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 This week's threads are brought to you by:Cheryl Oakes in (Wells, Maine)with the invaluable help of Daf in editing the final version of the pageDate: (01)22-28 January 2007Number of messages: lots more;-)

# Welcome to Week Two

 Dear friends,The week 2 readings can finally be found and discussed in the forum. I have only created sections for the suggested reading, but if you want I can only create another one for the optional readings. here is the link: http://www.miumu.com/phpbb/index.php?mforum=baw07 I would also like to thank my dear friend and moderator Moira for drawing my attention about the online meeting we are having with Michael Coghlan. It is indeed on Thursday, 25th January. I have also updated that information onto the BaW07 wiki. I hope you're enjoying week 2. All the best,Cristina Costa

# Week 2 Live Event with Michael Coghlan

 Dear BaWers,We are pleased to invite you to attend Michael Coghlan�s live presentation on Voice Web tools, at Yahoo Messenger on Thursday, Jan 25 at 12:00 (noon) GMT Information about Michael can be found at:http://baw07.pbwiki.com/Chat_sessions#Week2 He has provided this link to be read before the session: http://users.chariot.net.au/~michaelc/fll/vol_resources.htmInstructions previous the conference:- Donwload YM, add the coordinators and moderators Yahoo IDs to your buddy list- Add yourself to the database created for this session, if you are planning to attend-Login to YM 15 minutes before the session- Wait to be invited to the conference NOTE: Mac users don't have accesss to voice in YM :-(Hope to see many of you around,Daf "Add the coordinators and moderators to your YM buddy list"Tere, Daf, and Cris are all on my buddy list already. Do I need to add anybody else?"Log in 15 minutes prior to the conference" This is a difficult time for me (7 am). I am going to try to get to work by 7 but will surely not be there by 6:45 and may be late. I hope this won't be a problem. Can I be added late to the group? Thanks,Nina It looks like an interesting session.I'll try to be there (hope not to sleep):)yours,angeles What does it mean "Wait to be invited." Do I have to let someone know that I plan to participate or do I just "show up" in Yahoo Messenger?Sheryl,Washington DC I hope to be there as well, but will need to leave after 30 minutes to get to work.I have been reading and learning so much from you allthanks! Sarah(Pennsylvania,USA) Hi Sheryl (and others).Effectively yes - just show up in YM and make yourself obvious!Cristina or one of the other moderators will start a voice conference and invite each of us in turn to join them. See you there,- Michael Hi everyone.I hope to meet many of you in our Yahoo Messenger voice conference much later today. In the meantime, I have left some messages at1) my blog at http://mikecogh.blogspot.com/2) on a Wimba voice board at http://tinyurl.com/ypmfpo(To view the board wait for the Java to load; say 'yes always' if you are asked if you trust content from Wimba, and enter your name as screen name.)You don't have to visit these sites before the session if you don't want to. But if you're itching to listen to or play with something while your waiting, you know where to go ;-)Till later today,- Michael Hi Daf,Does this mean we Mac users won't be able to hear or just that we won't be able speak in the conference? NOTE: Mac users don't have accesss to voice in YM :-(Thanks, Amy Canada Hi everyone,For the presentation a little later I'll be using the Powerpoint slides at http://users.chariot.net.au/~michaelc/vol/voice_app_evonline07.ppt So we will talk and text chat in Yahoo Messenger and view the slides in Powerpoint or a browser. If you choose to view the slides in a browser you will need to use Internet Explorer. See you at NOON GMT.-Michael Dear All There was a problem down here in Peru & can't get through the Yahoo live message.I feel sorry :-(Ana Rivas Dear Ana,I-ll try to be online now more often.If you are too just yahoo! me and will experiment the tool.ok Dear all, We had another wonderful live event with Michael Coghlan at YM. This was our first voice conference and it was a success. After a well-delivered presentation illustrated with Power Point slides, Michael finished up playing his guitar and singing the now famous song written by him: "Happy Online".Thanks Michael!!!Here's the chat log with screenshots and a link to the Power Point presentation. http://baw07.pbwiki.com/Mcoghlan-YM It is also linked to our Speakers and chat sessions wiki page at: http://baw07.pbwiki.com/Chat_sessions Soon we will have the link to the recording - we hope ;-) - and the blog entry for you to post your comments!Have a great day, afternoon or evening! Daf thanks daf!!!Michaels conference was wonderful. I miss the "song" part.Hope you recorded it.yours,angeles Dear Angeles and all,I have posted the recording to Michael's chatlog page. However this is not the complete recording because Moira who was recording the session lost her connection and lost the sound. But don't worry because Tere was also recording, and we will copy the last part to have it complete. We are not using the whole recording by Teresa because since she was in the classroom, there is much background noise. Thus, I guess that tomorrow we will have the whole recording.I have also added to the chatlog page a lovely thank-you card sent by Cristina, who has in turn created the blog entry for the session where we would like to read your comments about Michael's presentation :-)I am also eager to listen to the complete recording because I was paying attention to so many things at the same time that I would like to listen to it with my full attention ;-)All the links are here: http://baw07.pbwiki.com/Mcoghlan-YMWell, I don't want you to wait to listen to the song (you can singalong because the lyrics are included):http://users.sa.chariot.net.au/~michaelc/songs.htm#holEnjoy!!!Daf Thanks Daf for posting Michael's lirics!Love: Maru Hi Dafne,The conference was fantastic. It was a wonderful learning experience. Thanks for making it available for us.José Rafieh Thank you Dafne for posting Micheal's chatlog page so fast. I'm trying to listen to the recording but it plays for one or two seconds and stops and I have to start it again. I wonder if it is only me and my pc or someone else has the same problem?Yesterday for the first time I thought I could participate in a live session. Usualy I am unable to be there because of the time difference(Sydney is GMT+11 hrs) but I had a problem with Skype. It took me some time (and anxiety) to find out that Skype currently has problems working while the ZoneAlarm in combination with windows 98 is installed on a PC. I'm sure next time I'll have a better luck!Regards,Rafieh Dear Dafne and All,thank you for all the support.I have just posted an entry on our blog about today's online session.You can access it here: http://baw07.pbwiki.com/f/tn_michael2.jpg beijinhos, Chris Dear Rafieh,you might have to wait for a while for the file to upload completely.Tell us then if it worked. Hello everybody,As you can see on the wiki, my recording did in fact work and very nicely,except that my own voice was not recorded.I don't usually use Yahoo when recording voice. I use Skype with Powergramo,Ineen and Gizmo.At the last minute, I was asked to record Michael's session, so first I wanted to try Solicall but when testing with Michael, it seemed to be awful, so I uninstalled it, rebooted and will try it later. Has anybody used this before?So, I used Audacity to record. Usually, I only use Audacity to edit my recordings as it is excellent for that.So, as you can read and hear from the chat log and recording, I checked that I had Wave and Stereo track settings to record the two way session. But this in fact recorded your voices but not my own. As Michael said, I was busy"underwater basket weaving" and that was the gurgling sound you heard when I wanted to speak. I've cut it out in the editting :-)My mic settings had been changed and immediately after the presentation, I could not speak on Yahoo and on Skype I had awful sounds. I then had to reset all my audio settings.That was no problem as I'm used to it but I would like to know what are the exact settings to record a two-way conversation using Yahoo and Audacity.Can anybody give precise setting instructions?BTW, sorry for not being able to record the very last bit of the presentation as I was cut off Yahoo for a while.Moira France Hi, Moira!As I've told you before, for my laptop with built-in speakers and mic, my Settings are for "Microphone" (to the right of mic volume). I've always been able to record my voice and the voice of others. BTW, I don't find Audacity"Help" a big help in this area.We can have a short trial session one of these days, all right?I haven't heard the recording yet. I wish there were more than 24 hours in a day! :-)Hugs, Teresa Dear Rafieh,For what you describe, it seems to be a problem of slow connection on your side. The recording is not complete, but you should be able to listen to all what�s there.My 2 cents,Daf Dear Michael,I'm sorry I wasn't able to make it to attend your presentation this morning, because it's 4:00AM for me and I had to rest before a long working day started. I enjoyed your Powerpoint presentation very much.Many thanks,Cora

