Kendal Rolley’s 8 ideas to energize your classroom – in collaboration with Phil Brown and iTDi


Feel free to download this audio:
https://learning2getherdotnet.files.wordpress.com/2020/11/2020-11-12kendall-rolley_audio_only.m4a?

Learning2gether Episode 498

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The video is from the Zoom recording saved to Vance’s computer

The idea for this event derived from a recent post by Philip Shigeo Brown …

In this event we discussed in open mic format how these creative and communicative ways of promoting interaction in face-to-face classrooms might be applied online.

Here is the latest version of Kendal’s final pdf document
8-Ideas-to-Energize-Your-Online-Classroom-11-13-21

The following graphic is from an earlier working version:

Details on how to implement each activity can be found here:

  1. Four Corners:聽https://bit.ly/3iOIcF7
  2. Inside/Outside (a.k.a Kaiten [‘revolving’] sushi) 馃檪聽https://bit.ly/3iNf2GI
  3. Jigsaw Groups:聽https://bit.ly/33P7mxr
  4. Entry and Exit Tickets:聽https://bit.ly/3cjHZY4
  5. Flip the question can also be played like Jeopardy:聽https://eslgames.com/esl-jeopardy/
  6. Chain Notes:聽https://bit.ly/2RKVYNe
  7. Learning Stations:聽https://bit.ly/2Hk3VqP
  8. KWHL:聽https://bit.ly/3kxGFE3

Where?聽in Zoom


Zoom and Facebook Chat Logs

Zoom

20:01:18 From Natalija Savi膰evi膰 Mrvaljevi膰 : Hello from Montenegro! 馃檪
20:01:31 From Phil Brown, Malaysia : Hi everyone :_)
20:02:09 From Lija Tolpegina : Hello everyone 馃檪
20:02:12 From Michael Birch : Good afternoon from Greece
20:02:46 From Mgr. Silvia Hill : Hello from Slovakia:)
20:03:44 From Minnie Wang : Hello, good evening/morning
20:14:29 From Phil Brown, Malaysia : https://jamboard.google.com/
20:14:42 From Rocio Licea : JAMBOARD
20:17:36 From Phil Brown, Malaysia : Where is it streaming on FB. I can鈥檛 find it
20:17:59 From Vance Stevens to Phil Brown, Malaysia : https://www.facebook.com/groups/learning2gether
20:18:00 From kamilia Dhifallah : Some secretive students like the conversation thread. They just type their opinion!
20:19:43 From Phil Brown, Malaysia to Vance Stevens : Found it under videos now. Thanks
20:21:49 From kamilia Dhifallah : I have tried that during a speaking test! a random question rather than a random name.
20:25:15 From Natalija Savi膰evi膰 Mrvaljevi膰 : Unfortunately, I need to go. Can you please send me links to the 8 activities (you can find them here – Vance)
20:26:50 From Kendal Rolley : https://www.flippity.net/
20:27:19 From Bistra Borissova Maugeri : thanks!
20:29:12 From Minnie Wang : I鈥檓 going to check out the link later.
20:29:12 From Rocio Licea : you can also create them on WORDWALL
20:31:56 From Vance Stevens : Hi Minnie, thanks all for your contributions
20:34:07 From Minnie Wang : thank you Vance, you鈥檝e done a lot for me!
20:37:04 From Minnie Wang : very creative
20:37:35 From Rocio Licea : What I did try was having 3 sessions on MEET at the same time in order to kind of replicate those “stations”
20:37:44 From Michael Birch : Flipgrid is good. I haven’t come across a better alternative for what it does.
20:40:07 From Kendal Rolley : https://www.weareteachers.com/virtual-stations/
20:49:16 From Phil Brown, Malaysia : https://wordwall.net/
20:49:36 From Phil Brown, Malaysia : https://quizizz.com/
20:50:41 From Mgr. Silvia Hill : thank you for the link to quizziz…..it麓s new for me
20:51:08 From Eva Nasution : thank you for the link
20:52:12 From Minnie Wang : yes, all are new to me.
20:53:04 From Vance Stevens : Entry tickets seem to fit well with the check-in stage of SOFLA; see Marshall, H.W. & Kostka, I. (2020). Fostering teaching presence through the synchronous online flipped learning approach.TESL-EJ, 24(2), 1-15. http://tesl-ej.org/pdf/ej94/int.pdf. Unpaginated HTML version: http://www.tesl-ej.org/wordpress/issues/volume24/ej94/ej94int/
20:53:04 From Minnie Wang : I will check every link to the 8 ideas,
20:57:57 From Minnie Wang : how many students are there in your classroom?
20:58:14 From Kendal Rolley : 18-27
21:01:14 From Phil Brown, Malaysia to Vance Stevens : Did you set up break out rooms and/or do you want to?
21:01:37 From Vance Stevens to Phil Brown, Malaysia : waiting for your lead , to tell me what rooms to set up, how many, etc
21:02:03 From Catherine Angus : thank you for some new ideas! must log off.
21:02:21 From Vance Stevens : thanks Catherine
21:03:15 From Michael Birch : L for learn in KWHL
21:03:47 From Vance Stevens : https://miro.com/
21:04:35 From Minnie Wang : here 45-50
21:05:23 From Stefania Vandelli : thanks a lot
21:05:51 From Minnie Wang : thanks for your sharing
21:07:45 From Kendal Rolley : That class size must be really challenging Minnie!
21:07:49 From Bistra Borissova Maugeri : I鈥檓 sorry, I have to log off now. Thank you.
21:09:41 From Minnie Wang : yes, so I鈥檓 imagining how to adopt your ideas.
21:09:44 From Lija Tolpegina : sorry, have to leave, thank a lot:)
21:10:38 From Nina Tone : sorry, I’ve got to go, thanks a lot!
21:13:55 From kamilia Dhifallah : Can’t see anything either!
21:15:09 From kamilia Dhifallah : no 馃槮
21:15:49 From Kendal Rolley : What room would you like to be in?
21:16:01 From kamilia Dhifallah : ok for me
21:16:17 From kamilia Dhifallah : I mean if you can do that manually please do
21:17:48 From kamilia Dhifallah : I was offline for a while so have no idea about the jeopardy question! you can let me in any room. fine!
21:20:26 From Vance Stevens : everyone’s back now 馃檪
21:25:23 From Vance Stevens : Zoom alternatives, https://docs.google.com/document/d/1pm4Q_jJbrWKu38-xv8-2QFrn-ialnZBT-qDofoXAWcY/edit#heading=h.zfj39jg6qaju
21:26:05 From Vance Stevens : Austin, F. (2020, April 17). 9 Free Alternatives to Zoom for Getting your Classroom Online. OxfordTEFL Teacher Training. https://www.oxfordtefl.com/blog/9-free-alternatives-to-zoom-for-getting-your-classroom-online
21:27:20 From Vance Stevens : webroom
21:33:17 From Vance Stevens : For more information on what’s coming up at Learning2gether, see: http://learning2gether.pbworks.com/.
And for the complete archives of all 497 episodes plus this one, see http://learning2gether.pbworks.com/w/page/34456755/archiveindex

The screenshot shows how breakout rooms were managed

2020-11-12breakouts

Facebook

Note, Facebook lists its chat remarks latest on top, so you may need to read this from the bottom up.

Susana Canelo 路 1:23:09聽 – You can create 2 zoom meetings, so you students enter again for extra 40 minutes
Vicky Saumell聽路 0:00 – Susana Canelo The teacher restarts the meeting and they can enter using the same link
Susana Canelo 路 0:00 – Vicky Saumell , I used to do that, but at the moment, I have to create another meeting.
Sanjeev Singhal 路 19:26 – yes
Sanjeev Singhal 路 1:48 – Greetings from Nepal
Philip Shigeo Brown 路 0:12 – Please note you can find a number of links and resources here: http://learning2gether.pbworks.com/
(but note, these resources have now been moved to the page you are looking at now)
Susana Canelo 路 0:00 – Philip Shigeo Brown thanks again !!
Philip Shigeo Brown 路 0:00 – A pleasure 馃檪
Susana Canelo 路 1:23:48 – Sometimes 40 minutes is enough.
Philip Shigeo Brown 路 1:26:30 Yes, and even shorter for kindy can be good, e.g. 25-30 minutes 馃檪
Susana Canelo 路 1:25:31 – Thanks a lot !!
Susana Canelo 路 1:24:10 – Especially with young learners.
Vance Stevens 路 57:41 – whose screen?
Essa Aljebouri 路 51:46 – Show us your screen
Jane Chien 路 41:01 – I would say each Station would have a different focus on learning
Jane Chien聽路 40:03 – Could be either kind
Essa Aljebouri 路 38:47 – Is this all in one website 馃
Vance Stevens 路 37:00 – hi all, looking forward to your comments, we’ll reply or pass them on
Jane Chien 路 33:56 – Hi from Taiwan 馃槃
Essa Aljebouri 路 32:29 – Hi 馃憢 from Iraq
Vance Stevens 路 27:48 – welcome all
Susana Canelo 路 25:56 – From Argentina !
Mbarek Akaddar 路 25:26 – Watching from Morocco
Mbarek Akaddar 路 21:43 – Hi Vance and all!
Philip Shigeo Brown 路 19:46 – Hi everyone. Feel free to say hi, let us know where you’re watching from, ask questions, and share here, too 馃檪
Vance Stevens 路 12:56 – Hey Mr. Mike, happy birthday
Mike Kenteris 路 0:00 – Awesome 馃槉


Promotion and Feedback

Phil created this poster showing the registration link for this event:

2020-11-12kendal

https://bit.ly/TEFL2020

The event was promoted by iTDI on https://www.facebook.com/iTDi.Pro
and also announced at these Facebook groups

The event was streamed live聽through
https://www.facebook.com/groups/learning2gether/

Click the play button for the Facebook video replay

And a calendar event was set on this Groups.io
https://groups.io/g/webheadsinaction/message/32745

Phil Brown posted the event on LinkedIn
https://www.linkedin.com/posts/philip-shigeo-brown_itdi-learning2gether-activity-6732148421462921216-eo6g

Here is some appreciated feedback 馃檪


Earlier Events

Fri 6 Nov 1400 UTC Letizia Cinganotto and Daniela Cuccurullo webinar on聽Remote language learning and teaching during the pandemic

https://learning2gether.net/2020/11/06/letizia-cinganotto-and-daniela-cuccurullo-webinar-on-remote-language-learning-and-teaching-during-the-pandemic/

Sat 7 Nov MELTA聽International Research Conference in English Language Education – MIRCELE ONLINE 2020

The 10th聽MELTA (The Malaysian English Language Teaching Association) International Research Conference in English Language Education (MIRCELE ONLINE 2020) was聽free to MELTA members

I am a member, living in Malaysia, so I was interested in attending

Event Details
When: November 7, 2020

Event highlights

  • Keynote address by Professor Low Ee Ling, National Institute of Education, Singapore
  • Plenary presentations by
    • Associate Professor Troy McConachy, University of Warwick, UK
    • and Associate Professor Janet Scull, Monash University, Australia

Registration guidelines

  • MELTA members follow the link below and attach proof of membership (your membership certificate or letter confirming your status as a member聽https://forms.gle/pNDBJkM5ziPuVnEo7
  • Alternatively, visit our conference website at聽https://mircelemelta.com/聽and register from there and learn more about the event.

The event was held in Microsoft Teams, which was problematic for me as a first time user. I was registered in my Microsoft account, but had to register a second account with teams that matched the email address I had used to register for the conference. The process worked not smoothly but through persistence, and was briefly thwarted when the browser version of Teams would not open on two of my computers (using Chrome; maybe teams prefers a Microsoft browser). So I installed the app on one of my computers and managed to get into the conference.

The link to the live event beckoned, so I went there. Here the full text was:

Greetings! You may join, leave and rejoin our LIVE sessions through this link. The link will bring you to the ATTENDEE’S ROOM. If you have any questions to the speakers, please leave the questions in the Q&A Box in the ATTENDEE’S Room. Our moderators will try their best to forward your questions to the speakers. Have fun and hope the sessions add some values to your professional growth :聽http://bit.ly/mircele2020livesession

There聽 were announcements, a link to the live event, and 6 channels. There was a nice downloadable program book published for the conference and a schedule giving an overview of sessions,聽https://mircelemelta.com/conference-tentative/, but nothing (that I could find) saying specifically what was where and at what time.

Here was the schedule:

Perhaps I should have read the emails I received more thoroughly, and got set up in Teams earlier than on the day, but I didn’t work out from the interface that the morning activities were happening in the channel rooms. I hung out in the Live event room waiting for something to happen. There was music playing there, and a live mic suggesting that someone was bumping around in the background. If I might offer a suggestion, if the live meeting room was not where I should have been then there should have been a message there telling me where I should be. After some time I sent messages to the organizers and eventually worked out that the parallel sessions were happening in the “channels”

But by the time I got there it was lunch time and the meetings had disbanded. According to the apologies back in the live meeting room, the YouTube videos had been “public” from 10:30 to 2 pm but by the time I got there, closer to 2 pm, they had all been taken down. There were only thumbnails in the channels showing there had been something there, but the videos all no longer available.

I had better luck that afternoon with the plenaries in the live meeting room. Troy McConachy had already started when I got there. This screenshot is from the end of his presentation.

I presume you could email him for his slides. He was describing his聽research on pragmatic awareness and intercultural learning in English language education. When I arrived he was giving pragmatic examples from Japanese. I took this screenshot showing how he collected data. He did not appear to be displaying a web cam.

The next (and last) plenary speaker was Janet Scull, talking on Researching Young Children’s Writing Transitions. She had a live web cam and I took this screenshot from her introductory slide.

The conference ended on formalities, first the winners of the MELTA Excellence in Research Award

Followed by brief closing remarks from MELTA president Dr. Ramesh Nair

And finally a means of acquiring a certificate and providing feedback:

Sat 7 Nov 1300-1500 UTC – VSTE Second Life Saturdays – repeats each Saturday

About this intitiative,聽https://vste.org/upcoming-events-virtual-environments-pln/

Jaz and Thunder are at VSTE Space in Second Life every Saturday morning from 5 am to 7 am Pacific time.

Feel free to come learn more about the VSTE VE PLN there.聽Follow VSTE on Facebook:聽https://www.facebook.com/VSTEVEPLN/

Below are directions for joining the VSTE VE PLN in Second Life and Minecraft

Basic directions to join VSTE Spaces

If you don’t have a Second Life account get one, it’s free. We recommend setting one up at the Rockcliffe University Consortium’s Gateway here:聽https://urockcliffe.com/reg/second-life/

  1. Download and install the software.
  2. While your Second Life viewer (software) is open click this link聽http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Soulgiver/155/144/58
  3. and voila! Look for an avatar on VSTE Island and say, “Hey, I’m new!” We will take care of the rest.

Sat 7 Nov Oxford Day Online 2020 – Shape the future together

On November 7th,聽Karen Frazier Tsai聽and Barbara Hoskins Sakamoto聽will be doing a workshop together as part of Oxford Day Online about some of their favorite teaching techniques and activities to help students learn more effectively while having fun, many of which were created by the late, beloved

Ritsuko Kagawa Nakata

Their workshop starts at 11:45 CST, which is 12:45 (November 7th) for me in Japan and 19:45 (November 6th) for Karen in the US. If you’d like to see what time it is for you, you can check this coverter:聽http://bit.ly/KarenAndBarb

There are a lot of great people presenting at this event,
https://view.pagetiger.com/oxforddayonline2020.

Registration is open to all.聽https://elt.oup.com/events/global/oxford-day-online-2020….

I registered at聽https://elt.oup.com/events/global/oxford-day-online-2020聽and received these two notices giving the times

Morning bloc:

Young Learners

Saturday, November 7, 2020 9:00:00 AM CST – 2:00:00 PM CST (1500 UTC)

and afternoon bloc:

Learning and Assessment

Saturday, November 7, 2020 2:00:00 PM CST – 4:45:00 PM CST (2000 UTC)

Follow up email from the organizers says:聽Here are the resources from the day:

Please note that the session resources will be available to download for聽six months.聽(Into April, 2021)

Sat 7 Nov 2000 UTC Alison Larkin Koushki and Shannon Parks present聽On Stage Online: Living Language and Life Skills through Drama and Arts

Alison Larkin Koushki and Shannon Parks present “On Stage Online: Living Language and Life Skills through Drama and Arts”

See students in聽“act”ion and empirical data as to why that works!
Brought to you in the first ever collaboration between Arts & Creativity and Career Path Development PLNs!

7 November Saturday 3 pm ET.聽Join Zoom Meeting
https://ufl.zoom.us/j/4267433409

Mon 9 Nov – Start of Cambridge Assessment English free MOOC on Teaching English Online Week 2 of 4

The Cambridge Assessment English MOOC on Teaching English Online aims for participants to learn how to transfer their teaching skills to an online context and start teaching English online.
https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/online-tutoring/7

Started Nov 2, 2020, the course lasts for 4 weeks

This is a freemium course. You can take the course for free for its 4 weeks and have access to it for two more weeks for free (that should be enough time)

It appears to be an xMOOC with a prescribed course to be completed in each of 4 weeks.

There’s more, as you can see if you register for the course.

Tue 10 Nov 0700 UTC –聽Digital Accessibility & Inclusion – Meetup hosted by Matt Moore

Tuesday, November 10, 2020聽路 18:00-19:30 PM GMT+11 (07:00 GMT)

Digital Accessibility & Inclusion FREE, hosted by Matt Moore at
https://www.meetup.com/Information-Innovation-UTS/events/273766894/

Details

Ensuring that digital environments are accessible and inclusive for all people is critical for fairness, justice and productivity in our societies. This session will explore digital accessibility from the perspectives of those with disabilities who use such services and those who need to design them.

  • How do we design inclusive online environments?
  • What is it like to be disabled and use such environments?
  • How has the pandemic and move to digital impacted and been impacted by inclusion?
  • How do we move beyond technical standards compliance to ensure that people can actually use products.

Andrew Arch and Sarah Pulis from Intopia have collectively worked in the digital accessibility and inclusion for over thirty years. They embrace the importance of usable accessibility in delivering a more accessible outcome for people with disability. As strong advocates for inclusive design, they are always looking for ways to build awareness of accessibility as part of good user experience design, and work on strategies for how to encourage more organizations to speak with people with lived experience.

Simon Darcy is a Professor at the UTS Business School, University of Technology Sydney. He specialises in developing inclusive organisational approaches for diversity groups and understanding the social impact of organisations and individuals. Simon has a long history of involvement in advocacy and volunteer boards. He was a member of the Disability Council of NSW (2011-2015), which is the ministerial advisory to the New South Wales Government’s Department of Family and Community Services.

Laila Coulton is an experienced leader who is passionate about human centred design, digital transformation and team leadership. Having worked predominantly in large corporate environments Laila is well practiced at navigating complex environments and driving organisational change. Laila has led Digital Accessibility delivery teams and is most proud of her work in the inclusive design space. AA mum of two boys, Laila is also an advocate for part time and flexible working.

Attendees (237, registered)

Screenshots and archives

Simon Darcy video:聽https://youtu.be/Ja_yWiYeO5E
Sarah Pulis & Andrew Arch:聽https://youtu.be/bQcmldTBijY
Laila Coulton:聽https://youtu.be/st6WDFSTnzE
Panel Discussion:聽https://youtu.be/Vsxeshtctqs

Matt’s comment:聽If you are new to the digital accessibility domain then this video is a great intro before the session – Everyone is different!聽https://youtu.be/WL1GMBbz9OM

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You are free to share-alike and with attribution under聽https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/

The date of this update is November 14, 2020 06:00 UTC

Letizia Cinganotto and Daniela Cuccurullo webinar on Remote language learning and teaching during the pandemic

You are welcome to download this audio file: https://learning2getherdotnet.files.wordpress.com/2020/11/2020-11-06-22cinganotto_cuccurullo_audio_only.m4a?

Learning2gether Episode 497

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See our promotion and feedback for this event

Skip down to Earlier Events that happened since the previous Learning2gther post

On Friday,聽 Nov 6, 2020, Letizia Cinganotto and Daniela Cuccurullo presented a webinar especially for Learning2gether on
Remote language learning and teaching during the pandemic

The webinar was aimed at showing examples of tools, platforms and repositories for remote language learning and teaching, mentioning some good teaching practices in Italy during COVID-19 emergency.

When? 1400 UTC; Where?聽in Zoom

Letizia and Daniella put a lot of effort into this and produced a delightful and very informative webinar. We are hoping for a link to the slides but they are at least available through the video recordings. For those dealing with teaching online and looking for tips in going to the next level, these materials are well worth watching and replaying.


