EVO2015 Closing Webcast with Nina Liakos, Vance Stevens, Jeff Lebow, and EVO Moderators and Participants

Where? Bb Collaborate (Elluminate) http://learningtimesevents.org/webheads/
and thanks to Jeff Lebow, simulcast on http://webheadsinaction.org/live

Recording:

What?  Electronic Village Online has just completed its 15th year of free weeks-long (currently 5 weeks long) sessions of quality professional development sponsored by TESOL, http://evosessions.pbworks.com. This is an event where all EVO2015 participants are invited to gather at the end of this year’s #evosessions to reflect on their EVO experience.

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Links:

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Announcements

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With the termination of this broadcast, the Jan 12 – Feb 15
14th annual Electronic Village Online sessions have now ended

Find archives or join the next one at http://evosessions.pbworks.com

Earlier this week

Sun Feb 8 1300 to 1500 GMT – LEARNING2GETHER DOUBLEHEADER Presentations at CO15 and EVO Week 4 events

Sun Feb 8 1300 GMT EVO Minecraft MOOC at the free live Connecting Online CO15 Conference

http://learning2gether.net/2015/02/08/evo-minecraft-mooc-at-the-free-live-connecting-online-co15-conference/

Sun Feb 8 1400 GMT LEARNING2GETHER with Vance Stevens and ICT4ELT Once a Webhead always a Webhead

http://learning2gether.net/2015/02/08/once-upon-a-webhead-learning2gether-with-vance-stevens-and-the-evo-session-ict4elt-about-webheads-in-action/

Mon Feb 9 1700 GMT YLT SIG Webinar: Learn it through an action song

IATEFL YLTSIG has rescheduled the class on ‘YLT SIG Webinar: Learn it through an action song!’ to Feb_09 2015, 09:00 PM ((GMT+04:00) Abu Dhabi, Muscat). You may use the same class link to enter the classroom at its changed date and time.

Message From The Presenter:
We moved the class to Monday instead of Tuesday at the same time 5PM GMT (12PM EST). We hope this will not inconvenience you. Thank you.
Enter the Class

Tue Feb 9 2100 GMT – Action Research Projects Opening Session

Feb_10 2015, 01:00 AM ((GMT+04:00) Abu Dhabi, Muscat).

Enter the Class

Tue Feb 10 EVO15 EFL and Young Learners: Week 5 Showcasing and Reflecting

Class Date: Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Class Time: 12:00 AM ((GMT+04:00) Abu Dhabi, Muscat)
Class Duration: 60 minutes
View complete information

Wed Feb 11 1500-1700 GMT Jeff Kuhn leads Setting up your own Minecraft Server at EVOMC15

This is an EVO Minecraft event about setting up a server using a Skype call; it will be practical practice and not recorded

https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/c5qv1bj2gg9jicp7bl30o51eo68?authkey=CLHZ36iDr7imvAE

Use this space to leave messages related to this event

We’ll monitor http://chatwing.com/vancestev and also Skype

If wishing to join at VANCESTEV to your Skype contacts

An excellent resource is  Joel Mills’s YouTube channel on servers, from the Canvas MC MOOC. The first one is pretty informative about basic server terminology and implications of types of servers, server side mods, and so on – find more on this channel: http://youtu.be/T-jTfkF3i7g

Fri Feb 13 0900 GMT Joel Mills in conference for participants of Canvas Minecraft MOOC

Joel Mills is holding open tutorials on Friday 13th February at 9.00 – 10.00 am GMT for anyone who wants to get some advice or support on any of their Minecraft projects. He will be using the Canvas conference tool again, but in a way that allows people to join in and ask their questions or get support.

Look out for the conference email on Friday morning and follow the link to join in.

For our participants from further afield we will hold a conference onMonday 23rd February at 5pm GMT so we can make sure they can join in live as well.

Fri Feb 13 2015 14:00 GMT NNEST-EVO2015 Webinar with Geeta Aneja

NNEST-EVO2015
Week 5: Feb. 9-15
Invited Speaker: Geeta Aneja
Moderator: Kyung-Hee Bae
nnestevo2015.pbworks.com/

  • Possible practices for approaching research NNEST issues, particularly in the classroom
  • Practical ways to raise awareness about NNESTs/NNESTs issues and implement sustainable best practices
  • Reflection and wrap-up

