Blog created for week 3 of BAW06

Articles on EFL

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Seven things you should know about podcasting – from Educause


iPods in the college clssroom

Tuesday’s article in USA Today, iPods now double as study aids,” paints a positive picture of the impact podcasting is having in higher education. The article notes that posting content as podcasted audio can actually increase class attendance.


Correcting mistakes

Correcting students’ mistakes – by Bryan Murphy

Little research seems to have been done on the effectiveness or otherwise of the ways in which teachers “correct” student compositions. This is hardly surprising, since it is hard enough to measure progress in writing skill, let alone relate it to specific teacher behaviour. The only relevant study I have come across thus concerned itself with whether the kinds of correction and comment matched the students’ expectations.


Standing up for proper language – BBC News 1 Feb 2006

In this week’s reader’s article, full-time mother Catherine Poole, from Dunfermline, talks about the bad grammar that makes her cringe. To send us your views on this topic, see below.


Changes in education

No school, no books, no teacher’s dirty looks

It’s a child’s dream. Wake up whenever you want, with nobody telling you what to do and when to do it. And here’s the kicker: No school to rush off to.


Collaborative Learning Enhances Critical Thinking By Anuradha A. Gokhale in Digital library and archives

The concept of collaborative learning, the grouping and pairing of students for the purpose of achieving an academic goal, has been widely researched and advocated throughout the professional literature. The term “collaborative learning” refers to an instruction method in which students at various performance levels work together in small groups toward a common goal. The students are responsible for one another’s learning as well as their own. Thus, the success of one student helps other students to be successful.

Resources for ESL/EFL

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Picturing a Canadian Life:

L.M. Montgomery Personal scrapebooc and covers


Best on the Web for teachers

Provides information and website links for teachers and homeschoolers in the areas of language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, art, music, foreign languages, lesson plans, worksheets, reference books, and curriculums.


MOMA educational Resources Online Resources

In addition to presenting more than 3,500 objects from its collection and its Timeline of Art History, The Metropolitan Museum of Art offers two research opportunities directly on this website


Teaching ideas and resources

The TES: Education jobs, news, reviews and debate – in print and online at


ESL- Cyber Listening Lab

Quite a good collection of graded ESL listening materials.


Listening and speaking exercises in English


Isabel Perez ESL resource site

English as Second or Foreign Language
Primary and Secondary Education
Exercises, Web based Materials, Workshops and links for Teaching and Learning, WebQuests español/ English


English interactive Quizzes

A website with exercises and tests for learners of English as a second language and Internet-based lesson plans for English teachers.


Sesame Street – Games

Takes long to upload, but seems fun for kids- Basic English (ABC, numbers, colours). Recommended by Erika Alves (Brazil – BAW06)


Learn to read at Starfall

Where children have fun learning to read! Primarily designed for first grade, is also useful for pre-kindergarten, kindergarten and second grade. Recommended by Cheryl Oakes (BAW06).


Resources For Studying Spoken English

All of the programs mentioned are freeware, or demos, or released under the GNU General Public License. Some good applets here need Java Plugin 1.4+ which can be obtained from Sun . Worth the trouble!



Vocabulary University

Participate in these FREE vocabulary puzzles to enhance vocabulary mastery. Teachers have endorsed this site that enriches classroom curriculum with self-paced, interactive activities. They supplement personal vocabulary acquisition and are being used in over 16,000 schools plus home schools and ESL programs.


Vocabulary Power

This collection of links is intended for Basic English Literacy students studying at level 4, an upper-intermediate or advanced level of English. It is designed to give students an opportunity to practice and improve their vocabulary skills.


Vocabulary for learners of English

This section of the ESL website is to help English language learners learn words effectively and enjoyably. Click a blue button to go to the vocabulary group. Click a yellow button to start a quiz.


By the British Council

Vocabulary activities

Practical activities to help students with vocabulary learning.


