Saturday, November 17, 2007

WiziQ Session




Yesterday I catched up with WiziQ session with Vance and the gang.It was really F.U.N.I just loved the room! The only thing which was annoying was the echo and the delay of voice.Also, I found a difficulyt in reading the font on the chat area.However, it deos hold great potentialites to be used with students.I am glad I made it there!!

Saturday, November 03, 2007

A Gift from Cris!





How on earth I forgot to document Cristina Costa's gift to me for my BC presentation?
These are some photos for the card which I took the minute I got it, with a photo for the cute card with the sweet words.Thanks Crisinah!

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Rita's Presentation



Wow! I have been away since May! How cruel I was !
Rita Zeinstejer , a webhead friend from Argentina , contacted me when she was preparing a f2f presentation for teachers in her city about Web 2.0 tools, to have a look at my presentation in June. After several weeks of exchanging emails, she came with a great presentation and a it was
a blast!
Although I was a guest speaker, I didn’t speak! Technology glitches. The sad thing was that I didn’t follow my instincts. My 6th sense told me earlier that day to record your speech, which was already on Word, and send it to Rita. I checked everything and went on a test for my connection and microphone thinking everything will go well It didn’t! These things happen, but when you feel that you left out something, the sense of guilt floats on !

Saturday, May 12, 2007

'Humanware 'in WiA

Dearest Teresinha,
I am glad you loved the term. No, unfortunately, I did not coin it, but I used it for what binds us together in WiA community, which has never been used before for the same purpose.
I came a cross "Human ware" on 2005, when I taught students of Medicine. I was surfing the Web for a reading material about computerized health information systems and came across a study, in which humanware meant "overview of the general impact on people and organizations of introducing high-technology solutions into a relatively unprepared environment"
You can find it here:
http://jpubhealth.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/21/3/305
Half an hour ago, I Googled and I found the term is a name of companies, firms, organizations and more.
Answer.com
Humanware refers to the human costs of computing, particularly associated with schools. This word was first used by Steve Bergen in a speech to NAIS Heads of Schools in Rensellaersville NY in 1984.More=
Webpedia:
A buzzword for both hardware and software that are designed primarily around the end user experience and user interface rather than focusing on the task that the product is meant to accomplish.
Wikipedia:
Refers to a now-defunct division of Citibank that designed the user interfaces for Citibank's electronic products. Founded in approximately 1987, Humanware typically consisted of a core group of several dozen Citibank employees and several dozen freelance consultants.
Whatis.com
Humanware is hardware and software that emphasizes user capability and empowerment and the design of the user interface

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

In a comment to Cristina Costa

Dear Cris,
I believe that what makes WiA flourishing and blooming is the fact that one is never lonely, never isolated, regardless of your geographical location, whether in a remote village, an isolated town or in any where in the developed world! It is this human –to-human interaction that makes our community a dream, an unreal community when one talks about it to the outer world. All members are leading professionals within their subject fields. They help each other, show interest, care, take time to share (sharing to us is caring!), response to each other whenever needed. We have a "high-peak "sense of security. Confidence is transmitted between keyboards, monitors and Skype chats; to the extent that it leads you to create so many things which, one day, you thought that they are impossible .The human-ware, not hardware or software.
The effective relationships a among WiA members and the positive influence plus the enough support I have received is what led my first year students say to me "You are the best teacher we have in this college. Your lectures are interesting and fun." .My personal instructional delivery has changed because of WiA.
Hala Fawzi
Khartoum,Sudan

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Looking Inside a Drawer!




These are pictures I found some weeks ago. I kept them for so long,( since I was studying in Cairo??), telling myself to put nice frames around them.I thought of putting them on webheads heaven blog for what they hold of a Sudanese culture.From how milk was/is? delivered to your door in Sudan,the woman who sees the future to morning coffee(s).Can you realize how the cat looks at the dog on the milk man picture?:-))I couldn't get the name of the artist,only an "abou" can bee seen on his signature.
I love those pictures!

Sunday, April 22, 2007

From a gifted daughter!


Haneen sent this yesterday and believes she is the one whose cards should be on webheads heaven blog!Jealousy is knocking on our door!
Here is the URL

Saturday, April 14, 2007

A gift from a gifted son


Today, my son Omer, 9 years old, came from school with a gift for me.How does it feel when a mother knows that her kid thinks about her during his art class?
I love you too Amoory!

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Hala's Snow passion goes Global

Today, while I was sorting out tons of links and bookmarks, I discovered that I keep these two email from Cheryl during baw07. They made me feel like I am really smelling and touching snow not ( It is boiling now here).

