About 30 excited BAWers got together at the Webheads in Action office today at 17:00 GMT eager to follow Isabel Perez’s presentation: “Creating Materials for Blended or Online learning.” Just as the time to start approached, chit-chatting was intense, and all participants were enthusiastically gossiping, when Daf asked for “silence” and introduced our presenter:
“Isabel Pérez is an English Teacher at the Universidad de Granada, in Spain. She is also the webmaster of the ESL site. With a PhD in English Philology from the University of Granada, she has produced a dissertation on the topic of Designing WebQuests for learning and teaching English. She has published several articles and given numerous talks and courses on the the Internet and CALL. For several years Isabel has lead several vocabulary acquisition e-learning projects at the University of Granada.”
Isabel’s impressive career was enough to get everybody quiet… All eyes were set on the screen, ready now to see what she had to demonstrate! Isabel held the floor and asked everyone to have a look at a Powerpoint slideshow she’d prepared for us:
And that was when the action really started! In less than an hour she skillfully talked us all into trying Zoomerang, Discovery.com , Quizstar, Wizard and many other tools. (NB: links to some of these tools are presently in our database in our Yahoo! group).
Just in time for Valentine’s day, she was even thoughtful enough to present some games with poems we could use with our classes! Sharon has already posted these to our group, so check your email for them!
By the end of the session, all attendants agreed extra lives would be needed to try our hands at all these wonderful tools. Some even went as far as to start wondering how many wigs they’d need to order for week 5!
The session finished with Isabel’s offer to reply to any questions on her presentation posted to the group during the week, and an invitation for all BAWers to join her at next EUROCALL, which will take place next September in Spain.
If you were there, you must already have received the transcript TappedIn automatically emails all participants. If you missed the session, you can still see everything that went on by reading the chatlog.
And, of course, you don’t want to miss Isabel’s site!
Finally, Tere has already uploaded her traditional “integrated page” for this presentation. Add that to your bookmarks today!
So what did you think of it? Have you already tried any of the tools presented? Do you know any others you can recommend to the group? Post your comments on this session here, and share your tips with all BAWers at our Yahoo! group.
Only two weeks to get through!
Cris, Gladys and Sharon