The training that
does is so practical. It shows us the “how” rather than the
“what”. It is easily related and connected to my work experience.
It allows me time to apply and reflect. We need more training from
At the beginning we would like to record our thanks for this unique
experience that we have had throughout the year. There were many
barriers between the computers and us and now there are no
We owe these great things to our Trainers throughout the period of
training. We are lucky to have them and the technicians through the
training. We have benefited from what we have learned and use it
inside our classrooms. We thank all our Trainers and “Techy”
Fatima, Ferial and Anissa
El Manar, Ismailia School
Egypt June 2004
I have learned how to use the IT item in my lesson plan for making
it more interesting. I have also learned how to judge my lesson
plan according to the rubrics we studied in class such as, class
management, authentic assessment, student centered learning, problem
solving, and effective lesson planning.
I have learned a lot
through this course, it widened my views towards lesson planning and
the rubrics to assess it. The best part was watching other schools
in far areas using computers in their classes, developing their
teaching skills along with their minds.
I’ve learnt how to
include the IT item into my lesson plans as well as my personal
life. Moreover, I’ve learnt how to judge my lesson according to the
rubrics we studied such as, class management, authentic assessment,
student centered learning, problem solving, and effective lesson
planning, and critical thinking.
This project made me
see and feel how creative I could be. It taught me how to be
loving, caring, and understanding for my students. Above all to
know how to explore inside them and not only see their outside.
Abir Eid (Riada)
I found that
introducing PCs into the classroom is a big challenge, especially
when it comes to KG. It is very interesting to use PCs in
teaching. It is a very effective way of making children understand
themes. It was difficult at the beginning to work without A fight
over the mouse, but at the end children learn the idea of turns.
Ghada El Denini
It’s wonderful to be
computer literate. I was scared of coming near a computer a year
ago. Seeing teachers using IT in classes and group work is
The project brought
about major changes in the educational process. It helped both
teachers and students use their talents effectively: we became
energetic, and we now plan exceptional lesson plans. Everybody felt
the change, as we learned how to work together collaboratively in an
environment filled with love and friendship between the teachers,
the students and the school principal observed this during her
We are constantly using
computers in the classroom, as it became an essential educational
tool. We're competing with each other to create diverse activities
for each subject such as plays, TV interviews, etc.
Students started to
love the school, looking forward to using the computers in their
classrooms to create PowerPoint presentations, magazines, surf the
Internet, or design photo albums using pictures from the Internet
related to the subject.
Ms. Magda Zaki
St. Joseph's Language
This project showed us
how to work collaboratively, share our ideas, respect one another,
prepare our lesson plans together, explain the lesson in an
interesting way, use a variety of resources and help one another in
solving daily problems.
As for the children:
They changed the way
they study their lessons - they can easily understand what's
expected of them, and love the way the lesson is presented using the
participate during the lesson, work in groups on different
activities in an interesting and simple way.
Ms. Sabah Beshara
Language School, Zamalek