Since January I have been working hard to try and bring computing via Raspberry Pis into my secondary school specifically for key stage 3 students. I chose Raspberry Pi to do this for a number of reasons:
Using Pis would bypass any issues with the school network and workstation configurations that would hinder computer program development. Using a different device would broaden students understanding of what a computer is (hardware) and what you can do to it.We would only require a class set of Pis and could use many SD cards for each group.
The literature on Open Educational Resources (OER) points to a need to further research how best to foster teachers’ reuse of OER (Masterman and Wild, 2011), and how best to enable the infrastructure for sharing OER to appropriately support the needs of teachers (Davis et al., 2010).
This paper proposes variations around the themes of Peer Observation of Teaching and Professional Conversations as tools to investigate the use and reuse of OER by teachers. It reports on two qualitative studies on the use and reuse of OER by language teachers at the Open University UK. Teachers use LORO (loro.open.ac.uk), an open repository of OER for language teaching, to select their teaching resources.
You ask any teacher today about the skills they want their students to develop and you will get critical thinking skills as an obvious answer; of course together with other skills. With the advance of technology and the educational paradigmatic shift that ensued , critical thinking skills have occupied a central part in the literature of teaching and learning pedagogy, not that these skills were not important before but I would say they came to the foreground now more than in any time before.
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Bem, não deve ser mesmo assim mas, já esteve mais longe
Todo sobre entretenimiento digital. Hay miles de opciones para crear documentos en línea, como las de Google y Microsoft, pero quizá creas que no son útiles si no tienes conexión a Internet. Sin embargo, esto no es cierto, al menos para Google. Así Google Drive (su suite de aplicaciones de oficina en línea) tiene la opción de ver, crear y editar documentos de texto, presentaciones y más sin necesidad de Internet.
There are relatively few ICT skills, if any, that are unique to blogging, yet its nature allows it to be used as an excellent platform to teach certain key web skills. There are just two that I would highlight for anyone new to blogging (and I’m including teachers as well as children in this). Note, I’m not talking about writing skills here, simply ICT skills.
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