Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Graham Stanley's Live Session

Graham Stanley is an experienced teacher specialising in English as a foreign language and particularly interested in using technology with language learners ,especially blogs , video , podcasting and other emerging web tools such as Secondlife , twitter and others .Graham gave BAW 2010 Tuesday January 27 , 2010 , a rich and entertaining live session entitled "Microblogging in Twitter " at Webheads Vroom at illuminate .He talked about different aspects of twitter , its main features and its possible implementation in ELT .Graham used great slides in his presenatation which started at 9:00 GMT and lasted for an hour .Graham's live session was a real success to be added to the rich tradition of Webheads.

If you could not attend the session, please visit the page created for this session or just watch the session recording :

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Live Session with Michael Coghlan

We had a wonderful session with Michael Coghlan at yahoo messenger today. We did have some technical glitches. Some members (I myself included) were kicked out of the session and some could not get in despite several efforts from my part and other colleagues to bring them in.  However, this is also part of learning.
In the session Michael  discussed the use of synchronous and asynchronous chat tools for teaching after briefly reviewing its historical context. During the presentation he got participants involved asking them to talk about their experience and their context. He also went a bit beyond the tools we have covered so far and talked a bit about other communication tools that are presently making and impact in the way we communicate and teach.
 It was a very lively session. Everyone participated asking questions or giving valuable contributions through text or voice chat. The grand finale came with Michael singing the Webheads Theme Song . For information on participants, chat log, and slides to the presentation, please visit our wiki page . We have recorded the session and will also make it available for those who could not be present or would like to listen to it once more.
We would love to know your impressions and opinions about the session through your comments on this blog.
Jose Antonio and Larissa
Moderators of Week 2

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Exploring Yahoo Messenger and Skype

In week 2 of BaW10 we are exploring synchronous voice and text tools. In the last two days we have conducted text and voice chats with participants in Skype and Yahoo Messenger. We have also run some mini conferences with some participants. The feedback has been really positive and people who joined us were delighted at the possibility of exchanging ideas with colleagues in different parts of the world.
We would like to know if you have used these tools and if you could share your experience/impressions with them with the group.

Jose Antonio and Larissa
Moderators of Week 2

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Tapped In: Second Tour

We had a very successful second tour at Tapped In on Janaury 16 at 7 P.M..BJ did a wonderful job and the participants learned many things such as creating their own office and joining other groups.We had more than 30 people taking part of this second live event.We hope this tool can enhance your professioanl life and be aware that you need to take some time to explore it better. Please, write about your experience today and think about the possible uses for TI.

If you could not attend this session, you can read the chatlog on our wiki.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Potential uses of Tapped In

Hi Bawers,

Tapped In is a powerful educational tool.It´s a place for the ones that work in education to interact. It is also possible to have students interacting with their teachers via text-chat, files, whiteboard, links and discussions. How do you think Tapped In could be used as a pedagogical tool? Share your ideas!


Our first live session in BaW10 was held on Thursday, Jan. 14 at 2:00pm GMT, when our Baw coordinator Dafne Gonzalez gave us a great virtual tour of the Tapped In premises, replacing our guest guide BJ Birquist, who, due to objective reasons, could not attend.
Participants could visit the different offices and spaces, find out ways of enhancing and personalizing communication in this space and learn more about this excellent online workplace for educators all over the world. There were 35 people chatting during the one-hour session, so we would love to read your comments and impressions! Our warmest thanks to Daf for her availability to offer us a great tour and for giving BaWers and BaWers-to-be the opportunity to explore Tapped In. And thanks to everybody who was there and gave their contribution to a very successful live session!

If you could not attend, you can find more about this event at: