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Can Third World teachers and students get to the top of education technology with least facilities?


Your Name and Title:   Mrs. Maha Hassan

School, Library, or Organization Name:  Arab Academy for Training Technology

     Co-Presenter Name(s):   None

     Country from Which You Will Present:   Egypt

     Language in Which You Will Present:    English

     Target Audience (such as primary school teachers, high school administrators,   students etc.):   Head of English Depts. and English teachers
     Short Session Description (one line):

How can we technologically upgrade third world teachers and students with minimal facilities?!

     Full Session Description (as long as you would like):

   A number of years ago, I attended a session by an American teacher who was shocked to know that she had to teach in a remote village in a poor third world country with no mobiles, no internet connections and no electricity after 5 pm.!!

   This session made me realize how much are we obliged to develop our society and spread globally. It's a responsibility that no one can refute especially if you have the ability to participate in!!

    I came up with an initiative that I started applying in a school in a poor district of our capital. To my surprise, the idea was almost rejected?! Yet I came to ask myself:

    1. How can I manoeuvre to find a way out?!

    2. Who can I start with?!

    3. Where shall I start?!

    4. What tools do I have in hand?!

    5. What about the students?!

 I started.........It worked! .......... I am still working on it !........... Would you like to know what happened?! ............. Come and join me on this session !!!

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Tags: 2012Curricular, 2012FutureTeachers/Preservice, 2012NewTechnologies, 2012ProfessionalDevelopment, 2012Students, 2012Teachers

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   Hi everybody,

    It's really great to speak to you and the world !! How exciting!! I hope that I meet you on Friday Nov. 16 at 3 am GMT to discuss this interesting topic. I hope you would really enjoy the experience I had !!



Hi Maha,

I will look forward to joining your session.The topic you are raising is highly meaningful .We people from the Third World need to work closely together to make sure we are catching up with technology and also proposing innovative ideas

   Hi Hela,

     Hope you are fine? It's a pleasure to have you around. As you said, we really need to work to together to develop third world education. It is a long, but great journey!! Did you have such an experience before?

     By the way, I am from Egypt, where are you from ?

     see you around

      Hi everyone,

          Have you had similar experiences to mine?! Have you shared in applying such personal initiative?! Let's exchange opinions!!   

         Waiting for your collaborations  :)



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