Learning2gether with Shelly Terrell – Hacking Digital Learning Strategies

Learning2gether Episode 379

Download this audio: https://learning2getherdotnet.files.wordpress.com/2017/11/2017nov29shellyterrell-64k.mp3?

On Wed Nov 29 1400 UTC Learning2gether arranged to meet with Shelly Terrell to talk about her new book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies, which she presented in the context of how her newborn daughter will be raised in a digital world, with so many implications for how she and other teachers can engage their students in the different world that most of us find ourselves in, and that others are even now just entering.

Where? in Bb Collaborate, Webheads Virtual Room


Bb Collaborate Recording:

There’s more information about how to set up your BbC here

Chat transcripts


What? description of the event here

I asked Shelly to talk to us about her new book
Hacking Digital Learning Strategies

And she responded with this WOW set of slides

These were also made available with greater context in her Mission Possible web space, here:

Who is Shelly?


Shelly is a founder of Twitter’s #Edchat. She’s an international speaker, elearning and digital learning specialist and the author of The 30 Goals Challenge for Teachers: Small Steps to Transform Your Teaching, Learning to Go: Lesson Ideas for Teaching with Mobile Devices, Cell Phones and BYOT, and Hacking Digital Learning Strategies: 10 Ways to Launch EdTech Missions in Your Classroom. She has trained teachers and taught learners in over 20 countries as an invited guest expert by organizations, like UNESCO Bangkok, the Venezuelan-US Embassy, Cultura Iglesa of Brazil, the British Council in Tel Aviv, IATEFL Slovenia, EduTECH Australia, and HUPE Croatia.

Full Quote: “Technology has connected human beings more than ever. Our devices connect us to each other and our devices connect to each other to paint a bigger picture about the way we live our lives (health, shopping, education, etc.). More than ever our digital learners need experience using technology to collaborate and solve problems with peers worldwide and they need to know how to make sense of all this data to decide how to live a meaningful life.”

Shelly shares!

I’ve had this book listed at Berry Bush Books since 2011

Shelly’s slides at Webcon Nov 24-25, 2017 – https://conference.iatefl.org/ 

During the presentation, participants could get help or find the livestream of Shelly’s presentation in Chatwing

Participants were informed that Vance was attempting to stream the event live on https://www.youtube.com/user/vancestev/ but that bandwidth issues caused the stream to be broadcast in spurts and to cut out frequently during streaming.

YouTube recorded what it got until the stream stopped and put what it had up to that point in the can. The stream continued intermittently and would have been visible to viewers, but only 7 minutes were recorded until the stream stopped the first time.  The video of that is unlisted and will be replaced when I am able to grab a full version from the Bb Collaborate recording.


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Earlier events

Tue Nov 21 1130 UTC Vance Stevens attempts a plenary on Flipping Classes Using Wikis at the ELT for Generation Z Virtual Conference


Wed Nov 22 The Minecraft Project – ISTE VEN Focus Session



Created by Beth S O’Connell  ·  Public event

Today, Nov 22, 5:00 AM – 6:00 AM

The ISTE Virtual Environments Network holds Focus Sessions featuring noted practitioners of education in virtual environments, (usually) every 3rd Tuesday, in an interactive setting

Fri Nov 24-Sat Nov 26 IATEFL WebCon


But you can find many artifacts online regarding the event using this Twitter search


Vance Stevens flips a plenary on Flipping Learning Using Wikis at ELT for Generation Z Virtual Conference

Learning2gether 378

On Tuesday Nov 21 at 1130 UTC Vance Stevens attempted a plenary on Flipping the flip: Organizing students around a wiki and training colleagues to do likewise at the Nov 20-21 – ELT for Generation Z Learners – Virtual Conference.

On November 26, I used OBS (Open Broadcasting Software) to record a second version (shown above) to replace the first due to issues with bandwidth over HoA.


In order to give the live audience something to take away with them when I gave my presentation at a distance, I created a slide show and gave them the tiny URL for it: http://tinyurl.com/vit-vance



Showing also the links to the wikis I would show in the next 30 minutes

There were just two slides in the original presentation, which I had titled Flipping Classes using Wikis, but on reflection, changed to Flipping Learning using Wikis.

I do use wikis in every class I teach these days to give students a portal they can go to and see what we did in every class, in case they missed the class or were distracted at  some point. Often my wikis point to work the students can do in or out of class, as you can see for yourself at my current classes portal:  http://vancesclass.pbworks.com. But the wikis I introduced in this presentation were not necessarily organized around classes. Rather they are meant  for use in online  environments either as tutorials or repositories of resources. Therefore they come more under the heading of flipped learning than flipped classroom.

