jueves, 27 de noviembre de 2008

Wordia what...?

Wordia is an online visual dictionary which has the published aim of 'redefining the dictionary'. It asks members of the public and celebrity 'orators' to upload videos explaining what words mean to them. The videos are then published on the site alongside the traditional textual definition sourced from the Collins English Dictionary.
The site was founded in 2008 by TV producer Ed Baker, backed by the online entrepreneur ,Michael Brich and launched at the house of DOctor Johnson, the man behind the first modern dictionary.
Its founders and others have extoled the benefits of having different dictionaries for different audiences. Some parties in the UK have argued Wordia's democratic approach will undermine the quality of the definitions.

Retreived at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wordia.

Here is the link of my own version of the concept of "photography"


What is a webquest?
A webquest is an assignment which asks students to use the World Wide Web to learn about and/or synthesize their knowledge a specific topic. A “true” webquest, as originally designed by Bernie Dodge and Tom March, requires synthesis of the new knowledge by accomplishing a “task,” often to solve a hypothetical problem or address a real-world issue. Simpler web activities designed for students to investigate and collect new knowledge from web-based sources can also be a more engaging and effective replacement for read-the-chapter-and-complete-the-review-questions. This tutorial will walk you through the basics to create a simple or more elaborate activity.

Here is the link of a WebQuest that I created about photography, copy and paste the following link in a new window:

PLease feel free to leave comments in this blog if you feel/think this WebQuest need any changes.

°Free your mind and let yourself go!"

jueves, 20 de noviembre de 2008

Things to do for the class


  • Webquest
  • Upload Wordia video
  • Write software evaluation report
  • Go to the mediacenter and tryout the software
  • Complete report

jueves, 30 de octubre de 2008

Happy Halloween...Widgets, Twitter and Videconferencing.


Well here I am one more time. Today I'll recomend you three webpages which are related to things we usually do everyday. Well here they are
This first website gives you a nice explanation of what a videoconference how it has influence areas such as education and bussines. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Videoconferencing
The next site gives a brief description of what a widget is, it contains concrete information and some examples of programes and softwares which run this various applications.
And the last link sends us to a the definition of twitter. Recently at the MEXTESOL conference, one of the particiopants told me that this is the hottest new thing that bloggers are doing on the net. You HAVE to use and add this application to your blog.

Hope you find them usefull
Happy Halloween!!!

"Free your mind and let yourself go!"

martes, 28 de octubre de 2008

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martes, 21 de octubre de 2008

Comments about "Are you FED (up)?"

Jalow wikets!!!

Yeah, I've just invented that word, I don't know if it really exists so if it has a real meaning please let me know :)

About the Fed up presentation, I think it's great to have material of that kind (even though it's a little bit long) the use of pictures and concrete explanations and examples it's well accomplished.

Hope you have enjoyed it.

See you next time!

"Free your mind and let yourself go!"

Are you FED (up)?

web 2.0 tools for ESL/EFL teaching (how to become web literate)

From: thiagoedu, 3 months ago

You shall see most apps and site from the web 2.0 here, in a ppt designed to help ESL/SFL teachers cope with the web 2.o in class. Topics disscussed: efl teaching, esl teaching, web 2.0, delicious, tagging. social bookmarking, microblogging, blogging, twitter, alice in wonderland, digital native, digital immigrant, digital voyer, digital refugee, podcast, rss reader, feed, aggregate. Care to leave a comment? Thanks! Thiago Eduardo - thiagoedu@gmail.com (presentation made for a Braz-Tesol one day seminar in Brasilia, Brazil on May 30th, 2008)

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History of CALL: The late 70's

The History Of Call Final

From: saida2008, 2 weeks ago

The History Of Call Final
View SlideShare presentation or Upload your own.

