Ayat Tawel and Hanaa Khamis discuss EVO with participants in NileTESOL LTSIG

Learning2gether Episode #355

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NileTESOL LTSIG coordinator Ayat Tawel has received inquiries and questions from members about the pnature of Electronic Village Online (EVO) sessions, http://evosessions.pbworks.com, how to join an online course, what platforms can be used, the nature of online work and interaction, and how EVO can be a good professional development opportunity.

We noticed that some of our members are not so much familiar with online sessions and need an orientation into the nature of these sessions. That’s why Hanaa Khamis (LTSIG coordinator) and Ayat conducted this online session as a kind of orientation into online sessions, different platforms and how to manage online work in light of EVO sessions.

This is not about the different sessions as the facilitators advise participants to join the kick off for more details, as can be heard at the end of the session.

All are invited to participate and maybe share something about EVO. The session is provisionally scheduled for Friday (23/12) at 16:00 GMT.


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The recording could be posted on NileTESOL website later as well as at http://learning2gether.net, which will serve as a promotion for EVO as well. I believe this will get the attention of a big number of educators all across Egypt.


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Earlier these few weeks

Sun Dec 4 1400 UTC Learning2gether 354 with David Winet on using WeChat, Whatsapp and Facebook Messenger in writing classes


Mon Dec 5-Fri Dec 11 Hour of Code Week

The Hour of Code week took place Dec. 5-11, 2016

Mon Dec 5 Globinar with Susan Hillyer – English through Drama

Dec 8 Globinar with Tilly Harrison Exploring Free Online Polling Tools: Socrative, Kahoot and Quizziz

Sat Dec 17, 2016 12pm EST Valerie Lewis: Featured Teacher on Classroom 2.0

If you’re feeling completely exhausted as you head into your Winter break, this is a “must-see” webinar to get re-charged and inspired to recapture your passion for teaching with our Featured Teacher, Valerie Lewis! This webinar will show teachers how to find their own voice and passions in order to create their own lane. During a time, where teachers may be facing criticism in the profession and burn-outs from overwhelming expectations, they will be encouraged to “ignite the spark” within themselves and spread that passion like a wildfire amongst others. The speaker will share examples of things that have inspired her and share how she went from concept and ideas to reality.

Valerie Lewis is an EDUPRENEUR, technology fanatic, a forever learner, and a DISRUPTOR of normalcy within education from Miami, FL but a 10 year resident of Atlanta, Georgia! Valerie considers herself a natural leader with a gift and calling to teach all students. Her philosophy is that all students can learn once great strategies are implemented. Every teacher should always seek ways to challenge not only their students but themselves as well. This idea has pushed Valerie to build collaborative learning spaces such as: PasstheScopeEDU, Preparing Next Generation Innovators, Teacherpreneur Chat, EdObstacles and other community service learning projects which makes “giving good”.

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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 EST (Time Zone Conversion) 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 “Seesawing in the Classroom” session with Peg Volak. Click on the Archives and Resources tab.

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

David Winet on using WeChat, Whatsapp and Facebook Messenger in writing classes

Learning2gether Episode 354

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On Sunday, December 4, at 1400 UTC, David Winet connected with Learning2gether episode 354 to explain and discuss with us his latest publication in the On the Internet column of TESL-EJ on using Mobile Instant Messaging in the ESL Writing Class

Where: Hangout on Air
Stream and recording: https://youtu.be/4UVgRdJDyDk

Meet for live text chat at http://chatwing.com/vancestev to interact with participants in HoA and for latest information on the day

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I didn’t realize before now that YouTube/Live sends out an additional announcement on my Twitter feed; I guess that’s where I’m prompted for a message to accompany the video 🙂


Earlier this week

Learning2gether 353 – Mon Nov 28 1400 UTC Nellie Deutsch, Nives Torresi, Tom Hodgers, and Vance Stevens at MM9 – Panel on Badges: Choices and Options


November 30 Cristina Costa on Privacy

Here are brief and a longer renditions of Dr. Costa’s lecture on Privacy

Long-time Webhead Dr. Cristina Costa streams another installment in one of the courses she teaches as Lecturer in Technology Enhanced Learning in the School of Education, Strathclyde University, https://www.strath.ac.uk/staff/costacristinadr/

Thu Dec 1 Globinar on Using a Single iPad in the Classroom

E4.512-3567 Using a single iPad in the classroom

Jan Hambsch / Host: Tobias Rodemerk

Access link: https://webconf.vc.dfn.de/singleipad/

Nov 30-Dec 2 vConnecting from Berlin


Sat Dec 3 Nikki Vradenburg: Featured Teacher on Classroom 2.0

Saturday, December 3, 2016
Nikki Vradenburg: Featured Teacher

We are so excited to have Nikki Vradenburg on Classroom 2.0 LIVE as a Featured Teacher for the month of December! Nikki teaches a grade 4/5 classroom in a K-8 rural school with 70 students in Bozeman, MT. This presentation is intended to showcase the wide variety of authentic products created by elementary students to share their learning. Participants will view examples of blog posts, screencasts, concept maps and audio recordings created by students in her classroom. Participants will learn basic principles for managing technology in the elementary classroom and will explore and analyze tools for creating authentic products with elementary students. Misconceptions about the limitations of young students using technology will be addressed as examples and explanations of student work are shared.

Nikki currently teaches fourth and fifth grade at LaMotte School in Bozeman, MT. She taught the K/1 class at her school for 12 years. She has been a classroom teacher since 2001 and has been at LaMotte since 2004. Before finding her place at LaMotte she taught for three years in Lake Havasu, Arizona. Nikki is a National Board certified teacher in the area of ELA Literacy. She is passionate about technology integration, especially blogging with students. Her classroom is a 1:1 Chromebook classroom and when she taught K1 they had 1:1 iPads. She is a BrainPOP certified teacher and a 2014 PBS Digital Innovator. She was named a finalist for the 2017 Montana teacher of the year. She delivers professional development to teachers all over the state of Montana in the areas of differentiation and technology integration and she recently presented at national education conferences NCCE in Seattle and ISTE in Denver in 2016. Nikki is a proud wife and mother, pet owner, reader and a writer. She loves camping, hiking and backpacking in the beautiful mountains of Montana where she has lived nearly all of her life.

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 EST (Time Zone Conversion) 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 “Peekapak for Social Emotional Learning” session with Ami Shah. Click on the Archives and Resources tab.

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


Tue Nov 1 Moodle Mooc 9 begins, ends Dec 4


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