Monday, February 27, 2006

Sunday, February 26, 2006

Meeting teleworkers f2f

During the last months I have been able to meet different people whose names used to be familiar to me but whose faces were still unknown. Last September I had the possibility of meeting some teleworkers in Mendoza in a meeting known as EDUCATEC where teleworkers from different parts of my country meet to share their experiences .

Monday, February 06, 2006

Then, they compiled all the information collected in a factfile whose layout we had created together in class and finally, they let their minds fly into the world of creativity at the moment of designing their Power Point slides.
The objective of this project was to organize different campaigns to protect the world environment but starting from home or from school. Countries from all the world are taking part in it. As part of the activities, my students had to design posters with slogans connected with the protection of the environment and we also had to plant a tree
Teleworking Together
What's in a name? Just an anecdote

Since we are in a community of webheads, I would like to tell you why I chose this name for my blog. It happened once that I had just started to give a talk in a f2f conference for EFL teachers when I was highly disappointed but surprised at the same time.
My talk was called "Beyond the Classroom with Telecollaborative Projects". I started my talk defining project work and then I passed on to define the problematic word : telecollaborative. Once I finished with this explanation, it was clear what my talk was going to be about. I was planning to introduce EFL teachers to the use of online project work

At that moment, a teacher at the back stood up to tell me that she was going to leave because she had come to my talk thinking that my talk was going to be on the use of Television.

It was at that time when I realized how many teachers are still unaware of all the benefits that technology can bring to their EFL classrooms and worst of all, how frightening technology can be for them to the extent that they prefer leaving to learning about it.