Keep calm & use ICT

For ICT are the future of education

About me

"Change is the essential process of all existence."

Mr. Spock

ICT consultantTenured teacherBachelor of ArtsEdubloggerCyber-LinguisteConsultantGuest speaker & trainerWebdesignPhD thesisPublished worksAwardsVideos

Since August 2016 I have been working as an ICT consultant for the Landesmedienzentrum Baden-Württemberg (LMZ). The LMZ is an organisation of public interest whose job it is to help advance media education in Baden-Württemberg through projects, teacher training, etc. Since 2019, I have been working for the innovation department. My work is usually related to XR (VR, MR, AR), game-based-learning and the development of ICT in education in schools all over the region. Moreover, I assist the Stadtmedienzentrum Stuttgart in a project on VR, MR, and AR in education.

I graduated from university with a teaching degree in English and French as foreign languages in 2008. From 2006 to 2018, I I usually taught grades 7 through 12. ICT were always an integral part of my teaching and my students could do lots of projects in my classes. E.g. in grade 8 or 9 there was a virtual exchange project, my grade 8 students were in touch with Canadian students via the Internet, and in grade 9 there was a project that was supposed to make students taking part in an exchange between my school and a Parisian school work together. I also used tablets in my daily lessons to improve my students’ media literacy.

Besides teaching, I was also responsible for the website of and data privacy at my school, I helped organize student exchanges (with English-speaking countries, with France; individual and group programs), was the system administrator of part of our school network, member of the ICT project group and filled the ICT mentor position for a few years until the vacancy was filled. I also started a student media mentor program in 2016.

While getting my teaching degree I also worked towards earning a bachelor’s degree in Japanese Studies with a minor in American Studies. The Japanese studies program was very interesting for me and provided me with an insight into the Asian culture. I spent one semester in Japan at Dôshisha University in Kyôto (October 2000 – March 2001) and I was also able to pursue my interest in Japanese culture at the Department of Japanese Studies at the University of Paris 7, where I spent one semester in 2002. In 2002 I went to San Francisco for an exchange year and was able to get into the Asian American Studies Department of San Francisco State University, where I took undergraduate and graduate classes over the course of two semesters.

I’ve earned my bachelor’s degree cum laude in 2006.

When I first participated in the “Cyber-Langues” convention in August 2011 in France I was happy to find out that there are many teachers like me who are convinced that ICT should have their place in the classroom and who believe strongly in constantly improving their skills. They then put their newly acquired skills into practice by having their students work on adequate projects, thus helping them develop digital literacy skills. When I realized that I wasn’t alone after all, I decided to start blogging about my experiences and the (mostly online) seminars I participated in to broaden my horizon and to stay up-to-date.


Between 2011 and 2016 I was a member of “Cyber-Langues”, a French association for foreign language teachers that wanted to help make ICT an integral part of education. We gathered once a year at the end of August in a French city for three days. During this convention we participated in plenary sessions and workshops that gave us a better understanding of how to use ICT in the classroom and that often inspired us. For me personally, these conventions went beyond inspiration: right before the start of the new school year this was where I renewed my energy and motivation to go back to tilting at windmills on a daily basis in a still rather traditional, sometimes even rigid educational system.

The yearly Cyber-Langues convention was also a great place for networking and I met many great people there. We help each other where we can and, sometimes, we even work on projects together, like in the virtual Franco-German exchange I work on with my dear friend Christophe Jaeglin from the Alsace region – a project that was born during the convention in 2012 and is prospering, going where no one has gone before.

From September 2014 to August 2016 I was a board member of the association.


I have been a free consultant for foreign languages and ICT for Klett Publishing since September 2017. I am also a member of their Think Tank. Moreover, I work as a pedagogical consultant for tech companies and I was a member of a VR expert group of teachers created by the Department of Education of my region.

Thanks to my digital media skills and my experience in using ICT in the foreign language classroom I have been asked numerous times in recent years to give a presentation as a guest speaker in training sessions or at conventions. I also work for the Academy for Innovation in Education (AIM) and am an ICT expert trainer for teacher trainers. Finally, I have been booked several times by the Goethe Insitut to do workshops on VR, AR and MR.

