EVO Moderators for 2017 – Live meeting to discuss training in Weeks 2-3

Learning2gether episode 349


Download mp3:
https://learning2getherdotnet.files.wordpress.com/2016/11/2016oct30evowk2-64k.mp3?

On Sunday Oct 30 at 1400 UTC – EVO moderators met in a live meeting to transition from Week 2 to Week 3 in the annual training ritual leading up to EVO2017. EVO is Electronic Village Online, http://evosessions.pbworks.com

Join us on Sunday to talk about choice of platforms (and pick up a few tips), share your experience of online moderation and see what’s in store for next week.
https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cedrmh96jmlji6gvgjk5f9v0ecg

Recordings

Events in Webheads Virtual Office Bb Collaborate room are by definition open events, so all were welcome

Can’t reach Bb Collaborate? Have to miss it? 

Chat with us in real time at http://chatwing.com/vancestev and we’ll try to help you
The Google Docs link to Chatwing and Bb Collaborate transcripts is here
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-jsKVDEKABpj9QNFbUIMroT3mVQTiM7TY_YrXnXG82U/edit?usp=sharing

Announcements

Earlier this week

Sat Oct 22 1400 UTC Learning2gether episode 348 – EVOMC17 Playdate goes in search of a new quest

https://learning2gether.net/2016/10/22/evomc17-playdate-goes-in-search-of-a-new-quest/

Tue Oct 25 edcamp Global Makerspaces 24-hour free online event

http://edcampglobal.wix.com/globalmakerspaces

Sat Oct 29 1600 UTC Classroom 2.0 with Matt Buchanan his Google add-on OrangSlice for quantifying student progress

Saturday, October 29, 2016
Quantifying Student’s Progress with OrangeSlice Teacher RubricJoin us Saturday, October 29th as Matt Buchanan will join us to share an amazing Google add-on he has created for teachers and students called OrangeSlice. Matt recognized that Google Docs and Classroom were fantastic tools to develop his students’ literacy and writing skills. However, the efficient process seemed to disappear when it was time to grade and present the final grade in a professional format. This inspired him to create a Google Add-on: Teacher Rubric. It dramatically speeds the grading time, presents the grade in a professional format and creates more time to provide students constructive feedback.During his presentation, Matt will demonstrate how to use the OrangeSlice Teacher Rubric to quantify a student’s growth over an assignment. He’ll explain the key rubric categories, demonstrate how a teacher and student work together during the student’s progress towards, and finally completing the assignment. Teacher Rubric captures the communication between the two and presents it in a professional manner which is easy to follow. When the teacher ‘Processes the Grade’ for the final time, the conclusion yields a Student Growth Table which includes each rubric category and a clear, color-coded score breakdown of the student’s progress.Matt Buchanan graduated from Purdue University during the latter part of the last millennium with a BS in mechanical engineering. For the following 15+ years, he held various engineering and sales positions in the automotive and heavy truck industries and obtained 3 U.S. patents. He completed a transition to teaching program in 2011 and began teaching 4th grade followed by middle school science. Finally, he landed a permanent teaching position in northeast Indiana teaching high school science: earth science, physics and AP environmental science. His time spent in elementary education rooted his pedagogy in literacy. Rubrics are a fast and effective method to evaluate and provide direct, student feedback which led to the development and release of the OrangeSlice:Teacher Rubric and Student Rubric add-ons.Remember to follow us on Twitter: #liveclass20More 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.The time off set from GMT is incorrect in this message sent out by the Classroom 2.0 team. The correct time is this one:

http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=classroom+2.0+live&iso=20161029T12&p1=62&ah=1 

On the Classroom 2.0 LIVE! site (http://live.classroom20.com) you’ll find the recordings and Livebinder from our recent “Featured Teacher: Shelly Fryer” session with Shelly Fryer. Click on the Archives and Resourcestab.

Classroom 2.0 LIVE Team: Peggy George, Lorie Moffat, Tammy Moore, Paula Naugle, Steve Hargadon

Visit Classroom 2.0 at: http://www.classroom20.com/?xg_source=msg_mes_network

EVOMC17 playdate goes in search of a new quest

Learning2gether episode 348

On Saturday, October 22, the weekly EVOMC17 playdate went in search of a new quest. Having found the big fire, our intrepid band of EVO Minecraft MOOC explorers met in world to wonder, what next?

Learning2gether episode 348 will be another experiment with streaming Minecraft video and Discord audio using XSplit as the encoder rather than OBS.

