February 27, 2008


I found this site from Nick Peachey´s post. You cantransform sentences into images / a slideshow. It´s great for idiomatic expressions. Look at what I´ve created for the Life Feast blog.

February 25, 2008

Playing with ANIMOTO

I decided to try ANIMOTO after reading a post at Ronaldo´s blog about it. First I tried to upload my pictures but as it was taking too long I found out I had to resize my pictures. Asked Dr Google how to do that and went to shrinkpictures.com for that. Then uploading pictures happened in a flash. I selected the music I wanted and got the embed code. Watch and enjoy our pictures from last weekend at the farm trying to learn to drive a tractor. :)

February 22, 2008

FACES. Souls, experiences and famous quotes

Watch this beautiful slidecast and think about the phrases.

I´ve made my own second slidecast for beginner students to teach JOBS (vocabulary). You can watch it at http://www.slideshare.net/anamariacult/1-b-jobs

February 20, 2008


Thanks, Gladys, for the hint. Odiogo is really something. It adds voice to the content of your blog. And how can you do that? Go to Odiogo and at the top of the screen add your blog URL, your e-mail and click on GO. They transform your blog posts into podcasts that can he heard as you read the posts or that can be downloaded as mp3 files. The ID Feed is sent to your e-mail in a few hours. When you have the ID Feed, go back to Odiogo , look for the part which says BLOGGERS and click on your blog host (Blogger, Wordpress ...). Then just follow the simple steps. Very easy and simple. I guess it´s very appropriate for blogs aiming at EFL, ESL learners.

February 13, 2008


A "manifesto" about our unique planet. I came across it this morning and couldn´t keep from writing about it. They say "Let´s build a ribbon around the whole world". The homepage of Planetfesto brings a beautiful presentation made of statements left from people all around the world proposing ways to improve and protect the planet. It´s wonderful to see so many people involved in this wonderful project. I left my statement too and now I invite you to do the same. To be part of the ribbon click on DO YOUR PIECE, select a picture and answer the questions.

February 11, 2008

The rain

I was having a look at slideshare to make a slidecast (pictures + sound) when I found this beautiful slidecast about the rain. It has been raining for days where I live and we end up complaining. It was great though to see the beauty of RAIN.

February 8, 2008

My TWITTER experience

Twitter is used for microblogging and what is that? People write what they are doing at the moment in a maximum of 140 words. Not only do people write what they´re doing but they post questions and even reply to their friends. I decided to record my trip to argentina in TWITTER as I travelled and I´ve been told that lots of people enjoyed following my adventure. Mary Hillis an e-colleague (have I coined a term? guess not) from Japan has done a survey in twitter recently and this is another usage people are discovering for twitter.

What I like about twitter?
  • I like the speed.
  • I like the fact that you´re not expected to write a masterpiece but only something short.
  • I like the asynchronous interaction it establishes.
You can also add a twitter widget to your blog so that your readers can follow what you´re doing and that´s what I´ve just added to my sidebar "What am I doing?". You can get a twitter widget for your own blog at http://www.widgetbox.com/widget/twidget
after you have a twitter account.

February 4, 2008

Screencasting for the fist time

This is the first time I´ve tried to make a screencast.

  • First I tried to use screencast-o-matic, but I couldn´t get the audio.
  • Then I downloaded Jing and made the recording but the speed got too slow (didn´t like it)

    Well, I still haven´t got what I wanted. I wanted to make a screencast with the speed of screencast-o-matic but WITH AUDIO! But it doesn´t work! I´m getting crazy!!!!!
  • I´ve finally found a solution! I was working with the Firefox browser and the audio didn´t work but with Internet Explorer it did.
    This is the final result: