lunes, 29 de diciembre de 2008

Module 1 Section 3 Activity 4


Well sometimes it was not so easy to define objective and criteria. We were a group but only 3 of us appeared. Moreover, not all of us were able to attend all the times.

We met several times and we worked. Xabier was one of the best, he was very well-organized and he helped us a lot. But Azu is great too. My problem was that I was leaving on 19th and I was arriving on 23rd. So I was quite out of work. But at the end I could do everything.

I loved working with Azu and Xabier. But the problem is the timetables... I don't have so much time to meet people and spend all the days on-line. We are working and collaboration in groups takes a lot of time. Today we have spend 4 hours together, and that is a lot. And most of the days was like that. Can you imagine how many hours did we spend in this section 3? A lot, more and more than what you told us, although I have learnt a lot.

I feel quite well, and it has been great to work with them.

Xabier, Azu and me (one of our last meetings)

MODULE 1 Section 3 Activity 1

Describe you explored places

It has been a pleasure to discover all these places. I will tell you the places I have visited:

Here are some characteristics

Here you can find more information, in order that your students have fun:

Have Fun, And Learn1
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miércoles, 26 de noviembre de 2008

Module 1 Section 2

In your blog, describe your experience playing with your avatar’s appearance: do you feel comfortable with your new appearance or is it going to take more work – share your reflections on this. How do you feel the changes you made to your avatar have affected your digital identity? How do you think your appearance affects your interactions with others and their interactions with you?

My first experience was starting to change my own appearance, that part was quite easy and funny.
Then GO SHOPPING!!! I do not like going shopping but I love shopping from my house. So I had quite fun, although it was difficult for me to understand how it worked. I had to try to ask and ask a lot to other people who I found there. First of all I went to the market where I did not understand anything. Later I moved around other places and I started to find other people and ask. Most of them were very nice to me, and they explained that to me.

I love the way my avatar looks although I still want to change my wig. I would like to have a better wig. I have long curly hair since I was 1 year old and I look for one of them. I created the one I am wearing now, but I do not like it a lot. Well, I will go on looking for more and buying more. I find it very funny.

I think I do not look like my avatar because I do not wear fashionable clothes. I always were comfortable clothes. Moreover, I practise sport and I usually wear sport clothes. Thus I think my avatar looks different, maybe because I would like to dress very fashion but I do not have time.

I hope to look quite nice to others, though I know everybody is different. For me the appearance is not important... being kind is more important to me!!



(I changed my hair)

You can go to the forum and see more photos about my change.

sábado, 15 de noviembre de 2008

Module 1 My first experience in SL

Downloading the programme I had not problems, but I had problems to create my appearance, I end up in that way!!!

I could say, that my first feeling in SL was horrible. I did not understand anything.

But once I tried to move and to fly, it was funnier, but I have never been able to sit anywhere. I tried to talk to two people but only one answered me. :-(

I still find it quite difficult, I suppose I need more experience. I have been travelling around. I went to Barcelona, la plaça del pi. It was interesting, I met there a person, but something happened to my computer but I couldn't answer him. I was suddendly disconnecte.

Later, I tried to enter again, I wanted to go to MUVEnation ISLAND, but I couldn't. Is it not existing yet? What do I have to do to go to MUVEnation ISLAND?

Well my main objective is to learn soon to be on Second life and to have nicer adventures.

jueves, 30 de octubre de 2008

Pre-week assigment

A)I am your friend. I don’t work in education. You are talking to me about the idea that we all learn from each other, in all kinds of contexts, and that this can often be richer than more formal classroom based learning. I am sceptical. Tell me about an informal learning experience you have had online in which collaboration was involved, show me a concrete example to help me to see what you mean.
In our daily live we all learn from our environment. Therefore our students also learn more when they share their knowledge. Realia is essential in our classes. In fact, I know that my students have learnt something when they are able to explain that to their partners.

In fact, collaboration is necessary in order to achieve whatever we want. All the monuments has been built in collaboration, everything in our world is built in collaborations. Even Ancient civilizations built big Empires because they worked in a collaborative way!!

Taken from this site

The understanding of the word collaboration is necessary when we talk about Web 2.0. In school I have used this tool. At the moment I am using a blog (blogmeister). I have a blog and my students have their own blog too. They are doing some activities and they post them on the blog, they share information, they write comments on each other blog and I can control the comments since blogmeister allows me to do that.

B) We all explore new technologies, some grab our attention more than others, some seem revolutionary, others simply bore us. Tell us about that new tool, or set of tools, you have just discovered that really excites you, talk about the potential it has to change your work. What do you want to do with it?

A new tool? Well there are so many tools that I have discovered. In fact, I discover new tools almost everyday. But not all of them can be applied to my classes. One I really love are podcast (podomatic). I think that my students can record and practise orally, an aspect that we do not do a lot in the class. Then they can put it on their blog.

C) Do you see yourself as a pioneer? Do you think you are more innovative than others in your organisation? Do you think your organisation is lagging behind? Tell us how you feel about this?

I do not see myself as a pioneer, the only thing is that I love trying new things in my classes. I love learning new activities to do in my classes so that I can improve them. However it is not easy because in my school there are not enough tools to do it easily. Moreover, most of the other teachers hate new technologies. Otherwise I love them and I will go on trying them in my classes.