Rita Zeinstejer – Maximize Collaboration and Sharing with Google+ and Hangouts

Download mp3: 
https://learning2getherdotnet.files.wordpress.com/2014/08/webheads-learningtimes-rita24aug2014-64k.mp3

On Sun Aug 24 we enjoyed Learning2gether with
Rita Zeinstejer – Maximize Collaboration and Sharing with Google+ and Hangouts

Rita Zeinstejer has been asked to prepare a presentation on Google+ and Hangouts, so in this event, she piloted it first for Learning2gether in the the Webheads Bb Collaborate / Elluminate room

Would you like to easily connect, collaborate, and communicate with other educators, parents, or classrooms- whether they’re next door or around the world? Join Rita Zeinstejer as she explains how GOOGLE+  is the social network that adds to all of Google’s other services, including Gmail, YouTube, and Blogger; how Google+ brings popular social-media features like comments, photo- and music-sharing, videochat, etc. to your social circles.

She will also share how to easily connect and collaborate with the free video chat resource, Google Hangouts, and how you can use Google Hangouts to conduct parent-teacher conferences, collaborate with other teachers, or chat with other classrooms. You will also learn how students can work on collaborative projects with students in other parts of your state, country, or the world.

“With Hangouts on Air, you will be able to broadcast yourself publicly to the entire world, see how many viewers you have, and even record and reshare your broadcast. The public recording will be uploaded to your YouTube channel and to your original Google+ post.”

Announcements

 

Earlier this week

Sun Aug 17 – And the winner is … Learning2fly high with iTDi

http://learning2gether.net/2014/08/18/and-the-winner-is-learning2fly-high-with-itdi/

iTDi continues with participant sessions

Jason Levine is indefatigable, obviously enjoying himself; e.g. Thu Aug 21

  • Using the WiziQ Whiteboard to Write Chinese Characters
  • Online Student  Retention – Rob Howard
  • To Use or Not to Use L1 in the ESL classroom’. by Anastasia

Mon Aug 18 – Steven Anderson on Digital Citizenship, from Learning Revolution calendar

  • Monday, August 18th at 4pm Steven Anderson on “Building a Solid Digital Citizenship Program from Day One”, The beginning of the school year is such an important time for digital citizenship. Schools are distributing their Acceptable Use Policies or Responsible Use Policies. Students may have access to new technologies. Teachers are often planning on integrating new digital tools into their teaching. And parents may be hopeful about the educational potential of digital tools, but also anxious about their kids’ media use. What are some ways for you to start off the school year right and set the foundation for your digital citizenship program throughout the year? Hear from Steven Anderson, who will share advice and strategies to build a positive school culture around digital citizenship. Get inspired with practical ways you can implement your digital citizenship program, and involve the school community throughout the year!
  • For a full calendar of all upcoming events and conferences, click here.

Mon Aug 18 TL News Night LIVE from Learning Revolution calendar

  • Monday, August 18th at 8pm TL News Night LIVE, This is a LIVE show presented in news show format featuring a Wrap up of “This Month in School Libraries” and deeper discussion of topical school library issues with special guest experts. Did we mention it was LIVE?

For  full calendar of all upcoming events and conferences, click here.

 

Tue Aug 19 Karen Collias Fostering Creativity Inside and Outside the Classroom on EdWeb

Presented by Dr. Karen Collias, founder of Knowledge Without Borders
Hosted by George DeBakey, President, DeBakey International

Fri Aug 22 Shelly Terrell American TESOL webinar on Survival Tips for Teaching with iPads

The following screen with its many links live can be found at http://bit.ly/eltlinks which redirects to

http://www.livebinders.com/play/play?tab_layout=side&id=292127#anchor

 Sat Aug 23 Carlos Fernandez and 81DASH on Classroom 2.0

Peggy George, Lorie Moffat and Tammy Moore will be hosting another Classroom 2.0 LIVE show. As an extension to the Classroom 2.0 Ning community, Classroom 2.0 “LIVE” shows are opportunities to gather with other educators in real-time events, complete with audio, chat, desktop sharing and closed captioning. A Google calendar of upcoming shows is available at http://live.classroom20.com/calendar.html.
On Saturday, August 23rd, the special guest was Carlos Fernandez, creator/developer of a fantastic, free new backchannel tool for the classroom called 81DASH. He will be joined by Jerry Swiatek, a District Technology Specialist for the Citrus County School District in Citrus County, FL where he works with teachers and students helping them integrate technology into their classrooms. Jerry is the founder and organizer of EdCamp Citrus, a Google Certified Admin and Teacher, and is also the archivist for the very successful #edchat community. Please join us to learn about 81DASH and the ways teachers are using it in their classrooms. We know you are going to be eager to start using it too! If you’re already using it we hope you’ll share your experiences either in the chat or on the microphone during the Q/A. Communication is vital in the 21st Century way of work and education is no exception. As the 81DASH team saw schools make the digital transitions, they knew that they needed to come up with a safe solution that would allow students access to communicate anytime, anywhere. But they also needed a solution that would keep students safe and give the teacher the opportunity to monitor and have full control of that chat environment. Although the chat feature is heart and soul of 81Dash, they believe that students need more than just a safe chat environment. They need a Dashboard that allows them to communicate, share files, take notes, and keep track of important tasks. 81Dash has been a tremendous passion project of theirs and is created by teachers for teachers. Follow 81DASH on Twitter and sign up on 81DASH to start using it with your students. More information and session details are at http://live.classroom20.com. If you’re new to the Classroom 2.0 LIVE! show you might want to spend a few minutes viewing the screencast on the homepage to learn how we use Blackboard Collaborate, and navigate the site. Each show begins at 12pm Eastern (GMT-5) and may be accessed in Blackboard Collaborate directly using the following Classroom 2.0 LIVE! link at http://tinyurl.com/cr20live. All webinars are closed captioned.

On the Classroom 2.0 LIVE! site (http://live.classroom20.com) you’ll find the recordings and Livebinder from our recent”Assessments That Don’t Suck!” session with our special guest Paul Bogush. Click on the Archives and Resourcestab. When tweeting about Classroom 2.0 LIVE, be sure to use #liveclass20. Special thanks to our sponsors Weebly, The Learning Revolution and Blackboard Collaborate!

Classroom 2.0 LIVE Team: Peggy George, Lorie Moffat, Tammy Moore, Steve Hargadon

Visit Classroom 2.0 at: http://www.classroom20.com/?xg_source=msg_mes_network

 

And the winner is … Learning2fly high with iTDi

Sunday Aug 17, we had a session lined up for Learning2gether. Marijana was going to meet with us to talk about the Comenius project she has been working on recently, and we were all set to go, the Hangout was started and counting down, announcements were made … and then … everything last-minute recanted, Google+ event announcement was reset for 20 days later, all because iTDi had scheduled Shelly Terrell and Sylia Guinan for a closing ceremony right at the time Marijana was supposed to meet with us, and as we have both been participating in iTDi for the past month, she every day and as one of its presenters, me less assiduously but still, almost daily, well iTDi was just the more compelling event, and as such, the most appropriate one for Learning2gether this Sunday.

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It was hard to resist the hard-working and fun-loving team of Jase Levine and Chuck Sandy, who kept the ball not only rolling but juggling in the air every day for almost a month, with practical and inspirational talks put on by a panoply of young and energetic teachers, many of whom seemed even younger due to that enthusiasm. Jase set the tone with a rap-a-day, and was getting pretty good at it there at the end. What’s the time? It’s time to rhyme! Chuck lent a sentient dimension with poetry, and Shelly contributed her unbridled enthusiasm in a call for teachers to continue sharing beyond the end of the MOOC.

I like the way the WizIQ app makes it easy to know what’s coming up, and convenient to join and participate on your iPad

During the event, I discovered that WizIQ was a great match for iPad. On PC I was having to dig out event announcements in order to find the link I needed to click to connect to the sessions, but with the app, you stay logged in, and a swipe at the top updates it for you so you can see at a glance when the next session is, and they all appear ready for launch in the iPad app. And of course iPads are easier to carry around a house than are computers, making it possible to enjoy iTDi almost anywhere; e.g. in the kitchen preparing dinner, or consuming it, as can be seen here

Aug 17 1400 GMT iTDi Summer School MOOC closing keynote by Shelly Terrell & Sylvia Guinan

Closing Keynote: League of Edu Heroes by Shelly Terrell & Sylia Guinan

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The only thing I would improve with iTDi is that in order to attend the live events or see the recordings you had to first enroll in the MOOC. It would be easier to share with others if there were an open entry, though I can understand that the presenters of this event would want to know who their participants were (still, the MOOC was not technically ‘open’ though it was freely accessible to registered participants). Due to this constraint I’m not sure if the recordings are freely available without pre-registration, but if I find that they are, I will announce that happy fact right here!

And wow! A certificate of completion!

