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About tekhnologic

About

I  am an English language teacher in Japan and I teach with and without the use of technology in the classroom.

I’m a language learner as well, and I try my best to find time to learn Japanese and French, although I am not always successful. Personally, I find reading is the best way to learn as I am absorbing vocabulary in context with a story and can notice grammar patterns.

Why is my blog call tekhnologic?

I wanted to originally name by blog technologic, but like most ideas, someone else had already thought of it first. I tried to think of a better name, but nothing appealed to me. Finally, I decided to change the C to a K because of tekhne, which is part of the origin of the word technology but it originally meant art or skill.

So, the name of my blog isn’t a spelling mistake, but a combination of technology and the English language and its history.

Why did I start tekhnologic?

I started this website because I own plenty of books that offer low-prep activity suggestions, but I haven’t seen much information about effective ways to use Microsoft® Office® in the classroom.

There is plenty of educational technology available and there are countless apps, but I was less interested in the latest app and more interested in balancing simple and easy to use programs with my own teaching style.

So, I thought I would share my experiences of the things I have tried out. Some worked well and some needed more development.

Is it all about technology?

No. As much as I enjoy using technology in the classroom, I am equally as happy with low-prep activities and using nothing but the board, a handout or pen and a blank piece of paper.

I include some of these activities and ideas in the tekhnologic lite series.

I hope that my experiences as a teacher and a learner will continue to help me write this blog and that I will keep learning, trying and sharing.


Check out these posts if you want to learn more about why I started tekhnologic.

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My Story was part of a blog challenge where ELT bloggers shared their personal stories. I chose to write about why I started this blog and the people who were a positive influence in its creation.

 

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I wrote How Blogging Changed Me after watching the Blogging for Professional Development webinar by Sandy Millin. I started to reflect about why I blog and how blogging has affected me

 

Tekhnologic is on FacebookTwitter and Google+ – please follow to keep up-to-date with the latest posts and pages

6 thoughts on “About tekhnologic

  1. Hi Tekhnologic, I am really happy I have found your blog. I have been preparing loads of teaching materials for the past couple of years, using mostly MS Word, but sadly I don’t think I have reached the level of Word-savvy. This blog seems like a place offering plenty of tips, examples, and useful solutions. Many posts to catch up on! Thank you for sharing!
    Gosia

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    1. Hi Gosia, thanks for your kinds words. When I get the chance I will happily have a look at the resources you have made to see if I can offer any tips or tricks for you and it would be great to check out your ideas. Thanks for reading and taking the time to comment🙂

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