Learning2gether assists CALL-IS with streaming from 2017 Seattle TESOL

Learning2gether Episode 365

On Tuesday, March 21, Learning2gether in the guise of yours truly Vance Stevens met with colleagues Abe Reshad, James May, and Jennifer Meyer at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle and spent a couple hours working together to set up the room we had been assigned for streaming the following three days. We met early next morning and replicated the setup in half an hour, and then streamed that day Wednesday March 22, and on through Thursday and Friday March 23-24 to webcast six scheduled CALL-IS events a day live from 2017 Seattle TESOL, plus a number of others we streamed extemporaneously from the Electronic Village during the Technology Fairs held there each day.

The result was a substantial archive of YouTube videos, although video embedding was disallowed from the channels we were streaming to. The excerpt below is one of the few videos from the conference where embedding was possible.

This video was recorded at the TESOL Conference in Seattle on March 22, 2017. It shows one part of an event entitled The Electronic Village Online: Best of 2017. Christine Bauer-Ramazani introduced the session, and this excerpt cuts to the presentation by Vance Stevens on EVO Minecraft MOOC.

The presentation includes a live tour of the #evomc17 server. Many thanks to +Dakota Redstone and +Aaron Schwartz for joining me online for that part of the presentation, and being there to illustrate how gamification works through collaboration, as when Dakota helped me out of a hole I had fallen into so we could quickly continue our romp around the server.
— https://plus.google.com/u/0/+VanceStevens/posts/ii4srT6e7EL

We have been streaming from TESOL Conferences for much of the past decade using Bb Collaborate provided for via a grant to Webheads in Action by http://learningtimes.com. But this year, Abe Reshad took over coordinating the CALL-IS webcasts from TESOL Seattle, and he conceived of a plan to do the streaming through YouTube/Live, which he announced as follows:

Greetings to you all!  I would like to invite everyone and those who may not be able to attend the TESOL conference this year to join the CALL IS community online.  As in previous years, we are continuing to webcast sessions in our Technology Showcase and EV Fair so that our web audience can participate.

Check out our wiki complete with a list of events, session discussions, and other various resources. Also, here are our YouTube channels for the EV Fair and Technology Showcase. Our wiki directly links to our YouTube channels, but you can always go directly there, view live sessions and explore the growing archive.

Please spread the word and join the conversation!

Abraham Reshad
Lecturer, Ohio Program of Intensive English
Associate Director, Language Resource Center
Linguistics Dept., Ohio University

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The Computer-Assisted Language Learning Interest Section, CALL-IS in TESOL, has control over a program of events that take place in a suite of rooms set aside for CALL-IS at each TESOL Conference.  Many of these activities are streamed, and all are listed in the CALL-IS EV Program Book and online schedule, at these links:

The streaming schedule is online at http://callis2017.pbworks.com

Each link from this page opens a presentation page, with title, summary, time, and presenters’ names, as well as in many cases, links to resources mentioned or to their online or downloadable presentations.  Each presentation page also contains a link to the live webcast through YouTube/Live where viewers could join any webcast in progress, plus find the recording link after the event

The CALL-IS Technology Showcase live-streams on this channel
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChnWYx1ZGtHnzzpV5t98J4Q/live
and recording links are also given at http://callis2017.pbworks.com

The kiosk presentations in the Electronic Village were live-streamed by CALL-IS “Roving Reporters” who went around with tablets and used apps that streamed live and on the fly. One such app was Live for YouTube, a free from the iPad App Store

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Using Live for YouTube was quick and easy; simply …

  • Install it
  • Log it in to your YouTube account
  • Press Go Live Now
  • Give your stream a name
  • Press Go Live again,
    the stream starts, and the video ends up in your channel

The only hard parts were FINDING the app in the app store (try it yourself :-)) and having to key in a stream name, which kept the process from being point-and-shoot (so the trick is to use voice, or key in a quick code, and either way go back and edit the stream name later).

Below find all the videos we produced (unfortunately, we are prevented from embedding any videos streamed to either of our channels).

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The video below was edited at the request of a participant, which caused me to alter and replace the video, and I am thus able to embed the subsequently uploaded video (not the streamed version), as you see here:

Tuesday, March 21

Wednesday, March 22

Thursday, March 23

Other Roving Reporter Recordings, Thursday

  • Second Language Socialization in a Strategic Online Game –
    Seyyed Abdollah Shahrokni and Mohamed Elhess, 4:00-4:45, https://youtu.be/pKtCVgLPMgQ

Friday, March 24

Announcements made to … 

Facebook Groups

Google+ Communities

 

Earlier events

Sun March 5 1600 UTC EVO Minecraft MOOC archaeological trip to temples in a desert biome

https://learning2gether.net/2017/03/17/evo-minecraft-mooc-on-an-expedition-to-temples-in-a-desert-biome/