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iTDi events were taking place all this past month. Here are a few from last week

(this is not a comprehensive list)

Mon Aug 11 1400 GMT Aysegul Liman Kaban on iTDi – Topsy Turvy Teaching Experiences

  

Tue Aug 12 on iTDi – Social networks in ELT: The Taming of the Shrew by Anna Loseva

Wed Aug 13 on iTDi – Teach Grammar Inductively Deductively & Creatively by Irina Ostapchuk


Wed Aug 13 on iTDi – Self Publishing Your Materials by Dorothy Zemach

Thu Aug 14 on iTDi – I’m going  to italy and  other mistakes  by James  Taylor

Professional Development for Now & The Future by VIcky Loras

Fri Aug 15 Disguising learning via games by Ragu Raganathan

Fri Aug 15 Helping YLs with Language Learning Difficulties by Karen Frazier Tsai

Aug 16 1230 GMT iTDi Pecha Kucha Session by Seven Fabulous Presenters

Reflections on the Pecha Kuch
http://mymathima.wordpress.com/2014/08/17/the-steps-that-take-us-forward-pecha-kucha-with-itdi/ 

Aug 16 14:30 GMT iTDi Exploring easy web tools by Nina Septina

Sun Aug 17 1400 GMT Hangout with Marijana Smolčec postponed to Sept 7

Marijana will be participating in the  iTDi event scheduled at this time

Explanation: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/evonline2002_webheads/conversations/messages/31299 

Earlier this week 

Sun Aug 10 – John Hibbs and Jeff Lebow: Connecting participants via POTS, smart phones, and mobile devices

http://learning2gether.net/2014/08/10/learning2gether-with-john-hibbs-and-jeff-lebow-connecting-participants-via-pots-smart-phones-and-mobile-devices/ 

Mon Aug 11 2000 GMT Leona White – Yikes, I Have Two Days or Less to Set Up My Classroom!

Presented by Leona White, second grade teacher at Samuel Tucker Elementary School in Alexandria, Virginia.

Info, and register free: http://www.instantpresenter.com/AccountManager/RegEv.aspx?PIID=ED52DA808047  

AltEd Virtual Film Festival Interviews with directors 

Alternative Education Virtual Film Festival: http://www.virtualfilmfestival.com/alternative-education.html

  • Alt Ed Film Fest. It’s a big week for the Alt Ed Film Fest director interviews. Be sure to check out the schedule below to make sure you’re able to join us for some great interviews with the directors of Free to LearnGrown Without Schooling, andSchooling the World.

If you missed any of last week’s interviews, be sure to check them out at https://www.youtube.com/user/vfilmfest/

Tue Aug 12  Bhawin Suchak of Free to Learn 
Wed Aug 13 – Peter Kowalke of Grown Without Schooling

 Thu Aug 14 – Carol Black of Schooling the World

Thu Aug 14 0900 GMT on EdWeb.net – Lee Ann Tysseling: Gaming for Literacy! CCSS and Text Complexity in Video Games

Gaming for Literacy! CCSS and Text Complexity in Video Games

Registration: http://www.instantpresenter.com/AccountManager/RegEv.aspx?PIID=ED52DC80804E 

Thursday, August 14, 2014 
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM (Coordinated Universal Time-11) Show in My Timezone
Presented by Lee Ann Tysseling, Associate Professor of Literacy at Boise State University and author of Word Travelers: Using Digital Tools to Explore Vocabulary and Develop Independent LearnersYour students’ work is being affected by their out-of-school video gaming!  The average gamer plays 13 hours a week. (McGonigal, 2011).   
Don’t you wish your students were spending that much time reading and writing outside of your classroom?  Well—in many cases they are!  MMOPRGs (massively multiplayer online role playing games) such as World of WarCraft, Minecraft and Guild Wars 2 are a powerful force in many students’ lives.  The good news for educators is that there are huge literacy demands of the players involved with these and other games.   
In our community’s next webinar, Boise State University’s Lee Ann Tysseling will unfold the literacy demands (text complexity in both reading and writing) of game play and explore strategies to help students learn to apply the advanced literacy skills and strategies they have acquired while playing games to their academic literacy tasks.  If you work with educators who blame video games for almost all the problems of youth, this webinar will provide some concrete responses to their criticisms.   
In addition to vocabulary and comprehension development ideas, Lee Ann will also share ideas for how to transfer valuable gaming soft skills such as persistence, resilience, research strategies, and group work to students’ academic tasks.  If we hope to achieve the goals of CCSS we will need to use every available resource.  Helping students leverage the skills and strategies they have honed in countless hours of gaming is a powerful strategy toward achieving CCSS mastery. Join Lee Ann on August 14 to learn more about gaming for literacy!
Sponsored by Filament Games
Co-hosted by edWeb.netISTE VEN, and SIIA
Join the Game-Based Learning community to access the webinar recording and resources.

Fri Aug 15 Shelly Terrell American TESOL webinar on Transforming physical learning spaces

The following screen with its many links live can be found at http://bit.ly/eltlinks which redirects to

http://www.livebinders.com/play/play?tab_layout=side&id=292127#anchor 

 

 

Fri Aug 15 event announced in Learning Revolution calendar

  • Friday, August 15th at 10am Google EdTechTeam Summit: Five Skills to Help You Discover, Use, and Share Great Digital Tools for Learning, As technology is integrated into classrooms, teachers need to know how to discover and use quality tools for learning, while meeting Common Core standards. Learn about five important skills for teachers, including how to: discover high quality apps, websites, and games for students; evaluate the learning potential of these tools; curate tools into useful collections; innovate by reimagining lessons to seamlessly weave in technology using a framework called App Flows; and collaborate by sharing best practices with other teachers on how you’re using digital tools in your classroom. Learn how you can achieve these five skill with Graphite, a free service by Common Sense Media. In a hands-on session, you’ll practice these important skills and reflect on how they can help you integrate technology into your curriculum.
  • For a full calendar of all upcoming events and conferences, click here

Sat Aug 16 – event announced in Learning Revolution calendar

  • Saturday, August 16th at 11:30am Making a Better World: Teaching Digital Citizenship and 21st Century Skills, Students grow up in a digital world with potential for communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creation. How can we help students participate safely, responsibly, and ethically in digital spaces? Learn about the eight 21st century learning skills students need to learn about digital citizenship. You’ll learn about free, research-based curriculum to help teach students safe, responsible, and respectful participants in a digital world, while fostering 21st-century skills and meeting ISTE and Common Core Standards. The curriculum is available online as downloadable lessons, and as iBooks textbooks, with interactive activities, videos, and assessments. You’ll also learn about Digital Passport, a game-based interactive for students in grades 3-5 that teaches the “rules of the road” for digital citizenship, and how to engage families with the Connecting Families program. You’ll do hands–on work by getting familiar with the curriculum, sampling lessons, and much more.
  • For a full calendar of all upcoming events and conferences, click here

Sat Aug 16 – event announced in Learning Revolution calendar

  • Saturday, August 16th at 12pm CR20 LIVE Weekly Show: Paul Bogush on “Assessments That Don’t Suck”, Is there a single kid in your class who looks forward to taking a test? Is regurgitating answers on a test that were learned by studying the night before causing your kids to have massive fits of boredom? Assessments can be fun, challenging, and memorable. Join us as we talk to Paul Bogush who will share 9 assessments that don’t suck during a fun, challenging, and memorable Classroom 2.0 discussion. Details to join the webinar:http://live.classroom20.com
  • For a full calendar of all upcoming events and conferences, click here

Sat Aug 16 on Classroom 2.0 LIVE – Paul Bogush on Assessments That Don’t Suck

Date: Sat., August 16, 2014
Time: 9:00am PT/10:00am MT/11:00am CT/12:00pm ET
Location: http://tinyurl.com/cr20live (http://tinyurl.com/cr20live)

Peggy George, Lorie Moffat and Tammy Moore will be hosting another Classroom 2.0 LIVE show. As an extension to the Classroom 2.0 Ning community, Classroom 2.0 “LIVE” shows are opportunities to gather with other educators in real-time events, complete with audio, chat, desktop sharing and closed captioning. A Google calendar of upcoming shows is available at http://live.classroom20.com/calendar.html

Join us on Saturday, August 16th, when our special guest will be Paul Bogush. Paul is an 8th grade teacher at Moran Middle School in Wallingford, CT. Is there a single kid in your class who looks forward to taking a test? Is regurgitating answers on a test that were learned by studying the night before causing your kids to have massive fits of boredom? Assessments can be fun, challenging, and memorable. Join us as we talk to Paul Bogush who will share 9 assessments that don’t suck during a fun, challenging, and memorable Classroom 2.0 discussion. Paul is a creative, high-energy teacher who is respected and adored by his students as someone who is “not boring and makes learning fun!” He blogs with his students, holds video conferences with students and business leaders, uses Google apps, wikis and Twitter, holds live broadcasts of class activities and uses Genius Hour/20% time. He received grants to acquire technology to record the oral history of the town’s senior citizens, a grant to create a podcast studio, and a second grant to expand the podcast studio. Follow him on Twitter or sign up to receive updates from his terrific blog: Blogush

More information and session details are at http://live.classroom20.com. If you’re new to the Classroom 2.0 LIVE! show you might want to spend a few minutes viewing the screencast on the homepage to learn how we use Blackboard Collaborate, and navigate the site. Each show begins at 12pm Eastern (GMT-5) and may be accessed in Blackboard Collaborate directly using the following Classroom 2.0 LIVE! link at http://tinyurl.com/cr20live. All webinars are closed captioned.

On the Classroom 2.0 LIVE! site (http://live.classroom20.com) you’ll find the recordings and Livebinder from our recent”Featured Teacher” session with our special guest Kyle Pearce. Click on the Archives and Resources tab. When tweeting about Classroom 2.0 LIVE, be sure to use #liveclass20. Special thanks to our sponsors Weebly, The Learning Revolution and Blackboard Collaborate!

