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Becoming a Webhead Team 2013







Teresa Almeida d'Eca

I'm a retired EFL teacher and currently an online and f2f teacher trainer in Web 2.0 tools. I taught English for 33 years at most levels. I live and work from home in a small town in the suburbs of Lisbon, Portugal. In January 2002, I joined the Webheads in Action for the EVOnline 8-week teacher development workshop - yes, back then it was 8 weeks!!! - and since then I've been actively involved in the cyberworld of education! I've been coordinator and moderator of BaW with Dafne González since 2004. It's the longest-running EVO workshop celebrating its "10th Anniversary" this year. So far we've reached 2800 colleagues in 104 countries. I also co-moderate with Dafne the TESOL Principles and Practices Certificate Program course "Teaching Vocabulary and Grammar Online". You're welcome to visit my website and get in touch with me at teresadeca-at-gmail.com .

YahooMessenger: teca2002pt

Skype: teresadeca

Twitter: teresadeca

SL: Tere Short



Dafne Gonzalez


I have been an EFL/ESP teacher for more than 30 years. I graduated in Language Teaching, have a Masters degree in Applied Linguistcs, and a Ph.D in Education. I am currently a Full professor at Universidad Simon Bolivar, Caracas, Venezuela where I Coordinated the Graduate Studies in Education Programs and was the Head of the Specialization in Informatics and Education. Besides teaching technology-related courses at the graduate level, I also teach English for Architecture and Urban Planning courses. A proud webhead since 2002, I was the lead coordinator of the TESOL Electronic Village Online until March, 2009, but I am still part of the coordination team. I have co-moderated, with Teresa Almeida d´Eça the Becoming a Webhead (BaW) online Workshop since 2004; however, due to some health problems I have taken a year off. I also co-teach with Teresa the "Teaching Vocabulary and Grammar Online" course for the TESOL Principles and Practices of Online Teaching Certificate Program offered by TESOL.


Teaching languages in Second Life is my newest adventure. I have taught teaching Spanish at Ciudad Bonita, a mediterranean city especially created for that purpose by Languagelab.com.


Currently, apart from the I am teaching technology-related courses in two graduate programs for the UNED (The Spanish University of Distance Education), one of them related to teaching in SL.

Here´s a short bio-video I have created for the EVO:


This is is my e-portfolio (a work in progress).

Skype: dafnegon939 - YM: dygonza - Twitter: Dafwebhead - Facebook: Daf Y SL: Daf Smirnov


Fernanda Rodrigues

Hi everybody! My name is Fernanda, and I live in Setúbal, a city about 50 kms south of Lisbon, Portugal.

I have been retired for a couple of years, after a career of 38 years as an EFL teacher at secondary schools. I was responsible for several ICT projects at my school like the school webpage, Moodle platform and projects with educational resources. I have also been a teacher trainer, f2f and online. I have been a Webhead since 2002 and a co-moderator in BaW workshops for some years.


Yahoo ID = mfr2000pt

Skype ID = miraventos

Twitter = mfr


Larisa Olesova 

I am Larisa Olesova from Yakutsk (Russia), but I live and work in Washington, DC (USA). I have been teaching EFL and ESP at North-Eastern Federal University in Yakutsk since 1989. I still have an opportunity to teach my students in Yakutsk. How? Of course - by using all available technologies today! I am teaching online a lot. I am still excited to see how the world is getting smaller and closer through technologies. Today, I widely use online collaboration between classes in Yakutsk and in the United States. I am in EVO almost since 2003 and I always try to attend all EVO sessions at TESOL. I have been involved into Becoming a Webhead since 2009. In 2010, I had an opportunity to moderate one of the BAW sessions devoted to online chat and conferences with my colleague from Brazil Jose Antonio. Then, I moderated the week on interactive activities in 2011 with my friend from Russia Valentina. Thanks to invitation of my best friend Teresa from Lisbon, Portugal I was able to open the EVO world online! I am looking forward to another round of exciting events and discussions!


Skype: larissa.olesova

YM: lolesova

Blogs: http://larissa-olesova.blogspot.com/







Ayat Tawel


Hi  everyone !!

I'm Ayat Tawel, an EFL senior teacher from Cairo, Egypt. I have been teaching different age groups and levels for more than twelve years. I'm currently teaching young learners. My main interests are online teaching & learning, using web 2.0 tools in teaching and enhancing creativity in the classroom.

Joining BaW 11 was a turning point in my professional development and social life too. It has opened a door to a wonderful world full of amazing wonders and helpful language educators & friends. It's not just learning about new web 2.0 tools that you can apply in your teaching practice, but it also plans your life-long journey of PD. Since that time, I have conducted some successful international collaboration projects with teachers from different countries around the world and presented about them in online and f2f events and conferences. So, BaW is just the starting point to life after BaW which will be great !!! I have also gained many wonderful friends whom you will meet in BaW13 too !!