Where? http://learningtimesevents.org/webheads/

Sat Feb 14 evening GMT Classroom 2.0 Webinar on Lucid Press

Date: Sat.,February 14, 2015
Time: 9:00am PT/10:00am MT/11:00am CT/12:00pm ET
Location: http://tinyurl.com/cr20live (http://tinyurl.com/cr20live)Peggy George, Lorie Moffat and Tammy Moore will be hosting another Classroom 2.0 LIVE show. As an extension to the Classroom 2.0 Ning community, Classroom 2.0 “LIVE” shows are opportunities to gather with other educators in real-time events, complete with audio, chat, desktop sharing and closed captioning. A Google calendar of upcoming shows is available athttp://live.classroom20.com/calendar.html.Following a great webinar on LucidChart with Brad Hanks on Classroom 2.0 LIVE on March 29, 2014. we had many people requesting a follow-up webinar to learn more about LucidPress. We are excited to be able to share this excellent online tool onFebruary 14th with our special guest presenter, Andreas Johansson. Andreas is currently the Director of Technology Integration & Curriculum in Kenston Local Schools, OH and an authorized Google Trainer. His interest lies in creating dynamic events that shape the way we teach, helping teachers effectively and practically integrate technology into their environment, ultimately impacting the young learners we live to serve. He specializes in technology integration, place-based education, experiential learning and teaching, educational technology consulting, professional development, staff development, curriculum adaptation, creative teaching solutions, unique learning experiences. LucidPress is an online publishing tool that is free for students and staff that integrates into Google Drive. It enables anyone to create print and digital documents including newsletters, pamphlets, flyers, brochures, magazines and posters. Please join us to learn how LucidPress can be used in schools/classrooms.

Once upon a Webhead: Learning2gether with Vance Stevens and the EVO session ICT4ELT about Webheads in Action


Download mp3 –
https://learning2getherdotnet.files.wordpress.com/2015/02/2015feb8-onceuponawebhead-64k.mp3?

On Sun Feb 8 1400 GMT LEARNING2GETHER held its 2nd part of a doubleheader presentation series with Vance Stevens presenting to participants of the EVO session ICT4ELT a digital story about Webheads in Action, entitled “Once upon a Webhead … ”

Where? Blackboard Collaborate (Elluminate)

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

Recordings

Slides: http://www.slideshare.net/vances/once-upon-a-webhead

Meanwhile, at https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/c0k438kijrc4opf9heg00384mig?authkey=CNb0nOLIzvGegQE …

This presentation will cover the different phases and aspects of the Webheads community of practice since the turn of the century

  1. Title slide
  2. Writing for Webheads 1998 to early this century
  3. Some kind of synchronous meeting almost every Sunday since 1998
  4. Electronic village online 2001 to still going strong
  5. Webheads in Action 2002 to still going strong
  6. Becoming a Webhead 2004 to 2013
  7. WiAOC 2005, 2007, 2009
  8. Learning2gether 2010 to still going strong
  9. Multiliteracies and MultiMOOC
  10. ICT4ELT 2014 to still going strong
  11. EVO Minecraft MOOC, evo2015
  12. and of course, whither?
  13. Conclusion

Announcements

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Earlier this week

Sun Feb 1 1400 GMT Learning2gether with EVO Minecraft MOOC: Modifying the game for language learning with Dave Dodgson and Jeff Kuhn, EVOMC15 co-moderators

http://learning2gether.net/2015/02/01/learning2gether-with-dave-dodgson-and-jeff-kuhn-evo-minecraft-mooc-modifying-the-game-for-language-learning/

Sun Feb 1 2100 GMT Nellie Deutsch on Transforming Teaching

Class Date: Sunday, February 1, 2015
Class Time: 1:00 AM ((GMT+04:00) Abu Dhabi, Muscat)
Class Duration: 60 minutes
View complete information

Fri Feb 6 Canvas Minecraft MOOC webinar

Canvas Minecraft MOOC held a conference on Friday 6th February

This was quite an interesting session and it should have been recorded.  It was largely about servers but also about Joel Mill’s Minecraft projects. Among the things that Joel showed us:

The recording link is here. I’m not sure if you have to be enrolled in the course to view it

http://recordings.blindsidenetworks.com/instructure-trial/aa22bab88d1dba31e0e2aacb1cab9fe27dcbe8fe-1423213067062/presentation/

Fri Feb 6 0800 EST through Sun Feb 8 CO15 free online conference

http://www.wiziq.com/course/48839-connecting-online-co15

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Sign up to present here

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1s9TK1r3vpquIO0gBqmnZH3LgoN2Jf-DY4cbQT0-zNVs/edit

Here is the calendar

https://www.wiziq.com/tutorial/899705-co15-calendar-of-events

Here’s a list of webinars (with their links but without timings)

https://docs.google.com/document/d/10HzSb_QYbbb6kQoVAXqG9FyLJSX5GYQ1ZiG1hpXP1MI/edit

