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This week's threads are brought to you by:

Saša Sirk in Nova Gorica, Slovenia

Date: 18 February, 2008 - 25 February, 2008

Number of messages: from #2517 to #2797

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Table Of Contents

  1. Welcome
  2. Tools
  3. Live Sessions
  4. Other

Welcome

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Welcome to Week 6

Dafne

Dafne

#2503

(Response to #2497)

02/17/2008

Dear All,

We are starting Week 6, the last week of what has beena fantastic journey. How has it gone by so fast? Well,the wonderful empathy, warmth, openness, experience and knowledge sharing... has been so intense that it seems like we started last week.

Week 6: Blended learning. Wrap-up: Conclusions andevaluation. Graduating as a Webhead in ActionIn Week 6, we will focus on "blended learning". Join Aiden Yeh, and Rita Zeinstejer Mon. Feb 19 at 13:00 GMT, at Alado for a discussion on "blended learning": combining online activities and projects with face-to-face learning

Please add your name in the Database to tell us that you are attending this session. http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/baw08/database

The suggested readings for this week are related toour topic, and can be discussed in our forum at: http://www.hostingphpbb.com/forum/baw08.html

Since this is the last week of our e-workshop, we would appreciate your reflections on your overall impressions of this 6-week workshop, what you've achieved, and what you plan to do with your newly-acquired know-how. Post your reflections to our BaW-08 wiki: http://baw08participants.pbwiki.com/Reflections

During the week we will get ready for the graduation ceremony to take place at Worldbridges (http://webheadsinaction.org ). Time to be announced.

It is also time to complete an evaluation of thesession for the EVO coordination team which will helpto plan for the 2009 EVO sessions. The link will besent during the week.

We would like to remind you that our YG, wiki, blog, forum, etc. will remain available, and the discussion can go on :-)

This is all for now.

Have a great week and... keep in touch!

Daf & Teresa

Marie Raye

Marie Raye

#2516

02/17/2008

sorry about this,

after keeping up with all the communications but very little action, wanted to reflect, but wiki asks for password. i must have lost something somewhere. anyway, thank you for everything. this was my second time and i moved a bit further than the last time. unfortunately i'm a person who needs to have the info and understanding before attempting the hands-on. i have started a pbwiki for one of my courses, but still experimenting and shy to share yet. maybe later. thanks again and great job to all of you.

Dafne

Dafne

#2517

(Response to #2516)

02/17/2008

Hi Marie,

The password for the wiki is: bawpart

Don´t worry, everyone goes at his/her own pace. What's important is not giving up :-)

Btw, there's a mistake in my welcome message about the day for the live session. It is on Tuesday not Monday as I wrote.

Cheers,

Daf

Melanie Ellis

Melanie Ellis

#2596

02/19/2008

Hello,

This is an irritating question and I'm sorry I need to ask. Is there any chance of getting a letter from someone to say that I took part in this session? I need something like this for my professional development folder, as I have to be able to document that I have taken part in professional educational development. (This is a requirement for the Polish Minstry of Education, for teachers) Bureaucracy is such that simply presenting a blog etc. is not enough. ("Ours not to reason why..") I feel very bad asking as I haven't managed to finish all the assignments, but very much want to, slowly, when I have a bit more time. I managed weeks 3 and 4 better as we had a break between semesters then, but now it's a new semester and I'm struggling with deadlines and lots of marking...

Best wishes

Melanie Ellis

Natalia Malkina

Natalia Malkina

#2597

(Response to #2596)

02/19/2008

Hello,

I join in with Melanie's request. In Russia we have the same reqirements for teachers. I would be very grateful if I could get a certificate of attendance. This will be very helfil to me in my work situation. I am lagging behind Because many things are new for me and I have to get a more closer look at somethings. But I am planning to finish the assignments step by step later on. I am currently doing Hot Potatoes exercises for My Students in Cultural Studies class

Thanks,

Natalia

Teresa Almeida d'Eca

Teresa Almeida d'Eca

#2599

02/19/2008

Hi, Melanie and Natalia!

As you know, these EVO workshops aren't credited courses, so there isn't any official certificate. However, we do upload a certificate of participation during the Graduation session and that's the only thing that Daf and I have used over the years on a couple of situations like yours.

Hugs, Teresa

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Reminders

Teresa Almeida d'Eca

Teresa Almeida d'Eca

#2661

02/21/2008

Dear friends,

This is just to remind you that you can leave comments on any of the Week 6 readings at http://www.hostingphpbb.com/forum/baw08.html.

and your reflections about these 6 weeks at http://baw08participants.pbwiki.com/Reflections

You can always add links to your creations at http://baw-08.pbwiki.com/UsesofTools

Last, but not least, do not forget our Graduation Ceremony and Party next Sunday, Feb 24, at Worldbridges at 16:00 GMT with Jeff Lebow as our host. http://webheadsinaction.org

If you have any Graduation gifts or food and drinks, please send them along and I will include them in our Graduation page.

It's been a great workshop and you've all been great participants and moderators. But this is just the final lap of a new beginning, a new life.... life after BaW08. It will never be the same whether professionally or personally. :-)

Hugs all, Teresa

Dafne

Dafne

#2662

(Response to #2661)

02/21/2008

Another short reminder, the evaluation survey ;-) http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=KAUrq9gekRwWBd6Ns5OaYA_3d_3d only 16 participants have completed it.

hugs,

Daf

Teresa Almeida d'Eca

Teresa Almeida d'Eca

#2665

(Response to #2662)

02/21/2008

Daf,

Thanks for coming to the rescue. I knew I was missing something, but couldn't find the link.

Hugs, Teresa

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Graduation ceremony

Dafne

Dafne

#2625

(Response to #2624)

02/20/2008

Dear all,

After 6 weeks of intensive fun learning, you are nowready to become a Webhead :-) So, it is time to start planning for the big celebration: our Becoming aWebhead class of 2008 Graduation Ceremony. Yessss!

You are cordially invited to attend your GC on Sunday, Feb 24, at 16:00 GMT in the chatroom at http://webheadsinaction.org Our host will be Jeff Lebow, and you will have the opportunity to talk through skype :-)

This is a party, so you need to dress up, and be ready to share delicious food and drinks from your country. Send us photos and recipies, we will post them to our graduation ceremony page that Tere is creating for such an important event. Looking forward to hearing from you,

Daf

Moira Hunter

Moira Hunter

#2629

02/20/2008

Hi all,

I'd like to offer a Graduation Gift in advance before all the delicious food arrives and this is in particular for our Excel Queen (aka Tere).

Blist is a lovely looking modern spreadsheet and you can do wonders with it and very quickly. I've been setting up different ones for my learners and it really is intuitive. Uploading of images is great and you just move your mouse over it in the speadsheet and the whole image appears. It's in beta and other features are coming but it already rocks for me :-))

Have a look at the video and get a blist :-) http://blog.blist.com/index.php/2008/01/30/blist-demo-08-launch-video/

Moira :-)))

Teresa Almeida d'Eca

Teresa Almeida d'Eca

#2633

02/20/2008

Dear Moira,

Thank you for such a wonderful Graduation Gift! The "Excel Queen (aka Tere)" marvelled at the blist presentation. What a tool! And what great features!

:-) Maybe you could share with us some of the ways you've been using it with students so we can include it in our "Applications of Tools" wiki page.

(((Hugs))) Teresa

Moira Hunter

Moira Hunter

#2724

02/22/2008

Hi Teresa,

So far, I have been using Blist to gather in one place all the things I need for the many learners I have. So this includes normal 'Excel' type things such as attendance, marks of different types and coefficients for university students with comments etc.. I'm also adding the blogs, wikis, pages etc created collaboratively and individually and uploading documents such as assignments and corrected homework and tracking the individual learners (i.e. completed, to do, etc). Sub lists or lenses can be created and visuals such as pie charts or histograms of the input I add are just a question of a click and hey presto. The visual aspect (pictures, icons and colours) is really appealing to me rather than a dry flat Excel sheet. An individual record of each student with all information is just a matter of a click too. All of this can be shared with individuals or groups by invitation email but at the moment, they can only read and cannot contribute to it.

This will be a feature in the near future. There are also features such as 'Review' and 'Discussion' coming soon too.

My university learners are using this to collect all their own research and data for reports and projects to be done within their field of study with specific objectives and deadlines. They started recently and today went on holiday for two weeks, so time will tell how they exploit this tool to the full in May/June.

I have seen that you can make widgets of some of the data and embed it in your blog or site but I haven't got that far yet :-) I'm also starting to use this right now to gather personal development information together. Let's see if I'm disciplined enough to do it for myself :-)

Hugs

Moira

sharonbetts

Sharon Betts

#2740

02/23/2008

Blist is great - thank you so much for sending the link. What a nice way to collect resources for a project.

Sharon

Carina Llosa

Carina Llosa

#2647

(Response to #2633)

02/20/2008

Hi

I’m afraid I won’t be able to attend the graduation! I’ll be on vacation from Saturday. I’ll go to the north of my country (Argentina). This place is quite off the beaten track, so I don’t know if I’ll be able to find an internet connection. It’s a pity, because even though I haven’t written many emails, I’ve learned a lot through the readings and the weekly activities.

Hugs

Carina

MMV® Centro Multidisciplinario

Maru

#2683

02/21/2008

Hi Everyone!

I am glad you sent your graduation present in advance Moira, cool tool! I won't make it to the graduation ceremony :-( I will go to San Luis tomorrow for the Baptism of my nephiew, he is the only grandchild my parents have. I will be back online next Monday. I will be thinking about you all on Sunday, have fun! Please record the party, I'd love to see it!

Besos. Maru

natasabozicgrojic

Nataša Bozic Grojic

#2688

02/21/2008

Dear all,

Here is my graduation gift for you all: http://singidunum.pbwiki.com/FrontPage I hope it gives you some idea about my city and my country.Thank you for everything. I have enjoyed every moment here at BaW andI have met so many lovely people. Of course, this isn't the end, it is the beginning. I am looking forward to Sunday.

Hugs,

Natasa

MMV® Centro Multidisciplinario

Maru

#2700

02/21/2008

Dear Natasa:

Thanks for your gift! It is a beautiful place indeed, I guess the video suggested by your husband is for guys, I was actually expecting to hear bells form a famous clock! =) You have done a wonderful job on your wiki!

Love: Maru

marydimonaco

Maria Rosario Di Monaco

#2704

(Response to #2700)

02/22/2008

Thank you for the present, Natasa! It's lovely! I've enjoyed every part of it.

P.S.: Tell your husband that my hometown, Rosario, is famous for the same thing.

Hugs,

Mary

Vance Stevens

#2708

(Response to #2704)

02/22/2008

Hmmm, I see nothing at http://singidunum.pbwiki.com/FrontPage, tryingin both Mozilla and IE, and with my VPN both in and out. I mean I see the wiki, but no pics :-( what am I doing wrong ? ;-)

Speaking of gifts, Ibrahim in Tajikistan has created one especially for this group. He's been in touch with me about it, and mentioned that he has connectivity problems (actually power outages) that sometimes prevent him from contacting this group. I haven't see that his message has appeared, so I agreed in that case to post for him. Ibrahim has made a very nice badge for all the folks here, which you are all highly qualified to post on your blogs and wikis. I put the full sized picture here: http://www.webheads.info and http://webheads.info These redirect to two different places, actually, so if you can't get one (because you are behind a country wide proxy firewall, for example) then try the other.

At the moment the above page has the full sized graphic but the links on that page point here: http://www.ibrahimrustamov.com/baw08/ This is the badge sized graphic with the code for putting it on yourblog or web page. Ibrahim was concerned that this site is sometimes unreliable, so I agreed to host it in one of the webheads areas. When that happens it will still be available at the links above. Meanwhile get it from Ibrahim's site.

Looking forward to seeing you at the graduation. Remind me, when is it exactly?

Vance

natasabozicgrojic

Nataša Bozic Grojic

#2709

(Response to #2708)

02/22/2008

Vance,

There are links in the sidebar menu (Belgrade, Belgrade Belles...). I hope they work. If not, let me know.

Natasa

natasabozicgrojic

Nataša Bozic Grojic

#2710

(Response to #2709)

02/22/2008

Dear Mary,

I am sure it is. I was in two minds about that video anyway, since women outnumber men in BaW (or at least that's my impression). I didn't have much time, so I just resorted to good old YouTube for solutions.

Anyway, I am proud that I can now do things with wikis that I never thought I would be able to do. Thanks for watching it.

Hugs

Natasa

natasabozicgrojic

Nataša Bozic Grojic

#2711

(Response to #2710)

02/22/2008

Dear Mary,

Thank you.

Love,

Natasa

Teresa Almeida d'Eca

Teresa Almeida d'Eca

#2712

(Response to #2711)

02/22/2008

Hi, Vance!

Graduation is Sunday, Feb 24, at Worldbridges at 16:00 GMT.

Hope to see you there!

Hugs, Teresa

Silvia Colombo

Silvia Colombo

#2723

(Response to #2722)

02/22/2008

Hi Vance! I believe the URL to Natasa's link is without the comma like this http://singidunum.pbwiki.com/FrontPage Then you scroll down to show all pages and there they are.

Hope it helps.

Silvia from Argentina.

Nina Liakos

Nina Liakos

#2721

02/22/2008

What a beautiful gift, Natasa! I absolutely love this kind of music from Serbia, Bulgaria, etc. I haven't looked at the slideshows yetbut I have bookmarked the site in my "Webheads' Pages, Sites, Blogs"in my bookmarks.com. Congratulations on becoming a webhead!

Hugs,

Nina

Silvia Colombo

Silvia Colombo

#2722

(Response to #2721)

02/22/2008

Hi Natasa!

I've enjoyed your graduation gift a lot! Belgrade must be a beautiful city with a lot of historical places to visit. The music was great! and I imagine your national dishes must taste delicious! I also found your holiday photos brilliant! You've done an excellent job Natasa!

Cheers,

Silvia from Argentina.

natasabozicgrojic

Nataša Bozic Grojic

#2729

02/22/2008

Thank you Nina and Sylvia.

I would love to see pictures from other countries and maybe exchange a few recipes (although I am not much of a cook myself).

Love

Natasa

Susana Canelo

Susana Canelo

#2732

(Response to #2729)

02/22/2008

Dear all:

I've been a bit absent but you've done a great task !!! Of course you deserve a fantastic graduation party. At the moment I'm taking part of a f 2 f congress in BsAs. I'll be with Gladys Baya tomorrow and I'm sure all you Webheads are going to be part of her (great,I'm sure) presentation. Have a good graduation party.

A big HUG from Argentina

Susana

Sus Nyrop

#2736

(Response to #2732)

02/22/2008

Natasa,

I loved your wiki with videos from majestic looking Belgrade, with lovely ladies (well, now I feel less frivolus by sharing some common tricks with you on SL :-) And, your yummy food blog made me want to get something to eat before bedtime (well, at 2 am here in Denmark I MUST stop catching up with the Electronic Village Online!) I hope I can come for the Graduation on Sunday!

yours, Sus http://www.xanga.com/susnyrop

Saša Sirk

Saša Sirk

#2742

(Response to #2736)

02/23/2008

Dear Nataša,

had a peek to your wiki and enjoyed the video, pics and music there. Belgrade is on my list of the places to visit in the near future. It was my capital too years ago and your wiki stirred up lots of beautiful memories from that period. I live in Nova Gorica, a small town in the western part of Slovenia, where there are also many families from Serbia. I hope we meet some day - there aren't many of us webheads in our part of the world.Thanks for sharing this.

Hugs,

Saša

(singing 'od Vardara pa do Triglava'...) ;-)

natasabozicgrojic

Nataša Bozic Grojic

#2751

02/23/2008

Draga Saša,

You brought tears to my eyes. I feel the same about what we once had.The borders are where the heart sets them. I was in Nova Gorica when Iwas four years old. Our car broke down there while we were on our wayto Italy. A kind lady took in us as guests, while her husband repairedour car. I remember the people, but not the town.

I would love to meet you face to face and in our case it isn't too hard to organise. If you decide to come to Belgrade, let me know. You are right, there aren't many webheads in this part of the world (yet). Sorry I never answered the nice welcome note you sent in the first week, but as it was not in the BaW digest and as I was completely new here at the time, I found it some two weeks later. Thanks.

Love

Natasa

('...od Djerdapa pa do Jadrana...')

