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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Here is the 2-page conference schedule in PDF

VIrTual Conference 20 &21 Nov 2017 SCHEDULE.pdf

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

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

Perhaps I can help with the next one 🙂

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Earlier events

 

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

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

 

 

Final live event in EVO moderator development for 2017 in preparation for EVO2018

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

Participants could join us in HoA or in the stream for

A celebration of EVO2018 moderator and participant voices

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

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

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

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

 

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

http://chatwing.com/vancestev

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

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

 

Earlier events

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

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

 

Nov 13-16 Global Education Conference online


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

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

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

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

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

 

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

For recordings see below …

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

IMPORTANT NOTES:

 

SPONSORSHIP

We are currently seeking support for our work so that we can keep our events free or low cost.  If you believe in the power of globally connected teaching and learning and would like to connect with our community, please contact Steve Hargadon at hargadon@gmail.com to discuss partnership opportunities.

 

THE GLOBAL EDUCATION CONFERENCE NETWORK SURVEY

Your feedback is important to us. We would like to improve our resources and level of service to the GEC community. Please take this online survey when you have a moment.

Thanks and let us know if you have any questions,

Lucy Gray & Steve Hargadon
Co-Chairs
The Global Education Conference Network
lucy@globaledevents.com
hargadon@gmail.com

 

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

Saturday, November 18, 2017
9am PT/10am MT/11am CT/12pm ET
“Intentional Learning Centers: Making the Most of Station Rotation” with Brittany Miller

We are really looking forward to hearing from our special guest presenter, Brittany Miller, who is a Digital Learning Coach in Raleigh, North Carolina at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation. Brittany is passionate about supporting teachers with the use of digital learning in their classrooms. She believes that in order to inspire teachers to rethink their roles in the classroom, and to build their capacity for student-centered learning, we have to first shake up the way we are teaching them! She will be sharing some of the strategies she recommends in her work with teachers.

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

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

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

On the Classroom 2.0 LIVE! site (http://live.classroom20.com) you’ll find the recordings and Livebinder from our recent “News Media” session with Tiffany Whitehead. Click on the Archives and Resources tab.

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

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

 

 

 

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

Learning2gether Episode #376

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

Where? Join us in Blackboard Collaborate

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

or watch the stream on YouTube Live

Elluminate recording link:

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

In case of problems

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

http://chatwing.com/vancestev

What should you do?

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

Why?

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

In preparation

Install the Blackboard Collaborate plugin and get connected

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

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

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

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

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

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

For those still having problems with this consult the tutorial here

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

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

 

Earlier events

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

You can follow Tiff on Twitter @librarian_tiff

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

On the Classroom 2.0 LIVE! site (http://live.classroom20.com) you’ll find the recordings and Livebinder from our recent “Snapping for Learning: #Booksnaps and #Gratitudesnaps”session with Tara Martin. Click on the Archives and Resources tab.

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

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

Nives Torresi hosts second live event in EVO2018 Moderator Training

Learning2gether Episode 375

On Sunday Nov 5 at the usual time of 1400 UTC Learning2gether streamed, or attempted to stream, the 2nd live event in EVO2018 Moderator Training. The event itself was in WizIQ, meant to be hosted by Nellie Deutsch, who, because Nellie was called away, was replaced at the last minute by Nives Torresi.

Here is Nellie’s announcement

Here is Nellie’s YouTube version of the WizIQ session

Vance created this contingency, in case of problems

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

The contingency fell flat because Vance forgot to add his mic to the stream

Apologies about the stream. There are many balls to juggle with encoding your stream. With Bb Collaborate, I am able to enter the room beforehand and test through using a live setup that I am getting both system sound and mic sound out the other end well before the event starts. With practice you learn that this is what you have to do, but testing reminds you, when you don’t get what you expect, that if it’s not working, oh yeah, I need my mic input at this end.

With WizIQ I could not get a live stream at the beginning. There is an option to test system sound, but when I clicked on that, the system took me to WizIQ, had me log on, and in the end, with time ticking away, I was not able to find any means of testing my system sound. If I could have got a sound check I would have seen that my mic was not working, but as it was I could only test that I could select the correct window to stream, and I played system sound as part of the test. So when the WizIQ started at the exact time it was scheduled to go live, there was no more time for testing, and it turned out I had not configured my mic sound for the stream. Too late at that point. Here’s what came out the other end, https://youtu.be/cxULW0SPPxE.

So unfortunately, people in the stream did not hear anything I said, and the recording is of what the stream sounded like. However, the WizIQ recording is fine, and I’ve since replaced the flawed YouTube stream recording with the one at the head of this blog post, the one here, https://youtu.be/M07I3bFK6BY

Earlier events

Sunday, Oct 29 1400 UTC 1st live event in EVO2018 Moderator Training

https://learning2gether.net/2017/10/29/learning2gether-about-streaming-the-1st-live-event-in-evo2018-moderator-training/

Sun Oct 29 wee hours UTC Virtual Pioneers Historical Costume Party in Second Life

In case you’re awake while I sleep …

Oct 30 Beth O’Connel – VSTE Webinar – Developing your PLN in a VE

Check here for a recording link, which Beth has promised to post

https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/ca9suuoebk0j7s7r3a8ukn3kbtc

Nov 2 Globinar with Russell Stannard on Youtube for Language Educators


http://globinars.blogspot.de/2017/09/youtube-or-language-educators.html

Link to Russell Stannard’s presentation (will be deleted after 2 weeks)!!!! https://www.dropbox.com/s/jcthu3xx0alu5qd/Stannard_YouTube.pdf

Link to the recording (will be deleted after 2 weeks)!!!! https://webconf.vc.dfn.de/pa04gt62bgwr/

Links from the chat:

These Globinars are organized by Jürgen Wagner

Here is the previous, constantly expanding program:

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

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

There have been some changes:

  • The link to the recording and the PDF of the speakers will only be sent to registered participants and both the recording and the PDF presentation will be deleted after 2 weeks.  The links here may no longer play back after Nov 16, 2017.
  • Certificates of attendance will only be sent if the registration data is COMPLETE.
  • Participants who enter the room via a pseudonym or are not identifiable by their full names and surnames will be expelled from the room.
  • Registration during the webinar remains possible for spontaneous participants but must be completed within 15 minutes after their entry and must be complete (including postal address of their school, university, institution, organization, company or private address).