Sun Feb 8 1300 to 1500 GMT – LEARNING2GETHER DOUBLEHEADER Presentations at CO15 and EVO Week 4 events

Sun Feb 8 1300 GMT EVO Minecraft MOOC at the free live Connecting Online CO15 Conference

http://learning2gether.net/2015/02/08/evo-minecraft-mooc-at-the-free-live-connecting-online-co15-conference/

Sun Feb 8 1400 GMT LEARNING2GETHER with Vance Stevens and ICT4ELT Once a Webhead always a Webhead

http://learning2gether.net/2015/02/08/once-upon-a-webhead-learning2gether-with-vance-stevens-and-the-evo-session-ict4elt-about-webheads-in-action/

 

EVO Minecraft MOOC at the free live Connecting Online CO15 Conference

On Sunday Feb 8 1300 GMT Jeff Kuhn and Vance Stevens presented EVO Minecraft MOOC at the free live Connecting Online CO15 Conference being held Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of that weekend.  This was the first of a LEARNING2GETHER DOUBLEHEADER where Vance presented at consecutive CO15 and EVO Week 4 events

Sunday February 8

8 AM EST

Jeff Kuhn, Vance Stevens, and the EVOMC15 team

EVO Minecraft MOOC

EVO Minecraft MOOC is an innovative way to model professional development incorporating elements of gaming. This EVO session is based athttp://tinyurl.com/evomc15 and is ongoing at the present time. This presentation outlines the vision behind EVOMC15 and reports on progress and outcomes so far.

Recording: http://www.wiziq.com/online-class/2476847-co15-evo-minecraft-mooc

Slides:

Leave comments on our EVO Minecraft mOOC event link:
https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/c30tdg0s9bmmlj2a2i1ctbiufqo

Announcements

Fri Feb 6 0800 EST through Sun Feb 8 CO15 free online conference

http://www.wiziq.com/course/48839-connecting-online-co15

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Once upon a time you could just sign up to present here
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1s9TK1r3vpquIO0gBqmnZH3LgoN2Jf-DY4cbQT0-zNVs/edit

Here is the calendar
https://www.wiziq.com/tutorial/899705-co15-calendar-of-events

Here’s a list of webinars (with their links but without timings)
https://docs.google.com/document/d/10HzSb_QYbbb6kQoVAXqG9FyLJSX5GYQ1ZiG1hpXP1MI/edit

Fri Feb 6 Day 1 of Connecting Online 2015

Here are the recording links

Opening Ceremony http://www.wiziq.com/online-class/2478489-co15-opening-ceremony-and-introductions
Collaborative Teamwork in an Online Learning Environment- Possibilities and Challenges https://www.wiziq.com/online-class/2475156-co15-designing-and-evaluating-online-collaborative-projects-collaborative-teamwork-in-an-online-learning-environment-possib
The EVOlution of Jan and Electronic Village Online https://www.wiziq.com/online-class/2475174-co15-the-evolution-of-jan-and-electronic-village-online
Copyrighting Cyberspace: Teaching Old Dogs New Clicks https://www.wiziq.com/online-class/2475183-co15-copyrighting-cyberspace-teaching-old-dogs-new-clicks
Music, performance and creativity in language learning. Use the internet to run your own edutainment business! https://www.wiziq.com/online-class/2500266-co15-charles-goodger-and-action-songs
Meeting in the Middle: Avoiding the Exploitative Pitfalls of Global Learning https://www.wiziq.com/online-class/2478519-co15-meeting-in-the-middle-avoiding-the-exploitative-pitfalls
How digital Marking and Flashcards Can Engage and Motivate Students https://www.wiziq.com/online-class/2475802-co15-how-digital-marking-and-flashcards-engage-and-motivate
Out of Time: Can Story Inspire Deeper Learning? https://www.wiziq.com/online-class/2475813-co15-out-of-time-can-story-inspire-deeper-learning
From tech crappy to tech savvy https://www.wiziq.com/online-class/2475950-co15-from-tech-crappy-to-tech-savvy
Learning Facilitation and hands on use of Internet applications for Virtual Education for Teachers https://www.wiziq.com/online-class/2476165-co15-learning-facilitation-and-hands-on-use-of-internet-applications
Susan Hillyard on PLCs Forever http://www.wiziq.com/online-class/2476175-co15-susan-hillyard-on-plcs-forever

Sat Feb 7 from 1300 to midnight GMT Day 2 of Connecting Online 2015

Go to https://www.wiziq.com/tutorial/899705-co15-calendar-of-events and click on a session to get its WizIQ URL

