Thursday, October 30, 2008
The site i visited for this term was the wikipedia site. from what i saw in this site videoconferencing is a set of interactive telecommunication technologies which allows people to interact through video from two different places. the site also give a brief history of the term as well as its technology, issues, standards, and the different impacts it has had in different fields such as education, medicine, business, and others.
From the site i visited i saw that a widget is a program that is run Mac OS X Dashboard which is only available in Mactintosh computers. Some examples of widgets are weather guides, calendars, or serach boxed included in internet pages. These make your home page more interesting and fun.
This site is a social networking and micro-blogging service which allows users to send and recieve updates of their freinds. It tells them what they are up to and know what everyone else is doing. These updates can be sent to their circle of friends or other users within the site.
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Video wikis in plain English
I chose these two links because to me they seem easy to follown and to get around on the site. The first link is a video of how to create wikis, lately we have seen some videos from this site and I enjoy them because they are easy to understand, they explain the steps visually of what you are supposed to do, and they are just plain simple. I think anyone could create a wiki or anything else after watching one of these videos.
The second link is also easy to get around in the page for example, when i opened this link I clicked on an example of a webquest about dinosaurs. I then found out that it was a webquest for second graders and I thought that it was very easy to get around from task to task and it was very well developed. If second graders can use them, we can also manage to use them but also develop them.
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 - firstname.lastname@example.org (presentation made for a Braz-Tesol one day seminar in Brasilia, Brazil on May 30th, 2008)