¿What about TIC’s?

ICT (Information and Communications Technology), is a set of methodologies developed to manage and send information from one place to another. It covers a very wide range of solutions including technologies to store information and retrieve it later, to send and receive information from one place to another, and information processing. These solutions relate to skills needed in statistics and market research.

The advantages of ICT are many, especially in education. Although, like everything, there are risks in which a teacher should be aware of. For example, the control and dissemination of information. To achieve this control, it is important that teachers implement the following:

a) Planning the teaching / learning.

b) Find support through technology when selecting and presenting the content and materials

c) Teach students to search, select and analyze information.

d) Maintain a steady and harmonious relationship with students in order to promote the exchange of information and reflection.

¿Who came?

Materials:

* Colored construction paper

Developing:

* Given the need for children to recognize their place in the class, assign their working groups across various tables.
* Each table will have a color assigned for the children to identify with.
* Within each team, the students will choose a geometrical figure to represent with the same color appearance. For example: Luis will have a yellow circle; Sofia, a blue triangle.
* Each child is given a cardboard box (15 by 24 cm) to color. In it they will draw and then trim with scissors * See figure representation: one small (5x5cm) and another double in size.

On the white cardboard, the teacher will draw the door, window and any reference to help locate the desk of each will be placed.

The teams:

* The geometric shape of the larger piece of cardboard will be pasted onto the table in front of each child.
* The smaller piece should be placed on the white card for the members of each team.
* Each child should join a partner who is sitting at his side so that can place a figure at the right place on the table.

This is a new way for your class to learn and have fun.

The class divided

This is one of the most ingenious and surprising experiments of all time “split class.” As educators, it is important to consider it and the impact it represents.

This documentary shows an incredible teacher and her effective methods.

Do you think that works only with children? Professor Jane Elliot was also featured on the Oprah, the results were similar.
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See what about adults

Working Adults Degree

City College of San Francisco offers an exciting program for adults who left their unfinished studies and want to finish it and / or for those who have always dreamed of a college degree but life led in different a direction. With super flexible schedules, the institute is a great alternative to achieve your goals.

Here is a link for you find out all the details :)

Working Adults Degree

Music as a learning

We share this really interesting work by Mauritius Giordanelli entitled, “Music and the Brain”

MUSIC IN EDUCATION, FUNDAMENTAL TOOL FOR INTEGRAL TRAINING

Traditionally, education matters have nested by applying them to the workforce (Robinson, 2006). In Colombia, this has been done to promote “technical training to consolidate the domestic industry” (Bastidas, 2009). This often results in neglecting the artistic fields, including music (Restrepo, 2004). Recent research indicates that this is a mistake because of the strong correlation between formal training in music and academic excellence, a lower rate of substance abuse, a measurable increase in IQ students and the development of new neural connections the brain (Hallam, 2001, Altenmüller and Gruhn, 2002; Delisio, 2007, Hobson, 2009) This research leads to the conclusion that musical training is critical for our youth.

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The body

What is physical expression and what are the exercises related to physical expression?

Body and creative expression for children is categoried within the concept of play, create and discover with movement. One way to get to the imagination, spontaneity, creativity, sensitivity and the essence of the child, is respecting individual freedom of movement, so the child can find his/her own way. Children discover little by little, each time they use their creative skills. In turn, they communicate with their peers through their own movement language, sharing ways, feelings, and states. Horizontal and vertical movement motivates their corporal memory and spatial awareness: the three basic levels are achieved.

Today we share this video that explains it perfectly :)