Learning2gether Episode 453
Joe Dale – Having a Play!
– Engaging Online Learners
– Emergency Remote Teaching
– Ditch that textbook
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April 21-22, 2020, was a dynamic two days in this season of coming to grips with while avoiding catching COVID-19. It seems that there are online events happening all the time. In this period there were several but this week I particularly marked in my calendar two of them. Both were recorded.
The first was a webinar by Joe Dale. I met Joe Dale, and Nik Peachey as well, at the aPLaNet conference in 2012 at Yeditepe University in Istanbul, Turkey,. Since then I have blogged two of his webinars as
- Episode 272: Thursday, May 7, 2015 – Learning2gether joined Juergen Wagner‘s event with Joe Dale – Planning a virtual field trip to New Orleans
- Episode 228: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 – Learning2gether with Joe Dale about AppSmashing with iPads
The AppSmashing event was particularly memorable, and as you can see from the links above, both were replete with resources, well documented, hands-on, and meaty (Joe typically goes on for 90 minutes). Joe models an approach to engaging a distant audience by keeping them informatively entertained and busy with learning new tools for learning through technology. He is interactive with his online audiences and engages them via the text chats. He knows what he is doing and doesn’t mind the occasional glitch as he works through each hiccup. He is an skilled edutainer.
This is his profession; he performs for a fee but he leaves his work openly online for the benefit of others. I do the same, but my work is not in any kind of conflict with any paid practice. I used to tell people that working for free and gaining a reputation for quality of output was how I could be sure of getting my next paid job. I think Joe feels the same way. Like music you hear for free on YouTube, if you like it, you, or others like you, are more likely to engage the professionals to perform at your event.
So I made an effort to archive this event similarly to the previous two in a kind of digital recollection. Incidentally I do these recollections primarily so that I can recapture my own learning, and only incidentally in order to share them with everyone else. Enjoy 🙂
Tue 21 April – British Council hosts Joe Dale – Having a play! Simple interactive activities for remote teaching
I learned about this when Joe announced his event the day before it happened on Facebook in one of the many groups I follow https://www.facebook.com/groups/electronicvillageonline/ .
At 10.00 BST Tuesday 21st April 2020, Joe Dale will be giving a 90 minutes FREE @BritishCouncil webinar ‘Having a play! Simple interactive activities for remote teaching’ aimed at English language teachers from Indonesia but the ideas are replicable for any language. Over 600 people have signed up so far.
The slides and Zoom recordings for all the webinar series can be found here,
The links here are to the Video: https://youtu.be/ABB-mJ3SmJo
Registration was here https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_i_ZfjEjvSOCP8wE9pgUngA
The first part of the agreement is for all participants to acknowledge that their participant names and comments in the chat might be visible to others. Regarding the second part, I wish BC wouldn’t force acceptance of promotional materials in exchange for their academic offering. There is an opt-out – the user can forego access to the material on offer. Perhaps a fairer choice to the question, “Would you be happy for us to contact you occasionally?” would be
[ ] happy [ ] not happy
In any event, I agreed to both terms, and in retrospect, it was worth it! I took meticulous notes, including links from the text chat. It’s easy in Zoom for each person to capture the chat by right clicking on the chat, click select all, then copy. You can keep hitting select all over and over again, more is captured each time, and eventually hit copy, then paste somewhere. I did this to capture the links and to convey a much redacted sense of how the audience was responding to working through Joe’s presentation of so many tools.
The TILT qr code points to a site with more information on these webinars
One thing we learned in the chat was that Joe maintains a document called
ADVICE AND RESOURCES TO SUPPORT LANGUAGE TEACHERS IN RESPONSE TO THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK
I keep one similar to this myself. Anyone can write on it. Mine is here: https://tinyurl.com/covid19teaching
I captured the selfie above toward the end of Joe’s talk, and the screenshot below as he was getting set up. Joe had just mentioned that there were 400 people present in this Zoom webinar workshop.
The first topic introduced was Mentimeter, one of many sites that poll participants and then represent their responses graphically. Here are excerpts from the Zoom chat chosen to give a flavor of how the participants were responding in the workshop.
From Ahmad Riza to Everyone: 05:15 PM I’ve never heard before about menti.com
From Dina Iguna to Everyone: 05:16 PM Q: Does this have to be done synchronously? or can we set a range of time when the participants can respond?
From WAWAN PRASETYO to Everyone: 05:16 PM we are only allowed to give three question? is it right?
From Laely Hidayati to Everyone: 05:16 PM it works for students who don’t want to talk or raise hands 🙂
From Finita Dewi to Everyone: 05:16 PM @dina, better synhronously
When you visit that link you see …
Partipant responses can generate word clouds
or bar graphs
Particpants react (excerpted)
From Dina Iguna to Everyone: 05:16 PM thank Ms Finita, but can be done asynchronously?
From Diane Kenworthy to Everyone: 05:17 PM Q can we share this video with our colleagues and if so how ?
@Diane ask your colleagues to join by getting the ticket or later you can see the recorded video on iTELL YouTube
Q: May I share this webinar for my gangs to join? Got it.
From Finita Dewi to Everyone: 05:20 PM @aryani: yes there are many types of questions
From Erlyna Abidasari to Everyone: 05:21 PM That’s exactly what I am asking
From Ahmad Zubaidi Amrullah to Everyone: 05:21 PM Another similar platform you can use is polleverywhere.com
From Me to Everyone: 05:21 PM we participants can also have the graphics sent to our emails
From Andry Yuriandi to Everyone: 05:21 PM So, it seems to me this kinda works like Google Form, doesn’t it?
