Day: Saturday Time: 12:15-13:00 Room: OMIROS (10th Floor)
Educational Games of Physical Interaction in the English Classroom
The goal of this presentation is to present the findings of an educational intervention in two primary schools in Greece and to discuss the use of the Kinect games in education, as well as to present the innovative game platform for children which has been tested in an authentic school environment.
Keywords: Young Learners, ICT in classroom, Educational Games, Interactive Learning Games, Kinems, Kinect For Windows, Primary Schools, ESL
Evanthia Vakerli is an English teacher at a language centre, Athens, MSc in E-learning University of Piraeus, speaks English, German and Russian
Evanthia Vakerli's Interview
Who is Evanthia Vakerli? What is the single characteristic that you want most people to know about you?
I am decisive, creative and flexible. I like enriching my lesson with new ideas, and I can easily adapt to the needs of the classroom.
How is your presentation connected to the umbrella topic of the conference of “The 5 Ts of TESOL: Teach, Train, Transform, Transcend, Trust”?
My presentation is connected to the umbrella topic, since it is about educational games of physical interaction. Students learn new things while they are trained to combine their cognitive and motor skills, making the English language teaching an interesting experience.
Which is your favorite T? Teach, Train, Transform, Transcend, or Trust, and why?
My favourite T is “Transcend”, because I think it is very important to come up with new ideas and find ways to transform the classroom into an appealing environment for students. Moreover, both teacher and students should “transcend” in order to achieve bigger goals.
What does TESOL Greece mean to you?
TESOL is the like a big family. It’s a chance to see older colleagues, meet new ones, talk about our experiences and exchange different points of view.
What are your expectations from the 40th TESOL Greece Annual International Convention?
Like every year, I look forward to attending the presentations, learn new things and exchanging ideas on the enhancing of the English language teaching.
If you could send a wish to TESOL Greece, which becomes 40 this year, what would it be?
I wish more interesting events, more inspiring presentations and to continue providing us with helpful knowledge.