# An Excel-lent File on Participants

 Hi again, everyone! At the end of Week 2 we have 253 members in our YG and 114intros. We are indeed a "mini UN" with representatives from 41 countries, as follows: Argentina 8 Australia 1 Brazil 12 Bulgaria 1 Canada 4 Czech Republic 1 Ecuador 1 England 7 Estonia 1 Germany 3 Greece 1 Holland 1 India 1 Iran 1 Israel 1 Italy 1 Japan 1 Kazakhstan 1 Korea 1 Latvia 1 Mexico 2 Myanmar 1 New Zealand 2 Norway 1 Oman 1 Peru 5 Portugal 5 Russia 2 Saudi Arabia 2 Slovenia 2 Spain 2 Sweden 1 Switzerland 2 Taiwan 3 Tajikistan 1 Thailand 1 Turkey 3 UAE 1 Ukraine 1 USA 29 Venezuela 4 It's fantastic, isn't it? Well, here's the link to the Excel-lent(coined by our own Dennis/Denos) that I've been creating about BaW07 participants. It's sorted by countries so you can associate the names of the participants to their (updated 1/29/07)country.http://www.thinkfree.com/fileview.tfo?method=callFileView&filemasterno=637633&filekey=ux1u0r6ico Enjoy! Teresa (Portugal) Teresa,Excelalmeida!Does your wonderful table enable you to tell us how many males and how many females there are on the course?My impression is that it is a very high percentage of women with, I'm sure,supportive males looking after the children, cooking meals and doing the shopping. Seriously, though, it really does seem to be a high percentage of women in attendance, and it would be interesting to know the statistics.Denos Dennis or vica versa Hello, Denos Dennis!I didn't include a column for the participants' sex, so I must go through all the names and count.As far as I was able to decipher, there must be around 26 gentlemen and 88 ladies. I'm talking about participants only.Now... that means 23% gents against 77% ladies. I knew this was a women's world. Now I'm absolutely sure!!!! ;-))Hugs, Teresa Excelalmeida (my new surname) Dear all,Yesterday, we reached 260 participants (now 261), and I took a screenshot of the clustr map showing the countries from which our pbwiki pages are being accesssed, take a look:http://baw07participants.pbwiki.com/Extras#BaWMapvisitors As you can see we've had 3.511 hits since Jan 5.Would it be possible to hold a f2f session for 6 weeks with 261 participants from so many places in the world?See you later at Worldbridges ;-)hugs,Daf Of course I meant Week 2, Daf!At the end of the day my neurones are burnt up. ;-)I'd also love to read some more intros. Over half of the participants haven't introduced themselves. We'd love to hear from you even if you my be lurking. No problem at all.Hugs all, Teresa

# Week 2, nearly done

 Well...week 2 is almost coming to the end.I would like to thank you all of you who enthusiastically took part in the activities and sessions, and shared with us your opinions and questions. A special thanks to our wonderful guest speakers and their outstanding performances. We hope to have you here next year again. As we say in Portugal, a team that is winning should not be changed, and you, my friends, are definitely a winning team, that is for sure.I would also like to thank the moderators and coordinators for all the support during this week. I really appreciated it.Week 3 is just around the corner. Tomorrow my dear friend Cora Chen, along with Cheryl Oakes, Gladys Baya, Nina Liakos, will take the leading role. I am sure we are all willing and sharing about blogs, podcasts and wikis. Have a nice week. I �ll see you guys around.It was a pleasure to be your moderator!beijinhos,Cris

# Wikispaces and a New Blog

 Hi, Daf and JA!What do you think of organizing the "Your Applications" page by week.Wouldn't it be interesting to see how participants are evolving and what they create each week?Let me know what you think. It would just be a question of adding headers for Week 1, etc. Nothing complicated.Hugs, Teresa

# eCards and messages

 Dear Cristina,What a lovely e-card! You have a way for finding beautiful and special messages. :-)I'm not sure if I thanked you for the e-card after Michael's session. If not, please forgive me and accept my belated "Thank you!" It was very sweet of you. :-)Beijinhos, Teresa Hi Teresa,I thnk this is a great idea. I would love to that. I might need some help. Iwas just itching here to do somethng with what we have been learning. If I have Dafne as a partner I have nothing to fear.I will star working on it as of tomorrow. I will let you know if I have any doubts.Cheers,Jose