Zoom and Facebook Chat Logs

Zoom

22:21:52 From Vance Stevens : Any links posted here will be posted in the archive of this talk on https://learning2gether.net
22:25:04 From Vance Stevens : People are posting in FB as well
22:33:33 From letiziacinganotto : This is the article on flipped learning I mentioned https://www.tesl-ej.org/wordpress/issues/volume24/ej94/ej94int/
22:33:57 From Jane Chien : Thank you!!
22:34:51 From letiziacinganotto : Vance is the editor of TESL-EJ section on learning technologies which is wonderful
22:35:06 From Vance Stevens : Thanks, we posted that link in FB; you said it was from Carolina, who is a sometimes contributor with Laine Marshall, who wrote that article on SOFLA with Ilka Kostka
22:37:38 From Vance Stevens : These slides have a lot of depth, would you be able to share them with us?
22:38:06 From letiziacinganotto : Of course we will
22:38:20 From Vance Stevens 馃檪
22:38:26 From letiziacinganotto : Yes that is because I know Carolina 馃檪
22:38:33 From Vance Stevens 馃檪
22:39:06 From Vance Stevens : Yes, they are in and out of the Flipped Leaning EVO session year to year
22:45:31 From Jane Chien : Quite a lot of tools! Thanks for sharing!
22:47:08 From Jane Chien : great session!!
22:47:54 From asli saglam : Yes, indeed! Thanks for sharing.
22:50:40 From Jane Chien : wow! looks interesting!!
22:51:10 From Jane Chien : Voicethread is going strong
22:52:15 From Jane Chien : Is wakelet an LMS?
22:52:31 From Vance Stevens : lots of interesting tools here, worthwhile presentation
23:01:52 From letiziacinganotto : http://www.indire.it/didattica-a-distanza-per-docenti-e-studenti/
23:03:41 From letiziacinganotto : danielacuccurullo@gmail.com; letizia.cinganotto@gmail.com
23:03:54 From letiziacinganotto : If you want to get in touch with us
23:05:11 From Vance Stevens : thanks, this will be posted at https://learning2gether.net if not tomorrow, by next day
23:05:27 From Carlotta : thank you
23:13:24 From Vance Stevens :聽 Information about the Fri 27 Nov 1400 UTC 1st Online CLIL-Ren Caf猫 – Focus on learning technologies for CLIL
http://learning2gether.pbworks.com/w/page/32204849/FrontPage#Fri27Nov1400UTC1stOnlineCLILRenCaf%C3%A8FocusonlearningtechnologiesforCLIL

Facebook

These logs appeared n reverse chronological order; read bottom to top

Susana Canelo 路 1:17:06 Bye
Susana Canelo 路 1:13:53 Thanks !!
Susana Canelo 路 1:08:57 Challenging but not impossible, of course when you belong to such a good CoP !!!
Susana Canelo 路 55:15 Brilliant !!!
Letizia Cinganotto 路 46:18 馃槃
Vance Stevens 路 39:48 I think Laine cites Carolina in that work so I wasn’t sure, but now we know
Letizia Cinganotto 路 36:35 Yes Marshall and Kostka sorry
Vance Stevens 路 27:16 this woud be a good time to joi and aak
Jane Chien 路 25:25 These seems to be for adult learners, how about young learners? Do you have any suggestions in term of tools and activities for young learners to learn remotely?
Vance Stevens 路 24:05 meeting ID 879 0649 1832 pw 899090
Vance Stevens 路 23:40 want to join us and ask?
Jane Chien 路 22:58 Are CLIL lessons taught remotely now in Italy? How is it done?
Vance Stevens 路 23:02 Marshall, H.W. & Kostka, I. (2020). Fostering teaching presence through the synchronous online flipped learning approach.TESL-EJ, 24(2), 1-15. http://tesl-ej.org/pdf/ej94/int.pdf. Unpaginated HTML version:
http://www.tesl-ej.org/wordpress/issues/volum鈥 See More
Vance Stevens 路 20:45 I was thinking of that, that’s Laine Marshall’s article
Jane Chien 路 19:39 SOFLA?
Vance Stevens 路 18:43 great, that’s what it’s for 馃檪
Susana Canelo 路 18:04 Thanks. I can see and listen really clearly !!!
Vance Stevens 路 16:42 If you want to join the zoom room I can post the ID and pw
Vance Stevens 路 15:14 Brings to mind CoI http://cde.athabascau.ca/coi_site/documents/coi_model.pdf
Faisal Fayyaz 路 14:17 Very informative session…………..
Susana Canelo 路 14:16 I didn’t think about awareness, but you’re absolutely right
Susana Canelo 路 11:56 Every country the same story about mobiles
Jane Chien 路 12:00 Not allowed to go to school. Use Mobile!
Jane Chien 路 11:25 That鈥檚 really funny! 馃槀


Promotion and Feedback

2020nov6remoteLetiziaDaniella497

The event was announced at these Facebook groups

And announced on this Groups.io
https://groups.io/g/webheadsinaction/message/32743

And on Twitter at聽https://twitter.com/VanceS/status/1324698073214324738

2020-11-06tweet

The Zoom meeting was streamed live through https://www.facebook.com/groups/learning2gether/


Earlier Events

Sat 24 Oct 1400 UTC Vance Stevens presents on Mentimeter at TESOL Gulf online event Tools for the Trade
https://learning2gether.net/2020/10/24/176471929/

Mon-Sun 19-25 Oct – 7th annual聽Online Facilitation Unconference (OFU) 2020

The seventh OFU event since 2013 took place once again as part of and alongside International Facilitation Week:
Online Facilitation Unconference (OFU) 2020
October 19-25, 2020
http://ofuexchange.net

Tickets were put “on sale” here
https://www.tickettailor.com/events/caceinstitute/423166

However, this conference always has flexible pricing
Note from Vance: Ticket prices have in the past ranged from free to whatever participants feel inclined to give. There was even available a
Low and No Income Option聽$0.00

Purchasers were encouraged to pick the amount that works best for you by using the 鈥渃ustom contribution鈥 field provided.

An unconference is one in which participants take the reigns and propose sessions on the fly. There was a participant manual聽for tips and guidelines on how to turn your topic ideas into unconference sessions.

When you joined the group you could access the schedule here:
https://ofuexchange.mn.co/events

The following headings tracked the proceedings as they unfolded day by day over the week of the unconference

Unsessions proposed by unconference participants for October 19

Fast-Track Video Briefing Session #3: Connected Conversations World Relay for UN75
Host a聽Global Relay event聽as part of your OFU experience.
October 19, 1:00am – 1:45am Pacific Time

Learning to FOC!
Tune in to hear community engagement specialist and professional facilitator, Becky Hirst, share her insights and lessons learnt from transitioning from face-to-face facilitation to facilitating online conversations in 2020!
October 19, 8:00am – 8:30am Pacific Time

Gallery Tour of Great Events on QiqoChat
With Lucas Cioffi, Founder and聽Lead Software Engineer at QiqoChat Inc
October 19, 9:00am – 9:30am Pacific Time
http://qiqochat.com/e/OrjyeoNdCYiCwBLSOMlIBZKDV

Speed Networking on VideoFacilitator
With Peter Lee,聽Founder of VideoFacilitator
October 19, 9:30am – 10:00am Pacific Time

Fast-Track Video Briefing Session #4: Connected Conversations World Relay for UN75
Host a聽Global Relay event聽as part of your OFU experience.
October 19, 2:00pm – 2:45pm Pacific Time

OFU20 Live Session Planning
Share your topic ideas, find collaborators, schedule your first unconference session!聽With Jeremy Lu,聽Co-Founder at GroupMap Technology
October 19, 6:00pm – 6:30pm Pacific Time
https://join.groupmap.com/822-049-146

Start the week with this panel of leading experts in the field. Free and open to the public (so feel free to join even if you don鈥檛 plan on registering for OFU20 this year). We鈥檒l run a second panel 鈥 featuring different but equally capable panelists 鈥 a few hours later to better accommodate our friends in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.

Kick-Off Panel: How to Humanize the Digital Experience Fireside Chat
October 19, 7:00pm – 8:00pm Pacific Time
Panelists: Jeremy Lu, Tim Merry, Tuesday Ryan-Hart, Megan Moritz, Joe Mendez, and Elise Keith.

Warm-up unsessions proposed by unconference participants for October 20

2nd Kick-Off Panel: Humanizing the Digital Experience Fireside Chat

October 20, 3鈥4am Pacific Time,聽1000 UTC, 6 pm in SE Asia
Fireside chat with Jeremy Lu (GroupMap), Paul Nunesdea (IAF, Digital Collaboration Academy), Molood Ceccarelli (Remote Forever), and Thomas Krecker (TFK Consulting).

How to Make Online Gatherings Social!
October 20, 8鈥8.45am Pacific Time, 1500 UTC
Wonder demo & Q&A

15-Minute Welcome
October 20, 10.30鈥10.45am Pacific Time
Meet the OFU20 team, say hi, and get any questions answered.

[COMPANION] #ZoomGalleryConversation: Remote Meetings, WTF? or FTW?
October 20, 11鈥11.30am Pacific Time, 1800 UTC

Running Breakout Room activities with Video Facilitator and GroupMap
October 20, 6鈥6.30pm Pacific Time

How to Use GroupMap at Your Meetings and Workshops (Demo)
October 20, 7鈥7.30pm Pacific Time

15-Minute Welcome
October 20, 7.45鈥8pm Pacific Time, 0245 UTC Oct 21
Meet the OFU20 team, say hi, and get any questions answered.

Wed 21 Oct – Warm-up unsessions proposed by unconference participants

OFU20 Team –聽Axis: Making Sure Every Voice Is Heard
October 21, 9鈥9.45am Pacific Time, 1600 UTC, Midnight in SE Asia
Live workshop on inclusion and diversity.

Remo: How to Connect Your Audience Virtually in the Most Interactive Way!
October 21, 11鈥11.30am Pacific Time
Live workshop with case studies and hands on experience with the Remo Platform.

Thu 22 0045 UTC Oct 15-Minute Welcome

October 21, 5.45鈥6pm Pacific Time, 0845 Oct 22 in SE Asia
Meet the OFU20 team & get any questions answers. Session planning (if you like).

Thu 22 0645 UTC Oct聽15-Minute Welcome

October 21, 11.45pm鈥12am Pacific Time, 1445 in SE ASIA Oct 22
Meet the OFU20 team & get any questions answers. Session planning (if you like).

We started at the Zoom room

Tim invited us to move to Icebreaker
https://ofuexchange.mn.co/events/ofu20-virtual-meet-greet-speed-dating

So we moved, and here’s what it looked like

OFU20 Virtual Meet & Greet (Speed Dating)
October 22, 12鈥12.30am Pacific Time
Join us for a fun meet and greet and enjoy short 1-on-1 conversations with other OFU20 attendees.
https://icebreaker.video/events/Dp5mnih0ZxtAILi7XJxb

World Cafe Collaboration Sessions 鈥 Defining the Ingredients for an Effective Online Workshop with VideoFacilitator
October 22, 1鈥1.45am Pacific Time; 0800 UTC; 1600 UTC
https://meet.videofacilitator.com/join/OFU%20World%20Cafe

Building online communities – What works for you?
October 22, 2-3pm Pacific Time, 2100 UTC; 5 am in SE Asia
https://ofuexchange.mn.co/events/building-online-communities-what-works-for-you

Lounge 1
October 22, 3.45鈥7.15pm Pacific Time’ 2245 UTC, 0645 SE Asia, ends at 10:15
Your casual hang-out during the first recommended window for unconference sessions.

Stop by in between sessions and meet your fellow participants.
Meeting URL TBD

Live Session Planning
October 22, 4-4.30pm Pacific Time
Meeting URL TBD

Fri 23 Oct

Lounge 2
October 22-23, 11.45pm鈥3.15am Pacific Time, 0645 UTC, 1445 in SE Asia
Your casual hang-out during the first recommended window for unconference sessions. Stop by in between sessions and meet your fellow participants.

[COMPANION] VoiceVoice #Connversation Caf茅s for UN75: DIGITAL IMPACTS
October 23, 12-2am Pacific Time,聽 0700 UTC,聽1500 in SE Asia
https://beta.voicevoice.com/register/connvocafe-un75digital

Unfolding the Invisible
October 23, 5鈥6:30am Pacific Time
https://ofuexchange.mn.co/events/unfolding-the-invisible

The Now What?! Global Gathering and Gift Economy
Friday, 10/23, 8鈥9am Pacific Time: 1500 UTC,聽2300 in SE Asia
https://ofuexchange.mn.co/events/the-now-what-global-gathering-and-gift-economy

Webinar Stormz+Zoom: Interactive Decision Making
October 23 8鈥9.15am Pacific Time

Lounge 3
October 23, 8.30鈥10.30am Pacific Time
Meeting URL TBD

Facilitation as a Fulltime Job in a large Organization?
October 23, 9鈥10am Pacific Time
https://ofuexchange.mn.co/events/facilitation-as-a-fulltime-job-in-a-large-organization

Introducing VoiceVoice: The Next Generation of Group Breakouts
October 23, 10鈥10.45am Pacific Time
https://beta.voicevoice.com/start/demo?interest=facilitation

The magic in your secret sauce — A participatory mash-up
October 23, 10鈥11am Pacific Time
https://ofuexchange.mn.co/events/the-magic-in-your-secret-sauce-a-participatory-mash-up

Accessibility and Inclusion in Online Facilitation
October 23, 10鈥11am Pacific Time

MaestroConference Tour: Experience the leader in video breakout capabilities
October 23, 11-11.45am Pacific Time
https://myaccount.maestroconference.com/conference/register/EPKLC0AW7EC2P0F4

Live Session Planning
October 23, 12-12.30am Pacific Time,聽 0700 UTC,聽1500 in SE Asia

Getting participants to engage with online tools
October 23, 12鈥12:45pm Pacific Time
https://ofuexchange.mn.co/events/getting-participants-to-engage-with-online-tools

[COMPANION] VoiceVoice #Connversation Caf茅s for UN75: EQUITABLE HEALTH
October 23, 1鈥3pm Pacific Time
https://beta.voicevoice.com/register/connvocafe-un75health

[COMPANION] VoiceVoice #Connversation Caf茅s for UN75: GENDER BALANCE
October 23, 4-6pm Pacific Time
https://beta.voicevoice.com/register/connvocafe-un75gender

Lounge 4
October 23, 4.30鈥6.30pm Pacific Time
Meeting URL TBD

Crafting brave virtual spaces for safety
October 23, 4:30鈥6pm Pacific Time, 2330 UTC,聽0730 SE Asia Oct 24
https://ofuexchange.mn.co/events/crafting-brave-virtual-spaces-for-safety

[COMPANION] VoiceVoice #Connversation Caf茅s for UN75: SHAPING OUR FUTURE TOGETHER
October 23, 5鈥7pm Pacific Time
https://beta.voicevoice.com/register/connvocafe-un75future

[COMPANION] World #Connversations ROUNDTABLE RELAY: Asia Pacific
October 23, 6鈥8pm Pacific Time
https://ideasphere.x360.co/listing/roundtable-apac/

[COMPANION] VoiceVoice #Connversation Caf茅s for UN75: SHAPING OUR FUTURE TOGETHER
October 23, 9鈥11pm Pacific Time聽– 0400 UTC –聽1200 SE Asia聽Sat Oct 24
https://beta.voicevoice.com/register/connvocafe-un75future

[COMPANION] World #Connversations ROUNDTABLE RELAY: Asia Central
October 23鈥24, 11pm鈥1am Pacific Time – 0600 UTC –聽1400 SE Asia聽Sat Oct 24
https://ideasphere.x360.co/listing/roundtable-asiacentral/

Sat Oct 24

Unlock the News Jam Session
October 24, 5鈥6:30am Pacific Time, noon UTC,聽20:00 SE Asia
https://ofuexchange.mn.co/events/unlock-the-news-jam-session

If you miss any sessions, please see the聽Google doc聽for some (rough) notes. Links to the recordings are being added as they become available.

The unconference sessions will start Thursday afternoon, Pacific Time. Anything beforehand is warm-up.

Sun 25 Oct iTDi and Steven Herder interview聽Scott Thornbury on Dogme ELT

iTDi billed this as an “interview with the illustrious Scott Thornbury. In addition to asking Scott to share his thoughts and reflections on the first ever online course for Dogme ELT, we’re also looking forward to learning more about the next course in November!”

Streamed on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/iTDi.Pro/videos/375830430454316

A chance to hear Scott Thornbury talk about Dogme is not to be missed, unless it’s your lovely wife’s birthday, and then it’s a no brainer.

However I was sorry to miss this one because at about 25 min 30 seconds into the Facebook stream, Steve said to Kevin Ryan something to the effect of, didn’t you post just now that Vance Stevens had downloaded all the old Dogme YahooGroup messages and posted them somewhere?

I couldn’t find where Kevin had posted this in the Facebook chat, but I found where聽Sibel Baytur Sezer had posted “I love Vance and now even more鉂o笍” I guess that must have been at about the time in the chat where the foregoing exchange was taking place.

What had happened was that when YahooGroups ceased storing all its group messages online, they provided tools for downloading content. I used one of these tools to grab message histories from many of the groups I had been a part of. The messages were delivered in zip files, which in many cases I uploaded to Google Drive and shared with ‘anyone with the link’. One of these was the Dogme message history, and the shareable link is

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/10Zk_LhSYHbUSo7g-kQUjTFi0T9oW7UGb?usp=sharing

If you go to that link you will see these files

At first I didn’t know how to open the files but it turns out you can view their contents in any ascii text reader, such as Notepad or MS Word. When you do that you can see that the messages are there with their headers. I’m not sure how complete the archiive is, but with this information you can see for yourself.

To be of any use some very interested party would have to grab the text from these files and paste them into one big blog or document. My own interest in these files was to resurrect the Webheads in Action ones, which for a couple hundred bucks I got successfully ported over to聽https://groups.io/g/webheadsinaction/聽(using another of the tools). However, if someone wants to take on a project, the raw data are preserved as downloaded from the YG servers at the time, and I am glad to have been of some small service to the Dogme community.

Mon 26 Oct 2300 UCT聽聽VSTE Halloween party聽in Second Life

Monday, October 26, the VSTE gang in Second Life is having a Halloween party! at聽http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Soulgiver/170/146/58

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DJ Thunder spinning Halloween songs;聽Costumes encouraged.

Where?聽聽Second Life

If you don’t have a Second Life account get one, it’s free. We聽recommend setting one up at the Rockcliffe University Consortium’s Gateway here:
https://urockcliffe.com/reg/second-life/聽When you do this your avatar鈥檚 鈥渉ome鈥 is set to be the Rockcliffe University鈥檚 sim, bypassing the normal Second Life welcome area.

Download and install Second Life viewer software. You will be directed to download the Second Life viewer but we prefer the Firestorm viewer athttps://www.firestormviewer.org/. Either one will work but Firestorm has some advantages.

When you are ready to join us, while your Second Life viewer (software) is open, click this linkhttp://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Soulgiver/155/144/58聽to teleport yourself to VSTE Space. Look for an avatar and say, “Hey, I’m new!” We will take care of the rest. Someone is there most Saturday mornings from 9 to 11 AM Eastern Time (Same as New York).

Tue 27 Oct 1700 UTC TESOL Gulf Taco Tuesday

Tue-Thu 27-29 Oct Free Online Cambridge Academic English Conference

A 3-day Academic English Conference, which will bring you brand new talks from a number of contributors broadcast live from around the world. Find out what鈥檚 relevant for learners and take away practical advice for teaching Academic English. All talks are free to attend and are a great way to contribute to your professional development.

http://view.ceros.com/cambridge/eapconference2020/

Sat Oct 31 1830 in Japan? Forging educational careers in Japan

More details at聽https://www.fukuokajalt.org
There鈥檚 a Facebook event link for it here:聽https://fb.me/e/3EYDV34aM

Sat 31 Oct – Doris Molero posted this at about this time – not sure where it was 馃檪

Sat 31 Oct 1300-1500 UTC – VSTE Second Life Saturdays – repeats each Saturday

About this intitiative,聽https://vste.org/upcoming-events-virtual-environments-pln/

Jaz and Thunder are at VSTE Space in Second Life every Saturday morning from 5 am to 7 am Pacific time.

Feel free to come learn more about the VSTE VE PLN there.聽Follow VSTE on Facebook:聽https://www.facebook.com/VSTEVEPLN/

Below are directions for joining the VSTE VE PLN in Second Life and Minecraft

Basic directions to join VSTE Spaces

If you don’t have a Second Life account get one, it’s free. We recommend setting one up at the Rockcliffe University Consortium’s Gateway here:聽https://urockcliffe.com/reg/second-life/

  1. Download and install the software.
  2. While your Second Life viewer (software) is open click this link聽http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Soulgiver/155/144/58
  3. and voila! Look for an avatar on VSTE Island and say, “Hey, I’m new!” We will take care of the rest.

Mon 2 Nov Cambridge Assessment English free MOOC on Teaching English Online begins – Week 1 of 4

Cambridge Assessment English MOOC on聽Teaching English Online

This is a freemium course. You can take the course for free for its 4 weeks and have access to it for two more weeks for free (that should be enough time)

It appears to be an xMOOC with a prescribed course to be completed in each of 4 weeks.

There’s more, as you can see if you register for the course.

Tue 3 Nov 0100 UTC VSTE Minecraft Monday – Redstone

8 pm Monday in USA EDT

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This week聽DarkJMKNight answers a request from members to share the basic elements of building with redstone. If you are a redstone novice, come learn with us. If, however, you are comfortable with redstone already, build something to show off your skills at the end of our lesson. You can start now!

I’ve seen all sorts of redstone machines that farm, sheer, fish, and more. Build an example we can follow for our own Minecraft villages and homes.

It is always fun to be together learning while we play.

See you at 8 PM Eastern time on the VSTE Place server
minecraft.vste.org:11002. (GMT -5)

Basic directions to join VSTE Place, VSTE鈥檚 Minecraft world

You must have a聽computer聽Minecraft account fromhttps://minecraft.net/en/聽to join. There is a one time fee of $26.95. Download and install the software. Choose multiplayer and add a server: Name聽VSTE Place聽IP:minecraft.vste.org:11002. Our server is protected. You will need to be whitelisted to enter. Email Kim Harrison at聽K4sons@gmail.com聽from an educational email address with your real name and Minecraft account name.

Discord

Discord is a voice and screen sharing application that will run on your computer or mobile device. Download and install it for free. Create an account. Many of us use the same name for our Discord account as our Minecraft account to keep things simple. Our channel ishttps://discord.gg/cp9tsWz聽 It helps us to be able to play Minecraft in one screen and listen via Discord with earbuds or headphones.

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You are free to share-alike and with attribution under聽https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/

The date of this update is November 7, 2020 10:00 UTC

Vance Stevens presents on Mentimeter at TESOL Gulf online event Tools for the Trade


You can download this audio file:
https://learning2getherdotnet.files.wordpress.com/2020/10/2020-10-24tesolgulf-audio_only.m4a?

