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EFL Best Practices Pilot

Rafael Murillo and I(Jose Rodriguez) present Best Practices for EFL teaching and learning.  We are joined by Doug, Durff, Veronica, Jeff, and Vance.

Links referred to on show below


 English Club:    

Activities for ESL/EFL Students; 

Jose Rodriguez Classroom Blog;

ESL Podcast Site: 

Dave's ESL Cafe: 

Homes Around the World Teacher Tube Video

World Conversation Club: 

Webheads in Action Network:

Vance Stevens; The Writing Matrix  

 Vance Podcasting Resources

Chat Log Below

11:48:33 JoseR: Hi Veronica

11:49:00 Durff: back at moom

11:49:04 Durff: noon

11:49:13 Durff: see i need food

11:49:41 VeroGonzalez: Mr. Rodriguez?

11:49:55 JoseR: Veronica you need to double click on

11:50:20 JoseR: Hi Veronica

11:50:36 VeroGonzalez: Hello everyone

11:51:38 JoseR: Getting reading for EFL Best Practices on air in about 10min

11:52:08 VeroGonzalez: I will be back :) in 10 minutes.....That sounds good.....brb

11:53:21 JoseR is anyone streaming on A now

11:57:29 AliceMercer: Nope

11:57:33 AliceMercer: go ahead

11:57:56 AliceMercer: Been off for 10 min

12:02:21 Durff: i'm back

12:02:37 JoseR: hi durff

12:02:47 Durff: stream?

12:03:37 Durff: stream where?

12:05:00 Durff: goodc\

12:05:47 Durff hi vance

12:05:55 Durff: hi jeff

12:05:57 Vance back home in UAE : Hi there, woops phone

12:05:59 JoseR: veronica to listen you have to click on listen icon

12:06:04 JoseR: hi vance

12:06:09 VeroGonzalez: I'm listening now

12:06:12 VeroGonzalez: =)

12:06:13 JoseR: great

12:06:46 rafa323: HELLO EVERYONE!!

12:06:47 JoseR: If you teach ESL where do you teach and what level

12:06:51 Durff: you are great

12:06:59 JL : Hello all, stream sounds good

12:07:04 Durff: hi rafial

12:07:15 Durffdid i spell that right?

12:07:22 Vance back home in UAE: I was an esl teacher for 20 years, secondary and college

12:07:30 rafa323: RAFA

12:07:31 Vance back home in UAE: I have to help my wife with groceries, brb

12:08:05 VeroGonzalez : Let me introduce my self. I am a new ESL teacher, I teach @ Garfield C.A.S.

12:08:55 JoseR : veronica is a fellow teacher from LA

12:09:10 VeroGonzalez : :)

12:10:42 DS: Hi all

12:10:52 Durff : buddies huh? well gee thanks

12:10:57 Durff : hi doug

12:10:59 DS: heard that

12:11:04 DS: hey Lisa, and all

12:11:09 Durff : he is so nice

12:11:12 DS : he is

12:11:24 Durff : i pay him for that

12:13:09 JoseR:

12:14:32 JoseR:

12:17:30 JoseR:

12:17:31 Durff ssshhh!

12:17:45 JoseR: check out our links

12:19:47 JoseR :

12:20:28 JoseR : how is audio

12:20:43 DS: a little choppy now from Rafael

12:21:02 Durff : skype having another day

12:21:06 DS : Jose yours is still good tho

12:21:17 Durff: you know....

12:21:28 DS : yes, it does sound a lick Skype lag, Lisa, you're right

12:21:33 Durff : international audio has the most problems

12:21:33 DS: like

12:21:39 Durff: after the3 update

12:21:53 Durff: i wonder what they did

12:21:57 Durff: ?

12:22:06 Durff: Jose good

12:22:12 DS: yes, for me too

12:22:33 Durff: yestercay was really challenging

12:22:59 Durff: and hando just glided on thru

12:23:09 DS: good to hear--re gliding

12:23:20 Durff i didn't

12:23:23 Durff: he did

12:23:28 Vance back home in UAE : back now

12:23:30 Vance back home in UAE : sorry

12:23:35 Durff: i did nada

12:23:45 DS: have to step away for a bit--great show Jose and Rafael, hope to back before end of show

12:23:46 Vance back home in UAE: we live upstairs, groceries have to come up from the parking lot

12:23:47 Durff: hi vance

12:23:51 JoseR:

12:23:53 DS: Lisa, there you go again....

12:24:01 Durff what?