The Flipped Learning Network articulates this distinction in a 2-page handout available online here:

Here, they say, as regards “Flipped Classroom and Flipped Learning. These terms are not interchangeable. Flipping a class can, but does not necessarily, lead to Flipped Learning. Many teachers may already flip their classes by having students read text
outside of class, watch supplemental videos, or solve additional problems, but to engage in Flipped Learning, teachers must incorporate the following four pillars into their practice.” In the handout, these are worded in such a way as to fall conveniently into the mnemonic, FLIP, where the letters stand, in part, for

  • Flexible Environment – where educators “create flexible spaces in which students choose when and where they learn [and] are flexible in their expectations of student timelines for learning and in their assessments of student learning.”
  • Learning Culture –  “The Flipped Learning model deliberately shifts instruction to a learner-centered approach … As a result, students are actively involved in knowledge construction as they participate in and evaluate their learning in a manner that is personally meaningful.”
  • Intentional Content – “The Flipped Learning model [is used] to help students develop conceptual understanding, as well as procedural fluency [and provides] materials students should explore on their own [allowing educators] to maximize classroom time in order to adopt methods of student-centered, active learning strategies”
  • Professional Educator – “Professional Educators are reflective in their practice, connect with each other to improve their instruction, accept constructive criticism, and tolerate controlled chaos in their classrooms.”


To illustrate these concepts I set up my live presentation to model Flipped Learning

I made links at Time and Date dot com, as I usually do when staging these events, showing when the event would start, and giving a countdown to the event.

The conference organizers were holding their event in Skype. I wanted to show them my wikis and could not visualize how I could do that in Skype, so I suggested I set up a HoA for them. In theory I should have been able to join the session from two computers, share the screen from the second computer to the first, and broadcast the HoA from the first computer. In practice, technology did not allow this to happen as seamlessly as planned.

I asked them to watch it live here, or view the recording afterwards, at this link

The video came out awful. I was monitoring what I thought it was broadcasting on computer #1 where I started the session.  Perhaps because I was logged in at the same acct at computer no. 2 when I started the broadcast, YouTube might have been confused about which computer to record. I’ll bet that’s what happened (next time bring the second computer into the HoA AFTER starting the b/cast, so I am sure to get the broadcast through the VPN connected computer).

The technician in India also complained of garbled sound from me in as heard in India. Computer #1 was running under a VPN and should have produced crisp sound, but #2 was running over the regular internet where packets from HoA are not delivered faithfully. The audio on the recording is ok (not garbled) and the screenshare shows intermittently, but I didn’t get any video. Again that indicates that it was recording video from the computer not on the VPN. Since only my avatar showed there, but the video was in fact on and was visible on computer #1 which was supposed to have been doing the recording. Since the video from computer #2 was showing on computer #1, it indicates the video was not transmitting from #2 due to some blockage of HoA.

More indication of that was when they finally called me on Skype in India, which I connected through the non-VPN computer #2, and they got audio and video I believe. But computer #2 was running video through HoA (not needed since it was screen sharing, I could have turned that off). So all of that was degrading the quality of audio from me.

It’s always good to test these things beforehand but all the sessions in India both days were taking place when I was at work, and Skype is blocked at my school. I tried connecting to their conference through a hot spot from my phone and got connected to one Skype presentation, but audio was not at all clear to me, and the calls dropped. So it was a learning experience that didn’t work out well as a presentation.

The video at least has clear audio of me trying to describe these projects, but the screen share from computer #2 had severe lag so more often than not, I am talking about what I’m doing on the my screenshare before the images actually get sent to the HoA several dozen seconds later.

Six days later, I recorded the replacement video you can see here, https://youtu.be/0iaWFYSxdU4, and at the head of this article.

What was this conference about? This was its first promotional brochure

Here is the 2-page conference schedule in PDF

VIrTual Conference 20 &21 Nov 2017 SCHEDULE.pdf

Here is the part of the schedule where my presentation was listed

The only link the organizers had given for the conference was VIRTUAL CONFERENCE VIT UNIVERSITY on Skype.

Perhaps I can help with the next one 🙂


Earlier events

Sun Nov 19 1400 UTC final live event in EVO2018 Moderator Training in Hangout on Air


Ayat Tawel and Martha Ramirez host final live event in EVO moderator development for 2017 in preparation for EVO2018

Learning2gether episode 377

On Sunday, November 19, EVO coordinators Ayat Tawel and Martha Ramirez hosted the final live event in the October-November 2017 iteration of the 5-week EVO2018 Moderator Training. Ayat started and managed the Hangout on Air and both ladies put on a great performance modeling how an EVO session live event can be successfully facilitated, especially eliciting participant interaction through Poll Everywhere.

Participants could join us in HoA or in the stream for

A celebration of EVO2018 moderator and participant voices

You can join the event live in the HoA or you can watch it stream here

Here is the link to the Google Presentation we will be using today


While watching the stream, participants could come to the chat space http://chatwing.com/vancestev to interact with us, or join us live by going to the direct link to the HoA which we posted to our online spaces.  Many did that; the HoA was full for most of the time.


