Teaching is not easy. It is a profession that requires educators to be relevant. Being relevant doesn’t come with age. Just the opposite occurs, and it requires work to keep up. Teaching is not a profession that enables one to stop learning after the degree is earned and the job is secured. Technology is moving us all too fast for anyone to sit back relying on old methods and tools.
"Teaching is not easy. It is a profession that requires educators to be relevant. Being relevant doesn’t come with age. (...) Teaching is not a profession that enables one to stop learning after the degree is earned and the job is secured."
The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning (www.irrodl.org) is a refereed e-journal that aims to advance research, theory and best practice in open and distance education research.
Earlier this year, a couple of contributions to The Teaching Professor (Haave 2014) and Faculty Focus (Weimer 2014) discussed the place of learning philosophies in our teaching. The online comments to Weimer’s blog post (2014) made me think more about how we as instructors need to be careful to bridge instructivist and constructivist teaching approaches for students not yet familiar with taking responsibility for their own learning (Venkatesh et al 2013).
"The camera is one of those apps on the iPad that we sometimes take for granted. We forget it is there or don’t always use it to its full potential in the classroom. This week I am presenting at iPadU: Slide to Unlock Learning, and I wanted to highlight some of the many ways that you could use the iPad camera, so I put some ideas together and added some I had seen on the web or learned from others. The result? iPadography: Photo Projects for the iPad Classroom.
So, if you are looking for ideas for using the iPad camera in the classroom, take a look at some of the slides below, and feel free to share it with others who might be interested!"
O Observatório do PNE é uma plataforma online que tem como objetivo monitorar os indicadores referentes a cada uma das 20 metas do Plano Nacional de Educação (PNE) e de suas respectivas estratégias, e oferecer análises sobre as políticas públicas educacionais já existentes e que serão implementadas ao longo dos dez anos de vigência do Plano.
The Why Teachers Should Use Rubrics Infographic shows how providing detailed explanations of an assignment using a rubric can assist students in both completing tasks and improving future performance and suggests various ways teachers can use rubrics.
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