Learning2gether with Joe Dale about AppSmashing with iPads

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

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 1400 GMT Roseli Serra on What teenagers want – on iTDi MOOC

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

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

 

 

Learning2gether with EdLC and Edunation: Randall Sadler on Holodecks in Second Life

Randall Sadler on Holodecks: Sun Jul 6 Edunation Language Community EdLC event in Second Life, hosted by Heike Philp

On Sunday I, Vance had just arrived in Brussels to attend the Antwerp CALL 2014 conference. As my travel plans had been uncertain I didn’t have any particular plans for Learning2gether on this day, but I had the great pleasure of attending this live event in Second Life, which would have been after midnight where I live in UAE but occurred late evening in Belgium.

In this event I had the great pleasure of following Randall Sadler through his demonstration of holodeck software he is using and what he can do with it in Second Life. The workshop was pitched at people with greater skills in SL than mine, but it was fascinating observing the potential of being able to change your surroundings at a whim, and to follow the crowd as the avatars marveled at the incredible builds.

Dr. Randall Sadler on using Holodecks with Language Learners in SL

Hopefully, we’ll find an embed of the recording of this event to place here.

Randall Sadler has given numerous presentations on this topic recently; for example, on June 4 this year he gave a presentation with the following description:

Holodecks–a Users and Builders introduction.  This workshop will introduce to holodecks and take you step-by-step how you create your own scene using the Horizons Holodeck System.  (If you want to package your own builds during the workshop, please buy either the Horizons Multi-Scene Rezzer Home Edition or the Horizons Multi-Scene Rezzer Pro Version before the workshop–both available on Second Life Marketplace. For more information, visit and join the NING at http://virtualworldssig.ning.com/

Here are some of Randall Renoir’s recent recorded presentations

EdLC

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

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.

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

 

Earlier this week

June 29 – Hangout with Filip and Marijana Smolčec on the EU LLP Comenius project and learning through Minecraft

http://learning2gether.net/2014/06/29/hangout-with-filip-and-marijana-smolcec-on-the-eu-llp-comenius-project-and-learning-through-minecraft/

 

Mon Jun 30 I have a question – Jeff Lebow, Dave Cormier, John Schinker, Jennifer Maddrell

Find the event at the Google+ Community page https://plus.google.com/communities/102307879401185751970

or join the stream live http://edtechtalk.com/live/ihaq

IHAQ hangouts utilize the Comment  Tracker, check it out https://plus.google.com/+RonnieBincer/posts/UFhgVE7DfTV

 

Mon Jun 30 1900 GMT Letizia Cinganotto and Daniela Cuccurullo – MM4: Moodle for CLIL EVO

Letizia Cinganotto and Daniela Cuccurullo – MM4: Moodle for CLIL EVO (Electronic Village Online)

Monday, June 30, 2014

Time: 19:00 GMT

http://www.wiziq.com/online-class/1892482-mm4-moodle-for-clil-evo-electronic-village-online

 

Tue July 1 1700 GMT Creating a Supportive Community of Learners with Ludmila Smirnova

You need to join the TTO MOOC (free) to see how to join this class

http://learning2gether.pbworks.com/w/page/32206114/volunteersneeded#OngoingthroughJuly12JasonLevineTeachersTeachingOnlinenbspnbspTTOnbspMOOC

 

Wed July 2 1900 GMT Leading from the Inside Out with Dr. Nellie Deutsch

You need to join the TTO MOOC (free) to see how to join this class

http://learning2gether.pbworks.com/w/page/32206114/volunteersneeded#OngoingthroughJuly12JasonLevineTeachersTeachingOnlinenbspnbspTTOnbspMOOC

 

Fri Jul 4 at 2000 GMT Shelly Terrell American TESOL webinar – Engaging learning through SMS, Emojis, & chatting apps

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

 

Hangout with Filip and Marijana Smolčec on the EU LLP Comenius project and learning through Minecraft


Download mp3: https://learning2getherdotnet.files.wordpress.com/2014/06/filip-and-marijana-smolc48dec-minecraft-and-comenius-project-w6775p5zwqs.mp3

On Sunday June 29 Learning2gether were in Hangout with Marijana Smolčec and her son Filip on the EU LLP Comenius project and learning through Minecraft

Marijana Smolčec met with us in Hangout to tell us a little about the EU LLP Comenius project she has been working on for the past 2 years, which will be the topic of an upcoming Learning2gether event on August 3. As a special treat today she introduced us to her son Filip, who has been developing a YouTube channel on Minecraft with videos of tutorials and builds. Minecraft has received a lot of attention as a means of gamifying a range of curricula, including language learning.