Learning2gether Episode 496

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The thumbnail is from Georgios Kormpas’s Facebook feed

Learning2gether episode 496 took place on October 24, 2020, at the TESOL Gulf event Tools for the Trade, which was aimed at providing professional development sessions for language teachers. My presentation was on Mentimeter. You can recap my presentation in illustrated prose format at https://tinyurl.com/gulf2020vance

All were invited to “Tools of the Trade” with TESOL Gulf
When: October 24 2020, 5.00 PM -7.00 PM SAT
Kuwait/KSA/Bahrain/ 6 PM UAE/Oman

Register in advance for the meeting here:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUrceysqToqG9C-Oo9trIMviTgzqhG_lb5R

The聽TESOL Gulf event聽Tools for the Trade聽is聽aimed at providing professional development sessions for language teachers.

The sessions were supposed to be 20 minutes long where the presenters share with the attendees a tool to be used in online learning (e.g. using One Note, Google form, Kahoot, insight or any other tool that they find useful).

More information on this event can be seen at the TESOL Gulf Facebook page, including the stream recording of all three sessions, available here, https://www.facebook.com/groups/2944769308907551
(but TESOL Gulf is a private group so you need to join the group first).

Jose Domingo Cruz

Jose Domingo Cruz presented on his Walk and Talk technique for improving speaking fluency of having students video themselves walking down the street (or around their apartment, anywhere) talking spontaneously to the camera while holding their cell phone at arm’s length and gesturing with the other hand.

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Christine Sabieh

Christine Sabieh talked about how she uses an impressive array of tools in her especially challenging context of teaching classes virtually online to her students in Beirut.

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Christine had barely started her presentation when she was beset with technical problems. She was joining us from Beirut over unstable internet and suddenly her power went out. Georgios Kormpas sent all three presenters links to their original Zoom recordings, but Christine’s was recorded only from the point where she had regained a stable connection. However the entire event was also streamed on Facebook. I recorded all of Christine’s presentation from there in Camtasia and removed the disaster parts to produce a smooth rendition. I uploaded it to Google Drive here:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1CC4EpYP7VGt7tPD7PP53ckGeM_9CMLCd/view?usp=sharing

If Christine or Jose would like to upload their presentations to YouTube, allow embed, and send me the links I would be happy to embed those presentations here.

Vance Stevens

The tool I chose to present on was Mentimeter.

https://www.mentimeter.com/

I wrote up my presentation here
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1s_vtyFVZS1gkjrdEsD2lH0Mj0Jg473SU4Ae5KIKlFqQ/edit?usp=sharing

And created a TinyURL for it at https://tinyurl.com/gulf2020vance

The write-up shows what I demonstrated live directly from Mentimeter. The culmination of the demo was an interactive slide show (link in the Zoom chat) which produced the following metrics:

The obvious first question was to gauge what the participants already knew about Mentimeter, It was interesting to see that none of the 6 people who responded to this first poll had yet created a Menti presentation, which my demonstration and its accompanying documentation would show them how to do.

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The next interaction was a demonstration of quiz mode. There was a countdown to the quiz and a cutoff time for responses.

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The 3rd option was tricky (the correct answer would be only 2 slides and 5 quiz questions allowed in a free presentation). Only two of the participants scored points on the leader board.

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If I’d had more time, I could have asked more questions to spread out the leaderboard a bit. Inclusion of a leaderboard is optional in a Menti slide presentation (some people think that leaderboards might cause embarrassment for some students; I find they can be motivating for others).

In any event, the next question was designed to elicit one- or two-word impressions of Mentimeter and / or the TESOL Gulf PD events and demonstrate how the responses are displayed attractively in a word cloud.

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Zoom Chat Logs

22:31:06 From Mashael Al-Hamly to Vance Stevens : you are co-host
22:31:32 From Hanaa Khamis : Hi Bobbie 馃檪
22:31:44 From Bobbi Stevens : Hi all
22:32:06 From Bobbi Stevens : https://tinyurl.com/gulf2020vance
22:32:06 From Rana Khan : Hi Bobbie nice to host you both
22:32:14 From Christine Sabieh : hi
22:32:15 From Bobbi Stevens : Thank you
22:32:41 From Jos茅 Domingo Cruz : Hi Liz, GOLDFish365 is my website where I keep all my work and research on fluency and authentic listening
22:32:51 From Bobbi Stevens : https://learning2gether.net/
22:32:55 From Liz England : Thanks, Jose.
22:34:56 From Hanaa Khamis : Seems to be working like clickers back in time
22:35:26 From Hanaa Khamis : You set up a PPT with Qs (selection type)
22:35:30 From Bobbi Stevens : Visit https://www.menti.com/ and enter 18 98 75 4
22:35:49 From Bobbi Stevens : Or use the direct link https://www.menti.com/btxur19nne
22:35:52 From MIN MIN PE : Thank you
22:35:53 From Hanaa Khamis : Participants respond to Qs slide by slide
22:36:24 From Hanaa Khamis : The answers appear in %.
22:36:50 From Hanaa Khamis : Pie charts n bar charts
22:37:07 From Hanaa Khamis : Is that close @Vance?
22:38:18 From Liz England : Reminds me of what some of us do as moderators of webinars, etc. and how we use Zoom (chat, polling, etc.) with Power Point (content)鈥.
22:38:47 From Sandra Stein : Please post your questions for Vance here
22:38:47 From Hanaa Khamis : It was rather difficult back in time with the add-on in PPT n hardware clickers.
22:39:03 From Sundos Alajeel : How is Mentimeter different from Quizzizz, Kahoot, and QuizWhizzer?
22:39:12 From Hanaa Khamis : W Mentimeter it seems user-friendly
22:39:23 From Kent Jones : I鈥檝e started to use Nearpod
22:40:28 From Hanaa Khamis : @Sundos seems a variety v tools serving d same purpose
22:40:55 From Hanaa Khamis : They could be different in interface I guess
22:41:11 From Hanaa Khamis : Kahoot doesnt work w PPT
22:41:25 From Hanaa Khamis : Neither does Quizizz
22:41:34 From Hanaa Khamis : Yes
22:42:46 From Hanaa Khamis : U simply create Qs on Kahoot n Quizizz (web-based)
22:43:34 From Sandra Stein : It’s not open yet for voting
22:43:50 From Hanaa Khamis : can u copy paste d link here?
22:44:23 From Bobbi Stevens : Visit https://www.menti.com/ and enter 18 98 75 4
22:44:27 From Sundos Alajeel : I see. So, Mentimeter is a combo of PowToon & Quizzizz. Interesting.
22:44:38 From Bobbi Stevens : Or use the direct link https://www.menti.com/btxur19nne
22:45:24 From Preeti Kolekar : Looks helpful
22:45:32 From Jos茅 Domingo Cruz : Do I? 馃檪
22:48:43 From Jos茅 Domingo Cruz : Got it!
22:53:27 From MIN MIN PE : Thank you for great sessions.
22:53:42 From Rana Khan : Loved it Vance
22:53:52 From Rana Khan : Thanks
22:54:43 From Sundos Alajeel : Kahoot presents internet delay difficulties. Your experience?
22:54:49 From Jos茅 Domingo Cruz : What does it cost to get a paid account for more slide access?
22:56:17 From Bobbi Stevens : https://www.mentimeter.com/plans
22:56:22 From Bobbi Stevens : prices
22:56:33 From Preeti Kolekar : it can be use to involve students as a warm up before the class
22:56:47 From Preeti Kolekar : like jamboard
22:56:50 From Sundos Alajeel : could definitely be used for formative assessment, no?
22:57:36 From Jos茅 Domingo Cruz : Thanks Bobbi
22:57:47 From Bobbi Stevens : you’re welcome
22:57:58 From Liz England : I think Mentimeter has reduced pricing for educators and for charitable organizations too.
22:58:14 From Sundos Alajeel : Also similar to Poll Everywhere with the word cloud feature 馃憤
22:58:38 From Bobbi Stevens : https://www.mentimeter.com/plans/education
22:58:44 From Bobbi Stevens : educational prices
22:59:00 From Liz England : Thanks, Bobbi.
22:59:19 From Bobbi Stevens : You are welcome
23:00:00 From Hanaa Khamis : Thx @Vance 馃グ馃憦馃


Promotion and Feedback

This event was announced at these Facebook groups

And announced as a calendar event on the Webheads in Action groups.io
https://groups.io/g/webheadsinaction/message/32741

I was told I would be welcome to stream my presentation on Learning2gether at this link
https://www.facebook.com/groups/learning2gether

I had indicated in my announcments above that I would attempt to stream the event, but I found when I took over as co-host that the option to stream on FB was not available. I was however able to make my own recording and upload it to YouTube.

The TESOL Gulf organizers streamed the event on their own Facebook page, and it can be seen by TESOL Gulf group members here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2944769308907551

Thanks to my ‘beautiful assistant’, my wife Bobbi, for handling the Zoom chat during my presentation and helping me to rehearse my part of this event; together we figured out exactly how Mentimeter would behave over Zoom in the hours leading up to our presentation. She appears with me in the thumbnail in the screenshot below, taken after the recording had been stopped. Thanks also to the organizers of this event, Mashael Al Hamly and Susan Stein, also pictured in video thumbnails below, and Rana Khan, below that.2020-10-24TESOLbeautifulAsst-cropped
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Earlier Events

Here you can see notes on events that were listed in the Learning2gether upcoming events calendar here http://learning2gether.pbworks.com/
since the last Learning2gether episode 495 was archived on Oct 18.聽

Sun 18 Oct noon UTC Minnie Wang at the 29th Webheads Revival Weekly Open Mic FUNinar

https://learning2gether.net/2020/10/18/minnie-wang-presents-internet-plays-an-important-role-in-self-education-from-teachers-learning2gether-summit/

Tue 20 Oct noon UTC – More Than A Feeling: Knowledge Management & Emotion – Hosted by Matt Moore

https://www.meetup.com/Information-Innovation-UTS/events/273837331
A joint event with the SIKM Leaders Community:聽https://sikm.groups.io/

Matt Moore is an Industry Fellow at UTS. He has over 20 years of experience working in knowledge management with organisations such as PwC, IBM, Oracle and ASIC.

Our lives are full of emotion but emotions are rarely talked about in knowledge management. In this session we will discuss:

  • Different theories of emotion and what they mean for organisations
    How knowledge and information professionals can manage their own emotions and respond to those of others
  • How we design products and programs that account for emotion

Mon-Fri 19-23 Oct – Teacher Success Summit

I learned about this through a respected online colleague

Shelly Terrell was a featured speaker for the Teacher Success Summit

馃崕聽Find that Happy Place聽is her virtual presentation with wellness and SEL tips for students and teachers!

The promotional materials said:
Register for FREE for access to over 100 inspiring sessions! Oct. 19-23
http://teachersummit.com/shellterrell

This is what I soon discovered about this free Summit

Yes, you can register for free but you will find yourself here, https://teachersummit.com/offer32132fdjgg5t7hj898/

where you find this:

And then when you get your email where you can see what the sessions are, you see this

Many (self-)promotional emails with over-the-top sales pitches followed.
This email was sent out from the organizers on Day 4 of the conference

The last 3 days of the聽Teacher Success Summit聽have flown by so quickly! Here is what some people are saying already…

  • “This has been the BEST PD Experience I have had this year”
  • “The value in every presentation is remarkable. This is the new way teacher PD needs to be conducted”
  • “After watching so many great sessions it was a聽no brainer聽to pick up the All Access Pass. I can’t wait to continue learning throughout the year now from these amazing presentations!”

Today is DAY FOUR of The Teacher Success Summit

I’m excited to introduce today’s amazing speakers, but first…

If you have noticed that previous days are locked and you want to have unlimited access to sessions to watch at anytime,聽Simply grab your All Access Pass HERE聽at the special conference price of $67 today! Only a few more days until the price goes up to $97!

Geez!!

I’m sorry, but this is pathetic. I hope they make some money from it for all their trouble.

Meanwhile, Learning2gether continues to focus on teachers sharing their knowledge and expertise with teacher colleagues from passion and for free.

For her part, Shelly was much more characteristically represented in the following totally free and academically presented online conference, which promises the recordings should be available soon (with no sliding access price scale).

Sat 24 Oct 0545 UTC – Remote Learning in MFL/EFL online conference at The Ko莽 School in Turkey

http://elt.koc.k12.tr

The Aim of the Conference:

To share and experience best practice in remote language teaching and learning across the K12 age range in order to celebrate what we are doing and enrich our collective knowledge of best pedagogical online practice

When: Sat., Oct. 24th 9 am to 5 pm, time zone not specified, but I presume Turkey

I registered (free) in hopes of receiving more definitive information

Shelly Terrell will deliver the opening keynote for the Remote Learning in MFL/EFL online conference at The Ko莽 School in Turkey聽alongside Russell Stannard and Joe Dale

Schedule:

Welcome 鈥 08:45 13:45 SE Asia time
PLENARY 1 – SHELLY TERRELL 鈥撀09:00 – 10:00聽14:00 SE Asia time

BREAK 鈥 10:00 – 10:10

PLENARY 2 – RUSSEL STANNARD 鈥撀10:10 – 11:10聽聽15:10 SE Asia time

Russell showed us a number of tools including a new one (to me), WordWall. Here are two he showed us:

He said if we sent him an email at handout (something) gmail.com (he dictated it, I didn’t catch it) then he would send us a “handout” with these links

BREAK 鈥 11:10 – 11:20
CONCURRENT SESSION 1 鈥 11:20 – 12:20
LUNCH BREAK 鈥 12:20 – 13:00
PLENARY 3 – JOE DALE – 13:00 – 14:00
BREAK – 14: 00 – 14:10
CONCURRENT SESSION 2 – 14:10 – 15:10
BREAK – 15: 10 – 15:20
CONCURRENT SESSION 3 – 15:20 – 16:20
BREAK – 16: 20 – 16:30
CONCURRENT SESSION 4 – 16:30 – 17:30
CLOSING – 17: 30 – 17:40

But I had to miss Joe Dale because I needed to prepare my own presentation on Mentimeter a few hours later.

Fri 23 Oct 01:00 UTC TESOL TEIS webinar on Malaysian teachers and tech use in teaching writing

Thursday Oct 22, 9-10pm EST: Malaysian teachers & technology use in teaching writing (TEIS webinar)The Teacher Educator Interest Section (TEIS) continues our celebration of language teacher educators’ research and practice, near and far. We will be conducting an interactive webinar with Dr. Abu Bakar Mohammed Razali from Universiti Putra, Selangor, Malaysia. 聽The focus of the webinar is his research on Malaysian teachers’ conceptions and use of digital technology in English Writing Instruction. Faridah Pawan (TEIS Chair) will moderate.

Date & Time: Thursday, October 22, 2020, 9:00-100 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada); 0100 UTC Oct 23

Zoom Room Details:
Meeting ID: 816 9149 5203

TEIS Facebook: The webinar was also streamed live:
www.facebook.com/tesol.teis

Recording: The webinar will also be recorded and will be shared with TESOL members.

For more information about the topic, the following article is attached:

Li, K., Razali, A.B., & Baki, R. (2019). Writing narrative essays using E-Book writing software: Analyses of students’ digital written works.聽The Journal of Asia TEFL, 16聽(4), 1289-1304.

Farida Pawan followed up with this information

Professor Dr. Abu Bakar Mohamed Razali, from Universiti Putra, Malaysia,聽 discussed his research on ELTs’ perceptions and聽use of technology. The discussion took place on Oct 22, 9-10pm EST. Faridah Pawan, TESOL’s聽聽2020 TEIS Chair moderated this TEIS October 2020 webinar.

From the discussion, the following points were聽touched upon:
  • Malaysia as one of the most “wired” and connected countries in South East Asia
  • The web of conundrum (Razali, 2013) in the way technology is used to teach English,聽involving both the affordances and the sacrifices it demands
  • The existing tensions in teaching writing through the use of technology, namely between teaching writing for the purposes of high stakes exams and teaching writing for students’ personal development
  • The process-writing approach to be fronted in teachers’ professional development if technology is to be incorporated in writing pedagogy.

URLs:

30 minutes after the TESOL Gulf webinar started (Learning2gether episode 496) the following coincident event began

Sat 24 Oct 1530 UTC KSAALT TESOL Fast Forward Webinar series continues with luminaries from IATEFL

KSAALT TESOL Fast Forward Series Online Events聽continuing in October with the IATEFL stars!

When: Saturday, 24th of October, 2020
Where: Zoom Interface
Time: 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

Our international speakers are the highlight of our October FF series. We are honoured to welcome…
* Carol Read: Past IATEFL President
* Heike Philip: Online events coordinator @ IATEFL LTSIG
* Beatrix Price: Former President of IATEFL Hungary

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/…/tZUpfu…

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Join our FB group to stay updated about our upcoming events and other affiliate events as well聽馃檪https://www.facebook.com/groups/307290860369185

Sat 24 Oct 1300-1500 UTC – VSTE Second Life Saturdays – repeats each Saturday

About this intitiative,
https://vste.org/upcoming-events-virtual-environments-pln/

Jaz and Thunder are at VSTE Space in Second Life every Saturday morning from 5 am to 7 am Pacific time.

Feel free to come learn more about the VSTE VE PLN there.聽Follow VSTE on Facebook:聽https://www.facebook.com/VSTEVEPLN/

Below are directions for joining the VSTE VE PLN in Second Life and Minecraft

Basic directions to join VSTE Spaces

If you don’t have a Second Life account get one, it’s free. We recommend setting one up at the Rockcliffe University Consortium’s Gateway here:聽https://urockcliffe.com/reg/second-life/

  1. Download and install the software.
  2. While your Second Life viewer (software) is open click this link聽http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Soulgiver/155/144/58
  3. and voila! Look for an avatar on VSTE Island and say, “Hey, I’m new!” We will take care of the rest.

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The date of this update is Oct 28, 2020 03:00 UTC

Minnie Wang presents ‘Internet Plays an Important Role in Self-education’ from Teachers Learning2gether Summit

You are welcome to download this audio file: https://learning2getherdotnet.files.wordpress.com/2020/10/2020-10-18_29th-webheads_audio_only-2.m4a?

Learning2gether Episode 495
29th Webheads Revival Weekly Sandbox Open Mic-inar

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This was the second attempt at Minnie Wang’s Featured Performance, Internet Plays an Important Role in Self-education, originally scheduled for last weekend’s Teachers Learning2gether Summit https://learning2gether.net/2020/10/10/teachers-learning2gether-summit-on-the-new-normal-to-survive-lockdown/

At that URL there was left a placeholder that says

Sat 10 Oct 1400-1430 UTC Minnie Wang (Featured Session)

Internet Plays an Important Role in Self-education
16:00-16:30 pm in Cairo

This presentations had to be cancelled on the day scheduled because Minnie could not reach zoom.us from China due to something unusual about that Zoom URL (normally she can reach private Zoom rooms)

However, the presentation was rescheduled for Oct 18, noon UTC

And this is that presentation 馃檪

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Minnie’s ‘Featured Performance’ was actually a presentation based on her experience learning the musical instrument Guzheng online. She also talked about her background in teaching, and teaching herself English online, through the Internet in China. She expects to be retired from the company where she works in 5 years and is making a plan now to teach English and Chinese online. She lists Learning2gether and Webheads as two of her very significant influences and resources in pursuit of her goal.

 

Zoom Chat Logs

Besides Minnie and I, the meeting was attended only by Claire Siskin, who arrived just after Minnie had finished presenting, so we had a brief conversation before saying good night, or have a nice day in Claire’s case. We did not use the Zoom chat during the event.

But Hanaa Khamis scheduled a watch party for the event. Here is her invitation (this is an image and the play button doesn’t work – you can find the actual video embedded in the Promotions and Feedback section below):

2020-10-18watchParty

 


Promotion and Feedback

This 29th Weekly Webheads in Action FUNinar and Learning2gether Episode 495

was announced at these Facebook groups

And announced as a calendar event on the Webheads in Action groups.io here
https://groups.io/g/webheadsinaction/message/32736

I also streamed the event live on
https://www.facebook.com/groups/webheadsinaction

 


Earlier Events

Fri-Sat 9-10 Oct Teachers Learning2gether Summit on the New Normal to Survive Lockdown

https://learning2gether.net/2020/10/10/teachers-learning2gether-summit-on-the-new-normal-to-survive-lockdown/

Sun 11 Oct 1800 UTC Mbarek Akaddar presented on climate action at Global Awards event

With a video intro by Vice President Al Gore, Mbarek Akaddar presented on climate action on https://gobrunch.com/events/145784
at a Global Awards event, https://www.facebook.com/groups/globalawards/

Mon 12 Oct 2200 UTC Nancy White: Face Your Online Meeting Demons One Scribble At A Time

Nancy White: Face Your Online Meeting Demons One Scribble At A Time
https://www.meetup.com/Information-Innovation-UTS/events/273281069/

Managing online meetings and remote work can be challenging and sometimes (haha, always?) anxiety-inducing. In this session, Nancy White will invite us to explore a range of Liberating Structures (http://www.liberatingstructures.com) group process patterns to explore and overcome these challenges using writing, drawing and maybe even physical movement.

Please bring:

  • Some A4 paper (recycled is fine – just have one side clean!)
  • A pen or pencil
  • A willingness to be involved

Nancy White is the founder of Full Circle Associates, her consulting practice that includes an extensive network of professionals, working in facilitation, online communities and collaboration. She is co-author with John Smith and Etienne Wenger of Digital Habitats: Stewarding Technology for Communities (CPSquare 2009). She is a frequent contributor and a past core group member of KM4Dev, a global networked community of international development practitioners who are interested in knowledge management and knowledge sharing issues and approaches, who seek to share ideas and experiences in this domain. Nancy is a leading thinker, writer, and practitioner of online facilitation (group facilitation for distributed environments).

