Alexander Hayes discusses Minecraft: My Experience and Your Dilemma

Learning2gether episode 382

On Feb 4, 2018 Alexander Hayes met with participants in the Electronic Village Online EVO Minecraft MOOC, combined with Learning2gether episode 382.

 

The event was streamed as a YouTube Live Hangout on Air (HoA) and the live link was posted in such a way that Mircea Patrascu, Maha Abdelmoneim, Jo Kay, Jane Chien, and Don Carroll were all able to join in the live discussion in the hangout.

Others were able to catch the stream when it happened on Vance’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/vancestev/

Alex created the following online materials for the presentation

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/e/2PACX-1vTm6PCijSZV8ttU8ZekMyCiBVmF2sukBCMa8x6pDQEv9MVGf6oKvPe_HevN2vR7FbdVl1yjFhbOcORh/embed?start=false&loop=false&delayms=3000

From Alex’s post
EVO, Minecraft, Memory Palace Presentation

Abstract

As active agents of sociological change children now challenge the researcher stereotype amidst a battleground of virtual, augmented and mixed reality wearable computing. Fractals once closer to philosophical ramblings of the mathematical in the field of chaos theory are now an educative and neurological rearrangement as STEAM gets creative in Minecraft. A dilemma has emerged as participatory netnography reveals the longer term socio-ethical effects of corporations punching through our privacy firewalls, programming our minds and harvesting our creativity.

Recommended Reading / Viewing

EVO Minecraft MOOC co-moderator Jo Kay joined us and we were reminded of her presentation last year

Maha was kind enough to provide a link to the HoA text chat she managed to harvest before shutting down her browser

(Vance is not able to select text in his Chrome browser, Windows 10, in order to copy it, and FF, which does allow me to select and copy text, was refusing yesterday to run HoA until Google fixed an issue with Hangouts).

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1WKhijfJvSKpXuMIhRMITToU6zrhYIS7UBCTK_t_3vIk/edit?usp=sharing

Who is Alex?
https://www.alexanderhayes.com/

And, recently …
https://learning2gether.net/2016/08/14/alexander-hayes-the-null-hypothesis-on-country-cyborgs-and-the-singularity/

Meanwhile EVO Minecraft MOOC arranged playdates on the server on Feb 6 and 7.
Jane Chien, Mattie Tsai, and Don Carroll produced the following videos.

Mattie and Jane on a Temple Hunt Quest set by Abu Fletcher

This one from Feb 7 I think

 

Earlier events

Sunday January 28 EVO Minecraft MOOC explore Temples at the Seaside

Learning2gether episode 381

https://learning2gether.net/2018/01/28/learning2gether-with-evo-minecraft-mooc-temples-at-the-seaside/

 

Learning2gether with EVO Minecraft MOOC – Temples at the Seaside

Learning2gether Episode #381

EVO Minecraft MOOC has been meeting regularly in-world this January and February, as they usually do this time of year.

This video was made Jan 28, 2018 and features Dakota Redstone, Abu Fletcher (Don Carroll), Jane Chien, Mattie Tsai, Maha Abdulmoneim, and Mircea Patrascu. We were a week into trying to crack into an underwater temple that Abu Fletcher found on a cross-ocean adventure in Minecraft.

At this point the team have built a pier out to the temple site and have made great progress in placing glass around the temple and somehow purging it of water. They are now trying to extend their tunnel toward where they feel is the entrance and shore up the massive water leaks with sand. The recording has sound issues because where I am in UAE the computer that does Discord lags awfully when running Minecraft, and the one that runs MC will not do Discord, so I’m having to pick up the Discord sound using a USB mic into which I’m speaking while picking up the discord off the other computer played at high volume into the USB mic. Not the best arrangement, but it works.

Even worse is happening at the temple. The sea environment is patrolled by sea creatures. One kind is a jellyfish that swoops over players and induces a kind of comma that prevents effective use of tools. The only anecdote is to drink milk to counteract the venom. MC is about solving problems, so to break objects at the temple, players have to sustain a milk supply. There are cows back on land. Dakota penned a few up. If you right click on them they will give you milk if you have a bucket. You can craft buckets from iron. Dakota set up chests at the foot of the pier and put buckets inside which players could take to the cows, right click on them and get milk. As the work moved out to the temple itself, Mattie brought a cow out in a boat where Dakota had set up chests at the end of the pier where glass was being erected around the temple and sand used to drive out water. In this video the players are working to remove the sand and then plug the leak letting water back in. They are constantly getting poisoned by sea creatures and having to drink milk to continue the work.

Even worse is a creature called a guardian which can reach its tentacles from the sea onto the pier and even reach places on land. The tentacles are lethal. Fortunately in our game configuration, we don’t lose inventory when we die and we can return to our place of death by using the /back command. So these creatures cause setback and inconvenience, and hinder the work, which is conducted as a cooperative effort guided mainly by our kindly colleague who calls himself Dakota Redstone.

When we engage in directed project like this, it is an illustration of how this might work in a language class, where players / students resolve on a mission (in this case getting at the loot in a sunken temple) and then communicate with each other on how they might engineer a solution, and then carry it out with some difficulty and coordination involving constant communication and interaction. It’s goal-directed and task-based. It’s fun and compelling, and intrinsically motivates people to work together.

Through playing meaningfully in this way, we learn first-hand how this can be a ripe environment for language learning.

Here are another couple of videos made by Don Carroll, Jane Chien, and her young son Mattie Tsai, again showing game play and how players interact and work together.

Mattie and Jane on a Temple Hunt Quest set by Abu Fletcher

This one from Feb 7 I think

 

Earlier events

Sun Jan 14 1400 UTC EVO 2018 annual kickoff event

https://learning2gether.net/2018/01/14/learning2gether-celebrates-evo-2018-with-nellie-deutsch-and-the-annual-kickoff-event/

Thu Jan 18 1900 CET Globinar with Rita Zeinstejer – Podcast and Push Ed Content to your students



E4.512-1378 Push Educational Content to your Students: PODCAST
18.01.2018 | 19:00h – 20:30h CET
Rita Zeinstejer & Peggy George
Access link: 
https://webconf.vc.dfn.de/ritapush/
http://globinars.blogspot.de/2017/09/webinar-push-educational-content-to.html

These Globinars are organized by Jürgen Wagner

Here is the previous, constantly expanding program:

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

Also to be found at: http://globinars.blogspot.de/

There will be some changes:

  • The link to the recording and the PDF of the speakers will only be sent to registered participants and both the recording and the PDF presentation will be deleted after 2 weeks.
  •  Certificates of attendance will only be sent if the registration data is COMPLETE.
  •  Participants who enter the room via a pseudonym or are not identifiable by their full names and surnames will be expelled from the room.
  •  Registration during the webinar remains possible for spontaneous participants but must be completed within 15 minutes after their entry and must be complete (including postal address of their school, university, institution, organization, company or private address).

Registration:

http://lpm.lpm.uni-sb.de/Webinar/index2.php

Remember to enter both your fisrt AND last names before entering the room.

If you haven’t registered yet, you are expected to do so at least during the first 15 minutes in the room.

Sat Jan 20 12pm EST Gamify It: PD and Classroom Challenge Activities on Classroom 2.0

Saturday, January 20, 2018
“Gamify It: PD and Classroom Challenge Activities”We are excited to welcome two exemplary elementary teachers, Jessie McKinley (music) and Stacy Aguilar (gifted 4th grade), as our special guest presenters in this week’s webinar! Jessie and Stacy are teachers in Camelview School, Madison Elementary School District in Phoenix, AZ. They have collaborated to implement a very creative concept using challenge activities that provide a model that is working in both professional learning for teachers and learning in the classroom for students. Join us to learn about this project and to hear their stories and experiences about gamifying these learning opportunities.

