Learning2gether Episode 270
Introducing TESOL Arabia’s Online PD Opportunities
On Fri Apr 24 Learning2gether tried to join Jim Buckingham, first in HoA, and failing that, in BbC during his presentation at the SQU EFL Conference in Oman
Discover TESOL Arabia’s online tutorials and digital badges projects currently being produced by TESOL Arabia volunteers. As a professional practitioner learn how you can realize PD goals while also earning international standards based digital badges. As an aspiring elearning developer learn how you can participate in creating such projects too.
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I think the message of Jim’s session is that there is no need for anyone to be ‘behind’ in technology since there is so much support, for free, in the community e.g. TAEdTech SIG, that anyone who wants to can use to find out more about tech that will make their classes more engaging for their students – Vance
Google Hangout was blocked in Oman so we ended up in Blackboard Collaborate (also blocked in Oman, unfortunately), but the online audience managed to reach http://webheads.learningtimesevents.org/
Which we have available to us thanks to an ongoing grant from http://www.learningtimes.com/
We organized beforehand in the Hangout on Air event we orginally set up: https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/c7caquae2gccu2dvn1kfcbpsilc
The back-channel chat is still working there. Feel free to comment
Last minute Plan B instructions
Learning2gether is about to start not in HoA as originally planned but in BbCollaborate / Elluminate.
If planning to join us, do NOT use chrome, java no longer supported. FF and IE work fine, as does Safari. In one of those browsers, run the Tech Check (middle tab at above URL) first and enter the TEST room to make sure you have associated Elluminate’s new .collab file with java.
If you can reach the TEST room your problem is solved, so exit there, and you should be able to get into http://webheads.learningtimesevents.org/ after that.
and also at the HoA event
Earlier this week
Sun Apr 19 1400 GMT LEARNING2GETHER with Ayat Tawel about the Silent Way
Wed Apr 22 Earth Day Earthcast lives! Earthbridges events from noon GMT onwards
Peggy George notes: here are some fantastic resources for Earth Day from Time for Kids. All free.http://www.timeforkids.com/minisite/environment
From Sheila Adams: Earthcast 2015 will start around 8:30 EDT on Wednesday, April 22 – Check your time zone. Students have content for about 4 hours, then we will play recorded material until Jason Robertshaw does his event at 14:30 EDT. Would love to have anyone stop by the chatroom for a quick hi! Happy Earth Day all! http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=Earthcast+2015&iso=20150422T1225&p1=%3A
Thu Apr 23 1300 GMT Integrating Technology 4 Active Lifelong Learning webinar on eBooks with María J. García San Martín
Integrating Technology 4 Active Lifelong Learning has rescheduled the class on ‘SBF: From eBookEVO to CLIL eBooks with María J. García San Martín’ to Apr_23 2015, 05:00 PM ((GMT+04:00) Abu Dhabi, Muscat). You may use the same class link to enter the classroom at its changed date and time.
Enter the Class to hear the recording