Saturday, July 23, 2011
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Taking off to São Paulo on the tenth to present the Digital Communication Project along with Dani, my partner.We're excited about it since we had such a positive response here in Brasília. We hope to have the same there.Below, is the latest version of the presentation.
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
During our bonus week, we had the opportunity to participate in a short digital project, the EdTech Academy, in which we would be using video tricks. The video could be about anything, as long as it could be used for pedagogical purposes. The teachers who decided to participate had a week and they could do it anywhere and at any time, as long as they did it and posted it in the Youtube. I loved the opportunity to learn how to use one more digital tool, by the way, easy to be used and perfect to make videos with the students´work. This video in particular could be used when the topic is family or growing up. Students may write about their own childhood or someone in their family.
Saturday, July 2, 2011
Something I experienced this semester was keeping in touch with parents on a daily basis. At the beginning of the semester, I got all the parents email addresses and saved them in my Contact List. I would contact them every class to inform them about homework that day or any other event that might have happened, regarding the students' attitude or even their material. I sent them the link for the parents blog I created especially for them, so they could proudly see their children's production.I was wondering if parents would comment on the blog posts ...well...they didn't. And that reminded me of something Dani Lyra said during our presentation of our Digital Communication Project last year.She said that although parents don't leave comments on the posts, that doesn't necessarily mean that they don't read them. They didn't comment on the blog posts but they did in their email responses, since they received my emails regularly. Reading their feedback was precious and encouraged me to continue. They considered the daily basis contact a great way to make them aware of what was going on in class and far better than the telephone,which presents time constraints.Unlike phone calls, which depend on the availability of the parents, emails can be read at any place and time.In sum, it was a great experience,which allowed me to reach parents more effectively and profitably.