July 29, 2011

KNOVIO: enrich your ppt with a webcam video

This is another great tool we can use to share presentations. You upload your powerpoint to KNOVIO , record your video presenting the slides and VOILÁ , your presentation is ready.

You can send it to people via e-mail, grab the link and also share it via facebook and twitter. I wish the site provided an embed code for publishing. :(

The audio quality was not good though.
This is a short presentation (18 mins) about 20 different ideas for using EDMODO with students.

July 28, 2011

Adding subtitles with UNIVERSAL SUBTITLES

Tonight, my husband asked me to subtitle a youtube video he would like to show during a talk so it was time to try a site I've heard about recently: UNIVERSAL SUBTITLES.

It's incredibly easy. You sign up, click CREATE, ADD SUBTITLES, watch pieces of 8 seconds and start typing the translation, you then sych it , review it, and can share it via facebook, twitter, send it to people via e-mail or even grab the embed code for publishing.

July 25, 2011

Webinar: Reform Symposium #rscon3

This weekend, teachers all over the world have a great chance to listen to outstanding teachers during 3 days FOR FREE! I have already chosen the sessions I'd like to attend, have you?.
July 29, 30 and 31

This is the SCHEDULE . Choose your time zone and check the sessions you can attend.

Check the PRESENTERS. (Carla Arena, Bruno Andrade, Cecília Lemos, Shelly Terrell, Janet Bianchini , David Deubelbeiss and many other teachers)

You can REGISTER here.

Don't miss this great opportunity of professional development!

July 22, 2011

With my feet up - Férias

I haven't posted for quite some time, huh?

But it's been for a good reason. July is a school holiday in Brazil and my husband and I decided to go on a trip with the kids. 

Our travel destination?  We started off in Diamantina, Minas Gerais, historical town, home of wonderful houses, steep streets and great food. Then, we got away from the cold weather to discover the wonders of the paradisical Santo André beach, in Bahia. Our last stop was Trancoso.

July 2, 2011

Task Challenge #9 - Using VOKI to make comparisons

Close to the end of the semester, the aim of a lesson was MAKING COMPARISONS.

Ex: way bigger / a great deal bigger / not any bigger / considerably bigger / no bigger , etc.

I decided to ask my students to use the new language learned to compare two items of their choice: two people, two places, two sports ...

These are some of their avatars and their recordings:

More recordings can be found at the SCHOOL WIKI

July 1, 2011

Moving Beyond Workbooks. Next presentation.

I'd like to thank Andressa Cardoso for the invitation to present a session with her this coming August in a conference in Argentina. We've decided to talk about how WEB 2.0 can transform the "homework experience".

I'm also using the opportunity to meet Argentine Webheads, teachers I've been in contact with since 2006 but never had the chance to meet f2f. Argentina, here we go.