Here are some of my talks and workshops



    • Didacta / Klett (February 2017)
    • Media Literacy (LMZ, February 2017)
    • DaFWEBKON: Round Table on VR (March 2017)
    • Media Literacy in an international context, University of Mulhouse (LMZ, March 2017)
    • EduCamp Bad Wildbad (April 2017)
    • Media Literacy Day Schwäbisch Gmünd (LMZ, May 2017)
    • Seminar Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (May 2017)
    • Webinar (LMZ , June 2017)
    • MoodeMoot Mannheim (June 2017)
    • Workshops “Je me protège & je profite” (Franco-German High School Freiburg, June/July 2017)
    • Ludovia (August 2017)
    • Fachforum Französisch, Weilburg (September 2017)
    • Education Convention (LMZ, October 2017)
    • Mobile Learning and Teaching Convention (November 2017)
    • Digital Education Day Cologne (November 2017)
    • Didacta (February 2018/2019)
    • Ludovia (August 2018/2019)
    • Goethe Institut Croatia (March/June 2019)
    • Goethe Institut Tôkyo (January 2020)

I am always happy to be invited as a guest speaker, nationally and internationally.

I have a keen interest in web design and have been webmaster of numerous websites in the past 12 years. Among my recent work are:

Website for my students Albeck-Gymnasium Sulz PetiteProf79

Project “Un autre monde”

2013 2014 2015 2016

Project “Une aventure franco-allemande”

2012 2014 2015

Systema Besançon

Systema Mamirolle-Saône

Physioplus Schirle

I am currently looking for an institution that would be willing to supervise à PhD thesis on ICT and language learning with an emphasis on intercultural projects and virtual reality.

After my graduation I decided to publish several of my research papers and essays to make the publicly available. Most of these papers are on Asian American issues, however, there are a few from my Japanese and American studies classes as well.

Recently, I have been asked to write a few articles on using ICT in the foreign language classroom.

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From January to June 2019, I was editor in chief for the website Games im Unterricht> on games in education. Since 2019, I have also been a member of the editorial team of Computer+Unterricht>, a magazine on ICT in education.

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medea-awards-2014_AWARD WINNER

November 2014: Medea Awards (English)

May 2015: CAMELOT Project EU (English)

August 2016: Ludovia WebTV (French)

March 2017: DaFWEBKON (German)

August 2017: Ludovia WebTV (French)

November 2017: Digital Education Day (German)

August 2018: Ludovia WebTV (French)


"Try not. Do or do not."


Communication & Culture

    • Foreign languages
      • English
      • French
      • Japanese
    • Franco-German youth exchange
    • DELF

Web & Co


    • WordPress
    • Basic HTML
    • Social Media
    • Second Life
    • Virtual worlds
    • Information privacy at school
    • Cloud Computing
      • Own/NextCloud
      • Dropbox
      • OneDrive
    • Scratch

ICT in the classroom

    • Web 2.0-Tools
    • mLearning
    • Machinima
    • XR (VR, MR, AR) in education
    • virtual exchange
    • project-based learning
    • Game-based learning
    • protection of minors in the media
    • robotics



    • Android
    • iOS
    • Samsung Note/Tab
    • Windows 10
    • Software
      • Gimp
      • MS Office
      • Camtasia
    • Administration Office 365



"You think Yoda stops teaching, just because his student does not want to hear? A teacher Yoda is. Yoda teaches like drunkards drink, like killers kill."



"In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different."

Coco Chanel


"Paris is always a good idea."

Audrey Hepburn


"Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world."

Nelson Mandela


The promise of a good future comes with education. This is particularly true for rather poor countries. This is why I sponsor two girls in Ecuador. I want them to have a good education and thus the possibility of a good future. América and Josseline live in a little village high up in the Andes with their families and write me little letters several times a year to thank me for my commitment.

I am sponsoring the girls through a small German association called Andenkinder e.V. (transl: children of the Andes) based in Karlsruhe, Germany. It was essential to me that the money I send the girls be sent to them directly and in full, which can be more easily done by a small association than a big organization. 

Andenkinder e.V.



Rottweil, Germany