Learning2gether with Ali Bostancioglu about his preliminary findings from research on Webheads CoP


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On Sun Nov 23 LEARNING2GETHER had the pleasure to meet with Ali Bostancioglu to learn about the preliminary findings from his research on Webheads CoP

In Blackboard Collaborate (Elluminate)
http://learningtimesevents.org/webheads/
Thanks to an ongoing grant from http://www.learningtimes.com/

Recording


In this gathering, Ali reported on his initial findings from the interview data collected via questionnaire and interviews from all Webheads who opted to participate. Ali divided participants into 3 groups; lurkers, active members, and core members based on the amount of messages posted within the WiA Yahoo group. There were 11 lurkers, 9 active members, and 4 core members who participated in the interviews, and findings were discussed with regards to the perspectives of lurkers, active members, and core members.

All were invited to join and participate in the discussion of the results.  Those present included Michael Coghlan, Teresa Almeida d’Eca, Jose Antonio da Silva, Rita Zeinstejer, Sebastian from Kerala, and Halima Ozimova.

This was meant as an informal discussion of the present state of Ali’s data analysis, where Ali would entertain feedback on the direction of his study and seek clarification of some details. We hope that he will present his more definitive findings in a follow-on report later.

Discussion

Ali presented a very interesting set of demographics on the Webheads CoP. There was some discussion of who exactly (or at least quantifiably) was a Webhead. For the purpose of Ali’s study, Webheads are members of either the Yahoo Group (about 1050 registered email addresses), the Facebook group (about 100), or the Webheadsinaction Google+ Community (135).  The point was made that the community likely extends to a wider network, though for Ali’s purposes, this is not quantifiable.

However, we had one participant there, Sebastian from Kerala, who mentioned in text chat that he was in the Hello Little World network. I recognized that this was the community that Maria Colussa identifies with in her Skype byline, and I asked Sebastian if he knew her. Indeed he did, and then I recalled that I have Maria in my circles as one of the Multiliteracies group, not Webheads. The point was being made through example that people like Maria and Sebastian, (and Maha Abdelmoneim another participant in online spaces such as I have a Question and in various MOOCs where Maria and I meet occasionally, and whom we invited to join us in our recent GEC presentation) might not identify themselves as Webheads but can be found actively interacting with us nevertheless in our wider networks. I reiterated something that I have often said, being a Webheads is like being a hippy, they don’t carry ID cards, but if you are one, you know another one when you meet one. This is echoed at the bottom of http://webheads.info, in a tweet by Cristina Costa:

cristina_webhead

Announcements

Earlier this week

LEARNING2GETHER Sun Nov 16 Mike Marzio – Real English in blended ESOL teaching/learning

http://learning2gether.net/2014/11/16/chatting-with-mike-marzio-real-english-in-blended-esol-teachinglearning/

ww.real-english.com/

Tue Nov 18 Maria Colussa and Vance Stevens present Keeping your batteries charged and LEARNING2GETHER by connecting globally with other educators at GEC online conference

http://learning2gether.net/2014/11/18/maria-colussa-and-vance-stevens-present-keeping-your-batteries-charged-and-learning2gether-by-connecting-globally-with-other-educators-at-gec-online-conference/

Mon Nov 17 Connected Courses webinar on co-learning and authority

From Nov 10-23: About co-learning: http://connectedcourses.net/thecourse/about-colearning/

http://connectedcourses.net/event/unit-5-class-2-co-learning-and-authority/?instance_id=160

Mon Nov 17 IHAQ #17 – What’s an extended credit hour

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRUBr0GFRyc

http://edtechtalk.com/ihaq17-whats-asynchronous-credit-hour

Wed Nov 19 Connected Courses webinar on successful co-learning models

Nov 10-23: About co-learning: http://connectedcourses.net/thecourse/about-colearning/

http://connectedcourses.net/event/unit-5-class-3-successful-co-learning-models/

Nov 17-21 GEC online conference

The virtual, online, and free Global Education Conference, runs November 17th – 21st, 2014

Join the online Ning community to stay updated

See the conference strands here.

Recordingshttp://www.globaleducationconference.com/page/2014-conference-recordings

Schedule

Sat Nov 22 Lisa Thumann – 20 Need-To-Know Features of GAFE

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.

They are joined by Lisa Thumann, Google educator extraordinaire in our upcoming show on Saturday, November 22! Lisa was one of our very first presenters when our weekly webinars began in 2009 and now she is back to continue her Google extravaganza with us for show #229! Between all of the updates to Google Apps Education Edition this summer and all the little known treasures we sometimes forget about, Lisa will take us on a quick tour through “20 Need-To-Know Features of GAFE You Should be Using Today!” https://twitter.com/lthumannLisa’s Blog

More information and session details are at http://live.classroom20.com.

Sat Nov 22 Bethany Ligon, Amy Loeffelholz and Wesley Fryer on Classroom 2.0 Live

https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/c7r6vetu8k1ondu2ucma06aou8g

Amy Loeffelholz and Wesley Fryer on Saturday morning (Nov 22nd) for a conversation with Arizona science teacher Bethany Ligon, who was featured in the November 1, 2014 Classroom 2.0 Live show, “Technology Integration in Jr. High School.”
http://live.classroom20.com/archive-and-resources/technology-integration-in-jr-high-school
Bethany has collected a variety of outstanding engineering design project lessons for her students, which she will discuss along with other practical ideas for engaging students in STEM learning. Please join us live if you can, but if you can’t we’ll archive the video and audio version of the show on http://STEMseeds.org

Ongoing events happening now

Throughout November -Educational Technology & Global Issues – An IATEFL LTSIG & GISIG event

An online event unlike anything you have heard before!

The IATEFL Learning Technologies SIG and Global Issues SIG are putting together an exciting month-long online event. The format will be a series of audio episodes, almost like a weekly radio show. Each episode will feature a full interview with an expert in the field of technology discussing different problematic aspects of edtech and global issues, as well as success stories of where technology is genuinely making a difference. After each episode, listeners can continue the conversation by contributing in various moderated discussions or leaving their own audio comments at our site. It promises to be an event like nothing you’ve ever heard before!

Connected Courses

What’s going on in http://connectedcourses.net/ (check the website and stay tuned here)

Nov 10-23: About co-learning: http://connectedcourses.net/thecourse/about-colearning/

Oct 20 to Dec 15 George Siemens MOOC on Data, Analytics and Learning

https://www.class-central.com/report/george-siemens-edx/

https://www.class-central.com/mooc/2144/edx-link5-10x-data-analytics-and-learning

Fri Oct 24-Dec 21 – Build Your Teaching Business Online: free MOOC from Jason Levine and Sylvia Guinan

http://www.wiziq.com/course/82415-build-your-teaching-business-online

Schedule: https://docs.google.com/document/d/114_-pZjCooPIGuIQNC7KR7kc2N9s0pYNX80NpqEbwYg/edit

or: http://bit.ly/1zg3EtH

November 17-23: Learning to use the virtual classroom

Maria Colussa and Vance Stevens present Keeping your batteries charged and LEARNING2GETHER by connecting globally with other educators at GEC online conference


Download mp3:
https://learning2getherdotnet.files.wordpress.com/2014/11/2014nov18_gecpresentation.mp3?

On Tue Nov 18 Maria Colussa and Vance Stevens presented “Keeping your batteries charged and LEARNING2GETHER by connecting globally with other educators” at the online Global Education Conference

GEC event announcement

Recordings:

Slides: 

Nov 17 GEC online conference started, and ends Nov 22

Global Education Conference, November 17th – 22nd, 2014 -

Recordingshttp://www.globaleducationconference.com/page/2014-conference-recordings

The hashtag for the conference is #globaled14. 

 

Chatting with Mike Marzio – Real English in blended ESOL teaching/learning


Download mp3:
https://learning2getherdotnet.files.wordpress.com/2014/11/2014nov16mikemarzio-64k.mp3?

On Sun Nov 16 LEARNING2GETHER was chatting with Mike Marzio about Real English in blended ESOL teaching/learning

Real English is a long-time passion of Mike Marzio (that and cruising the riviera on his motorbike). Mike has become well known in language learning circles for videoing street language and developing lessons around the conversations and making those available free at his website http://www.real-english.com/. Today he shows us his new “jumbo lesson” with the new features – as a component in blended ESOL teaching/learning.

Where? Blackboard Collaborate (Elluminate)
http://learningtimesevents.org/webheads/

Thanks to an ongoing grant from http://www.learningtimes.com/

Recording

https://sas.elluminate.com/p.jnlp?psid=2014-11-16.0648.M.7AE801FFB697DA460D4BF25AA8C21B.vcr&sid=75

Online Language Learning with Teachers and Free Conversation Exchanges

image Real English® is listening: Online Language Learning w…

I – Online Teachers at a (Sweet) Price II – Free Conversation Exchange Services as of September 30, 2014 Introduction
View on bit.ly Preview by Yahoo

http://the-original-real-english.blogspot.fr/2014/09/online-language-learning-with-teachers.html

Announcements

 

Earlier this week

Sun Nov 9 1500 GMT EVO Moderators LEARNING2GETHER with Hope Kandel and Credly

http://learning2gether.net/2014/11/09/evo-moderators-learning2gether-with-hope-kandel-and-credly/

Mon Nov 10 Connected Courses webinar on the case of #etmooc

Nov 10-23: About co-learning: http://connectedcourses.net/thecourse/about-colearning/

http://connectedcourses.net/event/unit-5-class-1-the-case-of-etmooc/?instance_id=158

Mon Nov 10 A Look at Policy Matters that Affect Open Badges

A healthy Open Badges ecosystem exists within the context of policy and regulation at many levels. In this session, we will explore two policy questions:

  • What are the policy considerations at the institutional level?
  • What policies are under consideration – or should be – at the federal level in the U.S.?

Anne Derryberry will put forth the community-developed framework for developing institutional policies which she participated in authoring. Mary Alice McCarthy, Senior Policy Analyst in the Education Policy Program at New America, will present a number of policy discussions occurring at the U.S. federal level.

Visit https://badges.coursesites.com/, enroll in the course, login to access recordings

Tue Nov 11 Nellie Deutsch on Certificates and Badges on Moodle

Recording: http://www.wiziq.com/online-class/2280552-certificates-and-badges-on-moodle

Wed Nov 12 Connected Courses webinar on Twitter Chat #colearning

Nov 10-23: About co-learning: http://connectedcourses.net/thecourse/about-colearning/

http://connectedcourses.net/event/unit-5-twitter-chat-colearning/?instance_id=166

Friday Nov 14 Christel Broady YLT Webinar: Stop Paying for Technology

http://www.wiziq.com/online-class/2144492-ylt-webinars-stop-paying-for-technology

Presented by: Christel Broady, Ph.D.

 

Ongoing events happening now

Throughout November -Educational Technology & Global Issues – An IATEFL LTSIG & GISIG event

The IATEFL Learning Technologies SIG and Global Issues SIG are putting together an exciting month-long online event. The format will be a series of audio episodes, almost like a weekly radio show. Each episode will feature a full interview with an expert in the field of technology discussing different problematic aspects of edtech and global issues, as well as success stories of where technology is genuinely making a difference. After each episode, listeners can continue the conversation by contributing in various moderated discussions or leaving their own audio comments at our site. It promises to be an event like nothing you’ve ever heard before!

Connected Courses

What’s going on in http://connectedcourses.net/ (check the website and stay tuned here)

Nov 10-23: About co-learning: http://connectedcourses.net/thecourse/about-colearning/

Oct 20 to Dec 15 George Siemens MOOC on Data, Analytics and Learning

https://www.class-central.com/report/george-siemens-edx/

https://www.class-central.com/mooc/2144/edx-link5-10x-data-analytics-and-learning

Fri Oct 24-Dec 21 – Build Your Teaching Business Online: free MOOC from Jason Levine and Sylvia Guinan

http://www.wiziq.com/course/82415-build-your-teaching-business-online

Schedule: https://docs.google.com/document/d/114_-pZjCooPIGuIQNC7KR7kc2N9s0pYNX80NpqEbwYg/edit

or: http://bit.ly/1zg3EtH

http://goo.gl/ipxCui

October 27-November 16: Guest presentations

  • Nov 11 – Jason R. Levine on ‘A Case Study in Conceiving, Promoting, Organising, & Onlining’.
    View complete information

EVO Moderators LEARNING2GETHER with Hope Kandel and Credly


Download mp3:
https://learning2getherdotnet.files.wordpress.com/2014/11/2014nov9_hopekandel-64k.mp3?

Sunday Nov  9 was the end of week 3 of EVO Moderator training, and part of that week’s training was on raising awareness of the potential of badges. Learning2gether invited Hope Kandel to come talk to the group on Credly, LearningTimes’s entry into the range of badge ecosystem options. We also took the opportunity to thank Hope, and the LearningTimes team, for extended use of the Bb\Collaborate Elluminate room which they have provided us free of charge for the past decade. We appreciate their support, and were very interested to learn how we could use Credly and badges in general.

Where? Blackboard Collaborate (Elluminate) http://learningtimesevents.org/webheads/
Thanks to an ongoing grant from http://www.learningtimes.com/

Recording in Elluminate
https://sas.elluminate.com/p.jnlp?psid=2014-11-09.0731.M.7AE801FFB697DA460D4BF25AA8C21B.vcr&sid=75

YouTube http://youtu.be/KkT7vNacjGQ

Meanwhile, have you seen Credly?

http://blog.credly.com/

Here is a sample Credly profile

Same profile, details expanded, showing how each badge has metadata; e.g. a description, criteria for its issuance, and link to the evidence of how it was earned.

Links illustrating Credly’s associations with

http://campustechnology.com/Articles/2013/06/20/How-Badges-Really-Work-in-Higher-Education.aspx

 

Announcements

Earlier this week

Sun Nov 2 LEARNING2GETHER with Quim Sabrià about EdPuzzle

http://learning2gether.net/2014/11/02/learning2gether-with-quim-sabria-about-edpuzzle/

 

Tue Nov 4 1300 GMT EVO Moderators LEARNING2GETHER from Jim Buckingham’s recent initiatives on badges

http://learning2gether.net/2014/11/04/evo-moderators-learning2gether-from-jim-buckinghams-recent-initiatives-on-badges/

 

Nov 8-9 OpenSim Conference

http://conference.opensimulator.org/2014/

 

Ongoing events we followed this week

Connected Courses

What’s going on in http://connectedcourses.net/ (check the website and stay tuned here)

Nov 10-23: About co-learning: http://connectedcourses.net/thecourse/about-colearning/

 

Oct 20 to Dec 15 George Siemens MOOC on Data, Analytics and Learning

https://www.class-central.com/report/george-siemens-edx/

https://www.class-central.com/mooc/2144/edx-link5-10x-data-analytics-and-learning

 

Fri Oct 24-Dec 21 – Build Your Teaching Business Online: free MOOC from Jason Levine and Sylvia Guinan

http://www.wiziq.com/course/82415-build-your-teaching-business-online

Schedule: https://docs.google.com/document/d/114_-pZjCooPIGuIQNC7KR7kc2N9s0pYNX80NpqEbwYg/edit

or: http://bit.ly/1zg3EtH

October 27-November 16: Guest presentations

http://goo.gl/ipxCui

In order to view the recording, you must enroll in the course, which is free
https://www.wiziq.com/class/info.aspx?v7ZC3GFTc6ddpu6pHG8gkIRLMg1ziPq0mxRbCkmv3WdeTTzmaBpmdh4TEiHLITZdiS8kvlo2D8Gy29otqMATrQYfdytKoNsHnSqMBXDkzC8%3D

 

 

EVO Moderators LEARNING2GETHER from Jim Buckingham’s recent initiatives on badges


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https://learning2getherdotnet.files.wordpress.com/2014/11/evo-moderators-learning2gether-from-jim-buckinghams-work-on-badges-and-recent-initiatives-vg4nwpupmtm.mp3?

Tue Nov 4 1300 GMT EVO Moderators LEARNING2GETHER from Jim Buckingham’s recent initiatives on badges

Where: Google+ Hangout, https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cqfh8vvjjqieic03lghlk2u4hcs

streamed on

Flipped learning session, participants should

Jim has provided us with these further resources

Although this session was set up as a part of Week 3 of EVO moderator training, all are welcome to attend

The session is designed as a flipped learning experience.

Participants in training are supposed to look over what Jim has left online and come to the session prepared to

  • hear Jim explain what he has been doing with badges since creating the OERs above
  • be prepared to ask questions that will help them implement badges in their own sessions, if they wish

Announcements

EVO perspective on this event here:

(if login required for access, don’t worry, information for connecting to the event is all here) 

 

Earlier this week

Sun Nov 2 LEARNING2GETHER with Quim Sabrià about EdPuzzle

http://learning2gether.net/2014/11/02/learning2gether-with-quim-sabria-about-edpuzzle/

Connected Courses

What’s going on in http://connectedcourses.net/ (check the website and stay tuned here)

Nov 10-23: About co-learning: http://connectedcourses.net/thecourse/about-colearning/

Oct 20 to Dec 15 George Siemens MOOC on Data, Analytics and Learning

https://www.class-central.com/report/george-siemens-edx/

https://www.class-central.com/mooc/2144/edx-link5-10x-data-analytics-and-learning

Fri Oct 24-Dec 21 – Build Your Teaching Business Online: free MOOC from Jason Levine and Sylvia Guinan

http://www.wiziq.com/course/82415-build-your-teaching-business-online

Schedule: https://docs.google.com/document/d/114_-pZjCooPIGuIQNC7KR7kc2N9s0pYNX80NpqEbwYg/edit

or: http://bit.ly/1zg3EtH

October 24: Opening Ceremony

October 27-November 16: Guest presentations; a sampling:

 

LEARNING2GETHER with Quim Sabrià about EdPuzzle


Download mp3:
https://learning2getherdotnet.files.wordpress.com/2014/11/learning2gether-with-quim-sabric3a0-edpuzzle-7giuuymakce.mp3?

On Sunday Nov 2 we had the great pleasure of meeting with Quim Sabrià, one of four developers of EdPuzzle, a unique online software tool for cropping video and developing lessons around that video segment, embedding it online, assigning it to a class, and tracking student analytics via the http://edpuzzle.com. Quim convinced us that this was a tool designed for teachers like him (and us) and he assured us it would be free forever.  Check the recording to find out more.

Where? Google Hangout on Air

What was this about?

I was so impressed with this review of EdPuzzle http://sco.lt/4uf7GT that I registered as a user. This prompted an automated response from Quim, to which I responded, and to which he replied, so we negotiated an online meeting via HoA. Meanwhile I’ve found a power-EdPuzzle user in my workplace, Daniella, who joined us in the discussion of this intriguing video embed tool. Benjamin was also there with questions about advanced aspects of the tool. Quim sent us a short and useful introduction here: goo.gl/IHD0Ef

What happened during  the chat?

Quim offered links relating to EdPuzzle

And we were attacked by a griefer (first time ever :-)

Our first ever griefer was apparently a netizen from Russia who dropped in on us with a hulk avatar and disrupted proceedings by rapping into the mic.  I muted him (from his profile, appears to be a young boy) he unmuted, I ejected him, and that worked for 30 seconds till he managed to get back in. We had 9 in the HoA so while I was ejecting him the second time with one hand, I managed to get myself in on another computer with the other and fill the HoA, and we had no further visitations. All in all, it was amusing chaos, all part of the HoA experience.

Meanwhile I have found an easier way to deal with ths. I’ve consulted
https://support.google.com/hangouts/answer/2945109?rd=1

How to block someone from within the Hangout window

  1. Click the gear icon at the top right of the Hangout window.
  2. Click Block user.
  3. Click Block.

Announcements

2014-11-04_1851edpuztweets

Earlier this week

Sun Oct 26 EVO Moderator Training Wrap-up Hangout for Week 1

Find the archive of this event in its permanent location here:
http://learning2gether.net/2014/10/26/evo-moderator-training-wrap-up-hangout-for-week-1/

Mon Oct 27-Oct 31 K-12 Online Conference strand on Passion Driven Learning and STEAM

The 2014 conference will run from Oct. 20-31. This is a FREE, online, asynchronous conference organized by educators for educators around the world interested in integrating emerging technologies into classroom practice. A goal of the conference is to help educators make sense of and meet the needs of a continually changing learning landscape.

As in past years, our conference is organized into four strands. Each strand has an invited keynote speaker and additional selected speakers.

Presentations released so far

Mon Oct 27 Week 4 starting – Hangout in Connected Courses

http://connectedcourses.net/event/unit-4-class-1-how-to-build-inclusive-learning-collectives/?instance_id=135

Mon Oct 27 1600 GMT on BTB MOOC – Joss Frimond on Strategies for Recruiting Students

http://www.wiziq.com/course/82415-build-your-teaching-business-online

Schedule: https://docs.google.com/document/d/114_-pZjCooPIGuIQNC7KR7kc2N9s0pYNX80NpqEbwYg/edit

Tue Oct 28 1900 GMT IATEFL SIG Webinar

More information on IATEFL SIG Webinars http://www.iatefl.org/web-events/sig-webinars

You do not need to register in advance to join this webinar, just click on the link below and then:

  • Ensure “Enter as Guest” is selected
  • Enter your name and country
  • Click “Enter room

IATEFL Webinars are free for anyone to join, but recordings are normally available only to IATEFL members

http://iatefl.adobeconnect.com/mawsig/

Tue Oct 28 2000 GMT on EdWeb.net Using Educational Technology in the Classroom

http://www.instantpresenter.com/AccountManager/RegEv.aspx?PIID=ED53D989854D

Using Educational Technology in the Classroom
Tuesday, October 28, 20148:00 PM – 9:00 PM (Coordinated Universal Time) Show in My Timezone
Presented by Melanie Kletter, Senior Editor, TIME For Kids and Laura Blackburn,
Associate Editor, TIME For Kids


Digital learning tools are becoming ever more common in K-6 classrooms. With this shift, teachers are looking for high-quality content for students that allows them to differentiate instruction and assess student comprehension.

In this TIME For Kids webinar we’ll offer tips on how to incorporate multimedia across the curriculum, with suggestions from TFK teachers.

Special emphasis will be placed on introducing the new TIME For Kids tablet app, which offers lessons and assessments aligned to the Common Core State Standards as well as multimedia enhancements that allow teachers to meet the needs of individual learners.

Sponsored by TIME For Kids


Join the Real World Literacy and the Common Core community to access the webinar recording and resources.

Tue Oct 28 2300 GMT Designers for Learning Webcast

Jennifer Maddrell invites us to “please join our next webcast for our fall service-learning project on Tuesday, October 28th at 6:00 p.m. (Central Time Zone). To join the webcast, head over to http://designersforlearning.org/live. Here is the start time in your area: http://goo.gl/98K1Sz.

We will run through some feedback from the recent Design Plan evaluation, and give students the chance to ask questions to our client and the facilitators. Since we know that not everyone will be able to join the live session, the webinar will be recorded and posted for later viewing at http://designersforlearning.org/category/webcasts. If you aren’t able to join the live session, please post your questions in the Q&A discussion forums, and we will be sure to discuss them during the session. #oerccr

Thu Oct 30 1500 est EdWeb Webinar

Sat  Nov 1 1600 GMT Holly Dilatush hosts EVO moderators training Week 2 in Bigmarker

Big Marker EVO Community Page

https://www.bigmarker.com/communities/EVO_Electronic_Village_Online/conferences

Sat Nov 1 1600 GMT panel of Jr. High teachers from Cactus Canyon Jr. High

Date: Sat., November 1, 2014
Time: 9:00am PT/10:00am MT/11:00am CT/12:00pm ETTime where you  are
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.We have an exciting panel of Jr. High teachers from Cactus Canyon Jr. High, Apache Junction, AZ to share with us in this week’s Classroom 2.0 LIVE show (Saturday, November 1). We’d love to have you join us to learn about the engaging ways their students are using technology in their classrooms.Their presentation description: We are excited to share with you how four junior high teachers have practiced integrating technology so that instruction is relevant and engaging through the use of 21st century learning skills. Project-based learning in social studies (using Ebay to teach economics) and science (collaborative efforts with the local police and fire departments to teach physical science concepts) will be highlighted. Participants will also hear about an award winning school blog that is maintained by Journalism students. Finally, another science teacher will briefly share exercises in engineering design. Team members include Cactus Canyon JHS teachers: Bethany Ligon, Science; Sheryl Anderson,Social Studies; Jason Davis, Journalism/Yearbook; Regan Roach, Science AJUSD BlogsCactus Canyon Junior High School web page

Sat Nov 1 – Global Education Conference Presenters call for proposals closed

GEC 2014 deadline for proposals is November 1, 2014

http://www.globaleducationconference.com/page/call-for-proposals

See digital flyer with additional information: https://www.smore.com/q5sx1-the-global-education-conference

Sun Nov 2 1500 GMT IATEFL SIG Webinar

More information on IATEFL SIG Webinars http://www.iatefl.org/web-events/sig-webinars

You do not need to register in advance to join this webinar, just click on the link below and then:

  • Ensure “Enter as Guest” is selected
  • Enter your name and country
  • Click “Enter room

IATEFL Webinars are free for anyone to join, but recordings are normally available only to IATEFL members

http://www.besig.org/events/online/workshops/Workshop_43.aspx

 

EVO Moderator Training Wrap-up Hangout for Week 1

Extending your Hangouts on Air to engage participants in the stream as well as the ten in the Hangout


Download mp3: https://learning2getherdotnet.files.wordpress.com/2014/10/evo-moderator-training-wrap-up-hangout-for-week-1-c8relpdojpm.mp3?

Moderator training on Google+ Hangouts on Air

Nina Liakos and Vance Stevens hosted this HoA with only seven or eight live participants, but there were several who participated via the stream and engaged the live participants in an ongoing dialog which you can see at http://chatwing.com/vancestev

The embedded stream from YouTube is now our recording of the event

Those who wanted to join the HoA live were able to find its direct URL posted in the wiki spaces where they were told to go to access the chat. 

Others could

If you want to be IN the HoA you should check the social media sites such as http://webheadsinaction.org/live for the direct link from about half an hour before 1400 as I’ll post it there and wait for people to populate it. Find the direct link, click on it, and you’re in. If you’re not among the first ten you can listen to the stream and interact in the text chat and if we know you’re there we’ll try to make room for you in the HoA.

To understand better what this was about, please read, or at least look at the pictures, in these open educational resources:

For an example of how this works in practice, see http://webheadsinaction.org/live

From the Google+ event page:
https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/c7u3fvu61dajsgud5mbs9qdk61s

Announcements

Earlier this week

Sun Oct 19 David Winet demonstrated Popupchinese.com

http://learning2gether.net/2014/10/19/learning2gether-with-david-winet-discussing-popupchinese-com-and-other-podcast-language-learning-sites/

Sun Oct 19 EVO Moderator Training Kickoff

First synchronous meeting of EVO2015 moderators and coordinators

https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cl6d52fi1qq2r6p3dl5k8ht0e0c?authkey=CMufsb-t_r75nwE

Webheads virtual office at Blackboard Collaborate

http://learningtimesevents.org/webheads/

Thanks to an ongoing grant from http://www.learningtimes.com/

Recording: https://sas.elluminate.com/p.jnlp?psid=2014-10-19.0624.M.7AE801FFB697DA460D4BF25AA8C21B.vcr&sid=75

Sun Oct 19 IATEFL Web Conference Day 2: Hot Topics Across Borders in ELT

IATEFL Events are free for all to attend (get a free ticket at the link above) but archives are of some accessible only to registered IATEFL members

The conference program can be downloaded here:
http://www.iatefl.org/downloads/category/1-documents?download=306%3Aweb-conference-programme

Anyone can access recordings of sessions which will be available to IATEFL members and non members until Wednesday 22 October, 2014. After that they will be only available to IATEFL members. Links to the recordings and handouts will be published on this web page so please keep checking back for updates.

http://www.slideshare.net/bcgstanley/killer-bunnies-and-the-quest-for-the-magic-carrot-gamification-and-elt

http://www.slideshare.net/MarisaConstantinides/how-i-got-here-tales-of-online-professional-development

Wed Oct 22 IATEFL SIG Webinar

More information on IATEFL SIG Webinars http://www.iatefl.org/web-events/sig-webinars

IATEFL Webinars are free for anyone to join, but recordings are normally available only to IATEFL members

http://iatefl.adobeconnect.com/lamsigwebinars

 

Wed Oct 22 ELT Live #7

Recording of ELTLive#7

Brainstorming Google Doc:
https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/ctq3pd7733f5jhtvduur31uo10k?authkey=CJy_9aSMu-__Yg

Connecting with  +Benjamin L. Stewart   and his Applied Linguistics students at Universidad Autónoma de Aguascalientes (along with other future teachers out there) to discuss questions they have for experienced ELT’s.
A Google Doc is set up a http://bit.ly/1w68hRp  for the purpose of brainstorming questions from students and advice from teaching vets.  All are welcome to contribute.

Fri Oct 24 1600 GMT Opening of Build Your Teaching Business Online: free MOOC from Jason Levine and Sylvia Guinan

http://www.wiziq.com/course/82415-build-your-teaching-business-online

Schedule: https://docs.google.com/document/d/114_-pZjCooPIGuIQNC7KR7kc2N9s0pYNX80NpqEbwYg/edit

  • October 24: Opening Ceremony
  • October 27-November 16: Guest presentations
  • November 17-23: Learning to use the virtual classroom
  • November 24-30: Learning to create a course
  • December 1-7: Course creation
  • December 8-21 Course presentations

Fri Oct 24 and Sat Oct 25 Online Facilitation Unconference 2014

http://ofu14.eventbrite.com

Saturday Oct 25 2000 GMT  EVO Moderator Training Weekly Wrap-up Week 1, Session 1

http://learningtimesevents.org/webheads/
Thanks to an ongoing grant from http://www.learningtimes.com/

Live events from EVO Training 2015 are indexed here: http://evo-training.pbworks.com/w/page/86426077/Live%20Events

Ongoing events

Oct 13-26 Unit 3 in Connected Courses

http://connectedcourses.net/event/what-is-web-literacy-threshold-concepts-and-the-possibilities-of-the-open-web/?instance_id=119

Mon Oct 20-Oct 24 K-12 Online Conference strand on Stories for Learning and Games and Gamification

The 2014 conference will run from Oct. 20-31. (Pre-conference keynote Oct. 13.) This is a FREE, online, asynchronous conference organized by educators for educators around the world interested in integrating emerging technologies into classroom practice. A goal of the conference is to help educators make sense of and meet the needs of a continually changing learning landscape.

Presentations released so far

 Upcoming presentations listed here: http://k12onlineconference.org/?p=2429

As in past years, our conference is organized into four strands. Each strand has an invited keynote speaker and  additional selected speakers.

Strands for 2014 are:

Week of Oct 20 – 24: Stories for Learning and Games and Gamification

Week of Oct 27 – 31: Passion Driven Learning and STEAM

A schedule of all K12 Online 2014 presentations is available here!