12:24:02 DS: yes, hi Vance, cya all in a bit

12:24:17 Vance back home in UAE: ok, my shift

12:24:17 DS: with the self-deprecation ;)

12:24:28 DS: back in a bit

12:24:34 Durff: it's reality doug

12:25:36 Durff: could this be a conflict with those who have the update and those who did not update?

12:26:07 JoseR:

12:27:13 Vance back home in UAE: what update?

12:29:09 JoseR:

12:29:15 Durff: so cool under pressure

12:29:20 Durff: not me

12:29:41 Durff: ah vance

12:29:48 JoseR: Are there any questions?

12:30:09 Durff: go to skype help check updates

12:31:16 Durff: now on

12:31:32 Durff: you get that vance?

12:31:50 JoseR: skype id coordinatortwo

12:32:10 VeroGonzalez: Sidenote: JoseR, my students heard about your idea of comunicating with other students from other countries, and they wanted to do it too. They were very excited about your idea.

12:32:11 JoseR: join us on skype conference, don't be shy

12:32:47 Durff: Veronica - what grade?

12:32:55 Vance back home in UAE : sorry trying to get the stream to play

12:32:57 VeroGonzalez: adults

12:33:01 Vance back home in UAE : need to update skype?

12:33:10 Durff: ah - i have k12

12:33:36 Durff: you may want college or university

12:33:57 Durff: do you all blog veronica?

12:34:13 VeroGonzalez: NO, I don'y

12:34:18 VeroGonzalez: don't*

12:34:59 VeroGonzalez: not yet, but now I'm starting to think about it

12:35:24 JoseR: Vance could you come into skype conversation

12:35:40 JoseR : veronica do you have skype

12:35:48 VeroGonzalez: no I don't

12:35:56 Durff: start a blog veronica

12:36:08 VeroGonzalez: I will

12:36:09 JoseR : It's Elementary People want to join conversation

12:36:21 Durff: then skype me your blog url skypeid:mrsdurff

12:36:36 Durff: i will comment

12:38:36 VeroGonzalez I will

12:39:54 Durff: audio bad

12:39:59 Durff: yuckoo

12:40:05 Durff: mine

12:40:10 Durff: i meant

12:40:16 Durff: vance is good

12:40:55 Durff: if you want me back, then chat here

12:41:03 Durff: ah!

12:44:59 LisaParisi:: is anyone streaming?

12:45:27 JoseR: sandbox A

12:52:19 Vance back home in UAE:

12:52:52 Vance back home in UAE: writingmatrix

12:53:49 Vance back home in UAE:

12:55:05 Durff: hi dave

12:55:20 Durff : now i can make fun of you?

12:55:45 Durff: ok...break time before the big event in 5

12:55:55 LisaParisi : wht big event?

12:56:23 Vance back home in UAE: k12online2007

12:57:22 davec: is it that time of year again?

12:57:36 Vance back home in UAE : ??

12:57:39 JoseR : JL tell me when you are ready to kick off

12:58:40 JoseR : the stream

12:59:00 Vance back home in UAE :

12:59:47 JoseR : JL are you taking over the stream soon

12:59:48 jeff: jose, when you're ready to wrap, please call me at 'worldbridges'

13:00:00 jeff: we can (hopefully) do a smooth transfer


13:01:24 VeroGonzalez: Thank you!!!!!

13:01:30 Vance back home in UAE : my pleasure

13:02:28 DS : great show

13:02:42 Vance back home in UAE : that was fun

13:02:46 Vance back home in UAE : now what?

13:02:47 VeroGonzalez: bye



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How did it Go, Jose?

Dear José,

So, how did it go? I still need to listen to you, but was eager to know your impressions about the show. Let me know what your Webcaster's feelings are about EFL practices.


Carla Arena

A curious Brazilian EFL Educator

Reply How did it Go?

Hi Carla,

It was an opportunity to practice my webcasting skills in an area that I care about, EFL Teaching and Learning. I wasn't sure what content to offer and was nervous about the whole thing.  I was able to convince a colleague at my school, Rafael Murillo to help me co-host the event. In Webcasting it does involve more that just taking over the stream. Planning what content to present and knowing who your target audience are starting points.  I was lucky to get moral support from Alice Durff.  I was honored to have Vance Stevens come to the show and give his thoughts. I officially called it a pilot. I hope to offer this Webcast on the EFL Bridges site once a month. I hope that you and other webheads come in and participate. I'll keep you posted on any new developments.  Take care, bye.  

Jose Rodriguez, 3rd Grade and Adult ESL Teacher; It's Elementary Webcast and Now; drumroll........EFL Best Practices Webcast

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