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Natasa Bozic Grojic
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Happy New Year, everyone!

Hello everyone. My name is Natasa and I am one of the coordinators. I come from Belgrade, Serbia. I work in a language school and my students are adults and teenagers. I have been an EFL teacher for 28 years now. I joined my first EVO session in 2008 and it changed my life and my career. I can't wait for this year's sessions to start.

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Has anyone started adding content to their online spaces? If yes, how is it going? Have you thought about the tools you want to use? Here is some advice from our wiki: http://evo-training.pbworks.com/w/page/121168842/Week3_2017#Task2AddingContent
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EVO Training / Week3_2017
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If you need help or guidance, here's a very handy doc you can use: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1iYNqc8QRjLmDZ0mCQMzbzlpAzOE-5HPXYei1SDkUZDo/edit . Next to your session you will see the name of the coordinator you can contact. Of course, we are all here to help you.

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Hello everyone and welcome to Week 3. I am here to help you get through this week, together with +Nellie Deutsch - Ed.D and +Vance Stevens. Here are your Week 3 objectives: http://evo-training.pbworks.com/w/page/121168842/Week3_2017 . I look forward to learning with you.
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Hello everyone. My name is Natasa and I am one of the coordinators. I attended my first EVO session in 2008 and after that I came back every year. I am looking forward to this year's sessions and to learning together with the rest of you.

As we say goodbye to Week 3, I would like to thank you all for being such a lovely group of enthusiastic and creative teachers. I have learnt a lot from you this week and for that I am grateful. Also, many thanks to my co-moderators in Week 3 for all their hard work. I am not going anywhere, of course, but I just might be slightly less active in the weeks to come. I am going to focus more on finishing my chapter, if I manage, considering that I am travelling at the end of this week and will be out of town for the rest of the course.

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Hello again, everyone. I am going to be one of the Week 3 moderators. Looking forward to this week's discussion and mind maps. For starters, I have written a blog post about why mapping out your chapter is a good idea. Hope you find it useful: http://lunas994.blogspot.rs/2016/01/lets-map-it-out.html . Here's my final question from the blog post: how else could you use mind mapping in class? Any personal experience or examples?

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#Wk3EbookMap
Ideas have clicked into place and I finally know what I want to do. I want to create a unit for my FCE (B2) students that will teach them some vocabulary, while at the same time teaching them how to learn vocabulary more effectively AND helping them find out which vocabulary-learning techniques work for them personally. Does this sound crazy?

For mapping this chapter out, I used Nova Mind. It works well on my Windows tablet and the website provides its own cloud. The Lite (free) version is quite decent, as you can see. Here's what it looks like in the cloud: https://www.novamind.com/cloud/doc/7952 
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#Wk2EbookPresentation

I am sharing a presentation I created two years ago when I first joined this workshop: http://prezi.com/-bynbctf-kmo/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy&rc=ex0share . Now that I am getting ready to create a new textbook chapter, it is useful to look back at this presentation and remind myself of the main ideas outlined there. I admit it is a little naive (I have always been a daydreamer). There is no tool or platform yet that would enable zooming in, zooming out and easy navigation. Looking for the right platform can be a little frustrating, especially if you are looking for a perfect one. And maybe it doesn't have to be perfect, after all. What does matter is the content. When it comes to the content, I still agree with myself two years ago: ebooks should have plenty of authentic materials and beautiful images, they should use humour and there should be a way to let the students contribute.
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