Monday, July 21, 2014

It is NOT too LATE to Join the ThingLink Teacher Challenge 2014

My friend +Miriam Mahapatra shared with me a very great opportunity to play with a digital tool that I loved so much. It is ThingLink that allows you to upload your photos and tag them using a variety of media, e.g., text, audio, video, links ... etc. Once you finish your interactive images, you can share them via different social websites and embed them into your blogs so easily. 

Monday, July 14, 2014

Make it Easy to Speak using Graphic Organizers

Graphic organizers are visual tools and one of the scaffolding techniques that teachers can provide their students to help them think smoothly, classify ideas, find relationships, communicate more effectively, and construct meaning of their own. I always use them when teaching writing in my EFL classes and they were a great success. Today, I will not talk about how to plan writing, but I would like to share a speaking lesson utilizing such an amazing tool.

Friday, July 11, 2014

It is still PowerPoint, but more Interactive using Office Mix

Office Mix
I have just heard about Office Mix from one of Microsoft leaders in Egypt; Eng. Ebeid Atef Ebeid. It is an add-in to PowerPoint 2013 that allows you to create more interactive and engaging presentations. This means that this piece of magic will reinvent the way we present using the traditional program of PowerPoint and add more life to its boring slides and features.