Sat Nov 4 0900 PT Tara M Martin on Classroom 2.0

Saturday, November 4, 2017
9am PT/10am MT/11am CT/12pm ET
“Snapping for Learning: #Booksnaps and #Gratitudesnaps” with Tara M MartinMany educators are aware of Snapchat as an app that their teenage children or students are using enthusiastically, but most have expressed concerns about its use. If you are someone who has expressed those concerns you won’t want to miss this inspiring, informative presentation by our special guest, Tara M Martin, who has transformed the use of Snapchat into an incredible tool for learning and reflection with her creation of #Booksnaps and #GratitudeSnaps. #BookSnaps help students to connect and draw meaning from the text they are reading, and #GratitudeSnaps help connect with the positive that is in their lives in a meaningful way. Even educators are using these concepts to collaborate in meaningful ways in their own professional learning. Join us as Tara shares her stories and experiences with #Booksnaps and #Gratitudesnaps and learn how you can implement these ideas in your own classrooms whether you use Snapchat or other options such as Google Drawings.Tara M Martin (@TaraMartinEDU) is an enthusiastic educator who thrives on change and refuses to settle for the status quo. She graduated from Kansas State University with a Master of Science in Educational Leadership, has taught in the classroom several years, served as an instructional coach for four years in two different districts and now works as an innovative Curriculum Coordinator for Auburn-Washburn Public Schools. As a district administrator, she supervises instructional coaches, facilitates district-level professional development concerning curriculum implementation and provides job-embedded training opportunities. Tara’s mission is to invigorate teachers, administrators, and staff members to apply instructional practices that foster creativity, personalize learning and increase student engagement with the use of technology. While working alongside staff members of seven elementary schools, Tara believes individualizing adult learning and meeting her colleagues where they are, will increase their ability to flourish and empower students to be the key drivers of their education.

Tara is a passionate educator and connected leader who continually strives to grow professionally. She inspires her international professional learning network, as well as local colleagues, with her blog R.E.A.L. She is always seeking unique ways to make learning fun, relevant and meaningful. Tara’s ambition is to lead a culture of innovative change and to motivate others to become the best they can be, all while staying R.E.A.L. and yet never reaching a plateau.

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 “Connecting the Dots: Learning with you PLN” session with Dr. Sarah Thomas. 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 about streaming the 1st live event in EVO2018 Moderator Training

Learning2gether Episode #374


Download mp3:
https://learning2getherdotnet.files.wordpress.com/2017/10/2017oct29evo2018live1-64k.mp3?

On Sunday, Oct 29, at 1400 UTC, Learning2gether hosted the 1st live event in this year’s EVO2018 Moderator Training series.  This is where the moderators whose proposals were accepted receive any help needed over 4 weeks time to bring them up to prime time readiness.

This first session was billed as:
Week 1 meet and greet EVO2018 Moderator Training, Oct-Nov 2017

The event was held in Bb Collaborate (BbC) and streamed on YouTube/live. In this way, anyone not able to enter BbC would be able to watch and listen to the stream, and interact with us in either the YouTube or Chatwing text chat spaces. The idea was to model for moderators one way they might conduct their own live sessions.  

All moderators and participants in the EVO2018 moderator training sessions are welcome to join us in BbC, and anyone else interested was welcome to tune in to the stream and interact with us at http://chatwing.com/vancestev 

Where? Blackboard Collaborate

Participants were instructed to come to Bb Collaborate directly or watch the stream on YouTube Live. For BbC, start here: http://learningtimesevents.org/webheads/

RECORDINGS

Streamed video recording and mp3 from Bb Collaborate posted above

Here is the BbC / Elluminate recording
https://sas.elluminate.com/site/external/jwsdetect/nativeplayback.jnlp?sid=75&psid=2017-10-29.0546.M.7AE801FFB697DA460D4BF25AA8C21B.vcr

And the chat transcripts for participants in the stream on YouTube Live chat, in text chat from Bb Collaborate, and from Chatwing universal synchronous chat space
https://docs.google.com/document/d/17D9TDWGK488JkzsoJdk5Kx024Jim9dWQkMEBCj0h2YU/edit?usp=sharing

We tried to prepare in advance in case of participants encountering problems

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

Important, in preparation for this

Install the Blackboard Collaborate plugin and get connected

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

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

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

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

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

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

Here are more instructions

First download and install the Blackboard Collaborate launcher as explained here:

Then, with the BbC launcher installed on your machine 

  • Visit http://webheads.learningtimesevents.org/ and follow instructions at the TECH CHECK tab
  • You will see that BbC downloads a tiny meeting.collab file, in the same way it does every time you actually join a meeting
  • Double click on this file to open the room, be patient and say OK to all the warnings it gives you – because it is OK 🙂
  • You’ve done your tech check and all’s OK ?
    • Then at the time of the meeting just put in your name and click “enter now”,
    • once again open the (new each time)  “meeting.collab” file to enter the room

It is also possible (and sometimes easier) to join the meeting from a mobile device – check out “using a mobile device” here 

Still need help?

Chat with us in real time at http://chatwing.com/vancestev and we’ll try to help you

 

Earlier events

Sun Oct 22 LEARNING2GETHER with Hanaa Khamis – Voice Apps for Developing Speaking and Writing Activities

https://learning2gether.net/2017/10/22/learning2gether-with-hanaa-khamis-voice-apps-for-developing-speaking-and-writing-activities-and-the-online-facilitation-unconference/

 

Sat Oct 28 1600 UTC Classroom 2.0 hosts Sarah Thomas – Learning with your PLN

Saturday, October 28, 2017
9am PT/10am MT/11am CT/12pm ET
“Connecting the Dots: Learning with your PLN” with Sarah Thomas

We are thrilled to have the always energetic, passionate educational leader, Dr. Sarah Thomas, joining us today to share her vision for connected educators which inspired the creation of EduMatch. Sarah is a model for all of us as someone who is constantly thinking “outside the box” through her inspiration, reflections, challenging questions, cheerleading of the work of other educators and hard work as she spreads her message about the importance of being a connected educator.
Webinar Description: With seven billion people in the world, we each represent a tiny dot…but what a beautiful picture we make when we begin to connect! Sarah Thomas, founder of EduMatch, outlines the story behind the magical moment when the project emerged sporadically from a conversation with a fellow educator. Follow the evolution of this series of grassroots connections (and related projects), which has spread internationally. By the end of the session, educators will be encouraged to seize their own “magical moments,” and to fuel these through the power of connectivity.

