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Learning2gether Episode 468
Webheads Revival #10
and TALIN webinar #23
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– Find notes from the ELT News 1st Online Foreign Languages Forum
On Sunday, May, 31, at the usual time of noon UTC – Webheads in Action members convened from around the planet for the 10th consecutive weekly Webheads Revival Meeting.
At these meetings we talk about whatever those present want to talk about.
Very relaxed, these Sunday meetings
There were 11 of us present (in order of appearance in the chat logs):
- Maha Hassan
- Michael Coghlan
- Heike Philp
- Graham Stanley, himself and in various Face Rigged guises
- Thomas Leverett
- Laine Marshall
- Alicia Barbitta
- Nina Liakos
- Vance Stevens
- Maru Del Campo Velasco
- Vicky Saumell
Plus we had a Zoom bomber.
Eventually he became bored with us and buggered off.
The video was recorded in Zoom, https://youtu.be/kGnITr-0v2M
We also streamed from Zoom onto Facebook at
Direct link: https://www.facebook.com/vance.stevens.3/videos/10158264529204719/
Promotion and Feedback
This event was posted to these Facebook Groups
- 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
And announced here: https://groups.io/g/webheadsinaction/message/32635
This was our TALIN event masthead for the week
This badge was designed by Ibrahim Rustamov for the 2008 EVO sesson
Becoming a Webhead,
Zoom Chat Logs
20:10:31 From Maha Hassan : Good afternoon everyone 🙂
20:11:28 From Michael Coghlan : Hello Maha
20:18:12 From Heike Philp : facerig
20:18:12 From Graham Stanley : Face Rig
20:18:41 From Heike Philp : https://facerig.com/
20:19:09 From Thomas Leverett : hello Maha
20:29:28 From Laine Marshall : He’s getting back at you for kicking him out that time!!!
20:29:56 From Alicia Barbitta : asking permission from my computer
20:36:12 From Michael Coghlan : latency
20:38:24 From Nina Liakos (USA) : Eric Whitacre Virtual Choir
20:38:31 From Nina Liakos (USA) : TED search
20:40:51 From Nina Liakos (USA) : https://www.ted.com/talks/eric_whitacre_a_choir_as_big_as_the_internet
20:41:16 From Michael Coghlan : audio interface controllers
20:41:24 From Heike Philp : Audio interface controller
20:43:16 From Webhead soldier : https://www.facebook.com/stevenieveofficial/
20:46:33 From Heike Philp : this tiger is lovely
20:46:37 From Heike Philp : Webhead Tiger
20:48:01 From Webhead Tiger : Schools are opening in Uruguay now…the first country in Latin America that has announced the reopening of schools
20:51:41 From Alicia Barbitta – Focus Inglés Empresarial : yes
20:52:45 From Vance Stevens : How to stream Zoom to FB https://docs.google.com/document/d/12cNCX-aWOLs7mJNDLybXlrbIqFE74anIywRhUV-XtQ4/edit#heading=h.uqxalxdxrvpg
20:52:51 From Michael Coghlan : Sounds like very like what happened here in Australia
20:52:59 From Maru Del Campo Velasco : thanks Vance
20:53:09 From Vance Stevens : 🙂
20:58:43 From Michael Coghlan : Australia
20:59:13 From Michael Coghlan : NZ
20:59:40 From Maru Del Campo Velasco : Applies to Mexico too. Data is not real, Mexico is not testing till sympthoms are heavy
21:02:16 From Alicia Barbitta – Focus Inglés Empresarial : ThanksVance for the link.
21:05:57 From Vicky Saumell : Hi, everybody, sorry I’m late. Good to see you!
21:06:21 From Alicia Barbitta – Focus Inglés Empresarial : Hi Vicky!
