Learning2gether backchannel on Jim Buckingham’s SQU talk on PD opportunities via TAEdTech-SIG

Download mp3:
https://learning2getherdotnet.files.wordpress.com/2015/04/2015apr24squ-64k.mp3?

Introducing TESOL Arabia’s Online PD Opportunities

On Fri Apr 24 Learning2gether tried to join Jim Buckingham, first in HoA, and failing that, in BbC during his presentation at the SQU EFL Conference in Oman

Abstract

Discover TESOL Arabia’s online tutorials and  digital badges projects currently being produced by TESOL Arabia  volunteers. As a professional practitioner learn how you can realize PD  goals while also earning international standards based digital badges.  As an aspiring elearning developer learn how you can participate in  creating such projects too.

For more information:

I think the message of Jim’s session is that there is no need for anyone to be ‘behind’ in technology since there is so much support, for free, in the community e.g. TAEdTech SIG, that anyone who wants to can use to find out more about tech that will make their classes more engaging for their students – Vance

Where?

Google Hangout was blocked in Oman so we ended up in Blackboard Collaborate (also blocked in Oman, unfortunately), but the online audience managed to reach http://webheads.learningtimesevents.org/

Which we have available to us thanks to an ongoing grant from http://www.learningtimes.com/

We organized beforehand in the Hangout on Air event we orginally set up: https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/c7caquae2gccu2dvn1kfcbpsilc

The back-channel chat is still working there. Feel free to comment

Recording

https://sas.elluminate.com/site/external/jwsdetect/nativeplayback.jnlp?sid=75&psid=2015-04-24.0434.M.7AE801FFB697DA460D4BF25AA8C21B.vcr

Last minute Plan B instructions

Learning2gether is about to start not in HoA as originally planned but in BbCollaborate / Elluminate.

If planning to join us, do NOT use  chrome, java no longer supported. FF and IE work fine, as does Safari. In one of those browsers, run the Tech Check (middle tab at above URL) first and enter the TEST room to make sure you have associated Elluminate’s new .collab file with java.

If you can reach the TEST room your problem is solved, so exit there, and you should be able to get into http://webheads.learningtimesevents.org/ after that.

and also at the HoA event

https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/c7caquae2gccu2dvn1kfcbpsilc

Earlier this week

Sun Apr 19 1400 GMT LEARNING2GETHER with Ayat Tawel about the Silent Way

http://learning2gether.net/2015/04/19/learning2gether-from-ayat-tawel-about-the-silent-way/

Wed Apr 22 Earth Day Earthcast lives! Earthbridges events from noon GMT onwards

https://plus.google.com/u/0/106137550127611022977/posts

Peggy George notes: here are some fantastic resources for Earth Day from Time for Kids. All free.http://www.timeforkids.com/minisite/environment

From Sheila Adams: Earthcast 2015 will start around 8:30 EDT on Wednesday, April 22 – Check your time zone. Students have content for about 4 hours, then we will play recorded material until Jason Robertshaw does his event at 14:30 EDT. Would love to have anyone stop by the chatroom for a quick hi!  Happy Earth Day all!  http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=Earthcast+2015&iso=20150422T1225&p1=%3A

Thu Apr 23 1300 GMT Integrating Technology 4 Active Lifelong Learning webinar on eBooks with María J. García San Martín

Integrating Technology 4 Active Lifelong Learning has rescheduled the class on ‘SBF: From eBookEVO to CLIL eBooks with María J. García San Martín’ to Apr_23 2015, 05:00 PM ((GMT+04:00) Abu Dhabi, Muscat). You may use the same class link to enter the classroom at its changed date and time.
Enter the Class to hear the recording

Learning2gether from Ayat Tawel about the Silent Way

On Sun Apr 19 at 1400 GMT Learning2gether met with Ayat Tawel to find out how she applies the Silent Way in teaching languages