Vance is set to figure out how to not only stream this one but set an event for it. The result: I was able to make the stream happen though a YouTube watch page, but to do that I had to use XSplit encoder (OBS was not working with YouTube watch pages). I found that OBS had at least sustained the stream whereas XSplit started fine from the watch page but was frequently dropping us out of Minecraft, which might have resulted in audio not syncing with video in this video. I checked online for a solution and found that this is a frequent complaint about XSplit. I haven’t quite found the ideal encoder yet, still testing.

Google+ Event page
https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/c7bv19t0fu1l4nintsf1l0ka424

https://youtu.be/fJBOttwaPpA

Participants in EVO Minecraft MOOC were invited to join us in Minecraft

Participants in EVOMC16 who were whitelisted on our server were invited to join us in Minecraft. All others could join us in the stream and interact with us in text chat at
http://chatwing.com/vancestev

Earlier this last week

Sun 16 Oct 1400 UTC – Learning2gether episode 347 – Kickoff of EVO2017 Moderator training

https://learning2gether.net/2016/10/16/kickoff-of-evo2017-moderator-training-with-mbarek-akaddar-and-jeff-lebow/

Wed Oct 19 American English Webinar Series – Dawn Bikowski

For the convenience of those viewing a graphic the link is http://bit.ly/AEWebinarSeries4

and the times of the sessions 0800 and 1300 EDT are noon and 1700 UTC

http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/2904944/American-English-Webinar-Series-4-Registration

Kickoff of EVO2017 Moderator training with Mbarek Akaddar and Jeff Lebow

Learning2gether episode 347


Download mp3
https://learning2getherdotnet.files.wordpress.com/2016/10/2016oct16evomodtraining-64k.mp3?

The Bb Collaborate (Elluminate) mp4 on YouTube: https://youtu.be/RuF6tYaelkM

On Sunday, October 16th, EVO moderators were invited to join us for a chat in Bb Collaborate streamed to YouTube/Live to kick-off the training.

Mbarek Akaddar led a discussion on an overview of the training session, and explained why we feel the moderator training is essential for experienced moderators and new moderators alike. All were encouraged to attend and share their ideas and questions.

EVO moderators with access to this page
http://evo-training.pbworks.com/w/page/102358090/week1live
would have known for some time that the EVO moderator training and sessions cycle for 2017 would be be kicked off with this first live synchronous meeting.

(and if you can’t reach that page, don’t worry, the information on this open event is here, all were welcome)

To interact with us live in the event venue, come here:
Blackboard Collaborate (Elluminate)
http://webheads.learningtimesevents.org/
Thanks to an ongoing grant from http://www.learningtimes.com/
(which was just recently renewed for another year; THANK YOU LearningTimes)

The Elluminate recording is here:
https://sas.elluminate.com/site/external/jwsdetect/nativeplayback.jnlp?sid=75&psid=2016-10-16.0245.M.7AE801FFB697DA460D4BF25AA8C21B.vcr

For those who couldn’t reach Bb Collaborate or had to miss it …

Viewers were able to click here to join the stream set up and competently managed by Jeff Lebow, or replay the event later (as displayed in the embed below):
https://youtu.be/UEht0ryEeAA


Participants in the stream could chat with us in real time at http://chatwing.com/vancestev

Find the transcripts from the Chatwing and Bb Collaborate chat spaces here
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1GlwoDd5vgDjXmmOl6YZMCQnQLYAGGx5lIgOtng-bidE/edit?usp=sharing

Earlier this week

Sun Oct 9 Susan Hillyard on the trials and tribulations of opening your own on-line Academy

https://learning2gether.net/2016/10/09/susan-hillyard-on-the-trials-and-tribulations-of-opening-your-own-on-line-academy/

Sat 15 Oct 1300 UTC EVOMC17 in quest of the Big Fire

The intrepid band of explorers Teacher Vance, Bard Rose, Emmanuel, and Linda Gielen resume their quest, set by Captain Trips Mircea Patrascu, to navigate the jungle streams past numerous boobie trapped temples in quest of the big fire at the end of journey, if we can survive it!

If you are whitelisted on the EVO Minecraft server, join us live. If not, enjoy the live stream and recording afterwards.

