mercoledì 31 maggio 2017


I have always been fascinated by English Writers and  Female Writing.  Today when we talk about  English Literature we are faced with a variety of  voices. The community of Writers is now  cosmopolitan and   the writer  ZADIE SMITH is one of the most important novelists. She  describes the society in which she has lived and she focusses on the conflicts which we have in a world which is changing and has changed.
I have read some extracts from the book  " On Beauty" thanks to a seminar which took place  at LEND REGGIO EMILIA   meetings. Thanks to the tutors I could learn more about this great  British voice. I discovered a woman and her ideas about  writing: I also searched online and I found a lot of documents about her works and her ideas . They are all Worth  sharing!! 

Why  writing?

                                              On Beauty

Zadie Smith Reads from On Beauty di TobiasGerry


sabato 20 maggio 2017

Learning Diaries : Tools and how to reflect online

Reflecting online

We are often  asked to work online for our  Professional  Development and to write about  our learning experience while sharing lessons and tips with other learners.

Learning  Diaries are now part of the  PBL activities which can help  the learners  to reflect when they are asked to think about the steps and write more about their process and way of working. In most schools and  institutions  students are used to working online.

Anna Laghigna has  shared this presentation with the links to the main tools we can use.

I think that we should all bookmark the tutorials of these apps as our learners are often asked to work together, collaborate and present their activities.

My favourite tools are  Padlet and Tackk but also Sway can offer a  great  presentation online which can be  shared and be embedded in websites and

Some of the tools are not free : just check them online before beginning the presentations. They all combine a mix of  videos, links to documents online and texts.  Our students can write online, share the documents on social media and in most cases also collaborate with other students.