Log in with Twitter or Facebook or Google, or create an acct at Chatwing and use this


Links to transcripts from text chats in the YouTube Live, Hangout on Air, and Chatwing spaces are here



Earlier events

Sun Nov 12 1400 UTC 3rd live event in EVO2018 Moderator Training in Bb Collaborate



Nov 13-16 Global Education Conference online

November 13th – 16th, 2017

The Global Education Conference (GEC) is a collaborative and world-wide community convening designed to increase opportunities for globally-connecting educators and programs significantly. It is free to attend and takes place entirely online. Our primary event seeks to present ideas, examples, and projects related to connecting educators and classrooms with a strong emphasis on promoting global awareness, fostering global competency, and inspiring action towards solving real-world problems. Through this conference, attendees will challenge themselves and others to become more active citizens of the world.

The Global Education Conference welcomes participants from all over the world and encourages submissions in any language. We provide training on the conference platform, Blackboard Collaborate, and advocate for presenters to take ownership of the presentation process when scheduling and promoting their sessions. We seek to elevate and empower presenters to share their knowledge with a global audience. This year, we have added new strands for the conference to expand our offerings. The new strands are the UN’s SDGs, Study Abroad and Exchange Programs, and Higher Education.

As usual, Lucy Gray put together an INCREDIBLE keynote speaker lineup: <== Details here

  • David Bornstein (Co-Founder + CEO, Solutions Journalism Network)
  • Kevin Crouch (Director of Technology Services, Consilience Learning)
  • Franz De Paula (Author)
  • Gavin Dykes (Programme Director for the Education World Forum)
  • Fabrice Fresse (Member of EvalUE, EvalUE)
  • Michael Furdyk (Co-founder, TakingITGlobal)
  • Terry Godwaldt (Executive Director, The Centre for Global Education)
  • Ed Gragert (Founder, Global Woods Consulting)
  • Martin Levins (President of the Australian Council for Computers in Education–ACCE)
  • Julie Lindsay (Founder and CEO, Flat Connections)
  • Sylvia Martinez (Author, speaker, publisher – Invent to Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom)
  • Alan Mather (Chief, Office of College + Career Success)
  • Ann S. Michaelsen (Teacher and school leader, Sandvika vgs)
  • Anne Mirtschin (Hawkesdale P12 College, Australia)
  • Pam Moran (Superintendent of Schools, Albemarle County Public Schools)
  • Jean-Luc Moreau (President, EvalUE association)
  • Dana Mortenson (CEO + Co-founder, World Savvy)
  • Jennie Niles (DC’s Deputy Mayor of Education)
  • Lori Roe (Instructional Technology Specialist, Delaware Department of Education)
  • Maggie Mitchell Salem (Executive Director, QFI)
  • George Saltsman (Associate Research Professor, Director, Center for Educational Innovation and Digital Learning, Lamar University)
  • Ira Socol (Executive Director of Technology and Innovation, Albemarle County Public Schools)
  • Ariel Tichnor-Wagner (Senior Fellow of Global Competence, ASCD)
  • Erin Towns (Global Educator, Edward Little High School)
  • Liam Wegimont (Chairperson, GENE)
  • Dr. Jennifer Williams (Director of Education Strategy, Participate)


Below are the session titles and presenters for our 127 currently-accepted general sessions, and more of these are coming as well!

