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Schede di Valutazione o Giudizi, in modo semplice e rapido, con Java Stencil Report

Java Stencil Report è un programma per comporre schede di valutazione, o più genericamente giudizi, in modo semplice e rapido.
Classi - Studenti - Valutazioni: Il programma consente di creare delle classi nelle quali inserire una lista ordinata di studenti per ognuno dei quali si possono aggiungere/editare le valutazioni suddivise per periodi (quadrimestri, trimestri, semestri...).
Compositori di Giudizi - Indicatori: Si possono inserire degli insiemi di frasi (indicatori) con cui comporre i giudizi. Le frasi possono essere differenziate per: periodo, grado di valutazione e sesso. Ogni indicatore può essere salvato ed associato ad un qualsiasi periodo dell'anno di una qualunque classe.
Periodi dell'anno - Periodizzazioni:Esistono due periodizzazioni di default (trimestri, semestri) ma se ne possono creare di nuove in modo completamente libero e assegnarle alle classi desiderate. Si possono per esempio creare periodizzazioni  in bimestri, quadrimestri oppure periodizzazioni speciali che contemplino periodi extra o periodi appositamente creati per immagazzinare informazioni aggiuntive sullo studente.
Editor dei modelli di stampa: In questo modo è possibile stampare sopra ogni tipo di carta, scheda, modulo. Questa è una delle più importanti caratteristiche del programma, che può essere adattato ad ogni tipo di carta e stampante.

Questo tipo di struttura permette inoltre di creare utili modelli di stampa. Ad esempio è possibile creare una versione più compatta (per la correzione della stessa) da stampare su A4 in cui compaia il nome dello studente e tutte le sue valutazioni nei vari periodi.

18 Strumenti gratuiti per la creazione di Infografica

I vostri studenti preferiscono l'acquisizione e l'elaborazione delle informazioni tramite immagini, cartine, grafici, tabelle, illustrazioni e altri ausili visivi? Ecco una lista di 18 risorse per creare qualsiasi tipo di strumento infografico.

  1. amCharts Visual Editor 
    This editor allows you to use amCharts as a web service. This means that all you need to do is to configure the chart and paste the generated HTML code to your HTML page.
  2. ChartsBin
    Create your own interactive map. It's free for now.
  3. Dipity
    Create an interactive, visually engaging timeline in minutes. Use dynamic visualization tools to display photos, videos, news and blogs in chronological order.
    Create and share visual ideas online. Vhemes are visual themes. Drag and drop a vheme onto your canvas for easy creation of your visual idea!
  5. Gapminder
    Gapminder is used in classrooms around the world to build a fact-based world view.
  6. Gliffy is a free web-based diagram editor. Create and share flowcharts, network diagrams, floor plans, user interface designs and other drawings online.
  7. Google Chart Tools
    Provides several tools for making data more comprehensible. Special URLs can be used to embed graph and chart images in users' own web.
  8. Hohli Charts
    Online Charts Builder
    Create infographics and interactive online charts. It's free and super-easy! Follow other users and discover amazing data stories!
  10. Inkscape
    An Open Source vector graphics editor, with capabilities similar to Illustrator, CorelDraw, or Xara X, using the W3C standard Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) file format.
  11. Piktochart
    Piktochart- Make Information Beautiful. Create infographics. Engaging presentation app.
  12. Pixlr
    Welcome to the most popular online photo editor in the world!
  13. Stat Planet
    StatPlanet (formerly StatPlanet Map Maker) is free, award-winning software for creating interactive maps which are fully customizable. In addition to maps, the software also has the option of including interactive graphs and charts to create feature-rich infographics.
  14. Tableau Public
    Tableau Public is a free tool that brings data to life. Easy to use. Spectacularly powerful. Data In. Brilliance Out.
  15. Venngage
    Venngage is built for people who work with data. From analysts who want to communicate their data better, to the executives who want to understand insights faster and everyone else who uses data to make their decisions, Venngage has been made to make insights easier.
    Like infographics and data visualization? is the world's largest community of infographics and data visualization. Come explore, share, and create.
  17. What About Me?
    Create an infographic of your digital life and become inspired by the people you know, the things you see, and the experiences you have online.
  18. Wordle
    Wordle is a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes.

