When I first ‘met’ Arjana about two years ago, I was just starting to grapple with with the concept of web 2.0 tools, and trying to figure out their relevance to education, but Arjana, well, by then she was already an old hand with them. I hadn’t, and still haven’t, met many non-native English teachers brave enough to have their own high-profile blog, so, for me, Arjana, especially when I read about her wikis and whatnots winning award after award, just shone like a candle in the dark.
It is, therefore, with immense pleasure, that I am able to share my conversation with her here with the rest of you. Apart from welcoming us to her home in Zagreb, Croatia, she speaks about her award-winning projects, her passion and her vision for the future.
Arjana Blazic is a high school English and German teacher from Zagreb, Croatia. She is an avid user of web 2.0 technologies and a lifelong learner with a strong passion for travel. One of her major goals is to teach her students how to effectively use technology for learning. She has organized and participated in many international projects and school exchanges. She is the author of the award-winning wiki Greetings from the world, which connects teachers and students across five continents. She is especially proud of the website Moja matura, which she co-runs, and which enables secondary students from all over Croatia to access free interactive exam preparation materials for their standardized school-leaving exams. Traveloteacher is her blog about travelling and teaching, and on her Croatian blog, The Fellowship of Twitter, she writes about web 2.0 tools. Her Twitter handle is @abfromz.