Where Google+ Hangout on Air

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Announcements

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Earlier this week …

Sat Jun 28 1800 GMT Graham Stanley on TTO MOOC – Engaging Online Learners

http://www.wiziq.com/online-class/1978954-engaging-online-learners-with-graham-stanley


Mon Jun 23  Webinar on Flipped Classroom with Russell Stannard

Free #webinar with Russell Stannard – A real example of using the #Flipped Classroom model

Info flyer: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/8905964/Breeze/Invitation_Russell_Flipped.pdf 

This is part of a series of webinars offered by Saarland Landesinstitut fur Padagogik und Medien (LPM) in various European languages; schedule and recordings here: http://tinyurl.com/aufzeichnungen   

 

Wed Jun 25  – Rod Ellis: Task-Based Language Teaching: Sorting Out the Misconceptions – on Virtual Round Table Web Conference

Special Event on short notice: Distinguished guest speaker Rod Ellis from Auckland. (->dictogloss methodology)

  • After the event the group met with Rod Ellis in Second Life and streamed the event through the Adobe event room, with intent to include the interview in SL in the Connect recording,, which is ??? where
Rod Ellis: Task-Based Language Teaching: Sorting Out the Misconceptions Time: June 25, 2014 from 2pm to 7pm
Location: http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/rodellis
Organized By: Heike Philp

Event Description:
Wed, 25 Juni 2014, 1pm GMT/ 2pm UK / Auckland 1am (Thu) / Tokyo 10pm / New York 9am / LA 6am
For world clock please click HERE
Task based language teaching: Sorting out the Misconceptions
Rod Ellis is visiting the University of Central Lancashire UClan, Preston and Dr. Michael Thomas arranged for Rod to be available in Adobe Connect for a 1h question and answers session. During this 1h webinar there will be an interview with Rod Ellis on TBL in virtual worlds and machinima production (videos filmed in real-time in virtual worlds).
Professor Rod Ellis is a Distinguished Research Professor in the Department of Applied Language Studies and Linguistics in University of Auckland. He holds visiting positions on the MA in TESOL at Anaheim University and is a visiting professor at Shanghai International Studies University (SISU) as part of China’s Chang Jiang Scholars Program. He holds an annual seminar at Showa Women’s University, Tokyo, Japan.
His published works include articles and books on second language acquisition, language teaching and teacher education. His books include Understanding Second Language Acquisition (BAAL Prize 1986) and The Study of Second Language Acquisition (Duke of Edinburgh prize 1995), Task-Based Learning and Teaching early (2003), and Analyzing Learner Language (with Gary Barkhuizen) in (2005). A second edition of The Study of Second Language Acquisition was published in 2008 and Implicit and Explicit Knowledge in Language Learning, Testing and Teaching in 2009. He has also published several English language textbooks, including Impact Grammar (Pearson: Longman) and is currently editor of the journal Language Teaching Research.
In addition to his current position in New Zealand, he has worked in schools in Spain and Zambia and in universities in the United Kingdom, Japan and the United States and has conducted numerous consultancies and seminars throughout the world.

See more details on Virtual Round Table Web Conference:

http://www.virtual-round-table.com/events/event/show?id=3109966%3AEvent%3A75546&xgi=4BhDw0pQEv6BV2&xg_source=msg_invite_event

 

Sun Jun 29 1800 GMT Marisa Constantinides on TTO MOOC – Essentials for Teachers New to Online Teaching

Presented as a session in the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) called “Teachers Teaching Online” to access this class

Sun Jun 29 1300 GMT Lenandlar Singh on MM4: Exploring Facebook Group for Learning

http://www.wiziq.com/online-class/1849736-mm4-exploring-facebook-group-for-learning

Courtesy of Integrating Technology 4 Active Lifelong Learning

 

Mon June 23-Wed June 25 FlipCon14

http://www.flippedlearning.org/FlipCon14, the 7th annual conference for and by flipped educators is taking place June 23-25 in Mars, PA, Pittsburgh.

