Learning2gether with the 7th Virtual Round Table and EVO SYMPOSIUM – IHAQ#4 and Earthcast 2014

Learning2gether Episode 214

Fri April 25 through Sunday Apr 27 – Learning2gether with the 7th Virtual Round Table



On Sunday April 27 EVO moderators are invited to present their EVO sessions at a special 2 hour EVO SYMPOSIUM at the Virtual Round Table Web Conference. Presentations were planned as 20 min (“TED talk length) followed by 10 min Q&A with a 30 min networking session in the middle. The sessions took place in Adobe Connect, hosted at http://www.virtual-round-table.com

Sun 2pm GMT

MultiMOOC EVO 2014


Vance Stevens, UAE

Sun 2:30pm GMT

Teaching English to Young Learners and Teenagers EVO 2014

Dennis Newson, Germany

Sun 3pm GMT

Networking Event

Sun 3:30pm GMT

Moodle for Teachers EVO 2014

Dr. Nellie Deutsch

Sun 4pm GMT

Crafting the e-Perfect Text book EVO 2014

Shelly Terrell, USA


This was but a small part of the …

Fri-Sun April 25-27 7th Virtual Round Table Web Conference

Some 74 presenters in 66 sessions scheduled to present, discuss and conduct workshops covering language learning technologies such mobile apps, digital publishing, tools, gaming, virtual worlds, resources, mpedagogy, video, Moodle and much more.

A total of 5 symposium were organized by each of the conference organizers bring together groups of people:

  • ARCALL Symposium with Jennifer Verschoor
  • VIDEO Symposium with Russell Stannard
  • iDTi Symposium with Steven Herder
  • EVO Session Symposium with Vance Stevens
  • ELTons Symposium with Shelly Terrell

Also an AppSwap session, keynotes by Joe Dale, Graham Stanley, Shelly Terrell, Bente Milton, Berni Wall and Geoff Tranter.

For the AppSwap participants were requested to add your favorite app to the following google docs (ppt). Share a photo, a screenshot, a website and your name to the page.

There are several networking sessions in place, designed to give a voice to the audience.

There is also fun! Entertaining events are …

  • a party in Second Life on EduNation in the Irish Pub (Fri at the end of day one)
  • one of the best live singers in Second Life (Sunday at the end of conference)

Here are some useful links


Conference Program Overview with printable pdf



Conference Program Details (GMT)






Sponsors and Exhibitors



About Virtual Round Table Web Conference



Your conference organizers

Heike Philp

Shelly S Terrell

Steven Herder

Berni Wall

Jennifer Verschoor and

Russell Stannard

Visit Virtual Round Table Web Conference at: http://www.virtual-round-table.com/?xg_source=msg_mes_network

Recordings have been published on the program overview (remember to click CTRL and the link to open in a new tab) of Joe Dale’s keynote, the AppSwap BYOD session with Shelly, Berni’s deep insights on building IELTS blended learning courses and much more.

Conference Program Overview

Friday Apr 25 1600 GMT to 2230 GMT

Saturday Apr 26 1200 to 2400 GMT

Sunday Apr 27 0700 GMT to 1300 GMT, followed by

  • EVO symposium 1400 to 1630 GMT
  • final events 1730 to 2430 GMT (past midnight)


Then on …

Sunday, April 27th at 8pm I Have a Question EdTechWeekly, Weekly attempt to crowdsource answers to education questions from our community of communities. Tag your questions #eduquestion or post them on our Facebook page or Google+ community.


Earlier this week

Learning2gether with Jeff Lebow: I have a Question and Earth Day Preview

Tue Apr 22 from noon GMT Earth Day on earthbridges.net

Sheila Adams connecting from Rye Jr. High

Earth Day April 22 was celebrated again this year in the Worldbridges community,


Google+ Community create at: https://plus.google.com/communities/106328638894600774537

