EVOMC17 Playdate in Minecraft – Basic building

On Tuesday Sept 20 at the usual time of 1300 UTC moderators in EVOMC17 (Electronic Village Online) held a Playdate in Minecraft. This was the stimulus …

Mircea Patrascu:

Rose and Vance met Mircea on the server, but Mircea couldn’t be there, so we didn’t go on the quest. Instead Rose showed me how to build a house. The video records my learning experience.

Sat Sept 24 1600 UTC Mircea Petrascu’s new quest in EVOMC17

Sat Sept 24 Mircea Petrascu set a new quest in EVOMC17, Electronic Village Online Minecraft MOOC in preparation for 2017. Vance Stevens met Mircea, Mircea’s son Vlad, Linda Gielen, and Rose Bard to position ourselves at the starting point for the latest quest set by Mircea. The exercise shows how adult teaching peers can learn how to foster cooperation and critical skills under the guidance of a skilled learning facilitator in a game as rich as Minecraft. Read about Mircea’s quest here:



Earlier this last couple of weeks

Tue Sept 6 1300 UTC EVOMC17 Minecraft MOOC playdate #2


Thu Sep 15 2016 – GCD Global Collaboration Day

GLOBAL COLLABORATION DAY IS SEPTEMBER 15THThe Global Education Conference Network Launches Its Second Annual Celebration

Students, teachers, and organizations will join together online to celebrate and demonstrate global collaboration onSeptember 15, 2016. On Global Collaboration Day, educators and professionals from around the world will host connective projects and events and invite public participation. This event is brought to you by VIF International Education, Google for EducationiEARN-USA and Edmodo.The primary goals of this 24-hour, worldwide event are to:

  • demonstrate the power of global connectivity in classrooms, schools, institutions of informal learning and universities around the world
  • introduce others to the collaborative tools, resources and projects that are available to educators today
  • to focus attention on the need for developing globally competent students and teachers throughout the world

Global Collaboration Day will take place on September 15 in participant time zones. Classrooms, schools, and organizations will design and host engaging online activities for others to join. Events will range from mystery location calls to professional development events to interviews with experts. All events will be collated in an online calendar viewable in participants’ individual time zones. Participants will be connected on Twitter via the hashtag #globaled16.

An optional new activity this year will be the Great Global Project Challenge. Between now and October 1, 2016, global educators will design collaborative projects using a variety of platforms in which other students and teachers may participate during the course of the 2016-2017 school year. The objective is to create and present as many globally connective projects for students and educators as possible. The final deadline for submissions into our project directory is October 1, but participants are also encouraged to do an introductory activity for their project onGlobal Collaboration Day as well.

Global Collaboration Day is a project of the Global Education Conference Network, a free online virtual conference that takes place every November during International Education Week. GCD, along with Global Education Day at ISTE and Global Leadership Week, are events designed to connect educators and keep global conversations going year round.

For more information about Global Collaboration Day, please visit our main web siteA digital flyer is also available for distribution.

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Help us spread the word. Here are some sample Tweets:

  • Join us for Global Collaboration Day! Details here: http://bit.ly/2016GCD #globaled16
  • YOUR ORG’S TWITTER HANDLE is pleased to partner with @GlobalEdCon and educators around the globe for Global Collaboration Day: http://bit.ly/2016GCD
  • Are you an education leader? Inspire global collaboration on Global Collaboration Day 9/15.http://bit.ly/2016GCD #globaled16
  • Learn more about participating in the Global Collaboration Day celebration: http://bit.ly/2016GCD#globaled16
  • Project hosts are sought for Global Collaboration Day. Details here: http://bit.ly/2016GCD #globaled16

Logos and Badges for Participants, Hosts, Partners and Sponsors are located here: http://bit.ly/gcdimages

Interested in serving as an outreach partner?

Send an email to Lucy Gray (lucy@globaledevents.com) indicating your interest. Include information on how you can help us get the word out to networks with 5000 members or more.Interested in serving as a sponsor? 

Contact Steve Hargadon (steve@hargadon.com) for information on opportunities to connect authentically with highly connected global educators. We can feature your organization and let our network of 23K+ members know about your globally oriented products and services.

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

Here’s more information about the upcoming Global Collaboration Day!