Download mp3: https://learning2getherdotnet.files.wordpress.com/2015/04/2014apr19ayat-64k.mp3? What? Ayat Tawel will be talking with our community about her experimental practice with the silent way. For more information about what she will be talking about see Ayat’s blog post at: http://ayat-pdiary.blogspot.com/2014/11/the-silent-way.html Ayat did an exemplary job for us, not only in preparing a remarkable presentation which wowed even three of us who had seen Caleb Categno demonstrate the silent way in person before his death in 1988, but also in using all available means to connect with us. It took her ten minutes to finally get a stable connection with us via her mobile phone, but she succeeded. After that, we could see how her dedication to the technique, as indicated by the amount of thought and practice she puts into playing with the rods for example, contributed to her success with the silent way. – Vance Here is what Maria Bossa said about Ayat’s presentation: http://mariabossa.blogspot.com.ar/2015/04/the-silent-way.html 2015-04-21_0340reflection Links shared during the presentation

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

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Announcements

Earlier this week

Learning2gether with Second Life MOOC and IATEFL Manchester

http://learning2gether.net/2015/04/12/learning2gether-with-second-life-mooc-and-iatefl-manchester/

Thu April 16 1800 GMT Developing a Research Plan

Class Date: Thursday, April 16, 2015 Class Time: 10:00 PM ((GMT+04:00) Abu Dhabi, Muscat) Class Duration: 60 minutes View complete information

Thu Apr 16 1800 GMT Thomas Strasser, Readers, and Digital Technology

Click on the link below to display the “post-paratory” mail relating to last night’s superb meeting.

Invitation to free webinar with Thomas Strasser: “Making the Most of Readers and the Latest Interactive Digital Technology”

  • Extensive reading as a means to improve all language skills and fluency
  • increasing students’ motivation and confidence
  • changing their attitudes to learning another language
  • the many benefits of extensive reading for pleasure (e.g. with graded readers)
  • practical, fun ideas and classroom activities to help you make extensive reading an integral part of every language-learning programme
  • the importance and benefits of incorporating the latest technology in the reading lesson
  • various Web 2.0-tools which make working with readers a lot easier and more fun for you and for your students

Presenter: Mag. Dr. Thomas Strasser  – Vienna School of Teacher Education
Host: Tilly Harrison – University of Warwick

Upcoming events in this seminar series

Thu May 7 1800 GMT Joe Dale – Planning a virtual field trip to New Orleans

Thu May 4 1800 GMT Sandrine Pac-Kenny – Using apps for better oral proficiency

Mon 18 May 1800 GMT Rita Zeinstejer on Fostering Oral Fluency with Free Webtools

Mon 21 May 1800 GMT Tilly Harrison on A survey of classroom polling options

Thu June 4 1800 GMT Jo Gakonga on Vocabulary tools in a digital world

Mon Jun 22 1800 GMT Russell Stannard on Tools that Flip, Blend and Create Distance Learning Content

E4.111-1245: The Secrets of using Camtasia

Mon 23 Nov 1800 GMT Henry Rademacher From Newbie to Near-Pro: Making the most of Moodle’s tools in a listening course

See also the complete webinar schedule with conferences in German, French or Spanish

Sat Apr 19 IATEFL Webinar with Rebecca Oxford

http://www.iatefl.org/web-events/webinars

Learning2gether with Second Life MOOC and IATEFL Manchester

Mon Apr 6-30 Second Life MOOC

Fri Apr 10 – Minecraft in the classroom with Dr. Lisa Graham on SLMOOC 15

http://www.wiziq.com/online-class/2672951-slmooc15-minecraft-in-teaching-with-vicki-davis-dr-lee-graham

Sun Apr 12 Nancy Zingrone on Basic SL Skills at SLMOOC

11am Eastern

Nancy Zingrone aka Maggie Larimore in SL

Nancy Zingrone, PhD is Adjunct Faculty in the School of Psychology at Northcentral University, as well as an edupreneur working on the WizIQ platform and in Second Life.

