Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Producer for PowerPoint 2003

Do you remember Anita’s video classes?

Aiden Yeh from Twain, a webhead, told me where we can get it for free. Just go here.

You can see an example of Aiden’s projects here.
Enjoy it!

Monday, May 01, 2006

Hi there,

OET came to an end, but this blog will not.

I have been really busy lately ..so many things going on at the same time. I am in need of a vacation. I think we all deserve it after so much hard working.

Meanwhile, let me share with you have I have been up to lately.

Last week I went to Guimarães (North of Portugal) to take part in APPI - the Portuguese affiliate of TESOL. Together with my dear friend Ramona, I held a presentation on blogging, that you can have a look at here. We also had time to enjoy ourselves and visit the town – the birthplace of Portugal. A photostory was the ultimate result of my going to Guimarães. As you can see it is very easy to put a photostory together. The software can be downloaded here for free.

Enjoy the spring.

Let’s keep in touch!


Monday, April 03, 2006

The last week - reflections

Hearing voices on the way,
Building friendships – will they stay?

Not f2f but through mails and chat -
Can friends really be made like that?

And so this course is nearly done,
But I’ve had a lot of fun,

Conferencing, skype, yahoo,
Blogging and podcasting too!

And insights in te(a)chnology
Used pedagogically

But more tools from which to choose
Without delusions of their use.

Thank you also facilitators
You’ve beaten the best of dictators

In leading us from A to B
So we can find our way to C

Now I leave with many a friend
I hope our paths will cross again.

Sunday, March 26, 2006

Learning with computers

Hi there,

Here is a link to share; a group to join.

Learning with computers is a group of people who “get together to learn how we can start integrating computers into our teaching. Join others, learn and share what you know! Make this your place!” – it is the advice of its creator – Gladys Baya.


Monday, March 20, 2006

A Blog's Blog

A Blog's Blog
Hi Matthew.... its Sam from the OET course. I think im writing a comment for you (!) . Well am very impressed with it all so far. What a good idea.. we should have all been doing this from the start. I have a basic question which ill repeat on first class. Try as I might I cant seem to be able to personalise any of my various blogs, podcasts wikis that i have started up. Beyond changing the colour. Where do you find this info.? I always go to settings /personalise in other words i think im doing the right thing but never find the right link. Anyhow a very good example of a blog. One of the best!! :))

Monday, March 13, 2006

My "other" blog

If Illya thought I was brave posting my refections then this post is either completely daft ( a quaint English term for pretty stupid) or madness. Maybe it is both. Jacqui Webber-Gant suggested I put my drawings up on the web so people could see them. I don't have Web publshing software so I thought...A BLOG!!!
So if you are brave, you can click on this link Matthew's Life Drawing blog. Be warned it is a blog with drawings of people without clothes, if you are easily offended cover your eyes. They are mostly photos of the drawings I do during life class and one drawing that was exhibited at the Victoria & Albert museum.
The blog is more for my own ideas about life drawing and a place where students could access information and images without the more unsavoury aspects of the Web.
Note: Don't feel obligated to view the blog or comment.

Friday, March 10, 2006

Reflections on OET

Inspired by Matthew's blog where he ever so bravely put his weekly reflections, I would also like to share the reflections I had part way through the course. I feel they are still relevant and maybe you will enjoy them.

Lectures, learning and PPP

Presentations and TTT

Disagreement with each other

And with terms in the lecture

Attitudes acquired or ‘learned’

(can I really use this term?)

Topics discussed and answers obtained

But many questions still remain.

Reflection, threads and big red flags

Guide me swiftly through these tasks.

Sometimes cyclic and sometimes straight,

-Learning much at any rate!

(to be continued!)