The objective of our next event is to help more educators become connected to global education organizations and to other professionals who are experienced with globally connected teaching and learning. Educators and organizations will be hosting simple online events onSeptember 15th in order to demonstrate what global collaboration looks like. Events are designed for a variety of audiences including teachers, students, parents, and organizational leaders.

Event Participants

  1. If you are going to participate in Global Collaboration Day by attending a virtual event, visit this page: http://www.globalcollaborationday.org/join-an-event.html. You do not need to host an event to participate. On this page, click on your time zone to see events in your individual time zone!
  2. If you’d like to see events in a directory format, check out this page: http://www.globalcollaborationday.org/2016-events-listings
  3. Make sure to have your school or non-profit organization listed on our participant page:http://www.globalcollaborationday.org/participating-schools–orgs.html and add your school or organization to our collaborative map.
  4. Contact individual event hosts if you have any questions. There is no deadline to participate unless there is a deadline set by an individual host.

Event Hosts

  1. Consider hosting an event on September 15th. The deadline for submissions isSunday, September 11th.
  2. Ideas for events and directions are posted here: http://www.globalcollaborationday.org/host-your-own-event.html. We recommend keeping events relatively simple.
  3. Great Global Project Challenge participants should consider hosting an event for Global Collaboration Day, but it is not required.

Share Information

Help us spread the word by sharing these flyers with friends and colleagues:


Final stats:

  • 65 events

  • 195 individual schools and organizations

  • 37 partner organizations

  • 31 states within the US and its territories

  • 25 projects in the Great Global Project Challenge (and growing)

Here are links to resources you may find helpful:


Gamifying teacher professional development: EVOMC17 Minecraft MOOC playdate #2

Learning2gether Episode 343

Rose Bard captured a video of this event and granted permission for its posting here

Thanks, Rose🙂

On Tuesday, September 6, EVO Minecraft MOOC co-moderators Vance StevensRose Bard, Linda GielenMircea Petrascu, and Jeff Kuhn responded to Rose’s invitation to this “playdate” for participants at EVOMC17


Meanwhile, Mircea Petrascu posted this challenge

In his post, he provided picture clues, all we had to follow, in order help Rose, Linda, and Vance retrace his steps (well, actually, Vance followed Linda and Rose)

Success! Linda Gielen posted …

Without revealing the location of Mircea’s new discovery, here is a picture of +Vance Stevens, +Rose Bard, +Mircea Patrascu and me at the new site!


Here are some screen shots of my own


Well, actually, we found only the Treasury. We ran out of time and I almost expired myself by getting inextricably stuck in the roof of a shelter that Mircea and I were building a little too simultaneously for my skills to ward off the onset of night. There were spiders about, but fortunately, Mircea teleported me to a safe location.

It occurs to me well AFTER the fact that I could probably have got our by destroying the little of Mircea’s handiwork that was hemming me in and I might have dropped out of the ceiling AND I’d still be at the Treasury! oh, well, live and learn (but at least, live, with inventory intact) – Mircea mentions he was suffocated in a wall, probably due to my building him in, same problem as mine then. When he died, I saw his resources all tumble down to where the beds were. I could have recovered them. Interesting reflections🙂

Lessons learned from gamified TPD


This was further proof that the most important lesson to take away from a gamified learning environment is how you can develop strategies to work with others to survive the environment. This is an important lesson that Minecraft imparts to us as students. It suggest approaches to problem solutions, such as how to work as a team to overcome setbacks, as well as how to help students develop heuristics for addressing ill-defined problems, as noted at the end of this post,
Microsoft Acquires Minecraft App for Schools,
by Nick Wingfield and Natasha Singer (Jan. 19, 2016).


Teachers and researchers say they believe Minecraft and other games can improve important skills that students are likely to need later on in their working lives, such as creative problem-solving, collaboration and design thinking.

Minecraft, for example, could help students learn to visualize and build solutions for multilayered open-ended problems like how to cross a river when there is no bridge or how to structure Greek architecture, said Eric Klopfer, a professor of science education at Massachusetts Institute of Technology who directs the university’s teacher education program.

“If it’s a well-defined problem, a computer can solve that,” Professor Klopfer said. “We need students to be able to answer undefined problems.”

