Learning2gether Episode 372
On Wednesday, Oct 11, 2017, Joe McVeigh was “interviewed” by Kate from the American English for Educators Facebook Team, and together they showed us how to put on a professional webinar using the Zoom platform. American English for Educators is a US government initiative aimed at promoting American English language teaching. The topic, Empowering your Students with Media Literacy, was timely and of substance, the interview appeared to be well rehearsed and slides carefully prepared, and the language was appropriately simplified for an audience of international language teachers and ESL/EFL learners. The audience checked in from dozens of countries all over the world. Good friend Claire Siskin was there.
I found out about the event here
Clicking on https://www.facebook.com/AmericanEnglishforEducators/ takes us here
At the time of the event, the page had a post as the first item announcing that the event would start in 30 minutes, and FB provided a countdown indicating how long ago that was whenever viewers landed at the page. Once the countdown reached 30 minutes, the announcement morphed into a live feed with a play button.
Now you can replay the event by clicking on Videos in the FB page sidebar (above), and then looking for this video from October 11
The direct link to this video, which shows the slides and replays chat transcripts you can scroll through or even synch with the video playback, is here
(should work if you’re logged on to Facebook):
You can also see American English Webinar videos at https://americanenglish.state.gov/ae-webinars
Or on the American English for Educators channel,
Here are a few screenshots I made during the presentation
Here they are just getting started:
Here, Joe is telling us what happens in one minute on the Internet:
What audience is this ad meant to dupe? (Hank Aaron smoking a cigarette)
This PDF was shared,
Adbusting: Critical Media Literacy in a Multi-Skills Academic Writing Lesson, by Anna Grigoryan and John Mark King:
The American radio classic War of the Worlds was broadcast in 1938 as if it were a breaking news story
This was its aftermath, as reported in the New York Times next day:
The chat suggested lesson plans for War of the Worlds
- And you can hear a recording of the broadcast, complete with staged interruptions of supposed radio programs in progress, against a picture of Orson Wells narrating the radio show, on YouTube: https://youtu.be/OzC3Fg_rRJM
One possible classroom activity, have your students create an ad (campaign) to sell a plain white towel
Here is an example ad
Another practical activity, how can you spot fake news
(here referred to as false news)
Not had enough? You can watch all of Joe’s previously recorded, published on Oct 4, 2017, hour-long #AEWebinar here:
American English for Educators is sponsored by https://americanenglish.state.gov/, which also brings Forum (for free) to posts overseas
Learning2gether went into summer hiatus in August that verged on hybernation, but is now starting to come out of it. Here are events we were tracking meantime.
Sun Aug 6 last day of Moodle MOOT Virtual Conference Aug 4-6 2017
Global Collaboration Day, September 21-23
GLOBAL COLLABORATION DAY
September 21st, 2017
Students, teachers, and organizations will join online to celebrate and demonstrate global collaboration on September 21, 2017. On Global Collaboration Day, educators and professionals from around the world will host connective projects and events and invite public participation.
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;
Focus attention on the need for developing globally competent students and teachers throughout the world.
THE GLOBAL EDUCATION FAIR
September 21st, 2017
Looking to take your school global? Come find out about tools, services, projects, and programs related to globally connected teaching and learning at our signature Global Collaboration Day event. Check out the work of leading global educators, companies and nonprofit organizations at the Global Education Fair, a free, virtual meet and greet for teachers and school districts.
The Global Education Fair is modeled after traditional college fairs, but takes place entirely online, allowing participants from all corners of the world to access information about the best global education resources and programs. The purpose of this event is to connect educators to companies and organizations working in the global education space. There is a nominal fee involved for non-profits and companies seeking to present at the Global Education Fair. Educators who want to pitch specific projects can present for free.
Global Collaboration Day has arrived! One day, September 21st. all around the world = 48 actual hours to share. (Except that we’ve got events even beyond those time boundaries… so maybe this is Global Collaboration “Week?”) Plus, the Global Education Fair (10:00 am – 8:00 pm US-Eastern Daylight Time) is almost here!Over the next two+ days, students, classrooms, teachers, administrators, parents and organizations will be either attending and/or hosting events online that are designed to showcase and promote global collaboration. We (Lucy Gray+ Steve Hargadon, co-chairs of the Global Education Conference) are the calendar coordinators but not the direct conveners: that is, over 75 groups from 25 countries have designed and planned their own events which we have then organized into a directory and in special calendars to allow these events to be seen in any time zone in the world.