From RIZQI AMALIA RAMADHANI to Everyone: 05:22 PM I used mentimeter first time today, and when it said 2 slides max.. oop
From eric turpin to Everyone: 05:22 PM it seems it accepted multiple submissions
From Finita Dewi to Everyone: 05:23 PM @yuniar, max 3. @yohana, it can be used for any level
The next tool Joe showed us was Wakelet. Wakelet is useful for crowd-sourcing information from multiple respondents. Teachers can set up “collections” and have their students add to them.
Here is Joe’s Wakelet collection for today’s webinar
And the participants’ most relevant conversation around the activity:
From Me to Everyone: 05:23 PM like padlet?
From Joe Dale to Everyone: 05:23 PM https://is.gd/TILTTHURSjoedale
I put Joe’s link in my browser and the link returned
Click the link if you’d like to proceed to the destination shown: – Vance
From Me to Everyone: 05:24 PM with padlet you only get ONE for free now
From Yuni Ifayati to Everyone: 05:25 PM oya? i think it is three pages for free
From Dina Iguna to Everyone: 05:25 PM Q: I tried wakelet (thanks to Ms Finita’s webinar the other day) for work submission, but one post can only include 1 pic or 1 link? can we ask ss to post series of pics, like for showing process?
From Finita Dewi to Everyone: 05:26 PM @Dina, one post one link 🙂
From Dina Iguna to Everyone: 05:26 PM Ms @Finita, any other suggested app for series of photo per post? Thanks 🙂
From Finita Dewi to Everyone: 05:27 PM @dina, photo story
From Finita Dewi to Everyone: 05:26 PM @Ana, padlet is like virtual/digital sticky notes, where you or your students can post text/url/video/pics and give comments on the posts
From Guiomar Mancho to Everyone: 05:27 PM Collaborators can now create subcollections so they can share with you an entire load of work if you want
From RIZQI AMALIA RAMADHANI to Everyone: 05:27 PM We probs need a weekly discussion on [tool a] vs [tool b], if it’s not already covered by the internet like WAKELET vs PADLET; ZOOM vs WEBEX; JAMBOARD vs PADLET; iOS vs Android
From Dina Iguna to Everyone: 05:28 PM Okay, I’ll check Photo Story out, thanks Ms @Finita. is it also easy to use, just by sharing link/code?
From Finita Dewi to Everyone: 05:28 PM @yohana, no need… they can access padlet thorugh the link that you provide
From Fernalia Kerukaspari to Everyone: 05:28 PM Wakelet’s UI reminds me of tumblr hehe. Cool, okay. This will be easy enough for me to figure out.
From Finita Dewi to Everyone: 05:28 PM @yohana, so easy. even kids can do tthat 🙂
From Dewi Andrianie to Everyone: 05:29 PM interesting!
From RIZQI AMALIA RAMADHANI to Everyone: 05:29 PM Google Keep has been my go to junkyard of LINKS and whatnots
From Mochamad Fitriadi to Everyone: 05:30 PM is it like google classroom?
From Daniela Bunea to Everyone: 05:30 PM is Wakelet similar to Diigo? I remember Diigo…
From Joe Dale to Everyone: 05:31 PM 7f936ab
From Finita Dewi to Everyone: 05:32 PM there are some similarities and differences among tech tools, don’t worry about comparing them. just pick tools which you think can support your teaching 🙂
From Bitadwi Rahmani to Everyone: 05:32 PM wakelet seems like Google classroom and or Edmodo,isn’t it
From RIZQI AMALIA RAMADHANI to Everyone: 05:33 PM Edmodo is more like Facebook methinks
From Rachel Applwby to Everyone: 05:33 PM LOVE this – thank you 🙂
From Lany Rohmaniah to Everyone: 05:34 PM it works on android! yieeyyy
From Stephanie Ellis-Williams to Everyone: 05:34 PM Q- How can I access it again, in a few weeks’ time?
From eric turpin to Everyone: 05:35 PM how long will this wakelet page be available please ?
From Joe Dale to Everyone: 05:35 PM 7f936ab
From Rindu Handayani to Everyone: 05:36 PM I found it Joe thank you! I needed to log out first.
From Nuriya Kuznetsova to Everyone: 05:36 PM That IS AWESOME)))))
From Mochamad Fitriadi to Everyone: 05:36 PM it needs to enter the code again when we would like to access, or just open the web
From Elisabeth Schaludek-Paletschek to Everyone: 05:36 PM Could you please post the LINK for the Wakelet?
From Joe Dale to Everyone: 05:38 PM https://wke.lt/w/s/nS7g8O
From eric turpin to Everyone: 05:39 PM how long can we access ?
From Eva Deliana Bangun to Everyone: 05:40 PM I did it. interesting.
From Vina Kanasya to Everyone: 05:40 PM Q: what is the different between using the code and the link?
From Erlyna Abidasari to Everyone: 05:40 PM Q Can we set time or schedule event for wakelet?
From Eduardus Erwan Nugroho to Everyone: 05:41 PM Q: is it completely free?
From Grace Sabandar to Everyone: 05:41 PM @Eduardus: yes
Then Joe segued us into the next adventure, Whiteboard.fi. But first, he grabbed a reader off the web, https://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/article/my-sea-creature, and showed us an exercise where we had to read a poem about oceans and then write down the number of sea creatures we found (multiple choice) – then read it again and this time write down the number of fishes (is a whale a fish? what about a jellyfish?).