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Basic Second Life Skills Workshop #2

Eating, Drinking, Managing Landmarks, Shopping, Exploring, SL Etiquette, and more Dancing :-)

After the WizIQ session meet at the SLMOOC2015 HQ in the IT4ALL Building:http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Madhupak/108/86/63

Fri 11 to Tue 14 Apr IATEFL Conference in Manchester Online

IATEFL Online

Online coverage of the Annual International IATEFL Conference & Exhibition

Home

Recordings

Many listed here: http://iatefl.britishcouncil.org/2015/sessions

Live Schedule: http://iatefl.britishcouncil.org/2015/live-plenary-schedule

Opening address by Carol Read

http://iatefl.britishcouncil.org/2015/session/opening-address-carol-read

Plenary by Donald Freeman

https://iatefl.britishcouncil.org/2015/session/plenary-donald-freeman

Ayat Tawel’s reflections: http://ayat-pdiary.blogspot.ae/2015/04/opening-plenary-by-donald-freeman-iatefl.html

Sun 12 Apr Joy Egbert plenary from IATEFL Manchester

http://iatefl.britishcouncil.org/2015/session/plenary-joy-egbert

Mon 13 Apr Ann Cotton plenary from IATEFL Manchester

http://iatefl.britishcouncil.org/2015/session/plenary-session-ann-cotton

Tue 14 Apr Harry Kuchah in plenary from IATEFL Manchester

http://iatefl.britishcouncil.org/2015/session/plenary-harry-kuchah

Thu-Sat Mar 26-28 CALL-IS Webcasts from TESOL 2015 Toronto

http://learning2gether.net/2015/03/28/learning2gether-with-call-is-webcasting-from-the-2015-tesol-convention-in-toronto/

This post includes a TESOL invited / featured presentation mp3 recording and slides online from Vance Stevens

Learning2gether with CALL-IS Webcasting from the 2015 TESOL Convention in Toronto

Vance Stevens recorded his featured presentation Sat Mar 28 at TESOL 2015 Toronto


Download mp3:
https://learning2getherdotnet.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/vance28mar_featured_amplified.mp3?

Any updates to these slides will be made here: http://tinyurl.com/vance2015featured

Vance made three other presentations at this conference

  • Thursday March 26 from 15:00-16:30 EST, Nery Alvarado, Daniela Coelho, Ellen Dougherty and Vance Stevens held a workshop on “iPad-agogy: a Bloomin’ Better Way to Teach”
    Listed in the CALL-IS Electronic Village program: http://call-is.org/ev/schedule.php
    Our wiki provided the information, applications, lesson plans, project-based learning exemplars, and web links covered in the workshop: http://tesol2015ipadogogyabloominbetterwaytoteach.pbworks.com/
    Links associated with Vance’s part of this presentation can be found here http://tinyurl.com/vance2015writing
  • Friday, March 27, 2015 from 1:00 PM to 2:45 in room 203D at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Betsy Gilliland, Maggie Sokolik, Micah Risher, Vance Stevens, and Robert Connor convened a panel on Second Language Writing MOOCs in Theory and Practice;
    Links associated with my part of this presentation can be found here http://tinyurl.com/tesol2015vance-mooc
  • Friday, March 27, 2015 at 4:00 PM in room 703 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Jeong-Bae Son, Phil Hubbard, Tom Robb, Tyson Seburn, and Vance Stevens convened a panel on “Self-directed professional development in computer-assisted language learning”;
    Links associated with my part of this presentation can be found at http://tinyurl.com/vance2015pd

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Sat Mar 28 CALL-IS Webcasts from Technology Showcase at TESOL 2015 Toronto

The complete CALL-IS Electronic Village program: http://call-is.org/ev/schedule.php
More information at http://callis2015.pbworks.com/

Susan Gaer’s Evernote public link to the paper handouts she received from the conference. There were only a few sessions with paper handouts “and this is the only way I could think of to share those” – thanks, Susan, very thoughtful:
http://bit.ly/handout2015

Useable MP3s will be harvested from Elluminate recordings and posted here when time allows

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Thanks to Bertha Leiva for the photo from the last webcast of the conference

Sat Mar 28 1300 to 1415 GMT Hot Topic: Managing the Darker Side of Classroom Technology


Download mp3:
https://learning2getherdotnet.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/2015tesoltoront_hottopics_darkside28mar-64k.mp3?

Hot Topic: Managing the Darker Side of Classroom Technology – 9:00 am – 10:15 am EST

Sat Mar 28 1400 to 1450 CALL-IS EV Fair Classic – Electronic Village Online 2015

Electronic Village Online 2015 – 10:00 to 10:50 – Elizabeth Hanson-Smith, U of Oregon and Nina Liakos,  U of Maryland, USA

Sat Mar 28 1600 to 1715 GMT Hot Topic: Gaming and Gamification


Download mp3:
https://learning2getherdotnet.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/2015tesoltoronto-hottopicgaming28mar-64k.mp3?

Hot Topic: Gaming and Gamification in Our Classrooms – 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm EST, 5:00 pm – 6:15 pm GMT

Fri Mar 27 CALL-IS Webcasts from TESOL 2015 Toronto

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Fri Mar 27 1300 to 1415 GMT Hot Topic: BYOD

Hot Topic: BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) and Your Classroom – 9:00 am – 10:15 am EST


Download mp3:
https://learning2getherdotnet.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/2015tesoloronto-hottopicbyod27mar-64k.mp3?

Fri Mar 27 1500 GMT Robert Wachman at TESOL Toronto on HoA

On Friday, March 27th, at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time (UTC -4)
http://bit.ly/1EzyUG4 and again at 11:25 a.m. Robert Wachman conducts a Tech Fair presentation in the Electronic Village at TESOL 2015 in Toronto, on Google Hangouts On Air, including how to set up and launch one.  The official invitations to these HOAs will be sent during the presentations as I cover that step.

Link to ongoing HOA will be here:
https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/hoaevent/AP36tYdSak2tnRP6lrqw8yr2-1CoDWL8gd_XbPy89YsJju1x_OIiPw?authuser=0&hl=en

Second HOA:
https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/hoaevent/AP36tYceKHgQUJnPVS7fuYkOZbLgxRjnoEG3Mu8IAQK3nCXOkswbOg?authuser=0&hl=en

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Recording link for the first Hangout
https://plus.google.com/u/0/hangouts/onair/watch?hid=hoaevent%2Fcb48m3iq6ddl5dvn6e4n64146qs&ytl=GFvw5sSytA0&hl=en

YouTube: https://youtu.be/0W4Uty_iClc
Thanks to Arturo who joined on his smart phone so we could have video and audio from the conference, since it wasn’t available on the computers in the Electronic Village.

Robert’s handout, with  working links
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1koC2-g1sGerVxd8opW8Zq2gCLJ2feNP5i_tjFz1O5Hc/edit?usp=sharing

Article by Vance Stevens explaining how to set up a HoA and embed a text chat to handle overflow participants:
http://www.tesl-ej.org/wordpress/issues/volume17/ej67/ej67int/

Fri Mar 27 1700 to 1845 GMT CALL-IS Academic Session – Games in the Classroom


Download mp3:
https://learning2getherdotnet.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/2015tesoltoronto-acsessiongames-27mar-64k.mp3?

CALL-IS Academic Session: Games in the Classroom: From Principle to Practice – 1 pm – 2:45 pm EST

Fri Mar 27 1830 to 1920 CALL-IS EV Fair Classic – Using Multimodal Modes on Social Networking

Using Multimodal Modes on Social Networking for Autonomous Learning – 14:30 to 15:20 EDT – SoHee Kim, Korea U, South Korea

  • Recording: Did not appear on UNB Elluminate server

Fri Mar 27 1830 to 1920 CALL-IS EV Fair Classic – E-Teacher Scholarship Program

E-Teacher Scholarship Program – 14:30 to 15:20 EDT – Leslie Opp-Beckman, U of Oregon, David Fay, US Department of State, USA

Thu Mar 26 CALL-IS Webcasts from Technology Showcase at TESOL 2015 Toronto

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Thu Mar 26 1300 to 1415 GMT Hot Topic: Flipping the Classroom


Download mp3:
https://learning2getherdotnet.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/2015tesoltoronto-hottopicflip26mar-64k.mp3?

Hot Topic: Flipping the Classroom – 9:00 am – 10:15 am EST

Thu Mar 26 1430 to 1615 GMT Mobile Apps for Education Showcase


Download mp3:
https://learning2getherdotnet.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/2015tesoltoronto-mobileapps26mar-64k.mp3?