Webinar description:
Gamification has hit our school in an innovative way! Listen as two educator’s from Phoenix AZ describe how professional development for educators is building skills and community, and how it metamorphosed into a model for students to also achieve above and beyond what is taught in the regular lesson. We hope what we share will give inspiration to you to implement some gaming ideas to make education fun again!

Jessie McKinley, K-4 General Music Educator at Madison Camelview

  • 17+ years teaching (13 years at Madison Elementary SD #38)
  • B.S. from St. Cloud State University
  • M. ED. from Arizona State University in Elementary Education
  • M. ED. from Grand Canyon University in Curriculum & Instruction: Technology

Personal Tidbits

  • Grew up in the Midwest (Illinois and Wisconsin)
  • Love the arts, cooking, watching football, playing volleyball, and technology
  • Favorite sports teams: Green Bay Packers, Arizona Cardinals, Phoenix Mercury, University of Wisconsin Badgers, Arizona State University Sun Devils

Stacy Aguilar, 4th Grade Gifted Educator

  • 16+ years teaching (all at Madison!)
  • Bachelors in Elementary Education, University of Arizona
  • Masters in Instruction and Curriculum, Arizona State University

Personal Tidbits

  • I am an Arizona native.
  • My favorite things to do are: games nights with friends, going to movies, reading, and traveling. I have a dog named Toby.

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 “9th Anniversary Celebration & Open Mic: Back to the Future Classroom 2.0 Style” session facilitated by Paula Naugle. Click on the Archives and Resources tab.

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

 

 

Learning2gether celebrates EVO 2018 with Nellie Deutsch and the annual kickoff event

Learning2gether Episode 380

On Sunday, January 14, coordinators, moderators, and participants in the Electronic Village Online EVO 2018 gathered in Bb Collaborate for the annual kickoff event. They had been invited to join us live and help us kick off 5-weeks of unparalleled community building with a celebration of EVO2018 moderator and participant voices, hosted by lead coordinator Nellie Deutsch.

Where: http://learningtimesevents.org/webheads/,
You will need a headset or headphones and microphone;
test your setup beforehand at this link

You can go to the venue at any time, days, hours (don’t leave it to minutes) before the event and test your connection, practice, and get help if you need it.

If you leave it to the last minute or are truly unable to resolve your connection problems, or simply want to watch on YouTube, you can tune in to the live stream on Vance’s YouTube channel, https://youtu.be/GTMccZkIjhI (recording embedded above).

RECORDINGS

When you watch the stream on https://www.youtube.com/user/vancestev/ you can join the conversation in YouTube chat or at Chatwing

Follow the conversation or leave any questions at http://chatwing.com/vancestev


The information below is for moderators who might wish to use Bb Collaborate available free to EVO via a grant to Webheads in Action from http://learningtimes.com

Note: If you would like to schedule synchronous meetings during your session in the Learning Times Webheads’ Virtual Room, you will need to sign up on the calendar, as per details in the SlideShare below. View the  slides in order to learn how to

  • reserve the room,
  • enter the room as a session moderator,
  • record the session and make sure the recording is saved on the Elluminate servers,
  • and finally how to find the recording and extract its share link.

How to use the LearningTimes Bb Collaborate Webheads Virtual Office from Vance Stevens

Jan 8 Registration for EVO 2018 begins, sessions start Jan 14

https://www.smore.com/gvdjt-electronic-village-online?embed=1

5-week EVO sessions start Jan 14, 2018, registration from Jan 8

It is a pleasure to announce the Call for Participation for the Electronic Village Online (EVO) 2018. A project of TESOL’s Computer-Assisted Language Learning Interest Section (CALL-IS), EVO has been offering free, open online professional development sessions and workshops to teachers of English around the globe since 2001.This year, we are pleased to offer 14 five-week sessions on a the following topics:

  1. ICT4ELT

  2. Business English for a better world

  3. Classroom-based research

  4. Teacher, trainer, coach:  Developing the business English professional

  5. EVO Minecraft MOOC

  6. Are you a fair tester?

  7. Flipped learning

  8. Moodle for Teachers

  9. Mother tongue use in the EFL classroom

  10. QR codes in action

  11. Teaching listening: Principles, techniques and technologies

  12. Teaching pronunciation differently

  13. TECHNO-CLIL

  14. Teaching EFL to young learners

For descriptions and abstracts, visit the Call for Participation at http://evosessions.pbworks.com/w/page/121153245/Call_for_Participation_2018

Please note that registration for the sessions will take place from January 8 – January 14, 2018. The sessions begin on January 14 and continue until February 18. To register for a session, follow the instructions on that session’s page (Session pages are linked to the titles in the CfP.). EVO sessions can be time-consuming, so we encourage you to sign up for no more than two sessions!As always, EVO sessions are free (you need only a computer with Internet access and a desire to learn) and open to all, no matter what your professional affiliation. The sessions carry no academic credit, and participants may choose the level of involvement that works for them.Mark your calendars now for EVO registration, January 8 – 14th and get ready for an unforgettable experience!Please share this invitation with your colleagues and e-lists.

Thank you for helping us to spread the word!On behalf of the EVO18 Coordination Team

 

Earlier events

Wed Nov 29 1400 UTC Learning2gether with Shelly Terrell – Hacking Digital Learning Strategies

https://learning2gether.net/2017/11/29/learning2gether-with-shelly-terrell-hacking-digital-learning-strategies/

Sat Dec 2 Classroom 2.0 hosts Accessible Digital Content for Everyone” with Steven Anderson

Saturday, December 2, 2017
9am PT/10am MT/11am CT/12pm ET
“Accessible Digital Content for Everyone” with Steven Anderson

We are always thrilled when Steven Anderson, returns to Classroom 2.0 LIVE to share his passion, enthusiasm, and expertise as an educational leader with us. His always practical advice coupled with his great sense of humor and terrific resources provides support for all of us in our mission to improve learning experiences for ALL students, teachers, and administrators. In this week’s webinar Steven will be sharing about how to provide accessible digital content for everyone.

Webinar description:

Accessibility isn’t just something that concerns a small portion of the school population. It’s important for every educator to understand accessibility and how to ensure that the content, process, and products we create and have students create are able to be viewed, enjoyed and shared with anyone. Join Steven W. Anderson (@web20classroom) as he discusses accessibility and how every educator can make their content more accessible.

Steven Anderson is a Dad, learning evangelist, educator, speaker, and author. As a former classroom teacher and Director of Instructional Technology Steven is highly sought after for his expertise in educational technology integration and using social media for learning. As @web20classroom he regularly travels the country talking to schools and districts about the use of Social Media in the classroom and how they can better serve students through technology. Steven has been a presenter and keynoter at several national and international educational conferences, including ISTE, ASCD, FETC, WISE, VSTE as well as numerous state and local conferences.

Steven is the author of 3 books: The Relevant Educator: How Connectedness Empowers Learning,The Relevant Educator: How Connectedness Empowers Learning, co-authored with his good friend and social media maven, Tom Whitby, The Tech-Savvy Administrator, part of the ASCD Arias series, and Content Curation: How To Avoid Information Overload, part of the Corwin Connected Educators Series. He is also responsible for helping create #edchat, a weekly education discussion on Twitter that boasts over 500 weekly participants.

