Social networks, blogs and discussion forums
are some strategies that teachers can take to improve education,
within and outside the classroom, suggested experts in digital tools
Telefonica Foundation specialists noted that
participation in social networks like Facebook or Twitter, and email
use, can help teachers to exchange information with students and
parents outside of school hours. "They can also create
educational projects with others colleagues who share common
interests with these tools", they said on the eve of Teacher's
Day to be held on July 6th.
They noted that blogs, more than allow the
exchange of information, this could be used to encourage students to
become authors of Internet content and improve their writing and
spelling. "It is important that teachers adapt their technology
resources to enhance the pedagogical needs of teaching and learning
process", they said.
Another digital tool that improves learning is
the Youtube video platform, where teachers can share audiovisual
materials with their students, and who may see them as often as they
consider convenient, at anytime, anywhere.
Audiovisual creativity applied to the field of
education is very important to encourage research, teamwork, decision
making, and the ability to expose, among other skills among students
that are increasingly become more familiar with recording and editing
While these tools provide many benefits in
education, experts stressed the importance of accompanying students
by their teachers in their use, especially in the case of browsers.
"Not all browsers are relevant and safe. It is important that
teachers be a guide for students to succeed in researching a topic on
the Internet", they added.
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