How do YOU mindmap? Let us count the ways

I was recently in a training session in a small group of educators when we were tasked by the instructor to create a mindmap on a relevant topic of our subject curriculum. We all got to work and voilà! Each one of us created a mindmap, using different apps in each case, save one. I…

21st century English Teaching: Embracing the Digital Age in your Classroom

At the 10th annual English Teachers‘ Day at the University College of Teacher Education in Vienna, Austria on 30 November 2016, several hundred educators gathered to further their professional development and deepen their knowledge on how to use different methods, strategies and activities in their teaching practice. I had the pleasure of holding a workshop on the use of digital tools in English language teaching and got to interact with veteran teachers from many different schools. What would this trip outside my personal „bubble“ reveal?

Kahoot kreativ und kollaborativ im Klassenzimmer nutzen

Unzählige Millionen von Kindern und Jugendlichen in Klassen rund um den Globus kennen es: das Kahoot-Fieber! Was ist Kahoot? Es ist eine web-basierte Plattform, wo mithilfe von Smartphones oder Tablets spielerisch Quizzes oder Umfragen durchgeführt werden können. Wer das schon ausprobiert hat, weiß kennt den Ablauf gut. Wenn es heißt “Kahoot!”, kommen die ersten Rufe: “Was ist der Game-Pin?” Darauf folgen oft nervöse Minuten für die…

Learning to Manage Learning – Why I opted for Google Classroom

I read yesterday that Adobe is working on its own LMS, even though there may be already over 600 in existence! This epitomizes the challenge posed to us educators. Finding the „best“ solution for our classroom needs means investigating the offerings, evaluating them, then choosing the right one. In the educational sector there are so…