terça-feira, 31 de maio de 2011

Broken or Transforming? | Connected Principals

Broken or Transforming? | Connected Principals: "Posted by David Truss on 5/12/11 • Categorized as Best Educational Practices,Leadership Essentials

"Zhuangzi ~ (Image is in the Public Domain, artist unknown)"

Once upon a time, I, Chuang Chou, dreamt I was a butterfly,
fluttering hither and thither, to all intents and purposes a butterfly.
I was conscious only of my happiness as a butterfly, unaware that I was Chou.
Soon I awaked, and there I was, veritably myself again.
Now I do not know whether I was then a man dreaming I was a butterfly,
or whether I am now a butterfly, dreaming I am a man.

"Education is NOT broken...."

Summer Reading List: 10 Essential Books for Cognitive Sunshine | Brain Pickings

Summer Reading List: 10 Essential Books for Cognitive Sunshine | Brain Pickings: by Maria Popova

"The history and future of the Internet, algorithms vs. curators, reinventing education, and how to live with optimism.

It’s Memorial Day Weekend, which means summer has officially begun. And what’s summer without a good summer reading list? So here it is — a cross-disciplinary selection of the 10 most essential cognitive fertilizers for a season of creative and intellectual growth. (Want more? Don’t hesitate to revisit last year’s list, full of timeless gems to catch up on.)"

A School Without Walls | Connected Principals

A School Without Walls | Connected Principals:
Posted by jdelp on 5/31/11 • Categorized as Best Educational Practices
cc flickr photo: by by brianfuller6385

"We have started something that we can not control. Students are gradually assuming more responsibility and ownership for what they learn and how they learn it. This is a good thing, but like splitting an atom inside of a cardboard box, there is no hope of containing its power and potential. Yet, by and large, we stubbornly cling to a traditional school system, attempting to control student learning in the confines of a specific space, time and method.

Here are three reasons (there are many others) that, as educators, we must open the “cardboard box,” extending student learning beyond our classrooms, schools and communities."

Educational Leadership:How Teachers Learn:Learning with Blogs and Wikis

Educational Leadership:How Teachers Learn:Learning with Blogs and Wikis: "Bill Ferriter

Technology has made it easy for educators to embrace continual professional development.

Few ideas about teachers' professional growth resonate with me more than those of Richard Elmore, professor of educational leadership at Harvard, who has gone as far as to argue that school structures make learning for adults unlikely at best and nothing short of impossible at worst. In a 2002 report for the Albert Shanker Institute, Elmore wrote..."

Stages « The Spicy Learning Blog

Stages « The Spicy Learning Blog

A father and teacher insight...thats life!

"My 7 month old daughter is at the stage where she thinks holding a piece of broccoli or red pepper in her hand and moving it to her mouth is the most fascinating thing in the world. Her eyes widen like a butterfly taking flight. She shakily grips the vegetable I give her like a knight taking his first sword...."

Scientific Illustration: Archive

Scientific Illustration: Archive

Fantastic scientific illustrations, a must see and share!

PBL + Edmodo = Awesome

PBL + Edmodo = Awesome:
"I hope that this post has helped at least one teacher decide to take up the challenge of project based learning. Your students will love it – the planning stages are tough, but once you hand out the task, create the teams and set your students up on edmodo, you’ll be ‘hands-free’ teaching before you know it!"

TPCK - Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge - TPCK

TPCK - Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge - TPCK:

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"Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) attempts to capture some of the essential qualities of knowledge required by teachers for technology integration in their teaching, while addressing the complex, multifaceted and situated nature of teacher knowledge. At the heart of the TPACK framework, is the complex interplay of three primary forms of knowledge: Content (CK), Pedagogy (PK), and Technology (TK). See Figure above. As must be clear, the TPACK framework builds on Shulman's idea of Pedagogical Content Knowledge."

Noticias de Prensa Latina - Inicia Venezuela nova etapa em programa de computadores escolares

Noticias de Prensa Latina - Inicia Venezuela nova etapa em programa de computadores escolares:

"Caracas, 30 mai (Prensa Latina) O Governo de Venezuela inicia hoje a atualização de conteúdos nos computadores do programa Canaima, o qual consiste em dotar à cada criança do ensino primário de mini-laptops para complementar o processo de aprendizagem.

A nova etapa da iniciativa que permitiu a entrega em nível nacional de quase 760 mil equipes em escolas públicas será executada pelos ministérios de Educação e Ciência e Tecnologia."

