Showing posts from 2007

Announcing Bloggers for the sep-dec2007 trimester!!!

Well, finally they are:

Let's start with Alejandro Araujo...
Cristina Velasco:
Johann Nuñez:
Anabell Ayala: my blog
Eric Sanchez:
Roberto Roman:
Ludim Pereira:
Deyjos Carruci: my blog
Maria Zerpa Blanco:
Manuel Hidalgo:
Luis Enrique Govea Diaz:
Ileana Yoris:

Those are all for now...

Firma contra el cambio a la Constitución Nacional Petition

‘e-Tools n Tips’

Dr Elizabeth Hanson-Smith posted at our webheads in Action Yahoo Group this announcement: Australian Flexible Learning offers some neat free seminars online. This notice relates to the next series to be offered.

‘e-Tools n Tips’
These ‘how to’ sessions are especially for those NEW to e-learning. There are 8 sessions on moblogs, podcasting, virtual worlds, social bookmarking, personal learning spaces, digital storytelling, video in e-learning, and wikis and blogs.
ALL of these sessions are FREE and require NO REGISTRATION.You simply join the sessions using the relevant URLs found on the Networks site at: There you'll find more information about the online seminars: All sessions are live synchronous ones using the virtual classroom, Elluminate. ‘Live Conversation’
This is a synchronous session using Elluminate associated with the lead article of Edition 14 of The Knowledge Tree e-journal – http://www.flexiblelearning.…

» Paper Blogging - more ideas! Mobile Learning

I found this wonderful idea on how to teach what blogging is about, using a paper based task... I found it at mlearning posted by Leonard Low. Leonard has a great blog dedicated to mobile devices and how to teach using mobile phones, PDAs, etc.

This is the description of the task
» Paper Blogging - more ideas! Mobile Learning

Here you can find Papper blogging task.

Also if you'd like to participate in an online seminar you can join Leonard Low, who will be explaining what MOBLOGS are:

MOBLOGS (Images, Audio and Video)
Presenter: Leonard Low, Canberra Institute of Technology

When: Monday 3 September at 12:00pm to 1:00pm AEST
Where: Access the session at least 15mins before the session start time here or go to

What is a moblog?
Try it out!
Why would someone use a moblog in education?
Overview of various sites which enable simple moblogging (using various media)
Creating customised (and more flexible) moblogs by connecting your social web services
Advanced moblo…

EAD Course


Time Lines!!!

These is a great idea for timelines! Here you can see Paris Hilton's timeline

I registered to Edublogger in Español!!!!!

My Friend Karen Garcia

My friend Karen Garcia is a special lady. She's been my fairy godmother and on line sister for the last three or four years. She's from Puerto Rico, originally but she lives in Massachusetts right now. I met her when I joined the Webheads in Action Community. I was participating in an online conf at LearningTimes, when I heard that beautiful Puerto Rican voice of her for the first time. It was such a nice, cantarina (like a song) voice, it felt really good and I nmediately liked her. At that time I was a newie to the online world. She helped me and adopted me, tutored me, advised me, and make me be a better teacher.

I visited her blog The Guru speaks, today and found this beautiful picture that I want to share with you today. This picture belongs to ROSA IBARRA, paintings/obra:

The angel in this picture represents at least to me all the love and friendship Karen Garcia has given this online teacher from Venezuela. I'm writing this post as an home…

Let's sing it!

World Press Freedom Day

Today is an important day. World Press Freedom Day! I looked for this topic at wikipedia and this what I found:
World Press Freedom Day is a day designated by the United Nations to raise awareness of the importance of freedom of the press and to remind governments of their duty to respect and uphold the right to freedom of expression enshrined under Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Also I found this at the unesco site:
“The rights to life and to liberty and integrity and security of person and also to freedom of expression are fundamental human rights that are recognized and guaranteed by international conventions and instruments.” (UNESCO Resolution, General Conference 1997)
UNESCO marks World Press Freedom Day by conferring the UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize on a deserving individual, organization or institution that has made an outstanding contribution to the defence and/or promotion of press freedom anywhere in the world, especially when this…

WritingMatrix Project!

Well, my good friend Vance Stevens have invited a group of teachers from different parts of the world to blog with my students and have my students blogging with all the students in the other countries. So, we said yes... and this is the result:

My students from levels, 1, 2, 4, 5, 6 and 8 set up their blogs as final projects to reflect on what they learned over the trimester courses at URBE. (January-April 2007)Please, visit and leave a comment to give them the opportunity to keep on blogging, sharing, and learning. To visit them, go to our class blog. Congratulations to all new bloggers and their progress in EFL!Keep on shining!Doris3m

A funny image!