The third-annual Global Collaboration Day is a huge worldwide demonstration of the power of globally-connected learning. We encourage you to browse the event directory or the calendar and choose a compelling event to attend! Read directions and our website carefully to prepare. A current list of the events is at the bottom of this post.
Special thanks to Participate, our sponsor.
CURRENT EVENT LISTING (US-EDT = GMT – 4, SEE HERE FOR EVENT DETAILS AND IN YOUR OWN TIME ZONE)
Wednesday, September 20
Thursday, September 21
Friday, September 22
Saturday, September 23
Visit The Global Education Conference Network at: http://www.globaleducationconference.com/?xg_source=msg_mes_network
Lucy Gray & Steve Hargadon, Global Education Conference Co-Chairs
Sat Sept 23 1000 UTC Online tools to boost collaboration, creativity and have fun at Global Collaboration Conference
When Sat, September 23, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. UTC
This event can be categorized as a: Informational Session, Panel Discussion, Tool Demo, Webinar
This event is intended for the following audience(s): college or university students, pre-service teachers, teachers, organization leaders
Primary language(s) to be spoken at this event: English
Contact First Name: Irina Contact Last Name: Pomazanovschi Contact Email: email@example.com Contact Skype Name: ottamay
Host school or organization: META Host School or Organization
Website URL: http://www.meta-moldova.md
Host Location and Time Zone (UTC): Chisinau, Moldova – UTC+02:00
This event is organized by: A non-profit organization Optional field for additional pertinent information:
YCBM link ref: h3gVdFtrP2S8Suh6SpZA
Also on Saturday, September 23
See http://www.globalcollaborationday.org/join-an-event.html for times where you are
Sat 23 Sept 1600 UTC – Suzanne Sallee on Adobe Spark at Classroom 2.0
Wed 4 Oct 1800 UTC Susan Hillyer on Drama as a Bridge to Literacy
|Drama as a Bridge to Literacy: A joint ETAS-NILE Webinar
Wednesday, 4 October 2017 from 19:00 to 20:00 (CEST)
Eventbright registration (free)
Sat Oct 7 Featured Teacher Michael Foster on Classroom 2.0
|Saturday, October 7, 2017
9am PT/10am MT/11am CT/12pm ET
“Featured Teacher: Michael Foster”Our Featured Teacher shows are always really special, and we always look forward to hearing about the amazing things teachers are doing with their students! We are so excited to welcome Michael Foster as our Featured Teacher this week. His presentation will center around connecting with peers to refresh lesson ideas. He will share story-based examples and how the same lesson ideas can be reimagined without brain damage.
Mike Foster has worn a variety of hats in his more than 20 years in education. He has taught grades 1-8 in elementary and middle school before his moving into his technology-coaching role. Mike leverages his professional experiences with the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards as well as involvement in state- and national-level assessments to help teachers reflect on their professional practice and create new paths for learning.
Mike and his family live in northern Colorado where they enjoy community outreach with several non-profit organizations. (This has resulted in a menagerie of animals in his household and connections to a rainbow of local connections that benefit children outside of school.
Mike is an Educational Technology Facilitator for the Poudre School Districtin Fort Collins, Colorado, home to 20,000 students across 50 schools. The easiest way to reach out to him is to follow him on Twitter at @mfosterpsd
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 ”Breakout EDU Game Design” session with Patti Harju. Click on the Archives and Resources tab.
Visit Classroom 2.0 at: http://www.classroom20.com/?xg_source=msg_mes_network
Wed 11 Oct 1900 to 2200 UTC – Makerspaces Library 2.017 free online conference
Learning2gether has registered here, https://www.eventbrite.com/e/library-2017-makerspaces-registration-33783897547 (free) for the third and final of Steve Hargadon’s Library 2.017 mini-conferences this year, “Makerspaces”, to be held online on Wednesday, October 11th, from 12:00 – 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time
You can attend the mini-conference live or you can watch the recordings at any time afterwards. When you register, according to the announcement, you will be sent a bonus “Library Makerspaces” Resource Pack, and you’ll receive an exclusive invitation to a 90-minute pre-conference event hosted by the team from the Fayetteville Free Library: “STEAM and Making at the FFL.” Plus, we’ll be using BadgeList.com so that you can receive digital credentials for attending and participating!
