Sheila Adams streams Earthcast 2017, the annual Earthday Webcast, once again live from Rye Jr. High School

Learning2gether Episode 367

Earth Day was on April 22 this year, http://www.earthday.org/. But that was a Saturday, so Sheila Adams at Rye Jr. High School in Rye, New Hampshire celebrated by streaming her 10th annual Earthcast on Friday, April 21, for five hours from noon to 1700 UTC, when the kids could stream from school.

Find the live recordings here
http://earthbridges.net/live (at the moment, no permalink)

Sheila sent out this invitation:

Join us for the Earth Day webcast by students at http://earthbridges.net/live

This is our 10th year! Listen for a while, say hi in the chat room or share an idea!

Students would love an audience for the morning!

Please leave a message before the day on our Flipgrid. The code word is Earthcast (https://flipgrid.com/earthcast.

Likely time frame from 8 or 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT on Apr 21

https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=Earth+Day+Earthcast+Apr+21%2C+2017&iso=20170421T08&p1=68&ah=5

Announcements at https://plus.google.com/108656278762600865718

Videos posted at http://earthbridges.net

Leave a message on Flipgrid: https://flipgrid.com/earthcast

Answer these questions:

1. Where are you from?
2. What are you doing to celebrate or recognize Earth Day?
Or what are you doing to make this Earth better?
Or what would you like to share? Comments, thoughts?
You have up to 3 minutes to record your message. (You may listen and redo as needed.)

Learning2gether has participated with Sheila and other Worldbridges webcasters in these previous Earth Day celebrations:

2014

2012 

The latter event produced a publication

Adams, S., Montagne, M., Rodriguez, J. and Stevens, V. (2012). Collaborative Learning for Teachers and Students: Earth Day and Earthbridges. TESL-EJ, Volume 16, Number 1, pp. 1-14: http://www.tesl-ej.org/pdf/ej61/int.pdf. Also available at http://www.tesl-ej.org/wordpress/issues/volume16/ej61/ej61in/

Earth Day events 2009, 2010, and 2011

I also participated in Earth Day by webcasting from the Petroleum Institute in April 2009 and 2010, and as Earth Day was on a weekend in 2011, I organized a hike to a beautiful spot in Oman where campers had left trash strewn about, which my friends and I cleaned up and carried the garbage out with us in plastic bags
https://curiousvance.wordpress.com/2011/04/24/earth-day-april-22-2011/

For this one I filmed a special April 21 Earth Day dive video dedicated to the earthcasters at Rye Jr. High School elementary, and here it is:

Find an explanation of what is in the video here:
http://vancesdiveblogs.blogspot.ae/2017/04/diving-on-earth-day-weekend-guiding.html

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Announcements made to … 

Facebook Groups

Google+ Communities

 

Earlier this week

Mon Apr 3 IATEFL 2017 Online coverage from Glasgow

https://learning2gether.net/2017/04/07/learning2gether-with-iatefl-2017-glasgow/

Thu Apr 20 1800 UTC Russell Stannard Globinar on tools for quick collaboration between students

E4.512-5467: Key tools for quick collaboration between students

Russell Stannard / Host: Tilly Harrison

20. 04. 2017 | 19:00h – 2030h CET

access link: https://webconf.vc.dfn.de/keytools/

Info: https://v.gd/keytools
Registration: http://lpm.lpm.uni-sb.de/Webinar/index2.php

Learning2gether with IATEFL 2017 Glasgow

Learning2gether Episode 366

During the week beginning Monday, April 3, Learning2gether was monitoring the IATEFL Conference in Glasgow. It was possible to catch many events streamed live, but what is truly remarkable about the event this year is the trove of recordings left behind for the enjoyment of anyone, not just dues-paying members of IATEFL. The opportunity for the world to tune in virtually to this year’s IATEFL conference was a development I would hope to see others follow.

The recordings are here: http://iatefl.britishcouncil.org/2017/sessions

The norm is, or has been, for professional organizations to operate on the mindset that sharing out what goes on at conferences might dilute the membership base. The argument is that people won’t pay to join if they can get the conference for free. Mindsets more attuned to social business models echo Stephen Downes’s mantra that content wants to be free; money comes from elsewhere in the business model. In this way of thinking, people don’t pay dues to professional organizations not because they don’t support them, but because as teachers they don’t take home salaries that allow them to be members of a dozen such organizations. Often they choose one. If it comes to a choice of one, which would you support, an organization that metes out information to dues-paying members only? Or to one whose goal is to share that information as widely as possible. A cynical view might suggest that you would pay for the one you can’t get for free and take the fruit offered on the vine; but a more socially oriented perspective suggests you might throw your support to the organization more in keeping with your ethics and values. Look at it this way, then: if you were giving a recorded plenary, would you like it to be hidden behind a paywall where only the well-heeled can access it, or mounted on a web site where it will attract thousands of views?

Wide dissemination of IATEFL conference video recordings is making rock stars of its presenters. Others come off staid in comparison.

TESOL does not mount its plenaries for universal consumption yet, but its CALL-IS streams its programs from the conference and this year left an impressive oeuvre:
https://learning2gether.net/2017/03/24/learning2gether-assists-call-is-with-streaming-from-2017-seattle-tesol/

And I wrote last year on this topic, on April 19, 2016
Can a paradigm shift in conference business models reverse declining attendance at face to face conferences
http://advanceducation.blogspot.ae/2016/04/can-paradigm-shift-in-conference.html

Mon Apr 3 IATEFL 2017 Online coverage from Glasgow

http://iatefl.britishcouncil.org/2017

The live schedule is here, http://iatefl.britishcouncil.org/2017/live-schedule

Recordings of all the plenaries and interviews and other events are available under the sessions tab at the link above

http://iatefl.britishcouncil.org/2017/sessions 

The following are abstracted from that schedule

On each day of the conference, we’ll be providing the morning plenary live via Glasgow IATEFL Online.
We’ll also be providing live coverage throughout the day where you’ll be able to watch interviews live from the Glasgow IATEFL Online studio – starting Monday 3rd April.

Join us at 09.00 (UK time; noon in UAE) each day for all the latest from IATEFL 2017.

You will be able to watch live coverage throughout the day statring at 09.00 (UK time). Our daily coverage includes live interviews and all the latest from the Birmingham IATEFL Online studio. – See more at: https://iatefl.britishcouncil.org/2016/editors-blog#sthash.DUaBfzrK.dpuf

As well as our live interviews and the 6 plenary sessions, you will be able to watch over 40 conference sessions. These session videos will be published throughout the conference.

On their blog http://iatefl.britishcouncil.org/2017/editors-blog the following information is given

IATEFL Online Live Schedule 2017 

On each day of the conference, you will be able to watch the morning plenary live, here, on the Glasgow IATEFL Online website.
You will be able to watch live coverage throughout the day starting at 09.00 (UK time). Our daily coverage includes live interviews and all the latest from the Glasgow IATEFL Online studio.

As well as our live interviews, you will also be able to watch over 40 conference sessions. These session videos will be published throughout the conference.

Tue Apr 4 IATEFL 2017 Online coverage from Glasgow

0900-1020 OPENING PLENARY BY GABRIEL DIAZ MAGGIOLI

Empowering teachers through continued professional development: frameworks, practices and promises

17:25 – 18:30 BRITISH COUNCIL SIGNATURE EVENT

Language for Resilience

Wed Apr 5 IATEFL 2017 Online coverage from Glasgow

0900-1000 OPENING PLENARY BY SARAH MERCER

Connecting minds: language learner and teacher psychologies

Thu Apr 6 IATEFL 2017 Online coverage from Glasgow

0900-1000 OPENING PLENARY BY JJ WILSON

ELT and social justice: opportunities in a time of chaos 

Fri Apr 7 IATEFL 2017 Online coverage from Glasgow

0900-1000 OPENING PLENARY BY JANE SETTER

Where angels fear to tread: intonation in English language teachin

1310-1410 CLOSING PLENARY BY IMTIAZ DHARKER

Over the moon

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Meanwhile, back at TESOL, Inc. … 😦

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http://tesol.sclivelearningcenter.com/index.aspx?PID=8529

Earlier this week

Wed Mar 22- Fri Mar 24 – Learning2gether assists CALL-IS with streaming from 2017 Seattle TESOL

https://learning2gether.net/2017/03/24/learning2gether-assists-call-is-with-streaming-from-2017-seattle-tesol/

March 30 1800 UTC Globinar with Rita Zeinstejer -Joy of reading and writing through technology

Learning2gether assists CALL-IS with streaming from 2017 Seattle TESOL

Learning2gether Episode 365

On Tuesday, March 21, Learning2gether in the guise of yours truly Vance Stevens met with colleagues Abe Reshad, James May, and Jennifer Meyer at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle and spent a couple hours working together to set up the room we had been assigned for streaming the following three days. We met early next morning and replicated the setup in half an hour, and then streamed that day Wednesday March 22, and on through Thursday and Friday March 23-24 to webcast six scheduled CALL-IS events a day live from 2017 Seattle TESOL, plus a number of others we streamed extemporaneously from the Electronic Village during the Technology Fairs held there each day.

The result was a substantial archive of YouTube videos, although video embedding was disallowed from the channels we were streaming to. The excerpt below is one of the few videos from the conference where embedding was possible.

This video was recorded at the TESOL Conference in Seattle on March 22, 2017. It shows one part of an event entitled The Electronic Village Online: Best of 2017. Christine Bauer-Ramazani introduced the session, and this excerpt cuts to the presentation by Vance Stevens on EVO Minecraft MOOC.

The presentation includes a live tour of the #evomc17 server. Many thanks to +Dakota Redstone and +Aaron Schwartz for joining me online for that part of the presentation, and being there to illustrate how gamification works through collaboration, as when Dakota helped me out of a hole I had fallen into so we could quickly continue our romp around the server.
— https://plus.google.com/u/0/+VanceStevens/posts/ii4srT6e7EL

We have been streaming from TESOL Conferences for much of the past decade using Bb Collaborate provided for via a grant to Webheads in Action by http://learningtimes.com. But this year, Abe Reshad took over coordinating the CALL-IS webcasts from TESOL Seattle, and he conceived of a plan to do the streaming through YouTube/Live, which he announced as follows:

Greetings to you all!  I would like to invite everyone and those who may not be able to attend the TESOL conference this year to join the CALL IS community online.  As in previous years, we are continuing to webcast sessions in our Technology Showcase and EV Fair so that our web audience can participate.

