Barbara Dieu, Michael Coghlan and Vance Stevens host Weheads / TALIN – Learning2gether about Zoom

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Learning2gether Episode 451
and TALIN event #9


Find out more about TALIN
Skip down to the Zoom Chat Logs
Skip down to Earlier Events that happened since the previous Learning2gther post


Getting back to Sundays, noon GMT, right where we started 20 years ago, on 19 April Barbara Dieu, Michael Coghlan and Vance Stevens hosted yet another weekly Webeads in Action – TALIN hangout meeting – yet another meeting in the TALIN2020 Zoom room where we gather to talk about Life in the Time of COVID 19 and take an opportunity to spend some time together and talk about how we’re spending our lockdown days. Or anything else that may be on your mind :), as Michael puts it.

As it turned out, we ended up by talking about some of the finer points of using Zoom.  We shared numerous tips on apps to use with students when teaching onlline, and you can find these in the text chat below. Laine shared her personal list of Zoom keyboard shortcuts from her Google Drive and a video of how to assign a co-host  (in the chat) and Nahir walked us through using the shared whiteboard (lacks a way to insert images it turns out). If you’re looking for such tips, you’ll find it valuable to replay the video.

The meeting today was attended by, in the order of appearance in the video, Barbara Dieu or Bee as we affectionately know her, Vance and Bobbi Stevens, Michael Coghlan, Sus Nyrop, Laine Marshall, Doris Molero, Daf (Dafne Gonzalez), Nina Liakos, Lorena Zurbano, Rita Zeinstejer, and Nahir Aparicio, with Chris Fry and Michael Birch appearing in the text chat, the latter to inform us that we were competing with Adrian Underhill in the IATEFL Global Get-together, which was at that moment in its second day of broadcast.

Michael Birch made the right choice. I assumed that if you missed one, you should be able to find a recording of the other, but looking for the IATEFL event recordings I found this notice on the IATEFL website:
Members of IATEFL will have access to the recordings of these sessions after the event, by logging into the ‘My Resources‘ section of the IATEFL website

This was the 4th of our resurrected Webheads in Action weekly meetings, to revive those that were held regularly for the first decade of this century in various online spaces, traditionally at noon UTC on Sundays.

These meetings tend to be free-form and are tailored to the interests of whomever turns up, unless someone sets an agenda beforehand

This event was posted to these Facebook Groups

And here:




More about TALIN

TALIN stands for Teaching and Learning in IsolatioN,

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.

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

Anyone who wants to propose an event

  1. Visit this page
  2. Click on “Request Edit Access” to the left of your profile picture at the top of the page
  3. Wait for approval
  4. 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.

Zoom Chat Logs


20:01:13 From Chris Fry : sorry. I won’t be able to make it today. I’ll watch the recording
20:01:28 From Bee :
20:03:00 From Chris Fry : I have tried jitsi meet, but prefer Zoom
20:04:21 From Michael Birch : Hi Sorry I’m sort of half here – I’ve got Adrian Underhill doing IATEFL talk.
20:07:28 From Daf : hi everyone!
20:07:57 From Bee : Hi there!
20:17:59 From Rita Zeinstejer : tahank you, Vance 😉
20:19:41 From Vance Stevens : some network thing Rita, nothing I could do
20:21:38 From Vance Stevens : I have set up this for suggestions of what works,

From Doris’s Facebook post
20:23:32 From Sus Nyrop : I have found that the Zoom background only works in GREEA, which means that anything GREEN will get the desired background! Including myself in my green cardigan.
20:23:56 From Doris Molero : Exactly.. Sus
20:24:12 From Sus Nyrop : an interesting feature I think 🙂
20:25:00 From Vance Stevens : BeRGuest scenario
20:25:13 From Vance Stevens : BRGuest?
20:25:27 From Rita Zeinstejer : good idea!
20:26:39 From Sus Nyrop : We had a collaboration with another web head in Belarus, called The Mystery Guest. Sergei Grid was the name. students were thrilled and quite active talking and asking questions
20:27:09 From Vance Stevens : sergei! cool, get him here next Sunday
20:28:44 From Daf : hi Nahir!
20:29:24 From Nahir Aparicio : Hi Daf!


