The idea of Wallwisher is quite simple - an online notice board. Notices can be left by the wall's creator or by anyone. The creator can also opt to review other peoples' submission. A Wallwisher wall looks like this.
Wallwisher wall, click to enlarge
A notice can consist of up to 160 characters. Web pages, videos or audios can also be linked though. ...continue reading
Voxopop is a tool allowing you to start so-called talkgroups. These groups can be public, restricted or private. Other users can record their contribution. All contributions appear in a stream, if the stream is played, all parts of the conversations played back in a row automatically. So, a talkgroup is like a asynchronous discussion group.
Talkgroup entries can be downloaded as RSS feed, hence podcast. ...continue reading
Over the last few years, I came across a number of educational tools. Some looked very promising, but revealed some weak points on the second, third, or - when well disguised - fourth look. For me, the following criteria are important when choosing an educational tool. ...continue reading
Recording your own voice is great to practice pronunciation. By playing it, you can spot errors yourself and you can also send it to a friend / lecturer to get some feedback. There are two web 2.0 services that make recording (even on the go) very convenient. Audioboo and Soundcloud. You can also find some small projects you can do to practice pronunciation, grammar and phrases. ...continue reading
Hier eine Spycynode map zum Thema "Lesestrategien". Eine Sache, die ich aber gelernt habe, ist, keine Nodes miteinander zu verbinden, sonst kommt man in einen Teufelskreis.
Here is a Spycynode map about reading strategies. There is one thing, I've learned though: Never link nodes, as this generates a "vicious circle". ...continue reading