Category Archives: motivation

Next Round of Microsoft Innovative Education Experts Being Sought

For all educators who like to go above and beyond the call of duty, Microsoft is looking for its next cohorts of Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts, MIE Experts. For those of you that don’t know, Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts are given the chance to lead and brand themselves. Microsoft Innovative Educators are part of an exclusive group that are entitled to specials professional development opportunities, webinars and focus groups. Microsoft Innovative Educators are able to test new products, provide feedback and share their expertise globally.… Visit the author's original post

Next Round of Microsoft Innovative Education Experts Being Sought

For all educators who like to go above and beyond the call of duty, Microsoft is looking for its next cohorts of Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts, MIE Experts. For those of you that don’t know, Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts are given the chance to lead and brand themselves. Microsoft Innovative Educators are part of an exclusive group that are entitled to specials professional development opportunities, webinars and focus groups. Microsoft Innovative Educators are able to test new products, provide feedback and share their expertise globally.… Visit the author's original post

Project „Byblos“ and Its’ Apps

Do you think it’s easy  to be a good  librarian in elementary school?

A short test for you, especially  for the language teachers.  What would you do in the following situation:

Library. Buzzing like in the beehive. Students work assignments, talk, looking at the books. A 5th grade student come and ask:
– Give me the book „Adventures of Robinson Crusoe“, please.
– Here you are, dear.
– Wow, it is so big – she said.
– And just as boring – adds a student who works homework in the library.… Visit the author's original post

Project „Byblos“ and Its’ Apps

Do you think it’s easy  to be a good  librarian in elementary school?

A short test for you, especially  for the language teachers.  What would you do in the following situation:

Library. Buzzing like in the beehive. Students work assignments, talk, looking at the books. A 5th grade student come and ask:
– Give me the book „Adventures of Robinson Crusoe“, please.
– Here you are, dear.
– Wow, it is so big – she said.
– And just as boring – adds a student who works homework in the library.… Visit the author's original post

Project „Byblos“ and Its’ Apps

Do you think it’s easy  to be a good  librarian in elementary school?

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A short test for you, especially  for the language teachers.  What would you do in the following situation:

Library. Buzzing like in the beehive. Students work assignments, talk, looking at the books. A 5th grade student come and ask:
– Give me the book „Adventures of Robinson Crusoe“, please.
– Here you are, dear.
– Wow, it is so big – she said.
– And just as boring – adds a student who works homework in the library.… Visit the author's original post

Project „Byblos“ and Its’ Apps

Do you think it’s easy  to be a good  librarian in elementary school?

20141124_115909 20141014_125214 20141014_125220

A short test for you, especially  for the language teachers.  What would you do in the following situation:

Library. Buzzing like in the beehive. Students work assignments, talk, looking at the books. A 5th grade student come and ask:
– Give me the book „Adventures of Robinson Crusoe“, please.
– Here you are, dear.
– Wow, it is so big – she said.
– And just as boring – adds a student who works homework in the library.… Visit the author's original post

Applying personalized learning: Every learner is unique!!!

Applying personalized learning: Every learner is unique!!!

Some practical activities towards personalizing learning

Learning is a complex process that we have been trying to unravel for at least 4.000 years.
There are a lot of uncertainties and many scientific discoveries every now and then  overturn long established beliefs. One of the few certainties though, is that we learn in many different ways and no student is identical. Luckily,  for the school I work at,  Doukas, every student is regarded as a unique personality and technology is used to accommodate personalized learning to the learner's benefit.Visit the author's original post

Literature activities for a digital generation

Literature activities for a digital generation




Thought that literature is a relic of the past? Too early to hold a memorial service! Literature strikes back with the aid of technology.

The following 4 activities are based on the 2013 IATEFL Learning Technology SIG scholarship winning presentation with Chryssanthe Sotiriou. The 5th activity requires no technology at all but it is fun and young learners love it.

I think I can read your mind and see two huge "Why?"  on your faces....
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Motivating and involving teachers in applying Project Based Learning


Motivating and involving teachers in applying Project Based Learning

The big decision has been made and three letters are to dominate the curriculum at your school- and your professional life consequently-  in the foreseeable future: PBL

And YES,  project based learning has invaded your and your colleagues' teaching. In previous posts I have referred to the problems one may encounter when integrating it into the syllabus ( Roseli Coffee Desk: Integrating PBL into your syllabus) and how 
technology can help (Boosting PBL with the aid of technology).Visit the author's original post