Saša Sirk

Saša Sirk

#2765

(Response to #2751)

02/24/2008

Ojla, Nataša,

The borders are where the heart sets them - I love this. Many people here look back to those times with nostalgia. When you come to Slovenia next time, let me know about it. I'll definitely let you know when my Belgrade plan becomes more definite.

Se vidimo,

Saša:-))))

...'Svetlim suncem obasjana

ponosito sred Balkana'...

natasabozicgrojic

Nataša Bozic Grojic

#2787

02/24/2008

Dear Saša,

Many people here look back at those times with nostalgia as well. My husband and I do. I was born in 1967, my memory goes a long way back.

I would like to add you to my contacts in Yahoo Messenger and Skype if you don't mind.

Se vidimo

Nataša

(I can't hold it back any more:

Jugoslavijoooo, Jugoslavijooo)

carlos.fcferreira

Carlos

#2737

02/22/2008

Dear Dafne,

As requested, I spent the whole afternoon cooking these recipes for next sunday. I uploaded the word document file in the Baw wiki, participant's gallery, files, under the name of Portuguese Recipes. Please keep them in the fridge until next sunday as they were carefully cooked and wrapped to be consumed. You'll find a full meal from starters to dessert. Don't you dare to taste them before sunday! Going to take care of my tuxedo now, as it needs to be ironed!

See you on Sunday

Carlos

Dafne

Dafne

#2738

(Response to #2737)

02/23/2008

WoW Carlos, this is a temptation, but I promise I won´t even look at it until tomorrow ;-) I hope there's some Portuguese red wine in the package :-)

Thanks!!!!

Daf

carlos.fcferreira

Carlos

#2743

(Response to #2738)

02/23/2008

I'm sorry Daf, I didn't include the wine... just in case you got too tempted... (Joking!). As it is supposed to be I'll take with me tomorrow...

See you tomorrow

Carlos

moni_2006_ar

Mônica Sanin

#2739

02/23/2008

Talking about "lagging behind"... you're exchanging graduation gifts and I'm still reading the Week 4 threads!

Thanks, Sharon, for the links to whiteboard activities. I'll be exploring them and see if I can get some fresh ideas. Anyway, all I've learnt with the webheads can be put into practice using a digital board.

Thanks , Daf, Teresa for your guide and organization, all moderators for being there and sharing your ideas and knowledge and all participants for sharing your hands-on experiences, trials, errors and ideas to use in the classroom.

See you all soon!

Mňnica S. ( Argentina )

Saša Sirk

Saša Sirk

#2744

02/23/2008

Ahoj Bawers,

I'm not much of a cook... so be happy I'm not sending you guys food for tomorrow ;-). Instead, I'm sending you some fresh air and a waterfall splash from the Sunny side of the Alps, some strawberries from my father in law's backyard and some violets from mine, some wine from a cellar near my home and some smiling faces of kids here and there, but mostly in my hometown... Some glimpses of Slovenia through my lense. Enjoy!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/7920247@N04/sets/72157603036788662/show/

Hugs,

Saša

Arlene Porath

#2745

(Response to #2744)

02/23/2008

Dear Sasa,

Slovenia looks absolutely beautiful !!!! I've heard it is. Thank you for the lovely photos.

Arlene from Israel

arleneporath@gmail.com

carlos.fcferreira

Carlos

#2746

02/23/2008

Hello, Sasa

Great photos, great gift and great country you live in! I've always felt curious about Slovenia, now I must definetely include it in my trip plans to come.

Thank you for the gift

Carlos

sbetts0

Sharon Betts

#2748

(Response to #2746)

02/23/2008

Saša - these are absolutely beautiful photos. I am always so impressed at just how every corner of our world is so impressive. How I would love to be able to just start a trip and visit all of the

webhead's hometowns. Wouldn't it be great?

Sharon

Silvia Colombo

Silvia Colombo

#2753

(Response to #2748)

02/23/2008

Thank you Sasa for your beautiful flickr album! I've enjoyed your photos a lot! I could catch a glimpse of your country and hometown. A wonderful present for the graduation party!

Cheers,

Silvia from Argentina.

nelbaq

Nelba

#2754

(Response to #2753)

02/23/2008

Dear Sasha. Your photo album is beautiful. Did you take all the photos?

Nelba from Argentina

natasabozicgrojic

Nataša Bozic Grojic

#2763

(Response to #2754)

02/23/2008

Dear Saša,

I watched your pictures. They are beautiful... 'kao niska sjajnog djerdana'.

Love

Natasa

Saša Sirk

Saša Sirk

#2766

(Response to #2763)

02/24/2008

Dear Arlene, Carlos, Sharon, Silvia, Nelba, Nataša,

Thanks for your kind words. I'm glad you liked the pics. Some have been taken by me, some by my husband. I hope to meet you guys here some day. Hope to see you at the graduation ceremony later.

Hugs,

Saša

Silvia Colombo

Silvia Colombo

#2788

02/24/2008

Dear Sasa and all

It would be great meeting you one day face-to-face!!!

Cheers,

Silvia from Argentina.

Silvia Colombo

Silvia Colombo

#2755

02/23/2008

Hi everybody!

Here's my modest gift for our graduation ceremony. I've uploaded some sites to my blog for you to learn about my hometown and country. I hope you can enjoy it!http://silviaepeco.multiply.com/journal/item/13/A_GIFT_FOR_OUR_GRADUATION_PARTY

Hugs,

Silvia from Argentina

Saša Sirk

Saša Sirk

#2770

(Response to #2755)

02/24/2008

Thanks, Silvia! So many webheads from this lovely town... I'll

explore those delicious recipes these days.

Hugs,

Saša

marydimonaco

Maria Rosario Di Monaco

#2756

02/23/2008

And here's my gift from Rosario, Argentina. Hope you like it! http://imagesofrosario.wikispaces.com/

Love,

Mary

Saša Sirk

Saša Sirk

#2769

(Response to #2756)

02/24/2008

Dear Mary,

thanks. Rosario looks very impressive. I thought it was a small town... I thought wrong obviously... There are 3 times more inhabitants than in Ljubljana, our capital. I loved the video.:-)

Hugs,

Saša

Marina

#2757

02/23/2008

Hi Bawers,

I've included a video with tourist attractions of my country. Hope you enjoy it.Oh! it's in my blog: http://newtoolsinlanguagelearning.blogspot.com/ See you tomorrow,

Marina

Michael Coghlan

#2761

(Response to #2757)

02/23/2008

Great video Marina. Now I want to go to Argentina!

- Michael.

Saša Sirk

Saša Sirk

#2768

(Response to #2761)

02/24/2008

Lovely! Been there, dropped a comment. Thanks, Marina.

Hugs,

Saša

Claudia

Claudia

#2760

(Response to #2759)

02/23/2008

Hi everybody,

I added some images from my country to share with you all. You can find them at http://englishcorner.pbwiki.com/baw+graduation+gift It was great to share with this group. There are so many technological tools to work in class that sometimes I feel overwhelmed, but things are clearing up and I'll continue trying during the year.Thanks to the moderators, (you're great) and to the other 'students' for this fantastic session, I learnt a lot from all of you.

Claudia

Silvia Colombo

Silvia Colombo

#2790

02/24/2008

Hi Claudia!

Thanks for your gift! I love your country! I've been there several times. People are so friendly and the beaches are so beautiful!

Hugs,

Silvia from Argentina.

Sus Nyrop

#2762

02/23/2008

Daf, Tere and I made a tasty collaboration project for the Tapped In carnival 2002 celebrating Webheads in Action We cooked our favorite dishesand took pictures, and made homepages, linking to each other. And, chatting a lot in between with help and advice for the process. We did not have smart Web 2.0 tools such as blogs, or wikis, or Flickr and slideshare albums by then, just plain HTML and digital photos, uploaded by FTP. More cumbersome, hard work. http://home19.inet.tele.dk/susnyrop/cooking/pancakes.html

http://www.malhatlantica.pt/teresadeca/ticarnival2002/cod-recipe.htm

http://www.geocities.com/dygonza/paella.html

For tomorrow, I'll put on my best silk dress, lipstick and perfume - younever know what will happen after a few caipirinha drinks:-)

yours,

Sus in Denmark http://www.worldofwebheads.blogspot.com

Saša Sirk

Saša Sirk

#2767

(Response to #2762)

02/24/2008

Yummmy. I can imagine how much fun you had preparing your delicious dishes. It's amazing how quickly things have been changing in the cyberworld. Thanks, Sus. :-))

Hugs,

Saša

Ocsovszky Zsóia

Ocsovszky Zsóia

#2771

02/24/2008

Dear Teresa, Dafne, and all of you,

I am sorry but can not attend the ceremony tonight, so I would like to say MILLION and more thanks that I could be here. Thank you Teresa for invited me!! Thank you all for your support, help, and even I still have a gap, so I still have to catch up, but the world you opened for me is wonderful. I can not say enough time: THANK YOU

As I have introduced to you my project created by me and two ladies, Sanja and Alfia, I would like to keep you informed about it: we already have some singed up students who created their blog and made the quest :-) we will continue this project, and as step by step exploring new tools I will add therewe created a voice thread to present our project, take a look! http://voicethread.com/share/64929/

And if you would like check our site: adventure.21classes.com Have a wonderful ceremony tonight

Bye to you all, and hope to see you again

hugs

Zsofi

Alfia Mironova

Alfia Mironova

#2772

02/24/2008

Hello!

I'm Alfia from Russia. I've been a lurker most of the time, but I did learn a lot . Different tools which were used by participants are familiar to me now, because I followed the discussions. I wish I had done more. But still I am glad I've been a part of this wonderful group... Here the link to my small blog as a small graduation gift. http://fromrussia-alfia.blogspot.com/

Alfia.

Sus Nyrop

#2773

(Response to #2772)

02/24/2008

Hello Alfia, your Russian blinis look really good. And, don't worry about all those things you did not make this time; now you have a whole bunch of examples to dig into whenever you're read, and what is even more important, you have found virtual colleagues willing to share and to ask for help and support. Congratulations with becoming just another webhead,

Sus Nyrop in Denmark http://teachingculture.wikispaces.com/

l_mihalachi

Liliana Mihalachi

#2774

02/24/2008

I have posted my PowerPoint presentation of my city in the Files sections. Thank you for a wonderful experience!

Liliana Mihalachi (Romania)

Mary

Mary

#2777

02/24/2008

http://www.sendspace.com/file/u47umf is my graduation gift. a powerpoint of my city.
Silvia Colombo

Silvia Colombo

#2789

02/24/2008

Hi Mary!

A beautiful video about Rosario!!! Thanks for sharing!

Hugs,

Silvia.

Silvia Colombo

Silvia Colombo

#2778

02/24/2008

Dear Daf, Teresa and all the moderators and participants,

Sorry for not being able to attend the graduation party this afternoon but I have some family commitments. I wish you all the best of luck and I hope I will be able to listen to the recording later. Thank you all for being so caring and supportive. Enjoy yourselves and have a wonderful time!

Hugs,

Silvia from Argentina.

sbetts0

Sharon Betts

#2779

02/24/2008

What a great party - so nice to have worked with you all. I amcertain I will meet many of you in WIA as well as other places on theweb in the next year.

I want to offer a final invitation to any wishing to participate with (or without) their students to our two collaboration projects: younger students (10 - 14 years or so)http://classroombraids.wikispaces.com join wikispaces and ask to join the site - just starting a March section15+ http://tlgplace.ning.com

We need some more motivated teachers and students to assist with international collaboration.

Take care - stay healthy - and live in peace

Sharon

marydimonaco

Maria Rosario Di Monaco

#2780

02/24/2008

Dear All!

I'm sorry I couldn't make it to the Graduation ceremony. I'd have liked to be there with you but there was a power cut this morning +all the family was at home for lunch so it was impossible for me to get ready in time and go somewhere else.

What happens now? Please tell me we'll keep in touch here. I'll miss all this a lot!

I can't wait to hear all the details of the ceremony.

Hugs,

Mary

Teresa Almeida d'Eca

Teresa Almeida d'Eca

#2781

02/24/2008

Dear friends,

These 6 weeks were great and we all learned a lot in a collaborative way. The Graduation ceremony was very nice and I hope you've all enjoyed the Grad

page. I'm now back in RL making a couple of tests. I started listening to a great music site where you're bound to find music will make you feel good. http://www.tropicalglen.com/YR-1963.html

Enjoy! And I'll second Sharon abd say "Take care - stay healthy - and live in peace".

Hugs, Teresa

marydimonaco

Maria Rosario Di Monaco

#2795

(Response to #2781)

02/25/2008

Great music site, Teresa! Very original the possibility of browsing by year.

Thanks for sharing!

Love,

Mary

Rita Zeinstejer

#2782

02/24/2008

Hi, dear all,

I am very sorry not to have joined you today for your grad party..., it was my last day in Rosario with Jane Petring, who came to visit me on Friday and stayed through the weekend, to head back for Buenos Aires a while ago. I've just come back from the bus station, where we hugged bye and until next time...

We spent a fab time sharing sights, meals, friends. And we delighted in exchanging and comparing "idiomatic expressions" both in English and Spanish, since one of her aims now is attending Spanish classes here in Argentina to improve it...--and I can tell you her Spanish is GREAT!!! Besides, Jane is an incredibly versatile human being, "game" for everything and anything...;-)

We´ve taken several photos, which we'll upload to Flicker and to her personal blog she'll soon share with you.

I am sure you've spent a wonderful time partying together..., and here go my CONGRATS and my WELCOME message to all new members of this priceless population, hoping they find it as valuable, as illuminating, as enriching and as FUN as those who can attest so ;-)

My warmest hugs,

Rita

Teresa Almeida d'Eca

Teresa Almeida d'Eca

#2783

02/24/2008

Dear Rita,

We missed you, but I'm glad that you were enjoying yourself in Jane's company. She is lots of fun and, as you say, as e very versatile and complete human being. Did she also make watercolor postcards of views in Rosario? She has some lovely ones of Lisbon.

We had a lovely time at the virtual Graduation. There'll be a recording for sure. In the meantime, take a look at the Grad page. Hope you enjoy it! http://baw-08.pbwiki.com/graduation

Beijinhos, Teresa

malkinan

Natalia

#2784

02/24/2008

Hello everyone !

It's a pity to say good bye. It's been a wonderful learning experience for me. Without all of you I would have never made it. So many times I felt frustrated and tired but then like a little sunray there was always someone who came to the rescue and Skyped me and said, Hi. How are you there?. Wow, I felt brave and energetic.I am terribly lucky to have been part of the group. I have made wonderful friends, learnt many new things and English words! Yet there are still some I do not understand. I have no idea how to custutomize my cheese ( I wish I knew what cheese is meant, I love Dutch cheeses though) and how to tell a "gadget" from a "widget" ! But I am learning ! So If you have the cheese I can customise for you just let me know.

One thing I learnt - there is a wonderful community of people - webheads- open, caring and knowledgeable. Ain't I lucky to meet you?

Thank you all.

Special thanks to Daf, Teresa, Sharon and all co-moderators for patience, happy moods and care.

From Russia

With love,

Natalia ( StPetersburg)

Teresa Almeida d'Eca

Teresa Almeida d'Eca

#2785

02/24/2008

Dear Natalia,

We won't say goodbye, because we'll be here tomorrow and every day until BaW09. So we'll only say "See you!". Remember, tomorrow is only the first day of life after BaW08!

I'm glad you learned a lot and made friends all over the world. It's fabulous what these Web 2.0 tools can do to make like-minded people come together to learn collaboratively, isn't it? Daf and I also had a wonderful time and were helped by a great group of collaborators, our mods and guest speakers, who gave their best."Thank you" for being with us these 6 weeks and in the Graduation ceremony today! I enjoyed talking to you!

From Portugal with love, Teresa

akaddar1

Mbarek Akaddar

#2786

02/24/2008

Thank you all for everything you have shared ,thank you for your help and your kind-heartedness .I have learned a lot thanks to you .I have been overwhelmed but I will go through it all again at my own pace.

Best Wishes

Ilse Mönch

Ilse Mönch

#2791

02/24/2008

Congratulations to all the new Webheads... I'm really really sorry that I couldn't participate this year. Time went by very quickly and many problems kept me away:-( as an active BaWer..just could lurk. A big hug to Daf, Tere and all the great co-moderators...It's been hard work for you all. Now, I have a long list of tools to check little by little..although I know that as a Webhead I can always count on any of you to help me out when in doubt!

Thanks a lot and hugs to you all

Ilse Mönch:-)

Michael Coghlan

#2792

02/25/2008

To all BAW Moderators,

Thank you from us all - once again an amazing feat of teaching, caring, and supporting. Well done! And despite the volume of email I enjoyed pecking at them (like a chicken!) as they came through. Every year I discover something new from BAW members, and so it was again this year.