Has a virtual component, but not a free event

 

Mon Jun 23  Nellie Deutsch and Ludmila Smirnnova – MM4: Sharing EdMedia Let’s Moodle Experience

http://www.wiziq.com/online-class/1893701-mm4-sharing-edmedia-let-s-moodle-experience

 

Tue Jun 24  Nellie Deutsch and Ludmila Smirnnova – MM4: Contextual Adaptation in the Dissemination of Online Technologies

http://www.wiziq.com/online-class/1893741-mm4-contextual-adaptation-in-the-dissemination-of-online-technologies

 

More from the Learning Revolution

  • Wednesday, June 25th in Atlanta, GA Flat Connections Workshop: Connect, Collaborate, Go Global, We have the technology, we have the pedagogy, it’s time to join learners to the world! This workshop provides educators and education leaders the skills and resources to connect their learning and take it from local to global – and provides concrete examples and stories of those who are already doing this to inform your approach. It is imperative students receive a global education and have the opportunity to connect and work with others in the world. Embedding global learning and competency is not a plane ticket but a mindset and a curriculum imperative. Where do you start? This workshop will show you how. More information here.
  • Wednesday, June 25th at 8am Education Fast Forward: Live Global Education Debate, Better teaching for better learning: Results of the OECD Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS). Be one of the first to learn from the outcomes of the OECD’s Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) by joining Education Fast Forward’s global live debate on June 25, 2014 at 1pm (BST). No need to register, just click to view. Follow us on Twitter @effdebate and post your questions and comments to #EFF10. More information here.
  • Wednesday, June 25th at 9pm Teachers Teaching Teachers, Weekly conversations hosted by EdTechTalk, a collaborative open webcasting community. For more information, click here.

 

Thu Jun 26 1400 GMT Justin Hunt on PoodLL language lab for Moodle

E4.121-0334 – PoodLL  the language lab for Moodle
Justin Hunt – PoodLL developer
Zugangslink: https://webconf.vc.dfn.de/poodll/
Info: http://v.gd/poodll

 

Thu June 26 at the Learning Revolution 

 

June 27 ISTE Unplugged

  • ISTE Unplugged – Starting June 27th in Atlanta. If you’re going to ISTE or live in Atlanta, don’t miss ISTE Unplugged, our set of fun activities around the annual ISTE conference. While we highly recommend going to ISTE, you don’t have to be registered for the main conference to attend our all day unconference on Friday, June 27th. We’ve also just added information about the Invent to Learn workshop on Saturday with Gary Stager and Sylvia Martinez.
  • A more recent announcement: Audrey Watters of HackEducation.com will be joining us for our all-day Friday, June 27th, unconference. It’s free, it’s at the Georgia World Congress Center, and it’s a great way to spend a day with interesting people holding interesting conversations. The topics for the day are determined by the attendees, and many who come say it’s the best thing they do at ISTE. After the unconference is our now-annual evening social/party, which will feature Kevin Honeycutt and the iPhone band. Saturday is our half-day Global Education gathering, and then there’s the Bloggers’ Cafe Sunday – Tuesday.
  • Check it all out at ISTEunplugged.com. See you there! … but not onlne …

I’m disappointed that these all seem to be on-site, in-person events. Even the Global Ed event, promises connections with educators from around the globe (who happen to be in Atlanta for the conference). I’m sure there is a consideration here that isn’t being mentioned, but the organizers of these events are experts at connecting online.

However, Sue Waters set up a Flipboard here reporting from ISTEhttps://flipboard.com/section/iste-insights-bvF354

 

This is a remarkable Flipboard, page after page, and you are transported to Atlanta and have links to thousands of artifacts recalling the flavor of the conference. One of these is Ms. Staffa’s blog recollections,

Flipboard is well modeled here as a place for curation (in this case on #iste2014), as Sue Waters explains in her blog here: Digital Curation: Putting the Pieces Together | Sue Waters Blog