Next we took on Whiteboard.fi
Joe opened a workspace for us and instructed us each, all 400 of us, to go to our individual workspaces at https://whiteboard.fi/y4y / and draw a shark there. Here’s mine, and below my drawing you can find exerpts from the text chat.
From Joe Dale to Everyone: 05:46 PM y4y ttps://whiteboard.fi/y4y
From Tati Maryati to Everyone: 05:46 PM I’m in
From Mochamad Fitriadi to Everyone: 05:46 PM it seems like jamboard
From Martini Darminto to Everyone: 05:47 PM I often take materials from British Council for my teaching but I am not familiar with applications you are talking about. they are really new for me. I just use google classroom in my teaching so far. Thanks for sharing.
From Andry Yuriandi to Everyone: 05:47 PM your whiteboard is still blank?
From Dian Nazaret to Everyone: 05:47 PM how to submit it?
From Joe Dale to Everyone: 05:48 PM y4y
From Tati Maryati to Everyone: 05:49 PM @Andry, just click on the link given by Mr. Joe
From Atik Indarini to Everyone: 05:49 PM I got it
From Negin Sedghi-Shabestari to Everyone: 05:49 PM can’t see anything on teachers screen
From Lorentius Oky Pratama to Everyone: 05:49 PM how may students can join these whiteboard? because I need to handle 100 students in one same time
From Emma Moore to Everyone: 05:49 PM if you refresh the page would the pictures appear maybe?
From Negin Sedghi-Shabestari to Everyone: 05:49 PM oh ok thanks, internet needs to be faster!
From Ferra Dian Andanty to Everyone: 05:50 PM how to send the drawing?
From Mochamad Fitriadi to Everyone: 05:50 PM choose the pen picture
From Dina Iguna to Everyone: 05:50 PM Q: you were saying abt students collaborating on one whiteboard, can you tell us again how?
From Hana Prabaningtyas to Everyone: 05:51 PM It is a really fun tool to teach kids haha
From Desan Priswandika to Everyone: 05:51 PM I can see my pic there
From Guiomar Mancho to Everyone: 05:51 PM I’ve substituted the mini whiteboards we used in class for this.
From Putri Ashri to Everyone: 05:51 PM I drew squidward 🙂
From Chandra Wiharja to Everyone: 05:52 PM I have drawn “Jaws” 😀
From Diane Kenworthy to Everyone: 05:52 PM Q Complete beginner to online teaching. What would you suggest are the musts Joe ? Zoom plus ….
From Ana Winebrenner to Everyone: 05:53 PM Another way I can think we could use whiteboard is by giving students a phrase (or word that they have to draw). Then the other students take turns to guess what the sentences were
From Bitadwi Rahmani to Everyone: 05:53 PM I can see mine…it’s so fun
From Atik Indarini to Everyone: 05:53 PM I see my name
From Lasmi Febrianingrum to Everyone: 05:54 PM I can’t see mine
From Negin Sedghi-Shabestari to Everyone: 05:55 PM can you retrieve deleted one?
Here is Joe introducing SeeSaw. The QR code points to https://app.seesaw.me
Joe asked if anyone had head of SeeSaw …
From Ermawati Herman to Everyone: 05:55 PM no
From Me to Everyone: 05:55 PM heard of it but don’t know it
From Lauren Spence to Everyone: 05:55 PM no
From Fajarudin Akbar to Everyone: 05:55 PM Yes, I registed, I haven’t used it
From Dyah Kristyaningsih to Everyone: 05:55 PM all applications you mentioned are new for me.
From Dr.Vargheese K.J to Everyone: 05:55 PM Trying
From Tati Maryati to Everyone: 05:56 PM shall the students save their picture before to make it appear on teacher’s board?
From Elisabeth Schaludek-Paletschek to Everyone: 05:56 PM Is seesaw free of charge and can it be embedded in Teams?
From Dina Iguna to Everyone: 05:56 PM Q: Is Seesaw similar with Edmodo?
From Rini Anita to Everyone: 05:57 PM i have tontake notes on every apps.. since most of them is quite new for me.. but thanks joe
From Rindu Handayani to Everyone: 05:57 PM can I change the language on Seesaw? Most of the students don’t understand English.
From Dr.Vargheese K.J to Everyone: 05:57 PM
From Upik Hastuti to Everyone: 06:01 PM so clear record joe… its cool… thanks
From eric turpin to Everyone: 06:03 PM do you take into account GDPR when selecting tools ?
From Elisabeth Schaludek-Paletschek to Everyone: 06:04 PM Q Can I use Seesaw for screencasting if I want to give feedback to a student’s work?
https://quizizz.com/join result https://www.screencast.com/t/DwyQ0t21DDv
As the screenshot above shows (taken from my computer) some of these apps were overwhelming bandwidth with the app server suddenly being hit by 400 simultaneous users. A lot of the comments in the chat were about audio issues. Some lucky ones had good audio and were able to join the excercise, but others had echoing audio, couldn’t hear the audio, or as in my case, couldn’t reach the app at all. I’ve removed these comments from the transcripts to mitigate bloat.
Joe started by giving out the Quizziz quiz code number
From Joe Dale to Everyone: 06:05 PM 557683
From Joe Dale to Everyone: 06:05 PM joinmyquiz.com
From Negin Sedghi-Shabestari to Everyone: 06:06 PM wow 500
From Sugeng Priyadi to Everyone: 06:06 PM quizziz is totally cool
From Negin Sedghi-Shabestari to Everyone: 06:07 PM I am going to create a school pub quiz for our teachers
From Grace Yeh Shiang to Everyone: 06:07 PM sounds like popcorns (as users popped into Joe’s teacher screen view)
From Novi Pratiwi Lestari to Everyone: 06:07 PM I ever used it but I totally don’t know how to do it😂
From Rachel Applwby to Everyone: 06:07 PM Q: what are the other share options?
