Learning2gether on iPad Sunday March 2, and the annual SLANGUAGES conference Feb 28-March 1

Learning2gether Episode 205


Download mp3:
https://learning2getherdotnet.files.wordpress.com/2014/03/march2-2014ipads-64k.mp3

Sun Mar 2 1400 GMT Vance Stevens hosts The iPads are coming! HELP! They’re here!

Vance Stevens and colleagues met at Bb Collaborate / Elluminate at 1600 GMT Sunday March 2, 2014: http://learningtimesevents.org/webheads/

Recording:

The topic is: “The iPads are coming! The iPads are coming! HELP! They’re here!”

I teach in a military college and as they do here, we were told in our last hour of the working day before the weekend that we should expect our students to be given iPads on Sunday (first day of our teaching week). These will be iPads out of the box. We’ll have to start by getting the students onto the app store (we have ensured that each has an email address). We also have lists of recommended apps, and I imagine we’ll start them downloading those.

We’ve been doing a lot of training on iPad use in which we’ve been shown a lot of apps, but there has been nothing on how it will work to bring students up to using those apps. Given this situation, what would you start them off on to do something productive for language learning on day one that would be dead simple to implement?  I have my ideas but none are tested at the moment. By 1600 GMT Sunday March 3, they will have been.

I would love to share my first day experience with this situation and discuss this with colleagues wishing to share their insights gained through their own experiences.

Show notes:

Rita Zeinstejer’s suggestions

Vance’s suggestions

  • Explain Everything
  • T-charts

The Crafting the ePerfect Textbook EVO session pointed to a wealth of cross-platform resoureces

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning site

Comics creators:

  • Comic touch
  • Toon Doo
  • Makebelief comics
  • Kizoa
  • Story Bird
  • Pow Toon

Elizabeth Grenoble’s suggestions

  • my guys use linoit and fotobabble
  • I’m investigating Weebly to replace pbworks – but it ain’t easy!
  • iCabMobile rather than Safari (under $3.00)
  • This was an app swap which we did with Joe and Carla and others at IATEFL http://www.pinterest.com/eannegrenoble/help-with-ipad/

Paul Driver’s Urban Chronicles projects:

2014-03-03_1932driver1

2014-03-03_1933driver2

Announcements

 

Heike Philp presented the annual SLanguages Conference in Second Life

Fri Feb 28 thru Sat Mar 1 – SLanguages

http://avalon-project.ning.com/events/7th-slanguages-annual-symposium

Adobe Connect webcast: http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/sl

 

 

Fri Feb 28 2100 GMT MachinEVO Award Ceremony and Film Festival

MachinEVO Award Ceremony and Film Festival will take place on 28 February 2014, 9pm GMT / 1pm SLT at the 7th SLanguages Annual Symposium 2014

This was the P R O G R A M   O V E R V I E W for D A Y 2 of 2SATURDAY, 1 MARCH 2014*********************************************
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Saturday, 1 March 2014
Sat, 7am GMT/ 11pm SLT
World Clock: http://tinyurl.com/Sat1Mar7amGMTVenue: Temple Seatinghttp://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/EduNation%20III/146/132/22Livestream: https://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/slKEYNOTE Virtual Prato by Scott Grant aka Xilin Yifu of Monash UniversityThis talk is about the first stage of a project that a couple of other colleagues and myself

completed at the end of last year called Virtual Prato (VP). The core focus of the project is

to provide a 3D virtual orientation experience for students … more

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Concurrent Sessions 8:30am GMT / 0:30am SLT
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Sat, 8:30am GMT / 0:30am SLT

World Clock http://tinyurl.com/Sat1Mar830amGMT
Venue Casablanca

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/EduNation%20III/134/103/1012

Livestream: https://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/sl/

Affordances for learning in virtual worlds
Scott Grant, Monash University

Ever since the early days of people writing about VWs for language learning there has been

an emphasis on the “affordances” that VWs inherently provide for language learning and

task-based learning. I take an historical look at a couple of different variations of concepts

of affordances ….. .more

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Concurrent Sessions 8:30am GMT / 0:30am SLT
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Sat, 8:30am GMT / 0:30am SLT

World Clock http://tinyurl.com/Sat1Mar830amGMT

Venue Chateau Renoir:

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/EduNation%20III/104/123/2701

Livestream: https://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/sl1

The internet as a site of fantasy
Elliot Hughes
This presentation reflects on the extent to which the Internet can be considered a site of

fantasy by investigating the prevalence of sexism in online gaming communities… more

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Concurrent Sessions Sat 9:30am GMT / 1:30am SLT
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Word Clock: http://tinyurl.com/Sat1Mar930amGMT

Venue Casablanca

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/EduNation%20III/134/103/1012