SlideShare Link

lunes, 20 de octubre de 2008

Favorite websites

Jalow!!! ^^

Well, here are my two favorite websites. On top of the list (a huuge list of only two links xD jaja) there's the Plain English video, personaly I love their material and the way they explain such kind of things. The second one is the E|FL 2.0 blog the reason? I think it's really cool and full of nice advices and aplications for your blog!!!

Which are your favorite sites?



"Free your mind and let yourself go!"

lunes, 13 de octubre de 2008

What is a "WebQuest"?

Hi everyone!

As I mentioned in the Discussion Board of the CMC class, here are some webpages which I found really useful and easy to udestand about the webquest deal.





For those who are teaching this is a great tool to use with out students. Let's make them litarate in the 21st century tools.

Have a great day.


"Free your mind and let yourself go!"

martes, 7 de octubre de 2008

Mexican - American War

Hello guys!

As mentioned in today's Literature class, here is the link of the presentation. Hope you enjoy it, it contains great material besides it is fun and friendly to use.

See yaa tomorrow!


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The History of CALL: The 60s

The History Of Call The 60s

From: Yurithk, 1 week ago

The History Of Call The 60s
View SlideShare presentation or Upload your own. (tags: call)

This ppp will provide some information about the developments of CALL during the 60's

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miércoles, 1 de octubre de 2008

RSS dude

toothpaste for dinner

What???!! o_O
I have felt like that...sometimes u____u

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jueves, 18 de septiembre de 2008

What is a Podcast?

Below is a definition of podcasting pulled from Wikipedia that provides you with information about podcasting, its roots and some of the techincal aspects surrounding podcasting. The following is provided free from editing and I take no credit for this wonderful explanation.

Podcasting, created by former MTV VJ Adam Curry, is a term that was devised as a crisp way to describe the technology used to push audio content from websites down to consumers of that content, who typically listen to it on their iPod (hence the "pod") or other audio player that supports mp3 at their convenience. The term podcasting is meant to rhyme with broadcasting and is a derivative of the iPod platform. While not directly associated with Apples iPod device or iTunes music service, the company did contribute both the desire and the technology for this capability. Podcasting is not unlike time-shifted video software and devices like TiVo, which let you watch what you want when you want by recording and storing video, except that podcasting is used for audio and is currently free of charge. Note, however, that this technology can be used to push any kind of file, including software updates, pictures, and videos.

Podcasting uses an XML-based technology called RSS, or Really Simple Syndication. Content publishers describe new content in an XML RSS file which includes dates, titles, descriptions, and links to MP3 files. This auto-generated file is called an RSS feed. The key to making podcasting work with RSS is enclosures, a feature supported by RSS 2.0.

What makes podcasting special is that it allows individuals to publish (podcast) radioshows, that interested listeners can subscribe to. Before podcasting you could of course record a radio show and put it on your website, but now people can automatically receive new shows, without having to go to a specific site and download it from there.

retrieved from: http://www.podcastalley.com/what_is_a_podcast.php

Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

See yaa!

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viernes, 12 de septiembre de 2008

"The machine is us/ing us" and more stuff

Hi classmates!

I would like to share with you some interesting stuff. Do you remember the video of "The machine is us/ing us"? Well, I have found one of the articles that it's mentioned in the video, as well as the Digital Ethnography web page



There are several videos from Professor Welsch in youtube, if you are interested in watching them just type "The machine is us/ing us" on youtube and you'll find a list of some other videos.

Hope you enjoy them, they are really interesting.
Have a nice weekend!!!

"Free your mind and let yourself go"


jueves, 4 de septiembre de 2008

Mr. Wong

Add this page to Mister Wong

Advantages of CALL

CALL provides several tools which learners and teachers may take advantage of:

  • Learn a second or third llanguage
  • Practice in real life situations if navegating on the web
  • Accessible and useful material
  • A wide variety of sources
  • Fostering of autonomy

martes, 2 de septiembre de 2008

Welcome to Yurithk's BloG

Hope you enjoy the view...

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