Check out our wiki complete with a list of events, session discussions, and other various resources. Also, here are our YouTube channels for the EV Fair and Technology Showcase. Our wiki directly links to our YouTube channels, but you can always go directly there, view live sessions and explore the growing archive.

Please spread the word and join the conversation!

Abraham Reshad
Lecturer, Ohio Program of Intensive English
Associate Director, Language Resource Center
Linguistics Dept., Ohio University

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The Computer-Assisted Language Learning Interest Section, CALL-IS in TESOL, has control over a program of events that take place in a suite of rooms set aside for CALL-IS at each TESOL Conference.  Many of these activities are streamed, and all are listed in the CALL-IS EV Program Book and online schedule, at these links:

The streaming schedule is online at http://callis2017.pbworks.com

Each link from this page opens a presentation page, with title, summary, time, and presenters’ names, as well as in many cases, links to resources mentioned or to their online or downloadable presentations.  Each presentation page also contains a link to the live webcast through YouTube/Live where viewers could join any webcast in progress, plus find the recording link after the event

The CALL-IS Technology Showcase live-streams on this channel
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChnWYx1ZGtHnzzpV5t98J4Q/live
and recording links are also given at http://callis2017.pbworks.com

The kiosk presentations in the Electronic Village were live-streamed by CALL-IS “Roving Reporters” who went around with tablets and used apps that streamed live and on the fly. One such app was Live for YouTube, a free from the iPad App Store

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Using Live for YouTube was quick and easy; simply …

  • Install it
  • Log it in to your YouTube account
  • Press Go Live Now
  • Give your stream a name
  • Press Go Live again,
    the stream starts, and the video ends up in your channel

The only hard parts were FINDING the app in the app store (try it yourself :-)) and having to key in a stream name, which kept the process from being point-and-shoot (so the trick is to use voice, or key in a quick code, and either way go back and edit the stream name later).

Below find all the videos we produced (unfortunately, we are prevented from embedding any videos streamed to either of our channels).

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The video below was edited at the request of a participant, which caused me to alter and replace the video, and I am thus able to embed the subsequently uploaded video (not the streamed version), as you see here:

Tuesday, March 21

Wednesday, March 22

Thursday, March 23

Other Roving Reporter Recordings, Thursday

  • Second Language Socialization in a Strategic Online Game –
    Seyyed Abdollah Shahrokni and Mohamed Elhess, 4:00-4:45, https://youtu.be/pKtCVgLPMgQ

Friday, March 24

Announcements made to … 

Facebook Groups

Google+ Communities

 

Earlier events

Sun March 5 1600 UTC EVO Minecraft MOOC archaeological trip to temples in a desert biome

https://learning2gether.net/2017/03/17/evo-minecraft-mooc-on-an-expedition-to-temples-in-a-desert-biome/

March 6 Globinar with Rita Zeinstejer – Fuel engagement with humour

Sat March 11 noon EST – Jennifer Wagner on Classroom 2.0 – Projects by #NOTatISTE

Saturday, March 11, 2017
“Projects by Jen and #NOTatISTE”
Presenter: Jennifer Wagner

We are really looking forward to having Jennifer Wagner with us on Saturday, March 11, 2017 to share two very exciting opportunities. As the creator of ProjectsByJen, she has been successfully encouraging teachers since 1999 to use online projects in their PreK-6 classrooms. Jennifer has hosted over 80 projects with over 1 Million participants. Six to eight projects are hosted each year each with a different theme — literature, history, holiday celebrations, etc. Almost all the projects can be used in PreK – Sixth grade with extension ideas provided for each level. Using various ideas, she will help you understand how online projects will help you make the most of your time in a variety of ways. In addition, Jennifer will be sharing information about the #NOTatISTE community which she has organized to help educators who are unable to attend the annual ISTE Conference to be able to participate virtually through sharing of resources, activities, videos and presentations by participants.Jennifer is an exemplary teacher and technology facilitator in Southern California and has won numerous awards for her creative ways of encouraging teachers to collaborate with a teaching style that is very user-friendly, creative, and personable. Since the late 1990’s, Jennifer’s main focus has moved from working with students to working with teachers. She attends many local and state conferences each year, sharing ideas and also frequents many virtual conference opportunities! Plus, she has a blog, hosts a podcast, and is very happy with the invention of “pinterest”. (oh, and she is quite vocal on twitter!) She is a Google Certified Teacher and a Discovery Education Guru. Jennifer has been recognized by Global SchoolNet Foundation, ISTE, Kidspiration, SIGTEL, TechMuseum, & Time Warner for her innovative uses of technology.Remember to follow us on Twitter: #liveclass20More information and session details are at http://live.classroom20.com. If you’re new to the Classroom 2.0 LIVE! show you might want to spend a few minutes viewing the screencast on the homepage to learn how we use Blackboard Collaborate, and navigate the site. Each show begins at 12pm EST (Time Zone Conversion) 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 “Participate in your Own PD” session with Brad Spirrison. Click on the Archives and Resources tab.