Sarah-Jane Thomas, PhD is a Regional Technology Coordinator in Prince George’s County Public Schools. Sarah is also a Google Certified Innovator, Google Education Trainer, and founder of the EduMatch project, which promotes connection and collaboration among educators around the world. Through EduMatch, Sarah has published two collaborative books, EduMatch Snapshot in Education (2016) and The #EduMatch Teacher’s Recipe Guide (2017). Sarah is also on the leadership team of the ISTE Digital Equity PLN. Sarah was awarded the ISTE Making IT Happen prestigious award at ISTE 2017, “ISTE’s Making IT Happen Award honors outstanding educators and leaders who demonstrate extraordinary commitment, leadership, courage, and persistence in improving digital learning opportunities for students,” Sarah inspired educators at ISTE with her talk on “Being a Learner and Building a Personal Learning Family.”

Sarah is passionate about best practices, such as flipped/blended learning and gamification, and her passion has expanded to helping educators connect globally. This is the rationale behind the EduMatch project, which she founded in September 2014. The project belongs to all EduMatchers, and together they have grown it to include Voxer, guest blogging, and a weekly Twitter chat/podcast. Their newest development is the publishing arm of EduMatch, under which we have released two books to date. Sarah loves to connect with other educators because she strongly believes that we are all experts at something, and can learn so much from each other! Her mantra: “Let your voice be heard, and let’s all grow together.”

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 ”Becoming a Better Teacher” session with Rushton Hurley. 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 Hanaa Khamis – Voice Apps for Developing Speaking and Writing Activities – and the Online Facilitation Unconference

Learning2gether Episode # 373

Learning2gether is a non-funded, free podcast put on informally by teachers forming a community of practice supporting online facilitation of topics regarding innovations in language learning and educational technology, and on education in general.

Accordingly, this event was posted to the 2017 Online Facilitation Unconference schedule:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1_m8sJgqz_Ti7vOAe5Vl4IVPgco8jgmk_LwdANXA6U3U/edit?usp=sharing
where this session modeled techniques in using free online facilitation tools to make online events as accessible as possible, while creating archives of audio, video, and text recordings.

Where?
The event took place in In Hangout on Air on Vance’s YouTube Channel, where you could use this link to just watch from a distance:
https://www.youtube.com/user/vancestev

Here is the video URL, starting from where we actually started the session:
https://youtu.be/TF-8yT0ZefQ?t=729

https://youtu.be/TF-8yT0ZefQ?t=4604

If you wanted to chat with the live participants while watching the streamed HoA, this was also possible, using Chatwing, a synchronous and archived text chat space, http://chatwing.com/vancestev

Here are the chat logs from the Hangout that Charo copied, with Chatwing transcripts included:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1QSv1lWLp31fdfEGZT3QvvtKzQA7LNs5sc9_mtIUSpac/edit?usp=sharing

Why Chatwing?

This is a credentialed space. You can create an account there or log in with Facebook, Google, Twitter, or Tumblr.

Unlike the HoA chat, or YouTube chat, this space can be reached by anyone in the world who

  • needs help to connect to the live event
  • or who is watching the HoA but not actually in the HoA
  • or even anyone who is in the HoA; let’s all focus on one chat space, this one!

We use Chatwing for all our text chat in order to have a universally inclusive conversation, not possible with Google / YouTube or HoA text chat.

  • HoA text chat can be seen only by those actually in the HoA.
  • Google chat is visible only to those logged onto Google.
  • Chatwing can  by reached by anyone

Busy moderators can only focus on Chatwing – it is difficult to present and monitor numerous chat spaces at once .

You could also join us in the live HoA

Once the event had started, we posted the direct link to the HoA in the Chatwing text chat. Anyone wishing to join us in the HoA was able to do so by clicking on the link, up to 10 participants in the HoA at any one time. Three participants, Charo Lanao, Ayat Tawel, and Chris Fry, joined us in this way, and David Winet left word in the text chat that he was listening in and getting some ideas he might like to try in class.

What was it about?

Hanaa and Vance developed our combined slides in Google presentations here,

We both drew on material we had previously presented and posted in greater depth elsewhere:

Hanaa drew on her slides here
https://www.dropbox.com/s/wfzh2njryt9wejw/TG%20voice%20apps%202017.pptx?dl=0

and on her article here:
http://hanaakhamis.weebly.com/my-blog/voice-apps-for-interactive-mobile-assisted-language-learning-mall-tasks

Full text available on request to the author

And Vance drew on his slides here:
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1eYRZeIDeSvt-IIcsbdbDvxZntBXOFY_fJ0yUtz13Ngw/edit?usp=sharing

And on his article here
Stevens, V.  (2015). Finding Your Voice: Teaching Writing Using Tablets with Voice Capability. TESL-EJ, Volume 19, Number 3, Available: http://www.tesl-ej.org/wordpress/issues/volume19/ej75/ej75int/.
Also available at: http://tesl-ej.org/pdf/ej75/int.pdf; pp. 1-11 in pdf.

Announcments

https://twitter.com/hanaakhs/status/918839861544669192

and https://plus.google.com/107911965965485623575/posts/7hrZpkcf5MM

Retweet: https://twitter.com/VanceS/status/919103629499490304

Learning2gether Mon Oct 16 0700 UTC to Sun Oct 22 0659 UTC – Online Facilitation Unconference 2017

This event runs alongside IAF’s International Facilitation Week, which aims to “showcase the power of facilitation to both new and existing audiences and to create a sense of community among facilitators and their groups worldwide.”

What will the schedule look like?
http://ofuexchange.net/what-will-the-schedule-look-like-for-online-facilitation-unconference/

So, that’s the rough agenda in a nutshell. Please try to make room on your calendar for the slots outlined.

One thing to note is that the three daily slots – morning, evening and night Pacific Time – have been picked to maximize collaboration across continents (Americas, Europe and Australasia). The more participants stay within these boundaries, the more likely it’ll be they’ll attract session attendees from around the world.

That said, if you have assembled a group of people around a hot topic and everyone is fired up and ready to go, feel free to pick a time, any time, that works best for your group. Just try to stick within the 48-hour period from Thursday afternoon to Saturday afternoon Pacific Time.

More details to be announced as they become available.

Questions? Leave a comment below, find us on Twitter or shoot us an email. Thanks!

Enroll on Eventbright

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/online-facilitation-unconference-2017-registration-37968946140?discount=cyberspace

DESCRIPTION

Your favorite online unconference on the art and practice of facilitating in virtual environments is back!

Join us October 16-22, 2017, alongside International Facilitation Week.

Share, learn, connect, and have fun with participants from (or currently based in): the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Spain, Finland, Iceland, Australia, Peru, Canada, and the United States.

ahem … AND United Arab Emirates …

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Want to know more? Check our FAQ.

