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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Noosha Ravaghi

Noosha Ravaghi, A.K.A. Nooshafarin Ravaghi, born in Iran in 1970, spent her first four years in Tehran with her father and paternal grandparents.  She spent the next six years of her life traveling with her father to a number of countries, such as the United States, France, Tunisia, Italy, Greece, and Turkey, and learning different languages (English, French, Arabic, and Farsi) before she went back to Iran just in time to start high school.  After Noosha graduated from high school, she started teaching English as a Foreign Language to students of various ages at different schools.  She then decided to study French literature and worked with several magazines proofreading French and English texts and translating literary articles from French into Farsi.  Noosha got her Masters  in French Literature at University of Tehran in Iran.  She then went to France, where she attended Sorbonne – Paris III.  In 1997, Noosha went to California, where she got a second Masters, and graduated with honors, in Education – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages at California State University – Fullerton.   Noosha is now in Orange County, California, where she has been editing books and teaching English, Farsi, and French to children as well as adults since 1997.   She enjoys traveling, watching movies, reading, and writing.

Friday, August 1, 2014


The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE®) is the premier nonprofit organization serving educators and education leaders committed to empowering connected learners in a connected world. ISTE serves more than 100,000 education stakeholders throughout the world.

Sunday, January 12, 2014


Edmodo, "social learning platform" website for teachers, students, and parents, was founded in 2008.  It can be incorporated into classrooms through a variety of applications including reading, posting assignments, creating polls for student responses, embedding video clips, creating learning groups, posting a quiz for students to take, and creating a calendar of events and assignments.

Through Edmodo, students can turn in assignments or upload assignments for their teachers to view and grade; teachers can also annotate the assignments directly in Edmodo to provide instant feedback. 

Edmodo, like other social networking sites, offers educators a chance to explore the use of social networks, media, and online formats.

As of December 2013, the Top 100 Tools for Learning site in its 2013 list shows Edmodo in 29th place behind other collaborative sites such as Twitter, YouTube, WordPress, Facebook, Moodle, Skype, Word, and Blogger/BlogSpot.