More from the Learning Revolution

  • Friday, June 27th at 8am in Atlanta, GA Hack Education Unconference + Party, Audrey Watters of Hack Education co-chairs our all-day flagship event this year, our “unconference” on teaching and learning (originally EduBloggerCon). In our eighth year, this event typically draws 200 – 300 participants from around the world. We start by building a session schedule together and then spend the rest of the day in engaged conversations around amazing topics. More information and sign-up here.
  • Friday, June 27th at 3pm PDT in San Francisco, CA Galvanize: gSchool Open House, Want to know more about gSchool’s 24 week developer training program? Here’s your chance to meet the team, get your questions answered, check out the space (psst – it has a rooftop patio) and learn more about what it means to be a gSchooler! RSVP here.
  • Saturday, June 28th at 9am in Atlanta, GA Invent to Learn at ISTE 2014, Join Sylvia Martinez and Gary Stager for an energizing day of “hard fun” as we invent, tinker, and learn how to incorporate hands-on project-based learning in the classroom. Participants will engage in a variety of projects using modern tools and technology – the perfect way to get ready for ISTE. More information and registration here.
  • Saturday, June 28th at 2pm in Atlanta, GA Global Ed Day at ISTE 2014, Join Lucy Gray, Steve Hargadon, and many members of the Global Education Conference community on June 28th from 2-5 PM at Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia, USA for a special face-to-face meeting in which you can connect and collaborate with other globally minded educators. More information and RSVP here.
  • Sunday, June 29th at 9pm I Have a Question EdTechWeekly, Weekly attempt to crowdsource answers to education questions from our community of communities,. Tag your questions #eduquestion or post them on our Facebook page or Google+ community. Join in at http://edtechtalk.com/live/ihaq.

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

 

June 27 1800 GMT Jack Askew on TTO MOOC

Getting Students: Short and long-term strategies to get paying clients/customers

You must be enrolled in the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) called “Teachers Teaching Online” to access this class

 

Fri Jun 27  Shelly Terrell American TESOL webinar – 10+ Activities to do on the School Grounds

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

 

Learning2gether with Malu Sciamarelli about Creative Writing and Language Learning


Download mp3: http://learning2getherdotnet.files.wordpress.com/2014/06/m-64k.mp3

On Sunday June 22 Learning2gether were fortunate to have Malu Sciamarelli talk to us about Creative Writing with Language Learners

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Recording

WhereBlackboard Collaborate (Elluminate) 

What? Creative Writing and Language Learning

Malu told us about her workshops she gave at TESOL Arabia and BrazTESOL this year, and about a project she is working on with Alan Maley

Posted by Malu on June 11, 2014

http://www.malusciamarelli.com/inspiring-teachers/what-can-be-more-uninspiring-than-a-prospect-of-writing-about-inspiration-anna-loseva/

 

Announcements

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Earlier this week

Sun Jun 15 1400-1600 GMT – Jason Levine – Opening events for Teachers Teaching Online – TTO MOOC

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TTO, To The Ocean – http://screencast.com/t/iRTOs79inqQ

Schedule of events: http://www.wiziq.com/tutorial/770755-teachers-teaching-online-class-schedule

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

In the Teachers Teaching Online MOOC experienced online educators will show you how to:

  • Create courses based on live classes and pre-recorded videos
  • Improve marketing efforts for your courses
  • Use blended learning and flipped classrooms
  • Use the Virtual Classroom tools, such as the whiteboard, and media player
  • Use the Virtual Classroom features, such as screen sharing, text chat, and audio-video communication.
  • Teach small groups, large groups, and individual learners effectively

Then at 1500 GMT - Shelly Terrell:  Virtual Makeover: 15+ Ideas to Get Students Actively Learning Online

Turn your virtual learning spaces into active student communities. Join Shelly Terrell as she shares 15+ ideas to get your students actively learning, creating, publishing, reflecting, writing, reading, curating, and researching with blogs, Edmodo, Facebook groups, Moodle, Google Communities, and other virtual learning environments (VLEs). These activities are based on sound pedagogy and promote digital literacy and citizenship.

Sun Jun 15 2330 GMT I have a question – Jeff Lebow, Dave Cormier, John Schinker, Jennifer Maddrell

Find the event at the Google+ Community page https://plus.google.com/communities/102307879401185751970

or join the stream live http://edtechtalk.com/live/ihaq

IHAQ #10 on Lower Skillset Learners – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7OqlTBrDck

This hangout utilizes the Comment  Tracker, check it out https://plus.google.com/+RonnieBincer/posts/UFhgVE7DfTV

 

Mon Jun 16 1800 GMT Nik Peachey on TTO MOOC

It’s on the Schedule of events: http://www.wiziq.com/tutorial/770755-teachers-teaching-online-class-schedule

To join the session, join the 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.

