Learning2gether Episode 454
and TALIN event #11
The video above is from the Sunday, April 26, 2020, noon UTC Regular Webheads Weekly Revival Meeting. This was RWWR meeting #5. During time of lockdown or for the foreseeable future, similar events are scheduled to repeat each Sunday in the TALIN2020 Zoom room.
We always announce these events in this manner:
Join us for our 5th Zoom meeting on Sunday, April 26 at Noon UTC to talk about Life in the Time of COVID 19 – an opportunity to spend some time together and talk about how you’re spending your lockdown days. Or anything else that may be on your mind 🙂
This week I added:
The agenda each week follows the precepts of Community as Curriculum – it’s open mic!
This event was posted to these Facebook Groups as an event shared from the TALIN group on Apr 25
- Learning2gether – https://www.facebook.com/groups/learning2gether/
- Webheads in Action – https://www.facebook.com/groups/webheadsinaction/
- EVO Multiliteracies MOOC – https://www.facebook.com/groups/evomlit/
- Learning with Computers – https://www.facebook.com/groups/6577061586/
- TALIN – Teaching and Learning in IsolatioN – https://www.facebook.com/groups/talin2020
Photo from Doris’s Facebook post
20:01:26 From Steve : My picture says Steve, but I’m Dan Bassill from Chicago area
20:01:50 From Sus Nyrop : Hello Dan!
20:02:12 From Daf : hi everyone!
20:02:13 From Bee : Hello! Good morning/evening!
20:04:45 From Daf : hello, Teresinha!!!!
20:06:13 From Daf : hi Rita!
20:06:20 From Daf : Hey Hala!!!
20:08:18 From Hala Fawzi : Hi Rita!
20:08:29 From Hala Fawzi : Teresinhah!
20:13:39 From Elizabeth Anne : Hi – I have something to say about not using beaches
20:24:20 From Sus Nyrop : Randy Raimbow?
20:24:39 From Heike Philp : The liar tweets tonight
20:24:40 From Vance Stevens : rainbow?
20:24:45 From Heike Philp : its hilarious
20:25:30 From Heike Philp : its gone viral
20:26:02 From Nina Liakos : Randy Rainbow: “Andy” and other song parodies
20:26:07 From Heike Philp : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TkU1ob_lHCw
20:26:22 From Vance Stevens : thanks Heike
20:27:58 From Steve : Who had heard of ZOOM 8 weeks ago?
20:28:16 From Rita Zeinstejer : true!!!!
20:28:17 From Vance Stevens : hi I phone can you tell us your name?
20:28:41 From Daf : me
20:28:53 From Rita Zeinstejer : now who hasn’t?!
20:29:28 From nahirco2 : I had several sessions last year in Zoom
20:29:44 From Steve : The combination Zoom musicals are special treats, coming from high school kids, and pros. Creativity unleashed by crisis.
20:29:54 From Daf : I love these musical events all over the world.
20:30:21 From Heike Philp : I have a math task for you and am wondering what you think. It took 10 weeks to get to 200 000 (official) deaths, how many do you think it will be in another 10 weeks?
20:30:30 From Daf : hello Nahir, Doris!!!
20:31:40 From Vance Stevens : Daf you’re in
20:31:45 From Elizabeth A : I was booted out (first time on Zoom)
20:32:47 From Heike Philp : lovely to see you Doris
20:33:23 From Nina Liakos : Heike I have NO IDEA
20:33:39 From Steve : What countries are considering variations of Universal Basic Income as a result of Covid19?
20:33:40 From Doris Molero : Love to see you all… 🙂
20:34:12 From Heike Philp : I have a math task for you and am wondering what you think. It took 10 weeks to get to 200 000 (official) deaths, how many do you think it will be in another 10 weeks? – have a guess! (Heike, what was the answer??)
20:34:49 From nahirco2 : my sons are working from home and they were supplied the computers. Poe=wer and web is on the house
20:35:35 From Steve : Unless jobs move closer to poor people, few will be able to walk to work in big cities like Chicago
20:35:40 From nahirco2 : a nice project , Daf
20:35:56 From Elizabeth A : dream on Steve ( or do you know one ?)
20:36:38 From Elizabeth A : Universal basic income
20:36:56 From Bee : https://www.vox.com/the-goods/2020/4/19/21227275/neiman-marcus-bankruptcy-coronavirus-retail
20:37:15 From Steve : I think I heard that it’s being considered in Spain, Italy and Canada. Not close in USA. Yet.
20:38:18 From Elizabeth A : Take the mic & ask Daf.
20:39:04 From Elizabeth A : Here in France we don’t trust our gvmt 😦
20:42:20 From Heike Philp : Pathfinder Leicester
20:42:34 From Heike Philp : https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2020/04/coronavirus-zoom-fatigue-is-taxing-the-brain-here-is-why-that-happens/
20:43:44 From Steve : I think the Webheads were far better prepared for distance learning/teaching than most educators.
20:43:48 From Bee : Nature is a great healer… if you have the possibility of being next to it
20:44:56 From Nina Liakos : I am so grateful to have this big state park next to me, and to be able to hike there every day. Keeps us sane.
20:45:59 From nahirco2 : there is an app, sleepa we use it to hear the nature noises.