Classroom 2.0 LIVE Team: Peggy George, Lorie Moffat, Tammy Moore, Paula Naugle, Steve Hargadon

March 20 1800 UTC Globinar with Stephan Rinke on Language Teaching 2.0

Mon March 20 – Globaled.tv monthly webinar series on Thinking Critically About Social Perspectives

Mon. March 20th – 7pm EST
Seeing is Being: Thinking Critically About Social Perspectives
Self-awareness provides a consistent platform for investigating the world and how it relates to our experiences when interacting with others. Based on the 4 C’s of 21st century learning, this project session supports students in distinguishing varied perspectives through critical thinking skills within their peer relationships. Students will learn about social awareness as a means to develop cultural sensitivity by comparing and contrasting their own perspectives with others, led by a series of critical thought practices including Didactic Questioning and the Socratic Method.
GlobalEd TV is a free, inclusive, and comprehensive webinar series which spotlights theories and best practices related to multiculturalism in schools and organizations all over the world. This 5-part series is hosted monthly by the Global Education Conference Networkthe Learning Revolution, and Know My World; and the series is designed to inform educators, students, and parents about the role of cultural and global competence in education.

SIGN UP – IT’S FREE! (Registered guests are not in any way required to attend the live sessions, and will receive links to the recording after each session. Attending live will provide an opportunity to ask questions and participate actively.)

This series will look at the foundations for providing students with the kinds of social and emotional attitudes needed to be effective global citizens, and it will explain and document real classroom projects that foster cultural identity, critical thinking, assumptions, communication and social responsibility. Every session will scaffold a learning path to build the appropriate attitudes for engaging in the world and with others. The culmination will be a social impact project for the local community. Each 1-hour session will feature a project being implemented in the diverse Know My World 3rd Grade Classroom in Taichung, Taiwan by educator and co-founder, Genevieve Murphy. Co-founder Lisa Petro will host the series and lead webinar participants through the project sequence, research behind each competency area and method, and share pre-recorded footage of students engaging in the instruction. At the end of each session, participants will receive a lesson sequence to replicate or modify in their classrooms.

THE SCHEDULE SIGN UP – IT’S FREE!e

EVO Minecraft MOOC on an expedition to temples in a desert biome

Learning2gether Episode 364

On Sunday March 5 at 1600 UTC EVO Minecraft MOOC went on an archaeological expedition to temples discoverd in EVOMC17 by Maha Abdelmoneim in a desert biome

Where? EVO Minecraft MOOC server and http://discordapp.com 

Come in person (or in avatar) if you are whitelisted, or tune in to the stream if you can’t bring your digital self to the event.

Who’s going? Possibly …

There is a video of the event but it was botched by me as I made more rookie errors which I’ll explain here:

I did get a recording but almost everything that could go wrong did. I forgot that my YouTube channel is not taking streams; otherwise I could have streamed to my wife’s and produced an mp4 of the event on the fly. Instead I decided to hit the record button and at least record to my computer, but I had just installed OBS 18.0 and had not done the configuration that I was using for version 17 –, and v.18 did not read the v.17 config file, so I ended up making an flv recording, not an mp4, which would upload to YouTube.

Also had I been streaming I would have seen that what I thought I was recording, the left side of the OBS Studio window, was actually the preview side where you queue upcoming scenes, so when I had planned to have a talking head to introduce the proceedings and then switch to game play without web cam, the opposite happened since I was not able to monitor the recording as I would have seen instantly had we been streaming, and the recording therefore has my webcam showing throughout except where I had meant to show the web cam (no web cam in the beginning and end scenes).

Checking now, I see that FLV is a supported file format on YouTube so I’ll see what I can do with the recording soon, though I’m not at all happy with it.

Earlier events

Learning2gether Episode 363 Sun Feb 12 1400 UTC Closing Webcast of EVO 2017

https://learning2gether.net/2017/02/12/closing-webcast-of-evo-2017/

Feb 16 Globinar with Miguel Ángel Saonas Vallejos – Busuu and Wespeke

Sat Feb 18 noon EST – Steve Sherman, From Astronauts to Zimbabwe, on Classroom 2.0

Saturday, February 18, 2017
“From Astronauts to Zimbabwe – the A to Z of Global collaboration”
Presenter: Steve ShermanWe are in for a real treat with this Classroom 2.0 LIVE presentation on February 18, 2017 by our special guest, Steve Sherman. Steve is not only an inspired, energetic, passionate global educator but he has an incredible sense of humor. He has many stories and experiences to share about his world travels “without the traveling” through the hundreds of activities he has been involved in with students through the use of technology.