Tue Jun 17 1400 GMT Vicki Hollet MM4: Making Videos for the Blended and Flipped Classroom

Class Date: Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Class Time: 6:00 PM ((GMT+04:00) Abu Dhabi, Muscat) 
Click here to access the class. 

Wed Jun 18 0700 GMT Jeff Lebow on being ABLE to teach online

Jeff Lebow

Jeff’s audience: http://screencast.com/t/rYgP2Okm

You are invited to join in the collaborative chaos of my upcoming virtual presentation for the Innovation and Learning Seminar at the Central University of Technology, Free State on June 18 at 07:00 UTC
(9am in South Africa, 4pm in Korea, middle of the night in the Americas – global times: http://bit.ly/T36izj )

The presentation will focus on tools and strategies that can help teachers  integrate online components into their teaching. It will be streamed live at http://jefflebow.net/node/325 and I aim to include as much interaction as possible via twitter, text chat, Google Doc, and a Hangout on Air.

There are pre-presentation questions at: http://bit.ly/1lunSbO which are part of a Google Doc that will also be used to generate tool lists and group notes.

The Twitter hashtag is #onlineable
There’s a text chat at http://jefflebow.net/node/325 and I’ll be integrating a transwarp holographic teleportation hub if I can get the bugs fixed in time :)

For those unable to tune in live, I will post recordings and chat logs afterward (unless it’s a total disaster) and would welcome post-presentation thoughts as well.

Wed Jun 18 1000 GMT Jeff Lebow’s ENG317 Hangout Center live

Time where you are: http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=ENG+317+Talk+Show+(Part+2)&iso=20140618T19&p1=594&ah=2

At 10 a.m. GMT, Jeff Lebow is back on the air with Part2 of his BUFS ENG317 student talk show.

All are welcome to tune in at:
http://bufseng317.blogspot.kr/p/hangout-center.html

Fri Jun 20 2000 GMT Edunation Language Community event in Second Life, Wynshel and Jens, Machinima workshop

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

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…’)

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

 

Fri Jun 20 at 2000 GMT Shelly Terrell American TESOL webinar – Teaching with Badges! Tools & Tips

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  

Sat Jun 21 3pm BST IATEFL Webinar with Lindsay Clandfield on What’s hot and what’s not in coursebooks

IATEFL webinar with Lindsay Clandfield on Saturday 21 June 2014 at 3pm BST. Lindsay will be talking about ‘What’s hot and what’s not in coursebooks’.

This webinar will focus on coursebooks as the indicator of what is popular at the moment in English language teaching. Lindsay will talk about what’s hot in the latest generation of international coursebooks and what things are losing popularity. He will also take a look at several recent “flagship” courses from the major publishers and share some of the behind-the-scenes decisions made when a new coursebook series is launched. The webinar will wrap up with a look into the future and the question of whether or not we will be able to call these publications courseBOOKS.

Go to http://www.iatefl.org/webinars for more information on Lindsay’s presentation and log in details.

Learning2gether about Gaming and Gamification

Sat Jun 14 1400 to 2200 GMT TESOL CALL-IS and IATEFL LTSIG

Gaming and Gamification: A Win-Win for Language Learning

On June 14, from 2 pm to 10 pm GMT, the TESOL CALL-IS and IATEFL LTSIG presented a joint online conference on gamification. Organizers are Jack Watson and Heike Philp, location: Adobe Connect

Event Description:

A FREE one-day web conference for language educators brought to you by TESOL CALL-IS  & IATEFL LT SIG.

Gaming, gamification, serious games, game-play and language games – all sounds fun! Yet, how effective is this in enhancing language learning? Invited guest speakers are Elisabeth Hanson-Smith, Deborah Healey, Karenne Sylvester, Jeff Kuhn, Dawn Bikowski, Graham Stanley, Paul Driver, Julie Sykes and others. We will enjoy a welcome address and short report by Nicky Hockly about her visiting the TESOL Convention in Portland, USA and Elisabeth Hanson-Smith’s visit to the UK for IATEFL in Harrogate. There is also a special networking event and a closing plenary.