For recordings see below …

  • 10 Ways to Easily Integrate Global Collaborations in Your Daily Curriculum – Rhett Oldham
  • A Joined Up Approach to Education and Learning – Christine Farrell
  • A World of #CollaborativePD: Build Your Global PLN Twitter Chat – Dr. Jennifer Williams, Brad Spirrison
  • Amplifying Student Voices Globally Via the Our Global Classroom What If Grid. – Bronwyn Joyce
  • Beyond Our Borders: Fostering Global Competency Through Student Travel and Virtual Exchanges – Cynthia Derrane, Jennifer Orlinski
  • Bridges to Argentina: Teaching and Learning with First Grade Partners and their Teachers – Susan Jacques Pierson
  • Bringing learning BACK INTO the classroom – Liu Yijie
  • Bringing the world to rural environments – Peter Raatz
  • Building up an organization (from scratch!) for a Global impact! – Montserrat Fregoso Fonseca, Maria Fernanda, Fregoso Fonseca
  • Cavando Bajo las Fs de la Educación Global para Experiencias Más Profundas – Jennifer D. Klein
  • Challenge Based Learning – David Lockett
  • Children’s Literature for Solving Real-World Problems – Tina Genay
  • Children’s Literature, Math, and Global Connections – Oh My! – Glenna Gustafson, Pre-service educators in the Teaching and Learning Mathematics
  • Citizen Science: A Global Conservation Effort – Lindsay Glasner, Kelly Schaeffer
  • Classroom Conversations with the World – Paul Hurteau
  • Connected Learning Activities through Social Service – Sebastian Panakal, Gladwin Xavier, Muhammed Fardeen, Muhammed Mufsal, Sophia T Pascal
  • Connecting through Architecture: Minecraft in the Language Classroom – Kathleen Reardon
  • Cosmopolitan Project Based Learning – Using the UN Sustainable Development Goals in PBL – Craig Perrier
  • Creating Global Citizens through Teen Service Travel – Joanne Trangle, Jodi Sabra
  • Curriculum is the most important ‘C’ word in Global Projects! – Christine Trimnell
  • Deep Learning – A Global Perspective – Tom D’Amico
  • Designing for All: Lessons from a Global Network of Maker Classrooms – Lisa Jobson, Jonelle Lorantas, Mahfuza Rahman, Elyse Gainor
  • Developing Global Competencies in Teacher Education through Transdisciplinary and Translational Research – Melda N. Yildiz. TBA
  • Developing Globally Competent Students – Ann C. Gaudino, Millersville University Graduate Students in Education
  • Digging Beneath the Fs for Deeper Global Learning – Jennifer D. Klein
  • Digital media education for digital higher educated students – Laura Malita
  • E.I. and Humanitarianism in Classrooms – 21st Century Learning and Citizenship Essentials – Sania Green-Reynolds
  • Earth Charter in Education – Dr. Valerie Schmitz, Dr. Mary Ann Kahl
  • Educational Diplomacy with High School Students – David Angwenyi, Ph.D, Lea Hopkins
  • Empowering Young Changemakers through Design Thinking – Mahika Halepete
  • Enhancing Intercultural Communication through an International Film Club – Helaine W. Marshall
  • Exploring Gender Neutral/Inclusive Bathrooms in Libraries: A Global Perspective – Raymond Pun, Kenya Flash
  • Flipped Learning in L2: How to Encourage Cross-Cultural Critical Thinking to Teach Global Problem-Solving Skills – Birgit A. Jensen
  • Food Rescue through a High School – Toni Olivieri-Barton, Colorado Springs Food Rescue
  • Fostering Global Citizenship Through Literature and Art – Nadia Kalman
  • Foundations of Global Learning: Creating Global Citizens in the First-Year Experience – Dr. Shelbee NguyenVoges
  • Free research-based educational material from Finland – Marianne Juntunen, Ph. D.
  • GEC Connect – The Game! – Julia Francis
  • Global Collaboration Provides Diverse Perspective for UN Sustainable Development Goals – Donna Roman, Hassan Hassan, Jen Sherman, Maire O’Keefe, Katrina Viloria
  • Global Collaboration: Connect Your Kids to the World – Leigh Zeitz, Ph.D., Ping Gao, Ph.D., Magda Galloway
  • Global Education Discourses in International Student Mobility – Uttam Gaulee, Krishna Bista
  • Global Learning Collaboration in a Less Tech World – Dr. Reynaldo L. Duran
  • Global Mentors Project: Connecting Student Teachers with Mentors from Around the World – Terry Smith
  • Global PBL in the Digital Age – Brad Bielawski
  • Global Project-Based Learning with iEARN: Sharing Impact and Opportunities – Jennifer Russell, Allan Kakinda, Hela Nafti
  • Global Scholar Diploma at the High School Level – Toni Olivieri-Barton
  • Global Students Global Perspectives – Amazing Race Project – Laurie Clement
  • Globally Conscious Mathematics – Kristy Beam
  • Globally Responsive Teaching Practice: Overcoming Social Disparities – Sajdah Ali George
  • Going Beyond the Hour of Code – Bryan L. Miller
  • Great Global Challenge Project Awardee Presentation: Why should I study a Foreign Language? – Ruth Valle, Athalo Carrao, Alexis Radney
  • Green Digital Footprints – Sebastian Panakal, Sophia T Pascal, Mertle Williams, Sunitha, Nisa
  • Harnessing Global Efficacy through Literature and Technology – Justin Peter Manwell
  • Harnessing the Power of Children’s Literature to Teach Math and Global Themes – Glenna Gustafson, Rachel Altizer, Leslie Angle, Delayna Doolin, Cassidy Hartsock, Jami Keen, Irene Labille, Josie Santos, Maddie Semones, Katie Smith, Malorie Tanner, Kelly Troiano
  • Hello Little World Skypers – the Continuing Adventures – Anne Mirtschin, Presenters from across the world (names to be added closer to the time)
  • High Quality Career Counselling as a Push for the Global Development – presenting best practices from the Erasmus+ Career Tree Project – Grzegorz Kata, PhD. with Robert Porzak, PhD and Jacek Łukasiewicz, PhD
  • High School Global Issues Class as a Springboard for Creating Young Activists – Adam Carter
  • How can schools be vehicles for creating community wellness? – Jennifer Moore
  • How might preparation for and engagement in a protest poetry festival enhance Grade 10 boys’ understanding of global conflict? – Glynnis Moore
  • How to create inclusion and shared power in virtual exchange partnerships. – Jack Haskell
  • How to Globally Mobilize High School Students to Actualize the United Nations SDGs. – Linda Flannelly, Ralph Viggiano, Megan Scharf, Pete Robinson, Ann Michelsen, Kristian Otterstad Andresen, the students at Lindenhurst and Sandvika High School
