Learning2gether with the EVO 2018 annual closing ceremony

Learning2gether Episode #384

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On Sunday, February 25, Learning2gether hosted the EVO 2018 annual closing ceremony, where EVO (Electronic Village Online) moderators and participants joined us online to discuss, reflect, and relate their stories about their experience in EVO2018 this January-February.

In a break from tradition, this year’s closing ceremony took place the week after the official end of the sessions. We have seen from experience that many of the sessions like to stage their own events around the time of the official end of EVO, and a closing ceremony on Feb 18 interferes with that; hence the choice of Sun, Feb 25.

As usual, the session was held in Bb Collaborate and streamed on Vance’s YouTube channel, with opportunities for participants to join us live in BbC or participate in real-time in the YouTube or Chatwing text chats.

The video above is the streamed version. It includes some setup while we waited for moderators and participants to get Bb Collaborate working for them and struggle to join us in the session. It seems that Bb Collaborate has become challenging for many to access, so I started the stream in order to be able to talk to people who were gathering in Chatwing, where audience members were able to help one another access the main chat space (or not, as the case might be).

At one point we attempted a screen share in Bb Collaborate which I moved off my broadcast stream, resulting in black viewing window for those in the stream until they were able to alert me to the problem.  I fixed it by transitioning to an alternate window I had queued in OBS (Open Broadcasting Software).

Bb Collaborate Recording:

Here is the Google slide presentation with working links to what you see in the slides in the recorded versions

The live webinar took place herehttp://learningtimesevents.org/webheads/

We announced in advance:

You can go to the venue at any time, days, hours (don’t leave it to minutes) before the event and test your connection, practice, and get help if you need it.

If you leave it to the last minute or are truly unable to resolve your connection problems, or simply want to watch on YouTube, you can tune in to the live stream on Vance’s YouTube channel.

When you watch the stream on https://www.youtube.com/user/vancestev/ you can join the conversation in YouTube chat or at Chatwing: http://chatwing.com/vancestev

You can read the conversations from Chatwing, Bb Collaborate, and the YouTube text chat here:
Chat transcripts

The information below is for moderators who might wish to use Bb Collaborate available free to EVO via a grant to Webheads in Action from http://learningtimes.com

Note: If you would like to schedule synchronous meetings in the Learning Times Webheads’ Virtual Room, you can do so even in the months between EVO events, subject to availability. To determine that simply sign up on the calendar, as per details in the SlideShare below. View the  slides in order to learn how to

  • reserve the room,
  • enter the room as a session moderator,
  • record the session and make sure the recording is saved on the Elluminate servers,
  • and finally how to find the recording and extract its share link.

How to use the LearningTimes Bb Collaborate Webheads Virtual Office from Vance Stevens

Earlier events

Thu Feb 22 Learning2gether with EVO Minecraft MOOC – Underwater exploration on Om_Temple


Abu Fletcher a.k.a. Don Carroll has been explorer extraordinaire in EVO Minecraft MOOC 2018. He has been finding temples in all kinds of biomes, and has pioneered underwater temple exploration. With community help from Dakota Redstone, who prepares potions for night vision and underwater breathing, we are able to go underwater and negotiate the temples for as long as we are able to avoid the lethal guardians. Don showed me (Vance) this temple before and I resolved to return and video it in OBS. I announced it on our community space and Maha Abdelmoneim and Jane Chien joined us for several rounds of potion so we could explore the temple. At the end of the video I got good shots of Maha (Olivetree_Grove) trying to explore the temple and fighting off guardians until we both ran out of air. Then it was re-spawn on shore for a debrief and drying off after the experience.

There is so much to learn about this game with scaffolding help from our active community.  If you are whitelisted on our server you can find the temple at /warp om_temple and if you are lucky you might find some potion in the diving supplies chest. If you get hit by a flying jellyfish, you can restore your strength by drinking milk (in the other chest) and then take the two potions for Night Vision and Underwater Breathing one after the other. Then jump in the water and try to avoid the monsters. DON’T drink milk after drinking potion as it will negate the effects of the potions.

Find the video at https://youtu.be/VVqHnezK6Vg

Sat Feb 24 Trevor MacKenzie discussing his book Dive into Inquiry on Classroom 2.0

Saturday, February 24, 2018
“Dive into Inquiry”We are excited to welcome Trevor MacKenzie as our special guest presenter to help us learn all about inquiry classrooms, the different types of student inquiry and how we can incorporate these into our classroom practices.Webinar Description:
Please join us for a vibrant discussion all about inquiry-based learning and how teachers can powerfully personalize learning for students in their classrooms. Trevor MacKenzie, author of the best-selling book Dive into Inquiry: Amplify Learning and Empower Student Voice and forthcoming (and highly anticipated) follow-up Inquiry Mindset: Nurturing the Dreams, Wonders and Curiosities of Our Youngest Learners (co-authored with Rebecca Bathurst-Hunt) will share some tips, tricks and processes for teachers both new and well-versed to the inquiry classroom. These takeaways will be a mix of ideas and activities you can do tomorrow in your class as well as BIG ideas that will truly transform your teaching. Trevor will also share some exclusive content from Inquiry Mindset during the webinar that hasn’t been released to the public yet – exciting! If you haven’t heard Trevor speak you’re in for a treat – he’s passionate, informed, and an absolute sharer. He genuinely cares about impacting teaching and learning. You don’t want to miss this webinar!

Have you seen this Sketchnote? It’s gone viral and will be discussed during the webinar.

Trevor MacKenzie is an award winning English teacher, Instructional Coach (focusing on inquiry and technology), and graduate student from Victoria, BC, Canada who believes that it is a magical time to be an educator. By increasing student agency over learning, weaving in strong pedagogy, transformative tech use, and sharing learning to a public audience, Trevor’s learners are ready to take on important roles in the 21st century. Trevor uses technology to enhance his teaching as he experiments with the flipped classroom, inquiry-based learning, iPad Ed, and exploring student blogging as a means to reflect on learning. He strives to make learning public and meaningful and support innovation and connection amongst educators.

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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 “The World Is My Audience-Book Creator For Student Publishing” session presented by Jon Smith. Click on the Archives and Resources tab.

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


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