Learning vocabularu can be fun

A collection of Wordsearch, Crosswords, Hangman, Quiz, Match Games, Jumble.


EFL Word Games

Choose your next word


Web Editors – Collaborative Writing Tools

March 8, 2006 by · Comments Off · Uncategorized

Web editors


This specification is divided into the following sections:

Sections 2 and 3: Introduction to HTML 4

The introduction describes HTML’s place in the scheme of the World Wide Web, provides a brief history of the development of HTML, highlights what can be done with HTML 4, and provides some HTML authoring tips.The brief SGML tutorial gives readers some understanding of HTML’s relationship to SGML and gives summary information on how to read the HTML Document Type Definition (DTD).

Sections 4 – 24: HTML 4 reference manualThe bulk of the reference manual consists of the HTML language reference, which defines all elements and attributes of the language.


Netscape Navigotor composer

Speed, Flexibility and More Security Choices Than Any Other Browser and you’ll get a composer with it.



With FrontPage 2003, you can create and build dynamic and sophisticated websites using familiar Office tools. New layout and graphics tools make it easier to design exactly the site you want, whilst enhanced publishing features and options help you get your web pages online quickly and simply.



Dreamweaver 8 is the industry-leading web development tool, enabling users to efficiently design, develop and maintain standards-based websites and applications.



Nvu (pronounced N-view, for a “new view”) makes managing a web site a snap. Now anyone can create web pages and manage a website with no technical expertise or knowledge of HTML.


Collaborative writing tools


Write without fear of losing or overwriting a good idea
Compare different versions of a document
Collaborate with colleagues on copy, proposals, memos, etc.
Subscribe to documents via RSS and be notified of changes
Keep your writings organized with Backpack integration


Web Collaborator

Web Collaborator coordinates collaborations automatically, keeping backups of every revision ever made to the project, letting you see who made the changes, and allowing you to focus on the work instead of managing the work. Better yet, it is absolutely free for all uses.



  Share documents instantly & collaborate real-time.
  Pick exactly who can access your documents.
· Edit your documents from anywhere.
  Nothing to download — your browser is all you need.
· Store your documents securely online.
  Offsite storage plus data backup every 10 seconds.
· Easy to use.
  Clean, uncluttered screens with a familiar, desktop feel.



CoWord allows multiple users to edit the same MS Word document at the same time over the Internet.



BSCW (Basic Support for Cooperative Work) enables collaboration over the Web. BSCW is a ‘shared workspace’ system which supports document upload, event notification, group management and much more. To access a workspace you only need a standard Web browser.


Human Factors

Collaborative tools

Systems available on the Web; articles about writing, design and use of systems, the Web, collaborative work and groups; research labs; and my classification system for Web-based collaborative writing systems. More collbaorative tools available here.

Odds ‘n Ends – Tools and Software

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Gizmo Project

Gizmo is a free phone for your computer that makes calling as easy as instant messaging.


MP3 Converters

Lame Binaries for Windows

LAME is an LGPL MP3 encoder. The Open source development model allowed to improve its quality and speed since 1999. It is now an highly evolved MP3 encoder, with quality and speed able to rival state of the art commercial encoders.



CDex is a powerful ripper and encoder combo that has satisfied MP3 software fans for a few years now. Albert Faber is a leading contributor for the LAME encoding project.


Articulate Presenter

Articulate Presenter lets non-technical users create e-learning courses by adding narration and interactivity to a standard PowerPoint® file. At the press of the button, your presentation is transformed into a compelling Flash-based course.



Dropload is a place for you to drop your files off and have them picked up by someone else at a later time. Recipients you specify are sent an email with instructions on how to download the file.



Large file transfers are quick, easy, and secure with YouSendIt.
Our easy-to-use interface sends your sensitive information online safely. Have complete confidence that your data will get to its destination.

Markin is a Windows program which runs on the teacher’s computer. It can import a student’s text for marking by pasting from the clipboard, or directly from an RTF or text file. Once the text has been imported, Markin provides all the tools a teacher needs to mark and annotate the text.



webmaster’s colour laboratory. A complete client-side web technology memory jogger.


Free Icons and cursors

Fun Cool Free Stuff Trivia, Jokes, Games Freeware, Icons, Cursors.


Valentines’ cursors

Themes Screensavers Wallpaper Cursors Icons Outlook Stationery


Let’s Powwow
Free online meeting for groups up to 10 attendees
Fully collaborate on Windows, Mac and Linux with any application Perfect for remote training and support
Reduce travel cost and time



Software that lets your computer talk…



Mystickies is a web-based service which gives you the ability to put a sticky note on aweb page. When you come back to the page, your sticky note is still there, where you left it. This enables us to remember what was important about the page to us.



Webnote is a tool for taking notes on your computer. It allows you to quickly write something down during a meeting, class, or any other time that you have a web browser available.



ClockLink provides fashionable clocks that you can easily embed in your web page. All you need to do is simply paste the tag on your web page. Our clock will display the city name of your choice if you choose. You can also choose a time zone for your clock so it will show the correct time. Decorate your website with our clocks!


WordLearner™ is designed to help you learn or teach words in any language – on the internet, on a mobile phone, on public transport or in the classroom!



Wink is a Tutorial and Presentation creation software, primarily aimed at creating tutorials on how to use software (like a tutor for MS-Word/Excel etc). Using Wink you can capture screenshots, add explanations boxes, buttons, titles etc and generate a highly effective tutorial for your users.


Are you sick of posting URLs in emails only to have it break when sent causing the recipient to have to cut and paste it back together? Then you’ve come to the right place. By entering in a URL in the text field below, we will create a tiny URL that will not break in email postings and never expires.


JavaScript Kit

Free Java Script. For example: Learn how to use JavaScript to open, close, and manipulate windows.


How much time do you have?An online Jigsaw Puzzle where you choose the level of difficulty from a simple 6 piece cut to a challenging 247 piece cut.Daily entertainmentA new Puzzle-of-the-day every day.A thousand picturesChoose your puzzle from the huge collection of stunning images in the Gallery.
Magnetic Poetry Online Kits require Flash
Using the following nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs and other words .

Teaching activities created by Bawers 2006

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Here are a few activities created by Bawers during week 5.

An Internet Hotlist on alphabet activities

created by Erika Cruvinel using Filamentality
In addition to using books to practice the alphabet, why not also use the power of the Internet? The links below will get you started. Have fun!


Juvenile 4

Hot Pot mixed-up sentence exercise



Valentine’s day puzzle - By Erika Crunivel

Current affairs – By Carla Arena

Please answer these questions to help us improve our course more and more each time.

A virtual field to New York

By Carla Arena

Get on the bus! We are going to visit New York.
Our first stop is Central Park. Access our virtual map to see where you are.


Have fun with English

Web-based activities created by Teresa Almeida D’Eca for her students



Put on your thinking cap
Vanya Katsarska

Once upon a time there was a jolly family of grey mice. One day a big black cat surprised them and wanted to eat them up for breakfast. Father Mouse jumped and said, “Bow-wow! Bow-wow!” The big black cat ran away. “What was that, Father?” asked Baby Mouse. “Well, son, that’s why it’s important to learn a second language.” Click a, b, c, or d and then click “submit” to send your answers.


Test on phonetics


Valentine’s Day quiz




This survey is my first trial with this kind of tool.Take a look at the questions and see how much do you know about movies.


Our AIDS knowledge

This is a survey carried out at our school community
to check how much people know about AIDS


Where do webheads want to go?

By Annie wilson

Thank you for participating! It’s fun to see where everyone has been and where they dream to go.


