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Becoming a Webhead 2010 session

A hands-on workshop on how to use Web communication tools for language teaching and learning.

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Dafne Gonzalez
10 December 2009

Welcome to the 2010 issue of Becoming a Webhead!

Becoming a Webhead 2010
Jan 11 - Feb 21


In BaW10, we will explore Web 2.0 tools and share the best ways of using them in our teaching practices.

We are part of the Webheads in Action virtual Community of Practice.

Would you like to join us?

Participants will learn collaboratively and hands on to:

  • use various synchronous and asynchronous web tools for learning and teaching EFL/ESL,
  • interact through e-mail, text chat, voice chat, voice e-mail, and distribution lists, among others,
  • reflect on ways of applying those tools to their teaching, either online or face to face, and,
  • create web pages, wikis, blogs, online worksheets, surveys, interactive exercises and rubrics related to their own contexts.

Weekly chats will be held to:

  • discuss pre-defined topics,

  • build rapport and

  • create a sense of community.

Much of the content derived from the discussions will be made available through wiki pages which will be kept online for future reference.

By the end of the session participants will be invited to join the Webheads in Action (WiA) community of practice


Dafne Gonzalez
Teresa Almeida d'Eca.

                                                     It´s free!!!!!

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Mbarek Akaddar
11:50pm 10 December 2009 (Edited 12:36am 11 December 2009)

Really beautiful interface of BAW cloud ! Isn't it . I think I managed to delete the embedding code !

Dafne Gonzalez
1:31am 11 December 2009

Thanks Mbarek :-)

I will find out how to add images.



Vance Stevens
3:39am 11 December 2009

Hi, it seems unlike Ning I don't have to register to this particular cloud to converse, my existing cloudworks password allows that.  This looks very nice and it will be interesting to follow what you do here to see how it applies to webheads projects in general.  Thanks for continually innovating!

Sharon Betts
11:37pm 11 December 2009

Yes, thank you for adding this, Daf.  Wonder if we should include this in the resource area of our Social Networking portion?

I believe you could reference a picture via html embed.


Elizabeth Hanson-Smith
12:19am 12 December 2009

I created a Cloudscape where we can link all the EVO sessions, if they develop Clouds here.

Vance--will you add a Cloud for  Multiliteracies?


Dafne Gonzalez
1:18am 12 December 2009

Thanks Sharon, it worked :-) and yes, we could mention Cloudworks in your week !!!

Elizabeth, great to have a cloudscape for EVO with all our sessions. ;-)


Vance Stevens
10:09am 12 December 2009

Thanks for the suggestion, Elizabeth.  I added this cloud to the EVO cloudstream. Cloudstreams have a nice feel to them :-)

Mbarek Akaddar
7:30pm 12 December 2009 (Edited 8:02pm 12 December 2009)

Interesting stream going on here   !  I like Sharon's  suggestion to add cloudworks to social networking week  . It will make a valuable addition .

Daf and Sharon , I wonder how you added  pictures to the cloud  ? Did you make any changes in their  html embedding  code ? 


Rebecca Galley
11:24am 14 December 2009

Hi Mbarek, to embed images in the description you can use ie:

<a rel="embed" href=""  example photo, from Flickr</a>

Otherwise video, images, docs and slideshows etc can be embedded using Add embedded content button above (currently we support 5min, Amazon Product Images, Flickr, Google Video, Hulu, Imdb, Metacafe, Qik, Revision3, Slideshare, Twitpic, Viddler, Vimeo, Wikipedia , WordPress , YouTube)

This Cloud is looking really interesting :)

Juliette Culver
2:35pm 14 December 2009

For images you should  use the image tag <img src="<insert url>" alt="put alt text here"> - you don't need to use <a ref="embed"> which will only work for flickr and cause problems if you later try to edit the content. For videos use the 'Add embedded content' as Rebecca says.

Gráinne Conole
11:26pm 18 December 2009

What a great idea - sounds like a brill session!

Dafne Gonzalez
11:55pm 18 December 2009

Thanks, Grainne!

We have been delivering this session since 2004, and we get teachers from all over the world.

You are cordially invited to join us :-)


Gráinne Conole
3:17am 19 December 2009

Will certainly dip in virtually! great that you have folk from all around the world. We also have good international representation in cloudworks - over 143 countries at the last count! So feeding this through cloudworks should get your work known to a broader audience.

Mbarek Akaddar
9:48pm 19 December 2009

Great tool indeed . Webheads have added it to the list of tools in consider in BAW 2010.

Gráinne Conole
5:24pm 20 December 2009

Excelent will be interested to see how its picked up and used in this context!

Teresa Almeida d'Eca
4:18pm 30 January 2010

Hi, Mbarek!

I just joined!

Need time to explore Cloudworks, but the BaW10 page is looking great.  :-)

Hugs,   Teresa

Sharon Betts
9:25am 5 May 2010

Hi Chris,

Yes, you need to use the html code for the image - it would be better if they had a link in  the editor -maybe someday.

You will see the code mentioned above in a couple of places.

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