Education notebooks Sneak Peek

JP Sá Couto's Clamshell and Convertible netboooks leak out, due to be released Q3 2011.

segunda-feira, 30 de maio de 2011

How the Internet is Revolutionizing Education - TNW Industry

How the Internet is Revolutionizing Education - TNW Industry
Saturday May 14, 2011, Courtney Boyd Myers
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"As connection speeds increase and the ubiquity of the Internet pervades, digital content reigns. And in this era, free education has never been so accessible. The Web gives lifelong learners the tools to become autodidacts, eschewing exorbitant tuition and joining the ranks of other self-taught great thinkers in history such as Albert Einstein, Alexander Graham Bell, Paul Allen and Ernest Hemingway."
“Learning is not a product of schooling but the lifelong attempt to acquire it.” -Albert Einstein

The future of the Internet: it's in the app | ZDNet

The future of the Internet: it's in the app | ZDNet: "By Andrew Nusca | May 26, 2011, 3:57pm PDT

LAS VEGAS — What will the architecture of the future Internet look like? A hint for all you developers out there: it’s in the app.

Forrester chairman and CEO George Colony came storming out of the gate here at the second day of the 2011 Forrester IT Forum, trumpeting the benefits of an “App Internet” world that leaves the PC and cloud computing models IT professionals have come to know in the dust."

Moodle Tool Guide For Teachers

Moodle Tool Guide For Teachers

A PDF file with a lot of information for teachers

Joyce Seitzinger (@catspyjamasnz / www.cats-pyjamas.net) - May 2010

So what do we mean by assessments anyway? | SharePoint and Assessment Blog

So what do we mean by assessments anyway? | SharePoint and Assessment Blog: "Posted on May 27, 2011 by johnkleeman

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When one person talks about assessments, they might mean something different to someone else. The best definition I’ve seen of assessment is from my colleague Eric Shepherd: “any systematic method of obtaining evidence by posing questions to draw inferences about the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and other characteristics of people for a specific purpose.”"

GoogleDocs=Great LiveBinders=Great GoogleDocs+LiveBinders=OMGAWESOMEWOOOOOO | Classroom Applications

GoogleDocs=Great LiveBinders=Great GoogleDocs+LiveBinders=OMGAWESOMEWOOOOOO | Classroom Applications: "Posted on : 30-05-2011 | By : Rmmadden | In : Uncategorized
American Library Association 25 Best Websites...
“But I still haven’t found what I’m looking for…” – U2
That is how I felt when looking for a way to organize Web 2.0 tools for the teachers at my school. As the new tech. facilitator I was looking for something that met three criteria:"

For Teachers - Gapminder.org

For Teachers - Gapminder.org:
Gapminder - For Teachers

"Gapminder is used in classrooms around the world to build a fact-based world view.
On this page we feature quality examples & resources. Share your own ideas and learn from others in the new Gapminder Movement forum!"

Fantastic tool for relevant teaching...

Gazette » The Changing Role of the Teacher in the 21st Century

Gazette » The Changing Role of the Teacher in the 21st Century: "By Dr. Brad Johnson and Tammy Maxson McElroy
By the authors of The Edutainer: Connecting the Art and Science of Teaching

“Many of our schools are good schools, if only this were 1965.”-Louise Stoll & Dean Fink

The irony of this quote is not the fact that our educational system is antiquated, but that most new initiatives and programs are still focused on perfecting the antiquated school of 1965 rather than transforming formal education to be relevant in the world of today."

YouTube - Impresionante/Impressive

YouTube - Impresionante/ Impressive


Makes me believe even more in the power of mankind. Unconditional love move mountains... it´s true, see the movie... no more words, only a tear of joy!

Os pintainhos de Mouriz: Os Pintainhos em ação com os Magalhães

Os pintainhos de Mouriz: Os Pintainhos em ação com os Magalhães

Sentido de orgulho e de confiança para a vida.... fruto do trabalho que a Professora Filomena e Helena têm feito...

21st Century Classroom by Samantha Morra on Prezi | Learning Environment Design | Scoop.it

21st Century Classroom by Samantha Morra on Prezi | Learning Environment Design | Scoop.it

Learning Environment Design
“How can educational environments be designed to facilitate authentic learning experiences?”

Inspiring presentation!

10 Evernote Tips For School – Education Series « Evernote Blogcast

10 Evernote Tips For School – Education Series « Evernote Blogcast: "December 15, 2010 | Posted by Shep McAllister in Tips and Stories


This is a guest post from Shep McAllister a contributor at Hack College and a student at Trinity University in San Antonio, majoring in Communication and Political Science. Hack College is a student powered website educating students of the world about effective, open source software, putting techno-political arguments in everyday language, and creating a cult of “Students 2.0.”"

The Whole Child Podcast: Changing the Conversation About Education - Download free podcast episodes by ASCD on iTunes.

