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Hi to all,

 

Could you please scroll down to the end of the table, right click on last entry, then in table properties choose add row below then add your photo and your introduction- here's a great site to resize photos so they're not to big then see this clip and the explanation in the comments if you have not uploaded an image to a wiki before :-)

 

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How to add an image

Please check this page

 

Also, you can click here to watch a video showing you how to add your profile to this page


 

 

Your name and photo here

 

your introduction here

Hello dear international friends!

I am Ruslana Shamanska. I am Ukrainian. I have been working at school in the small town for 10 years. I am interested in CALL and always try to motivate my students to use computer and Internet for developing their writing skills.

Last year I participated in EVO session about Digital storytelling, so I am sure the prosess of learning of  interesting tools can not be finished, that's why I am here again.

My blogs - shruslana.blogspot.com

                  englishmetod.blogspot.com

Merhaba everybody! I am Figen Oğuzmert from Turkiye, Hatay.I am a teacher of english and coordinator for EU projects working for the ministry of education I try to keep up with the mindblowing speed of technology for my personal and professional devolopment .That's why I am here.

My skype :fkargi

My msn:fkargi@hotmail.com

 

 

 

Buket Ertenu

 Hi everyone:)I am Buket Ertenu from Izmir,Turkey.I have been teaching English as a second language at a high school for more than twenty years and I love my job and my students so much:) I take part in collaborative projects with my students and my students are eager learners of English language.I encourage my students to take part social responsibility projects and explore youth dimensions of Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Volunteerism.I am enthusiastic about this online program and looking forward to wonderful collaborations with colleagues around the world.Thank you so much for giving us a great chance:)Regards.
  hi everbody I'm Sinem I work in a private college in Turkey.I've been teaching English for young learners and i really enjoy with my little lovely students

Christina Martidou

 

Hello everyone!My name is Christina Martidou and I come from Thessaloniki, Greece. I have been teaching English both as a private tutor and in private language schools for the past ten years. My students range from young learners to teenagers. I have a keen interest in the implementation of technology in language teaching. I feel that we should exploit the endless opportunities offered by the new technologies to the full so as to remain contemporary and responsive to our students' interests and experiences. I have registered for this course because I want to learn more about digital storytelling& I really look forward to it!

 Maria Irene Albers

 I teach English in the English major at the University of Carabobo, Valencia, Venezuela. Besides teaching, I like being at home sharing with my grandchildren, 5 live in my home town, one in the USA.

For them, and to train in-service teachers in this area is why I registered in this EVO session.

Maja Jerković

 

I am a teacher and a teacher trainer with a Master's degree in Linguistics. I currently work as a teacher of ESP in a Secondary Medical School but I am also interested in teaching young learners and have plenty of experience working with them. My interests include language acquisition at an early age and teaching through virtual environments. I have become a teacher because I have always wanted to share my enthusiasm, the ideas and experience of learning.

I have joined this group to learn more about digital storytelling.

Steve Simon

I am an ESL teacher on the Burma border, with around 8 months teaching experience under my belt.  I work with migrants and refugees at a post-secondary level, and mentor college students whose educations were interrupted as political prisoners.  I want to get my students who don't like to draw more interested in storytelling, and hope this workshop's participants can help in that respect!  

San Francisco Peaks

Yuly Asención

I am an Spanish teacher at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona. I work with future Spanish teachers. Although I don't work with young learners, my graduate students would likely work with young learners once they graduate from our Master's program in teaching Spanish. I want to learn about digital storytelling to share this educational resource with them and also to promote my daughter's language skills and creativity (she's 5) telling stories in a digital way. 

Sophia Mavridi

I'm an EFL teacher teaching Young Learners at a private primary school in Athens, Greece. I also teach teenagers and adults on a one-to-one basis. I'm currently studying for my master's degree in Educational Technology & TESOL at the University of Manchester. I love incorporating technology into my lessons and have found that students love it as well. I'm here because I want to furthur develop my skills and provide my students with more effective and enjoyable learning opportunities. 

 

Twitter: @SophiaMav

FB: Sophia Mavridi

Skype: mav.sophia

SL: Soph Marville

Sanja Bozinovic

 

 

Hi! My name is Sanja Bozinovic and I come from Velika Gorica, a small town in the greater area of Zagreb, the capital of Croatia. After getting my university degree, BA in English and Italian languages and literature, I started working as a teacher. That was 21 years ago and I still love my job.

This is my fourth EVO and every year I learn something new and meet a lot of great teachers.