From Sugeng Priyadi to Everyone: 06:07 PM i like the user interface and all cute stuff
From Dian Nazaret to Everyone: 06:07 PM interesting sound 😀
From Grace Yeh Shiang to Everyone: 06:07 PM seems like kahoots
From Emma Moore to Everyone: 06:07 PM I didn’t realise that it was possible to record audio with quizizz so thats brilliant to know!
From Kim Nio Kim Nio to Everyone: 06:07 PM How many people can join quizizz?
From Anastasia Destiningrum to Everyone: 06:08 PM This is awesome I’ve been using quizizz with my s
From Dian Nazaret to Everyone: 06:09 PM hear nothing
(several more such comments redacted here)
From Emma Moore to Everyone: 06:10 PM if you’re on your phone or a tablet then make sure you don’t have it on silent, otherwise you can’t hear it!
From Michele Storrie to Everyone: 06:11 PM the questions on my quiz came in a different order
From Nina Ratna Suminar, M.Si to Everyone: 06:11 PM great fun
From Rachel Applwby to Everyone: 06:11 PM Q: Can you adjust the time limit for answers?
From Anastasia Destiningrum to Everyone: 06:11 PM indeed, we can shuffle the order
From Grace Sabandar to Everyone: 06:11 PM you can click the audio one or two times.
From Nur Latifah to Everyone: 06:11 PM Q: how many questions can we make for this quiz (max)
From Diana Nur Utami to Everyone: 06:11 PM quizziz is interesting
From Grace Yeh Shiang to Everyone: 06:11 PM great game.
From Rachel Applwby to Everyone: 06:11 PM Q: Can you make the quiz Teacher-controlled (timed) or only student-controlled
From Judy Carruthers to Everyone: 06:11 PM Thank you Joe. This is going to be fun
From Erna Irawati, M.Pd. to Everyone: 06:11 PM the audio collided with Joe’s voice
From Emma Moore to Everyone: 06:11 PM the order is shuffled so that if students are all in the same room playing then they cannot copy each other!
From RIZQI AMALIA RAMADHANI to Everyone: 06:11 PM AUDIO : MINIMAL PAIRS
From Vanessa Shimomura to Everyone: 06:12 PM Just with Seesaw, is it possible to insert multiple examples and templates when creating Seesaw activities?
From Nita Oktifa to Everyone: 06:12 PM hard to listen to the audio. but it’s an amazing tool to be tried
From Anastasia Destiningrum to Everyone: 06:12 PM quizizz rocks! :))
(others complain they can’t hear)
From Jonathan Tanihardjo to Everyone: 06:12 PM can we get the participants’ score after all them are done doing the quiz?
From Michael Sihombing to Everyone: 06:13 PM @jonathan: yes. You can also get all of the score analysis
From Joa Ria to Everyone: 06:12 PM The audio was good in my device
From Dian Nazaret to Everyone: 06:12 PM I couldn’t hear anything..but that’s ok. im familiar with kahoot already. it’s similar, isn’t it?
From Lasmi Febrianingrum to Everyone: 06:12 PM then, how to make this kind of quiz?
From Nur Hadijah Saraswati to Everyone: 06:12 PM yes. we can download it. for our archive
From Andry Yuriandi to Everyone: 06:12 PM I just forgot this is just a demo. I’m way too excited.
From Nina Fatimah to Everyone: 06:13 PM q:is is possible to put a recorded conversation in quizizz and then use it for several questions?
From Witri Oktavia to Everyone: 06:13 PM Can the answer in quizziz in the form of audio?
From Rachel Applwby to Everyone: 06:13 PM Q: Can YOU play the audio, – or does it only appear on sts’ devices:
From Grace Sabandar to Everyone: 06:14 PM @Rachel: only appear on students’ device for this example
From Nur Hadijah Saraswati to Everyone: 06:13 PM we can take some question randomly to make new test for feedback too. i have used it. 😁👍
From Fernalia Kerukaspari to Everyone: 06:13 PM I think a lot of the time, we can just try these ourselves and explore, too. Let’s discover ourselves 🙂
From Jonathan Tanihardjo to Everyone: 06:13 PM wow.. that would really help the teachers
From Nur Hadijah Saraswati to Everyone: 06:14 PM yes, and the students feel happy to play it.
From Erlyna Abidasari to Everyone: 06:14 PM What is good in Quizizz is you can modify the already existing quiz
From Erna Irawati, M.Pd. to Everyone: 06:14 PM yep Erlyna, by teleporting it
From Nur Hadijah Saraswati to Everyone: 06:14 PM they can’t cheat because the question will appear randomly.
At this point in the webinar, some participants said they needed to leave and excused themselves, heaping praise on Joe for his efforts. Much of this has been redacted.
Socrative has a teacher and student logon. When you go to Socrative.com and click Login, https://socrative.com/#login, you are asked to login as either as student or teacher
If you are a teacher, you will log in to your account, where you can create activities. However, students are asked to log in with the number of the room the teacher has created for them where they can unlock the activity. In this way, students don’t need to have an account here to use the teacher’s activities; teachers create activities under their accounts and share their room numbers with their students. Students don’t need to create accounts here at all.
