Darina Poljak

Darina Poljak

Darina Poljak is a teacher of ICT at two primary schools in Kovacica and Samos, Serbia: "Education should make a change, one step ahead in a student’s life in order to find new, creative solutions that exceed the four walls of the classroom. To make this possible as an ICT teacher, I must exploit my passion for ICT in order to keep in touch with technology and improve myself all the time. The fact that I can pass this passion and knowledge on to our future generations, motivates me the most. My goal is to make the use of ICT as interesting as possible to students and insure they can exploit gained knowledge in real life."

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5 Ways Teachers and Students Can Use Sway in the Classroom

Here are examples from my school to use Sway:

SWAY in My School – 8th grade sways on ICT classes

 

1) Exploring history and presenting some historical moments from the past

2) Exploring how can they „throw“ PowerPoint presentation in the Sway, and refine its content

3) Exploring Office 365 ( in the Cloud) through Sway and connect both of them

4) Making their thematic photo album -mix of  photos and videos and sharing it with social network

5) Combine Word, Excel, and PowerPoint with Office Mix (uploaded in YouTube) – to make a Flipped Classroom – and share with students / colleagues through OneNote.… Visit the author's original post

5 Ways Teachers and Students Can Use Sway in the Classroom

Here are examples from my school to use Sway:

SWAY in My School – 8th grade sways on ICT classes

 

1) Exploring history and presenting some historical moments from the past

2) Exploring how can they „throw“ PowerPoint presentation in the Sway, and refine its content

3) Exploring Office 365 ( in the Cloud) through Sway and connect both of them

4) Making their thematic photo album -mix of  photos and videos and sharing it with social network

5) Combine Word, Excel, and PowerPoint with Office Mix (uploaded in YouTube) – to make a Flipped Classroom – and share with students / colleagues through OneNote.… Visit the author's original post

MAking Real Science in SCHools – MARCH in MARCH

It’s been a busy week in the beginning of March. That’s because of one nice workshop called „March in March“. What is it? march logo MARCH (Making Real science in schools) is a project funded by the European Commission under the Life Long Learning program. MARCH brought together a network of nine institutions (The British Council, the Centre for the Promotion of Science and Arts phenomenon, the British Science Association, Forum Democrito, Jungvornweg, Science on Society, Education Development Centre, Ciencia Viva, Greek Ministry of Education) from 7 European countries ( Great Britain, Greece, Germany, Serbia, Lithuania, Bulgaria and Portugal).… Visit the author's original post

MAking Real Science in SCHools – MARCH in MARCH

It’s been a busy week in the beginning of March. That’s because of one nice workshop called „March in March“. What is it? march logo MARCH (Making Real science in schools) is a project funded by the European Commission under the Life Long Learning program. MARCH brought together a network of nine institutions (The British Council, the Centre for the Promotion of Science and Arts phenomenon, the British Science Association, Forum Democrito, Jungvornweg, Science on Society, Education Development Centre, Ciencia Viva, Greek Ministry of Education) from 7 European countries ( Great Britain, Greece, Germany, Serbia, Lithuania, Bulgaria and Portugal).… Visit the author's original post

Skype in three classrooms – Connection of Three States – Vietnam, Filipini and Serbia

On Monday, March 16th 2015, the students od 7th class in Primary school „Lukrecija Ankucić“ in Samoš, Serbia and me had a wonderful experience – we connected with two elementary schools through Skype.
In fact, thanks to the project of Mr. Nam Ngô Thành from Vietnam and Ms Erliza Leosala from Dasmarinas City, Filipíny  we have had the opportunity to meet and exchange experiences .

A couple days ago, the students from Primary school „Mlada pokolenja“ Kovacica have prepared for Skype time and sent video messages to another part of the Earth.… Visit the author's original post

Skype in three classrooms – Connection of Three States – Vietnam, Filipini and Serbia

On Monday, March 16th 2015, the students od 7th class in Primary school „Lukrecija Ankucić“ in Samoš, Serbia and me had a wonderful experience – we connected with two elementary schools through Skype.
In fact, thanks to the project of Mr. Nam Ngô Thành from Vietnam and Ms Erliza Leosala from Dasmarinas City, Filipíny  we have had the opportunity to meet and exchange experiences .

A couple days ago, the students from Primary school „Mlada pokolenja“ Kovacica have prepared for Skype time and sent video messages to another part of the Earth.… Visit the author's original post

New Technologies in Education

 

britishCouncilNew Technologies in Education – conference that brought together many stakeholders, was held on 27 and 28 February in Belexport Center in Belgrade.

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Among the many exhibitors Microsoft has participated, on whose stand we exhibited three colleagues, representatives of Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert Program – Katarina Aleksic, Ana Zivkovic (via Skype), and Darina Poljak.

M RADARWe are pleased to present Microsoft Educator Network, MIEE

Programme and activities in this great MIEE family

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New Technologies in Education

 

britishCouncilNew Technologies in Education – conference that brought together many stakeholders, was held on 27 and 28 February in Belexport Center in Belgrade.

MEN naslovna
Among the many exhibitors Microsoft has participated, on whose stand we exhibited three colleagues, representatives of Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert Program – Katarina Aleksic, Ana Zivkovic (via Skype), and Darina Poljak.