Here’s a taste of his humor in his profile statement which is anything but typical (read carefully).
Steve Sherman is the Chief Imagination Officer of an Educational NGO in Capetown, South Africa called Living Maths. It is a mathematics, problem-solving and science enrichment program. He teaches approximately 4500 students weekly in schools around Cape Town and now recently, the world. He is passionate about sharing knowledge and empowering young people. He is also a multi-award purchasing educator and was voted most adorable educational innovator by his unbiased mother. He feels that it is his destiny to spread the joy of problem-solving and creative thinking to anyone who is willing to listen and even to those who are not. He knows Karate, Ju-jitsu and 2 other Japanese words. Steve is an Olympic medallist for the short jump and an accomplished Yo-yo winder.

Remember to follow us on Twitter: #liveclass20

More information and session details are at http://live.classroom20.com. If you’re new to the Classroom 2.0 LIVE! show you might want to spend a few minutes viewing the screencast on the homepage to learn how we use Blackboard Collaborate, and navigate the site. Each show begins at 12pm EST (Time Zone Conversion) 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 “You’re So Distracted You Probably (Don’t) Think This Session is About You” session with Jason Neiffer. Click on the Archives and Resources tab.

Classroom 2.0 LIVE Team: Peggy George, Lorie Moffat, Tammy Moore, Paula Naugle, Steve Hargadon

Sun Feb 19 1300 UTC Charles Goodger and Dennis Newson – GISIG webinar on FunSongs Education

To join the webinar, click here!

GISIG is delighted to invite you to a webinar that will present the contrasting interests of two speakers in the diverse field of ELT: Charles Goodger and Dennis Newson. On behalf of FunSongs Education, Charles writes and directs drama and music-based language workshops for young learners. Dennis began teaching EFL in Ghana in 1961, and subsequently taught in Sierre Leone, London, Qatar, Norway and finally in the University of Osnabrueck, North Germany.

Teaching young Arabic-speaking Israelis English through music and mime, rhythm and rhyme

In this webinar Charles will describe his experience as a theatre director at the Al Saraya theatre in Israel last July working with Arabic and English-speaking actors and musicians to rehearse and adapt his FunSongs Puppets and Monsters Show for local school audiences. Al Saraya is the Arab-language section of the famous Arab-Israeli theatre in Jaffa, Tel-Aviv.

One challenge was adapting the interactive action song and bilingual workshop from the English-Italian version to English and Arabic. Out of this, a series of interesting and significant cultural issues came up which Charles will discuss in this webinar.

Down with grammar!

How can anyone learn a language if they don’t learn its grammar.
In a referendum would you vote ‘Yes, I quite agree with this statement’ or ‘No, what rubbish!’

In this webinar Dennis will present 10 statements in support of his deep conviction regarding widespread misconceptions of what ‘grammar’ is and is not. The distortion that this causes in the understanding, promotion and facilitation of effective ways of acquiring English as a second/foreign/other language constitutes a block that he believes is a serious pedagogical, educational, global issue.

Do join us on Sunday February 19th 13.00 to 14.00 GMT for what we’re sure will be a thought-provoking and stimulating event!

Hope there’s a recording 

Sat Feb 25 noon EST Classroom 2.0 speaks with Brad Spirrison – Participate in your own PD

Saturday, February 25, 2017
“Participate in Your Own PD”
Presenter: Brad Spirrison

We are very excited to be able to welcome back Brad Spirrison as our special guest presenter with some exciting updates on Participate . Professional development in the digital age is participatory in nature. Brad Spirrison returns to Classroom 2.0 LIVE to discuss how Participate helps educators define and engage in their own professional development through peer collaboration and review, and access to compelling resources.

Learn how Participate helps educators curate resources and ideas exchanged through chats, and host online courses, including topics such as global education and Edcamps. A proud B Corporation, Participate partners with schools, districts and educational organizations to rethink professional development, host blended learning courses and programs and provide ways to showcase and recognize new competencies learned.

Brad Spirrison is the Director of Platform Innovation with Participate. He holds a M.A. in Communication/Media Ecology from New York University’s School of Education, with a focus on the role in media and technology in early childhood education. He is a Chicago-based media expert and analyst who has served as a regular contributor to ABC News, TechCrunch, The Huffington Post, NPR and dozens of other broadcast, print and new media outlets.

Remember to follow us on Twitter: #liveclass20

More information and session details are at http://live.classroom20.com. If you’re new to the Classroom 2.0 LIVE! show you might want to spend a few minutes viewing the screencast on the homepage to learn how we use Blackboard Collaborate, and navigate the site. Each show begins at 12pm EST(Time Zone Conversion) 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 “From Astronauts to Zimbabwe – the A to Z of Global collaboration” session with Steve Sherman. Click on the Archives and Resources tab.

Classroom 2.0 LIVE Team: Peggy George, Lorie Moffat, Tammy Moore, Paula Naugle, Steve Hargadon

Mon Feb 20 – Globaled.tv monthly webinar series begins


GlobalEd TV is a free, inclusive, and comprehensive webinar series which spotlights theories and best practices related to multiculturalism in schools and organizations all over the world. This 5-part series is hosted monthly by the Global Education Conference Networkthe Learning Revolution, and Know My World; and the series is designed to inform educators, students, and parents about the role of cultural and global competence in education.

