September 29, 2012

PODCAST Technology on the go - Using VOKI

TECH ON THE GO - Episode 2
Technology on the go is back. A podcast created by teachers, for teachers.
Each month, Camila Sousa (in Chicago) and I (in Brazil) interview different teachers around the globe about how they have been integrating technology to their classes.

This month, I am the guest speaker. 
I talk to Camila Sousa about the project I've been developing with my own students this semester. 
The main tool chosen was VOKI.

For more information about the project, you can read my previous blog post
or send me an e-mail to

To follow TECHNOLOGY ON THE GO, visit our podcast page

Some months ago, VOKI sent me an interview about how I had been using the site in my classes.
These are the answers I shared with them.

September 24, 2012

Investigating about SOCIAL PRESENCE: a thesis or a blog?

Inspired by Doug Belshaw's work, , a dissertation shared publicly since its beginning as a wiki, I share the beginning of my own journey as I study about Social Presence and how it  influences learning in virtual environments.

As I'm doing my M.A.  in Brazil, I write in Portuguese. The thesis will be written as a blog where people can comment and suggest right from the start.

September 19, 2012

My past , your past - Using BUBBLESNAPS

I love asking students to create different material using recently learned language using different webtools.

Last week, we were studying how to talk about PAST HABITS using USED TO, DIDN'T USE TO.

In class, I showed them my BUBBLESNAPS talking about my past

Then, for homework I asked them to create one about themselves using positive and negative sentences. My objective was to observe how well they had learned the topic structure and if necessary I would address the problems next class.

 Well, most students created their bubblesnaps using pictures from their childhood and shared it in our Edmodo group with the rest of their classmates. IN the following class, I showed their bubblesnaps using the IWB and then talked about general language mistakes I noticed.

You can try BUBBLESNAPS at