Learning2gether with Helaine Marshall – International Film Club

Learning2gether Episode #385

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Helaine Marshall used  http://learning2gether.pbworks.com the way I have always intended. She is a writer at that wiki, she wanted to share with the community what she and her colleagues have been doing with their iEARN collaborative project the International Film Club, so she created an event for Sunday March 11 at the sweet-spot time of 14:00 UTC and arranged to use the Bb Collaborate Webheads Virtual Room at that time. Then she appeared as scheduled and presented her work on this impressive project. Vance handled the streaming, and this (eventually) popped out the other end:

International Film Club is an iEARN Project.  https://iearn.org/cc/space-2/group-554  Here you can connect youth in a global effort to build mutual understanding and intercultural bridges through shared experiences with films and robust online interactions, both synchronous and asynchronous.

This project launched in January 2017 with a partnership between the presenter Helaine Marshall, from Long Island University, Hudson Campus, in New York, NY, Fay Stump at John Handley High School in Winchester, Virginia, and Khalid Fetih at OKE Language School in Berkane, Morocco.  This year they are also collaborating with SIMA, https://simaawards.org/aboutsima,
curator of documentary films for young people that promote global awareness.

Here is the link to the Bb Collaborate recording of a recent presentation at the GEC – Global Education Conference – held in November, 2017:  (Bb Collaborate – full version): http://bit.ly/BBCollFilmClub or http://bit.ly/IntFilmClub
(audio and slides, without webcam and chat)

Laine tweeted, https://t.co/BiOYFN3231


The link is to the Bb Collaborate recording above

The Learning2gether version of the talk on March 11 took place here:

You can get help at Chatwing as well if you need it. You can use the embed below to chat or visit the link above in your browser.

All are welcome, hope to see you there.

The following recordings were made: 

Announcements were made …

on Facebook

On Google+ Communities

On Twitter


It was a great presentation, so what went wrong?

As soon as the session ended and I checked for the recorded video, I found this notice:

2018-03-12_0531strikeRead this here as well: https://www.screencast.com/t/1bAcVLkz

I had configured YouTube to tweet the event announcment, which it dutifully did


To which I replied

The video was removed by a bot at YouTube because it was found to be in violation of something it detected, possibly a URL posted in the video description. Here is the message I received from YouTube
(from the text in the pink slip posted as an image above).As you may know, our Community Guidelines describe which content we allow – and don’t allow – on YouTube. Your video “Learning2gether with Helaine Marshall – International Film Club” was flagged for review. Upon review, we’ve determined that it violates our guidelines. We’ve removed it from YouTube and assigned a Community Guidelines strike, or temporary penalty, to your account.Video content restrictions
It’s not okay to post large amounts of untargeted, unwanted, or repetitive content to YouTube. If the main purpose of your content is to drive people off of YouTube and onto another site, it will likely violate our spam policies. In addition, misleading descriptions, tags, titles, or thumbnails designed to increase views are not allowed. Tags should only be placed in the appropriate tag section and not in the description.——————–My take:
Learning2gether is a community of practice of educators, totally non-profit, which has built a large archive, 358 episodes, of talks given by educators seeking to inform one another of our best practices, often by streaming on YouTube. An algorithm at YouTube appears to be objecting to the nature of our content.
This happened about a year ago as well, and it is the second time for me. It happens immediately through something I included in the description, possibly the link to the iEARN site. My bad, but the reaction and possible loss of content seems overly drastic. I will appeal when I get time. I did that before but the appeal was rejected outright with no explanation apart from sending me to a set of interconnecting links. There didn’t seem to be any way to appeal the rejection or get in touch with a human in the process.
Meanwhile, Khalid too had noticed that the link I had tweeted was not working, so I had to explain to Helaine and Khalid why the YouTube link did not work

