Primi giorni di scuola

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Quest’anno avrò tre classi, due di queste sono totalmente nuove e per imparare a conoscere i miei alunni ho preparato dei giochi di logica e dei giochi linguistici. D’altronde il motto che caratterizza tutte le mie attività è “imparare divertendosi”.

Le capacità logiche si sviluppano anche con la lingua italiana!

Niente di meglio che predisporre dei simpatici giochi che da una parte allenano la percezione visiva e spaziale e dall’altra parte sviluppano la creatività e insegnano la duttilità della lingua italiana.

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“I have trained over 1000 teachers.” – Simon Kiteme, Kenya

Simon Kiteme
Head of Science Department
Kwa Ngindu Secondary/TSC
Kenya, Africa
@smpkiteme09

It can be easy to take today’s sophisticated classroom technology for granted. But when an internet connection isn’t a given and teachers haven’t yet embraced technology, school leaders must be extra-creative.

For Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Expert Simon Kiteme, that meant becoming the first East/Central African educator to take — and pass — the Microsoft Certified Educator training. And once he became certified, Kiteme helped his fellow educators learn how to use technology to support student learning and success.… Visit the author's original post

“Working with [a disabled] student really challenged me… I learned to be more flexible, and to focus on the possibilities rather than the limitations.” – Anna Mendoza, Australia

Anna Mendoza
Teacher and English Domain Leader, E-pedagogy
Gleneagles Secondary College
Victoria, Australia
@mrsannamendoza

As students spend more time watching videos, Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert (MIEE) Anna Mendoza is worried that student attitudes about reading have become increasingly negative.

“Whilst I appreciate a multi-modal approach,” she says, “this is having a huge impact on their literacy skills and ability to accurately comprehend and infer information from text.”

To combat the problem, Mendoza is working hard to embed reading into her school’s classrooms daily, and is using testing data to target the gaps they present with.… Visit the author's original post

Creating pathways to success through the Microsoft Imagine Academy

Guest blog post by Paw Kappel, Head of Department ICT P-12 at Bentley Park College

Bentley Park College is a P–12 State College in the southern corridor of Cairns, Queensland. The College’s socio-economic index is in the bottom quartile. In the past, the College did not have many high achieving students, few pursued a university education and many ended up unemployed. Overall QCE (Queensland Certificate of Education) attainment in 2011 was 55%, and only 25% for Indigenous students.

In 2011, our school decided to focus more resources on establishing a culture of excellence in technology and demonstrating the connection between improved student learning and our own improved practice with ICT.… Visit the author's original post

Si ricomincia…

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Si ricomincia... con nuove attività ed esperienze che mi auguro possano veramente cambiare e stravolgere l'aula che per molti studenti continua a riproporsi senza significativi cambiamenti.

In questi mesi ho letto numerosi post sui social che enfatizzavano come unica soluzione la riproposizione del vecchio modo di fare scuola. Inoltre ci si scagliava contro il Web e gli strumenti multimediali come se fossero il male da rifuggire. Pochi, ahimè, si mettevano in discussione... Per quanto mi riguarda la scuola non può continuare a viaggiare su un binario diverso ed estraniarsi dalla realtà.

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Apprendre et Enseigner ! Padlet (l’un de mes outils numériques préférés) etc…

Bonjour à tous !

Mes outils préférés sont simples d'utilisation pour que mes élèves puissent les prendre en main très vite et qu'ils les utilisent à leur tour (qu'ils créent leurs Padlets par exemple :).
Une amie Facebook vient de me demander de l'aide à ce sujet donc je profite d'en faire un petit billet !

Pour commencer j'ai choisi 3 tutoriels en ligne :
-- un excellent tutoriel PDF très utile -- ainsi qu'un tutoriel vidéo : Pourquoi utiliser Padlet?… Visit the author's original post

“Confining students behind desks will not work anymore in a technology classroom because that is not how engineers, designers, and other creative professionals work.” – Shepherd Simango, South Africa

Shepherd Simango
Design & Technology Teacher/Computer Applications Teacher
St. Stithians Girls’ College
Johannesburg, South Africa
@shex72

As a technology teacher and Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE), Shepherd Simango encourages his students to be explorative, especially when they are faced with a problem. For Simango and his students, mobile devices have proven to be invaluable.