Pre.Course Survey

By Analia Doboletta

Dear Student,
I’m glad we’ll be together in the same class this year. As a start, we invite you to take this pre-course survey so that we can make the most of our learning. Please, feel free to speak your mind – this is not a test! Make sure you answer ALL questions. We just need some information to negotiate our plans ahead and we’re sure you have a lot to say to make of our learning a big success.
Thank you for your collaboration!



My new cyberfriends, I’d appreciate it if you answer the following questions


Ho Westward!

This is a reflection of the CORE integrated project Ho Westward! The second graders of WES studied “The American Movement West” in all the CORE classes. There is a new student in your second grade classroom. You have been chosen to explain what happened in music, art, physical education, explorations, library and computer to the new student. Westward ho!


An architect has to..

Answer the following survey about the knowledge an architect should have, in your opinion.


Mall survey

Hello Lake teachers! We have just started the semester and I am already bothering you with questions. I would like to collect some data that will help me improve our MALL activities and my work. Please take a few minutes to answer this survey!


Professional development survey

Podcasts created by Bawers 06

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Bawers created quite a lot of vocie messages and podcasts. Here are the links to a few samples

Odeo messages

Maria Teresa’s message at Odeo

Susan’s voice message – By Susan Burg

Odeo message – By Isabel Texeira


Springdoo mesages

Voice message – By Teresa Almeida D’Eca

A song – By Carla arena
Voice message – By Carla Arena

Garduation message By Maria Teresa Ciaffaroni

Voice Message – By Michael Coghlan

Voice message – By Harvey D’Souza

Voice message – By Hala Fawzi

Voice message – By Dafne Gonzales

Talking e-mail – By Paddy Greanleaf

Graduation message – By Paddy Greanleaf

First Springdoo message – By Moira Hunter

Happy Valentie’s Day – By Evelyn Izquierdo

Graduation message – By Berta Leiva

Voice message – By Nina Liakos

Springdoo message – By Chrissan

All the world’s a stage – By Dennis Newson

Voice message – By Dennis Newson

Voice message – By Cheryl Oaks

Voice message – By Vance Stevens

Voice message – By Annie Wilson


Podcasts at Podomatic

Samba EFL podcast – by Carla Arena

Maria Teresa’s Podcast – By Maria Teresa Ciaffaroni

Cristina’s Podcast – By Cristina Costa

English podcast – By Cristina Costa

South of the border _ By Janet O’Donovan

Podcast – By Dafne Gonzales

Padpod - by Paddy Greenleaf

Angeles’s Podcast – By Angeles Hernandez

Podcast – By Cheryl Oaks

Fernanda Rodrigues

Let’s try podcasting

Let’s try podcasting

Let’s try podcasting


Podcasting Blogs

Ilse’s Podcasting blog – By Ilse Monch

Babi’s blog – By Mariana Sava

Wiki Pages created by Bawers 06

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Here’s a list of Wiki pages by bawers 2006. They tried Wiki in week 3.
The meeting room| frontPage – By Juliana Gense
ELT Poetry – by James



Pages at BAW06 wiki

Carla Arena

All about me

Rodrigo is brain n. 1 at the house. He is the guy of “useless” culture. He knows about religion, war and peace, history, planes, world politics. But don’t try to get his reply in an email. He’s the last romantic! If you want to know just about
anything, Rodrigo might tell you!


James Bakker

This is my second wiki page. Check out my first attempt at ELT Poetry.


Maria Claudia Bellusci

This is the last day of week 3. The days have passed in the blink of an eye. I have spent whole days at my computer, reading messages, looking at websites, bookmarking the most interesting ones, building my blog, reading and commenting on others’ blogs, attending webconferences at Alado and LearningTimes, chat sessions at Yahoo Messenger and Tapped In, printing the readings to take to bed… bed? Not until 3 a.m. every day. Fortunately it’s holidays here in Argentina! The busiest holidays I’ve ever had.


Susan Canelo

Well it seems easy, but when I uploaded the photo it took a lot of time and I can’t edit it properly.