- Michael

Dafne

Dafne

#2793

(Response to #2792)

02/25/2008

Dear all,

One day after the BaW08 session is officially over, but we are still here, and will continue to be :-)Just a short note while my students are engaged intheir wikis, to say thanks to all, to invite you to keep communicating and sharing ;-)

We had a great time at the graduation ceremony yesterday, which was followed by the EVO wrap-up session. I am sure the recording will soon be available at http://webheadsinaction.org

Btw, there is a voicethread there where you can leave your messages about BaW / Just advance the program until you find the BaW slide.

For those who did not attend the graduation party, I want to call your attention to the graduation page created by Tere with all the contributions made by you for this event. Check it out!http://baw-08.pbwiki.com/graduation

Back to work,

Daf

jennapollock2003

Jenna Pollock

#2794

(Response to #2793)

02/25/2008

Thank you SO much Daf, and all the moderators! well, I missed most of the session due to some illness, but I lurked when I was up to it. There are about a zillion great links and resources!! Thanks to all the participants who contributed both questions and answers, it was really great. Daf, will the wiki stay up for awhile?

Thanks!

-Jenna

Teresa Almeida d'Eca

Teresa Almeida d'Eca

#2796

(Response to #2794)

02/25/2008

Hi, everyone!

And I'd like to call your attention to a splashcast about BaW08 in that page, created by Daf. It's fabulous! :-)

Hugs, Teresa

Moira Hunter

Moira Hunter

#2797

(Response to #2796)

02/25/2008

Dear Daf and Tere,

Together you have put together a wonderful piece of collective BaW08 art on this page!

Cheers to all BaWers and hugs

Moira

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Tools

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EVO survey

Paula Emmert

#2544

02/18/2008

Dear EVO Participants,

The EVO Moderators and Coordinators would like to thank you for taking the time to participate in this year's sessions. We hope you have found your time rewarding.

We would like to ask you to please take a minute to recognize the valuable time your moderators and guest speakers have contributed by taking a short (5-10 min.) survey that will help us plan for next year (link below).

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=KAUrq9gekRwWBd6Ns5OaYA_3d_3d

Thanks very much for participating in the EVO!

--Paula Emmert

For the Coordination Team of the EVO

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Yahoo Group

Rita Zeinstejer

#2501

02/17/2008

Hi everyone,

Since we all use Yahoo Groups to receive messages from this group, I thought I would let you know about a free service I found called Grouply. It is the bestway I've discovered to access messages from all my Yahoo Groups. You can use this link to sign up: http://www.grouply.com/register.php?r=228193 . I am a member of so many groups that I found it very difficult to keep up with all of them. Grouply makes it easy. You can search and browse across all your groups at once and even view a cross-group event calendar. You can have one Smart Digest email (which I love) sent to you at the end of each day that summarizes what's going on across all your groups, highlighting what's interesting to you and hiding what's not.

I've found Grouply to be a huge time-saver for me and I thought it would also be helpful for others. Enjoy! (not sure whether I got the info from anybody in THIS wonderful community, sorry if that is so..., I can only confirm I find it useful myself!)

Rita

MMV® Centro Multidisciplinario

Maru

#2534

02/17/2008

Hi Rita!

Thanks fort sharing! I belong to four YG but I expect to belong to many others as time goes by, if I get going as I expect this will become very handy.

Besos: Maru

Lorena Recio

Lorena Recio

#2538

(Response to #2534)

02/17/2008

Rita, great to know there is a way to have all the groups together!!! I'm saving the link to delicious so that I can explore it asap. See you around,

Lore (from Argentina)

Nina Liakos

Nina Liakos

#2577

02/18/2008

Grouply sounds like a great idea but I am hesitant to sign up just yet because my yahoo password is the same one I am using for numerous other accounts. It doesn't seem like a good idea to give it away. Maybe I will change my yahoo pw to something different and then try it.

Nina

sbetts0

Sharon Betts

#2578

(Response to #2577)

02/18/2008

I hope they expand to include Google Groups also - I belong to too many different ones. Looks interesting - Sharon
Teresa Almeida d'Eca

Teresa Almeida d'Eca

#2575

02/18/2008

Dear All,

You may find it strange to have received several messages today from several days back. This is the explanation: They were held as "possible" spam in the YG and Daf approved them yesterday, I believe. However, you may also have noticed that we were receiving them previously with the indication of possible spam, but I believe that the text wasn't complete in some cases. Very strange!!! Must be cyber gremlins!!!!! We have no idea why several of us have had our messages considered as "possible" spam and we haven't found a way to avoid that either. It's a totally new situation for us. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Hugs, Teresa

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Blogs

sbetts0

Sharon Betts

#2498

02/17/2008

Very very nice job - I have never used scrapblog, but it fits another project I am doing with some younger students. I will introduce it next week. Thanks for not only a great example, but a new tool.

Sharon

Jane Petring

Jane Petring

#2542

02/17/2008

Hola,

Tomorrow I will be flying from Canada to South America--Argentina, Chile and Peru--where I will be spending two to three months studying Spanish and travelling (I have a long-awaited sabbatical this session). After using blogs with my students for several years, I just decided it would be a good idea for me to try writing my own in a second language, and at the same time record some of my impressions and adventures. So here is my new Spanish blog: http://misviajesyaventuras.blogspot.com/ I hope that some of you Spanish speakers and Latin American experts will give me a bit of advice on language or places to go along the way!

Abrazos,

Juanita (mi nombre espańol)

Jane Petring

EVO Coordinator

Ronaldo Lima, Jr.

Ronaldo Lima, Jr.

#2545

(Response to #2542)

02/18/2008

Hey Jane,

since you're flying all your all to South America, why not drop by in Brazil too? I'm sure you would love it... =)

Ronaldo

Jose Antonio Da Silva

Jose Antonio Da Silva

#2617

02/19/2008

Hi Everyone,

I have created a page inside my 21 classes blog to see what students could do with their blog pages. It is really great what can be done in terms of customizing pages in this blog host. Check out what I did in terms of the layout. How do you like it? http://thomastg.21classes.com/teacherze

José Antônio http://thomasja.wordpress.com http://joseantoniook.edublogs.org

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Teresa Almeida d'Eca

Teresa Almeida d'Eca

#2634

02/20/2008

Hi JA!

The page looks really cool and very lively!

Hugs, Teresa

Silvia Colombo

Silvia Colombo

#2645

(Response to #2634)

02/20/2008

Hi José Antonio!

I've left a comment in the guestbook in your new blog! The images are great! Your post at ChinSwing is very engaging! No doubt your students will be delighted with it and they will start interacting straightaway!

Cheers,

Silvia from Argentina.

Jose Antonio Da Silva

Jose Antonio Da Silva

#2653

(Response to #2651)

02/20/2008

Hi Silvia,

Thanks for your kind words and the comment. 21 clases does have a very nice way to be customized.

José Antônio http://thomasja.wordpress.com http://joseantoniook.edublogs.org

marydimonaco

Maria Rosario Di Monaco

#2648

(Response to #2645)

02/20/2008

Great blog, JA! I believe the "look and feel" of a page is a very important factor in motivating visitors to come and explore. Your students will love this blog! And the activities, as well.

Congrats,

Mary

MMV® Centro Multidisciplinario

Maru

#2651

(Response to #2648)

02/20/2008

Hi Jose Antonio!

It is wonderful to see all the blogs of your students at the sidebar, your blog looks attractive. I bet your students will have fun and learn a lot with you as teacher.

Love: Maru

Jose Antonio Da Silva

Jose Antonio Da Silva

#2654

(Response to #2653)

02/20/2008

Hi Maru,

I am discovering many things at 21 classes as I go along the way. After my students start creting their pages, I found out how to place a menu on the main page. They are all still babies.

José Antônio http://thomasja.wordpress.com http://joseantoniook.edublogs.org

sharonbetts

Sharon Betts

#2658

02/21/2008

This is a great example of using a background with 21classes which makes the blog look so appealing for students. Great job - again! Jose Antonio

Sharon

Jose Antonio Da Silva

Jose Antonio Da Silva

#2685

(Response to #2668)

02/21/2008

Hi Sharon,

Thanks a lot. I am still learning about it. It looks like a great blog host to work with. I am sorry I am kind of absent from the discussions now. I am getting too busy with classes.

Hugs

José Antônio http://thomasja.wordpress.com http://joseantoniook.edublogs.org

Natalia Malkina

Natalia Malkina

#2668

02/21/2008

Hi, JA !

I visited your 21 classses place !. Very inviting and imaginative. I left a comment. Natalia

Jose Antonio Da Silva

Jose Antonio Da Silva

#2687

(Response to #2685)

02/21/2008

Hi Nahalia,

Thanks a lot for your comment. I am glad you liked it. It ws something that I loved doing.

José Antônio http://thomasja.wordpress.com http://joseantoniook.edublogs.org

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Wiki

Ronaldo Lima, Jr.

Ronaldo Lima, Jr.

#2560

02/18/2008

Hi Austen,

you forgot to send us the url...

=)

Ronaldo

ihopeitworks.blogspot.com

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Dear All,

this is my new Wiki which I'm going to introduce to students tomorrow. Please, hop in and let me know what think!

Plenty of hugs,

Austen

MMV® Centro Multidisciplinario

Maru

#2602

02/19/2008

Dear Tere and Daf:

Could I use the layout of your introduction’˛s wiki page for my course? I feel terribly odd. It would be a blatant copy of the first page of our Baw08 wiki page and your participants gallery page. I simply cannot think of another better way to start an online course! The difference would be that BaeL page will be in two languages and of course It won’t look as beautiful as yours if you let me and I manage to do so. Please let me know. See you soon at Alado!

Love: Maru

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Splashcast

Ronaldo Lima, Jr.

Ronaldo Lima, Jr.

#2505

02/17/2008

Hey guys!

I just wanted to share my first Splashcast video. I created a tutorial formy students who will begin blogging in 21classes next week. I lovedSplashcast, I found it easy to use and full of cool features. I highly recommend it. http://finally5b.21classes.com/archive/2008/02/14/tutorial.htm If anyone else is going to use 21classes and would like to use my tutorial, just let me know, I'll send you the html code.

Kindest regards from Brazil,

Ronaldo

ihopeitworks.blogspot.com

Jose Antonio Da Silva

Jose Antonio Da Silva

#2522

(Response to #2505)

02/17/2008

Hi Ronaldo,

Wonderful job you di d with splashcast. I have also opened a 21 classes blog and used yur tutorial in my Welcome page. I hope you don´t mind. I hav ealready posted a first activity and then I will move on to give learners some more independency on posting their classroom projects and letting others comment. I hope it works. Thanks a lot for sharing 21 classes and your splashcast tutorial. Here is the link to my baby blog http://thomastg.21classes.com

Abraços

José Antônio

http://thomasja.wordpress.com http://joseantoniook.edublogs.org

Isabel Teixeira

Isabel Teixeira

#2531

02/17/2008

Dear Ronaldo,

The tutorial is really good.And I have some questions in relation to it:

1- Did you create a ppt first? For the voice,did you use audacity? How did you put voice and slides together?

2- How did you do those red squares ?

Sorry for such basic questions,but I´d like to learn how to do it.

Abraço,

Isabel

Ronaldo Lima, Jr.

Ronaldo Lima, Jr.

#2556

02/18/2008

Hi JA and Isabel!

JA, of course I don't mind you using the tutorial, after all, web 2.0 and Webheads are all about sharing, right? Your 21classes baby blog looks great, and I think chinswing is a great way to start, let me know what students thought of it. And later we can have our students interact, what you think?

Isabel, this is what I did: first I took screen shots using the keyboard button "print screen". If you click this button, a shot of your screen is taken, so you can go to Paint Brush and past it (Ctrl + V). In Paint Brush I added the red rectangles and saved the images (one by one) as JPEG (smallerthan .bmp). After working with each image, I uploaded them to splashcast (splashcast.net). Then, splashcast gives me the option of adding the voice there, so you don't need to record using Audacity, you just choose the picture to which you want to add voice, press record, and speak. If you're not satisfied, you record again. When you're done, you publish your splashcast and get the html code to embed it.

Hope to have helped!

Kindest regards from Brazil,

Ronaldo

ihopeitworks.blogspot.com

Isabel

Isabel

#2650

02/20/2008

Dear Ronaldo,

Thanks for your help.

Warmly,

Isabel

marydimonaco

Maria Rosario Di Monaco

#2550

(Response to #2531)

02/18/2008

Wonderful job, Ronaldo! And you make it sound so easy... I've just been there and left a comment. Thanks again for sharing.

Mary

MMV® Centro Multidisciplinario

Maru

#2571

(Response to #2556)

02/18/2008

Hi Ronaldo!

Excellent work! Your tutorial is easy to follow and graphic. I am interested in the same questions that Isabel posted. Following your tutorial I signed up, it is a simple way to have your students work together. If you do have a PPP presentation, could you share it with me to try to record the voice in Spanish? I made a PPP for Blogger, it is the blog that most of you recomend for beginers but I loved 21 classes! I have not got around to add voice to it, adding sound is a total new skill for me.

Love: Maru

MMV® Centro Multidisciplinario

Maru

#2574

02/18/2008

Hi Ronaldo!!

Thanks! I use Paint Brush too to prepare my presentations, I did not know the name in English!! In the computer is called only "Paint" I will give a try to Splashcast. I finally could record with Vaestro and Podomatic so I am solving little by little my technical problems with audio.

Love: Maru

Jose Antonio Da Silva

Jose Antonio Da Silva

#2588

(Response to #2574)

02/18/2008

Hi Ronaldo,

I am looking forward to starting with this cooperative blogging project. I have sent some invitations to students. Let´s see how it works. Thanks for your permission ot use your tutorial. It looks great and I am sure it will be helpful to my students. I spent some time customizing the layout of a student blog in 21 classes I opened for myself. It looks good now. We sure can have our students interact later.

Hugs

José Antônio http://thomasja.wordpress.com http://joseantoniook.edublogs.org

Mary

Mary

#2591

02/18/2008

I created a splashcast, but when I try to embed it in the blog, it does notembed. Do you have any suggestions? This is the code they gave me.

http://web.splashcast.net/go/so/1/s/YRME9355MY is the splashcast. Do you know how we can embed it in the blog?

Dafne

Dafne

#2592

(Response to #2591)

02/18/2008

Hi Mary,

I don´t know what blog provider you are using, so I cannot tell you how to embed it. However, the code works because I have just embedded it on our wiki. Take a look: http://baw08participants.pbwiki.com/splashcast Very good use of Splashcast! Congrats :-)

Btw, I made the player larger because you selected the smalllest. It won´t affect your code because I just changed the code for the player on the wiki. If you are using blogger or motime, you only need togo to the html editor to copy the code.

HTH,

Daf

Jose Antonio Da Silva

Jose Antonio Da Silva

#2595

(Response to #2592)

02/19/2008

Hello Mary,

If you are using Wordpress, this is the code YRME9355MY

How I got it? Copied the whole embed code to word and deleted all the extra stuf and put this between brackets. The code is the capital letters coming right after the /s/. If you just copy the letters without deleting the rest it won´t work. You have to manually delete everything. I hope it works.

Hugs

José Antônio http://thomasja.wordpress.com http://joseantoniook.edublogs.org

MMV® Centro Multidisciplinario

Maru

#2601

02/19/2008

Dear Mary:

I listened to your spashcast, it gave me the idea to make my BaeL course for beginers in Englsh and Spanish. Congratulations! It is great! I hope you can embed it in your page soon.

Thanks fr sharing. Love: Maru

Mary

Mary

#2604

(Response to #2601)

02/19/2008

Thanks Dafne and Jose.

I don`t know why, but now the embedding code worked in my blogger blog when I created a new post. http://www.redcamarocruiser.blogspot.com Thanks Jose, too, for the tip to embed the capital letters part of the codein the wordpress blog. Maybe we are using different versions of wordpress, but ti did not embed. It merely showed up as the code numbe in brackets. You could see this on the preview page:YRME9355MY. Maybe I am supposed tohave some html code before YRME9355MY?

Dear Maru,

Thanks for the positive feedback.What is a BaeL course? Good luck with it!

sharonbetts

Sharon Betts

#2610

02/19/2008

The code is correct - some blogs require more than a simple embed code. It could be that is the problem. Which blog site are you using?

