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Gina Souto
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#WorldArtDay  April15 April 15  is World Art Day. Oxford Art Online opens a photography competition. "We invite you to celebrate with us by submitting your own art to our Street Photography Contest." There are ...
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Independent Advisor Learning & Digital Culture, Assessor of Social Media Tools in Educational Contexts, e-Safety, writer and international speaker
  • Independent
    Training, 2009 - present
    Training lifelong learners
  • Ministry of Education, Independent
    Education & Innovation, 2005 - present
    Academic articles
  • Ministry of Education
    Expert ICT & Curricula, 1999 - 2010
    Advisor ICT & Curricula, Training Coordinator
  • Ministry of Education
    ICT in Education, 1988 - 2010
    Department of Humanities & ICT
  • Ministry of Education and Science of Portugal and Ministry of Education of France
    Specialist Distance Learning, 1988 - 2009
  • Ministry of Education and Science of Portugal
    Training, 1999 - 2009
    Tutor and e-Tutor lifelong learners (school teachers)
  • Institut Français de Porto
    Bureau d'Action Linguistique, 1989 - 1992
    Pedagogical Advisor in the field of Languages innovation at Institut Français de Porto, Ministry of Education of France; French Teachers Adivisor
  • Higher School of Education of Porto
    Training, 2001 - 2006
    Tutor and e-Tutor (trainee teachers)
  • Vocational Higher School of Music
    Literature & Culture, 2000 - 2006
    Professor Literature and Linguistics
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Independent Advisor ICT Learning & Digital Culture, Assessor of Social Media Tools in Educational Contexts, writer and international speaker

Welcome to my Google + page.

I am Gina Souto an independent Learning & Digital Culture Advisor, writer and international speaker.

This space is where I muse all things related to Learning ICT and Social Media Tools in Educational Contexts.

I'm passionate about creating meaningful learning experinces for learners that I share on my personal blog. 

 G-Souto's Blog includes information on new learning trends, technologies and tools. 

The blog hosts a number of major resources, including:

  • Suggestions of teaching and learning in Secondary School Education
  • Links to articles produced by me
  • Online resources associated to my research area and write interests

I blog in my personal blog as well as for 2 students blogs: French Language; Portuguese Language.

My interests include assessment of educational digital resources, games in school, digital literacy, participatory learning and culture, linguistics studies, digital composition, personal learning environments (PLEs), e-learning, blended learning, critical pedagogy.

Bragging rights
Global Junior Challenge 2004 finalist
  • University of Porto
    Master Literature and Linguistics
  • University of Porto
    Master Sciences Education
  • Catholic University of Portugal
    Degree e-Learning, Open Educational Resources, 2000 - 2002
  • University of Évora
    Degree Assessment Educational Digital Resources, 2007 - 2008
  • Porto Music Conservatory
    Piano with hounors
  • CNDP.FR Paris
    Producer, 1988 - 1989
    Educational Television
  • BELC Paris
    Producer, 1988 - 1989
    Videos in School
  • Technology Institute of Education Portugal
    Distance Learning, 1978 - 1989
    Producer, Training
  • Vocational Higher School of Music of Porto
    Professor, 1999 - 2006
    Professor Literature & Culture
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Blogs and wikis in formal higher education: examples of open education

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This Is Not Your Father's STEM Job

Instead of following traditional paths, women are using their science, technology, engineering, and math degrees to create new careers.

What Can You Do With a Humanities Ph.D., Anyway?

The choice to leave academia does not have to mean life as a barista.

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In December, the journal Brain Connectivity published a paper called "Short- and Long-Term Effects of a Novel on Connectivity in the Brain,"

At risk of digital extinction: Europe's smaller languages fight to survive

The internet and its technologies are eroding many languages, especially in the Baltic countries. What can be done about it?

Seven kids coding projects that crowdfunded their first steps

Kano, Play-i, Primo, Hello Ruby, Robot Turtles, ScratchJr and Craft Computer Club turned to the crowd for first funding

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