 Hi Susan - I was also unable to listen to the webcast from the webheadsinaction site for no apparent reason - but that happened a week before, when the wellcoming webcast took place (I use IE 7 and although I could hear the demo recordings using winam, it kept reporting an error when trying to access the webcast from the site). I had no problems joining the skypecast though. Could it be, that there is a problem if there are too many participants? Vera Hi Daf,I also had this problem - the applet refused to open. My techie husband thought the problem was in Windows Vista which I use. He created a virtual machine with Windows XP for running this application on my computer. This seemed to solve the problem.Sasha

# Volunteer for Week 4 Threads

 Hello everybody, Earlier, I asked for a volunteer to set up a Cook Book in the wiki but as Week One is rather hectc for all concerned as we get to grips with everything, Hala kindly stepped in and put this together on the wiki. Thanks again Hala :-) As you can see, Kat has done a marvellous job with the Week One Threads here http://baw07.pbwiki.com/week1threads It looks wonderful!By Week Four, you will be well into 'wikiing' and I would like to ask all the participants if there is anybody who would like to 'muck in' and do this for Week 4 (5 - 11 February) when we explore voice and video mail tools and web conferencing.I'm giving warning well in advance and look forward to hearing from you, on or off list :-) I did this for one week last year and it was a very enriching experience. I had problems with layout in Dreamweaver and learnt a lot from having to compile the threads. This year, we're using the wiki, so IMHO it will be easier :-)Moira :-)

# Bubbleshare

 I also love BubbleShare and so do my students. Last trimester I had my low-level English for Architecture students desingn buildings usign Google SketchUp and Architect 3D Studio, and then upload their screenshots to BubbleShare with voice. You will find some of their creations at: http://id2-124-dg.pbwiki.com/3D-designsAnd this is a tutorial I created to show them how to send voice comments to Podomatic:http://www.bubbleshare.com/album/109088.e0c26dcd2ab hugs,Daf Dear Daf,It's a brilliant idea to use bubbleshare to create tutorials. Your tutorial will be great for week 3! I also enjoyed your students' impressive work. Congratulations!Lots of hugs,Cora