Mobile Apps for Education Showcase – 10:30 am – 12:15 pm EST

Thu Mar 26 1700 to 1845 GMT CALL-IS InterSection with SLW-IS


Download mp3:
https://learning2getherdotnet.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/2015tesoltoronto-autowriting26mar-64k.mp3?

CALL-IS InterSection with SLW-IS: Automated Writing Evaluation: When is it Right for Your Students? – 1 pm – 2:45 pm EST

Thu Mar 26 1900 to 2050 GMT CALL-IS Developers’ Showcase

Developers’ Showcase 1500 to 16:50 pm EST

  • To join the webcast, click here
  • Not sure where the recording is. It might be appended to the recording above.

Thu Mar 26 2115 to 2245 GMT CALL-IS Open Meeting

CALL-IS Open Meeting – 5:15 pm – 6:45 pm EST

More handouts

Announcements

Earlier this week

Sat Mar 21 1800 GMT LEARNING2GETHER with Vance Stevens, Stephen Downes, and others at the Spring Blog Festival

http://learning2gether.net/2015/03/21/learning2gether-with-vance-stevens-stephen-downes-and-others-at-the-spring-blog-festival/

Mon Mar 25 Holodecking with Randall Sadler

Carol Rainbow reports that the video is here

https://youtu.be/oRlS9HvGpYc; she says Anne Christel recorded it

Was getting the embed code but encountered this http://screencast.com/t/3q7gaJMhf

Checking to see if it’s ok

LEARNING2GETHER with Vance Stevens, Stephen Downes, and others at the Spring Blog Festival

Download mp3:
https://learning2getherdotnet.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/vance-stevens-at-sbf15-29gsxzkni_s.mp3?

Sat Mar 21 1800 GMT LEARNING2GETHER with Vance Stevens at the Spring Blog Festival

Vance Stevens‘s entry in the program schedule
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1B2jeHgMYndWryDa-nNjahIKU4KWKYu0kZEWJl5Wtp90/edit#heading=h.bb78msqxt1th

The proposal: Blogging and logging weekly conversations among educators

Learning2gether is an initiative of Vance Stevens evolving from synchronous meetings with Webheads in Action taking place weekly since 1998 and more directly from three WiAOC (WiA Online Convergences) in 2005, 2007, and 2009. L2g started in 2010 and has hosted conversations most weeks since, usually on Sundays (but for this occasion, on a Saturday). L2g encourages all educators who enjoy connecting with peers to volunteer to contribute their voices to perpetuating weekly conversations at our L2g venues. This presentation explains how L2g works and how you can contribute and participate.

Announcements:

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Sat March 21 1100 to midnight GMT – the Spring Blog Festival

All SBF presentations are here:

Tutorial Title: SBF15: YouTube Playlist for the March 21, 2015 Event
 https://youtu.be/b67d0mv3mW4?list=PL8JUcjyABKxnFcFdi6boiHFngreRHPp3c
Course: Spring Blog Festival 2015

Here is the program, https://docs.google.com/document/d/1B2jeHgMYndWryDa-nNjahIKU4KWKYu0kZEWJl5Wtp90/edit?usp=sharing

Stephen Downes on A Bloggers’ Springtime


Download mp3:
https://learning2getherdotnet.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/stephen-downes-at-sbf15-kz77-18kyp4.mp3?

Stephen’s entry in the program schedule
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1B2jeHgMYndWryDa-nNjahIKU4KWKYu0kZEWJl5Wtp90/preview?sle=true#heading=h.sg89xo38k0fw

Recordings

Earlier this week

Sun Mar 15 TESOL 2015 iPadagogy preview

http://learning2gether.net/2015/03/15/learning2gether-with-vance-stevens-and-tesol-2015-ipadagogy-preview

Shaping the way we teach English MOOC Part 2 ended March 15

Shaping the Way We Teach English: Paths to Success in English Language Teaching“? This course is Part 2 of “The Landscape of English Language Teaching” which was offered both last year and this January. Even if you didn’t take part 1, you are still invited to take part 2. Registration is now open and the course starts Monday, February 9th. It is a 5-week course that includes the following topics:

  • Week 1 Feb 9: Integrating skills and using tasks to motivate learners; project overview, introductions
  • Week 2 Feb 16: Alternative assessment that shows what learners can do with language; lesson plan phase 1 is due
  • Week 3 Feb 23: Incorporating individual learning differences in instruction; peer and self-evaluations are due
  • Week 4 March 1: Ideas for effective classroom management; final lesson plan is due
  • Week 5 March 8-15: Improving practice with reflective teaching; final peer and self-evaluations are due

Opportunity to be a Community Teaching Assistant

If you have taken the course already or even if you haven’t but are interested in taking a more active role, we are looking for Community Teaching Assistants to help lead the course!

Finding ways to make online courses interactive and localize the content is what can make MOOCs successful. Read more about this opportunity in the Community TA Handbook. We don’t anticipate this taking more than 2 hours a week of your time. Nor will we be able to offer any financial compensation, but we will gladly write a letter acknowledging your valuable role in this course. We work very closely with our CTAs to make both our roles more enjoyable.

If you are interested in this opportunity, would you mind filling out this brief questionnaire so that we can contact you with further information. You’ll also have to register for this course.

Opportunity to host MOOC camps in your community

Another way to assist other teachers in your community is by setting up MOOC camps. These are face-to-face meetings held at least once a week during the course with anyone in your community taking the course. It’s a great way to discuss topics and assignments and brainstorm ways to apply new concepts to your local context. Feel free to organize MOOC camps with your colleagues!

Visit Shaping the Way We Teach English at: http://shapingenglish.ning.com/?xg_source=msg_mes_network

Tue Mar 17 1900 GMT Journal Club at Infolit iSchool discuss paper on Second Life (inworld)

Journal Club at Infolit iSchool: Join the group in SL for a one-hour discussion of an open-access article.
Adra Letov (Prof Diane Nahl of the University of Hawaii outside Second Life) will lead discussion of a paper,
MARTIN, J.. Refreshing Information Literacy: Learning from Recent British Information Literacy Models. Communications in Information Literacy, North America, 7, dec. 2013.
Available at: http://comminfolit.org/index.php?journal=cil&page=article&op=view&path%5B%5D=v7i2p114&path%5B%5D=169.
When: 17 March 2015 at 12 noon SL time (see http://bit.ly/1E38PyD for times elsewhere – US clocks, and therefore SL time, have moved forward for spring)
Where: Infolit iSchool Journal Club room, in SL,
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Infolit%20iSchool/133/47/22
Everyone is welcome to join the one-hour discussion.
This is a Sheffield iSchool Centre for Information Literacy Research event.

Thu Mar 19 1100 EDT EdTech Mojo presents 5 Secrets to Spectacular Student Engagement

Register for this complimentary webinar to learn how Dr. Colin Montpetit, Assistant Professor of Science Education at the University of Ottawa, increased class participation to 99%. Hear how he transformed his classroom into an “active learning zone” with the use of a student engagement solution. Get the full story behind Dr. Montpetit’s stunning findings – how student participation rates grew in his classes, grades improved and failure rates decreased.

Who Should Attend: All are welcome. Those in Academic Technology or Teaching and Learning Centers are highly encouraged to attend.
Not time-zone friendly? Register to receive the archive.

EdTech Mojo is at https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/110130856353339654958

Fri Mar 20 1600 PST ISTE Communities Webinar

This just in from Simon Helton, ISTE Community Engagement Manager –

Just another reminder that today we’ll be presenting the webinar Getting Started with Connected Learning and Global Collaboration at 4 Pacific/7 Eastern. Registration is free for members, just “buy” the product from our online store here to register. Check out the description below, and I hope to see you there!

Join educators from across the world as they share global collaboration experiences K-12 and beyond and provide advice for what works and what doesn’t work. Topics include: where to go to find global partners; best collaborative tools to use; networks to join; ideas for curriculum development. This promises to be an energized and fun session for beginners as well as experienced global collaborators!

