Kepa G. de Latorre

Kepa G. de Latorre

Kepa G. de Latorre is an economics teacher at La Devesa Bilingual School, Elche (Spain): “I believe in my students. I firmly think that they all are capable of doing great things, therefore I try to prepare them to overcome difficulties and to accept challenge as an opportunity to grow. I also fight against the stigmatization of mistake, which in Spain happens too often; I teach that mistake is good, an essential part of the learning process. We’d rather fail close than succeed by chance. We, teachers of today, are contributors to the next generation and the future world they will be living in is a hi-tech, very competitive one, and I try to keep myself in the edge of new technologies in order to better prepare my students for it.”

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Mortificaciones de los Papalagi

Odio que mi e-book me diga por qué pagina voy, y peor aún, cuántas me quedan; si la novela me entusiasma sufro al ver cómo se consume, y si es un rollo me mortifica ver hasta dónde llega. He intentado eliminar esos minúsculos numeritos al fondo de la pantalla pero, a pesar de que tengo un bonito -y caro- modelo líder de mercado, aparentemente los diseñadores no tuvieron en cuenta mis paranoias. La sensación, una mezcla de ansiedad de baja intensidad e impotencia digital aderezada con una pizca de, por qué no decirlo, vergüenza culpable por mi falta de autocontrol, es desagradable.… Visit the author's original post

5 ways of using smartphones to teach… and learn.

Smartphones and apps are tools -no good, neither bad, just powerful tools-, and you can decide whether to use or ignore them, but your students are definitely using them. I bring you 5 suggestions to teach through smartphones.
There is a strong debate regarding laptops and PCs versus smartphones and (maybe) tablets as the future's king devices (not only in education but in general) and, in my very humble opinion (I mean, there are true experts out there), smartphones have taken the lead if they haven't already just won the battle.Visit the author's original post

ARBRe (0): Augmented Reality Bolstered Reforestation summary

Students reforest a degraded area of Elche, South-East Spain, a very dry and arid region with less than 250 mm of rain yearly. To help create engagement students take geolocated data, photos and other relevant information and pin it to web maps, allowing anyone to follow the evolution of these particular plants. They also link these pictures to their own, updating the images every year, and publish them in a website (and eventually any map or AR app that accepts them) for anyone to see how kids and plants grow together.Visit the author's original post