Thanks to Elizabeth Ann for calling this post to my attention


Earlier this last week

Sun Aug 28 1400 UTC Vance Stevens and Jeff Lebow – What is going on with HoA, and what to do about it



Thu Sep 1 2016 1700 UTC Globinar with Russell Stannard on Quizlet

Quizlet – Engaging Vocabulary Learning Tool

•    one of the most popular language learning tools on the internet
•    a tool for desktops, mobiles and tablets.
•    how to get working with Quizlet in minutes.
•    getting up and started with Quizlet
•    some of the more advanced features
•    ways to get your students engaged
•    an ideal tool for any teacher, teaching any language

Russell STANNARD is the founder of http://www.teachertrainingvideos.com . It is a website that offers free training videos that help teachers incorporate ICT into their teaching and learning. It won the Times Higher ‘Outstanding Initiative in ICT’ and the British Council ‘Technology’ award. The site receives more than 300,000 visitors a year. Russell trains teachers in ICT all over the world and also runs on-line courses which are accessed by hundreds of teachers. Moodle is one of his areas of expertise. Russell teaches part-time at the University of Warwick and is a NILE associate trainer.

Russell Stannard / Host: Tilly Harrison

01.09.2016 | 19:00h – 20:30 CET


Register for free

  • You can register even now for the next webinars in English language:
  • There you can register for several webinars in 1 go and make sure you receive the follow-up materials in case you can’t attend.

Further webinars – also in German, French and Spanish – can be found and booked (for free) here


These Globinars are organized by Jürgen Wagner, Landesinstitut für Pädagogik und Medien, Saarland

Mon Sep 5 Globinar with Marie-Hélène Fasquel – Let’s study literature with IT

Let’s study literature with IT!

Marie-Hélène Fasquel | host: Amélie Silvert

05. 09. 2016 | 19:00h – 20:30h CET

Access link: https://webconf.vc.dfn.de/studylit/

Info: http://v.gd/studylit Register: http://lpm.lpm.uni-sb.de/Webinar/index2.php


Vance Stevens and Jeff Lebow look into what is going on with HoA, and what to do about it

Learning2gether episode 342

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On Sunday Aug 28 Vance Stevens asked perennial online buddy  Jeff Lebow to join him to help check out what is going on with HoA, and what to do about it. We scheduled the event in Hangout on Air but just before show time encountered debilitating sound issues. Fortunately Jeff had been been experimenting with YouTube Live to the point where he had tested out the encoders, and he was able to bring his past experience webcasting-the-hard-way to bear on a solution that saved the show by bringing participants together in a combination of streaming YouTube + Skype for voice conversation.

Vance used Camtasia to record the YouTube stream and Skype audio that Jeff was streaming in one part of the screen, with the text chat from http://chatwing.com/vancestev in the other, as you can see on YouTube https://youtu.be/mu7lP0wExl4.

Jeff’s stream recording went directly onto YouTube https://youtu.be/4E6ZY-9wSAY and can be viewed here:

In the recordings, enjoy Webheads, Worldbridges, and Learning2gether flying by our signature seat-of-our-pants.

When Jeff and Vance encountered the sound problems on HoA prior to the show, we test-connected on Skype to see if the fault lay with Internet bandwidth, or with HoA. We got clear audio, suggesting the problem was with HoA.

Jeff had just prior to that posted what he called Plan C at
http://webheadsinaction.org/live and through that interface already in place he was able to stream on YouTube Live (the replacement for HoA after Sept 12, 2016). Those who came to http://webheadsinaction.org/live were able to hear the stream and text chat with us in Chatwing at http://chatwing.com/vancestev. So we were able to  bring participants into the Skype call through instructions given in the stream and text chat.

My apologies that I was unable to communicate this at our various web sites at the time (not enough fingers nor brain cells) but we did get recordings, mine in Camtasia and Jeff’s Plan C, which at the moment is still posted at http://webheadsinaction.org/live (and when we need that space to announce our next event, what’s there now will be archived).

There is an event / conversation page here, though the HoA was never “started”
Google+ event page: https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/c14rgbdvdcp7ddism919lpq2ous

Visitors to our launch pages were informed that they would find the Hangout video streaming embed (never started) but also the Chatwing text embed where they could chat with us on that page while watching the stream, or simply visit
http://chatwing.com/vancestev and chat with us live there. This allowed those who joined us in text chat to learn how they could come to Skype and join our voice conversation, which Jeff had cleverly added to the YouTube Live audio stream.