Nancy’s slides: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1-mLFPP09xzLOwzbJg5r7vwar_4MkkY8E88j5w-YLByE/edit?usp=sharing

Sat 17 Oct 1300-1500 UTC – VSTE Second Life Saturdays – repeats each Saturday

About this intitiative, https://vste.org/upcoming-events-virtual-environments-pln/

Jaz and Thunder are at VSTE Space in Second Life every Saturday morning from 5 am to 7 am Pacific time. Feel free to come learn more about the VSTE VE PLN there or follow them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VSTEVEPLN/

Below are directions for joining the VSTE VE PLN in Second Life and Minecraft

Basic directions to join VSTE Spaces

If you don’t have a Second Life account get one, it’s free. We recommend setting one up at the Rockcliffe University Consortium’s Gateway here: https://urockcliffe.com/reg/second-life/

  1. Download and install the software.
  2. While your Second Life viewer (software) is open click this link http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Soulgiver/155/144/58
  3. and voila! Look for an avatar on VSTE Island and say, “Hey, I’m new!” We will take care of the rest.

Sat 17 Oct  1430 UTC KSAALT TESOL Fast Forward Series Online Event FF Series continues

Image may contain: 3 people, including Jorge Kormpas and Hind Elkhatim Elyas http://www.ksaalt-tesol.org

Posted by Hind Elyas on Facebook

KSAALT TESOL Fast Forward Series Online Event FF Series continuing in October with Africa TESOL & TESOL Gulf stars, in Zoom.

Presentations by international speakers focusing on e-learning and much more! We proudly present:

  • Aymen Elsheikh
  • Hind Elyas
  • Georgios Kormpas

REGISTER:
https://us02web.zoom.us/…/reg…/WN_lmR-YRJCRzCxbt6OeCjmqg

Join our FB group to stay updated about our upcoming events and other affiliate events as well 馃檪
https://www.facebook.com/groups/307290860369185

 

 

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The date of this update is Oct 19, 2020 04:00 UTC

Teachers Learning2gether Summit on the New Normal to Survive Lockdown

Learning2gether Episode 494
28th Webheads Revival Weekly ultimate celebratory FUNinar

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Fri-Sat 9-10 Oct Teachers Learning2gether Summit on the New Normal to Survive Lockdown

Learning2gether was asked to host an International 2-day PD Teachers Learning2gether Summit: on Oct 9-10, 06:30-21:00 UTC on Friday, and 08:00-21:30 UTC on Saturday. The theme is – The Internet for Education: The New Normal to Survive Lockdown

All 29 sessions were streamed and recorded on YouTube. However I recorded the Panel that Dr. Michael Kenteris, Claire Siskin, and I convened on Teaching Remotely: What’s New & Normal in Surviving Lockdown? using Camtasia to record my desktop, as we presented it. I wanted to have a backup, just in case, and I like the behind the scenes views that such desktop recordings reveal. All of the other recordings linked here were rendered from Zoom, including the Zoom video version of the panel shown here, at 1:22:20 in this video: https://youtu.be/ED1ACXU7_Iw.

1:17:40 – Presenters: Claire Siskin, Vance Stevens, and Dr. Michael Kenteris

The summit was organized at the initiative of Hanaa Khamis, former LTSIG Co-coordinator at NileTESOL. The event aimed at capturing international perspectives on how educators in various educational contexts have managed challenges of lockdown and quarantine due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as sharing insights on best practices in teaching and learning over the coming few months.

Participants were invited to register free for the Teachers Learning2gether Summit Zoom rooms. The sessions were held in 6 different Zoom rooms, 4 on the first day and two on the second. Each required separate registration.

After registering, participants received a confirmation email containing information about joining the event, and reminders with the links repeated.  These alerts were followed by links to the recordings with their passwords, which also had buttons facilitating download of the associated Zoom mp4 and text chat files.

Day 1 Friday Oct 9

These countries were represented at the start of the first summit today
https://www.amcharts.com/visited_countries/#FR,DE,CA,EC,EG,TN,ID,JP,MY,PH,SA,AU

Fri 9 Oct 0630-0700 UTC – L2g Summit inaugural remarks by Vance Stevens

Teacher, are we in the New Normal yet?
8.30-9:00 am in Cairo. 14:30 pm in Malaysia

28:08 – Presenter: Vance Stevens

The Day 1 Part 1 Presentation Stream

The video above contains Hanaa Khamis’s introduction of Vance Stevens from the point where she started the Zoom recording. She tried to start a Facebook stream as well, but Facebook and Zoom are not working smoothly together these days, so the Part 1 presentations stream was not started on YouTube until midway through Vance’s introductory remarks, but streamed from that point onwards on https://youtu.be/R0nswgrmmE4.

The accompanying screen shots are mostly, if not all, mine. More screen shots and reflections on the event can be found at the Facebook aggregation of the conference tag #learning2gethersummit, and by exploring the profiles from these dates of the posters on that tag
https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/learning2gethersummit

2:05:24 – Presenters: Tom Robb, Dina El-Dakhs, and I艧谋l Boy Erg眉l

HK Conferencing recording, 2:18:22, with downloadable mp4 and text text file:
https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/3cvwD3bX0TlhXdd100Kzn54inIC92gs5Qpltdvl2R3j2AvVcEL_h2ckiQhXp6Pef.P6CIqhpWTt3jQ-tj 
Passcode: vNZ#wy1E

Fri 9 Oct 0700-0740 UTC Thomas Robb

Teaching Reading in an Online World: How to Get them to Read at a Distance (Keynote)
9.00-9:40 am in Cairo

Fri 9 Oct 0745-0815 UTC Dina El-Dakhs

10 Tips for Student Engagement in Online Classes (Featured Talk)
9.45-10:15 am in Cairo

Fri 9 Oct 0815-0845 UTC I艧谋l Boy Erg眉l

A Road Map for Effective Instructional Design (Featured Talk)
10.15-10:45 am in Cairo

Friday Oct 9 – Part 2 presentations were streamed on 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LlvoZP9bqag;
https://youtu.be/LlvoZP9bqag

1:01:30 – Presenters: Raafat Gabriel and Khadija Hamidani

HK Conferencing recording, 1:38, with downloadable mp4 and text text file:
https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/pTT3aeFCDuj7b6gX0z7qM6EGmDHeaL9MTkKpFxTWpVaDO33wHSvQrNwI4D5aKJ3Z.g1uaZaiNzdBi1JZQ 
Passcode: +B281jXs

Fri 9 Oct 0900-0930 UTC Raafat Gabriel

LOvVE (Learning Opportunities via Virtual Environments): The Context of Teaching English Online (Featured Talk)
11:30-12:00 am in Cairo

Fri 9 Oct 0930-1000 UTC Khadija Hamidani

Digital Learning Platforms, Applications & Tools for Primary English Language Education (Talk)
11:00-11:30 am in Cairo

Khadija Hamidani’s slides:
https://www.slideshare.net/mobile/KhadijaHamidani/digital-learning-platforms-applications-and-tools-for-primary-english-learning-education

Khadija’s blog post for this presentation: https://englishlearninglabs.blogspot.com/2020/10/digital-learning-platforms-applications.html

Fri 9 Oct 1100-1140 UTC Csilla Jaray-Benn

Turning Online Lessons into a Humane, Meaningful and Enjoyable Experience (Keynote)
13:00-13:40 pm in Cairo

48:58 – Presenter: Csilla Jaray-Benn

Fri 9 Oct 1200-1330 UTC Heike Philp Workshop

No description available.

Creative ways of running a webinar – Featured 90min workshop (requires separate preregistration)
14:00-1530 pm in Cairo

The Part 3 workshop was streamed on 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4aKc_zB5AXc; or https://youtu.be/4aKc_zB5AXc

1:49:16 – Presenter: Heike Philp

HK Conferencing recording, 1:33, with downloadable mp4 and text text file:
https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/jP9T6ad5dUWWNhnCfv_ztw4Vwq6iElyZymGtiqVLaSqnlcgi1XEPHMOfbIjaEL3h.wInNhl_Ma6WE1bAW 
Passcode: 7SX9q#G1

Pre-work required for attending the webinar (takes approx. 15-20min): 

  1. Intro-Video (2min13sec): https://tinyurl.com/summit-oct9-vid1
  2. Input presentation (7min28sec): https://tinyurl.com/summit-oct9-vid2
  3. Google Form: https://tinyurl.com/workshop-preform
  4. Preregistration after completing the above: 
    https://tinyurl.com/summit-oct9-wkshp-preregister

Part 4 presentations were streamed and recorded on  
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CP2wDMMj13M;
https://youtu.be/CP2wDMMj13M

3:21:50 – Presenters: Nellie Deutsch, Amira Mohsen, Fatmah Azam Ali, Hind Elyas, Yomna Mohamed, and Mbarek Akaddar

Fri 9 Oct 1500-1540 UTC Nellie Deutsch

Self-Care for Educators (Keynote)
17:00-17:40 pm in Cairo

Fri 9 Oct 1545-1615 UTC Amira Mohsen

Virtual Instruction: Making a Real Impact in the Digital Classroom (Talk)
17:45-18:15 pm in Cairo

Fri 9 Oct 1615-1645 UTC Fatmah Azam Ali

Positive Mindset for Online Teaching: The Educator’s Perspective (Talk)
18:15-18:45 pm in Cairo

Fri 9 Oct 1645-1715 UTC Hind Elyas

Coping with Covid-19 (Talk)
18:45-19:15 pm in Cairo

Some of the slides produced by “The queen of positivity”

Fri 9 Oct 1715-1745 UTC Yomna Mohamed

Breakout Rooms: A World of Blending, Empowerment and Integration (Demo)
19:15-19:45 pm in Cairo

Yomna Youssefs slides: 
https://www.slideshare.net/secret/v6zhe01J9i77MR

Fri 9 Oct 1745-1815 UTC Mbarek Akaddar

The Seven Layers of an Online Teacher (Talk)
19:45-20:15 pm in Cairo

Mbarek Akaddar’s slides:
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1o9mRypNnQyXJ9XdanYC55o5H1s_QO0yo5ZbrxdECsVM/edit?usp=sharing

Fri 9 Oct 1830-1900 UTC Alison Larkin Koushki

No description available.

Poetry in the Pandemic: Social-Emotional Language Learning for Wellbeing (Featured Session)
20:30-21:00 pm in Cairo

57:19 – Presenter: Alison Larkin Koushki

Day 2 Saturday Oct 10

The Day 2 part 1 presentations were streamed on
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOgX_C3GC5I;
https://youtu.be/aOgX_C3GC5I

2:43:58 – Presenters: Georgios Kormpas, Margo Abdel Aziz, Marisa Constantinedes, Basma Abd El Khalek, and Ola Hosny

HK Conferencing recording, 2:54, with downloadable mp4 and text text file:
https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/5_UK829zrKRgzmn-nN3y8tYNsqZwAyiWGTJeUL6aEh2SVYhqoHKcdeb32ozrxTrP.A3d4FFOrzUdLYz3_ 
Passcode: rU?RBn2n

Sat 10 Oct 0800-0840 UTC Georgios Kormpas

The Role of the English Language Teacher During COVID-19 (Keynote)
10.00-10:40 am in Cairo

Sat 10 Oct 0845-0915 UTC Margo Abdel Aziz

Times of Lockdown: How to Build Positivity and Resilience (Featured Talk)
10.45-11:15 am in Cairo

Sat 10 Oct 0915-0945 UTC Marisa Constantinedes

Problems and Solutions with Trainees and Tutors New to Online Teaching (Featured Talk)
11.15-11:45 am in Cairo

Sat 10 Oct 0945-10.15 UTC Basma Abd El Khalek

The Ebb and Flow of Online Teaching Challenges (Talk)
11.45-12:15 am-pm in Cairo
Basma Abdel Khalek’s slides: 
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1eBbftj5NDue5L8aYXSsaUX3_CbVM646K/view

Sat 10 Oct 1015-1045 UTC Ola Hosny

Closing the Gap of Online Teaching; Goals & Hands-on Activities (Talk)
12.15-12:45 pm in Cairo

The Saturday, Day 2 part 2 presentations were streamed on 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ED1ACXU7_Iw;
https://youtu.be/ED1ACXU7_Iw; https://youtu.be/ED1ACXU7_Iw

3:36:35 – Presenters: Amany Alkhayat, Abdelmajid Bouziane; at 1:22:20 Panel 1 (Claire Siskin, Vance Stevens, & Mike Kenteris), and Lilika Couri

HK Conferencing recording, 5:50, with downloadable mp4 and text text file:
https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/NV3bzrd52E7MKFRcnki429Yl1SByh2dBhkJObQVNlpAvuk7xiMONE1rHgKgbbqGj.cA3zDSrH8RX5OzDG 
Passcode: s1&vhB5%
[Blogger’s bias – the Stevens, Kenteris & Siskin panel is at 1:21:40]

Sat 10 Oct 1130-1200 UTC Amany Alkhayat

Why It’s Time to Transform your Classroom with Artificial Intelligence Tools for Language Learning (Featured Talk)
13:30-14:00 pm in Cairo

Sat 10 Oct 1205-1245 UTC Abdelmajid Bouziane

The Online Provisions in ESL/EFL: Towards an Integrated Policy (Keynote)
14:05-14:45 pm in Cairo

Sat 10 Oct 1250-1400 UTC Mike Kenteris, Claire Siskin and Vance Stevens

Together Remotely: What鈥檚 New and Normal in Surviving Lockdown? (Panel 1)
14.50-15:50 pm Cairo. 12.50-13:50 pm UTC

Streamed on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ED1ACXU7_Iw

Panel 1 on YouTube (can be found embedded at the top of this blog post)
https://youtu.be/cZ-YxmNFv3Q

Same thing but from YouTube

Sat 10 Oct 1400-1430 UTC Minnie Wang (Featured Session)

Internet Plays an Important Role in Self-education
16:00-16:30 pm in Cairo

This presentations had to be cancelled on the day scheduled because Minnie could not reach zoom.us from China due to something unusual about that Zoom URL (normally she can reach private Zoom rooms)

However, the presentation was rescheduled for Oct 18, noon UTC

This was performed as Learning2gether episode 495 at https://learning2gether.net/2020/10/18/minnie-wang-presents-internet-plays-an-important-role-in-self-education-from-teachers-learning2gether-summit/

Sat 10 Oct 1430-1510 UTC Lilika Couri

Beyond the Pandemic, What? Empower, Inspire, Connect (Keynote)
16:30-17:10 pm in Cairo

Sat 10 Oct 1600-1700 UTC Rana Khan; Georgios Kormpas; Christine Coombe, Sandra Stein; Alison Larkin Koushki; Mashael Al-Hamly

The Role of Professional Associations: Past, Present and Future Directions (Panel 2)
18:00-19:00 pm in Cairo

Streamed on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzO7uPaY8tw

2:20:30 – Presenters: Panel 2 (Rana Khan, Georgios Kormpas, Christine Combe, Sandra Stein, Alison Larkin Koushki, & Mashael Al-Hamly) and at 1:08:30 Panel 3 (Deborah Healey, Grazia Maria Mendoza Chirinos, Kathy Lobo, and Okon Effiong)

Sat 10 Oct 1710-1830 UTC Deborah Healey, Grazia Maria Mendoza Chirinos; Kathy Lobo, Okon Effiong

Coping Around the World: TESOL International Association Perspectives (Panel 3) 
19:10-20:10 pm in Cairo

Sat 10 Oct 1830-1900 UTC Rob Howard

Taking the Upper Hand Online: Focusing on Speaking, Pronunciation and Accuracy (Featured Talk)
20:30-21:00 pm in Cairo

Streamed on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxheixP-JeE

1:23:15Presenters: Ron Howard, and at 38:11, Anastasia Khawaja

Sat 10 Oct 1900-1930 UTC Anastasia Khawaja

Cameras Off, Engagement Still On: Exploring Remote Classroom Engagement as a Partnership Between Educators and Students (Featured Talk)
21:00-21:30 pm in Cairo

 


Zoom Chat Logs

Chats took place in Zoom for 10 hours the first day and 11 the next. Chat also took place in YouTube but that would be tedious to fetch. 

Here are the logs from my (Vance’s) introductory talk on the first day of the summit:

01:12:56 Dina El-Dakhs : Good morning, Hanaa. A great program! Looking forward to the talks.
01:13:07 Csilla Benn: Hi everyone from France!
01:14:04 Heike Philps: germany
01:14:26 Sibel Sezer: Hi Heike
01:15:11 Sibel Sezer: a Webhead
01:15:22 Sibel Sezer: Hi Vance
01:15:46 Vance Stevens : Hi all
01:17:48 Amira Mohsen : Hi all
01:18:06 Ahmed Ibrahem Wahba Ibrahem: Welcome
01:19:10 Sibel Sezer: can you put the link in the chat?
01:19:24 Sibel Sezer: ok
01:19:57 HK Conferencing: The slides for this talk are available at https://tinyurl.com/Vance2020summit
01:20:00 Sibel Sezer: https://tinyurl.com/Vance2020summit
01:20:53 HK Conferencing: Alex Egypt
01:20:59 HK Conferencing: J Cross
01:21:03 HK Conferencing: RIP
01:22:19 Heike Philps: Jay Cross RIP amazing pioneer in informal corporate learning
01:22:51 Heike Philps: met him many a times in Berlin for Online Educa
01:23:16 HK Conferencing: No
01:23:19 Sibel Sezer: No
01:23:26 Raafat Gabriel: NO
01:23:41 Sibel Sezer: RIP
01:25:41 HK Conferencing: Frivolous Unanticipated Nonsense
01:25:43 HK Conferencing: FUN
01:26:05 HK Conferencing: Livestreaming on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0nswgrmmE4
01:26:55 Sibel Sezer: Almost everything was converted into virtual equivalents
01:30:10 HK Conferencing: TALIN, https://tinyurl.com/talin2020
01:30:53 HK Conferencing: Teachers 鈥 Learning in Isolation
01:31:13 HK Conferencing: Painful
01:31:16 HK Conferencing: hurtful
01:31:20 HK Conferencing: LOL
01:31:26 HK Conferencing: 24/7
01:32:36 Sibel Sezer: Great archive, https://tinyurl.com/covid19teaching
01:33:13 Sibel Sezer: I love Open Mic sessions
01:33:20 Sibel Sezer: oooh good old Yahoo
01:33:54 HK Conferencing: Share on yr networks plz
01:34:02 HK Conferencing: Funinars
01:34:05 HK Conferencing: LOL
01:36:07 Asma Maaoui: Greetings from Tunisia
01:36:27 Dina El-Dakhs : Thank you very much for your informative talk.
01:37:00 Hanine Ghosn: Thank you Mr Vance!

I recorded the Zoom chat from the Panel that I did with Mike Kenteris and Claire Siskin and pasted it on our document of record here https://tinyurl.com/summit2020panel

Zoom chat logs from all the other sessions are available at the link given wherever the existence of an HK Conferencing recording with downloadable mp4 and text text file is noted in the foregoing show notes.


Promotion and Feedback

This was the 28th Weekly Webheads in Action FUNinar and Learning2gether Episode 494

The event was announced at these Facebook groups

And announced as a calendar event on the Webheads in Action聽groups.io聽here聽
https://groups.io/g/webheadsinaction/message/32734

Hanaa Khamis has since created a wiki called
Teachers Learning2gether Summit, Oct 9-10, 2020 in a Nutshell
with stats and visual perspectives on the event
http://teacherslearning2gethersummit.pbworks.com/

Hanaa’s feedback is much appreciated: referring to this blog post

Now that all is said and done, here is a video for your amusement of Vance and Hanaa sorting out certain logistics details, in particular how to manage Zoom bombers, and how to put the global time links into the conference program, as has been done for the sessions listed above .

 

From Hanaa Khamis to me

Dear Vance,

Thank you very much for supporting me all the way at Teachers Learning2gether Summit on 9-10 October 2020 (before, during, after). Please find attached a certificate of appreciation for making this an event to remember. I sincerely hope it is memorable to you as much as it is to me. Hoping for more fruitful collaboration in the near future.

Summit VS


Earlier Events

Sun 04 Oct noon UTC Weekly Webheads in Action FUNinar and Learning2gether Episode 493

Vance Stevens on sustaining online teacher professional development at the 5th EFLtalks and World Teachers鈥 Day hosted by Rob Howard

https://learning2gether.net/2020/10/04/vance-stevens-on-sustaining-online-teacher-professional-development-at-the-5th-efltalks-world-teachers-day/

Posted 05 Oct: Free webinar  on Teacher Identity, Awareness, and Critical Autoethnography

Hosted by TESOL鈥檚  Applied Linguistics Interest Section (ALIS)

Here is the link to the webinar recording: https://youtu.be/-Ve0B1j5krs

Thu 8 Oct 1900 EDT – Free Webinar with John Hattie on The Power of Student Feedback

A.J. Juliani announced this Free Webinar with John Hattie on The Power of Student Feedback, next Thursday, October 8th at 7pm EDT. 
Sign-up here.

Meet John Hattie, the international author of the Visible Learning Series and The Distance Learning Playbook for a one hour chat about the power of feedback and its impact on achievement.

Not all feedback is alike – according to John’s research.
We’ll be chatting with John about building a feedback culture in classrooms – whether virtual, hybrid, or in-person – and how the variations of feedback we use impact student achievement.