  • How to increase global competency in students: A research-based discussion with Empatico – Chelsea Donaldson, Angela Jo, Travis Hardy
  • iEARN – Girl Rising project – R. Allen Witten
  • Immerse Yourself in the German Culture For Free by Volunteering in Germany or Austria – Birgit A. Jensen
  • Integration of Global Outdoors Learning Blogs, TED Ed Lessons and Global Goals in Management Courses – Dr. Jose G. Lepervanche, Flor Lepervanche
  • Intercultural Competence – Shawn Simpson
  • Intercultural Competence For Educators: What’s In It For Me? – Dr. Whitney Sherman
  • Invitation to World Literature – Arthur R. Smith
  • Just Little ol’ Me Sharing my Global Collaboration Experiences. – Lynn Koresh
  • Kids @SOS Children Village Going Global with iEARN and Mathletics – Sheeba Ajmal
  • Kids on Earth – Howard Blumenthal
  • Kings of Collaboration – Jan Zanetis,Sean Forde, Ralph Krauss, Peter Paccone
  • La acción tutorial en la educación virtual: funciones y responsabilidades – Lic. Gustavo Beltrami
  • Learning math from students around the world – Chris Collins
  • Let’s Talk Global Education – Anne Mirtschin
  • Lidrazgo para el Desarrollo Social – Arlette Audiffred Hinojosa
  • Maverick Leadership – Mike Lawrence
  • Mobilizing Student Voice through Global Discussions with a Real-World Impact with WorldVuze – Julia Coburn
  • MOOCs for librarians/library –opportunities and challenges for digital literacy – Gabriela Grosseck + Laura Malita
  • More Than Current Events- A Globally Connected Triad of Tri-BOBs – Noa Daniel
  • My Identity, Your Identity Culture Project: Global Online Collaboration in Action – Nicolle Boujaber-Diederichs, Said Belgra, Asma Albriki
  • One Truth and a Million Truths: Teaching History in a Globalizing World – Nayun Eom, Dr. Marty Sleeper
  • Online global collaboration – enablers, barriers and implications for teacher education – Julie Lindsay
  • Opening up Statistics Education to a Global Audience – Larry Musolino
  • Optimizing OERs Globally Through ICT Literacy – Dr. Lesley Farmer
  • Organize, innovate and manage your global projects with free ICT tools – Barbara Anna Zielonka
  • Participatory Spontaneity: What Is It and How Can We Achieve It with Global Audiences Online? – Helen Teague
  • Power of Impact Cinema: How to bring the world into your classroom? – Gemma Bradshaw
  • Practice Active Global Citizenship with the K-12 Global Art Exchange – Paul Hurteau
  • Preparing Students for Careers in a Globally Connected World – Heather Singmaster
  • Preparing Teachers for Global Learning and Collaboration – Linda Haynes
  • Promote Global Tolerance + Celebrate Cultural Diversity by Creating New Media with the My Hero Project – Wendy Milette, Wendy Jewell, Victoria Murphy
  • Promoting Internationalism In Teaching And Preparing Global Citizens Through Exchange Projects: Different But The Same Project As An Example – Mr. Omar Titki
  • Quality Education through technology – Goal 4: Sustainable Development – Sara Abou Afach
  • Rainwater catchment and Practivism – Lonny Grafman
  • Ripples Make Waves: Bring The Global Water Crisis Into Your Classroom – Joan Roehre, Jan Zanetis
  • Scaling Global Competency Education – Delna Weil
  • Secrets to Successful Global Collaboration in Higher Education – Leigh Zeitz, Ph.D., David Stoloff, Ph.D.
  • Self Identity and Global Connection – Erin Dowd
  • Social Leadership Class Project – Arlette Audiffred Hinojosa
  • Student conversation on Gender and Ethics – Sean Terwilliger and Deborah Glymph
  • Student conversation on Girls and Sports – Sean Terwilliger, Nan Hambrose, Vanessa Campbell, Deborah Glymph
  • Student conversation on LGBTQ+ Issues – Sean Terwilliger and Emma Maney
  • Student conversation on World Religions – Sean Terwilliger and Tica Simpson
  • Student driven eco-initiatives towards UN’s SDGs – a case study of our GGPC grant winning entry – Ms. Kamal Preet, Ms. Anitha Bijesh
  • talking kites in the footsteps of J. Korczak – Ruty Hotzen
  • Teach-The-World Foundation: A Call to Action To Eradicate Illiteracy Around The World – Robert Torres, PhD
  • Teaching Math and Global Themes with Children’s Literature – Glenna Gustafson, Pre-service educators in the Teaching and Learning Mathematics
  • Teaching the SDGs through experiential and service learning – Caroline Weeks, Liz Radzicki, Kimm Murfitt
  • Tech Trip: Using EdTech to Get the Most Out of Global Travel – Kathleen Reardon
  • Teens Dream: A global video contest for teens to express their dreams as they relate to one of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals – Linda Staheli
  • The Impact of a Cultural Immersion Program on Student Perceptions of the “Other”: A Pilot Study – Sarah Thomas
  • The Kidlink Global projects.Perspectives and horizons for close cooperation. – Lusine Jhangirian
  • The positive impact of digital exchanges around the globe – Quratulain Hussain
  • The power of case studies – Anne Fox
  • Tips for starting your own DIY Global Youth Summit – Tara Kajtaniak
  • Tutoring Students Online to Promote Universal Access to a Quality Education – Kasey Beck, Ed Gragert, Adriana Vilela
  • Understanding the Reproductive Health Education Needs for Sustainable Development – Ms. Eunmi Song
  • University-Industry Collaboration in Vietnam: When the boss says Jump, you say Why? – Dr. Thi Tuyet Tran
  • Upward Mobility: Supporting the Academic Nomad through Blended Learning – Julia Zeigler, Terra Gargano
  • Use Design Thinking to Integrate Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) into STEM – Barbara Bray
  • Utilizing School-Based Virtual Field Trips for Global Learning – Dr. Stacy Delacruz
  • Virtual Exchanges: Harnessing Technology to Build Global Competencies and Increase Mutual Understanding Among International Youth – Katherine Hanson
  • Virtual STEM Competition-Your Community, Your World – Volita Russell, Tinika Fails
  • What’s a Crankie?? Using Creative Story Exchanges to Build Global Competence and Connect Students Across Borders – Cora Bresciano, Susan Gay Hyatt
  • Why and How Collaborative Projects Work Best according to the Mind, Brain, and Education Science – André Hedlund
  • World Peace Music Project – Yoshiro Miyata, Ayumi Ueda, Anne Mirtschin, Lorraine Leo
  • Write Our World – Multilingual eBooks by Kids for Kids – Julie Carey, Dr. Leigh Zeitz




