Friday, November 25, 2005

20 Questions

" is an experiment in artificial intelligence. The program is very simple but its behavior is complex. Everything that it knows and all questions that it asks were entered by people playing this game. is a learning system; the more it is played, the smarter it gets."

It allows you to play for free in different languages: English, Spanish, French, Italian, German just to mention a few. I had a go yesterday and it is not only fun but good practice for vocabulary and question formation.


The asynchronous version of our presentation for the WiAOC can be found in the Dekita Article Section.
Aaron Campbell presented the P2P concept, I dived into P2P Pedagogy and Technology in EFL/ESL while Rudolf Ammann explained how tagging activates the connections in the Dekita Exchange Project.

Friday, November 11, 2005

Gluing all bits and pieces

SuprGlu gathers all your content from Flickr, Delicious, Blogger, Typad and social tools like 43 Things and Places...

I have just collected all my stuff and organized it under BeeĀ“s Web so I have it all at hand - practical to display a composite picture of all the fragments you have been looking at and interested in lately.


Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Are you a similar mind?

While surfing on the net, trying to find a personality test for my classes I came across this one, which is quite interesting. It gives you 126 questions to answer and the results display a number of nouns and adjectives. Fun exercise in reading.
I have answered TRUTHFULLY and here are my results. Do they tally?

Stability results were moderately high which suggests you are relaxed, calm, secure, and optimistic.

Orderliness results were moderately low which suggests you are, at times, overly flexible, improvised, and fun seeking at the expense of reliability, work ethic, and long term accomplishment.

Extraversion results were medium which suggests you are moderately talkative, outgoing, sociable and interacting.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Travelling through the web

Preparing my presentation for the WiAOC where I will be highlighting how we can use social networking tools like Flickr, 43Places and 43 Things in the EFL/ESL class in the framework of the Dekita P2P Exchange project.

From EFL Geek: ESL & EFL in Korea I got the address for this gadget which will surely interest students of mine and make them share their experiences abroad, complementing what they are doing on 43places:
World 66 .

This one allows you to insert a map of the countries you've visited and a make a travel guide to your site. So testing...this is where I have been :-)
Must make some time to find someone to sponsor me a visit to the three As: Asia, Australia and Africa... :-)
Unfortunately the map is too big to fit my blog. Will have to reduce it. Not a very practical would be nice if there was a choice of the sizes we can use as in Flickr.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Blogging at Incorporated Subversion

Incorporated Subversion has just launched Learner Blogs, a free blogging service for K-12 schools. Together with Uniblogs for college and university students and Edublogs for educators, James Farmer (Australia) expands his empire :-)

Do not miss Anne Bartlett-Bragg's excellent paper on Blogging to Learn and James post on How to and How not to use blogs.