The online classroom can at times seem like a very cold space and building a supportive and friendly environment for students while getting a clear idea of their capabilities can be quite challenging. Having some zero preparation activities up your sleeve to get students speaking can be a real benefit.
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If you try to jump straight to modification or re-definition, you will most likely create significant frustration for both yourself and your students, and will be reluctant to continue with a transition that offers significant promise.
Saying that it has always been this way, doesn’t count as a legitimate justification to why it should stay that way. Teacher and administrators all over the world are doing amazing things, but some of the things we are still doing, despite all the new solutions, research and ideas out there is, to put it mildly, incredible.
This report introduces connected learning, a promising educational approach that uses digital media to engage students’ interests and instill deeper learning skills, such as communication, collaboration, and critical thinking. The report lists four elements constituting connected learning’s emphasis on bridging school, popular culture, home, and the community to create an environment in which students engage in and take responsibility for their learning.
Más de 4.000 docentes uruguayos se han capacitado con el equipo de profesionales de Net-Learning, en el marco del Plan Ceibal (Programa para la Conectividad Educativa de Informática Básica para el aprendizaje en Línea), de la República Oriental del Uruguay, del cual nuestra organización participa desde el año 2012.
In her new book "The Teaching Brain," Vanessa Rodriguez discusses approaching teaching as an interaction, the five awarenesses of good teachers, and the downside to "quick fixes" based on brain science.
Only half of current working teachers believe they can use technology to motivate students to learn, compared to 75 percent of incoming teachers. Only 17 percent of current teachers believe technology can help students deeply explore their own ideas, compared to 59 percent of incoming teachers. And 26 percent of current teachers believe students can use technology to apply knowledge to problem-solving, compared to 64 percent of aspiring teachers.
What people are sharing and how they’re sharing it is changing fast. A new infographic from Go-Gulf, a web design team based in Dubai, has gathered the latest data, which is now available in this newly released (July 2014) social media infographic. Here are the highlights…
Well, welcome to the post that tells you what not to do. Typically, I wouldn’t use negative examples to express how to implement best practices in Moodle course design, but sometimes we all just need a clear and concise ‘what not to do’ list, don’t we?
For today’s blog, I’m going to share with you my personal, top ten “Moodle course design no-no’s”! When designing Moodle courses, I think the key is to keep your students’ experience in mind with every step of development. It’s important not to overwhelm (or underwhelm) your students… especially those who may be new to the Moodle LMS (or online learning in general). Staying away from the following “no-no’s” is your best bet for a fully functional Moodle course, and long-term student success!
1. Don’t forget the syllabus! 2. Don’t create a glorified file repository! 3. Don’t clutter your course with too many blocks! 4. Don’t flood your Front Page with graphics! 5. Don’t use color to draw attention or ‘look pretty’! 6. Don’t create a “link farm” with files on your course Front Page! 7. Don’t overuse one module type! 8. Don’t use modules you don’t understand! 9. Don’t overuse labels! 10. Don’t forget to have fun! Moodle was created on the Social Constructivism pedagogy, which centers around all course participants, both teachers and learners, contributing to the learning experience. As I said above, you should always design your courses with the student in mind. Think to yourself, “Would I want to take this course?”.
Un elemento importante en la evolución del proceso de enseñanza y aprendizaje es el uso y presentación de materiales, que ayudarán a generar un espacio de aprendizaje favorable y que deben ser trabajados bajo un enfoque pedagógico didáctico acorde a los nuevos entornos virtuales. Esto debe ser abordado por profesionales formados en la temática. En un proyecto e-learning el protagonista que debe llevar adelante este trabajo es el Diseñador Instruccional (DI), quien tiene la responsabilidad de asegurar el éxito del proyecto.
The Guardian (blog) From Google to Buzzfeed: seven moments that shaped digital media The Guardian (blog) ... a little from OBO, as does Twitter. As for OBO itself, its roots go back 12 years and this very website.
Valeria Guerra's insight:
Interesting to see technology changes in time perspective.
As parent of two teenagers and as a teacher of pre-teens, I took away a lot of information from It’s Complicated. First and foremost is the idea that young people have less and less access to public spaces and time in which to socialize with friends and peers. The days of our moms and dads kicking us outdoors in the morning and saying, “Don’t come back until dinner time” are over.
In our emerging digital world, a new medium of exchange has developed: online engagement, especially via social media. Effectively engaging online requires a myriad of skills that we strive to foster in school – effective written communication, brevity and civility. These components are often highlighted in Digital Citizenship programs, but in tradition-bound K12 education, we often deride social media as trite or ineffective.
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