I am looking forward to a lot of learning and sharing,

Sanja

 

My Yahoo ID: sanja.bozinovic     Twitter: @bsanja

Skype: msbozinovic                      SL: San Krokus

Facebook: Sanja Bozinovic

My blog: http://sanjasays.blogspot.com/

My wiki I created for my students: http://weplayandlearnenglish.pbworks.com/

 

Kathleen Kampa

Hi everyone!  My name is Kathleen Kampa, and I teach in Tokyo, Japan.  By the way, this isn't my car; I took this interesting taxi to the airport in Singapore.  I teach young learners at Seisen International School and at a private English language school.  I work with students from age 2.5 to 9 years.  I use music and movement along with a lot of imagination in my teaching.  Every day is filled with fun!  I'm also a teacher trainer with Oxford University Press and have written a couple of young learners' courses.  I love using stories with my students, and need to learn more about technology . . . I hope that I'm on the right track with this.

 

Helena Serdoura

 

 

Hello, everyone! I am from Lisbon, Portugal, currently working in the north of Portugal as a teacher of English as a Foreign Language with students aged 10 to 13 years. Since 2007 I have been introducing collaborative European project work and ICT tools thanks to eTwinning action. Intercultural issues, cooperative/collaborative projects and Web 2.0 have been my dear topics for the last years and I am always excited to learn new features that I can introduce in my teaching classes and help students in their learning experiences. I am looking forward to this new experience and meeting new colleagues from all over the world!

 

JoAnn Jacobs

Aloha everyone, I am orginally from Ohio but have been living on the island of Oahu for the past twenty-seven years. Currently I am a Curriculum Coordinator and Project Lead for Schools of the Future. A large part of my job is integrate technology into the classroom and making global connections. Prior to my current position I taught grades one and two. I love trying new things and am looking forward to learning and sharing with you.

Twitter-@JoAnnJacobs68

Blog-Color Wheel Symphony

 http://colorwheelsymphony.blogspot.com/

 

Daniela Monardez 

Greetings everyone! My name is Daniela Monardez. I'm a Chilean English teacher, currently living in Brisbane, Australia where I grew up as a child.
I love teaching, I love technology, I love art and design. I used to work as a teacher trainer and translator trainer up until I crossed the seas to my new home. I'm currently trying to find a way to unite all my passions into one wonderful dream-job (Sounds a little impossible, right?). 
I'm a dreamer. I believe education can change fates and language can change the world just as English can open doors for many.
If you share any of these views drop me a line, add me or link me on any of these mediums:
Linked-in: http://au.linkedin.com/in/danielamonardez
Facebook Teacher Profile: http://www.facebook.com/MissMonardez  
Gmail: dmonardez.efl@gmail.com

I'm more than happy to hear from you, collaborate or maybe even start some projects together!

Mariel Amez

 

I'm an EFL teacher and work mostly teaching Literature to EFL teachers- to- be.

I have lived all my life in Rosario, Argentina
http://www.rosarioturismo.com/en/

 

My Yahoo ID: mamez

Twitter: @mamez

Skype: marielamez

Facebook: Mariel Amez

My blogs: www.mamez.wordpress.com www.mamez.posterous.com

 

 

 

Hi everyone! I'm María Laura Bargas from Buenos Aires, Argentina and this is my second EVO session.

I teach at a bilingual school primary level and I'm eager to learn more about digital tools to enhance my lessons.

Twitter: @mlbargas

Yahoo: marialaurabargas@yahoo.com.ar

Skype: mlaurabargas

 http://animoto.com/play/ohur00MqBCxzfyVencz3fA

Hello! I'm A.Belén Tur from Buenos Aires, Argentina also! Nice meeting you all! I teach at a bilingual school, I work as a Storyteller and I'm a member of the Executive Committee at APIBA.(Asociacion de Profesores de Ingles de Buenos Aires).

I've never participated at an EVO session before so I'm really looking forward to sharing and learning lots of things from each other!

Email: abelentur@gmail.com

Facebook: Belen Tur

Twitter: abelentur

Yahoo: abelentur@yahoo.com.ar

 

Hola todos! I am David Smart, a Canadian, living and teaching in Barranquilla, Colombia. I enjoy teaching and technology. My current goal is to finish my Med program in IT. I'm a first time EVO session participant and look forward to sharing and learning along side all of you.

Email: uticdsmart2003@yahoo.ca or profesor.smart@gmail.com

Twitter: @profesorsmart

 

 

Hello from Romania! My name is Valerica Danaila. I teach young students aged 7-10 years old. I teach different subjects to my students (I am a teacher for primary school) .  I like teaching English to the young pupils , that's why I try to bring something new and attractive to them. I am glad to be here and I am excited about this workshop. I have participated only at etwinning learning labs so far, so I hope to manage this time too.