Maria Teresa Ciaffaroni

I had already tried Wiki posting comments and editing them. It’s the first time I create a page. It’s not so difficult once you master the not so many formatting commands


Elise Couper

This is my initial foray into the world of wiki’s – so it’s very bare bones. I have to explore ways to use it with my students, but it seems like it could be a fun tool for a class.


Analia Doboletta

Why doesn’t my name appear in blue? Not in the sidebar either ;-( I need your HELP!


Angeles Hernandez

After a few trials I was able to get my page. It’s already week 5 but I promised myself not to give up!


Mary Hillis

This is my first experience with wikis and I’m anxious to know if I’ve done this right.


Moira Hunter

Hello, just playing for the moment :-)


Vanya Katarska

in BAW the atmosphere is slightly more academic. Tutors give suggestions, a million articles to read and links to follow. It’s more or less like a university – you could play hooky and fall in love instead of studying or you could read all night long, discuss issues with like-minded colleagues and do your tasks. BAW sets no limits – when you conquer one thing, another one appears on the horizon; the student could choose what to learn and practice.


Berta Leiva

My first page in a Wiki, WoW !!! (vertical bars before and after for box)


Agata Lewandowska
Welcome webheads, this looks like alot of fun!I didn’t even know what wiki was, and now I’m working on one. It’s all thanks to this amazing course!


Chrissan Ljunggren

Dear WebHeads, this time I’ll upload my beautiful girls instead of myself….. a change for the better I assure you


Susan Marandi

Why can’t I change the background color?! Aargh! Looks like I still need a lot of html practice! Susan ;-)


Ilse Monch

Pictures from my place. This a view of Caracas taken from the “Avila mountain”.


Marianela Najul

In my first Wiki I want to show you some pictures of the beautiful gardens of Universidad Simon Bolivar, Caracas: my worplace. I hope you enjoy them.


Dennis Newson

Er… Is this the original tabula rasa – the empty board? This application looks like the original drafting machine for the cooperative production of texts – though in ‘real’ life, for this kind of work, I’ve always used the tracking
option in WORD.


Cheryl Oakes

Webhead wannabe

This is so exciting my first wiki
I am thinking of a way to make this user friendly for my students.


Cecilia Robleda

At last!! It’s taken me ages to manage to upload my pictures so that you could get to know a bit more about my me, my family and friends! As we say in Argentina “tarde pero seguro!” (= late for safe?), here they are.


Fernanda Rodrigues

Helllo| Just testing pbwiki!


Isabel Texeira

Isabel’s page. Well, This is my first trial with a wiki.


Kat Urbaniak

Hello Webheads
Some useful information on text formating from Wiki Style


Annie Wilson

In my Wiki I’ve decided to illustrate (with photos) what my life is like this winter in Venezuela vs. what it was like last winter in California. Not to rub it in for those of you suffering through a cold, never-ending winter right now ;)


My Reflections

post your reflections about BAW06. Remember what your profile was 6 weeks ago? tell us about
*What you liked
*What you did not like
*What you learned
*What you would have liked to learn
*What will be your next steps
*Any other comment you would like to share with us

Blogs created by Bawers 06

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This window is from Analia Doboletta’s Blog. I linked it because blogs are windows on people’s ideas, on new learning paradigms on….

Here’s a list of links to blogs created by bawers 2006. Each of them is worth exploring and commenting. I gathered them together yo help those of you who whish to do so more easily.


An international Exchamge – By Carla Arena

Brazil and USA exchange program

A virtual field trip to New York – By Carla Arena

Get on the bus! We are going to visit New York.
Our first stop is Central Park. Access our virtual map to see where you are.

Brazil and Brazilians Connected – By Carla Arena

Stereoptypes about Brazil.

The awsome 552 class – By Carla Arena

A virtual learning space for practicing English and interacting with everyone in the class.

