Rita Zeinstejer – Maximize Collaboration and Sharing with Google+ and Hangouts

Learning2gether Episode 232

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On Sun Aug 24 we enjoyed Learning2gether with
Rita Zeinstejer – Maximize Collaboration and Sharing with Google+ and Hangouts

Rita Zeinstejer has been asked to prepare a presentation on Google+ and Hangouts, so in this event, she piloted it first for Learning2gether in the the Webheads Bb Collaborate / Elluminate room

Would you like to easily connect, collaborate, and communicate with other educators, parents, or classrooms- whether they’re next door or around the world? Join Rita Zeinstejer as she explains how GOOGLE+  is the social network that adds to all of Google’s other services, including Gmail, YouTube, and Blogger; how Google+ brings popular social-media features like comments, photo- and music-sharing, videochat, etc. to your social circles.

She will also share how to easily connect and collaborate with the free video chat resource, Google Hangouts, and how you can use Google Hangouts to conduct parent-teacher conferences, collaborate with other teachers, or chat with other classrooms. You will also learn how students can work on collaborative projects with students in other parts of your state, country, or the world.

“With Hangouts on Air, you will be able to broadcast yourself publicly to the entire world, see how many viewers you have, and even record and reshare your broadcast. The public recording will be uploaded to your YouTube channel and to your original Google+ post.”


Earlier this week

Sun Aug 17 – And the winner is … Learning2fly high with iTDi


iTDi continues with participant sessions

Jason Levine is indefatigable, obviously enjoying himself; e.g. Thu Aug 21

  • Using the WiziQ Whiteboard to Write Chinese Characters
  • Online Student  Retention – Rob Howard
  • To Use or Not to Use L1 in the ESL classroom’. by Anastasia

Mon Aug 18 – Steven Anderson on Digital Citizenship, from Learning Revolution calendar

  • Monday, August 18th at 4pm Steven Anderson on “Building a Solid Digital Citizenship Program from Day One”, The beginning of the school year is such an important time for digital citizenship. Schools are distributing their Acceptable Use Policies or Responsible Use Policies. Students may have access to new technologies. Teachers are often planning on integrating new digital tools into their teaching. And parents may be hopeful about the educational potential of digital tools, but also anxious about their kids’ media use. What are some ways for you to start off the school year right and set the foundation for your digital citizenship program throughout the year? Hear from Steven Anderson, who will share advice and strategies to build a positive school culture around digital citizenship. Get inspired with practical ways you can implement your digital citizenship program, and involve the school community throughout the year!
  • For a full calendar of all upcoming events and conferences, click here.

Mon Aug 18 TL News Night LIVE from Learning Revolution calendar

  • Monday, August 18th at 8pm TL News Night LIVE, This is a LIVE show presented in news show format featuring a Wrap up of “This Month in School Libraries” and deeper discussion of topical school library issues with special guest experts. Did we mention it was LIVE?

For  full calendar of all upcoming events and conferences, click here.

Tue Aug 19 Karen Collias Fostering Creativity Inside and Outside the Classroom on EdWeb

Presented by Dr. Karen Collias, founder of Knowledge Without Borders
Hosted by George DeBakey, President, DeBakey International

Fri Aug 22 Shelly Terrell American TESOL webinar on Survival Tips for Teaching with iPads

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


 Sat Aug 23 Carlos Fernandez and 81DASH on Classroom 2.0

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.
On Saturday, August 23rd, the special guest was Carlos Fernandez, creator/developer of a fantastic, free new backchannel tool for the classroom called 81DASH. He will be joined by Jerry Swiatek, a District Technology Specialist for the Citrus County School District in Citrus County, FL where he works with teachers and students helping them integrate technology into their classrooms. Jerry is the founder and organizer of EdCamp Citrus, a Google Certified Admin and Teacher, and is also the archivist for the very successful #edchat community. Please join us to learn about 81DASH and the ways teachers are using it in their classrooms. We know you are going to be eager to start using it too! If you’re already using it we hope you’ll share your experiences either in the chat or on the microphone during the Q/A. Communication is vital in the 21st Century way of work and education is no exception. As the 81DASH team saw schools make the digital transitions, they knew that they needed to come up with a safe solution that would allow students access to communicate anytime, anywhere. But they also needed a solution that would keep students safe and give the teacher the opportunity to monitor and have full control of that chat environment. Although the chat feature is heart and soul of 81Dash, they believe that students need more than just a safe chat environment. They need a Dashboard that allows them to communicate, share files, take notes, and keep track of important tasks. 81Dash has been a tremendous passion project of theirs and is created by teachers for teachers. Follow 81DASH on Twitter and sign up on 81DASH to start using it with your students. More information and session 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. All webinars are closed captioned.On the Classroom 2.0 LIVE! site (http://live.classroom20.com) you’ll find the recordings and Livebinder from our recent”Assessments That Don’t Suck!” session with our special guest Paul Bogush. Click on the Archives and Resourcestab. 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

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