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The blended learning models that can help schools reopen

2020-06-03T14:28:35+00:00junio 1st, 2020|Tags: , , , , |

In this article, Thomas Arnett, a senior research fellow in education for the Clayton Christensen Institute, consider two blended learning models: the Enriched Virtual model and the Flipped Classroom model. This models offer a blueprint for how teachers can design instruction to meet the constraints—and even opportunities—of students coming to school in shifts to meet distancing requirements. To illustrate how these proposals work, the author presents some examples of what these types of models look like. Learn more  

Equity Isn’t Just About Technology. It’s About Supporting Students and Families

2020-07-02T09:35:50+00:00mayo 11th, 2020|Tags: , , , |

By now the coronavirus, and the resulting fallout, has impacted just about every family in one way or another. Students are out of school, unemployment is rising and social distancing could take a psychological toll. But not everyone is equally affected. Research indicates that students from low-income backgrounds could fall further behind their peers if learning stops too long and the country sinks into recession. That makes the conversation about education equity essential. But the term doesn’t just mean equipping students with the same devices and broadband access. Schools also play an important role in boosting at-home learning among families. This post, [...]

El Dosier de aprendizaje, una herramienta al servicio de la personalización

2020-07-06T08:40:41+00:00mayo 4th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , |

El artículo El Dosier de aprendizaje, una herramienta al servicio de la personalización publicado en el portal EDUforics ofrece una descripción detallada de una práctica de personalización del aprendizaje escolar llevada a cabo en el Instituto Quatre Cantons de Poblenou (Barcelona). En general, las estrategias de personalización del aprendizaje escolar tienen como finalidad ayudar a los alumnos y alumnas a atribuir valor y sentido personal a lo que aprenden en las escuelas e institutos y a las tareas y actividades que en ellas llevan a cabo para aprender. Concretamente, una de las estrategias más eficaces de personalización del aprendizaje es la previsión de tiempos, [...]

How Teachers Can Support PBL at Home

2020-07-02T11:00:48+00:00abril 20th, 2020|Tags: , , , , |

John Larmer, Editor in Chief, Buck Institute for Education U.S., offers tips and projects that teachers can share with parents and caregivers to guide children in any grade through project-based learning—with or without technology. In this post, you can find many resources and interesting links to projects and experiences. Content of this article: CLARIFY (AND LOWER) EXPECTATIONS EXPLAIN THE BENEFITS OF DOING PBL AT HOME EXPLAIN HOW TO SUPPORT THEIR CHILDREN SUGGEST IDEAS FOR PROJECTS THEY CAN DO AT HOME Learn more

Conectar con el entorno. Promover aprendizajes culturalmente relevantes desde el Aprendizaje-Servicio

2020-04-12T15:15:12+00:00abril 13th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , |

El artículo Conectar con el entorno. Promover aprendizajes culturalmente relevantes desde el Aprendizaje-Servicio publicado en el portal EDUforics presenta una experiencia de Aprendizaje y Servicio Solidario (APS) realizada en el Instituto de Educación Secundaria Miguel Catalán de Coslada (Madrid), específicamente, detalla el proyecto de visitas al Museo Arqueológico Nacional en el que participan alumnos del instituto y personas mayores de centros del municipio de Coslada. Asimismo, el artículo resume algunos aspectos teóricos que sustentan la premisa de que la selección de contenidos culturalmente relevantes es un elemento básico para favorecer aprendizajes con sentido, y cómo ello requiere a su vez abrir la escuela a la [...]

The Personal Learning Plan: Goal Setting to Be Future Ready

2020-04-22T08:33:06+00:00abril 9th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , |

In this post, Kathleen McClaskey, author of Make Learning Personal website, explains how teachers can use the student's Learner Profile and Personal Learning Backpack to develop goals an effective Personal Learning Plan (PLP), so each learner can develop agency and gain personal experiences to make decisions for college and career and to be future-ready. The purpose of a Personal Learning Plan (PLP) is to assist learners to develop goals with a set of action steps to achieve those goals, ways to monitor their own progress, show evidence in reaching the goal and a reflection on achieving it. The PLP has four specific focuses: [...]

The Role of After-School Digital Media Clubs in Closing Participation Gaps and Expanding Social Networks

2020-04-11T15:55:22+00:00abril 6th, 2020|Tags: , , |

This article considers how after-school digital media clubs, as an example of informal learning, can provide meaningful opportunities for youth to participate in the creation of interest-driven learning ecologies through media production. Ethnographic research was conducted in two after-school digital media clubs at a large, ethnically diverse, low income public high school over the course of an academic year. The after-school clubs provided students with opportunities to develop digital literacies that could be leveraged for the acquisition of cultural and social capital.  Although participation in the clubs expanded students’ offline social networks, restrictive school policies blocked access to social media and [...]

Measuring experiences of interest-related pursuits in connected learning

2020-04-11T15:36:47+00:00abril 2nd, 2020|Tags: , , , |

This paper describes an effort to develop a survey instrument capable of measuring important aspects of adolescents’ experiences of interest-related pursuits that are supported by technology. The measure focuses on youths’ experiences of connected learning (Ito et al. in Connected learning: an agenda for research and design. Digital Media and Learning Research Hub, Irvine, 2013), an emerging model of learning across settings supported by digital media. Specifically, the instrument aims to measure the depth with which youth are able to engage in an interest-related pursuit, the level of support and encouragement they receive from peers, and the degree to which their pursuit involves performance [...]

Convocatoria: Para publicar artículos en la Revista 404

2020-04-09T22:39:05+00:00marzo 30th, 2020|Tags: , , |

La Secretaría de Cultura de México, a través del Centro Centro de Cultura Digital y La Colmena, Centro de Tecnologías Creativas “Grace Quintanilla”, convoca a la comunidad a participaren la Revista 404, que ha abierto la convocatoria para presentar trabajos. La revista busca artículos de divulgación que fomenten la discusión sobre las prácticas y relaciones mediadas por la tecnología, los hábitos en lectura y escritura, el lugar de las personas como ciudadanos de sociedades tecnologizadas y la forma en cómo la cultura digital ha afectado las vidas afectivas y sociales. El periodo de recepción de propuestas y documentación es del 7 al 21 [...]

La “rueda de preguntas interesantes”. El trabajo a partir de y con los intereses del alumnado

2020-03-16T21:53:45+00:00marzo 16th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , |

El artículo “La ‘rueda de preguntas interesantes’. El trabajo a partir de y con los intereses del alumnado” publicado en el portal EDUforics se centra en las prácticas de personalización del aprendizaje orientadas a explorar, incluir y desarrollar los intereses del alumnado en los centros escolares. En la primera parte del artículo, se presenta una conceptualización de los intereses y se muestran diferentes maneras de abordar la identificación, valoración, reflexión, construcción y re-construcción de los intereses de aprendizaje del alumnado en la escuela. En la segunda, se describe una práctica educativa que ilustra este trabajo con y a partir de los [...]