Livestream: https://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/sl/

Researching educational functionality of Second Life
Dr. Pawel Topol [Pawlus Twine]

This presentation will be a report from a research project which measured

educational functionality of Second Life. It involved 70 students of humanities

from the University of Poznan, Poland. The project lasted the whole

semester…. more

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Concurrent Sessions Sat 9:30am GMT / 1:30am SLT
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Word Clock: http://tinyurl.com/Sat1Mar930amGMT

Venue Chateau Renoir:

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/EduNation%20III/104/123/2701

Livestream: https://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/sl1

Second Life Calling: Language learners communicating virtually across the globe

CyberAmber Pixelmaid ‘KiwiBelma’
Language learners are motivated to learn when they understand a given context

and are able to relate to the authenticity of situation. Many of these activities are

traditionally achieved through role-playing. In Second Life (SL), ….more

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Sat, 10am GMT/ 3am SLT
1h Break
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Sat, 11am GMT/ 3am SLT
World Clock: http://tinyurl.com/Sat1Mar11amGMT

Venue: Temple Seating

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/EduNation%20III/146/132/22

Livestream: https://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/sl

Euroversity Symposium
Panelists: Ton Koenrad, Gary Motteram, Gerhilde Meissl-Egghart, David Richardson, Christel Schneider and Stella Hadjistassou
EUROVERSITY is a network of educational institutions in Europe. EUROVERSITY wants to:
– provide an European and global perspective for universities by offering a shared space for shared learning and research activities,
– promote the conducting of joint courses among network partners and sharing of ressources,
– It wants to become a truly European university rooted not in one location but in many …. more

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Sat, 12:30pm/ 4:30am SLT
30min Break
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Sat, 1pm GMT/ 5am SLT
World Clock: http://tinyurl.com/Sat1Mar1pmGMT

KEYNOTE Dr. Liz Falconer
Immersion and play in virtual environments

Venue: Temple Seating

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/EduNation%20III/146/132/22

Livestream: https://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/sl
Presentation and Tour

The presentation will discuss examples of how virtual worlds can enable immersion

and a sense of presence through game play and role play. Both these forms of

activity are established methods of physical world language learning, but virtual

environments can add a further dimension of immersion in environments that are

difficult, dangerous or impractical to access in the physical world. The tour which

follows the presentation … more
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Sat, 2pm GMT/ 6am SLT
Break

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Sat, 3pm GMT/ 7am SLT
Holodeck presentation
Dr. Randall Sadler
Presentation and Tour

Venue: Temple Seating

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/EduNation%20III/146/132/22

Livestream: https://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/sl

Holodecks on EduNation is a free of charge service for our community of

language educators and each year there are new editions to the majestic

number of some 100 holodecks available. Come tour with Dr. Randall

Sadler the latest developments… more

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Sat, 4pm GMT/ 8am SLT

World Clock: http://tinyurl.com/Sat1Mar4pmGMT

Venue: Temple Seating

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/EduNation%20III/146/132/22

Livestream: https://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/sl

Fire side chat and Open Discussion

This ‘unconference’ in a relaxed surrounding is set in place to get people talking and networking. Bring your ideas and topics, the fun and not so fun stuff, questions, suggestions and come open minded to share and experience the spirit of collaboration and personal learning networks….more

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Sat, 5pm GMT/ 9am SLT
Break
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Concurrent Sessions Sat 6pm GMT / 10am SLT
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Sat, 6pm GMT/ 10am SLT
World Clock: http://tinyurl.com/Sat1Mar6pmGMT

Venue Casablanca

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/EduNation%20III/134/103/1012

Livestream: https://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/sl/

Comparative Education: Training English Language Teachers on 3D VLE
Dr. Tuncer Can
Presentation + Tour

The presentation will report a research Project on Second Life aiming at

introducing pre-service language teachers with 3D Virtual Learning

Environments and …. more
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Concurrent Sessions Sat 6pm GMT / 10am SLT
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Sat, 6pm GMT/ 10am SLT
World Clock: http://tinyurl.com/Sat1Mar6pmGMT

Venue Chateau Renoir:

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/EduNation%20III/104/123/2701

Livestream: https://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/sl1

CIBOLA: Pedagogical Uses of Virtual Worlds for the Teaching of Language & Culture
Malcolm Alan Compitello, Juliana Luna Freire
This presentation focuses on Cibola, a virtual “living” region replicating important buildings of Latin America and Spain. … more

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Concurrent Sessions Sat 7pm GMT / 11am SLT
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Sat 7pm GMT/ 11am SLT
World Clock; http://tinyurl.com/Sat1Mar7pmGMT

Venue Casablanca

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/EduNation%20III/134/103/1012

