Coinciding with the celebration of Teacher's Day,
Telefónica Foundation through its portal “Educared” provides some
recommendations for teachers to use Internet tools to make their teaching more didactic
and improve the student performance.
It is useful and simple
tips that have been transmitted to more than 1,500 teachers from public and
private schools nationwide, using the skills developed and with the support of
the Ministry of Education.
Using blogs, email, interactive online resources, social networks and
discussion forums between students are part of the recommendations offered by
this portal, so that teachers do not simply teach within the walls of a
Create learning experiences: Use visual diagrams, whiteboards, online and video
tutorials to prepare homework and upload to YouTube, in order that students can
see them anytime, anywhere.
Some specific recommendations for teachers are:
using the search engines: Not all Internet content is relevant and safe for
students. In that sense it is important
that teachers be a guide for students to succeed in a particular research topic
through the use of Internet.
digital media: It is important that teachers take advantage of the audiovisual
production capacity with their students, as young people recorded, edited and
uploaded to YouTube everyday life activities.
social networking: Participate in social settings (Facebook or Twitter,) so
education allows the exchange of information and generation of educational
projects with other groups who share the same interests.
e-mail with your students: It is essential that they can learn to communicate
by email and recognize the difference between formal and informal language, it will
be useful also for their future professional life.
a blog with the students: In addition to using this resource as a means to
disseminate information, it is also possible that the students themselves
become authors of a blog.
- Build your own network of learning: Teachers can
identify spaces online or networks that are generated by the exchange of
knowledge to train and be constantly updated.