Interact with us in live real-time chat at http://chatwing.com/vancestev

The event page does not activate the video embed and inform viewers the event is streaming when OBS is used as the encoder (though YouTube registers the stream and OBS sends one), so there is no video to watch here. But there is a link to the video and a conversation here
https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cveqmfi1o3qtq7vq3e3ue59hgv4

Streamed live from Minecraft: https://youtu.be/j4XeQj4ORVY

Jeff says this event was also somehow streaming live at this location
https://gaming.youtube.com/watch?v=I1Hpc4d7N20

go figgah as we used to say in Hawaii

Sat Oct 15 1700 UTC Shelly Fryer on Classroom 2.0/live

Saturday, October 15, 2016
Featured Teacher: Shelly FryerJoin us Saturday, October 15th as 3rd and 4th grade teacher Shelly Fryer@sfryer will join us as our October Featured Teacher. Shelly will share how she uses a variety of strategies, apps, and technologies to build classroom community, differentiate learning to meet individual student needs in literacy and math, and promote a culture of making and creating. In addition to helping her students feel safe in their classroom family, Shelly is focused on helping students love learning at school. Shelly is passionate about helping students share their voices beyond the walls of their classroom. She teaches at a special school in Oklahoma City, Positive Tomorrows @ptokc, which exclusively serves homeless students and families. Shelly has been a teacher for over 20 years, and is in her fourth year teaching in a 1:1 iPad classroom. Shelly became a PBS Digital Learning Innovator (@pbsteachers) in 2014, and is a Fellow with Oklahoma A+ Schools (@okaplus) promoting arts integration and creativity in the classroom. Read her blog on shellyfryer.com, and check out her classroom website on classroom.shellyfryer.com.Remember to follow us on Twitter: #liveclass20More 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 “Confessions of a Learning Revolutionary” session with Steve Hargadon. Click on the Archives and Resources tab.

Classroom 2.0 LIVE Team: Peggy George, Lorie Moffat, Tammy Moore, Paula Naugle, Steve Hargadon

Susan Hillyard on the trials and tribulations of opening your own on-line academy

Learning2gether episode 346


Download mp3:
https://learning2getherdotnet.files.wordpress.com/2016/10/2016oct09susanhillyard-64k.mp3?

On Sunday, October 9, I had the pleasure of hosting Susan Hillyard talking on the trials and tribulations of opening your own on-line teacher training academy. In her presentation she made an impressive case for teaching through drama.

Susan Hillyard will discuss with us The Trials and Tribulations of setting up your own on-line Academy

“Are you thinking of opening your own online school? I decided to do just that as I have sitting, languishing on my PC about 70 PPTs all with handouts and additional materials which would be really useful to new and serving teachers. So I set about taking a course with Nellie Deutsch where I learned to design, build and open my first 6 week online course in my Academy SHELTA. In this presentation I will discuss how exciting and how difficult it was for me to get my head around the technology and how my first two courses panned out leaving me thrilled and determined to open a new theme as soon as possible.”

The result was SHELTA here: https://www.facebook.com/susanshelta/

Where? Bb Collaborate

http://learningtimesevents.org/webheads/

Recordings

Nellie Deutsche’s blog post about Susan’s Teaching English through Drama
http://nellie-deutsch.com/teaching-english-through-drama/

What happened to the stream? I think I made a rookie error. I had streamed successfully just a few days before and tried to do the same by launching the encoder and assuming YouTube would pick it up as before. But before I had “streamed now” where as here I had set an “event”. I think for this event I needed to type a different key in the encoder output from what I had used before. I believe that was the problem, and I’ll devote some time this weekend to troubleshooting it.

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Earlier this last couple of weeks

Tue Oct 4 Punching through to the next level – Livestreaming EVOMC17 weekly playdates

https://learning2gether.net/2016/10/04/punching-through-to-the-next-level-livestreaming-evomc17-weekly-playdates/

Wed Oct 5 American English Webinar Series with Jon Kotnarowski

For the convenience of those viewing a graphic the link is http://bit.ly/AEWebinarSeries4

and the times of the sessions 0800 and 1300 EDT are noon and 1700 UTC

http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/2904944/American-English-Webinar-Series-4-Registration

Wed Sept 21 American English Webinar Series with Lauren Whitaker

For the convenience of those viewing a graphic the link is http://bit.ly/AEWebinarSeries4

and the times of the sessions 0800 and 1300 EDT are noon and 1700 UTC

http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/2904944/American-English-Webinar-Series-4-Registration

Sat Sept 24 1600 UTC Mircea Petrascu’s new quest in EVOMC17

My Camtasia video for this was corrupted by running out of space on my HDD, but Rose has a copy she can send

When she does that I’ll create a post for this event.

