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Shifting your mindset to embrace technology in the classroom

*by Stephanie Fitzwater

We are aware that educational technology has become the catalyst for transformation in the K-12 environment. We know students react well to the incorporation of technology and are increasingly demanding to be producers of knowledge. But, where do we stand as educators? Are we working on changing our mindset to accommodate the growth of technology and widespread educational reform?  Or, are we hesitant, believing we will have to start-over and recreate all of our years of previous work?

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Aprendizagem Criativa

Teacher develops students’ skills in creative learning using tablets

The role of students in the construction of knowledge has become one of the key factors of engagement in the process of creative learning. In the 1st edition of the Mosyle Experts Bulletin this year, an exclusive publication for educational institutions utilizing the Mosyle platform, we shared the story of Adilson Geraldo Gonçalves. Gonçalves, a geography teacher at the Community School, has found a creative way of transforming the role of students using the features in the Mosyle educational platform.

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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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