ICT in Education – Is it Really Worth the Hype?

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Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

by Katherine Reilly

Believe it or not, there was a time when the idea of using a computer to perform any task seemed outlandish. The cost of purchasing such equipment, the unfamiliarity one felt around it, and of course the apprehension of misuse, loomed in everyone’s mind as the computer market started booming. Today, however, it would be incomprehensible to even consider performing simple tasks without electronic assistance. Travelling, medical treatments and occupational tasks have become intricately intertwined with technology. Education has become no exception, as students are open to the miraculous and perhaps hazardous world of Information and Communications Technology (ICT). Thus, the burning question remains; is ICT in education truly worth the hype?

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The Value of a Positive Student-Teacher Relationship in Class

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by Katherine Reilly

If one were to ask you, what are the most vivid recollections you might have of your childhood, in most cases the answer would likely concern your school years and the relationship you had with your teacher. The impact this bond can have on an individual is without a doubt the most inspiring and everlasting in your life.

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“I Can’t Love You” Greek Preview and Purchase

“I Can’t Love You” Διαθέσιμο για Ελλάδα και Κύπρο από την επίσημη Ιστοσελίδα της Akakia Publications.

https://www.akakia.net/el/i-cant-love-you

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Η Νάντια δεν είναι μια συνηθισμένη γυναίκα. Μετά από ένα μακρύ και δύσκολο δρόμο αυτοανακάλυψης, βρίσκει τον εαυτό της αντιμέτωπο με το παρελθόν της, καθώς προσπαθεί να εξισορροπήσει τις ευθύνες της ως καθηγήτρια και ως κόρη ενός άρρωστου πατέρα. Η ζωή της γίνεται ακόμη πιο περίπλοκη όταν η Σάρα, ένα προσφυγόπουλο που έχει χάσει τα πάντα, γίνεται κομμάτι της ζωής της. Μαζί θα αναζητήσουν την επίτευξη της ευτυχίας.

Οι δυο τους θα ζήσουν την απώλεια, τον εξευτελισμό αλλά και το μίσος στο πρόσωπο τους, καθώς ψάχνουν την δύναμη μέσα τους να υπερισχύσουν. Θα καταφέρουν να βρουν την γαλήνη που ζητάνε ή είναι η μοίρα τους προκαθορισμένη;

Τα περισσότερα γεγονότα του βιβλίου, έχουν εμπνευστεί από αληθινές ιστορίες και μαρτυρούν την δύναμη της ανθρώπινης ψυχής ενάντια συντριπτικών συγκυριών. Η Νάντια καθώς επίσης και η Σάρα, θα συνειδητοποιήσουν ότι κανένας δεσμός δεν μπορεί να σπάσει, ειδικά αυτό μεταξύ μητέρας και κόρης.

 

New Novel: ‘I Can’t Love You’

Dear loved ones, friends and students,
I’m happy to announce that my new book is now available! Special thanks to everyone who has supported me on this endeavor. Merry Christmas everyone!!!

Official Publisher: https://www.akakia.net/en/i-cant-love-you

Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B07L8PBFY1

Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/-/e/B07L8PBFY1

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Nadia is definitely not your ordinary girl. After walking the long and difficult road to womanhood, she finds herself haunted by her past, as she tries to balance her roles as a teacher and the daughter of an ailing father. To make matters even more complicated, Sara, a young refugee girl who has lost both family and home, unexpectedly becomes a part of her life, as they embark together on a journey in the pursuit of true happiness.

In a series of unfortunate events, they will suffer loss, hate and humiliation, as they try to draw the strength from within themselves to prevail. Will they manage to find the peace they both deserve, or are their destinies preordained?

Most of the events in this book are inspired by real life stories and serve as an everlasting triumph of the human spirit in the face of overwhelming odds. Both Nadia and Sara will come to realize that no bond can ever be broken, especially that between a mother and her daughter.

TED-Ed “Sharing & Inspiring”

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TED-Ed event “Sharing & Inspiring” (Sunday 10th June 2018)

It is with great pleasure, that I introduce you all to these wonderful students. These bright young minds, shared their ideas with the rest of the world, inspiring us all to become better. Well done everyone! You’ve made us very proud!

Below, you’ll find the links to their videos. Enjoy!

Martha, Evelyne H., George, Keida, Georgia, Evelyne S., Aggelos, Helena, Helen, Konstantina, Dimitra, Vaggelis, Anna, Aris, James

“Do we Need Goals in Life?” TED-Ed Speech by Keida Mihai

There is no greater joy than watching your student give a speech for TED-Ed. Congratulations!!! I’m so proud of you!

“Goals are an inseparable part of our lives since day one and it is a factor that makes us move on and gives life a meaning.”

Keida is the definition of ‘diligence’. A hard-working student in the last year of high school with aspirations to make the world a better place; Keida is an avid supporter of human rights, a passionate reader, and above all, a futurist with goals in her life.