segunda-feira, novembro 18, 2013

31 digital skills para professores do Sec. XXI

É sempre aterrorizador ter alguém que me diga que eu devo ter 31 competencias digitais para ser professor Hoje... Afinal estamos no Sec XXI.
Mas uma leitura rápida a este texto de Med Kharbach talvez nos faça sentir mais confiantes. Não estamos assim tão longe disso.
Boa leitura!, JL

Every single teacher is concerned about his/ her teaching practices and the skills involved in this process. How many times have you wondered about a better way to teach the same lesson you have delivered to an eariler class? How often have you used technology to engage your students and improve their learning ? These are some recurring questions we keep regurgitating each time our teaching skills are put to the test.

It is amazing how technology has changed the whole world giving rise to new forms of education we never thought of. Our students are more digitally focused than any time before. They spend more time interacting with their mobile devices than they do with their parents or close relatives. Admittedly, this digital boom has both positive and negative impact on our students. Lack of concentration, short attention span, distraction, visual stimulus overload, identity theft, lack of real world socializing, privacy issues, depression, and many more are but a direct result of the growing exposure to this technology. Studies have even proved that multitasking, which some educational technology experts brag about in relation to the use of today's technology, reduces the power of our concentration to the half. We should not, However, only look at the empty side of the cup, the other side is way bigger.

segunda-feira, novembro 11, 2013

Mapas concetuais

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Organizing thoughts is a difficult task, for both teachers and students. Lack of a medium to organize all these thoughts can lead to stress, confusion, and lack of success in regards to yourself, or your students. Utilize these 6 Best Free Mind Mapping Tools for Teachers in order to be the best educator possible and ensure that your students are able to reach their full potential. *Update: we added one more!!!

How To Use The 6 Best Free Mind-Mapping Tools for Teachers

  1. ExamTimeAbout ExamTime How to use examtimeExamTime is a free elearning platform designed for students and teachers to create, share and discover study resources that will enhance the learning experience. This easy-to-use website allows users to create study aids such as FlashcardsQuizzesNotes & a personalized Study Planner in addition to Mind Maps – all for free.

eLearning Games - 6 tips

6 Elements for Awesome eLearning Games

Elearning games are engaging and fun when done right. That is why understanding elements of gaming can dramatically take your course from lame to fame. Learn these 6 awesome eLearning game elements and be awesome.
Games can be a great way to make online training more exciting. Let's explore what elements can be used when creating games. You don't need to have all of these elements in each game however adding them can make your game more exciting and engaging.