All posts tagged: nam ngo thanh


Nam Ngo Thanh: Bringing Twitter into Primary Class- Why Not?

by Nam Ngo Thanh Expert Educator Columnist, Vietnam I believe that application of social media in schools is not new to all of us. Educators are now using it to make the learning more exciting and meaningful. How about you? What is your favorite social media? Is it Facebook, Blog or LinkedIn? For me, it is Twitter. At first, I was hesitant to use social media in my primary class but my perception on using it had change when I read this interesting statement from one of the websites in education: “Twitter won’t change your life, but it might make your job more fun and a little easier.” I was challenged with this statement and decided to immediately apply Twitter in my class, but few people told me that elementary school students are still too young to use Twitter. I totally agreed them so I thought of the safest and best approach that I can give to my primary students. How did I begin this? I started by sharing with my students the benefits of …


Nam Ngo Thanh: Tip for Parents and Teachers- Limiting Games and Using the Internet Effectively

by Nam Ngo Thanh Expert Educator Columnist, Vietnam Life skills education is one of the essential values at Vietnam Australia International School (VAS), Vietnam and is designed to help students adjust to the changes of natural environment or society to work out the sense of vigilance and to protect them. Today, the internet and online gaming addictions are seen as problems of the teens in the major metropolitan. Consequence which is easy to realize is the children get involved in the virtual world, neglecting education and external activities. Parents and teachers can help the children to limit their gaming online and know how to use the internet effectively under their guidance. Content   Should   Should not   Limit games online   * Master daily life and your attitude, don’t let the cyber world seduce you and influence your thoughts * Enhance participation of healthy activities and good habits every day, do not spend more time for playing games online – Healthy activities: playing sports, reading, drawing, listening to music, researching, and doing fun activities with friends – Positive habits: exercise, help parents in house works. * Always let your goals visible to you and try to reach them every day   *Play games online continuously for many hours     * Go to places where people are addicted to online gaming     *Carry your computer in your room without the supervision of the parents Using the internet effectively   *Determine what you want to access the internet, specify the purpose when you want to access the internet. *Focus on …


MIE School Profile: Vietnam Australia International School

by Nam Ngo Thanh Expert Educator Columnist, Vietnam School: Vietnam Australia International School Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Can Tho City, Vietnam Type of School: Private Levels of Schooling: Kindergarten – High School Number of Students: 4500 Number of Teachers: 600 Number of Classrooms: 225 Website: Slogan: Be The Best You Can Be MIE Experts: Nam Ngo Thanh – Expert Educator 2014


Erliza Matacot and Nam Ngo Thanh: MIE- More Than What You Think

by Nam Ngo Thanh and Erliza Matacot Expert Educator Columnists, Vietnam and Philippines “Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” This adage from a French author and a Nobel Prize winner in Literature André Gide may be best applied to all educators who want to sail their own ship in seeking for the best education. With the rapid development of the society, approach in education has also changed. Thus, teachers and students should not be left behind and should be courageous in embracing the changes brought by the new generation. 800 educators from different countries around the globe, trying to cruise their vessels with technology and enhancing their professional knowledge and skills, met together in one ocean and became Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts. There, they are tasked to be sailed in one ship together, share to each other what they know, learn the things what they don’t know and experience the journey of the real innovative educators. Being selected as MIE Experts is not an easy …


Nam Ngo Thanh: Limitless Creativity with Animation Project

by Nam Ngo Thanh Expert Educator Columnist, Vietnam What do your students think about History and Literature? Do they like it or not? Those subjects are really important in education, but how would you make it interesting to students? According to my survey, the group of student was not really interested in History and Literature. They claimed that both History and Literature are not attractive enough for them. In my opinion, these subjects are very important for their lives. Teachers should find different ways to teach these subjects. I would like to share with you some good ways we are using in my school “VIETNAM AUSTRALIA INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL” about making those two subjects much more interesting. If your students just listening your talk, they will be boring fast. But, if you allow them to involve in discussion, and ask them to do some practice work, it will help them remember knowledge easily and learning will become fun. Thus, we conducted for our student to do cartoon animation project related to the History, Literature, Arts and …


Nam Ngo Thanh: My Flipped Classroom

 by Nam Ngo Thanh Expert Educator Columnist, Vietnam Technology is important part of my work in the classroom. I have always looking for new ways to teach. So, after the workshop of a fellow in Vietnam – MS Quyen To, I decided to try this new approach in teaching process in my classroom. What is flipped classroom? Teachers made the video about the theory and basic exercises, share it over the Internet, so the students can look at it before lecture itself, so the time in class can be devoted to the questions of students, doing exercises or discussion of knowledge. What are advantages of Flipped Classroom? + The role of teacher is changed. He guide his students through exploring the lesson, encourage them, support and help them to develop their ideas. Students are getting knowledge through active roles. They are not passive any more. +Teacher also change their approach – they don’t just send informations, they become intelectual leaders. + Teachers are motivated to experiment, to get new experiences in class, they also learned with their students. + It allows teachers to use the time of the class better, working directly with students. +It helps students to think about the most …


Nam Ngo Thanh: Global Project With OneNote

by Nam Ngo Thanh Expert Educator Columnist, Vietnam My name’s Nam, I’m a teacher from Vietnam. I love project-based teaching and would love to implement this throughout my teaching job. I don’t only want to limit my project within student’s range but I also look for collaboration with teachers from other countries. What tool should I go for to benefit this cooperation? OneNote, the best tool I’ve ever used, has caused me a great interest. Why do I prefer OneNote? -No restriction of geographic distance and different schedules -Support to store, set up and share a variety of information at one source. -Easily accessible