# Week 2 Answers to Questions

 Hi everyone,Kind of busy this mornig with the questions about Y messenger. See my answers How do you start a conference and invite guests at Yahoo Messenger?On my computer I can do it this way: I click in actions and then invite to conference. There will be a list with my contacts. I then have to click on the ones I wish to invite.How do you save your chatlogs to your hard drive at YM? I have to click on the tab contacts, next I click on message archives after that I should click on the floppy disc icon and choose where I want to save it.How do you display your picture at YM?I click on the tab messenger and then choose the option "My display image" and after that I can choose "Share my picture" or "Share my avatar." Once I have done that I will have to click "ok" and choose the picture or create an avatar.Cheers, Jose Thanks for your answers, Jose Antonio :-)There is still another method to save your YM chat logs ;-)Who knows?????cheers,Daf Dear Mary,Thank you so much for your answer.I am not a Mac user myself � although I would love to be introduced to the Macintosh world�Well...I will have to save up some more money, won�t I?On a PC there is also another way of saving the chat logs. Anyone else would like to suggest something? I will give you a clue: You have to click on the menu �Messenger� and then on� beijinhos Hessah photo Dear BAW 2007,I hope you all doing fine.I am sorry for not posting my week 1 questions. I answered them yesterday and sent them to , :-pYeah I was clumsy :(Week 1:A. How do you change your mail distribution preferences at our Yahoo Group?I login to my account at yahoo group. Then to home page of BOW2007 group. I choose 'Edit Membership'. Then I go to Step 3. Message Preference. I can choose either 'Fully Featured' or 'Traditional'.B. How do you post your photo to the "Photos" section?From http://groups.yahoo.com/group/baw07/ I select 'Photos'. Next, I click on 'Add Photo'. Now either to choose to upload the photo to existing photo album or new one. Click 'Browse' to locate each photo on your computer.Finally, click "Add now'.C. How do you create a passageway (shortcut) to another office at Tapped In?I log in to my office I choose 'Passageways'. Then click on 'Add passageway'. You can enter all or part of the name or nickname of the room to which you want to create a passageway.Week 2:A. How do you start a conference and invite guests at Yahoo Messenger?From YM I choose 'Actions'� 'Invite to Conference' � 'Add' people from 'Messenger List' to 'Invitation List' � 'Invite'.B. How do you save your chatlogs to your hard drive at YM?From YM I choose 'Contacts'� 'Message Archive' � from the tool bar in my'Message Archive' I choose 'Message'� 'Preferences'. The 1st question asks if I want to save an archive of all the messages I send and receive on this computer. I choose the 1st one (Yes, save all my messages).Click 'Apply' then 'OK'.C. How do you display your picture at YM?From YM I choose 'Messenger'� 'My Display Image' � 'Share my picture'. I can either select a picture or 'Browse' to add from my computer.Warm regards,HessahYM ID/ Skype ID: alrouli Great answers Hessad.Nice job!Thank you for the tips!I have just add you to my skype and Yahoo! Messenger! Derya photo Dear Christina,To save the chatlogs, one should click on the following (if I'm not mistaken):-Messenger-Preferences-Archive (from the categories on the left)-Then you choose "Yes, save all my messages" and also for the voice messages and calls you also choose "yes, save my call history".So, am I on the right track, teacher? :) Love,Derya (Istanbul, Turkey) Dear Derya,You are absolutely right. Your answer couldn�t be more accurate . Way to go.You are a brilliant learner.Don�t forget to comment on the reading.Cristina Costa Hi, everyone.Here are my answers to the questions of this week.1. You can start a conference on YM by going to the ACTIONS menu and clicking on "Invite to Conference"; you can invite anyone you like from your contacts and other people by introducing new e-mails. Then you click on the "Invite" button and the invitations to the conference are sent to the selected recipients.2. You can save your messages and calls by going to the MESSENGER menu and click on the option "Preferences", and then on "Archive".3. You click on the MESSENGER menu and select "My Display Message".Then you can share your/a picture or choose an avatar.I hope these are the correct answers. :)Loved to hear from you. Paula Ferreira Thank you for your correct Answer!Way to go Paula! On my trusty Mac, I went to preferences and there is button to archive a chat.Any other suggestions from other Mac users out there? Mary Julina photo � How do you start a conference and invite guests at Yahoo Messenger?Log in at YM and then go to the "actions" link on the top. Then,choose the topic "invite to conference" after choose the people to be invited and then start the conference.How do you save your chatlogs to your hard drive at YM?Go to "contacts" and choose the option message archive'. Go tomessage' and then click on save'.