I'm very excited about joining such a wonderful group of webheads as a moderator for the second year. I'll be co-moderating weeks 2 & 3 ! Hope you all enjoy learning, and sharing in Baw13 !!


Skype ID : Ayat.Tawel

YM: tooty5979

Twitter: @ayatawel


Helen Davies


A warm Hello to everyone 


I'm Helen Davies. I'm an English teacher working in Grenoble, France. I've been teaching English to teens for 20 years now and really enjoy my job. I've recently become involved in teacher training and distance learning - so plenty of new challenges !

This is my fourth time as co-moderator for BAW and I'm so pleased to be a part of a great team. In fact my first session as a participant in BAW really helped me to engage with technology in a friendly reassuring environment.

I'm especially looking forward to meeting  passionate educators from around the world  to learn and share together!


See you soon! 


Skype ID :    hdavies06

Yahoo ID :   helen100463

Twitter ID :  helen100463


Jose Antonio da Silva


Hello Everyone,


My name is Jose Antonio. I am an EFL teacher living in Brasilia, Brazil. I have been a co-moderator in BaW for some time and  it is always a pleasure to join this enthusiastic group of educators once more. 


I have been teaching English for  22 years and I love what I do. In the school where I teach, I am proud to say that we now have a large group of teachers engaged with technology in one way or another. 

Warm hugs from Brazil


Skype ID: joseantoniook

Yahoo ID: Joseaokc


Maria Bossa


Hi dear you all! 

My name is Maria; I'm from Río Tercero, in the province of Córdoba in Argentina. I have been teaching English for almost 20 years and I love teaching!! I teach little kids, adolescents and adults.

I have being part of the BaW team for 3 years now and it has not only opened doors and windows for my career but also has opened doors and windows for meeting fantastic people who have now become part of my family.

All the best and all the success during the sessions!  Just in case... I'm the "SMILING" from the group! You will notice why quite soon!!



Yahoo ID: teacher_mariaines

Skype: maria.bossa1

Twitter: @mariabossa

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/maria.bossa3 


Marijana Smolcec


I am Marijana Smolcec (Smolčec) from Ogulin, Croatia. I am a teacher of English and Croatian language and literature, but have only been teaching English for the past 11 years at secondary school Gimnazija Bernardina Frankopana.  This is my second time as a moderator and I am very happy to be among these great educators. I finished my first EVO "Becoming a Webhead" course in 2011. Baw11 opened my eyes and helped me improve my teaching skills by implementing web technology in my classroom. Since then I have worked on several projects with my students one of them is Studentsmeet online conference, I also started a penpal wiki and Skype interview project with a colleague from Uruguay and her students,  had webinars for Croatian school leaving students at www.mojamatura.net , attended many online conferences, participated in Teachmeets and met so many great people that are now my PLN. I have really worked a lot and I have enjoyed every minute of it. I will be moderating week 3 and 4 with great teachers. I blog at http://englishlearning-marijanasblog.blogspot.com/ .

Let's explore, learn, share and have fun!


YahooID: silipa302

Facebook: Marijana Smolcec

Skype: mare302

Twitter: @mscro1


Mbarek Akkadar


I'm Mbarek Akaddar from Beni Mellal, Morocco. I have been a  high school EFL teacher in Morocco for 24 years . 

I have participated in EVO sessions for five years and in BAW for four years. I  joined  the

BAW  moderators team in BAW 2010 and BAW 2011. In this session, I will be  moderating

week 1 with Sharon, Larissa and Maria.

I look forward to learning and sharing with you :-) 


Yahoo :               mbarekakaddar

Skype:                 mbarek.akaddar 

Twitter :              mbarek


Sharon Betts

Hello fellow learners,


This is Sharon Betts and I will be assisting helping you in BAW2013 . I have been part of Webheads for many years and am again looking forward to great collaboration. I am an Educational Technologist presently living in Maine, USA. Although I retired from formal education last year,  I am devoted to learning through technology with emphasis on open source and web-based tools.

You can contact me at:

Twitter:  http://twitter.com/sharonbetts

Gmail:  sharonbetts@gmail.com

My Blog:  http://sharonsshare.blogspot.com

Yahoo ID:  sharonebetts

Skype:  sharonbetts

Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/sharonebetts


Svetlana Obenausova


Hello everybody, my name is Svetlana Obenausova, I live in Olomouc, the Czech Republic. I teach at the Faculty of Education and in INSETT courses. Quite a lot of my courses are taught online through the LMS Unifor.

Since I teach ICT for ELT in many different courses and seminars, I wanted to learn more and attended the BAW2010 and then again BAW2011. I learnt a lot from this course and would like to help you enjoy the course as much as I did and help you if you need it.

Here is my wiki of what we do with students http://ict1olomouc.wikispaces.com/

And here is the wiki about our country our students created, so you can have a virtual tour of my country



YahooMessenger: obenausova

Skype: dandelion13

Twitter: svetlanaobe



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