“A non-native English teacher and a very fast-talker!
Hi! Welcome to my blog!
I am a 30+ year old English teacher, ELT author, freelance teacher trainer and educational consultant in teaching young/very young learners, teaching with web based technologies; for international organizations, schools and institutes.
Currently, I am working as the foreign languages department technology integration specialist at a private school in Istanbul, Turkey. I am also teaching in a 1:1 iPad classroom with 4th graders. I am also co-designing and moderating online training courses for teachers at my school.
For the last eight years, I have involved in several projects with pioneer publishers and educational institutions. If you would like to learn about them, continue reading.
I have worked as the content and the project developer of the ‘Smurfs ELT Series’ which features the Smurfs characters to teach English to young learners. The series are in three levels including 18 readers, 18 workbooks, interactive activities, parents’ guide, posters and teachers’ materials.
I am the writer of ‘Minigon’ ELT book series which include ten stories, two activity books for the two different volumes and the parents’ guide. I have also written the songs and composed two of them.
I am the educational coordinator of ‘Yes I Speak English‘ DVD series that are designed to give EFL children a jump- start in English. I’m also the script and screenplay writer of these DVD series. I have also designed and developed two activity books with teacher notes that accompany the series.
I have designed and developed resource kits for stories that are written by well-known children’s storybook writers from Turkey and the UK for British Council.
At the moment, I am working on an online e-book readers and a gamification project with one of the leading publishing companies in Turkey.
Also I have involved several projects with my students. We have created the very first cartoon, very first digital games series and very first mobile application that are drawn, colored, animated and dubbed by kindergarten children in the world.
I and my colleague Demet Küyük have released our very first app which is the first story series of Lily’s Adventures.
I’m the author of this blog where I write about teaching English through technology and web tools and applications to help educators to develop themselves. My blog has been ranked in the 50 Best Blogs for Education Leaders, in the Top 50 Education Technology Blogs, in the Top 50 Blog for e-Learning Tools and Tips as well as nominated for various different Edublogs Awards over the years.
You can find me posting on this blog or TechLearning with regular updates.