Wednesday, May 9, 2007

A Farewell Photo of Group3&4

To the students who missed the last lab meeting!!!Here is a gift for you!
I love all of you guys!

Sunday, May 6, 2007

Ending our course with Podcasting!

This is not the is only the beginning!
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

A Shining Angel

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
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

Free Hugs Video

" Controversial story of Juan Mann, a man whose sole mission was to reach out and hug a stranger to brighten up their life.In this age of social disconnectivity and lack of human contact, the effects of the Free Hugs campaign became phenomenal."
"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

Leaders of Human Network in Tagana

What will you be when the first online course is created at our university? You will be the leaders who could show, tell and explain how to interact, design and participate in a blended course.Watch this film and keep working hard!
Computer-human interaction

Saturday, March 31, 2007

Spell with Flickr

T a3 G A N1 A N eee T
Did you like it? You can get one from Flickr here

Friday, March 23, 2007

What is a blog?

Please watch the video and listen carefully as many times as you want.Then, on the comment area, list three uses of blogs that were mentioned on the this video.
This video is copied from my friend Jennifer Verschoor's class blog .

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Your first reading assingnment

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

Say " I am a Blogger Now "

Now, it is time for creating your own blogs!
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
Happy Blogging!
See you after your exams.

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Challenging a Teacher

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

Hurray to Autonomous Learning

Muhanned, who keeps on impressing me daily, has his blog up without any guidence from his teacher!Congratulations Muhanned!It was REALLY a surprise.You made my day!now you can add posts and let it grow to be a BLOG!

Thursday, February 8, 2007

First Meeting Groups 2&3

Today was our second meeting.It was also a success!I will not write in detail, because I will ask you to write your comments and sugeestions on the comments area below.You have done well.I am very proud of you. A big " thank you " goes to Muhanned, and the others , who helped their colleagues around our YG and blog!

Tuesday, February 6, 2007

The Show Has Started

  1. 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

Sunday, February 4, 2007

Welcome to Our Blog

Hello.This is a blog created for CS1 students to establish a web presence by interacting and exchanging information, comments and personal interests.I hope it would be a seed for many other blogs to grow!Let's start blogging!