Saturday, March 29, 2008


Authorstream is an interesting way to quickly get your PowerPoint presentation online--without going through the fuss of saving it as html, and then mounting all the pages and files to a Web page.

I created a wiki for my presentation at TESOL on CALL and SLA research, copied it to PowerPoint slides, and then uploaded the resulting ppt to my Authorstream page. If there were video or audio attached, AuthorStream would convert the file to a YouTube format. Mine is just a slideshow.

UPDATE: Thanks to all who visited the slideshow. I now have the audio uploaded to both AuthorStream and

Wednesday, March 26, 2008


Jottit is a quick Web page with some nice little features that let you add designs, fonts, pictures, embedded video, etc. Would be great for a learner's first ever Web page. You can also set privacy levels to allow password-only access, a great advantage for school settings. Make and claim a page in just a few minutes.

A good little instructional screencast by is most helpful in getting started:
Jottit Screencast.

Saturday, March 01, 2008

Teacher Training Videos by Russell Stannard

I haven't had a chance to review all of these Teacher Training Videos (see the leftside menu), but Nik Peachey of EduNation has made those describing uses of Second Life, so I think they are a good bet. I may get around to reporting on them at some time when there isn't such a crunch. See Nik's reviews at his blog.

Thanks to Nik for the tip on the Webheads list.

50 Web 2.0 Ways to Tell a Story

50 Ways is a treat--lots of examples to give students ideas on storytelling through all the new Internet interactive tools.

Thanks to Bee Dieu of the Webheads for this tip.