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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: These Are The 16 Attributes of The Modern Educator

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: These Are The 16 Attributes of The Modern Educator
December 30, 2014 As teachers and educators, we are constantly required to review, evaluate and renew our teaching strategies to align them with the cultural, technological and pedagogical ethos of the era we are living in. In today's era, the digital component is at the foreground which obviously calls for a new mindset, a novel conceptual framework that views technology not as an end itself but solely a mean to an educational end. It is a truism that digitality has opened a new horizon of unprecedented learning opportunities and experiences but we can only tap into its full educational potential when we equip ourselves with the proper mindset: a growth and open mindset that as much as it adapts it also disrupts the century-old orthodoxies underlying teaching and learning practice. Teaching is a dynamic concept which is constantly evolving and expanding and that is why teachers and educators are forever learners. Related:  El Mejor MaestroDocencia

DIY Resources I’ve had lots of questions about the DIY resources I use in my classroom. These have all been made by my hubby or me, so I thought I’d write a quick post about some of them. You may have seen some of them in previous blog posts, or on my social media pages as many have been shared somewhere before… Natural Geoboards These are a few years old now and were the first things my hubby made for me – nails in wood slices. Threading Log A few years ago I removed the screws from some old curtain rings as I wanted the rings as loose parts. Golf Tees on a Wood Slice Threading Post Dowelling rods in wood slices… Wooden Sewing Discs Holes drilled through wood slices… Nuts & Bolts It occurred to me a couple of weeks ago that the sewing discs above could also be used with nuts & bolts too. In case you didn’t know and are in the UK, Wilko is a great place to buy nuts & bolts cheaply – fill a large bag for £2.99 or a small bag for £1.99 (I think)… Wooden Chalk Boards DIY Mirror Boxes Homemade Mirror Tray Line Rocks

100 Consejos prácticos para ser un buen docente Este es el artículo que me hubiera gustado leer hace quince años cuando impartí mi primera clase como docente. Cuando empiezas en una profesión tan exigente como la de enseñar, no cabe duda de que cualquier ayuda es poca y todo los consejos que puedes obtener siempre son de gran ayuda. Es por ello que el artículo de hoy tiene la intención de hacer un listado de algunos consejos que he ido aprendiendo y recopilando a lo largo de mi carrera profesional como docente. Muchos, por no decir casi todos, están en Justifica tu respuesta. Unos consejos creados desde lo que yo llamo la bibliografía de la experiencia, de ahí que no sigan un orden determinado. ¿Eres docente? ¡Ya somos más de 20.000 suscriptores! 100 Consejos para docentes de la mano de Justifica tu respuesta. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50. 51. 52. 53. 54. 55. 56. 57. 58. 59.

The 10 Biggest Educational Trends (And What Teachers Think) We hear a lot about what things are popular in terms of technology, the cool new devices that are coming out, and trends that are happening with classroom technology integration. But just because something is a trend (or even a requirement) doesn’t that it is popular or liked. It doesn’t mean you won’t hear people grumbling about it. Often times, trends become trends because a lot of people like them, but in the case of education, trends can happen easily in the following scenario: administrators like the idea and think it is great, and teachers have to implement said idea regardless of if it is a great fit with their classroom and students. 9 лучших сервисов для создания презентаций. Статья для портала «Деловая среда» | esPrezo Создание презентаций – одна из наиболее распространенных задач в компаниях. Выступить на конференции, привлечь финансирование, защитить новый проект, сделать коммерческое предложение...без презентаций не обходится ни одно значимое действие. Успех дела зависит не столько от идеи, которую вы представляете, сколько от презентации, которую вы готовите. В частности, огромную роль играет оболочка — дизайн презентации, визуальная коммуникация с аудиторией. MSPowerPoint Первым, конечно же, идет легендарный софт от Microsoft. Программа платная, для личного пользования самый оптимальный вариант купить Office 365 за 2499 руб в год. Кстати, Power Point доступен бесплатно онлайн, а также был недавно представлен на iPad (для пользователей Office 365 и корпоративных юзеров с подобной опцией – это взбесило общественность колоссально, из-за чего рейтинг программы в App Store моментально приземлился на уровень 2-3 звезды). AppleKeynote Google Презентации Prezi Haiku Deck Slides SlideDog Projeqt Flowboard

