David Winet on using WeChat, Whatsapp and Facebook Messenger in writing classes

Learning2gether Episode 354


Download mp3:
https://learning2getherdotnet.files.wordpress.com/2016/12/learning2gether-354-with-david-winet-on-using-mobile-instant-messaging-in-writing-classes.mp3?

On Sunday, December 4, at 1400 UTC, David Winet connected with Learning2gether episode 354 to explain and discuss with us his latest publication in the On the Internet column of TESL-EJ on using Mobile Instant Messaging in the ESL Writing Class
http://www.tesl-ej.org/wordpress/issues/volume20/ej79/ej79int/

Where: Hangout on Air
Stream and recording: https://youtu.be/4UVgRdJDyDk

Meet for live text chat at http://chatwing.com/vancestev to interact with participants in HoA and for latest information on the day

Chatwing Transcripts here:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1qgq2Ga4BPJs7SDXg5roSU7j1BHmM5awLmFN-rzRfRmM/edit?usp=sharing

WeChat transcripts:

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I didn’t realize before now that YouTube/Live sends out an additional announcement on my Twitter feed; I guess that’s where I’m prompted for a message to accompany the video🙂

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Earlier this week

Learning2gether 353 – Mon Nov 28 1400 UTC Nellie Deutsch, Nives Torresi, Tom Hodgers, and Vance Stevens at MM9 – Panel on Badges: Choices and Options

https://learning2gether.net/2016/11/28/nellie-deutsch-nives-torresi-tom-hodgers-and-vance-stevens-at-mm9-panel-on-badges-choices-and-options/

November 30 Cristina Costa on Privacy

Here are brief and a longer renditions of Dr. Costa’s lecture on Privacy

Long-time Webhead Dr. Cristina Costa streams another installment in one of the courses she teaches as Lecturer in Technology Enhanced Learning in the School of Education, Strathclyde University, https://www.strath.ac.uk/staff/costacristinadr/

Thu Dec 1 Globinar on Using a Single iPad in the Classroom

E4.512-3567 Using a single iPad in the classroom

Jan Hambsch / Host: Tobias Rodemerk

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

Nov 30-Dec 2 vConnecting from Berlin

http://virtuallyconnecting.org/announcements/we-are-vconnecting-at-oeb16-online-educa-berlin/

Sat Dec 3 Nikki Vradenburg: Featured Teacher on Classroom 2.0

Saturday, December 3, 2016
Nikki Vradenburg: Featured Teacher

We are so excited to have Nikki Vradenburg on Classroom 2.0 LIVE as a Featured Teacher for the month of December! Nikki teaches a grade 4/5 classroom in a K-8 rural school with 70 students in Bozeman, MT. This presentation is intended to showcase the wide variety of authentic products created by elementary students to share their learning. Participants will view examples of blog posts, screencasts, concept maps and audio recordings created by students in her classroom. Participants will learn basic principles for managing technology in the elementary classroom and will explore and analyze tools for creating authentic products with elementary students. Misconceptions about the limitations of young students using technology will be addressed as examples and explanations of student work are shared.

Nikki currently teaches fourth and fifth grade at LaMotte School in Bozeman, MT. She taught the K/1 class at her school for 12 years. She has been a classroom teacher since 2001 and has been at LaMotte since 2004. Before finding her place at LaMotte she taught for three years in Lake Havasu, Arizona. Nikki is a National Board certified teacher in the area of ELA Literacy. She is passionate about technology integration, especially blogging with students. Her classroom is a 1:1 Chromebook classroom and when she taught K1 they had 1:1 iPads. She is a BrainPOP certified teacher and a 2014 PBS Digital Innovator. She was named a finalist for the 2017 Montana teacher of the year. She delivers professional development to teachers all over the state of Montana in the areas of differentiation and technology integration and she recently presented at national education conferences NCCE in Seattle and ISTE in Denver in 2016. Nikki is a proud wife and mother, pet owner, reader and a writer. She loves camping, hiking and backpacking in the beautiful mountains of Montana where she has lived nearly all of her life.

Remember to follow us on Twitter: #liveclass20

More information and session details are at http://live.classroom20.com. If you’re new to the Classroom 2.0 LIVE! show you might want to spend a few minutes viewing the screencast on the homepage to learn how we use Blackboard Collaborate, and navigate the site. Each show begins at 12pm EST (Time Zone Conversion) and may be accessed in Blackboard Collaborate directly using the following Classroom 2.0 LIVE! link at http://tinyurl.com/cr20live. All webinars are closed captioned.

On the Classroom 2.0 LIVE! site (http://live.classroom20.com) you’ll find the recordings and Livebinder from our recent “Peekapak for Social Emotional Learning” session with Ami Shah. Click on the Archives and Resources tab.

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

Nellie Deutsch, Nives Torresi, Tom Hodgers, and Vance Stevens at MM9 – Panel on Badges: Choices and Options

Learning2gether Episode 353


Download mp3:
https://learning2getherdotnet.files.wordpress.com/2016/11/digital-badges.mp3?

On Monday, Nov 28, at 1400 UTC, Nellie Deutsch, Nives Torresi, Tom Hodgers, and Vance Stevens gathered at Moodle MOOC 9 to form a panel on Badges: Choices and Options to discuss how they use digital badges. This panel is conceived as a discussion on options for creating badges, what the criteria should be, and how they should be displayed in order to convey credibility and merit.

On YouTube: https://youtu.be/CmtX6mSfuQA

Here you can find the link to the WiZiQ recording, its YouTube and mp3 renditions, and slide presentation covering the badge creation and implementation tools Online Badge Maker, Open Badge Factory, Open Badge Passport, CanCred Passport, Salava, Mozilla Open Badges, Mozilla Backpack, Credly, creating badges in Moodle using Make Waves and Canva, and how badges are implemented in #evosession #evomc17 Minecraft MOOC.

Slides

Where? WiZiQ (Recordings)

This presentation is a part of Moodle Moot #9
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1TpI7A__hwHHQtpEsiVtlgQC2mUT7uN1k13w7ky4qx8c/edit?usp=sharing

All PowerPoints for Moodle MOOC 9 are available here:
https://moodle4teachers.org/mod/folder/view.php?id=12283

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Earlier this week

Learning2gether 352 – Sun Nov 20 1400 UTC Vance Stevens invites EVO2017 moderators to a post-training experiment with HoA through YouTube/Live

https://learning2gether.net/2016/11/20/l2g-first-attempt-at-streaming-hoa-through-a-youtubelive-event-watch-page/

Nov 21 1800 UTC Globinar with Ton Koenraad Interactive Teaching in Languages with Technologies


Tue Nov 22 Susan Hillyard on Moodle MOOC 9

Join Susan Hillyard Keynote speaker on Moodle MOOC 9 (MM9) on November 22, 2016 at 9 AM Toronto EST/11 AM Argentina time

https://www.wiziq.com/online-class/4079050-mm9-trials-and-tribulations-of-opening-your-own-online-academy

 

L2g first attempt at streaming HoA through a YouTube/Live event watch page

Learning2gether Episode #352

On Sun Nov 20 1400 UTC Vance Stevens invited EVO2017 moderators to a post-training experiment with HoA through YouTube/Live

Learning2gether has been honing its streaming skills lately through practice with Minecraft + Discord and Bb Collaborate, but Episode 352 is the first time we have attempted something that used to be simple, streaming a HoA so that it would play as a YouTube/Live event. The audio was wonky until I went to a VPN, and there was no real agenda apart from just making it work, but the video here records stimulating conversation among participants, and the text transcript explains how it was set up and executed.

Near the bottom of this post, you’ll also find links to recordings made at the IATEFL / TESOL joint online conference held Earlier this Week.

What is this about?

I’ve never done this before since Google+ dropped HoA, but today I invited EVO2017 moderators or anyone interested to help me figure out how to set up and stream a live Hangout on Air using http://youtube.com/live by configuring encoders to stream to a pre-set event.

I streamed at https://youtu.be/7TsKynYDEa8 and used a text chat back channel at http://chatwing.com/vancestev in case the HoA filled with more than 10 participants, and to discuss delays or successes in setting up the stream.

I used the Chatwing transcripts to explain to people what I was attempting to do (see this link for the complete transcripts:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ODdJBqEhWYoX9irPReSi5y3VjfZxPyvZEEOMB1Cxibc/edit?usp=sharing

I had told everyone

We’ll stream at https://youtu.be/7TsKynYDEa8 and use a text chat back channel at http://chatwing.com/vancestev in case the HoA fills with more than 10 participants, and to discuss delays or successes in setting up the stream.

With about a half hour before start time, I started setting up, and typed into Chatwing …

Hello everyone, a quick explanation of what I am doing here. I have scheduled a Hangout on Air (HoA) here https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/ctjksbdotdbnt1skdklj8kcqmu8

I can’t see how to do this with OBS (Open Broadcast Software) because the event I set in YouTube/Live did not require me to configure encoders (or maybe I didn’t see where I could configure them). However, XSplit encoder is set to my YouTube/Live account and knows I have an event scheduled, so I hope it will stream it.

The next challenge is to start the HoA. There is a Go Live Now button on my YouTube page for Learning2gether event #352 so I’m hoping when I click that, the HoA will start and when I activate XSplit it will stream it.

This is the theory. I have never actually done this before. However, I invited a few friends over to see if it might work (the people who show up here)

So what’s plan B? If I can’t get the HoA to stream through the event I scheduled as planned I should be able to start a HoA spontaneously and stream that. In that case I’ll have to communicate its new watch page here.

Either way I should be able get folks here into a HoA starting half an hour from now, and stream it either through the event I set up here https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/ctjksbdotdbnt1skdklj8kcqmu8 (perfect outcome) or through another watch page I create on the fly.

