Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Vidipedia - Wow!


The first editable digital video encyclopedia. It seems it is still giving its first steps since there aren't many videos, but it already looks promising, with relevant and interesting material.

And here's my favorite video (again!) about the Web 2.0 in the Technology page (the one Monica Veado found in You Tube). A digital tapestry...

Update July 2007: Final Version (in You Tube)

Monday, February 19, 2007

Write to my blog!

Dear all,

I have just found this amazing tool. http://writetomyblog.com/ is a web based word processor for Blog users. I think this would be a great solution when students work with blogs at the computer lab. Let's see if it works!!!

BTW, I found this tool at http://www.go2web20.net/. Already suffering from FOMS(=fear of missing something)? Don't panic!! We'll never be able to keep up with the web!!! ;)

Monday, February 12, 2007

Stationery Vocabulary

Click on the photo to see the picture dictionary

stationery-cvr, originally uploaded by elidafitti.

I gave Flickr a try and I could blog this photo and vocabulary in. First I opened an account at Flickr. Then I uploaded a photo from the computer and labeled the pictures by clicking on the Add Notes button, chose its layout for the blog. I finally granted access to Flicker to publish my photo on the blog.

Sunday, February 4, 2007

Experimenting with photos

Computer Lab
Originally uploaded by CarlaYR.
Flikr is a tool that allows you to store, organize and share your photos on the web. Among many interesting features, it lets you annotate your photos by selecting and adding notes to specific parts, making it possible to create a picture dictionary. (See I Didn't Know You Could Do That with Free Web Tools in Berta's blog).

Here goes my first attempt:

Click on the picture to see the Pictionary.

Any other ideas on how to use this feature?

Ready to give it a try?! :)

Saturday, February 3, 2007

Welcome to the Blogosphere!

Dear girls,
It’s been only a few days since this blog was born and we already have lots of friends who have given us support and encouragement, sharing resources and helping us to get started.

How is this possible?

This tool we are using, called blog or weblog , is a kind of user-generated website, consisting of individual posts or entries displayed in reverse chronological order, which allows interaction with readers through a comments section in each post. This particular blog host, Blogger, has special social networking features, i.e. ways of interacting with other Blogger users. If you look at the comments section you’ll see that each person’s username (in blue) is linked to that person’s profile where his or her blogs are displayed, making it easier to contact people with similar interests.

So, let’s say that once in the Blogger “neighborhood”, you can easily learn a bit more about your “neighbors” and “visit” their “blogspots”.

That’s exactly how I came across Berta’s blog, My Spot in Cyberspace , where she writes about the different tools she tries and displays her own “experiments”. One of her posts particularly called my attention: I Didn't Know You Could Do That with Free Web Tools, where she shares information she found on possible educational applications of some well-known photo tools. I liked it so much that I immediately wanted to give it a try!

So, in order to make yourselves at home, you can start surfing the blogosphere and meeting other ELT bloggers in the “neighborhood”.

Although most of you won’t see this post until Tuesday, our “back to school day”, I wish you a blogorific (=fantastic) weekend. ;)