Classroom 2.0 LIVE Team: Peggy George, Lorie Moffat, Tammy Moore, Steve Hargadon

Visit Classroom 2.0 at: http://www.classroom20.com/?xg_source=msg_mes_network

Learning2gether with John Hibbs and Jeff Lebow – Connecting participants via POTS, smart phones, and mobile devices

Download mp3: https://learning2getherdotnet.files.wordpress.com/2014/08/learning2gether-with-john-hibbs-and-jeff-lebow-pots-smart-phones-and-mobile-devices-pxippbgrtpm.mp3

Sun Aug 10 John Hibbs and Jeff Lebow – connecting participants via POTS, smart phones, and mobile devices

We billed this event as follows:

Three long-time friends get together to swap war stories, lending the perspectives of each’s unique accomplishments, and from the dust arising from the impact each has made, try to create a discernible cloud image foretelling the future of the convergence of telephony and CMC.

John Hibbs and Global Learn Day were early inspiration for Webheads and its three online convergences in 2005, 2007, and 2009, which led us to Learning2gether in 2010. John blogs at http://oregonhibbs.com/. Jeff Lebow has inspired thousands through his Worldbridges network, notably EdTech Talk whose most recent venture is I Have a Question; e.g. http://edtechtalk.com/ihaq15-ethics-innovation. Jeff was an early innovator with Google Hangout in education and we are counting on him to patch John into Hangout through telephony, as we explore the benefits of converging traditional and new communications to develop a vision of a more accessible and far-reaching connectivity than most of us imagine. We welcome YOUR contribution to this important discussion

Where? Google+ Hangout

Who was present?

This was a conversation between Vance Stevens, John Hibbs, and Jeff Lebow in Google+ Hangout to talk about how in this day and age online events can be staged to include people who might be more comfortable joining by phone. Robert Wachman  and Rita Zeinstejer also joined us in Hangout and Maria Colussa and Peggy George were in the Chatwing text chat and listening to the video being streamed on YouTube.

Our events aspire to be not so much set-piece presentations as experiments in online communications through whatever means seem interesting. Robert wrote me later “It was unexpectedly weird to enter the Hangout and find kind of a virtual tangled mess of connections, echoes, and smiling faces…but also fun!”

What actually happened?

As it turned out, John’s situation computer wasn’t up to Hanging Out, but Jeff had anticipated that John might want to patch in by phone and so he had activated a feature whereby you can bring phones into Google events. At the last minute we found that this worked only for video calls via Hangout but not for HoA (Hangouts on Air). So 15 min before show time Jeff was marvelous to behold on the yet-to-be broadcast Hangout as he started thinking and muttering through what he would need to do to have us all join him in Skype, and how he would patch that in through the HoA.

We had just set it up as the recording begins, all of us on Skype and our voices streaming through the HoA but with a problem whereby John could not hear anyone who was in the HoA but not in the Skype call. We got Robert into Skype and both he and I had debilitating echos which turned out in hindsight to be caused by hearing ourselves in both HoA and Skype on the same computer, but with a lag. The solution for us both was to drain the sound away from HoA (I did it by plugging a spare set of earbuds into the HoA computer and throwing that sound overboard and then having Jeff call me back on another computer where I could plug in another set of earphones and hear just the Skype there). Robert managed to solve his problem and once the initial difficulties had been resolved we settled into a conversation wherein we made the point that we had just done what we had set out to do, and that was, to patch a phone call into a free online tool that anyone (in theory, or if his initials are JL) would have available through a browser using only a little ingenuity, Google+ and Skype.

Fortunately the echo doesn’t come out on the recording, the participants do not appear as confounded as they were at the start of the event, the conversation was doable for all participating, and those in the stream seemed to think it went well, despite the fact that it was not even meant to be a polished performance. Our events can by nature and proclivity be experimental. This was the spirit of Global Learn Day from 1994 to 2003, for Webheads since 1998, and for Worldbridges since 2005. We like seeing what works and Learning2gether through trial, error, fleeting failure, and eventual success.

How our hangouts work at showtime

Announcements

  • Ninghttp://taedtech.ning.com/events/learning2gether-with-hibbs-and-lebow
  • Yahoo Groups: Webheads, Multilit, and Learningwithcomputers
  • Facebook Groups: Webheads, Learning2gether, Multiliteracies, TAEdTech
  • Google+ communities: Webheadsinaction, Learning2gether, EdTech Mojo, MultiMOOC, Intergrating CALL with Web 2.0 and Social Media, Teachers for Interactive Language Learning (TILL)

Earlier this week

Another significant event, completely open, recordings immediately available, took place

Fri Aug 8 and Sat Aug 9 Toronto TESL BELTA online conference

Events took place in one of these online spaces

ROOM BELTA http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/belta

ROOM TESL TORONTO http://learningtimesevents.org/webheads/

iTDi Summer School MOOC For English Teachers continues through Aug 17th

Here are a few of the events this week; This list is not comprehensive.

  • Mon Aug 4 Using Multi-path Stories in the Classroom by Marcos Benevides
  • Wed Aug 6 Adam Simpson on iTDi – 10 Ways to Engage Generation Y with Technology
  • Wed Aug 6 Kieran Dhunna Haliwell on iTDi – The Culture Chat Project 
  • Thu Aug 7 1400 GMT Vicki Hollett on iTDi – How To Make Videos 
  • Fri Aug 8 Traditional Games Across Borders by Marco Brazil 
  • Fri Aug 8 Inspiring L2 Writers: Immediate&Motivating Feedback by Steven Herder
  • Fri Aug 8 Jason R. Levine on ‘Meet and Greet in the VC 
  • Sat Aug 9 ‘Web Tools to Make Writing More Engaging by Budi Azhari Lubis’
  • Sun Aug 10 1300 GMT Rose Bard on iTDi

Focusing on Learning: Reflective Learners & Feedback by Rose Bard’

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1rfkPlWx1L5CjRdoRcofLxSePwoWJayvaIbDxXsqJs7o/viewform?usp=send_form

In order to attend the live events or see the recordings you must first enroll in the MOOC

Mon Aug 4 1st pre-conference keynote for the second annual Homeschool+ Conference and Virtual Film Festival

The second annual Homeschool+ Conference takes place August 7th + 8th, 2014, with pre-conference keynotes the three days before. This online and free event provides an opportunity to share strategies, practices, and resources for those involved with homeschooling, unschooling, free schools, democratic schools, and other forms of alternative, independent, and non-traditional education.

  • To attend the conference, to be kept informed of the latest conference news and updates, and/or to submit to present, please 
join this network!
  • The conference welcome letter is here.

The Alternative Education Virtual Film Festival: http://www.virtualfilmfestival.com/alternative-education.html

Interviews this week:

  • Tue Aug 5 Interview with director German Doin of La Educación Prohibida
  • Wed Aug 6 Interview with director Cevin Soling of The War on Kids

Fri Aug 8 at 2000 GMT Shelly Terrell American TESOL webinar 

Note that times in GMT may vary because the timing is fixed to a local time zone where clocks are moved forward / back periodically

As an example, this is the one for May 16, 2014, 1600 EDT, 2000 GMT

http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=Shelly+Terrell%27s+Weekly+Friday+TESOL+Seminars&iso=20140516T16&p1=179&ah=1

The following screen with its many links live can be found at http://bit.ly/eltlinks which redirects to

http://www.livebinders.com/play/play?tab_layout=side&id=292127#anchor

Homeschool+ Conference, August 7th + 8th, 2014

Upcoming deadlines: The Call for Proposals for the 2014 Homeschool+ Conference is now open. Conference strands include Learning Theory, Homeschooling, Unschooling, Free Schools, Democratic Schools, Alternative and Non-Traditional Education, Student Presentation, Technology, Politics and Policy, and Faith-Specific Topics.

Sat Aug 9 Nellie Deutsch – Understanding WizIQ – Polling

http://www.wiziq.com/online-class/1951961-understanding-the-teaching-system-on-wiziq-polling-for-engagement

About the Class: Welcome to understanding the Teaching System on WizIQ. This webinar is part of a series of weekly online classes on the features available on WizIQ to organize online conferences, deliver MOOCs, and teach synchronous and/or asynchronous courses for fully online, blended, and flipped class programs for the private and public sectors.

Sat Aug 9 Classroom 2.0 – Kyle Pearce on integrating tech into Middle School math using iPads

Date: Sat., August 9, 2014

Time: 9:00am PT/10:00am MT/11:00am CT/12:00pm ET

Location: http://tinyurl.com/cr20live (http://tinyurl.com/cr20live)Peggy George, Lorie Moffat and Tammy Moore will be hosting another Classroom 2.0 LIVE show. As an extension to the Classroom 2.0 Ning community, Classroom 2.0 “LIVE” shows are opportunities to gather with other educators in real-time events, complete with audio, chat, desktop sharing and closed captioning. A Google calendar of upcoming shows is available at http://live.classroom20.com/calendar.html.Join us on Saturday, August 9th, when our special guest will be Kyle Pearce. We are so excited to have Kyle Pearce on Classroom 2.0 LIVE as our Featured Teacher for the month of August! This will be an excellent opportunity to learn about some of the amazing ways Kyle is effectively integrating technology into his Middle School math class using iPads, his Tech Toolbox, blogs, Google apps, Dropbox, going paperless, and more! Kyle is a Secondary Math Teacher and Intermediate Math Coach with the Greater Essex County District School Board leading a Ministry funded 1:1 iPad project called Tap Into Teen Minds. He is an Apple Distinguished Educator from the Class of 2013 and is working to become a Google Certified Teacher. He is currently teaching at Tecumseh Vista Academy K-12 in the morning and focuses on duties for the Middle Years Collaborative Inquiry (MYCI) Project in the afternoon. Follow him on Twitter or sign up to receive updates from his fabulous blog: Tap into Teen MindsMore information and session details are at http://live.classroom20.com. If you’re new to the Classroom 2.0 LIVE! show you might want to spend a few minutes viewing the screencast on the homepage to learn how we use Blackboard Collaborate, and navigate the site. Each show begins at 12pm Eastern (GMT-5) and may be accessed in Blackboard Collaborate directly using the following Classroom 2.0 LIVE! link at http://tinyurl.com/cr20live. All webinars are closed captioned.

