Ngo Thanh Nam

Ngo Thanh Nam

Nam Ngo Thanh is now grade 5 teacher at Vietnam Australia International school at Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam: “I love teaching that has the interaction between teacher and students, all of which generates more interest and inspiration for my job. I love applying technology into teaching, which effectively benefits as well as generates my creativity and student’s in teaching and study. Next time, I continue to develop what I learn to help my job more wonderful”.

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Nam Ngo Thanh: Bringing Twitter into Primary Class- Why Not?

by Nam Ngo Thanh
Expert Educator Columnist, Vietnam

I believe that application of social media in schools is not new to all of us. Educators are now using it to make the learning more exciting and meaningful.

twitterHow about you? What is your favorite social media? Is it Facebook, Blog or LinkedIn? For me, it is Twitter.

At first, I was hesitant to use social media in my primary class but my perception on using it had change when I read this interesting statement from one of the websites in education:

“Twitter won’t change your life, but it might make your job more fun and a little easier.”

I was challenged with this statement and decided to immediately apply Twitter in my class, but few people told me that elementary school students are still too young to use Twitter.… Visit the author's original post

Nam Ngo Thanh: Tip for Parents and Teachers- Limiting Games and Using the Internet Effectively

by Nam Ngo Thanh
Expert Educator Columnist, Vietnam

Life skills education is one of the essential values at Vietnam Australia International School (VAS), Vietnam and is designed to help students adjust to the changes of natural environment or society to work out the sense of vigilance and to protect them.

Today, the internet and online gaming addictions are seen as problems of the teens in the major metropolitan. Consequence which is easy to realize is the children get involved in the virtual world, neglecting education and external activities.… Visit the author's original post

MIE School Profile: Vietnam Australia International School

by Nam Ngo Thanh
Expert Educator Columnist, Vietnam

School: Vietnam Australia International School

Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Can Tho City, Vietnam

Type of School: Private

Levels of Schooling: Kindergarten – High School

Number of Students: 4500

Number of Teachers: 600

Number of Classrooms: 225

Website: www.vas.edu.vn

Slogan: Be The Best You Can Be

MIE Experts: Nam Ngo Thanh – Expert Educator 2014

About VAS:

Established in 2004 and licensed by the Vietnamese Government, Vietnam Australia International School (VAS) is a private school group within the national education system offering a K–12 education programme.… Visit the author's original post

Erliza Matacot and Nam Ngo Thanh: MIE- More Than What You Think

by Nam Ngo Thanh and Erliza Matacot
Expert Educator Columnists, Vietnam and Philippines

“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.”

This adage from a French author and a Nobel Prize winner in Literature André Gide may be best applied to all educators who want to sail their own ship in seeking for the best education. With the rapid development of the society, approach in education has also changed. Thus, teachers and students should not be left behind and should be courageous in embracing the changes brought by the new generation.Visit the author's original post

Nam Ngo Thanh: Limitless Creativity with Animation Project

by Nam Ngo Thanh
Expert Educator Columnist, Vietnam

What do your students think about History and Literature? Do they like it or not? Those subjects are really important in education, but how would you make it interesting to students?

According to my survey, the group of student was not really interested in History and Literature. They claimed that both History and Literature are not attractive enough for them. In my opinion, these subjects are very important for their lives. Teachers should find different ways to teach these subjects.… Visit the author's original post

Nam Ngo Thanh: My Flipped Classroom

 by Nam Ngo Thanh
Expert Educator Columnist, Vietnam

Technology is important part of my work in the classroom. I have always looking for new ways to teach. So, after the workshop of a fellow in Vietnam – MS Quyen To, I decided to try this new approach in teaching process in my classroom.

What is flipped classroom?

Teachers made the video about the theory and basic exercises, share it over the Internet, so the students can look at it before lecture itself, so the time in class can be devoted to the questions of students, doing exercises or discussion of knowledge.… Visit the author's original post

My flipped classroom

Technology is important part of my work in the classroom. I have always looking for new ways to teach. So, after the workshop of a fellow in Vietnam – MS Quyen To, I decided to try this new approach in teaching process in my classroom.
What is flipped classroom?
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Teachers made the video about the theory and basic exercises, share it over the Internet, so the students can look at it before lecture itself, so the time in class can be devoted to the questions of students, doing exercises or discussion of knowledge.… Visit the author's original post

My flipped classroom

Technology is important part of my work in the classroom. I have always looking for new ways to teach. So, after the workshop of a fellow in Vietnam – MS Quyen To, I decided to try this new approach in teaching process in my classroom.
What is flipped classroom?
20141020184308-flipped learning Zuni 2
Teachers made the video about the theory and basic exercises, share it over the Internet, so the students can look at it before lecture itself, so the time in class can be devoted to the questions of students, doing exercises or discussion of knowledge.… Visit the author's original post

