Category Archives: Kommunikation

Lubna made my day!

This video made my day!

Via – thank you Susan Bainbridge  I came across this video showing Lubna Alam from the University of Canberra on using Moodle and Web2.0 tools in a learning setting. Lubna is brilliant and this video made my day She explains in a perfect way how this project was panned and went along and also the critical points you have to consider when you start using web2.0 tools in a learning and teaching environment. EXCELLENT! Credits also to Tim O’Riordan who wrote this blog entry.

Here is the video and there is also the possibility to download a PDF file where you get all the information on this project!


Twitter for Learning

Just came back to  a presentation from Steve Weeler explaining the advantages and the functions of twitter and how it can be used in classroom practice. Very helpful for anyone who needs to explain twitter to newbies at school.

Skype Call – Learning Call

Thanks to @shellterrell I came across Langwitches Blog and Silvia Tolisano’s alias @langwitches latest blogpost on setting up learning activities with skype. She does not only give good reasons why this is such a great tool for engaging students in their learning as she shows in a picture but she also provides downloadable visuals and handouts for teachers to use for this learning process. I can only encourage teachers to read Langwitches Blog and follow Silvias great ideas and suggestions.

The teacher in a flat world – needs to connect globally!

My favourite Slideshare of the day is about learning globally in a flat world. As I’m a language teacher like
Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano I think that learning languages without getting internationally connected is dull not only for the teacher but also for the students. Silvia has also used powerful pictures to send her message out!

Allgemein Kommunikation News Tutorial Web 2.0

Luftpost für Dropbox Nutzer…..

Wer bereits die Dropbox schätzt und nutzt, wird sich über die Möglichkeit freuen, per Airdropper Dateien von Leuten zu erhalten, die keine Dropbox installiert haben. Quasi als Überbringer fungiert hier Airdropper. Tom Kuhlmann von The Rapid E-Learning Blog hat dieses Tool vorgestellt und auch ein Video mit Kurzdemo dazu erstellt.

Warum dieser Umweg über die “Brieftauben”? Weil oftmals Einschränkungen in Firmen oder Institutionen die Einrichtung von Dropbox als Filesharing System nicht zulassen oder die Installation von Dropbox aus diversen Gründen vom Nutzer selbst abgelehnt wird. In einem Team also ein sehr brauchbares Instrument, von einem Mitarbeiter eine oder mehrere Dateien anzufordern, die dann von der Brieftaube dea Airdroppers direkt in die eigene Dropbox geliefert werden.

Hier hat auch Rene Scheppler einen Beitrag zu diesem Tool verfasst.

KISS in your blog …

More traffic on your blog? You don’t need to write like Shakespeare or a  scientist if you want to have readers. What I’ve been preaching to my English students for years for making sentences or giving presentations is alo the key to atttract readers to your blog. Here is an excellent blog entry how to avoid the deadly sins of blogging from

Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Tamar Weinberg:

7 Deadly Blog Writing Sins
by Tamar Weinberg on July 15, 2010

eLearning Kommunikation Tutorial Web 2.0

Voicethread- makes students’ comments easy

Another perfect description in           on VOICETHREAD, a Web 2.0 tool that  makes  interaction and collaboration for students easy and fun:

Last week I was asking about which tools LOOK cool but you haven’t really had time to play with them or you don’t really know what they’re all about. Well, folks. By recommendation, I’m here with another “why you should use this in your classroom” post with a GREAT tool you should absolutely make time to play with and use.

It is worth reading Elizabeth’s post as she also visualized the tool in screenshots and points out creative ways of how to use Voicethread in class. Voicethread comes with an embed code and the usual share options and you can browse public Voicethreads or use the search window for specific topics. Here is an example of how to use Voicethread in education:

Voicethread for Educators

Here is a sample Voicethread set up to explain an demonstrate the use of this awesome tool for collecting asynchronous statements in written or spoken form:

Literacy in the 21st Century

… needs more than technology and reading and writing…..

This video is an exploration of the definition of literacy: more specifically, of what it means to be a literate person in the 21st Century. Both producers are reflective practitioners who have strong literacy backgrounds. As practising teachers they have a vested interest in this subject. The producers realize that new media in a technological world is shaping the lives of youth and that as a result, redefining the literacy skills that will be necessary for youth to be able to function successfully in the world they are growing up in. The latter implies, by necessity, that the how, what and why of teaching literacy must also change. As a result of having the supposed static, print-centric notion of literacy upturned, the producers became interested in finding out if other educators at their worksites were experiencing this shift and in exploring how these educators were grappling with the notion of what it means to be a literate person and the corresponding implications in terms of their own teaching practise. Were they indeed rethinking what it means to be literate in an information and communication technological world, or upholding the traditional print-centric, paper and pencil viewpoint?

What Does it Mean to be Literate in the 21st Century? is an important and relevant issue that invites dialogue from all practising educators who work with youth. The world is changing and schools are required to make those changes necessary to help youth become fully competent, critical, and thoughtful citizens in the world they live in.”

Allgemein Kommunikation

Was ich noch zu sagen hätte….

Abschiedsvorlesung des Kommunikationsgurus Schulz von Thun in Hamburg – wunderbare Reise durch die letzten Jahrzehnte der Kommunikationspsychologie. Wenn Vorlesungen immer so wären…..

Quelle:lecture2go Uni Hamburg