“[Mobile devices] can be used for content creation using Office apps,” says Simango. “They can also be used as tools to capture and store data such as images and voice and video recordings.… Visit the author's original post

“As teachers, we constantly seek ways to engage students and find ways for them to take charge of their own learning.” – Michael Cocks, Australia 

Michael Cocks
Senior History Teacher
Toowoomba Grammar School
Toowoomba, Australia
@HistorySkills

Last year Michael Cocks walked into his classroom with a new idea.

“During the first five minutes of the lesson I gave my students the necessary instructions, and then for the next hour, they all worked quietly, diligently and enthusiastically,” he shares. “Rather than just standing in front of them and talking, I spent the time observing the students and working one-on-one with those who needed help. At the end, I asked the class how they enjoyed their lesson.… Visit the author's original post

Behind every great person is a great teacher – Michael Furdyk, Canada

To celebrate five years of Daily Edventures, we’re sharing some of our favorite posts. This Daily Edventure was originally published on February 14, 2012.

If you’ve ever wondered just how important a teacher is, just ask Michael Furdyk.
“When I was in grade three, I somehow connected with one of the grade five gifted teachers, Ms. Gee, who saw my passion for technology, took me under her wing, and included me in some of her class activities,” says Furdyk.The confidence she had in me was a huge boost to my self-esteem, and helped me realize that I could accomplish whatever I set my eyes on.”

And his accomplishments are many.… Visit the author's original post

Teaching with a new device this term? View an on-demand webinar to get the most from Windows 10 in the classroom

To help educators get to grips with new devices and get most out them in an educational setting, we have a number of on-demand webinars delivered by trained teachers, Student Ambassadors and Microsoft product experts, aimed at familiarising them with some of the latest accessibility features of Windows 10, as well as closer looks at some of the specific devices from a range OEMs and the Microsoft Surface family of devices.… Visit the author's original post

Teaching with a new device this term? View an on-demand webinar to get the most from Windows 10 in the classroom

To help educators get to grips with new devices and get most out them in an educational setting, we have a number of on-demand webinars delivered by trained teachers, Student Ambassadors and Microsoft product experts, aimed at familiarising them with some of the latest accessibility features of Windows 10, as well as closer looks at some of the specific devices from a range OEMs and the Microsoft Surface family of devices.… Visit the author's original post

“We created a learn-from-each-other environment.” – Mohammad Aliff Bin Othman, Malaysia 

Mohammad Aliff Bin Othman
Geography Teacher
MRSM Tun Mohammad Fuad Stephens
Sandakan, Malaysia
@aliffothman04 

When Mohammad Aliff Bin Othman began his career as a Geography teacher, he felt the stress most new teachers feel: How could he best manage his classroom, and make sure his teaching skills were the best they could be for his students? Then in August 2016, Bin Othman was selected as a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert (MIEE), and his world changed dramatically. 

“This program has been a priceless gift for me,” says Bin Othman.… Visit the author's original post

“I cannot imagine teaching without cloud applications.” – Tomasz Lukawski, Poland

Tomasz Lukawski
Head Teacher and Computer Science Teacher
Primary School No.3
Zabki/Warsaw, Poland

Music may seem like an unusual path to computer science, but for principal and classroom teacher Tomasz Lukawski, it proved to be just that.

“I used to be a music teacher,” Lukawski explains. “From the beginning, as soon as I bought my first PC, I composed music on the computer and accompaniment for the school vocal group. Computer science so fascinated me, that I decided to teach it.”

These days, Lukawski takes full advantage of technology to not only manage his school and communicate with parents, students and teachers, but to take the curriculum to the next level.Visit the author's original post

“We shouldn’t even be talking about technology. We should be saying, ‘What’s the best educational experience for the student?’” – Sal Khan, USA

To celebrate five years of Daily Edventures, we’re sharing some of our favorite posts. This Daily Edventure was originally published on February 13, 2013.

Salman “Sal” Khan has unquestionably made a lasting impact in the world of education – his name has come up countless times here at Daily Edventures, as teachers and others point to his video lessons as an example of transformational change in education. Khan, a former hedge fund analyst, created Khan Academy after using video tutorials to help his niece with algebra.… Visit the author's original post

Improving university chemistry students engagement with OneNote, Cloud and digital inking.

Dr Sylvia Urban, senior lecturer at Melbourne’s RMIT University School of Science has undertaken research to quantify the effect of technology on learning outcomes in a recent study titled Pen-Enabled, Real-Time Student Engagement for Teaching in STEM Subjects.

The research explored the benefits of creating collaborative, interactive lectures using cloud-based technology (Microsoft OneDrive and OneNote) and pen-enabled devices (Surface Pro) in undergraduate / postgraduate university chemistry courses with approximately 380 students.

“Microsoft OneNote and Windows 10 digital ink have been shown to improve pass rates of Chemistry students, as well as improve performance in STEM related fields.” -Dr.

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Pour aller plus loin en anglais…

Bonjour à tous,

Mes sites préférés pour continuer de travailler son anglais quand on a un niveau B2+ ou C1 (niveau avancé) :

1. Khan Academy qui propose des vidéos dans de nombreux domaines

2. Ted talks pour apprendre avec des gens passionnés !

3. Site d'ebooks du domaine public.

et un article qui propose 40 sites pour apprendre quelque chose tous les jours ;)

N'hésitez pas à commenter et partager vos sites préférés !

Excellente journée !

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Microsoft Showcase Schools and #MIEEs enjoy success at Scottish Education Awards

Education technology in Scotland is in rude health, with many schools and individuals leading the way in digital innovation, inclusion, and best practices. We are incredibly fortunate to work closely with a number of those at the forefront of driving change and progress through digital learning, and are thrilled to be congratulating some of them on their recent awards.… Visit the author's original post

Microsoft Showcase Schools and #MIEEs enjoy success at Scottish Education Awards

Education technology in Scotland is in rude health, with many schools and individuals leading the way in digital innovation, inclusion, and best practices. We are incredibly fortunate to work closely with a number of those at the forefront of driving change and progress through digital learning, and are thrilled to be congratulating some of them on their recent awards.… Visit the author's original post

ああ懐かしの青春18きっぷ

学生時代に重宝した青春18きっぷ!
1日JR乗り放題で2370円の激安。

昔は5枚つづりでバラして使えた(というか金券ショップでバラで売っていた)ので、例えば2枚だけ買って、実家への往復を5000円弱で済ませるということができた(普通に新幹線とか飛行機だとウン万円)。
1996年ごろ今の一枚に5日ぶんが集約された形になっています。

さて、今夏、秋田へ行こうとしていた私は、「関空-仙台をpeachで、仙台-秋田を高速バスにすれば、片道うまくすると1万円ちょいでいけるだろう」と考えてpeachのホームページで検索......「2万円超?片道?」
リムジンバスと高速バスを加えると片道3万円に迫る勢い.....

「そうだ青春18きっぷがあるじゃないか! (ちょっと遠い目)」

で、時刻表片手にJR鈍行(懐かしい響き!)の旅のはじまりはじまり〜

まずは6:22JR奈良駅発の普通列車で京都へ!

ああ懐かしの青春18きっぷ

学生時代に重宝した青春18きっぷ!
1日JR乗り放題で2370円の激安。

昔は5枚つづりでバラして使えた(というか金券ショップでバラで売っていた)ので、例えば2枚だけ買って、実家への往復を5000円弱で済ませるということができた(普通に新幹線とか飛行機だとウン万円)。
1996年ごろ今の一枚に5日ぶんが集約された形になっています。

さて、今夏、秋田へ行こうとしていた私は、「関空-仙台をpeachで、仙台-秋田を高速バスにすれば、片道うまくすると1万円ちょいでいけるだろう」と考えてpeachのホームページで検索......「2万円超?片道?」
リムジンバスと高速バスを加えると片道3万円に迫る勢い.....

「そうだ青春18きっぷがあるじゃないか! (ちょっと遠い目)」

で、時刻表片手にJR鈍行(懐かしい響き!)の旅のはじまりはじまり〜

まずは6:22JR奈良駅発の普通列車で京都へ!

“The problem is that school is incredibly boring for students, and as it turns out, it’s pretty boring for teachers as well, because neither group is learning in the traditional school model.” – Michael Fullan, Canada

To celebrate five years of Daily Edventures, we’re sharing some of our favorite posts. This Daily Edventure was originally published on July 17, 2014.

The fact that Michael Fullan was one of the first education heroes we profiled for Daily Edventures, just after we launched the blog at the start of 2012, makes good sense. Fullan is recognized as a worldwide authority on education reform, and his mandate – “helping to achieve the moral purpose of all children learning” – perfectly aligns to Microsoft’s mission.Visit the author's original post

Sélection de 4 sites pour se (re)mettre à l’anglais en douceur !