Here are the links from Nellie’s announcement on the second day of CO15 as we partner for learning:

1. PoodLL on Moodle: http://www.wiziq.com/online-class/2476712-co15-poodll-on-moodle

2. Organizational aspects in e-learning: the issue of knowledge management: http://www.wiziq.com/online-class/2476713-co15-organizational-aspects-of-e-learning

3. Connecting Online to Improve Instructional Learning©: http://www.wiziq.com/online-class/2476724-co15-connecting-online-to-improve-instructional-learning

4. Books on E-learning: Technology That Tutors:http://www.wiziq.com/online-class/2476735-co15-books-on-elearning-technology-that-tutors

5. Collaborative Online Learning: http://www.wiziq.com/online-class/2476747-co15-collaborative-online-learning

6. Using Student Feedback for Continual Improvement of Your Online Course:http://www.wiziq.com/online-class/2476753-co15-student-feedback-for-continual-improvement-of-online-courses

7. Understanding Pair Work in Micro Teaching Online:http://www.wiziq.com/online-class/2476773-co15-understanding-pair-work-in-micro-teaching-online

8. The End of Online Learning – the Beginning of Mobile Acquiring Language Skills:http://www.wiziq.com/online-class/2480120-co15-end-of-e-learning-and-into-mobile-acquisition-of-language-skills

9. Learning Based on Location- thewandering: http://www.wiziq.com/online-class/2476808-co15-learning-based-on-location-thewandering

10. Setting Up and Running a MOOC on WizIQ: Lessons Learned and in Progress: http://www.wiziq.com/online-class/2476812-co15-setting-up-and-running-a-mooc-on-wiziq

11. Dealing with difficult students in the online classroom: http://www.wiziq.com/online-class/2476836-co15-dealing-with-difficult-students-in-the-online-classroom

Sun Feb 8 from 1200 noon to midnight GMT Day 3 of Connecting Online 2015

Go to https://www.wiziq.com/tutorial/899705-co15-calendar-of-events and click on a session to get its WizIQ URL

Here are the links to all the events on this day and their recordings

Digital Literacy and Higher Education http://www.wiziq.com/online-class/2476838-co15-digital-literacy-and-higher-education
EVO Minecraft MOOC http://www.wiziq.com/online-class/2476847-co15-evo-minecraft-mooc
Our Peer-Reviewed World: where Evaluation by Peers Becomes the World of Social Media Overnight http://www.wiziq.com/online-class/2478446-co15-peer-reviewed-world-where-evaluation-by-peers-becomes-the-world
Too many tools, too little time http://www.wiziq.com/online-class/2476903-co15-too-many-tools-too-little-time
Professional Learning Networks for Longlife Learners http://www.wiziq.com/online-class/2476935-co15-professional-learning-networks-for-longlife-learners
Collaboration through International Events for Knowledge Books http://www.wiziq.com/online-class/2476864-co15-english-teacher-s-technology-toolbox
Reaching All Learners in the Digital Age http://www.wiziq.com/online-class/2476913-co15-reaching-all-learners-in-the-digital-age
Byte Sized Possibilities That Transform Our Teaching http://www.wiziq.com/online-class/2476794-co15-byte-sized-possibilities-that-transform-our-teaching
Designing and Evaluating Online Collaborative Projects http://www.wiziq.com/online-class/2474653-co15-designing-and-evaluating-online-collaborative-projects
Teaching Technology Tools for Collaboration in K-20 http://www.wiziq.com/online-class/2476784-co15-teaching-technology-tools-for-collaboration-in-k-20
Listening to Learners in Social Media http://www.wiziq.com/online-class/2475604-co15-listening-to-learners-in-social-media
Closing Ceremony http://www.wiziq.com/online-class/2476788-co15-closing-ceremony

 

Learning2gether with Dave Dodgson and Jeff Kuhn – EVO Minecraft MOOC: Modifying the game for language learning


Download mp3 here:
https://learning2getherdotnet.files.wordpress.com/2015/02/learning2gether-with-evo-minecraft-mooc-modifying-the-game-for-language-learning-cvpi4_a0wce.mp3?

On Sun Feb 1 at 1400 GMT Learning2gether hosted an EVO Minecraft MOOC Hangout on Modifying the game for language learning. With us we had EVOMC15 co-moderators David Dodgson, Jeff Kuhn, and Vance Stevens

Dave Dodgson  planned to outline what his students at his former school were doing with Minecraft and what he’s been doing at his current school. He has two videos his former students made on Youtube which he has shared.

