quarta-feira, 14 de março de 2012

Motivating Students Who Don't Care

Learn from educator, psychologist, and author Allen Mendler about ways to make progress with your hardest to reach students.

Why students don't like school often starts on the outside—dysfunctional families, unsupportive parents, violence in our culture, garbage on TV, erosion of respect, and the list goes on, says Allen Mendler, an educator and author of the book Motivating Students Who Don't Care.
In fact, 70–80 percent of why kids don't care has little to do with teachers themselves, he says. Whether the problem is at home or in the schools, teachers can do a lot to inspire students, but such work is not without its challenges. One middle school alternative program that Mendler observed isolated its most troublesome students. Although their teachers "had their heart in the right places," he says, they were often overwhelmed by the collective neediness of such students.
Some were effectively limited to about 5–10 minutes of actual instructional time per class period as students straggled in late. These teachers also had to "walk on eggshells" around their students with poor attitudes, fearful of triggering negative comments and behavior.

terça-feira, 13 de março de 2012

Convert to Cartoon - Convert photo to Cartoon

Convert to Cartoon - Convert photo to Cartoon - Cartoonize Me - Cartoonize

 Vamos converter fotografias em cartoons.
Este site tem várias ferramentas que permitem transformar fotografias: colocar-nos numa revista, efeitos de água (link está mal tem de tirar um t da palavra watter), colocar-nos ao lado de celebridades, entre outras. Experimente com os seus alunos.

segunda-feira, 12 de março de 2012

Scoop com referências interessantes

Esta colega agrega um conjunto de sites com referências interessantes. Alguns bem úteis para as nossas práticas letivas.

The Best of Educational Tips - a collection of good references for us teachers

quarta-feira, 7 de março de 2012

Vamos criar um vídeo colaborativamente

Esta ferramenta permite-nos criar um vídeo em grupo. Podemos pedir aos alunos que façam um trabalho conjunto cada um no seu computador ou país.

This tool allows to create videos collaboratively. Students from each country can add information and produce the final video.

domingo, 4 de março de 2012

Vamos criar labirintos

É uma ferramenta muito simple que nos permite criar labirintos e guardá-los em pdf.
This tool is very easy to use and you can donwload the maze as a pdf.

eTwinning um projeto facilitador para o PAFC

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