Top 21 Class – By Carla Arena

A place to improve your English, share experiences, and have fun.


The world of the blog – By Alfredo Ascanio

I’ve joined this group because I’d like to learn how to introduce and effectively use e-tools and technologies in my classroom. I am very interested in learning how to incorporate web technology into my classes. I hope to get to know everyone as one thing I have learned is that in teaching the more we share the more we learn and the more effective we are in the classroom.


Gladys Thesis path – By Gladys Baya

This is my first blog, created after Sharon Holdner’s encouragement, in a humble attempt to document my process of becoming a thesis writer

Learning with computers – By Gladys Baya

Just about a year ago, I joined the most enthusiastic, supportive CoP I’ve ever come across. It was the beginning of a path I could never have anticipated, a never ending way to learning from and with others, helping others learn, knowing I would never feel lonely in cyberspace again…


E-Toys.Ar – By Maria Claudia Bellusci

This is to let you know that my new weblog about teaching with technology is under construction.
I’ll keep you informed,


DelValle – By Susana Canelo

Del Valle is a very small village in the middle of Bs As Province in Argentina.
This is the old train station where still a daily train goes to and from Bs As ,200km far from here.


Teleworking together – By Silvana Carnicero

I have been teaching English in different educational contexts for more than ten years. Now I am working at a high school where I also coordinate the English Department and I also coordinate a school of English as a Foreign Language.


Cora’s Blog – By Cora Chen

In January 2005 when I first joined “Becoming A Webhead” (BAW), a six-week online course in TESOL’s Electronic Village, I felt very nervous because I didn’t know much about Internet technologies in general. I was just learning how to “walk” in cyberspace and got lost every now and then.


Scrapbooking project – By Erika Cruvinel

I am an EFL teacher in Brazil and I am looking for partners to join a Scrapbooking Project.


Analia – By Analia Doboletta

Time to start my blog! It’s bliss to lie back in my own shelter and imprint bits and pieces to uplift the soul. What shall go into it? Anything and everything that has taught me something, that is worth remembering, that is fun and thoughtful at the same time. Fleeting glimpses. That’s the spirit!


I am in Heaven - By Hala Fawzi

Situated in North East Africa, where the Blue and White Niles merge, lies Sudan, the largest of all the African nations. It, borders no less than nine other countries, and has been the gateway to Africa throughout history.


Blogging to learn ….or learning to blog….   By juliana Gense


Paddy’s Blog – By Paddy Greenleaf

Greetings! From EFL teacher Paddy Greenleaf settled in sleepy inland Portugal. This will soon be the most happening centre of activity and discussion in the whole of ….well, the whole of Viseu, at least. Never heard of it? Get hold of a map… If Portugal were a human body, Viseu would be the heart! Look forward to hearing from you…


Blogging in ESL – By Angeles Hernandez

You can also use other tools to do a task and link it to your blog. Example on explaining a personal project:
Collaborative Groups – By Angeles Hernandez

What can we do together?Work on common tasks or projects; Share worksheets; Share experience; Share frustration; Give support to one another

Eflinks – By Angeles Hernandez

I am a teacher of English at the EOI de Santander. My current professional interests are CMC, podcasting, blogging, collaborative learning, Socrates projects, school administration and translation

ESL Blogging – By Angeles Hernandez

Your students love greeting each other on the web. If you add a picture to their introductions they will love it. Ask for permission to their parents to post their picture on the Internet.

Let’s blog – By Angeles Hernandez

Hello today I am exploring this new blog site. It’s my first post and I wanted to check what it looked like.


Mary’s Blog – By Mary Hillis

Leda’s first Valentine’s Day!


Online Learning Issues- By Moira Hunter

I would like to discuss the submission of assignments for an online course


Frivolous Blog – Ny Vanya Katsarska

Blogs have myriad of voices. Some of them shout, others rant or whisper. They inform you, teach you or make you laugh. Blogs talk about business, education, world peace, love… In general blogs unleash the mind.