Dixit 34: 10 Foto Aforismi su Scuola, Educazione e Cultura di Personaggi famosi

COCCINELLE store - Medium Rectangle

L’OLOCAUSTO DEI BAMBINI presentazione in Power Point

Presentazione in PowerPoint dedicata al giorno della memoria per le scuole secondarie di primo e secondo grado.

Giosuè Carducci presentazione in Power Point

Presentazione in PowerPoint per la scuola secondaria di primo grado, con la sintesi sulla vita e le opere del poeta e l’analisi di alcuni testi.

Risorse didattiche facilitate per alunni e insegnanti, di sostegno e curricolari

Vi segnaliamo risorse didattiche: schede didattiche, mappe concettuali,  audio e video didattici
 facilitati, per alunni e insegnanti, di sostegno e curricolari, riguardanti tutte le materie e in particolare per gli alunni con BES.

10 consigli per sviluppare il Pensiero Critico negli alunni

10 suggerimenti su come aiutare a sviluppare le abilità del pensiero critico nei vostri studenti.

1. Questions, questions, questions.
Questioning is at the heart of critical thinking, so you want to create an environment where intellectual curiosity is fostered and questions are encouraged. For Jared Kushida, who teaches a global politics class called War and Peace at KIPP King Collegiate, "lecturing" means integrating a flow of questions throughout a lesson. "I rarely go on for more than 30 seconds without asking a question, and I rarely stop at that one question," he explains.
In the beginning stages, you may be doing most of the asking to show your students the types of questions that will lead to higher-level thinking and understanding. You can also use "wrong" answers as opportunities to explore your students' thinking. Then ask more questions to lead them in a different direction. As students become more comfortable and skilled, their questions will drive the class discussions.

2. Start with a prompt and help them unpack it.
Pose a provocative question to build an argument around and help your students break it down. Identify any ambiguous or subjective terms and have students clarify and define them. For example, Katie Kirkpatrick, who teaches ninth-grade Speech & Composition at KIPP King Collegiate, poses this question in the first unit of her class: "Is a life in poverty the responsibility of the individual or a result of outside factors?" She guides her class to identify "responsibility of the individual" and "result of outside factors" as what she calls "shady terms" that need definition. Once the terms are clearly defined, students are better able to seek and find evidence that is relevant to their argument.

3. Provide tools for entering the conversation.
At the beginning of the year, Kirkpatrick gives her students a list of sentence starters and connectors such as "I agree/disagree because," "I can connect to your statement because," and "Can you clarify what you mean by." Providing them with these words gives them ways to enter the conversation and will guide their thought process in analyzing the argument.

4. Model your expectations.
"It all comes back to modeling," says Kellan McNulty, who teaches AP world history and AP U.S. history at KIPP King Collegiate. "If you have a behavioral expectation, the best way to teach that is to model." In fact, he learned how to facilitate effective Socratic discussions by observing his colleague. Similarly, he demonstrates for his students ways to enter a conversation, the difference between an analytical point and a summary, and appropriate ways to disagree with one another. Kirkpatrick uses examples, both good and bad, of people presenting arguments and having Socratic discussions from sites such as YouTube. Some sample links include:
Persuasive Speech
Narrative Speech
Informative Speech
Teacher-facilitated Socratic discussion
Student-led Socratic seminar

5. Encourage constructive controversy.
Lively discussions usually involve some degree of differing perspectives. McNulty even uses a "devil's advocate" card that he secretly gives to a student before each discussion, charging him or her with the role of bringing up opposing views. You can give students controversial topics and let them hash it out, but make sure to first demonstrate for them respectful ways of disagreeing and establish clear rules for voicing different perspectives. These rules include the language to use when disagreeing and that the disagreement must be objective, such as finding a flaw in the evidence or the reasoning, not a subjective disagreement based on personal opinions.

