Who am I and why am I here
I’m a teacher of Portuguese, in a private Catholic School in Portugal, near Lisbon, for about 23 years. My students are from 10 to 12 years old and most of them are enthusiastic about e-learning and blogging.
Lately, our School has encouraged teachers to get involved in new ITC technologies in order to improve their teaching and meet the needs and aspirations of a new rising era. Recently, our classes have been provided with large screens, internet connexion and projectors so we could bring our laptops to the classroom and have totally different lessons; a Moodle
platform has been embedded in the School’s site
and most disciplines have started their own blogs
The big issue is time: as the classical learning style prevails, we must study how to use web 2.0 tools or how to help students to blog only during free time; it is as if there were no bridge between two different worlds and yet we feel called to build that bridge through our effort and the generous support of “eldest brothers” in this endless quest.
I’ve found a community of such supporters, earning to share and caring for the personal and professional development of each of its members.
While trying to be back on line again, I would like to post a photo of my beloved Mother on my blog, and I thought it would be safer here, at the about page, so that her image won’t just “pass away” in the stream of succeding posts.
I also think it matches reality so much faithfully, as she didn’t just “pass away” in the stream of life neither, but her peaceful and encouraging influence keeps illuminating the humble path of my daily life.