Online Course

I am taking an online course called EdTech and everything I have been learning I will be posting there so if you want to take a look click on my personal page - Camila Sousa at Posterous!

Shelfari Online Bookshelf



Trying out Mixbook:

This is my first attempt using mixbook. Take a look at our wonderful classroom and quality students!

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Free Online Radios and Song Stations

Live 365 is the first option you have for radio and you can also choose your station by genre. You do not need a subscription to listen to the stations but you also have the option of subscribing which is the VIP membership area.

Another option to listen to some more free online songs is the Pandora radio station. It is pretty cool because it is a personalized kind of radio where you can choose your favorite songs or artists you are interested in and it will remember your settings so every time you log in you can just click on the stations you like listening to although you have to sign up for it.

StereoMood is another option that the conception of listening to songs that has to do with your mood is pretty interesting! Their motto is "behind every song there's always an emotion". You have the option to subscribe but you don't have to you are able to listen to their music selection without it.

 gives you the option of inviting your friends to listen to the songs you like listening to. You need a subscription to be a member although it is totally free.
MixPod is a great way of adding song to your blog and the most facinating thing is that you can customize your own by chosing the skin, color and the songs you enjoy. You will have to create an account in order to get the code to embed your cool song station in your blog.


Tandem Language Learning

A couple weeks ago a friend of mine Sara, who is from Colombia and is here in the U.S.A because her husband is a VIF (Visiting International) teacher, proposed that I teach English to her as I wanted to learn Spanish, so we could trade and teach each other. I thought that the idea was amazing as we did not have to drive far distances to meet as she lives 30 minutes away from me so we will be doing tandem!!

Tandem language learning is a method of language learning based on mutual language exchange between tandem partners.

We decided to use Skype and I created an online learning platform using wetpaint  

Favorite APPs!!

One of my favorite applications are Face in Hole and Online Banner Maker neither of them need a registration and are pretty simple to use. The first app. all you have to do is to choose a frame to put your face in the hole and then you have the options of downloading, use the webcam to take a picture or use one from facebook. It is pretty simple and the results are very funny!! The second one you can pick a theme, background, style of the letter and "voila" just click preview banner and you will have an amazing "piece of art".

These are my attempts at trying the web tools:

Happy Mother's Day!

Mother's Day is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, Brazil and United States celebrate this date on the same day!

Occurrence: Second Sunday of May

Dates: May 10, 2009 - May 9, 2010 - May 8, 2011 Poetry Blender - Custom comment codes for MySpace, Hi5, Friendster and more

Teacher's Appreciation Week!

To teachers:

Video: Don't do this to your students

This video which I've learned about via Carla Arena, shows exactly what is disconnection, lack of a motivating environment, feeling of isolation, not a teacher presence to guide, facilitate the learning process. Don't Do This to your Students!