This is, or is not, a free conference, up to you …. read on

Latest updates

Your OFU team
1. Schedule details

Many of you have been asking about the schedule. Here’s the latest outline:

http://ofuexchange.net/what-will-the-schedule-look-like-for-online-facilitation-unconference/

Please get in touch if you have any questions or concerns.

2. Tell us your expectations!

If you haven’t done so already, please let us know how you plan to “share, learn and connect” next week so we can explain to those who may still be on the fence about joining what they would be missing:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfJAZg52iLw0ESAZZJubPiu-rYuoBHLsyjQoS1J9WOcFr_APA/viewform

3. Peer-to-peer special discount

We’d like you to bring along your facilitator friends and colleagues to the event.

Tell them to use coupon code peer2peer, and they’ll be able to get in for just $17.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/online-facilitation-unconference-2017-registration-37968946140?discount=peer2peer

This offer is good through Monday, October 16th at 12pm noon Pacific Time (extended from today).

4. FREE & pick-your-own-price tickets

Our goal is to make the Online Facilitation Unconference as accessible and inclusive as possible. We are making a limited number of pick-your-own-price and even FREE tickets available – no questions asked! Great for students, retirees, people from developing countries etc.

Please share this opportunity with your networks and help us make sure we don’t have any of these left over by the time the conference starts. Thank you!

Earlier updates

Use discount code cyberspace to get an extra $6.00 off:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/online-facilitation-unconference-2017-registration-37968946140?discount=cyberspace

Some details are still being finalized, so make sure to subscribe to our newsletter and keep an eye on the FAQ: http://ofuexchange.net/frequently-asked-questions-faq/

There is a fee structure that increases fees from $29 to $39 on Oct 5, and to $59 on Oct 12 (assuming you use the cyberspace link). But the organizers’ goal is to make this event as accessible and inclusive as possible. Highly discounted and/or free tickets for students, low-income people and attendees from developing countries will become available – no questions asked – as regular registrations pick up.

So, pay if you can, if not scroll to the bottom and “purchase” a free ticket, and maybe see you there – Should be fun 🙂

Monday, October 16

Orientation sessions – don’t miss!

Based on feedback from our 2015 event, we are adding a few orientation sessions to the program. Each session will take roughly 30-45 minutes and will be hosted on Zoom (video conferencing). On the agenda:

  • Quick introduction to the process: how does an unconference even work (and how to get the most out of it)?
  • Overview of technical infrastructure (online forum, QiqoChat, BYOT, social media etc.)
  • Participant introductions (everyone is invited to share their name, where they’re from and what topics they are interested in exploring)
  • Q&A

We’ll probably add one or two more of these (the extact times are yet to be confirmed). The idea is to give every attendee of the Online Facilitation Unconference at least a couple of opportunities to join an orientation, no matter where they are based (whether in Europe/Africa, Asia/Australasia or the Americas).

Please see our session plan for details:

http://ofuexchange.net/session-plan/

The first three orientation sessions have been scheduled as follows:

Monday, October 16 0100 UTC – Orientation session I (Americas + Asia/Australasia)

6pm Pacific / 9pm Eastern / 3am Berlin (10/17) / 12pmSydney (10/17)
Co-hosts: Tim Bonnemann & Palash Sanyal

Tuesday, October 17 1600 UTC –  Orientation session II (Americas + Europe/Africa)

 
9am Pacific / 12pm Eastern / 6pm Berlin / 3am Sydney (10/18)
Co-hosts: Tim Bonnemann & Caroline Blackwell

 

Tuesday, October 17

Introductions and session brainstorming continues. This is an asynchronous activity so everyone can join in whenever they have time available.

Over the course of the day, we will host one or two live orientation sessions.

Orientation sessions – don’t miss!

Based on feedback from our 2015 event, we are adding a few orientation sessions to the program. Each session will take roughly 30-45 minutes and will be hosted on Zoom (video conferencing). On the agenda:

  • Quick introduction to the process: how does an unconference even work (and how to get the most out of it)?
  • Overview of technical infrastructure (online forum, QiqoChat, BYOT, social media etc.)
  • Participant introductions (everyone is invited to share their name, where they’re from and what topics they are interested in exploring)
  • Q&A

We’ll probably add one or two more of these (the extact times are yet to be confirmed). The idea is to give every attendee of the Online Facilitation Unconference at least a couple of opportunities to join an orientation, no matter where they are based (whether in Europe/Africa, Asia/Australasia or the Americas).

Please see our session plan for details:
http://ofuexchange.net/session-plan/

The second and third of three orientation sessions have been scheduled as follows:

Tuesday, October 17 1600 UTC –  Orientation session II (Americas + Europe/Africa)

 
9am Pacific / 12pm Eastern / 6pm Berlin / 3am Sydney (10/18)
Co-hosts: Tim Bonnemann & Caroline Blackwell

2017-10-25_1241unconf_orientation

screenshot, group portrait, https://www.screencast.com/t/XE3BnjmfE

Also, QiqoChat Virtual Café
9am-10am Pacific / 12-1pm Eastern / 6-7pm Berlin / 3-4am Sydney
Host: Lucas Cioffi (founder, QiqoChat)
http://dialogue.qiqochat.com/events

Tuesday, October 17

Introductions and session brainstorming continues. This is an asynchronous activity so everyone can join in whenever they have time available.

Over the course of the day, we will host one or two live orientation sessions.

Wednesday, October 18 – 0700 UTC – Orientation session III (Europe/Africa + Asia/Australasia)

12am Pacific / 3am Eastern / 9am Berlin / 6pm Sydney
Co-hosts: Tim Bonnemann & Lyda Michopoulou

Wednesday, October 18

Yet more introductions and session brainstorming. At this point, we should start to see a good number of sessions being added to the unconference schedule.

Over the course of the day, we will host another one or two live orientation sessions. At this point, mostly everyone should have had a chance to attend one of these. Of course, the OFU team will be available to answer any additional questions, either via email or in the online venue we will provide.

We may have a few pre-scheduled sessions on offer for either Wednesday or Thursday, details are still being confirmed.

It looks like things don’t really get under way until Thursday, but

Please join us:

  • Orientation session III (Europe/Africa + Asia/Australasia)
    Wednesday, October 18
    12am Pacific / 3am Eastern / 9am Berlin / 6pm Sydney
    Co-hosts: Tim Bonnemann & Lyda Michopoulou
    https://zoom.us/j/529625505

Need to download and install the Zoom app, so give yourself a little extra time if necessary.

We may add one or two more of these (the extact times are yet to be confirmed). The idea is to give every attendee of the Online Facilitation Unconference at least a couple of opportunities to join an orientation, no matter where they are based (whether in Europe/Africa, Asia/Australasia or the Americas).

