Weekly Webheads Sunday Revival Meeting 6 and TALIN 13 (and Graham Stanley on Remote Teaching)

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Learning2gether Episode 456
and TALIN event #13


Skip down to the Zoom Chat Logs
Find out more about TALIN
Skip down to Earlier Events that happened since the previous Learning2gther post
— See video of Graham Stanley presenting on Remote Teaching: A Survival Guide for Schoolteachers

The original Webheads weekly meetings used to be held regularly for the first decade of this century in various online spaces, many archived here
http://prosites-vstevens.homestead.com/files/efi/chatlogs.htm, traditionally at noon UTC on Sundays. These started out being meetings of Writing for Webheads, a precursor MOOC for people worldwide who wanted to improve their English in conversation and other interactions with native speakers. After Webheads in Action was formed in 2002, the meetings were mostly attended by teachers and educational technology specialists, and others who considered  themselves in the process of becoming a community of practice.

Webheads never disbanded, though we did lie fallow for some time. When COVID-19 provoked us into moving online to a greater degree than in the interim, and at the instigaton of Webheads co-founder Michael Coghlan, we regrouped in the current format, falling eventually into the original time frame. This post archives the Sunday May 3 Noon UTC the Regular Weekly Webheads Revival Meeting #6, which was also Teaching and Learning in IsolatioN TALIN event 13, as well as Learning2gether episode 456

In these meetings we gather in Zoom to talk about Life in the Time of COVID-19. It’s an opportunity for virtual friends and colleagues to spend some time together and talk about how we’re spending our lockdown days, or anything else that may be on our minds. As with our original meetings, agendas are rarely set beforehand. It’s open mic; our meetings tend to be free-form and are tailored to the interests of whomever turns up.  (But of course, if anyone wants to suggest an agenda in advance, they are welcome to do so.)

This event was posted to these Facebook Groups 

And at the Webheads in Action Groups.io list here: https://groups.io/g/webheadsinaction/message/32573


Did Nina mention this during this chat, Now is the Month of May in the time of COVID?

Zoom Chat Logs

20:18:27 From Michael Coghlan : South Australian playgrounds to reopen after 11-day coronavirus-free streak
20:19:52 From Vance Stevens : yaaayyyy
20:20:41 From Michael Coghlan : Hello Graham!!!!
20:20:42 From Mirna Quintero : good
20:22:00 From Michael Coghlan : Isoman
20:28:13 From Michael Coghlan : in Australia the main things have been no gatherings of more than 10 people and ALWAYS observe 1.5 metres between people
20:29:09 From Chris Fry : In Spain it’s two metres
20:34:53 From Chris Fry : My wife and I left the house to go for a walk yesterday for the first time in seven weeks!
20:35:18 From Nina Liakos : Wow. We go for a hike every day the weather permits.
20:35:28 From Nina Liakos : We live next to a big state park.
20:37:02 From Laine Marshall : We only leave the house to walk around our quiet neighborhood – but we do that at least once a day.
20:39:10 From Michael Coghlan : no masks in Australia
20:43:08 From ElizabethA : worldometers.info (the world numbers site)
20:45:07 From Sus Nyrop : my ipad cannot manage the battery level is almost done, although I have the line connected. so perhaps I will fall out soon.
20:45:25 From Chris Fry : https://photos.app.goo.gl/G83jmEK8uwiud1tu6 me with my mask on
20:45:49 From Michael Coghlan : OK Sus

From Doris’s post on Facebook

20:47:59 From Chris Fry : https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html
20:48:56 From Graham Stanley : http://covidvisualizer.com
20:49:22 From Vance Stevens : thanks
20:53:44 From Nina Liakos : That covid visualizer link that Graham put in is very interested!
20:53:50 From Nina Liakos : interestING
20:54:13 From Graham Stanley : yes, I like it as it is easy to move from one country to another
20:54:38 From Nina Liakos : Comparing the US with other countries like CHina is very sobering
20:54:49 From Vance Stevens : The links will all appear in the chat logs in the blog post of this event
20:54:55 From Nina Liakos : Trump has made America great in ways we could never have imagined
21:03:21 From Chris Fry : It’s great that the links we put in the chat are clickable again