Sharon

Mary

Mary

#2612

(Response to #2610)

02/19/2008

It worked (the embedding) in blogger after several trys, but in wordpress, it would not embed.
marydimonaco

Maria Rosario Di Monaco

#2613

(Response to #2612)

02/19/2008

Hi JA!

Although I was not the recipient of this message, I want to thank you so very much. I sometimes have problems embedding things into my wordpress blog. I've already added your tip to my "useful tips andlinks" page in "my experience at BaW" wiki.

Hugs,

Mary

Jose Antonio Da Silva

Jose Antonio Da Silva

#2615

(Response to #2613)

02/19/2008

Hi Mary,

I am so glad my message helped you. A ist of useful tips is a very good idea. I have been playing around wiht wordpress for some time and I manage to solve some of the problems I have. Technology is sometimes tricky and we are always learning with each other.

Hugs

José Antônio http://thomasja.wordpress.com http://joseantoniook.edublogs.org

carlos.fcferreira

Carlos

#2619

02/19/2008

I ended my first splashcast and I has the "audacity" to post it next to

JA's. I thought it would be interesting for you all to see a totally

different reality...but them that's us... from totallt different

realities...

Enjoy it ... if you want

Carlos

Jose Antonio Da Silva

Jose Antonio Da Silva

#2623

(Response to #2619)

02/19/2008

Hi Carlos,

Worw! A verynice show indeed. You have givenus a very nice tour around the place you live in. The sound is clear and the volume is good. Congratulations and thanks for sharing the show. I placed and audio comment and was hapy to see it is not low. A success.

Abraços

José Antônio http://thomasja.wordpress.com http://joseantoniook.edublogs.org

Ronaldo Lima, Jr.

Ronaldo Lima, Jr.

#2638

(Response to #2630)

02/20/2008

Hi Carlos,

Your Splashcast is great and it made want to visit Portugal even more! I just have one tip, there is an option of making the pictures move automatically, which is very useful when you are using a connected narration, as in your case. After you edit everything and click "publish",in the option "playback settings" you choose "Sequential, Auto-Advance".

Kindest regards from Brazil,

Ronaldo

ihopeitworks.blogspot.com

carlos.fcferreira

Carlos

#2642

(Response to #2638)

02/20/2008

Olá Ronaldo,

Thank you for your kind words and tip... To be absolutely honest I saw the option but I didn't understand what it meant so I picked one of them, by complete hasard...

Then , that's me... I always pick the wrong one when I have two options... It's like in the supermarket, I take the smallest line to pay ant it allways take me longer than the other one... I'll go there and change it!

Thanks for your kind words and feel free to come to Portugal whenever you want to... You'll be wellcomed...

Um Abraço

Carlos

Ronaldo Lima, Jr.

Ronaldo Lima, Jr.

#2671

02/21/2008

Hey Carlos,

I feel the same way (making the wrong choice) when I'm driving in a traffic jam. If I change lanes, the one I choose stops and the others go... =)

Um abraço para vocę também!

Ronaldo

ihopeitworks.blogspot.com

carlos.fcferreira

Carlos

#2643

(Response to #2642)

02/20/2008

Oh, and I owe you a visit in Sharon's tlg which I'll do straight after this week

Um Abraço

Carlos

Teresa Almeida d'Eca

Teresa Almeida d'Eca

#2630

02/20/2008

Hi, Carlos!

Congrats on your first splashcast about Benavente and Samora Correia. Very nicely done and narrated. I think I have only driven through both places.

Hugs, Teresa

carlos.fcferreira

Carlos

#2644

(Response to #2643)

02/20/2008

Hi, Teresa

YThank you for your compliment. Next time, you'll be driven by, feel free to stop... and do let me know! It will be a pleasure to wellcome you!

Carlos

marydimonaco

Maria Rosario Di Monaco

#2656

02/21/2008

Hi Carlos!

I enjoyed watching your splashcast a lot. The images and the information you give about your place and its customs, historical buildings, your school, etc. made me feel I was actually there (and with an excellent tourist guide!)

Cheers,

Mary

carlos.fcferreira

Carlos

#2660

(Response to #2656)

02/21/2008

Hi Mary,

Thank you for your kind words... I'm delighted with all these flattering messages as we aren't used to all this warmth, lately, specially among teachers in Portugal... I'm glad you enjoyed my work, be sure it's easily possible to be done... If I did, anyone can do it!

Thank you

Carlos

marydimonaco

Maria Rosario Di Monaco

#2694

02/21/2008

I'm trying to put together a show with splashcast but I have problems with the recording part. It gives me a very short time for each photo so my comments are interrupted no matter how short I try to make them. What am I doing wrong, or not doing?

Thanks in advance,

Mary

Ronaldo Lima, Jr.

Ronaldo Lima, Jr.

#2717

02/22/2008

Hi Mary,

Well, I'm not a Splashcast expert, and feel even less like one now that I have no idea what is going on... in Splashcast there is no limit to the recording time. Maybe the internet connection wasn't good at the time you were trying to record... why don't you try later from another computer and let us know?

Regards from Brazil,

Ronaldo

ihopeitworks.blogspot.com

Jose Antonio Da Silva

Jose Antonio Da Silva

#2731

02/22/2008

Hi Mary,

Like Ronald said, in splashcast you can record as much as you want to. I don´t know how you did it. I do it like this. First I creat the visual show. I upload all the pictres, tag them and consider the show done. After you finish the show, click on edit and you will see a window with all your pictures and an icon for recordin, you will have just to press it and start recording. If you are happy wiht it, save and move to the next one. I hope it works. If you need some help, skype me and I will be happy to help you. my id is joseantoniook

Hugs

José Antônio http://thomasja.wordpress.com http://joseantoniook.edublogs.org

marydimonaco

Maria Rosario Di Monaco

#2733

02/22/2008

Yes, JA, I had followed all the steps you mention but even so the recording was interrupted when I played it. I guess it is as Ronaldo says, a problem with my internet connection. It's been raining here in Rosario and when that happens, my telephone and my internet connection become erratic, God knows why. Both the tel. company and the internet server keep blaming each other and neither gives me a solution. Today I tried again and, before recording myself, I left the window open for a while (to give it time to digest the order :D) and itworked fine.

Thanks for your help. You people are wonderful!

Hugs,

Mary

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Hot Pots

cristina costa

Cristina Costa

#2512

02/17/2008

Dear All,

I was wondering if you have already used hot-potatoes. It i a great, very easy software to use. I have used it in the past - mainly to review vocabulary - and the students loved it.

Here are some of my examples (very simple ones) http://englishpractice.com.sapo.pt/cloze/1.htm http://englishpractice.com.sapo.pt/hotpot/arm.htm http://englishpractice.com.sapo.pt/hotpot/face1.htm http://englishpractice.com.sapo.pt/hotpot/leg.htm http://www.geocities.com/navysternchen/presentperfect.html

I also used to embed video and audio with it, but don't have any example here at hand.

I hope it helps you.

Cris

k.ergiz

Nergiz

#2543

02/18/2008

Dear Cris

I've just tried one of your exercises :-). Thanks for sharing. I like hot potatoes as well as it is very easy to create exercises. Unfortunately, it's not fee for me as I don't work for "publicly-

funded non-profit-making educational institutions" :-( Fortunately, there are many free sites on the web that I can use.

Nergiz

Natalia Malkina

Natalia Malkina

#2598

02/19/2008

Hello everyone ,

I understand that I can download My hot potato exercises to a web site.

But What do i have to do if I do not have a webplace yet, Can I load them into any storage place on the web so that I could later embed them into my web place ?

Thanks in advance,

Natalia

MMV® Centro Multidisciplinario

Maru

#2621

02/19/2008

Hi Natalia:

You can open a blog and place your exercises as your first post and then you will have a website. I hope it helps, I started my blog like that.

Love: Maru

Ronaldo Lima, Jr.

Ronaldo Lima, Jr.

#2637

02/20/2008

Yes, Natalia. Here are some examples of file hosts you can use: http://www.fileden.com/ http://www.box.net/

Kind regards from Brazil,

Ronaldo

ihopeitworks.blogspot.com

Fernanda Rodrigues

Fernanda Rodrigues

#2640

(Response to #2637)

02/20/2008

Hi Natalia

As soon as you find a server where to upload your hotpotatoes exercises, it's done. HotPotatoes exercises are wepages you can see online in any browser. You can link to them from other webpages or from blogs.

Fernanda

Natalia Malkina

Natalia Malkina

#2714

02/22/2008

Hi ! thanks a lot for your help. Stupid me. Another question will Hot potato exercies work off line? I started doing them but hav/e finised yest so I do not know.

Natalia

Fernanda Rodrigues

Fernanda Rodrigues

#2727

02/22/2008

Hi Natalia

Yes, HotPotatoes exercises work offline. When you cretae them, save them in your computer as html files, and you can then open them in your browser:

In Firefox: File/open file

In IE: File/ Open Browse

To edit your files you need to start Hot Potatoes applications and open the files you want to change. In that case, for example, if you want to finish a matching exercise, open JMatch, then open the *.jmt file you saved the first time.

Fernanda

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Questionwriter

cristina costa

Cristina Costa

#2511

02/17/2008

Dear Natalia,

some can be saved off line, like hotpotatoes and Quizfaber, other are stored on servers online.

I have used Quizfaber before offline, when I didnt have a server to upload them. I used to create exercises for my students to practice. They found it more entertaining to do it on a computer! ;-)

Here is the link: http://www.questionwriter.com/free-quiz-software.html

Cris

----- Original Message ----

From: Natalia Malkina

To: baw08@yahoogroups.com

Sent: Saturday, 16 February, 2008 6:59:36 PM

Subject: Re: baw08 Re: questionwriter personal edition is free

Dear Mbarek,

I had a look at your quizzes. They are really very good and easy to use.

I have two questions is it possible to save these quzzes off-line?

And could you give a link to the Questionwriter ?

Thanks a lot

Natalia

St Petersburg, Russia

Lorena Recio

Lorena Recio

#2555

02/18/2008

Hi Natalia, me again. I've fallen behind a lot lately and I'm catching up with mails. I don't know if someone has suggested this already, but you can use puzzle maker to create puzzles off-line(http://puzzlemaker.discoveryeducation.com/). It's for free and I've been using it for a long time now, I love it!

HTH, love from Argentina, Lore

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Qlipboard

Ocsovszky Zsóia

Ocsovszky Zsóia

#2514

02/17/2008

Hi JA,

I struggled with this a bit :-)

Again Mac problem: they dont have it for Mac and when I wanted to install to windows a huge window environment (I dont remember exactly what was it) was trying to being installed to my computer, and finally it could not manage to install it.

I will try the online version

Which one you created your work with (On or Off line?)?

Zsofi

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Online storage

Ronaldo Lima, Jr.

Ronaldo Lima, Jr.

#2552

02/18/2008

Hi Mary,

I believe there are two aspects in your question. Creating a webpage and having a server. Exercise creators as proprofs, Script-O and quia store theexercises you create in their server, so, if you want to have all of them listed on the same place, you can create a webpage in places like geocities (I'm not very fond of it), googlepages (very easy to use), wizard.4teachers.org (never used), page flakes, sitekreator or a wiki and have the links to the exercises there.

Now, if you use an exercise creator that works off-line, but gives you the option of uploading html files to a server in order to have it online (like hotpotatoes), you will need a server too. If your school already pays for a server, try using that one (that's what I do with HP activities I create), but if that's not your case, there are some file hosts for free on the internet, like fileden.com

Hope to have helped (if not, Teresa will step in a few minutes =))

Kind regards from Brazil,

Ronaldo

ihopeitworks.blogspot.com

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Dear Teresa,

Great exercise page! I love the exercises themselves and the way they are organized on the page.

Now I have a question (a very silly one, I'm afraid): I've been going through the reading in week 5 and, if I have understood it correctly,some of the sites give you the possibility of storing your exercises on their web site server. Now what happens if you want to store exercises you have created using different sites (as you have done) and you don't have a web site of your own? Should I create one? The only free one I know of is Geocities, and my experience of it last year wasn't very good. It was most of time very difficult to access.

I hope you can understand my question :-)

Hugs,

Mary

Mar€ ¦ía Lorena

María Lorena

#2678

02/21/2008

Hi everyone, I've spent 2 days trying to link my activities to the wiki I've set up. I'm wasting a lot of time that I don't have because I should be preparing History (final exam in 3 weeks). That is why I thought of all of you. Please can you help me? I've created 3 games with Matching Game Maker and Memory Game Makerfor a student of mine. He is 8. I wanted to embed them to my wiki and I couldn't, so I thought of linking them but I still can't. I've also opened an account in FileDen (Ronaldo's suggestion) but I don't know what I'm supposed to upload there. Every single file? Create a folder? Apart from that, I would like to know if there are more of these kind of games. I've been searching through Google, but it is taking forever and I don't have time right now. Thanks in advance, I should go and pay attention to my daughter now :)

Lore

Teresa Almeida d'Eca

Teresa Almeida d'Eca

#2680

(Response to #2678)

02/21/2008

Dear Lore,

I can understand your frustration. I went through it last weekend. But once we master the tool, it's wonderful and ver gratifying to see such enthusiasm in our students. With Memory Maker I created a folder with the name of what I'm having students practice, such as classroom objects, school objects... And that is the folder that I uploaded to my server. Inside it you should have an .html file with the name of the folder Your URL for the link in your wiki or blog should look something like this. http://64.71.48.37/teresadeca/school/memorygame/schoolobjects/schoolobjects.html I have my server http://64.71.48.37/teresadeca/ with a folder for "school" things. Inside I have a "memorymaker" for all the exercises created with that specific program. In turn, inside that I have a folder called "school objects", the name of that specific game, and the corresponding .html file. Hope this helps.I have never been able to get my "Matching Game Maker" games to work online, only in my computer. I can't figure out why. Don't forget to look at the links that Daf and Ramona sent. You can also take a look at the exercises I created. http://fwe3.motime.com/ Keep cool! Take it easy! You'll make it. :-)

Hugs, Teresa

marydimonaco

Maria Rosario Di Monaco

#2690

(Response to #2684)

02/21/2008

Hi Lorena!

I also had a lot of problems uploading things into wikis at first. I tried pbwiki, wetpaint but I finally settled for wikispaces. For me, this is the most user-friendly. They let you upload anything quite easily, at least in my experience. I've uploaded files from evoca, vaestro, voicethread, script-o, hot potatoes, and a worksheet from wizzard sth (I don't remember the name of that tool now) Now I'm going to apply for the ad free version. Have a look at it: http://fceexercisesandactivities.wikispaces.com/ I hope it works for you.

Good luck!

Mary

Mar??a Lorena Recio

María Lorena

#2706

(Response to #2698)

02/22/2008

Don't worry Daf, I got your message. I'm trying to open an account there but I have problems with the page. Boxstr also allows me to upload ZIP files... I have RAR files so I will download Winzip or any other available. I wanted to try with Tripod because I sounds like a great tool. Maybe I can try later to see if the problem with the page dissapears. I also made a mistake with your name (Dafm instead of Daf!) and I realized today so we are even.

Thanks for everything,

Lore

Dafne

Dafne

#2695

(Response to #2692)

02/21/2008

Mary,

Tripod allows you to upload a zip file and then it decompresses it for you automatically, so you will beable to add the link to the wiki.This is a tutorial I created for a participant of aTESOL course who had the same problem you are having trying to upload HP exercises. I don´t know how if the Tripod interface has changed because I am not using it anymore, but this might give you some light on how the process is: http://dafnegonzalez.com/tutorials/tripodtutorial.htm

HTH,

Daf

Mar??a Lorena Recio

María Lorena

#2692

02/21/2008

Dear Dafne, Tere and Mary,

I wanted to thank you for your kind comments and for encouraging me. I've tried with another server now because FileDen didn't allow me to upload files with 'html'extension. I googled hosts and found 'Boxtr'. I have uploaded the file in zip and I could link it to my wiki...but I have to unzip it first... so I will keep on trying, just uploading all the files instead of a zip folder and I think it will work. As regards the links, thank you!!! I will delicious them and explore them a little bit more. As soon as I can manage to do what I want with my wiki, I'll let you know the link.Thanks again!

Lore

P.S. Mary, I've kept your wiki in my delicious account because I'll be starting two courses on FCE this year. Wonderful staff what you have in there. I loved it!!!

