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Sachita Jeeta: Why Did I Start My Website New Tech Primary Resources?

by Sachita Jeeta Expert Educator Columnist, Mauritius “As educators we should help facilitate goals and help cast a vision for students that will, not only, stretch their immaginations, but also their beliefs regarding what is possible.” – Sam Pabon New Tech Primary Resources is a newly developed website. I am still planning how to make the website simple and user-friendly, thus, making it easily accessible to everyone. The website caters for creating, designing and sharing of educational resources to educators and primary schools of Mauritius. Once set up, I planned to make it internationally recognizable where I want to help other educators globally. New Tech Primary Resources is offering its service through social networks like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, StumbleUpon and YouTube where the contents are shared worldwide. Image source: *preview of the actual website – http://newtechprimaryresources.com Why I started New Tech Primary Resources?

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Anil Saccaram: Make a Difference with Gamification

by Anil Saccaram Expert Educator Columnist, Mauritius I would like to start my first blog #mieexpert2015 by sharing with you my experience with game-based learning and gamification. A lot of researches have been carried out on the benefits of game-based learning and the literature review shows a mixed feeling, some find it very beneficial while others are more cautious and find substantial drawbacks. It is true that game- based learning is not always the best strategy because it is quite difficult to find off-the-shelf games which are tailor made to suit the school curriculum and meet the specific learning objectives set. Also, it may happen that due to lack of proper supervision and monitoring students give more attention to the game side than to the pedagogical interest in playing these games. However, gamification, which is the inclusion of video game design and game elements in learning environments (Wikipedia), can be a more interesting path to explore as you can fix your own objectives and design your activities accordingly while at the same time retain similar …

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Sachita Jeeta: Believe the Impossible – My Experience as an MIE Expert 2015

by Sachita Jeeta Expert Educator Columnist, Mauritius BELIEVE IN YOUR DREAMS! Great achievement was once impossible for me, until someone set a goal to make it a reality… Friday, 7th November 2014, something unbelievable happened. It was around 19hrs when I was checking my email. As usual I started deleting unwanted emails. Soon after, I saw an email “Razan Roberts (Vega Cons….”. I ignored it and said to myself “… all these spammy emails keep coming to my inbox… I’ll delete it later”. I continued reading and deleting my emails when suddenly the one I ignored appeared onto my screen. To my surprise the word “Microsoft” caught my eyes – Then I said “This is something serious!” I took all my time to read it and kept thinking “was all this true, or am I dreaming”. I read the email again and again and followed the Survey link, joined MIE Expert 2015 Facebook group, downloaded the OneNote Playbook, registered for monthly Connection Call and started following #MIEExpert15 hashtag on Twitter.