Saturday, April 30, 2005


Aaron Campbell, Rudolf Ammann and I have just launched Dekita after a very productive month of heated discussions :-) and intense collaboration. 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 and send us your suggestions, comments and most important of all, tell us about the projects you have been developing with your students. You or some of your students may also become regular contributors! Contact us!

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Monday, April 25, 2005

Streaming Video and Audio Broadcasts

Thanks to an anonymous comment tip some posts ago, I found you can start streaming your own video and audio broadcasts right from your PC by downloading Olive Link projector and viewer and link it to your site and/or blog. It is still in Beta version so it is out there for free. Worth a try!

Learn more about me ;-)

I have just completed some of those quizzes you get online...
Although I am not a native speaker of English, What Kind of American English Do You Speak? suggests the following linguistic profile:

55% General American English
30% Yankee
10% Dixie
5% Upper Midwestern
0% Midwestern

My inner European is French, my taste in music is basically classical rock, my brain is 33,33% female and 66.67% male (!!!) so this may explain why I am only 45% normal (but I mostly keep my weirdness to myself). In spite of all this, I manage to be perceived as a

Incredible how much you can learn on a sleepless Sunday night!

Peter Ford at the Blogstreams Salon

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!
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Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Blogging X Journalism

In this article, Derek Powazek (Just a Thought) draws the line between blogging and journalism.

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