For now, it’s tucked onto here

https://learning2gether.net/2016/09/20/evomc17-playdate-in-minecraft-basic-building/

Wed Oct 5 – Fri Oct 7 Virtually Connecting from UC Irvine

Thu Oct 6 and Fri Oct 7 Online Language Learning Research Network (OLLReN) conference

http://ollren.org/events/upcoming-events

Schedule of presentations

http://ollren.org/events/upcoming-events/schedule

Wed Oct 5- Sun Oct 9 Teaching for Success Online Conference

http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/events/teaching-success-online-conference

With over 60 scheduled talks by speakers from around the world and panel discussions taking place between Wednesday 5 October and Sunday 9 October 2016, the Teaching for Success Online Conference promises to deliver a wide range of engaging and insightful presentations covering all aspects of professional development for teachers in all contexts. Talks on each of the five days will focus on distinct themes related to the different Professional Practices that make up the British Council’s new CPD framework for teachers and CPD framework for teacher educators. All talks will take place in Adobe Connect and will be recorded for later viewing.

Punching through to the next level – Livestreaming EVOMC17 weekly playdates

Learning2gether Episode 345

I just posted this to the EVO Minecraft MOOC Google+ Community
https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/112993649763396826671

Thanks to +Rose Bard and +Linda Gielen, who help me get around and stay alive each week, and+Mircea Patrascu who makes the quests (modeling how a master can manage class activities in#Minecraft ) I’m getting better at the game, or more correctly, the toy, as +Jeff Kuhn points out. But this evening I punched through my latest personal learning goal. I managed to figure out how to stream our #evomc17  events live, capturing virtual play along with voice.

This mind and hand coordination retoolkng came about with the demise of Google Hangouts on Air as we knew them. When HoA ceased to be available, webcasters were forced to resort to http://youtube.com/live, which as it turns out, having come to grips with it, I think is a good thing, because it forces us to learn about configuring the underlying encoders, in the same way that I have always had a fondness for DOS, where we had to manually configure each CD-ROM drive, before the days of Windows Plug and Play. The DOS batch files gave us a lot of control over how our machines started up, as opposed to how it happens now, as bloatware gets added and gradually crowds out what you want to use your machine for in favor of those who want to exploit what you do every time you boot up.

So for tonight’s playdate, I entered a game of Minecraft with my colleagues and streamed the Minecraft window as I had done before, and then played with the Open Broadcast encoder, enabling mic and sound card, fired up the discord voice app we use to talk with each other while playing, and it all came together perfectly.

Our next playdate will be livestreamed. I’ll set the event in YouTube/Live, and invite you join us in world or just follow what we’re up to in real time.

When watching YouTube videos, be sure and use the settings gear to play back in highest resolution. The default setting may be grainy.

 

Earlier this last couple of weeks

Tue Sept 20 EVOMC17 Playdate in Minecraft – Basic building

https://learning2gether.net/2016/09/24/evomc17-playdate-in-minecraft-basic-building/

Sat Oct 1 Classroom 2.0 on Innovating with iPads

Saturday, October 1, 2016
Innovate with iPad

We are so excited to have two outstanding educational leaders, Karen Lirenman and Kristen Wideen, sharing with us in this webinar! They are prepared to inspire and “wow” us with ways to get students and teachers creating with iPads.
Webinar description: In this webinar, participants will learn to use iPads to transform teaching and learning. Karen Lirenman and Kristen Wideen, authors of Innovate with iPad, will share five key content creation iPad apps and how they can be used for numeracy, literacy, socials, science, and student self-assessment. They will explore what’s possible with iPad and how it can be used as a tool for content creations instead of a tool for content consumptions. Each participant will leave the session with new ideas of how to transform teaching and learning with iPad.Karen is an award winning primary school teacher who is transforming education by connecting her students with the world through Twitter, blogs, and video conferencing. She takes a hands-on approach to teaching by including inquiry, projects, and the maker mindset in her classroom. Her students choose how they learn, show, and share their knowledge. Karen has taught in both Australia and Canada. Karen is an Apple Distinguished Educator and a Google for Education Certified Innovator.

Kristen has spent her career teaching and engaging primary school children in the United States and Canada. Through her innovative, student-driven projects, she teaches classes to take chances and develop the skills necessary to succeed in the twenty-first century. Kristen encourages her students to create, collaborate, and be open to trying new things in her classroom every day. She is an Apple Distinguished Educator and enjoys inspiring educators to use technology in innovative ways by speaking at conferences.

Remember to follow us on Twitter: #liveclass20

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“Assistive Technology for Struggling Readers” session with Mike Marotta. Click on the Archives and Resources tab.

Classroom 2.0 LIVE Team: Peggy George, Lorie Moffat, Tammy Moore, Paula Naugle, Steve Hargadon