IH BCN ELT Conference – Speakers in Focus #5

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This is the final post of five which are focusing on the speakers on the LTSIG strand at the International House ELT conference, taking place in Barcelona on 9 / 10 February.  Last, but not least, is our coordinator, Sophia Mavridi.


Session title: Green thumbs up. Using technology to go paperless

Are you tired of scooping up resources and queuing up for the school photocopier? How about unnecessary handouts that you never passed out, students losing the ones that you did and administrators urging you to reduce photocopying? As teachers, we use – and probably waste – more paper than we actually realise; and while the use of some paper may be necessary, reducing it could help us go lighter on the planet while saving money and time.

This workshop will encourage you to rethink your reliance on paper and discover how the use of various learning technologies along with simple changes, can eliminate classroom clutter, increase learning opportunities and promote sustainable behaviour. There will be interactive discussions and hands-on activities throughout the session to help you get a real perspective of what has been discussed. Please bring your own devices (smartphones, tablets or laptops).


Sophia is a teacher trainer delivering learning technology courses around Europe. She has been involved in ELT since 1998 as a primary & secondary EFL teacher, Director of Studies, and more recently as an EAP and EdTech lecturer. Sophia is the IATEFL Learning Technologies Co-ordinator, a special interest group focusing on the pedagogically sound application of technology to language teaching. She also reviews for ELT Journals and works on research projects specialising in digital literacies and digital ethics.

Twitter: @SophiaMav

Blog name / Website : Sophia Mavridi ELT @ first site  –  http://sophiamavridi.com

The official poster and programme for this event are shown below.





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