2. Join the online venue

We’ve set up an attendee-only online space to meet, greet and brainstorm session topics. Everyone should have received their invite yesterday afternoon/evening. Check your spam folder if you can’t immediately find it.

About half of our attendees have already shown up. We’re seeing wonderful introductions and great topic ideas:
https://2017.ofuexchange.net

Don’t hesitate to contact us at hello@ofuexchange.net in case you run into any problems.

3. Bring your friends!

Unconference sessions won’t start until Thursday afternoon/evening Pacific Time. Bring your friends and colleagues using the peer2peerdiscount code:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/online-facilitation-unconference-2017-registration-37968946140?discount=peer2peer

4. Discounted tickets

Still a few free and “pay what you want” tickets available.

Excellent opportunity for students, retirees, or anyone else currently on a low income to still attend the event and share, learn & connect.

Please share with your networks. We want all of these to be gone by the time sessions start on Thursday, at the very latest. Thank you!

Thursday, October 19

Absolutely last chance to register for the event (last-minute rate ends at 12pm noon Pacific Time).

The first round of unconference sessions will take place during our first session slot (see the FAQ for more on how we came up with these times):

  • Evening slot, 4-7pm Pacific Time

We will make sure all sessions get documented and reported so those who could not attend can still find out about what happened.

Online Facilitation Unconference for Friday, October 20

Unconference sessions will take place during three time slots, calibrated to catch people awake in three land masses throughout the globe. Of course, the schedule is never really closed. Sessions may bring up ideas for more sessions. The discussion in our online venue will continue.

Here are the sessions as announced in the document overview that was put up online today
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1_m8sJgqz_Ti7vOAe5Vl4IVPgco8jgmk_LwdANXA6U3U/edit?usp=sharing

Fri Oct 20 1130 and 1430 UTC – Creating virtual spaces for vulnerability and transformation

  • Description: How can virtual facilitators create a sense of intimacy and honesty around tough topics amongst a small group of people (6-8) who are meeting repeatedly over time?

  • Time: 7.30-9am Pacific / 10:30am-12:00pm EST (click links at left for times where you are: 1130 – 1300 UTC / 1430-1600 UTC)

  • Event Link (CLICK HERE TO RSVP)

screen shots https://www.screencast.com/t/Kri93K1I2

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Breakout session, below, https://www.screencast.com/t/O7LpPnNHWYo3

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Fri Oct 20 1600 UTC – Relationship and Process – how technology can help and hinder

Using technology it is possible to offer pre designed processes to facilitators and coaches to help them deal with virtually any issue. The question then becomes how to use the technology to support effective coaching and facilitation without losing the impact and power of direct relationships. We will explore this issue and brainstorm some ideas for getting the balance right. There will be some software demonstrations and participants are encouraged to bring their favourite tool to discuss with the group.

9am-10.30am Pacific / 12-1.30pm Eastern / 6-7.30pm Berlin / 3-4.30am Sydney / 1600-1730 UTC – click here for time where you are

Via Zoom (dial-in information)

For more information, join this chat space starting at the same time

QiqoChat Virtual Café

9am-10am Pacific / 12-1pm Eastern / 6-7pm Berlin / 3-4am Sydney

Host: Lucas Cioffi (founder, QiqoChat)

http://dialogue.qiqochat.com/events

Fri Oct 20 1700 UTC – LISTSERVs, Blogs, Structured Fora and Open Meeting Laws

Massachusetts, like most states, has an Open Meeting Law. (Some states call it a Sunshine Law.) Basically, it says that public business must be conducted in the public’s view – that is, it must be open to public visibility. A quorum of a Public Body (a Board, Committee, or Commission, etc.) is not allowed to deliberate on a matter within their jurisdiction except at a duly announced in-person meeting. They are not allowed to conduct such deliberations in private meetings, by phone, or by E-Mail (for fear that they would make some kind of secret deal of which the public would be unaware).

I want to amend the Massachusetts Open Meeting Law to permit members of public bodies to participate in Public Internet Discussions, provided that there is a public announcement of the Public Internet Discussion including instructions for free Internet access to monitor the discussion as fully as the members of the public body themselves, every statement is date and timestamped and attributed to the person who made it, an archive or transcript is kept and instructions for free Internet access to the archive is included in the announcement of the Public Internet Discussion. I envision Public Internet Discussions being asynchronous, written text-based discussions that are in operation 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for an indefinitely long period – perhaps years or even decades. In this session we can discuss issues related to this.

  • There are technical issues having to do with authentication, correct attribution, prevention of forgery, etc.

  • There are legal issues having to do with moderation when there is a requirement to have a public record.

  • There are political issues having to do with objections and resistance on the part of legislators who would have to change the law and on the part of special interests who feel that prohibiting Public Internet Discussions is more to their advantage than permitting them.

The session is on Friday, 20-Oct-2017 at 10 AM Pacific, 1 PM Eastern, 1700 UTC using Zoom.

Host: David Rosenberg <Rosenberg@ACM.org>

Fri Oct 20 1700 UTC – Hybrid sessions – Maximizing Synchronous and Asynchronous Facilitation

We will explore the pros and cons of virtual facilitation in synchronous (real-time) and asynchronous (non real-time) modes, experiencing how online tools can support both modes and your facilitation goals.

This will be a hands on session; after a 10’ presentation of the concept we will simulate a hybrid creative problem solving (CPS) session that mixes synchronous and asynchronous phases.

12pm Pacific / 3pm Eastern / 9pm Berlin / 6am Sydney / 1900 UTC

Alexandre Eisenchteter (co-founder, Stormz)

There followed instruction on how to join the session (Zoom)

How to participate to the simulation (Stormz) ?

On top of the the videoconference tool Zoom, we need you to create a free account on Stormz (https://stormz.me)

  • Go to https://stormz.me/register

  • Create an account with your email and a password

  • Validate your account by clicking on the email you are going to receive (check your spam folder)

Friday Oct 20 2000 UTC Successful online deliberation: a case study and discussion

Description: In this session, you will be presented with a rich New Zealand case study of a public deliberation process for approximately 30 minutes. This will be a starting point for group discussion following the interests of those who attend.

The deliberation topic was the pre-birth testing of human embryos and foetuses. The case study speaks to a number of issues that have been raised so far in various discussions including the respectful discussion of sensitive topics (this one backs onto abortion) in small online groups, scaleability, vulnerability and transformation, hybrid face-to-face and online processes (the main focus will be on the online process), institutional arrangements and more.

