Si nos preguntamos qué tipo de herramienta es Edmodo, seguramente la primera respuesta que nos surge es la siguiente: una plataforma educativa. Comenzaremos comparándola con Moodle, puesto que es, probablemente, la plataforma educativa más utilizada e interesante del momento. Compartimos aquí el análisis.
A technology-driven teaching method is known as 'flipped learning' because it flips the time-honored model of classroom lecture and exercises for homework — the lecture becomes homework and class time is for practice.
Educators are aware that social problems like poverty, unsafe neighborhoods, violence, and family trauma can affect how students learn when they come to school. Though teaching subjects like math and literacy are the biggest part of their job, in many cases they’re also called on to attend to their students’ emotional health as well, incorporating social and emotional skills.
“Science is starting to show that there is a very strong integration between social and emotional skills and learning,” said Vicki Zakrzewski, education director of the Greater Good Science Center at U.C. Berkeley, which studies the psychology, sociology and neuroscience of well-being during a recent Forum radio show. “Some scientists believe that cognitive achievement is 50 percent of the equation and social and emotional skills are the other 50 percent.”
For parents of teens in the fast-changing social media landscape, which includes sites such as Ask.fm, it can be tough to figure out the balance between giving your children freedom and protecting them from danger.
Reporter Sarah D. Sparks spent the last five years writing about federal and state education regulations. Now covering education research, she can most often be found with a double-shot mocha in one hand and the latest academic journal in the other.