Steven has been recognized with the the 2009 and 2011 Edublogs, Twitterer of The Year Award, a “Top 50 Educational Innovators” award from the Center For Digital Education, a Microsoft Heros of Education award, along with a 2013 Bammy Award, recognized worldwide as the Educational Emmy, for his work with #edchat.

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 “Intentional Learning Centers: Making the Most of Station Rotation” session with Brittany Miller. Click on the Archives and Resources tab.

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

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

Nov 1 Nellie Deutsch hosts Moodle MOOC 11 through to Dec 2

Register for free

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/moodle-mooc-11-tickets-37477048862?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=estw&utm-source=tw&utm-term=listing

DATE AND TIME

Wed, Nov 1, 2017, 12:00 AM – Sat, Dec 2, 2017, 11:30 PM (EDT)

Sat Dec 9 Classroom 2.0 hosts Shannon Miller talking about Buncee

Saturday, December 9, 2017
9am PT/10am MT/11am CT/12pm ET
“10 Ways to Use Buncee” with Shannon M. Miller

We are so excited to have an extraordinaire librarian and exemplary Buncee Ambassador, Shannon M. Miller, as our special guest to share some of the incredible things educators are doing with Buncee to bring interactive learning experiences to their students. Shannon has helped teachers around the world learn about the power of this amazing tool and will share her stories and examples about how empowering Buncee is for students. She will share 10 ways Buncee can be used in the library with examples of global Buncee projects including Dot Day, a Global Buncee Recipe Book and Buncee Buddies just to mention a few. Even though these are perfect examples for librarians they are also excellent ideas for all teachers! Buncee allows students to share their knowledge and creativity in an easy, engaging way and provides a perfect medium for encouraging student voice. She will share ideas for creating newsletters, announcing events, research projects, student sharing of books and reading, and collaborative global projects.

Shannon is a mom and wife. She served as the K-12 district teacher librarian at Van Meter Community School District in Iowa for 8 years. Shannon is now an international speaker and consultant who has a passion for education, librarianship, technology, social media, and making a difference in the world and lives of others, especially children. Shannon is the Future Ready Libraries and Project Connect Spokesperson, Buncee’s Teacher Librarian Advisor and Cantata Learning’s Teacher Librarian Advocate. She is part of Best Keynote and EdSpeakers. Shannon is a Skype Master Teacher.

Shannon is the author of the award-winning The Library Voice blog and enjoys writing for various blogs, journals, and other forums. She is currently writing two children’s book series with Cantata. In 2014, she was named a Library Journal Mover and Shaker. In 2016, she was awarded the Making it Happen Award by ISTE.

She serves on AASL Best Websites, ALA Committee on Education and ALA Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Implementation Working Group.; Canva Educational Advisors; GoNoodle Ambassador; United Tools for Schools Committee; eduBuncee Ambassador; Remind and Tackk Educator, FableVision Ambassador, and Social Media WRADvocate for LitWorld’s World Read Aloud Day. She has served as advocacy chair for IASL, Iowa Center for the Book Advisory Council, School Library Monthly, Library Journal and School Library Journal, and Rosen Digital Library Advisory Boards.

In 2011, Shannon was awarded the Connecting People Shorty Award and was chosen to be part of the SLJ New Leaders Program in 2012. In 2013, she was named one of the Faces of Innovation from Broadband for America; one of 50 featured in the 2013 Center for Digital Education Yearbook; and one of the featured Connected Educators with the Connected Educators projects partnered with the US Department of Education.

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 “Accessible Digital Content for Everyone”session with Steven Anderson. Click on the Archives and Resources tab.

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

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

Sat Dec 9-Sun Dec 10 OpenSimulator Community Conference

http://conference.opensimulator.org/2017/

http://conference.opensimulator.org/2017/register-now/ (free, or freemium)

Thu Dec 14 1900 CET Globinar with Russell Stannard on Sean Banville’s other EFL sites



E4.512-2278: Sean Banville’s other EFL-materials sites
14. 12. 2017: 19:00h  20:30 CET
Russell Stannard / Host: Tilly Harrison
Access link: 
https://webconf.vc.dfn.de/othersites/
http://globinars.blogspot.de/2017/10/webinar-sean-banvilles-other-efl.html

These Globinars are organized by Jürgen Wagner

Here is the previous, constantly expanding program:

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

Also to be found at: http://globinars.blogspot.de/

There will be some changes:

  • The link to the recording and the PDF of the speakers will only be sent to registered participants and both the recording and the PDF presentation will be deleted after 2 weeks.
  •  Certificates of attendance will only be sent if the registration data is COMPLETE.
  •  Participants who enter the room via a pseudonym or are not identifiable by their full names and surnames will be expelled from the room.
  •  Registration during the webinar remains possible for spontaneous participants but must be completed within 15 minutes after their entry and must be complete (including postal address of their school, university, institution, organization, company or private address).

Registration:

http://lpm.lpm.uni-sb.de/Webinar/index2.php

Remember to enter both your fisrt AND last names before entering the room.

If you haven’t registered yet, you are expected to do so at least during the first 15 minutes in the room.

Thu Dec 14 2100 UTC 3rd webinar in Designer Dialogues webcast series

Starting October 12th, join the Designer Dialogues webcast series scheduled on the second Thursday of each month at 21:00 UTC.

Live webcasts are held using the Zoom webinar platform (see connection options below). To help manage the conversation, the live meeting is capped to the first 100 attendees. The recording will be posted here after the session.

Thu Oct 12 2100 UTC Designer Dialogues webcast series begins

Archived here: http://designersforlearning.org/20171012webcast

Sat Dec 16 Flipping Out with Flipgrid with Karly Moura and Sean Fahey on Classroom 2.0

Saturday, December 16, 2017
9am PT/10am MT/11am CT/12pm ET
“Flipping Out with Flipgrid” with Karly Moura and Sean Fahey

If you haven’t caught “Flipgrid Fever” yet, I can guarantee you will have it after you see this inspiring presentation by our special guests, Karla Moura and Sean Fahey! They are passionate, inspired educators who integrate technology throughout their classrooms and lives and they are particularly enthusiastic about Flipgrid as Flipgrid Ambassadors! Flipgrid is a fantastic K-12 resource that is designed to promote open discussion among all students within your classroom. Teachers post topics, videos, or links for discussions and students respond to the prompt and to each other with short video reflections. Flipgrid is meant to provide a digital space for students to share and reflect on ideas with their teacher and with their peers. It is a video response platform where educators can have online video discussions with students or other educators. Teachers can provide feedback to students AND better yet students can provide feedback to one another. Join us to catch the Flipgrid Fever!

Webinar description: “Flipping out with Flipgrid”
Both teachers and students are flipping out over using Flipgrid. But why?
***Hint, hint ….Cause it’s AWESOME!***
Learn more about what Flipgrid is, how to use it, and ways to you can implement this incredibly versatile and awesome tool in your classroom to help give students voice and choice in their learning.

Karly Moura is an instructional coach and educational technology support teacher at Sun Terrace Elementary School in the Mount Diablo Unified School District in Concord, CA. She supports all staff with the implementation of the Common Core standards as well as with integrating technology in a 2:1 (2 students to 1 device) chromebook/ipad environment. Karly also supports all classes as they rotate through the Sun Terrace STEM lab, working with TK through 5th grade students on coding, robotics, design challenges, greenscreen projects, makerspace activities and more. You can follow and connect with Karly on Twitter at @KarlyMoura.

