About Elinda

Hello and welcome to my new blog Teaching with Apps. I am Elinda Gjondedaj a 20+ year old EFL Teacher in Greece. For all those who may wonder if ”Gjondedaj” is greek,..no, it is not! I was born in Albania and have been living in Athens, Greece from a very young age. I have recently graduated from the University of Athens where I studied English Language and Lingustics. I teach English as a Second/Foreign Language to young learners. I have also worked with adults and taught them Greek as a Second Language as well as English.

I enjoy combining technology with pedagogy and use technology with intetion with my students. I love sharing my thoughts with other teachers who are interested in including technology to their class syllabus or not so comfortable yet with technology and also learn from them. I have done my first steps into teacher training, presenting some proffessional presentations about New Technologies in Teaching in Greece. I have also presented in TESOL France 2011 about the Web 2.0 World in the English Language Classroom. What is more, I enjoyed participating into virtual conferences such as Teach Meet International and RSCN3.

In this blog you will catch me talking about the best Web 2.0 applications that you can use with your students or for your own proffessional development.

You can also catch me at me new blog Teaching with Apps where you can discover the best mobile applications for teaching.

Some great events I had the honor to make a presentation – workshop:

21th May 2012: University of Athens, Faculty of English Studies,(Postgraduate students on the framework of their course, Applied Linguistic Seminars)  “Practical Applications of Web 2.0 in EFL Classroom”

8th May 2012: University of Athens, Faculty of English Studies (Undergraduate Students in the framework of their course, Practice Teaching in EFL): “Practical Applications of Web 2.0 in EFL Classroom”

4th April 2012: Innovation Day, Doukas School: ”Let’s Post and Test Online”

18th March 2012: Tesol Greece Annual Conference, ”Web 2.0 World in Our English Language Classroom”

11th March 2012: Tesol Macedonia – Thrace: ”Web 2.0 World for Professional Development”

3rd March 2012: TeachMeet International, ”Practice Speaking Online”

December 2011: Teach Meet International, ”Motivate Writing with Comic Strips”

4-6th November 2011: Tesol France Annual Conference, ”Web 2.0 World in Our English Language Classroom”

30th May 2011: University of Athens, ”New Technologies in Teaching”

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