Claudia

Claudia

#2684

(Response to #2680)

02/21/2008

Hi everyone,

Can anyone help me? I created a wiki and tried to add a link to my website www.englishcorner.pbwiki.com

but it didn't work. I followed these steps that worked for a powerpoint I uploaded:

edit page

Insert plugin

pbwiki magic

html

Visit our website

finish

and I moved it into a table (my daughter helped me with html)

Thanks and sorry for being behind the group.

Claudia

Ronaldo Lima, Jr.

Ronaldo Lima, Jr.

#2715

(Response to #2706)

02/22/2008

Hi Claudia!

The first link in your wiki isn't working because there are two links together: http://englishcorner.pbwiki.com/www.geocities.com/carril_claudia To fix the links follow these steps:

1- click edit page

2.1 - in classic mode, simply replace the wrong link for the following: Visit our website">www.geocities.com/carril_claudiaVisit our website

2.2 - in point-and-click mode, you select "visit our website", then click the add link button (with a globe and a chain), a pop-up window will open, in "link type" choose "url", then type "www.geocities.com/carril_claudia"

3- click "save"

That's it. I hope it helps!

Kindest regards from Brazil,

Ronaldo

ihopeitworks.blogspot.com

Claudia

Claudia

#2759

02/23/2008

Hi Ronaldo,

Thanks, it worked perfectly. I have another problem now: I want to put the link in the button (you can see the empty one on the front page), how can I do that?

Claudia

Ronaldo Lima, Jr.

Ronaldo Lima, Jr.

#2776

02/24/2008

I'm glad it worked, Claudia!

About the button, are you using classic or point-and-click mode?

Ronaldo

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Video

Ronaldo Lima, Jr.

Ronaldo Lima, Jr.

#2513

02/17/2008

Hi Daf and Carlos,

For videos with pre-recorded audio, I started using Video Spin as an alternative to Windows Movie Maker (WMM crashes some times... and Video Spin

has more options) and I'm loving it. You can download it for free (http://baixaki.ig.com.br/download/VideoSpin.htm - site in Portuguese).

Ronaldo

ihopeitworks.blogspot.com

----------------------

If you want to use pre-recorded audio, you could use MovieMaker (all PCs have this tool), or use PhotoStory 3 (free download). Once you have your movie ready, you can upload it to YouTube, Splashcast, Toufee, or any of the other tools where you can upload video for free.

I am eager to see your home town :-)

Daf

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Seesmic

Jose Antonio Da Silva

Jose Antonio Da Silva

#2518

02/17/2008

Hello Dear Bawers

This is a tool I found out about reading George Siemens' blog . It is brand new and it video equivalent of Twitter. You have to subscribe and wait for permission to test. http://www.seesmic.com/ . Seems like a great tool to get students involved in videoblogging.

Have fun.

José Antônio

http://thomasja.wordpress.com http://joseantoniook.edublogs.org

Dafne

Dafne

#2520

(Response to #2518)

02/17/2008

Yes, JA, I already got my registration code :-)

Daf

Ramona Dietrich

Ramona Dietrich

#2523

(Response to #2520)

02/17/2008

Thanks JA,

You are a font of information. That's why I LOVE this group. The information just keeps flowing in. Thanks a bunch.

Beijinhos from rainy Portugal,

Ramona

Moira Hunter

Moira Hunter

#2551

02/18/2008

I thought you may be interested in reading some comments on this blog regarding Seesmic http://mathewingram.disqus.com/seesmic_still_don8217t_really_get_it/

Loic LeMeur, the great French blogger and creator of Seesmic, gives more info here http://loiclemeur.com/france/

Moira :-)

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Online teaching

Mary

Mary

#2502

02/17/2008

I have two suggestions. www.paltalk.com has rooms where people are teaching english and have done so for about a decade. Paltalk mght be a good back up if the other software has problems. My second suggestion is to use jing to capture the chats so your students can review them later.
k.ergiz

Nergiz

#2528

02/17/2008

Hi Mary

Thanks for these valuable tips. I know paltalk from my first days on the Internet but I've never really used it. Thanks for reminding me.

Recording the audio sessions for later review is a good idea, too.

Best

Nergiz

Lorena Recio

Lorena Recio

#2535

02/17/2008

Nergiz, don't worry, you don't need to know if I teach English or Spanish. I've taught Spanish but I always say to my students that I'm not a teacher of Spanish but English. I do my best and try to explain everything, but I try to apply what I know about teaching English into Spanish. Luckily last year I attended a course on Contrastive Analysis (differences between English and Spanish) and I think I'm more prepared now to teach Spanish. If you need anything just ask me, I don't mind. I will check at home for a link to download worksheets to teach Spanish (I used to use them to teach my students).

Eluminate can be used for free but there is a limit in the number of pleople, but as I'm going to be teaching my husband and my brother in-law, I can use it. About onestopenglish, I will attach the files to the wiki so that my students have access to them easily,and they know where to find the material if they need it again.

Great we are in the same boat, let's keep in touch as you say to see how this works. See you around,

Lore (from Argentina)

Lorena Recio

Lorena Recio

#2536

(Response to #2535)

02/17/2008

Hi Natalia, long time no seen!

Natalia, I won't be teaching Spanish but you and Nergiz seem to be interested in it... I may give it a try but as I told her I've taught Spanish before (f2fand on-line with YM) but I'm not an expert. I use my knowledge from pedagogy on how to teach English to try and teach Spanish. I will see if I pluck up the corage and teach Spanish on-line. Anyway, I'll let you know about my on-line teaching experience. I'm really looking forward to it, I have ideas that I want to put into practice (all from EVO Session: BaW, EVO VideoSession and Web 2.0 for ESP).

Hope to find you in Skype to see how you're doing. See you around,

Lore

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Choosing the tool

Ronaldo Lima, Jr.

Ronaldo Lima, Jr.

#2570

02/18/2008

Stella,

some days ago I launched a blog and wiki combat, where I invited people to write down advantages and disadvantages of some blog and wiki hosts. People are still adding ideas, but you can check what we have done so far here:

Blog combat: http://docs.google.com/Doc?id=dft9v67j_21cfrhzzhm

Wiki combat: http://docs.google.com/Doc?id=dft9v67j_22g2fg8439

Kindest regards from Brazil,

Ronaldo

ihopeitworks.blogspot.com

-------------------------

hi everybody

I wanted to ask all of you a couple of specific questiosn:

1- how do you choose from the different tool? I mean if pbwiki, wetpaint and wikispaces are all tools to create wikis, how do you choose, what characteristics do you look for??

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Gifup

Ronaldo Lima, Jr.

Ronaldo Lima, Jr.

#2558

02/18/2008

Rita,

thanks so much for sharing gifup with us. I loved it, I created an animation with pictures of my hometown (known for its modern architecture) in two minutes! Check it out: http://ihopeitworks.blogspot.com

Kindest regards from Brazil,

Ronaldo

ihopeitworks.blogspot.com

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Dropbox

Ocsovszky Zs€ ¦óia

Ocsovszky Zsóia

#2567

02/18/2008

Dear Sharon,

here is the code:

Thanks!

----- Original Message ----

From: sbetts0

To: baw08@yahoogroups.com

Sent: Wednesday, February 13, 2008 4:28:58 PM

Subject: baw08 Re: Dropbox problems

I made one and put it on one of my Moodle Courses. Then made a recording and it worked. Let me get the code and put that in the wiki and we can test.

Sharon

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Courselab

Ronaldo Lima, Jr.

Ronaldo Lima, Jr.

#2561

02/18/2008

Daf,

I think she is referring to Jack Burston's suggestion:

"Courselab http://www.courselab.com/db/cle/49C0AA8FD7D77F18C325716100491780/doc.html

Courselab in effect is a multimedia web page generatorthat can produce lesson materials in any language (its Unicode compliant). Lessons can be exported to run on CD or on a website. They can also be imported into a number of course management systems such as Blackboard and Moodle."

Ronaldo

ihopeitworks.blogspot.com

-----------------------------

Sharon what tool are you referring to here? So many tools being added to our long list.

Daf

Susana Canelo

Susana Canelo

#2562

(Response to #2561)

02/18/2008

Dear Jack:

I tried. I downloaded it but when I was given the code and I entered it, an error message appeared: invalid code number. What can I do?

Thanks Susana

Jack Burston escribió:

Dear Ramona et al,

Here's a link to another free multimedia authoring program: Courselab http://www.courselab.com/db/cle/49C0AA8FD7D77F18C325716100491780/doc.html Courselab in effect is a multimedia web page generator that can produce lesson materials in any language (its Unicode compliant). Lessons can be exported to run on CD or on a website. They can also be imported into a number of course management systems such as Blackboard and Moodle.

Have a look and see what Courselab has to offer.

Jack

Ramona Dietrich

Ramona Dietrich

#2565

02/18/2008

Jack,

Wow, CourseLab looks fab. The examples of courses on the Showcase page were nicely done and offer a variety of differing applications for this tool. I'm going to have to take my time exploring this one. Thanks a lot for bringing it to our attention.

Beijinhos from Portugal, Ramona

sbetts0

Sharon Betts

#2580

02/18/2008

I also had a little trouble, but when I went to the website that is linked when the code fails - it worked. I put together a "course" and uploaded it to our school Moodle installation and it worked well. But seems to take a lot of bandwidth and loads very slowly.

Sharon

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Voicethread

Evelyn Izquierdo

#2691

02/21/2008

Hi dear all:

I'm trying to create a Voicethread to add it to my blog, but I have problems uploading pictures. When I upload a picture, it seems to be too small; it is located up and to the left. There is a blank space below, and on the right. And, if I make the picture bigger, Voicethread does not upload it. What am I supposed to do? Am I doing something wrong? What is the recommended size? Would you kindly help me, please?

Thanks in advance,

Evelyn

Ronaldo Lima, Jr.

Ronaldo Lima, Jr.

#2716

02/22/2008

Hey Evelyn,

apparently, you're using a small picture. If you use a big picture (biggerthan voicethread's screen), it is automatically resized, but if you use apicture that is smaller than the screen, these blank spaces appear. One way to make your small pictures bigger is through picasa (you can download itfrom http://tinyurl.com/2k44gp). Once there, you click on the picture, then click "export", and in the resize option, choose higher pixels. It loses resolution, but it gets bigger...

I hope it helps!

Kindest regards from Brazil,

Ronaldo

ihopeitworks.blogspot.com

Evelyn Izquierdo

#2750

02/23/2008

Dear Ronaldo:

At this moment, my mind is really mixed up. I have such amount of work that I need some vacations. I know I sent you a message, but I don't know if it was to the right EVO session group. Thank you very much for your help, indeed.

After EVO sessions my brain is fried, ha ha. 8-)

Evelyn

Ronaldo Lima, Jr.

Ronaldo Lima, Jr.

#2758

(Response to #2750)

02/23/2008

Don't worry, Evelyn, we're all feeling like that... perhaps fried brain will be our main dish in the graduation party :-)

You're welcome, I'm glad I could help!

Kindest regards from Brazil,

Ronaldo

ihopeitworks.blogspot.com

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Voice tools

Ronaldo Lima, Jr.

Ronaldo Lima, Jr.

#2679

02/21/2008

Ohh, I just learned that only the first 15 minutes of recording are free, and then you have to sign up for pro version... what a pity...

Ronaldo

Teresa Almeida d'Eca

Teresa Almeida d'Eca

#2681

02/21/2008

Zsofi and Ronaldo,

PowerGramo records Skype. And it's free. I've never tried it, though.http://powergramo.com/

Hugs, Teresa

Ocsovszky Zsóia

Ocsovszky Zsóia

#2725

02/22/2008

Thank you Teresa!

Zsofi

Ronaldo Lima, Jr.

Ronaldo Lima, Jr.

#2682

(Response to #2681)

02/21/2008

Ah, yeah, I had heard of that... thanks for reminding me, Teresa, I think I'll give it a try!

Ronaldo

ihopritworks.blogspot.com

MMV® Centro Multidisciplinario

Maru

#2699

02/21/2008

Thanks Teresa! I will explore powergamo.

Love: Maru

Ronaldo Lima, Jr.

Ronaldo Lima, Jr.

#2718

02/22/2008

Hi guys!

I was exchanging emails with Zsófi, and as I recommended Evoca (www.evoca.com) to her, to upload recordings, I learned that Evoca now records skype calls. I remember in the webheads list some people commenting about difficulties in recording skype calls with audacity (I never tried that, but apparently it's hard to record both ends of the conversation), and others having to download echoing programs... well, maybe this could be asolution. All you have to do is add evoca as your skype contact and add itto your conversation... has anyone tried that out yet? If so, how did it go?If not, let's try? Would anyone like to be my guinea pig partner? If so,give me a call - ronaldo.lima.junior

Ronaldo

ihopeitworks.blogspot.com

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Second Life

natasabozicgrojic

Nataša Bozic Grojic

#2728

02/22/2008

Dear all,

I know you are really busy getting ready for Sunday, but I have a few questions on Second Life. I went there with BaWers last Saturday and since then I have been there a couple of times on my own. I am fascinated by it, and I would really like to explore its teaching potential more, but I am still totally ignorant on how it all works. So here are my questions:

1. Where is my "Home"? I believe I haven't got one at the moment, so how do I get one?

2. I have got a free account. Is there a way I can earn some Linden dollars without upgrading my subscriptions? Do I need to have money at all?

3. If I teleport to a new location, how do I know I am not "intruding" or "trespassing"?

4. Is there a code of behaviour I should know about?

5. Can I observe classes somewhere in SL?

Thanks in advance

Hugs

Natasa

Sus Nyrop

#2735

(Response to #2728)

02/22/2008

Hello Natasha,

I'm one of the veteral webheads and have just been reading along a bit this year.I'm also very interested in Second Life , and your questions are both relevant and interesting. I'll try to ask some of this, and others would probably follow up with some more information.

1. Your home is - Info Island. Until you purchase land or join a project somewhere that would allow you to land on their estate. However, you can choose to land on many other locations that the trivial Info island! Search for interesting new places to explore, eventually save useful SLURLs that you wish to visit again. SLURLs are simply browser based links that will take you straight to the SL spot of choice (unless the owner does not allow traffic or the sim is too crowded).

You could do for a long time with no Linden, on a free ride. You could take quizzes and get paid, in many casino style setttings. Some land owners would love having you around to make their palce look populated and generate more visitors, paying you small fees for dirty dancing, or just watching (girls tend to dance while guys are looking, don't ask me why, and I find such activities quite boring. I have a friend who work as virtual escort, with her second avatar, and then hand over money for her first avatar, the one with a more professional presence to protect. This fine lady paid for her SL wedding and honeymoon this way, and had lots of fun. But don't feel obliged to play along with the adults; there are lots of good freebiestores - just ask around and people would help you find some to a start.You can also start creating stuff, in public sandboxes.

Regarding teleport to unknown locations - I had some really surprising experiences in my first days. Although most land owners are very open to guests, I found out that I was not welcomed just anywhere, for more reasons. In some cases, people were interrupted in ongoing activities that were not meant to be open, or with too little room for the occasional traveller; each sim has limited space for traffic as well as for objects.

My best advice is to get yourself some good friends to connect with and learn from. Whenever you get into a good conversation, open the person's profile, see if you like making friends, and send the guy an invitation; they're almost always accepted! This way you could also discover Groups to join, and some people share Good locations to visit, in their profile. This is not FBI - this is a normal way to make social networking happen! Once you have found some teacher friends with Education oriented groups, you would start getting invitations for classes and other events.

Hope this helps. And, when in SL, look up Friends. I'm sure that we have some SL list of Webheads avatars around in a corner!

yours,

SusNy Foss (in SL :-)

natasabozicgrojic

Nataša Bozic Grojic

#2752

02/23/2008

Thanks SusNu, You've given me a lot of useful information.

Natalija Wingtips (in SL)

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Mary's week 5 activities

Silvia Colombo

Silvia Colombo

#2504

02/17/2008

Hi Mary!

Excellent job! I could access the class page from both: the URL and from the blog itself. I really enjoyed doing the exercise on collocations, much more motivating than in our old traditional way. I hope students feel the same. I find the writing exercise on reviews very appealing and the sites were fantastic. I've already bookmarked them. Keep on working hard!

Cheers,

Silvia.

marydimonaco

Maria Rosario Di Monaco

#2521

(Response to #2508)

02/17/2008

Thanks, Silvia! I'm glad everything works :-)

My daughter is a fan of flixster herself, so I know from first hand experience how engaging that page is for young (and not so young) people. I think we can take advantage of that to work on writing skills.

Love,

Mary

Ronaldo Lima, Jr.

Ronaldo Lima, Jr.

#2508

02/17/2008

Congrats, Mary!

