Virtual trips with Google Voyager

Although the benefits of real field trips are undeniable, at the same time, they may be costly, challenging logistically and sometimes just not feasible at all. Virtual trips seem to be the answer. A  Google Earth feature – Voyager brings a new dimension to virtual trips. Enjoy visualisation and geospatial Read More …

The advantages of blended learning

Start blending. Take your teaching beyond the classroom and make the learning context more real and authentic. Encourage learner’s autonomy and help your students develop creativity and reflective thinking. Shape the learning experience to individual needs and interests. Free up some class time to work with those who would really Read More …

Flip your classroom

Encourage students to take responsibility for their own learning. Manage the process of learning rather than teach. Efficiently use face-to-face time. Personalise learning experience. Let students learn at their own pace. Just flip your classroom. “The Flipped Classroom is a learning model where students are exposed to new ideas at Read More …

Big files – teacher’s nightmare

Have you ever struggled with sending files that are too big? Whether it is an audio file, a pdf document or a video with your student’s presentation, the tools describe in this post are simple to use, fast and free. There are plenty of online programs not requiring downloading software. Read More …

Let’s keep it in the cloud

Storing teaching materials as well as students’ evidence in a cloud is one aspect of a very popular concept of paperless classroom. Instead of printing out handouts and worksheets, you can share them easily and fast and with students giving them access to any platform you choose for that purpose. Read More …

Tools for online collaborative projects

Team work  icluding online collaboration is a new normal in education and in work place.Thanks to tools such as padlet or popplet my students do not need to be cut off from each other while working on a joint project. They can share their knowledge, support each other and keep Read More …

Technology or not technology – that is the question.

As Bill Gates said “technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important”. And, it is up to the teacher to decide what technology and which tools will enhance the process of learning and teaching. The padlet Read More …

Go paperless: Save time, money and … the trees

Going paperless – is it a dream or a real possibility? Paperless classroom saves not only paper and money but also time you spend on photocopying. It allows you to store materials and student evidence on online platforms  and makes them more accessible for students. It gives students an opportunity Read More …

PDF splitter, merger, converter and ….. you name it :)

IF YOU WANT TO EDIT PDF DOCUMENT – split, merge, convert word to pdf etc. Excellent ONLINE  tools for editing pdf (splitting, merging, converting to word/jpg/ppt etc). I use them mainly for splitting pdf when I need specific pages of a document but the programs offer you many more features. Read More …