* How do you display your picture at YM?Go to "messenger" then go to "my display image" then choose among the options and click OK.Cheers,Juliana Gense Brazil Thanks a lot for sharing all this information.I dont know how to use a Mac. I have a PC and learning a lot from all of you bawers :)Angeles * How do you start a conference and invite guests at Yahoo Messenger? I usually start by introducing myself. The people I have invited onmy YM I usually add that I am a member of BaW07. yet. I am working on it.How do you display your picture at YM? I display my picture in the corner of my messenge window. Hi, it was nice to chat and talk to Moira and Nina on Yahoo msg, I think these are useful tools for developing communication among peers and receive support.The only problem for me was the time of the conference, I couldn't participate because I was working but I hope to catch the next one.How do you start a conference and invite guests at Yahoo Messenger?I click on actions and then I select invite to conference, there is a list ofcontacts. I click on the ones I want to invite.How do you save your chatlogs to your hard drive at YM?I click on contacts, then I click on message archives after click on the floppy disc icon and choose where I want to save it.How do you display your picture at YM? I click on the tab messenger and then on "My display image" and after that I choose "Share my picture" .Ester La torre Thank you very much Ester for your answer to question 2!I had figured out the others but for the chatlogs I'd just copy and paste as someone said below... ;)Clevia Venezuela I joined late and started working backwards... Big mistake! By doing week one activities first I would have saved myself a lot of struggling. Never mind, I learned. Though Tapped In is still a roller coster ride for me; unfortunatelly I will miss the second tour because I have to travel and do not expect a cyber open at 6:00 am on a Sunday.1.- How do you change your mail distribution?Go to baw07 FrontPage, click on "edit membership" on the top left, go to "Message Delivery" and select: Individual Messages, Daily Digest,Special Notices or Web Only, then click save messages.2.- How do you post your photo to the "photos"?Go to baw07 FrontPage, click "photos" on the left, choose "browse",select from your files the photo you want to upload, finally click onn "Add Now" at the bottom of the page.3.- How do you create a passageway (shortcut) to another office at Tapped Inn?Access our group, and on the left menu click "Passageways", then on "Add a Passageway Link", type a user name and then click on the "find it" button.Don´t aske me how to get back because I am still wondering around!!Cheers!! Maru Dear Friends:I will be out of town for a few days. I will go to my hometown to visit my parents who are not in a very good shape. Of course I will visit a cyber (hopefully everyday) but I may not invest as many hours as I have been doing.If I find a cyber opened on Sunday at 9:00 am (15:00 GMT) I will join you at Worlbridges; Tapped In tour is out of the question, a cyber opened on Sundays at 6:00 am (12:00 GMT)... don't think so :( .I think I covered the rest of the tasks required for week 2. I hope so!See you around. Love: Maru That is great Ester.Now you know how to set up a conference. I am sure there will be plenty of opportunities to use YM and other communication tools.Cris Hi everyone (or anyone),I just got 3 emails to my yahoo group email saying that I'm a certified winner of a British lottery. Has anyone else gotten a message like this? I'm assuming it's bogus, but I thought I should check before I delete it.Sheryl(Washington DC) Hi Sheryl,I'm just back in from teaching and saw your message.If I believed all the times I have been informed that I have won the lottery on Yahoo mail, I would be a multi multi ( and again and again) billionaire!!So far, I think I've one the African, British, European lotteries, ........ and the list continues.Sadly I'm not, otherwise I'd invite you all to my private island by private jet,of course :-)This is becoming a regular occurrence for me too now but only on Yahoo. As I only use Yahoo for Webhead correspondence, I can quickly identify 'odd' looking mail and I delete without opening them.I suggest you do likewise :-)Moira France Hi Sheryl,This is a spam, or bogus as you wrote and you should always delete it.As long as it has gotten into your inbox, you will receive many of them on the future.However, if did win the British lottery, which I assume is one million $,I will be waiting for just 50.000$. You only need to email me on the list and ALL will help you to reach me!!!Who knows! One day you may win !!Hala( day dreaming )Hala in warm Sudan Dear Sheryl,These messages are spam, just click on the spam tab whenever you receive them.hugs,Daf Hi, Monica!I also have a few links to Web 2.0 stuff in my OLE page, including the one you refer below, and many other goodies. http://64.71.48.37/teresadeca/webheads/online-learning-environments.htm