Now that the EVOMC15 particpants have tested the Minecraft waters Jeff wanted to talk about  modifications for the game (nothing too technical) so folks can get a glimpse into how Minecraft can really be tweaked for specific learning content.

We met in Hangout on Air, streamed on
http://webheadsinaction.org/live, archived here http://webheadsinaction.org/learning2gether-evo-minecraft-mooc-modifying-game-language-learning

It was interesting to hear Jeff’s and David’s perspectives on using Minecraft with students and on the benefits of gaming and advantages of Minecraft in supporting those benefits. It was especially interesting to hear how easily one could set up a Minecraft server for classroom use (David was running one on the teacher computer in his classroom, and Jeff thought I could run one from my laptop.

Meanwhile the agenda on Canvas Minecraft MOOC for this week is servers. You can join that MOOC here
https://www.canvas.net/courses/minecraft-for-educators

“Week 2 is all about servers; what they are, how to download them, install them and some things to watch out for along the way.” Here is the schedule:

  • Monday 2nd Feb: An introduction to servers – What they are and the different kinds that are out there.
  • Tuesday 3rd Feb: To host or not to host? LAN maybe your answer
  • Wednesday 4th Feb: Installing a Vanilla 1.8 Server
  • Thursday 5th Feb: Working with Bukkit
  • Friday 6th Feb: The world of Forge and MinecraftEDU

Technical footnote: There were connectivity problems with HoA in UAE. Dave was having them in Gabon. He dropped out of the call at least once. In Dubai, Tomas Lorincz struggled to get in and never quite stuck (he ended up listening to the stream). I got my first disconnects in Al Ain when I was setting up for the event. This prompted me to log onto another computer, which also started disconnecting, but at least I had two in the fray. I restarted both and got one to connect, and the other appeared to connect but did not show up on the first computer. Once we were under way the first HoA froze in my browser. I could hear and people told me they could hear and see me, but that browser had no functionality (for me to mute for example). The second computer kept dropping out, I kept refreshing it, but it never joined the HoA, except that when it came time to close the recording and there was no functionality on my frozen computer, the stop recording button worked on the one that wouldn’t actually let me in the HoA.

I think things went well as far as the other participants were concerned, Tilly and Sara joined us in the HoA, and Maha and Gil Mattos were present in the stream and said all was fine, and I think the recording is ok. But it was very strange and challenging to keep things going from where I was pushing plans B and C.

 

 

Earlier this week

Sun Jan 25 1400 GMT Learning2gether with EVO Minecraft MOOC and Snake Gaming

Spotlighting Filip and Marijana Smolčec

http://learning2gether.net/2015/01/25/learning2gether-with-evo-minecraft-mooc-and-snake-gaming/ 

Sun Jan 25 at 1600 GMT there were several EVO sessions happening same time in different spaces

ICT4ELT in Webheads Bb Collaborate – guest speaker Vicki Hollett on Making videos

in Blackboard Collaborate (Elluminate)

http://learningtimesevents.org/webheads/

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

The EVOlution of Jan

http://iateflyltsig.wiziq.com/online-class/2315322-the-evolution-of-jan

EVO Flipped Learning webcast on Screencasting and more

https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/ch9l8g0q6p3989itebn7q84e3qo?authkey=CJr8_pv07N3RGQ

Mon Jan 26 1330 GMT Maha Abdulmoneim on Becoming a Connected Educator live from Nile TESOL

https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/clsnhl7b9j69eapmm1v8ha2lab0?authkey=CNvsztLL4uSZbw

This is a Google doc  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1RBQCrtRs48d9luMrnYzzxhnrPBVnaNI-v2YDcnPVXFg/edit?usp=sharing that was created to share the different resources shared during the hangout, things the participants asked about and resources that +Maha Bali and Maha Abdelmoneim found and thought would be useful. Please feel free to add or correct etc :)

Kevin Hodgson”s Blog about the hangout http://dogtrax.edublogs.org/2015/01/27/when-connected/comment-page-1/#comment-10562

Thu Jan 29 Earthbridges interviewed Col. Joe Kittinger in Hangout for classrooms around the USA

Earthbridges.net brought Col. Joe Kittinger into classrooms around the USA, perhaps around the globe, on Thursday, January 29, 2015. He was the first person to jump from the stratosphere back in 1960! Join us when we interview him about his jump and other accomplishments during his life!