The Whole Child Podcast: Changing the Conversation About Education - Download free podcast episodes by ASCD on iTunes.:
The Whole Child Podcast: Changing the Conversation About Education
"'The Whole Child Podcast: Changing the Conversation About Education' features educators and policymakers from around the globe who share their insights about sound education policies and practices that ensure that all children are healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged."

A must hear!

sexta-feira, 27 de maio de 2011

Study: Kids learn how to use the Web before they than can tie their shoes

Study: Kids learn how to use the Web before they than can tie their shoes:

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"Though I’m fairly sure I learned to play Super Mario Bros. before I learned to ride a bike without training wheels, it appears my childhood was ahead of the curve. According to a study by AVG, young children are more adept at technology than some basic life skills."

“Why Are We Doing This?” Establishing Relevance to Enhance Student Learning | Faculty Focus

“Why Are We Doing This?” Establishing Relevance to Enhance Student Learning | Faculty Focus: "By: Jeff Fox in Effective Teaching Strategies


Students frequently wonder and sometimes ask, “Why are we doing this? Why do I need to know this? Why are we spending so much time on this? Why do we have to do this busywork?”"

O meu magalhaes

O meu Magalhães:


"Recolha de textos escritos e ilustrados pela turma informações, comunicar com outras O Magalhães é o meu primeiro portátil. Fiquei muito Ele permite-me fazer várias coisas: escrever, procurar professora nos pede para consultar a Diciopédia, pois posso assim aumentar os meus conhecimentos. essencial nos tempos que correm. contente quando o recebi. Maria Carolina coisas"

10 Wiki Strategies for Educators - Wiki Project

10 Wiki Strategies for Educators - Wiki Project:



"Just because you build a wiki, doesn’t mean they will come. This has been my and other faculty members’ experiences in using wikis in the classroom. We all know the feeling . . . the excitement of seeing and then using a type of software that should be just perfect to engage students and to enable community-building. We work during our break time to incorporate this learning technology in our course only to find out that students aren’t that excited about it. I think one of the reasons for the lackluster student enthusiasm toward any type of new technology tool is that they need to learn it. I’m not saying that students are lazy . . . it’s just that the internal question, “what’s in it for me?” probably needs to be answered."

Seth's Blog: The future of the library

Seth's Blog: The future of the library:


"What is a public library for?

First, how we got here:"

Cool Cat Teacher Blog: 12 Reasons to Blog with Your Students

Cool Cat Teacher Blog: 12 Reasons to Blog with Your Students:

"I was sent a dozen roses this week by a wonderful, amazing student who found his talent for writing in this year's Digiteen project.

I'm more convinced than ever that..."

Directory of Educational Resources on the Web

Directory of Educational Resources on the Web
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Mapping the Human Condition | Brain Pickings

Mapping the Human Condition | Brain Pickings: "by Maria Popova

"What the empire of love has to do with the intellect forest and the bay of agoraphobia.

We love maps. There’s something about cartography that lends itself to visualizing much more than land and geography."

The Most Complete Map of the Universe - Technology - The Atlantic Wire

The Most Complete Map of the Universe - Technology - The Atlantic Wire:
The Most Complete Map of the Universe
"The Universe! We all live there, but how many of us have actually sat down and looked at a map of the place? Well, here's your chance: A team at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics has rendered a 3-D image of the cosmos out to a distance of 380 million light-years away. This is the biggest thing you're going to look at a picture of today."

157 of the Most Useful Websites on the Internet

157 of the Most Useful Websites on the Internet:

"I have compiled a small list of websites, across a wide variety of topics.. that you may find useful,"

Great list! check it

Envisioning The Omnipresent, Benevolent Internet Of The Future | Fast Company

Envisioning The Omnipresent, Benevolent Internet Of The Future | Fast Company: "BY DAVID ZAXThu May 26, 2011
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Lynn St. Amour joins us for our second entry in the Crystal Ballin' series, in which CEOs and thinkers venture to speculate on what lies ahead. In today's edition, we answer the questions: What is the future of the Internet? And is it a force for good?"

What Will You Learn this Summer? 23 Professional Development Resources | Teacher Reboot Camp

What Will You Learn this Summer? 23 Professional Development Resources | Teacher Reboot Camp: "Written on May 26, 2011 – 7:08 pm | by Shelly Terrell

Photo adapted by Kevindooley's photo The Teacher Creative Commons Attributes 2.0 Generic


Photo adapted from Flickr by kevindooley licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic.

Summer has officially started for many of you! I know that you will probably be relaxing for the first few days, but eventually you may feel the need to be inspired and motivated for the upcoming 2011-2012 school year!"

