Webheads Revival 12th Weekly Sunday Open Mic – June 14, 2020

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Learning2gether Episode 472
12th Webheads Revival Weekly Sunday Open Mic
and TALIN event #26


Skip down to the Zoom Chat Logs
See our promotion and feedback for this event
Find out more about TALIN
Skip down to Earlier Events that happened since the previous Learning2gther post

It’s hard to describe our events for a proper archive, because they are basically open mic, and people are likely to talk about almost anything. We did have one incident in this one. I had gone in my “office” for the meeting, around a critical corner from the wifi router in the living room, and I started to get notices pop up on my Zoom window that my connection was unstable. Then while i was talking, everyone else in the chat froze one by one (there were only two there besides me at that point) and then I lost my connection to the chat. The Zoom window closed, but then came back on again, and I was returned to the meeting. I had made Graham a co-host, so the meeting was still in progress. I remember seeing a notice appear that the host had locked the meeting, but I had just successfully re-entered, so I checked, I was still host and I hadn’t locked the meeting as far as I knew. There was a lot happening on my screen, so I ignored it, and we carried on.

However, IF I had checked our room settings, I didn’t think to at the time, I would have seen that the room was indeed locked. This only gradually became apparent to us. In the first place, time passed and no one else was joining us. That was unusual, so I checked the Facebook stream. There were people there and they were complaining of trouble getting into our meeting. Two people were requesting the password (thinking that must be the problem, so I took the time to provide it to them). But Chris Fry reported in the Facebook live chat that the room was locked. I checked, we fixed it, and others started joining us in the room.

All tolled we had Graham and Nina and I in the first part of the conversation, and were joined near the end by Michael Birch, Chris Fry,  and Birgit Ferran (on her iPhone).



Zoom Chat Logs

Here are Graham and Vance at the start of the meeting:
Graham was our missing link man during this chat, meticulously documenting whatever came up in conversation.

20:33:04 From Vance Stevens : Glenn Kirschner – do you know this guy?
20:33:28 From Nina Liakos : I don’t
20:33:49 From Vance Stevens : google and check his podcasts / YouTube
20:35:49 From Graham Stanley : will do… https://twitter.com/glennkirschner2
20:36:44 From Graham Stanley : https://www.youtube.com/glennkirschner2
20:39:17 From Nina Liakos : Heather Cox Richardson
20:40:29 From Graham Stanley : https://heathercoxrichardson.substack.com/
20:42:54 From Vance Stevens : Jacob reese moog or mogg
20:44:07 From Graham Stanley : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacob_Rees-Mogg
20:52:26 From Chris Fry : Hi
20:54:43 From Graham Stanley : Ludic Language Pedagogy llpjournal.slack.com
20:55:11 From Graham Stanley : https://www.llpjournal.org/
20:55:26 From Chris Fry : I must go and have lunch. I posted a couple of things on the Facebook page about the JALTCALL 2020 online
21:00:12 From Vance Stevens : pl. vj
21:00:16 From Vance Stevens : ok chris
21:00:21 From Vance Stevens : cheers
21:00:36 From Vance Stevens : Zoom controls https://docs.google.com/document/d/12cNCX-aWOLs7mJNDLybXlrbIqFE74anIywRhUV-XtQ4/edit?usp=sharing
21:13:29 From Michael Birch : learning2gether.net

We’re beginning to suspect that Graham might be our Zoom bomber, hard to tell, except for the color of the t-shirt, could be a clue … 


Promotion and Feedback


This event was posted to these Facebook Groups

And announced here https://groups.io/g/webheadsinaction/message/32646

And streamed from Zoom on

What is 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.

More about TALIN, as presented at international online conferences

For more information on upcoming webinars, see http://learning2gether.pbworks.com
or https://tinyurl.com/talin2020, and for an index of past events see http://learning2gether.pbworks.com/w/page/34456755/archiveindex

Earlier Events

Sun 7 June noon UTC – Webheads Revival Weekly Sunday Meeting number 11

and notes from JALTCALL2020

Tue 9 June 0830 UTC CERES hosts David Carless on Students generating and using feedback in online learning environments

Professor David Carless from the University of Hong Kong will be the next speaker in the CERES (Centre for Educational Research) online seminar series at Liverpool John Moores University on the topic of: “Students generating and using feedback in online learning environments”.