Archived at http://earthbridges.net/node/18477

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On YouTube: http://youtu.be/LmqKGcyT82c

Fri Jan 30 Webinar with Vicki Loras

Most effective teachers have one thing in common: they make learning fun.
Join renowned educator, Vicky Loras, for Are Your Students Playing or Learning? –Both!,a free live webinar to learn how to make your classes more meaningful and engaging.
The webinar will take place on January 30th, 2015 at 6pm UTC. To join, click here: Enroll Free
In this fast-paced one-hour session, Vicky will share:
● Practical examples easily applied in any class
● A google document handout with useful information
● Interaction with attendees during and after the webinar
● Access to view and download the video recording of the webinar

Learning2gether with EVO Minecraft MOOC and Snake Gaming


Download mp3 –
https://learning2getherdotnet.files.wordpress.com/2015/01/sun-jan-25-1400-gmt-learning2gether-with-evo-minecraft-mooc-and-snake-gaming-79tnxmrnp64.mp3?

Sun Jan 25 1400 GMT Learning2gether met with with EVO Minecraft MOOC and Snake Gaming co-moderators Filip and Marijana Smolčec and Vance Stevens,  to talk about #EVOMC15 .

EVO Minecraft MOOC #EVOMC15 is one of the many sessions you can participate in now to mid-February 2015 at http://evosessions.pbworks.com. This session is unique in many ways, not least of which is it’s a session with pre-teen participants who are emerging as experts to guide the adults. One of these is Filip Smolčec, who blogs and produces video on his YouTube channel and Snake Gaming. We all meet in this event to talk about how the session is going, and offer advice on engaging language learners with Minecraft.

All are welcome to attend and join us in the EVO Minecraft MOOC session if you wish. It’s never too late,
https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/112993649763396826671

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What is this about?

Master Minecraft Snake Gamer and Tutor Filip Smolčec (and his mom) will bring us insights and perspectives on the world of Minecraft.This Hangout on Air is a scheduled event for the Electronic Village Online #EVOMC15 – EVO Minecraft MOOC for 2015; however anyone interested is welcome to attend.See examples of  Filip’s work on the EVOMC15 community page: https://plus.google.com/communities/112993649763396826671

Archived

Announcements

 

Earlier this week

Sun Jan 18 LEARNING2GETHER with Tom Robb and mReader

http://learning2gether.net/2015/01/18/learning2gether-with-tom-robb-and-mreader/

 

Jan 18 EVO Flipped Learning live discussion

Join EVO Flipped Learning moderators for our first live discussion. We’ll talk about what happened this week, do some small group brainstorming, and end with Q&A and a look at the week ahead.

Week 1 FL Webcast: Discussion, Tools, and Feedback

Robert Wachman, Kevin Coleman, Natasa Bozic Grojic + 34 others going

 

Thu Jan 22 1800-1930 GMT Thomas Strasser – Making the Most of Readers and the Latest Interactive Digital Technology

Invitation: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/8905964/Breeze/Invitation_Strasser_Readers.pdf

E4.123-0445: Making the Most of Readers and the Latest Interactive Digital Technology
Thomas Strasser
Host: Tilly Harrison
22. 01. 2015
Zugangslink: https://webconf.vc.dfn.de/readers/
Info: http://v.gd/readers

Further info from Juergen’s pre-paratory email

  • This is about 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
  • 22.01.2015: 19:00h – 20:30h
  • Corresponding UTC (GMT) 18:00h – 19:30h
  • To register: Simply send an email to JWagner@lpm.uni-sb.de
  • If it’s a first time registration, please send your address and the name of your school, university or institution.
  • To participate:
    • Click on the access link: https://webconf.vc.dfn.de/readers
    • You will need neither a login name nor a password
    • Select the option “Enter as a Guest” and key in your FULL !!! name
    • Click on “Enter Room”
  • Check [and register] for other free LPM-webinars for foreign language teachers hosted by Jürgen Wagner http://v.gd/webinars

Upcoming webinars in this series – Subscribe to newsletter for teachers of foreign languages and consult its archives by scrolling down on the same page: http://www.lpm.uni-sb.de/typo3/index.php?id=1261

Latest newsletter – number 105: http://www.lpm.uni-sb.de/typo3/index.php?id=5277

 

Sat Jan 24 IATEFL Monthly Webinar – Leo Selivan Quizlet: more than just flashcards

 Leo small  Leo Selivan – ‘Quizlet: more than just flashcards’

Quizlet is an online tool and mobile app for creating flashcards. The standard format for vocabulary flashcards is a word or term on one side and L1 translation, definition or picture on the other. Studying vocabulary with flashcards aids memorizaton and recall but unfortunately doesn’t give learners much information about how new words should be used. We will look at simple strategies you can use and “tweaks” you can add to Quizlet flashcards to make them more effective and usage-oriented.

