This blog started with my learning journey on the fantastic course offered by TheConsultants-e.com on teaching languages with technology (CertICT) and validated by Trinity College London which I took in 2008. It is about me as a professional doing what I love most - teaching, training and of course learning and integrating technology into teaching!
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My ICT Blog in 21classes for my ICT trainees
Here's a link to the blog I created in 21classes (an edublog) to use hands-on with my trainees on the How to Use ICT in your Lessons course at BC Singapore.
There is not much going on now as the courses finished and I use it to give trainees first-hand experience of blogs, but there's enough evidence of what they did on the last course.
I came across Genially just recently thorugh a Twitter post by Nick Peachey and I simnply loved it. I think it's got a lot of potential for presenting information in a nice and visual way for our students. Nick's great Genially presentation on Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs here (there are links to Nick's social media at the end of the presentation) is a wonderful example of how you can use it.
I have now created a Teacher account and will start exploring it asap as I can see it can be very useful for me as a teacher trainer and learner myself. I'll keep you posted as I'll report soon on how I use it while reviewing it from a teacher's point of view.
It's been four months since my last post and I must confess it's been hectic to say the least. This is, of course, no excuse for my absence so here's an update on all the things I've been working on since then. As regards my full time job, it's going well and as usual I'm enjoying it immensely. I think it's great when you can honestly say you do want to go to work in the morning so in spite of the usual ups and down we all go through, things are going well and changes are ahead as my role is changing from DoS to Academic Manager with a more supervisory capacity, but still very involved in the academics of the school and of course, Teacher Training and Development, which is my true love.
My external activities are also thriving and this year I started working for IDP as a language consultant so a very exciting opportunity from which I'm learning lots and also traveling a bit more! Language assessment can be said to be my second true love and as s…
2018 is coming to an end and so I've realised it's been a year of big changes in many ways.
Academically - I feel really satisfied with all the learning done this year! In my last post I shared I had started the IH London Diploma in Academic Management and well, I finished it in Aug and got a Distinction, so I couldn't be more pleased. It was hard but a rewarding experience and I learnt lots both from my tutor Maureen McGarvey and my classmates.
I also completed a few very interesting MOOCS: Culture of Services: A New Perspective on Customer Relations with EdXand the University of Kyoto. It was a real help during the IH London Diploma above. The next course was a Udemy online course: Become a SuperLearner2: Speed Reading and Boost your Memory, which I enjoyed a lot too. And the last one, also online, by Trinity College London - Excellent in Education: Quest for the Best: Teaching and Learning Vocabulary which I also enjoyed a lot. There were lots of interesting materials and …