Eric Sheninger: How Our School Adopted Social Media, One Small Step at a Time

Eric Sheninger: How Our School Adopted Social Media, One Small Step at a Time:
"Last week my school was fortunate to have the N.J. School Boards Association (NJSBA) visit to produce a live event called Learn@Lunch: Technology as an Engagement Tool."

quinta-feira, 26 de maio de 2011

2º D da EB1 de Ouressa: Trabalhos no Computador Magalhães

2º D da EB1 de Ouressa: Trabalhos no Computador Magalhães:
"Durante as aulas estivemos a ler o conto 'Uma vaca de estimação' de Luísa Ducla Soares e fizemos estes trabalhos no nosso computador Magalhães.
Escrevemos no Microsoft Word (já sabemos formatar textos e tudo!!) e desenhámos no Paint..."

Fantástica geração esta, a quem pertence o nosso futuro!

50 Ways to Integrate Technology - Ways to Anchor Technology in Your Classroom Tomorrow

50 Ways to Integrate Technology - Ways to Anchor Technology in Your Classroom Tomorrow:
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"Using Free Websites as Learning & Teaching Tools
1. Have students use Spelling City to learn their spelling words, vocabulary words, or site words through games, practice, and quizzes. Spelling City is a free resource for teachers."

Michael Meets Mozart: Piano, Cello and Magic | Brain Pickings

Michael Meets Mozart: Piano, Cello and Magic | Brain Pickings:
"What’s wrong with copyright law, or how neurological supremacy channels 100 cello revelations.
This week, a new study suggests musicians’ brains may be more developed than other people’s. And while I’m all for a healthy dose of skepticism in reacting to research headlines, terrific performances like this Michael Meets Mozart gem by pianist Jon Schmidt and cellist Steven Sharp Nelson make it difficult to believe that just any old brain is capable of such creative enormity. Jon and Steve blending the piano with over 100 cello textures never thought possible and creating extraordinary sound effects with just the instruments featured in the video: piano, cello, mouth percussion and kick drum."

vid_ashortlovestory

A Short love story (in stop motion)

Incredible moment of love and hope! A must see...


Thanks Carlos Lascano!

A Primer on Personal Learning Networks

A Primer on Personal Learning Networks:
"We know. Your first reaction is to stop reading because you think, “Another crazy who sings the praises of a silly cell phone service that enables you to tell the world what you had for breakfast in 140 characters or less. Who cares what you had for breakfast? And how can you say anything interesting in 140 characters, let alone less?”

Resist that impulse. Read on, please."

The Super Book of Web Tools for Educators

The Super Book of Web Tools for Educators:
"A guide to educational technology for teachers, administrators, and students"

88 pages of inspiring resources for k-12 education...

Why Career & Technical Education Should Be a Priority for the U.S. [OPINION]

Why Career & Technical Education Should Be a Priority for the U.S. [OPINION]:
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"Bob Regan is the Director of Worldwide Primary and Secondary Education at Adobe Systems. Bob works closely with educators, students, and school administrators to ensure that Adobe strategies and solutions align with the most pressing challenges and opportunities facing schools today.

For today’s students, the experience of going to school can..."

Technology Integration Matrix

Technology Integration Matrix:~

"The Technology Integration Matrix (TIM) illustrates how teachers can use technology to enhance learning for K-12 students. The TIM incorporates five interdependent characteristics of meaningful learning environments: active, constructive, goal directed (i.e., reflective), authentic, and collaborative (Jonassen, Howland, Moore, & Marra, 2003). The TIM associates five levels of technology integration (i.e., entry, adoption, adaptation, infusion, and transformation) with each of the five characteristics of meaningful learning environments. Together, the five levels of technology integration and the five characteristics of meaningful learning environments create a matrix of 25 cells as illustrated"

Open Thinking Wiki

Open Thinking Wiki:
Fantastic work....
Child Computing

"Over the past few years, I have been collecting interesting Internet videos that would be appropriate for lessons and presentations, or personal research, related to technological and media literacy. Here are 70+ videos organized into various sub-categories. These videos are of varying quality, cross several genres, and are of varied suitability for classroom use."

Passion-Based Learning: An Interview with Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach | Edutopia

Passion-Based Learning: An Interview with Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach | Edutopia:
Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach video chatting
"When we talk about teaching, we are never just talking about a profession, but a passion. Unfortunately, while dodging the bullets of criticism and shielding ourselves behind the mediocrity of the standardization movement, we have found our eagerness to teach being chipped away"

45 Interesting Ways to use your Pocket Video Camera in the classr

45 Interesting Ways to use your Pocket Video Camera in the classr: "

*and tips"

Great presentation....

