Event Details

  • Start Date 13/03/2021
  • Start Time 14:00
  • End Date 13/03/2021
  • End Time 17:00

Reduce, reuse, recycle – using technology to improve efficiency with Laura Edwards


Being efficient and effective – this is the goal of many teachers. Technology can help, but good organisation is key. When planning or creating lessons, we should ensure we get the most out of everything we do. Take inspiration from the environmental mantra ‘Reduce, reuse, recycle’ – reduce the amount of time we spend looking for materials, reuse the materials we love or create ourselves, recycle students’ contributions to use as future lesson content.


This workshop is divided into three parts.

Getting organised: Developing our online filing cabinet, digital lesson plans and resource lists

Creating materials: Adapting texts, sourcing images, recording audio clips

Building a content library: Using our students as resources


We’ll think about how we can improve our organisation systems, as well as discussing different types of tools we can use to make lesson planning and material creation easier.

Biographical Information:

Laura Edwards left Ireland to travel the world, but fell in love with/in Düsseldorf. As well as teaching Business English, she writes learning materials, both print and digital. With an MA in Education Leadership and a second in Education and Technology, her focus is on developing authentic materials, encouraging student creativity and using technology wisely.

Cost for ELTAF or other ELTA members: FREE; non-members: EUR 10.

Please register by sending a separate email to: events@eltaf.de and wait for confirmation before paying the workshop fee to the ELTAF account:

Postbank Frankfurt
Account no. 756 47 600
Bank code: 500 100 60.
IBAN DE90 5001 0060 0075 6476 00

State your name and the title of the workshop in the reference line. Your registration is only complete when you have transferred the workshop fee.