Learn what students have consistently maintained they need to grow their learning and tips

Fri 9 Oct noon UTC TESOL Career Path Development PLN webinar on Colored English – Okon Effion, Qatar University

The TESOL Career Path Development Professional Learning Network held a webinar on Colored English: (Mis)Perceptions 
Presenter:  Okon Effion, Qatar University  

Abstract:

Racism is alive and rife in many facets of our life. Sadly, it is pervasive in ELT and inflicts both emotional and professional damage on many English teachers. It goes far beyond skin color and accent because racism is also a characteristic manifestation of insecurity suffered by the perpetrators. This discussion draws on a true account of a black African English teacher who has passed through this dark tunnel.

Speaker’s bio:

Okon teaches English in the Foundation Programme, Qatar University. Before Qatar, Okon taught in Nigeria, UK, and Japan. He is a member of the Board of Directors, TESOL International Association, and was the Chair of the Diversity & Inclusion Committee, Chair-elect of the EFL Interest Section, and a member of the Nominating Committee of TESOL International Association. He is the Founder and Past President of Africa TESOL and was the President of Qatar TESOL (2014/15).

Okon has presented as invited, featured, and plenary speaker at internationally recognized conferences in different parts of the world. His research interests are in foreign language anxiety, task-based learning, and professional associations. He has published in peer-reviewed journals and co-edited a volume on the Role of Language Teacher Associations in Professional Development (Springer, 2018).

Okon is passionate about the professional development of English language teachers and has in the past five years been actively involved in organizing international conferences in Qatar and Africa. He holds a Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics from the University of Southampton, UK. He also has an MSc in Applied Genetics, MA TESOL, and a PG Diploma in Management and Information Technology.

The webinar was recorded: https://bit.ly/3jKuggb

Sat 10 Oct 1300-1500 UTC – VSTE Second Life Saturdays – repeats each Saturday

About this intitiative, 
https://vste.org/upcoming-events-virtual-environments-pln/

Jaz and Thunder are at VSTE Space in Second Life every Saturday morning from 5 am to 7 am Pacific time. Feel free to come learn more about the VSTE VE PLN there.

Follow them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VSTEVEPLN/

Below are directions for joining the VSTE VE PLN in Second Life and Minecraft

Basic directions to join VSTE Spaces

If you don’t have a Second Life account get one, it’s free. We recommend setting one up at the Rockcliffe University Consortium’s Gateway here: https://urockcliffe.com/reg/second-life/ 

  1. Download and install the software.
  2. While your Second Life viewer (software) is open click this link http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Soulgiver/155/144/58 
  3. and voila! Look for an avatar on VSTE Island and say, “Hey, I’m new!” We will take care of the rest. 

 

 

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The date of this update is November 3, 2020 09:00 UTC

Vance Stevens on聽sustaining online teacher professional development at the 5th EFLtalks and World Teachers’ Day

Learning2gether Episode 493
27th Webheads Revival Weekly Sandbox Open Mic FUNinar

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The EFLtalks video will be posted here when ready (Rob said 2 weeks)

On Sunday Oct 4 there was a Teachers’ Day 5th anniversary of Rob Howard’s EFLtalks. The 50 talks, each one 10 slides and 10 minutes long, start at 8 am UTC and go on till 8 pm UTC. In the five times he’s done this, Rob has accumulated more than 500 ten minute videos of teachers talking about various aspects of their craft. They are streamed and permanently stored on https://www.youtube.com/efltalks

Webheads in Action FUNinars take place at noon UTC on Sundays. I had arranged to give my EFLtalk at exactly that time and for exactly ten minutes. The talk was proposed as an Encapsulated history of teacher professional development from Web 2.0 through Teaching and Learning in IsolatioN and the New Normal. Sure to be an action packed ten minutes, viewers could catch it either in the EFLtalks YouTube stream, or at the WiA FUNinar screen-shared in Zoom and streamed in turn onto Facebook.

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Anyone coming to the FUNinar event would have found Bobbi and I in our home studio. Bobbi was in one part of the studio in the Webheads Zoom room. She picked up my talk on the EFLtalks stream; to prevent sound from one computer creating feedback on another, I was in another part of the studio GIVING the talk, in the EFLtalks Zoom room (for presenters only). After a thankfully brief ten minutes I left that Zoom room and joined the Webhead participants (Bobbi and Heike Philp) in the Webheads one, where we could talk about, you know, the usual 馃檪

Vance Stevens EFLtalk entitled “An encapsulated history of teacher Professional Development from Web 2.0 through Teaching and Learning in IsolatioN and the New Normal”

Slides

Anyone can access the slides at https://tinyurl.com/Vance2020talks

Abstract

I stumbled into Web 2.0 when I was teaching EFL online at the turn of the century and was soon attracting teaching peers to our voice-enabled online classes. In 2002 I organized a workshop through EVO (Electronic Village Online) which I called Webheads in Action. This turned into a movement that sustains itself to this day, and in fact is undergoing a resurgence prompted by new demands on teachers responding to teaching challenges during pandemic. Ten years earlier I had started Learning2gether, a podcast series which has produced almost 500 episodes by now, including over two dozen resurgent Webheads in Action Open Mic FUNinars since March, which coincided with a surge of webinars responding to my call for teachers to Learn Together about TALIN, Teaching and Learning in IsolatioN. TALIN wound down after 38 webinars, but has morphed into TALIN2,, Teaching and Learning in the New Normal.聽

The warp of these many strands of ongoing teacher professional development these past two decades is woven into a weft of threads where Web 2.0 and open ended computer-mediated communication became focused on flipped and blended learning in the classroom, which in turn has helped teachers respond to the need to move into purely online environments, and eventually cope with hybrid ones, which is where we find ourselves on this World Teachers Day, 2020.聽

Rehearsal

I rehearsed the presentation two hours before I gave it and streamed that onto the Learning2gether Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/groups/learning2gether, so followers of that page got a preview of my talk. There was a glitch (web cam covering up a critical part of my slide show; something to be wary of at show time) but as it was just a rehearsal I restarted my presentation. If you want to skip all that, start viewing at 5 minutes into this video …

About the EFLtalks 5th Anniversary event

EFLtalks are short pecha kuchas in which presenters have ten minutes to get through ten slides each, one after another.

This event was held in Zoom (link sent to presenters only) but was simulcasted live on the EFLtalks YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/efltalks聽聽

For more information, see http://www.efltalks.com/
and about this event: http://www.efltalks.com/EFLtalks-5th.html

Here is what Rob said was the “hopefully” final schedule, as displayed at the last link above, on Sun Oct 4 03:00 UTC

World Teachers’ Day

World Teachers’ Day occurs on Oct 5 of each year
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Teachers’_Day

Image may contain: text that says 'Happy Teacher's Day india.com'


Chat Logs

Chat was logged in three places, the Facebook livestream, the Zoom chat, and in the YouTube livestream. We didn’t record our Zoom session except via Facebook and the YouTube chat would be too difficult to tease out — but here’s what we got in Facebook.聽

From the Webheads in Action Facebook livestream

Bobbi Stevens 路 0:00 Nice to see you!
Doris Molero 路 0:51 [So Proud] graphic
Doris Molero 路 2:27 馃榿
Mike Kenteris 路 3:03 Awesome! Well done, Vance!
Doris Molero 路 8:55 Webheads Rock!!!
Heike Philp 路 10:55 hi Bobbi, pls maximise your browser window with Vance’s presentation to full-screen – else it is too small to read
Maru Del Campo 路 13:30 So proud Vance!
Doris Molero 路 15:09 Besitos Bobbi Stevens and Heike Philp

Bobbi thought Heike meant for her to maximize the browser itself and she tried to act on these instructions. What Heike had meant was for her to maximize the video playing within the browser. This caused the change in presentation toward the end of the recording, but we have multiple versions, and the presentation was almost done anyway, so of little consequence.


Promotion and Feedback

The 27th Weekly Webheads in Action FUNinar was announced at these Facebook groups

And announced as a calendar event on the Webheads in Action聽groups.io聽here聽
https://groups.io/g/webheadsinaction/message/32727

The part of the EFLtalks where I was presenting at noon UTC was screen shared in Zoom and streamed on聽
https://www.facebook.com/groups/webheadsinaction


Earlier Events

Sun 27 Sept noon UTC
26th Weekly Webheads Open Mic Sandbox FUNinar
https://learning2gether.net/2020/09/27/26th-weekly-webheads-open-mic-sandbox-funinar/

The 7th annual Virtual Worlds MOOC (VWMOOC20) taking place September 28-30, 2020

The 7th annual Virtual Worlds MOOC (VWMOOC20) is happening from September 1-30, 2020聽https://moodle4teachers.org/course/view.php?id=114. and Smore聽https://www.smore.com/wgv6s-teaching-as-a-way-to-learn

The theme of the current MOOC is peace through learning and connecting online for instruction and learning via web technologies such as Second Life and Virtual Worlds. The MOOC will focus on connecting online for collaborative learning and teaching around the world through Second Life. The live presentations will include the speakers鈥 reflective process on teaching and learning in fully online and blended learning formats.聽

Resources聽

  1. Presentations聽https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ew-wl9hai5JcMDMxDzhjICell7N4pb4JWClr0JJk75U/edit?usp=sharing
  2. YouTube playlist:聽https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8JUcjyABKxmbwi5hMdBtyIakQ7aDvD2L

VWMOOC20 Mon Sept 28 1400 UTC –聽Dr.聽Aabha Sharma

Dr. Aabha Sharma

Develop Hardiness for the Hard times
Significance of 3 C鈥檚

VWMOOC20 Tue Sept 29 1900 UTC –聽Jaros艂aw Maciejewski聽

Jaros艂aw Maciejewski (NitroPL)
A short presentation about artistic bots in Second Life and tour to own artist bot – Leonardo De ArtBot

SLURL: Leonardo De ArtBot – The Dreamed Art聽
https://secondlife.com/destination/leonardo-de-artbot-dreamed-art?sourceid=dgw

Leonardo De Artbot website –聽聽http://leonardodeartbot.webnitro.eu/

VWMOOC20 Wed Sept 30 1900 UTC –聽Closing Ceremony:聽Looking ahead to VWMOOC21


Dr. Nellie Deutsch聽(Nellie Homewood),Dr. Doris Molero (Pionia Destiny), and聽Dr. Nan Zingrone聽(Maggie Larimore)聽

Closing Ceremony聽at the聽The Chilbo Nature & Sculpture Garden
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Madhupak/212/239/91

and Closing Dance
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Madhupak/209/245/91

Thu 1 Oct noon UTC Suresh Canagarajah and others at online English as a Lingua Franca and multilingualism seminar

聽ME of the ENRICH Project in Rome, Italy, 1st October 2020, 2.00-6.30 pm Italian Time.

In order to participate it is necessary to first register using a Google form that you reach through the following link that you can either click on or paste it onto your browser: https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSevlWDDxEaF4M…/viewform
you can then connect to Zoom.

I attended but I did not encounter Dr. Canagarajah

聽聽聽

Fri 2 Oct 1630 UCT聽online LIVE event of poetry, prose and other readings in foreign languages

Marijana Smol膷ec announces路聽

Image may contain: text that says 'European Day of Languages Ve膷er poezije, proze i drame na europskim jezicima JOIN US FOR POETRY NIGHT READING IN FOREIGN LANGUAGES ONLINE EVENT FRIDAY2 October 18.30 CEST Adobe Connect https://onnet.tronet.h/ginsrukug/ organized by Gimnazija strukovna 拧kole Bernardina Frankopana, Ogulin, CROATIA'

For the first time due to this COVID-19 pandemic situation our team of language teachers have decided not to give up on our usually local ONSITE event organized as a part of European Day of Languages.聽In order to keep the tradition we will be having an online LIVE event of Poetry, prose and other readings in foreign languages聽and we are inviting you all to join us on

Friday, 2 October at 18.30 CEST (16.30 GMT)聽 via our school Adobe Connect virtual room,聽https://connect.carnet.hr/gimstrukog/

If you are willing to read something in your mother tongue, let me know by Wednesday evening or come as audience and enjoy the fun, improvisation, poetry & prose in many EU and world languages!聽

馃搶Let the multicultural bondings begin! 馃檪 馃コ

So far we will have our students of Gimnazija i strukovna 拧kola Bernardina Frankopana, students of Prva hrvatska rije膷ka gimnazija, primary school students of Prva osnovna 拧kola Ogulin read to us in Croatian, German, English, Italian Latin, Spanish…there are some guests from Brazil and Spain joining us as well – hope there will be more of you.聽

Please be our guest! 馃檪 #virtualcakes available, #drinksonme聽

Mon-Sat 28 Sept to Oct 3 –聽The AZCALL 2020 Virtual Conference – registration free

Due to the current pandemic, our 2020 conference will聽be held fully online, from September 28 to October 3,聽2020.

AZCALL Website –聽https://sites.google.com/view/azcallconference/home
Facebook –聽https://www.facebook.com/CALLClubASU/

A GUIDE TO AZCALL 2020 –聽General Format
AZCAL L 2020 is a fully online conference聽with both synchronous and asynchronous聽presentations and demonstrations for聽attendees.

Video Presentations
All presentations will be available via our conference聽website playlist.

Attendees can watch presentations on聽their own schedule and they can write their comments and聽questions to the presenters on the same website.
Register here for free聽

Synchronous sessions
There will be live sessions from Dr. Elola and Dr. Taguchi on Oct 3rd.

Plenary talks:聽
Registration for the plenary talks requires an extra step (sorry). Click on the links below to register for each live plenary.

  1. Dr. Idoia Elola (Oct. 3rd 12noon PDT/AZ time): 聽
    Redefining and expanding the scope of L2 digital writing
    https://asu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_s2dEzrVpRQ-6WLNd86dE8Q

  2. Dr. Naoko Taguchi (Oct. 3rd 3pm PDT/AZ time):
    Digital games for teaching and learning pragmatics
    https://asu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_vAggqew0QpOs9FEQKzmgVQ

Happy Hour:
We will be hosting a Happy Hour with presenters, Dr. Idoia Elola, Dr. Naoko Taguchi, and Dr. Bryan Smith after the second plenary talk to allow a more vivid interaction and networking among presenters and attendees. Please make sure to check the聽Program聽for more detail on the virtual Zoom link for Happy Hour.

For all questions please contact us at聽azcall2020@gmail.com
AZCALL 2020 Organization Committee
AZCALL Website

Sat 3 Oct 1300-1500 UTC – VSTE Second Life Saturdays – repeats each Saturday

About this intitiative,聽https://vste.org/upcoming-events-virtual-environments-pln/

Jaz and Thunder are at VSTE Space in Second Life every Saturday morning from 5 am to 7 am Pacific time. Feel free to come learn more about the VSTE VE PLN there or follow them on Facebook:聽
https://www.facebook.com/VSTEVEPLN/

Below are directions for joining the VSTE VE PLN in Second Life and Minecraft

Basic directions to join VSTE Spaces

If you don’t have a Second Life account get one, it’s free. We recommend setting one up at the Rockcliffe University Consortium’s Gateway here:聽https://urockcliffe.com/reg/second-life/

  1. Download and install the software.
  2. While your Second Life viewer (software) is open click this link聽http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Soulgiver/155/144/58
  3. and voila! Look for an avatar on VSTE Island and say, “Hey, I’m new!” We will take care of the rest.聽

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You are free to share-alike and with attribution under聽https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/

The date of this update is Oct 5, 2020 11:00 UTC

26th Weekly Webheads Open Mic Sandbox FUNinar with Ayat Tawel on SOFLA


You are welcome to download this audio file:
https://learning2getherdotnet.files.wordpress.com/2020/09/2020-09-27_26thwebheadsaudio_only-1.m4a?

Learning2gether Episode 492
26th Webheads Weekly Sandbox Open Mic FUNinar

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For this week’s Sunday, September 27 Weekly Webheads in Action Open Mic Sandbox FUNinar there was nothing special planned, but we exploited that as an opportunity to return to our original premise: whoever turns up grabs the mic and sets the direction of the conversation.

The conversation was chatty until Ayat Tawel took the mic and related how she had used Laine Marshall’s SOFLA framework (synchonous online flipped learning approach) in a series of classes she had recently conducted online.聽 She explained how she had implemented and adapted the approach by patterning her work on Laine’s seminal material and my explanation of it when I had modeled it to the extent possible in an online seminar for Moroccan PhD students (the links can be found in the chat logs below).


Zoom Chat Logs

20:23:57 From Hanaa Khamis : hi
20:24:04 From Hanaa Khamis : Joined!
20:24:31 From c chee : hi
20:31:55 From Ayat AlTawel : If there’s a chance, I would like to share with you a few things I did with SOFLA
20:32:55 From Mike B : Hello all!
20:33:08 From Hanaa Khamis : Hiiii
20:35:40 From Hanaa Khamis : Love the expression!
20:36:17 From Hanaa Khamis : wow
20:36:25 From Hanaa Khamis : gr8 job Ayat
20:36:38 From Vance Stevens : blabberize?
20:37:28 From Hanaa Khamis : Lovely Ayat!
20:38:10 From Hanaa Khamis : Interesting
20:40:22 From Vance Stevens : http://www.tesl-ej.org/wordpress/issues/volume24/ej94/ej94int/

This is a link to Marshall, H.W. & Kostka, I. (2020). Fostering teaching presence through the synchronous online flipped learning approach.TESL-EJ, 24(2), 1-15. http://tesl-ej.org/pdf/ej94/int.pdf. Unpaginated HTML version:聽http://www.tesl-ej.org/wordpress/issues/volume24/ej94/ej94int/

20:40:51 From Mike B : I like this. It retains autonomous learning within structure
20:41:11 From Hanaa Khamis : Mr Kim
20:41:20 From Hanaa Khamis : South Korea
20:45:55 From c chee : forbes magazine article
20:47:48 From Vance Stevens : https://learning2gether.net/2020/07/16/vance-stevens-presents-to-moroccan-teachers-on-sofla-and-online-language-learning-and-teaching/

This is a link to Learning2gether Episode 478 – Thu July 16, 2020 – TALIN webinar #32 – Vance Stevens presents to Moroccan teachers on SOFLA and Online Language Learning and Teaching

20:48:27 From Hanaa Khamis : impressive work
20:49:11 From Hanaa Khamis : caught u at a bad moment Mike
20:49:30 From Mike B : Survived the sneeze haha
20:49:42 From Hanaa Khamis : 馃檪
20:50:31 From Hanaa Khamis : Minnie .. was it u that had this performance when Heike n Nellie were there?
20:50:57 From Mike B : It’s almost a learning club rather than a school
20:53:08 From Hanaa Khamis : Gr8 Chee
20:53:35 From Hanaa Khamis : i guess i need to read more abt this topic
20:53:49 From Hanaa Khamis : i may be practicing w/o knowing it
20:55:18 From Hanaa Khamis : I am experimenting w those
20:55:39 From Hanaa Khamis : Can be tricky but they are really good
20:55:49 From Hanaa Khamis : To avoid lecturing mode
20:57:17 From Hanaa Khamis : Great idea Vance
20:57:26 From Hanaa Khamis : Challenging but worthwhile
20:57:41 From minnie : yea, indeed
21:01:13 From Hanaa Khamis : Lovely
21:01:18 From Hanaa Khamis : roleplaying
21:01:25 From Hanaa Khamis : This isnt me
21:01:35 From Hanaa Khamis : Bon appetite
21:04:42 From Hanaa Khamis to Vance Stevens(Privately) : We ll be in touch soon
21:05:01 From Hanaa Khamis to Vance Stevens(Privately) : got positive responses from all keynotes
21:05:34 From Hanaa Khamis to Vance Stevens(Privately) : and at least 3-4 panels
21:05:52 From Hanaa Khamis to Vance Stevens(Privately) : let alone all featured speakers
21:06:09 From Hanaa Khamis to Vance Stevens(Privately) : All i need is fix times
21:06:48 From Hanaa Khamis : Thanks Vance!
21:07:22 From Hanaa Khamis : wow
21:07:38 From Hanaa Khamis : oh no
21:07:50 From Hanaa Khamis : Alex my hometown


Promotion and Feedback

The event was announced at these Facebook groups

And announced on Webheads in Action groups.io here
https://groups.io/g/webheadsinaction/message/32724

And streamed onto Webheads in Action at https://www.facebook.com/groups/webheadsinaction/
here


Earlier Events

Sun 20 Sept noon UTC – 25th Weekly Webheads Open Mic Sandbox FUNinar – EVO Minecraft MOOC edition

https://learning2gether.net/2020/09/20/evo-minecraft-mooc-for-2021-kicks-off-with-a-playdate-event-at-vwmooc20/

Mon 21 Sept聽Do Black Lives Matter in Bilingual Education? hosted by TESOL鈥檚 Bilingual-Multilingual Education (B-MEIS)

Do Black Lives Matter in Bilingual Education? was hosted by
TESOL鈥檚 Bilingual-Multilingual Education (B-MEIS).

Here is the link to the webinar recording:聽https://youtu.be/rjYmMtrLIms

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Wed 23 Sept 1230 UTC Education Superheroes聽interactive webinar on Flipped Learning

Education Superheroes聽is an initiative to connect education leaders and young professionals with a global community of teachers interested in student centred approaches to revolutionise education.

The community meets every week to share best practices discuss prominent issues in education across contexts, co-creating solutions through discussion and debate. We sign off our interactive webinars with actionable solutions that teachers can employ in their unique contexts. Participants are encouraged to try out these solutions and share their experiences during follow-up sessions.

As an educational leader, we hope you would be interested in collaborating. We feel that you and your teachers could contribute fresh ideas to enrich our webinars.

Join us this Wednesday at 8:30 PM SGT for an interactive webinar on Flipped Learning.

Connect on LinkedIn to learn more:
www.linkedin.com/events/previewtoflippedlearning

Interactive Webinar on Flipped Learning

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Shyam Nair English Professor
Score Campus
Singapore

Wed 23 Sept 2359 UTC聽1st 2020 SLWIS Interactive Online Discussion Series session – Nigel Caplan and Tanita Saenkhum聽on聽tips on adapting writing assignments online

Aylin Atilgan Relyea writes on myTESOL Lounge: I’m happy to invite you to our first 2020 SLWIS Interactive Online Discussion Series session. We will host at least two more sessions. Please join us this THIS WEDNESDAY to discuss some pedagogical approaches and tips on adapting writing assignments online!