In this way we managed in the end to hang out (if not in HoA) with, in addition to Vance and Jeff

  • Peggy George
  • Rita Zeinstejer
  • Vanessa Vaile
  • Benjamin Stewart
  • John DeBruyn

As usual Peggy contributed helpful links to the text chat, which I’ve copy/pasted to Google Docs to create “show notes” and shared here

What instigated all of this?

Google has announced that Hangouts on Air will no longer function as such after Sept 12, 2016. According to https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/7083786

“Hangouts On Air will move from Google+ to YouTube Live on September 12. If you want to schedule new Hangouts On Air you will need to use YouTube Live. Events cannot be scheduled on Google+ after September 12 and you will need to move existing events scheduled to happen after September 12 to YouTube Live.”

What does this mean for us? According to Alan Levine, not much as long as you avoid “encoder land” (or so it had seemed when we read Alan’s article, though Jeff braved encoder land and managed to pull off our event successfully). Find Alan’s article here:

Jeff had already sent me a plan B which I had posted to our launch pages before the event:

And in the hour I had running up to the event, I had tried things out myself and made this slide show which I intend to update with better information. The updates will appear here:


Meanwhile, Rose Bard showed me this which looks to be a pretty good run-through of how to stream in YouTube


Earlier this last couple of weeks

Learning2gether episode 341 Sun Aug 14 1230 UTC with Alexander Hayes about the Null Hypothesis: On Country, Cyborgs and the Singularity



Wed Aug 17 0300 UTC Pedagogy Now – Start of Fall 2016 workshops announced by Lisa Lane

Fall 2016 workshops

POTonlineThe Dark Side of OEI
Tuesday, August 16 — 8 pm PT Online

Workshop description: The Online Education Initiative promises to bring all California community colleges together into a common LMS, common rubrics and common goals for online teaching. In doing so, however, some important aspects of creativity may be sacrificed, including joyful complexity, pedagogical independence, tolerance in leadership, and alternative visions. Critiquing such a system is the point of this presentation. A Program for Online Teaching workshop with Jim Sullivan and Lisa M Lane.

Join us at CCCConfer: http://www.cccconfer.org/GoToMeeting?SeriesID=d2950d7b-689b-408b-9ce0-34ae921da6ab

POTsmgraphiconlyCreative Online Teaching Forum
Thursday, Aug 18 10-11:20 am SAN campus 407 and Online

Workshop description: Ideas and thoughts for making your online classes less canned and more interesting for you and your students. What can instructors do to work within and outside of a LMS to create interesting, creative, and interactive online learning environments? The conversation here will cover grading, student curation of learning, and many other techniques, and will engage with the POT discussion from the Spring of 2016 on creativity in online teaching as a means to expand pedagogy. A Program for Online Teaching workshop with Lisa M. Lane and Joanne Carrubba.
Powered byworld time buddy 24 am/pm

Join us in CCCConfer: http://www.cccconfer.org/GoToMeeting?SeriesID=47ece4ed-e947-414f-8b94-5c1497c6da6c

POTsmgraphiconlyPedagogy and the new LMS: Painting on the Canvas
Thursday, Aug 18  12:30-1:50  pm OC campus 3608

Workshop description: Starting Spring 2017, MiraCosta College is adopting Canvas as one of the supported CMSs.  For a year and a half, Canvas will run parallel with Bb and Moodle, after which there will only be Canvas.  What are some of the potential pedagogical upsides (and downsides) of Canvas, that are worthwhile considering for when you move your course to Canvas?  This is not a “how to” workshop – but rather a structured conversation among peers, providing examples and emphasizing dialogue. A Program for Online Teaching workshop with Robert Kelley.