SIGN UP – IT’S FREE! (Registered guests are not in any way required to attend the live sessions, and will receive links to the recording after each session. Attending live will provide an opportunity to ask questions and participate actively.)

This series will look at the foundations for providing students with the kinds of social and emotional attitudes needed to be effective global citizens, and it will explain and document real classroom projects that foster cultural identity, critical thinking, assumptions, communication and social responsibility. Every session will scaffold a learning path to build the appropriate attitudes for engaging in the world and with others. The culmination will be a social impact project for the local community. Each 1-hour session will feature a project being implemented in the diverse Know My World 3rd Grade Classroom in Taichung, Taiwan by educator and co-founder, Genevieve Murphy. Co-founder Lisa Petro will host the series and lead webinar participants through the project sequence, research behind each competency area and method, and share pre-recorded footage of students engaging in the instruction. At the end of each session, participants will receive a lesson sequence to replicate or modify in their classrooms.

THE HOST
Lisa Petro is a Curriculum Development Consultant and the Co-founder of Know My World, a Global Education Resource organization, which focuses in the development of Social, Emotional, Academic, and Cultural Learning (SECAL) through digital cross-cultural exchanges and integrated classroom projects. Lisa has designed Global Education curriculum and professional development workshops for teachers in the United States, Japan, Nepal, China, Mexico, Albania, Palestine and Taiwan with an emphasis on social/emotional learning and cultural competence in the classroom. Lisa continues to offer cross-cultural training in preparation for panel presentations at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women with girls and women from all over the world through The Grail NGO. She has also presented dynamic cross-cultural workshos at the East Asia Regional Conference for Overseas Schools in Thailand and China, Congreso de Preparatoria, Preparatorias del Tecnólogico de Monterrey, ITESM in Mexico, the State University of New York Multicultural Education Conference, The Global Education Forum, and the SUNY Collaborative Online Intercultural Learning.
http://www.knowmyworld.org and http://www.lisapetro.com.

THE GLOBAL EDUCATOR
Genevieve Murphy is a global educator who has taught students K-12 in the United States, Japan and Taiwan. She currently designs and teaches Social and Emotional Learning at the American School Taichung in Taichung, Taiwan. Genevieve has presented professional development workshops on social, emotional and culutral projects in the United States, Japan, Nepal, China, Thailand and will be presenting at the 2017 EARCOS conference in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia. She is also the Global Development Director and co-founder of Know My World, a global educational resource that emphasizes social, emotional and cultural learning through digital exchange and integrated classroom projects.
http://www.ast.tc.edu.tw/

THE SCHEDULE SIGN UP – IT’S FREE!
Mon. Feb. 20th – 7pm EST
Cultures in the Classroom: Cultivating Cultural Identity with Students
Connecting to self and understanding who we are is foundational when developing skills for global citizenship and building authentic relationships with others. In this session, global educators will explore initial activities to scaffold meaningful interactions for students based on cultural identity through self-awareness practices. Using Geert Hofstede’s Cultural Model diagram, students will produce class culture books that demonstrate their understanding of the key elements of culture.

March 2 Globinar with Jo Gakonga – Get them speaking right!

 E4.512-2767: Get them speaking – get them speaking right!
Jo Gakonga / Host: Tilly Harrison
02. 03. 2017 | 19:00h – 20:30h CET
access link: https://webconf.vc.dfn.de/getthemspeaking/ Info
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/8905964/Breeze/Getthemspeaking.pdf

Closing Webcast of EVO 2017

Learning2gether Episode 363


Download mp3:
https://learning2getherdotnet.files.wordpress.com/2017/02/2017feb12_evoclosingwebcast-64k.mp3?

EVO Head Coordinator Mbarek Akaddar issued an invitation to the closing webcast to be held in the Webheads virtual office Sunday Feb 12 at 14:00 UTC. Many of the coordination team were there along with many EVO 2017 session moderators, and EVO participants were encouraged to come and share their evaluation of the session they participated in, the challenges they met and their recommendations for next year.

My wife was kind enough to stream the session for us
on her channel
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjIgEmtKr4hD7ecPaIMCJYA 


Here are details of the Sun Feb 12 1400 UTC Closing Webcast of EVO 2017  hosted by Mbarek Akaddar

Strike incurred on attempting to stream this event via YouTube

We were planning to live-stream this event on YouTube

However …

When setting up the event I was informed that the video which would have been created had it not been flagged, incurred a strike for deceptive posting or trying to drive traffic away from YouTube and onto my site.

Here is the text of what I posted as a description of the event I set up when I suddenly incurred the strike

Learning2gether Episode 363 Sun Feb 12 1400 UTC Closing Webcast of EVO 2017 takes place in Bb Collaborate, in the Webheads Virtual Office,
http://learningtimesevents.org/webheads/. Find more information here
http://tinyurl.com/learning2gether

I appealed as I have never engaged in deception nor do I monetize the sites I was linking to, which exist as free and open resources for the benift of educators

The appeal was rejected as the above appears to be a “violation of community guidelines,” and my three month ban on further streaming from my account will last from Feb 6 through May 6.

