December 11, 2010

iEARN-Pangea, ICE de la UAB(Institute of Education Sciences of the Barcelona University) and Educared organized an all day meeting with more than 150 regional teachers. The aim of the conference was to share with participants the progress in the current lines of iEARN-Pangea, especially those which can contribute to educational change in our country: Research, Innovation, Training, Creation of Digital Resources of Quality in Learning Programs and the Promotion of the Educational Change from Innovative Practices in the Classroom. 

JornadaA plenary session featured Paula Pérez and Micaela Manso from TELAR/iEARN-Argentina, and 10 different workshops that included tools such as LAMS, ELLUMINATE, QR codes, 3D virtual environments, mobile devices and augmented reality, Wiki, educational tracking with GPS, Microblogging, and Stop Motion.  Read More >  OR See Photos on Picasa >

Contribute to the Road Map! Given that many schools in our country are involved in the implementation of the 1x1 Project (one laptop per student), we want to share iEARN-Pangea's vision about the current moment in our education, and collaboratively build a roadmap to allow us to move towards real change in methodologies and integration of Technology, Pedagogy and Materials.  We are aware that things can be done well, in very different ways, but we found that official programs of the governmental administration are missing 1X1 aspects that are fundamental for us. We know that this view is shared by other educational networks, and believe that together we can build a solid alternative way to provide schools and teachers who want to add. For this reason, we are suggesting and encouraging other networks in Spanish and Catalan to participate in the development of this Roadmap cooperatively. 

There are 5 topics in this RoadMap that will be open one per week, and will stay open thereafter for anyone interested to share their input: 1- Methodology, classroom management and evaluation (November 8). 2- Teacher Training (November 15). 3- Content and Materials (November 22) 4- Community Learning Networks (November 29). 5- Infrastructure, maintenance and technology platforms (December 6).