Hope you all find it useful.Angeles and Pranita, I'm glad you found my EFL/ESL page useful. This one will take even longer to browse. ;-)Hugs all, Teresa Hi, dear participants and coordinators.I am suffering from a problem - I want to leave a comment about both Tapped In and Michael's lecture in Yahoo MSN, but I just cannot find the way to register in the blog :( I don't want to leave a comment as an Unregistered User. Whoever knows how to do it, please, share! I know it must be simple, but I just can't find the link...Thanks a lot.Vera Dear Vera,You should register to Motime blogs http://www.motime.com/signup and from there you will be able to comment the blog entries as an identified member.Hope it helps.beijinhos,Cris Dear Vera,The link to Motime is:http://www.motime.com You register there, and then go back to our blog and you will be able to leave a comment your Motime username :-)You can also leave a comment without registering and just write your name at the bottom of the message ;-)hugs,Daf Hi Marcia,Apart from the instructions given by Moira to add comments to our forum, I would like to point out that the your Yahoo password is for Yahoo, you need to create a username and a password for every application you register for. You can, of course, select to use the same password and username, but as we have been discussing in this list, it is not a safe thing to do.Different options were generated in the discussion that you can follow in the week1 threads page at: http://baw07.pbwiki.com/week1threads#Advice–RememberingPasswords Cheers,Daf Monica Dear Dafne and all,I'm working on the introduction right now and it will (hopefully) be on the blog soon - busy busy weekend... :)Abraço,Monica (BH-Brazil) Sarah, WOW, congratulations. Your wiki page on web tools looks fantastic, the instructions are very clear and the printscreen image ... a catch in time and space from your first Skype experience with Daf! Hope there will be many more wonderful learning moments like this.Cheers, Berta How do you start a conference and invite guests at Yahoo Messenger?Go to YM, click contacts then click invite people to join in. To invite guests for future chats first click contacts, then add contacts. You can type an ID or an email address, or just choose one from your address book.How do you save your chatlogs to your hard drive at YM?First, click the messenger menu. Then do the same on preferences &archive. Finally, click on save all your chatlogs.How do you display your picture at YM? Click Messenger then My Display Image. Choose Share My Picture or My Avatar. Dear Rosane,Welcome back. No problem in sending the activities for week 1 now. If you want to have a quick look at what we discussed in week one, visit our week 1 threads page at:http://baw07.pbwiki.com/week1threads Btw, I have posted your photo. You cannot use the link(URL) from the photo in the YG since our YG is private, that's why your photo did not show. I copied that photo to my hard disk and then uploaded it to the wiki :-)Feel free to ask if you have questions,hugs,Daf Paul Hi Sheryl,Yes definitely bogus. I have received a few of these. If you type a sentence or two of any email you think may be bogus into google it will turn up on one of the sites that monitors bogus emails. Thats how I found out about this one.Ah well.Paul Dear Ana,thank you for the answers. They are indeed correct.Hope to meet you today at worldbridges!:)Cris Cuteneko Here are the answers to the questions of the week:1)At the top of the Groups page, next to your yahoo ID-Yahoo e-mail-group member-- select . At this page, scroll down to There are two types: and . Select the one you want, until a black dot appears in the selected circle.Scroll to the bottom of the page, and select .2)To add a photo, go to the BaW07 Yahoo groups page. From the light blue box in the top left of the page, select . Here, select the photo group you wish to join, for example: . Scroll to the bottom of the screen. Under the photos, look for #-#--first----last. Under this, you can see in small blue letters, . Select . This page will have , and fields for you to fill in. To select your favorite photo, click the grey button on the side. My computer is Japanese, so I have a Kanji written there--in English it may say "Search files?" A new window will pop up. Scroll through your documents folders until you find the picture you like. For my computer, I selected , . Click on the picture until the file name appears in the pop-up box at the bottom.Next to the file name field, is a small grey button marked .Click this button, and now, the photo's address should now appear on the Yahoo Add Photos screen. Scroll to the bottom and select .3) I kinda cheated on this one. This is cut-and-pasted from the section of TI. "Q: Add a new passageway?A: Go to the room you would like to create a passageway from and click the Passageways menu item. Then click the "Add passageways"button. If no button appears, you do not have permission to create passageays from that room. How did I do? ^_^

