About Azhar Youssef

Beside her job as an EFL teacher at a secondary school, Azhar Youssef is a teacher trainer, external reviewer, MA in education holder (2008), PhD student in TEFL using technology, blogger, INTEL Educator (2009), Ideal Teacher (2010), Microsoft Innovative Educator (2011, 2015), Best Educational Wiki Nominee (2011), e-Teacher scholar (2011) certified by universities of Oregon and Maryland, USA, ThinkQuest Competition Judge (2012), one of the Top-voted DNLE Stanford projects’ winners (2012), Coursera Community TA (2013), and lifelong learner who enjoys learning and exploring new things with other people.

Teaching Grammar Communicatively MOOC, Sept. 25, 2017

This free 5-week course is a great opportunity for English teachers to improve their ways to teach grammar in a communicative way. I took it before and it was very amazing. By the end of this experience, teachers will learn new strategies, approaches, perspectives and practical examples that can make a difference in their classes.

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Register for EdmodoCon Aug 1, 2017 – Free Online Conference

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EdmodoCon is an online global event where educators from around the world connect with each other to share how they are using Edmodo and other digital tools to personalize learning. EdmodoCon will help you collaborate with other teachers, discover valuable new resources, and harness the power of edtech in your classroom. Continue reading

FREE Google Online Conference, May 20, 2017


Are you a teacher? google-tools-for-seos

Do you want to update your expertise for FREE?

If yes, here is a great opportunity for K-12 teachers to merge technology into their teaching using Google tools.

It is a FREE online teacher event offered by Simplek12 on May 20, 2017 …

For a day, you will enjoy the following 6 sessions:

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Tell Your Story in English: FREE course Feb. 27th – Mar. 26th, 2017

tell-your-story-in-english“Tell Your Story in English: Reading & Writing Skills for Language Learners” course is offered by Oregon University for FREE. It is designed to help develop English language skills by reading and writing personal stories. You will learn to write sentences more accurately, choose the right vocabulary, and organize ideas more clearly to tell a story that others enjoy reading. You will meet and work with other English language learners from around the world while improving your English for academic or professional purposes.

It is time to write creatively. Why not?

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want to edu-Lead … learn how to?

microsoftI ❤ Microsoft simply because this company helps me as a teacher to equip myself in this digital world for FREE; yes for FREE. Working with edX platform, it offers a great bunch of online courses that can guide K-12 school and education system leaders in developing their teachers, enhancing classroom learning and improving student outcomes in innovative effective digital schools.

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Kick off 2017 with 16 EVO Courses for FREE!

“A man can do no more than he can.”

I totally disagree with this proverb. If I do not have something, it is me who truly feels how much I need it. I do not talk about feelings only, but knowledge and skills as well. As a teacher, I am not always good at teaching all areas of English language. When I recognize my disability or lack, I work hard to improve that and prove to myself that I can do it.

How People Learn: My “Mash-up” Learning Theory

What a thoughtful article!
I’m also interested in combining both theories. For me, I find connectivism just an extension to the constructivism. That is why in my PhD, I didn’t try to create another theory, but designed a model in which I used a strategy that reflects constructivism + a tool that supports extended and connected learning.

Thanks so much for sharing your ideas!
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Dalia Allencherry

how people learn

I have been thinking about coming up with my own “mash-up” learning theory for about a month. I am a constructivist, especially a social constructivist. I am also a fan of digital learning and connectivism principles. Therefore, I want my “mash-up” theory to include principles of constructivism, social aspect, and principles that support effective learning in the digital world. I am calling my “mash-up” theory “Connective Constructivism”. I searched online to find if there already exists a theory called connective constructivism, but couldn’t find any results.

According to the connective constructivism theory, learning happens as a result of active constructive process by means of a learner connecting with a system, objects and/or with other learner(s). There can be a learner to system (computer/network)/object or learner to other learner(s) connections. Constructivism states knowledge as constructed based on personal experiences and hypotheses of the environment. These personal experiences and hypotheses can be digital (virtual)…

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