Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Happy Elfamorphosis holidays

The title is correct, no typo! It is the new maniac spread in the list, started by Aiden and can be seen in Vance's happywebhead2006-7 wiki .I just coudln't resist.Omer,my 9 years old, fell on the floor alughing at my elf!!This is what I got when I addressed it to my inbox:
Hey Webheads, I just made a total elf of myself. Check me out by clicking the link below. http://www.elfyourself.com/?userid=e0f13b2d36574a86ba64ef3G06122400

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Flash Meeting Again

Last time to post about Flash meeting,I swear!This is the memo:

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Belated Screenshots' Upload

In an attempt to upload three screenshots I have taken (and forgotten about,as usual) during our Flashmeeting paly session, blogger would not respond to adding them on the previous posts.So, I decided to create a belated-upload here!

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

No Comment,but Fantastic !

Not due yet,but could't resist the temptation of putting it here!Check it out:

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Webheads Teens in Action

This a blog to visit.Once, Jeff Lebow said, when she participated in baw06 graduation cermony,these will be webheads 2015!!This is the blog of my daughter,Haneen.Don't forget to explore her friend's blog.She started to teach them how to blog!!!Who knows!!But,I do love the idea, and maybe we could think seriously about this!!

Tuesday, October 31, 2006


This is the new toy we have played with yesterday!The easiest video post you can ever create!This is a screenshot of my first post to BaW-07 moderators and co-moderators!I love blogcheese!

Monday, September 25, 2006

Caught up in the panoptic gaze of the outside

I have always been wondering about “Why can’t I loop into the emerged circles of real+ virtual worlds in EFL teaching like other webheads.I know now I am “Caught up in panoptic gaze of two outside communities” .Explanation?
On a course I am taking with Vance about multiliteracies, I went through Warschaures’ Electronic Literacies”.On page38,he writes about Mary ,who worked with him in a project on new technologies in college language and writing classes.He writes:“Mary’ reactions can be explained in part by the metaphor of the panopticon (Foucault 1997.) Foucault selected Jermey Bentham’s circular prison, with the prisoners on the periphery under potentially constant but unverifiable gaze from the guards in a central observation tower, as a metaphor for how power is wielded and knowledge shaped in the real world. According to Foucault, the guards too are always subject to unverifiable gaze, not only from their supervisors but even from outside society, thus guaranteeing the control of the controllers.”
Warschaure continues: ”Mary found herself caught up in …two competing panopticons -that of her college and church, with its own set of values, and that of the outside university research community with a different set of values” .Only then I found the answer!(my two panoticons are the webheads themselves and my research community!)That feeling needs more than competency to vanish !

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Sudanese Marriage

One of the most unique folkloric rituals that take place in Central Sudanese wedding is the "The Bride Dance Day",or "Elsubhiya".Yesterday,while I was surfing goolge images for my PP105 final project at TESOL,I stumbled over this site and the beautiful photos of Dan and Julie!Choosing t ohave a Sudanese wedding only indicates that Sudan,with his people,culture and traditions meant a lot to this couple!I left a comment for them!

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Flashmeeting Replay

This is the replay for webheads testing of falshmeting.Enjoy!

Sunday, July 23, 2006


Today,webheads have tried out Flashmeeting and it was perfect!Here are some screenshots and the link to the chat script .I am sure Daf and Tere are thinking about one lesson,one world project!

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Time for Educational Blog !

I will now start creating my educational blog to test with Learning with Computers group!They are the coming active group that will compete!!

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

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First webheads f2f meeting in Cairo

This is my f2f meeting with Randa Effat at Gezira Club in Cairo.Due to the excitment,as a first webheads meeting ever, guess what!We forgot to take enough picures!I was trying to create a photostory,but failed to, due to unknown" technical problems from my side and my PC side !

A scholarship I won

Last week,I received a private email from Nicky Hocky,Consultant-e ,telling me I was the winner for the online course at Consultant-E on "E-Moderation: A Training Course for Online Tutors". This was another turning point in my life! This was my first time ever to win a scholarship ,and ONLINE !Great way to start one's career in online learning.In an email to the list,I dedicated this scholarshp to the "webheads",the most developing CoP on the Web 2.0 .Way to go, me !

Friday, February 03, 2006

Sudan:Introduction & General Information

Situated in North East Africa, where the Blue and White Niles merge, lies Sudan, the largest of all the African nations. It, borders no less than nine other countries, and has been the gateway to Africa throughout history.
Sudan is often called ‘Mini Africa’ because it’s (approx) population of 37 million, exist in over a hundred different ethnic groups. It is this diversity of culture that gives rise to Sudan’s unique variety of custom, art,music and food.Khartoum, the capital is dominated by the union of the Blue and White Niles. The three main districts, KhartoumKhartoum North & Omdurman, are each rooted between a different arm of the uniting rivers. Each district has a different history and feel, and together they forma ‘melting pot’ of the country’s cultural diversity. The other 25 states together equal roughly the size of Western Europe.

Sudan’s phtopography ranges from arid desert in the North, hills in the West and East, and swamps and forest in the South.Where ever you visit you will feel the warmth of the Sudanese people and will truly understand why they are renowned for their hospitality.More.....

What is Heaven?

Lori,a new member of BaW 2006,said on one of his emails that "He is in Heaven".I emailed him back, asking for his permision use these words for a blog name.He accepted,with a big smile on his virtual face.Then,Sharon,an old webheader,posted a comment"what a lovely sentiment.She posted the story that poped-up on her mind because of our "Heaven" in which she said,"Last summer when we were sitting at sunset on a hill overlooking the coast of Maine and watching the birds dive into the surf as the tide came rolling in.Hitomi, who is a Buddhist majoring in world religions, sighed and said that she now knew the meaning of heaven. In Hitomi's words, "it's a place where everything is perfect for you and you just feel really good."So,this is the story of my blog,my Heaven!!!!!!!