Sat Aug 27 1600 UTC Classroom 2.0 Rebecca Hare and Dr. Robert Dillon on Hacking Learning Space Design

Link to join the session: http://tinyurl.com/cr20live
Full link:
https://sas.elluminate.com/m.jnlp?sid n=2008350&password=M.438D554F4A450D77B901E14104C303

Show Times this time of year are 1600 UTC
More info: http://live.classroom20.com/

Saturday, August 27, 2016
The Space: Thoughts, Ideas, Hacks on Learning Space Design with Rebecca Hare and Dr. Robert DillonJoin us on Saturday, August 27th, when our special guests will be Dr. Robert Dillon and Rebecca Hare.With the start of a new school year across the U.S. as well as other places around the world, teachers are excitedly preparing to welcome their new students and are eagerly creating their classrooms and learning environments to make them inviting, inspiring places for students to learn and grow this year. You won’t want to miss this week’s webinar with our special guest presenters, Dr. Robert Dillon and Rebecca Hare, who have some really important, valuable ideas and resources to share to get us moving towards this goal. If you teach, you are a learning space designer. This webinar will explore the influence of the physical, and digital, space on our learners and provide practical tips on how to design your space with intention.Rebecca Hare is an Industrial Designer and Educator who has co-designed more than 20 spaces with teachers and students. Dr. Robert Dillon is an educational leader and current Director of Innovative Learning at the School District of University City, St. Louis, Missouri who collaborates with schools across the country to change spaces, technology, and pedagogy to enhance learning.What are the first steps to transform your learning spaces? What should you look for and where should you spend money, and where should you save it. Which types of environments are worth creating? Who should be engaged in the process? And finally, how can you create and cultivate a community that will create and continue to improve upon the spaces our learners need?Remember to follow us on Twitter: #liveclass20More information and session details are at http://live.classroom20.com. If you’re new to the Classroom 2.0 LIVE! show you might want to spend a few minutes viewing the screencast on the homepage to learn how we use Blackboard Collaborate, and navigate the site. Each show begins at 12pm Eastern (GMT-5) and may be accessed in Blackboard Collaborate directly using the following Classroom 2.0 LIVE! link at http://tinyurl.com/cr20live. All webinars are closed captioned.On the Classroom 2.0 LIVE! site (http://live.classroom20.com) you’ll find the recordings and Livebinder from our recent “ Amazing Digital Projects for All Students with Google Tools” session with our August Featured Teacher: Matt Bergman. Click on the Archives and Resources tab.Classroom 2.0 LIVE Team: Peggy George, Lorie Moffat, Tammy Moore, Paula Naugle, Steve Hargadon

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

Alexander Hayes – The Null Hypothesis: On Country, Cyborgs and the Singularity

Learning2gether Episode 341

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On Sunday Aug 14, at the unusually early time of 1230 UTC, but pushing midnight in Canberra, Vance Stevens had a chat with Alexander Hayes, who filled us in on his dissertation journey in a discussion he had enigmatically entitled The Null Hypothesis: On Country, Cyborgs and the Singularity. By the end of his stream of consciousness explanation, all elements in that title were clearly connected.

Alexander Hayes is at this writing within six months of completing his dissertation, and before it gets locked away somewhere and forgot about I asked him to spare us an hour and tell us about it.

Where? Google+ Hangout on Air

It wasn’t the first time Alex had appeared on Learning2gether. In his most recent appearance, where we talked with him about the thesis research in-progress. I introduced him as follows:

Alexander Hayes has been associated with a number of cutting edge education projects over the years, including exploring the potential of StreamFolio, Talking VTE, POV technologies, Drones for Schools, wearable technologies (and the social implications of surveillance, sousveillance, and uberveillance) and most recently, Google Glass through posting his interviews with 60 Google Glass Explorers on YouTube, https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLfhVHi9gqg5TLDTvvpVbI89NI5EJirTw8, and hosting the recent Glass Meetup #1 in Canberra.

I had almost forgot that Alex was only the third guest speaker in this Learning2gether podcast series as it was just getting started in 2010. At the time he asked us to have a look at his dissertation application plan entitled
The Application of Location Enabled Body Worn Technologies In The Education Sector


It explores ramifications of the “rapid uptake of body worn, location enabled, mobile network accessible solutions for rich media creation and connection”

More recently I was honored to be interviewed as a small part of the data set in his extensive research, and I’m looking forward now to hearing about how all of that data have coalesced into a thesis soon to be locked away in a cabinet for no one to read🙂 and what it all has to do with ‘on country’, cyborgs, and singularity.

Alex provided us a complete listing of his writings on varied topics

Alex’s previous Learning2gether appearances are listed below

All are welcome to join us and learn more about Alex and his always provocative ideas and innovations.



