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quarta-feira, 12 de junho de 2013

TIMMS 2011 - Portugal's Maths learning raising scores (those were the days)



The five East Asian countries had the largest percentages of fourth grade students (30–43%) reach the TIMSS 2011 Advanced International Benchmark. Building  on this head start, these five countries pulled away from the rest of the world by  a considerable margin at the eighth grade, with by far the largest percentages of students reaching this benchmark—nearly half (47–49%) in Chinese Taipei, Singapore, and Korea. 
Remarkably, nine countries raised achievement across their entire fourth grade student distribution, from low to high performers, improving across all four international benchmarks over the past decade; only one declined across all four benchmarks. At the eighth grade, only three countries showed improvement across all benchmarks, and three had declines.
Ler+:
http://timss.bc.edu/timss2011/downloads/T11_IR_M_Chapter2.pdf

Profissionais & Biblioteca Escolar


E mais aqui http://aslc.ca/for-teachers-teacher-librarians

Learning Commons Biblioteca Escolar RBE



O conceito de "Learning Commons" não é fácil de traduzir - no entanto, de há muito em Portugal que a RBE defende e pratica uma visão de biblioteca neste sentido, ultrapassando a "tradicional" biblioteca só de papel, só de livros e leitura de livros...  Rompemos muitas paredes e muitos muros, físicos e culturais, abrimos espaços e tempos de outras formas de ser biblioteca escolar.
Não precisámos de abandonar a antiga e nobre palavra Biblioteca, mas envolvêmo-la diariamente em funções de centro de recursos educativos, lugar de cultura e criação, convívio, arte e colaboração.
Por tudo isso, as preocupações associadas ao "Learning Commons" são-nos familiares, plasmadas em padrões de organização e gestão mas também em referenciais de aprendizagens indissociáveis da biblioteca escolar RBE, em desenvolvimento desde 1996.
Cenas como estas são mais correntes do que nunca entre nós:


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terça-feira, 11 de junho de 2013

Parlor: para explorar depois deste Verão


So what is Parlor?
"Parlor is a browser add-on that sits in your browser and measures reading activity on a limited set of sites defined in a Class Reading List. Parlor also allows you to flag (i.e. highlight), tag and share excerpts from anywhere on the web to a Class Feed where you can also see a dashboard of your personal reading activity as compared to the class as a whole. The Feed is also where you can view Topic, Sentiment and Theme Clouds that show the topics students are reading about (e.g. State of the Union, Transit in New Delhi, Baseball Trades) what they think of them (e.g. skeptical, confused, in awe) and the course concepts they're relating to, which you define."


Asking students to reflect on readings at both an emotional and cognitive level, is one way of providing learners with that much needed learning ownership. 
By applying for a pilot run, you can see whether Parlor would be suitable for your teaching context.

Obrigada, Ana Cristina Pratas (via E-Learning Gurus-Portugal, no Facebook)

Ler mais aqui no fabuloso Blog da Ana Cristina, Cristina Skybox http://cristinaskybox.blogspot.ae/2013/06/moving-towards-ownership.html