Dear Helaine and Khalid,

I’m very sorry about this. As I said, I experienced this once before, about a year ago. This time, when I started the stream I copied this from your description and posted it
International Film Club is an iEARN Project.  https://iearn.org/cc/space-2/group-554   Learn how you can connect youth in a global effort to build mutual understanding and intercultural bridges through shared experiences with films and robust online interactions, both synchronous and asynchronous.  This project launched in January 2017 with a partnership between a public high school in the US and a language school in Morocco.  This year we are also collaborating with SIMA, https://simaawards.org/aboutsima, curator of documentary films for young people that promote global awareness.  
This seems to have been flagged under this stipulation
This is what I received immediately after the steam ended
I believe the triggers may have been URLs used in the description or in the fact that I did not take time to hand craft a description of what you were doing prior to starting the stream.
These actions taken by YouTube come without warning, like a slap in the face, and there is never any explanation  of why apart from an endless loop of links explaining their policies. There is a one-time chance to appeal. You get to state your case in 200 characters max. Last time, rejection of a similar appeal came quickly.
Here is what I wrote (exactly 200 characters)
This video one in series of educational videos posted to Learning2gether.net since 2009. Educators explain and share their work, no money involved, appreciated by niche audience, each unique, not spam
Here is where I posted that
You can see that it’s a single line text input box not large enough for the full 200 characters. So I composed in Notepad and kept adjusting there trying to get the biggest bang for my 200 characters. I gritted my teeth and hit SUBMIT.
Happy Ending!
I was not emailed directly with the outcome of my appeal, but happily the video appeared online in my YouTube channel.  I wrote this in reply to Maha in our Google conversation:
+Maha Abdelmoneim Good news, YouTube allowed me 200 characters to appeal their robot’s decision to take down our video. A human mechanic who was tuning the robot’s instant-rejectoid module happened to see it and made an adjustment that caused to robot to let this one go.
Order is restored and the video is now available for viewing at https://youtu.be/mtA32hr3ysg
To which Maha replied,

Earlier events

Sun Feb 25 1400 UTC EVO 2018 annual closing ceremony


Sat Mar 3 Heather Moser on Classroom 2.0 Enhancing Relationships through Modern Technology Tools

Saturday, March 3, 2018
“Enhancing Relationships through Modern Technology Tools”Come hear how Heather Moser, the lone tech integration specialist for her district uses a variety of technology tools to build and enhance relationships. As the only tech coach supporting 8,000 students, 529 teachers, and spanning 10 buildings necessity has propelled her to support teachers and their integration efforts K-12 in creative ways. With building and enhancing relationships as her foundation see how she stitches together various web based tools to create a comfortable yet innovative culture for teachers to transform their classrooms. Tools discussed include G Suite Apps: Sites, Classroom, Docs, Slides, Forms, Sheets, Calendar, YouTube, and Meet, also, Flipgrid, Remind, Seesaw, Book-me, Screencast-o-matic, and Twitter.Heather has been with East Penn School District in Emmaus, PA since 2004, as an elementary classroom teacher, Instructional Support Teacher and now as K-12 Technology Integration Specialist. Prior to coming to East Penn she served in the Nazareth School District as an Instructional Technology / Gifted Support Teacher for six years and in the Reading School District as an elementary classroom teacher for four years. She have a Masters Degree in Curriculum and Supervision along with a K-12 Principal’s Certificate from Penn State. Currently, she is pursuing the EDGE letter of Endorsement from Wilkes University and is a Google Certified Educator and Apple Teacher. As the Technology Integration Specialist Heather seeks out innovation and works through it’s practical implementation across all 10 buildings in the district which keeps her happily engaged in new and exciting projects.The other big loves in her life are her two sons, Jackson age 11 and Luke age 8, and her husband Mark. She spends a lot of time supporting these three guys in their endeavors which include basketball, baseball, 4H, and farming. They have the great pleasure of living on their family farm with a herd of registered Holsteins which her husband and father-in-law milk twice a day. It’s a wonderful place to raise children and Heather is often outside riding along in a tractor, working in the many gardens around their home, or doing her favorite free time activity which is walking their two dogs through the fields.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 “Dive into Inquiry” session presented by Trevor MacKenzie. Click on the Archives and Resources tab.

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

Mon March 5 1900 CET Globinar with Alicia Bankhofer – It’s not about apps, it’s about ideas

E4.512-1878: It’s not about apps, it’s about ideas!
Alicia Bankhofer / Host: Elke Höfler
05. 03. 2018 | 19:00h – 20:30h CET
Access Link: https://webconf.vc.dfn.de/aboutideas/

These Globinars are organized by Jürgen Wagner

Here is the previous, constantly expanding program:


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

There will be some changes:

March 7 1900 UTC TESOL Applied Linguistics and CALL Interest Sections webinar on Technology in Language Acquisition Research and Pedagogy

The Applied Linguistics and CALL Interest Sections are proud to announce a webinar we will jointly host on March 7, 2018, at 2:00 PM Eastern Time (in the U.S).  The seminar’s topic is Technology in Language Acquisition Research and Pedagogy.  

The webinar is scheduled for 1 hour, during which Dr. Shannon Sauro (Malmö University) and Dr. Volker Hegelheimer (Iowa State University) will discuss the applications of current technology in effective language teaching and in conducting language acquisition research across the world.  The presenters will also take questions from the audience.  The webinar will be moderated by Dr. Christel Broady (Georgetown College).