20:30:45 From Vance Stevens :
20:31:44 From Bee : Jamboard

20:32:01 From Doris Molero : Besitos Nahir!!!
20:32:19 From Nahir Aparicio : Besitos Doris!
20:32:23 From Nahir Aparicio : and to all!
20:32:30 From Vance Stevens : how to work with Jamboard
20:33:22 From Vance Stevens : besitos grandes
20:33:29 From Nahir Aparicio : I seem to have lost my voice . It’s good it didn’t happen during my class yesterday
20:34:00 From Vance Stevens : can you do a system check on your mic Nahir
20:34:36 From Nahir Aparicio : will do
20:37:29 From Nahir Aparicio : There is a whiteboard in Zoom
20:41:31 From Vance Stevens :


From Doris’s Facebook post

20:42:02 From Bee : Kahoot
20:42:06 From Vance Stevens : live worksheets
20:42:07 From Bee : Live Work Sheets
20:42:07 From Daf : liveworksheets
20:42:19 From Michael Coghlan : Learning in Real Time – Jonathan Finkelstein
20:42:35 From Vance Stevens : do you have a link Michael?
20:42:44 From Michael Coghlan : let’s see
20:43:16 From Bee : I use Edpuzzle for questions on videos – it can be connected to Google Classroom
20:43:24 From Michael Coghlan :
20:43:47 From Doris Molero : Edpuzzles
20:44:03 From Vance Stevens : playposit as well
20:44:18 From Sus Nyrop : whatever happened to learning times?
20:44:27 From Vance Stevens : it’s still there, available
20:44:41 From Laine Marshall : PlayPosit took over Zaption – so it’s basically the same as that
20:45:13 From Daf : jigzone
20:45:16 From Doris Molero : jeesaw
20:45:18 From Vance Stevens : I thought it was something canon
20:45:23 From Doris Molero : jigzone
20:46:30 From Michael Coghlan :
20:47:01 From Sus Nyrop : Daf also mentioned Kahoot. My first experiences were not so happy, participants not getting the idea of a mindmap
20:48:37 From Sus Nyrop : solitude?
20:48:43 From Nina Liakos : Self Organized Learning Environment (India) SOLE
20:48:53 From Bee : Ok…Mitra

20:49:03 From Daf : kahoot is for interactive activities for group competition
20:51:55 From Vance Stevens : Play Kahoot! Online. Here’s how (thanks to Mike Kenteris)
20:52:19 From Daf : For english learners I use these games:
20:52:30 From Vance Stevens : that was in

From Doris’s Facebook post

20:54:21 From Lorena Zurbano Ruiz-Casaux : SOLE is very effective for reading comprehension too
20:55:23 From Nina Liakos : CTRL A
20:56:54 From Laine Marshall : When you Skype chat session is completed, right-click on any of the messages in the conversation and choose “Select All” from the dropdown menu.
With all of the messages selected, right-click on any message and choose “Copy Selection” from the dropdown menu.
20:57:01 From Lorena Zurbano Ruiz-Casaux :
20:57:48 From Vance Stevens :
21:03:32 From Vance Stevens : this is what I see


21:05:15 From Lorena Zurbano Ruiz-Casaux : For Zoom, are the settings different for different memberships? With Zoom Pro membership, we seem to have two hosts and also breakout rooms on demand and without presenting this.
21:05:27 From Lorena Zurbano Ruiz-Casaux : *pre-setting
21:05:41 From Vance Stevens :


21:05:41 From Laine Marshall : Keyboard Shortcuts for Zoom:
21:07:45 From Sus Nyrop : Vancec, are you a pro zoom user?
21:07:50 From Vance Stevens : thanks laine
21:07:57 From Vance Stevens : TALIN – Teaching and Learning in IsolatioN
21:08:06 From Vance Stevens : yes I am a pro zoom user
21:08:41 From Daf : same here
21:08:51 From Bee : I think that they have lifted the time limit
21:09:04 From Bee : For secondary schools at least
21:09:10 From Daf : I usually have 1 hour sessions
21:09:27 From Lorena Zurbano Ruiz-Casaux : Zoom are currently offering this for free to schools
21:09:54 From Bee : Yes, Lorena. This is what I have read.