Project: Saving Invironment

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The Habitat is always a hot topic and attracted more attention now, so the education of sense of protecting the living environment for the children while being at school is urgently needed. We have organized study project with the environmental theme in order to have access to the actual environmental situation at present, find out causes and restrained solutions as well as overcome. This is a learning activity requires the children to go to actual surveys, to gather information, find the solution highly realistic.… Visit the author's original post

My Interview on DailyEdventures.com

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Learning with Technology Changes Lives in Rural Vietnam – Nam Ngo Thanh, Vietnam

When you grow up in the poor, rural countryside area of Vietnam, education is not always the first priority. In fact, according to Nam Ngo Thanh, it can become “a burden to the family.” So when lessons are not inspiring and engaging, many students and their families wonder if school is worth the costs. This was the case for Nam. “My studying was quite simple and boring during my primary school years.… Visit the author's original post

My Interview on DailyEdventures.com

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Learning with Technology Changes Lives in Rural Vietnam – Nam Ngo Thanh, Vietnam

When you grow up in the poor, rural countryside area of Vietnam, education is not always the first priority. In fact, according to Nam Ngo Thanh, it can become “a burden to the family.” So when lessons are not inspiring and engaging, many students and their families wonder if school is worth the costs. This was the case for Nam. “My studying was quite simple and boring during my primary school years.… Visit the author's original post

Nam Ngo Thanh: Global Project With OneNote

by Nam Ngo Thanh
Expert Educator Columnist, Vietnam

nam-2-1My name’s Nam, I’m a teacher from Vietnam. I love project-based teaching and would love to implement this throughout my teaching job. I don’t only want to limit my project within student’s range but I also look for collaboration with teachers from other countries. What tool should I go for to benefit this cooperation? OneNote, the best tool I’ve ever used, has caused me a great interest.

Why do I prefer OneNote?

-No restriction of geographic distance and different schedules

-Support to store, set up and share a variety of information at one source.… Visit the author's original post

Global Project With OneNote

My name’s Nam, I’m a teacher from Vietnam. I love project-based teaching and would love to implement this throughout my teaching job. I don’t only want to limit my project within student’s range but I also look for collaboration with teachers from other countries. What tool should I go for to benefit this cooperation? OneNote, the best tool I’ve ever used, has caused me a great interest.

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Why do I prefer OneNote?

-No restriction of geographic distance and different schedules.

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-Support to store, set up and share a variety of information at one source.… Visit the author's original post

Nam Ngo Thanh

Primary School Teacher

Vietnam Australia International School, Vietnam

Favorite Quote:

"If we teach today's students as we taught yesterday's, we rob them of tomorrow" - John Dewey

I am now grade 5 teacher at Vietnam Australia International school at Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam. I love teaching that has the interaction between teacher and students, all of which generates more interest and inspiration for my job. I love applying technology into teaching, which effectively benefits as well as generates my creativity and student’s in teaching and study.… Visit the author's original post

Expert Educator Global Collaboration- We Are Little Volunteers: Traffic Safety Project

by Karina Batat, Maja Seguljev, and Ngo Thanh Nam Expert Educator Columnists Three Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts from Israel, Serbia, and Vietnam collaborated to link their classrooms and students through Skype and work together on a traffic safety project. Read the full story from each of their perspectives below! Karina Batat, Israel CaptureI’m Karina Batat and I’m a teacher at Gordon Primary School in Petah Tikva, Israel. We joined the Project in November. Everything started with Nam’s post at the Microsoft Expert Educator Facebook Group.… Visit the author's original post

How to create an Excel survey with SkyDrive

Using your SkyDrive account, you can create a free survey that anyone can fill out online. After people fill out your form and click the submit button the data automatically populates to your Excel spreadsheet. Data lovers-this sounds cool doesn’t it! Well this is a new feature that I had to demo. Let me show you how it works. First you need to log on to yourSkyDrive account.

Click Create–>Excel Survey

Name the survey

From the Home tab click Survey–>New Survey

Enter a title for your survey

Click “Enter your first question here” and fill out your question with the correct response type

Data types can be the following choices:

  • Text
  • Paragraph Text
  • Number
  • Date
  • Time
  • Yes/No
  • Choice

After review click “Share Survey”

Click “Create” to get a link

Email the link, tweet it, blog it, post it on a webpage to your audience.… Visit the author's original post

We talk about our work

Ms Maja:

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      International cooperation in education is an outstanding challenge. Encourages curiosity, enhances motivation and launches research spirit. At the same time expanding the boundaries of the project and reduces the historical, linguistic, social and cultural barriers.

Incredibly, even a bad internet connection had exceptional advantages: curiosity, excitement and motivation of students and teachers increased significantly, perhaps even more than that the class was perfect. Students had inquired about the customs, life, history, geographical characteristics of countries we collaborate. Opportunity to work with someone so far motivated students, and, suddenly, the students had the whole series of new ideas, they want to do more, better, to meet their friends, expand their knowledge.… Visit the author's original post