This event is aimed at academics, researchers, teachers, students and practitioners who are interested in developing an awareness of feedback and online education.

There is a link to ‘Webinar Series’ in the left sidebar of the CERES website and there you can get tickets for this event at this link


Also on that page it gave the time of the event on Tue, June 9, 2020

The room link and password will be sent by email to registered participants 2 hours prior to the start of the event. All registered participants will be held in a waiting room prior to being admitted by the host.

Title: Students generating and using feedback in online learning environments


Teacher transmission models of feedback are largely ineffective: they fail to engage students; they are often too late in the process; they are labour-intensive and unsustainable for teachers. Instead, students need to be coached and motivated in generating, processing and using feedback. In online learning environments, a repertoire of student-led strategies might include: peer audio and video feedback; collaborative writing through wikis or GoogleDocs; and curated eportfolios. Teachers may also want to establish their social presence to reduce isolation in distance learning through screencasting or video feedback. Effective feedback processes involve shared responsibilities, with teachers designing feedback opportunities and students using feedback to enhance their work. These kinds of teacher-student partnerships are a complex undertaking that require flexibility, negotiation and trust to overcome social distancing and discourses of students as consumers. Less can often be more. Feedback processes need to be actionable for students, and workload-friendly for teachers.


David Carless is Professor of Educational Assessment at the Faculty of Education, University of Hong Kong, and a Principal Fellow of Advance HE. His signature publication is the book Excellence in University Assessment: Learning from Award-winning Practice (2015, Routledge). He was the winner of a University Outstanding Teaching Award in 2016. His current research focuses on teacher and student feedback literacy to enhance the impact of feedback processes. His most recent book, Designing effective feedback processes in higher education: A learning-focused approach, co-authored with Naomi Winstone was published by Routledge in July 2019. Further details of his work are on his website: https://davidcarless.edu.hku.hk/

For more information on CERES seminars please follow us at @ljmu_ceres on Twitter or join our mailing list. This event is organised by the Centre for Educational Research (CERES) in the School of Education at Liverpool John Moores University in the UK.

What happened

Dr. Carless introduced peer feedback in general and settled quickly on the notion that he favored peer feedback

He often stopped and took questions from the audience. Here it was nice to hear from Hala from Sudan, now in Bahrain

He went on to discuss various ways to provide feedback

  1. Screencasting
  2. Curated eporfolios
  3. Authentic feedback as designed by Dawson, Carless, and Lee, 2020
  4. Social media feedback

Dr. Carless ended with these recommendations

The webinar was recorded and the recording link should have been distributed among registered users. I don’t see where I receieved that link in my email.


Tue June 9 1600 UTC – Africa TESOL presents Decentring EFL


Please join us as we begin our Decentring ELT webinar series!

Join Zoom Meeting


Thu 11 June 1030-1230 – Webinar on post pandemic perspectives on higher education

The time given in the poster is 1030-1230. It is not specified, but this is likely to be the time in India

Instructions are to scan the code to register

Thu 11 June 1500 UTC – ICIS & SLWIS Webinar: From Contrastive Rhetoric to Intercultural Rhetoric Research

The webinar aims to honor Robert Kaplan’s legacy and discuss Contrastive Rhetoric to Intercultural Rhetoric Research and its applications for TESOL professionals nowadays.

Time: Jun 11, 2020 11:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Presenter: Dr. Ulla Connor

Dr. Connor is Director of the International Center for Intercultural Communication and Zimmer Endowed Chair at Indiana University Purdue University in Indianapolis. She has taught ESL/EFL/ESP and teacher education in many countries and contexts, including public schools, colleges, and in professional and community workplaces. Her publications include the books Contrastive Rhetoric: Cross-cultural Aspects of Second Language Writing (CUP, 1996) and Intercultural Rhetoric in the Writing Classroom (U of Michigan Press, 2011).

