Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Wide Open Spaces

Please update your feeds!
This blog, together with all the others, have been exported to Wide Open Spaces.

I'm still tweaking and tidying up but the place is open. Let me know what you think. See you there!

Saturday, June 10, 2006

English Conversations

English conversations (Practical Conversations for Language Learners) is a series of podcasts for EFL/ESL learners produced by Aaron Campbell and Mark White. Check out their stories on Africa, Thai and Japanese culture and themes like skin colour and feminism.

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Beewebhead's Webgraph

Beewebhead's Web
Originally uploaded by beewebhead.

This is the graph for Bee-coming a Webhead and I have made another one for my other blog at Wordpress.

It's fun to see the little dots expanding and connecting. Both look like an informal English landscape garden, full of flowers. I wonder what the different colours mean and who the connections behind them are. You can make yours at Websites as graphs .

Clarence Fisher at Remote Access started the meme from a very remote access indeed as he teaches in Snow Lake, MB, Canada.
I got in contact with him through his class blog Excellence and Imagination as his students spotted mine and exchanged comments for some time. Nice to connect!

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Josie Fraser at Blogstreams

Josie Fraser (read EdTechUK) is organizing blog.ac.uk , the UK's first educational blogging conference on Friday, June 2nd. Keynote speakers include Barbara Ganley and Stephen Downes.

I have invited Josie to share with us her insights and impressions on the event on June 4th 21:00 GMT at our monthly Blogstreams Salon meeting at Tappedin.

Join us!

Dekita Orchard

After much grafting and pruning, the Dekita Orchard is now open to the public. There is a variety of trees and fruit from all corners of the planet, as the Orchard aggregates feeds from EFL/ESL courses worldwide that participate in the Dekita Exchange.

The Orchard helps find the EFL/ESL community and other interested parties to find posts of their interest and gives them a glimpse into the conversations that learners are starting and the thoughts, photos, and sound files they have chosen to share.

The Orchard runs on an open-source Web application named Gregarius

After this first harvest and thanks to a most dedicated gardener, we now have lots of cider and fruitcake to share with you.

Dekita Orchard: Aggregating EFL/ESL Students Worldwide

Monday, May 01, 2006

Dekita Bloganniversary

Dekita.org celebrated yesterday its first bloganniversary. Aaron and I played the piano 4 hands for the anniversary post and Rudolf collected and displayed a number of long forgotten screenshots from the early days. This has been a hell of a collaboration :-) Lots of blood, sweat and tears (and fun and love). Happy birthday and it's been great to work with you, guys!
You've Made Me So Very Happy (depending on the day, there is always an alternative version)

Monday, April 17, 2006

Educational podcasting for teaching and learning

Through Eric Baber, a link to a comprehensive directory with over 2500 podcast channels for teaching and learning made in the UK, with tips for educators, video-channels and a weblog.

Eric has also just opened an ExtremeTechnoELT community on Moodle housing a number of different discussion fora for advanced of IT in ELT. Not for newbies or the faint-hearted.

Monday, April 03, 2006

WiA New Portal

Jeff Lebow launched yesterday the new WiA (Webheads in Action) portal on Drupal. Check out the video-tour prepared for the occasion. I love the possibility to connect with all the other members through its aggregating system and the podcasts to the main conferences stored on the site. Way to go! Thanks Jeff!