Sean Fahey is currently in his 6th year as a classroom teacher. After receiving his degree in Elementary Education, Sean Fahey began his teaching in a 4th grade classroom. After a few years of changing schools, Sean is a 6th grade math teacher at Throop Elementary School in his hometown of Paoli, IN. Sean is a proponent of replacing the traditional lecture, worksheet, and textbook method of delivering instruction and strives to bring unique learning experiences to his students. He believes that with the continued advancements in technology, the role of a teacher is changing and that student learning experiences can be greatly enhanced with the use of technology in the classroom. Outside of school, Sean is happily married and loves spending time with his wife Amanda and two children. You can follow and connect with Sean on Twitter at @SEANJFAHEY.

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 “10 Ways to Use Buncee” session with Shannon M. Miller. Click on the Archives and Resources tab.

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

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

Thu Jan 11 2100 UTC next webinar in Designer Dialogues webcast series

The Designer Dialogues webcast series is scheduled on the second Thursday of each month at 21:00 UTC.

Live webcasts are held using the Zoom webinar platform. To help manage the conversation, the live meeting is capped to the first 100 attendees. The recording will be posted here after the session.

Sat Jan 13 1700 UTC 9th Anniversary Celebration & Open Mic: Back to the Future Classroom 2.0 Style

Saturday, January 13, 2018
“9th Anniversary Celebration & Open Mic: Back to the Future Classroom 2.0 Style.”

Happy New Year! We are energized and excited to return after our winter break with our 9th Annual Anniversary Celebration. In this first webinar of the New Year we will be celebrating our 9th Anniversary on Classroom 2.0 LIVE as well as holding an Open Mic show on a topic all of us will surely have something we can share! “Back to the Future Classroom 2.0 Style”Which tools were you using in 2009 when Classroom 2.0 LIVE first began? What has changed? How do we do these things today? What is obsolete, what’s on the horizon? Share tools, apps, stories, examples, questions. We chose this topic because we felt it was broad enough to include everyone! Join us, take the mic and share your memories, tools, apps, stories, examples, questions and advice. Paula Naugle will facilitate the conversation and we hope you’ll come prepared to share with your headset/earbuds on to take the mic and add to the conversation. We’ll have an awesome Livebinder prepared with resources and will look forward to adding your resources to the Livebinder.

We are looking forward to celebrating our Anniversary and to taking a few minutes at the beginning of the show to recognize our amazing 2017 special guest presenters, participants and Advisory Team members with a quick trip down memory lane with a few special memories! We also have some exciting raffle prizes to share with participants throughout the show. Come and join the celebration! We would especially love to have any of our 2017 special guest presenters join us to take the mic during the show to share your latest updates!

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 “Flipping Out with Flipgrid” session with Karly Moura and Sean Fahey. Click on the Archives and Resources tab.

Learning2gether with Shelly Terrell – Hacking Digital Learning Strategies

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Download this audio: https://learning2getherdotnet.files.wordpress.com/2017/11/2017nov29shellyterrell-64k.mp3?

On Wed Nov 29 1400 UTC Learning2gether arranged to meet with Shelly Terrell to talk about her new book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies, which she presented in the context of how her newborn daughter will be raised in a digital world, with so many implications for how she and other teachers can engage their students in the different world that most of us find ourselves in, and that others are even now just entering.

Where? in Bb Collaborate, Webheads Virtual Room

http://webheads.learningtimesevents.org/

Bb Collaborate Recording:
https://sas.elluminate.com/site/external/jwsdetect/nativeplayback.jnlp?sid=75&psid=2017-11-29.0457.M.7AE801FFB697DA460D4BF25AA8C21B.vcr

There’s more information about how to set up your BbC here
http://goodbyegutenberg.pbworks.com/w/page/71255037/2014_tutorials#BlackboardCollaborate

Chat transcripts
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1f-s9gqTza6DwMVER5EwjifY2-E1LZTCwnn9nzfholEw/edit?usp=sharing

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What? description of the event here

I asked Shelly to talk to us about her new book
Hacking Digital Learning Strategies
http://www.shellyterrell.com/edtechmissions.html

And she responded with this WOW set of slides

These were also made available with greater context in her Mission Possible web space, here:
http://www.shellyterrell.com/mp.html

Who is Shelly?
http://www.shellyterrell.com/

http://timetoknow.com/digital-learning-hub/the-top-10-digital-learning-thought-leaders-follow-right-now/

Shelly is a founder of Twitter’s #Edchat. She’s an international speaker, elearning and digital learning specialist and the author of The 30 Goals Challenge for Teachers: Small Steps to Transform Your Teaching, Learning to Go: Lesson Ideas for Teaching with Mobile Devices, Cell Phones and BYOT, and Hacking Digital Learning Strategies: 10 Ways to Launch EdTech Missions in Your Classroom. She has trained teachers and taught learners in over 20 countries as an invited guest expert by organizations, like UNESCO Bangkok, the Venezuelan-US Embassy, Cultura Iglesa of Brazil, the British Council in Tel Aviv, IATEFL Slovenia, EduTECH Australia, and HUPE Croatia.

Full Quote: “Technology has connected human beings more than ever. Our devices connect us to each other and our devices connect to each other to paint a bigger picture about the way we live our lives (health, shopping, education, etc.). More than ever our digital learners need experience using technology to collaborate and solve problems with peers worldwide and they need to know how to make sense of all this data to decide how to live a meaningful life.”

Shelly shares!

I’ve had this book listed at Berry Bush Books since 2011
http://goodbyegutenberg.pbworks.com/w/page/70678402/2014_Berry-Bush_Books#EffectiveMobileLearning50+QuickTipsampResourcesbyShellyTerrell2011

Shelly’s slides at Webcon Nov 24-25, 2017 – https://conference.iatefl.org/ 

During the presentation, participants could get help or find the livestream of Shelly’s presentation in Chatwing
http://chatwing.com/vancestev

Participants were informed that Vance was attempting to stream the event live on https://www.youtube.com/user/vancestev/ but that bandwidth issues caused the stream to be broadcast in spurts and to cut out frequently during streaming.

YouTube recorded what it got until the stream stopped and put what it had up to that point in the can. The stream continued intermittently and would have been visible to viewers, but only 7 minutes were recorded until the stream stopped the first time.  The video of that is unlisted and will be replaced when I am able to grab a full version from the Bb Collaborate recording.

Announcements

Google+ Communities

Facebook Groups

Twitter

Earlier events

Tue Nov 21 1130 UTC Vance Stevens attempts a plenary on Flipping Classes Using Wikis at the ELT for Generation Z Virtual Conference

https://learning2gether.net/2017/11/21/vance-stevens-attempts-a-plenary-on-flipping-classes-using-wikis-at-elt-for-generation-z-virtual-conference/

Wed Nov 22 The Minecraft Project – ISTE VEN Focus Session

https://www.youtube.com/user/Spiffwhitfield84/

Details

Created by Beth S O’Connell  ·  Public event

Today, Nov 22, 5:00 AM – 6:00 AM

The ISTE Virtual Environments Network holds Focus Sessions featuring noted practitioners of education in virtual environments, (usually) every 3rd Tuesday, in an interactive setting

Fri Nov 24-Sat Nov 26 IATEFL WebCon

https://conference.iatefl.org/

But you can find many artifacts online regarding the event using this Twitter search

https://twitter.com/search?t=1&cn=ZmxleGlibGVfcmVjcw%3D%3D&refsrc=email&iid=c5aff8ab32654f3ba8027cfeb17cac3b&q=%23webcon17&uid=19149424&nid=244+281088009

Vance Stevens flips a plenary on Flipping Learning Using Wikis at ELT for Generation Z Virtual Conference

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On Tuesday Nov 21 at 1130 UTC Vance Stevens attempted a plenary on Flipping the flip: Organizing students around a wiki and training colleagues to do likewise at the Nov 20-21 – ELT for Generation Z Learners – Virtual Conference.