21:07:52 From Michael Coghlan : I need to go folks – see you next time 🙂
21:08:03 From Vicky Saumell : Bye, Michael
21:08:04 From Nina Liakos (USA) : Grahamburger reminds me of a frog
21:08:05 From Maha Hassan : See u
21:08:31 From Nina Liakos (USA) : Leaving, Maha? We haven’t heard from you at all
21:08:45 From Vicky Saumell : In Argentina, it depends on the type of schools
21:08:50 From Vicky Saumell : But many have
21:09:03 From Maha Hassan : I am just listening. I can share a few points
21:09:18 From Vicky Saumell : It also depends on the geographical location and connectivity issues
21:09:20 From Vicky Saumell : I have
21:09:21 From Grey Ham Burger : I think UNESCO has data on this
21:09:55 From Maha Hassan : Heike would you repeat the question please 🙂
21:09:58 From Grey Ham Burger : https://en.unesco.org/covid19/educationresponse
21:11:48 From Maru Del Campo Velasco : Mexico is being schooled live, where technology allows it. Many large areas do not have internet Very similar that Argentina
21:12:25 From Grey Ham Burger : In some countries (Cuba, Peru, for example) they are using TV and radion for school lessons
21:12:26 From Heike Philp : Thank you so much for the link to the Unesco overview
21:13:11 From Heike Philp : no
21:13:43 From Grey Ham Burger : Do you have the link, Vance?
21:14:45 From Maru Del Campo Velasco : Nice to see you all, I still feel like I am dreaming
21:15:11 From Vance Stevens : https://m.facebook.com/events/elt-news/1st-online-foreign-languages-forum/532937884041182/
21:15:35 From Vance Stevens : http://learning2gether.pbworks.com/w/page/32206114/volunteersneeded#SunMay3107001500Day2ofUTCnbspELTNews1stOnlineForeignLanguagesForum
21:16:31 From Nina Liakos (USA) : I have to go now. Great to see all of you!
21:17:16 From Thomas Leverett : me too thank you everyone!
21:17:27 From Maru Del Campo Velasco : Thank you all
21:17:54 From Alicia Barbitta – Focus Inglés Empresarial : Thanks a lot. Nice seeing you live!
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
- 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.
After the Virtual Round Table Conference May 8-9, 2020, there’s even more about TALIN here:
https://bit.ly/talin2020 and https://youtu.be/iOYPkmWPAiY
Wed 27 May noon UTC Susan Marandi and Laine Marshall co-host An Inside Look into CALL Professional Development in Iran
Thu 28 May 1600 EDT 4th episode of the weekly interview series Reinventing School
Visit Learning Revolution at: https://learningrevolution.com/?xg_source=msg_mes_network
Fri 29 May 0900 and noon UTC Live chat sessons from Virtual Round Table exhibitors
This is from Heike Philp
Sat 30 May 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/
May 30 Nellie Deutsch ends free online course on how to teach online using free tools – since April 1
All are invited to join an 8-week free online professional development course on how to teach online using free tools from April 1 – May 30, 2020 – https://moodle4teachers.org/enrol/index.php?id=276
This is where you login here https://moodle4teachers.org/login/index.php
and this is how you log in https://youtu.be/n9Oh46Pe07U
You may wish to share the information with your colleagues.
End of May – 2020 Learning Revolution online conference started April 1 and goes on for 2 months
FULL STEAM AHEAD with the 2020 Learning Revolution Conference!
Here’s how you can participate:
|REGISTER: sign up to attend the event. It’s free. There will a calendar of sessions for every day for two months, all free to attend, and available to see in your own time zone. Presenters have been invited to present on a broad range of education, teaching, and learning topics. We’ve also invited individuals to host topic conversations (not formal presentations) that you can join.|
|PRESENT: submit to on an education topic. You can see the long list of potential strand here. All presentations will be free for participants to attend live. Presentations will also be recorded and be made available to you for your own personal or professional use. (If you’re used to getting paid to present, email email@example.com to discuss how you can work with an sponsoring organization to be a “sponsored speaker.”)|
Previously, I had pointed out that in a slight shift on the concept of free conferences, this one is free to attend. However, it was originally stated that access to recordings will cost $99.
- I’m not sure if this is true any more. It appears that as of April 12, recordings are on open access.
- On May 7, they are still on open access, ALL linked from the recordings page, https://learningrevolution.com/recordings
Here is what it said originally, but it appears that, like Woodstock, the gates have been opened to all 🙂
How to attend
Log into LearningRevolution.com and click on Schedule in the main menu to see the session times and direct links for attending live. To see all sessions submitted so far, and to correspond with presenters, click here.