March 6 Globinar with Rita Zeinstejer – Fuel engagement with humour

Sat March 11 noon EST – Jennifer Wagner on Classroom 2.0 – Projects by #NOTatISTE

Saturday, March 11, 2017
“Projects by Jen and #NOTatISTE”
Presenter: Jennifer Wagner

We are really looking forward to having Jennifer Wagner with us on Saturday, March 11, 2017 to share two very exciting opportunities. As the creator of ProjectsByJen, she has been successfully encouraging teachers since 1999 to use online projects in their PreK-6 classrooms. Jennifer has hosted over 80 projects with over 1 Million participants. Six to eight projects are hosted each year each with a different theme — literature, history, holiday celebrations, etc. Almost all the projects can be used in PreK – Sixth grade with extension ideas provided for each level. Using various ideas, she will help you understand how online projects will help you make the most of your time in a variety of ways. In addition, Jennifer will be sharing information about the #NOTatISTE community which she has organized to help educators who are unable to attend the annual ISTE Conference to be able to participate virtually through sharing of resources, activities, videos and presentations by participants.Jennifer is an exemplary teacher and technology facilitator in Southern California and has won numerous awards for her creative ways of encouraging teachers to collaborate with a teaching style that is very user-friendly, creative, and personable. Since the late 1990’s, Jennifer’s main focus has moved from working with students to working with teachers. She attends many local and state conferences each year, sharing ideas and also frequents many virtual conference opportunities! Plus, she has a blog, hosts a podcast, and is very happy with the invention of “pinterest”. (oh, and she is quite vocal on twitter!) She is a Google Certified Teacher and a Discovery Education Guru. Jennifer has been recognized by Global SchoolNet Foundation, ISTE, Kidspiration, SIGTEL, TechMuseum, & Time Warner for her innovative uses of technology.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 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 “Participate in your Own PD” session with Brad Spirrison. Click on the Archives and Resources tab.

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

March 20 1800 UTC Globinar with Stephan Rinke on Language Teaching 2.0

Mon March 20 – Globaled.tv monthly webinar series on Thinking Critically About Social Perspectives

Mon. March 20th – 7pm EST
Seeing is Being: Thinking Critically About Social Perspectives
Self-awareness provides a consistent platform for investigating the world and how it relates to our experiences when interacting with others. Based on the 4 C’s of 21st century learning, this project session supports students in distinguishing varied perspectives through critical thinking skills within their peer relationships. Students will learn about social awareness as a means to develop cultural sensitivity by comparing and contrasting their own perspectives with others, led by a series of critical thought practices including Didactic Questioning and the Socratic Method.
GlobalEd TV is a free, inclusive, and comprehensive webinar series which spotlights theories and best practices related to multiculturalism in schools and organizations all over the world. This 5-part series is hosted monthly by the Global Education Conference Networkthe Learning Revolution, and Know My World; and the series is designed to inform educators, students, and parents about the role of cultural and global competence in education.

SIGN UP – IT’S FREE! (Registered guests are not in any way required to attend the live sessions, and will receive links to the recording after each session. Attending live will provide an opportunity to ask questions and participate actively.)

This series will look at the foundations for providing students with the kinds of social and emotional attitudes needed to be effective global citizens, and it will explain and document real classroom projects that foster cultural identity, critical thinking, assumptions, communication and social responsibility. Every session will scaffold a learning path to build the appropriate attitudes for engaging in the world and with others. The culmination will be a social impact project for the local community. Each 1-hour session will feature a project being implemented in the diverse Know My World 3rd Grade Classroom in Taichung, Taiwan by educator and co-founder, Genevieve Murphy. Co-founder Lisa Petro will host the series and lead webinar participants through the project sequence, research behind each competency area and method, and share pre-recorded footage of students engaging in the instruction. At the end of each session, participants will receive a lesson sequence to replicate or modify in their classrooms.

THE SCHEDULE SIGN UP – IT’S FREE!e

EVO Minecraft MOOC on an expedition to temples in a desert biome

Learning2gether Episode 364

On Sunday March 5 at 1600 UTC EVO Minecraft MOOC went on an archaeological expedition to temples discoverd in EVOMC17 by Maha Abdelmoneim in a desert biome

Where? EVO Minecraft MOOC server and http://discordapp.com 

Come in person (or in avatar) if you are whitelisted, or tune in to the stream if you can’t bring your digital self to the event.

Who’s going? Possibly …

There is a video of the event but it was botched by me as I made more rookie errors which I’ll explain here:

I did get a recording but almost everything that could go wrong did. I forgot that my YouTube channel is not taking streams; otherwise I could have streamed to my wife’s and produced an mp4 of the event on the fly. Instead I decided to hit the record button and at least record to my computer, but I had just installed OBS 18.0 and had not done the configuration that I was using for version 17 –, and v.18 did not read the v.17 config file, so I ended up making an flv recording, not an mp4, which would upload to YouTube.

