Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Create a Penguin song!

Add the track of a song you have created for "the best spoken word samples from some of the greatest books of all times and the finest actors around". The 29 samples include a variety of excerpts like H.G. Well's Time Machine, Hans Andersen's The Ugly Duckling, William Blake's Selected Poetry,Bram Stoker's Dracula and Lewis Carrol's Alice in Wonderland.

Check it out at the Penguin Remixed competition, which goes until July 17th. A number of entries you can listen to and rate have already been uploaded.

Monday, June 27, 2005

MIT Weblog Survey

Take the MIT Weblog Survey

Cameron Marlow from the MIT Media Laboratory has launched a general social survey of the greater weblog community to help understand how weblogs are affecting the way we communicate with each other.
The survey is quick (about 15 minutes)and straighforward. Everyone who maintains a weblog is welcome (and encouraged) to take the survey. The larger the sample of individuals they can get, the better the picture of the community will be.
Have a go and free Cameron!

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Introduction to podcasting in EFL/ESL

A special Blogstreams Salon Session (Tappedin ASO*) on Sunday June 19th at 21:00 GMT.

This week, Barcelona-based teacher GRAHAM STANLEY will share with us his enthusiasm for podcasting, a new way of delivering audio content to students and other teachers that is growing more and more popular every month.

A member of the new TEFL podcasting forum, Graham has just started experimenting with podcasts, but hopes to transmit his excitement about podcasting to other teachers. Why should you become involved in podcasting for your students? What is the difference between a podcast and a webcast? How can you start podcasting?

In preparation for the session, Graham would like participants to send short audio comments and questions to him at blogefl@gmail.com. These questions and comments will be edited into a podcast which will form part of the future Blogstreams Salon session.

The presentation is free and open to interested EFL/ESL teachers and bloggers.

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