Date: Sept 23, 2020
Time: 5:00 pm PST,聽 8:00 pm EST – Midnight UTC and 8 am Sept 24 in Malaysia

Topic: Adapting Writing Assignments Online and How to Use Google Drive for Student Engagement and Collaboration

Link to join Zoom聽santarosa-edu.zoom.us/j/98444408886鈥

Interactive Online Discussion Series Session 1
Speakers: Dr. Nigel Caplan and Dr. Tanita Saenkhum

Fri 25 Sept 1100 EDT TESOL聽ALIS webinar on Teacher Identity, Awareness, and Critical Autoethnography

Dr.聽Polina Vinogradova聽has invited us to
Please join ALIS for the second webinar in our EL Teacher Identity series “Teacher Identity, Awareness, and Critical Autoethnography.“WHEN:聽Friday, September 25th, 11:00am-12:00pm (Eastern US Time); 23:00 in Malaysia

PRESENTERS:

Kristen Lindahl, University of Texas at San Antonio
speaking on聽Identity and Awareness in Teacher Education

As language teachers develop and negotiate intersectional (and sometimes conflicting) identities, their awareness of language itself may also evolve. This presentation highlights empirical mixed methods studies that discuss critical/teacher language awareness via an identity lens.

Bedrettin Yazan, University of Texas at San Antonio
speaking on聽Critical Autoethnography as an Identity-focused Teacher Learning Activity

This presentation responds to Reeves’ (2018) call to incorporate “explicit, guided teacher identity work” in teacher education. It discusses the presenter’s practices using critical auto-ethnography as a language teacher-learning activity that provides teacher candidates with a discursive space to narrate and analyze their identities through experiences within political contexts.

Register in advance for this meeting:聽zoom.us/meeting/register/…

Mon-Fri 21-26 Sept聽Webinars on Engaging Learners in Online Remote Teaching from the Gujarat Society for Creation of Opportunity through Proficiency in English

The Society for Creation of Opportunity through Proficiency in English, (SCOPE) Department of Education, Government of Gujarat is pleased to inform you that we are holding Webinars on 鈥淓ngaging Learners in Online Remote Teaching 鈥 as per the direction and orders of Director Higher Education. It is proposed to enhance teachers鈥 online remote teaching skills and knowledge through systematic orientation and methodologies. Designed especially for the faculty of English however the methodology can be used by any subject teacher. Details: Date: 21st to 26th September, 2020. The details are attached in the following broachers.

Sat 26 Sept 1730 somewhere KSAALT Webinar Series event

http://ksaalt-tesol.org/

Sat 26 Sept 1300-1500 UTC – VSTE Second Life Saturdays – repeats each Saturday

About this intitiative,聽https://vste.org/upcoming-events-virtual-environments-pln/

Jaz and Thunder are at VSTE Space in Second Life every Saturday morning from 5 am to 7 am Pacific time. Feel free to come learn more about the VSTE VE PLN there, and you can follow them on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/VSTEVEPLN/

Below are directions for joining the VSTE VE PLN in Second Life and Minecraft

Basic directions to join VSTE Spaces

If you don’t have a Second Life account get one, it’s free. We recommend setting one up at the Rockcliffe University Consortium’s Gateway here:聽https://urockcliffe.com/reg/second-life/

  1. Download and install the software.
  2. While your Second Life viewer (software) is open click this link聽http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Soulgiver/155/144/58
  3. and voila! Look for an avatar on VSTE Island and say, “Hey, I’m new!” We will take care of the rest.

Fri 25 Sept – Learning Revolution summit on Emergency Home Learning & More

When you register for this you聽will receive email notifications of Summit sessions as they are released.

The basic level of registration (free) allows you to attend the events live and access “content” whatever that is.

You have to pay if you wish to have available the replays mentioned below.

Dear Friends and Colleagues:

Today we’re announcing the call for proposals for a two-month聽LearningRevolution.com聽online event,聽The Emergency Home Learning (& More) Summit. The Summit opens on September 25th and will run for two months.

Parents, teachers, students, librarians, administrators, and others are facing dramatic challenges right now. A significant aspect of which is that learning at home, whether by circumstance or choice, is now the reality for a large number of students and their families.

The Summit will be a 鈥渉ow-to鈥 event populated with 30-minute presentations, interviews, and bonus materials, and centered around supporting learning, especially when it is home-based. The audience will be parents, teachers, students, librarians, administrators, and anyone interested in helping students to learn. We will advertise the summit to my email list of 150,000. There will also be Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube promotions.

The Summit will be free to watch 鈥渓ive,鈥 with each talk or presentation available for five days, then聽 placed, along with bonus materials, in a library that can be purchased with an inexpensive 鈥渁ll-access鈥 pass. Presenters are able to use their presentation recording in any way they would like independent of the Summit, and will also receive an affiliate link for advertising the event if they would like to promote it and share in the all-access pass revenue.

We will also host 鈥渇ree replay鈥 days where the full library of recordings will be available to watch without purchase, and we will have a generous scholarship program so that anyone who would benefit from this content but cannot afford it will be able to access it.

We encourage all who would like to present to聽submit聽at聽https://www.homelearningsummit.com/talks/submit-suggestion.

A potential list of topics is below my signature. Priority will be given to presentations that focus on 鈥渉ow-to鈥 solutions to student learning needs, and with particular emphasis on the immediate demands on students, parents, teachers, and librarians in this difficult moment. A guiding question for potential presenters might be: 鈥淲hat do you know about learning that could dramatically help or change the lives of students, parents, teachers, or librarians at this moment?鈥

Presentations will not, for the most part, be live–we will record them in Zoom and then release them the following day. Presenters can submit to present more than once. Presenters who would consider recording a series of short (under 5 minute) tips and tricks for parents, students, and teachers can contact me聽directly. Presenters with accepted proposals will receive more detailed information.

I have run online conferences in the education and library worlds for ten years, and have hosted over 100 specific events. I do not think it is an exaggeration to say that I believe this will be the most important event I鈥檝e undertaken so far. In order for this event to be sustainable, both organizationally and for the speakers, there has to be a stable financial component. I am open to having organizational sponsorship (contact me聽directly), but the last few years have shown me the importance of producing an event that pays for itself and supports presenters. I sincerely hope the structure and approach of this event will be seen favorably.

If you do not want to participate by presenting, I encourage you to provide feedback on the event topics using the Google Form聽here.

Thank you. And see you 鈥渙nline!鈥

Steve

Steve Hargadon
steve@learningrevolution.com
https://www.stevehargadon.com
@stevehargadon

SUMMIT PRESENTATION TOPIC IDEAS:
ADHD and Learning 鈭 Alternative Education 鈭 Balancing Home and School 鈭 Brain-based Learning 鈭 Classroom 2.0 鈭 College Admissions 鈭 Defining Success 鈭 Digital Citizenship 鈭 Educational Technology 鈭 Elementary Years 鈭 ESL 鈭 Family & Parenting 鈭 Gap Years & Family Sabbaticals 鈭 Global Collaborations 鈭 Grades and the Game of School 鈭 High School 鈭 Higher Education 鈭 Homeschooling 鈭 Homework 鈭 Hope and Healing 鈭 Handling Homework 鈭 Learning Coaching and Mentoring 鈭 Libraries and Librarians 鈭 Managing Stress 鈭 Math Education 鈭 Microschools 鈭 Mindful Classrooms 鈭 Pandemic Pods 鈭 Play 鈭 Positive Education 鈭 Practical Student Tools (Email / Calendars / Organizers) 鈭 Remote Teaching and Learning 鈭 Self-Directed Learning 鈭 Sleep and Rest 鈭 Social and Emotional Learning 鈭 Special Needs 鈭 Student 2.0 鈭 Student Entrepreneurship 鈭 Teacher 2.0 鈭 Teaching Online 鈭 Temperament and Learning 鈭 Test Taking 鈭 Unschooling 鈭 Virtual Schooling 鈭 World Schooling

Visit The Global Education Conference Network at:聽https://www.globaleducationconference.org/?xg_source=msg_mes_network

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The 7th annual Virtual Worlds MOOC (VWMOOC20) taking place September 20-27, 2020

The 7th annual Virtual Worlds MOOC (VWMOOC20) is happening from September 1-30, 2020聽https://moodle4teachers.org/course/view.php?id=114. and Smore聽https://www.smore.com/wgv6s-teaching-as-a-way-to-learn

The theme of the current MOOC is peace through learning and connecting online for instruction and learning via web technologies such as Second Life and Virtual Worlds. The MOOC will focus on connecting online for collaborative learning and teaching around the world through Second Life. The live presentations will include the speakers鈥 reflective process on teaching and learning in fully online and blended learning formats.

Resources

  1. Presentations聽https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ew-wl9hai5JcMDMxDzhjICell7N4pb4JWClr0JJk75U/edit?usp=sharing
  2. YouTube playlist:聽https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8JUcjyABKxmbwi5hMdBtyIakQ7aDvD2L

VWMOOC20 Sun Sept 20 1900 UTC –聽Heather Ebey

Heather Ebey (Alexina Proctor)

聽聽

ACRL Virtual World Interest Group presents a tour in Kitely
at the聽Sendalonde Library in Kitely

After losing five years of work due to a virtual world grid that is now defunct, Alex and Prax are rebuilding the Sendalonde library on the Kitely grid. On a sim called Wellspring, you will find library collections based on Sci-fi, Fantasy, Steampunk and Folklore:聽https://bit.ly/3kZN4J5

VWMOOC20 Tue Sept 22 1900 UTC –聽Eugenia Calderon

Virtual worlds as a Tool for Spanish Teaching

Virtual worlds such as Second Life and DigiWorldz聽most certainly offer the immersive environment necessary for learning languages. In the presentation we’ll talk about the advantages of using SL and DW and how these virtual worlds can be used to transmit knowledge of Spanish through their various and fun tools for learning. Also, we麓ll make a tour through the sim Spanish Language Learning at Escape in聽聽http://digiworldz.com/

Escape Playground in DigiWorldz

  1. Go to聽http://www.digiworldz.com/聽and make a free account,
  2. create an avatar,
  3. download Firestorm for Open Simulator or Singularity,
  4. choose DigiWorldz from the grid menu, and you鈥檙e in.
  5. Click on the World map icon at the bottom of your viewer,
    1. put 鈥淓scape鈥 into the search bar on the World and then
    2. click 鈥淔ind鈥 and then
    3. 鈥淭eleport鈥 and you鈥檒l be there!

You can also type 鈥淓scape鈥 in the 鈥渞egion name鈥 as you log on.

VWMOOC20 Wed Sept 23 1900 UTC –聽Dieter Heyne

Field Trip to a web based virtual world聽

Learn how to teach and learn in virtual worlds straight from your browser (Chrome, FIrefox, Safari, Edge and so on) – no downloads required.

Presenter: Edward Tarber (RL: Dieter Heyne)
Topic: Field Trip to a web based virtual world

Web-based metaverse school:
https://ndeutsch.metaverse-school.com/location.html…

cybaLOUNGE - LOCATION VIEW

NDEUTSCH.METAVERSE-SCHOOL.COM
cybaLOUNGE – LOCATION VIEW

VWMOOC20 Thu Sept 24 1700 UTC –聽Niela Miller

Niela Miller (Marly Milena in SL)

Exploring the Creative Process

We will do some real time creating (drawing at our computer stations, building symbolic objects in Second Life, creating haiku or songs)鈥攁nd pay attention to HOW we create.聽 Let鈥檚 talk about the process, do a little show-and-tell, and learn from the various ways we manifest our creations!聽 Please have some writing tools and simple art supplies (several sheets of different size paper, colored markers, pen, pencil)聽 available near your computer.

Will be held at the Octagon Theater in Second Life:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Inspiration%20Island/19/93/23

VWMOOC20 Thu Sept 24 1900 UTC –聽Virtual Worlds Education Roundtable

A Virtual Worlds Education Roundtable event at http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Infolit%20iSchool/229/26/22

Contact: Sheila Yoshikawa

In this VWER session held in collaboration with VWMOOC20聽 we will discuss in text chat the different motivations of MOOC learners, using the Futurelearn archetypes of MOOC learner
https://www.futurelearn.com/info/press/research-insights/learners-part-1
(and follow links for part 2 and 3 of their explanation):聽 Advancers, Explorers, Preparers, Fixers, Flourishers, Hobbyists, Vitalisers.

People can identify what kind of MOOC learners they are, and what sort you have taught if you teach a MOOC. We will use an inworld tool for participants in Second Life, and have a poll for those participating via Zoom. We will also discuss the challenges聽 of teaching people with a big mix of motivations and goals.

VWMOOC20 Fri Sept 25 1530 UTC – Valerie Hill

Valerie Hill / Valibrarian Gregg

Metaliteracy Symbolic Modeling- an interactive building process
Come watch! Building 3D models of literacy using the Symbolic Modeling Process (Marly MIlena)

Landmark: CVL Symbolic Modeling Platform
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Cookie/120/148/46

VWMOOC20 Sat Sept 25 1900 UTC –聽Eugenia Calderon

Virtual worlds as a Tool for Spanish Teaching

Virtual worlds such as Second Life and DigiWorldz聽most certainly offer the immersive environment necessary for learning languages. In the presentation we’ll talk about the advantages of using SL and DW and how these virtual worlds can be used to transmit knowledge of Spanish through their various and fun tools for learning. Also, we麓ll make a tour through the sim Spanish Language Learning at Escape in聽聽http://digiworldz.com/聽V

Escape Playground in DigiWorldz

Go to聽http://www.digiworldz.com/聽and make a free account, create an avatar, download Firestorm for Open Simulator or Singularity, choose DigiWorldz from the grid menu, and you鈥檙e in. Click on the World map icon at the bottom of your viewer, put 鈥淓scape鈥 into the search bar on the World and then click 鈥淔ind鈥 and then 鈥淭eleport鈥 and you鈥檒l be there!

You can also type 鈥淓scape鈥 in the 鈥渞egion name鈥 as you log on.

VWMOOC20 Sat Sept 26 1900 UTC –聽Valerie Hill and聽Rossana I. Barrios-Llorens

Valerie Hill (Valibrarian Gregg) &聽Rossana I. Barrios-Llorens (Pi Illios)

Banned Books Week Kick off with Podcast Session

Visit the Community Virtual Library podcast station to kick off Banned Books Week 2020聽https://ncac.org/banned-books-week/banned-books-week-2020-launch

Landmark:聽http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Tkachiev/230/210/26

VWMOOC20 Sun Sept 27 1900 UTC –聽Dr. Doris Molero

Dr. Doris Molero聽(Pionia Destiny) and聽Gabriela Estrada

Transmedia Storytelling and Language Learning:聽Pucara de Tilcara

Following the Virtually Anywhere series,聽 we close our adventure with a read-aloud of the episode created by language students and visit Puc脿ra de Tilcara, a site in the North of Argentine. We will learn about its culture, lifestyle, food, and EL Carnaval.聽 We鈥檒l also have the chance to see some of the work of the most representative painters in the Province聽 of Jujuy.

Pucara de Tilcara
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Madhupak/51/252/673

From Doris’s follow-up Facebook post

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EVO Minecraft MOOC for 2021 kicks off with a playdate event at VWMOOC20

Learning2gether Episode 491
25th Webheads Revival Weekly Sandbox Open Mic-inar

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On Sunday, September 20 at the usual Weekly Webheads Open Mic Sandbox FUNinar time of 1200 UTC, a group of adventurous miners about to restart EVO Minecraft MOOC for it’s 7th year of meaningful play as a session in Electronic Village Online 2021 met in Minecraft and in Zoom in order to participate in the annual Virtual Worlds MOOC, VWMOOC20.

This is Nellie’s rendition of our session: https://youtu.be/kp4UDcT3FTw

From her playlist at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8JUcjyABKxmbwi5hMdBtyIakQ7aDvD2L

The EVO Minecraft MOOC participants were, in alphabetical order
Beth O’Connell (Beth Ghostraven), Don Carroll (Abu Fletcher), Jane Chien (Jane Chien), Jaroslaw Maciejewski (Nitro), Kim Harrison (K4sons), Laura Briggs (Sura), and Vance and Bobbi Stevens (Teacher Vance and Bobbi Bear)

The event was hosted by Nellie Deutsch as part of her Virtual Worlds MOOC taking place with 1 or more events held almost daily on each day of the the entire month of September, 2020. Here is where we fit in that program:

2020-09-20_EVOMC-vwmooc

The full schedule for the MOOC and recordings of events available at the playlist are both linked below:

  1. Presentations聽https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ew-wl9hai5JcMDMxDzhjICell7N4pb4JWClr0JJk75U/edit?usp=sharing
  2. YouTube playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8JUcjyABKxmbwi5hMdBtyIakQ7aDvD2L聽

Our event was called MOOCing about with EVO Minecraft MOOC 2021

EVO is Electronic Village Online聽http://evosessions.org. Come experience a playdate with the denizens of EVOMC21 as we poke about on our server and talk you through what we鈥檝e been doing here for the past 6 years and what it means for educators and students, and their children, when they engage creatively in meaningful play in Minecraft,聽
http://missions4evomc.pbworks.com/

Vance had proposed a visit to a jungle river temple. I had no idea if it had been looted or not, but here is what we hoped to find when we got there https://minecraft.gamepedia.com/Jungle_pyramid. This one turned out to have be partially recreated. It was certainly sterilized (Laura visited beforehand and reported that the trip wires had been dismantled). I snapped these screenshots on my own reconnoiter visit there.

2020-09-13_17.46.51templeHarbor

2020-09-13_16.56.22jungleTemple

Still it made an interesting destination. Getting there was half the fun, and the iterative processes of discovery, incessant collaborative problem solving, and conversation along the way are among the essential benefits of Minecraft in Education.

After we had explored the temple, we /warped to a woodland mansion which had spawned algorithmically in Minecraft, though it too had been explored and cleared of its characteristic mobs found only in untamed woodland mansions in Minecraft. If you stumble upon an undisturbed one, this is what you would find聽
(see https://minecraft.gamepedia.com/Woodland_Mansion).

Someone had placed a nether portal outside the mansion so we all entered into a dark underworld lit with lava flows and populated with feisty piglins.

We exited there via a second portal back to the “overworld” and found ourselves not far from the woodland mansion, which itself was on the outer perimeter our known map in Minecraft.

Here is my own Zoom recording of this event:


This Zoom recorded video at https://youtu.be/ujGBaroJhps?t=413
starts in earnest at 6 minutes 53 seconds

There was an EVOMC21 rehearsal for VWMOOC20 on Fri 18 Sept noon UTC

Information about the rehearsal was posted at our Facebook page聽
https://www.facebook.com/groups/evomc

All were invited to join us in Zoom and on the EVO Minecraft MOOC server later that day at noon UTC, or simply join us in Zoom (without Minecraft) and that we would stream if from Zoom onto our FB page.

This was the recording of the rehearsal streamed onto Facebook:

Keep in mind that

  • this was a rehearsal and it took us over 12 minutes to work through Zoom + Minecraft issues
  • Plus we had to literally ‘wait out the clock’ while night turned into day on the server
  • We didn’t have beds and none of us had the admin powers needed to reset the game clock to morning

After that it’s rather entertaining.

I wasn’t able to embed the facebook link here (it left a message that either the video was not available or I had no permission to view it, neither of which were true) so I recorded it in Camtasia (minus the initial 12 minutes of wheel spinning) and uploaded this video to YouTube, https://youtu.be/_gkIIs1iCuI


Zoom Chat Logs

20:00:58 From Donald Carroll : That鈥檚 not how I do it on my MAC.
20:01:31 From Beth O’Connell : Hi Jane!
20:01:53 From Donald Carroll : When I click on screen share, there is a button that says 鈥渟hare computer screen”
20:02:25 From Nan Zingrone : Hi guys!
20:02:35 From Jaroslaw Maciejewski (Nitro) : Hello
20:02:51 From Beth O’Connell : Hi Nitro!
20:03:00 From Beth O’Connell : Hi Nan!
20:03:12 From Nan Zingrone : hey! good morning!
20:03:32 From Donald Carroll : Go back to the beginning.
20:03:40 From Beth O’Connell : Nellie, maybe share your screen and show Vance what to do?
20:04:01 From Nan Zingrone : at the top
20:06:07 From Donald Carroll : Can you open up this discussion to everyone???
20:06:44 From Beth O’Connell : I can share my screen
20:06:49 From Beth O’Connell : I can’t unmute myself
20:07:37 From Beth O’Connell : hello, can someone tell Nellie I’m trying to talk to her in chat?
20:08:04 From Nan Zingrone : Nellie can you unmute Beth for a second?\
20:08:17 From Nan Zingrone : Beth would like to say something to Nellie
20:08:45 From Nan Zingrone : Nellie Beth can share her screen for you. Check the chat
20:09:17 From Nan Zingrone : yes
20:09:58 From Nan Zingrone : thanks Nellie
20:10:26 From Donald Carroll : PLEASE UNMUTE THE MIKES!
20:11:43 From Peter Omal : yes
20:11:53 From Beth O’Connell : yes but we’re all muted
20:11:56 From Jane Chien : we can hear you
20:12:01 From Laura Briggs : yes, I can hear Vance and Nellie
20:12:10 From Jaroslaw Maciejewski (Nitro) : I hear you on Zoom
20:12:10 From minnie : I can hear you
20:12:52 From Nan Zingrone : wow is that fast!
20:13:02 From Jaroslaw Maciejewski (Nitro) : no
20:14:10 From Jane Chien : Can you unmute Don’s mic, I think he’d like to speak
20:14:28 From Jane Chien : We can’t unmute ourselves
20:14:32 From Jane Chien : no permission
20:14:32 From Beth O’Connell : there’s no voice in Minecraft; we usually use Discord for sound, but we can use Zoom if you unmute us
20:15:03 From Jane Chien : we’re muted by the host in zoom
20:15:26 From minnie : yea
20:17:14 From Nan Zingrone : Vance is a co-host and can mute you all himself, Beth.
20:17:47 From Nan Zingrone : unmute I meant
20:17:55 From Dr. Nellie Deutsch : It鈥檚 Ok. I can do help out. That鈥檚 fine.
20:23:41 From Jane Chien : yap
20:23:44 From Jane Chien : go on without me
20:27:38 From Jane Chien : my connection is not stable
20:28:35 From Dr. Nellie Deutsch : Can you give an example of 鈥渢hinking鈥 involved in the game? Is it a coding thing?
20:30:28 From Dr. Nellie Deutsch : Oh, so I guess 鈥渟taying alive鈥 is the 鈥渢hinking鈥 part.
20:32:04 From c chee : cannot hear anything I can see video
20:32:30 From Jane Chien : When we’re in-world, we’re constantly having to problem solve all the time. We need to build and create from scratch. Some players like to explore, and for that we need to be able to navigate in word using coordinates.
20:35:51 From Jane Chien : Some players love to create with a team of people. Dak was building a pyramid and he’s taught me how to build a ship.
20:37:28 From Dr. Nellie Deutsch : Thank you, Jane.
20:38:10 From Dr. Nellie Deutsch : if you cannot hear, please reload the ZOOM meeting
20:40:38 From Nan Zingrone : How does this fit into a curriculum? That’s not clear. What are students actually learning?
20:40:47 From Nan Zingrone : that would be cool to know about.

Chien, Y. (2019). The language of massively multiplayer online gamers: A study of vocabulary in Minecraft gameplay. TESL-EJ, 23(3), 1-16. http://tesl-ej.org/pdf/ej91/int.pdf. Also available: http://www.tesl-ej.org/wordpress/issues/volume22/ej91/ej91int/

20:41:55 From minnie : bchee@yahoo.com
20:42:52 From Beth O’Connell : students learn collaboration, too–more soft skills than actual curriculum objectives
20:43:09 From minnie : would anyone invite chee, thank you
20:44:06 From Dr. Nellie Deutsch : Yes, I agree with Nan. I would like more specific examples. If I had to sell 鈥渕inecraft鈥 to my school (young learners), what would I say?
20:44:55 From Dr. Nellie Deutsch : It reminds me of video games where you can create and fight.
20:47:37 From Dr. Nellie Deutsch : Nice
20:48:10 From Dr. Nellie Deutsch : How do you do it for ELL?
20:49:10 From Dr. Nellie Deutsch : I guess the problem solving and learning is the experience itself.
20:50:13 From Nan Zingrone : so there are things that need to be completed by using higher order mathematics?
20:50:22 From Nan Zingrone : Myst seemed to be very good for teaching math?
20:50:48 From Dr. Nellie Deutsch : Yes, it seems to be 鈥渢ask-based鈥. Solving the 鈥渢asks鈥.
20:51:05 From Dr. Nellie Deutsch : How to get from A to Z without getting killed.
20:52:03 From Jane Chien : Mattie says dig straight down 馃檪
20:52:27 From Nan Zingrone : It may just be that they are exploring through the world without having a purpose to discuss. I remember a Minecraft course in an early MOOC in which the teacher was showing how her grade school students learning about growing food, and markets for food and all that kind of thing, so the presentation was more curriculum oriented, instead of just walking around showing us the interface.
20:52:50 From Dr. Nellie Deutsch : This is probably great for people with cognitive issues, and maybe, early onset of Alzheimer
20:53:10 From Beth O’Connell : Nan, at VSTE Minecraft Mondays we often show curriculum based lesson ideas
20:53:29 From Dr. Nellie Deutsch : Thank you, Beth.

Here is an example of a VSTE recording of students raising turtles at a turtle farm in Minecraft from Tue, Feb 5, 2019 鈥 EVO Minecraft MOOC visits East Coast Miners for VSTE Minecraft Monday, hosted by Kim Harrison
https://learning2gether.net/2019/02/05/learning2gether-episode-400-evo-minecraft-mooc-visits-east-coast-miners-for-vste-minecraft-monday/

20:54:09 From Beth O’Connell : there are LOTS of lesson type ideas on the Internet for Minecraft, too, plus Minecraft: Education Edition is set up for that; e.g. Minecraft: Education Edition Lessons and Subject Kits: https://education.minecraft.net/class-resources/lessons

20:54:15 From Dr.聽Nellie Deutsch : Minecraft could be very therapeutic.
20:54:43 From Beth O’Connell : Nellie, yes, I’ve spent a lot of time in MC just roaming around and exploring
20:54:49 From Dr. Nellie Deutsch : I have Minecraft Education. I鈥檝e had an account for a long time, but never really got into it.
20:55:42 From Beth O’Connell : MinecraftEDU is the old version, Nellie, is that what you have?

Laura posted this in response to Nellie on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/evomc

2020-09-24Laura_MinecraftEdu
20:55:47 From Nan Zingrone : That would be great presentation for next year, something that is more education oriented as opposed to relaxation and collaboration for the educators.
20:56:13 From Dr. Nellie Deutsch : I think I upgraded it after Microsoft bought it. I have two accounts.
20:56:27 From Jane Chien : MinecraftEDU’s got a lot of well designed built in curriculum for math, science, digital literacy, language arts, etc.
20:56:29 From Nan Zingrone : Or a tour that has more information about how people would use it for various types of education
20:56:36 From Nan Zingrone : that would be great for next year
20:56:37 From Dr. Nellie Deutsch : Support is a lot better since MS bought it.
20:57:01 From Dr. Nellie Deutsch : Definitely, Nan
20:57:11 From Nan Zingrone : 馃檪
20:58:25 From Dr. Nellie Deutsch : I guess you could create a collaborative story with activities.
20:59:15 From Dr. Nellie Deutsch : You can generate games. Can you do that in SL or VW?
20:59:23 From Nan Zingrone : that would be an interesting use, construction a narrative, building a story, that would help with language arts and language learning

An example appeared just days later, when Laura met with Jane’s EFL students on the server and learned how village economies work and how villagers take on their various roles in village life.

2020-09-24Jane_Laura

Village life was the topic of the most recent VSTE Minecraft Monday event, where is can be seen how villagers gravitate to their different jobs; archived, with video, here: https://learning2gether.net/2020/09/15/crafting-connections-for-cottage-communities-at-vste-minecraft-monday-14-sept-2020/

20:59:29 From Jaroslaw Maciejewski (Nitro) : me
20:59:30 From Jaroslaw Maciejewski (Nitro) : ;p
20:59:59 From c chee : I have created karaoke songs, there is diction, etc.if you want to see email me: bchee@yahoo.com
21:00:41 From Dr. Nellie Deutsch : Minnie, can you access Minecraft in China?
21:00:43 From Nan Zingrone : interesting Mr Chee!
21:01:40 From Dr. Nellie Deutsch : @c chee can you create speech (audio) in Minecraft?
21:06:03 From Dr. Nellie Deutsch : Any questions???
21:06:49 From Nan Zingrone : Beth, the session ends at 9am. Can we wrap this up? Nellie is asking whether or not we can close down the session?
21:07:01 From Dr. Nellie Deutsch to Vance Stevens (Privately) : Vance, we鈥檝e gone overtime. Do you want to wrap up?
21:07:54 From minnie : no, I can’t access Minecraft here.
21:09:19 From Nan Zingrone : Yes you can in SEcond Life, we’ve had a number of presentations over the years. Some of Greg’s work, Speedrunner’s quest.
21:09:31 From Nan Zingrone : But people do build gamification within Second Life.
21:10:08 From c chee : youtube, search: han chee
21:10:26 From Nan Zingrone : I don’t see any reason to have death be part of the game, or monsters etc.
21:10:43 From Nan Zingrone : That’s personal, I think this is kind of clunky
21:10:54 From Peter Omal : SL is the best
21:10:55 From Nan Zingrone : I’d rather be in something more realistic..
21:10:59 From Nan Zingrone : And it’s educational use
21:11:12 From c chee : I am making videos using cellphone
21:11:31 From Nan Zingrone : Mr Chee your work sounds fascinating!
21:11:36 From Nan Zingrone : thank you guys
21:11:38 From Jaroslaw Maciejewski (Nitro) : Thanks 馃槈
21:11:48 From minnie : ok
21:11:55 From minnie : cool
21:11:59 From Jaroslaw Maciejewski (Nitro) : bye bye

Vance’s note:聽 I was multitasking heavily during this session and was not following the text chat. My apologies after the fact, but I was not aware that we had a time limit. Other sessions I have attended in VWMOOC20 have gone on well beyond an hour, and I just assumed we had as long as people wanted to hear from us.聽

Some recommended reading

Kuhn, J. and Stevens, V. (2017). Participatory culture as professional development: Preparing teachers to use Minecraft in the classroom. TESOL Journal 8, 4:753鈥767. https://doi.org/10.1002/tesj.359 and http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/tesj.359/full.
Pre-publication proof available: https://vancestevens.com/papers/tesol/r1_TESJ_359_review2017oct25_1_archivecopy.pdf

Smol膷ec, M., Smol膷ec, F. & Stevens, V. (2014). Using Minecraft for Learning English. TESL-EJ, 18(2), 1-15. Retrieved from http://www.tesl-ej.org/pdf/ej70/int.pdf. Also available: http://www.tesl-ej.org/wordpress/issues/volume18/ej70/ej70int/

Teacher craft: How teachers learn to use Minecraft in their classrooms (2015)
Download free pdf: http://press.etc.cmu.edu/index.php/product/teachercraft-how-teachers-learn-to-use-minecraft-in-their-classrooms/

teachercraft

This just in from Bron Stuckey, EVO Minecraft MOOC moderator in 2016, regarding how Minecraft is being used in remote education in Australia: Victoria celebrates remote learning, Sept 24, 2020
https://education.minecraft.net/blog/victoria-celebrates-remote-learning


Promotion and Feedback

The event was announced at these Facebook groups

  1. Learning2gether 鈥撀https://www.facebook.com/groups/learning2gether/,聽
  2. Webheads in Action 鈥撀https://www.facebook.com/groups/webheadsinaction/
  3. EVO Multiliteracies MOOC 鈥撀https://www.facebook.com/groups/evomlit/
  4. Learning with Computers 鈥撀https://www.facebook.com/groups/6577061586/
  5. TALIN 鈥 Teaching and Learning in IsolatioN 鈥撀https://www.facebook.com/groups/talin2020

And announced on Webheads in Action groups.io here聽
https://groups.io/g/webheadsinaction/topic/event_24th_weekly_webheads/76773660

Nellie and her team graciously awarded me and by association our EVO Minecraft MOOC team of participating miners this certificate:

vwmooc20certificate


Earlier Events

14 Sept 2000 EDT (Midnight UTC聽15 Sept) VSTE Minecraft Mondays

https://learning2gether.net/2020/09/15/crafting-connections-for-cottage-communities-at-vste-minecraft-monday-14-sept-2020/

Tue 15 Sept 1000 ET TESOL聽B-MEIS聽panel discussion on Envisioning TESOL through a Translanguaging Lens

Please join us for an online panel discussion featuring “Envisioning TESOL through a Translanguaging Lens” on September 15, 10-11 am (eastern time). Please see more details in the attached flyer and here’s the registration link:聽https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYtf-yqqTspHdyM4Uw6veVTmP4pHg6GcFfI
This webinar is organized by the B-MEIS (Bilingual-Multilingual Education Interest Section) at TESOL International Association. We hope to see you there!Best,Zhongfeng, Laila, Peter, and Jamie

The webinar “Envisioning TESOL through a Translanguaging Lens” hosted by聽TESOL’s Bilingual-Multilingual Education (B-MEIS)聽is now available on YouTube:聽https://youtu.be/Su6ykCc0qAw.聽

  • The presentation slides are available via this聽link.聽
  • For more information about the edited volume “Envisioning TESOL through a Translanguaging Lens: Global Perspectives” (Springer, 2020) visit: www.springer.com/gp/book/9783030470302

Tue 15 Sept 0800 PDT Refugee Concerns Interest Section Social Hour –聽Connecting with the Unconnected

Hsin-Yu Hsu-Contreras, known as Teresa, is excited to coordinate the next Refugee Concerns Interest Section Social Hour on Tuesday, September 15th at 8:00 AM PDT. She will facilitate a discussion based on the topic of this month聽Connecting with the Unconnected.聽She will cover some personal experience, alongside with supportive research and media references.

The conversation focuses on the role of community members, including educational personnel, volunteers, and community members in an educational institution or organization. All are invited to participate with relatable questions, suggestions, and experiences.

Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84891527179?pwd=enlkaHYwTW5wSzdMcE9STXMxRC9uQT09
Meeting ID: 848 9152 7179

C. 15 or 16 Sept Graham Stanley on Food for thought in the remote teaching/learning era

Graham Stanley聽gave a talk in the 2nd New Directions in English Language Assessment Pre-Conference Webinar focusing on innovative teacher training projects (National English Adaptive Test (NEAT) & Ceibal en Ingles).聽Food for thought in the remote teaching/learning era.

The link to “Innovations in Education Remote Teaching”
https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/sites/teacheng/files/Innovations%20in%20Education%20-%20Remote%20Teaching-V8_1-164_WEB.pdf

The recording has been posted here:聽
https://americas.britishcouncil.org/new-directions/webinars

Slides:
Teacher Education & Training for Language Assessment presentation
(Adobe PDF 2MB)

Wed 16 Sept聽TESOL Career Path Development webinar on聽Professional & Institutional Retooling

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at 3 PM 鈥 4:30 PM EDT, 3 a.m. in Malaysia

Hosted by Liz England and the
TESOL Career Path Development Professional Network Group

Online Event in Zoom聽
https://su.zoom.us/j/7160283832

Please join us for this sure-to-wow session in which three TESOL Career Path leaders describe how they and their programs have “retooled” for the new realities of our professional lives!聽

Mon-Thu 14-17 Sep聽Innovation Festival 2020

EduNation Island in Second Life has been invited by the innovation festival committee to be an active part of the program with a variety of social activities.

There will be聽

  • Free-style building sessions
  • Escape Room Game Challenges
  • Beach Volleyball聽
  • Water Sports
  • Fireside chats
  • A games night
  • A club night and a Virtual 3D Builder award ceremony

All of the sessions were ZOOM’d and LIVESREAM’d
Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/99111512011
Livestream:聽https://www.youtube.com/user/letstalkonlinedotcom/live

The NWG Innovation Festival 2020 took place from Monday 14 to Thursday 17 September 2020

You can download the Innovation Festival App聽here聽for useful updates on the go. We鈥檒l keep you up to date and send you notifications as more details about the Innovation Festival are announced.

Alternatively you can keep up with what鈥檚 happening at the Innovation Festival on our website聽here

To register for the festival and receive email notifications click聽HERE

All times mentioned below are BST – British Standard time – London (ie. 12pm BST = 11am UTC)聽

Monday 14 Sept 20 Tuesday 15 Sept 20 Wednesday 16 Sept 20 Thursday 17 Sept 20
12pm BST4am SLT Orientation Orientation Orientation Orientation
1pm BST 1pm Free-style building 1pm Free-style building 1pm Water sports 1pm Free-style building
2pm BST 2pm Escape room challenge
3pm BST7am SLT 3pm Beach volleyball
4pm BST 4pm Water sports聽 4pm Free-style building 4pm Basketball
5pm BST 5pm Water sports 5pm Games Night聽Backgammon, chess, Jenga聽 5pm Water sports
6pm BST10am SLT 6pm Fireside chat 6:30pm Escape room challenge 6pm Fireside chat Virtual 3D builders聽Innovation award ceremonyRed carpet event!
Get social!8pm BST12pm noon Club night (from 8pm)Cube24 in virtual New Berlin聽with DJ Gromit Mayo

Heike’s Thu Sept 16 Escape the Room Challenge with Doris Molero


Here, we have entered the house and the first room; escape leads to a basement


Now it’s more a game of escape the algorithm; things have to be done in a very precise and complex order

Here is a聽
Summary of Innovation Festival 2020 Social Events and Recreation programme

EduNation in Second Life has been proud to be part of the Innovation Festival 2020, 14-18 September 2020. Over a period of 4 days we provided a social events and recreation program which included Escape Room Games, free-style building classes, water sports, ball games, https://youtu.be/dzdlZFz2q-c

Graham Stanley was an invited speaker

And what was it all about? This might help,聽https://youtu.be/FpdxSLBpuzY

And from their last bulk email …

Well this is it. Innovation Festival 20. Done. Over. Well, for this year at least鈥 suspect we鈥檒l be back for 2021.

So wipe away those tears, think happy thoughts about the amazing week you鈥檝e just had and be proud of what you鈥檝e achieved, because it has been truly incredible.

To help boost positivity then take a look below at some of the coolest bits from the last day of Innovation Festival 20. And after you鈥檝e watched, read and recapped, please send us a tweet telling us what your favourite part of the week was (@NorthumbrianH2O). It鈥檒l help cheer us up too!

We鈥檒l be in touch really soon, keeping you updated on all of the cool ideas and inventions to come out of IF20, so until then festival fans, goodbye and keep innovating!

The IF20 team.

WATCH: Highlights from day four at Innovation Festival 20

SPRINT UPDATES 鈥 Check out the FINAL update pages from the聽sprints,聽hacks,聽dashes聽and聽years鈥 work in a week聽sessions

Don’t forget to share your #InnovationFestival20 journey with us on social media and share all of your favourite bits!

For more information on the festival, visit聽innovationfestival.org

Thu 17 Sept – Faridah Pawan – Blended & Online Learning at SEEU

Video plus transcript
https://iu.mediaspace.kaltura.com/media/Blended+%26+Online+Learning+at+SEEU/1_ip7xgr40

The 7th annual Virtual Worlds MOOC (VWMOOC20) taking place September 15-19, 2020

The 7th annual Virtual Worlds MOOC (VWMOOC20) is happening from September 1-30, 2020聽https://moodle4teachers.org/course/view.php?id=114. and Smore聽https://www.smore.com/wgv6s-teaching-as-a-way-to-learn

The theme of the current MOOC is peace through learning and connecting online for instruction and learning via web technologies such as Second Life and Virtual Worlds. The MOOC will focus on connecting online for collaborative learning and teaching around the world through Second Life. The live presentations will include the speakers鈥 reflective process on teaching and learning in fully online and blended learning formats.聽

Resources聽

  1. Presentations聽https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ew-wl9hai5JcMDMxDzhjICell7N4pb4JWClr0JJk75U/edit?usp=sharing
  2. YouTube playlist:聽https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8JUcjyABKxmbwi5hMdBtyIakQ7aDvD2L

VWMOOC20 Tue Sept 15 2359 UTC聽Beth Ghostraven

Beth Ghostraven –聽ISTE VEN Focus Session: International Dot Day

Inspired by The Dot, a picture book by Peter H. Reynolds, Dot Day celebrates the creativity in all of us

VWMOOC20 Wed Sept 16 2000 UTC –聽Dieter Heyne

Edward Tarber (RL: Dieter Heyne)

EdwardTarber.jpg

Web Based Virtual World Education
鈥淟essons Learned鈥 from a university鈥檚 master course held in a web based virtual world environment. Held in VWMOOC Headquarters聽
SLURL:聽http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Chilbo/167/53/97

VWMOOC20 Thu Sept 17 1800 UTC –聽Dr. Christian Jonathan Angel Rueda

Dr. Christian Jonathan Angel Rueda (ecoonis in SL)聽

The Three-Dimensional Immersive Digital Environments (3D-IDEs) (what is VR, AR, VW) and its relationship with digital pedagogy

VWMOOC20 Thu Sept 17 1900 UTC –聽Panel: Why do communities thrive or die?

Sheila Yoshikawa (Chair); Gann McGann (Mark Childs outside SL) and other panelists tba
Why do communities thrive or die?
A Virtual Worlds Education Roundtable event聽
Panel discussion chaired by Sheila Yoshikawa: “Why do communities thrive or die?” Panellists will include Gann McGann (Mark Childs outside SL: The Open University, UK)聽聽

A Virtual Worlds Education Roundtable event at聽http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Infolit%20iSchool/229/26/22聽聽

Contact: Sheila Yoshikawa

VWMOOC20 Fri Sept 18 1400 UTC –聽Lissena/ Wisdomseeker, Thuja Hynes, Francisco Koolhoven

Navigating a Virtual World
As our programs and number of volunteers have grown, we have developed tools to make the 4 levels of Inspiration Island easier to visit, especially for newcomers to virtual worlds. These tools are key to creating an immersive environment where well-being research is translated into practice.聽
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Inspiration%20Island/144/227/38

VWMOOC20 Sat Sept 19 2130 UTC – Valerie Hill / Valibrarian Gregg

Metaliteracy in the Metaverse
Kitely Digital Citizenship Museum
Introduction to: Metaliteracy in the Metaverse聽

  • Visit the DC Museum to discuss new literacy in virtual spaces.
  • Get a Kitely avatar, use the opensim version of Firestorm Viewer.
  • Start at Cookie II Welcome Center then walk through the portal to the Digital Citizenship Museum

Topics include personal digital citizenship and archival particularly in virtual environments

Sat 19 Sept 1300-1500 UTC – VSTE Second Life Saturdays – repeats each Saturday

About this intitiative,聽https://vste.org/upcoming-events-virtual-environments-pln/

Jaz and Thunder are at VSTE Space in Second Life every Saturday morning from 5 am to 7 am Pacific time. Feel free to come learn more about the VSTE VE PLN there.

Follow them on Facebook:聽https://www.facebook.com/VSTEVEPLN/

Below are directions for joining the VSTE VE PLN in Second Life and Minecraft

Basic directions to join VSTE Spaces

If you don’t have a Second Life account get one, it’s free. We recommend setting one up at the Rockcliffe University Consortium’s Gateway here:聽https://urockcliffe.com/reg/second-life/

  1. Download and install the software.
  2. While your Second Life viewer (software) is open click this link聽http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Soulgiver/155/144/58
  3. and voila! Look for an avatar on VSTE Island and say, “Hey, I’m new!” We will take care of the rest.

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Crafting Connections for Cottage Communities at VSTE Minecraft Monday 14 Sept, 2020

Learning2gether Episode 490

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On Monday evening September 14 at the usual time of 8 pm EDT, which for many of us around the world was midnight UTC on Tuesday 15 Sept, VSTE miners convened for another informative and inspirational session of what they call, for whatever reason, Minecraft Mondays. I recorded the most exciting part of their efforts, a train ride touring their evening’s accomplishments.

The VSTE Minecraft Monday miners had noticed that parts of their server had fallen into disrepair. Not the back end; that was doing fine – they had just installed a dynamic map and were trying it out. But their villagers were poor and unhappy, plagued by pillaging mobs at night, and with no means of improving their lot. So they decided to do something about it.

They located three villages some distance apart and set about sprucing them up. They installed light beams pointing skyward so they would be able to find them and orient on them, and they set about constructing a railroad connecting the three villages utilizing the finest redstone rails available in creative mode in Minecraft (it would be tough doing all this in survival). They routed their railroad through some of the most scenic parts of the terrain between the villages, from lofty mountaintops to deep pits crying to be mined, and no doubt harboring lurking skeletons in their dark corners (but we were in creative mode, no need for the treasures of the pits nor to worry about skeletons or other mobs).

In the village we visited at the end of the train ride at the end of the video, the miners were busy putting doors on the villager’s hovels and furnishing them with comfortable beds, and the team of miners were setting out job site blocks and spawning villagers nearby to claim them. Job site blocks are specialized crafting tables for things like making arrows or maps (see https://minecraft.gamepedia.com/Villager#Professions). When villagers wander near these blocks, they claim them, so it’s possible to populate a village with craftsmen who will trade what they make on their blocks with anyone who right clicks on them and is able to come up with the commodity that will help the craftsman carry on his work.

They were also building a wall around the last village and fixing it with safety doors to keep mobs out at night, and they would be able to revisit the villages and find happy, thriving villagers with food from well tended gardens, and shelter when the sun set in survival.


Promotion and Feedback

This event was announced in an email sent 3 hours prior to it’s start time, 5 a.m. for me in bed in Malaysia. But my wife noticed the mail on her Kindle, which she checks now and then at night, and she poked me awake, “Isn’t this Minecraft Monday?”

Well, actually it was Tuesday already, but I got up and turned on my computer and found the mail:

Tonight,聽Monday, Sept 14 8 PM EDT, we are going to save dying villages. We call it Connections for Cottage Communities!聽Think Habitat for Humanity.

Connections for Communities of Cottages.png

They had located three neighboring villages in various states of disrepair and the team planned to work in creative mode to connect them with railroad, repair and build them up. It’s an ongoing project; they’ll be back to continue the build and watch them thrive.

Connections for Communities of Cottages (1).png

They invited anyone to come help. They said you can name a village and adopt it as your own!

Connections for Communities of Cottages (2).png

I joined in, became enamored with the railway, and decided to video a trip on it. We ended with a tour of one of the villages and learned how to spawn villagers and determine their calling by spawning them near a tool of their trade. The video, just over 15 minutes, is here,
https://youtu.be/kJJ1CGjVCdA


Earlier Events

Sat 12 Sept – 24th Weekly Webheads Open Mic Sandbox FUNinar 鈥 Minnie Wang presents Guzheng from Second Life at VWMOOC20

https://learning2gether.net/2020/09/12/24th-weekly-webheads-open-mic-sandbox-funinar-minnie-wang-presents-guzheng-at-vwmooc20/

Sun 13 Sept – Proposals are due for 20th annual聽Electronic Village Online sessions

The Electronic Village Online (EVO) is excited to invite proposals for its 20th聽anniversary round of sessions, We would love to have inspiring educators present an online session in聽EVO聽2021.

Here’s how to submit your proposal, courtesy of Nellie Deutsch,
https://youtu.be/PejOfyOF88I

Since 2001, the Electronic Village Online (EVO) has functioned as a virtual extension of the Electronic Village (EV), a project of TESOL’s CALL Interest Section, and provided free online professional development sessions for language teachers worldwide.

Please help us develop timely topics and recruit moderators by distributing our Call for Proposals to your list. The link is聽http://evosessions.pbworks.com/. Proposals may be on any topic relevant to the teaching of English to speakers of other languages.聽Proposals are due by September 13, 2020. A聽development聽session will be held for all moderators and co-moderators from聽October 18 to November 15, 2020. During this time, moderating teams will create the online spaces for their session and finalize their syllabus with the assistance of the EVO Coordination Team. The actual five-week EVO sessions for this season will take place between聽January 9 and February 14, 2021.

Please help us recruit potential moderators by distributing this Call for Proposals to your e-list.聽Potential moderators will find instructions on how to create a page for their proposal at聽evosessions.pbworks.com/w/page/140454060/….

To see what types of sessions were offered in the past, please go to聽evosessions.pbworks.com/EVO-Previous-Sessions.

Important dates:Due Date for proposals: September 13,聽2020
Moderator Development Session: Oct. 18 – Nov. 15,聽2020
EVO 2021 20th聽Anniversary Sessions: January 9 –聽 February 14, 2021

Please note that the proposals are for 5-week online courses called “sessions”. The sessions are both synchronous and asynchronous.

Click if you’d like to read more about EVO:聽http://evosessions.pbworks.com/w/page/10708587/What%20is%20EVO

Celebrate the 20th Anniversary with us
On behalf of the EVO Coordination Team

The 7th annual Virtual Worlds MOOC (VWMOOC20) taking place September 13-15, 2020

The 7th annual Virtual Worlds MOOC (VWMOOC20) is happening from September 1-30, 2020 https://moodle4teachers.org/course/view.php?id=114. and Smore聽https://www.smore.com/wgv6s-teaching-as-a-way-to-learn

The theme of the current MOOC is peace through learning and connecting online for instruction and learning via web technologies such as Second Life and Virtual Worlds. The MOOC will focus on connecting online for collaborative learning and teaching around the world through Second Life. The live presentations will include the speakers鈥 reflective process on teaching and learning in fully online and blended learning formats.

Resources

  1. Presentations聽https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ew-wl9hai5JcMDMxDzhjICell7N4pb4JWClr0JJk75U/edit?usp=sharing
  2. YouTube playlist:聽https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8JUcjyABKxmbwi5hMdBtyIakQ7aDvD2L \

VWMOOC20 Sun 13 Sept 1800 UTC –聽Nonprofit Commons Community

Nonprofit Commons Community Networking Party
September Blues!

Wear BLUE and come hear the blues at the CVL Marly Milena Music Library

This is an opportunity to network across virtual world communities. Hosted by the Community Virtual Library

Landmark:聽http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Cookie/113/164/21

VWMOOC20 Sun 13 Sept 2359 UTC –聽Zinnia Zauber

Action-packed Superheroes workshop

Based on Zinnia鈥檚 book, 鈥淎ction-packed Superheroes: Your Guide to Revealing and Utilizing Your Superpowers鈥, learn how to communicate your unique, authentic motivation, zeal, and mission to be productive, successful, and encouraging to other emerging superheroes. Landmark:https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Brauni/180/0/22

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24th Weekly Webheads Open Mic Sandbox FUNinar – Minnie Wang presents Guzheng from Second Life at VWMOOC20

Learning2gether Episode 489
24th Webheads Revival Weekly Sandbox Open Mic-inar

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The regular Webheads in Action weekly open mic FUNinar was held on Saturday Sept 12 this week. At our weekly meeting on September 6 we had closed on the understanding that Minnie Wang would be be presenting in Second Life at noon UTC on the following Sunday, and we decided to attend as the time coincided with our normal Webheads open mic sessions, but her presentation turned out to be not on Sunday, but on Saturday. As it seemed a logical extension of our focus in the most recent Webheads in Action webinars, I decided to change our weekly meeting to Saturday.

The video is Nellie’s VWMOOC20 YouTube recording of the session
https://youtu.be/Hgh0sIqgURU

About this event

This post archives last Saturday’s Virtual Worlds MOOC presentation organized in Second Life by long-time Webhead Doris Molero and broadcast in Zoom by another long-time Webhead Nellie Deutsche. In our most recent Weekly Webheads Open Mic Sandbox FUNinars we have been joined by Minnie (Michelle) Wang, a student in English of Han Chee (another Webhead from the old days), both of whom have been hanging out with us in the Webheads revival open mic sessions recently.

Dr. Doris Molero has been a frequent visitor at our recent Webheads sandbox FUNinars. Whenever Doris has dropped by she has talked about her Virtually Anywhere project, which has as one of its episodes an adventure at the tombs over which the terracotta warriors stand guard (the adventure is to retrieve artifacts from the tomb near the river of mercury there). Doris has presented on various aspects of this project in several sessions at this month’s Virtual World’s MOOC.

When Doris met Minnie at one of our Webheads webinars a few weeks back, and learned she played guzheng (Chinese zither) she recruited her to help authenticate this episode, and she created an avatar for her in Second Life,

In this posting you can see the YouTube video that Nellie made Sept 12 of Minnie’s playing and Doris’s tour afterwards. Heike Philp, another longstanding Webhead who was there, also sent me a video file that I haven’t had time to process yet. But there are a number of screen shots of the event from promotions of the event and from Doris’s Facebook post afterwards.

Minnie’s presentation was entitled Transmedia Storytelling and Music

Here Minnie is playing the Guzheng in a video rendition of “A tale of Yunshui Chan Xin” https://youtu.be/t8AQmsShnnM

During the early Song Dynasty, in the mountain of Shijingshan, there was a young girl named Chanxin, who was born with wisdom and high savvy.  Soon, there came a Taoist, his monastic name Yunshui Zhenren (Yunshui Immortal), who traveled from far away. He stayed at Chanxin鈥檚 place.

One year later, he had no intention of leaving. During the day, they discussed and learned the zither, and at night, they watched the stars. As time went by, people around there started gossiping. Feeling forced and helpless, Yunshui decided to leave.

As they were apart, Chanxin picked a piece of willow to Yunshui as a gift. Yun Shui played the music as a farewell. It was said that later on Chanxin became depressed and died young. As she was dying, she played the first note of the music on her zither. The music was called Yunshui Chan Xin.

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This was the avatar Doris created for Minnie so that she could perform in Second Life. In the second hour of the presentation, Doris took participants on a tour of Virtually Anywhere: The Terracotta Army. You can see this in the video.

 


Feedback

From Doris Molero’s Facebook posting on the event she organized for the Virtual Worlds MOOC in Zoom and Second Life

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Promotion of the event

Doris announced the event on Facebook as follows:

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Virtually Anywhere: The Terracotta Army and the Emperor’s Tomb
Saturday, September 12
9:00 鈥 10:00am Argentina
5 am SLT
8:00 am EST https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html鈥

Description: Presented by Michelle Wang (MinnieGuzheng)
Virtually Anywhere: Terracotta Army- Transmedia Storytelling and Music
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86348591771鈥

Join us and get immersed in the stories behind the music. In China music tells stories of farewell between friends, or encouraging soldiers to win battles. Michelle will be performing a piece of music that represents 3 Chinese Stories.
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Sign up for the Moodle portion of the Virtual Worlds MOOC to qualify for discussions, weekly badges, and certificate at this link: https://moodle4teachers.org/course/view.php?id=114

To see the month-long Virtual Worlds MOOC schedule on the course Google doc go here: https://docs.google.com/鈥/1ew-wl9hai5JcMDMxDzhjICell7鈥/edit鈥

To visit the Virtual World MOOC 2020 Headquarters visit this location inworld:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Chilbo/167/53/97

#VWMOOC2020 #VirtuallyAnywhere #secondlife #terracottaarmy #VirtualWorlds #education #china

Vance announced the event as Learning2gether episode 489 in the usual places:

This event was posted to these Facebook Groups

A calendar event was set at Learning2gether 鈥 https://www.facebook.com/groups/learning2gether/,

And thanks to my discovery that I could get a 48 hour reprieve from having to endure Facebook’s new, uninmproved interface, I was able to share the event with the following groups.

And I posted this as a calendar event at this Groups.io
https://groups.io/g/webheadsinaction/message/32721 

 


Earlier Events

Sun 06 Sept noon UTC 23rd Weekly Webheads Open Mic Sandbox FUNinar Karaoke Night

https://learning2gether.net/2020/09/06/the-23rd-weekly-webheads-open-mic-sandbox-funinar-karaoke-night-jukeboxes-provided-by-heike-philp-and-han-chee/

Sun 06 Sept 2100 UTC – Jennifer Verschoor shares her experience integrating technology using Instagram

Before we can embrace any new technology, we need to declare our educational goals and demonstrate how a particular technology can help us to achieve them – Howard Gardner

Join me this coming Sunday to discuss the effective implementation of tech tools in the classroom. I麓ve just started using Instragram to share my experience integrating technology. Please check my latest posts. We will discuss the pedagogical implementation of the tech tools shared.Hope to see you this Sunday in my first Instagram live. 

Sat 8 Sept noon UTC British Council live on Facebook – Mixing online and in-class teaching

https://www.facebook.com/TeachingEnglish.BritishCouncil/

Wed 9 Sept 1800 UTC 7th NileTESOL PD Committee CoffeeNight on Music and Lyrics

You’re cordially invited to join the
#NileTESOL #PD_Committee #CoffeeNight (7): #Music & #Lyrics.

Plz tag yourself below in the comments box if you wish to read a life-changing/heart-warming/heartrending/ … #song or #poem. Next to yr name, plz add the name of the song or poem.

(A list of readers follows in the FB post)

Cya there!

Zoom link (open 15 min bf event) 
https://tinyurl.com/pdcommittee-coffeenight7

The 7th annual Virtual Worlds MOOC (VWMOOC20) taking place September 6-12, 2020

The 7th annual Virtual Worlds MOOC (VWMOOC20) are happening from September 1-30, 2020 https://moodle4teachers.org/course/view.php?id=114. and Smore https://www.smore.com/wgv6s-teaching-as-a-way-to-learn

The theme of the current MOOC is peace through learning and connecting online for instruction and learning via web technologies such as Second Life and Virtual Worlds. The MOOC will focus on connecting online for collaborative learning and teaching around the world through Second Life. The live presentations will include the speakers鈥 reflective process on teaching and learning in fully online and blended learning formats. 

Resources 

  1. Presentations https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ew-wl9hai5JcMDMxDzhjICell7N4pb4JWClr0JJk75U/edit?usp=sharing
  2. YouTube playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8JUcjyABKxmbwi5hMdBtyIakQ7aDvD2L  
  3. Presenters https://docs.google.com/document/d/1B8r42hfbmgFwF974UqSwGRPCfNDZox9xUjFX5YtP6m8/edit?usp=sharing
  4. Presenters’ Bios
  5. https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1qTWiUmoO7Bx4aj36FmrTfghvsSVXTay_I_1ybfYSrlA/edit?usp=sharing
  6. Access Free Certificates https://moodle4teachers.org/course/view.php?id=114

VWMOOC20 Sun Sept 6 1900 UTC – ACRL Virtual World Interest Group 

The ACRL Virtual World Interest Group presents Sheila Webber/ Sheila Yoshikawa 

Ageism and Libraries – Landmark for Selby Park CVL 
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Cookie/103/107/21

Sheila will start by discussing ageism and the way it can manifest itself, including in the current pandemic

VWMOOC20 Mon Sept 7 midnight Tue Sept 8 – VSTE Minecraft Monday

Thunder Insippo conducts VSTE Minecraft Monday

When I tried to attend this event I discovered its link was invalid. I double checked in the VWMOOC schedule and discovered that the event had been removed. So I went to discord and found Thunder Insippo online and I asked her about it. She said she had never herself been on this schedule (even asked me for its link) and had been unaware that an event had been set up there in her (avatar’s) name. In any event, she told me, the monthly Minecraft Monday would be next week, not this one.

VWMOOC20 Tue Sept 8 1600 UTC – Ramesh Sharma

Ramesh Sharma 

Virtual Worlds in Education

Ramesh’s 77-page slide presenation is here, 
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1WjMmeftXxUnFbY5rYuxyxt3_WwLLD_UB/view?fbclid=IwAR03OLLmBQkoZTiJouELjoPmxYN2tVUv01EouqFjJen1J-GtEi8kmlBhW3Q 

VWMOOC20 Wed Sept 9 1230 UTC Scificlassroom Sevan/ Sevan Inchrizt

Scificlassroom Sevan/ Sevan Inchrizt, Virtual Education Software architect

Empowering educators to face COVID-19 related virtualization challenges 

Empowering educators to face COVID-19 related virtualization challenges through simulative gamification and innovative virtual architecture.

1. Power of game based learning formulas in Simulative gamification.

2. Insights on creating educational content that is Future ready using Simulative gamification

3. Innovative Simulation possibilities that restore schools and universities buildings (in accessible due to Covid) as virtual replicas and parallel activity centers.

https://virtualarchitect7.weebly.com

See the PPT here

VWMOOC20 Wed Sept 9 140 UTC Aabha Sharma

Dr. Aabha Sharma

Develop Hardiness for the Hard times

Significance of 3 C鈥檚

VWMOOC20 Wed Sept 9 1600 UTC Becky Adams and Valerie Hill

Becky Adams/Elli Pinion & Valerie Hill / Valibrarian Gregg

Networking in Virtual Worlds – The CVL Education Network

Come to Elli鈥檚 Office Hours at CVL and join our discussion.  We will start with an introduction to the Google Doc that is our CVL Education Network.  How can we work together to help everyone know what is going on in Virtual Worlds?  There is so much happening in education and VWs, let鈥檚 work together to make sure our communities鈥 efforts are getting noticed.Meet at the Community Virtual Library(CVL):

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Cookie/217/204/21

VWMOOC20 Thu Sept 10 1900 UTC Dodge Threebeards, Widget Whiteberry

Dodge Threebeards and Widget Whiteberry

Plans for teaching in Second Life during the 20-21 academic year and what issues are people encountering: a discussion

This week’s discussion is led by Dodge Threebeards and Widget Whiteberry. The topic is : plans for teaching in SL during the 20-21 academic year and what issues are people encountering. Dodge will also say something about the 3rd edition of his Virtual Worlds Teaching Manual.
https://www.sciencecircle.org/?ddownload=6715.

A Virtual Worlds Education Roundtable event at
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Infolit%20iSchool/229/26/22

Contact: Sheila Yoshikawa

VWMOOC20 Fri Sept 11 midnight UTC Valibrarian Gregg, and Wordsmith Jarvenin 

Valerie Hill / Valibrarian Gregg & Wordsmith Jarvenin

CVL-Caledon Literary Study

Come learn about literature with a virtual world study group.
Description: Join us for a read aloud.  Here’s the story:
https://www.tor.com/2016/09/28/the-city-born-great/

Volunteer to read or simply enjoy listening

Meet at Stonesedge Outdoor Meeting Area Where: Caledon Stonesedge Outdoor Meeting Center
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Caledon%20SouthEnd/201/121/24

VWMOOC20 Fri Sept 11 1400 UTC Yan Lauria, Valibrarian Gregg

Yan Lauria & Valibrarian Gregg

Gateway To Thinking- TelePortal for Education Monthly Tour- #5: Modern World Tour

Visit a teleportal system in Second Life with numerous educational categories

Meet at the Community Virtual Library
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Cookie/81/85/21

(Past chat-logs)

#1 on 8th May- Introduction and space tour:http://jogrid.net/abyss/pdf/TelePortal-1May8th2020.pdf

#2 on 12 June- Art history tour: http://jogrid.net/abyss/pdf/TelePortal-2June12th2020.pdf

#3 on 10th July- Dinosaur World Tour:http://jogrid.net/abyss/pdf/TelePortal-3July10th2020.pdf

#4 on 14th Aug- Sense of Wonderland Tour: coming soon.

VWMOOC20 Fri Sept 11 1530 UTC Jena Ball/Jenia Morane

Jena Ball/Jenia Morane

The Hug Felt Round the World for September 11th

At 8:30 AM SLT, Friday, Sept 11 at the Nonprofit Commons Meeting, join us for a presentation from Jena Ball / Jenaia Morane about the upcoming “The Hug Felt Round the World”. This 24-hour event on Oct 10, includes virtual hugs, live music, art displays, and inspiring speakers who will talk about the importance of compassion, creativity, and collaboration.

See you at http://bit.ly/NPCinSL

VWMOOC20 Sat Sept 12 0200 UTC Vicky Gouliard

Led by Vicky Gouliard (eliseyvette in SL)

CVL Book Discussion around the Campfire

Try out a book discussion! No need to have read the book to come enjoy the campfire.Title: Trading in Danger by Moon, Elizabeth

Landmark to CVL Campfire
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Cookie/32/36/22

VWMOOC20 Sat Sept 12 1200 UTC Minnie Guzheng

Michelle  Wang (Minnie Guzheng)

Virtually Anywhere: Terracotta Army- Transmedia Storytelling and Music

Join us and get immersed in the stories behind the music. In China music tells stories of farewell between friends, or encouraging soldiers to win battles. Michelle will be performing a piece of music that represents 5 Chinese Stories.

 

 

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