So, now with half an hour to go, it’s time to start the HoA (but not stream it)

About 20 minutes later …
Hi, uh oh, I hit GO LIVE NOW and no HoA started. What to do?? hmmm

nina.liakos
I’m here, do we have a link for the hoa yet?

Vance Stevens (lamely)
can anyone here figure out how to actually start a HoA? I’ve scheduled one but cannot figure out how to actually launch it
GOT IT

I’m bcasting, providing link here
https://hangouts.google.com/hangouts/_/ytl/FCHsJltscVFiQlJzKrCoFQHN5B0VwV5K7IbeAYKIyxA=?hl=en_US&authuser=0

Nives Torresi
Hi just got to my pc going to hangouts now…

Vance Stevens
seems that whole link was not hyper linked
ok, it is not yet streaming. I’ll get that started. How does the link work for you?

For EVO2017 moderators

About the recordings

Following on my blog post from last week’s Episode 351, the EVO2017 moderator training final wrap-up, there are two video recordings on this page.
https://learning2gether.net/2016/11/13/evo2017-training-wrap-up-with-celebration-of-moderator-voices/

The one here https://youtu.be/BqdNzbT1yg0
is voice and whiteboard from the Bb Collaborate recording as rendered by the Elluminate Publish tool, which extracts video mp4, audio mp3, and text chat rtf from the link to the recording parked at Elluminate.com. Publish produces crisp video but without webcam or text chat enhancement.

The other recording is from the stream made at YouTube/Live using XSplit recorders.
https://youtu.be/8mKXRtwTbCw

I noticed on first viewing this video, and others have noticed during streaming with XSplit, that it starts out in focus and then becomes blurry just a minute or two into the stream, as well as in the recording. XSplit is a freemium product which I am using because I’m not able to get OBS (Open Broadcasting Software) to stream to EVENTS set up in YouTube/Live. Now that I’ve had more experience with the nature of the tools necessary, I will revisit that, perhaps this Sunday, in an experimental HoA. I can set an event and know that I can get it to work with XSplit, but try at first to connect OBS, in case I can see what I was doing wrong.

(And this doesn’t work, as far as I can see, because when you set up an event, YouTube/Live does not prompt you to set up encoders, as it does if you want to stream right then. In the OBS interface you can stream to the key provided but I can’t see how it can detect events you have set up, as can XSplit, once you allow it to hack your YouTube/Live event information.)

At this moment, on reviewing the video recording, I don’t see this blurring. If I move my cursor through the unplayed frames, I see blurring in some distant frames, but this resolves itself in seconds as I hover over that frame. My suspicion initially was that XSplit was deliberately blurring the recording in order to push users into using the paid product, but now it appears that this might have been an artifact from the speed at which the video was processed onto YouTube. I’ll need to experiment further with both XSplit and OBS.

Learning2gether is not a fee-based endeavor, so I try to rely on free tools to the extent possible. There are expenses associated with Learning2gether; e.g. the WordPress site where this blog is kept requires a modest annual payment.

http://LearningTimes.org have long supported Webheads, from which L2g derives, with a grant allowing use of Bb Collaborate, which has been invaluable to us over the years.

This week I continue to learn what I can about streaming, and the only way to do that is to practice and see what happens. This is one of my purposes in attempting this experiment.

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Earlier this week

Learning2gether 351 Sun Nov 13 1400 UTC – EVO2017 training wrap up with celebration of moderator voices

https://learning2gether.net/2016/11/13/evo2017-training-wrap-up-with-celebration-of-moderator-voices/

Sun Nov 13 through Wed Nov 16 Annual Global Education Conference

http://www.globaleducationconference.com/

Sunday, November 13th, is day one of the seventh annual Global Education Conference. We are ready for a great opening day of sessions and keynotes!

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • If the conference site should experience any difficulties, a back-up site with session calendars and links is at http://www.globaledcon.com.
  • Recordings of any sessions that have taken place will accessible on the conference recordings page, usually within a few minutes after a session has ended.
  • Follow the Twitter conversation with #globaled16

Lucy Gray ‏@elemenous  6h6 hours ago

Getting Started at the GEC https://youtu.be/W1003iVu72E  via @YouTube #globaled16


Lucy has provided a few important quick links to reference:

  1. All recordings are here: http://www.globaleducationconference.com/page/2016recordings.
  2. Keynotes will also be uploaded to our YouTube channel within the next week: https://www.youtube.com/GlobalEdCon
  3. If you need a certificate of participation, you must play our game developed with Chrome Warrior and provide evidence of your learning. Details are here: http://www.globaleducationconference.com/page/certificates-for-participants-and-presentersDecember 31, 2016, is the deadline for participation.
  4. If you would like to connect with presenters and other GEC members you met at the conference, search our member directory and contact people through our GEC messaging system: http://www.globaleducationconference.com/profiles/members/
  5. Our next initiative is the Great Global Project Challenge and Grant. The deadline is December 1 for listing a project. PreK-12 educators from non-profit schools are potentially eligible for a $1500 (US) grant opportunity through this program. Go to this site for more information: http://www.globalcollaborationday.org/the-great-global-project-challenge.html

Wed Nov 16 1300 UTC American English Webinar Series – Jeff Kuhn

For the convenience of those viewing a graphic the registration link is http://bit.ly/AEWebinarSeries4

and the times of the sessions 0800 and 1300 EDT are noon and 1700 UTC

Webinar Description:

In this webinar, we will investigate terminology associated with digital learning, and we will consider how to evaluate and select tech tools for the EFL classroom.

  We will then explore several digital tools teachers can use to support students, deliver content, and create engaging activities in both face-to-face and distance learning contexts.  
New to digital learning?  No problem!  Our presenter will share ideas and tools appropriate for teachers with all levels of experience in English Language Teaching.
 

Presenter bio:

Jeff Kuhn is a PhD candidate in the Educational Technology division of the Patton College of Education at Ohio University and instructor in the departments of both Linguistics and English. Jeff taught EFL in Japan and served in Peace Corps Mongolia as a teacher trainer before receiving his MA in Linguistics.  He worked as a consultant on the U.S. Department of State’s Trace Effects, a video game for English language learners around the world. Jeff has presented on the use of games in the classroom at E-Tech Ohio, TESOL, and CALICO, His research interests include: Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL), games and learning, second-language writing, and he is Batman in Minecraft.

http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/2904944/American-English-Webinar-Series-4-Registration

Wed Nov 16 Cristina Costa streaming live on Participatory and Remix Cultures

Long-time Webhead Dr. Cristina Costa streams another installment in one of the courses she teaches as

Lecturer in Technology Enhanced Learning in the School of Education, Strathclyde University,

https://www.strath.ac.uk/staff/costacristinadr/

Other videos in this series include

Thu Nov 17 through Sat Nov 19 Nov IATEFL and TESOL joint web conference

The IATEFL and TESOL International Association joint web conference

is being held over three days from the 17 – 19 November 2016

http://conference.iatefl.org/webconference/index.html

Schedule: http://conference.iatefl.org/webconference/schedule.html

The TESOL landing page for this conference is currently offering openly accessible links to the recordings,

https://www.tesol.org/events-landing-page/2016/11/18/default-calendar/joint-iatefl-tesol-web-conference

Day 1 (17 Nov)World Englishes
Session 1 and Session 2

Recordings available here from http://conference.iatefl.org/webconference/

The varieties of English used by different groups and/or in different parts of the world (including varieties used among second language users), representing local varieties, such as Indian English or Singaporean English,  many developed in geographies influenced by a former history of colonialism.

Day 1 Recorded Sessions from

https://www.tesol.org/events-landing-page/2016/11/18/default-calendar/joint-iatefl-tesol-web-conference

Day 2 (18 Nov)Teacher identity

Session 3 and Session 4

Recordings available here from http://conference.iatefl.org/webconference/

A social construct of sense of self emerging through interaction, being shaped by experiences, contexts, and ideologies; cultural, political, and individual identities which they claim or which are assigned to them; a  teacher’s  own interpretation of how others see themselves and desirable ways to be seen by others.
Day 2 Recorded Sessions from

https://www.tesol.org/events-landing-page/2016/11/18/default-calendar/joint-iatefl-tesol-web-conference

Day 3 (19 Nov)Professional development through Teacher Associations
Session 5 and Session 6

Recordings not yet available from http://conference.iatefl.org/webconference/

A variety of digital and face-to-face professional development opportunities delivered by teachers associations, to meet the needs of the international English language professional. Professional development opportunities by teacher associations include, but are not limited to, practical workshops, up-to-date publications, and sound academic research.

The conference will use Adobe Connect to host this event and places are limited. Attendance on the day will be on a first come, first serve basis. Check the website for specific scheduling information.

Day 3 Recorded Sessions:

See more at: https://www.tesol.org/events-landing-page/2016/11/19/default-calendar/joint-iatefl-tesol-web-conference#sthash.zVVyNaC2.dpuf

Sat Nov 19 12pm EST Classroom 2.0 with Ami Shah on Peekapak for social emotional learning

