On Sun Dec 7 Learning2gether is spending time with Ryan Buchanan talking about tablet technology for teachers, in a presentation subtitled:
“Why’s and How’s of My Desire to Get on the Other Side of My Students’ Screens” or “Making Students’ Digital Interface Work: App Flashcards”
Ryan writes: Let’s talk about getting on the important side – the “looked-at” side – of the students’ devices. I offer suggestions that I act on to make learning more attractive for my Saudi Digital Natives using Quizlet & other great apps.
This is a flipped presentation!
Please preview my Quick Quizlet Prezi below – four short (less than 3 minutes each) YouTubes introducing the app with step-by-step creation & a sample of lesson delivery.
Also, here’s my Tablet Technology for Teachers Prezi with a screenshot step-by-step of other tablet-mediated teaching tools, including Bluetooth, Google Keep, Merriam Webster Dictionary, SimpleDifferent Website Builder & Socrative.
Finally, see Ryan in action here, with his recent SILC Presentation – Digitally Interfacing Classrooms
Tablet Technology for Teachers Webinar Handout & BMWs for Teachers 07DEC14.docx
Ryan had planned a flipped presentation where he presented material he wanted to discuss beforehand and provided the links above. During the conversation, we went (as you would in a truly flipped classroom) into the philosophical issues of digital natives and immigrants and how wrong it is to make them park their networks at the door of the classroom and not bring them in. Thus the conversation went on to the teaching philosophy that would incorporate these networks and accompanying devices into the classroom with the result that we flipped the presentation even further as something we didn’t actually get to but for later, people could look at the following links, shared during the conversation:
- Mirriam Webster speech to text: https://prezi.com/jamutk5ge-wp/wired-merriam-webster/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy
- SimpleDifferent Website Builder: https://prezi.com/v2hpxyvhxdaw/super-simpledifferent-website-builder/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy
- Quizlet: https://prezi.com/bunnnj8osh4-/quick-quizlet/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy
- The Telegraph, Allow pupils to use Google in GCSE exams, says academic – http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationnews/11275200/Allow-pupils-to-use-Google-in-GCSE-exams-says-academic.html
- It’s a book, by Lane Smith- http://youtu.be/x4BK_2VULCU
- Some were interested in contrasting engaging students with mobile technologies with the interactive activities that Robert Wachman, one of our participants, developed decades ago (with Larry Staten) as part of LAEI (Live Action English Interactive). In the chat, Robert directed us to cpli.net, which is the website for Command Performance Language Institute. Here’s a link to a movie showing how a whole unit works. Unfortunately, one can’t actually do it themselves online, just see how it works. They are looking into creating an app for the software, but that’s still in the future.
And here’s a link to a demo movie of a unit for the newer More Live Action English Interactive, but first one really shows the kind of exercise we were talking about: dragging an object to a window and triggering the playing of a video clip if it’s the correct object.
Google+ Hangout on Air
- Event page:
- The direct will be pasted here when the session starts on Sunday Dec 7
- Live-streamed via the video embeds
Earlier this week
Sun Nov 30 Maha Abdulmoneim, Maria Colussa and Hello Little World: The Magic of Networks
Mon Dec 1 Marie-Hélène Fasquel – Implementing gamification in our classrooms
Let’s learn about
- Gamification as a useful concept for teaching language
- online tools for implementing Gamification
- some ideas on how to use Gamification.
This Gamification webinar is followed by a 5-minute professional development presentation for teachers of English or other languages as a second language (Webinar in English).
- Presenter: Marie-Hélène Fasquel
- Host: Cathia Gaita Kinaci
When? 1.12.2014 19:00 Uhr – 20:30 Uhr (Berlin Time Zone)
- Times Worldwide: http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=Marie-H%C3%A9l%C3%A8ne+Fasquel+Implementing+gamification+in+our+classrooms&iso=20141201T19&p1=37&ah=1&am=30
Where? Access link: https://webconf.vc.dfn.de/implementing
Enter your FULL NAME (No username, no password needed)
This is part of a series of webinars offered by Saarland Landesinstitut fur Padagogik und Medien (LPM) in various European languages;
- Schedule of upcoming events: http://www.lpm.uni-sb.de/typo3/index.php?id=1258
- Recordings here: http://tinyurl.com/aufzeichnungen
- Sessions are free, but please register with JWagner@lpm.uni-sb.de
If it’s a first time registration, please send the name and address of your school, university or institution
Juergen’s Post-paratory email follow up
- Recording of the Implementing Gamification Webinar
- Marie-Hélène Fasquel’s presentation about gamification
Marie-Hélène presented Scoop.it as an excellent Curation of Contents tool (Juergen’s Scoop.its).