So Joe began by sharing with us his room number …
From Belinda Sydenham to Everyone: 06:15 PM https://socrative.com/
From Eva Deliana Bangun to Everyone: 06:16 PM what’s the room name?
From Grace Sabandar to Everyone: 06:16 PM room name: 29701
From Vitha Venska to Everyone: 06:18 PM I used it for assessment and it’s good
From Grace Sabandar to Everyone: 06:18 PM @Eric: teacher pace
From lailatul muniroh to Everyone: 06:18 PM should we register first?
From Grace Sabandar to Everyone: 06:19 PM @lailatul: no need, just go to student login and enter the room numbeR: 29710
From Rachel Applwby to Everyone: 06:19 PM the text on a phone is tiny.. but you can screenshot it and blow it up in the ‘photos’ app
From Me to Everyone: 06:19 PM I always show results, they like to compete
From Joa Ria to Everyone: 06:19 PM very cool
From eric turpin to Everyone: 06:19 PM thanks !
Here, Joe is about to start a Charlata competion, https://www.screencast.com/t/yUGWBsAx
My Charlata drawing https://charlala.com/draw/1587464476151×357627299567763460
The storyboard could be rendered into PDF: https://www.screencast.com/t/djjuG2dQ5a
This is how Joe’s class Charlata drawings appeared in his screenshare (mine is at bottom row, middle https://www.screencast.com/t/bZvpZMdIZ
From Finita Dewi to Everyone: 06:20 PM https://charlala.com/draw
From Grace Yeh Shiang to Everyone: 06:21 PM 3fymb
From Andry Yuriandi to Everyone: 06:22 PM where should we type the code?
From Hamed Ali to Everyone: 06:22 PM it takes some time
From Stephanie Ellis-Williams to Everyone: 06:22 PM I am in but can’t submit
From lailatul muniroh to Everyone: 06:22 PM so many apps….love it
From Danielle Wansborough to Everyone: 06:23 PM I think charlala is supposed to be in beta mode now…some problems…
From Ana Winebrenner to Everyone: 06:23 PM I just managed to submit my masterpiece
From Novi Pratiwi Lestari to Everyone: 06:23 PM what’a the difference with whiteboard fi?
From Rachel Applwby to Everyone: 06:23 PM like this: https://charlala.com/draw3fymb
From Michael Sihombing to Everyone: 06:23 PM but cant see my masterpiece yet
From Chandra Wiharja to Everyone: 06:23 PM Yeay, I got “Bravo! Look at your masterpiece!”
From Nuriya Kuznetsova to Everyone: 06:24 PM THANK YOU from Noori))))))))))
From Belinda Sydenham to Everyone: 06:25 PM Fun and easy – lots of GREAT tools here – many thanks
From RIZQI AMALIA RAMADHANI to Everyone: 06:25 PM @Rachel enter https://charlala.com/draw first, then enter the code 3fymb
From Joe Dale to Everyone: 06:25 PM https://charlala.com/joe
From Rinto Tampubolon to Everyone: 06:25 PM So, Charlala can be used as feed back from students too ya?
This was the final tool for today, here is a sampling of participant appreciation
From lailatul muniroh to Everyone: 06:25 PM great job, joe
From Eva Deliana Bangun to Everyone: 06:25 PM lots of fun..thanks mr joe
From Rinto Tampubolon to Everyone: 06:26 PM Thank you Joe
From Neny Kartika Sari Susanto, M.Pd. to Everyone: 06:26 PM wow. a lot of interesting tools. Thanks Joe
From Braja Kishore to Everyone: 06:26 PM lots f fun
From Carolina to Everyone: 06:26 PM Thank you so much, Joe.. ^^
Joe and Finita
Joe, Finita, and Colm
Wrapping up (much excerpted)
From Anastasia Destiningrum to Everyone: 06:27 PM thanks so much for sharing useful apps :))
From Joe Dale to Everyone: 06:27 PM https://is.gd/bconlineworkshop
From Joa Ria to Everyone: 06:27 PM never getting bored of Joe’s sharing 🙂
From Belinda Sydenham to Everyone: 06:27 PM It is actually reassuring to see things not going perfectly – gives me reassurance for the work I am doing online at the moment when things go wrong!!
From Andry Yuriandi to Everyone: 06:28 PM Oh, yeah, Miss Finita, too. Thanks for tirelessly responding to us.
From Chris Fry to Everyone: 06:29 PM Brilliant use of QR codes. Thanks a load Joe
From Joe Dale to Everyone: 06:31 PM Google Jamboard, Wooclap
From RIZQI AMALIA RAMADHANI to Everyone: 06:32 PM wooclap?
From Me to Everyone: 06:32 PM similar to mentimeter
From Joe Dale to Everyone: 06:33 PM Google Slides Q&A, yoteachapp.com
From Me to Everyone: 06:41 PM people are asking for the program for tomorrow etc
From Niar Yuniarti to Everyone: 06:42 PM https://itell.or.id/british-council-itell-webinar-series/
From Me to Everyone: 06:42 PM what is the YouTube link?
From Rini Anita to Everyone: 06:42 PM thanks ITELL and British Council
From RIZQI AMALIA RAMADHANI to Everyone: 06:43 PM https://itell.or.id – iTELL
Tue 22 April Learning Revolution
Wed 22 April 1400 UTC Learning Revolution Mini-Conference: Emergency Remote Teaching & Learning: Survive, Thrive, & Plan for What Comes Next
DATE: Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020 COST: Free
REGISTRATION: To register for the mini-conference, join LearningRevolution.com. There is no cost to join, but there is a membership approval process in order to eliminate spammers. Those who are already members of LearningRevolution.com do not need to do anything.ATTENDING:
- The sessions and links will appear in the regular conference schedule pages for each time zone.
