My name is Francisca Soares and
I am from Portugal.
I am a teacher of Portuguese
and English at Escola Básica 2, 3 da Cruz de Pau, a small town in the south bank of
Lisboa. I have been using and experimenting Information and Communication Technologies
with my students for some years.
For the last two school years I
worked for the Institute for Educational Innovation - http://www.iie.min-edu.pt -, in Lisbon, an instiution which
promotes and supports (financially, logistically and scientifically) innovation in
education, particularly in schools. The goal of this innovation is better education for
I have been involved with my
students in many European projects and I am also the Co-ordinator in Portugal for the
European Schools Project - http://www.esp.educ.uva.nl
-. The European Schools Project is the aegis for many collaborative projects between
schools and school support institutions, like teacher education institutes. ESP is aiming
at building a support system for schools, enabling them to explore the various
possibilities Internet offers for improving the processes of learning and teaching.
I am a mother of two lovely
daughters: Marta, aged 9 and Bárbara, aged 15.
During my scarce spare time I
like reading, collecting things, going for a walk to the beach (especially during Winter)
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