The video in question was flagged as shown above the instant after I hit the submit button to create the event (that is, the ‘review’ mentioned below lasted a nanosecond). Therefore, the “strike” was probably due to something an algorithm perceived as spam, as detailed in this followup email from YouTube

Hi Vance Stevens,

As you may know, our Community Guidelines describe which content we allow – and don’t allow – on YouTube. Your video “Closing Webcast of EVO 2017 – Learning2gether Episode 363” was flagged for review. Upon review, we’ve determined that it violates our guidelines. We’ve removed it from YouTube and assigned a Community Guidelines strike, or temporary penalty, to your account.

Video content restrictions

It’s not okay to post large amounts of untargeted, unwanted, or repetitive content to YouTube. If the main purpose of your content is to drive people off of YouTube and onto another site, it will likely violate our spam policies. In addition, misleading descriptions, tags, titles, or thumbnails designed to increase views are not allowed. Tags should only be placed in the appropriate tag section and not in the description. Learn more.

The impact of strikes

This is the first strike applied to your account. We understand that users seldom intend to violate our policies. That’s why strikes don’t last forever – this strike will expire in three months. However, it’s important to remember that additional strikes could prevent you from posting content to YouTube or even lead to your account being terminated.

How you can respond

If you believe this was a mistake, we’d like to hear from you. Please follow both of these steps as simply deleting the video won’t resolve the strike on your account.

  • The next time you sign in you will be asked to acknowledge this strike on your account.
  • If you would like to appeal this strike, please submit this form. Our team will thoroughly review your appeal and will contact you again very soon.

Sincerely,
– The YouTube Team

URLs relevant to the violation

I wish this had not happened abruptly, without any warning or caution, but as near as I can make out it might be because I often mention where my videos are posted in blogs or place tags in the text (unaware of any problem) and YouTube interprets this as driving traffic to my sites (such as this one), which though they are in no way commercial, no ads even, YouTube sees streaming in the context of monetization and reacted in this way.

For the record, Learning2gether and Webheads in Action from which it derives, have always operated without any funding (apart from occasional largess, such as the grant of the use of the LearningTimes Bb Collaborate room that made this event possible). These projects are the initiative of me, Vance Stevens, and I do not monetize them; on the contrary I pay hundreds of dollars a year from my own pocket for hosting fees, sustaining domain names, and other expenses associated with being Internet connected. My work and the work of all others involved in these projects is donated on a strictly volunteer basis.

One complicating factor here is that when setting up events, if you wish to embed the video so that people can click on it before the event and see a timer counting down to the stream, and the stream itself during the event, and the recording afterwards (the way that was normal with Hangouts on Air), then YouTube requires you to  monetize  your channel. This does not mean I receive money from YouTube or from ads placed in my channel (I haven’t received any money nor noticed any ads) – it  means only that I set this up in order to be able to embed the video watch page in my announcement of the upcoming event (otherwise the Embed option under Share was not available).

This could have something to do with YouTube’s disproportional reaction to whatever terms of service I inadvertently violated. In future, when I recover my right to stream this May, I will

  • no longer set up events, but stream only on-the-fly through my channel,
  • not mention other websites such as this one in the video description, where viewers might  go for further context for the video they are viewing
  • take greater care in labeling my videos so as to avoid the impression I am posting “large amounts of untargeted, unwanted, or repetitive content to YouTube”

I hope this will resolve the problem

 

Earlier this week

Learning2gether Episode 362 Sat Feb 11 EVO Minecraft MOOC meets Jo Kay at Massively Minecraft

https://learning2gether.net/2017/02/11/evo-minecraft-mooc-meets-jo-kay-at-massively-minecraft/

EVO Minecraft MOOC meets Jo Kay at Massively Minecraft

Learning2gether Episode 362


Download mp3:
https://learning2getherdotnet.files.wordpress.com/2017/02/jo-kay-and-massively-minecraft-kids-server-tour.mp3?

This came about when  Jo Kay
posted this invitation to the EVO Minecraft MOOC Google+ Community: 8:04 AM
saying in effect that on Feb 11 at 1700 UTC, the Massively Minecraft kids would be ‘at home’ to visitors.

EVO Minecraft MOOC members wishing to attend were whitelisted at server address play.jokaydia.com or 63.141.254.138 running Minecraft v 1.11.2

For those who couldn’t join in Minecraft the session was recorded:
https://youtu.be/oEy5M8Unx30

An event was set here
https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cpqja4ftcd7v75k5k3is6ihqogc

Who’s Jo Kay? What is Massively Minecraft?

