Ambientes virtuais de aprendizagem: criatividade, diversidade e colaboração online

Virtual learning environments: creativity, diversity and collaboration

*by Vasco Lopes

We live in a time which requires all professionals to articulate and manage the acquisition of new skills and knowledge in order to meet current demands, both increasingly interrelated and complex. However, our schools of today continue to function based on traditional, industrial era methods and principles with well-defined rules and structures. When large-scale education systems were implemented at the end of the 19th century, everything was planned as if we were all the same and learn in the same way. The educational systems were influenced by the prospering industries of the day and designed based on the typical context of hierarchical organization and contained content of low complexity.

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What is the hoopla about blended learning: something old is new again

What is the hoopla about blended learning: something old is new again

*by Stephanie Fitzwater

While attending the University of Florida to acquire my Masters in Educational Technology, I have conducted thorough literature reviews on various styles of blended learning. One specific article pertaining to educational technology which peaked my interest was written by Hassan Rastegarpour. In order to promote Rastegarpour’s theory, I have completed a synopsis of his main points throughout the article.

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A geração Z, a tecnologia e nós, professores: o que é "saber tudo" hoje?

Generation Z, technology and us, the teacher: What does it mean to “know everything” today?

*by Raphael Correa

At the school in which I work, I teach Physics, but also hold the position of Technology Director, which requires me to be up to date with all the tools and devices that are used by my students. The latter “obligation” is a pleasure as it allows me to see how and what teenagers can produce on their own, and it is fantastic! Even more interesting is the way in which they process information: when they are motivated, they can find the heart of any subject matter; when well prompted, they do this both critically and accurately. Note that I pointed out: when well prompted.

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Como usar os tablets para deixar a sala de aula invertida e aprofundar conteúdos

Using mobile devices to flip your classroom

*Stephanie Fitzwater

With the rise of technology in the classroom, teachers are inspired to “flip” their classrooms utilizing every moment of face to face time with students to encourage exploration, application and deep thinking in the content area. The idea of flipping a classroom with the use of online videos and other online content seems fairly straightforward. However, when incorporating mobile devices in lieu of traditional computer and web based content, the implementation of a flipped classroom tends to become blurred.

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Porque a tecnologia pode ajudar os nativos digitais a aprenderem melhor

How using technology can help digital natives learn best

Mobile learning used as a motivational tool for students can provide a more active approach to education, allowing for personalization of the learning experience while equipping students for the digital future.

Children and teenagers of Generation Z are so-called “digital natives”. This generation was born completely immersed in technology and is constantly surrounded by social networks, smartphones, laptops and tablets.

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