Ten Tips for Personalized Learning via Technology | Edutopia

Ten Tips for Personalized Learning via Technology | Edutopia:

Edutopia "To challenge and support each child at his or her own level, the educators of Forest Lake Elementary deploy a powerful array of digital-technology tools. Discover what your school can learn.

by Grace Rubenstein"

Combining Exercise With School Lessons Could Boost Brain Power| The Committed Sardine

Combining Exercise With School Lessons Could Boost Brain Power| The Committed Sardine:
"Physical education classes may be scarce in some schools, but an activity program combined with school lessons could boost academic performance, a study finds.

Research presented recently at the Pediatric Academic Societies meeting in Denver looked at the effects of a 40-minute-a-day, five-day-a-week physical activity program on test scores of first- through sixth-graders at a public school. This program was a little different from most, since it incorporated academic lessons along with exercise."

Do Your Students Know How to Search with a Purpose? [slide] - The Tempered Radical

Do Your Students Know How to Search with a Purpose? [slide] - The Tempered Radical:

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"I don't have a ton of time to write today----I'm grading papers----but wanted to give y'all something to think about:"

quarta-feira, 25 de maio de 2011

What 'cloud-based music' looked like in 1892 - TUAW

What 'cloud-based music' looked like in 1892 - TUAW:

"If you've ever spent time on hold with tech support, you've likely listened to a lot of tinny, cheesy music coming from your phone as you grit your teeth and count the seconds. Instead of making things better, hold music seems to make the minutes stretch into hours"

Free Classroom Guides and Downloads | Edutopia

Free Classroom Guides and Downloads | Edutopia:

"Get our easy-to-print guides that include useful tips for educators, parents, and school administrators alike."

Conan O'Brien Expresses Himself For Fast Company's Most Creative People Issue | Fast Company

Conan O'Brien Expresses Himself For Fast Company's Most Creative People Issue | Fast Company: "BY: FAST COMPANY STAFFMay 17, 2011
Fast Company's June 2011 cover: Great Creatives in History with Conan O'Brien
The host of the 'Conan' show got in touch with his inner Madonna, his inner Einstein, and even his inner Steve Jobs for Fast Company's June issue. Here's an exclusive look behind the scenes of our cover shoot. Look for Fast Company's Most Creative People issue at FastCompany.com on Wednesday, on newsstands soon."

MeeGenius!

MeeGenius!

Some free books... recommended

Bottle Schools: Eco-friendly schools built using plastic bottles and trash

Bottle Schools: Eco-friendly schools built using plastic bottles and trash:

"Bottle Schools are schools built from 'waste' plastic soda bottles & other inorganic trash. Entire communities work together, young & old, to make the dream of education reality.

Hug It Forward is a US-based NGO that has facilitated the construction of 7 bottle schools in Guatemala between October 2009 and April 2011."

It's Not the Technology, Stupid! Response to NYT "Twitter Trap" | HASTAC

It's Not the Technology, Stupid! Response to NYT "Twitter Trap" | HASTAC:
....."But that's not about technology, it's about humanity. Between the human brain and the computer screen, comes us, our will, our desires, our habits, our training, our work, our incentives, our motivations, our culture, our society, our institutions, all of the things that make us human. It's NOT the Technology, Stupid! It is about what we--you and I--do with the technology. It always has been, it always will be."....

Ten Steps to Better Web Research

Ten Steps to Better Web Research: "Educators and parents, please view our presentation on Teaching the Ten Steps. It includes a discussion of research studies and educator advice that informed these Ten Steps."

All About Creative Commons And Copyright

All About Creative Commons And Copyright

Very good presentation and good subject...

Classroom Guide: Top Ten Tips for Assessing Project-Based Learning | Edutopia

Classroom Guide: Top Ten Tips for Assessing Project-Based Learning | Edutopia:
"This classroom guide is intended to inspire and expand your thinking about effective assessment for project-based learning.

The tips are organized to follow the arc of a project. First comes planning, then the launch into active learning, and then a culminating presentation." Download the PDF

In the Present. Demand Delays. : James Shelley

In the Present. Demand Delays. : James Shelley: "In the Present. Demand Delays.
by James Shelley, May 20, 2011
Readability | Instapaper


Is our constant, relentless need to be “up-to-date” is an eternal vacuum with a dead end? Where do we suppose that this vortex will end? What exactly is the treasure that we think exists at the end of the newsfeed rainbow?"

É uma escola portuguesa, com certeza! (24 de Maio de 2011) (60)

É uma escola portuguesa, com certeza! (24 de Maio de 2011) (60)