The webinar is free.   For your convenience, here are the times for the webinar if you are not located in the Eastern Time Zone of the Americas.

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Pacific Time
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM – Central Time
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM – Eastern Time
8:00 PM – 9:00 PM – Central European Time
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM – Greenwich Mean Time

Please register for the webinar at the following link:
Technology in Language Acquisition Research and Pedagogy: A Free Webinar Offered by TESOL International Association’s CALL (Computer-Assisted Language Learning) and AL (Applied Linguistics) Interest Sections

Looking forward to your participation in the webinar and apologize for any crossposting duplication of this message,

Christel Broady
CALL Steering Committee member and CALL Webinar Organizer

Thu Mar 8 2018 UTC to 2300 UTC Library 2.018 free webinar on Design Thinking

We’re only days away from our Library 2.018 mini-conference: Design Thinking: How Librarians Are Incorporating It Into Their Practice, which will be held online (and for free) on Thursday, March 8th, from 12:00 – 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone). Sign up now and we’ll send your our Design Thinking for Libraries resource packet.This event is being organized in partnership with Steven J. Bell, who will serve as moderator for the opening panel and as the closing keynote speaker.

When IDEO, a globally recognized design firm, partnered with the Chicago Public Library to create the Design Thinking Toolkit for Libraries it greatly demystified the design thinking process and gave the library community a resource to more easily implement a design challenge in their own organization. Design thinking is a process designers use to thoughtfully identify problems and then, using a team-based approach, develop prototypes useful for implementing an elegant solution. In response to the growing interest in design thinking, this event will provide attendees with both insights into the process and examples of how librarians are integrating it into their practice. If you’ve been hearing about design thinking and want to learn more about how you can develop and lead a design challenge at your library, this is your opportunity.

We invite all library professionals, employers, LIS students, and educators to provide input and participate this event.

This is a free event, being held online.
to attend live or to receive the recording links afterwards. Please also join this Library 2.0 network to be kept updated on this and future events. Participants are encouraged to use #library2018 and #librarydesignthinking on their social media posts leading up to and during the event.

The School of Information at San José State University is the founding conference sponsor. Please register as a member of the Library 2.0 network to be kept informed of future events. Recordings from previous years are available under the Archives tab at Library 2.0 and at the Library 2.0 YouTube channel.

Sat Mar 10 1400 UTC EuroCALL VWSG SIG webinar on World Language Teacher Education TPACK and Machinima

Eurocall SIG VW&SG

Dear Virtual Worlds and Games aficionados,

Please, note the following event in your diary:

Date: 10th March 2018

Time: 2:00pm – GMT/UTC

(convert to your time zone: http://www.thetimezoneconverter.com/?t=2:00pm&tz=Dublin& )

Event: Webinar

By: Dr Alina Horlescu

Title: “Infusing Digital Literacies into World Language Teacher Education TPACK with Machinima”

Details on access to webinar closer to the date

We are really pleased to have Alina Horlescu hold a webinar for us this week! Do join us for “Infusing Digital Literacies into World Language Teacher Education TPACK with Machinima” 🙂

DATE: Saturday 10th of March
TIME: 2:00pm GMT (for your time zone, use https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock )  PLACE: http://connect.uclan.ac.uk/sigweb1/


Infusing Digital Literacies into World Language Teacher Education TPACK with Machinima
Dr. Alina Horlescu alina.horlescu2@mail.dcu.ie    Studies indicate that many language teachers have a tendency to view language as an abstract linguistic system and are, therefore, hesitant to acknowledge new dimensions of literacy and that learning a language in the digital age involves new communicative competencies including the ability to construct knowledge collaboratively and create and interpret texts that combine various resources made available by digital technologies. This presentation reports on a recently completed PhD study conducted to investigate the Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) of language teachers engaged in the digital literacy practice of producing a multimodal ensemble with machinima with a view to proposing an updated TPACK model for integration of digital literacies into language teacher education. To this end, language teachers participated in a course specifically designed to train them to make machinima videos as well as prompt them to reflect on the affordances of the tool and their transformative effect on the concepts of language and literacy. This presentation discusses the main findings of the study and introduces a reconceptualised TPACK model for integration of digital literacies into language teacher education. The model includes ecological perspectives on language and language learning and teaching and a metalanguage that would enable teachers to discuss and explain the creation of various mode relationships enabled by digital tools.

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