6. Choose content students will invest in.
It's important to choose topics that are relevant and significant to students to get them talking and engaged. Kirkpatrick wanted social justice to be the overarching theme for her class. The topic struck a chord with the students and motivated them to build the communication skills they needed to effectively voice their views. Kushida spends much of his prep time finding rich sources (including texts, photos, art, even a single word) about pressing, relevant content to help fuel the discussions. He follows up with a deep arsenal of questions that range from factual to analytical to connective to philosophical.

7. Set up Socratic discussions.
Socratic discussion is the method of inquiry in which participants ask one another questions that test logic with the goal of gaining greater understanding or clarity. At King, teachers regularly set up formal Socratic discussions to give students the opportunity to challenge one another intellectually. The teachers serve primarily as observers, offering prompts only when there is a lull in the conversation, but otherwise leaving it to the students to keep the discussion moving. They strive to engage students in Socratic dialogue informally as well. Kushida explains that he works Socratic questioning in every single day by "never being satisfied with a student answer that does not result in another question and always pushing and counterquestioning and teaching them to do the same."

8. Assess their reasoning through different methods.
To know whether your students are learning to think critically, you need a window into their thought processes. So challenge them to communicate back to you. Essays, Socratic discussions, and speeches give students the chance to demonstrate their skill and allow you to evaluate their reasoning in a variety of situations. Even written tests can foster critical thinking if they require the student to provide counterarguments to a series of statements using details and evidence from the unit of study. You can also assign your students topics to research and then let them lead the classroom discussion. Doing so will help you assess their understanding of the material and their skill at communicating it.

9. Let students evaluate each other.
It can be difficult to assess students while simultaneously facilitating a Socratic discussion. But one way teachers at King give some of the responsibility to the students is by setting up the room in a "fishbowl" configuration, with an inner circle and an outer circle. Students in the inner circle are the active participants while those in the outer are their peer evaluators. Kirkpatrick, McNulty, and others at King use a Socratic seminar rubric that clearly lays out the components of analytical thinking so the students know exactly what to look for. And by evaluating their peers with the same rubric the teacher uses, students gain a better understanding of the criteria for strong critical thinking and discussion.

10. Step back.

It can be hard for a teacher to let go of the reins and let the students do the teaching. "But when you remove yourself from the equation," McNulty explains, "that really forces the kids to step up." And when you give students the responsibility to be the thinkers in the class and drive the content, they may take it in unexpected directions that are more relevant to them and are thus more likely to stick.


Campi Scuola di Roma Capitale, Catalogo 2013-2016

Tornano quindi, dopo un anno di assenza, i campi scuola di Roma Capitale rivolti agli alunni della primaria e della secondaria di primo grado.
Gli itinerari proposti sono così suddivisi
•             Percorso ecologico naturalistico: 30 itinerari per la scuola elementare (si va dalla Calabria alla Toscana) e 25 per la scuola media;
•             Percorso socio-economico: 5 itinerari per la scuola elementare e per la scuola media;
•             Percorso storico artistico: 23 itinerari per la scuola elementare e 29 per la scuola media.

Il catalogo sarà in vigore per il triennio 2013 - 2016. Le domande per l’anno in corso dovranno esser presentate dalle scuole entro il 31 gennaio.

Biblioteca digitale dell'Accademia della Crusca

Fonti descrittive e normative dell'italiano: corpus digitale di testi dal XVI al XIX secolo

La banca dati contiene la riproduzione digitale di determinate edizioni di opere con il fine di consentire allo studioso di ricostruire l'ambiente culturale e lo stato degli studi lessicali, grammaticali e filologici in momenti particolarmente significativi nella storia della lingua italiana.

Sono presenti quattro nuclei fondamentali di testi:

  1. Le grammatiche dell'italiano pubblicate dal XVI al XIX secolo.
  2. I testi di discussione linguistica intorno alla polemica anti-Crusca.
  3. Le edizioni non ufficiali del Vocabolario degli Accademici della Crusca, in modo da completare il quadro digitale delle edizioni ufficiali già disponibili.
  4. La lessicografia ottocentesca.

Visita virtuale di 48 Chiese italiane a 360°

Scegli dall'elenco delle Chiese quale vuoi visitare virtualmente, ricordati di mettere la visione in full screen