Leo Selivan has been involved in ELT for more than 13 years in various roles: teacher, examiner, trainer, senior teacher, materials writer and e-moderator. After working for 10 years for the British Council in Tel Aviv and training teachers in Armenia, Azerbaijan, France, Italy and Turkey, he is now a freelance lecturer in second language acquisition and ELT methodology. Leo’s professional interests include vocabulary acquisition, corpus linguistics and lexico-grammatical interface – the topics he often presents on at ELT conferences in Europe and has written about for the British Council – BBC website Teaching English, Modern English Teacher and The Guardian Education. Last year, Leo guest-edited the special edition of Humanising Language Teaching devoted to the 20th anniversary of the Lexical Approach. He runs a popular blog about teaching lexis (vocabulary + grammar) called Leoxicon

Future IATEFL Monthly Webinars, check http://www.iatefl.org/web-events/webinars

IATEFL Webinar recordings are generally available after the event only to registered members of IATEFL

Sun Jan 25 Fly High with iTDi  and Shelly Sanchez Terrell and Jason R. Levine

Check out Shelly’s Teacher reBoot Camp – http://shellyterrell.com/survivaltips/techtips/

Here’s the link to the iTDi event page: http://itdi.pro/itdihome/webinar.php

Shelly’s slides can be found on Slideshare: http://www.slideshare.net/ShellTerrell/survival-tips-for-integrating-technology-in-classes

iTDi webinar recordings are available only to registered participants in iTDi courses. Registration is free.

Learning2gether with Tom Robb and mReader


Download mp3
https://learning2getherdotnet.files.wordpress.com/2015/01/sun-jan-18-12-noon-gmt-learning2gether-with-tom-robb-and-mreader-sdl1gjf33hg.mp3?

Download PowerPoint slides:
http://www.langconcepts.com/Robb-Mreader4Webheads.ppt

On Sun Jan 18 at 12 noon GMT LEARNING2GETHER met with Tom Robb, one of the creators of MReader (http://mreader.org), a free system for providing quizzes to graded readers and tracking student progress with them.

Where? Google Hangout on Air, https://plus.google.com/events/c29a184p4t2pp0kvpbufa784trk

Archived also at: http://webheadsinaction.org/learning2gether-tom-robb-about-mreader

Livestreamed

MReader was created to allow the Extensive Reading approach to be implemented in any class with access to graded or youth readers. It frees the busy teacher from the necessity of keeping track of what students have read via time-consuming reports and other feedback mechanisms. Even for the teacher already “sold” on the ER approach and who is willing to take the time and effort to counsel students, adoption of MReader presents an additional means of motivation for students, who can confirm their understanding of the books they have read and slowly amass a collection of book covers on their personal page.

MReader has over 4400 quizzes as of this writing (January, 2015) and the number is growing. The goal of the project is to have quizzes available on all ‘graded readers’ as well as the most popular native-speaker ‘youth readers’.

In this session, Tom Robb discusses the software, its development, its “gamification” aspects and the community effort behind it.

Announcements

Participants at this session may also be interested in

Thu Jan 22 1800-1930 GMT Thomas Strasser – Making the Most of (extensive) Readers and the Latest Interactive Digital Technology
Invitation: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/8905964/Breeze/Invitation_Strasser_Readers.pdf

 

Earlier this week

Sun Jan 11 EVO 2015 Kickoff Webcast with Nina Liakos and Vance Stevens

http://learning2gether.net/2015/01/11/evo-2015-kickoff-webcast-with-nina-liakos-and-vance-stevens/

Wed Jan 14 EVO Minecraft MOOC meet and greet with Jeff Kuhn and Fri Jan 16  EVOMC15 Minecraft  sandbox

http://learning2gether.net/2015/01/14/evo-minecraft-mooc-meet-and-greet-with-jeff-kuhn/

 

 

Fri Jan 16 Curt Bonk MOOCs and TAMK live-streamed from Finland

Curtis J. Bonk delivered a presentation via videoconference at Tampere University of Applied Sciences,http://www.tamk.fi/

It was livestreamed but the recording was delayed.

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Now that it has appeared, as Curt would wish, it is shared here with you.

Here is Curt’s original post for this event

Slides are at

 

Mon Jan 12 Marie-Hélène Fasquel on Experimenting with the flipped classroom

http://www.lpm.uni-sb.de/typo3/index.php?id=1258
Info: http://v.gd/MHFflipped

Juergen Wagner always follows up these events with a “post-paratory” announcement. He hopes that you “will not hesitate to enter your feedback into the following padlet: http://de.padlet.com/wagjuer/webinars (just state your full name and a short remark concerning last night’s EVENT!!!)”

