Learning2gether with EVO Multiliteracies and Digital Storytelling through Posterous

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January 29, 2012

Last Sunday was so much F.U.N.

https://learning2gether.net/2012/01/22/learning2gether-with-evo-multiliteracies-beco/

that for our learning together session this Sunday Vance again plans to be available to people in the Multiliteracies (or any other) EVO Session to discuss any aspect of these events and what we and especially you are trying to accomplish here.

Vance  was available from about noon to 14:00 GMT (Sunday habit, normal time).

Noon GMT where you are is:

Recording:

We started at http://tappedin.org and moved to Elluminate at http://tinyurl.com/y3eh

Announcements have been made to EVO Moderators, Mentors, and Coordinators (closed) lists, and also to the usual public lists:

Learning2gether with EVO Multiliteracies, Becoming a Webhead, and Gamification; and IATEFL Young Learners SIG

Learning2gether Episode 82

January 22, 2012

For our learning together session this Sunday Vance plans to be available to people in the Multiliteracies (or any other) EVO Session) to discuss any aspect of the event and what we and especially you are trying to accomplish here.

Vance can be available from about 11:00 GMT to 14:00 GMT. and will definitely be online from noon to 14:00 GMT (Sunday habit, normal time).

Recording:

If you would like to join online then we can start at http://tappedin.org and move to Elluminate at http://tinyurl.com/y3eh.  Or contact Vance on Skype or Google, ID = vancestev.  Vance will guide you.

Announcements made to EVO Moderators and Coordinators (closed) lists, and also to these public lists:

Then at 14:00 GMT, http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=Barbara+Sokomoto&iso=20120122T15&p1=985&ah=1&am=30

there occurs the first of the following two events, which are part of the EVO 2012 The Best of IATEFL’s Young Learners and Teenagers SIG DISCUSSION,

http://yltsigevo2012.wordpress.com/

Here is Barbara’s description of her session: 

Technology for teaching and learning fascinates me, and I’m excited about finding ways to use tools in ways that improve on what I’m already doing in class. Since it takes me time to learn how to use a new tool, and I teach in fairly low-tech environments, I focus on simple-to-use tools that I can use even without an Internet connection. Even though the examples I’ll be showing are geared toward teaching young learners and teens, I use the same techniques and activities with my adult learners. I hope you’ll find something that will prove useful for your own unique teaching situation, too!

Barbara Sakamoto Sunday 22nd January 15:00 CET/14:00 GMTYour local time Link to Adobe Connect room
(live 15 minutes before time)
Nik
Peachey
Tuesday 24th January 21:00 CET/20:00 GMTYour local time Link to Adobe Connect room
(live 15 minutes before time)

And when it rains, it pours …

Graham Stanley announces that the 2nd weekly synchronous event in the EVO Gamification session is on Sunday 22nd at 16.00 GMT with Ozge Karaoglü talking about her experience of using and making ‘Digital Games for Young Learners’


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and the link to the recording is:

http://connectpro10829081.adobeconnect.com/p7ap4ekjdda/  

Super Sunday Streaming with Jeff Lebow: Hanging out in Second Life with Heike Philp, PetchaFlickr with Scott Lockman, and more

Learning2gether Episode 81

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Sunday, January 15, 2012 – Special EVO Triple-header, all but a small part of a SUPER SUNDAY of STREAMING instigated by Jeff Lebow; see http://jefflebow.net/node/283

and IATEFL

Shared on Facebook by Marijana

We started at 10:00GMT – http://bit.ly/zCQblU – 

EVO Open Hangout (part 1) – Stop by the Google+ Hangout to share EVO Week#1 discoveries, challenges, confusions and/or just some quality webhead connnection time

Recordings: http://webheadsinaction.org/evo2012-open-hangout1

Next was the first in a series of EVO sessions, where we invite EVO Moderators to join us at around this time the next few Sundays to discuss their sessions with other EVO participants at large, from noon GMT to 13:30 GMT –

In this event we hear from the moderator of MachinEVO, Heike Philp aka Gwen Gwasi

MachinEVO is an EVO sessions workshop for video productions of language learning conversations in Second Life
http://machinevo.pbworks.com
http://machinevo.ning.com
MachinEVO is all about producing films of language learning conversations undertaken in Second Life. A film of Second Life (SL) is called a machinima and it is derived from a combination of machine and cinema. Essentially it means recording the screen of the application Second Life. A machininma uploaded onto a video sharing site may also be playing on a mobile app increasing the accessibility of these productions.

