Posts Tagged ‘Education’

Wikipedia: Comunidad educativa

Wiki es una palabra hawaiana que quiere decir “rápido”; sin embargo, su significado a cambiado gracias al surgimiento de la web 2.0 porque , actualmente, esta palabra se relaciona con páginas electrónicas que se editan en linea a traves de múltiples usuarios. La más famosa es Wikipedia: “wiki” (escrito en comunidad) y “pedia” del griego padeia (educación).

Como usuaria de Wikipedia puedo crear, modificar y borrar el contenido de una página de forma fácil y gratuita, además de ver los cambios realizados instantáneamente en la misma; también, me permite escribir en colaboración a través de la Web y recuperar fácilmente cualquier información anterior o posterior a mi colaboración. Read more…

Twitter eskolan

December 20, 2011 Leave a comment

Twitter-ek, sare sozial eta microblogging zerbitzuak, hainbat hezitzaileren arreta bereganatzea lortu du. Hauentzat tresna zinez baliagarria bilakatu da Twitter: batetik, eskolan erabiltzeko lanabes egokia delako, eta bestetik, hezkuntza arloko lankideen arteko zubi-lana burutu dezakeelako. Hauen artean George Mayo-ren kasua aipa dezakegu: twitter dela medio, bere ikasleen arteko ipuin baten idazketa proposatu zuen.

One of my goals was to try and collaborate online

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Children in the NetWorld

November 23, 2011 Leave a comment

Do we consider all the possibilities when we create an account? Andy Greenberg claims that almost every celebrity is on Twitter. As seen in his  article, a person that does not have an account in Facebook is many times considered a weirdo, and it has also been demonstrated that social networks can be damaging because they can cause depression or aggression (David Smith). In the words of the socialnetworks web, socializing is a need that all people have, but the way we interact with people has changed in the last few years and will probably continue changing in the followings. Is the Internet changing social life? We have heard many times that children are the future, which type of future are we building up? Different authors and organizations have come up with different answers, so through this article the different points of view regarding social networks and education will be analyzed, as well as make the reader reflect on this current issue.

If we think about the positive and negative effects networks can have, what is the conclusion we come to? These are some of the answers David Smith Jr, Brandon Sheley and Rachel Miller have given in their articles. Read more…

Twitter: a good educational tool?

November 13, 2011 Leave a comment

Twitter has been suggested to be an optimus manner for children to learn communication and interaction skills, which any other methods or platforms could never provide us with. Therefore, we would be witnesses of a revolutionary new way of teaching. Now, the question is, is Twitter a really good tool for education?

First of all, let’s analyse what positive aspects have working on Twitter with the youngest students:

What experts appeared to underline the most is children’s literacy development. According to Mike Laurie, a worker of the agency Made by Many in London, taking part in social media helps children to avoid literacy and does increase their ability to express their ideas with grater clarity:

“It stands to reason that children who read and write more are better at reading and writing. And writing blog posts, status updates, text messages, instant messages, and the like all motivate children to read and write. Last month, The National Literacy Trust released the results of a survey of over 3000 children. They observed a correlation between children’s engagement with social media and their literacy. Simply put, social media has helped children become more literate. Indeed, Eurostat recently published a report drawing a correlation between education and online activity, which found that online activity increased with the level of formal activity (socio-economic factors are, of course, potentially at play here as well).” Read more…

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Why I chose to learn Chinese

More than 2,300 universities in 100 countries have included Chinese courses in their academic programs while the number of students traveling to China to learn the language is increasing. In 2004, China received 400,000 foreign students to specialize in Chinese, a figure which in 1996 was only 41,200. Chen Gensheng , one of the most important Spanish translations reviewer of China, tell us abut the importance of understand a language and not only study the language, meanwhile, James Dumm explaines some advantages to decide to start learning this language: Read more…

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