We are currently seeking support for our work so that we can keep our events free or low cost.  If you believe in the power of globally connected teaching and learning and would like to connect with our community, please contact Steve Hargadon at hargadon@gmail.com to discuss partnership opportunities.



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Thanks and let us know if you have any questions,

Lucy Gray & Steve Hargadon
The Global Education Conference Network


Sat Nov 18 0900 PT Classroom 2.0 hosts Brittany Miller on Intentional Learning Centers

Saturday, November 18, 2017
9am PT/10am MT/11am CT/12pm ET
“Intentional Learning Centers: Making the Most of Station Rotation” with Brittany MillerWe are really looking forward to hearing from our special guest presenter, Brittany Miller, who is a Digital Learning Coach in Raleigh, North Carolina at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation. Brittany is passionate about supporting teachers with the use of digital learning in their classrooms. She believes that in order to inspire teachers to rethink their roles in the classroom, and to build their capacity for student-centered learning, we have to first shake up the way we are teaching them! She will be sharing some of the strategies she recommends in her work with teachers.

Webinar description:
One of the most popular Blended Learning Models is Station Rotation. In this session, we will be sharing how to intentionally plan and organize stations that engage students, minimize distractions, and enable the teacher to facilitate and meet individual student needs..

Brittany’s philosophy is that if we want student-centered, personalized learning in our classrooms, we must first engage teachers in the types of experiences and environments that show them how. This mindset drives her work at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation which is the research arm of the College of Education at NC State University. She has spent the past 6 years learning with and engaging educators in schools and districts across North Carolina who are integrating digital learning into their schools and classrooms. Prior to joining the team at FI, Brittany taught 9th, 11th and 12th grade English and a Young Adult Literature elective in a digitally-enabled classroom at a high school in Wake County, North Carolina. Follow Brittany Miller on Twitter.

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 “News Media” session with Tiffany Whitehead. Click on the Archives and Resources tab.

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




Learning2gether with the 3rd live event in EVO2018 Moderator Training in Bb Collaborate

Learning2gether Episode #376

On Sunday Nov 12 Learning2gether hosted the 3rd live event in EVO2018 Moderator Training in Bb Collaborate

Where? Join us in Blackboard Collaborate

Come to Bb Collaborate directly, http://webheads.learningtimesevents.org

or watch the stream on YouTube Live

Elluminate recording link:


In case of problems

  • We we will set up a stream for you to watch and listen to.
    Find the LIVE stream here: https://www.youtube.com/user/vancestev/
  • You can get help and interact with us during the session in text chat at http://chatwing.com/vancestev
    We might be able to troubleshoot for some of you and talk you in through communication in the stream and in the text chat.