Location: The session took place in Second Life, at EduNation and English City

But the event was streamed live on http://webheadsinaction.org/live

(so you don’t need to be in SL to attend)

Streamed and recorded thanks to Jeff Lebow

Then from 1400 GMT

Scott Lockman will present PechaFlickr 

Info at: http://cogdogblog.com/2011/12/18/hanging-out-pechaflickr/

PechaFlickr script runs at: http://pechaflickr.cogdogblog.com/

This took place as a Google+ Hangout

But again, the event was streamed live on http://webheadsinaction.org/live

(so you don’t need to be in the Hangout to attend)

Streamed and recorded thanks to Jeff Lebow

Recording:

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If you need instructions or help, we’ll try to have someone in the text chat at http://tappedin.org from noon to 15:00 GMT

Announcements:

Then at 15:00 GMT

The IATEFL Learning Technologies SIG

Presents Cool Activities with IWBs with Barbara Gardner

When: Sunday 15 January 2012 GMT 15:00.

Where: The event takes place in the IATEFL online conference room.

Click here http://ltsig.org.uk/online-events/46-future-online-events/229-151-cool-activities-with-iwbs.html

for more details including the meeting room URL posted nearer the time of the event.

An hour after this finishes… 
The TESOL EVO/IATEFL LT SIG session ‘Teaching and Learning Languages through Gamification’ has its first synchronous session on Sunday 15th January at 17.00 GMT 

Joe Pereira will be talking about his experience of Text Adventures & Interactive Fiction. 

If you are interested in joining the ‘Teaching and Learning Languages through Gamification’ and attending the webinar, please sign up for the workshop here: 
https://spainportal.britishcouncil.org/moodle/course/view.php?id=10

Four hours later, Jeff carries on …

Monday, January 16, 2012 

00:00GMT –http://bit.ly/y4YvFJ – EdTechWeekly#208 – Dave Cormier, Jeff Lebow, Jennifer Maddrell, & John Schinker return from another hiatus to catch-up on the latest edtech new and topics (this will also be streamed at edtechtalk.com/live  which will likely have the more active chat room)

01:00GMT – http://bit.ly/ACzejO – EVO2012 Open Hangout (part 2) – For those who are unable to participate in part#1 and/or want more hangout time.

For other events later in the week check the event calendar here: http://my.calendars.net/eslhome_conferen

For Change MOOC events, see http://change.mooc.ca

Jeff Lebow hosts the annual Kickoff Webcast for the 2012 EVO Sessions

Learning2gether Episode 80

Part 1

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Part 2

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Sunday, January 8, 2012

Jeff Lebow hosted the annual Kickoff Webcast for the 2012 EVO Electronic Village Online sessions at http://webheadsinaction.org/live  


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This annual event features EVO moderators who come online to tell us about their sessions listed here:

http://evosessions.pbworks.com/w/page/48510148/Call_for_Participation2012

Recordings from 13:00 GMT-15:00 GMT

  • Part 1  
  • Part 2   

Where? Google+ Hangout (see below) 

New to this? Come first to the LIVE stream at http://webheadsinaction.org/live
   That stream will be broadcast also in Webheads Virtual Room in Bb Collaborate / Elluminate 

 

For this event you have the option to

  • Vicariously watch or listen to the live stream – How:
    Go to http://webheadsinaction.org/live to simply watch or listen (separate video and audio-only streams) – You can participate live there through text chat
  • Go to Elluminate and monitor the Hangout there as well as interact with other participants there -How?
    • Go to Bb Collaborate / Elluminate http://tinyurl.com/y3eh to interact as you usually do there but also see a video broadcast including audio of the Hangout
    • This is your best option if you can’t reach the Hangout but want to speak via Elluminate about your session
  • Moderators can participate in the live Google+ Hangout – How?
    • Hangouts accommodate 10 simultaneous interactants in voice and video.  If you don’t show your web cam then an avatar displays, so just-talk is an option.
    • If you are in Jeff’s circles, when you go to Google+ you will see that one of your friends (Jeff) is hanging out, and you can join us that way.  Jeff will also give us a URL for the Hangout that should work for anyone else with a Google ID.
    • To get Jeff to add you to a circle so you can see him, fill out the contact details at http://bit.ly/yymb7r (see complete link to Google Doc below).

If joining the hangout:

Announcements:

Elizabeth’s simplified instructions for EVO Moderators:

  1. Follow the directions to join Google+ at Jeff Lebow’s page:
    http://jefflebow.net/node/248
  2. Get a Gmail address at http://mail.google.com if you don’t already have one.
  3. Join Google+ at http://plus.google.com/
  4. Download and install the Google Talk plug-in at http://google.com/talk
    http://www.google.com/tools/dlpage/res/talkvideo/hangouts/
  5. Add your gmail address to the list at http://bit.ly/yymb7 so you can receive an invitation to the Launch Hangout from Jeff Lebow at around 13:00 on Jan 8.