- The schedule with the live session links will also be sent to all members of LearningRevolution.com early on the day of the conference, as well as posted on a special page.
- If you are learning about the mini-conference right before or during the event, please join LearningRevolution.com and while you are waiting for your approval we will have a special link for you to use to join the sessions.
PLATFORM: The mini-conference platform is Zoom. To make sure your computer or mobile is configured for Zoom, please visit zoom.us/test. Main session rooms accommodate 1000 people; each session will have a specified overflow simulcast via YouTube of unlimited capacity. Secondary sessions are held in Zoom meeting rooms with a capacity of 300–if those rooms are full, you’ll have to wait for the recording to watch.
Special Mini-Conference Recordings:
The recordings have been posted. There is link on the front page of
LearningRevolution.com to access them.
The direct link that the “link on the front page” takes you to is here,
QUICK VIEW (Times are US Eastern Daylight Time)
I (Vance) was really looking forward to this conference. However the times EDT are 12 hours reversed from where I am in Malaysia, so when it began on April 22 at 10 am EDT, this was 10 pm for me. I knew I’d be able to see the recordings, so I caught the opening presentation by Candy Mowen at that time, went to bed, and woke up next day in time to catch the late evening presentations that must have taken place after a dinner break from 6 to 8 in the USA. The following are my impressions of the events I attended.
Engaging Online Learners
Presenter: Candy Mowen
Here are the most important aspects of online engagement
7 strategies for engaging online learners:
I slept through these that follow but I look forward to seeing the recordings
- 11:00 AM 1500 UTC A Guide To Setting Up Your School With “Google for Education” with William Poindexter (60 minutes sic)
- 11:30 AM 1530 UTC Culturally Responsive Teaching thru Remote Learning (60 minutes) with Zaretta Hammond
- 1:00 PM 1700 UTC Let’s Commit to Making Webinars Better (30 minutes) with Steven J. Bell
- 1:30 PM 1730 UTC Empowering Students in a Distance Learning Environment with John Spencer (60 minutes)
- 3:00 PM 1900 UTC Personalizing the Online Classroom Through Creative Teaching and Learning (60 minutes) with Candy Mowen
- 4:00 PM 2000 UTC Rethinking Students Evaluations as a Tool to Improve Online Instruction (30 minutes) with Steven J. Bell
- 5:00 PM 2100 UTC A 7-step Plan to Improve Your Online Learning Program for Maximum Student Engagement (60 minutes) with Ernie Delgado
Learning and Leading During Emergency Remote Teaching
Presenters: A.J. Juliani, Katie Novak, & George Couros
From one of George’s slides
“Learning for students, learning about students, learning from students”
This presentation was a plethora of ideas and inspirations. It started with George asking us, on a scale of memes, how are you feeling:
This resonated: Resiliance = bouncing forward:
Ten ideas to meaningfully connect via remote learning:
George shared with us this source document:
https://tiny.cc/covid19LLA redirects to
which in turn redirects to Katy Novak’s slides
Kate was the next speaker. She distilled the idea of engaging learners through taking advantage of the personalized nature of the medium as opposed to having to meet them in a group at a certain time in a classroom by giving them options and choices. So if for your class you had decided to get them all to conceptualize a bowl of rice (analogically speaking), online you could widen the scope into a Dinner Party:
AJ hit the keynote “Give students a reason for learning virtually” followed by the reasons such as digital project, naural phenomenon, empathy, problem awareness, geeky interest, etc. I think the relevant list might be in AJ’s slides here https://event.webinarjam.com/replay/2/qp3xosmi6i1irv4o but it comes in the form of a broadcast, which was nice of him to share, but not easily searched or clicked through (classic example of linear vs. random access).
Here are some exerpts from the Zoom chat that seemed worth sharing here. The entire chat log is available at the Learning Revolution site
From Richard Churchill to Everyone: 08:49 AM This webinar is FIRE
From Teresa Noverr to Everyone: 08:50 AM Absolutely LIT! Bring it OOONNNN
From Kitty to Everyone: 08:50 AM Like a good book I am going to have to watch this a few time
From A.J. Juliani to Everyone: 08:50 AM All of my FREE Resources: http://ajjuliani.com/virtual/
From Katie Novak to Everyone: 08:51 AM Here are the links to all 3 books. Only $2.99 each for limited time!
From Katie Novak to Everyone: 08:51 AM
From Teresa Noverr to Everyone: 08:53 AM Please send a copy of this EPIC CHAT with the slides and recording…
From Reba Matthews to Everyone: 08:53 AM How will we get access to this chat in order to get the twitter handles
From A.J. Juliani to Everyone: 08:53 AM This is an EPIC Chat!!!!
From McKenzie C to Everyone: 08:53 AM I copy-pasted the whole chat room into a google doc. It looks horrible, but the content is there.
From McKenzie C to Everyone: 08:55 AM https://docs.google.com/document/d/1XHA7KOPD1w1vOxcckhBXRcxPgMaYIskYdiVz9MCcOwQ/edit?usp=sharing
From janicerobertson to Everyone: 08:55 AM So much of what George is saying echos a book I’m reading right now Kids These Days. Love these reminders; it’s about relationships.
From A.J. Juliani to Everyone: 08:56 AM Kids These Days by Dr. Jody!