It works!

=)

Ronaldo

ihopeitworks.blogspot.com

Mary

Mary

#2666

02/21/2008

I learned so much with you all. So many of my goals were realized. My blog "talks" (zudio) now. http://redcamarocruiser.blogspot.com

-- http://www.goodsearch.com

Silvia Colombo

Silvia Colombo

#2672

02/21/2008

Hi Mary(light steps)!

Congratulations on your blog! I'm sure it gives you a great sense of achievement! I agree with you about this supportive group, always ready to give you a helping hand!

Cheers!

Silvia from Argentina.

Teresa Almeida d'Eca

Teresa Almeida d'Eca

#2676

(Response to #2672)

02/21/2008

Dear Mary,

That's so nice to hear! Thank you! And remember we'll be here the rest of the year. :-) Great blog you have! Kudos!

Hugs, Teresa

marydimonaco

Maria Rosario Di Monaco

#2707

02/22/2008

WOW Mary! Lovely blog. I just want to say "thank you for the music".You made me sing along in the middle of the morning, with food waitingto be cooked and my children staring at me. But I just couldn't helpmyself- Roberto Carlos, Billy Joel, Elton and YOU!Great grammar section, too.

Cheers,

The Other Mary

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Natasa's Week 5 activities

natasabozicgrojic

Nataša Bozic Grojic

#2533

(Response to #2532)

02/17/2008

Hi Maru!

Thanks a lot. Since I am a complete beginner here, every little compliment means a lot. I could have created better quizzes, but there was very little time so I concentrated on the form rather than thecontent.

I had the same problem with ScriptO. I followed someone else's link and it led me to the sign-up page and then to my own quiz. This might be a huge problem for our students. Pity.

I must say I like Proprofs best. Quia is fantastic, but it is not free of charge.

Love

Natasa

--- In baw08@yahoogroups.com, "MMV€ ¦®" Centro Multidisciplinario

wrote:

>

> Hi Natasa!

>

> You are doing great! Congratulations!! I was surfing your wiki and enjoyed my stay. I did your quizzes at Proprofs, Quia, ClassMaker and Web Poster Wizard. Excellent! I may hado done something wrong because I could not answer your Survey Monkey and ScriptO quizzes :-( When I had not logged in a window appeared saying that the session had expired and when I was logged in it leaded me to my Survey Monkey page or my ScriptO page. Love: Maru

Ronaldo Lima, Jr.

Ronaldo Lima, Jr.

#2506

02/17/2008

Hi Natasa!

Congrats on your wiki with a collection of exercises. Sometimes I too create the same thing with different tools to test them. Concerning Hot Potatoes, you have to follow what Mary suggested ("go to"File" and click on "Save" or"Save as" to store it in my computer. Then I go to "File" again and click on"Create webpage""), this way you will create some html files. Then, you will need a server, a host, to upload these html files. The host will generate urls, then you just link the url of the first exercise page (don't forget to link the other pages, in case the exercise has more than one page) in your wiki, just as you have done with Script-O, quia and classmaker. Here are two free file hosts:

www.box.net

www.fileden.com

Hope this helps you!

Kind regards from Brazil,

Ronaldo

ihopeitworks.blogspot.com

natasabozicgrojic

Nataša Bozic Grojic

#2532

02/17/2008

Hi Ronaldo,

I am glad you liked my wiki. It is amazing to think that five weeks ago I couldn't do any of those things.

But I still have a long way to go. I have tried to upload my HotPotatoes file to every single file host you and Mary mentioned, but the file just refused to open (I did save it to my computer first). Could the fact that I am using Mozilla and not IE be the problem? Or is it something else?

In any case, I can print the exercises or burn them onto a CD.

Sorry and thanks.

Natasa

Ronaldo Lima, Jr.

Ronaldo Lima, Jr.

#2554

(Response to #2533)

02/18/2008

Hey Natasa!

We all have a long way to go, after all, every day new things are inventedand if we don't want to be left behind, we have to explore... you're just onthe right track!

About HP, one thing you have to be careful is that when you save the exercise, HP saves it with a particular extension (according to the kind of exercise created), and when you ask to create a web page, ti gives you an html file, and that's the one you need to upload, ok? Kindest regards from Brazil,

Ronaldo

ihopeitworks.blogspot.com

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Carlos' Week 5 activities

Ramona Dietrich

Ramona Dietrich

#2525

02/17/2008

Carlos,

Congratulations! Your wiki looks great. Your quiz was fun! It's amazing how students really respond well to online quizzes. Last year I made some online English quizzes for my YL's. More than one mother told me how the children go back to re-take those quizzes. They treat the quizzes like games:-) http://forcesandstructures.blogspot.com That's exactly what we want! Keep up good work and thanks for sharing your experience with us.

Beijinhos from rainy Portugal (that's a good thing!),

Ramona

carlos.fcferreira

Carlos

#2541

02/17/2008

Olá Ramona,

Thanks for your kind words! It pleased me a lot to make these tools and specially tobe able to use them in class. I've been doing some beginners activities as this year my only french class is from CEF (You have probebly heard of them - the Minister's project Novas Oportunidades - it's beyond one's imagination ). The best way has been Internet, not in such advanced tools (I didn't know them) but in more simple things like word documents with form boxes to fill, and games easily generated. I plan to use most of what I've done and I expect to have the impact you described.

Thanks again! I'm pleased to know that I did it properly!

Awful rainy day, isn't it? It is still raining , now!

Beijinhos

Carlos

carlos.fcferreira

Carlos

#2530

02/17/2008

I manage to end week 5 activity, when I reread, I disocvered I made more than I was asked to...

I left a post about the reading that I enjoyed a lot as, besides lots of hints, it was quite practical and useful!

About the live presentation, the feeling is more or less the same:

quite up to the point, exploring each site potential and quite useful, done in an enviroment that seduces me a lot: elluminate sessions. In fact, it was a pity that I, personally and professionnaly had such a bad week, as I hadn't the chance to make the most of each of the tasks. Nevertheless, I did my best and today I just found some more! For reading, I created a Script-O quizz maker with the course ID 2393, available in http://www.readingmatrix.com/quizmaker/classes/?id=2393.

Again, it's in French but I do plan to use it with my students... make it in English, although interesting, wouldn't be reusable... As for writing, I think voicethreads can be a good start: suing images + sound to launch ideas for writing, although If I had the time, I would have liked to try something as planning your writing, some thing I find very useful for portuguese students as, even in maternal language, they do have problems in planning before executing... In the old paper and pen situation I frequently make them build a plan before writing and it's amazing how better results you get. I have a voicethread built in the wiki pages that could be easily reused for writing purposes, specially in foreign language where tasks tend to be simpler and demanding an less complex performance...

Listening - I started preparing the podcast on Harry Potter and ended it, as I stated before, and it's surely is going to be used in my class!

Speaking - Chinswing (sorry! but I find in it uncountable different usages: There is one I built on my last vecations ( for intermediate students that I can't, unfortunatelu, reuse as I only got beginners this year ( and what a bunch of beginners - CEF - my portuguese collegues will certainly understand me!- it's a long story). Anyway, the Chinswing link is http://www.chinswing.com/pages/discussion.aspx?id=4f0bc676-b359-4a7d-86b7-3ef52336f3c5

Vocabulary - Another new experience! Went to Class Marker, found very interesting and I built a vocabulary test on image + writting down words with a hint on the nimber of letters as it is planned again to be used. You can find it in http://www.classmarker.com/teacher/classroom.php?id=6286 The title is "Qu'est-ce que c'est?", then Class Marker, Free Text. I had no time left for online sheet, although I plan to go for it during the week. That's it!

Now, it's time for old software: handwriting correcting papers...

Have a nice week 6! (I can't believe it's the last one!)

Thank you all

Carlos

Lorena Recio

Lorena Recio

#2537

02/17/2008

Hi Carlos, I loved your activity! and I don't know anything about French :) You are a great teacher to try and reach students at Secondary School. They are gonna love this. See you around,

Lore (from Argentina)

carlos.fcferreira

Carlos

#2539

(Response to #2537)

02/17/2008

Thank you for your kind words! I am pleased too, mainly because some months ago, I hadn't even dreamt that all of this existed. If I did it anyone can do it! And Yes, the way teaching activity is going is, definetely, through web... Thanks again for your kind words and I hope I'll some great stuff done by you soon!

Carlos

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Mirian's Week 5 activities

Ramona Dietrich

Ramona Dietrich

#2526

02/17/2008

Hi Mirian,

Great quizzes. I also use proprofs for online quizzes. It's easy to use and students really like the immediate feedback that an online quiz offers. You will have lots of time after the course ends to take things a little more slowly and try things out over the next few months. Then it will be time to get ready for BaW09!

Beijinhos from rainy Portugal,

Ramona

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Silvia's week 5 activities

Silvia Colombo

Silvia Colombo

#2546

02/18/2008

Hi ramona and all!

Trying hard to carry out my assignment for week 5. Lagging behind, as usual!! I've only experimented with Script-O!, which has both a free version and a professional one. First I browsed different activities available on the site and I could just "look at" the audio tutorial. I couldn't hear anything due to problems with my sound. I managed to create a class page and devise two quizzes: a matching exercise and a multiple choice single answer. Unluckily, I could only attach the first one to my class page. Then I could link the online class to my blog in multiply: http://silviaepeco.multiply.com/ This is the URL of my second exercise, the one I can't attach to the class page.

http://www.readingmatrix.com/quizmaker/index.php?fuseaction=member.previewQuiz&child=Preview%20Quiz&id=4947&pageNumber=1&PHPSESSID=1pqvdc0fheoq3nso0djfqbdes3

I have to keep on trying hard!!!

Cheers, Silvia from Argentina.

marydimonaco

Maria Rosario Di Monaco

#2548

(Response to #2546)

02/18/2008

Great exercises, Silvia! I've done (and passed :D) both of them. I'm sure your sts will love doing them.

Love,

Mary

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Ronaldo's exercises page

Ramona Dietrich

Ramona Dietrich

#2557

02/18/2008

Ronaldo,

This is a great site. I love the template - it's very professional looking. Your school's site is also full of useful information, quizzes, and links. I've visited this site in the past and have it bookmarked. Thanks for re-introducing it to the participants. It's another fab resource for teachers. Beijinhos from rainy Portugal,

Ramona

Ronaldo Lima, Jr.

Ronaldo Lima, Jr.

#2559

02/18/2008

Thanks for your visit and kind words, Mary. You're more than welcome to be a regular visitor, I'll try and update it weekly. You may also subscribe to the blog using some aggregator, like bloglines or google reader (feed: http://ihopeitworks.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default). About the Frappr Map, I really don't what might have happened... I just tested it on my computer right now and I could add the @ symbol... maybe someone else here could help us... Hey, and don't feel like a webtoe, this is week five and by the end of week six you'll have become a webhead, so you should begin feeling like a webneck this week! =)

Kindest regards from Brazil,

Ronaldo

ihopeitworks.blogspot.com

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Great blog, Ronaldo! Please, do keep updating it. It's wonderful to have so many tools and sites with explanations about how to use them in a single place. And the MUSIC!!! What can I say about it? Just lovely! I love music, too. Now that I come to think of it, my first experience ever with web tools was a yahoo group for sts to choose their favourite music videos and, just today, my gifup activity was"choosing a music CD for your dad" I'll be a regular visitor to your blog. A problem I had: I couldn't add myself to your map because I can't get the @ symbol in the slot for my email address. What am I supposed to do?

Hugs,

Mary (webtoe)

carlos.fcferreira

Carlos

#2586

(Response to #2573)

02/18/2008

Hi, Ronaldo, it's in fact a great idea to have created this feed. It helps us make decision and it really helps us to make a decision according to what you want. Thanks (Although I don't know how you the time to do all that! but then you started before....)I subscribed it as it is going to be very useful!

Um Abraço

Carlos

Ronaldo Lima, Jr.

Ronaldo Lima, Jr.

#2568

(Response to #2559)

02/18/2008

Hi Teresa!

Your comment was published fine in the blog. Thanks for paying a visit, and feel always welcome!

Kindest regards from Brazil,

Ronaldo

ihopeitworks.blogspot.com

---------------------------

Hi, Ronaldo!

Animoto is a cool tool. And I loved all the smiling faces in the wonderful photos. What a great atmosphere! I tried leaving a comment, but there I got an error both times. I'll try again later on.

Hugs, Teresa

Teresa Almeida d'Eca

Teresa Almeida d'Eca

#2573

02/18/2008

Thanks, Ronaldo! It's very sweet of you.

Hugs, Teresa

Ronaldo Lima, Jr.

Ronaldo Lima, Jr.

#2563

02/18/2008

Daf,

funny thing (actually more frustrating than funny...), I went to the participants tools page to check the comic strip there and couldn't see it.So I clicked "edit page" to add the embed code and saw the code was already there. Then I noticed that when I preview it, I can see my comic strip, but when I save it, I can't... is it only on my computer?

Frustrated,

Ronaldo

ihopeitworks.blogspot.com (this time it didn't... YET!)

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Great Ronaldo :-)

I have added it to the participants tools page at: http://baw08participants.pbwiki.com/Tools-participants

Thanks!!!!

Daf

MMV® Centro Multidisciplinario

Maru

#2589

(Response to #2586)

02/18/2008

Hi Ronaldo!

Your page is different every time I visit, congrats!! It is an excellent work, I am impressed by your hability to work with sound and to handle new tools. Brazilia is lovely! I tried to leave a comment and I myself to your map but I couldn't, the page showed up a leyend about problems with the site. Remember that I work with limited computers, I have a problem with sound wich I thought solved. From that point of view here are my comments: Your voice at Voicethread came in chunks but the images loaded rather fast. Splashcast had a better audio quality but it took a long time to upload the pictures. Qlipboard had no sound at all!! You can have more than one image. Jose Antonio has a PPP presentation with Qlipboard at http://joseantoniook.edublogs.org I re visited it and the sound problem there did not show up, I guess the secret lies in uploading the PPP presentations to YouTube.

HIH. Love: Maru

MMV® Centro Multidisciplinario

Maru

#2590

(Response to #2589)

02/18/2008

Hi Rolando!

I went back to your blog. I apologize for the mishap! The problem was solved, I could see and hear all the videos with no problem, all of them loaded fast and the sound quality was very good. This time liked more the sound of Splashcast and Qlipboard than Voicethread. Have you participated as radio commentator? Your voice surely would like to the audience!

Love: Maru

Ronaldo Lima, Jr.

Ronaldo Lima, Jr.

#2636

02/20/2008

Hey Carlos and Maru!

Thanks for the encouraging words!

Maru, about qlipboard, I believe JA used the offline version to upload the Powerpoint presentation, but someone correct me if I'm mistaken, because I couldn't find this option in the online version.

Regards from Brazil,

Ronaldo

ihopeitworks.blogspot.com

Ronaldo Lima, Jr.

Ronaldo Lima, Jr.

#2635

02/20/2008

Hey guys!

I have just published a contrastive review of Voicethread, Splashcast and Qlipboard. Check it out: http://ihopeitworks.blogspot.com/2008/02/voicethread-x-splashcast-x-qlipboard.html

If there is any information that could be added to the review, or anything wrong that could be changed, let me know and I'll update it right away.

Kindest regards from Brazil,

Ronaldo

ihopeitworks.blogspot.com

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Marina's activities

Marina

#2626

02/20/2008

My dear all,

Here I am again. I'm afraind I haven't been doing much, because of lots of things that came up at work. I could finish a modest presentation with splash, used goear together with Quia and was able to compose a crossword and included all of them in my blog, BUT I didn't succeed in doing an activity with hot potaoes. I wanted to create a matching game with pictures from my pc, but nothing happend!! I couldn't understand it. Anyway, I'll keep trying. In the meantime, I enjoyed myself with your webpages and activities. I would like to thank all the moderators I've worked with. You've been really patient and I've learnt a lot.

Hugs to all,

Marina

Teresa Almeida d'Eca

Teresa Almeida d'Eca

#2631

02/20/2008

Hi, Marina!

Remember that we'll be here the rest of the year, so please don't leave us. I'm glad you enjoyed BaW08 and benefited from it.

Hugs, Teresa

Fernanda Rodrigues

Fernanda Rodrigues

#2632

(Response to #2631)

02/20/2008

Hi Marina

To create a matching exercise with HotPotatoes with pictures do the following:

1. Store in a folder in your computer all the images that you need; they shouldn't be too large, let's say max 100 pixels width and height smaller if possible;

2. Don't use more than 6/7 items in one page, otherwise it will be difficult to do the exercise; all images should fit in one screen,without the need to scroll down the page.