Also had I been streaming I would have seen that what I thought I was recording, the left side of the OBS Studio window, was actually the preview side where you queue upcoming scenes, so when I had planned to have a talking head to introduce the proceedings and then switch to game play without web cam, the opposite happened since I was not able to monitor the recording as I would have seen instantly had we been streaming, and the recording therefore has my webcam showing throughout except where I had meant to show the web cam (no web cam in the beginning and end scenes).

Checking now, I see that FLV is a supported file format on YouTube so I’ll see what I can do with the recording soon, though I’m not at all happy with it.

Earlier events

Learning2gether Episode 363 Sun Feb 12 1400 UTC Closing Webcast of EVO 2017

https://learning2gether.net/2017/02/12/closing-webcast-of-evo-2017/

Feb 16 Globinar with Miguel Ángel Saonas Vallejos – Busuu and Wespeke

Sat Feb 18 noon EST – Steve Sherman, From Astronauts to Zimbabwe, on Classroom 2.0

Saturday, February 18, 2017
“From Astronauts to Zimbabwe – the A to Z of Global collaboration”
Presenter: Steve ShermanWe are in for a real treat with this Classroom 2.0 LIVE presentation on February 18, 2017 by our special guest, Steve Sherman. Steve is not only an inspired, energetic, passionate global educator but he has an incredible sense of humor. He has many stories and experiences to share about his world travels “without the traveling” through the hundreds of activities he has been involved in with students through the use of technology.

Here’s a taste of his humor in his profile statement which is anything but typical (read carefully).
Steve Sherman is the Chief Imagination Officer of an Educational NGO in Capetown, South Africa called Living Maths. It is a mathematics, problem-solving and science enrichment program. He teaches approximately 4500 students weekly in schools around Cape Town and now recently, the world. He is passionate about sharing knowledge and empowering young people. He is also a multi-award purchasing educator and was voted most adorable educational innovator by his unbiased mother. He feels that it is his destiny to spread the joy of problem-solving and creative thinking to anyone who is willing to listen and even to those who are not. He knows Karate, Ju-jitsu and 2 other Japanese words. Steve is an Olympic medallist for the short jump and an accomplished Yo-yo winder.

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 “You’re So Distracted You Probably (Don’t) Think This Session is About You” session with Jason Neiffer. Click on the Archives and Resources tab.

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

Sun Feb 19 1300 UTC Charles Goodger and Dennis Newson – GISIG webinar on FunSongs Education

To join the webinar, click here!

GISIG is delighted to invite you to a webinar that will present the contrasting interests of two speakers in the diverse field of ELT: Charles Goodger and Dennis Newson. On behalf of FunSongs Education, Charles writes and directs drama and music-based language workshops for young learners. Dennis began teaching EFL in Ghana in 1961, and subsequently taught in Sierre Leone, London, Qatar, Norway and finally in the University of Osnabrueck, North Germany.

Teaching young Arabic-speaking Israelis English through music and mime, rhythm and rhyme

In this webinar Charles will describe his experience as a theatre director at the Al Saraya theatre in Israel last July working with Arabic and English-speaking actors and musicians to rehearse and adapt his FunSongs Puppets and Monsters Show for local school audiences. Al Saraya is the Arab-language section of the famous Arab-Israeli theatre in Jaffa, Tel-Aviv.

One challenge was adapting the interactive action song and bilingual workshop from the English-Italian version to English and Arabic. Out of this, a series of interesting and significant cultural issues came up which Charles will discuss in this webinar.

Down with grammar!

How can anyone learn a language if they don’t learn its grammar.
In a referendum would you vote ‘Yes, I quite agree with this statement’ or ‘No, what rubbish!’

In this webinar Dennis will present 10 statements in support of his deep conviction regarding widespread misconceptions of what ‘grammar’ is and is not. The distortion that this causes in the understanding, promotion and facilitation of effective ways of acquiring English as a second/foreign/other language constitutes a block that he believes is a serious pedagogical, educational, global issue.

Do join us on Sunday February 19th 13.00 to 14.00 GMT for what we’re sure will be a thought-provoking and stimulating event!

Hope there’s a recording 

Sat Feb 25 noon EST Classroom 2.0 speaks with Brad Spirrison – Participate in your own PD

Saturday, February 25, 2017
“Participate in Your Own PD”
Presenter: Brad Spirrison

We are very excited to be able to welcome back Brad Spirrison as our special guest presenter with some exciting updates on Participate . Professional development in the digital age is participatory in nature. Brad Spirrison returns to Classroom 2.0 LIVE to discuss how Participate helps educators define and engage in their own professional development through peer collaboration and review, and access to compelling resources.

