reading treasures real time

It was a magnificent show we put on on Thursday. The topic was interesting and I learned a lot about what other people use for reading , the focus mainly being on tools and how to use them, especially after the actual readina has been done.
One idea I perticularly liked was that of reading the last 5 minutes of class and then letting the class read more and use the blog to write about it. I will certainly try out this idea. Collaborating and making a book together with the help of a program called also raises inummerable ideas, such as a multi-cultural cookbook, story book, travellog etc.

Here is the first part of the webcast (see attachment):
and here is the second part once we got the show going together:

The experience of doing a webcast within a team was of great value. Since problems with the internet can, will and did happen, we had to work together to find a way of overcoming these problems. It was a great team to work with and I hope to be able to share more webcasts with you. Speaking of which, here are the links to the webcast.
The first link is me alone trying to keep the stream interesting for any listeners who may be with us, and the other is the consequent change of platforms so we were again streaming together.

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webcasting- reading treasures

Well, this will be my first public webcast. I’m so glad I won’t be alone. I have great people at my side and we will be working as a team.
It is a discussion about reading, and builds on the monthly task from Learning with Computers. Hopefully we will even manage to have a few listeners.

See also this excellent screencast! A reading treasures preview

made by Carla- thank you Carla! You deserve a big hand! Biejos!!!

Stay tuned for the recording once I’ve recorded and edited our webcast ……

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webcasting- first steps

My ventures into webcasting are proving to be frustrating, confusing, elating and satisfying. There is much more to it than I would have suspected, and sometimes I feel like the fly trying to get through the window. I just keep trying and trying, getting a headache int he process. Then miraculously, the window opens.

So first I recorded myself with Audacity – easy. It was also an exercise in editing.
Then I recorded a conversation with Lisa, Alison and a friend of hers on skype – without my side of the conversation (how many sides can a conversation have anyway?)
So I tried again with the nice Skype lady. She didn’t really listen to me, and ended interrupting me – I had so much to say to her. I got it all, but when I tried to talk to Carla, all I got was my side of tht econversation. Put 1 and 1 together and you still get 1.

So when I had a chat with Dennis, no intentions of recording, I decided spontaneously to give it a try, and viola, magic. It worked. Why hadn’t it worked before? I do not know. Could I do the same thing and get it to work again? I should probably try .

Then it was time to stream. And, yes, magic. It worked and produced not one, but two shows (to make up for the failed 1 + 1)

So, here is the link to the interview with Dennis
and here is the link to my first streaming adventure with the help of Jose
and finally, the link to Durff’s explanation of how Skype conferences work

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