# Hints

 Hello all,You can now find a summary page of the Week 1 Yahoo Group threads here:http://baw07.pbwiki.com/week1threadsIf there are any mistakes or mis-matched pictures it is mea culpa.Please email me and I'll fix them. :-)Thanks Kat Hi, Kat!FAN-TAS-TIC! I just corrected my own mistake in the "mini UN" list. There are two participants from Slovenia, Sasha and Jasna.Thanks for a great job! :-)BTW, I linked the thread on usernames and passwords to our "Hints" pagee.Very helpful!Hugs, Teresa

# URL's for articles e-learning

 Hi, everyone.Here are some URLs to articles related to e-learning and distance learning. Hope you like them.http://www.elearningpapers.eu/index.php?page=doc&doc_id=8403&doclng=6http://www.elearningpapers.eu/index.php?page=doc&doc_id=8402&doclng=6http://www.qualityfoundation.org/ww/en/pub/efquel/index.htmhttp://www.elearningpapers.eu/index.php?page=doc&doc_id=8394&doclng=6http://www.elearningpapers.eu/index.php?page=doc&doc_id=8401&doclng=6http://www.elearningpapers.eu/index.php?page=doc&doc_id=8553&doclng=6http://www.elearningpapers.eu/index.php?page=doc&doc_id=8550&doclng=6http://www.elearningpapers.eu/index.php?page=doc&doc_id=8549&doclng=6http://www.elearningpapers.eu/index.php?page=doc&doc_id=8404&doclng=6Best regards,Paula Ferreira Thanks a lot Paula for the tips.I will have a look at the articles as soon I get back from work. beijinhos Cristina Costa

# Threads for Week 2 and 3

 I can see that you are all busy with Skype, Yahoo, answering questions, learning about one another, getting ready for Michael Coghlan, finding the differences between Web 1.0 and Web 2.0, and deciding how to pronounce Web 2.0 Most agree that it is Web two point O.Call it what you like, the tools are incredible and far reaching. So glad I've met all of you from around the planet!Cheryl Oakes, Wells, ME USA Over and Out! Dear All, Week 3 needs someone to do the threads. Is there anyone who can help us? Your help will be greatly appreciated!Many thanks in advance for your help!:)Cora

# Second Life Lasalle College Campus in SL

 I still haven't taken the time to enter Second Life since I'm so busy with my first, but I continue to be intrigued by all the developments. A college here in Montreal has just opened a campus in SL and charges full tuition for students to take courses. Here's a link to the college site: http://www.ilasallecampus.com/en/Second_life.html And the intro cut and pasted from the site:LaSalle College has become the first Canadian school to open a campus in the virtual world of Second Life, where it will offer long-distance training programs. Second Life is a 3D world with its own economy that brings together 2.6 million Internet users from all over the planet. This pavilion will be athree-dimensional meeting place for students living across Quebec and the world;from the comfort of their own homes, they will attend their instructors� lectures and talk to their classmates.Jane (in the real world of Montreal which currently checks in at -20C)Woops! I meant to send that Second Life post to a different group--sorry about that....Too much multi-tasking!Jane

# Special Messages

 Hi,everyone!While listening to the beginning of the BaW07 and EVO Worldbridges Skypecast,I've updated the Special Messages wiki page. Hurrah for multitasking!!!Take a look!http://baw07.pbwiki.com/SpecialMessages Hugs all, Teresa

# Summer Vacation

 Dear B4bers,I've already told Dafne about it.I�ll be taking two weeks on a sunny beach in Fortaleza(northeast of Brazil).Thus, I'll try to be following the course via email. I'll be back on Feb 3. warmly,Isabel Great news, Isabel!!!I arrived from Salvador last Wednesday and the weather was fantastic!!!!!But due to my trip I�m a little lost here because I�m trying to read old messages not to lose the track.... It�s kind of difficult as I�m also in charge of Ability since Thursday (next week is Luciene�s turn). I�ll get there!!!!!! (Ihope so).Have a very nice stay in Fortaleza and relax!!!! You deserve this!!!!XOXO,Rosane.

# Spousal/Family/Friends support of BAW07

 Let's hear it for all the husbands, wives, families, and friends who are getting short shrift these days because we are all immersed in EVO sessions! They are great! My husband and kids have been great to help with things around the house so I could take part in Becoming a Webhead. I am thankful to have such a wonderful family. My boyfriend is studying in Spain now, so he doesn't see me glued to the computer screen days and nights, but sometimes my on-line meetings overlap with our talking time (which is so hard to find due to the time difference), but he is proud of me taking this great on-line course and he's being really supportive. And I am really thankful to him.And I am happy that other members of our group have this support too.Vera

# Extras

 Dear Daf,Thank you for your support ! I�ll try hard to reach the rest of the group.because it�s not comfortable to be late.Good night (for me here in Brazil! What about you???):)))Rosane Dear Rosane,I am sure you will catch up. Remember that you don't need to follow the activities in order, you can jump and then go back when you have the time :-)Well, right now it is 10:15 pm in Caracas ;-)Have a great week!Daf Rafieh dear Sharon,Thanks a lot for the advice. I tried it with my pc at work which is much faster and didn't have any problem.Love,rafieh

# New Poll

 Announcement New poll for baw07 Enter your vote today! A new poll has been created for the baw07 group:Is your normal connection to the Internet for BaW 2007 ao dial up internet connectiono high speed internet connection at homeo corporate or institution internet connectionTo vote, please visit the following web page: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/baw07/surveys?id=1776850 BaW 2007 members:I have put one more poll up on the BaW 2007 Yahoo Groups site. These polls are assisting us in better understanding some of your computer and Internet systems. I'd also like to invite those of you who will be using voice, video and synchronous tools to visit the http://www.alado.net/webheads site and click on the link and graphic image on the left column beneath the "Tapped In" logo for a streaming video on how the Internet actually works. It's a link to "Warriors of the Net" and is available in multiple languages. This video may be helpful to understand how the various Internet systems operate and make all the digital magic happen, which we sometimes may take for granted.

# Spanish Podcasts

 Laura Hi Everyone,I am looking for some podcasts to use with intermediate Spanish students. The ones I have found, either have too much English or are way too difficult. I especially would like to find something with short passages that could be used for listening comprehension activities. Any ideas would be appreciated. thanks.Laura G. Maine, USA