What should you do?

Join the room at http://webheads.learningtimesevents.org


This is a good option for holding your own EVO events; BbC (Blackboard Collaborate) should be able to accommodate all who try to connect. So it’s worthwhile to try and get it working. Then you can explain to others how you did it (that’s what moderators do 🙂

In preparation

Install the Blackboard Collaborate plugin and get connected

  1. Visit http://webheads.learningtimesevents.org/
  2. Follow instructions at the TECH CHECK tab
    direct link here http://webheads.learningtimesevents.org/tech-check/
  3. At the HOME tab log in and ENTER NOW
  4. Report to us if you are unable to connect. We can help.
    You can leave messages here on any day, at any time: http://chatwing.com/vancestev

If you can’t open the collab file that should launch the program

  1. right click on the collab file
  2. select open with
  3. and try to open it with the Bb Collaborate exe file

On a PC, the Bb Collaborate exe LAUNCH file can usually be found down this path

C:\Users\YourUserName\AppData\Local\Programs\Blackboard\Blackboard Collaborate Launcher\

Where YourUserName is the user name you use to log on to your computer

For those still having problems with this consult the tutorial here


And especially this video created by EVOMC co-moderator Vance explaining how to brute force your BbC into cooperating with your recalcitrant .collab files


Earlier events

Sun Nov 5 1400 UTC 2nd live event in EVO2018 Moderator Training in WizIQ


Sat Nov 11 0900 PT Classroom 2.0 hosts Tiffany Whitehead on Media LIteracy

Saturday, November 11, 2017
9am PT/10am MT/11am CT/12pm ET
“Media Literacy” with Tiffany Whitehead

We are thrilled to welcome Tiffany Whitehead, librarian extraordinaire, as our special guest presenter to share her insights and resources on helping students understand news literacy! Librarians play such an important role as the educational hub in our schools and there is so much we can learn from them. This is perfect timing as we celebrate Media Literacy Week, Nov. 6-10, 2017. Media Literacy is the ability to ACCESS, ANALYZE, EVALUATE, COMMUNICATE and CREATE using all forms of communication. The mission of Media Literacy Week is to highlight the power of media literacy education and its essential role in education today.
Webinar Description: News Literacy: Teaching students to be discerning in a world of fake news, clickbait, and extreme bias

Teaching news literacy is more necessary and challenging than ever in a world where news is delivered at a constant pace from a broad range of sources. Since social media and filter bubbles can make it challenging to access unbiased, factual information, we must equip students to be critical as they access news sources for a variety of purposes. This lecture-style session will give an overview of the phenomenon of fake news going viral and tools educators can use to help students develop news literacy skills.

Tiffany Whitehead, aka the Mighty Little Librarian, is an obsessive reader, social media user, and technology geek. She is the Director of Library at Episcopal School of Baton Rouge in Louisiana. Tiff earned her undergraduate degree in Elementary Education and School Library Certification from Southeastern Louisiana University and her graduate degree in Educational Technology Leadership from Northwestern State University. She has served as the President for ISTE’s Librarians Network and was recognized as one of ISTE’s 2014 Emerging Leaders. Tiffany is National Board Certified in Library Media and was named one of the 2014 Library Journal Movers & Shakers. She was the 2016 recipient of the Louisiana Library Media Specialist Award.

You can follow Tiff on Twitter @librarian_tiff

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 “Snapping for Learning: #Booksnaps and #Gratitudesnaps”session with Tara Martin. Click on the Archives and Resources tab.

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

Nives Torresi hosts second live event in EVO2018 Moderator Training

Learning2gether Episode 375

On Sunday Nov 5 at the usual time of 1400 UTC Learning2gether streamed, or attempted to stream, the 2nd live event in EVO2018 Moderator Training. The event itself was in WizIQ, meant to be hosted by Nellie Deutsch, who, because Nellie was called away, was replaced at the last minute by Nives Torresi.

Here is Nellie’s YouTube version of the WizIQ session

Here is Nellie’s announcement

Vance created this contingency, in case of problems

  • We we will set up a live stream for you to watch and listen.
    Find the LIVE stream here: https://www.youtube.com/user/vancestev/
  • You can get universally accessible help and interact with us during the session in text chat at http://chatwing.com/vancestev
    We might be able to troubleshoot for some of you and talk you in through communication in the stream and in the text chat.

The contingency fell flat because Vance forgot to add his mic to the stream

Apologies about the stream. There are many balls to juggle with encoding your stream. With Bb Collaborate, I am able to enter the room beforehand and test through using a live setup that I am getting both system sound and mic sound out the other end well before the event starts. With practice you learn that this is what you have to do, but testing reminds you, when you don’t get what you expect, that if it’s not working, oh yeah, I need my mic input at this end.

