or to promote learning. This is one of the findings of a teacher survey, carried out as part of the iTEC framework. The project carried out two surveys, designed to measure teachers’ and students’ attitudes to the use of technology in the classroom. The results of the surveys have been published, and are now available to download.
Robin Good: What does curation mean from an educational viewpoint? And what is the key difference between "collecting" and "curating".
Nancy White (@NancyW), a 21st Century Learning & Innovation Specialist and the author of Innovations in Education blog, has written an excellent article, dissecting the key characterizing traits of curation, as a valuable resource to create and share knowledge.
She truly distills some key traits of curation in a way that is clear and comprehensible to anyone.
She writes: "The first thing I realized is that in order to have value-added benefits to curating information, the collector needs to move beyond just classifying the objects under a certain theme to deeper thinking through a) synthesis and b) evaluation of the collected items.
How are they connected?"
And then she also frames perfectly the relevance of "context" for any meaningful curation project by writing: "I believe when we curate, organization moves beyond thematic to contextual – as we start to build knowledge and understanding with each new resource that we curate.
Themes have a common unifying element – but don’t necessarily explain the “why.”
Theme supports a central idea – Context allows the learner to determine why that idea (or in this case, resource) is important.
So, as collecting progresses into curating, context becomes essential to determine what to keep, and what to discard."
But there's a lot more insight distilled in this article as Nancy captures with elegance the difference between collecting for a personal interest and curating for a specific audience.
She finally steals my full endorsement for this article by discretely inquirying how great a value it would be to allow students to "curate" the domains of interest they need to master.
New online learning models are bursting from startups and top universities, bridging the educational divide.
We are in the midst of a revolution that will bring high-quality education to hundreds of millions of people who have never had access to this level of learning before.
These tools will reach those in developing cities and countries but also foment a revolution in the U.S. classroom as they change our perception of what learning can be. Here are the leading new platfoms disupting the education world...