Earlier this week

Learning2gether episode 340 Sun Aug 7 noon UTC Vance Stevens at MMVC16 – Abundance in TPD: More than meets the eye


MMVC16 – Abundance in TPD: More than meets the eye

Learning2gether Episode 340

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Vance Stevens delivering a talk on Sunday, August 7, at MMVC16 – Moodle Moot Virtual Conference 2016

An abundance of PD opportunities online: More than meets the eye.

This Learning2gether Episode #340 is one of many online PD opportunities that are taking place literally as we speak, and if this is a representative moment, this extrapolates to an abundance of PD opportunities online at any given moment. Abundance in teacher professional development implies TPD that is free, easily accessible, and available as per user interest in the manner of a berry bush, where users pick the most desirable berries from among those most easily reachable. But institutional PD is often approached from a mindset of scarcity, meaning it is time-bound, tied to brick and mortar, and often driven top-down. This presentation will help viewers visualize the abundance in a way that this perspective can be shared with whomever is driving your PD through a scarcity paradigm.




This was just one part of the 5th Annual Moodle Moot Virtual Conference #mmvc16

Fri Aug 5 through Sun Aug 7 – Nellie Deutsch presents 5th MMVC16


On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/moodlemoot/

The 5th annual MoodleMoot Virtual Conference (MMVC16) for 2016 free online event will take place August 5-7, 2016 on MoodleMoot Moodle learning environment. The presenters of MMVC16 are educators who use technology in face-to-face, fully online, and/or in blended learning courses. You can access the webinars (available as MP4), presentations, and the content in the courseware of MMVC16 conference area using Facebook, LinkedIn or Gmail accounts to register, enrol, and login each time: http://moodlemoot.integrating-technology.org/enrol/index.php?id=2

Presenters will receive certificates for presenting. Participants will receive certificates of completion, if they qualify. The certificates are free. The criteria for the certificates of completion is to reflect on 3 webinars or recordings, which are available in the courseware of the conference area on MMVC16 Moodle under webinars, in a blog post for each webinar. Use the following template to reflect


Find the complete program here


Videos playlist


MoodleMOOT Virtual Conference August 5-7, 2016
A review by Sibel Taşkın Şimşek


Earlier this week

Learning2gether episode 339 Sat July 30 – Hanging out at EdCampGlobal


Sat Aug 6 1600 UTC Hyperdocs: Digital Lesson Design Using Google Apps on Classroom 2.0

Saturday, August 6, 2016
9am PT/10am MT/11am CT/12pm ET
Hyperdocs: Digital Lesson Design Using Google AppsWe are so excited to welcome Lisa HighfillKelly Hilton, and Sarah Landis to our kick-off webinar for the new school year! They will be sharing a fantastic digital tool which they created called “HyperDocs.” You will be thrilled to learn all of the powerful uses for HyperDocs to facilitate and enhance learning for your students!Webinar Description: In this webinar, participants will learn how to improve their digital pedagogy instantly by creating HyperDocs – powerful inquiry-based learning tools. HyperDocs are digital tools that replace the worksheet method of delivering instruction. Lisa Highfill, Kelly Hilton, and Sarah Landis will discuss how using Google apps for packaging and workflow can greatly enhance reading and writing instruction. We will explore the philosophy behind HyperDocs, how to create them, and they will present many examples that you can edit, revise, and use in the classroom. Additionally, participants will learn how creative packaging of digital web tools can be used to transform their lessons into interactive, multi-layered experiences for students. This workshop is great for all grade levels and subjects including administrators and coaches, and each participant will leave the session with new thinking about how to effectively integrate digital instruction.Remember to follow us on Twitter: #liveclass20More information and session details are at http://live.classroom20.com. If you’re new to the Classroom 2.0 LIVE! show you might want to spend a few minutes viewing the screencast on the homepage to learn how we use Blackboard Collaborate, and navigate the site. Each show begins at 12pm Eastern (GMT-5) and may be accessed in Blackboard Collaborate directly using the following Classroom 2.0 LIVE! link at http://tinyurl.com/cr20live. All webinars are closed captioned.

On the Classroom 2.0 LIVE! site (http://live.classroom20.com) you’ll find the recordings and Livebinder from our recent “ Open Mic show “What’s on your Summer Bucket List?”” session facilitated by the always amazing facilitator extraordinaire, Paula Naugle Click on the Archives and Resources tab.