 

 

Hi from Turkey:)

My name is  Esen Sandıraz. I am an english teacher and teacher trainer and I have  worked  as the head of foreign languages department in my school since 2000.I like to improve my personal and professional  development via online workshops and etwinning (the community for schools in Europe)

I am glad to be here and I am really excited about this wokshop

Hope to see you tomorrow:)

Jose Lowes

Hello my name is Jose Louwes. I love story telling and making, although I am an experienced online teacher these tools are new for me. I hope I do everything correct.

Crystal Brunelle

Hello from Onalaska, Wisconsin, U.S.  I am a teacher/librarian at an elementary school.  I have been teaching for 20 years.  I love reading and encouraging literacy.

 

I am very excited to be learning along with so many people from all around the world.  It is also wonderful to be able to learn about using digital storytelling in the classroom.

 

Blog http://www.readingtl.blogspot.com/

Library site http://ow.ly/8m6la

Twitter @librarygrl2

Skype crystal.brunelle

Nour_Eddine Laouni

Thanks for your help. It was not easy for me to add my introduction. That was my first lesson in all cases with you. Thanks indeed all of you.

I'm Nour_eddine laouni from Morocco. I'm a teacher of English and a teacher Trainer. I'm also an iEARNER

( www.iearn.org) .I'm also the general secretary of a national and very dynamic NGO : Mearn

www.mearn.org.ma. I 'm really keen on learning about ICT tools for education . I'm also highly concerned in communication and CALL. I got my Master degree this year in communication and would like to share and learn from all EVO participants. One final point about my concerns falls within the scope of PBL . I really love project work a nd look forward to collaborate and exchange with some teachers here in this group.

Regards fro a very Sunny place - Meknes


Elizabeth Anne

Hi everyone, I'm Elizabeth Anne from France. I teach English at the University of Grenoble to Physicists (only!!!) but I have five good reasons to be here, and that's Stephanie, Benoit, Natasha, Gabriel and Thomas .... my grandchildren. The first three live in the UK and speak mainly English, with wobbly French and the second two live in France, and their English is non-existant I'm afraid to say. I really look forward to learning from you imaginative people :-)
 

Dear all,

I''m an EFL teacher and teacher trainer from Istanbul. I mainly teach teenagers. I've been using digital tools in my classes for over 2 years and I love the impact on my teaching. Even the 3,2,,1 introductions can tell us how fruitful the sessions will be. I have a very heavy work load this week as we are reaching the end of first term but I still want to be here. It is great to meet all of you.

twitter @evab2001

blog www.evasimkesyan.edublogs.org

skype eva.simkes

Aleda Krause

Hi. My name is Aleda Krause. I teach children and future teachers of children and give additional training to current teachers of children. Originally from Michigan, in the US, I've been living in Japan so long I now call it home. I'm active in the Japan Association for Language teaching and its Teaching Children Special Interest Group. I'm also an author of SuperKids, SuperTots, and the Longman Children's Picture Dictionary.

     I feel I know so little about digital things, even the 3,2,1 introductions have taught me so much! This is a fantastic place to be.

Skype: aleda.krause

 

Greetings! I'm Kim Horne. I'm originally from South Carolina, USA, but have been crisscrossing cultures since birth. I worked with orphaned children as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Dominican Republic and later as a video jockey for a TV program there. I love dancing the Merengue! I've been in Japan since 2000, the longest I've ever lived anywhere. I belong to JALT (Japan Assoc. for Language Teaching) and ETJ (English Teachers in Japan) and am a teacher trainer. Currently I teach at a private kindergarten in Gifu City, Japan.  I'm looking forward to bringing digital storytelling to my classroom. I know my kids will LOVE it!

Skype: ckimhorne


My Photo  Hi! My name is Helen Onyshchenko. I'm from Brovary, Ukraine. I've been teaching English for 8 years at state secondary schools. During the last 4 years I was teaching young learners. I like incorporating technologies into my teaching process, but I used to think that technologies are for middle-school and senior students, not for primary ones. I guess this great on-line course will prove that I was terribly wrong :) 
 

Hi everyone!  My name is Charlene.   I am currently on maternity leave and I have a 5 month old gir named Ava.  I am enjoying my time off but also looking forward to gaining some new adult knowledge.

 

I have an undergraduate degree in Philosophy and Economics and have 6 years of insurance and investment office experience.  I then decided to go back to school to earn my teaching degree.  I have since been a supply teacher in London, Ontario, Canada.  I teach grades JK - 6.

 

This is my first EVO and looking forward to learnnig new things that I can take with me into the classroom and encourage students to have fun when writing.