Earlier this week

Learning2gether Episode 361 – Tue Feb 7 01:00 UTC – VSTE Minecraft Server Party

https://learning2gether.net/2017/02/07/evo-minecraft-mooc-attends-vste-minecraft-monday/

EVO Minecraft MOOC attends VSTE Minecraft Monday

Learning2gether Episode 361


Download mp3:
https://learning2getherdotnet.files.wordpress.com/2017/02/learning2gether-episode-361-vste-minecraft-server-party-edited.mp3?
This mp3 has been edited to remove the gaps left by Vance’s unrecorded microphone, while leaving the rest of the conversation intact

On Tuesday, Feb 7 at 01:00 UTC, VSTE, Virginia Society for Technology in Education, invited EVO Minecraft MOOC to one of its “Minecraft Monday” server parties (for people in the USA this was Monday evening Feb 6). The event was hosted by EVOMC16 participants and VSTE members Kimball Harrison and Beth O’Connell.

Vance managed to stream this here, https://youtu.be/MgWzZXXECLI
However, guess what, I got set up at 5 a.m. for this and needed to leave for work at 6:00, and in the fog, I found I didn’t have my mic activated in the stream, so there’s not much here unfortunately, unless someone else recorded it :-(.

Here is Kimball’s announcement inviting the EVO Minecraft MOOC community to join the event:

 Kimball Harrison

Week 3: Network Jan 31, 2017

Next Monday at 8 PM Eastern VSTE meets in our Minecraft world, “VSTE Place.” I’d love to have some EVO Minecraft MOOC members join us. I want to present the idea to VSTE that we do a “Survive the Summer” event from Memorial Day, May 29th, through Labor Day, September 4th. We’d have a survival map members can teleport to.

I’d love for any of you to come talk it up with me. We might have a panel discussion if there are enough of us, answering some questions that come up…

  • What’s the big deal about survival?
  • How do you start?
  • What are some common goals we might adopt?
  • Where do you get your best information about how to survive?
  • That sort of thing.

To participate you need a Minecraft account from Mojang https://account.mojang.com/, and the free software running 1.11.2

  • On the login screen Edit Profile, choose release 1.11.2 from the dropdown menu, and save the profile.
  • Our multiuser server address is 69.175.17.26:25565
  • Email K4sons (gmail) before 6 PM Monday with your Mojang Minecraft login name so you can be whitelisted.

For server information and more go to the flyer here https://goo.gl/fT2U95

We will use Discord for voice to communicate.
Download it ahead of time if you don’t have it and set up an account. It’s free.
The link to join VSTE VE PLN Minecraft Monday is https://discord.gg/hXxSBHB

Earlier this week

Fri Feb 3 1500 UTC Vance Stevens and Jeff Kuhn on EVOMC17 at the 8th annual free connecting online conference

https://learning2gether.net/2017/02/03/third-time-around-overview-a-short-history-of-community-in-evo-minecraft-mooc/

Fri Feb 3 thru Sun Feb 5 8th annual free connecting online conference

Dr. Nellie Deutsch invites you to the 8th annual free connecting online conference February 3-5, 2017 on Moodle for Teachers website.\

Connecting Online is a free online conference that takes place on the first full weekend of February. CO17 is the 8th annual event. The theme of CO17 is teaching online to improve instruction and learning in education and business. The platform for the tutorials, webinars, discussions, badges, and certificates on CO17 conference area.

You may access the 24 live online sessions here: http://moodle4teachers.org/course/view.php?id=97

Alternatively, you can use this link to find all presentation links in CO17 without signing on to the Moodle course
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1TwSz-M_QhaHVJ0BrZ-ZNRpUXSVW6m4LvTfrBCYkzJGQ/edit?usp=sharing

Everyone is welcome!

Sat Feb 4 12pm EST Classroom 2.0 on Formative Assessment with Technology

Saturday, February 4, 2017
“Formative Assessment with Technology”Presenter: Dr. Monica Burns We are excited to welcome Dr. Monica Burns, an amazing, creative, inspiring educator as our special guest presenter on Classroom 2.0 LIVE on February 4, 2017. As educators we know the importance of using formative assessment in our classes during the learning process. The goal of formative assessment is to monitor student learning to provide ongoing feedback that can be used by teachers to improve their teaching and by students to improve their learning. Formative assessments help students identify their strengths and weaknesses and target areas that need work and they help teachers recognize where students are struggling and address problems immediately. Monica will share some of her favorite tips about how we can use technology to support formative assessment to improve the learning process.Webinar Description Collecting meaningful formative assessment data and putting this information into action is a challenge for teachers at every grade level. Technology tools can make the collection and organization of formative assessment data more efficient. #FormativeTech can save instructional time, and help teachers organize data so strategic interventions can reach students in need. Join Dr. Monica Burns as she shares her favorite tips for using technology tools to check for understanding.

Dr. Monica Burns is an EdTech Consultant and Author, Apple Distinguished Educator and Founder of ClassTechTips.com. Monica has presented to teachers, administrators and tech enthusiasts at numerous national and international conferences including SXSWedu, ISTE, and EduTECH. She is a webinar host for SimpleK12 and a regular contributor to Edutopia. Monica is the author of Deeper Learning with QR Codes and Augmented Reality: A Scannable Solution for Your Classroom (Corwin Press, 2016) and #FormativeTech: Meaningful, Sustainable, and Scannable Formative Assessment with Technology (Corwin Press, 2017). Monica visits school across the country to work with PreK-12 teachers to make technology integration exciting and accessible.

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