In replicating this announcement, I’m noticing that you have to be a member to register free, and though it appeals to a global audience, no GMT / UTC time is given, so many outside the USA will have to work to figure out what time this is for them, sigh ...

Sat Mar 21 0900 PST Classroom 2.0 LIVE webinar on IWitness with Kori Street

Date: Sat., March 21, 2015
Time: 9:00am PT/10:00am MT/11:00am CT/12:00pm ET
Location: Blackboard Collaborate (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.Whether you teach these issues/subjects in your MS/HS classrooms or you would like to learn more about genocide and the Holocaust, you will definitely want to join us for this very informative webinar on IWitness with Kori Street, Director of Education for IWitness.On the IWitness platform you will find 1,450 full-length testimonies of survivors of the Holocaust and other genocides. Specific lessons are built around short clips of testimony and mini-documentaries summarizing big concepts, such as Fighting in the Face of Racism or The Power of Words. Students are asked to use these videos as a basis for writing short reflections, creating word clouds, or producing their own multi-media essays using the built-in IWitness video editor. All the activities are carried out and stored on the secure online platform. Kori will provide a basic overview of the IWitness site and resources and ways they can be used in the classroom.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 athttp://tinyurl.com/cr20live. All webinars are closed captioned.On the Classroom 2.0 LIVE! site (http://live.classroom20.com) you’ll find the recordings and Livebinder from our recent ”Featured Teacher” session with our special guest Avra Robinson. Click on the Archives and Resources tab.When tweeting about Classroom 2.0 LIVE, be sure to use #liveclass20. Special thanks to our sponsors Weebly, The Learning Revolution and Blackboard Collaborate!Classroom 2.0 LIVE Team: Peggy George, Lorie Moffat, Tammy Moore, Steve Hargadon

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

Learning2gether with Vance Stevens and TESOL 2015 iPadagogy preview


Download mp3:
https://learning2getherdotnet.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/learning2gether-ipadagogy-preview-lk2e-uui3du.mp3?

Where? Google Hangout on Air

Slides (a work in progress) http://tinyurl.com/vance2015writing

What?

Ellen Dougherty, Nery Alvarado, Daniela Coelho, and Vance Stevens, four colleagues working for HCT/CERT at the aviation college in Al Ain UAE, are presenting a mini-workshop at TESOL Toronto called iPad-agogy: a Bloomin’ Better Way to Teach, Thursday, March 26, 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM at the Electronic Village in Toronto

http://tesol2015ipadogogyabloominbetterwaytoteach.pbworks.com/ (link will become public when developed)

One of the presenters Vance  shared his insights into using various apps for writing including Google Docs with students to both enhance and streamline the process of interacting with them in their writing practice. Vance teaches to students who use iPads but manages the process on a PC. We will discuss the reasons for this configuration, but my purpose at this session is in part to  get feedback from those present on how they address writing with their students in an iPad or PC environment.

The complete CALL-IS Electronic Village program: http://call-is.org/ev/schedule.php

Follow-on

Susan Hillyard, pictured in the thumbnail of the video above, made a memorable presentation on Learning2gether Sunday, March 25, 2012 about her work with learners with special needs
http://learning2gether.net/2012/03/26/susan-hillyard-distinguishes-theatre-from-dra/

It turns out that Maria Colussa, one of those in the Hangout, works with visually impaired students. On March 14, she posted about it on her blog
http://mariacolussa.blogspot.ae/2015/03/my-approach-to-teaching-english-to.html

Announcements

Earlier this week

Sun Mar 08 1400 GMT Blended learning in a conservative Higher Ed environment Elizabeth Anne

http://learning2gether.net/2015/03/08/learning2gether-with-elizabeth-anne-about-blended-learning-in-a-conservative-higher-ed-environment/

Mon Mar 09 1800 GMT Free Webinar with Russell Stannard on Moodle for Language Teachers

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/8905964/Breeze/Invitation_Russell_Moodle.pdf