He continues:

At times there were 71 people in the virtual meeting room from about 20 different countries

(Argentina, Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia,Finland, France, Germany, Greece, India, Italy, Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slowakia, South Africa, Spain, Turkey, …)

More links from the chat:

Mon Jan 12 – Wesley Fryer video hangout – volunteer opportunities for 2015 K12 Online Conference

Wesley Fryer

Shared publicly Jan 7, 2015

The K12 Online Conference is an all-volunteer, noncommercial effort, which means we rely completely on the contributions of generous volunteers. If you’ve ever thought about getting more involved with K12 Online, now is the time!

On Mon., Jan. 12 at 8:00pm ET, we will be livestreaming a video hangout here to talk about volunteer opportunities for the 2015 K12 Online Conference. There are a wide variety of ways to contribute, from marketing to presenting to working on live events. Some of these things only take a few minutes, while others are more involved. However you might like to be involved, there is an opportunity for you!

If you can’t join us for this hangout but are interested, please fill out this short form and we will also post an archive of the session here.
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1yumhYKmYELflwHRFH4Vsa5_zZ7kgDpRgighnQbK93tI/viewform?usp=send_form

We greatly appreciate our community’s support and help, and look forward to a great 2015!

 

Mon Jan 12 MachinEVO 2015 Week1: Session1

Tue, January 13, 12:00 AM in UAE

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/EduNation/103/162/23

Hazel Workman, Dennis Newson, Fabrizio Bartoli + 6 others going

Learning2gether participants welcome  “… but what we hope for are participants willing to stay the course  …. go the distance … and win a certificate at the final curtain.”


Wed Jan 14 Ideas in Action unhangout

https://unhangout.media.mit.edu/event/ideasinaction
Ideas in Action: Virtual Conversations
hosted by TEDxBeaconStreet and Learning Over Education Initiative

 

Fri Jan 16 Pedagogy of Machinima with Marisa Constantinedes

MachinEVO 2015 Week 1 webinar with Marisa Constantinedes

https://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/_a875817169/celtathens

Hazel Workman, Fabrizio Bartoli, Carol Rainbow + 2 others going

EVO Minecraft MOOC meet and greet with Jeff Kuhn

Audio rendition of the YouTube recording

Download mp3 to your device:
https://learning2getherdotnet.files.wordpress.com/2015/01/wed-jan-14-1400-gmt-evo-minecraft-mooc-meet-and-greet-with-jeff-kuhn-tq2bbq-ywr4.mp3?

On Wed Jan 14 at 1400 GMT EVO Minecraft MOOC held a meet and greet with Jeff Kuhn. Also on hand were EVOMC15 co-moderators Marijana and Filip Smolcec and Vance and Bobbi Stevens. Jeff started us off by laying out the rationale for using games in the classroom, including statistics showing that the video gaming industry was worth five times as many billion dollars as the film industry, certainly not a medium to ignore. One game that has been doing quite well in that industry is Minecraft, and our discussion explored how it can be used in class and also explored a little of Minecraft itself thanks to a screen share from Bobbi’s computer.  Hope you enjoy the recording.

The event was in hangout https://plus.google.com/events/ca1koklkgg8369t20sjdojmsvco

Live streamed

Archived also at: http://webheadsinaction.org/learning2gether-evo-minecraft-mooc-meet-and-greet-jeff-kuhn

Further reading

About Jeff Kuhn and Dave Dodgeson, and Marijana and Filip #evomc15 co-moderators

Announcements

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Followed on Fri Jan 16 by EVOMC15 Minecraft  sandbox

EVO Minecraft MOOC moderators and participants met at our Minecraft server for sandbox activities. On arrival were were able to press T to get a text chat in Minecraft, but we quickly established a Skype call so we could communicate hands free in voice chat.

Participants had got themselves white-listed on the server by joining and entering their MC handles in this Google Doc
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1yRbAzdndRFncpckurKLf5s2b95Z1-Tksclmw1A8Jq7Y/edit

Voice and text back channel

We set up the event using http://doodle.com to produce the best times for us to meet

Here’s a taste of some of the shenanegans

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Filip’s remarkable video, referred to in Tamas’s post

 

And kudos to Barbi

on the most advanced build and tutorial on how to escape it created by any of us noobs!

 

What next?

This seems to have worked well for us. Now that we’ve established proof of concept, how about someone else try and set up a sandbox meeting at a time convenient for them, and let the rest of us join you if we’re available.