3. Save your Hotpotatoes files in the same folder where you placed the images, to make it easier;

4. Open Jmatch, give it a title, then insert the images on the leftcolumn (insert picture from local file); on the right column write thename of the object/item you placed on the left column; for example,insert a picture of a pen on the left and write pen on the right column,5. Do the same for the other lines (2,3,4, 5, 6); use the black arrowson the left to include more items

6. Save the file, no spaces, no special charactres (file/save as); the program will give the file the extension *.jmt

7. Create a webpage (File/Create web page); you have 3 possibilities: standard (it creates a dropdown) drag and drop and flashcards. I advise you save the jmt file with 3 different names when you export, for example matchXXX1.html, matchXXX2.html, matchXXX3.html and see the differences.

8. When you finish saving, choose View the exercise in your browser.

9. You should then upload all the images and html file to a web server to have it online.

10. These are the basics; you can later try the Options/configure output to change colours and other settings.

You can see an example here:http://users.prof2000.pt/mfr/class10f_0405/match_inventions.html"> http://users.prof2000.pt/mfr/class10f_0405/match_inventions.html

Beijinhos

Fernanda

Marina

#2646

(Response to #2632)

02/20/2008

Thank you, Fernanda. I've done it. Unbelievable.

You can see it at http://newtoolsinlanguagelearning.blogspot.com/

Rather simple, though.

Hugs,

Marina

Teresa Almeida d'Eca

Teresa Almeida d'Eca

#2657

02/21/2008

Hi, Marina!

I like the simple layout of your blog and its great content! Kudos to you!

I've bookmarked it.

Hugs, Teresa

Jennifer Verschoor

#2663

(Response to #2657)

02/21/2008

Dear Marina:

Your blog is great and your wiki is full of information.

Thanks for sharing it :-)

Jennifer from Buenos Aires

www.jenverschoor.wordpress.com

Marina

#2689

(Response to #2667)

02/21/2008

What can I say, but THANK YOU ALL.

Warmly,

Marina

Natalia Malkina

Natalia Malkina

#2667

02/21/2008

Marina,

you have a very interesting and useful blog. I have bookmarked it and will have my students comment on some tools. At the end ofmay will have a theme- Discussing way of integrating Intenet into the classrooon and ... be preapred to have visitors from Russia !!!

Thanks,

Natalia

Marina

#2734

02/22/2008

Thank you for your words, Natalia. It makes me try harder. What a responsibility!!

Marina

MMV® Centro Multidisciplinario

Maru

#2693

02/21/2008

Hi Marina!

Congratulations on your blog! It is very interesting, it has a lot of information to keep learning, it is a great site.

Thanks for sahing it.

Love: Maru

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TEresa's exercises

Ronaldo Lima, Jr.

Ronaldo Lima, Jr.

#2564

02/18/2008

Hi Tere!

With Firefox I couldn't hear either one, but with IE I could hear both oft hem just fine, and they were great! I bet your students had a lot of fun!

Kindest regards from Brazil,

Ronaldo

ihopeitworks.blogspot.com

-------------------------

Hi, everyone!

I've finally created two exercises for my 5th graders with "Memory GameMaker". One is English-English questions using files I had recorded last year with Audacity. The other is English-Portuguese questions recorded directly in the program itself.

Ocsovszky Zs€ ¦óia

Ocsovszky Zsóia

#2566

02/18/2008

Dear Teresa,

that's awesome, as always what comes from you! Thanks for sharing this, you are a wonderful teacher!

Hugs

Zsofi

----- Original Message ----

From: Teresa Almeida d'Eca

To: Baw08 YG

Sent: Wednesday, February 13, 2008 7:34:15 PM

Subject: Fw: baw08 project - Zsofi + teresa's project

Dear Zsofi,

I just remembered that 6+ years ago, during my first online course about integrating the Internet in the classroom, I created a project about New York City, a city I love. Several of the links are no longer available (no wonder!!! 6 years in Internet time is the stone age!!!!!!), but there are enough links working to show you a different type of activity.

http://64.71. 48.37/teresadeca /school/new- york-scenario.htm

Enjoy!

Hugs, Teresa

Teresa Almeida d'Eca

Teresa Almeida d'Eca

#2639

02/20/2008

Hi, Ronaldo!

Trying to persuade you further to come visit Portugal, here are two photostories for you to enjoy! You will love the country and the partying, as you can see in Rita's photostory. This is what happens when Webheads get together.

Rita Zeinstejer and her husband in Lisbon (Jan05) http://64.71.48.37/teresadeca/webheads/meetings/ritainlisbon.wmv

APPI (Portuguese Tesol affiliate) Conference in Guimaraes, the birthplace of Portugal in the North (Apr06) http://64.71.48.37/teresadeca/videos/appi06guimaraes.wmv

Hugs, Teresa

Ronaldo Lima, Jr.

Ronaldo Lima, Jr.

#2670

02/21/2008

Thank you Tere!

Those are beautiful photostories, thanks for sending them! I've always wanted to visit Europe and Portugal will definitely be a destination! About meeting webheads, I'm really looking forward to meeting some in New York in April. This is going to be my first f2f meeting with webheads... I'm so excited about it!

Ronaldo

ihopeitworks.blogspot.com

Teresa Almeida d'Eca

Teresa Almeida d'Eca

#2669

02/21/2008

Hi, everyone!

One of my 5th grade classes had a CALL lesson this morning and really enjoyed the memory games I made for them. They evn noticed a detail I hadn't. In the game with the octopus and fish, the octopus turns red when the make a mistake and green when the make a match. They were really excited! http://fwe3.motime.com/

CALL lesson 3 has a simple voiceboard tutorial that they understood easily. http://call07.motime.com/ . They loved the voiceboard and were amazed to see their message online at the click of the mouse.

Maru, they left a voice message for you.

Anyone is welcome to visit both blogs and leave a voice message in one of the voiceboards (each message goes to both) for tomorrow morning's class. Please don't forget to say your name and country. TIA.

Hugs, Teresa

Ramona Dietrich

Ramona Dietrich

#2675

(Response to #2669)

02/21/2008

Teresa,

I had fun playing the games. AND the underwater theme was soooooo cute! I also left a small message for the kids on your blog.

Beijinhos,

Ramona

Teresa Almeida d'Eca

Teresa Almeida d'Eca

#2677

(Response to #2675)

02/21/2008

Thanks, Ramona. They'll love it!

Beijinhos, Teresa

Teresa Almeida d'Eca

Teresa Almeida d'Eca

#2674

02/21/2008

Dear Ronaldo,

I'm glad you enjoyed the photostories. I had no idea you were going to NY. What a pleasant surprise! We'll meet f2f!! Wow!!!

And when you come to Portugal, we'll party a lot and have a ball!

Hugs, Teresa

MMV® Centro Multidisciplinario

Maru

#2697

02/21/2008

Hi Ronaldo!

I am very happy for you, I like the idea of you in N.Y., it will be great to see f2f some Webheads. I will follow from here some of the activities that will be boradcasted. Congratulations!!

Love: Maru

MMV® Centro Multidisciplinario

Maru

#2696

02/21/2008

Hi Teresa!

Your students are doing a very good work here, they have sweet voices! I left and answer for them, I hope it reaches them on time. Thanks for telling me they had left a message for me!

Love: Maru

Teresa Almeida d'Eca

Teresa Almeida d'Eca

#2713

02/22/2008

Dear Lore, Ronaldo, Sylvia and Maru,

Thank you for leaving messages in the voiceboard and blogs. They were a success! A couple, including my intro and both of Maru's messages, are quite low when heard in a classroom, even with good speakers and sound at maximum. I had to repeat the sentences, but the voiceboard is great for that, because when we click on the Play button, it goes into Pause. When I record again, I hope to remember to hear the recording before clicking on Send.

Today's class also flipped with the interactive exercises and all of them volunteered to go to the computer and play each game. Towards the end of class, they wrote a message and Francisco recorded it. He's a student who started out with many difficulties and is making a fabulous recovery both in class and with an extra recovery lesson a week. I was amazed that he volunteered to record. Kids can really surprise us. :-)

Hugs all, Teresa

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Live Sessions

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Andy Pincon's session

Teresa Almeida d'Eca

Teresa Almeida d'Eca

#2576

02/18/2008

Dear All,

Just to let you know that the recording of Andy Pincon's live session (Week 4) is now available at http://baw-08.pbwiki.com/alado

Enjoy!

Hugs, Teresa

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Rubena's Session

Dafne

Dafne

#2500

02/17/2008

Hi Nergiz,

Yes, I created a page for Rubena and announced it to the list. All the session pages are linked to our live sessions page at: http://baw-08.pbwiki.com/Live_Sessions and the direct URL to Rubena´s page is: http://baw-08.pbwiki.com/RubenaSL

Best,

Daf

k.ergiz

Nergiz

#2524

02/17/2008

Thanks Daf, I must have missed it.

Sorry!

Best

Nergiz

Ramona Dietrich

Ramona Dietrich

#2529

02/17/2008

Thanks Dafne,

I've listened to her presentation again and it was great. Creating our own content really does personalize learning and make it more meaningful for the student. Also, thanks for suggesting Rubena - we all benefited from her presentation.

Beijinhos from rainy Portugal,

Ramona

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SL tour

Susana Canelo

Susana Canelo

#2509

02/17/2008

Dear Daf:

I missed the SL tour !!! I tried but I can't get dressed. I'll go on trying. It was fantastic as everybody says. I saw the screenshots and I'm going to check all the tutorials again, getting ready for the next tour.

A hug, Susana.

em fernandes

Elisabeth Fernandes

#2515

(Response to #2509)

02/17/2008

Hello Daf,

I was not able to attend this session because of the flu and the time difference. When will the second one be held?

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Rita and Aiden's session

Teresa Almeida d'Eca

Teresa Almeida d'Eca

#2519

02/17/2008

Dear All,

We just want to make a small correction. Rita and Aiden's presentation is on Tuesday (not Monday), Feb 19, at 13:00 GMT. Hope to see many of you

there!

Hugs,

Teresa and Daf

baw08@yahoogroups.com

#2547

02/18/2008

Reminder from: baw08 Yahoo! Group http://groups.yahoo.com/group/baw08/cal

Aiden Yeh and Rita Zeinstejer: "Blended Learning"

Tuesday February 19, 2008

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

(The next reminder for this event will be sent in 18 hours, 3 minutes.)

Location: Alado: http://www.alado.net/webheads

Notes:

This is a reminder of the live session with Aiden Yeh and Rita Zeinstejer on "Blended Learning" at Alado: http://www.alado.net/webheads

On Tuesday, Feb 19 at 13:00 GMT.

See you there!

Daf

Noemi Cavalaro

#2581

02/18/2008

Hello everyone !

I´m back from my summer holidays. I´ve been away forthe last two weeks so I haven´t followed the activities and now I´ve started working at school but I´m ready to do my best for week 6. Iguess I´ll catch up with the things I missed as from next week.

I´ve learned a lot during the first three weeks of this workshop and I mean to browse all the material and to try to use the tools we´ve been learning about in my teaching practice.

It´s been a great experience to learn with all of you even if I know I´m a slow learning I´m always trying to move forward. Thanks for your coaching and support.

By the way, do we need to register for tomorrow´s presentation ?

Best regards,

Noem­ Cavalaro from Rosario, Argentina.

Silvia Colombo

Silvia Colombo

#2603

02/19/2008

Hi Noe!

It's a pleasure to hear from you again! Enjoy your hols? You have to add your name to the database at Yahoo groups and go to the Alado platform. Location: Alado:

http://www.alado. net/webheads

See you there

Silvia from Argentina.

Noemi Cavalaro

#2605

(Response to #2603)

02/19/2008

Hi, Silvia !!!

I´ve been to Alado but had problem with the audio first and couldn´t see the slides that were shown. A real pity!!! It shows there´s still a lot I have to learn... I was quite frustating but I don´t feel defeated at all... I´ll try to do my best next time. It was also an opportunity for learning... I´m eager to see the comments on the Ayden and Rita´s presentation.

Thanks for your help,

Noemi.

marydimonaco

Maria Rosario Di Monaco

#2614

02/19/2008

Hi Noe!

Those things happen. I also lost the sound for several minutes so I know how frustrating it is. Fortunately, then everything went alright. Anyway, I wanted to say I'm happy to see you around.

Love,

Mary

Noemi Cavalaro

#2628

(Response to #2627)

02/20/2008

Hi, Mary !!!

Many thanks for your encouragement.

Love,

Noemi

Dafne

Dafne

#2618

(Response to #2614)

02/19/2008

Hi Noe and Mary,

There was a problem with the format of the presentations. Alado works well with web pages and PPTconverted to HTML or uploaded to the Alado server. We had to pass the slides manually and that's why they don´t show on the recording of the session. However,we have provided the slides for both presentations andalso the sound recording alone, in case you want to listen to the recording while looking at the slides. Please let us know if you have been able to listen tothe recording :-)

Cheers,

Daf

Noemi Cavalaro

#2627

(Response to #2618)

02/20/2008

Dear Dafne,

Thanks a lot for the changes. I´ll go through the presentation right now. The recording is ok. Thanks again for your helping hand.

Best regards,

Noemí.

carlos.fcferreira

Carlos

#2585

02/18/2008

It will be impossible for me to attend the session. Although I feel

very sorry, I have lessons during exactly the same period. I would to

see the recording if there is going to be one planned.

Carlos

baw08@yahoogroups.com

#2594

02/18/2008

Reminder from: baw08 Yahoo! Group http://groups.yahoo.com/group/baw08/cal

Aiden Yeh and Rita Zeinstejer: "Blended Learning"

Tuesday February 19, 2008

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Location: Alado: http://www.alado.net/webheads

Notes:

This is a reminder of the live session with Aiden Yeh and Rita Zeinstejer on "Blended Learning" at Alado: http://www.alado.net/webheads

On Tuesday, Feb 19 at 13:00 GMT.

See you there!

Daf

Hala Fawzi

Hala

#2606

(Response to #2602)

02/19/2008

Hi all,

I was very interested in attending Rtia and Aiden's seesion, but Alado kicked me out so many times. I gave up after several trials to login/out.:-(

I will listen to the recoding later.

Best,

Hala Fawzi

Teresa Almeida d'Eca

Teresa Almeida d'Eca

#2608

02/19/2008

Dear All,

The session page for Aiden's and Rita's fabulous and full of "food for thought" presentations is up, but we're still missing a link to Aiden's presentation and a couple of screenshots.

http://baw-08.pbwiki.com/aiden-rita

The recording is very clear, but the slides don't show after a certain point, so you'll need to have both presentation Web pages open and synchronize the sound with the slides. Hope I'm explaining myself well. These things do happen and they're part of our learning process.

Thank you again, Aiden and Rita, for presenting very eye-opening and creative work in such a professional and pleasant way. :-)

Hugs, Teresa

Teresa Almeida d'Eca

Teresa Almeida d'Eca

#2609

02/19/2008

Dear Hala,

Shame on Alado!!! :-( You should tell Andy and see what he has to say about it.

The session was great!

Hugs, Teresa

Dafne

Dafne

#2611

(Response to #2608)

02/19/2008

I have made some little changes to the page. Since Slideshare does not allow embedding. I used another application to embed Rita's PowerPoint and now it isembedded in the wiki. I also added some images I took during the presentation. Let's wait for Aiden to send us her presentation and we will add it to the page. http://baw-08.pbwiki.com/aiden-rita

hugs,

Daf

Teresa Almeida d'Eca

Teresa Almeida d'Eca

#2624

(Response to #2611)

02/20/2008

Dear Daf,

Thanks for the changes. It's looking great!

Hugs, Teresa

marydimonaco

Maria Rosario Di Monaco

#2616

02/19/2008

I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed your impeccable, enriching presentation.

Love,

Mary

Silvia Colombo

Silvia Colombo

#2641

02/20/2008

Hi Daf and Teresa!

Thanks for the excellent job you've done with Aiden-Rita's page! I could attend the live session without any problems but now I've browsed this page in detail and it's brilliant!!! I love the music you've added.

Cheers,

Silvia from Argentina.

Aiden Yeh

#2655

02/21/2008

Dear Tere and Daf,

Many thanks for creating this website to document our presentation :-) Vuvox is great!