Performance reviews: five things you shouldn't say There is something about receiving a meeting request for a performance review that fills most people with the same sense of dread as a job interview or a parent-teacher meeting. And it's not just the employees who are anxious. Let's face it – most bosses don't look forward to this time of year either. Every boss knows that if an annual review isn't worded perfectly, it can crush an employee's motivation, inspiration and productivity. Want to avoid office mutiny? "Sorry I'm late…" If you've scheduled a review for 2 o'clock, don't leave a team member watching the clock. I've also heard of bosses saying to their staffer, "OK, lets get this thing over and done with …" Take your responsibilities as a reviewer seriously – make notes beforehand and refer to them. "Why are you always late?" At Zappos.com, which is frequently rated as one of the best companies to work for in the US, managers are encouraged to rate employees differently. "In comparison to [insert name of employee]"

National Education Leader Rhonda Livingstone provides insight into National Quality Framework topics of interest and information on upcoming events. Emergent Curriculum... doesn’t mean no need to plan Emergent curriculum is a method of planning and curriculum decision making used readily across the sector. Yet, the pedagogical intentions of the approach are often misunderstood or misrepresented. Planning for children’s learning Emergent curriculum: has a strong theoretical backgroundis inquiry and play-basedis responsive to children’s interests, strengths and aspirations. This approach allows educators to respond to observations of children, build upon their strengths and scaffold their learning. Educators working within the emergent curriculum, endeavour to build on children’s prior learning and current interests, and provoke new ideas and learning opportunities that challenge and extend children’s existing understandings about the world. Informing decision making Intentional teaching Approved learning frameworks

Los maestros del siglo XXI Tradicionalmente se reconoce al maestro y al alumno como los principales actores del proceso educativo, pero actualmente un tercero personaje está ganando terreno, arrebatando protagonismo a los dos anteriores debido al extraordinario avance en la transmisión y comunicación de la información en el mundo. Actualmente, los docentes viven una transformación en su actividad profesional debido al entorno donde las Tecnologías de la Información y la Comunicación (TIC) se convierten en un elemento capaz de lograr algo más que una simple transmisión de conocimientos para la educación. Con la finalidad de encontrar respuestas a los posibles desafíos que representa este nuevo proceso educativo, el docente debe organizar sus clases en función de los cuatro aprendizajes esenciales que, a lo largo de toda la vida, serán de alguna manera su orientación. Aprender a conocer Aprender a hacerEnfatiza la formación profesional y la preparación para el mundo del trabajo. A continuación algunas sugerencias:

Teachers’ Instructional Strategies Infographic Teacher Infographics Instructional methods are used by teachers to create learning environments and to specify the nature of the activity in which the teacher and learner will be involved during the lesson. While particular methods are often associated with certain strategies, some methods may by found within a variety of strategies. The Instructional Strategies Infographic presents a variety of strategies for monitoring progress, staying active, comparing and contrasting ideas, forming groups, fostering cooperation/collaboration, adapting content and taking notes. Via: www.fortheteachersblog.org Embed This Education Infographic on your Site or Blog!

The 8 Digital Literacy Practices Required for 21st Century Learners January 4, 2015 Theoretically speaking, digital literacy is a concept that is in constant flux. It is perpetually shifting and expanding to include new practices and skills afforded by new emerging technologies. In their excellent book "Understanding Digital Literacies: A Practical Introduction", authors Jones and Hafner provide a detailed analysis of what it means to be a digitally literate in the light of the social media revolution and the widespread of web 2.0 technologies. As I was perusing it today, I came across this section in chapter one where the authors talk about the different digital literacy practices that are required to thrive in this digitally-focused era. Here is a quick overview of these practices: The ability to quickly search though and evaluate great masses of information.

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