 

Hello! I'm Alexandra from Moscow, Russia.  I've been teaching English for 6 years and most of my teaching practice I've been teaching kids. I believe it's the most challenging and at the same time engaging and rewarding thing, especailly when at the end of the lesson your kids say: "Oh no! Is it really the end of the lesson?"

I hope this online course will help me to make my lessons even more interesting and entertaining for my little learners.

 

Hi! I’m Ellen Douglas from Hickory, North Carolina in the southeastern US. I’ve been teaching kids between the ages of 5 and 10 for about 14 years now and of all the jobs I’ve had, it’s hands-down the best! I grew up in North Carolina but lived for about 20 years in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania after meeting my husband there in graduate school. We raised two children who are now out on their own. I’ve lived in Austria, Germany, England, the former Yugoslavia (Serbia, to be exact), and we spent most of a year in the Galapagos Islands when our kids were 12 and 14. We’re happy to have settled down in one place, though, where we can spend a lot of time in our vegetable garden and grow great things to eat all year round.

 

I am very much looking forward to learning new ways of using technology with my students and especially to hearing about the experiences of people from all over the world!

 

(The picture shows me in a Hmong rice paddy NOT in Thailand, but just a few miles down the road in western North Carolina! We have a lot of Hmong immigrants here.)

 
   My name is Karolina De Vrgna. I come from Croatia. I am an EFL teacher to children with speaking and hearing difficulties at primary school. This is my second year in EVO. I am looking forward to learning from all of you as I love Web 2.0 Tools and exchanging ideas with fellow teachers from all over the World.
 

Hi to all! I am Carol Nelson from McPherson, Kansas (just about the middle of the US ).

Currently I work with college students that are seaking Elementary Education training. I teach several of the methods courses and the Instructional Media & Tech course. Prior to that I was a 2nd and 6th grade teacher.

Twitter: educatememrsn

 

 

Hi dear all,

 

I'm Lena. I work in one of local language schools in Kyiv, Ukraine. I've been teaching for seven years and I've taught a range of different age groups starting from 4 years old. Looking forward to all your ideas!

 


Hello everyone! My name is Meltem İpek Öner. I teach at Yeditepe University Preparatory School, İstanbul, Turkey. I am also studying for my master's degree on Educational Administration and Supervision. I have never participated at an EVO session before, so this will be a great experience for me to learn new things and keep up with the changes. I love teaching, I love technology, I love teaching via technology, that's why I am here! I am looking forward to meeting colleagues from all over the world and  sharing ideas with them.

 

twitter: mltmpk

 

FB: Meltem İpek Öner

  Greetings.  My name is Carter Winkle, and I am a teacher-educator for pre- and in-service PreK-12 teachers at Barry University in Miami Shores, FL (USA).  I hold a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction (TESOL) and a Master's in Applied Linguistics.
  Hi all.  My name is Hedy Sussmann from Sydney Australia.  Have done some digi stories but my knowledge is very narrow.  I'm not a teacher but would like to volunteer doing digi stories so this is just a great opportunity.  If I seem to be lagging at the back of the pack, because I've not participated in this style of learning, bear with me.  Will embark on a PhD this year, so will keep busy.

Hi everyone, my name is Anne-Maree and I live and work in rural NSW, Australia. I am a consultant to the Department of Education working to overcome the disadvantaging effects of isolation on the students in the Riverina. We use Web2.0 in collaborative projects to increase access to peers and curriculum opportunities. I look forward to learning more with the group. Although the time difference means I will not be able to attend the meetings in real time, I will 'meet' you all via the recorded sessions and contribute to the shared spaces created for this project. I am also happy to skype with others who are interested in working in collaborative projects with our Australian students. We begin again in February!

twitter: annemareemoore

skype: annemareemoore

 

Hi everyone,


My name is Vesna. I'm from Serbia. I've been teaching English for 10 years  at a private school and I've become interested in teaching using web tools, as a way to motivate and engage my students.I also like gardening and flowers very much and I often see the correlation between teaching and gardening:) http://www.voki.com/pickup.php?scid=5125450&height=267&width=200

Cynthia Hitz

 

Hello everyone,

My name is Cynthia Hitz and I'm from Lebanon, PA, USA.  I teach Spanish in a secondary school.  This is my first experience with I joined this group because I want to learn more about digital storytelling and how others use it.  I look forward to making new connections with educators around the world.

Twitter name:  sonrisadelcampo

 

Wow we are off to a great start! Good day & evening everyone. My name is Melissa Green. I am the instructional development coordinator (technology coordinator) at Sacramento City College  in Sacramento, California.

