Tuesday, March 27, 2012


Primary Task: Subscribe to all TTP Blogs using Google Reader - Google Reader Guide  & Step by Step Instructions here

  • Right Click 'Save Link As' this file:
  • Log in to Gmail, click on Reader, Click on the and select Reader Settings, then Import/Export
  • Choose file (find the file you saved above), click upload. 
  • Then Click 'Back to Google Reader' and look at all of the blogs you're now subscribed to.
  • Visit some of your clasmates blogs, and leave comments.  Also check out some of the blogs in the 'EFL & Teachers Blogs'  & 'Bloggers in Korea' categories. 

Register & Install Dropbox

Look at the Audio Guide
- Explore 
the sites listed there and Bookmark at least 2 audio sites using Diigo
- Use Audacity to record an mp3 file.
- Upload it to Dropbox
- Post that audio file on your blog with a short description (guide here) (example here)

If you have extra time, feel free to sample the buffet on the Websites Page , join the TTP Facebook Group, and/or spend time on the TTP EnglishCentral Page. ( English Central Guide here)

Tuesday, March 20, 2012


Take a look at the Presentation Guide.
 Optional Tasks:
  •  Look at some of the specific examples of posted presentations there. Try to embed one on your blog.
  • Post an answer on the TTP VoiceThread
  • Try to create your first prezi.

Google Docs & Presentations
Look at the Google Doc & Google Presentation Guides
 Optional Tasks:
Take a look at the Mapping Guide
 Optional Tasks
Coming Soon
Use Google Reader to subscribe to all TTP blogs
Google Reader Guide   TTP opml file
Week#2 Tasks to complete if you haven't already

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Week #2

This Week's Featured Buffet Items


Look at the Video Guide
- Explore the sites listed there
  Things to try...
  - Go to YouTube.com, find any video of interest and post it on your blog (instructions here)
  - Use a video download site (like KeepVid.com) to save a video file from a YouTube Video
  - Use your webcam to create and post your own video on YouTube.  Become a YouTube Star!  Guide here

Creating your own blog using Blogger.com (Google's Blog Service)
  • Create your Blogger Blog as shown in the BloggerGuide 
  • Go to the 'TTP Spring 2012 Portfolios' Google Doc and add the URL of your blog in the appropriate row.
  • Decide whether you'd like your blog to be public or private.
    If you'd like it to be public, do nothing.
    If you'd like it to be private, watch this video, Go to your Dashboard/Settings/Permissions, and change your blog reader settings 'Only people I choose. Please choose pufslebow at gmail dot com' and jefflebow at gmail dot com.

    Things to do with your new blog...
  • Post a photo on your blog.  Instructions here.  Add the label 'Photos'. 
  • Create a short blog post about anything you like - TTP so far, CALL thoughts/wishlist, Chuseok experiences,etc. 
  • Post a YouTube video. Instructions here

Diigo (Social Bookmarking)
  • Look at the Diigo Guide. Register at Diigo, join the Learning Call Diigo group, browse websites, and bookmark at least five websites. 

Skype (used to video call from computer-to-computer or computer-to-phone).
Skype Guide here.  If time permits, register for an account, update the  'TTP Spring 2012 Portfolios and try skyping classmates. 

Featured Links

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Word Games

Word Games
  • WordTwist - Online Boggle
  • Bookworm - my sister's fave!  
  • PopWord - like Word Tetris
  • Group Boggle - Find as many words as possible as others around the world do the same
  • Wordit - arrange all letters to make valid words.  Timed or untimed.
  • MindFlipper - click on words and click submit.  The more words you submit, the higher your score. 
  • Wordspector - Find the 'special' word by guessing other words and being shown which letters are in the right spot
  • 4 pics 1 word
  • Jumble Solitaire - Solataire with words
  • Veggie Word Search - example of a word search
  • Wordmaker - lists all words that can be made from a larger word phrase

Sites with lots of Word Games
Mobile Games
Other Games
Word Lists
If you know sites for other online language games (or just fun ones), please post the URL's as comments below.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Week#1 - Spring 2012

The goal of this week is to get set up with some of the basic accounts and tools we'll be using (and to grab your first plate of goodies from the buffet).