- #Android and #iPad apps for language teachers | Curated by Juergen Wagner| http://www.scoop.it/t/android-apps-for-language-teachers
- eflclassroom: tools and ideas for the #EFL classroom – Curated by Juergen Wagner http://www.scoop.it/t/eflclassroom
- Las #TIC en el aula de #ELE – Curated by Juergen Wagner | http://www.scoop.it/t/las-tic-en-el-aula-de-ele
- #Moodle and #Web 2.0: The use of ITC in the foreign language classroom – Curated by Juergen Wagner | http://www.scoop.it/t/moodle-and-web-2-0
- #TICE et langues : Les TICE en classe de langues – Curated by Juergen Wagner | http://www.scoop.it/t/tice-et-langues
- Scoop.its for English Language Teaching
- Scoop.its about mobile learning
- Les Scoop.its sur les TICE
- Scoop.its about Moodle
Wed Dec 3 Nellie Deutsch – Teachers micro-teaching in pairs
Teachers Micro Teaching in Pairs’. The class will start at 09:00 PM(GMT+04:00) Abu Dhabi, Muscat.
Click here to access the class
Dec 4 Using Voice Thread By Kirsty Digger
VoiceThread is a cloud-based tool that can be used in a variety of formats to present material, comment of material or for discussion. Basic accounts are free and offer an excellent opportunity for students and faculty to learn through a non-linear format. Take a tour of VoiceThread, learn about its features and discuss possibly scenarios for application of VoiceThread in your own classroom.
Zoom Link: https://delhi.zoom.us/j/2262070906…
Fri Dec 5 Connected Courses IndieWeb Movement
Sat Dec 6 Classroom 2.0 kicks off Hour of Code week
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.
The Hour of Code week is almost here (Dec. 8-14, 2014) and we are thrilled to have two outstanding teachers as our special guests to kick off the Hour of Code week. They will share details about the Hour of Code and tips and resources you can use to get your classes involved in this exciting, life-changing experience. Gail Poulin and Kevin Hodgson will share their passions for coding and programming with students as creators as well as consumers through their stories and student examples. Gail Poulin teaches Kindergarten and Kevin teaches 6th grade in William E. Norris School in Southampton, MA. Hour of Code https://twitter.com/dogtraxhttps://twitter.com/poulingail
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 athttp://tinyurl.com/cr20live. All webinars are closed captioned. Unsure of the time in your time zone? Click on the “Time Zone Conversion” link on our home page.
On the Classroom 2.0 LIVE! site (http://live.classroom20.com) you’ll find the recordings and Livebinder from our recent ”20 Need-to-Know Features of GAFE You Should Be Using Today” session with our special guest Lisa Thumann. Click on the Archives and Resources tab. When tweeting about Classroom 2.0 LIVE, be sure to use #liveclass20. Special thanks to our sponsors The Learning Revolution, Weebly, 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
Fri Oct 24-Dec 21 – Build Your Teaching Business Online: free MOOC from Jason Levine and Sylvia Guinan
- Some previous sessions from Oct 20 to Nov 4 linked to from
- Nov 5 to Nov 9 linked to from
- Nov 10-17 linked to from
November 17-23: Learning to use the virtual classroom linked from
November 24-30: Learning to create a course
- Nov 24 1800 GMT – Listening to Learners in Social Media’
10:00 PM ((GMT+04:00) Abu Dhabi, Muscat)
Enter the Class
- Tue Nov 25 19:38 GMT: Jason R. Levine on ‘WizIQ test class’.
The class will start at 11:38 PM(GMT+04:00) Abu Dhabi, Muscat and is 60 minutes long.
View complete information
- Thu Nov 27 1700 GMT Jason R. Levine on Learn How to Micro Teach on WizIQ
Enter the Class and fetch the recording
- Sun Nov 30 2100 GMT Jason Levine – Get Social, Get Relevant: Building Your Brand Online
Course: Build Your Teaching Business Online