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Derribando barreras

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Derribando barreras

AmplifiEDucation, como indica su nombre, tiene como principal objetivo AMPLIFICAR la educación. Si buscamos la definición de “amplificar”, encontraremos que significa: Ampliar o aumentar la cantidad, la duración o el tamaño de algo Ampliar o aumentar la intensidad de una magnitud física, especialmente el sonido, mediante procedimientos técnicos Sin embargo, en un mundo tan globalizado, tenemos una cantidad de barreras que deberemos ir sorteando o derribando, aunque hoy sólo hablaré  de dos: las barreras idiomáticas y las barreras...

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Amplify Blogfolios: The Glue that Can Hold it All Together in Learning

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Amplify Blogfolios: The Glue that Can Hold it All Together in Learning

Digital Portfolios are so much more than a digital versions of a paper portfolio, a folder sent home at the end of the week, semester or year or an online version of someone’s writing journal. In addition, I am talking about Blogfolios, which are digital portfolios on a blogging platform. These blogfolios are: not behind a password protected wall to encourage authentic feedback and a global audience not only sharing the “best” work of someone, but the process of learning that it took to get to the “best” work in...

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Amplify Collaboration: How Collaboration Across Time Zones Can Work!

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Amplify Collaboration: How Collaboration Across Time Zones Can Work!

At amplifiEDucation we practice what we preach, working together across time zones, in three different countries: USA, Brazil and Argentina. So we want to share with you what it is like to collaborate virtually, as it is really amazing what can be done nowadays through technology. We share ideas anytime, we see each other’s work as it unfolds,  we participate in each other’s struggles and successes. We not only work together but we develop our friendship and mutual admiration. We wait in expectation as we know that Silvia will...

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Amplify your Communication

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Recently, I came across a few articles about change and the speed of change and how we are reacting to these changes. What it feels like to be the last generation to remember life before the internet Outrunning Research at the Speed of Change Shifting people in times of Exponential Change I had a few conversations with my mother as well about these changes and her ability and desire to continue to “keep up”. We had a really interesting conversation this morning, specifically about how people communicate. A little bit of background...

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Twitter Chat Archive: Amplify Learning through Blogging

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Twitter Chat Archive: Amplify Learning through Blogging

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Learn How to Start Building Community in Your Classroom!

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Learn How to Start Building Community in Your Classroom!

Our newest course Mission Possible! How and Why to Create Class Mission Statements is now available!  Andrea Hernandez is excited to share with you her experience crafting a class mission statement that shows students that they are in control of their learning and attitudes, becoming part of a community of learners. We at amplifiEDucation, are invested in the development of learning communities, that start in a classroom, in a small group of teachers, in a small group of people, and spread beyond walls and borders reaching like-minded people...

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New Course Coming Soon: Mission Possible! How (and Why) to Create Class Mission Statements

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New Course Coming Soon: Mission Possible! How (and Why) to Create Class Mission Statements

Audience: This course is for teachers who seek to unite and inspire their students around a common mission and vision. Course Description: Words matter. Taking time to craft a mission statement with your class harnesses the creative power of words. A class mission statement communicates to your students that there is purpose and meaning in what they do each day. It shows students that they are in control of their learning, choose their attitudes and behaviors and are part of a community. The extended process of writing a mission statement is...

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Amplify Reflection

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Amplify Reflection

Cross posted to the Langwitches Blog Reflection is an important component of the learning process. It can NOT be seen as an add-on, something to be cut if time is running short. We have all heard John Dewey’s quote: “We don’t learn from experience, we learn from reflecting on the experience” Reflection also takes on an important role in documenting learning, blogging as pedagogy and formative assessment. Asking a teacher to simply “reflect” on a lesson taught or asking students to “reflect” on...

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Amplify Learning through Blogging- #amplifiEDU Twitter Chat

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Amplify Learning through Blogging- #amplifiEDU Twitter Chat

We are pleased to announce our first #amplifiEDU Twitter Chat for the 2016/17 school year. Come join us during an hour of guided conversation with your moderators Katrin Barlsen from Argentina, Silvana Scarso from Brazil, Andrea Hernandez and Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano from the US. Our topic will be “Amplify Learning Through Blogging“ September 7th, 2016 8 pm EST Q1:  Why do you blog or why do you choose not to blog? Share your URL or share the URL of another educator. Q2:  How does the experience with blogging translate into your...

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Building Communities that Grow Lifelong Learners

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Building Communities that Grow Lifelong Learners

  We have been hearing about student-centred learning for quite some time now. It is a big idea with many nuances that we are slowly getting our heads around. Then the expression about students having ownership of their learning started to pop up all around. For me, that was a lot more specific, as it focused on the idea of students being the ones responsible for their learning, and the teachers being responsible for creating an environment where it could happen. So this Summer during the ATI Conference (Assessment Training Institute) I...

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