Video Listening Quiz: Step into Christmas

Nov 28, 2010

Video listening quiz: Monday Morning

Nov 21, 2010

Hope you all have a wonderful Monday morning!

MS WW IEF Gala

Nov 10, 2010

Can you find me?

My Capetown

Nov 8, 2010

It's been more than a week since I came home from Capetown where I attended the MS Worldwide Innovative Education Forum. There are different reasons why it was an out of this world experience.


Firstly, my project Greetings from the world made it to the finals in the Innovation for Collaboration Category. This is the best result ever achieved by a Croatian teacher at a worldwide competition. However, this project is not strictly Croatian, it's rather global in the true sense of the world, and I'm just a member of a team of exceptional innovative teachers who love this project.



Secondly, who doesn't like to travel? I have a strong passion for travel and this was an amazing opportunity for me to travel to South Africa for the first time. Seeing Cape Town at the foot of the stunning Table Mountain , its many depressing townships, the Cape of Good Hope, pretty proteas in bloom, cute little penguins which I couldn't swim with, as well as the excellent South African wine was unforgettable.




But most importantly, the Forum brought together innovative educators from all parts of the world. 500 teachers from 72 countires had already won their regional competitions in the first stages of the Forum, so being there in Cape Town was actually our special award. Together we celebrated what we are so passionately dedicated to: innovation in education.
So much passion, enthusiasm, warmth and devotion that I absorbed in the halls of the Convention Center, at the opening ceremony in the vinery and the gala in the Botanical Garden will keep me going for a long time.



The only thing that makes me a wee sad is this little bug: what if I don't make it to MMS WW IEF 2011 in Washington, DC????

The finalists

Nov 3, 2010


The Partners in Learning Worldwide Innovation Education Forum held in Cape Town last week was a true celebration of enthusiastic, inspiring and passionate teachers.


These are the finalists and the award winners in four different categories:

The Innovation in Collaboration Award
The finalists are:
(I'm proudly one of them)


And the winners are:

Best Practice:
Martin Ryum and Mette Hauch, Denmark: Teachers Leave Them Kids Alone
First Runner-Up:
Jan Webb, UK: Working in a Classroom Without Walls
Second Runner-Up:
Ian Fogarty, Canada: Xenotransplant Debate
Anna Karlsson, Sweden: ICT Enriched Learning

The Innovation in Content Award
The finalists are:





And the winners are:
Best Practice:
Pat Yongpradit, USA: Game Programming with the Microsoft Zune to Promote High School Women in Technology
First Runner-Up:
Adriana Silva de Oliveira, Brazil: School on the Cloud
Second Runner-Up:
Peter de Lisle, South Africa: Biodiversity


The Innovation in Community Award
The finalists are:





And the winners are:

Best Practice:
Samuel Avornyo, Ghana: Rural Food Processing Industries
First Runner-Up:
Barry Corrigan, Northern Ireland: Making Homework Count – Engaging Parents
Second Runner-Up:
Simone Timms, Australia: It Takes A Community To Raise A Child


The Educators Choice Award:

Best Practice:
Tareq Mahjoub, Tareq Mahmoud, Shahzlan Al Saffar, Omar Ashour, Futooh Khareetah, Majdi Daoud, Arabic Region: Accepting Each Other
First Runner-Up:
Preesheila Bheem singh Ujoodha, Mauritius: Wellness and Fitness for Life
Second Runner-Up:
Ricardo Espino González, Mexico: Electronic Logbook
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