Learning2gether Episode 279
The audio features a distance presentation by Anthony Cashin speaking via Skype from Australia on how to successfully implement iPads in an educational setting from an administrative point of view. We were not recording, unfortunately, when Mary Kay Polly gave her very interesting talk about using Minecraft with her students e.g. getting them to justify their use of Minecraft as a means of meeting curriculum goals.
On Sunday June 28 Vance was in Philadelphia with comely colleagues from work Dani Coelho, Nery Alvarado, and Ellen Dougherty, to give a pre-conference workshop called iPadagogy: A Bloomin’ Better Way to Teach, live from ISTE Philadelphia 2015
- Conference listing – https://www.isteconference.org/2015/?id=94278056
- Workshop portal page –
- Google+ Community portal – https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/106335289442800943624
Dani Coelho, Nery Alvarado, Vance Stevens, and Ellen Dougherty
We set the tone: A Portuguese, a Mexican, an American, and a Canadian turn up at a conference, and …
having traveled all the way from Al Ain UAE converge in Philadelphia to trot out their internationally acclaimed dog and pony show on iPadagogy: A Bloomin’ Better Way to Teach. The hangout recording starts as the workshop begins. Without knowing how long we’d be able to sustain it, we tried to convey some of the flavor of ISTE 2015 in Philadelphia and as best we could to try to bring an international audience into the event.
Where? Google Hangout on Air
- Post your comments on the new event page:
- Old event page (HoA started inadvertently during testing, had to be replaced)
- Old event page (HoA started inadvertently during testing, had to be replaced)
- The event is archived on Webheadsinaction.org
where you have on one page two critical embeds
The first part of this event was recorded as a Hangout on Air (HoA). Vance had set up a laptop PC to manage the stream and was walking around the room with an iPad that was participating in the event and recording video and audio. The hub PC was muted and Vance was using earbuds on the iPad to prevent remote participants in the HoA from intruding on the live session (but they could interact with Vance and Vance could interact with them sotto voce but that interaction appears in the recording). Surprisingly the bandwidth held out and the experiment worked in concept, though the next stage will clearly need to address managing the handheld iPad camera movement. If you get dizzy then the mp3 recording is worth listening to.
Vance’s contribution was entitled Teaching writing on iPads and other voice-enabled mobile devices
Here are the …
- Wiki portal for flipping the session: http://iste2015ipadagogyabloominbetterwaytoteach.pbworks.com/w/page/92494251/Writing%20-%20Vance%20Stevens
- Learning2gether blog post and video:
- The slides are open and available here:
- The presentation was written up beforehand here:
- The July 2015 version of this article has been blogged here
- Vance dress rehearsed this topic at a Learning2gether event June 7, 2015, archived here
Captured text chat from the Hangout
- and …
- not to mention these Google+ Communities
Earlier this week
Mon Jun 22 Learning2gether at a Russell Stannard GLOBINAR on Tools that Flip, Blend and Create Distance Learning Content
Each year TICAL holds an annual School Leadership Summit. This year’s Summit, on June 24th from 8:00-4:30 PDT, will focus on the pillars of the U.S. Department of Education’s Future Ready Pledge. The Pledge is a commitment by district leaders to work with educators, families, and community members to make all schools in their districts Future Ready. Future Ready Schools: 2015 School Leadership Summit will be held online using Google Hangouts on Air. The event will be free for all to attend and to watch the recordings. You must register to watch the event live or to see the recordings. This is truly a collaborative event made possible by the leading organization and event partners. For more information and to register, please go tohttp://www.futureready.education.
Wed 24 June 1600 EDT edWeb – Are you ready for BYOD?
Wednesday, June 24th at 4pm edWeb Webinar: Are You Ready for BYOD?, Have you been thinking about BYOD (Bring Your Own Device)? Are you ready to learn more? In this webinar, Rachelle Wooten, Digital Learning Specialist at Fort Bend ISD, will provide a primer on BYOD, including digital tool recommendations, classroom management tips, lesson planning, and teaching tips. Rachelle facilitates the BYOD training in her district and has developed her own model: R.E.A.D.I.E.E to help teachers be Ready for BYOD. Whether you’re new or familiar with BYOD, get some helpful tips for your program during this live, interactive session. Rachelle will field questions from attendees after her presentation. Registration information here.
Thu 25 June 1600 EDT edWeb – Art of Procurement
Thursday, June 25th at 3pm edWeb Webinar: The Art of Procurement: Balancing Price versus Performance, Common Sense Education’s Essential Elements for 1:1 Learning is a monthly webinar series that details strategies and practical advice about 1:1 learning programs. Learn how to personalize these essential elements for your schools. The series is presented by Jeff Mao and Steve Garton, who lead the Maine Learning Technology Initiative program for a decade. Registration information here.
Fri June 26 1500 EDT Homeschooling
Friday, June 26th at 3pm Starting to Homeschool: The Teenage Years, How can a teen’s needs best be met by homeschooling? Let’s talk about unschooling and homeschooling high school, how to decide if college is right for you, and how to take on internships, apprenticeships, work, and travel. We will explore the many different ways teens and young adults can join the adult world and make their way into meaningful work with or without a college degree. We’ll explore the college admission process for homeschoolers and present resources for creating successful applications. We’ll also talk about Uncollege and DIY College, among other options that are available. Register to view here.
Sat Jun 27 Maria Colussa Hangout on Air presentation
Global Education Day at ISTE 2015, June 28th
Join Lucy Gray, Steve Hargadon, VIF International Education and many members of the Global Education Conference community on Sunday, June 28th from 2-5 PM at the Philadelphia Convention Center (Room 103BC) for a special face-to-face meeting in which you can connect and collaborate with other globally-minded educators.
- Global Education Day Information + Schedule
- Free Registration Add Yourself to the Waitlist!
- Share on Facebook
- Follow #globaled on Twitter
Here is some follow-up from Steve Hargadon on the June 28th for Global Education Day meet up for those interested in globally connective opportunities for teachers and students.
An exciting time was had by all, and it was particularly wonderful to see so many GEC friends gather from around the globe. Thank you to all who were able to attend and we are particularly indebted to the many people who shared their expertise through ignite talks, roundtable discussions and cool tool sharing. For a full list of these participants and their contact information, please see our agenda for the day.
Here is a quick list of related resources that you may want to browse:
- Conference Agenda – includes notes in Google Docs from roundtable discussions
- Google Drive Folder – link to agenda and group notes from roundtables
- Attendee Introductions – find out about people’s interests and follow them on Twitter
- #globaled15 social media posts on Tagboard
- Photos from Global Education Day
- Connecting to the World digital handout – steps to going global
Also, take a look at these excellent blog post reflections from Elizabeth Calhoon and Michelle Cordy. These recaps will give you an idea of what transpired on GED. Let us know if you write a reflection piece, too!
Again, thanks to all who participated in GED. We are particularly grateful to VIF and to ISTE!