As you know Twitter has made such a big jump from just a social netwrok where people get to share their mundane activities to a rigorous learning and teaching activitiy. The potential of Twitter is even way bigger than we might think and I personally depend a lot on it for my professional development .Anyway, to bring you closer to how you can leverage this social media tool in your classroom and to help you learn more about the essentials of ' educational tweeting' I would recommend that you have a look at the guide below .
"Describes the Australian University Teaching Committee (AUTC) project of reviewing and selecting exemplary learning designs.
Learning designs refer to a variety of ways of designing student learning experiences, that is, a sequence of types of activities and interactions.Learning designs may be at the level of a subject, or subject components. A learning design can be considered the framework that supports student learning experiences.
This project focuses on learning designs implemented with the use of Information and Communication Technologies. Oliver (1999) argues that a learning design comprises the following key elements:
*Tasks that learners are required to do.
*Resources that support learners to conduct the task.
*Support mechanisms that exist from a teacher implementing it."
These three components need to be considered against the intended learning outcomes.
The principles that inform this framework according to Boud and Prosser (2001) include:
Engage learners; Acknowledge the learning context; Challenge learners and Provide practice.
"In different learning contexts some of these principles may be more prominent than others, however, all four principles are considered important in any higher education context. The principles are holistic in that they incorporate both learning outcomes and learning processes and are based on the premise that learning arises from what students experience from an implementation of a learning design. Designers/educators need to examine their learning designs from the perspective of their impact on learning, that is, placing themselves in the "students’ shoes" and thus examining their learning designs from the student perspective."
Business and political leaders are increasingly asking schools to integrate development of skills such as problem solving, critical thinking, and collaboration into the teaching and learning of academic subjects. Collectively these skills are often referred to as “21st century skills” or “deeper learning.”
Amanda Polato, na Revista EpocaOs professores são os principais influenciadores nos hábitos de leitura dos brasileiros. Mas há indícios de que, no seu tempo livre, eles raramente abrem um livro, assim como a maioria dos ...
Presentation by Jackie Gerstein for integrating the flipped classroom approach in higher education with a focus on experiential learning with videos and other content supporting not driving the instruction.
This past week I researched connectivism as a learning theory. It was interesting readingGeorge Siemens and Stephen Downes the gurus of connectivism. In short, connectivism believes that “learning is ubiquitous” and that in order to “learn you must connect to a network”(Siemens, 2004). In other words, “knowledge exists everywhere and can be accessed by the learner”.
Hybrid Pedagogy is an academic and networked journal of teaching and technology that combines the strands of critical and digital pedagogy to arrive at the best social and civil uses of technology and digital media in education.
Interesante entrevista a Will Richardson en el blog de TED.
Ha escrito un libro sobre cómo debe cambiar la Educación cuando el aprendizaje y la información está en todas partes.
El diseño de la Escuela se basaba en que el conocimiento estaba encerrado entre sus muros pero eso ya no es real. La información está en todas partes y para Richardson se debe enseñar "de otra manera". Los niños saben encontrar respuestas en la red con sus móviles o sus ordenadores, pero no se les deja hacerlo.
La importancia de favorecer el Pensamiento crítico.
Todos debemos aprender y tener habilidades para editar el mundo que viene a nosotros.
Todos los niños de las escuelas de hoy en dia han nacido con Internet, pero no todos acceden con la misma facilidad.