20:46:18 From Hala Fawzi : Thank you Heike for the link
20:46:24 From Hala Fawzi : Interesting
20:49:01 From Bee : I like the meditation app called headspace. https://www.headspace.com
20:49:06 From nahirco2 : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.relaxio.sleepo&hl=en_US
20:49:16 From Doris Molero : This is the video Ilistened to last night.. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXzk5i4Ofe8
20:50:06 From Chris Fry : this video of the sea was very relaxing https://www.facebook.com/FinnHopsonPhoto/videos/2862724140432156/
20:52:09 From Michael Coghlan : https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-47169549 Finland basic income trial left people ‘happier but jobless’
20:52:11 From Heike Philp : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G%C3%B6tz_Werner he was one of the thinkers of basic income as the general manager of the DM a huge drug store.
20:53:12 From Daf : Sorry my grandchildren called me
20:55:40 From Michael Coghlan : But UBI is also cheaper for society as a whole. It actually costs less than paying unemployment benefits and all the infrastructure needed to administer it
20:56:14 From Heike Philp : correct Michael
20:56:22 From Jane Petring : Good point, Michael!
20:56:42 From Elizabeth A : maybe you could explain what UBI is Michael 🙂
20:56:56 From Heike Philp : and it is said to be less costly than taking tax from working people to support those without jobs
20:58:26 From Steve : Here’s the Andrew Yang website where he defines his vision for UBI. https://www.yang2020.com/what-is-freedom-dividend-faq/
20:59:51 From Michael Coghlan : Good site Steve – thanks
20:59:56 From Elizabeth A : We had a candidate in the presidential election who put it on the table (France 2017)
21:00:21 From Elizabeth A : he got 6% of the vote
21:00:44 From Michael Coghlan : It’s quiite a radical idea for many
21:01:05 From Michael Coghlan : but for me it seems a logical solution to many problems
21:01:07 From Steve : I only mentioned it because I think COVID19 will have such a drastic negative impact on economies all over the world.
Photo from Doris’s Facebook post
21:01:16 From Hala Fawzi : https://jitsi.org/jitsi-meet/
21:01:24 From Michael Coghlan : Correct Steve
21:01:36 From Heike Philp : Jitsi is only good for 6-8 people
21:01:42 From Vance Stevens : webex
21:01:49 From Michael Coghlan : That potential negative impact is as scary as the virus itself
21:01:50 From Vance Stevens : steve is dan bassill
21:02:11 From Michael Coghlan : Aha – thought I recognised that voice!
21:02:17 From Heike Philp : The owner of Zoom worked at WebEX
21:02:40 From Hala Fawzi : https://www.webex.com/
21:02:52 From Rita Zeinstejer : cisco webex
21:02:59 From Nina Liakos : I wonder where the money will come from. Whole countries could go bankrupt. Mitch McConnell thinks it’s OK for states to do so. So where would countries get the $ for UBI? If they just print money, wouldn’t that spur inflation?
21:03:48 From Michael Coghlan : Nina – it may only work in economoies that already pay put a great deal in unemployment beefits
21:04:20 From Michael Coghlan : For thiose economies a UBI is apparently cheaper
21:04:20 From Steve : If people are out of work, they don’t pay taxes. If they have UBI they spend money, generate tax revenue. That helps pay for it. I’m not an expert, which is why I shared the Andrew Yang site.
21:05:08 From Heike Philp : great input Steve, these are the arguments
21:05:45 From Heike Philp : and the biggest issue is: will people continue to work if they dont have to
21:06:31 From Doris Molero : Sus Nyrop It was great. Very encouraging to be together. Unfortunately I had a computer breakdown on my very fragile and old Mac, I am at the Point where I have to consider the tedious process of a total cleanup reinstall… See you next time.
21:06:40 From Michael Coghlan : Time for me to go – goodnight from down here 😉
21:06:41 From Steve : Are any of you using Microsoft TEAMS?
21:06:59 From Nina Liakos : I think may people would work at what they love (art, music, public service…) when if they had to earn a living they would not be able to
21:07:13 From Daf : night, Michael!
21:07:30 From Elizabeth A : houseparty
21:07:48 From Chris Fry : time to go for me,too but to have lunch! Bye everybody
21:08:04 From Daf : bye Chris
21:09:18 From Jane Petring : It was good to see all of you! I need to go as well!
21:09:27 From Teresa : bye Jane!
21:09:37 From Elizabeth A : bye Jane
21:10:11 From Heike Philp : Are you using Classroom Onenote?
21:13:55 From Steve : It was great to reconnect with all of you today. Dan Bassill Good bye for this week.
21:14:42 From Daf : bye bye guys, see you next week!
This was Learning2gether episode 454 and TALIN event #11
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.
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
- You can see an archive of TALIN events here
- You can see an upcoming schedule of TALIN events here
You can write yourself in on the schedule. 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.
Tue 21 April 0900 UTC – British Council hosts Joe Dale – Having a play! Simple interactive activities for remote teaching
and Wed 22 April 1400 UTC Learning Revolution Mini-Conference: Emergency Remote Teaching & Learning: Survive, Thrive, & Plan for What Comes Next
April 22 – First of 6 free PRISM workshops on Moodle began March 23
More information in the Prism Newsletters
April – https://www.rose-prism.org/files/newsletters/04-2020-prism-newsletter.pdf
This newsletter has an annotated list of several apps and resources useful in teaching in blended and online learning environments
Access all PRISM newsletters at https://www.rose-prism.org/moodle/mod/page/view.php?id=92602
Register for the courses here – https://www.rose-prism.org/moodle/
The courses are due to repeat in May, and the information that was here has been moved to
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The date of this update is April 27, 2020 05:30 UTC