LiveCode is powerful but easy-to-use software that can be used to create language learning activities. It can now be used to create apps for mobile devices like smartphones and tablets. The apps can run on either IOS or Android devices.
The presenters will provide some brief background information about LiveCode and demonstrate some of its capabilities. They will explain how crowdfunding works. They will outline the process of going from a LiveCode stack (file) to a mobile app.
Shelly will be highlighting experiences, lesson ideas, tips, and more from her recent BYOD training and classes in Slovenia and Croatia. See how to implement projects with various devices, how to prepare to work with large groups, troubleshooting problems such as no Internet connection and much more.
During the last decade, the use of podcasts, web-based recordings and videocasts have become very popular in the ELT field, since they are powerful asynchronous tools for ESL/EFL students to learn the target language, develop and/or enhance oral skills, especially listening/speaking. However, these tools are not only excellent resources for students, but for teachers. They can be used to evaluate, provide feedback, or as means to reinforce classroom activities. In this session, Evelyn and Miguel will be sharing their experience in the use of screencasting to provide feedback in an interesting, dynamic and interactive way to ESL/EFL teachers who have taken the Podcasting 2011, 2012, & 2013 EVO sessions.
Maria Bossa presented what she did for Cintia Costa, who reached out to Webheads to stimulate connections between the world at large and her students in Amazonia. In that presentation, Maria explained via Skype what she uses in her classes, including written material and online resources, as shown in the PPT made for that session.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Vance is in Melbourne. Not that I have to fly all this way to connect, but Michael is dropping by on his way back from Tasmania, and while in the neighborhood why not connect with other Australian friends and colleagues. We’ll talk informally on topics that may or may not range from/to
What’s the latest (like this week) in veillance and wearable technologies
I might want to edit the start of the mp3, when I get time – Vance
Learning2gether classroots weekly online professional development
This session was one of several being held this week at Al Ain Men’s College (AAMC) as part of an in-house professional development week.
Description of event:
Learning2gether is a wiki which, since September 2010, has served to organize teachers in meeting online at regular times weekly to conduct free “class-roots” professional development seminars and discuss topics of mutual interest to teachers of ESOL in particular and educators in general. Presenters and participants range from expert to those merely interested in the topics. Participants come from all over the world, but from its inception there has been an effort to involve teaching practitioners in Arab countries through coordination with the TESOL Arabia TAEDTECH-SIG. Sessions are recorded, and a growing archive of recorded resources is accumulating at the associated podcast site. This session will introduce teachers to the endeavor and invite them to become involved.
James’s vision of all of this? “some sort of online community or even course (a la Coursera) where skills are learned by someone .. but vetted by an x number of peers, with the badge earned via successful peer review, and posting of the evidence supporting the application for a badge .. somewhere on the internet .. so others can learn from it.. and perhaps even build upon it.”
Some brainstorming ideas:
Sunday, November 11, 2012 – Jonathan Finkelstein – walked us through Learning Times Badgestack