Year 5th, class B, 24 pupils  10-11 years old.   IC Assisi 3

Year 5th, class A, 24 pupils  10-11 years old.   IC Assisi 3


the Greek students

The iTeachers

Mr. Dimitris Primalis and Mrs. Simonetta Leonardi.

Mr. Dimitris Primalis
 (2013 IATEFL Learning Technologies scholarship winner) has been teaching EFL for more than 20 years. He is particularly interested in introducing innovation and change into the syllabus. His quest for innovation in daily practice is reflected on his presentations at the IATEFL, TESOL France, Greece, Macedonia -Thrace, Northern Greece, PEKADE and ISTEK conferences. He has a regular column in the BELTA Bulletin (Belgium) and his articles and posts have been published/posted among others in the IATEFL Voices, Microsoft Partners in Learning blog, ELT News and TESOL Greece Newsletter. Dimitris is also the author of five test books which accompany two coursebook series published by MacMillan. He has been working at Doukas primary school (a Microsoft Mentor school) since 2007.

Mrs. Simonetta Leonardi
Always looking for something new  to learn and to teach. Primary school teacher,very keen in using ICT in teaching and for life. In recent years:
Innovascuola Primaria coordinator (to promote IWBs in teaching/learning).
Cl@sse 2.0 coordinator (to change the learning environment through ICT in classroom). School on the Cloud  member.
"The innovation process  has allowed me to shift to a learning environment that is wider, creative, rich and dynamic. It has also enabled me to offer students interactive and multimedia contents that are more interesting and effective".
personal website


The schools

Istituto Comprensivo Assisi 3 lies in  a small hamlet  outside the town of Assisi in Umbria, the region also known as the Green Heart of Italy.

The school is a comprehensive institute, which means there are 3  different grades: pre-primary, primary and  lower secondary school.
IC Assisi 3  for many years  has been  strongly involved in the decision making process regarding innovation.
At present there are  19 working IWBs in the  school, divided into different orders, in all classrooms there is Internet connection.
700 students attend the current school year with a staff of 85 teachers working in  3 grades.

IC Assisi 3 web siteprimary school blog

Doukas School Athens

Doukas School  is  at the forefront of education.One of the 35 Microsoft Mentor schools from all over the globe for its   best practices and pioneering spirit:  1:1, Project Based Learning, Personalized Learning, Open Learning Spaces.  The  practices adopted aim  to  enhance learning and facilitate students to develop skills/competences to build a better world. 

Why this blog?

This blog aims to connect Italian pupils attending the Primary School at IC Assisi 3 and Greek pupils attending the Doukas School. They can practice  English as foreign language in a safe and meaningful environment  using innovative tools of the Web 2.0