My spot in cyberspace – By Berta Leiva

This is the magnificent view I wake up to every morning. Rain or shine, the imposing and majestic Avila Mountain is always there, even if hidden behind dense clouds. In a city of five million people full of high-rise buildings, rush-hour traffic jams, permanent political conflict and surrounded by slums, it is a natural oasis where multicolor butterflies dance in the air, turpial birds are in tune with swinging bamboo clusters and large tall trees waltz to the cool breeze that embraces this natural giant.


Nina’s first Blog – By Nina Liakos

I’ve just spent about 30 minutes trying to figure out how to add a picture to my profile or blog. I’ve installed Hello and something called BloggerBot, but I cannot for the life of me figure out how to get the pictures from my hard disk into any of these things, or to the blog. Then I wrote what I thought was a post, but it disappeared (I think). Aarrgghh!


Netescrit@ – By Emilia Miranda

It is a space that seeks to contribute to the development of the reading and writing skills of children and young people.

Netwriting – By Emilia Miranda

What I want is them to love reading and writing. (Emilia Miranda)


Ilse’s Blog – By Ilse Monch

In this blog I’ll post my reflections about podcasting and its great potential to language learning, also I would like to describe my experience as I learn and understand more about this great tool.


My hometown – By Marianela Najul

I work in the Language Departament of Universidad Simón Bolívar. This department is very well appreciated within the USB community for the quality of its professors and academic programs.


Webhead – By Cheryl Oaks

This page is devoted to all the learnings that are happening with Webheads in Action class, Webpage, blogs and wikkis.


Heike Philips Kolabora Weblog - By Heike Philips

How difficult is it really to write a weblog and what do you write? What is an RSS feed? These and many more questions were answered by Robin and Mihai, helping a ‘newbee’ to blogging to make good use of an outstanding offer: expert space at Kolabora and Movable type.


AFA1 – by Luisa Rosa

This is another blog I’ve just created to help my 1st-year students with their English learning. So, boys, let’s do something different this semester! How about introducing yourselves?


Ibrahim’s blog – by Ibrahim Rustamov

Here is a little info about my hometown Isfara

Babi’s Blog – By Mariana Sava

I’ve read dozens of blogs before but never thought of trying one myself. My idea was that you had to be a techie to manage a blog. Now I see that all you need is a big push from people who know these things (like the baw06 team), then some cheers and…responses, of course. I could use some hugs as well! I am hopeful that I’ll be able to do useful things in this space for and with my students.



Isabel Edu – By Isabel Texeira

Hi.My name is Isabel.I’m from Brasília, the capital of Brazil.
I´m 32 and I have been working as an EFL teacher for about ten years. It´s been a challenging ,but rewarding experience.


Edu – Kat – By Kat Urbaniak

This is my first ‘teacher’ blog. Hold onto your hats, it might be a fast and bumpy ride!


Rotary ambassodorial Scholar 2005-06 – By

Annie Wilson

This blog will be used to keep you informed about my experience as a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar in Caracas, Venezuela. Your questions and comments are encouraged. You can leave comments here or contact me at


Learning English – By Julia Yatsenko

This is my first blog, that I am going to use in teaching english phonetics. The problem is that I don’t know exactly how I can do it. So if you have any ideas, suggestions or just commentaries, I will be very pleased to read them.


Webpages created by Bawers 06

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I’ve collected webpages created by participants during week 3 or before.Here’s a list This is not an Art gallery so the webpages are not arranged very artistically. Cora will do that in her Exhibition space. Cclick on the link to visit them and leave comments if you feel like.




I am a lecturer at Adam Mickiewicz University’s Teacher Training College. We prepare young people to become teachers of English, German or French.




