Learning2gether with Ryan Buchanan about tablet technology for teachers

Learning2gether Episode 250

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On Sun Dec 7 Learning2gether is spending time with Ryan Buchanan talking about tablet technology for teachers, in a presentation subtitled:

“Why’s and How’s of My Desire to Get on the Other Side of My Students’ Screens” or “Making Students’ Digital Interface Work: App Flashcards”

Ryan writes: Let’s talk about getting on the important side – the “looked-at” side – of the students’ devices.  I offer suggestions that I act on to make learning more attractive for my Saudi Digital Natives using Quizlet & other great apps.

This is a flipped presentation!

Please preview my Quick Quizlet Prezi below – four short (less than 3 minutes each) YouTubes introducing the app with step-by-step creation & a sample of lesson delivery.

Share with me:  http://prezi.com/bunnnj8osh4-/present/?auth_key=8ur9dg2&follow=wxa5zitgjsze&kw=present-bunnnj8osh4-&rc=ref-102739207


Also, here’s my Tablet Technology for Teachers Prezi with a screenshot step-by-step of other tablet-mediated teaching tools, including Bluetooth, Google Keep, Merriam Webster Dictionary, SimpleDifferent Website Builder & Socrative.

Share with me:  http://prezi.com/r_ammoglmut3/present/?auth_key=3yai667&follow=wxa5zitgjsze&kw=present-r_ammoglmut3&rc=ref-102739207


Finally, see Ryan in action here, with his recent SILC Presentation – Digitally Interfacing Classrooms

Tablet Technology for Teachers Webinar Handout & BMWs for Teachers 07DEC14.docx


Show Notes:

Ryan had planned a flipped presentation where he presented material he wanted to discuss beforehand and provided the links above. During the conversation, we went (as you would in a truly flipped classroom) into the philosophical issues of digital natives and immigrants and how wrong it is to make them park their networks at the door of the classroom and not bring them in. Thus the conversation went on to the teaching philosophy that would incorporate these networks and accompanying devices into the classroom with the result that we flipped the presentation even further as something we didn’t actually get to but for later, people could look at the following links, shared during the conversation:


Google+ Hangout on Air

Earlier this week

Sun Nov 30 Maha Abdulmoneim, Maria Colussa and Hello Little World: The Magic of Networks


Mon Dec 1  Marie-Hélène Fasquel – Implementing gamification in our classrooms

Free webinar on Implementing Gamifiction in our Classrooms

Let’s learn about

  • Gamification as a useful concept for teaching language
  • online tools for implementing Gamification
  • some ideas on how to use Gamification.

This Gamification webinar is followed by a 5-minute professional development presentation for teachers of English or other languages as a second language (Webinar in English).


  • Presenter: Marie-Hélène Fasquel
  • Host: Cathia Gaita Kinaci

When? 1.12.2014 19:00 Uhr – 20:30 Uhr (Berlin Time Zone)

Where? Access link: https://webconf.vc.dfn.de/implementing

Info: http://v.gd/implementing
Enter your FULL NAME (No username, no password needed)

This is part of a series of webinars offered by Saarland Landesinstitut fur Padagogik und Medien (LPM) in various European languages;

Juergen’s Post-paratory email follow up

Marie-Hélène presented Scoop.it as an excellent Curation of Contents tool (Juergen’s Scoop.its).

Also check:

Wed Dec 3 Nellie Deutsch – Teachers micro-teaching in pairs

Teachers Micro Teaching in Pairs’. The class will start at 09:00 PM(GMT+04:00) Abu Dhabi, Muscat.
Click here to access the class

Dec 4 Using Voice Thread By Kirsty Digger

VoiceThread is a cloud-based tool that can be used in a variety of formats to present material, comment of material or for discussion. Basic accounts are free and offer an excellent opportunity for students and faculty to learn through a non-linear format. Take a tour of VoiceThread, learn about its features and discuss possibly scenarios for application of VoiceThread in your own classroom.

Zoom Link: https://delhi.zoom.us/j/2262070906…

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Fri Dec 5 Connected Courses IndieWeb Movement


Sat Dec 6 Classroom 2.0 kicks off Hour of Code week

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.

The Hour of Code week is almost here (Dec. 8-14, 2014) and we are thrilled to have two outstanding teachers as our special guests to kick off the Hour of Code week. They will share details about the Hour of Code and tips and resources you can use to get your classes involved in this exciting, life-changing experience. Gail Poulin and Kevin Hodgson will share their passions for coding and programming with students as creators as well as consumers through their stories and student examples. Gail Poulin teaches Kindergarten and Kevin teaches 6th grade in William E. Norris School in Southampton, MA. Hour of Code https://twitter.com/dogtraxhttps://twitter.com/poulingail

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 athttp://tinyurl.com/cr20live. All webinars are closed captioned. Unsure of the time in your time zone? Click on the “Time Zone Conversion” link on our home page.

On the Classroom 2.0 LIVE! site (http://live.classroom20.com) you’ll find the recordings and Livebinder from our recent ”20 Need-to-Know Features of GAFE You Should Be Using Today” session with our special guest Lisa Thumann. Click on the Archives and Resources tab. When tweeting about Classroom 2.0 LIVE, be sure to use #liveclass20. Special thanks to our sponsors The Learning Revolution, Weebly, 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

Fri Oct 24-Dec 21 – Build Your Teaching Business Online: free MOOC from Jason Levine and Sylvia Guinan


Schedule: https://docs.google.com/document/d/114_-pZjCooPIGuIQNC7KR7kc2N9s0pYNX80NpqEbwYg/edit

or: http://bit.ly/1zg3EtH

November 17-23: Learning to use the virtual classroom linked from

November 24-30: Learning to create a course

Throughout November -Educational Technology & Global Issues – An IATEFL LTSIG & GISIG event

An online event unlike anything you have heard before!
The IATEFL Learning Technologies SIG and Global Issues SIG are putting together an exciting month-long online event. The format will be a series of audio episodes, almost like a weekly radio show. Each episode will feature a full interview with an expert in the field of technology discussing different problematic aspects of edtech and global issues, as well as success stories of where technology is genuinely making a difference. After each episode, listeners can continue the conversation by contributing in various moderated discussions or leaving their own audio comments at our site. It promises to be an event like nothing you’ve ever heard before! 
Join in now on http://edtechconcerns.com
Catch up on what you missed at http://edtechconcerns.podomatic.com/

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