Tuesday, September 15, 2009

How to Open a Banana When it's Ripe / Not Ripe The Mexican Way

I'd like to thank El Silvador for his time and effort, cooperating and collaborating to make this video clip, showing how to open a banana when it's ripe or not ripe.

Saturday, September 05, 2009

Buthaina Al Othman (Pecha Kucha 20x20)

[Pecha Kucha = 20slides auto-advancing every 20sec presentation technique]
This 6min 40sec presentation lists a number of showcases on the use of wiki in class. With numerous screenshots, webhead Buthaina al Othman explains how her learners engage in collaborative writing activities and complete projects and how they add text, images and videos. She also relates, how these wiki pages help her as a teacher to quickly write a thought down and even to scold the students for plagiarism.

Thanks to Heike Phil for inviting me to participate in the Pecha Kucha project created for the WiAOC09...

Friday, January 02, 2009

Online Educa Berlin 2008

The year 2008 ended with fantastic ideas for me on using technology to learn and teach English at the conference of Online EDUCA Berlin, Germany.

It was my first time I attended an OEDUCA Berlin that I found so useful in terms of the people I met in person and the connection I made, activities, and ideas. It was networking at its best, indeed.

I was thrilled to meet some of my virtual friends and colleagues, like our Webhead, Cristina Costa (aka Cris). Cris and I had such a wonderful time meeting for the first time face to face. I also met other great people and virtual friends for the first time in person, like Heike Phlip, Graham Attwell, Inge de Waard, and Jay Cross.

Below is my interview done by Cris: