Anna Rita Vizzari descrive l'esperienza della sua classe svolta per il progetto iTec nel terzo ciclo di sperimentazione. L'articolo ripercorre tutto l'iter della sperimentazione in classe, dalla scrittura della learning story della docente a partire dalle learning activities fornite dall'università di Aalto, fino ai blog sui quali i suoi studenti hanno costruito le scrivanie virtuali.
The flipped classroom is a pedagogical model in which the typical lecture and homework elements of a course are reversed. It seems to be revolutionizing education in USA. But how about Europe? Some teachers are a bit baffled by the concept of a flipped classroom: it looks like more work (making videos) with little benefits. And this is true: In many European countries, teachers are already more or less following the flip approach, so starting to create lecture videos seems a bit superfluous. In this webinar we'll discuss the core principles of a flipped classroom and different ways in which it might practically be achieved, from a European perspective. The webinar is led by researcher Tarmo Toikkanen from Aalto university in Finland. Participants are welcome to tell about their own experiences, share tips and debate.
iTec project (a four year international project from European Commision, leaded by EuropeanSchoolNet), @ Bett_show. A perspective from Smart, one of the technological partners, who is leading extra pilots in Spain and Germany
On the Boulevard Saint-Michel, near the center of Paris, just off the edge of the Jardin du Luxembourg and just a short stroll from the Sorbonne sits the main campus of the École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris.
The new, new MOOC
Minecraft has become a kind of anarchic massive open online course (MOOC) all on its own, without developing courseware or costly new program licenses. Part of the proliferation is due to user-created video, particularly on YouTube, where a quick search yields 7.5 million mentions. Video podcasts, recordings of building in progress and most importantly, walkthroughs, or videos of players demonstrating how to master levels or particular construction techniques, keep the global Minecraft horde digging and trying to impress or teach one another, forming a key part of the informal player-to-player education that makes the game a fascinating phenomenon to observe.
The best way to understand the great teaching and learning potential of Multi User Virtual Environments (MUVE) is to step in and give it a try! That's why this webinar will be a 'muvinar': the event will be held in 'edMondo' (not 'Edmodo'), the virtual world for education tailored by INDIRE. During the event you will get familiar with the basic functions of edMondo and will be immersed in a real learning experience. It will be an opportunity to get inspired and share ideas for developing learning stories in 3D virtual spaces. The webinar is led by Andrea Benassi, INDIRE, Italy
iTec 3rd pilot Italian Teacher's experience published on iTec WebSite: Raffaella Fiorini, English teacher at Chris Cappel College (upper secondary school) in Anzio (near Rome) asked to her pupils to create booktrailers on masterpieces of English literature to implement an online library for the whole school.
The article contains a video (with english subtitles) descriving the whole experience, a detailed description, and the booktrailers realized by the students.
The survey of schools is one of a series within the European Union's cross-sector benchmarking activities comparing national progress to i2010 and EU2020 goals. It is the first Europe-wide survey of schools' ICT for six years, following Europe 2002 and EU2005 surveys.
The Survey was funded by the European Commission Information Society and Media Directorate General. It was a partnership between European Schoolnet and the Service d’Approches Quantitatives des faits éducatifs in the Department of Education of the University of Liège.
The focus of the study was on developing indicators and gathering and analysing data on students’ use, competence, and attitudes to ICT. Teacher and school level factors were investigated as regards their impact on students. The main areas of investigation were:
Students' digital competence and attitudes towards ICTStudents' ICT use in /out of classroomTeachers' professional ICT use in/out of classroomTeachers’ attitudes towards pedagogical ICT useSchool infrastructure, connectivity and ICT accessSchool leadership in ICT and ICT for pedagogy Under the guidance of a Steering Committee, work comprises five stages.
Here teachers can find chemistry resources to organise activities in the classroom around the video "Chemistry: All About You"developed by the European Petrochemical Association (EPCA) in partnership with UNESCO and IUPAC. The objective is to propose tools for an innovative and multi-disciplinary approach of chemistry teaching
MOOCs allow students to pursue interests in a non-commital way. However, the format does not provide students with the added benefits of a classroom that help transform interests into passion and knowledge
Via Kim Flintoff
giovanni nulli's insight:
An interesting perspective on Mooc from a student. He followed a course, and because he is really interested and motivated by the quality of the university. So strong motivation is a key factor for success of these kind of environment.
Another important point is that he felt the content just as a top down flow, and he felt himself connected at all with the teacher.