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Come personalizzerò la mia scatolina dei pirati? Come funziona? Dove stanno le informazioni? – #loptis

Pirate Box – secondo tutorial Loptis

Andreas Formiconi

Questo è il secondo dei tutorial che corredano le PirateBox.


Un router è un computer, un computer organizzato per assolvere a uno scopo ben preciso: instradare i pacchetti di dati da una rete ad un’altra. Internet è tutta fatta di reti separate che comunicano fra loro attraverso router – ve ne sono di tipi diversi ma la sostanza è questa.

Il router MR3020 è un router, appunto, ma una volta diventato una PirateBox non è più un router…

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Teaching character strenghts_ Ita_Insegnare la forza

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Teaching character strenghts_ Ita_Insegnare la forza.

Prime riflessioni ad alta voce.

Ovvero: come ‘calare’ nel concreto dell’attività disciplinare svolta in classe la ‘cura’ di abilità e competenze personali?

Premessa. Questo intervento vuol essere un primo ‘take out’, in lingua italiana, dal corso “Teaching character and creating positive classrooms” (del Relay Graduate School of Education tramite Coursera) e da altri articoli e corsi correlati, tutti o quasi in lingua inglese. Non è certamente esente da imprecisioni e approssimazioni e non pretende d’insegnare nulla a nessuno: vuol solo informare e condividere spunti di riflessione operativi per stimolare, magari,un confronto costruttivo. Ne faccio un post in un blog sì da poterlo via via aggiornare e integrare in tempo reale e aprirlo a commenti o integrazioni – più che benvenuti! – da parte di chi condivide l’interesse al tema.

Il contesto della nostra disciplina potrà essere, anche tecnologicamente, assai variegato ma in un…

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Maker Space In Education Series… 20 Reasons Your Students Should Be Making

Very useful. thanks for sharing!

21 st Century Educational Technology and Learning

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It’s  still summer time in the States and I couldn’t help but think of the idea of play, and that of course made me think of Maker Space. I have long  encourage Making in the classroom. It wasn’t until recently that I discovered that this idea is now a movement and one that I suggest all 21st century educators Make some room for. I hope you enjoy this series and I encourage you to send me information and resources, as I am also Making time to learn.  First, to ensure you do not miss one of these valuable posts or other resources covering PBL, Digital Curriculum, Web 2.0, STEM, 21st century learning, and technology integration please sign up for 21centuryedtech by email or RSS. As always,  I invite you to follow me on twitter (@mjgormans). Please give this post a retweet and pass it on. Have a great week…

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Realtà Aumentata per L’educazione

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Stress as a positive: Recent research that suggests it has benefits

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Practicing the Educator as a Maker Educator Mindset

Thanks for sharing!

User Generated Education

I’ve written about the Educator as a Maker Educator.

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https://www.thinglink.com/scene/529031635128025090 

In order to practice and reinforce my maker skills as well as these “mindsets”, I enrolled in the online course, Tinkering Fundamentals: A Constructionist Approach to STEM Learning.  What attracted me to this course was not only the focus on tinkering and maker education but also that the participants are asked to engage in hands-on activities.  Their course introduction follows – worth a view by anyone interested in making and tinkering:

The activity for this week, week 2, we were asked to create  circuit_boards (downloadable PDF).

The following materials were recommended

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(plus some general others – tape, Stainless steel or copper nails, Philips head screws, Flat head screws, Coated wire, Zip ties, Soldering irons, Solder, Power drill screwdriver, Hammer, Saw, Sand paper, Wire cutter, Wire stripper).

Maker Educator as a Resource Suggester and Provider

I am a teacher…

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Teaching and Facilitating Entrepreneurship in the School Setting

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I grew up in a family where my grandfathers and father were entrepreneurs – they started and ran their own businesses.  My paternal grandfather, as a young man, bought a small vacuum cleaner sales store and later, changed it to selling entertainment electronics.  Later, with my father, they moved to a larger space with increased inventory.  A smaller store was opened in a a town nearby where I was a sales clerk during my teenage years.  Their small business was a financial success as it supported our families with a strong middle class lifestyle for close to fifty years.  I rejected this entrepreneurship spirit.  Making money never interested me (I am a teacher, for gosh sake).

Fast forward to last year – I had the privilege of visiting Blanche Kelso Bruce Academy (BKBA) in Detroit and spending some time with its superintendent, Blair Evans.  Mr. Evans demonstrated the school’s digital…

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Intrinsic Motivation for the Classroom

GReat infographic on intrinsic motivation. Thanks for sharing.

An Ethical Island

Bring on the i.

I just finished reading several books about intrinsic motivation. None of the research is new, so why aren’t we incorporating intrinsic motivation into the classroom more?

Here are a few ideas I have on how to add some i to your classroom.

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~Mia

Book to add to the reading list:

Why We Do What We Do by Edward L. Deci

http://www.amazon.com/Why-We-What-Understanding-Self-Motivation/dp/0140255265

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Indice ragionato – #loptis

Indice ragionato – #loptis
Software libero
Sopravvivenza digitale
Seguire le fonti in internet
Open Educational Resources
Letteratura scientifica
Cloud
Gioie pubbliche, private angoscie
Elaborazione immagini
Scrivere insieme
Vita nel MOOC #ltis13 – #loptis

Andreas Formiconi

L’idea è un po’ questa. Quando tocca fare un nuovo corso intorno alle information technologies eccetera eccetera, ai nuovi studenti mi vien fatto di dire – Entrate nel laboratorio, vi conduco a vedere gli strumenti e i servizi diversi per cui s’adoprano, qui c’è questo là c’è quello…

I materiali ci sono. Ciascuno se li può aggiustare a misura. Quello che cambia sono i modi di interazione. Gli studenti di medicina che arriveranno il 4 di marzo, in realtà mi vedranno in una serie di lezioni, quindi qualcosa cambia, ma non la sostanza – quanto alle lezioni non saranno proprio tali, diremo poi come.

È pensando a loro che ho scritto il seguente “indice ragionato”, in modo che possano individuare più facilmente un loro percorso nella foresta di questo blog. Ma credo che tornerà utile anche a tutti gli altri. Provvedo quindi a integrarlo nel settore “accoglienza” del blog. Intanto…

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Renewed interest in gamification & ESL/EFL

I’m on coursera gamification Mocc too, thanks for sharing these links.

Gamifying ELT

Interest in Gamification & ESL/EFL seems to be increasing. I decided to rejoin the Coursera Gamification MOOC (I took the course last year and thoroughly enjoyed it) to see what has changed and also to dip into the forums, and sure enough I found a TESOL Study Group forum set up specially for those interested in Gamification and TESOL.

From there, I found a link to a Gamification in TESOL Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/Gamification.in.TESOL/), which currently has 57 members and which was set up by two TESOL professionals based in Japan after presentations at KOTESOL and JALT.

They now have a website, http://pfeiferlearning.com/learning/gamification-for-tesol/ which has links to a number of articles and resources on gamification, including:-

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