On November 26, I used OBS (Open Broadcasting Software) to record a second version (shown above) to replace the first due to issues with bandwidth over HoA.

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In order to give the live audience something to take away with them when I gave my presentation at a distance, I created a slide show and gave them the tiny URL for it: http://tinyurl.com/vit-vance

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Showing also the links to the wikis I would show in the next 30 minutes

There were just two slides in the original presentation, which I had titled Flipping Classes using Wikis, but on reflection, changed to Flipping Learning using Wikis.

I do use wikis in every class I teach these days to give students a portal they can go to and see what we did in every class, in case they missed the class or were distracted at  some point. Often my wikis point to work the students can do in or out of class, as you can see for yourself at my current classes portal:  http://vancesclass.pbworks.com. But the wikis I introduced in this presentation were not necessarily organized around classes. Rather they are meant  for use in online  environments either as tutorials or repositories of resources. Therefore they come more under the heading of flipped learning than flipped classroom.

The Flipped Learning Network articulates this distinction in a 2-page handout available online here:
https://flippedlearning.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/FLIP_handout_FNL_Web.pdf

Here, they say, as regards “Flipped Classroom and Flipped Learning. These terms are not interchangeable. Flipping a class can, but does not necessarily, lead to Flipped Learning. Many teachers may already flip their classes by having students read text
outside of class, watch supplemental videos, or solve additional problems, but to engage in Flipped Learning, teachers must incorporate the following four pillars into their practice.” In the handout, these are worded in such a way as to fall conveniently into the mnemonic, FLIP, where the letters stand, in part, for

  • Flexible Environment – where educators “create flexible spaces in which students choose when and where they learn [and] are flexible in their expectations of student timelines for learning and in their assessments of student learning.”
  • Learning Culture –  “The Flipped Learning model deliberately shifts instruction to a learner-centered approach … As a result, students are actively involved in knowledge construction as they participate in and evaluate their learning in a manner that is personally meaningful.”
  • Intentional Content – “The Flipped Learning model [is used] to help students develop conceptual understanding, as well as procedural fluency [and provides] materials students should explore on their own [allowing educators] to maximize classroom time in order to adopt methods of student-centered, active learning strategies”
  • Professional Educator – “Professional Educators are reflective in their practice, connect with each other to improve their instruction, accept constructive criticism, and tolerate controlled chaos in their classrooms.”

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To illustrate these concepts I set up my live presentation to model Flipped Learning

I made links at Time and Date dot com, as I usually do when staging these events, showing when the event would start, and giving a countdown to the event.

The conference organizers were holding their event in Skype. I wanted to show them my wikis and could not visualize how I could do that in Skype, so I suggested I set up a HoA for them. In theory I should have been able to join the session from two computers, share the screen from the second computer to the first, and broadcast the HoA from the first computer. In practice, technology did not allow this to happen as seamlessly as planned.

I asked them to watch it live here, or view the recording afterwards, at this link
https://youtu.be/LNrALcikDdE

The video came out awful. I was monitoring what I thought it was broadcasting on computer #1 where I started the session.  Perhaps because I was logged in at the same acct at computer no. 2 when I started the broadcast, YouTube might have been confused about which computer to record. I’ll bet that’s what happened (next time bring the second computer into the HoA AFTER starting the b/cast, so I am sure to get the broadcast through the VPN connected computer).

The technician in India also complained of garbled sound from me in as heard in India. Computer #1 was running under a VPN and should have produced crisp sound, but #2 was running over the regular internet where packets from HoA are not delivered faithfully. The audio on the recording is ok (not garbled) and the screenshare shows intermittently, but I didn’t get any video. Again that indicates that it was recording video from the computer not on the VPN. Since only my avatar showed there, but the video was in fact on and was visible on computer #1 which was supposed to have been doing the recording. Since the video from computer #2 was showing on computer #1, it indicates the video was not transmitting from #2 due to some blockage of HoA.

More indication of that was when they finally called me on Skype in India, which I connected through the non-VPN computer #2, and they got audio and video I believe. But computer #2 was running video through HoA (not needed since it was screen sharing, I could have turned that off). So all of that was degrading the quality of audio from me.

It’s always good to test these things beforehand but all the sessions in India both days were taking place when I was at work, and Skype is blocked at my school. I tried connecting to their conference through a hot spot from my phone and got connected to one Skype presentation, but audio was not at all clear to me, and the calls dropped. So it was a learning experience that didn’t work out well as a presentation.

The video at least has clear audio of me trying to describe these projects, but the screen share from computer #2 had severe lag so more often than not, I am talking about what I’m doing on the my screenshare before the images actually get sent to the HoA several dozen seconds later.

Six days later, I recorded the replacement video you can see here, https://youtu.be/0iaWFYSxdU4, and at the head of this article.

What was this conference about? This was its first promotional brochure

Here is the 2-page conference schedule in PDF

VIrTual Conference 20 &21 Nov 2017 SCHEDULE.pdf

Here is the part of the schedule where my presentation was listed

The only link the organizers had given for the conference was VIRTUAL CONFERENCE VIT UNIVERSITY on Skype.

Perhaps I can help with the next one 🙂

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Earlier events

Sun Nov 19 1400 UTC final live event in EVO2018 Moderator Training in Hangout on Air

https://learning2gether.net/2017/11/19/final-live-event-in-evo-moderator-development-for-2017-in-preparation-for-evo2018/

Ayat Tawel and Martha Ramirez host final live event in EVO moderator development for 2017 in preparation for EVO2018

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On Sunday, November 19, EVO coordinators Ayat Tawel and Martha Ramirez hosted the final live event in the October-November 2017 iteration of the 5-week EVO2018 Moderator Training. Ayat started and managed the Hangout on Air and both ladies put on a great performance modeling how an EVO session live event can be successfully facilitated, especially eliciting participant interaction through Poll Everywhere.

Participants could join us in HoA or in the stream for

A celebration of EVO2018 moderator and participant voices

You can join the event live in the HoA or you can watch it stream here

Here is the link to the Google Presentation we will be using today

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1-CA_deL36yQLuOY7DshS9sqQXPHaqCxfe-_WfgZb_0w/edit?usp=sharing

While watching the stream, participants could come to the chat space http://chatwing.com/vancestev to interact with us, or join us live by going to the direct link to the HoA which we posted to our online spaces.  Many did that; the HoA was full for most of the time.

 

Log in with Twitter or Facebook or Google, or create an acct at Chatwing and use this

http://chatwing.com/vancestev

Links to transcripts from text chats in the YouTube Live, Hangout on Air, and Chatwing spaces are here

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ezdCuWmfDtuT9c2ZW63Eco5hE0GLAhEeMPn8xmmvLaY/edit?usp=sharing

 

Earlier events

Sun Nov 12 1400 UTC 3rd live event in EVO2018 Moderator Training in Bb Collaborate

https://learning2gether.net/2017/11/12/learning2gether-with-the-3rd-live-event-in-evo2018-moderator-training-in-bb-collaborate/

 

Nov 13-16 Global Education Conference online


THE GLOBAL EDUCATION CONFERENCE
November 13th – 16th, 2017
GlobalEducationConference.com

The Global Education Conference (GEC) is a collaborative and world-wide community convening designed to increase opportunities for globally-connecting educators and programs significantly. It is free to attend and takes place entirely online. Our primary event seeks to present ideas, examples, and projects related to connecting educators and classrooms with a strong emphasis on promoting global awareness, fostering global competency, and inspiring action towards solving real-world problems. Through this conference, attendees will challenge themselves and others to become more active citizens of the world.