TAPS is an Internet learning adventure for students of Hartsdown Technology College in Thanet (England), Uden College in Uden (Holland), Luckeby Skolan in Kralskrona (Sweden) and the Escuela Oficial de Idiomas de Santander in Santander (Spain).




A website to revise superlatives.




Here you’ll learn all about me: my interests and hobbies, the people in my family, my pets, and more. I’m trying to learn how to include a list of my favorite links to other sites.




A site created for mother’s day.




This is to find out how user friendly Tripod is!




I‘m an ESL instructor at City College of San Francisco. My students are immigrants from all over the world with diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds. My daily interactions with them in the classroom have become a learning experience for me because teaching often generates immediate feedback on my pedagogical techniques. Every day I learn something new on the job, which I enjoy very much.



This site was created as a tool to be available for my efl students After Class. I hope it proves to be of value to you and you visit often.







This is an exercise done as èart of BAW06 to try out and informally evaluate three website buildes offered by Lycos, Bravenet and Geocities.


WELCOME to my portfolio! My name is Erika Doyle and I am a student of Human-Computer Interaction at the University of Michigan School of Information. This portfolio is a sampling of my background and some of the latest design and usability projects I have been working on. Please feel free to contact me with any suggestions or questions you might have. I would love to hear from you.




Music Around the World – Isfara, Tajikistan. Greetings from Isfara!



Hi Bawer´s: I´m exploring with geocities: My name is Luis Canal.
Leon. Spain. Have a look at the world from my point of view.




This is all about life in Viseu, Portugal and EFL.




Review Time. Reading Skills, Practising with texts, Vocabulary.




I’m Sasha Sirk and this is my first attempt ever to create a website. It’s my BaW06 homework and another of the many new things to learn.

Wiki Tools

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What Is Wiki?

Wiki is a piece of server software that allows users to freely create and edit Web page content using any Web browser. Wiki supports hyperlinks and has a simple text syntax for creating new pages and crosslinks between internal pages on the fly.


Wiki on Wiki/Wiki Basics

Typical wiki features. How do I create a new page? Five essential mark-up commands.


Wiki Tools


Make a free, password-protected wiki as easily as a peanut butter sandwich.




Do the simplest possible thing. To start a wiki or a blog you need an account. Accounts are free, with no limits on the number of wikis or blogs or the number of participants. The only information required is your name and email address


A reusable non-linear personal web notebook. A TiddlyWiki is like a blog because it’s divided up into neat little chunks, but it encourages you to read it by hyperlinking rather than sequentially: if you like, a non-linear blog analogue that binds the individual microcontent items into a cohesive whole. I think that TiddlyWiki represents a novel medium for writing, and will promote its own distinctive WritingStyle.

Wikispaces – A Place To Grow Communities

Wikispaces is a place where you can easily build web pages with other people. Signing up and creating your own wiki space is fast, free, and easy.


PhpWiki WikiWikiWeb HomePage

PhpWiki is a WikiWikiWeb clone in PHP. A WikiWikiWeb is a site where anyone can edit the pages through an HTML form. Multiple storage backends, dynamic hyperlinking, themeable, scriptable by plugins, full authentication, ACL’s.


JotSpot – enterprise and personal wiki hosting and free wiki software trial. JotSpot was founded in 2004 as the first company to provide an application wiki. JotSpot has since launched several other products, including:


Wikispaces Blog

We’ve just rolled out an integration between Wikispaces and two blog services, Blogger and Typepad.


Samples Wiki

Wiki A Wiki for ESL students

A wiki on …. wiki


ictaward home

Daf’s wiki space about ICT awards.


Articles on wiki

Emerging Technologies: Blogs and Wikis: Environments for On-line Collaboration

An article by Bob godwi Jones.


Wiki and blogs

Blogs and wikis, because they are different spaces, manifest/take advantage of/engage different epistemic and rhetorical possibilities and serve different rhetorical and epistemic ends. They engage different rhetorics: one topical, carved from the inside out; the other chronological, staying on top of things.