On the Classroom 2.0 LIVE! site (http://live.classroom20.com) you’ll find the recordings and Livebinder from our recent”Unleashing Student Superpowers” session with our special guests Kristen Swanson and Hadley Ferguson. Click on the Archives and Resources tab. When tweeting about Classroom 2.0 LIVE, be sure to use #liveclass20. Special thanks to our sponsors Weebly, The Learning Revolution and Blackboard Collaborate!

Classroom 2.0 LIVE Team: Peggy George, Lorie Moffat, Tammy Moore, Steve Hargadon

Visit Classroom 2.0 at: http://www.classroom20.com/?xg_source=msg_mes_network

Learning2gether all weekend Aug 1-3 with MMVC14 and iTDi

There have been some remarkable events on this summer. July has seen at least one professional development session a day, first with TTO MOOC and RSCON5, and then iTDi
(see http://learning2gether.net/2014/07/20/reflecting-on-rscon5-idti-mooc-tto-mooc-and-mmvc14/).

This post documents the last week in July and then takes us to the top of August with MMCV14, a three day Moodle Moot virtual conference organized by Nellie Deutsch
(see http://www.wiziq.com/teachblog/august-moodle-moot/).

We start the weekend on on Friday, Aug 1, 1300 GMT, with simultaneous events for each iTDi and MMVC14 (had to choose!).  This carries on Saturday, and then through Sunday, traditional Learning2gether day, with the final day of the MMVC14 conference.

Sunday August 3, Learning2gether with final day 3 of MMVC14, Moodle MOOT Virtual Conference

2014-08-04_1623mmvc14badge

Sessions for Aug 3

  • 1200 GMT Nitin Jain Mass Enrolment is possible on Moodle, on a plugin for bulk loading participants to Moodle courses
  • 1300 GMT Maria Jesús García San Martín In and Out of Moodle
  • Sun Aug 3 1400 GMT MMVC14 presents AgileBill Krebs – SL Flat but Spatial
    Click here for the recording
  • 1500 GMT MMVC14 presents Professor Michael Edelstein Charting the Path to Sustainable Future
    Click here to access the recording
  • 1600 GMT Dr Ebba  Ossiannilsson MOOCs Hope and Hype
  • 1700 GMT Stephan Hughes Teaching the teacher on MMC14
    Click here to access the recording
  • 1800 GMT David W. Deeds Teaching/Training with 3D Virtual Worlds
  • 1900 GMT Rosmery Ribera Ferrier Blended Learning Debate
  • 2000 GMT Ludmila Smirnova, Ph. D Designing and Teaching a Moodle Course Online: How to Do it Right
  • 2100 GMT Nellie Deutsch Closing Ceremony

Sun Aug 3 1400 GMT iTDi MOOC Barbara Sakamoto – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

In order to attend the live events or see the recordings you must first enroll in the MOOC

Saturday August 2, second day of MMVC14

iTDi Summer School MOOC For English Teachers: Fly High With iTDi! through Aug 17th

Fri Aug 2 iTDi MOOC Teaching children with special needs – Autism with Priscila Mateini

‘Teaching Children with Special Needs – Autism by Priscila Mateini’. The class will start at 06:00 PM (GMT+04:00) Abu Dhabi, Muscat and is 60 minutes long.

To join the class or view its recording, you must enroll in the iTDi Summer School MOOC For English Teachers: Fly High With iTDi! runs July 20th – August 17th

In order to attend the live events or see the recordings you must first enroll in the MOOC

Fri Aug 1 thru Sun Aug 3 MMVC14 free online conference

Sat Aug 2 Day 2 of MMVC14 free online conference

  • 1200 GMT MMVC14 – Sheeba Ajmal Enhanced Learning Environment – ELE
  • 1300 GMT MMVC14 – Dr. Ramesh Sharma OERs: Emerging Scenarios in India
  • 1400 GMT MMVC14 – Dr. Arkady Zilberman Going Mobile for Acquisition of EFL Skills
  • 1500 GMT MMVC14 – Janvier Nkurunziza Teacher training with Moodle in Africa, action research
  • 1600 GMT MMVC14 – M.A. Halina Ostańkowicz-Bazan Online Education and Netiquette
  • 1700 GMT MMVC14 – Dr. Nancy Zingone Learning by Teaching
  • 1800 GMT MMVC14 – Shelly Sanchez Terrell on MMVC14: Creating Meaningful eLearning with Digital Badges
    Click here for the recording
  • 1900 GMT MMVC14 – Charles Goodger Online Action Song Packs

2000 GMT MMVC14: Guiding Students Online with Leo JC and Danilo Pereira
http://www.wiziq.com/online-class/2028676-mmvc14-guiding-students-online

Time: 4 PM EST(global time given in schedule)

The group FEO – Friends, Helpers & Doers on Facebook allowed FEO e-book 1’s creation.

The constantly updated e-book, built on Google Docs, suggests specific links about vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation for the basic students of English.
Far from intending to be a complete language course, the e-book aims at incentivating students to learn and practise English online, by suggesting links recommended by English teachers.
In 2014, Face English Online , Facebook group and the main blog  , were launched.
Nowadays, the 5 English teachers mentioned below look for more educators to border the online project by not only implementing e-book 1 but also co-building e-book 2.
Teachers
1. Leo JC
2. Danilo Pereira
3. Ahmed Al-Qadhi
4. Rosana Baraldi
5. Chaouki M’kaddem

Sat Aug 2 1600 GMT CR20 Live on Practical Teaching Strategies for 21st Century Students

Kristen Swanson and Hadley Ferguson, co-authors of “Unleashing Student Superpowers: Practical Teaching Strategies for 21st Century Students”

  • Saturday, August 2nd at 12pm CR20 LIVE Weekly Show, Classroom 2.0 LIVE is an opportunity to gather with other member of the community in regular “live” web meetings. Special thanks for this go to our sponsor, Blackboard Collaborate, for providing the service that allows us to do this! Details to join at http://live.classroom20.com.
  • For a full calendar of more upcoming events and conferences, click here

On the Classroom 2.0 LIVE! site (http://live.classroom20.com) you’ll find the recordings and Livebinder from our recent ”Evernote in the Classroom” session with our special guestJeff Bradbury. Click on the Archives and Resources tab. When tweeting about Classroom 2.0 LIVE, be sure to use #liveclass20. Special thanks to our sponsors Weebly, The Learning Revolution and Blackboard Collaborate!

Fri Aug 1 started at 1300 GMT with simultaneous events

iTDi MOOC event

Using Videos to Improve Reading Comprehension by Naomi Epstein

Obviously Naomi showed a number of videos meant to prompt reading and expression (as in writing, conversation)

In order to view the recording you’ll need to enroll in the iTDi Summer School MOOC For English Teachers: Fly High With iTDi! runs July 20th – August 17th

In order to attend the live events or see the recordings

Fri Aug 1 thru Sun Aug 3

MMVC14 free Moodle Moot virtual conference

From Nellie: “You’re invited to join the 4th annual free 3-day online conference from August 1-3, 2014. Recordings will be available for anyone who is registered. You may also access the content and engage in discussions with the presenters and other participants. Certificates are available for those who reflect on 3 of the live classes or the recordings of the webinars.

Here’s the link to the conference: http://www.wiziq.com/course/30546-moodlemoot-2014-mmvc14

There are 26 webinars. Recordings and MP4 files will be available for download. You can check your timezone by clicking on the time scheduled for each session.”

Aug 1 1300 GMT Dr. Nellie Deutsch Opening Ceremony

Class link: http://www.wiziq.com/online-class/2016340-mmvc14-opening-ceremony-with-dr-nellie-deutsch

Following sessions for Aug 1

  • 1400 GMT Dr. Jukka Holm and Maija Loikkanen ActionTrack – Learning by Experiencing
  • 1500 GMT Brenda Mallinson Offline Solutions for Online Learning
  • 1600 GMT Exploring Use of iPads 4 Engaged Learning by Lindsay Bordonaro
    Lindsay Bordonaro discusses Exploring the Use of iPads for Engaged Learning in the Elementary Classroom: A Survey of Teachers. Research demonstrates that well integrated technology has a positive impact on student learning outcomes. This survey was implemented to examine if and how elementary and middle school teachers use iPads in their classrooms, what iPad applications are used and preferred by students and teachers. This presentation explains the results.
    Recording
    :
    http://www.wiziq.com/online-class/2020967-mmvc14-exploring-the-use-of-ipads-for-engaged-learning
  • Aug 1 1700 GMT Dr. Nellie Deutsch, Ed.D Blended Online Learning with Moodle and WizIQ
    Dr. Nellie Deutsch, Blended Online Learning (Moodle & WizIQ) with Nellie Deutsch
    Click here to access the recording
  • Aug 1 1800 GMT Anna Grabowska Moodle Case Studies since 2003
  • Aug 1 1900 GMT Paul Beaudoin, PhD Beginnings, Middles and Ends
  • Aug 1 2000 GMT Mau Buchler Tripppin on ESL

Also Friday, Aug 1

Fri Aug 1 at 2000 GMT Shelly Terrell American TESOL webinar – Preparing your best year yet

Note that times in GMT may vary because the timing is fixed to a local time zone where clocks are moved forward / back periodically

As an example, this is the one for May 16, 2014, 1600 EDT, 2000 GMT

http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=Shelly+Terrell%27s+Weekly+Friday+TESOL+Seminars&iso=20140516T16&p1=179&ah=1

The following screen with its many links live can be found at http://bit.ly/eltlinks which redirects to

http://www.livebinders.com/play/play?tab_layout=side&id=292127#anchor

 

Fri Aug 1 AltEd Virtual Film Festival begins

Alternative Education Virtual Film Festival: http://www.virtualfilmfestival.com/alternative-education.html

The films are available for free or nominal cost viewing during the month of August. Click on the Alt Ed Film Fest Director Interview Schedule to access the films and take this opportunity to view them. You can also find the schedule of interviews with the directors here.

 

Earlier this week

Wed Jul 23 Learning2gether with Joe Dale about AppSmashing with iPads
http://learning2gether.net/2014/07/23/learning2gether-with-joe-dale-about-appsmashing-with-ipads/

Thu Jul 24 Future of Museums free online conference
Future of Museums, this free, online event will give those of you who work in the museum and archives fields an opportunity to share your passion for the future of museum services, spaces, and innovations. Conference strands include Bring Your Own DeviceLocation-Based ServicesCrowdsourcing, and Makerspaces.

  • Twin Events on the Future of Museums: Wednesday + Thursday. This week will kick off twin events about the future of museums – July 23rd & 24th. Both events are focused on four main themes from the NMC Horizon Report > 2013 Museum Edition: Bring Your Own Device, Location-Based Services, Crowdsourcing, and Makerspaces.
    • Wednesday: NMC Virtual Symposium on the Future of Museums is an exclusive symposium for you, the curators, creators, innovators, museum professionals, and educators. In this limited-space event, engage with panels on these topics and help shape the conversation – get your burning questions answered! There are still spaces left, so please see more information at go.nmc.org/future-museums.
    • Thursday: The Future of Museums Conference will be a free, online, collaborative global conversation about technology, museums, and the future. This event will be held from 9:30am – 5pm US-Eastern Time, and will feature keynote speakers Suse Cairns, Lath Carlson, Alex Freeman, Jeffrey Inscho, Barry Joseph, Elizabeth Merritt, and Holly Witchey, and crowdsourced presentations by your peers. Attendees can expect to learn best practices to implement in their museums, and will hear real-world examples of innovative practices in the field. We are looking forward to these fun events, and to your participation.

Are you planning to attend? Don’t forget to print out this flyer to hang on your door, letting your colleagues know what you’re up to and how they can join you!. More promotional materials are available at http://futureofmuseums.com/page/promotion.

 

Fri Jul 25  iTDi and Ana Maria Menezes and Jennifer Verschoor

 

Fri Jul 25 Shelly Terrell American TESOL webinar – 10+ ways to get tech into the classroom

The following screen with its many links live can be found at http://bit.ly/eltlinks which redirects to
http://www.livebinders.com/play/play?tab_layout=side&id=292127#anchor

 

Sun July 27  Learning2gether with iTDi MOOC and Chuck Sandy

Date & Time

Presenter

Session Title and Description

July 27th

1 pm GMT

Chuck Sandy  believes that education has the power to change the world: one student, one teacher, one classroom at a time. He’s is a cofounder and director of the International Teacher Development Institute (iTDi). He’s also  a teacher trainer, essayist, and author of several coursebooks such as the just published Passages 3rd Edition series from Cambridge University Press  which he wrote with Jack C.Richards. His most recent book which he coauthored with Dorothy Zemach is English For Scammers, a guide to writing effective business emails.  Read Chuck’s most recent essays about education on the iTDi Blog and follow him on Twitter and Facebook.

This Is Just To Tell You … (about poetry, projects, and power) In this session we’ll explore the power of collaborative learning using a few simple poems as our starting point.  We’ll do some activities together, develop some additional possibilities, and then I’ll invite you and your students to participate in a collaborative online project in which we’ll build a database of recorded poetry. To prepare for this session please read my iTDi Blog post Invitation Standing: Bringing Poetry To The Classroom

This MOOC is open in the sense that it is free to sign up for and to enjoy, but not open in the sense that its artifacts are accessible to anyone online without pre-condition, which is that you must enroll in the iTDi Summer School MOOC For English Teachers: Fly High With iTDi! runs July 20th – August 17th  in order to attend the live events or see the recordings

 

Mon Jul 28 IHAQ #15 The Ethics of Innovation
http://edtechtalk.com/ihaq15-ethics-innovation

 

Mon July 28 2014 More than activities: #FlashmobELT by Ann Loseva & Michael Griffin

 

Mon Jul 28 1800 GMT Open Badges MOOC webinar on Cities of Learning

Presenters

  • Nichole Pinkard, Associate Professor at DePaul University and Founder of DYN (Representing CoL overall)
  • Sybil Boyd-Madison, Learning Pathways Program Director at DYN (Representing Chicago)
  • Margaret Black, Director of Operations at Big Thought (Representing Dallas)
  • Luis Mora, Administrator at Beyond the Bell (Representing LA)
  • Megan Cole, The Badge Alliance

Our world is increasingly complex and connected. Today’s youth need learning that is powerful and relevant and that links the academics they study today to the real world they will live and work in tomorrow. This is a challenge that no single institution can solve. Our community must come together to connect our youth to rich learning experiences, both inside and outside of school, to discover and develop their talents and ambitions.

The Cities of Learning http://citiesoflearning.org/ offers just that. As a nationwide movement to leverage community and government resources, the Cities of Learning turns a whole city into a campus, opening doors across neighborhoods to ensure all youth have access to creative and academic opportunities in our libraries, museums, parks and other community institutions, as well as to exciting learning experiences online.

Cities of Learning are designed around the principles of Connected Learning, a new approach that builds on the basics, leveraging technology to make learning relevant to the demands and opportunities of the digital age. In addition, the Cities award digital open badges to showcase the knowledge and skills youth acquire during out-of-school learning.

Chicago launched the Cities of Learning movement in 2013 with a successful summer program that now continues year-round. This summer, Dallas, Los Angeles, and Pittsburgh have kicked off their Cities of Learning, with Columbus and Washington, D.C., joining the lineup this fall. More cities are planning to launch in 2015.

Join us for a live presentation as we dive deeper into the Cities of Learning movement. Megan Cole, Director of Marketing and Operations at the Badge Alliance, will facilitate the discussion between the key partners and open badges experts that are behind building the Cities of Learning infrastructure and badges systems, as well as local city officials that have had a direct hand in implementing the Cities of Learning program to-date.

  • Review the history of the Cities of Learning vision
  • Discuss what it takes to launch a Cities of Learning
  • Get details on the foundational Connected Learning principles used
  • Receive an overview of how badge systems are created within each city
  • Take a look at what will be happening in four major cities this summer
  • Get answers to questions you might have about the Cities of Learning
  • For more information, visit http://citiesoflearning.org.

To join the live sessions, please use the Blackboard Collaborate Web Conference link: http://tinyurl.com/OpenBadgesCollaborate

Looking forward to your ongoing participation in the Open Badges MOOC! You are welcome to continue to use the MOOC resources (badges.coursesites.com) and submit challenge assignments for review by our experts. You’ll also find an extremely useful set of resources on the Reconnect Learning site.

Anne Derryberry, Deb Everhart, and Erin Knight

MOOC leaders

 

Tue Jul 29 iTDi MOOC Chuck Sandy and Barbara Sakamoto

 

Tue Jul 29 iTDi MOOC Marijana Smolcec and Marcia Lima

Link shared during the presentation:

(my badge)

This MOOC is open in the sense that it is free to sign up for and to enjoy, but not open in the sense that its artifacts are accessible to anyone online without pre-condition, which is that you must enroll in the iTDi Summer School MOOC For English Teachers: Fly High With iTDi! runs July 20th – August 17th  in order to attend the live events or see the recordings

 

Tue Jul 29 Appy Hour – SimCity

Tuesday, July 29th Appy Hour: Inspiring Students to Design Great Cities with SimCity, SimCity is an always-online, fast-paced, intuitive, and forgiving city simulator that lets kids build (and destroy) single-player cities in multiplayer regions. Students can learn about what makes a great city, city management by keeping a budget, running a surplus, or issue bonds to keep afloat. Kids can play together in the same region, or as a single player who manages all the cities in it. In this Appy Hour, videogame journalist, critic, and teacher David Thomas will present on how SimCity can be used by teachers.

For a full calendar of more upcoming events and conferences, click here.

 

Wed Jul 30 Debora Tebovich and Roseli Serra

 

Wed Jul 30 Teachers Teaching Teachers

  • Wednesday, July 30th at 9pm Teachers Teaching Teachers, Weekly conversations hosted by EdTechTalk, a collaborative open webcasting community. For more information, click here.

 

Thu Jul 31 Strategies for a Whole-Community Approach to Digital Citizenship 

  • Thursday, July 31st Strategies for a Whole-Community Approach to Digital Citizenship, How has your school built a positive culture around digital citizenship? How have you involved students, faculty, staff, leadership, and parents? In our community’s next webinar, learn about the three elements necessary to take a whole-community approach to digital citizenship at your school or district: educating students, engaging parents, and enriching leadership. See examples from Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy in Melbourne, Florida, which is a Digital Citizenship Certified School by Common Sense Media. Learn how the school a taught students digital citizenship, see examples of how the school has engaged parents, and hear examples of school leadership. Join Susan and Brad on July 31st and walk away with specific ideas and examples of how you can build a positive school culture around digital citizenship, and involve all stakeholders. Register here.
  • Thursday, July 31st Laura Candler: Active Engagement – Simple Strategies for Success, Another exciting webinar by Laura Candler to jump-start your new school year with simple strategies that you can use to make your classroom more engaging and help kids retain what they are learning. During this free webinar, Laura will share strategies for making every lesson more effective with active engagement. Strategies will include cooperative learning methods, team formation tips, how to use dry erase boards effectively, classroom management ideas, and more. You are also invited to share your own strategies via the online chat during the webinar. If you can’t attend the live session, register to receive the link to the recording. Participants who attend the live session will be able to download an attendance certificate that they may be able to use for PD credit. Register here.

 

Learning2gether with Joe Dale about AppSmashing with iPads


Download mp3:
https://learning2getherdotnet.files.wordpress.com/2014/07/joedale2014july.mp3

Wed Jul 23 – Joe Dale taking the multimedia appsmashing iPad challenge!

On Wednesday of this week I had the great pleasure of being one of the participants at Joe Dale’s remarkable presentation on appsmashing which was put on as one of a series of webinars offered by Saarland Landesinstitut fur Padagogik und Medien (LPM) and organized by Jürgen Wagner.

I first heard of Joe Dale through an interview by Darrel Branson and Tony Richards of the Ed Tech Crew, which was so interesting that I listened to it twice, and I since met him in Istanbul where he gave a plenary talk at a conference at Sabanci University.  This most recent webinar on appsmashing was 1.5 hours long which gave Joe ample time to take the topic out for a long ride. Appsmashing requires skill and experience with the apps utilized, and relies for example on creating products in one app and storing them on the device’s photoroll or in the cloud, and then developing that product through another app to produce a more elaborate product. For example, Joe showed how animated characters could be created in one app, greenscreened in another, and laid onto a background such as a photo of a local scene to create an animated character overlay on that scene. Joe described several such processes in fine detail and demonstrated considerable knowledge of the apps he was talking about.

Joe’s presentation is one that will be worth replaying hands-on with an iPad handy. I won’t have a chance to do that for week or two, so in this post I want to archive as much as I can in order to eventually make that possible. For this reason I have preserved Jürgen’s comments at the end of this post, after my own here:

TAKING THE MULTIMEDIA APPSMASHING IPAD CHALLENGE

  • Find further free webinars for teachers of foreign languages at http://v.gd/webinars
  • Joe Dale is an independent languages consultant from the UK who works with a range of organisations such as Network for Languages, ALL, The British Council, the BBC, Skype, Microsoft and The Guardian.
  • He is host of the TES MFL forum, former SSAT Languages Lead Practitioner, a regular conference speaker and recognised expert on technology and language learning.
  • He has spoken at conferences and run training courses in Europe, North America, the Middle East, the Far East and Australia.
  • He was a member of the Ministerial Steering Group on languages for the current UK government and was short-listed for a NAACE Impact Award in 2013 too.
  • Joe was recently described in a Guardian article as an ‘MFL guru’ and ‘the man behind the #mfltwitterati.’
  • His blog http://www.joedale.typepad.com has been nominated for four Edublog Awards.

Here are the links I harvested at this session, all from posts in the text chat

Two more links from Edudemic: http://sco.lt/9JVifR to wit

This pair of posts, starting with this one, explain how appsmashing, or guiding students to create deliverables from a series of precursor operations on iPad, can be set up and implemented. This article leads to a second one showing by example how to create an iMovie product from Tellagami, 30 hands, and Photospeak http://www.edudemic.com/app-smashing-digital-storytelling-ipad/. View these tutorials in preparation for fully appreciating Joe Dale’s 1.5 hour presentation on appsmashing http://learning2gether.net/2014/07/23/learning2gether-with-joe-dale-about-appsmashing-with-ipads/

Joe sent  a follow-up email to the Learningtgether list, here
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/learningwithcomputers/conversations/messages/6961

providing a link to another webinar he did subsequently on useful iPad apps to enhance language learning for the LARC Social Media Workshop:

General information

The top half of this writeup is mne (Vance’s) and the other half (below) comes from Juergen’s great email which recapped the webinar with some of the same material I had mentioned. I intend to do more work on this webinar deconstructing it so that I can apply some of its lessons in my teaching, more about which when I have time later. I fly home to Abu Dhabi tomorrow.

The lesson here is that you can produce imaginative student projects through use of a succession of applications. This is more obvious on a PC where you have control over where the intermediate files are than on an iPad where your intermediate work is in the camera roll or in the cloud somewhere. Joe’s contribution was in showing exactly how you stitch those disparate parts together, which is the main challenge for teachers to get their minds around when using mobile technologies.

This is from Jürgen Wagner’s “post-paratory” email following the event. I have reproduced it verbatim here, as it is rich in content, but there will be some duplications from my own notes. In Jürgen’s words …

App-Smashing has developed into a craze in the US and though it can not even be found on Wikipedia blogposts, Pinterest-boards, YouTube- and Vimeo-clips and tweets about the phenomenon are “exploding” and I forecast that it will “arrive” in Europe soon, with Joe being the only European protagonist in Europe so far.

Thanks for contributing these links to the chat which I gladly share

http://www.joedale.typepad.com/

http://ettsummit2014.sched.org/

Peggy George: so many of these multimedia projects can consume a lot of memory on an ipad! I’ve recently started using a wireless flash drive to remove things from my ipad and easily transfer to other devices. http://www.sandisk.com/products/wireless/flash-drive/

https://twitter.com/lancslassrach

http://www.schrockguide.net/bloomin-apps.html

http://www.thinglink.com/

Peggy George: there are some great Thinglink examples compiled on this Listly by Shelly Terrell. http://list.ly/list/35b-thinglink-edu-examples

http://flipsnackedu.com

http://answergarden.ch/

http://cloudart-app.com

http://www.flubaroo.com/flubaroo-user-guide

http://google.amassi.net/doctopus

Peggy George: Doctopus How To: (great instructions) https://docs.google.com/document/d/1m4Lq6x66Th3O5kCBDlB8KuzN0zMATbqH3fgIPVqIs4U/edit

https://twitter.com/mrbadura

http://comfortably20.blogspot.com/2014/03/calling-all-app-smashers.html

http://www.zigzagstech.com/2014/04/appsmash4-challenge-smashing-word-clouds.html

http://ipad4schools.org/2014/04/19/why-app-smash/

https://twitter.com/ICTEvangelist

http://kulowiectech.blogspot.co.uk/

https://twitter.com/gregkulowiec

http://readium.org/

Jenny Léger: I have read epub books using Aldiko on an Android tablet.
Mary Cooch: yes Jenny http://www.aldiko.com/features.html

http://procamapp.com/Home.html

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id730712409?mt=8 (ProCam 2)

Multimedia app smashing at #ettipad Boston
by Joe Dale http://youtu.be/J2xBslydHqE

http://bit.ly/appsmashlive

My App Smash Live Challenge
by Joe Dale https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3UZE7IgpTc

Joe Dale’s YouTube Channel
https://www.youtube.com/user/joedale100

Yakit Kids: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/yakit-kids/id794546203?mt=8

Yakit Kids tutorial from Sylvia Duckworth: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1RETmEvdC8PRU93EK8Sm6LeUj1AOfM-xkEEqtWClLTlw/mobilebasic?pli=1

https://www.youtube.com/capture

http://www.pinterest.com/joedale100/

http://www.pinterest.com/joedale100/samr-model-and-appsmashing/

http://jeffthomastech.com/blog/?p=13682

http://live.classroom20.com/archive-and-resources/category/joe%20dale

Peggy George: Livebinder link for Joe: http://www.livebinders.com/play/play/718751?tabid=b0ea0e5d-32bb-f7e8-11c8-3abcc6e55564 – Classroom 2.0 LIVE January 2013

http://www.techsmith.com/screenchomp.html

http://edte.ch/blog/interesting-ways

I’ll share some additional links and quotes from my article – to be published towards the end of the year – with you.

I submitted an extensive linklist to the publisher, hoping he will make it accessible along with the article.

What Joe might have stressed a little more is the central tenet of Ed Tech Teachers:
All the Good Apps Fit on One Screen as opposed to “There’s an app for that”.

or, what struck me most:Educators shouldnt think of iPads as repositories of apps but rather as portable media creationdevices.(Ed Tech Teachers Tom Daccord and Justin Reich)

I’ll just share a few here:

In my article you’ll find loads of links to App Smash App Packs, Task Challenges, Idea Cards, etc.

I must admit I am a bit annoyed concerning the recent Tellagami update, which introduced in app purchases and crippled !!! the free version

Here are two blopgposts that reflect my own thinking quite well

Tellagami published http://blog.tellagami.com/2014/06/14/message-to-educators/ but has not yet answered an email I sent them a week ago.

I submitted an article about Tellagami to German portal site http://lehrer-online.de and overnight my draft became worthless. I had to send a new one that is waiting to be published.

Towards the end of August I’ll take part in the Colloque CyberLangues in Rennes (France) with a workshop about Tellagami and had to scrap most of what I had planned. Can I expect participants to download the EDU-version for 5 dollars???

I suppose I can’t, so I’ll work with two iPads, one with the crippled FREE version, the other on with the paid version on it (for demonstration only).

Our calendar of webinars for teachers of foreign languages

I mentioned the iUSBport 2 in the chat as well, which can be used to address privacy issues. My friend and LPM-colleague Patrick Schäfer wrote an excellent article about that, due to be published in the next issue of http://www.lamultimedia.de/ and I’m planning to translate it into English, French and Spanish and have it published in suitable mags there.

Anyone offering there help in proofreading my translation?

Best regards

Jürgen

I suppose there were quite a few particpants who may be presenters in their own right. Please feel free to tell me what subjects you’d like to share with us.

By the way

On the occasion of the publication of my Newsletter 100 for teachers of foreign languages I created 2 padlets for feedback:

http://padlet.com/wagjuer/newsletter / (still open)

http://padlet.com/wagjuer/feedback / (still open)

You can subscribe and consult the newsletter archives here

I’ve only just realised that I’ve passed the 100-mark for webinars without noticing, thus I created a webinar feedback padlet to which I hope you will contribute: http://padlet.com/wagjuer/webinars

Following Joe’s example I started my own Pinterest-Board about App-Smashing

Mit freundlichem Gruß

Jürgen Wagner

 

Earlier this week

Sun Jul 20 Catching our breath: Reflecting on RSCON5, iDTi MOOC, TTO MOOC, and MMVC14

http://learning2gether.net/2014/07/21/reflecting-on-rscon5-idti-mooc-tto-mooc-and-mmvc14/

 

Mon Jul 21 00:01 GMT IHAQ 14

with Jeff Lebow, Dave Cormier, Jennifer Maddrell, and John Schinker

http://edtechtalk.com/live/ihaq

https://plus.google.com/explore/IHAQ

http://youtu.be/9PKMp3Zlk28

 

Mon Jul 21  Roseli Serra on What teenagers want – on iTDi MOOC


Download mp3 for Roseli Serra
https://learning2getherdotnet.files.wordpress.com/2014/07/roseli_itdi.mp3

In WizIQ – For connection details or to view recordings, enroll in the course at http://bit.ly/iTDiSummerSchoolMOOC

Roseli played some videos during her presentation:

 

Mon Jul 21  Chrysa Papalazarou and Chuck Sandy – on iTDi MOOC

This MOOC is open in the sense that it is free to sign up for and to enjoy, but not open in the sense that its artifacts are accessible to anyone online without pre-condition, which is that you must enroll in the iTDi Summer School MOOC For English Teachers: Fly High With iTDi! runs July 20th – August 17th  in order to attend the live events or see the recordings

 

Mon Jul 21 EdWeb.net presents Selecting Mobile Apps for K-5 Learners

http://home.edweb.net/upcoming-webinars/

Introducing Mobile Devices and Selecting Mobile Apps for Your K-5 Learners

Mon, July 21, 4pm – 5pm (not sure what time zone this is) found this NOTE:  All of our webinar start times are listed in Eastern Time

Calendar
edWebinars
Created by
lynn@edweb.net
Description
Presented by Liz Kolb, Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Michigan
Click here  for more information and to pre-register for the live session.
Join the live session at the scheduled time at: www.instantpresenter.com/edwebnet3 .
Join the Mobile Learning Explorations  community to participate in online discussions with peers, for invitations to upcoming webinars, to view past webinar recordings, to take a quiz and receive a CE certificate for a past webinar, and for access to more resources.
This webinar is co-hosted by CoSN, ISTE MLN, and SIIA.

 

Tue Jul 22 1500 GMT EdWeb.net presents Concrete Ways to Use OER in the Classroom 

http://home.edweb.net/upcoming-webinars/

Concrete Ways to Use OER in the Classroom

Tue, July 22, 11am – 12pm NOTE:  All of our webinar start times are listed in Eastern Time

There is a time zone conversion tool at the registration link

Calendar
edWebinars
Created by
lisa@edweb.net
Description
Presented by Michelle Comen, 5th Grade Teacher at Orange Grove Elementary Charter School Click here  for more information and to pre-register for the live session. Join the live session at the scheduled time at: www.instantpresenter.com/edwebnet22 . Join the Open Educational Resources (OER) in the K-12 Classroom  community to participate in online discussions with peers, for invitations to upcoming webinars, to view past webinar recordings, to take a quiz and receive a CE certificate for a past webinar, and for access to more resources. This webinar is sponsored by Net Texts, Inc.

A plethora of links in this one:

 

July 22 iTDi rapping with Jason in Fresh (fresher freshest)

‘Fresh (fresher freshest) * * Thru Rhythm & Rhyme by Jason R. Levine’.

This MOOC is open in the sense that it is free to sign up for and to enjoy, but not open in the sense that its artifacts are accessible to anyone online without pre-condition, which is that you must enroll in the iTDi Summer School MOOC For English Teachers: Fly High With iTDi! runs July 20th – August 17th

In order to attend the live events or see the recordings

 

 

Wednesday, July 23rd Teachers Teaching Teachers, Weekly conversations hosted by EdTechTalk, a collaborative open webcasting community.

For more information, click here.

 

Catching our breath: Reflecting on RSCON5, iDTi MOOC, TTO MOOC, and MMVC14


Download MP3: https://learning2getherdotnet.files.wordpress.com/2014/07/2014july20-l2g-64k.mp3

Sun Jul 20 1400 GMT Learning2gether reflects on summer of RSCON5, TTO MOOC, iTDi, and MMVC14

http://englishlearning-marijanasblog.blogspot.com/2014/07/what-fantastic-edu-weekend-with-rscon5.html

Many of us are anticipating summer holidays, some like me, Vance, are traveling and can’t connect with all the events happening this summer when they are synchronously online. From a presenter’s or participants point of view, even if you did connect, perhaps you didn’t have time to explore or explain your topic in detail, or perhaps there was too little time to discuss it.

If you can relate to the educators’ dilemma in the paragraph above and would like to take a moment to join us to revisit or reflect on topics of interest to you, whether as a presenter or participant, or most likely both, in either of the events mentioned above, or any other you have enjoyed this summer, please join us at 1400 GMT this Sunday July 20. We are going To The Ocean, to the virtual beach, spread a virtual beach mat, maybe kick a few beach balls around, and share stories, data, whatever.

Hangout or Bb/Collaborate Elluminate?  Any preference? As RSCON5 was held in that environment, should we go there? Why not, anyone can join, and its mat spreads well at the beach. It is summertime, let’s meet there then, shall we?

In Blackboard Collaborate (Elluminate)

http://learningtimesevents.org/webheads/

Dress comfortably, come as you are, all are welcome, hope to see you there

RSCON5 follow-up

We hope you were inspired by the Reform Symposium Free Online Conference (RSCON) events that took place July 10-13th. The online global event featured 50+ presentations11 keynote speakers3 panel discussions, and a tech/app swapalooza. Our plenary, Dean Shareski, began the conference by challenging us to spread joy in our practice. Our keynotes came from 9 countries and our presenters from over 15 countries. Topics included mobile learning, gamification, differentiation, writing web tools, passion based learning, maker education, teaching english language learners, demand high teaching, Chess, puppets, Minecraft, digital portfolios, and much more! Two of our keynotes were students who started their own companies and one of our presenters was a 10 year-old Youtuber who walked us through machinima and Mindcraft.

If you missed any of the sessions, find all the recordings here, http://www.futureofeducation.com/page/recordings-2014

On July 10th, we hosted our first pre-conference Author Spotlight. Find the short video interviews here,http://www.futureofeducation.com/page/recordings-2014

Here is important information:

Thank you for supporting our presenters, keynotes, and plenary who dedicate time to inspiring you! Please share their presentations and resources. Don’t forget to thank them for the inspiration.

Conference Organizers:

Shelly Sanchez Terrell, Peggy George Marcia Lima, Heike Philp, Marijana Smolcec, Amy Brinkley and Steve Hargadon

Visit The Future of Education at: http://www.futureofeducation.com/?xg_source=msg_mes_network

Announcements

Participants in the Sunday Learning2gether session:

  • Leo JC [Juiz de Fora]
  • Peggy George [Phoenix AZ]
  • Marijana [Croatia]
  • Marcia Lima [Brazil]
  • Maria Colussa [Santo Tomé Argentina]
  • Claire Bradin Siskin [Pittsburgh]

Links mentioned

2014-07-22_0713jase

2014-07-22_0703likes 2014-07-22_0701marcia

2014-07-22_0725tweets

We were followed by Vicki Hollett

Earlier today!

Sun Jul 20 1230 GMT Jason Levine kicks off iTDi Summer School MOOC For English Teachers

Jason Levine started another MOOC in conjunction with iTDI scheduled to run today through August 17, 2014

This MOOC is open in the sense that it is free to sign up for and to enjoy, but not open in the sense that its artifacts are accessible to anyone online without pre-condition, which is that you must enroll in the course in order to attend the live events or see the recordings (fair enough; though Jason has expressed intention to make the recordings available through a YouTube channel, at which point they will become open for access to anyone wishing to view them)

The iTDi Summer School MOOC For English Teachers: Fly High With iTDi! runs July 20th – August 17th

Sun Jul 20 1300 GMT iTDi Keynote by Vicky Loras – The human touch

In WizIQ – For connection details or to view recordings, enroll in the course at http://bit.ly/iTDiSummerSchoolMOOC

Earlier this week

Wed Jul 16 OBANZ – Open Badges Australia and New Zealand Hangout

Created by OBANZ – Open Badges Australia and New Zealand  –  Invited by Dean Groom

Community call for open badges users in Australia and New Zealand, or those who are interested in learning more about open badges.

