Hi Heike - I never did manage to get the mindmeister audio tools off the VPCE ning ! unfortunately - it seems I won't have to be worrying about Ning competence for long. This event looks really great - even though I'll be working through lots of it grrrr
I am so sorry to bother you, but I don't find my presentation on Avealmec Project in the Virtual Round Table program. Would you kindly help me, please?
Thanks a lot,
Liebe Heike, ich erdreiste mich einer kollegialen Du-Anrede und bedanke mich für die nette Begrüßung. Gerne würde ich auch in meinem Blog und meinem Newsletter auf Deine Tätigkeiten hinweisen und diese werbend unterstützen.
Greetings from Tokyo. I saw you performance as moderator and panelist in last VRTC and you did a superb job. Congratulations! Would you add me to your friends list?
Miguel A. Velasquez www.kk-blc.co.jp
Hi! Thanks for the welcome message. Yes, I am an educator, teaching ESL at an American school in Budapest, Hungary. It is really awesome! I have just read about The Virtual Round Table Conference on Burcu Akyol's Blog! I am really bummed to have missed the first one. I really look forward to the next one. In the meantime, I'll make some new friends here and will attend the second conference. :)
Thanks for your comment.
I've just completed a course on blogs and set up one to use with my younger learners (two girls of 7). It seems to be going well and, as they're just beginning to read and write I'm trying to use as many visuals as I can -usually short video clips I make with puppets. The idea is to grant them authorship too (through their parents) so it becomes a two-way communication resource.
I'd say that for now that's about all I'm doing with technology -apart from audio CDs and the occasional video. But I'd really like to find ways to motivate my older learners (late teens and young adults, most of an advanced level) to incorporate more English in their lives as part of a natural process, and I think technology offers great potential in that area.
Unfortunately we're breaking up for summer next week so I'll have to wait to meet my new groups next year.
My apologies for my late reply. Just like to say thank you very much for the Virtual Conference and the Pecha Kucha night. It was all fantastic and quite cutting edge. I am honoured to have been part of it. Best wishes to you.