Showing posts from February, 2013

Where's the pedagogy?

Today I'm proudly announcing and inviting you, dear readers, to take part in the learning event The Pedagogical Value of eTwinning projects, which I'll be running with my Belgian colleagueBart Verswijvel in the Learning Lab from February 28- March 9.

This is the first time that I'm running such an event, and also the first time that a Croatian educator is doing it.

Learning Events are short online courses aimed at improving teachers' skills and putting them in touch with other eTwinners. Learning events take place in a specifically designed platform called theLearning Lab.
Our learning event is about technology, but technology that is used only as a means to achieve the learning goals set by the teacher and to develop students' 21st century skills. 

As you can read in my bio, I'm an avid user of web 2.0 technology and have been using it in my classroom for quite some time now. I must admit, however, that at the beginning of my tech journey, whenever I got e…

BaW - my story!

As a token of appreciation, the BaW team sent me this personalized badge of the 10th anniversary! This is my BaW story:

But first some background: Every year the Electronic Village Online, a project of TESOL's CALL Interest Section, organizes five-week long professional development courses for teachers of English. Teachers can choose from a variety of topics.

Becoming a Webhead (BaW), a hands-on workshop on how to use web 2.0 tools in the classroom, is  EVO's longest running workshop. This year, the BaWers are celebrating their 10th anniversary. BaW represents an excellent way to get started with new technologies in education. It encourages teachers to pursue new ways of teaching and to bring changes into their classrooms.

This is exactly what BaW did for me when I applied for the 2010 workshop! It opened up a new door and let me enter a new world of digital delights, which I continued to explore, to experiment, to learn! And the icing on the cake was me being invited as a gu…