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

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

Learning2gether with edCamp Global

Learning2gether Episode 339

On Saturday July 30 Learning2gether hung out in Hangout in two presentations (where the presenters had sent invitations) which were part of the 24 Hour online edcamp Global July 29th-30th 2016.

Unlike the traditional edcamp, edCamp Global mounted sessions for 24 hours that accommodate any schedule across the globe. In their words, “We are looking forward to educators collaborating with the whole world. Registration will open and the schedule will be available as facilitators volunteer.” For more information:

Learning2gether attended these two sessions:

Sat July 30 Jim Buckingham at edCamp Global 2016 – Digital Badges


I hope you will join me in discussing the following three basic questions in the context of digital badges and professional development. 1 – what exactly are badges? 2 – why might you want to know more about them? …. and …. 3 – if badges are so great, why haven’t we seen greater uptake of them by others?

Join the conversation at

Watch the video

The presentation linked to three informative documents

The presenter mentioned a chat and Q & A area but this participant was unable to find these during the presentation (later I found out it was the Q & A utility in Google +).

Other participants were interacting with the presenter in these spaces.

Here is how the presentation appeared in

Sat July 30 1400 UTC Hangout with Jose Rodriguez and EdCampGlobal: Kidcasts

EdCampGlobal: Kidcasts – Podcasts for Kids

New activity on Joe Rodriguez’s event: EdCampGlobal: Kidcasts – Podcasts for Kids

  Joe Rodriguez
Shared publicly on Jul 20, 2016

Join us as we explore the topic of Kidcasts or podcasts for kids. What are kidcasts? How can I use podcasts designed for kids in my classroom? Come and share your ideas. Facilitating Joe Rodriguez 5th Grade teacher at The Ambassador School of Global Education in Los Angeles @edtechjoe and by Lindsey Patterson co-host of the Tumble science podcast for kids,@TumbleCast. Feel free to jump in and join the fun.

Join the conversation:

The presentation linked to these resources:

Promotion on YouTube: https://youtu.be/0iHpvGaIUUs


Earlier this week

LEARNING2GETHER Episode 338 Mon July 18 1700 UTC Globinar with Allan Carrington, imagineer of the Padagogy Wheel



Wed July 20 1800 UTC free webinar in WizIQ on How to teach students of all abilities

Free registration,


Sat-Sun July 29-30 Ten in Ten for Terms – Cancelled

And if you visit http://www.efltalks.com/Events.html

you will find

Where before it used to say …

Stay tuned …


Globinar with Allan Carrington, imagineer of the Padagogy Wheel

Learning2gether episode 338

On Monday, July 18, Learning2gether helped promote this Globinar with Allan Carrington, imagineer of the Padagogy Wheel

Learning2gether was in holiday hiatus during July of this year. Nevertheless, Jürgen Wagner asked Learning2gether the help promote this Globinar with Allan Carrington – the “imagineer” of the Padagogy Wheel – as Learning2gether episode 338. Learning2gether was honored to have been asked to participate.
We created an event and invited others to join the conversation at

Jürgen posted the relevant materials at the links below:

The PADAGOGY WHEEL in the Flipped Classroom


Invitation to FREE webinar:

  • What’s the Flipping Fuss All About – the Padagogy Wheel in the Flipped Classroom
  • Doing “flipped classrooms” is the flavour of the month for educators. What does it mean? Is it new? What exactly are we to flip? How do we approach the Learning and Teaching design to get the best outcomes?  Is this really worth it for students and can teachers handle the change management load?
  • We will introduce the Padagogy Wheel learning design model, which has gone viral on the Internet with over 150,000 copies downloaded and is in front of  tens of thousands of teachers around the world.
  • This approach to learning and teaching is all about mindsets and filtering everything we do as teachers through different grids.
  • We will show how this “disruptive” approach to curriculum design enables teachers to flip more than their classrooms. We will start at the finish (the excellent graduate) and map everything back from there.

As usual, Jürgen has followed up with what he likes to call the post-paratory materials

Click on THIS LINK to open the PDF document with the follow-up materials relating to the webinar 


The document contains – as usual:

I replicate excerpts from the above here, in case the PDF document becomes unavailable. Contributors of these links were Peggy George, plus one contributed by Nellie Deutsch:

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