Hello there my fellow bloggers,
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Hello there my fellow bloggers,
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Today we had coffee under these Acacia trees in Camberwell. It is a really nice spot, called Chocolatte, behind Bourke Road. The place is very nice and it has nice outdoor heating. I imagine it would be really nice in Spring or Summer. They had really good cakes too, which we didn't have today. Ric also bought me this really cool ring as a present for my 40th. He wanted to buy me something more that will last in addition to the clothes he gave me on the day. I love my new ring, it's so shiny!
Hoy tomamos cafe bajo las acacias en Camberwell. Es un lugar muy lindo, me imagino que en Primavera o Verano va a ser mas lindo sentarse ahi afuera. Tambien venden tortas riquisimas pero hoy no comimos. Ricky me compro un anillo hermoso como regalo de los 40. Ya me habia dado el regalo pero me quiso comprar algo mas que quede.
Friday, July 17, 2009
Web 2.0 technologies are re-defining the way people communicate, work, study and spend their leisure time. As future teachers we need to prepare our students to be able to function in a world where all these technologies rule. It is almost ludicrous to deny the power of social networks such as MSN or Face Book or to ignore the fact that students can write more in their mobile phones that they do on their English books. Web 2.0 technologies should have a place in the classroom where students and teachers alike can utilise them to improve the means of information attainment and communication. Web 2.0 technologies break geographical barriers and deliver content in ways that are not longer linear (Abbott, 2001). The immediacy of response and information gathering make these technologies fantastic tools for collaboration. Students of today are active contributors and schools have been preparing them to think and analyse rather than to passively absorb information. Because Web 2.0 technologies go beyond the constraints of a classroom caution must be exercised and students must be constantly monitored, but aren’t we doing that yet? As the vastness of information and response that any on the Web 2.0 technologies can generate is overwhelming, it is essential also to have the necessary skills to discern between what is valuable and what is disposable. However, the main reason to include Web 2.0 in the classroom is that students are already familiar with the technology and they are engaged by it.
Abbott, C. (2001). ICT: Changing Education. London: Routledge Falmer
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Goodbye Winter holidays.
Not very good news...I have been enduring a shoulder pain since the end of the school term. I thought it would go away after a good 2 weeks rest, but instead it got worst, so much worst that I had to go to the doctor. He sent me to do some scans and ultrasounds and xrays and the results are not too good. I have a torn tendon the supraspinatus tendon in my shoulder has a full thickness torn. The doctor wasn't too happy about the results and he now has to refer me to a specialist. Let's just say that I do not like being in pain and my movements being restricted is not a good way to end the holidays.
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Hoy fuimos al muelle de St Kilda. Mas lejos, mas gente, pero lindo. Tomamos un cappuccino (un poco fuerte) y escuchamos a unos espanoles sentados en la mesa de atras tratando de adivinar como pedir servilletas en ingles...sonaba tan gracioso el acento.
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Al fin salio el sol! Desde que volvimos de viaje hasta hoy no hubo ni un dia de sol. Hoy estuvo hermoso y por eso nos fuimos a andar en bicicleta hasta Port Melbourne. Lo re disfrute el camino alla, desde casa hasta la bahia. Me gusta cruzar la city donde esta el rio con sol, todo se ve mas lindo menos mi pelo que despues de andar abajo de ese casco queda de terror.
Sunday, July 5, 2009
You all know how much we love Lorne and how special it is, but this time I want to show you a different view, one that you can only get if you climb to a very high part of the hill until you get to this lookout and the view is absolutelly breathtaking. It is really high! Try to stitch the three photos that come next to this to get the full view.
Ya saben cuanto nos gusta Lorne, pero esta vez quiero mostrarles esta vista, la cual esta en una parte muy alta y empinada de Lorne. Una vez arriba la vista te saca el aire...es espectacular, me dio fiaca coser las fotos pero traten de coserlas mentalmente (las 3 fotos que siguen) para obtener la panoramica.
Este lugar nos encanto, veniamos manejando por la Ocean Road y viendo un paisaje mas lindo que el otro cuando una vuelta en el camino nos presento este lugar. Paramos para sacar unas fotos y cruzamos la ruta para tomar un cafe en el unico negocio del pueblito que se veia desde la ruta. HERMOSO LUGAR. El rio desemboca en la playa y del otro lado se ven casitas asi anidadas en la montana de eucaliptus.
The Great Ocean Road took a turn and this scene presented itself in front of our eyes. We couldn't resist but to stop and have a warm coffee and shoot some photos.
I am taking way too long to finish this trip's tale, perhaps it is a psychological tool I am using to make it last longer...anyway..here is the rest of it.
Thursday, July 2, 2009
La magnificencia de estos acantilados y rocas no es perceptible en las fotos. Es importante estar ahi parado, ver y oir las olas romper contra esas rocas que parecen formar parte de un paisaje anticuado de hace milenios. Estando ahi da la impresion que en cualquier momento se va a asomar un dinosaurio entre las rocas.
Warnambool was the first town we stopped on our way back. Everything that Port Fairy lacked in cosmopolitalism, Warrnambool had. We parked at the back of the shops in the main road (mind you it wasn't free parking!) and walked for a block. We went into a music store and found a dvd of Jeff Buckley for $10. As Ric was paying for it I laughed my head off looking at the vast and amazing collection of Iron Maiden cd's. What a laugh! we also bought some pink lady apples and went on our merry way to find the beach. Nice, but seen better. Anton run around the beach vegetation areas and used up some of his bottled up energy.