The following information about presenters and recording links was extracted June 15 from
http://ltsig.org.uk/events/future-events/220-1404-web-conference.html

But I hope to be able to include here YouTube video recordings and downloadable mp3 recordings

Welcome Addresses
Moderators: Vance Stevens and Ellen Dougherty

A welcome address with the web conference organizers and a report about the TESOL Convention in Portland, Oregon, USA by Nicky Hockly and about IATEFL in Harrogate, UK by Elizabeth Hanson-Smith.
RECORDING (55min):
http://iatefl.adobeconnect.com/p261eto7mjl/

LTSIG  Keynote – Karenne Sylvester, UK
Honey Coated Peas vs Chocolate Covered Broccoli, Part 2
Moderators: Maria Tomeho-Palermino and Jack Watson

In today’s talk, we will be going one more step beyond Karenne Sylvester’s 2014 IATEFL talk in order to take a deeper look at the cognitive and psychological benefits afforded through the use of Gamified Language Educational E-tivities in the classroom.  She will also be talking about her adult students’ reactions to the addition of game elements in their language learning experiences, providing solid examples of their thoughts on the game-like e-tivities available via the web and through publisher produced CDroms.
RECORDING (27min):
http://iatefl.adobeconnect.com/p8oce19fjcj/

Karenne’s IATEFL talk is available at http://iatefl.britishcouncil.org/2014/sessions/2014-04-02/gamified-language-educational-e-tivities-chocolate-covered-broccoli-or-honeycoat

TESOL CALL-IS Keynote, Jeff Kuhn
The World is Not Enough: The Need for Game Design
Moderators: Ellen Dougherty and Shaun Wilden

As games gain traction in the language classroom, the conversation for teachers is shifting toward a fuller understanding of how games work. In this session, we’ll examine how we can utilize game pacing, possibility space, and intentional design – three key design elements of a good game. We’ll examine how these elements work through the context of a second-language writing class that has leveraged them to create a situated learning context via Minecraft.
RECORDING (29min):
http://iatefl.adobeconnect.com/p4zf1evoz43/

Break with Rick Rosenberg playing Ukelele and a mutiplayer game with Jeff Kuhn and several participants: Browserquest
RECORDING (46min):
http://iatefl.adobeconnect.com/p4zf1evoz43

TESOL CALL-IS Keynote, Dawn Bikowski
Training Teachers to Think in Games
Moderators: Jack Watson and Rick Rosenberg

As more learners become increasingly excited about the prospect of using games in the language learning classroom, teachers are being called upon to “game-up” their lessons. While for some this challenge allows for increased creativity, for others, a lack of a basic understanding of gaming principles or their application can result in confused and frustrating lessons. In this session, we’ll look at practical examples of how teacher training workshops or courses can incorporate gaming principles, ranging from projects that are small to larger in scope.
RECORDING (32min):
http://iatefl.adobeconnect.com/p2mcexofx8c/

LTSIG  Keynote, Graham Stanley
Gamification: Magic Bullet or Broken Sword?
Moderators: Rick Rosenberg and Jack Watson

Can gamification be used effectively in language teaching? Or is it just another passing fad? Although at first glance, the ‘adding of game elements to non-game contexts’ using points, badges, and leader-boards, etc. seems to be an attractive proposition for teachers, there is more to gamification than first meets the eye. In this session we’ll look at the meaning of fun and games, examine play and players and explore how different game elements might be used in the classroom and for what purpose.
RECORDING (43min):
http://iatefl.adobeconnect.com/p6pg7axi67u/

IATEFL LTSIG & TESOL CALL-IS Keynote
Networking Event, Deborah Healey & Heike Philp

Do you know about gaming and gamification in ELT? Join us to share your experience! Everyone is invited to tell us about research or development projects, cool tools or apps, resources and projects. If you can use audio or video, we would welcome this. A short 3-minute presentation is another possibility. This networking event is designed to give the audience a voice.
RECORDING (43min):
http://iatefl.adobeconnect.com/p5um01ztv2e/

LTSIG  Keynote, Paul Driver
“Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain”: Gaming the System with Mary Poppins and Mr T
Moderators: Robert Martinez and Nicky Hockly