You can join the Flickr group for Earthcast14


Tuesday, April 22nd at 7pm Learning Revolution Keynotes, Don’t miss Carlo Ricci on “Learning and Love,” Howard Rheingold on “Co-Learning, Social Media, Peeragogy, and Open/Connected Learning,” Maria Droujkova on “From Adventurous Learning to Disruptive Innovations: Brave Design in Mathematics Education,” and Mark Treadwell on “The Neuroscience of Learning – A Model for How the Brain Learns.” See the schedule in your local time at http://learningrevolution.com/page/attending-schedule.
Wednesday, April 23rd at 4pm Free BrainPOP Webinar: Come Play! Mission US: A Cheyenne Odyssey, We welcome Christopher W. Czajka, Senior Director at LAB@Thirteen, the producer of our GameUp title Mission US: A Cheyenne Odyssey. Christopher will discuss how Mission US prompts young players to think critically, make choices, and reference primary sources. He’ll also provide an overview of the accompanying educational resources. Join here.
Wednesday, April 23rd at 7pm ISTE – ISTE Standards and the Common Core Integration in Action, Are you daunted by the prospect of implementing the Common Core State Standards? Don’t be! The Common Core opens the door for innovative teaching techniques to ensure students are college and career ready. Join Catlin Tucker to see how she’s successfully blending technology and tradition to teach the new standards in her classroom. Learn how to leverage web 2.0 tools to engage students and teach creative problem solving, critical thinking, and effective communication and collaboration. Leave this webinar with lesson ideas you can use with your students today! Registration and more information here.
Wednesday, April 23rd at 7pm Learning Revolution Keynotes, Don’t miss David Loertscher on “The Flat Co-Taught Learning Experience: A ‘Core’ Idea,” Cynthia Mediavilla on “Learning by Doing: Internships and Residencies,” and Bernajean Porter on “Futuring with Story Telling Inspires Communities, Schools and Student Lives.” See the schedule in your local time at http://learningrevolution.com/page/attending-schedule.
Wednesday, April 23rd at 9pm Teachers Teaching Teachers, Weekly conversations hosted by EdTechTalk, a collaborative open webcasting community. For more information, click here.

Thu-Fri April 24-25 Learning revolution online conference

Learning Revolution Conference Online, April 24th – 25th, 2014

Thursday, April 24th at 7am Learning Revolution Keynotes, Don’t miss Pat Farenga on “What is the role of the teacher when children learn on their own?” Leonard Waks on “Beyond the University: New MOOC Audiences and Providers,” Stephanie Sandifer on “Mobile Learning Among the Museums of Houston, Texas: A Blended & Personalized Learning Environment Leveraging Community Resources for Improved Learner Outcomes,” Jackie Gerstein on “SAMR as a Framework for Moving Towards Education 3.0,” Steve Wheeler on “Students Driving Change: How Learners are Making the Difference in the Digital Age,” Roger Schank on “Out with the Old and In with the New: A Plan for Redesigning High School so that it is Fun and Useful,” and Michael Strong on “Creating Great Educational Communities.” See the schedule in your local time athttp://learningrevolution.com/page/attending-schedule.

Thursday, April 24th in Omaha, NE Identifying the Learning Potential of Apps, Websites, and Games & Resources for Teaching Digital Citizenship on an iPad; , Common Sense Media presenter, Jeremy Nielsen, will deliver two great sessions at the Nebraska Educational Technology Association event in Omaha, NE. More information here.

Thursday, April 24th at 3pm Rethinking Lesson Design with App Flow & Digital Citizenship: A Whole-Community Approach, Common Sense Media presenter, Kelly Mendoza, will deliver two great sessions at the free, online Learning Revolution Conference. See the schedule in your local time athttp://learningrevolution.com/page/attending-schedule.

Friday, April 25th in Denver, CO Making a Better World: Digital Citizenship & Literacy for K-12, Empower youth to be in control of their online lives by teaching them digital citizenship using Common Sense Media resources. The K-12 Digital Citizenship and Literacy curriculum includes lesson activities, student videos and interactive assessments…More information and registration information here.

Learning2gether with Jeff Lebow: I have a Question and Earth Day Preview

Learning2gether Episode 213


Sun Apr 20 I have a question about Earth Day preview

This Earth Day preview was planned as a 1400 GMT webcast coordinated from Korea by veteran MC Jeff Lebow and in UAE by Vance Stevens. Those interested in Earth Day Educasts were invited, and in the meantime we talked to Jeff about the new initiative of EdTech Talk, I’ve got a question.

Where? Google Hangout

Earth Day April 22 is being celebrated again this year in the Worldbridges community,


Google+ Community created at: https://plus.google.com/communities/106328638894600774537

You can join the Flickr group for Earthcast14

Jeff Lebow’s links:

Andreas Fischer created a storify story  about “Earthday” and its steadily immense growing.. woow.. see here: https://storify.com/WordfisherMedia/earthday-2014



Sun Apr 20 2359 GMT I have a question #3 on EdTech Talk


Hangout with the EdTech Talk team Jeff Lebow, Dave Cormier, Jennifer Madrell, and John Shanker

Event page: https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/c96j63hoe6tnhaggdminc1ts980?authkey=CO6tzcjAv9yW_AE

Show notes: http://edtechtalk.com/ihaq3-curating-fostering-online-conversations

Ask questions via

Tag searches on #eduquestion:

 I have a question archives

Earlier this week

More SLMOOC14 sessions scheduled through Apr 30, 2014

Nancy Zingrone
Hi Folks: This afternoon’s lecture on Setting up a Learning Center in Second Life will be mostly in WizIQ with the option of taking a tour of the still-under-reconstruction Learning Center in Second Life towards the end of the hour. The SLURL for the Learning Center is available on the Poster Board in the SLHQ but if you go there, the Learning Center is actually next door, one door down to the left as you are looking at the HQ. The direct SLURL to The AZIRE Learning Center is: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Madhupak/153/88/60
Nancy Zingrone
Hi Folks, we have scheduled on Tuesday at 3pm SLT (April 15th) an inworld only picnic for the purpose of playing together, and working on walking, running, jumping, climbing and dancing in Second Life! Come join us inworld on Tuesday from 3pm to 4pm in the Chilbo Education Village Sandbox. Here’s the SLURL: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Madhupak/56/52/63

Thu Apr 17 2030 GMT STEMseeds 4: Lesson Ideas with Henry Ingwersen

Please plan to join Henry Ingwersen, Amy Loeffelholz and Wesley Fryer on Thursday, April 17th at 4:30 pm Eastern / 3:30 pm Central / 2:30 pm Mountain / 1:30 pm Pacific online (via a Google Hangout) to talk about STEM lesson ideas and ways to engage students through STEM learning. Henry is an elementary classroom STEM teacher in Wells, Maine, and maintains a blog about some of his classroom STEM lessons. Please tweet about this event using the Twitter ID @STEMseeds and follow @STEMseeds.


Learning2gether from Robert Wachman and Deborah Healey talking about Shaping the Way we Teach English

Learning2gether Episode 212


On Sun Apr 13 Learning2gether with arranged to meet with Robert Wachman to talk about his role in helping teachers with Shaping the Way we Teach English, and we were joined by Deborah Healey


Robert is involved in helping teachers in the Philippines with the MOOC Shaping the Way we Teach English, and he gave us a tour around the 5-week MOOC: https://www.coursera.org/course/shaping1landscape

Robert had worked out beforehand how to join the Hangout on Air in an iPad while participating on an iMac where he can screen share and walk us through the program from there while maintaining screen presence on the iPad.

Place: Google Hangout on Air (HoA), available through direct participation in the Hangout or via its live stream, URLs to appear as they come available toward the start of the event

Announcements on various Google+ communities and Facebook groups as well as at:

Earlier this week

Monday, April 7th Teaching Digital Citizenship in an iPad Classroom

If you have iPads, you know that teaching digital citizenship is more important than ever. With the tablet classroom in mind, Common Sense Media, well-renowned for their digital citizenship curriculum and resources, now offers resources for teaching digital citizenship in an iPad classroom. Participants will learn about two resources that teach students to be safe, responsible, and respectful in a digital world: 1) Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum in interactive eBooks, and 2) Digital Passport. Learn more here, and more information about this and other upcoming events at t http://learningrevolution.com/.

Monday, April 7th  TL Virtual Cafe – Libraries and the 1:1 School: Final Nail in the Library Coffin?

Learn about the role of libraries and librarians in a 1:1 school. Hoover High School librarians and administrator(s) will discuss the successes, pitfalls, and follies involved in launching a 1:1 iPad program for our 9-12 grade school of approximately 3000 students with an emphasis on the role of the library and librarians in this process. Join here.
More information about this and other upcoming events at http://learningrevolution.com/.

Philip Rosedale (the founder of Second Life) and his keynote address is on YouTube: http://youtu.be/KyuS3jwrCu0

Sat Apr 12 last day of VWBPE Virtual Word Best Practices in Education on Avalon

Time: April 11, 2014 to April 12, 2014
Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/VWBPE%20Central%203/248/248/22
Organized By: Heike Philp aka Gwen Gwasi
VWBPE – Virtual World Best Practise in Education Conference – www.vwbpe.org

From AVALON: http://avalon-project.ning.com/

Here was the schedule for

There was a live feed here http://vwbpe.org/conference/watch-live-now :

Sat Apr 12 Classroom 2.0 special guest Donna Roman – Featured Teacher

Date: Sat., April 12, 2014
Time: 9:00am PT/10:00am MT/11:00am CT/12:00pm ET
Location: http://tinyurl.com/cr20live (http://tinyurl.com/cr20live)Peggy George, Lorie Moffat and Tammy Moore will be hosting another Classroom 2.0 LIVE show. As an extension to the Classroom 2.0 Ning community, Classroom 2.0 “LIVE” shows are opportunities to gather with other educators in real-time events, complete with audio, chat, desktop sharing and closed captioning. A Google calendar of upcoming shows is available at http://live.classroom20.com/calendar.html.Join us on Saturday, April 12th, when our special guest will be Donna Roman,”Featured Teacher”. Donna Adams Román is a 5th grade teacher at Mill Creek School in Illinois, blogger, trainer, and presenter committed to providing rich learning opportunities for her learners and professional learning network. She is a recent recipient of ISTE’s first place SIGOL Online Learning Award (2013) and a Microsoft Innovative Expert Educator. Donna is active in Professional Development online and in her district, CoSN, ISTE, and iEARN. Educators are pulled in so many constantly changing directions. Donna will discuss how we can address these obligations while providing deep and meaningful learning experiences, not only for our students, but for ourselves as well. Suggestions to work smarter by condensing and combining, that in turn can deepen teaching, learning, and our lives while we engage fully in the process. 21st Century Learning, Project Based Learning, and Technology will be the common languages. Donna’s Blog More information and 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 Eastern (GMT-5) and may be accessed in Blackboard Collaborate directly using the following Classroom 2.0 LIVE link at http://tinyurl.com/cr20live.On the Classroom 2.0 LIVE! site (http://live.classroom20.com) you’ll find the recordings from our recent ”Featured Teacher” session with our special guest Erin Klein. Click on the Archives and Resources tab.

When tweeting about Classroom 2.0 LIVE, be sure to use #liveclass20. Special thanks to our sponsors Weebly, The Learning Revolution and Blackboard Collaborate!

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

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

SLMOOC14 sessions scheduled through Apr 30, 2014


Sat Apr 12 SLMOOC14 – Jay Jay Jegathesan – The Freedom Project

Sat Apr 12 SLMOOC14 – Vicki Robinson – Physics Education In Second Life – Virtual Hands On

Sun Apr 13 SLMOOC14 – Nancy Zingrone – Setting up a Learning Center in Second Life and  Display Building Workshop in Second Life

Learning2gether with RSCON5 MiniCon and more

Learning2gether Episode 211

Sun Apr 6 – Learning2gether with RSCON5 MiniCon and preview

Learning2gether in the guise of its coordinator Vance Stevens was on holiday April 6, but followers were invited to attend the following significant event, which coincidentally took place during the time that L2g normally meets on Sundays

Sunday, April 6th RSCON5 MiniCon will feature musical guest Jason Levine, keynote speaker Steven Anderson, a technology smackdown event that anyone can sign-up for, and eight mini-presentations that highlight RSCON4 and give you a sneak peek at what to expect at our annual Reform Symposium Free Online Conference (RSCON5), that will take placeJuly 11-13th, 2014 and feature 60+presentations, 2 plenaries, 10 keynotes, student presenters, and much more. Learn more here / or at http://www.futureofeducation.com/page/rscon-2014
More information about this and other upcoming events at t http://learningrevolution.com/

and, as usual …

Earlier this week

Mon Mar 31 – Introducing Mozilla’s BadgeKit

Monday, March 31, 2-3:00 ET: Introducing Mozilla’s BadgeKit – BadgeKit is a new set of open, foundational tools that will make the badging process easy and simple. BadgeKit will be launched by Mozilla’s Open Badges team in March of 2014. This session will provide a general overview of BadgeKit, including: Why BadgeKit? What is BadgeKit? A deeper look at BadgeKit tools, and more
You’ll need to enroll in the MOOC on badges: badges.coursesites.com

Thu Apr 3 – SLMOOC14: David W. Deeds – Using Second Life in the K-12 Classroom


Fri Apr 4 – SLMOOC14: Language Practice on Second Life – Edunation

Presented by Edunation by Victoria University of Wellington


Sat Apr 5 – Classroom 2.0 live weekly show with Erin Klein

Saturday, April 5th at 12pm CR20 LIVE Weekly Show with Erin Klein, We are so excited to have Erin Klein as our Featured Teacher! Erin is a 2nd grade teacher in the Cranbrook Educational Community, Bloomfield Hills, MI. She will be sharing some of her fantastic classroom projects and teaching ideas in this inspirational, jam-packed show. Besides her amazing student-centered classroom Erin is an education technology expert and a master of project based learning. In her blog, Kleinspiration, Erin shares strategies and tools to help educators create transformational schools of the 21st century. Classroom 2.0 LIVE is an opportunity to gather with other member of the community in regular “live” web meetings. Details to join the webinar athttp://live.classroom20.com. Follow us on Twitter: #liveclass20.
More information about this and other upcoming events at t http://learningrevolution.com/.

From Apr 5 – more SLMOOC14 sessions scheduled through Apr 30, 2014