Monday, February 12, 2007

Welcome to our first 2007 class!

What is this photo?

See the previous post for a clue.

Hello everyone. This is our first computer class this semester.

You will be practising your English here. Some times we will discuss topics on our forum, other times you will practise grammar online in our Time4English subscription, and you will be reading and writing in English all the time. Not only that, you will be practising your listening through our podcast blog, Sydney's People Podcast, and you will be publishing your own radio programmes in our podomatic blog, Let's Talk!

You will need the following:
  • Buy a pair of headphones with microphone (you don't have to spend more than $11.00-$12.00). You will find them in P.O shops , big supermarkets and computer shops.
  • It's a good idea to bring a floppy disk or a memory stick to class, in order to save some of your work and to bring photos from home (you can also email the photos to yourself)
Don't worry if it all sounds too much. We'll learn things step by step. And the very first thing to think about is your posture when working on the computer. It's very important to sit properly and at a good distance from the computer. So let's start work:
  1. Read this information about Computer Health. Click on all the links (Stretches, Postures, Consequences)
  2. Do the Quiz.
  3. Today we will have a look at what a blog is. Search the net for a definition (Google, Ask Jeeves, Alltheweb search). An example of a class blog is the one my previous class had, Our class 2006. Spend some minutes exploring it and you will get an idea of what we will be doing on Tuesdays. Make sure you visit some of the student blogs on the right hand side.
  4. Your main teacher is Andrew, whom you met yesterday. Listen to this Sydney's People Podcast about him:Andrew: Nut & Num .
  5. Go to the forum and answer today's topic. You will need a username and password. Ask me for it.
  6. Now let's got going and create your own blogs. You will need an email address. If you don't have one, let me know and I'll help you get one.
  7. Tomorrow is St Valentine's Day. If you wnat to know more about it, visit this post I wrote for previous studetns, St Valentine's Day.
Have fun!


Dan said...

Hi Rosa

I think it woud be the famous sympol that is Aiffel tower in P sris.

Anonymous said...

I though that is Eiffel Tower in Paris.

Anonymous said...

yan sharon

IT'S a iron tower.

Anonymous said...

It's the Tower of Paris

Anonymous said...


It's the Eiffel tower

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

My name is wendy. I think that is tower of paris.