Saturday, April 30, 2005

Presentation on blogs in Quatar

Vance online presenting
Originally uploaded by evo05.
This early morning (7 am GMT/UTC) a number of Webheads from all over the world joined Vance Stevens in Abu Dhabi,UAE on the Learning Times and Tappedin platforms to follow his presentation online and help a packed room of teachers in Doha, Quatar become acquainted with and create blogs.
About 20 blogs were created on the occasion. We are looking forward to having the new addresses appearing in the EFL/ESL blogosphere and hope you will share with us your classroom experiences!

Update: link to the recorded presentation

A baby is born

I would like to announce the birth of a new hub site and invite you to visit it. Aaron Campbell, Rudolf Ammann and I are planning to run this place as a collaborative effort so send us your suggestions, comments and most important of all, tell us about the projects you have been developing with your students. will highlight the Web-publishing work of EFL (English as a Foreign Language)/ESL (English as a Second Language) students, showcase the classroom Web-publishing projects in EFL /ESL and introduce links relevant to personal Web-publishing in language learning contexts. will also serve as a means for learners, educators, and other interested people to locate student Web-publications and participate in the conversation.

Join us at Dekita!

Friday, April 29, 2005

Webheads meet at Yahoo for Video Conference

Originally uploaded by evo05.
Dr. Elizabeth Hanson Smith invited the webheads for a Video presentation for her graduate students in Sacramento.
Susan Nyrop (in Denmark) called a conference and you can see the screenshots as we wait for Elizabeth's green light to spring into action.On the left, our Yahoo chatscript with 8 webheads (Maggi, Bee, Susan, Sergei, Ale, Chrissan, Fernanda and Buthaina) chatting and celebrating a happy hour with Brazilian fruit cocktails and appetizers like fried manioc
or salami, mozzarella cheeze, dried tomatoes and olives. For dessert, how about some pitaya (dragon fruit)?

You can see some of the members of this very international group on their webcams. From top to bottom, Sergei in Belarus and Chrissan in Sweden. In the column on the right, Bee in Brazil, Ale in Argentina and Buthaina in Kuwait !

Monday, April 25, 2005

Blogstreams Salon Special Session

Come and join us for the Blogstreams Salon Special Session (Tappedin ASO*) on Sunday May 1st at 21:00 GMT.

We have invited Peter Ford, one of the coordinators of the Blog Project at the European Centre of Modern Languages, to tell you how he and his team have been exploring the use of peer-to-peer collaborative online writing environments in the context of foreign language education. The main goal of the project - currently in a pilot phase (in French and English) with teachers and students from Malta, Czech Republic, and Poland - is to develop a blogging tool with specific features tailored to the needs of the foreign language-learning environment.

Peter Ford has taught and managed ICT in both UK and international schools, and is now an educational consultant at ICT4Schools, an organization he co-founded to help realize the potential of ICT in education. He is particularly interested in the opportunities provided by weblogs and other browser based techonologies.

After School Online (ASO) is a forum for educators. The scheduled events, designed for professional development, are open to everyone in the TAPPED IN community ( and all guests. If you are new to TAPPED IN, please login 10 minutes before the ASO event is scheduled to begin. This will allow us to get you where you need to be.

Looking forward to seeing many of you with us!

Monday, April 18, 2005

Mystery guest virtual Potluch

Just a note to tell you that I'm the mystery guest in Sergei's classroom at the University of Minsk, and we're going to meet Tuesday 19 at 7 am GMT. Elizabeth H-S and Ale Weser are going to join us; we'll meet in my virtual office in Learningtimes and share food and culture in a virtual Potluch party! You're welcome just in case you happen to drop by. Hopefully Sergei's computer lab will make it to LT; if not we'll have to improvise or use our Alado webheads win/mac room (does it have a limited number of ten people?)

Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Free Photographs And Visuals

Where To Find Great Free Photographs And Visuals For Your Own Online Articles - Robin Good's Latest News

Lots of great sources for open and free quality images to illustrate your articles, reports or essays.

Tesol and Webheads Fiesta Links

If you couldn't get there and missed the live presentations,the socializing and talking to friends at the 2005 Tesol convention in Texas, capture some of the atmosphere, the energy and enthusiasm that radiated during these meetings by checking the photos, comments and the CALL IS webcast
Elizabeth's Tesol 2005 Virtual Fiesta (30 photos)
Jane Petring's Webheads Fiesta (15 photos)
Jim Duber's Webheads Fiesta (30 second video-clip)
CALL IS webcast session featuring Vance Stevens, Deborah Healey, Jim Duber, Karen Price and Susan Gaer.
Buthaina's photos
Anna Koorey's Slideshow

Blog comments and photos:
Susan Nyrop

Sunday, April 03, 2005

Reply to Eliz. H-S

I didn't use Hot Potatoes for the quizzes on my blog, but tweaked the tags kindly provided in this website:
Hope that helps.
There are other examples of how I used the tags in a different format interspersed in one of my class blogs at
Barbara Schulz