sábado, 4 de julho de 2009

OK Computer...

Estudo demonstra que os alunos aprendem melhor línguas estrangeiras com recurso novas tecnologias.

Wednesday, 7 May 2008

The conventional wisdom is that, when it comes to education, the old ways are the best. In many minds that equates to learning by rote, long hand, fat textbooks, and most definitely no computers. But, as with much conventional wisdom, such theories do not stand up too well to close scrutiny.

A study of 1,000 primary school pupils conducted by researchers at Durham University has discovered that those who studied French through lessons delivered via a CD-Rom progressed more rapidly that those who learned with the support of a traditional textbook. It seems that the smart tuition techniques and attractive visual content of the CD-Roms can make a considerable difference to a child's ability to absorb a new tongue. This is good news for ministers who have committed themselves to getting every pupil to study a foreign language by the age of seven.

Not only does this study indicate that British youngsters are more than capable of learning a new language, despite the mono-glot reputation of these islands; it suggests a way for schools to increase their foreign language provision despite a shortage of qualified language teachers. That is not to argue that schools should begin to transfer teaching duties en masse to CD-Roms. But it does suggest that computers can be a valuable aide in the classroom and that to spurn their deployment in the name of tradition would be entirely self-defeating.

And spare a thought for the pupils too: CD-Roms are much easier to carry home than chunky textbooks. Sometimes, technology means progress on every front.

sábado, 6 de junho de 2009

Flyer with energy saving tips

The Class EA6 studied the topic "The Environment and Sustainability" some time ago. So, they found that by making this flyer they could make people aware of the importance of saving energy.

Here is the flyer:

Energy Saving Tips.ea 6

sexta-feira, 29 de maio de 2009

Technology is key for adult learning

Moving on from the celebrations of Adult Learners' Week, we look at how technology is a key enabler for adult education.

As part of the celebrations for Adult Learners' Week Becta, working with NIACE, sponsored the Adult Learners' Week National Awards Ceremony, which took place on Friday 15 May. Chief Executive, Stephen Crowne, took to the platform at the ceremony to present an award, and there were opportunities to meet Becta representatives exhibiting at the event.

Becta supports the Government’s aim to raise adult skills. The current economic climate puts a greater demand than ever on improving training provision and skills development, but with the challenge of doing so in a cost effective and timely way.

Our work in FE and Skills embraces the whole sector, whether it's Train to Gain programmes to help businesses upskill, vocational courses for adults who want or need new skills, young people who are preparing to enter the world of work, adults who want to learn informally for pleasure, or those for whom informal learning offers a second chance. Technology can have an impact on all of these.

This is especially true when adults and businesses have to find the time to fit learning in around everything else that life has to throw at us. Technology enables adults to learn when they want, where they want and how they want. It provides access to informal learning opportunities that individuals can fit in around their busy lives, and offers employers a mechanism to boost skills and save money. For example, The Dental Channel, winner of an e-learning award in 2008, estimates that they are saving £250,000 across the dental profession, by offering flexible delivery, through interactive webinars. You can read a case study about their experience and many others on the Towards Maturity website.

Technology is bringing learning opportunities to individuals too. Since its launch in 2000, over 2.4 million individuals have enrolled on a learndirect course, and you can read some of their stories on the learndirect website.

Technology and social media also empower learners to become not just content receivers, but content creators in their own right. Now, anyone can produce their own learning materials to support their own development and share with others. This is why we are supporting the DIUS online discussion, 'All Together Now' to debate with those in the FE and skills sector how digital media is impacting on the vision for education for 2020.

We know that when it’s used properly, technology can improve motivation, progress and outcomes. Learners are keener, they work through their courses faster and they get better results. Technology is well worth the investment.

Becta was one of the first organisations to sign up to the government’s Informal Adult Learning pledge, outlined in the white paper 'The Learning Revolution'. We are:

- working to develop ways to help people find out about free informal learning opportunities and resources

- exploring learning opportunities through red-button technology

- improving technology training for teachers and leaders in informal adult learning

- looking at how disadvantaged adults could be supported to learn through our Home Access programme and the linked Adult Access to Technology Proof of Concept project currently running in Oldham.

We have launched a discussion in our online collaboration space for you to share your experiences of how technology is creating new opportunities and benefits for adult learning. Please come and join the conversation.

Published: 13 May 2009


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Visualize os vídeos que reflectem bem a evolução técnica e comunicativa da TV.

Escolha um equipamento e faça um filme que mostre a sua evolução e transformação ao longo do tempo ( por exemplo: o telefone, a rádio, o computador, máquinas fotográficas e de filmar,os robots, etc...). Relacione essa evolução técnica com novas formas de acesso à informação, à cultura e ao conhecimento. Actue de forma a evidenciar o papel e as vantagens e desvantagens das evoluções dos equipamentos técnicos na organização da sociedade e nos usos da língua.



segunda-feira, 10 de novembro de 2008

Exercício de Inglês: Job Definition Match

Este exercício de Matching foi usado no DR2. Equipamentos Profissionais na turma EA6 para os formandos treinarem inicialmente as profissões e só depois realizaram em Powerpoint um trabalho sobre Profissões e os respectivos equipamentos profissionais.

Job Definition Match