With WizIQ I could not get a live stream at the beginning. There is an option to test system sound, but when I clicked on that, the system took me to WizIQ, had me log on, and in the end, with time ticking away, I was not able to find any means of testing my system sound. If I could have got a sound check I would have seen that my mic was not working, but as it was I could only test that I could select the correct window to stream, and I played system sound as part of the test. So when the WizIQ started at the exact time it was scheduled to go live, there was no more time for testing, and it turned out I had not configured my mic sound for the stream. Too late at that point. Here’s what came out the other end, https://youtu.be/cxULW0SPPxE.

So unfortunately, people in the stream did not hear anything I said, and the recording is of what the stream sounded like. However, the WizIQ recording is fine, and I’ve since replaced the flawed YouTube stream recording with the one at the head of this blog post, the one here, https://youtu.be/M07I3bFK6BY


Earlier events

Sunday, Oct 29 1400 UTC 1st live event in EVO2018 Moderator Training


Sun Oct 29 wee hours UTC Virtual Pioneers Historical Costume Party in Second Life

In case you’re awake while I sleep …

Oct 30 Beth O’Connel – VSTE Webinar – Developing your PLN in a VE

Check here for a recording link, which Beth has promised to post


Nov 2 Globinar with Russell Stannard on Youtube for Language Educators


Link to Russell Stannard’s presentation (will be deleted after 2 weeks)!!!! https://www.dropbox.com/s/jcthu3xx0alu5qd/Stannard_YouTube.pdf

Link to the recording (will be deleted after 2 weeks)!!!! https://webconf.vc.dfn.de/pa04gt62bgwr/

Links from the chat:

These Globinars are organized by Jürgen Wagner

Here is the previous, constantly expanding program:


Also to be found at: http://globinars.blogspot.de/

There have been some changes:

  • The link to the recording and the PDF of the speakers will only be sent to registered participants and both the recording and the PDF presentation will be deleted after 2 weeks.  The links here may no longer play back after Nov 16, 2017.
  • Certificates of attendance will only be sent if the registration data is COMPLETE.
  • Participants who enter the room via a pseudonym or are not identifiable by their full names and surnames will be expelled from the room.
  • Registration during the webinar remains possible for spontaneous participants but must be completed within 15 minutes after their entry and must be complete (including postal address of their school, university, institution, organization, company or private address).

Sat Nov 4 0900 PT Tara M Martin on Classroom 2.0

Saturday, November 4, 2017
9am PT/10am MT/11am CT/12pm ET
“Snapping for Learning: #Booksnaps and #Gratitudesnaps” with Tara M MartinMany educators are aware of Snapchat as an app that their teenage children or students are using enthusiastically, but most have expressed concerns about its use. If you are someone who has expressed those concerns you won’t want to miss this inspiring, informative presentation by our special guest, Tara M Martin, who has transformed the use of Snapchat into an incredible tool for learning and reflection with her creation of #Booksnaps and #GratitudeSnaps. #BookSnaps help students to connect and draw meaning from the text they are reading, and #GratitudeSnaps help connect with the positive that is in their lives in a meaningful way. Even educators are using these concepts to collaborate in meaningful ways in their own professional learning. Join us as Tara shares her stories and experiences with #Booksnaps and #Gratitudesnaps and learn how you can implement these ideas in your own classrooms whether you use Snapchat or other options such as Google Drawings.Tara M Martin (@TaraMartinEDU) is an enthusiastic educator who thrives on change and refuses to settle for the status quo. She graduated from Kansas State University with a Master of Science in Educational Leadership, has taught in the classroom several years, served as an instructional coach for four years in two different districts and now works as an innovative Curriculum Coordinator for Auburn-Washburn Public Schools. As a district administrator, she supervises instructional coaches, facilitates district-level professional development concerning curriculum implementation and provides job-embedded training opportunities. Tara’s mission is to invigorate teachers, administrators, and staff members to apply instructional practices that foster creativity, personalize learning and increase student engagement with the use of technology. While working alongside staff members of seven elementary schools, Tara believes individualizing adult learning and meeting her colleagues where they are, will increase their ability to flourish and empower students to be the key drivers of their education.Tara is a passionate educator and connected leader who continually strives to grow professionally. She inspires her international professional learning network, as well as local colleagues, with her blog R.E.A.L. She is always seeking unique ways to make learning fun, relevant and meaningful. Tara’s ambition is to lead a culture of innovative change and to motivate others to become the best they can be, all while staying R.E.A.L. and yet never reaching a plateau.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 “Connecting the Dots: Learning with you PLN” session with Dr. Sarah Thomas. Click on the Archives and Resources tab.

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