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If Students Learn How to Learn, How Do You Teach Your Subject?
Silvana Scarso

If Students Learn How to Learn, How Do You Teach Your Subject?

By on Jun 19, 2017 in Announcements, Lifelong Learning | 0 comments

If you think back to what made you become a teacher, most likely it was a need to infuse students with values and the passion for your subject. Together with this passion you have for your subject is an entire body of knowledge that you have. For you, this body of knowledge is where you draw inferences from and what helps you make sense of new information in your...

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At the finishing line
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At the finishing line

By on Mar 24, 2017 in Announcements, Guest Blogger, Modern Literacies, Upgrade Curriculum | 0 comments

Ampeduca is pleased to share with you a guest post by Rahila Mukaddam. Rahila  is a BPYP Teacher at the American International School of Kuwait. She is a PYP educator on a lifelong learning journey , a reflective risk-taker, a #CoETaILer and the co-host of #ISTEIntSch We encourage you to subscribe to her blog, Step-up in the World of Tech, and connect with her and...

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New Course Available! Authentic Analysis of Media in Any Form
Silvana Scarso

New Course Available! Authentic Analysis of Media in Any Form

By on Jan 23, 2017 in Announcements, Courses | 0 comments

Nowadays, text is no longer the main medium for communication, specially for the younger generation represented by our students. Images and video are the language of communication in social media and on the web in general. The article How Millennials Get News: Inside the habits of America’s first digital generation describes research into how Millennials (born...

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We Want You to Be Part of Our ampeduca Community!
Silvana Scarso

We Want You to Be Part of Our ampeduca Community!

By on Jan 19, 2017 in Announcements, PLN, Videos | 0 comments

The ampeduca team is formed by teachers who are currently, or have been, in the classroom. We practice what we preach, so we collaborate across time zones in three different countries. We are just like you, busy between our private lives and our jobs, and we are eager to share and learn from others. So we invite you to become part of our ampeduca community via...

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New Course Coming Soon! Close Reading and Beyond: Authentic Analysis of Media in Any Form
Silvana Scarso

New Course Coming Soon! Close Reading and Beyond: Authentic Analysis of Media in Any Form

By on Jan 16, 2017 in Courses | 0 comments

COURSE AUTHOR: Michael Fisher is a former teacher who is now a full-time author, consultant, and instructional coach. He works with schools around the country, helping to sustain curriculum upgrades, design curriculum, and modernize instruction in immersive technology. He has taught a variety of grade levels and content areas over the years, primarily in Middle...

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Taking Steps Towards Global Competency
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Taking Steps Towards Global Competency

By on Dec 13, 2016 in Guest Blogger, Modern Literacies | 0 comments

Ampeduca is pleased to share with you a guest post by Robert Schuetz. Robert is a teacher from Illinois, who we have been connected with for years in our online professional lives. His dedication to amplifying his students’ world makes him the perfect ambassador for our mission to amplify teaching and learning. We encourage you to follow him on Twitter and...

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New Course! Simple Steps To Implementing Digital Badges
Silvana Scarso

New Course! Simple Steps To Implementing Digital Badges

By on Nov 5, 2016 in Courses | 0 comments

Are you curious about digital badges? Digital badges are an online version of the traditional badges applied to education. Using digital badges you can recognize students’ achievements in specific learning objectives. Students get excited about and engaged with those learning objectives just as they strive to earn badges in digital games. Karin Hallett,...

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We Are Speaking More Languages @ ampeduca
Silvana Scarso

We Are Speaking More Languages @ ampeduca

By on Oct 26, 2016 in Announcements, Courses, Modern Literacies, PLN | 0 comments

Together, we at ampeduca speak more languages! We practice what we preach and communicate across times zones (check our blog post on How Collaboration Across Time Zones Can Work) .  ¡Juntas, nosotras en ampeduca hablamos más idiomas! Practicamos lo que predicamos y nos comunicamos a través de zonas horarias (mira nuestra entrada de blog Amplificando la colaboración:...

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

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

By on Oct 4, 2016 in Modern Literacies, Upgrade Curriculum | 0 comments

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...

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