From Carole McCulloch to Everyone: 08:57 AM Yes George, needing to empower our older learners too for Being Connected – equipment, wi-fi and networks. The Good Things Foundation is doing that for our Be Connected program in Australia.
From Dariel Bernstein to Everyone: 08:57 AM Wait, I can’t lose the chat! I haven’t followd all the people yet!!
From Richard Churchill to Everyone: 08:58 AM https://learningathome.nlesd.ca/home You folks were amazing!!!!
From Dariel Bernstein to Everyone: 08:58 AM BEST.HOUR.EVER
From McKenzie C to Everyone: 08:58 AM Don’t you close this chat out until I get the last bit!
From Me to Everyone: 08:58 AM if you want the chat right click on it, select all, right click again, copy
From Keishia Thorpe to Everyone: 08:58 AM Thanks
The presenters said they were creating a team but needed a name for. Of course the chat complied
From McKenzie C to Everyone: 08:59 AM Team Virtual Dinner Parties
From Me to Everyone: 08:59 AM Team Awesome
From A.J. Juliani to Everyone: 08:59 AM http://learningandleading.com
And finally, in the middle of the next session
Peggy George to Everyone: 09:37 AM I loved this Tweet that George Couros shared in the last session from Daniel Hodge. :Today my students listed about 20 things they actually like about remote learning, and we quickly turned the list into changes I need to make to my classroom next year.” 🙂
Ten fantastic ideas for online teaching: Ditch that textbook
Presenters: Jon Corippo & Matt Miller and a merciless timekeeper
From janicerobertson to Everyone: 09:36 AM Who was that poet author?
From Helaine Marshall to Everyone: 09:37 AM Kirkegaard – Leap of Faith
From janicerobertson to Everyone: 09:37 AM Tnx @ Helaine
From Helaine Marshall to Everyone: 09:39 AM Great song “Anyway” Suzzy & Maggie Roche https://youtu.be/83KXqVFaWYk
From Helaine Marshall to Everyone: 09:41 AM I invite guests to my online classes – colleagues, former students, etc. they love it – not just me
From McKenzie Culberson to Everyone: 09:41 AM Yes! Guests are such a great way to shake it up. We’ve used that even in in-person format. We had someone from the State Department Skype in for a Q&A in a Public Archaeology class once. That was awesome.
Here the first speaker is abruptly cut short, by prearrangment, by the overly-assiduous timekeeper-from-hell 🙂
From Helaine Marshall to Everyone: 09:41 AM OUCH!!
From Peggy George to Everyone: 09:42 AM hahaha!!!!
From Helaine Marshall to Everyone: 09:43 AM 2-minute warning won’t work since that is the entire allotted time!!!
From Melissa to Everyone: 09:43 AM Yes! My students tried to take their texts home with them but our middle years team had already decided that we were ditching them going forward.
From McKenzie Culberson to Everyone: 09:44 AM Oh wow does Bad Audio ruin Good Video. SO MUCH!!
From Megan (She/They) to Everyone: 09:44 AM Where can I get those Pikachu headphones….
From McKenzie Culberson to Everyone: 09:44 AM
From Sara Schwartz Kendall to Everyone: 09:45 AM Or not Amazon… direct to company
From McKenzie Culberson to Everyone: 09:45 AM Anything but Amazon if you have that option
From Peggy George to Everyone: 09:46 AM when your voice cuts out it’s not usually the headphones but the internet connection
From Teresa Noverr to Everyone: 09:46 AM unfortunately, ZOOM was banned due to the zoombombing… and we have to use Google Meet…
From McKenzie Culberson to Everyone: 09:46 AM Hey, Google Hangout has been working really well for me
From Melissa to Everyone: 09:47 AM We use Microsoft Teams as our non-Zoom platform. This “fight club” format may be fun for you but it is cutting out good info. What is the tip about recording on slower resolution? Will slides and notes be shared?
From Teresa Noverr to Everyone: 09:48 AM WE have to use google meet. Yawn
From Heather Kelly to Everyone: 09:49 AM We use Google Meet and with use of meeting codes, you can give students the code ahead of time. They can’t login to the meeting until you as the host have started the meeting. It’s also specific just to people within your school. You can also reuse the meeting codes simply by making sure that you are the last one to leave the meeting.
From Peggy George to Everyone: 09:49 AM Flip Hunt is a really fun idea!
From Cindy Gallagher to Everyone: 09:52 AM please go back to that slide on hours….that is important.
From katherine.pioli to Everyone: 09:53 AM I second that
From John Dorn to Everyone: 09:53 AM Yes please
From Ms. Fitz to Everyone: 09:53 AM Yes, please show Time slide again. This is frustrating
From Helaine Marshall to Everyone: 09:53 AM Slide Wass Elem 1-2; Middle 2-3; high 3-4
one outside hour/day
From Peggy George to Everyone: 09:53 AM We’ll get the slides later
Bounce forward to later 🙂 The slides are here
and here is the slide
From Glenn Normore to Everyone: 09:55 AM cooking / baking has lots of Math
From Sara Schwartz Kendall to Everyone: 09:55 AM and chemistry
From Megan (She/They) to Everyone: 09:55 AM Yes, cooking and baking is great! And there is also some basic chemistry that can be discussed as well depending on age.
From Heather Kelly to Everyone: 09:56 AM I LOVE this unexpected opportunity for the @Home Learning with my own kids as well. 🙂
From Erin Lipsitz to Everyone: 09:56 AM my littles have enjoyed the Dav Pilkey @ home resources and I have used the Flipgrid for them to share.