Sat, 20 Jan 2007 00:16:06 -0000
Dearest Hala,
Snow has a distinct smell right before it falls from the sky. In
Maine, there are many days and evenings prior to a snowstorm that one
can step outside and smell the snow in the air. Have you ever smelt
rain prior to the storm? Well, the best way to describe snow before a
storm is that is is about 30 degrees F colder, and the smell is crisp.
I just checked my freezer smell and while it doesn't mimic the true
smell, there is a correlation, minus the food smells.
Hope that helps. Hala, I will catch a snowflake on my tongue and taste
it for you!
Taste of snow description much later,

Cheryl Oakes, Maine USA

To: baw07@yahoogroups.com
Sat, 03 Feb 2007 00:38:42 -0000
To Hala the poet and artist with words.
Hala your words are always so descriptive and full of emotion.
I see you face and hear your words by the way you write!
Keep making our threads personal.
It makes me think about how I am writing messages to people.
In the middle of a blizzard.

Cheryl, snowstorm in Maine. USA

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

In One Place


A very nice gift from Dennis Oliver for all of us.Thanks Dennis!

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Webehads Heaven 2007

All are having a "fantabulous" time at TESOL, Seattle.I am so happy that Ibrahim could make it!Ibrahim is in the webhaeads heaven now!

Uncompleted Joy

The title of the post is an authentic translation from Arabic.
I am laughing now because the "month" I played with YouTube , the video I liked and succeeded to embed is "no longer available". Dafne's "he..he..he..he"!

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Let's Speak English

Leanne knows: Hala 's passion to see/feel/smell snow


This photo was sent to me on Sun, 8 Jan 2006 12:29:28 -0500 (EST)Do you remember it Leanne? Thank you for thinking about me through the years and how much I long for seeing snow !!!!!!!!
Snow angel especially for me?

Friday, March 09, 2007

A belated announcement

Curtains are down long ago, but having a shaking neurons, a boy on exams, univeristy exams and so many other pending issues, announcing our end os the show comes a little late.Here are ALL the F.U.N that we had on our graduation day!
Graduation( see how my flu became global!
Graduation Party

Saturday, January 27, 2007

Seeds in the Desert

Webhead is like seeds in the desert. After a passing rain, grass grows.
Vance
Fri Jan 26, 2007
email subject:
"Friends your feedback is required" on a reply to Syed1

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Teresa to Everyone

Thu Jan 25, 2007 5:19 pm
"Teresa Almeida d'Eca" wrote:
"It was very nice to hear, rather read, Ehsan say that he's very excited
about the prospects that BaW has opened up for him. It "has blown a new life
to my career"
, he wrote. That is very pleasant for me to hear, because one
of our (Daf's and mine) main aims has been to change our participants'
professional lives
. And, due to the bonds we generate amongst ourselves,
our personal lives are also affected
. No doubt many of your lives will not
be the same at the personal level. Mine hasn't."
Hala"s has witnessed a tsunami!!!!!!!

These are the Webehads

Today, Gladys posted this on an email to the list:
Cheryl writes:
"This is a thinking prompt for you if you are looking to improve a
skill or challenge yourself to learn something new. Pick an activity,
a technology tool, an article to read, a blog to read and leave a
comment to this blog, open a delicious account, put a photo in
Photoshop, create a FlickR account, create a Bubbleshare account ,
register for VYEW and try out the tools,, try using a SmartBoard .....
you fill in the blank. Make yourself a goal to try it out and learn
the new ________.( you fill in the blank) Don't be scared."
It shows you're a Webhead In Action, Cheryl! That community never
stops learning, and drags us all on its eventful journey!

How true are these words!
"Time's Person of the Year: You" is an article on "Time".Read and see if you can find yourself inside!

Glitches in Real Time

These are Teresinha words in an email today t othe list.Gret advice for new bawers!

"Glitches in "real time". I always approach them in a positive way,
because they're a "learning" moment, because it usually/always generates a
discussion and reflection during and after that is useful. So... let's think
positive about these things!
The piece of advice I gave regarding blended lessons and glitches is to
"always" have a "plan B" ready. Sometimes glitches may not be solved on
time, so not everything is lost and time isn't wasted."

Monday, January 15, 2007

Sunday, January 14, 2007

The Show Began

Ibrahim sent this great gift to the list.Click here with your headset turned on.It was a truely a success with Jeff on Skype and others on WebheadsinAction chat room.The whole EVO2007 sessions participants,co-mods,moderators and coordinators.

We will sure be "spanning the world".

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

One of many dreams is about to come true

Today, I got a phone call informing me that I should complete my registration at Gezira University for the PhD.YEESSSN.The first email went off to the..... webheads

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Count Down to BaW 2007

The curtains will be up in less than a week.Excited?Yes.Scared?More than you can imagine.