Hugs,

Aiden

Teresa Almeida d'Eca

Teresa Almeida d'Eca

#2659

02/21/2008

Dear All,

I've just created the post about Rita and Aiden's session last Tuesday. You're welcome to leave your comments. http://baw08.wordpress.com/

Hugs, Teresa

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Looking for partners

Ronaldo Lima, Jr.

Ronaldo Lima, Jr.

#2510

02/17/2008

Hi everybody!

Classes have just begun in Brazil and I am looking for international

partners to have their English students interact with mine. I'm having

students from two of my advanced classes (one class has 14 teenagers and the

other has 8 adults) create their blogs at our 21classes portal (

finally5b.21classes.com). This week they will publish their first posts,

which will be an introduction of themselves. Then, I would like to have them

interact with English students from other countries, to discuss cultural

aspects of Brazil and the other students' countries.

If you are interested, write to me (ronaldo.limajr@gmail.com) and we discuss

the details.

Thanks in advance!

Ronaldo

ihopeitworks.blogspot.com

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extisp.icio.us

Ronaldo Lima, Jr.

Ronaldo Lima, Jr.

#2507

02/17/2008

Thanks, Daf! I was looking for something like this these days! There's only one thing, here in my computer the url extisp.icio.us didn't work, but http://kevan.org/extispicious did.

Regards from Brazil,

Ronaldo

ihopeitworks.blogspot.com

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Trendmap

Ramona Dietrich

Ramona Dietrich

#2527

02/17/2008

Zsofi,

That is a great image! I have blogs for each of the classes I teach where students can find class assignments, documentation, etc. I usually include an image related to the assignment. This is a keeper!

Beijinhos from rainy Portugal,

Ramona

Hello All

I am just organizing my delicio.us as you was talking about it, It came to my mind that I have an account and tagged a lot of pages but since months I did not touch, so I took the chance to make an order.. And I found this: http://www.informationarchitects.jp/slash/ia_trendmap_start.html

called trendmap..you can see here the social tools of the web as a tube map. I found it very nice again as when I did when I tagged it, so decided to share it with you

nice saturday to you

Zsofi

Susana Canelo

Susana Canelo

#2549

02/18/2008

DearZsofi:

I'm downloading it and I'm going to print it .I really liked it and can't believe how many sites there are out there just to use them. We would need days of 48 hs, don't you think???

Hugs and thanks for sharing

Susana

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TESOL in NY

Dafne

Dafne

#2540

(Response to #2539)

02/17/2008

On behalf of Laine Marshal:

TESOL in NYC: If you have enjoyed your EVO sessionover the past several weeks, come to New York City forsome face-to-face follow-up professional development! TESOL has been held in this amazing location only fivetimes before: 1966, 1976, 1985, 1991, and 1999. Hereis your opportunity to see New York, meet your fellow EVO participants, andattend a major convention with more than 8,000 teachers of English from all around the globe! :)EVO at TESOL: We will have a special section of theTESOL Networking Mall set up for EVO folks for the entire three days of the Convention.

Get together with your group; bring a laptop and connect virtually to those in your group who can participate from home. Many EVO Coordinators and Moderators will be in attendance and we would love to see you there, too! Those of you who are coming to New York but did not join our Exploring the Big Apple session, please go check out our Big Apple Wiki, whereyou will see lots of info about New York!

Big Apple Wiki http://exploringthebigapple.wikispaces.com/

Convention Info: 42nd International TESOL Convention, April 2 - 5, 2008. Hilton and Sheraton Hotels, NYC.TESOL Convention Information Page http://www.tesol.org/s_tesol/seccss.asp?CID=1518&DID=8281

Ways to save:

1- Early Bird rates for registration apply until March

3. Be sure to register by then for big savings!

2-Be a volunteer and get many benefits at the convention. Contact Len Fox about volunteering: (Lfox11215@aol.com)

To Register: Online Registration for TESOL Convention starts on this page https://www.one-stop-registration.com/tesol08/OSR.Index

Hope you can make it to the Convention! If not we will have virtual participation options.

Stay tuned!

Laine

(Exploring the Big Apple EVO Session Moderator)

Dafne

Dafne

#2572

(Response to #2571)

02/18/2008

On behalf of Christine Bauer-Ramazani:

4 sessions of the EV Fair Classics will be webcast from the TESOL conference in New York, and 3 of them will be on the EVO sesions held this year. Please see the full line-up of EV Fair Classics presentations here and note the 4 sessions to be Web cast: http://academics.smcvt.edu/cbauer-ramazani/TESOL/2008/EV-Fair-Classics/schedule.htm

More information will be forthcoming, but please mark your calendars for April 3 and 4, 2:00-3:00 U.S. EDT (19:00-20:00 GMT).

The CALL Interest Section of TESOL invites you to participate.

Christine Bauer-Ramazani

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Interesting

cristina costa

Cristina Costa

#2569

02/18/2008

Dear All,

I was just sent this link. I thought I should share it with you: http://www.celebrateblogging.com/

It is about the use of blogger and voicethread.

Enjoy it.

Cris

carlos.fcferreira

Carlos

#2587

02/18/2008

Olá Cristina,

I've been to the link you gave and left my compliments to one of the fine inventions: blogging. If it exists for 10 years then I'm a late user :only six months... Bur better late than never...

Beijos

Carlos

MMV® Centro Multidisciplinario

Maru

#2593

(Response to #2587)

02/18/2008

Thanks for sharing Cris!

It is very interesting to hear all the uses of blogging. This would make an excellent listening exercise! I expected to hear your voice and Carla's there, I left a comment after Carlos. It is a great idea! Btw, do you know who created blogs?

Love: Maru

Manuel Romero

#2764

02/23/2008

Hi all,

Sorry for cross-posting.

As the final activity for the Research into Web 2.0 Applications EVO session, I am inviting you to attend a meeting with Anne Burns. She will talk about Action Research.

I am sorry about the short notice but Anne has a very tight schedule and this was the only time she could give her talk. It will take place at WiZiQ, today Saturday at 9:00pm, Mexico City time. She is located in Sidney, Australia and for her it will be 2:00 pm Sunday 24.The link is

http://www.wiziq.com/tutorsession/session.aspx?JuX%2bgH%2b2GbaxERD68pWKmYZanIuNPsVQndm47xySdFAfV6tF%2fwf7iGb0QpGIqDneY6iue8at21E%3d

The session will be recorded so you can listen to her later.

This is Anne's biodata:

Dr Anne Burns is a Chair Professor in the Department of Linguistics and former Dean of Linguistics and Psychology at Macquarie University, Sydney. Her work at Macquarie involves supervising students in the Professional Doctorate and PhD programs in applied linguistics. She also teaches the course in qualitative research forthese programs. She has been conducting action research with teachers in Australia and in many other countries for over 15 years. Her major publication on action research is Collaborative action research for English language teachers CUP, 1999) and she is in the process of writing an introductory book on action research for Routledge. Her other major current project is co-editing the Cambridge Guide to Second Language Teacher Education (to be published 2009) withProfessor Jack Richards.

Hope to see you there!!!

Manuel Romero

Research into Web 2.0 Applications Session Moderator

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Scrambled words

Nina Liakos

Nina Liakos

#2579

02/18/2008

Okay, webheads and soon-to-be webheads,

I know some of you enjoy doing puzzles of various kinds. In my beginners' pronunciation book, they like to do word scrambles, which I am terrible at! If any of you are good at this, help me out--the book doesn't have an answer key! :-( The words I can't unscramble are:

L E E A O V R T

E E B I L Y E

S M E A E G S

Boy, do I feel stupid.

Nina in Maryland

sbetts0

Sharon Betts

#2582

(Response to #2579)

02/18/2008

These are hard - the last one is MESSAGE and the first could be overlate (is that even a word?), but the middle...

Sharon

Richard Turnbull

Richard

#2583

(Response to #2582)

02/18/2008

Think the first one is elevator... but the second has got me!

Richard

Richard Turnbull

Richard

#2584

(Response to #2583)

02/18/2008

Still thinking... could it be "believe" but with a typo?

Richard

Nina Liakos

Nina Liakos

#2607

02/19/2008

Thanks, Sharon and Richard! You can always count on webheads to come through. Perhaps you are right, Richard. The Y should have been a V. This was spoken on a CD and not written. They might have made an error, though. I'll double check it before I use it in class, and if it's wrong, I will correct it for the students.Thanks again for rescuing me!

Nina

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Away

cristina costa

Cristina Costa

#2600

02/19/2008

Dear All,

I am so sorry I have been so quiet tis week. I have come to portugal for family bureaucracy and "saudades" issues! :-) I am having less access to the computer as I had thought. I am sorry about that. I have browsed my emails and noticed that I have recieved a lot of wonderfuk messages from some of you. I will answer them individually when I get back online. I just want to wish you a great week and I hope we continue this exchange of perspectives, ideas and knowledge - which I call learning generosity - after the end of the EVO sessions. Thank you all for your contributions. I have learned a lot from you all. Í would also like to take this chance to thank all the moderators I have worked with during this experience. They have been magnificient. I have learned a great deal from them all too. A very tight hugs to you all out there... although spread all over the place we are all united in cyberspace!

beijos

Cris

Silvia Colombo

Silvia Colombo

#2620

02/19/2008

Thank you Cristina for your warm message. I've learnt a lot and I'd like to be in contact with all of you throughout this year 2008.

Cheers,

Silvia Colombo from Argentina.

MMV® Centro Multidisciplinario

Maru

#2622

(Response to #2620)

02/19/2008

Dear Cris:

Enjoy your visit with your family, I hope you have a great time.

We will be here when you get back online.

Love: Maru

Jose Antonio Da Silva

Jose Antonio Da Silva

#2686

02/21/2008

Hi Dear BaWers,

I miss you all so much and all the discussions and tools we talk about. I am overwhelmed with lesson plans and ideas for projects and it is getting difficult to catch with messages. I am sorry if I haven´t answered some of your messages properly. These days, time is become a really rare comodity for me. I always browse the e-mails, but just can´t find time to answer all the ones I would like to. For me, the BaW experience is always like this, more active participation at the beginning and lurking at the end.

Thank you all for all your kind words in relation to my blogs and other tools and for the many things you shared. This is not goodbye, because we will be together for the rest of the year. I just want to tell you that I am doing my share of lurking for now and how much I enjoyed spending these six weeks with you all.

Abraços from Brazil

José Antônio http://thomasja.wordpress.com http://joseantoniook.edublogs.org

MMV® Centro Multidisciplinario

Maru

#2701

02/21/2008

Dear Bawers:

I share Jose Antonio's feelings. I have not gone yet to San Luis and I already miss you all. It will be a long weekend, from Friday to Sunday night, without hearing from you. It is stange, you have become close and dear to me over this weeks. I am glad for those of you who will meet f2f at N.Y. Congratulations! Visiting your sites today I found a surprise, I saw three voicethreads with my picture attached at the bottom and I had not visited there. I don't know how that happened, but I was glad to be part of your sites. =) I learned a lot from all of you, receive my deepest thanks. See you around!

Love: Maru

Dafne

Dafne

#2702

(Response to #2701)

02/21/2008

Dear Maru,

Enjoy your weekend at San Luis :-) We will miss you on Sunday, but we will still be here on Monday and you will have the recording of the session, as usual ;-)You came in late this year, but you have been working hard to catch up and have been a very active member ofthis wonderful gruop of people.

Warm hugs,

Daf

Mar??a Lorena Recio

María Lorena

#2703

(Response to #2702)

02/22/2008

Dear JA,

Don't worry about lurking, you've always been there to help us. I understand your situation and we are almost on the same boat. The whole year will be waiting for us to continue with the discussions and messages, so try to relax (as Tere has told me) and enjoy the ride. Hope to see you around (when you have time :))

Lore

Hala Fawzi

Hala

#2705

(Response to #2703)

02/22/2008

Hi,

Thank YOU JA!

You have done a marvelous job! We do appreciate all the wonderful responses and hard work you have done! This for sure goes to ALL, moderators, co's and for the two flying birds, Daf and Teresa.

Hala( bows)

Teresa Almeida d'Eca

Teresa Almeida d'Eca

#2719

02/22/2008

Dear Maru,

I second Daf's words about you not being able to make it to the Graduation - your thoughts will be with us and ours with you - and also about your great work and commitment to BaW08. We know how hard it is to focus on everything that is going on in our lives. Kudos to you!!! :-)

Enjoy your weekend!

Hugs, Teresa

Teresa Almeida d'Eca

Teresa Almeida d'Eca

#2720

02/22/2008

Dear friends,

My neurones and my fingertips are playing tricks on me. In the Subject I meant "Maru", not Mary.

Hugs, Teresa

Teresa Almeida d'Eca

Teresa Almeida d'Eca

#2726

02/22/2008

Dear JA,

You've done much more than your share and we're all very grateful to you.

You are a very caring person and are always there to share your expertise.

But there are times when we all are forced to make our priorities and school

and schoolwork is a top priority. Our students deserve that.

Thank you very much for your fantastic collaboration! :-)

Beijinhos, Teresa

Ramona Dietrich

Ramona Dietrich

#2730

(Response to #2726)

02/22/2008

JA,

Thanks so much for all your help and support. It great to know that there we have colleagues like you to help shoulder the load. I know exactly where you are coming from as I, too, have had an extra heavy school workload since January (actually since Sept). Remember, first and foremost, the students come first! Pull back, regroup, and hopefully you will get a little balance back in your life:-)

Beijinhos from Portugal,

Ramona

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Resources for kids

Mar€ ¦ía Lorena

María Lorena

#2649

02/20/2008

Dear Tere, I think I never answer this message... I don't know if I got it to be honest. But today I have been racking my brains trying to think of a way of creating activities for an eight-year-old boy. I created a wiki and I thought it would be easier to create on-line activities. In fact, it is but I read all the messages, I went to the links but I needed something for young learners. That is when I remembered your memory game and going back to your message I found this one, isn't it weird!

It is like the third time that I read it because I didn't know how to embed it to the wiki. Now that I re-read your message, I'll go to one suggested by Ronaldo about servers and save it there. Hope it works. If you think of any other material that I can use, please tell me.

Thank you in advance,

Lore

Dafne

Dafne

#2652

02/20/2008

Hi Lore,

I have not taught kids for eons, but I was co-ownerand co-founder of a bilingual k-12 school back in the early 80s, and later English coordinator of differentk-12 English Programs, and since I enjoyed so much those years teaching kids, when I find something nice on the web for those ages, I del.icio.us it. So, these are some pages with resources for kids that I have:

Tons of links to pages with different resources:

http://www.brainpop.com/

http://storynory.com/

http://teachers.teach-nology.com/

http://www.magickeys.com/books/

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/

http://www.ictgames.com/resources.html

http://artpad.art.com/artpad/painter/

http://scratch.mit.edu/

http://akidsheart.com/

http://www.teach-ict.com/

http://www.webbliworld.com/

http://www.first-school.ws/

http://abcteach.com/

http://www.esl4kids.net/

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/Dictionary.html

http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/portal/site/Kids/menuitem.f977d82a49287d81b92c3010ca248a0c/?vgnextoid=9e18edfab621d010VgnVCM1000006640a8c0RCRD

Enjoy!!!

Daf

Silvia Colombo

Silvia Colombo

#2664

02/21/2008

Hi Daf!

Thank you for sharing those beautiful sites for kids. I've been browsing some of them and they're excellent! I've just bookmarked them at del.icio.us to look at them more carefully in the near future.

Hugs,

Silvia from Argentina.

Ramona Dietrich

Ramona Dietrich

#2673

02/21/2008

Lore,

Last year I had a group of 8 year olds. I was a substitute teacher in an international school here in Lisbon. I made some interactive exercises for my YL's and you can find them on the blogs that I made for them: http://forcesandstructures.blogspot.com and http://choose-peace.blogspot.com . The kids loved the interactive exercises. I hope you find something that you can use;-)

Beijinhos from Portugal,

Ramona

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Summer sessions

sharonbetts

Sharon Betts

#2741

02/23/2008

tp://clear.msu.edu/clear/viewmail.php?mail=MzE0

What a great group of summer sessions. This is the group that produces Viewpoint.

Sharon

Dafne

Dafne

#2747

02/23/2008

Sharon,

The workshops sound great! and MSU is a lovely place. I had the opportunity to attend a TESOL Summer Institute there in 1991 for 6 weeks and I loved mystay. I wished I could go. Are you going?

Cheers,

Daf

sbetts0

Sharon Betts

#2749

(Response to #2747)

02/23/2008

No, I have a week in Texas this summer and that is all I can afford, ha. But, the titles sure looked fantastic.

Sharon

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