Host: Simon Wright (simon@pep.org.nz)

Record of session: I have some PowerPoint slides and will make a video recording (someone please remind me!). Are there any volunteer note takers willing to record the discussion?

Time: Friday 20th 1.00-2.30pm PDT : Friday 20th 4.00-5.30pm EDT : Friday 20th 10.00-11.30pm BST : Saturday 21st 7.00am AEST : Saturday 21st 9.00-10.30am NZDT

Location: Zoom – join from PC, Mac, iOS or Android: https://vuw.zoom.us/j/9631909284

Online Facilitation Unconference for Saturday, October 21

Unconference sessions will take place during these two time slots:

  • Night slot, 12-3am Pacific Time
  • Morning slot, 8-11am Pacific Time

There will also be some kind of closing activities, details to be confirmed.

Sat Oct 21 0800 UTC Online distributed conversations

Imagine scores or hundreds of people discussing possible solutions to a big issue. People set up local meetings of half a dozen people in their homes or a community room (just like supporters did in the campaign of Larry Sanders’ brother). They are connected by video conferencing to lots of other similar groups and the event organisers. After an introduction they discuss in their own rooms, while someone takes notes that are shared to a group who pick out common themes and ideas to be fed back to all the rooms. Over the event they reach consensus on some ways forward. That is modelled on the techniques AmericaSpeaks used to do in 21st Century Town Meetings in one big room. But now video conferencing is more reliable, we could try distributed meetings. The session will collect ideas on how to make this vision work – technically, psychologically, organisationally and financially. The output will be a list of ideas and steps we could take to create a trial of the technique.

1am Pacific / 4am Eastern / 9am BST / 10am CET / 7pm Sydney / 0800 UTC

Host: David Newman, http://e-consultation.org/guide/index.php/Main_Page

Via Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/9299593080More info: https://2017.ofuexchange.net/t/session-details/114/22

Sat Nov 21 1600 UTC – QiqoChat Virtual Café at Online Facilitation Unconference

9am-10am Pacific / 12-1pm Eastern / 6-7pm Berlin / 3-4am Sydney / 1600 UTC

Host: Lucas Cioffi (founder, QiqoChat)

http://dialogue.qiqochat.com/events

Online Facilitation Unconference for Sunday, October 22

Sun Oct 22 LEARNING2GETHER with Hanaa Khamis – Voice Apps for Developing Speaking and Writing Activities

https://learning2gether.net/2017/10/22/learning2gether-with-hanaa-khamis-voice-apps-for-developing-speaking-and-writing-activities-and-the-online-facilitation-unconference/

OFU “Catch-All” Conversation (Your Thoughts, Next Steps, Etc.)

SUNDAY 10:30-11:30 am Pacific / 1:30-2:30 pm ET / 7.30-8.30pm CET / 4.30-5.30am Sydney

Host: Stephen Buckley ( tweeting at  @OpenGovMetrics@Transpartisan )

NOTE: This session will follow Lucas Cioffi’s “QiQoChat Cafe”, but allow for a 30-.minute break.

Platform: https://join.me/opengovernment

You do NOT need to download the Join.Me app (unless you want to). You can simply just use your web-browser. World-wide phone-in numbers are available (look for “Microphone” icon), but the default call-in is +1-202-660-1314 (Washington, DC) which allows you to remain anonymous if you choose.  Instead of using computer speakers, I suggest you use a headset (or ear-buds) to avoid audio-feedback.

This session will allow everyone an opportunity to give their “elevator speech” (1-minute max.) or otherwise share their thoughts about the OFU Exchange 2017 sessions, specifically, or the general state of Online Facilitation and where you think it needs to go.

I am particularly interested in hearing ideas about how we can create a “Community of Practice” for Online Facilitation, with the goal of Improving Online Discussions. The group would mostly exist online, of course, but also at face-to-face meetings.

Anyone is welcome to take notes, of course, and share them as they wish. But, in the interest of openness and accuracy, I plan to record the session and make it available for the benefit of those who are interested but unable to attend. (Email me if you want me to send the video-link later.)

I thank Tim for setting this whole thing up, but I think that we have been too scattered to take proper advantage of our collective wisdom and, so, need to talk about how to set up a “home-base” (even a temporary one) for our community-to-be.

Stephen Buckley

Collaboration Engineer

Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA

OpenGovMetrics.com

Earlier events

Wed Oct 11 American English for Educators – Joe McVeigh on Media Literacy

https://learning2gether.net/2017/10/11/learning2gether-with-american-english-for-educators-joe-mcveigh-on-media-literacy/

Sat Oct 14 noon ET – Tara Lazar and Katie Davis present Picture Book Month on Classroom 2.0

Saturday, October 14, 2017
9am PT/10am MT/11am CT/12pm ET
“Picture Book Month”

This week’s webinar is a very special show for us! We have the opportunity to learn all about Picture Book Month from Tara Lazar and Katie Davis, co-founders and renowned children’s authors. Picture Book Month was envisioned and founded by Dianne de Las Casas who was our special guest presenter in May, 2017 on Classroom 2.0 LIVE. Sadly, Dianne lost her life in a tragic fire recently and we wanted to honor her legacy by celebrating her life through this featured presentation about Picture Book Month. We will learn about the importance of picture books for students and Picture Book Month. They have created an outstanding Teacher’s Guide for participants in Picture Book Month. Our presenters will also share some of their special memories of Dianne de Las Casas including a special visit from John Couret who began writing children’s books because of Dianne’s inspiration.

Tara Lazar has six picture books in print with many more to come. Her latest title is “7 Ate 9: The Untold Story” from Disney*Hyperion. Next fall look for her illustrated dictionary “500 Words to Bumfuzzle Your Teachers & Bamboozle Your Frenemies”. Tara is the founder of STORYSTORM, a writer’s brainstorming challenge formerly known as Picture Book Idea Month. She is a picture book mentor for We Need Diverse Books and the co-chair of the Rutgers University Council on Children’s Literature annual conference.

Katie’s secret superpower is her ability to teach non-techy and tech-fearful writers how to become better business people by building their platforms through social media, video, and creating/building mailing lists. Also known in her niche as one of the first writer entrepreneurs, Katie has created many events and courses for writers, including How to Create Your Author Platform (and Market Your Books without Being Pushy), Video Idiot Boot Camp, and Picture Book Summit (the largest and first online conference of its kind). Her podcast, Brain Burps About Books, is consistently ranked in the top 10 book-related categories. She’s appeared regularly on WTNH and The Huffington Post. She is the director of the Institute of Children’s Literature, which provides accredited writing courses for both adult and children’s books. Katie has been honored to speak everywhere from a maximum security prison, to elementary schools, to university level, including UCONN and Yale, and has keynoted conferences and fundraising galas.