The Global Education Conference welcomes participants from all over the world and encourages submissions in any language. We provide training on the conference platform, Blackboard Collaborate, and advocate for presenters to take ownership of the presentation process when scheduling and promoting their sessions. We seek to elevate and empower presenters to share their knowledge with a global audience. This year, we have added new strands for the conference to expand our offerings. The new strands are the UN’s SDGs, Study Abroad and Exchange Programs, and Higher Education.

As usual, Lucy Gray put together an INCREDIBLE keynote speaker lineup: <== Details here

  • David Bornstein (Co-Founder + CEO, Solutions Journalism Network)
  • Kevin Crouch (Director of Technology Services, Consilience Learning)
  • Franz De Paula (Author)
  • Gavin Dykes (Programme Director for the Education World Forum)
  • Fabrice Fresse (Member of EvalUE, EvalUE)
  • Michael Furdyk (Co-founder, TakingITGlobal)
  • Terry Godwaldt (Executive Director, The Centre for Global Education)
  • Ed Gragert (Founder, Global Woods Consulting)
  • Martin Levins (President of the Australian Council for Computers in Education–ACCE)
  • Julie Lindsay (Founder and CEO, Flat Connections)
  • Sylvia Martinez (Author, speaker, publisher – Invent to Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom)
  • Alan Mather (Chief, Office of College + Career Success)
  • Ann S. Michaelsen (Teacher and school leader, Sandvika vgs)
  • Anne Mirtschin (Hawkesdale P12 College, Australia)
  • Pam Moran (Superintendent of Schools, Albemarle County Public Schools)
  • Jean-Luc Moreau (President, EvalUE association)
  • Dana Mortenson (CEO + Co-founder, World Savvy)
  • Jennie Niles (DC’s Deputy Mayor of Education)
  • Lori Roe (Instructional Technology Specialist, Delaware Department of Education)
  • Maggie Mitchell Salem (Executive Director, QFI)
  • George Saltsman (Associate Research Professor, Director, Center for Educational Innovation and Digital Learning, Lamar University)
  • Ira Socol (Executive Director of Technology and Innovation, Albemarle County Public Schools)
  • Ariel Tichnor-Wagner (Senior Fellow of Global Competence, ASCD)
  • Erin Towns (Global Educator, Edward Little High School)
  • Liam Wegimont (Chairperson, GENE)
  • Dr. Jennifer Williams (Director of Education Strategy, Participate)

 

Below are the session titles and presenters for our 127 currently-accepted general sessions, and more of these are coming as well!

