ICT in Education - August 27th, 2008

I've mentioned before that the education is constantly evolving, but for the last few years the incorporation of the Information and Communication Technologies, or ICTs is an unstoppable tendency. Our school is constantly working trying to implement the use of technology as a complementary tool within the teaching methodology. The use of the Web 2.0 tools is becoming a must in our classes. And for those of us who appreciate the use of technology instead of banning it within the classrooom is always useful to find and implement the direct use and impact of these tools in our lessons preparation.

Today's teacher is constantly looking for new and innovative ways to present information in a way that the primary beneficiary has to be the student. Nowadays the information is not reserved, on the contrary it is available for anybody, at any time and from anywehere.

Tools are always useful, that's why I share this nice presentation found recently in the web giving us a great deal of websites and tools.

101 Free Learning Tools
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Learning for the future, or the present? - August 2nd

The methodologies in Education have been changing along time. Lecture-based, skills-based, curriculum-based, etc.

It appears that new times bring new methodologies, or tendencies. Nowadays though, the tendency tends to be a giant snow ball coming to us. So we can choose to ride with it or we surrender to it, regardless if we are students, parents or teachers.

The change to a more technological working position brings some resistance, usually. but that resistance is evaporated once the virtues of the "new" technology are discovered and incorporated into the personal way of working.

Our current technology, demands that as teachers we should be at the forefront of guidance. yes, only guidance. Our capabilities will soon be surpassed by the most skillful and/or dedicated savvy students.

So we better go with the roll and guide the tour of teaching through technology or we will be considered eternal students of something that we reject, technology.

I found a great video that shows in a very simple but clear way what students want, think, and need. Check ot out.

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