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 ”Featured Teacher: Michael Foster” session with Michael Foster. Click on the Archives and Resources tab.

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

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

Sat Oct 21 1600 UTC Rushton Hurley on Classroom 2.0 – Becoming a better teacher

Time where you are

https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=Rushton+Hurley+on+Classroom+2.0+-+Becoming+a+better+teacher&iso=20171021T09&p1=816&ah=1

Saturday, October 21, 2017
9am PT/10am MT/11am CT/12pm ET
“Becoming a Better Teacher” with Rushton Hurley

We are so excited to have Rushton Hurley joining us to share some of his awesome, practical tips for lots of small things that can make a huge difference in providing the best possible instruction to support learners in your classroom while keeping your sanity as a teacher. Rushton’s positive, comfortable style spiced with humor and great stories always leaves us feeling motivated and inspired to give our very best every day!

Webinar description:
Every last one of us can improve. How we try to capture attention and inspire our students intellectually can take many forms, and I would contend that any effort to improve this without a focus on what can be cool and fun lessens one’s chances of success. In this Classroom 2.0 Live session, we’ll look at easy ways of getting better at getting higher quality from our kiddos. Join in for some cool, fun, and practical ideas!

Rushton Hurley (@rushtonh) has worked and studied on three continents as a high school Japanese language teacher, principal of an online high school, a teacher trainer, and a speaker. He founded and is executive director of the educational nonprofit Next Vista for Learning, which houses a free library of videos by and for teachers and students at NextVista.org. He is heavily involved in service efforts in his community and holds masters degrees in Education and East Asian Studies from Stanford University. Rushton regularly keynotes at conferences and has trained and worked with teachers and school leaders around the world His fun and thoughtful talks center on inspiration and creativity; the connection between engaging learning and useful, affordable technology; the power of digital media; and the professional perspectives and experiences of teachers at all levels. His first book, Making Your School Something Special, was released by EdTechTeam Press in January of 2017. His second book, Making Your Teaching Something Special, was released in June, 2017.

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 ”Picture Book Month” session with Tara Lazar, Katie Davis, John Couret and 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 American English for Educators – Joe McVeigh on Media Literacy

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

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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):
https://www.facebook.com/AmericanEnglishforEducators/videos/vb.1107005629310630/1692002590810928/?type=2&theater

You can also see American English Webinar videos at https://americanenglish.state.gov/ae-webinars

Or on the American English for Educators channel,
https://www.youtube.com/StateAmericanEnglish

 

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

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:
https://youtu.be/dJTYdvnf-W4

American  English for Educators is sponsored by https://americanenglish.state.gov/, which also brings Forum (for free) to posts overseas

 

Recent events

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

https://learning2gether.net/2017/08/06/learning2gether-with-the-moodle-moot-virtual-conference-aug-4-6-2017/

Global Collaboration Day, September 21-23


GLOBAL COLLABORATION DAY
September 21st, 2017
GlobalCollaborationDay.org

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
GlobalEdFair.com

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 GraySteve 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.
Here are some important links for you to keep handy:

Special thanks to Participate, our sponsor.

CURRENT EVENT LISTING (US-EDT = GMT – 4, SEE HERE FOR EVENT DETAILS AND IN YOUR OWN TIME ZONE)

GCD = Global Collaboration Day Events
FAIR EXHIBITOR = Fair Exhibitor Booth Open

Running All Week:

  • GCD: Classroom Conversations with the World (Participate At Any Time This Week)
  • GCD: ISIS Presidential Debate (Participate Anytime This Week)
  • GCD: K-12 Global Art Exchange (Participate At Any Time This Week)
  • GCD: One World: Where Are You? (Participate At Any Time This Week)
  • GCD: Our Connected Forest (Participate At Any Time This Week)
  • GCD: Peace Day Conversation (Participate At Any Time This Week)
  • GCD: Play with Me (Participate Any Time This Week)
  • GCD: One Day in Our Lives (Participate At Any Time On These Two Days)
  • GCD: What is Your Story? (Participate Anytime This Week)
  • GCD: What global mindedness means to me… (Participate At Any Time This Week)

Wednesday, September 20

  • 12:30pm GCD: GEOshow: Magnificent Monarchs Virtual Field Trip
  • 11:00pm GCD: Global Lyncs Videoconference Vermont Secondary College Hamchung Middle School
  • 11:00pm GCD: SDGs made Simple – Rooting for Change v2.0

