Friday, November 18, 2011

Relate, create, donnate

Would you like to share creative ideas for integrating ICT in education?
All you have to do is to post a link on the following wall:
click here
You can also use Wallwisher to build your own wall!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Padlet

Are you searching for a new tool that could be used to somehow innovate the teaching and learning process? If yes, Padlet (Known previously as Wallwisher) could be the answer.

It is so easy and you don't even need to register. To start your wall click here.

To visit my Wallwisher and add a sticky click here.

Thanks to the stuff from the head of Sean Banville we can read "Wallwisher – 105 Classroom Ideas" by clicking here.
 

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Valuable Resources for Educators

The Educational Development Unit of the Imperial College London offers valuable resources for educators about ICT in education. To access those resources click here.

Happy surfing!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Avatars for education

Do you want to create your avatar so to use it in classrooms?

It's easy, the following avatar introduces EDU 663



To create your own avatar click here.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Dictionary of ICT terms

Searching for a dictionary of ICT terms? Unesco office in Bangkok provides the solution!
You can access an online handy dictionary to search for complex technological acronyms, words and phrases by clicking here.


Thursday, June 16, 2011

Media and Information Literacy (MIL) for teachers

UNESCO and many partners have developed a Media and Information Literacy Curriculum for Teachers and this is an important pioneer resource for the following two reasons:

" First, it is forward looking, drawing on present trends toward the convergence of radio, television, Internet, newspapers, books, digital archives and libraries into one platform – thereby, for the first time, presenting MIL in a holistic manner. Second, it is specifically designed with teachers in mind and for integration into the formal teacher education system, thus launching a catalytic process which should reach and build capacities of millions of young people."

To download this ebook click here.

Enjoy reading and don't hesitate to move into action because, you dear colleagues (present and future teachers), "build capacities of millions of young people" as it is said in this ebook.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Online sessions

Students majoring in sports could benefit from 3 live sessions that could help them correct and finalize their blogs and this will be a chance to experience, in a way, e-learning. You're invited to join me online as follows.
Date and time:
  • Saturday June 11, 2011 from 5 p.m till 8:00 p.m. (Beirut local time)
  • Sunday June 12, 2011 from 5 p.m till 8:00 p.m. (Beirut local time)
  • Tuesday June 14, 2011 from 5 p.m. until 8: 00 p.m (Beirut local time)
      Place:

As precised during face-to face class.
Welcome to the world of creativity and don't hesitate to share your experience!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Two blogs ... one purpose

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This blog's primary audience is a group of  ICT Master Students in Lebanon, and knowing that the Lebanese students are fluent in English and French, along with the Arabic, I decided not to translate information from French to English before including it in this blog. Instead I've built two blogs serving the same issue, ICT in education, one in French and one in English. 

For the primary audience, all my blog visitors, and the fellow teachers using my blog I would like to invite you to visit my French blog on ICT by clicking here.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Students' achievements

The following blogs are created by university students in education in Lebanon interested in ICT and those blogs are tested in schools. The usage of these blogs in schools have two objectives:
  • integration of technology in education for a better teaching and learning experience,
  • testing and observing the effects and results of ICT integration in education in Lebanon.
Still newbies ? Not really, the following blogs are really exciting and they are, just like mine, trying to improve every day! Enjoy your navigation:
  1. Emmanuelle Moarbes built a french Math blog that explains math through games
  2. Mireille Tabet built a french blog about ICT at schools le numérique à l'école
  3. Kristel Yaacoub built a french blog about ICT Technophilie
  4. Ghada Al-Saylami built a bolg for teachers and educators wishing to be introducted to social media and to integrate ICT in their practices Shape the future: social medial and education

Monday, March 28, 2011

eBook Volume 2

Since some of you have enjoyed reading parts of eBook Volume 1 (as you have expressed in class) I found it important to post eBook Volume 2.

For those of you who did not rea eBook Volume 1, the following questions could be helpful to introduce you to eBook Volume 2:
  • Are you intersted in learning more about challenges facing e-learning in different countries?
  • Would you like to read a study that presents a comparison of Internet penetration rate among Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, UAE ...?
  • Interested to know about the Swedish distant education program and elearning in Norway?
All you have to do is to download eBook Volume 2 for free, by clicking on the following link: ebook volume 2

Enjoy reading!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Resources for Teachers

The Bangkok office of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural  Organization UNESCO, created as part of the UNESCO SchoolNet Project several CD-ROMs, titled “ICT Resources for Teaching and Learning of Science, Mathematics and Language”.

To know more about this "ICT-based resources for teaching and learning of science, mathematics and language for secondary-level students, including simulations, video clips, interactive learning objects for quizzes, animation, and other kinds of multimedia learning activities" (UNESCO Bangkok website, 2011) you can click here.  

Friday, February 25, 2011

Peer 2 Peer University

Learning for everyone, by everyone, about almost anything!    
Pic retrieved from:
http://p2pu.org/
Peer 2 Peer University (P2PU) that enables learning with and from each other. To visit this open community click here 

Enjoy this new learning experience!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Learning, innovation and ICT...

The following link leads us to a report that presents the "outcomes of the ICT cluster that the European Commission has set up under the education and training programme as part of the Lisbon objectives set for 2010" as indicated in the UNESCO website dedicated for ICT in education. 

Entiteled "Learning, innovation and ICT: Lessons learned by the ICT cluster education & training programme" this article could be downloaded by clicking here.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Netiquette

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http://www.microsoft.com/  
Do you want to make your Internet experience pleasant? Thus, whether you are a "digital native" or not it is interesting to learn about the Netiquette. In other words, the Internet Etiquette. 

To learn about the etiquette of the Net you just have to
click here

Friday, February 4, 2011

ebooks

Would you like to know about challenges facing e-learning in different countries? Don't worry! You don't need to rush to the bookshop to buy the book. With technology this could be solved by clicking on ebook volume 1 and downloading the book.

Friday, January 28, 2011

An Online Course...

Picture retrieved from:
http://www2.unescobkk.org/ict/elearning/
on Jan. 27, 2010
  • Do you wish to know about the integration of ICT in education and to learn about issues related to ICT?
  • Are you searching for a free reliable course?
  • Do you want to have an interesting easy to follow interactive course?

UNESCO Bangkok has the right answer for those questions.

UNESCO Bangkok suggests an online course about the integration of ICT in education, and guess what ?!? You will end up having a printable certificate as soon as you complete the course! 
So hurry up and click here to start the online course.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

ICT in education


Dear colleagues,

Do you wish to make your students more active in the teaching and learning process? If positive, integrating technology in your practices could be the answer. In other words you could integrate the “ICT in education".  ICT stands for Information and Communication Technology and once it is integrated in an appropriate way it offers an important motivation to the students since they are “digital natives” and they are used to technology while playing and socializing through the network. So, why let’s use technology for educational purposes too.

To begin this adventure let's visit the following glossary (created by D. Gonzalez -November, 2009) in order to familiarize ourselves with some technical words.   

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Welcome to ICT in education

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http://www.microsoft.com
I am starting this web log as part of baw2011 and I intend to use it in my ICT courses at the faculty of Education. This should allow me to shift from face-to-face courses to blended courses. 

Knowing that our graduate lebanese students are usually bilingual, thus my English and French blogs are not 100% identical.

Welcome to the digital world of education!