For recordings see below …

  • 10 Ways to Easily Integrate Global Collaborations in Your Daily Curriculum – Rhett Oldham
  • A Joined Up Approach to Education and Learning – Christine Farrell
  • A World of #CollaborativePD: Build Your Global PLN Twitter Chat – Dr. Jennifer Williams, Brad Spirrison
  • Amplifying Student Voices Globally Via the Our Global Classroom What If Grid. – Bronwyn Joyce
  • Beyond Our Borders: Fostering Global Competency Through Student Travel and Virtual Exchanges – Cynthia Derrane, Jennifer Orlinski
  • Bridges to Argentina: Teaching and Learning with First Grade Partners and their Teachers – Susan Jacques Pierson
  • Bringing learning BACK INTO the classroom – Liu Yijie
  • Bringing the world to rural environments – Peter Raatz
  • Building up an organization (from scratch!) for a Global impact! – Montserrat Fregoso Fonseca, Maria Fernanda, Fregoso Fonseca
  • Cavando Bajo las Fs de la Educación Global para Experiencias Más Profundas – Jennifer D. Klein
  • Challenge Based Learning – David Lockett
  • Children’s Literature for Solving Real-World Problems – Tina Genay
  • Children’s Literature, Math, and Global Connections – Oh My! – Glenna Gustafson, Pre-service educators in the Teaching and Learning Mathematics
  • Citizen Science: A Global Conservation Effort – Lindsay Glasner, Kelly Schaeffer
  • Classroom Conversations with the World – Paul Hurteau
  • Connected Learning Activities through Social Service – Sebastian Panakal, Gladwin Xavier, Muhammed Fardeen, Muhammed Mufsal, Sophia T Pascal
  • Connecting through Architecture: Minecraft in the Language Classroom – Kathleen Reardon
  • Cosmopolitan Project Based Learning – Using the UN Sustainable Development Goals in PBL – Craig Perrier
  • Creating Global Citizens through Teen Service Travel – Joanne Trangle, Jodi Sabra
  • Curriculum is the most important ‘C’ word in Global Projects! – Christine Trimnell
  • Deep Learning – A Global Perspective – Tom D’Amico
  • Designing for All: Lessons from a Global Network of Maker Classrooms – Lisa Jobson, Jonelle Lorantas, Mahfuza Rahman, Elyse Gainor
  • Developing Global Competencies in Teacher Education through Transdisciplinary and Translational Research – Melda N. Yildiz. TBA
  • Developing Globally Competent Students – Ann C. Gaudino, Millersville University Graduate Students in Education
  • Digging Beneath the Fs for Deeper Global Learning – Jennifer D. Klein
  • Digital media education for digital higher educated students – Laura Malita
  • E.I. and Humanitarianism in Classrooms – 21st Century Learning and Citizenship Essentials – Sania Green-Reynolds
  • Earth Charter in Education – Dr. Valerie Schmitz, Dr. Mary Ann Kahl
  • Educational Diplomacy with High School Students – David Angwenyi, Ph.D, Lea Hopkins
  • Empowering Young Changemakers through Design Thinking – Mahika Halepete
  • Enhancing Intercultural Communication through an International Film Club – Helaine W. Marshall
  • Exploring Gender Neutral/Inclusive Bathrooms in Libraries: A Global Perspective – Raymond Pun, Kenya Flash
  • Flipped Learning in L2: How to Encourage Cross-Cultural Critical Thinking to Teach Global Problem-Solving Skills – Birgit A. Jensen
  • Food Rescue through a High School – Toni Olivieri-Barton, Colorado Springs Food Rescue
  • Fostering Global Citizenship Through Literature and Art – Nadia Kalman
  • Foundations of Global Learning: Creating Global Citizens in the First-Year Experience – Dr. Shelbee NguyenVoges
  • Free research-based educational material from Finland – Marianne Juntunen, Ph. D.
  • GEC Connect – The Game! – Julia Francis
  • Global Collaboration Provides Diverse Perspective for UN Sustainable Development Goals – Donna Roman, Hassan Hassan, Jen Sherman, Maire O’Keefe, Katrina Viloria
  • Global Collaboration: Connect Your Kids to the World – Leigh Zeitz, Ph.D., Ping Gao, Ph.D., Magda Galloway
  • Global Education Discourses in International Student Mobility – Uttam Gaulee, Krishna Bista
  • Global Learning Collaboration in a Less Tech World – Dr. Reynaldo L. Duran
  • Global Mentors Project: Connecting Student Teachers with Mentors from Around the World – Terry Smith
  • Global PBL in the Digital Age – Brad Bielawski
  • Global Project-Based Learning with iEARN: Sharing Impact and Opportunities – Jennifer Russell, Allan Kakinda, Hela Nafti
  • Global Scholar Diploma at the High School Level – Toni Olivieri-Barton
  • Global Students Global Perspectives – Amazing Race Project – Laurie Clement
  • Globally Conscious Mathematics – Kristy Beam
  • Globally Responsive Teaching Practice: Overcoming Social Disparities – Sajdah Ali George
  • Going Beyond the Hour of Code – Bryan L. Miller
  • Great Global Challenge Project Awardee Presentation: Why should I study a Foreign Language? – Ruth Valle, Athalo Carrao, Alexis Radney
  • Green Digital Footprints – Sebastian Panakal, Sophia T Pascal, Mertle Williams, Sunitha, Nisa
  • Harnessing Global Efficacy through Literature and Technology – Justin Peter Manwell
  • Harnessing the Power of Children’s Literature to Teach Math and Global Themes – Glenna Gustafson, Rachel Altizer, Leslie Angle, Delayna Doolin, Cassidy Hartsock, Jami Keen, Irene Labille, Josie Santos, Maddie Semones, Katie Smith, Malorie Tanner, Kelly Troiano
  • Hello Little World Skypers – the Continuing Adventures – Anne Mirtschin, Presenters from across the world (names to be added closer to the time)
  • High Quality Career Counselling as a Push for the Global Development – presenting best practices from the Erasmus+ Career Tree Project – Grzegorz Kata, PhD. with Robert Porzak, PhD and Jacek Łukasiewicz, PhD
  • High School Global Issues Class as a Springboard for Creating Young Activists – Adam Carter
  • How can schools be vehicles for creating community wellness? – Jennifer Moore
  • How might preparation for and engagement in a protest poetry festival enhance Grade 10 boys’ understanding of global conflict? – Glynnis Moore
  • How to create inclusion and shared power in virtual exchange partnerships. – Jack Haskell
  • How to Globally Mobilize High School Students to Actualize the United Nations SDGs. – Linda Flannelly, Ralph Viggiano, Megan Scharf, Pete Robinson, Ann Michelsen, Kristian Otterstad Andresen, the students at Lindenhurst and Sandvika High School
  • How to increase global competency in students: A research-based discussion with Empatico – Chelsea Donaldson, Angela Jo, Travis Hardy
  • iEARN – Girl Rising project – R. Allen Witten
  • Immerse Yourself in the German Culture For Free by Volunteering in Germany or Austria – Birgit A. Jensen
  • Integration of Global Outdoors Learning Blogs, TED Ed Lessons and Global Goals in Management Courses – Dr. Jose G. Lepervanche, Flor Lepervanche
  • Intercultural Competence – Shawn Simpson
  • Intercultural Competence For Educators: What’s In It For Me? – Dr. Whitney Sherman
  • Invitation to World Literature – Arthur R. Smith
  • Just Little ol’ Me Sharing my Global Collaboration Experiences. – Lynn Koresh
  • Kids @SOS Children Village Going Global with iEARN and Mathletics – Sheeba Ajmal
  • Kids on Earth – Howard Blumenthal
  • Kings of Collaboration – Jan Zanetis,Sean Forde, Ralph Krauss, Peter Paccone
  • La acción tutorial en la educación virtual: funciones y responsabilidades – Lic. Gustavo Beltrami
  • Learning math from students around the world – Chris Collins
  • Let’s Talk Global Education – Anne Mirtschin
  • Lidrazgo para el Desarrollo Social – Arlette Audiffred Hinojosa
  • Maverick Leadership – Mike Lawrence
  • Mobilizing Student Voice through Global Discussions with a Real-World Impact with WorldVuze – Julia Coburn
  • MOOCs for librarians/library –opportunities and challenges for digital literacy – Gabriela Grosseck + Laura Malita
  • More Than Current Events- A Globally Connected Triad of Tri-BOBs – Noa Daniel
  • My Identity, Your Identity Culture Project: Global Online Collaboration in Action – Nicolle Boujaber-Diederichs, Said Belgra, Asma Albriki
  • One Truth and a Million Truths: Teaching History in a Globalizing World – Nayun Eom, Dr. Marty Sleeper
  • Online global collaboration – enablers, barriers and implications for teacher education – Julie Lindsay
  • Opening up Statistics Education to a Global Audience – Larry Musolino
  • Optimizing OERs Globally Through ICT Literacy – Dr. Lesley Farmer
  • Organize, innovate and manage your global projects with free ICT tools – Barbara Anna Zielonka
  • Participatory Spontaneity: What Is It and How Can We Achieve It with Global Audiences Online? – Helen Teague
  • Power of Impact Cinema: How to bring the world into your classroom? – Gemma Bradshaw
  • Practice Active Global Citizenship with the K-12 Global Art Exchange – Paul Hurteau
  • Preparing Students for Careers in a Globally Connected World – Heather Singmaster
  • Preparing Teachers for Global Learning and Collaboration – Linda Haynes
  • Promote Global Tolerance + Celebrate Cultural Diversity by Creating New Media with the My Hero Project – Wendy Milette, Wendy Jewell, Victoria Murphy
  • Promoting Internationalism In Teaching And Preparing Global Citizens Through Exchange Projects: Different But The Same Project As An Example – Mr. Omar Titki
  • Quality Education through technology – Goal 4: Sustainable Development – Sara Abou Afach
  • Rainwater catchment and Practivism – Lonny Grafman
  • Ripples Make Waves: Bring The Global Water Crisis Into Your Classroom – Joan Roehre, Jan Zanetis
  • Scaling Global Competency Education – Delna Weil
  • Secrets to Successful Global Collaboration in Higher Education – Leigh Zeitz, Ph.D., David Stoloff, Ph.D.
  • Self Identity and Global Connection – Erin Dowd
  • Social Leadership Class Project – Arlette Audiffred Hinojosa
  • Student conversation on Gender and Ethics – Sean Terwilliger and Deborah Glymph
  • Student conversation on Girls and Sports – Sean Terwilliger, Nan Hambrose, Vanessa Campbell, Deborah Glymph
  • Student conversation on LGBTQ+ Issues – Sean Terwilliger and Emma Maney
  • Student conversation on World Religions – Sean Terwilliger and Tica Simpson
  • Student driven eco-initiatives towards UN’s SDGs – a case study of our GGPC grant winning entry – Ms. Kamal Preet, Ms. Anitha Bijesh
  • talking kites in the footsteps of J. Korczak – Ruty Hotzen
  • Teach-The-World Foundation: A Call to Action To Eradicate Illiteracy Around The World – Robert Torres, PhD
  • Teaching Math and Global Themes with Children’s Literature – Glenna Gustafson, Pre-service educators in the Teaching and Learning Mathematics
  • Teaching the SDGs through experiential and service learning – Caroline Weeks, Liz Radzicki, Kimm Murfitt
  • Tech Trip: Using EdTech to Get the Most Out of Global Travel – Kathleen Reardon
  • Teens Dream: A global video contest for teens to express their dreams as they relate to one of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals – Linda Staheli
  • The Impact of a Cultural Immersion Program on Student Perceptions of the “Other”: A Pilot Study – Sarah Thomas
  • The Kidlink Global projects.Perspectives and horizons for close cooperation. – Lusine Jhangirian
  • The positive impact of digital exchanges around the globe – Quratulain Hussain
  • The power of case studies – Anne Fox
  • Tips for starting your own DIY Global Youth Summit – Tara Kajtaniak
  • Tutoring Students Online to Promote Universal Access to a Quality Education – Kasey Beck, Ed Gragert, Adriana Vilela
  • Understanding the Reproductive Health Education Needs for Sustainable Development – Ms. Eunmi Song
  • University-Industry Collaboration in Vietnam: When the boss says Jump, you say Why? – Dr. Thi Tuyet Tran
  • Upward Mobility: Supporting the Academic Nomad through Blended Learning – Julia Zeigler, Terra Gargano
  • Use Design Thinking to Integrate Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) into STEM – Barbara Bray
  • Utilizing School-Based Virtual Field Trips for Global Learning – Dr. Stacy Delacruz
  • Virtual Exchanges: Harnessing Technology to Build Global Competencies and Increase Mutual Understanding Among International Youth – Katherine Hanson
  • Virtual STEM Competition-Your Community, Your World – Volita Russell, Tinika Fails
  • What’s a Crankie?? Using Creative Story Exchanges to Build Global Competence and Connect Students Across Borders – Cora Bresciano, Susan Gay Hyatt
  • Why and How Collaborative Projects Work Best according to the Mind, Brain, and Education Science – André Hedlund
  • World Peace Music Project – Yoshiro Miyata, Ayumi Ueda, Anne Mirtschin, Lorraine Leo
  • Write Our World – Multilingual eBooks by Kids for Kids – Julie Carey, Dr. Leigh Zeitz