The success of gamification in education may be its own downfall. When, in the digital age, this time-honoured marketing practice gained a name, many early adopters in the ELT industry jumped in feet first. Initially, the rhetoric was filled with breathless, gushing enthusiasm for the miraculous powers of digital behaviourism to easily dupe learners into doing things they didn’t want to do (for their own good of course). Now, as educators become increasingly game-literate, many have begun to turn a more critical eye on the seductive promises of easy crowd control and motivation boosts. In this session we’ll delve into why gamification works, but misses the point, and how we can move forward to learn bigger lessons from games.
RECORDING (38min):
http://iatefl.adobeconnect.com/p6xlpcvtp6w/

TESOL CALL-IS Keynote, Julie Sykes
Out in the World: Place-based, augmented reality games and language learning
Moderators: Larry Udry and Nina Liakos

Place-based experiences enable the creation of multilingual learning opportunities for language students. This presentation highlights exemplary projects, including a place-based murder mystery, an adventure in sustainability, and a mobile game design experience for advanced learners. Together, they represent the multiple dimensions of the design, implementation, and evaluation of mobile AR experiences. In this session, we will explore lessons learned from these projects to the creation of place-based language learning games for participants’ learning contexts.
RECORDING (34min):
http://iatefl.adobeconnect.com/p7bs53r3gk0/

Closing Panel Discussion
Moderators: Deborah Healey and Nina Liakos

During this closing panel discussion we will wrap up a full-day’s program and enjoy an informal chat with some of the presenters and the audience.
RECORDING (22min):
http://iatefl.adobeconnect.com/p4sbtjl97mc/

 

Earlier this week

 

Sun Jun 8 1400 GMT – Shelly Terrell and MM4: Exploring Current Learning Rituals for Better E-Learning

Shelly’s slides are posted at the tutorial archive: http://www.wiziq.com/tutorial/771907-mm4-the-way-we-learn-a 

 

Mon Jun 9 0001 GMT I have a question – Lower Skillset Learners

Stalwarts Jeff Lebow, Dave Cormier, John Schinker, and Jennifer Maddrell, graciously include Vance Stevens as comic relief

IHAQ #10 on Lower Skillset Learners – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7OqlTBrDck

For more information

http://youtu.be/b7OqlTBrDck

 

 

Fri Jun 13 at 2000 GMT Shelly Terrell American TESOL webinar – Let’s Go on a Field Trip

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/pub

 

Sat Jun 14 2000 GMClassroom 2.0 LIVE Jeff Bradbury on Evernote in the Classroom

Location: http://tinyurl.com/cr20live (http://tinyurl.com/cr20live)
Sat Jun 14 9:00am PT/10:00am MT/11:00am CT/12:00pm ET 

http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=Classroom+2.0+Live&iso=20140614T09&p1=224&ah=1  

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, June 14th, when our special guest will be Jeff Bradbury who will be sharing lots of practical teaching suggestions for using Evernote in the classroom. From taking simple notes, to organizing a multi-level school district, Evernote is the perfect tool for paperless educators. In only 45 minutes we will dive into the vast world of Evernote and show you some pretty amazing tips and tricks to help you maximize your educational potential.

Jeffrey Bradbury, the creator of TeacherCast.net and TeacherCast University is a speaker, writer, broadcaster, consultant and educational media specialist. In 2012, Jeff was recognized as one of top 50 educators using social media at the first ever Bammy Awards. He was also selected as a Google Certified Teacher. Jeffrey is the Director of Orchestras in the North Brunswick Twp School District where he teaches Music Theory and Music History as well as directs a wonderful high school orchestra. He has presented at ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) as well as other nationally recognized conferences, and was one of the founding organizers of edcampNJ. The TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network has served educational and medical conventions across the country by providing on site live broadcasting to thousands of educators each week. He will also be broadcasting live interviews with educational leaders from ISTE 2014 in Atlanta every morning from 9am-12pm EDT. In his free time, Jeff enjoys teaching, broadcasting, playing violin, conducting, and spending time with his wife Jennifer and their 7-month old triplets. 

See Jeff’s work at http://www.TeacherCast.net a site by teachers for teachers to help them use today’s technologies. @TeacherCast @JeffBradbury on Twitter.

More information and 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”Earning Your Learning: iPads and Accessibility ” session with our special guest Toni Plourde. Click on theArchives 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