Nick Kortesky demonstrates Grammar Cube, his 3D representation of English verb tenses

Learning2gether episode #421


Download the audio:
https://learning2getherdotnet.files.wordpress.com/2019/09/audio_only_l2g421_koretsky.m4a?

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On Sunday September 22, 2019, Vance Stevens met with Nick Koretsky in Zoom to learn about Grammar Cube, Nick’s 3D model of the English verb tense system that teachers can bring up on their smart boards, and that students can manipulate on their personal devices, or in its real-word rendition, even hold and rotate in their hands.

Click here to try it out . Then follow along in the video at https://youtu.be/HXz18lGE15k

 

Grammar Cube inventor Nick Koretsky is an EFL teacher with some engineering background and passion for 2D graphics (Inkscape) and 3D modeling (Blender).

Having experienced difficulties with teaching verbal grammar he developed Grammar Cube, a concept of grammar organization that cuts learning time for students and makes the life of a teacher easier: http://granav.com/

A number of specific designs of the Grammar Cube help to teach difficult grammar topics (for example – Sequence of tenses – https://skfb.ly/6GUTI ).

Grammar Cube is free to play online. It works in a browser, making it accessible to teachers in class using touch screen smartboards.

See it and rotate it yourself at
https://cdn.soft8soft.com/AROAJSY2GOEHMOFUVPIOE:c3dc73b09a/applications/GrammarCube/GrammarCube.html?

At the presentation I got Nick to start there and walk us through how it works.

Announcements of this Learning2gether event on Facebook Groups

and on Twitter, https://twitter.com/VanceS/status/1175772344511414272

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Earlier events

Mon Sept 9 midnight 0001 Sept 10 UTC – Minecraft Monday

https://learning2gether.net/2019/09/10/learning2gether-with-vste-at-their-monthly-minecraft-monday/

 

Sept 1-30 2019 4th annual Virtual Worlds MOOC (VWMOOC19)

The fourth annual Virtual Worlds MOOC (VWMOOC19) will take place from September 1-30, 2019. The theme of the current MOOC is peace through learning and connecting online for instruction and learning via web technologies such as Second Life and Virtual Worlds. The MOOC will focus on connecting online for collaborative learning and teaching around the world through Virtual Worlds.

Sign up to access the live sessions, reflect, and receive a free certificate here:
https://moodle4teachers.org/course/view.php?id=114

Syllabus:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/10OnlkCliEnZllijiSkKLNkqf4vQSLKgihqun_keXTpA/edit?usp=sharing

Sept 19-20 – Live events at the 4th annual Virtual Worlds MOOC VWMOOC19

Pasted here as listed on
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1cCSbHwedQxAx7XtnAcljZn3wBryHHxarafTmiJNemdc/edit?usp=sharing

Thursday

September 19

10 am

SLT – 1700 UTC

Greg Perrier (avatar: Dodge Threebeards)

Virtual Worlds Teaching Manual) (Click on the title to access the live Zoom session if you can’t join us in Second Life)

Shares highlights from lessons learned from working in education in virtual worlds for 10 years.

Held in the Shrubbery Amphitheater

SLURL:http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Chilbo/152/125/109

 

Friday

September 20

9am SLT – 1600 UTC – midnight Sept 21 in Malaysia

Valerie Hill (Avatar: Valibrarian Gregg)

Collaborative Virtual World Projects for Educators(Click on the title to access the live Zoom session if you can’t join us in Second Life)

Explore ways to highlight your virtual world work through collaboration of communities and transdisciplinary methods.  (Art, computer science, librarianship, teaching, archival, music & other fields.)

Location: Nonprofit Commons Auditorium

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Plush%20Nonprofit%20Commons/95/126/26

 

Friday September 20

11am-12:30 SLT 

– 1800 UTC – 2 am Saturday in Malaysia

Yvonne DeBandi in real life her avatar is EvieMarie3D

3DWebWorldz – Virtual World in a Browser makes Teaching Online Easy(Click on the title to access the live Zoom session if you can’t join us in Second Life)

3DWebWorldz approaches online education using all the tools available – virtual spaces not pages, websites, videos and application scripting. No download required, works in your web browser.

Join us for a discussion and demonstration of the available tools and options, including a working chalkboard, slideshow presentations, lesson plans, interactive objects, self-study exhibits and more. 3DWebWorldz allows the teacher and students to focus on the educational content.

Event starts at the VWMOOC19 HQ in Second Life: SLURL:

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Chilbo/167/53/97

Sun Sept 22 – Live events at the 4th annual Virtual Worlds MOOC VWMOOC19

The fourth annual Virtual Worlds MOOC (VWMOOC19) is taking place from September 1-30, 2019

https://moodle4teachers.org/course/view.php?id=114

The following is pasted here as listed on

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1cCSbHwedQxAx7XtnAcljZn3wBryHHxarafTmiJNemdc/edit?usp=sharing

VWMOOC19 (September 1-30, 2019)

Syllabus | Presenters | VWMOOC19 on Moodle | Live Sessions | VWMOOC19 in Second Life | YouTube Playlist  | Facebook |#VWMOOC19

Sunday  the 22nd

11am SLT/2pm Eastern – 1800 UTC 

This event happened at 2 am in Malaysia,  home of Learning2gether

Santi Andrew and Ann von Rhein (Ann Nowak in RL)

Experience German Reform Education in SL

(Click on the title to access the live Zoom session if you can’t join us in Second Life)

Learn about the ideas of a “Reformpaedagogik” School in SL.

“In Germany, in the early 20th century, responding to restrictive schooling, a couple of alternative educational ideas were transferred into operating schools. While differing in detail, most approaches labeled “Reformpaedagogik” developed school communities that were inspired by the idea that students and teachers should develop their own schools and organize both, curriculum and school life around their initiatives. SL Salem School Landschulheim tries to catch these ideals into a modern virtual environment.

After presentation, guests are invited to explore school ground level via a self-guided paths. Conference attendees are also invited to gather at the campfire near the Lake of the Old House, watch a short silent movie from 1929, showing a typical day in RL Salem school, and partake in wrap-up discussion.http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Selby/119/159/2502

Fri Sept 20 1300 UTC Monthly Roundup (FB LIVE) with Philip Shigeo Brown & Steven Herder

Scroll down below this item for information on the Nick Koretsky presentation on Grammar Cube

iTDi on FB: https://www.facebook.com/iTDi.Pro/

iTDi (International Teacher Development Institute) is a for-profit teacher-training initiative that welcomes teachers to drop in free at its Monthly Roundups.

Here’s the agenda for today’s roundup

  1. What You Might Have Missed – September highlights 🙂
  2. Teaching & Learning Online
  3. Don’t Miss Out on upcoming opportunities and events in October!

 

Sat Sep 21 0930 UTC – Global Collaboration Week event – Global Teacher Garden

Global Collaboration Week event – Global Teacher Garden
ACTIVITY CATEGORY: Asynchronous Long Term Project, Mystery Skype Call
AUDIENCE: secondary grade students (14-19), college or university students, pre-service teachers
LANGUAGE: English
LENGTH | UTC/GMT TIMES: 1H | 2019-09-21 9:30 – 2019-09-21 10:30 (YOUR OWN TIME ZONE)
DESCRIPTION: Learning Partners at ‘Skype in the Classroom’ plant a sapling each honoring Learning Partners at each end. Everyone becomes an ‘AgriMentor’. Each sapling is twinned with a fully grown tree named after the learner, thus Global Teacher Gardens honor knowledge sharers all over the world, rewilding the world.
LINK TO FULL DESCRIPTION: www.globaleducationconference.org/page/gcw
HOST SCHOOL: GeoGebra Institute of eSchool Kerala – India GMT + 5 hours 30 minutes
ORGANIZED BY: Sebastian Panakal, An educator or educators at a non-profit school

URL to project/event starting point: http://geogebraindia.weebly.com/

Project/event description: Learning Partners at ” Skype in the Classroom” plant a sapling each honoring Learning Partners at each end. Everyone becomes an ‘AgriMentor’. Each sapling is twinned with a fully grown tree named after the learner, thus Global Teacher Gardens honor knowledge sharers all over the world, rewilding the world. Project/event directions for participation:

Pre-register on Skype (not clear how to do this)

 

Sun Sep 22 0930 UTC – Global Collaboration Week event – Two events, not easily joined

Meet. Connect. Explore.
ACTIVITY CATEGORY: Asynchronous Long Term Project
AUDIENCE: secondary grade students (14-19)
LANGUAGE: English, French, German, Spanish, Any Indian Language
LENGTH | UTC/GMT TIMES: 1H | 2019-09-22 18:30 – 2019-09-22 19:30 (YOUR OWN TIME ZONE)
DESCRIPTION: Creating a chance for students across the world to connect and learn about each other’s culture and everyday experiences. Students will connect through Padlet, Instagram, YouTube and FlipGrid
LINK TO FULL DESCRIPTION: www.globaleducationconference.org/page/gcw
HOST SCHOOL: Sanskriti School – Delhi, India (GMT +5.30)
ORGANIZED BY: Sanchita Ghosh, An educator or educators at a non-profit school

URL to project/event starting point: https://sites.google.com/sanskritischool.edu.in/gcd2017/home

Please use the linked site for more details.

Project/event description: Creating a chance for students across the world to connect and learn about each other’s culture and everyday experiences. Students will connect through Padlet, Instagram, YouTube and FlipGrid Project/event directions for participation: Students can participate as individuals or in groups.

Schools may participate in just one or all the activities. Even though it may say that the project is scheduled for September 23, 2019, we will be accepting entries right through the week (and beyond, should your students require more time).

VOICES STEM + Music Virtual Conference
ACTIVITY CATEGORY: Synchronous Collaborative Short Term Project, Synchronous Long Term Project, Birds-of-a-Feather Virtual Meet Up, Focus Group, Informational Session, Interview with an Expert, Panel Discussion, Performance, Survey, Webinar
AUDIENCE: intermediate grade students (10-13), secondary grade students (14-19), college or university students, pre-service teachers, teachers, administrators, organization leaders
LANGUAGE: English
LENGTH | UTC/GMT TIMES: 3H | 2019-09-22 19:00 – 2019-09-22 22:00, 2019-09-23 14:00 – 2019-09-23 17:00, 2019-09-23 17:00 – 2019-09-23 20:00, 2019-09-22 17:00 – 2019-09-22 20:00 (YOUR OWN TIME ZONE)
DESCRIPTION: VOICES stands for Virtual Ongoing Interdisciplinary Collaboration of Educating with Song and our organization aims to create a collaboration between the fields of STEM and MUSIC. This is a VIRTUAL international conference that will provide a great opportunity for any educator or collaborator at the middle school, high school, or higher education level (students are also welcome!).
LINK TO FULL DESCRIPTION: www.globaleducationconference.org/page/gcw
HOST SCHOOL: VOICES: Virtual Ongoing Interdisciplinary Collaboration of Educating with Song – Pennsylvania, United States (UTC – 4)
ORGANIZED BY: Tiffany Getty, An educator or educators at a for-profit school

URL to project/event starting point: https://www.causeweb.org/voices/

Project/event description: VOICES stands for Virtual Ongoing Interdisciplinary Collaboration of Educating with Song and our organization aims to create a collaboration between the fields of STEM and MUSIC. This is a VIRTUAL international conference that will provide a great opportunity for any educator or collaborator at the middle school, high school, or higher education level (students are also welcome!). No prior experience is needed to join our collaboration!

The virtual conference will be held over two days: September 22 and September 23. The conference is FREE to any educator or student! VOICES can provide you with a certificate of attendance if needed. A full description of the sessions for the 2019 VOICES virtual conference can be found at the following website. https://www.causeweb.org/voices/2019/program

Project/event directions for participation:

  • Please go to the following website to register (it is free for educators and students) for the conference prior to the event. https://www.causeweb.org/voices/2019/register
  • An email will be sent to you approximately 1 week prior to the conference with a link that can be used to join the conference.
  • Alternatively, participate by simply going to the website link (sent to your email) on the days of the conference and virtually joining our synchronous conference. Most sessions have two presentations and then time for participants to ask the questions to the presenter.

 

 

 

 

 

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