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Sat Nov 18 0900 PT Classroom 2.0 hosts Brittany Miller on Intentional Learning Centers

Saturday, November 18, 2017
9am PT/10am MT/11am CT/12pm ET
“Intentional Learning Centers: Making the Most of Station Rotation” with Brittany MillerWe are really looking forward to hearing from our special guest presenter, Brittany Miller, who is a Digital Learning Coach in Raleigh, North Carolina at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation. Brittany is passionate about supporting teachers with the use of digital learning in their classrooms. She believes that in order to inspire teachers to rethink their roles in the classroom, and to build their capacity for student-centered learning, we have to first shake up the way we are teaching them! She will be sharing some of the strategies she recommends in her work with teachers.

Webinar description:
One of the most popular Blended Learning Models is Station Rotation. In this session, we will be sharing how to intentionally plan and organize stations that engage students, minimize distractions, and enable the teacher to facilitate and meet individual student needs..

Brittany’s philosophy is that if we want student-centered, personalized learning in our classrooms, we must first engage teachers in the types of experiences and environments that show them how. This mindset drives her work at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation which is the research arm of the College of Education at NC State University. She has spent the past 6 years learning with and engaging educators in schools and districts across North Carolina who are integrating digital learning into their schools and classrooms. Prior to joining the team at FI, Brittany taught 9th, 11th and 12th grade English and a Young Adult Literature elective in a digitally-enabled classroom at a high school in Wake County, North Carolina. Follow Brittany Miller on Twitter.

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 “News Media” session with Tiffany Whitehead. Click on the Archives and Resources tab.

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

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

 

 

 

Learning2gether with the 3rd live event in EVO2018 Moderator Training in Bb Collaborate

Learning2gether Episode #376

On Sunday Nov 12 Learning2gether hosted the 3rd live event in EVO2018 Moderator Training in Bb Collaborate

Where? Join us in Blackboard Collaborate

Come to Bb Collaborate directly, http://webheads.learningtimesevents.org

or watch the stream on YouTube Live

Elluminate recording link:

https://sas.elluminate.com/site/external/jwsdetect/nativeplayback.jnlp?sid=75&psid=2017-11-12.0610.M.7AE801FFB697DA460D4BF25AA8C21B.vcr

In case of problems

  • We we will set up a stream for you to watch and listen to.
    Find the LIVE stream here: https://www.youtube.com/user/vancestev/
  • You can get help and interact with us during the session in text chat at http://chatwing.com/vancestev
    We might be able to troubleshoot for some of you and talk you in through communication in the stream and in the text chat.

http://chatwing.com/vancestev

What should you do?

Join the room at http://webheads.learningtimesevents.org

Why?

This is a good option for holding your own EVO events; BbC (Blackboard Collaborate) should be able to accommodate all who try to connect. So it’s worthwhile to try and get it working. Then you can explain to others how you did it (that’s what moderators do 🙂

In preparation

Install the Blackboard Collaborate plugin and get connected

  1. Visit http://webheads.learningtimesevents.org/
  2. Follow instructions at the TECH CHECK tab
    direct link here http://webheads.learningtimesevents.org/tech-check/
  3. At the HOME tab log in and ENTER NOW
  4. Report to us if you are unable to connect. We can help.
    You can leave messages here on any day, at any time: http://chatwing.com/vancestev

If you can’t open the collab file that should launch the program

  1. right click on the collab file
  2. select open with
  3. and try to open it with the Bb Collaborate exe file

On a PC, the Bb Collaborate exe LAUNCH file can usually be found down this path

C:\Users\YourUserName\AppData\Local\Programs\Blackboard\Blackboard Collaborate Launcher\

Where YourUserName is the user name you use to log on to your computer

For those still having problems with this consult the tutorial here

http://goodbyegutenberg.pbworks.com/w/page/71255037/2014_tutorials#BlackboardCollaborate/Elluminate

And especially this video created by EVOMC co-moderator Vance explaining how to brute force your BbC into cooperating with your recalcitrant .collab files

 

Earlier events

Sun Nov 5 1400 UTC 2nd live event in EVO2018 Moderator Training in WizIQ

https://learning2gether.net/2017/11/05/nives-torresi-hosts-second-live-event-in-evo2018-moderator-training/

Sat Nov 11 0900 PT Classroom 2.0 hosts Tiffany Whitehead on Media LIteracy

Saturday, November 11, 2017
9am PT/10am MT/11am CT/12pm ET
“Media Literacy” with Tiffany Whitehead

We are thrilled to welcome Tiffany Whitehead, librarian extraordinaire, as our special guest presenter to share her insights and resources on helping students understand news literacy! Librarians play such an important role as the educational hub in our schools and there is so much we can learn from them. This is perfect timing as we celebrate Media Literacy Week, Nov. 6-10, 2017. Media Literacy is the ability to ACCESS, ANALYZE, EVALUATE, COMMUNICATE and CREATE using all forms of communication. The mission of Media Literacy Week is to highlight the power of media literacy education and its essential role in education today.
Webinar Description: News Literacy: Teaching students to be discerning in a world of fake news, clickbait, and extreme bias

Teaching news literacy is more necessary and challenging than ever in a world where news is delivered at a constant pace from a broad range of sources. Since social media and filter bubbles can make it challenging to access unbiased, factual information, we must equip students to be critical as they access news sources for a variety of purposes. This lecture-style session will give an overview of the phenomenon of fake news going viral and tools educators can use to help students develop news literacy skills.

Tiffany Whitehead, aka the Mighty Little Librarian, is an obsessive reader, social media user, and technology geek. She is the Director of Library at Episcopal School of Baton Rouge in Louisiana. Tiff earned her undergraduate degree in Elementary Education and School Library Certification from Southeastern Louisiana University and her graduate degree in Educational Technology Leadership from Northwestern State University. She has served as the President for ISTE’s Librarians Network and was recognized as one of ISTE’s 2014 Emerging Leaders. Tiffany is National Board Certified in Library Media and was named one of the 2014 Library Journal Movers & Shakers. She was the 2016 recipient of the Louisiana Library Media Specialist Award.

You can follow Tiff on Twitter @librarian_tiff

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 “Snapping for Learning: #Booksnaps and #Gratitudesnaps”session with Tara Martin. Click on the Archives and Resources tab.

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

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