Monday 29 June 2009

"Twelve Essentials for Technology Integration" by Richard Byrne

I have found Twelve Essentials for Technology Integration, a very interesting guide by Richard Byrne, which describes twelve web tools that are easy to use!

It's a great starting point for those who are starting their technology integration journey.

Tuesday 23 June 2009

Free wiki skills training

This time I am reporting on WikiEducator. A very interesting community that provides free wiki skills training for educators. The traing is very well organised so that you can develop your wiki skills gradually and move from absolute beginner to WikiMaster. You can check their website for details and become part of the biggest wiki community!

I have just finished my first workshop and received a Wiki Apprentice Level 2 certification.

Friday 5 June 2009


Phrasr is a tool that allows you to illustrate a sentence of your choice with images taken from Flickr. It is useful for working on word and image associations because you have to select an image for each word in the sentence.

This an example of a sentence created by my daughter Jazmin. It is about her cat Morgan, who, by the way, looks just like the white cat in a hat!!!

Thursday 4 June 2009

E-schooling Conference in Santiago, Chile

On April 17th and 18th I travelled to Chile to present at the E-schooling Conference organised by the Association of British Schools in Chile.

The event gathered around 20 speakers from different countries including, Chile, Argentina, Brazil and the UK speaking about technology integration, 21st century curriculum development and new tools for e-learning. There were about 200 participant from different parts of Chile.

The conference was well-organised and provided an updated panorama of the work being done at different levels and in different areas.

My presentation "Making the Most of Free Web Applications" was a showcase of different applications that can be used to enhance traditional language learning, with examples of actual uses of those applications taken from my classes. Except for some minor connectivity problems, which forced me to start the presentation 10 minutes late, everything came out as planned and the feedback was very positive.

All in all, it was a fantastic experience!