sexta-feira, 28 de outubro de 2011

Using Twitter in the Classroom

Veja como utilizar o Twitter nas suas aulas. Por vezes precisamos apenas de algumas ideias.

Twitter is a social microblogging site that enables users to create social and professional learning networks. This free service allows you to share in short, 140 character phrases an answer to the question: "What you are doing?" You can also follow other Twitter users to see what they are doing. The limit of 140 characters requires users to be concise and to the point. Twitter is an informal way of staying in touch with others. One thing I like to share with people is that you DON'T have to have a Twitter account to follow just need to know their user name.

Some quick ideas for using Twitter in your classroom:
  1. Give your students (or parents) your 'teacher' twitter account URL. Then use this to easily communicate quick reminders about homework or tests. They don't need a twitter account to see your tweets.
  2. Have students use @replies to return questions to the teacher. This allows everyone to see the questions and the responses!
  3. Remember: All info you put on twitter can be seen by anyone, unless you use the DM option to Direct Message another twitter user. 

Integrating technology into your teaching | Faculty Focus

The SECTIONS decision-making model
Students – What are the demographics of the students in your course? Do they work? Do they live on or near campus? What is their preferred learning style? Are they motivated learners?
Ease of use; portability – There’s nothing more frustrating than technology that doesn’t work like it’s supposed to, so whatever technologies you choose, they must be easy to use, easy to maintain and reliable. Training should be available for anyone who needs it.
Costs – The costs involved could be fixed or variable, and go beyond the actual cost of the product to include instructor time, instructional support, media production, and maintenance.
Teaching – What is your teaching style? Some technologies lend themselves more to didactic or direct teaching; others to student participation. What are the intended learning outcomes? How will students be assessed?
Interaction – What technologies will engage and motivate your students? What technologies will enhance interaction between you and your students, between students, and between the students and the course material?
Organization – Does the institution support the use of learning technologies? Can you and your students get help if you need it? If you try to do something different will you be rewarded or punished?
Novelty – New technologies are a double-edged sword, Bates said. Because they are new, they might attract positive attention and support. However, new technologies also carry more risk because they’re largely untested, and may never reach broad adoption or maturation.

Integrating technology into your teaching | Faculty Focus

segunda-feira, 24 de outubro de 2011

Scan2PDF : Digitalizar para pdf rapidamente

O Scan2pdf permite-nos digitalizar para pdf muito rapidamente. Tem duas versões: uma que se instala muito facilmente no computador e outra que podemos trazer na pen. Acabaram-se os softwares complicados para digitalizar!!

Scan2pdf tool give us the opportunity to quickly scan to pdf. We can install it on the computer or always take the portable version, to our pen drive.

Just try it. No more complicated software to scan to pdf.

segunda-feira, 3 de outubro de 2011

Frisos cronológicos: dipity

Esta ferramenta permite-nos criar uma linha do tempo sobre qualquer tema. Os alunos podem procurar informação e contextualizá-lo cronologicamente.

eTwinning um projeto facilitador para o PAFC

eTwinning, Flexibilidade e Autonomia Curricular – que interações? from Miguela Fernandes