ANYONE is welcome to watch the proceedings streamed LIVE at http://webheadsinaction.org/live 

Or monitor them with option to talk in the Webhead VRoom at http://tinyurl.com/y3eh

Flummoxed by all these instructions? Here’s a prose description of what should happen:

The show will start out in Hangout with moderators who can reach the hangout rotating through (Hangout accommodates only ten at a time).  It’s like the old Skype events where Jeff would manage who was there live and send everyone else back to the stream.  Only here, if any moderators can’t get into Hangout, those moderators can go to Elluminate, and they can speak from there.

Anyone wanting to simply monitor the proceedings will be happiest in the live stream at

http://webheadsinaction.org/live.  There is text chat there.  Elluminate will be broadcasting the same thing in jerky video (audio will be fine).  The advantage to Elluminate is that, if you are having trouble reaching the Hangout, you will be able to talk there, but we won’t record you there until we have stopped the live stream.

At that point we’ll all move to Elluminate.  The benefit is that there will be a recording in Elluminate from when the stream starts at 1300 GMT, since the stream itself (the Hangout) will be recorded there.  But the stream recording will end with a move to Elluminate. However the Elluminate recording will continue and preserve a record of the entire event from start of the Hangout stream to finish in Elluminate.

Vance will have computers monitoring all three areas, the live stream and its associated text chat, Elluminate for whomever happens to be there, and the Hangout where I’ll be until my space is needed, and then I’ll happily go back to listening in the stream.

There are a few tricks to sort out.  The most important thing is to wear headsets in the Hangout (not necessary when we get to Elluminate as I’ll have that set for only one speaker at a time to prevent echo chambers).  Also, if you come into Hangout from the live stream you must mute the stream.  Failure to follow either of these procedures will result in bad echo and someone will mute you.  Then you have to know that only YOU can unmute yourself in the Hangout (once you’ve resolved the echo problem),

Also it’s good form to mute yourself when not talking so we don’t get your background noise (dogs barking, chickens crowing, traffic noises, whatever).

Normally we talk people through these procedures, but it’s nice if the problems can be prevented through a prior heads-up, and the more people who know about this the merrier.

These links and recordings will give you an idea of what happens during one of these events.

Vance Stevens and Kalyan Chattopadhyay Hang Out with Jeff Lebow to talk about EVO and Multiliteracies

Learning2gether Episode 79

Sunday, January 1, 2012

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Vance Stevens and Kalyan Chattopadhyay meet online to discuss their plans for co-moderating the Multiliteracies EVO session, and the IndiaCALL conference that Kalyan is organizing, January 7-8, 2011, http://www.indiacall.org/conference.html 

The Multiliteracies course is structured on a MOOC model with self-assessment done by MePortfolio. As a mini-MOOC it is very much participant driven, therefore the syllabus is suggested but not followed scrupulously. Vance and Kalyan will talk about the evolution of the course, including what direction we think it might take this January and February.

These are free teacher professional development sessions starting on January 9, 2012, and lasting for 5 weeks:

http://evosessions.pbworks.com/w/page/48510148/Call_for_Participation2012

Recordings of tonight’s session:

When? 13:00 GMT

Where? Google+ Hangout (see below)
   and Webheads Virtual Room in Bb Collaborate / Elluminate 

The event tonight is a test run for the EVO kickoff next week, hosted by Jeff Lebow.

Accordingly, here’s how you can partiicipate between the hours of noon and 14:00 GMT

For this event you have the option to

  • Vicariously watch or listen to the live stream – How:
    Go to http://webheadsinaction.org/live to simply watch or listen (separate video and audio-only streams) and/or to text chat
  • Go to Elluminate and monitor the Hangout there as well as interact with other participants there -How?
    Go to Bb Collaborate / Elluminate http://tinyurl.com/y3eh to interact as you usually do there but also see a video broadcast including audio of the Hangout
  • Alternatively you can participate in the live Google+ Hangout – How?
    • Hangouts accommodate 10 simultaneous interactants in voice and video.  If you don’t show your web cam then an avatar displays, so just-talk is an option.
    • If Jeff is in your circles, when you go to Google+ you will see that one of your friends (Jeff) is hanging out, and you can join us that way.  Jeff will also give us a URL for the Hangout that should work for anyone else with a Google ID.

If joining the hangout:

Announcements: