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:
  • You can get universally accessible help and interact with us during the session in text chat at
    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,

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,


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)!!!!

Link to the recording (will be deleted after 2 weeks)!!!!

Links from the chat:

These Globinars are organized by Jürgen Wagner

Here is the previous, constantly expanding program:

Also to be found at:

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 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 All webinars are closed captioned.

On the Classroom 2.0 LIVE! site ( 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:


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