Educación disruptiva

By Manel Rives | Metodologías, dinámicas y dispositivos que permiten una educación diferente.

The UK government will teach eight-year-olds mindfulness to tackle spike in kids’ mental health problems

In the West, mindfulness, the practice of bringing one’s awareness to the present moment, is no longer the stuff of yoga classes and corporate retreats.<p>The British government will fund (pdf) randomized control trials in more than 200 schools across the country to see whether mindfulness effectively …

Education

Visible Thinking | Project Zero

Patricia Palmer worked as a researcher and project manager on Innovating with Intelligence, the project that launched the Visible Thinking approach …

Education

"Hay que acabar con el formato de clases de 50 minutos"

El doctor en Medicina apuesta por cambiar las metodologías pero pide cautela ante la aplicación de la neurociencia a la educación<p>Mora, autor del …

Growth Mindset: Clearing up Some Common Confusions

By Eduardo BriceñoA growth mindset is the understanding that personal qualities and abilities can change. It leads people to take on challenges, …

Pedagogy

Más de 2000 Gifs para aprender Lengua de Signos

Giphy lanzó una colección de 2000 gifs animados que tienen como objetivo incentivar el conocimiento del Lengua de Señas o Lengua de Signos.<p>Una …

New Study Reaffirms What Teachers Know: Relationships Matter

The Search Institute has probably done more research than anyone over the past few years on the importance of positive relationships in the lives of …

Education

10 canales de Youtube para aprender sobre ciencia

Youtube es una fuente prácticamente inagotable de información, no sólo de vídeos divertidos y de entretenimiento. Esta plataforma puede ser …

Crea rubricas en línea con Quick Rubric - Instituto de Tecnologías para Docentes

Hoy les presentamos una herramienta digital que permite a los docentes crear rubricas. De acuerdo a Andrade, las rúbricas son guías de puntuación …

4 Things All Project-Based Learning Teachers Should Do

<b>4 Things All Project-Based Learning Teachers Should Do</b><p>by <b>Lauren Ayer,</b> M.Ed.<p>Gone are the days when students were expected to sit passively at desks …

Pedagogy

Lego Boost is going to turn all your Lego toys into programmable robots

CES is full of robots, but Lego robots... well, that doesn't happen every year.<p>Educational codable robot toys have been a mega-trend in kid tech over the last year, from Jimu to Cozmo. Lego has had its own Mindstorm educational robotics kit for years, but its pieces come from the older-skewed …

Lego

AirBar converts MacBook models to touchscreen for just $99, starting with 13-inch MacBook Air

If you’ve ever wished your MacBook/Air/Pro had a touchscreen, you’ll soon be in luck – at least if you have the 13-inch MacBook Air. AirBar is a plug-and-play infrared device which allows you to use touch on your MacBook Air simply by magnetically attaching the device to the bottom bezel of your …

MacBook Air

RÚBRICAS: QUÉ SON, CÓMO SE DISEÑAN Y HERRAMIENTAS TIC PARA SU ELABORACIÓN

<b>INTRODUCCIÓN:</b> Con la definición del concepto de competencias básicas tras el trabajo “Educación y Formación 2010” en el año 2006 se identifican las …

Going to Space and Talking STEAM with Astronaut Leland Melvin

<i>Who better to chat with about the importance of a math and science education than an astronaut-turned-educator? An advocate of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) learning in schools, Leland Melvin has also logged over 565 hours above Earth so he literally has a perspective very</i> …

Duolingo gets social

Duolingo, the popular language learning app, has long made learning a new language accessible to anybody with a computer or smartphone. Unlike being in a traditional class environment, though, using Duolingo was always a rather lonely experience. The company, whose app has now been used by over 150 …

Language

Los mejores recursos de dinámicas grupales para trabajar en el aula

A continuación nos gustaría presentar algunos de los documentos más interesantes disponibles en la red para trabajar diferentes tipos de dinámicas …

Feedback Efectivo

Díselo con MIMO.<p>“Si has de darme feedback efectivo, por favor, que ser veraz, concreto y, sobre todo, útil.<br>Si lo que pretendes es quedarte a gusto …

Why We Should Be Designing Our Schools The Same Way We Design Today's Offices

One afternoon about six years ago, I was entering the school (Beaver Country Day School) and passing some Middle School (grades 6-8) classrooms.For some reason, for the first time, I asked myself, "Every adult in the school sits in a chair that is on wheels. Why aren't student chairs on wheels?" If …

Education

Epic Classroom Examples of Minecraft in Education

Minecraft has become arguably one of the most popular games in history. This is evident not only with gaming communities but also among educators. If …

Minecraft

El modelo GROW, herramienta de Coaching por excelencia

Siempre que os propongo <b>herramientas</b> os animo a utilizarlas en la vida profesional o en la personal, es decir, para conseguir mejorar el bienestar, la …

Death by Standardization

<b>Volume 3, Issue 10, Number 6</b><p><b>Driving Question: How can schools avoid death by standardization?</b><p>The problem with “standards” is that it makes everything …

Pedagogy

Why pushing creativity out of classrooms will stop children succeeding in the 21st century

Politicians and industry use buzzwords such as ‘creativity’, ‘collaboration’ and ‘imagination’. So why are we taking all the fun out of learning?<p>In an inner-city classroom on an ordinary day, something extraordinary is happening.<p>Ashley, a boy on the autism spectrum who has behavioural challenges, …

Creativity

A school’s “no homework” policy led to kids getting better grades and it’s a super inspiring story

In grade school, homework was the bane of our existence. It wasn’t uncommon to glance around to see a classmate working on assignments for other …

Education

Minecraft: Education Edition officially launches

Following months of testing and free trials for early adopters, Microsoft announced this morning that its learning-focused version of the popular Minecraft game, Minecraft: Education Edition, is now available for purchase. The game is available in 50 countries and in 11 different languages, the …

Minecraft

Researchers Think They Know How to Make Your Brain Learn Like a Kid Again

Make our brains great again.<p>Kids have amazing brains. They can pick up two languages in early childhood just as easily as they can learn one. Early …

The Brain

Five App lets you send messages in universal sign language

Mateusz Mach and Piotr Polański wanted to create an app to send jokey hand signs to each other. They created little animated figures that signed “I love you” or “I see you” and sent them to each other. They got 56 downloads and were about to give up when an occupational therapist named Cindy Chen …

Apps

How Microsoft Uses a Growth Mindset to Develop Leaders

Research shows that managers see far more leadership potential in their employees when their companies adopt a growth mindset — the belief that talent should be developed in everyone, not viewed as a fixed, innate gift that some have and others don’t. But what are those organizations doing to …

Microsoft

Montessori Education for Your Child’s Future (Infograph)

Montessori is a method of learning that concentrates on independent thinking. This method was developed in the early 1900’s by Dr. Maria Montessori. …

The Brain

9 Great Ways to Encourage Students to Ask Questions

Educators are growing to realize, however, that questioning is a skill that we should develop rather than discourage. So, what can we do to maintain …

Pedagogy