From Nahir’s Facebook post in reply to Nina

21:10:00 From Michael Coghlan : Time for me to go – see you next week 🙂
21:10:16 From Rita Zeinstejer : bye, Michael
21:10:26 From Bee : Bye Michael
21:10:33 From Nahir Aparicio : Bye, Michael. Happy week!
21:11:29 From Vance Stevens :
21:11:56 From Rita Zeinstejer : thyank you, Vance
21:14:33 From Vance Stevens : This is what I see, compare yours


21:15:29 From Vance Stevens : nahir’s

21:16:51 From Doris Molero : F.U.N
(Frivolous Unanticipated Nonsense,
21:23:26 From Sus Nyrop : I think this is another reason to have a co -host (just like we did in Learningtimes back then)
21:23:48 From Sus Nyrop : co-host can help as door keeper
21:26:08 From Sus Nyrop : Laine – you are my hero! you are producing learning material all along!
21:27:18 From Laine Marshall : How to make co-host and also get gallery view
21:27:21 From Laine Marshall :


Earlier Events


Tue 14 April 1400 UTC Laine Marshall presents SOFLA – Synchronous Online Flipped Learning  Approach

Wed 15 Apr 1700 UTC – Jonathan Finkelstein from Credly – How to make the shift from in-person to digital testing and learning

How to make the shift from in-person to digital testing and learning

Air Date: April 15, 2020 from 1 to 2 PM ET


From the URL above:

Online teaching and learning are more critical now than it has ever been. Does your organization know how to make the shift from in-person teaching to a digital classroom? Maintaining standards for instruction, testing, and evaluation can be done online, but having the right tools and framework before getting started will set your organization up for success.

Attend our free, live webinar where we’ll talk about how your professional association, external training provider, or even higher ed institution transition from live events to online, all while maintaining a high standard of instruction.

You’ll learn:

  • How to shift to online teaching
  • What tools work best for validating skills
  • How to create a scalable, repeatable teaching course that drives demand for your organization

Friday 17 April, seen on Facebook


👉 Find out more about it and register for it here:

👉 Find out the time of the webinar where you are here:

TeachingEnglish – British Council

If you missed our first three webinars to help you get started with teaching online, you can now watch the recordings by following these links.

💻 Webinar 1:

💻 Webinar 2:

💻 Webinar 3:

Marcus 😀


Fri 17 April 1600 UTC NileTESOL LTsig – New Opportunities in Online Teaching

As most of us are moving to online teaching these days, it’s important to know more about the opportunities we’re offered in this new mode of teaching. Nile Tesol LTSIG would like to invite you to its upcoming online event next Friday April 17th at 6pm Cairo Time (4pm GMT). The theme of the event is ‘New opportunities in online teaching’. Stay tuned for more details about the session topics, speakers and full program.

Zoom Link –

Sat 18 April 0100 utc – Strategies for coping with COVID-19 school closures

The zoom link is hard to read here, but by trial and error I worked out that what I thought was an i was actually a j

The date was April 18 in the Eastern Hemisphere, 01:00 UTC

Sat-Sun 18-19 Apr IATEFL Global Get-together

But no worries, they were ready for it, and you could click here to view the stream,


IATEFL held this special online event, the IATEFL Global Get-together, a two day professional development web event organised by IATEFL and offered free of charge to the worldwide English language teaching community,

Find Key information here –

  • Click on the links on this page to see the programme for that day and see the exciting range of speakers and sessions planned.
  • You do not need to register for this event, simply click on the link for the webinar room each day in order to join in.
  • If the webinar room is full at any time during either of the days, then head over to the IATEFL Facebook page where we will be sharing the event as well on Facebook Live.
  • We will not be offering certificates of attendance for this particular online event, and PowerPoints will not be made available during or after the event.
  • Members of IATEFL will have access to the recordings of these sessions after the event, by logging into the ‘My Resources’ section of the IATEFL website.

Sat April 18 0900 to 2000 UTC- Day 1 of the IATEFL Global Get-together

From the schedule for Day 1,

10.00 – 10.15 UK time – Welcome and introduction – Harry Kuchah Kuchah, President of IATEFL

10.15 – 11.00 UK time – What’s new in the English language? – David Crystal

Followed by …

  • 11.15 – 12.00 UK time – Be a ‘smart’ teacher: focus on your wellbeing – Tammy Gregersen
  • 12.15 – 13.00 UK time – IATEFL Associates getting together session 1 – Lou McLaughlin, Maria Marta Mora, David Fernando
  • 13.15 – 13.45 UK time – Inclusive ELT materials: principles for design, selection and use – Alex Popovski, Anne Margaret Smith, David Valente, Rob Hill, Varinder Unlu
  • 14.00 – 14.45 UK time – Observing ourselves – Will Nash
  • 15.00 – 15.45 UK time – How to empower learners through the Sustainable Development Goals – Carol Read, IATEFL Past President
  • 16.00 – 16.45 UK time – Integrated tasks in standardized assessment and positive washback – Yasemin Arşın
  • 17.00 – 17.30 UK time – Thinking outside the box – Dana Poklepovic, BESIG Joint Coordinator – Mike Chick, representing ESOLSIG – Wayne Rimmer, representing PRONSIG
  • 17.45 – 18.40 UK time – Tell us a timely tale – David Heathfield
  • 18.45 – 20.00 UK time – IATEFL Quiz Night – Trustees, Shaun and Colin

Sun April 19 0700 to 1800 UTC- Day 2 of the IATEFL Global Get-together

From the schedule for Day 2,

8.00 – 8.45 UK time – Losing our bells and whistles: Will asynchronous teacher education return? – Catherine Walter, Past President of IATEFL

9.00 – 9.45 UK time – Teaching TED Online – Alex Warren, representing IATEFL Conference sponsor National Geographic Learning

10.00 – 10.45 UK time – IATEFL Associates getting together session 2 – Maria-Araxi Sachpazian, Jean Theuma, Dr. Revathi Viswanathan

Followed by …

  • 11.00 – 11.45 UK time – Press PLAY, press REC; don’t press STOP: Enhancing video use – Gareth Rees
  • 12.45 – 13.30 UK time – Kitchen table teaching: Affective teaching online – Adrian Underhill, Past President of IATEFL
  • 13.45 – 14.30 UK time – In this classroom, you’re empowered, welcome and safe – Hala Ahmed
  • 14.45 – 15.30 UK time – How do we teach when teaching online? – Laura Edwards
  • 15.45 – 16.15 UK time – Sustainable online teaching and learning – Andy Hockley, Cecilia Lemos, Sophia Mavridi, Lawrie Moore, Tyson Seburn
  • 16.30 – 17.15 UK time – Breaking down communication – Steve Lever
  • 17.30 – 18.15 UK time – Panel: Moving to teaching online – Moderator: Andy Johnson; Panel: Andy Johnson, Heike Philp, Joshua Underwood, Sandy Millin
  • 18.15 UK time – Close of IATEFL Global Get-Together 2020 – Gabriel Diaz Maggioli, Vice President of IATEFL

Recordings? On the IATEFL website it says
Members of IATEFL will have access to the recordings of these sessions after the event, by logging into the ‘My Resources‘ section of the IATEFL website

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The date of this update is April 19, 2020 23:00 UTC

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