Saturday, November 19, 2016
Peekapak for Social Emotional LearningSocial emotional learning is an important component in all classrooms and we are very pleased to have Ami Shah, one of the co-developers of Peekapak, with us to share an exciting new program for young learners. Peekapak is a freemium website created to help teach social-emotional learning topics such as respect, empathy, teamwork, courage, and optimism. At Peekapak they know that student success – both in academics and in life – starts with social-emotional learning. They have created a program that is designed for Pre-K to Grade 3 teachers. Developed by education experts, Peekapak’s innovative curriculum combines teaching skills like gratitude, empathy and self-regulation with Common Core reading and writing standards through engaging stories and fun lessons to be used in the classroom and in the home. Peekapak is currently being used by teachers across the US and in 70 countries around the world and they are committed to helping children become successful, compassionate, caring, and empathetic citizens of the world! Peekapak was a Grand Prize Winner of the It’s a Start Competition and was also funded on Kickstarter, hitting their target in 5 days which is an indication that many people were interested in a program like this!Ami Shah has earned a MBA from INSEAD, and has gained extensive marketing experience through roles at Procter & Gamble, and most recently, as Director of Retail Marketing at a consumer products start-up. Ami is passionate about improving youth education, and has previously advised, volunteered and taught children at education-related non-profit organizations, schools and start-ups. She is a mentor at Founder Institute Toronto (a startup launch program for talented entrepreneurs.Remember to follow us on Twitter: #liveclass20More information and session details are at http://live.classroom20.com. If you’re new to the Classroom 2.0 LIVE! show you might want to spend a few minutes viewing the screencast on the homepage to learn how we use Blackboard Collaborate, and navigate the site. Each show begins at 12pm EST (Time Zone Conversion) and may be accessed in Blackboard Collaborate directly using the following Classroom 2.0 LIVE! link at http://tinyurl.com/cr20live. All webinars are closed captioned.On the Classroom 2.0 LIVE! site (http://live.classroom20.com) you’ll find the recordings and Livebinder from our recent “Hour of Code and Beyond” session with Sam Patterson. Click on the Archives and Resources tab.

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

EVO2017 training wrap up with celebration of moderator voices

Learning2gether Episode #351


Download mp3:
https://learning2getherdotnet.files.wordpress.com/2016/11/2016nov13learning2getherevowrapup-64k.mp3?

On Sunday November 13, 2016, at the sweet-spot hour of  1400 UTC, EVO2017 moderators-in-training held their wrap up with an event billed as a “Celebration of Moderator Voices”.

About this event 

All EVO2017 moderators were invited to join us in chat in Bb Collaborate to share our experiences with this year’s round of EVO Moderator acculturation, show off their session spaces, and talk about what happens next.

Where? Blackboard Collaborate (Elluminate)
http://webheads.learningtimesevents.org/
Thanks, as always, to an ongoing grant from http://www.learningtimes.com/

Recordings:

Join us live or watch the stream / replay the recording here:

About the recordings

There are two video recordings here. The one at the top of the page is voice and whiteboard from the Bb Collaborate recording as rendered by the Elluminate Publish tool, which extracts video mp4, audio mp3, and text chat rtf from the link to the recording parked at Elluminate.com. The other recording, above, is from the stream made at YouTube/Live using XSplit recorders. I noticed on first viewing this video, and others have noticed during streaming with XSplit, that it starts out in focus and then becomes blurry just a minute or two into the recording. XSplit is a freemium product which I am using because I’m not able to get OBS (Open Broadcasting Software) to stream to EVENTS set up in YouTube/Live. Now that I’ve had more experience with the nature of the tools necessary, I will revisit that, perhaps this Sunday, in an experimental HoA. I can set an event and know that I can get it to work with XSplit, but try at first to connect OBS, in case I can see what I was doing wrong.

At this moment, on reviewing the video recording, I don’t see this blurring. If I move my cursor through the unplayed frames, I see blurring in some distant frames, but this resolves itself in seconds as I hover over that frame. My suspicion initially was that XSplit was deliberately blurring the recording in order to push users into using the paid product, but now it appears that this might have been an artifact from the speed at which the video was processed onto YouTube. I’ll need to experiment further with both XSplit and OBS.

Learning2gether is not a fee-based endeavor, so this is something I wish to avoid. There are expenses associated with Learning2gether. The WordPress site where this blog is kept requires a modest annual payment, and http://LearningTimes.org have long supported Webheads, from which L2g derives, with a grant allowing use of Bb Collaborate, which has been invaluable to us over the years.

In any event, I continue to learn what I can about streaming, and the only way to do that is to practice and see what happens. If you have any suggestions, I would welcome your comments here – Vance

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Earlier this week

Learning2gether 350 Sun Nov 6 1400 UTC – Halfway-through-training meeting of EVO2017 moderators

https://learning2gether.net/2016/11/06/halfway-through-evo2017-moderator-training-badges-certificates-and-platforms/

Sat Nov 12 1400 UTC Education Impact Day 12-hour webathon

Join in this Saturday, November 12th for Education Impact Day

Time where you are?

https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=Education+Impact+Day&iso=20161112T09&p1=179&ah=12

Designers for Learning asks, “What impact will you make?” On Saturday, November 12th, join Designers for Learning during Education Impact Day, a free global online conversation with twelve featured speakers who will share their perspectives on educational impact, including past successes, current initiatives, and needed innovations. Each hour features a different invited speaker who will focus on a topic related to his or her expertise, including education policy, instructional design, digital media, and educational technology.

Please join us! Register here to receive your webcast login credentials.