M RADARWe are pleased to present Microsoft Educator Network, MIEE

Programme and activities in this great MIEE family

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Competition in ICT skills and knowledge – Tesla Info Cup

 

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Tesla Info Cup is competition for students ages 14 and 15 in ICT skills and knowledge,

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This year were about 3000 participants from Serbia.

It is an honor to have my students qualified for the higher level of competition – as many as 18 students from the two schools. It will be realized on March 21, 2015 (Saturday) in Smederevo, Serbia.

Who knows – maybe some of them are next MIEExperts?

 

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Students who qualified for the second level
of the competition:

Primary School „Mlada Pokolenja“ Kovačica  – 16 students:

1 Filip Straka         27 min 34 s 85.56

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Competition in ICT skills and knowledge – Tesla Info Cup

 

Zvanicna prva str TIK 2015

 

Tesla Info Cup is competition for students ages 14 and 15 in ICT skills and knowledge,

TIK

This year were about 3000 participants from Serbia.

It is an honor to have my students qualified for the higher level of competition – as many as 18 students from the two schools. It will be realized on March 21, 2015 (Saturday) in Smederevo, Serbia.

Who knows – maybe some of them are next MIEExperts?

 

naslov tik2015

 

Students who qualified for the second level
of the competition:

Primary School „Mlada Pokolenja“ Kovačica  – 16 students:

1 Filip Straka         27 min 34 s 85.56

2.… Visit the author's original post

Eminent Teacher – Microsoft Serbia training program

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Microsoft Serbia organized for the second time training program for 17 teachers in Serbia, titled „Eminent Teacher“, in February 2015. Thanks to this project  teachers from all over Serbia connect with each other and express their creativity. I had the honor for the second time to be selected in this programe, together with another two MIEE from Serbia – Ana Zivkovic andKatarina Aleksic.

T15990442714_9b4045807a_zhe program consists of teaching activities conected in public relations and the use of social networks.

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Eminent Teacher – Microsoft Serbia training program

darinapoljak:

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Microsoft Serbia organized for the second time training program for 17 teachers in Serbia, titled „Eminent Teacher“, in February 2015. Thanks to this project  teachers from all over Serbia connect with each other and express their creativity. I had the honor for the second time to be selected in this programe, together with another two MIEE from Serbia – Ana Zivkovic andKatarina Aleksic.

T15990442714_9b4045807a_zhe program consists of teaching activities conected in public relations and the use of social networks.

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Office Mix and Sway in my second school in Samoš (Serbia)

On Monday, January 26th, 2015 was so exciting at Primary school „Lukrecija Ankucić“ in Samoš (Serbia). Although this school isn’t big, their teachers and students are always interested in something new. Because I work here only on Mondays, I prepared them news I have learnt from our Microsoft and also from my new colleagues, Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts. Sway was so awesome for my students, from the fifth till the eighth class. I have shown them this Simple-Wonderful-Attractive and Youth tool for their projects from all school subjects..  … Visit the author's original post

Office365 in my Primary School in Kovačica, Serbia

After a short winter holidays (from December 24th, 2014  till January 09th, 2015) teachers and students came into the school. My colleagues became students for a couple of hours – here were three Educational Workshops about Office365 in My school.

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Teachers were so interested in new technologies and for great help through OneNote, Exchange, Lync and OneDrive in their work with students…

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Darina Poljak, ICT Teacher, Serbia

Here are some facts about me: I live in a small town calledPadina, work in two primary schools (in Kovacica and Samos) and teach students 11-15 years old. These towns belong to one Municipality called Kovačica, which is located in the southeastern part of Vojvodina.  My mother language is Slovak but I teach my students also in Serbian and Slovak language. Our municipality, called „theMetropole of the Naive Art“  is multicultural -  here are four official languages: Slovak, Serbian, Hungarian and Romanian.… Visit the author's original post

The thirty-first specialized expert meeting of teachers of computer science

This expert meeting was organized by Microsoft Serbia together with Arhimedes Serbia , and it’s shown via the new Microsoft Office tool Sway . https://sway.com/s/-qT0x5YLx89vPPfb/embed

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Themes were about Security on Web, Hacking, Office Mix, Kodu, 21CLD, Project Based Learning, SAMR model…. Very, very interesting, not only for present teachers in Belgrade, but also for on-line attendants all around Serbia


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My first Sway

Memories slika

Well, I have done my first Sway. It talks about some of the moments from the year that has just passed …

The first part refers to the snow, which I normally really like, but that has caused major problems in Serbia.
The second part talks about online seminars and video-conference which attended  my colleagues for the first time.
The third part is linked to a project that I worked with my colleague Anna Hrkova – the correlation between  Slovak language, history, informatics and art.… Visit the author's original post

Unusual classes in our school

Here is the teaching lessons – correlation between school subjects: History, Slovak language with literature and Informatics in Primary school Mlada pokolenja in Kovacica – Serbia.

It consists of three parts:

the first part is about the first world war, the reasons for it and consequences, and also about world literature and writers from that period – Ernest Hemingway; Romain Rolland, Erich Maria Remarque;

the second part is about Slovak writers from that period – Bozena Slancikova Timrava, Pavol Orszagh Hviezdoslav, Milo Urban, and about hunger, poverty, war, and death.… Visit the author's original post