Inspired by practical physics lessons from colleague Ricardo Magalhaes which have been shared on our Mosyle Connection, history teacher Elvis John O. Ribeiro reports his own technology use! Both Magalhaes and Ribeiro are teachers at the Escola Crescimento in São Luis. A teacher for the past 16 years, Ribeiro explains he has always had to work with technology when teaching. According to him, the only difference is new technologies, such as tablets and applications, open new possibilities for teaching.
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.
The good mood of Gilmar Santos, 52 year old teacher, blocks all negative impressions and expectations in the most feared subject: Mathematics. “The students go home thinking that it is difficult. Having a good mood makes it easier,” says the teacher who has 32 years of classroom experience. “I’ve already retired, but I’m still very young, I do not intend to stop,” he jokes.
Carolina Romero, teacher at Brandão Educational Center (CEB), removes borders and brings countries to her 6th through 9th grade Geography students, leaving them right at students’ fingertips. Romero, 32, recalls her early teaching years when large printed maps would hang in front of the chalkboard. The printed maps left students at a distance and unengaged. Now, with the use of mobile technology, the content is literally in the hands of each student.
In the 90s, when Mario Abbondati left the classroom the leading technology was chalk. Abbondati, now 62 years old, continues his work at the Bandeirantes School in São Paulo in a field in which he is passionate. The difference is now he is surrounded by tablets and computers and focuses on supporting mathematics teachers to integrate technology in the teaching and learning process.