One of my favorite photoblogs is The daily dose of Imagery. Today's photo was great but what I liked the most was the comment.....

The author says " Apparently if you're missing a leg or a shoulder, you can't enter St. Peter's in Vatican City. Sorry Cherry Darling!

What do you think about the photo and the comment? leave your comment here or go to Sam Javanrouh's photoblog, read the comments there and leave a message.

Here you can see his work....

Keep on shining!

A POEM for Women!

A poem about violence against women and girls, for International Women's Day (8 March). This was taken from:

By Abena Busia

We are all mothers,
and we have that fire within us,
of powerful women
whose spirits are so angry
we can laugh beauty into life
and still make you taste
the salty tears of our knowledge-
For we are not tortured
we have seen beyond your lies and disguises,
and we have mastered the language of words,
we have mastered speech
And know
we have also seen ourselves raw
and naked piece by piece until our flesh lies flayed
with blood on our own hands.
What terrible thing can you do us
which we have not done to ourselves?
What can you tell us
which we didn’t deceive ourselves with
a long time ago?
You cannot know how long we cried
until we laughed
over the broken pieces of our dreams.
shattered us into such fragments
we had to unearth ourselves piece by piece,
to recover with our own hands such unexpected relics

Let's play this interesting GAME!

Samorost is an adventure game that is full of clicky puzzles and beautifully rendered scenes mixed with animations and various gadgetry. The soundtrack is delightful with sound effects and music to fit the mood of the surrealistic adventure. It's not very long, but will keep you busy for just the right amount of time. Enjoy this masterpiece of creativity and interactive art. There are two games so far Samorost and Samorost2. I've played the second one and I loved it.

Samorost 2 is about a little white gnome whose dog has been kidnapped by the aliens. Your mission is to rescue the poor puppy.
Here you can find tricks and hints to play the game. Have lots of fun! Tell us how you liked the game... leave us a message.

My friend Elsa Pereira is back in town!!!!

Dr. Elsa Pereira is back! This is to welcome her and let her know how happy we are because she's back. Welcome my dear friend! Lots of projects are waiting for you. In Elsa's honor I want to share this wonderfull song with you all..and remember keep shining, keep smiling!!

Dionne and Friends, a one-off collaboration among Dionne Warwick featuring Gladys Knight, Elton John and Stevie Wonder , won Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal, as well as Song of the Year for its writers, Bacharach and Bayer Sager.

Here you have the lyrics..... so let's sing together!!!!

That’s What Friends Are For

Performed by Elton John, Dionne Warwick, Gladys Knight and Steve Wonder

And I never thought I'd feel this way
And as far as I'm concerned
I'm glad I got the chance to say
That I do believe I love you

And if I should ever go away
Well then close your eyes and try
To feel the way we do today
And then if you can remember

Keep smiling, keep shining
Knowing you can …

He had a dream: Martin Luther King, Jr. - I Have a Dream

Listen , watch and read this famous and beautiful speech!

American Rhetoric: Martin Luther King, Jr. - I Have a Dream

Leave a comment about Martin's Freedom ideas....
Keep on shining!
Doris3m's Guide to the TOEFL® Test Podcast

A Super Teacher!

Teacher Alejandro Romero received a recognition for his work as a teacher, dentist and young Venezuelan. Congratulations on your Dia de la Juventud medal!

Keep on shining!


CI42 Blogs!!!

Congratulations to CI42 students. They just finished their level 4. Here you can visit their blogs and read what they did during their classes. This was their first time blogging. Most them did a good job! Some of them still have to check on their work and review some of their writings. Anyway, what matters it's that they tried to communicate their ideas and learned to used BLOGS to record their work. Here, there are the links to their blogs:
Giovanna CastroKeyla PerezRonald LopezGabriela MatheusVictor AguilarDaniela BradleyMayra ReyFrederix PulidoEilyn BarriosLucia GallardoNaibelly MancillaThonmy MorenoPlease, visit their blogs and leave a comment.... Let's support our fellow students!


Aiden Yeh's Speech Class podcast!

This is another great PODCAST site. Here you can listen to more students having their voices heard. So, hurry up.... let's start having our voices heard, too!

Click here to get your own player.

