Sunday, May 6, 2007
Our Show should come to an end,only for this course, but not for you! I enjoyed working with you and I wish you all a bright future, full of success, happiness, blogs Wikis and podcasting!!!I will miss you!Congratulations on your first,but not last, podmatic blog.It was not that difficult, right?You did just GREAT!
Click here to get your own player.
Wednesday, May 2, 2007
One day, Monadel told me he was inspired by the use of blogs to publish one's works online.He had some poems and short stories which he kept in a safe place.Then, I told him about what a "portfolio" is and that it would be great if he could collect all his work and tried to have an e-portfolio using Blogger.com.
Before we reach the end of our course tomorrow, I have this surprise from Monadel today with very sweet words that will twinkle forever on my inbox!!.Thank you,dear Monadel.Your words have made me day!!!I have just left a comment.I invite you all to visit his "shining Angel" and let him know what do you think about his poem.
Saturday, April 14, 2007
"As this symbol of human hope spread across the city, police and officials ordered the Free Hugs campaign Banned. What we then witnessed was the true spirit of humanity coming together in what can only be described as awe inspiring. "
On Eman's request, who asks to have YouTube "Free Hugs Campaign" our class blog, I thought of adding it to the sidebar so as not to slow the uploading of the blog.Scroll down the page and the video is there, Eman, just for you!
How about having the lyrics here? I know some of you loves singing, rap and jazz music. It will be nice to sing and read the lyrics. Play the video at the bottom of the page and Right click on the lyrics to open on another window.
Here are the Lyrics
Happy blogging and happy singing!
Sunday, April 8, 2007
Saturday, March 31, 2007
Friday, March 23, 2007
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
By now, you have an idea of what is a wiki and what is a blog. During your week vacation, please read here about the differences between them, in addition to comparing them to discussion forums. We went over dicusion forums at the lab, remember?
Then, on YOUR wiki page, answer these two question:
1.Which one do you prefer and why?
2.Which one are you going to continue using after the course finishes and for what purpose?
Good luck with your exams. I will miss you all:-))))))
I will put two simple tutorials for you to help you.The first one is a tutorial found here, by one of my dear friends, Jane Petring.It was Susan Marandi, an Iranian professor and also a dear friend, who reminded me of Jane's tutorial.Thanks Susan!The second tutorial is for you to use when you join Blogger. It is their Help section which is very useful and easy to follow.
1. Open the turorial on another window.
2. Google will create an account for you with the same email you have.No need to change your email.
3.Go to the second tutorial after you become a mebmer of Blogger.com
See you after your exams.
Saturday, February 10, 2007
Hi students. Hello brave Elia :-( This will be our second week which will end up with each one of you having his own blog.Yes, and his own SlidShow, I know your next question!
As you will be having your final term exams on the 24th, , you will busy for almost 20 days, on which you will be studying hard. However, Elia Magdy, said that you are ready now to take the first step on our blended language ladder wiki without my guidance!!!! Do you all agree? If no, you do not have to take the challenge with him and his group.I posted the first step on our YG files area.Our first meeting will be on 17th of March 2007.Our Wiki will be launched by then and we will continue stepping upwards!
Good luck with your exams!
Thursday, February 8, 2007
Tuesday, February 6, 2007
- On Thursday, 2nd of February 2007, I met with group 1 at Lab (7 Center (1).When we started, half an hour late, we found that most of the computers were not working properly. I felt that it will not work! Then I moved to Plan B( I will tell later about it), which proved to be very useful and we went over how to introduce yourself part, how to move around in our YG with some screenshots provided. After that, we tried again to log on and it worked. I showed those who are already members to do the poll and add their data on the database section with those who did not join yet listening. After I finished from those, to my surprise, I found some students, like Elia, Salamaha and Ashraf were helping the others in logging in.Then everything went very smoothly.
At the end, we took photos with my camera, agreed to speak as much English as we can when in the Lab asking for help.Everybody was happy!!! I am so glad that I started this group, hoping my smart students will be using it to improve their English language