Monthly Archives: March 2012
I would like to thank Shelly Terrell for inviting me to give my first free webinar for American TESOL. Today I spoke about how to Jazz up you EFL classes with technology. During the webinar I introduced some free and simple tools to start integrating technology in your teaching scenarios. Teachers need to provide digitally rich learning opportunities if they want to move forward and motivate their students. Then I showed some classroom examples on how my students are using digital storytelling tools in their classroom.
Looking forward to sharing more ideas in the near future.
Below you will find some comments on my presentation
This year I was awarded the BESIG facilitator scholarship to attend IATEFL in Glasgow. As a scholarship winner, there were several moments to celebrate this award. IATEFL invited all the scholarship winners to attend a tea party and held posters on the IATEFL wall.
The same day we had our scholarship tea party, IATEFL online interviewed some scholarship winners. Take a look at our live interview together with Erika Osvath and Bruno Andrade.
This conference has been a turning point in my career. Not only was I able to finally meet several teachers of my inpiring PLN (Personal Learning Network) but also had to opportunity to attend thought-provoking sessions throughout the week.
My presentation was on March 22nd at 15:40 pm. In preparation for my presentation, I did everything by the book and finished with a tango called Caminito. I wanted the audience to understand that teachers in Latin America are asking for a change.
University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations helped me spread the word on a short survey I created for Business English teachers. The results of the survey clearly show that teachers want to start integrating technology and need to learn new skills and software applications.
One attendee did comment after the session that most teachers in his country do not know how to teach online and if it would be possible to train teachers online.
As always after attending an International conference, there were several great ideas I gleaned from the sessions attended that will be incorporated in my classes.
Below you will find the slides from my presentation.
Thank you to the BESIG team for making my dream come true and to be able to join such an amazing group of talented teachers.
Finally the book I have co-authored with Ozge Karouglu has arrived in the labs. This means that you can take a look at the free sample and download it.
The e-book is a part of theround that is founded by Lindsay Clandfield and Luke Meddings. I would like to thank both of them for their constant support and encouragement. They´ve made our dream come true!
We´ve been working hard and discussing the best web tools need to become a successful 21st century teacher.
The feedback we received has been really positive and we are looking forward to writing more ideas on how to integrate technology with young learners.
Feel free to download our sample version from this link http://issuu.com/theround/docs/digitaljourneylabsversion and start using these ideas with your students.
We hope you enjoy this journey as much as we did.
This is the second time I deliver a presentation for TeachMeet Int’l hosted by Arjana Blazic and Bart Verswijvel.
TeachMeet features free “micro” presentations from teachers around the world. It is an unplugged an informal gathering of teachers who show and share incredible ideas and activities for your classroom. Today there were 33 teachers from 20 countries willing to learn from each other. For more information about this event please check
My presentation was about how to use Moshi Monsters with young learners. I´ve been using this virtual game with them for a long time and the results are amazing.
Here is a screenshot of my 3 minute presentation.
Feel free to explore my slides and start integrating virtual games in your classroom.