See the full speaker schedule at: http://designersforlearning.org/edimpact16

Excerpts, and a chronological lineup of the speakers

Heidi Silver-Pacuilla, U.S. Department of Education, Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education

Heidi Silver-Pacuilla oversees the contracts delivering professional development, technical assistance, and program guidance funded with national leadership moneys allocated under the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act.

Robert L. Russell, Program Director, Education & Human Resources, National Science Foundation

A developmental psychologist by background, I have spent most of my career directing organizations or projects that engage students and the public in iSTEM or health in museum, community or media contexts.

Lisa Petrides, CEO and Founder of the Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education (ISKME),

In 2007, she led the creation of OER Commons, a digital public library for OER and collaboration platform. She also produces ISKME’s flagship event dedicated to catalyzing education innovation, Big Ideas Fest.

Patti Constantakis, Director of Adult Learning Initiatives, Digital Promise

Her work focuses on spurring the use of technology in adult education by working with educators, researchers and entrepreneurs to create and implement quality digital learning opportunities for adult learners.

Ali Carr-Chellman, Dean of the College of Education & Professor of Curriculum and Instruction, University of Idaho

Her work focuses on diffusion of innovations, change management, gaming, gender, and cybercharter schooling. She has focused her recent work on boys and gaming to learn as well as public intellectualism in the field of Learning, Design & Technology.

Monica W. Tracey, Associate Professor of Learning Design and Technology, Wayne State University

Her teaching and research focuses on theory and design-based research of interdisciplinary design including design thinking, designer reflection and designer decision-making.

Drew Davidson, Director and Teaching Professor, Carnegie Mellon’s Entertainment Technology Center

Drew Davidson is a professor, producer and player of interactive media. He is interested in stories and transformational experiences across texts, comics, games and other media.

Paula Angela Escuadra, Head of Content Partnerships, Collective Shift

Paula Escuadra has a vested interest in using game-based learning and connected learning principles to help educators and mentors empower and inspire 21st century youth to become resilient systems thinkers who can save the planet and change the world (ask her about SimCityEDU and Battleground 538 on GlassLab Games!). Paula uses her years of experience from the video game industry to redesign conversations and action around local youth empowerment and global resilience.

Mizuko Ito, University of California, Irvine

Mizuko Ito is a cultural anthropologist of technology use, examining children and youth’s changing relationships to media and communications. In Japan, her research has focused on mobile and -portable technologies, and on gaming, digital media production, and Internet use.

Camille Dickson-Deane, Educational-Instructional Designer/Lecturer, Williams Centre for Learning Advancement Faculty of Business & Economics, The University of Melbourne, Australia

Dr. Camille Dickson-Deane focuses her research interests around the pedagogical usability of online learning environments and the process of designing innovative instructional solutions specifically for the online realm.

Jared Stein, Canvas by Instructure

I strive to help teachers enhance learning with technologies and practices that increase flexibility and improve outcomes. I look for creative, research-based solutions that make a measurable, positive impact on students, teachers, and organizations.

Eugene Kowch, Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary

Dr. Kowch believes strongly that educational technology scholars and practitioners are positioned to be the next generation of change leaders in the information age.

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Sat Nov 12 1700 UTC Sam Patterson – Introducing Hour of Code Week Dec 5-11 – on Classroom 2.0

Saturday, November 12, 2016
Hour of Code and BeyondThe Hour of Code week will be here soon (Dec. 5-11, 2016) and we are thrilled to have Sam Patterson as our special guest to kick off our preparation for the Hour of Code week. He will share details about the Hour of Code and tips and resources you can use to get your classes involved in this exciting, life-changing experience as well as ways to move beyond the hour of code. He will share his passion for coding and programming with students as creators as well as consumers through their stories, and student examples and how to move from the Hour of Code to coding to learn. Sam is the author of Programming in the Primary grades: Beyond the Hour of Code, Poet, Writer, blogger, teacher of students: Sam has taught in independent schools since 2002 in the subjects of English, writing, darkroom photography, algebra, algebra 2, and pre-calc, K-5 technology, and making and tinkering. Sam is a innovator on campus and he uses his blog to reach out to his campus environment and to reach beyond into the community of connected educators.Remember to follow us on Twitter: #liveclass20More information and session details are at http://live.classroom20.com. If you’re new to the Classroom 2.0 LIVE! show you might want to spend a few minutes viewing the screencast on the homepage to learn how we use Blackboard Collaborate, and navigate the site. Each show begins at 12pm EST (Time Zone Conversion) and may be accessed in Blackboard Collaborate directly using the following Classroom 2.0 LIVE! link at http://tinyurl.com/cr20live. All webinars are closed captioned.On the Classroom 2.0 LIVE! site (http://live.classroom20.com) you’ll find the recordings and Livebinder from our recent “Becoming a Connected Educator” session with Craig Yen. 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

 

Halfway through EVO2017 moderator training: Badges, certificates, and platforms

Learning2gether episode 350


Download mp3:
https://learning2getherdotnet.files.wordpress.com/2016/11/2016nov6evomodsl2g350-64k.mp3?