Bonjour à tous,

Une très petite liste subjective bien sûr mais testée ;)


1. Newsy (vidéos / actualités)

2. Quizlet (pour jouer avec la langue et créer ses propres tests)


3.USA learns (cours du niveau A2 au niveau B2)

4. Et pour lire un peu en français ou en anglais tous les jours : les applications de Sarah Sauquet
Un texte un jour
A text a day
Un Poème Un Jour

Si vous souhaitez plus de sites n'hésitez pas à consulter cet article ou à étudier la bibliographie complète de mon ouvrage, L'élève au cœur de sa réussite.… Visit the author's original post

“We need to change the notion of ’employment for my whole life‘ to ’employability for my whole life‘ because nobody knows where your next chance to succeed will be.” – Ovi Barceló, Spain

To celebrate five years of Daily Edventures, we’re sharing some of our favorite posts. This Daily Edventure was originally published on August 14, 2012.

I have always seen education in a different way,” says Ovi Barceló. “I have never believed that it was about sitting down (at a desk) and listening. So since the very beginning of my professional life, I tried to listen and learn in order to know how to change that perception.

As a teacher at Julio Verne school in Valencia, Spain, Barceló championed the use of technology in education.… Visit the author's original post

It Starts With You…You Are The Change – Joe Lemaron, Africa

“My greatest dream for education would be that students will move away from being just consumers of information, but become problem solvers, innovators, producers, global citizens,” says Joe Lemaron.To celebrate five years of Daily Edventures, we’re sharing some of our favorite posts. This Daily Edventure was originally published on January 17, 2012.

Lemaron is putting his dream into action. As project manager for a joint British Council and Microsoft ICT in Learning project, Lemaron manages “Badiliko,” the Swahili word that means shift/change.… Visit the author's original post

Réviser son anglais

Bonjour à tous !
Je fais de la veille numérique, en particulier pour mes élèves ici.
Et comme les liens sont très nombreux, pour que ce ne soit pas trop écrasant ("overwhelming") je leur propose ce que j'appelle un "jeu"...
Chacun doit explorer ce scoop it et choisir un site qui le motive puis le présenter à la classe. S'ils le souhaitent, ils peuvent faire cette activité par 2. (pour les plus timides)
Les avantages sont nombreux !
- les élèves ont un travail (plutôt "ludique" pour la 2nde séance de cours),
- ils ont exploré le scoop it,
- en particulier un site et l'ont testé,
- et vont en parler en classe (oral + méthodologie de la présentation + échanges fructueux car ils découvrent 35 sites petit à petit !).… Visit the author's original post

Students tackle ‘rock concert’ challenge in Minecraft: Education Edition during MOS Four Nations Finals

Teachers all over the world are increasingly using Minecraft: Education Edition to challenge their students in new ways, creating projects and schemes of work that cover a huge range of classroom subjects and real-life scenarios. In June, The MOS 4N National Finalists worked as National Teams on a music-themed project to collaboratively demonstrate their digital skills using Minecraft: Education Edition and Microsoft Office in a fun and exciting way.… Visit the author's original post

Students tackle ‘rock concert’ challenge in Minecraft: Education Edition during MOS Four Nations Finals

Teachers all over the world are increasingly using Minecraft: Education Edition to challenge their students in new ways, creating projects and schemes of work that cover a huge range of classroom subjects and real-life scenarios. In June, The MOS 4N National Finalists worked as National Teams on a music-themed project to collaboratively demonstrate their digital skills using Minecraft: Education Edition and Microsoft Office in a fun and exciting way.… Visit the author's original post

No classrooms. No teachers. No blackboards. No exams.

To celebrate five years of Daily Edventures, we’re sharing some of our favorite posts. This Daily Edventure was originally published on January 10, 2012.

 

At first glance it’s pretty obvious: Colegio Fontán is different. No classrooms.
No teachers. No blackboards. No exams. Technology supports everything they do.

“Everyone knows the ‘what’ to do in education. We’ve built the ‘how’ instead,” says Julio Fontán, school President.

Colegio Fontan video

Fontán’s parents – both educators – brought their unique brand of education to Colombia from Spain 54 years ago.… Visit the author's original post

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