Recordings are listed on the Recordings page. The conference hashtag is #learningrevolution.
Sat-Sun May 30-31 0700-1500 UTC ELT News 1st Online Foreign Languages Forum
For more information, see
What started as an initiative to support teachers and school owners at a local level, has quickly turned to an international event with participants from 40 countries involving 4000 professionals who have registered for the event and all ELT publishers, examination institutions and ELT services providers for supporting this initiative.
Here are the Forum’s speakers for both days,
with annotations from the sessions I attended
30 May, 2020
|Make The Grade||Dr Dimitris Maroulis|
|A creative approach to teaching exam classes||Dr Luke Prodromou|
|Webinar: CGE – EUROLTA Tutor Training – Enabling Internationalisation
Burlington Mindset B1, B1+ and B2
|Online or in class…Wonder is the beginning of wisdom!||Yiannis Spyropoulos|
|Re-imagining Successful Language Schools: life after COVID||Michael Carrier|
|Webinar: LanguageCert ESOL online delivery with live invigilation (B1-C2) + Introduction to LTE (Business English Qualification suite)||Petros Apergis|
|Learning through play: Games in Junior classes.||Maria Mpaka|
|Deree, the American College of Greece||Jane Mandalios|
|Neither out of sight nor out of mind. What the realities of the pandemic have taught us.||George Drivas|
|Investigating EFL at preschool level in Europe||Dr Thomai Alexiou|
|Tips on enhancing speaking and listening skills through storytelling||Zafi Mandali|
|Looking at the bright side: the beneficial impact of (a)synchronous online teaching on ADHD students.||Vassiliki Lismani|
|Biting the bullet, changing the Greek ELT||Eftychis Kantarakis|
|Teaching Young Junior Beginners via Skype||Aris Mazarakis|
|To be a teacher or an examiner? Now THAT is the question.||George Raptopoulos|
31 May, 2020
|Valutazione della produzione scritta: criteri e quantificazione del risultato||Dr Anthony Ventouris|
|Happiness and ELT: Principles and Activities||Nick Michelioudakis|
|Τι σημαινει να εισαι μεταφραστης; Αξιζει να επενδυσεις στο CIOL DipTrans;||Vasiliki Prestidge|
|The Rose Platform – an online tool for teaching and learning english especially designed to accommodate students with special educational needs.||Rosemary Babou|
|Get Qualified: Obtain internationally recognised TESOL qualifications and develop professionally||Maria Davou|
|Assessment and feedback when teaching online||Russell Stannard|
Here’s Russell, getting set up to go, prior to doing his screenshare, and getting started
One assessment tool he recommends is Padlet
Another is Answer Garden
For formative assessment, Google Forms
For summative assessment, E Portfolios
This was a sponsored session, so there was some promotion of the sponsor
and a kind offer of a special handout if you don’t mind writing Russell for it …
|New Age, New Norms, New Tools: Developing a New Classroom Paradigm conducive to learning.||Yiannis Spyropoulos|
|Webinar: The new specifications for the Michigan ECCE and ECPE from 2021||Anne Leventeris|
|Beyond the coursebook – Into the educational Cybersphere with National Geographic Learning||Eftychis Kantarakis|
|QLS – Level Up for the New Decade: Synergy in Facing New Challenges||Georgia Papas, Joanna Scarligou|
|Sustaining Personal & Corporate Motivation while teaching online||Maria Araxi-Sachpazian|
|Online but unplugged||Roger House|
|Teaching adults: a manageable challenge||Peppy Frytzala|
|Teaching Grammar without Teaching Grammar||Maria Davou|
|Proctoring your online writing classes
|Dr Mike Kenteris|
Mike Kenteris made a powerful presentation on teaching writing online. The screenshots don’t really tell the story. I hope I’ll be able to embed a video of the presentation here.
I contacted Dr. Mike and he was able to send me a link to the Facebook permalink of his presentation. I’m not sure wher the others would be. Here is his:
The links themselves work, but the video won’t embed here, I think because this link needs code to be placed in the head of this HTML document to call in the special FB player.
|Do you speak the language of Covid-19? Making the EFL speaking curriculum real and topical||Evangelia Vassilakou|
|The good, the bad and the ugly of online teaching||Cliff Parry|
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