Thursday, September 21

  • GCD: Being a Good Digital Citizen (Participate At Any Time During These 2 Days)
  • GCD: Share a Song (Participate At Any Time On This Day)
  • 8:00am GCD: MAD about Mattering
  • 8:00am GCD: Tanzania Pen Pals
  • 9:00am GCD: Amazing Race
  • 9:00am GCD: Diwali Around The World
  • 9:00am GCD: Engaging Students in Global Collaborative Projects
  • 9:00am GCD: Karaoke – Global Sing Along
  • 9:00am GCD: The Professional Passion Project
  • 9:30am FAIR EXHIBITOR: Asia Society Center for Global Education
  • 9:49am FAIR EXHIBITOR: Shakespeare Fellowship
  • 10:00am FAIR EXHIBITOR: Empatico
  • 10:00am FAIR EXHIBITOR: Write Our World
  • 10:00am FAIR EXHIBITOR: Write Our World
  • 10:00am FAIR EXHIBITOR: iEARN-USA
  • 10:00am FAIR EXHIBITOR: TakingItGlobal
  • 10:00am FAIR EXHIBITOR: eCYBERMISSION AEOP Program
  • 10:00am FAIR EXHIBITOR: OneWorld Classrooms
  • 10:00am FAIR EXHIBITOR: World Savvy
  • 10:00am FAIR EXHIBITOR: GENE – Global Education Network Europe
  • 10:00am FAIR EXHIBITOR: University of Florida Center for Latin American Studies
  • 10:00am GCD: GEOblitz – A weekly video survey on Flipgrid
  • 10:00am FAIR EXHIBITOR: Amigos de las Americas
  • 10:00am FAIR EXHIBITOR: ASCD
  • 10:00am FAIR EXHIBITOR: Digital Promise Global
  • 10:00am FAIR EXHIBITOR: Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CILC)
  • 10:00am FAIR EXHIBITOR: Global STEM Education Center, Inc
  • 10:00am GCD: Creating Audio in the Cloud Using Soundtrap
  • 10:00am GCD: Investigating open educational practices
  • 11:00am FAIR EXHIBITOR: California International Studies Project
  • 11:00am GCD: Building a Global Tech Team Project
  • 11:00am GCD: Rooting for Change v2.0
  • 11:00am GCD: Young Women Change Makers
  • 11:30am GCD: The Life of a Teenager – Cultural Exchange
  • 11:30am FAIR EXHIBITOR: One To World’s Global Classroom
  • 12:00pm FAIR EXHIBITOR: Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CILC)
  • 12:00pm FAIR EXHIBITOR: American Foreign Service Association
  • 12:00pm FAIR EXHIBITOR: The MY HERO Project – International Film Festival
  • 12:00pm FAIR EXHIBITOR: Know My World
  • 12:00pm GCD: Finding your Perfect Pen Pal
  • 12:00pm GCD: GEOshow: Magnificent Monarchs Virtual Field Trip
  • 12:30pm FAIR EXHIBITOR: NEXT.cc STEAM by Design E-Learning
  • 1:00pm FAIR EXHIBITOR: Amigos de las Americas
  • 1:00pm FAIR EXHIBITOR: One To World’s Global Classroom
  • 1:00pm GCD All About Africa
  • 1:00pm GCD: Global Competence Chat
  • 2:00pm FAIR EXHIBITOR: SIMA Classroom
  • 2:00pm FAIR EXHIBITOR: The Stevens Initiative
  • 2:00pm FAIR EXHIBITOR: The Stevens Initiative
  • 2:00pm FAIR EXHIBITOR: World View, UNC Chapel Hill
  • 2:00pm FAIR EXHIBITOR: Global Online Academy
  • 2:00pm GCD: Karaoke – Global Sing Along
  • 2:30pm FAIR EXHIBITOR: ASCD
  • 3:00pm FAIR EXHIBITOR: Global Glimpse
  • 3:00pm FAIR EXHIBITOR: U.S. Institute of Peace
  • 3:30pm FAIR EXHIBITOR: IREX: Teacher Exchange Programs
  • 3:30pm GCD: Personalized Learning in Offlin and Out-Of-School Contexts
  • 4:00pm FAIR EXHIBITOR: Flat Connections
  • 4:00pm FAIR EXHIBITOR: Boston Latin School
  • 4:00pm FAIR EXHIBITOR: IVECA International Virtual Schooling
  • 4:00pm FAIR EXHIBITOR: Global Online Academy
  • 4:30pm GCD: Idioms – When Language and Culture hit off
  • 4:30pm FAIR EXHIBITOR: One To World’s Global Classroom
  • 5:00pm GCD: SMART Twitter Chat
  • 6:00pm FAIR EXHIBITOR: The NEA Foundation Global Learning Fellowship
  • 6:00pm FAIR EXHIBITOR: Plastic Pollution. How Can we Go and Save Greener?
  • 6:00pm GCD: Food for Thought
  • 6:00pm GCD: World MOON Project
  • 6:30pm FAIR EXHIBITOR: Know My World
  • 7:00pm FAIR EXHIBITOR: Global STEM Education Center, Inc
  • 7:00pm FAIR EXHIBITOR: One World: Future Ready
  • 7:00pm GCD: Apps for learning languages
  • 7:00pm GCD: Global Collaboration – Let’s talk Tools! Let’s talk Learning Design!
  • 8:00pm GCD: Plastic Pollution. How Can we Go and Save Greener?
  • 8:00pm GCD: Teaching Our Changing Environment

Friday, September 22

  • GCD: Being a Good Digital Citizen (Participate At Any Time During These 2 Days)
  • 11:30am GCD: GEOshow: Magnificent Monarchs Virtual Field Trip

Saturday, September 23

  • 1:00am GCD: Global Teacher Garden
  • 6:00am GCD: Online tools to boost collaboration, creativity and have fun
  • 8:00pm GCD: Plastic Pollution. How can we Go and Save Greener?

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

lucy@globaledevents.com
hargadon@gmail.com
http://www.globaledleadership.com/the-global-education-fair.html

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

Description

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: pomazanovschi@gmail.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

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Also on Saturday, September 23

  • 1:00am GCD: Global Teacher Garden
  • 6:00am GCD: Online tools to boost collaboration, creativity and have fun
  • 8:00pm GCD: Plastic Pollution. How can we Go and Save Greener?

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

Time where you are: https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=classroom+2.0+live+on+Adobe+Spark&iso=20170923T09&p1=224&ah=1

Saturday, September 23, 2017
9am PT/10am MT/11am CT/12pm ET
“Spark Creativity in Your Classroom with Adobe Spark”We are so excited to welcome Suzanne Sallee as our special guest presenter for this webinar “Spark Creativity in Your Classroom with Adobe Spark.” We have had many presenters who have shared in previous webinars about Adobe Spark but Suzanne plans to drill down on some amazing features that you may not have discovered.

Adobe Spark is a suite of applications to create and share impactful visual stories. Create visually appealing graphics with Spark Post, animated videos with Spark Video, and tell web stories using text and graphics with Spark Page. These free graphic design tools are available on computers via the web or IOS apps for both iPhone and iPad. Student creativity is sparked as they use Adobe Spark tools to create digital stories, video journals, reports and research papers, posters, presentations, and other class projects.

Suzanne Sallee is a wife, mom, grandma, and the Technology Integration Specialist for the Creighton School District in Phoenix, Arizona. Prior to that, she was an elementary classroom teacher in grades 3 & 4. As a technology integration specialist, she provides technology professional learning to support teachers in developing technology-enriched learning experiences with a focus on creativity. Suzanne is an Apple Learning Specialist, Google Certified Trainer, and Seesaw Ambassador. She also serves as President-Elect and PD Committee Co-Chair for AzTEA (Arizona Technology in Education Association) and helps plan EdCamp Phoenix.

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 “A Guide to Writing a DonorsChoose Project and Getting it Funded!” session with Francie Kugelman. Click on the Archives and Resources tab.

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

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

NILE (Norwich Institute for Language Education)

Wednesday, 4 October 2017 from 19:00 to 20:00 (CEST)

Eventbright registration (free)

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/drama-as-a-bridge-to-literacy-a-joint-etas-nile-webinar-registration-37690652757

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.
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

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

https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=Library+2.017&iso=20171011T12&p1=283&ah=3
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.

REGISTER HERE
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:
http://www.library20.com/page/makerspaces-recordings
(must be logged in)

OR

YouTube Conference Playlist:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLGvt9IyrGCa68EtCWNg2w57IMjSxFJFuT 

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.
MORE INFORMATION:
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.