Learning2gether episode #410
This posting archives the May 8, 2019 interview conducted by Hanaa Khamis, NileTESOL Professional Development Committee Chair and Learning Technologies Special interest Group coordinator, with Dr. Deborah Healey, current president of TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) on Teachers as Researchers. The event was conducted in Zoom and webcast by Vance Stevens, founder and coordinator of Learning2gether.net.
Deborah’s shared resources folder on Google Drive
Including the link to the PDF file she displayed showing classroom-based research resources
One of the images Deborah (screen)shared was to an EVO session on Classroom-based Research for Professional Development
The participants in that session have since produced an eBook
Stories by Teacher Researchers in an Online Research Community edited by Aslı Lidice Goktürk Sağlam and Kenan Dikilitaş (2019)
The screenshot shows 18 participants including Deborah, Hanaa, and Vance
Announcements on Facebook Groups
- Learning2gether – https://www.facebook.com/groups/learning2gether/
- Webheads in Action – https://www.facebook.com/groups/webheadsinaction/
- TESOL Arabia Ed Tech SIG – https://www.facebook.com/groups/TAEdTech/
- EVO Multiliteracies MOOC – https://www.facebook.com/groups/evomlit/
- Learning with Computers – https://www.facebook.com/groups/6577061586/
- NileTESOL: https://www.facebook.com/niletesol/posts/2314397608687561
Fri 19 April 0100 UTC Vance Stevens – Learning2gether 409 – Thinking SMALL at PELLTA in Penang Malaysia
Sun Apr 28 1300 UTC BrazTESOL Webinar – Marcella Harrisberger on Coaching in support of teachers
There was a catch. You had to have a CPF number (not sure what that is) and indicate that you are either a BrazTESOL member or want to become one; see
https://www.screencast.com/t/q7hJBqWvVd. If the latter, you had to somehow get a CPF number, so in practice, this webinar was available only to BrazTESOL members.
Thu May 2 – Kuwait eLearning Community webinar with Carmen Medina and Jinan Ghossainy
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM Arabian Standard Time Kuwait
According to this url
First Session: Ms. Jinan Ghossainy, Kuwait Technical College
Through the use of technological resources such as videos, students could acquire the target language efficiently. Audiovisual materials like videos are an integral part of students’ lives nowadays, so it makes perfect sense to extend the range of teaching resources by bringing them into the language classroom to engage students. This session will demonstrate how videos can be widely exploited to help students develop all four communicative skills. For example, a whole video can be used to practise listening and reading, and as a model for speaking and writing. Videos can also act as a springboard for follow-up tasks such as discussions, debates on social issues, role plays, reconstructing a dialogue or summarizing. Furthermore, this presentation will demonstrate how the activities can be organized into three main steps. Teachers will also gain knowledge on how to choose the right activities and tools to facilitate learning and acquire effective results.
Second Session: Dr. Carmen Medina, Higher Colleges of Technology, Dubai Men’s Campus
Nearpod is a user-friendly online tool. You can import lessons in pdf or ppt as well as add interactive features. In this workshop, you will be introduced to the free version of the tool. This workshop is intended for teachers who have never used Nearpod and would like to incorporate a new tool into their classroom practice.
Kuwait eLearning Community events occur the 1st Thursday of each month, except in June because of the Eid holidays we will do it the 2nd Thursday of the month.
If you have any questions or inquiries email firstname.lastname@example.org
or whatsapp +96595583118.
Mon May 6 11:59 PM UTC VSTE Minecraft Monday tricky maze 40 minute challenge
MINECRAFT MONDAY, May 6th, 8 PM Eastern time, Tuesday May 7 in many parts of the world east of Greenwich, UK
Minecraft Challenge: Design a tricky Maze, to challenge others (Creative Mode). Try to include obstacles, dead ends and dark passages. Needs to be completed in 40 minutes.
VSTE is the Virginia Society for Technology in Education, https://vste.org/about-vste/. VSTE Minecraft Mondays occur the first Monday of every month