On Sunday, Nov 6, 2016, at the usual time of 1400 UTC, EVO moderators and coordinators gathered to discuss how things were going over halfway through the annual training of EVO moderators for the coming year.

Where? Blackboard Collaborate (Elluminate)
http://webheads.learningtimesevents.org/
Thanks to an ongoing grant from http://www.learningtimes.com/

This is the Bb Collaborate recording rendered into mp4 via Elluminate Publish

Recordings

This is the streamed recording that was made in YouTube/Live

This week’s EVO Moderator Training discussion is on platforms, badges, and certificates. You can join live at http://webheads.learningtimesevents.org/ or catch the stream here, https://youtu.be/VrI7KjyCDHs. All sessions held in the Webheads virtual office are by definition open ones, so all are welcome to attend.

Vance explained to moderators how they could use the LearningTimes Bb Collaborate Webheads Virtual Office graciously provided for the past decade as a grant to Webheads in Action by the good folks at LearningTimes, http://learningtimes.com. The following slides (since expanded over what was shown in the Bb Collaborate session) show how to reserve the room, how to enter the room as a session moderator, how to record the session and make sure the recording is saved on the Elluminate servers, and finally how to find the recording and extract its share link.

Announcements

Facebook Groups

Google+ Communities

Earlier this week

Learning2gether episode 349 – Sun Oct 30 1400 UTC – EVO_Mods Live meeting: Week2 > Week3

https://learning2gether.net/2016/11/01/evo-moderators-for-2017-live-meeting-to-discuss-training-in-weeks-2-3/

Tue Nov 1 Moodle Mooc 9 begins, till Dec 4

https://moodle4teachers.org/course/view.php?id=87

What takes place and when?

Wed Nov 2 – next up in American English Webinar Series – Maggie Sokolik

For the convenience of those viewing a graphic the link is http://bit.ly/AEWebinarSeries4

and the times of the sessions 0800 and 1300 EDT are noon and 1700 UTC

http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/2904944/American-English-Webinar-Series-4-Registration

Thu Nov 3 Globinar with Mélanie Auriel on Creating video clips for language learning

Creating videoclips for language learning: tips and tricks for teachers and students

Mélanie Auriel / Host: Joe Dale

03. 11. 2016 | 19:00h – 20:30h CET

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

Info: http://v.gd/creatingclips

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

Sat Nov 5 noon EDT Classroom 2.0 Live with Craig Yen – Becoming a connected educator

Saturday, November 5, 2016
Becoming a Connected EducatorAre you a teacher or administrator who has been reluctant to try using social media tools such as Twitter to connect with other educators? Have you wanted to expand your professional learning network but just didn’t know how? Often it’s because you haven’t seen how it can help you, and you don’t feel you have the time to learn with all of the many demands on your time. You aren’t alone. I guarantee that you won’t want to miss this webinar with our special guest, Craig Yen. Craig is a 5th grade teacher who teaches at Valle Verde Elementary in Berkeley, California. He is a fan of all things Edtech and enjoys learning from others and sharing this learning widely. No matter where you go on the internet (or even f2f) you will find him participating and sharing constantly with others, whether it is in EdCamps, webinars, Google Hangouts, Twitter chats, #coffeeEDUs, #EduMatch, Mystery Skype calls, or at conferences such as CUE, ISTE and #notatiste. He is someone who is an awesome example of a teacher who has navigated this maze and has learned tools, tips and tricks to manage it with great success (and still keep his sanity)! Within this session, you will learn what it means to be a connected educator. Tips will be given on how to manage your Twitter stream and how and where to find people to connect with. He’ll also share examples of projects that will demonstrate how you can connect yourself and your students outside the classroom walls.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 EDT (Time Zone Conversion) and may be accessed in Blackboard Collaborate directly using the following Classroom 2.0 LIVE! link athttp://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 “Quantifying Student’s Progress with OrangeSlice Teacher Rubric” session with Matt Buchanan. Click on the Archives and Resources tab.Classroom 2.0 LIVE Team: Peggy George, Lorie Moffat, Tammy Moore, Paula Naugle, Steve Hargadon

EVO Moderators for 2017 – Live meeting to discuss training in Weeks 2-3

Learning2gether episode 349


Download mp3:
https://learning2getherdotnet.files.wordpress.com/2016/11/2016oct30evowk2-64k.mp3?

On Sunday Oct 30 at 1400 UTC – EVO moderators met in a live meeting to transition from Week 2 to Week 3 in the annual training ritual leading up to EVO2017. EVO is Electronic Village Online, http://evosessions.pbworks.com

Join us on Sunday to talk about choice of platforms (and pick up a few tips), share your experience of online moderation and see what’s in store for next week.
https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cedrmh96jmlji6gvgjk5f9v0ecg

Recordings

Events in Webheads Virtual Office Bb Collaborate room are by definition open events, so all were welcome

Can’t reach Bb Collaborate? Have to miss it? 

