Learning2gether with Malu Sciamarelli about Creative Writing and Language Learning

Learning2gether Episode 223

Download mp3: https://learning2getherdotnet.files.wordpress.com/2014/06/m-64k.mp3

On Sunday June 22 Learning2gether were fortunate to have Malu Sciamarelli talk to us about Creative Writing with Language Learners



WhereBlackboard Collaborate (Elluminate) 

What? Creative Writing and Language Learning

Malu told us about her workshops she gave at TESOL Arabia and BrazTESOL this year, and about a project she is working on with Alan Maley

Posted by Malu on June 11, 2014





Earlier this week

Sun Jun 15 1400-1600 GMT – Jason Levine – Opening events for Teachers Teaching Online – TTO MOOC


TTO, To The Ocean – http://screencast.com/t/iRTOs79inqQ

Schedule of events: http://www.wiziq.com/tutorial/770755-teachers-teaching-online-class-schedule

Starting 15th June, 2014, and through to 12th July 2014 Jason R. Levine a.k.a. Fluency MC, Ambassador and Knowledge Entertainer at WizIQ, will team up with expert and popular online educators to bring you a brand-new Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) called “Teachers Teaching Online” where teachers can learn how to succeed as an online educator.


Enroll for Free here

In the Teachers Teaching Online MOOC experienced online educators will show you how to:

  • Create courses based on live classes and pre-recorded videos
  • Improve marketing efforts for your courses
  • Use blended learning and flipped classrooms
  • Use the Virtual Classroom tools, such as the whiteboard, and media player
  • Use the Virtual Classroom features, such as screen sharing, text chat, and audio-video communication.
  • Teach small groups, large groups, and individual learners effectively

Then at 1500 GMT – Shelly Terrell:  Virtual Makeover: 15+ Ideas to Get Students Actively Learning Online

Turn your virtual learning spaces into active student communities. Join Shelly Terrell as she shares 15+ ideas to get your students actively learning, creating, publishing, reflecting, writing, reading, curating, and researching with blogs, Edmodo, Facebook groups, Moodle, Google Communities, and other virtual learning environments (VLEs). These activities are based on sound pedagogy and promote digital literacy and citizenship.

Sun Jun 15 2330 GMT I have a question – Jeff Lebow, Dave Cormier, John Schinker, Jennifer Maddrell

Find the event at the Google+ Community page https://plus.google.com/communities/102307879401185751970

or join the stream live http://edtechtalk.com/live/ihaq

IHAQ #10 on Lower Skillset Learners – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7OqlTBrDck

This hangout utilizes the Comment  Tracker, check it out https://plus.google.com/+RonnieBincer/posts/UFhgVE7DfTV

Mon Jun 16 1800 GMT Nik Peachey on TTO MOOC

It’s on the Schedule of events: http://www.wiziq.com/tutorial/770755-teachers-teaching-online-class-schedule

To join the session, join the MOOC

Starting 15th June, 2014, and through to 12th July 2014 Jason R. Levine a.k.a. Fluency MC, Ambassador and Knowledge Entertainer at WizIQ, will team up with expert and popular online educators to bring you a brand-new Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) called “Teachers Teaching Online” where teachers can learn how to succeed as an online educator.

Tue Jun 17 1400 GMT Vicki Hollet – MM4: Making Videos for the Blended and Flipped Classroom

Class Date: Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Class Time: 6:00 PM ((GMT+04:00) Abu Dhabi, Muscat) 
Click here to access the recording

And it’s on YouTube:  http://youtu.be/TbpnCwQk9AM

Wed Jun 18 0700 GMT Jeff Lebow on being ABLE to teach online

Jeff Lebow

Jeff’s audience: http://screencast.com/t/rYgP2Okm

You are invited to join in the collaborative chaos of my upcoming virtual presentation for the Innovation and Learning Seminar at the Central University of Technology, Free State on June 18 at 07:00 UTC
(9am in South Africa, 4pm in Korea, middle of the night in the Americas – global times: http://bit.ly/T36izj )

The presentation will focus on tools and strategies that can help teachers  integrate online components into their teaching. It will be streamed live at http://jefflebow.net/node/325 and I aim to include as much interaction as possible via twitter, text chat, Google Doc, and a Hangout on Air.

There are pre-presentation questions at: http://bit.ly/1lunSbO which are part of a Google Doc that will also be used to generate tool lists and group notes.

The Twitter hashtag is #onlineable
There’s a text chat at http://jefflebow.net/node/325 and I’ll be integrating a transwarp holographic teleportation hub if I can get the bugs fixed in time 🙂

For those unable to tune in live, I will post recordings and chat logs afterward (unless it’s a total disaster) and would welcome post-presentation thoughts as well.

Wed Jun 18 1000 GMT Jeff Lebow’s ENG317 Hangout Center live

Time where you are: http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=ENG+317+Talk+Show+(Part+2)&iso=20140618T19&p1=594&ah=2

At 10 a.m. GMT, Jeff Lebow is back on the air with Part2 of his BUFS ENG317 student talk show.

All are welcome to tune in at:

Fri Jun 20 2000 GMT Edunation Language Community event in Second Life, Wynshel and Jens, Machinima workshop

The EdLC is the new name for an active group of language educators who meet twice a month to exchange best practise in language education. The meetings take place on EduNation every 1st Sunday of the month and every 3rd Friday of the month

at 8pm GMT/ 1pm SLT / 9pm UK time / 8am NZ time


EduNation next to the Sandbox, bonfire in front of Irish Pub


– to learn from each other through practical sessions on building, scripting, machinima (‘workshops’)

– to exchange ideas on how to deal with students, methodology etc. (‘fireside chats’)

– invite guest speakers (‘coffee with…’)

For more information, visit and join the NING at http://virtualworldssig.ning.com/

Fri Jun 20 at 2000 GMT Shelly Terrell American TESOL webinar – Teaching with Badges! Tools & Tips

The following screen with its many links live can be found at http://bit.ly/eltlinks which redirects to


The schedule to the right of this image is updated weekly and available at


Sat Jun 21 3pm BST IATEFL Webinar with Lindsay Clandfield on What’s hot and what’s not in coursebooks

IATEFL webinar with Lindsay Clandfield on Saturday 21 June 2014 at 3pm BST. Lindsay will be talking about ‘What’s hot and what’s not in coursebooks’.

This webinar will focus on coursebooks as the indicator of what is popular at the moment in English language teaching. Lindsay will talk about what’s hot in the latest generation of international coursebooks and what things are losing popularity. He will also take a look at several recent “flagship” courses from the major publishers and share some of the behind-the-scenes decisions made when a new coursebook series is launched. The webinar will wrap up with a look into the future and the question of whether or not we will be able to call these publications courseBOOKS.

Go to http://www.iatefl.org/webinars for more information on Lindsay’s presentation and log in details.

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