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.
In October, I attended the ABED (Brazilian Association for Distance Education) International Conference which held a lecture about the analysis and utilization of student engagement data to prevent evasion. The lecture, in conjunction with the noticeable increase of new higher education institutions in Brazil, stimulated the consideration of risks that institutions face as a result of the growing number of competitors.
There are several factors to be taken into consideration regarding higher ed competition, but the primary concern revolves around retaining the student body. Studies conducted by the Ministério da Educação (MEC) in Brazil, reveal that the number of Undergraduate students at graduation is less than half the number of entrants.
*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?
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.