Announcing the Avatar for Peace Project.... Have you got an avatar?.. Well, show your face for peace.. Avatars of the world ...Unite and show your face for Pace!!!!
All avatars are invited.. please.... Get a picture of your avatar,design a little poster with it... write a message promoting peace and tag your poster to me... they will be part of our school project..avies from the world... contributing to the learning of a second language.. you can include English and your language in your message... think peace!
Does new technology conflict with or complement established teaching and learning? What is the impact on the teaching profession as we have traditionally known it? Will the power of the internet, with new innovations such as Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), create an unstoppable ‘avalanche’ of education reform, or are these reforms a false revolution? Can the value of face-to-face quality learning and student-teacher relationships ever really be questioned, at any level of education? Will the class room, lecture theatre, and traditional notion of education space – schools and universities – be usurped by a screen, online and distance learning, or alternative spaces such as the workplace, home, or concert-hall?
• More technologically-oriented.• Quicker thinkers.• More informed about general subjects.• Less capable of spending much time concentrated on a single thing• More willing to consume.• More restless, more energetic.• Often perceived as ´disrespectful´ by elders or/and authorities.• More individualistic.• More capable of multi-tasking.• Less sensitive to people’s needs.• Bored quickly.• Eager for challenges.
There are dozens of things teachers and students should know about gamification. Here's a handy simplified list to quickly learn from!
Dr. Doris Molero's insight:
mmmm.. thinking on how can I use the concept of gamification in my class.. maybe giving badges and certifications.. we already have tasks.. we could give a badge for social network interaction in our facebook group..like 10 participations in the group give you a golden batch or something.. mmmmm...
via eSchool News By Joli Barker The notion that struggling and failing is important to learning runs counter to traditional approaches to U.S. education. In fact, failure and its accompanyin...
Dr. Doris Molero's insight:
“How often will you hear that failure is an option? Sounds very defeatist! However, failure can be a valuable experience. Humans make mistakes, but they learn from their mistakes. A game-based learning experience personifies the practice of learning through failure. Jolie Barker, an innovative teacher, showcases her experiences with game-based learning and the rewards of higher scores on tests—and better behavior from engaged and excited students—in the following article she wrote for eSchool News.”
What’s the difference between successful language learners and those who just can’t seem to get very far no matter how hard they try? Is there a list of characteristics that ensures success on the journey to lifelong fluency?