Chat with us in real time at http://chatwing.com/vancestev and we’ll try to help you
The Google Docs link to Chatwing and Bb Collaborate transcripts is here
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-jsKVDEKABpj9QNFbUIMroT3mVQTiM7TY_YrXnXG82U/edit?usp=sharing

Announcements

Earlier this week

Sat Oct 22 1400 UTC Learning2gether episode 348 – EVOMC17 Playdate goes in search of a new quest

https://learning2gether.net/2016/10/22/evomc17-playdate-goes-in-search-of-a-new-quest/

Tue Oct 25 edcamp Global Makerspaces 24-hour free online event

http://edcampglobal.wix.com/globalmakerspaces

Sat Oct 29 1600 UTC Classroom 2.0 with Matt Buchanan his Google add-on OrangSlice for quantifying student progress

Saturday, October 29, 2016
Quantifying Student’s Progress with OrangeSlice Teacher RubricJoin us Saturday, October 29th as Matt Buchanan will join us to share an amazing Google add-on he has created for teachers and students called OrangeSlice. Matt recognized that Google Docs and Classroom were fantastic tools to develop his students’ literacy and writing skills. However, the efficient process seemed to disappear when it was time to grade and present the final grade in a professional format. This inspired him to create a Google Add-on: Teacher Rubric. It dramatically speeds the grading time, presents the grade in a professional format and creates more time to provide students constructive feedback.During his presentation, Matt will demonstrate how to use the OrangeSlice Teacher Rubric to quantify a student’s growth over an assignment. He’ll explain the key rubric categories, demonstrate how a teacher and student work together during the student’s progress towards, and finally completing the assignment. Teacher Rubric captures the communication between the two and presents it in a professional manner which is easy to follow. When the teacher ‘Processes the Grade’ for the final time, the conclusion yields a Student Growth Table which includes each rubric category and a clear, color-coded score breakdown of the student’s progress.Matt Buchanan graduated from Purdue University during the latter part of the last millennium with a BS in mechanical engineering. For the following 15+ years, he held various engineering and sales positions in the automotive and heavy truck industries and obtained 3 U.S. patents. He completed a transition to teaching program in 2011 and began teaching 4th grade followed by middle school science. Finally, he landed a permanent teaching position in northeast Indiana teaching high school science: earth science, physics and AP environmental science. His time spent in elementary education rooted his pedagogy in literacy. Rubrics are a fast and effective method to evaluate and provide direct, student feedback which led to the development and release of the OrangeSlice:Teacher Rubric and Student Rubric add-ons.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.The time off set from GMT is incorrect in this message sent out by the Classroom 2.0 team. The correct time is this one:

http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=classroom+2.0+live&iso=20161029T12&p1=62&ah=1 

On the Classroom 2.0 LIVE! site (http://live.classroom20.com) you’ll find the recordings and Livebinder from our recent “Featured Teacher: Shelly Fryer” session with Shelly Fryer. Click on the Archives and Resourcestab.

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

EVOMC17 playdate goes in search of a new quest

Learning2gether episode 348

On Saturday, October 22, the weekly EVOMC17 playdate went in search of a new quest. Having found the big fire, our intrepid band of EVO Minecraft MOOC explorers met in world to wonder, what next?

Learning2gether episode 348 will be another experiment with streaming Minecraft video and Discord audio using XSplit as the encoder rather than OBS.

Vance is set to figure out how to not only stream this one but set an event for it. The result: I was able to make the stream happen though a YouTube watch page, but to do that I had to use XSplit encoder (OBS was not working with YouTube watch pages). I found that OBS had at least sustained the stream whereas XSplit started fine from the watch page but was frequently dropping us out of Minecraft, which might have resulted in audio not syncing with video in this video. I checked online for a solution and found that this is a frequent complaint about XSplit. I haven’t quite found the ideal encoder yet, still testing.

Google+ Event page
https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/c7bv19t0fu1l4nintsf1l0ka424

https://youtu.be/fJBOttwaPpA

Participants in EVO Minecraft MOOC were invited to join us in Minecraft

Participants in EVOMC16 who were whitelisted on our server were invited to join us in Minecraft. All others could join us in the stream and interact with us in text chat at
http://chatwing.com/vancestev

Earlier this last week

Sun 16 Oct 1400 UTC – Learning2gether episode 347 – Kickoff of EVO2017 Moderator training

https://learning2gether.net/2016/10/16/kickoff-of-evo2017-moderator-training-with-mbarek-akaddar-and-jeff-lebow/

Wed Oct 19 American English Webinar Series – Dawn Bikowski

For the convenience of those viewing a graphic the link is http://bit.ly/AEWebinarSeries4

and the times of the sessions 0800 and 1300 EDT are noon and 1700 UTC

http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/2904944/American-English-Webinar-Series-4-Registration