What? Russell Stannard on Moodle for language teachers: Increasing interactivity
How can we increase the level of interactivity on our Moodle courses?
How to make use of chats, forums, wikis, assessments and more ways that we can engage and involve our students more in our Moodle courses
Tools available in Moodle
and, one or two additional tools that link well with Moodle to make our content much more interactive and compelling

Where? Adobe Connect 
the link to the recording of the webinar
https://webconf.vc.dfn.de/p9rmvezz5ay/

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

Mar 13 Shelly Terrell on Audio Projects for Digital Learning

Sat Mar 14 two IATEFL Webinars in one day

Jamie Keddie – ‘Storytelling in the classroom’

14 March 2015, 15:00 GMT (to check what time the webinar airs in your location, please click here)

To join the webinar please click here
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Carol Rainbow: CYBERBULLYING

When?  Saturday 14th. March

Time?  10:00 GMT

Your Local Timehttp://goo.gl/10700y

Where?  http://iatefl.adobeconnect.com/gisigwebinars/

Learning2gether with Elizabeth Anne about blended learning in a conservative higher ed environment


Download the mp3:
https://learning2getherdotnet.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/learning2gether-with-elizabeth-anne-about-blended-learning-in-a-conservative-higher-ed-environment-kdhxnw1vxw0.mp3?

On Sunday Mar 08 at 1400 GMT Learning2gether held a discussion hosted by Elizabeth Anne on blended learning in her conservative higher ed environment in Grenoble, France. She focused largely on Pbworks Wiki <http://pbworks.com&gt; and how she uses it to post student writing and then correct it so that the posts have correct English, but the students can see from wiki history what changes were made. She then uses screen shots from the marked-up histories to show the class what errors were made in here grammar and writing lessons.

Where? Hangout on Air

What was it about?

Elizabeth writes:

The establishment is notoriously opposed to change. For the past 8 years  my 3rd and 4th year science students have all had to create their own pbworks wikis for their English class (to fulfill the requirements of their mark), while each class shares a wiki on which they collaborate http://makeyourown.pbworks.com/. I’d love to share some of the things I’ve learnt from this experience while learning how you manage to reconcile blended learning with institutional requirements.

The Hangout on Air was full. The ten participants were, besides Vance Stevens
Benjamin Stewart, Halima Ozimozov, Maria Colussa, Nina Liakos, Maha Abdulmoneim, Teresa Almeida d’Eca, Robert Wachman, Kara Naber, Claire Siskin (plus there was a listener in the stream)

Chatwing Show Notes

Vance Stevens – here’s another pbworks tutorial wiki http://kbzpd.pbworks.com/
Maha Abdelmoneim
Maha Abdelmoneim – I was just trying to figure out how others outside of the hangout follow it
Vance Stevens – through any of the embeds like the one at http://webheadsinaction.org/live or at the youtube link, embedded at http://tinyurl.com/learning2gether :-)
 if they can’t get in the HoA (it holds only 10) they can follow us in any of those streams and chat with us here
Maha Abdelmoneim– http://chatwing.com/vancestev this one is a good one cos the hangout is visible
Vance Stevens  – you are probably looking at http://webheadsinaction.org/live where the chatwing is embedded as well so on that page, we have a one-stop shop where viewers can listen in and interact with us in chatwng

Announcements

 

Earlier this week

Sun Mar 1 1400 GMT LEARNING2GETHER and TILL – Developing and implementing an interactive language learning experience

http://learning2gether.net/2015/03/01/learning2gether-with-kara-naber-and-till-developing-and-implementing-an-interactive-language-learning-experience/

Mon Mar 02 0900 GMT Hangout with Teach Tech Play

Mon, Mar 2, 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Hangouts On Air – time above does not indicate what time zone, but ends up at 0900 GMT in my Google Calendar

https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/c0dq4jlttuq4t57qqh0nojvhi44

 

TeachTechPlay is a monthly web-show where educators share a range of tools, ideas and lessons with the time limit of 4 minutes.

The audience will then vote for the Play King or Queen.

Episode 8 will air on Monday 2nd March, at 8pm AEST

Presenters:

+Holly Clark

+Susan Oxnevad

+Philip Stubbs

+Eleni Kyritsis

+Michael Ha

http://www.teachtechplay.com