 

In my position I support our faculty in using technology in face-to-face classes and online. This ranges from Word and Powerpoint to Google Docs and Desire2Learn, the LMS our district adopted in 2008.

 

I am interested in helping students build interactive multimedia presentations (more than PPT). I've been exploring using PDF documents as interactive study guides (forms with javascript to match answers). I just purchased HyperStudio 5 and hope to use it to build some iPad presentation (movies) as well as interactive online activities.

 

This MOOC has me puzzled but hooked. See you online!

 

Kay von Randow

 

Hello, I'm Kay von Randow,originally from England, but I've been happily living in Germany since 1986. I studied Music and English at Birmingham University School of Music, followed by a PGCE, also at Birmingham University. I decided to move to Germany after visiting Würzburg with the Southend-on-Sea Junior Chamber Music Group and falling in love with the beautiful trees in that city.  My relationship to trees has flourished ever since.

I've been teaching ESL in the Rhineland since 2000, in companies:  in groups and one-on-one as well as giving English coaching to school children. My speciality is creating a Safe Space for my students so they can relax, feel at home and open up to actually communicating their thoughts and feelings.


I love being generally creative, whether in the fields of music, vegetarian cooking, digital art, writing stories and articles, creating teaching worksheets ...... I just love the creative experience.

I would describe myself as being a feeling, intuitive person, not someone born with a leaning towards technical aspects. It takes me on average longer than the 'norm' to understand the technical side of a software programme, and despite having designed my own website, used graphic art software, used Siblelius and Logic Studio to edit my music, I'm still rather daunted by new learning curves.

 

My connection to children comes not only through being a mother and teacher, but also in a love of the innocence of childhood, and the sweetness of their excperience of Life.  I really want to be able to create stories which link with feelings, and the digital field is exactly what I want to explore to see if i can use this medium ...... which is why I'm here.

 

Being a composer, I'm also interested in using music.

Erika Oya

Hello everyone! My name's  Erika and I am from Brazil. I live in Brasília and I work at a Binational Center named Casa Thomas Jefferson. I am originally from Santos, São Paulo. I have been teaching English for seventeen years and I love working with young learners. I believe that technology is already present in their lives since the day they are born, so it is important to connect to the digital natives using the same "language" and interests. This is my first EVO online and I hope to learn and share to improve my classes. I am sure this will be a great experience!!!

 

 

Hello everyone!

 I'm Daniela, but plese call me Dani. I am from Salvador, Bahia in Brazil. I have been living in Brasilia for the past 5 years. I love it here, but I really miss being near the ocean and closer to my hometown's diversity. I have been teaching for ages... I started when I was 21, and I still do it passionately. I see my professional choice as a good fit for me, but I need to implement new ideas and to find new ways of doing things into my practice to keep me motivated and able to inspire my students to learn. It's a pleasure to be here! Axé to all of you.

Dani

 

 

Chiyuki Yanase

 

Hi, everyone. I am Chiyuki Yanase from Tokyo, Japan. Am I a city girl? No! I live in Hino, located at the west edge of Tokyo, where two rivers flow and Mt. Fuji view can be enjoyed on a fine day. I love walking around the beautiful nature, swimming in a river and doing Yoga at a park when it is warm enough.

I teach at a local nursery school once a week and have a tiny school, Sunny Field English, where I enjoy discovering the world of English with kids, aged 6 to 23. The most mischievous and cheekiest one of all is me, constantly coming up with new tricks to play on grown-ups.

We, SEF gangs, love stories and our favorite activity is to make a ridiculous story as we laugh together.

After learning Digital storytelling with all of you, I hope I can share some of our crazy stories with the world.

Sasa Strahinjic

Hello from Serbia! My name is Sasa Strahinjic. I have been teaching English as a foreign language at a state school for about seven years. I work with young learners and teenagers. I am quite interested in technology and innovative approaches.

Having in mind that digital tools and resources are precious components of the process of teaching English, I find it extremely interesting to integrate them with the practice of storytelling. I hope that the use of web tools which will be introduced here will additionally motivate the kids I teach and enrich my teaching practice. Friendly regards!

Email:straroz@yahoo.com

 

Maizie Avihayil

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I am an EFL teacher, originally from the UK, living and teaching in Israel.

I teach Grades 1-8. I also mentor new teachers and am the English Co ordinator in 1 of the schools I work in.

I have been using technology in my teaching for many years and love learning about new tools.

I love EVO and started off becoming a webhead a few years ago and haven't looked back since.

Looking forward to learning with and from everyone.

Skype:maizieil

Twitter:@maizie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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