Livestream: https://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/sl/

Presentation and Tour in family Gómez house
Ines Diglione
Familia Gomez is a series of machinima which have been produced over a

period of 2 years with the 15th serial just having been published. This telenovela

is designed for learning Spanish and involves a family and their exchange

student Bettina….more
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Concurrent Sessions Sat 7pm GMT / 11am SLT
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Sat 7pm GMT/ 11am SLT
World Clock; http://tinyurl.com/Sat1Mar7pmGMT
Venue Chateau Renoir:

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/EduNation%20III/104/123/2701

Livestream: https://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/sl1

Machinima for Language Learning
Marisa Constantinides
Creating machinima for learning languages provides teachers with a great

opportunity to embed language in a context of use rather than present it to

the learners only through audio – without the benefit of the images and the

features of the context surrounding the language….more

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Sat, 8pm GMT/ 12pm SLT
Break
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Sat, 9pm GMT/ 1pm SLT
World Clock: http://tinyurl.com/Sat1Mar9pmGMT

Venue: Temple Seating

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/EduNation%20III/146/132/22

Livestream: https://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/sl

KEYNOTE Gord Holden
Adopting the Baby Giant – Unity 3D
It seems that in every jurisdiction governing language learning, the oral component

of the process has become preeminent. This is understandable, and has encouraged

the development of various 3D immersive environments for providing authentic and

contextual spaces for social interactions in various languages.

Unfortunately, the platforms commonly used…. more

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Sat, 10pm GMT/ 2pm SLT
World Clock: http://tinyurl.com/Sat1Mar10pmGMT
Venue: Temple Seating

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/EduNation%20III/146/132/22

Livestream: https://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/sl

Learn It Town Symposium
Why Blended Educational Programing using Immersive Environments works with all Cultures
Laura Jeffcoat [Lowri Mills], Shelwyn Corrigan [Wynshel Heir] and others
Presentation and Tour

Seven years of research teaching and managing a Language Learning Community

and 60,000 students from over 121 countries have shown Laura Jeffcoat (Lowri Mills)

what works best with a global community for Education. There is a difference

between “Online Learning” and “Virtual Immersive Learning”….more

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Sat, 12am GMT/ 4pm SLT
The End

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[Program Overview]
http://tinyurl.com/slanguages2014program

[Program Details and Bios]
http://www.slanguages.org/program/

FAQ Frequently Asked Questions
http://slanguages.org/faqs-frequently-asked-questions/

About SLanguages
http://slanguages.org/about-slanguages/
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Visit AVALON at: http://avalon-project.ning.com/?xg_source=msg_mes_network

Earlier this week

Sun Feb 23 Vance Stevens and Jim Buckingham presented a reflection: MultiMOOC: What was that all about?
https://learning2gether.net/2014/02/23/vance-stevens-and-jim-buckingham-multimooc-what-was-that-all-about/

Sun Feb 23 Ryuko Kubota on Global Conversations in Literacy

http://globalconversationsinliteracy.wordpress.com/upcoming-speakers-2013-2014/1402-2/
In Blackboard Collaborate (Elluminate)
DR. RYUKO KUBOTA
UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA
“The Multi/Plural Turn in Research and Practice in Language Studies: Postcolonial Theory, Neoliberalism, and Complicities“

Mon Feb 24 MM3 event: Can Social Networks support Learning Management

Integrating Technology 4 Active Lifelong Learning has rescheduled the class on ‘MM3: Can Social Networks support Learning Management’

Click here to access the Class

Mon Feb 24 Assessment Strategies for Effective Badge Systems 

Presented by Anne Derryberry, Sage Road Solutions

Before a badge is awarded, issuers must verify that a badge seeker has acquired the skills and/or competencies that the badge represents. That verification happens through evidence-based assessment. In other words, not assessment based on a learner’s ability to recall information about how to do something – actual evidence that demonstrates the learner can do that thing. During this session, we will look at various strategies for assessment that generate evidence of competency or skill mastery. Anne Derryberry will lead the session, and will be joined by Joanna Normoyle (UC Davis’ Agricultural Sustainability Institute) and Phillip Ash (CyraCom), each of whom will present the learning program, badge system, and assessment strategies they are designing.

In Blackboard Collaborate

From the MOOC on badges: badges.coursesites.com

Moodle MOOC 3 continued through end of February

Moodle MOOC 3 started on February 1 , and ended on February 28, 2014.

Events take place in WizIQ (click here to acces the course).

The theme of the current MOOC is collaborative learning and connecting online for instruction and learning.

The MOOC will focus on connecting online for collaborative learning and teaching through Moodle. The live presentations will include the speakers’ reflective process on teaching and learning in fully online and blended learning formats.

Click here to enroll or to find a continuation of the information replicated above

http://www.wiziq.com/course/36159-moodle-mooc-3

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