Graham Stanley hosts 13th Webheads Revival Weekly Sunday OpenMic-inar on Miro

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Learning2gether Episode 474
13th Webheads Revival Sunday Open Mic-inar
and TALIN event #28


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Graham Stanley after ripping off his mask and revealing his true inner demeanor

In this week’s meeting Graham decided to have us experiment with an idea for facilitating sharing between collaborating peers. We were supposed to arrive prepared to share what we know about the tech responses we have seen to the school closures and to try out to document them in some way.

Graham started us off by inviting us to his Miro board.
According to Miro’s explanation of What is Miro,

Miro is the online collaborative whiteboarding platform that enables distributed teams to work effectively together, from brainstorming with digital sticky notes to planning and managing agile workflows. With Miro you can take advantage of a full set of collaboration capabilities, including video, chat, presentation, and sharing, to make cross-functional teamwork effortless and collaboration easier.

Miro is one of those sites without much explanation of what it does or how to use it (unless you dig for it, and then there’s a lot!). It has video tutorials and examples of how others use it. It appears designed as a tool that does not pre-judge what users might do with it; we’re supposed to figure it out.

Webheads took to this like ducks to water …


When Graham offered to show us this new app, Miro, I drew on my phonological resources. thinking of my granddaughter’s favorite drink when she comes to visit, and this lady from Milo, now in the Louvre.

It would have helped if they had called the app Miró. However, several of the participants in the chat were either from, or in, Barcelona, and they hit right away on the correct pronunciation. Birgit even googled the company and found that the Spanish artist was an inspiration for the whimsical output of this app.

The question of what to call it settled, our merrie band of webheads set upon the app itself


Zoom Chat Logs

20:11:43 From Laine Marshall :
20:12:27 From Nina Liakos : Hi all!
20:13:26 From Vicky Saumell : It’s asked me to sign up and request access
20:15:37 From Graham Stanley :
20:16:23 From Laine Marshall : there is integration with SLACK
20:18:59 From Nina Liakos : What’s the team name again?
20:19:23 From Rafaela Santoro : I cannot get in I see the wall
20:19:52 From Rafaela Santoro : I need an invitation too


20:26:43 From Michael Birch : Hi Everyone. Just got into Zoom. Do I need a link for this Miro board?
20:37:46 From Vance Stevens : hi Michael, you got one I presume
20:39:39 From Michael Birch : Yes thanks Vance. Entered the surreal world of Miro
20:47:35 From Laine Marshall : @ Vance & Graham – I emailed you a photo of my MIRO; I couldn’t figure out how to share it here
20:48:14 From Vance Stevens : great, is it something we should share here?
20:48:42 From Vance Stevens : I’ll definitely put it in the show notes
20:48:59 From Vance Stevens : screen share if you want to discuss it

Laine’s Miró; Laine eventually managed to upload this to Miro, or someone else did 🙂

20:55:08 From Hala Fawzi : I have to leave now. I am glad I was part of experimenting Miro. Thank YOU!
20:55:17 From Hala Fawzi : By everyone
20:55:20 From Hala Fawzi : Take care
20:55:35 From Hala Fawzi : Bye Graham and everyone:-)
20:56:47 From Laine Marshall : Joan Miro
Miro is the online. collaborative. whiteboard platform
Our main source of inspiration came from the Spanish artist Joan Miro.
About Miro | Meet the team | Our mission,
20:59:56 From Laine Marshall : Laine loves Miro!!!
21:07:20 From Heike Philp : very cool idea Vicky!
21:10:34 From Heike Philp : I love learning 2gether with you all!!!
21:12:29 From Heike Philp : brilliant
21:13:07 From Vicky Saumell :
This is another sticky and photosharing app to replace Padlet now that the latter is no longer free – ^V^
21:13:42 From Heike Philp : awesome


Promotion and Feedback

This event was posted to these Facebook Groups

And announced here:

I was too busy to do much with this during the presentation, but I’ve since added some finishing touches and shared it publicly (for viewing)


The webinar was streamed from Zoom on

What is 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

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

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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

Teacher Vance has compiled and maintains a listing of COVID teaching resources here: 

Earlier Events

Thu 18 June 1300 UTC – Free webinar – Vance Stevens and Heike Philp – How to effectively defuse Zoom bombers

Dilip Barad

#Webinar #FDP #VIT #TeachingEnglish
Talked about remote online teaching – remotely conducting collaborative sessions over #Google_Meet & #Google_Classroom using board writing and rubric features. 19 June 2020.

June 18 – Webinar conference on the impact of COVID-19 on the environment

Fri 19 June noon UTC – TESOL and JALT co-host a FREE 90-minute virtual event

On 19 June, 8am to 9:30 pm EDT, TESOL and JALT are co-hosting a FREE 90-minute virtual event with the four presenters who will be presenting at the TESOL/JALT Symposium in Kyoto in 2021. Topics covered include the role of stress in language learning, the connection between neuroscience and pronunciation teaching, the brain’s response to new environments, and the social neuroscience of learning. TESOL gratefully acknowledges the support of its Sustaining Partner, National Geographic Learning. Learn more and register for free.

Sat 20 June Curt Bonk hosts Silver Lining for Learning: Episode 14 – Innovators in the pandemic:

Innovators in the pandemic: Reflections & actions from coast to coast. With Rich Culatta, ISTE; Sophia Mendoza, Los Angeles Unified School District; Nikole Blanchard, The Dunham School, Baton Rouge,

Sat-Sun 20-21 June – JALT PanSIG Conference

JALT PanSIG Conference,

Online from June 20th

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The date of this update is June 24, 2020 10:00 UTC

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