From McKenzie Culberson to Everyone: 09:57 AM As a public librarian, DO NOT MAKE AN EDITABLE PDF
From Teresa Noverr to Everyone: 09:57 AM Jesus – I need to make pdf editable…. really… no use? omg… omg… what am. I gonna do?
From Erin Lipsitz to Everyone: 09:59 AM excited about this new math resource!
From Teresa Noverr to Everyone: 09:59 AM Nearpod again.. gotta investigate
From McKenzie Culberson to Everyone: 09:59 AM Is there a place we can get a list of all these awesome resources y’all are featuring?
From Peggy George to Everyone: 09:59 AM https://mathreps.com/
From Helaine Marshall to Everyone: 09:59 AM Leaving worksheets behind – so many wonderful alternatives – throw ‘em out!
From Teresa Noverr to Everyone: 10:00 AM My gift to you: Jay Chou’s YEEHAW.. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0AnG4AU5ao
Best Chinese cowboy Eva\
From Helaine Marshall to Everyone: 10:02 AM is there any research on whether introverts or extroverts are adapting more easily to online learning in the K-12 domain?
From McKenzie Culberson to Everyone: 10:02 AM Oh! Someone in an earlier session had a great rec for “feeling the room”
From McKenzie Culberson to Everyone: 10:03 AM Mad lib style – creating your quarantine name = The (how you’re feeling right now) (color of your sweatpants) (last snack you ate in 1 day that was intended to last for a week)
From Willamae Johnson to Everyone: 10:03 AM yes, i like the getting to know your kids-openness
From McKenzie Culberson to Everyone: 10:03 AM Mine was The Anxious Blue Yellow Cake
More about TALIN
This was Learning2gether episode 453 (because I attended and reported on these webinars) but it was not a TALIN event per se.
Then why would you, dear reader, want to know about TALIN?
TALIN stands for Teaching and Learning in IsolatioN, https://tinyurl.com/talin2020
The idea for TALIN was prompted by suggestions in numerous cross-fertilizing communities of practice that there was needed a space where members of these CoPs could meet online and talk informally to one another about how they are dealing with changes in their personal and professional contexts and what they are doing to help others in this trying time of pandemic.
So that’s why, being at home like most of us, so many of us are attending these webinars at this particular time. There are so many familiar names and faces in these events.
In fact, TALIN is trying to encourage events of this nature, so readers here are invited to visit our website and engage the rest of us with whatever expertise you can provide, or want to know about (because if you have questions, someone among us has answers 🙂
Learning2gether can host TALIN events in Zoom during times of isolation/lockdown if they are intended to be recorded and shared with the wider community, and if they take place between 02:00-14:00 UTC
If you want to propose an event
- Visit this page https://tinyurl.com/talin2020
- Click on “Request Edit Access” to the left of your profile picture at the top of the page
- Wait for approval
- Write in your event on the schedule. Give the time in UTC if you can, and give the time in your location also as a double check on time
You can host the event yourself, but if you want Learning2gether to host it and promote it, please allow enough time to check that I am available, at least a few days in advance.
Hope to see you all frequently online as we pass our days of lockdown as constructively as possible.
Tue 21 Apr 1400 UTC Carla Arena on Simplifica – Nation-Wide Learning Experiences for Brazilian Students at home
Wed 22 April noon and 1700 utc – American English for Educators – Tips for engaging students in online language learning
These other two weren’t the only webinars I attended on these days. Here are some screenshots I made while watching Dr. Jared Borup give advice on
Forming Online Communities while Apart.
Don’t try to be purr-fect …
Adapt – One of Jared’s colleagues provided a shot of her setup while conducting an online class from home.
Eventually you can improve your home setup. Here are shots of a more carefully planned home studio.
Dr. Borup concludes with videos covering a spectrum of his work online shot through the https://www.EdConnect.app/
Next it was Dr. Joan Kang’s turn to talk about props for online classrooms.
She advises: start with what you have:
Here she is conducting a treasure hunt at her home, armed with a hopper.
Wed 22 Apr 1800 UTC – Dave Cormier and Bonnie Stewart are giving webinars on tools for online learning
Read more from the horse’s mouth at
Cormier, D. (2020, April 18). Teaching Online Teaching Online – a one week course (lessons learned). Dave’s Educational Blog: Building a better rhizome. https://davecormier.com/edblog/2020/04/18/teaching-online-teaching-online-a-one-week-course-lessons-learned/
In describing his week-longteacher-training courses for colleagues in Canada, Dave provides copious resources (slides, videos).
“Key outcome – They got it. In one week people went from being nervous, sure they were going to do 2 hour live lectures every week and thinking they wanted to make the machine go PING! to thinking about how they could have a great class online. Like they really got it. We treated them like smart people, told them they were going to have to figure out the tech, supported them as much as we possible could and talked all day about pedagogies of care… and they got it.”
With Dave as their guide, how could they not get it?
The second and third webinars will take a sharper look at the tools available for students according to their age and grade. Those sessions will also offer teachers the opportunity to ask questions through the chat room
and since the sessions are recorded they’ll be made available afterwards.
According to the article these events are at 2 a.m. where I am, but if you want to register, try these links
Previously, there must have been a Webinar 1, and then
- Webinar #2: Elementary Education – Monday, April 20, 2 p.m. EDT / 1800 UTC
- Webinar #3: High School Education – Wednesday, April 22, 2 p.m. EDT / 1800 UTC
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The date of this update is April 26, 2020 09:30 UTC