21:04:25 From Chris Fry : I think I must stop and have lunch
21:04:51 From Michael Coghlan : I need to go to …lovely to see you all
21:05:04 From Nina Liakos : Bye Michael c u soon
21:05:12 From Michael Coghlan : See you next week
21:05:26 From Vance Stevens : bye I gotta go to
21:05:32 From Chris Fry : See you all next week
21:05:39 From Vance Stevens : bye chris
21:06:00 From Nina Liakos : Bye Chris
21:06:00 From ritazeinstejer : Bye, Cris
21:06:09 From Doris Molero : bye cris
21:11:50 From Vance Stevens : https://www.screencast.com/t/zjFBfHoGv
21:12:04 From Vance Stevens : For more webinars see https://tinyurl.com/learning2getheror https://tinyurl.com/talin2020
21:12:40 From Doris Molero : http://virtual-round-table.ning.com/
21:13:18 From Doris Molero : *KEYNOTE presentations*: by Gary Motteram, Nik Peachey, Mike Hogan,Graham Stanley , Joe Dale, and John Pathfinder Lester
21:13:44 From Doris Molero : Save the date! 8-9 May 2020, Friday and Saturday from 9am GMT (10am UK time) to about 7pm GMT (8pm UK)
21:14:03 From Mirna Quintero : we’ll keep in touch.
21:14:12 From Mirna Quintero : nice meeting you all.

More 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.

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

TALIN events here are open to all and free to attend.  If you would like to propose an event or invite others to meet in conversation

  1. Visit this page https://tinyurl.com/talin2020
  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.

Earlier Events

Mon 27 Apr 1300 UTC Rita Zeinstejer – Whither Jing?


Thu 30 Apr 1900 UTC – British Council / Graham Stanley, Remote Teaching: A Survival Guide for Schoolteachers

Schools all over the Americas, and indeed the world, are becoming more creative in developing solutions to keep students learning amid multiple school closures and the general disruption caused by Covid-19. In Uruguay, the British Council has been working in partnership with Plan Ceibal to cater for the lack of trained and qualified English language teachers in the country, project managing the remote teaching of 80,000 primary schoolchildren aged 8- 11. During the last 5 years, we have learned a lot about what makes a good remote teacher, and in this webinar, we’ll look at how best teachers can adapt to the new situation they now find themselves in.

Registraton was at

I haven’t seen a recording but Graham (who was present at the Sunday May 3 Webheads Revival Meeting #6) tells me “Actually, they were all a variation on this one really: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtRkk6ml4hw&t=1s

Graham continues, “That one had a bit about using green screens in zoom and the other ones were without that and a more expanded section at the beginning”

Graham has since passed me the blog post for the British Council version, which contains  a download link for the presentation slides

He also gave a similar talk for the British Council-iTELL Webinar Series for the benifit of Indonesian teachers, the same series where I archived Joe Dale’s presentation, here

Sat 2 May 1300 UCT NileTESOL TEYL SIG webinar with Deborah Healey on Trace Effects: Computer-Based and Game-Based Learning

The NileTESOL TEYL SIG is pleased to invite you to its upcoming online live event “Integrate it: Computer-Based and Game-Based Learning” on May 2nd on Zoom at 3 p.m. (CLT)

Our GUEST OF HONOR is the American and international senior educator: Dr. Deborah Healey.

Sat 2 May 15-1300-1500 utc – VSTE Second Life Saturdays – repeats each Saturday

If you don’t have a Second Life account get one, it’s free. We recommend setting one up at the Rockcliffe University Consortium’s Gateway here: https://urockcliffe.com/reg/second-life/

Download and install the software. While your Second Life viewer (software) is open click this link http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Soulgiver/155/144/58
and voila! Look for an avatar on VSTE Island and say, “Hey, I’m new!” We will take care of the rest.

About this intitiative, https://vste.org/upcoming-events-virtual-environments-pln/

Views in world on Sat May 2, 2020

Sat 2 May 2130 UTC Nik Peachey The 4 Ps of Successful Webinars


Wondering how to ace webinars and virtual presentations? In this talk, Nik Peachey will share some of his top learning points from more than 20 years of experience in the development and delivery of digital education products. He will focus on the key factors that help make a webinar or a virtual presentation a success, whether it’s for delivering training, pitching a product, or delivering a virtual lecture.

Read more
Peachey, N. (2020, April 10). The 4 Ps of delivering a webinar presentation. PeacheyPublications.com. https://peacheypublications.com/the-4-ps-of-delivering-a-webinar-presentation

This event took place too late at night for me to attend, but registration rewarded us all with these links


This blog is written and maintained by Vance Stevens
You are free to share-alike and with attribution under https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/

The date of this update is May 5, 2020 07:45 UTC

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