The Bardwell Road Centre Podcast

Hi! This is to introduce you to "PODCASTS" Podcats are short radio programs made by common people like you and me. In this posting I'm really happy to introduce a group of students and teachers from Bardwell Road Centre in England, who record and post to the internet a series of short podcasts. They are basically short interviews on different topics. Here you have an example:

Click here to get your own player.

To visit their postcast site go to:
The Bardwell Road Centre Podcast

Well, have fun listening to these students who are like you in this adventure of learning a new language. Hope you like it!


Quiz: Your Romantic Attachment Style!

This a BONUS TASK!!!!!

I know we're a little late on Valentine's Day! But, this an interesting article I found around the web and thought that maybe one or two of you could be interested in these things related to love - romantic love! Well, hope you have fun reading and taking this quiz.... The quiz is to find out what l kind of relater you are: Pursuer, avoider or secure. After you finish taking the quiz, remember to comeback here and leave a comment. We'll be delighted on reading what you have to say....

To take the quiz just click on the following link:
Tango: Your Romantic Attachment Style -- Yahoo! Personals

Here we have some love birds!
Dario and Merly

Nelson and Marla

Marlon and Gaby

Jose and Anita

Keep on shining!

Multiliterate Doris: A Photo blog task!!!!!!

A Photo blog task!!!!!!

Hi, there! I've been looking at photos and found great ones. So, this is the plan... please, go to Joan's trip to South Wales! Look at her photos, read her story and answer the following questions:

Where did Joan go on her little trip?How long did she travel?Where did she start her trip?What did she do first?
What can you do at the Bay Development in Cardiff?What Civic building is at the center of Cardiff?What can you do at the dockside?What's there in Penarth? Where's Penarth, exactly?What two island can you see from Penarth?Where did Joan go after visiting Penarth?What can you see there?Where did Joan and her friends sit?What can you see along the grassy cliff tops?What's a cliff and are there any cliffs in Ogmore-by-sea?What other seaside town did they visit after Ogmore-by-sea?What did they see there?What do they lifeboat service do there?What other places did they see along the South Wales coast?Where did they stopped briefly?What did they do in Llangennith?…

Nature Photoblogs!

More Nature photoblogs! Beautiful!!!

W y s s & W y s s


I found this beautiful photoblog. Hope you enjoy this blog as much as I do.

Daily Walks | Diane Varner

Two talented musicians!

Nelson and Mayuya (his guitar)!

Hello, my name is Nelson Luis and I´m here to talk about my talents. I play basketball and soccer. My favorite basketball team is LosAngeles Lakers. I love this team!. I play acoustic guitar and electric guitar, and play music with my twin brother. He plays the drums. I can sing very well but I am a Shy person.


Victor and his bass guitar

My name is Victor Marquez and my hobby is to play the bass guitar, I have my own bass guitar and I have been playing it for two years, I play it everyday in my room so I can have some privacy. My favourite music band is "Dream theater" my favourite bass player plays there and is my inspiration to play, his name is Jhon Myung my favourite song to play is called "the ytsejam". My bass is a 4 stringed fretted bass. My bass brand is "phil pro", before I play bass I used to play keyboards but I just did't like it because I had to study a lot of different keys pattern and I didn't want t…

Talent Show

Cool Slideshows

Last week we had our Talent Show week! Students from Level 2 told and showed their classmates what they could do very well. We had a lot of fun and the desserts were delicious! Among the talented people we had, flamenco dancers, Boxing lessons, art exhibitions, radio announcers, performers "payasitas", an archer that's in Zulia's Archery Team, Arabic dancing, Rock musicians and singers, a wonderfull chello player who is in our Orquesta Juvenil del Zulia, lots of cooks, volleyball, tennis, soccer, ping pong players and future writers. Congratulations to everybody! You did and excellent job! My talented students!

A video Activity!

Watch the video and write your opinion about it. Use your imagination and write a different ending for this video. The best ending get a surprise reward! Please, don't forget to include your name and session.

Here you can read the lyrics in English

Because I'm a Girl

I just can't understand the ways
Of all the men and their mistakes
You give them all your heart
And then they rip it all away

You told me how much you loved me
And how our love was meant to be
And I believed in you
I thought that you would set me free

You should've just told me the truth
That I wasn't the girl for you
Still, I didn't have a clue
So my heart depended on you, whoa

Although I'll say I hate you now
Though I'll shout and curse you out
I'll always have love for you
Because I am a girl

Been told a man will leave you cold
Get sick of you and bored
I know that it's no lie
I gave my all, still I just cry

Never again will I be fooled
To give my all when nothing's true
I won'…