Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Web 2.0 Tools for Educators and Schools

An enormous collection of various web 2.0 tools for downloading and immediate use.


Ψηφιακή Βιβλιοθήκη Επιχειρησιακού Προγράμματος "ΕΚΠΑΙΔΕΥΣΗ ΚΑΙ ΔΙΑ ΒΙΟΥ ΜΑΘΗΣΗ"

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Monday, 4 April 2011

Mister Pip

One of the most exciting books I have read in years... This is how REAL teachers should be...

"Mister Pip" is a very interesting book about a young girl caught up in civil unrest on an island in New Guinea. When all those who are able to flee the island do so, the only remaining white man, a somewhat eccentric New Zealander, begins teaching the island's children. He is not a teacher by trade and the only text he has at his disposal is a well-worn copy of Great Expectations. The scene is set for the author to explore some very interesting themes - the clash of Western and tribal cultures, the role stories play in our lives (both our own and those from literature), the way grasping an opportunity can change our lives forever, the horrors of civil unrest.....
Along the way we are treated to some truly insightful moments and some intriguing plot twists. Then somewhere near the end things go wrong. None of the ideas that have been taken up are brought to a satisfactory conclusion and the plot just seems to fade away into oblivion. I would still recommend reading the book. It is conceptually interesting and ambitious, but somehow doesn't quite get where it wants to go.

(critique by an Amazon.co.uk customer)

Σε περίπτωση που θέλετε να το διαβάσετε στα ελληνικά κυκλοφορεί από τις Εκδόσεις Λιβάνη

Questionnaire about the use of project work in Greek EFL classrooms

If you want to complete Melissa's questionnaire please send an e-mail to her and she will immediately forward a copy for you to fill in.

Dear English Language Teacher,

My name is Melissa Evangelidi and I am conducting an Action Research study into the effects of implementing project-based learning with Greek young / teenage EFL learners for my dissertation for a Master’s degree in TESOL from Aston University, UK.

As part of this research I am very interested in finding out about teachers’ views and experiences of project work in Greek ELT classrooms in both state and private (frontistiria) settings. (The term ‘project’ for this study is being used to refer to a number of activities related to a central topic and not a single task in a course book under the label ‘project’.)

I would like to invite you to complete this questionnaire, which should take you about 10 minutes.

Your answers are completely confidential and will only be used in summaries.
You will need to complete the following questionnaire electronically, save it temporarily on your PC and send as an email attachment to the following address: mevangelidi@yahoo.gr