If you have an experience you’d like to share, or question you’d like to ask, please get in touch!

https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cl3iusun7rss5ktnrd3031acte4

http://youtu.be/mrnJhR4NYTE

Download mp3 here

 

TTO MOOC participant presentations

Wed Jul 16 Khaled Kamel – Keeping your students engaged

TTO Participant Presentation given by Khaled Kamel in the UAE on ‘Keeping Your Students Engaged

View complete information <– this link is tied to a particular WizIQ login (requiring you to supply password)

To view the presentation or its recording, join TTO MOOC

 

Thu Jul 17 Youssef Tamer on Google Apps in teaching, links posted in the WizIQ chat

 

Thu Jul 17 1900 GMT Preparing You and Your Students for the TOEFL IBT
View complete information <– this link is tied to a particular WizIQ login (requiring you to supply password)

To view the presentation or its recording, join TTO MOOC

 

Fri Jul 18 1400 GMT Julia Amlinskaya on TTO MOOC – Teaching online and managing online schools

Yulia has two online language schools and a blog:

Here are some examples of her webpresence:

In order to join this event in WizIQ or to access its recording afterwards, you need to enroll in TTO MOOC

http://blog.wiziq.com/teachers-teaching-online-coming-soon-mooc-near/

Enroll for Free here

 

Fri Jul 18 2000 GMT Holger Gilruth at Edunation Language Community event in Second Life

The EdLC is the new name for an active group of language educators who meet twice a month to exchange best practise in language education. The meetings take place on EduNation every 1st Sunday of the month and every 3rd Friday of the month

at 8pm GMT/ 1pm SLT / 9pm UK time / 8am NZ time – 3 pm in Texas

http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=Learning2gether+with+Edunation+in+Second+Life&iso=20140718T20&p1=1440&ah=1 

WHERE? EduNation next to the Sandbox, bonfire in front of Irish Pub

WHY?

- to learn from each other through practical sessions on building, scripting, machinima (‘workshops’)

- to exchange ideas on how to deal with students, methodology etc. (‘fireside chats’)

- invite guest speakers (‘coffee with…’)

If you want to volunteer, please contact Heike aka Gwen.

This was the final event in this series

For more information, visit and join the NING at http://virtualworldssig.ning.com/

 

Fri Jul 18 at 2000 GMT Shelly Terrell American TESOL webinar – Cloud computing and the ELT class

Note that times in GMT may vary because the timing is fixed to a local time zone where clocks are moved forward / back periodically

The following screen with its many links live can be found at http://bit.ly/eltlinks which redirects to

http://www.livebinders.com/play/play?tab_layout=side&id=292127#anchor

 

 

Learning2gether 3 days with RSCON5, and last week of TTO MOOC

RSCON5 Reform Symposium online July 11-13, 2014

2014 Reform Symposium E-Conference. The conference will be held online over the course of 3 days: July 11-13th. It will be free for educators worldwide to attend and in the past we had thousands of teachers attend from over 100 different countries. We are featuring plenaries Dean Shareski and Kevin Honeycutt along with 11 keynotes from all over the world!

Hash tag – #rscon5

Sat July 12 Vance Stevens reported on the Antwerp CALL 2014 conference July 7-9


Download Audio:
https://learning2getherdotnet.files.wordpress.com/2014/07/rscon5antwerpcall2014_vancestevens.mp3

URLs

When?  Sat, July 12, 20:00pm – 20:30pm GMT

Where? Bb Collaborate / Elluminate

Short Session Description (one line):

The presentation reports impressions and dominant threads from a conference in Antwerp  July 7-9 2014 on Research Challenges in CALL

Full Session Description

July 7-9 2014 the presenter attended a conference entitled

ANTWERP CALL 2014: Research Challenges in CALL

This presentation conveys impressions of the conference and encapsulate the dominant threads and research agendas to emerge, primarily through the conference Twitter stream. A Flipboard was produced to capture the activity and vibe of the conference. This means of aggregating content from professional events and displaying that content via an aggregation tool can serve as a model for archive and delegate reflection on conferences.

Announcements:

Tweets

2014-07-15_0640rscon1

2014-07-15_0642rscon2

2014-07-15_0642rscon3

2014-07-15_0644rscon4

2014-07-15_0645rscon5

2014-07-15_0646rscon6

 

Vance Stevens rsconcert

If you attended the presentation, please download and display the badge:

Vance Call

Get badges for other presentations you attended here
http://www.futureofeducation.com/page/rscon5-digital-badges

 

Other presentations reported via the Webheads in Action and L2G FB and G+ communities

Here are some posts returned from searches on #rscon5 on Facebook and Google+

2014-07-15_0224shareski

2014-07-15_0023rscon5-1

http://evridikidakos.edublogs.org/2014/07/08/l1-in-l2-classrooms-reform-symposium-conference/

2014-07-15_0109filip

2014-07-15_0039Filip

https://sas.elluminate.com/drtbl?sid=2008350&suid=D.3F83255C4DDFF6BD54C70F58111C4E

2014-07-15_0236dodgeson

2014-07-15_0036rscon-tatom

http://www.slideshare.net/doctatom/connecting-through-twit-cast

2014-07-15_0251danbrown

https://sas.elluminate.com/drtbl?sid=2008350&suid=D.A21979806809F86AEA17CC1CC191E8

2014-07-15_0042urban_teacher

https://sas.elluminate.com/drtbl?sid=2008350&suid=D.9467F851650E7659A6217675AF3AA8

2014-07-15_0046ozge

https://sas.elluminate.com/drtbl?sid=2008350&suid=D.C3ECD16DEC7E30B0165810150B11C4

2014-07-15_0054snakegaming

2014-07-15_0059aysegul

https://sas.elluminate.com/site/external/jwsdetect/nativeplayback.jnlp?sid=2008350&psid=2014-07-13.0957.D.756C6449BF766B2D2537315BE62560.vcr

2014-07-15_0101rafranz

https://sas.elluminate.com/drtbl?sid=2008350&suid=D.5F6D537453A9356221A40E8A61B04A

2014-07-15_0103soundcloud

https://soundcloud.com/tastenspieler/rscon5-jingle-feat-tamaras

2014-07-15_0107blazic

URL needed for this one

2014-07-15_0121cristina

https://sas.elluminate.com/drtbl?sid=2008350&suid=D.CB2CC508BCE481246A42BBDD6A8A20

2014-07-15_0124malu

http://www.futureofeducation.com/forum/topics/creative-writing-and-language-teaching

2014-07-15_0132avispektor

https://sas.elluminate.com/drtbl?sid=2008350&suid=D.916BDB508DBEF6EF4380CF24BBA5F2

2014-07-15_0256roselli

https://sas.elluminate.com/drtbl?sid=2008350&suid=D.1AE8E5F54632E3197C4FDB34212E93

2014-07-15_0304loras

https://sas.elluminate.com/drtbl?sid=2008350&suid=D.0A2B19237B4FC01833D952DD8A806C

2014-07-15_0134authorspot

2014-07-15_0136chucksandt

Link to 3-hour video here: http://youtu.be/b9BX4yoMMiY

2014-07-15_0138marijana

http://englishlearning-marijanasblog.blogspot.com/2014/07/rscon5-online-reform-symposium.html

2014-07-15_0141leoJC

Leo JC: https://sas.elluminate.com/drtbl?sid=2008350&suid=D.DC5CAD8F3E6B22F610F3D07D1F27D5

2014-07-15_0141chaouki

2014-07-15_0142sousanis

https://sas.elluminate.com/drtbl?sid=2008350&suid=D.E1F3949382319D03971E6B9336E716

2014-07-15_0208see

2014-07-15_0216mateini

https://sas.elluminate.com/drtbl?sid=2008350&suid=D.1F89853185139DC7A0DE9B490B731F

2014-07-15_0219hayfa

These are just a few of the posts on Facebook and Google+ that were tagged #rscon5. For a full list of recordings:

 

Teachers Teaching Online MOOC winds down

Ongoing through July 12 – Jason Levine – Teachers Teaching Online – TTO MOOC

Starting 15th June, 2014, and through to 12th July 2014 Jason R. Levine a.k.a. Fluency MC, Ambassador and Knowledge Entertainer at WizIQ, will team up with expert and popular online educators to bring you a brand-new Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) called “Teachers Teaching Online” where teachers can learn how to succeed as an online educator.

http://blog.wiziq.com/teachers-teaching-online-coming-soon-mooc-near/

Enroll for Free here

Schedule of events:

 

Earlier this week

Fri Jul 11 at 2000 GMT Shelly Terrell American TESOL webinar – The learning playground for Kids

Note that times in GMT may vary because the timing is fixed to a local time zone where clocks are moved forward / back periodically

As an example, this is the one for May 16, 2014, 1600 EDT, 2000 GMT

http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=Shelly+Terrell%27s+Weekly+Friday+TESOL+Seminars&iso=20140516T16&p1=179&ah=1

The following screen with its many links live can be found at http://bit.ly/eltlinks which redirects to

http://www.livebinders.com/play/play?tab_layout=side&id=292127#anchor

The schedule to the right of this image is updated weekly and available at

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1uBCwS4uFDrdVdYGYBBYUOlpK9CMaSV69770D20QIW3c/pu