Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Monday, May 20, 2013
Read Student and Teacher Blogging that Succeed.
Now that we've started exploring the edublogging world, let's openly discuss possibilities for the classroom, fears, interests, challenges.
Please, share with the group your experiences and reflections on blogging here.
Food for thought:
Have you ever blogged? What has your blogging experience been ?
How do you envision blogging in the 21st century classroom?
What are the main challenges for edublogging?
Is blogging still too vague of a concept for you? Why?
An account of educators who had just started blogging:
Monday, July 4, 2011
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
I’m Carla Arena, an EFL educator, explorer of the potential of technology integration into language learning. I started to dig into the possibilities of tech-applications some years ago and have been going on new cyber-journeys with my students ever since. I’ve been a teacher at Casa Thomas Jefferson for nine years. I’m passionate about education. If I cannot change the world, at least, I hope to make a difference in my students’ lives by taking them into the fantastic journey of learning another language with the help of web tools to enhance their English skills.
This online experience is certainly a thrilling one for me as I have the chance to share with you the possibilities the Internet offers to collaborate, learn, teach, share, network, and develop professionally.
I was born in Brasilia and am a proud "Brasiliense". When I’m not in the professional spectrum, I’m having fun with my two little boys, Dudu (10) and Caio (8), and my husband. I love to travel, cook, read, take photos, meet people, have fun with friends, listen to music, sing for fun, and invent different kinds of activities against boredom.
How about you? What are the driving forces of your life?
Welcome to the WebTools4Educators SessionA welcome video from your moderator.
Hope to hear lots from you.
Skype ID: carlaarena
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
"Stories have the felicitous capacity of capturing exactly those elements that formal decision methods leave out. Logic tries do generalize, to strip the decision making form the specific context, to remove it from subjective emotions. Stories capture the context, capture the emotions...Stories are important cognitive events, for they encapsulate, into one compact package, information, knowledge, context, and emotion."
I just finished reading to all of our fantastic storytellers-educators. Evânia, Márcia Sawaya, Moacyr, Beckye, Kamyla, each one bringing a different perspective to what it means to be an educator. The interesting thing is that most of those educators, instead of talking about themselves, mainly talked about their students and learning, which means that they have the true spirit of lifelonglearners, generous souls who are inspired by their learners. Every story represents bits of our lives worth being told. The richness storytelling brings to the classroom is incredibly powerful, and I do hope many of us get inspired by them.