Learn how Participate helps educators curate resources and ideas exchanged through chats, and host online courses, including topics such as global education and Edcamps. A proud B Corporation, Participate partners with schools, districts and educational organizations to rethink professional development, host blended learning courses and programs and provide ways to showcase and recognize new competencies learned.

Brad Spirrison is the Director of Platform Innovation with Participate. He holds a M.A. in Communication/Media Ecology from New York University’s School of Education, with a focus on the role in media and technology in early childhood education. He is a Chicago-based media expert and analyst who has served as a regular contributor to ABC News, TechCrunch, The Huffington Post, NPR and dozens of other broadcast, print and new media outlets.

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 “From Astronauts to Zimbabwe – the A to Z of Global collaboration” session with Steve Sherman. Click on the Archives and Resources tab.

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

Mon Feb 20 – Globaled.tv monthly webinar series begins


GlobalEd TV is a free, inclusive, and comprehensive webinar series which spotlights theories and best practices related to multiculturalism in schools and organizations all over the world. This 5-part series is hosted monthly by the Global Education Conference Networkthe Learning Revolution, and Know My World; and the series is designed to inform educators, students, and parents about the role of cultural and global competence in education.

SIGN UP – IT’S FREE! (Registered guests are not in any way required to attend the live sessions, and will receive links to the recording after each session. Attending live will provide an opportunity to ask questions and participate actively.)

This series will look at the foundations for providing students with the kinds of social and emotional attitudes needed to be effective global citizens, and it will explain and document real classroom projects that foster cultural identity, critical thinking, assumptions, communication and social responsibility. Every session will scaffold a learning path to build the appropriate attitudes for engaging in the world and with others. The culmination will be a social impact project for the local community. Each 1-hour session will feature a project being implemented in the diverse Know My World 3rd Grade Classroom in Taichung, Taiwan by educator and co-founder, Genevieve Murphy. Co-founder Lisa Petro will host the series and lead webinar participants through the project sequence, research behind each competency area and method, and share pre-recorded footage of students engaging in the instruction. At the end of each session, participants will receive a lesson sequence to replicate or modify in their classrooms.

THE HOST
Lisa Petro is a Curriculum Development Consultant and the Co-founder of Know My World, a Global Education Resource organization, which focuses in the development of Social, Emotional, Academic, and Cultural Learning (SECAL) through digital cross-cultural exchanges and integrated classroom projects. Lisa has designed Global Education curriculum and professional development workshops for teachers in the United States, Japan, Nepal, China, Mexico, Albania, Palestine and Taiwan with an emphasis on social/emotional learning and cultural competence in the classroom. Lisa continues to offer cross-cultural training in preparation for panel presentations at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women with girls and women from all over the world through The Grail NGO. She has also presented dynamic cross-cultural workshos at the East Asia Regional Conference for Overseas Schools in Thailand and China, Congreso de Preparatoria, Preparatorias del Tecnólogico de Monterrey, ITESM in Mexico, the State University of New York Multicultural Education Conference, The Global Education Forum, and the SUNY Collaborative Online Intercultural Learning.
http://www.knowmyworld.org and http://www.lisapetro.com.

THE GLOBAL EDUCATOR
Genevieve Murphy is a global educator who has taught students K-12 in the United States, Japan and Taiwan. She currently designs and teaches Social and Emotional Learning at the American School Taichung in Taichung, Taiwan. Genevieve has presented professional development workshops on social, emotional and culutral projects in the United States, Japan, Nepal, China, Thailand and will be presenting at the 2017 EARCOS conference in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia. She is also the Global Development Director and co-founder of Know My World, a global educational resource that emphasizes social, emotional and cultural learning through digital exchange and integrated classroom projects.
http://www.ast.tc.edu.tw/

THE SCHEDULE SIGN UP – IT’S FREE!
Mon. Feb. 20th – 7pm EST
Cultures in the Classroom: Cultivating Cultural Identity with Students
Connecting to self and understanding who we are is foundational when developing skills for global citizenship and building authentic relationships with others. In this session, global educators will explore initial activities to scaffold meaningful interactions for students based on cultural identity through self-awareness practices. Using Geert Hofstede’s Cultural Model diagram, students will produce class culture books that demonstrate their understanding of the key elements of culture.

March 2 Globinar with Jo Gakonga – Get them speaking right!

 E4.512-2767: Get them speaking – get them speaking right!
Jo Gakonga / Host: Tilly Harrison
02. 03. 2017 | 19:00h – 20:30h CET
access link: https://webconf.vc.dfn.de/getthemspeaking/ Info
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/8905964/Breeze/Getthemspeaking.pdf