Learning2gether corrected a mistake in the time where you are, reflected above. The following is copy / pasted from the email announcement
This is a free event, being held online.
to attend live or to receive the recording links afterwards.
The recordings of the keynotes and the sessions are now available!
Library 2.0 Site – Recordings Page:
(must be logged in)
YouTube Conference Playlist:
You can aslso subscribe to the main Library 2.0 YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/Library20.
Please also join the Library 2.0 network to be kept updated on this and future events.
This mini-conference on libraries and makerspaces is being organized in partnership with Heather Moorefield-Lang, who will serve as moderator for the opening panel and as the closing keynote speaker: “There has been a lot of talk about makerspaces in libraries over the past four years. If you are unsure what makerspaces are, think of them as creative locations for tinkering, collaborating, problem solving, and creating in a library or educational space. No matter how many maker learning spaces you may visit, you will quickly notice no two are the same. Each librarian and makerspace delivers their own brand of service to their individual community. Attendees will investigate how librarians with makerspaces can create new partnerships and collaborative efforts in and with their communities, offering further services and methods to meet patron needs.”
Joining Heather for the opening hour will be: Dr. June Abbas, PhD, a Professor in the School of Library and Information Studies (SLIS) at the University of Oklahoma, Norman campus; Leanne Bowler, Associate Professor at the University of Pittsburgh; Kristin Fontichiaro, clinical associate professor at the University of Michigan School Information; Kyungwon Koh, assistant professor at the University of Oklahoma School of Library and Information Studies.
Registered attendees can then also view their choice of the following 30-minute sessions, all of which will be recorded and available afterwards:
- Bibliotecas Activas by Hilda Gómez. Full Description HERE
- Finding What Fits: Approachability of Makerspaces and Making in the Library by Abigail L. Phillips, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Utah State University | Full Description HERE
- From Makerspace to Learning Commons: What’s Next by IdaMae Craddock | Full Description HERE
- From Zero to System Wide Makerspace in 3 Grants and 4 Years by Rebecca Ferrer | Full Description HERE
- High School Library Makerspace Programming by Cheri Price, High School Library Media Specialist | Full Description HERE
- Hosting Maker Days and Forging Collaborative Partnerships in Anticipation of an Academic Library Makerspace by Tara Smith + Jessica McClean | Full Description HERE
- Keeping It Fresh: How to Create and Sustain a Maker Culture that Motivates Teens by Alisha Wilson, Teacher-Librarian + Nancy Stetzinger | Full Description HERE
- Librarians are Maker Champions: Here’s how you can be too! by Josh Weisgrau, Program Director for Maker Learning, Digital Promise | Jessica Parker, Director of Community, Maker Ed | Full Description HERE
- Low Cost Tools to Bring Making into Your Library by Robert Pronovost, STEM Coordinator of Maker Education | Full Description HERE
- Making a Difference by Kristina A. Holzweiss | Full Description HERE
- Proposal for a Theoretical Framework for Small + Rural Libraries Supporting Entrepreneurs by Ben Rearick, Graduate Student Research Assistant | Full Description HERE
- Smart Working for Active Makerspaces by Stephanie Piper | Full Description HERE
- Volunteers at Your Library Makerspace by Rachel Seltz, Maker Coordinator | Full Description HERE
- Walking the Walk: iterative design in student staff service learning projects by Morgan Chivers, Katie Musick Peery | Full Description HERE
Participants are encouraged to use #library2017 and #librarymakerspaces on their social media posts leading up to and during the event.
The School of Information at San José State University is the founding conference sponsor, and additional support has been provided by Follett. Please register as a member of the Library 2.0 network to be kept informed of future events. Recordings from previous years are available under the Archives tab at Library 2.0 and at the Library 2.0 YouTube channel.
Registration will give you access to the live event and to the event recordings. An event reminder and additional connecting information will be sent just prior to the event.