The webinar was recorded

Fri 12 June 1300 UTC Nik Peachey webinar on Creating Rapport in the Remote Classroom

Nik Peachey hosts a frequent webinar series. This one was on Creating Rapport in the Remote Classroom where Nik would be sharing some tips and advice for how to build stronger rapport with remote students.

Nik has gener

ously made the presentation slides available here:
Building Rapport in the Remote Classroom

Subscribers will have access to a recording of the session.
• You can sign up for a teacher subscription: https://payhip.com/b/CBtT
• School subscriptions are also available at: https://payhip.com/b/79aW


Fri 12 June 12:30-1:30pm – Stephanie Power-Carter to discuss Theorizing and languaging blackness

Dr. Faridah Pawan has posted to MyTESOL Lounge that

On Friday, June 12th, from 12:30-1:30pm, Professor Stephanie Power-Carter will engage in a conversation based on research her 2019 joint research with Zakeri and Kumasi, on how black youth in a community literacy intervention program (CLIP) use languaging to make visible their agency and resilience “by situating, negotiating, contesting the perception of their own as well as those of others” (p. 198). (See attachment). Faridah Pawan and Michelle Benegas (TEIS Chair and Chair-Elect respectively) will moderate.

Professor Power-Carter is in the Department of Literacy, Culture and Language Education at Indiana University. Her research and teaching interests include a broad range of issues covering equity and inclusion, specifically around the area of African American youth literacy and education, sociolinguistic ethnography, critical race theory, Black feminist theory, research on whiteness, and critical discourse.

Join us for an hour-long conversation (30 minutes of discussion about the research and 30 minutes of Q & A).

Date: Friday, June 12

Time: 12:30-1:30pm

Location: iu.zoom.us/j/92003458344

Meeting ID: 920 0345 8344

Power-Carter, S. M., Zakeri, B. & Kumasi, K. (2019). Theorizing and languaging blackness. Using the African philosophy of Ubuntu and the concept of Sawubona. In R. Beach & D. Bloome (Eds.), Language relations for transforming the literacy and language arts classroom (pp. 195-215). Routledge.

A follow-up post in ‘myTESOL Lounge’ reported on a “powerful, generative and provocative conversation with Professor Power-Carter for 47 minutes. In the Q & A session in the last 3 minutes, we were rudely zoom-bombed despite precautions.” The event apparently was was disrupted by someone expressing, “I hate white people.”  Several other similar comments were made in the thread.


Sat 13 June 1300 utc – myTESOL Lounge Live discussion on Continuing Teaching Professional Development Amidst This Pandemic

Saturday’s discussion in the MyTESOL Lounge Live series will be held on Zoom at 9 a.m. EDT (New York) time on June 13th

Hosts: Romualdo Mabuan from the Lyceum of the Philippines University in Manila

and Rebecca Sagot who supervises schools for the Philppines Department of Education in Davao del Norte

Meeting Theme: Continuing Teaching Professional Development Amidst This Pandemic: Practices and Reflections

Grab your favorite beverage, get comfy, and join us for myTESOL Lounge Live!

We understand that TESOLers worldwide are adjusting to these uncertain times. Teaching remotely and juggling your kids’ schooling while worrying about your family’s health and going a little stir-crazy at home is becoming our new normal. During these uncertain times we all need the support of our community. Now you can come together with your peers, share how you are coping, and have a little fun in a new way at myTESOL Lounge Live!

FREE and open to members and non-members, myTESOL Lounge Live! is an online hosted conversation space for English language educators. All you need to participate is a device with an internet connection. Once you sign up, instructions for joining the conversation will be emailed to you.

To register, visit this web page: www.tesol.org/attend-and-learn/mytesol-lounge-live  and click on the Sign Up link.


Sat 13 June 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/

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 June 15, 2020 08:00 UTC

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