Learning2gether Episode 476
15th Webheads Revival Sunday Open Mic
and TALIN event #30
For this Sunday’s 15th Webheads in action Weekly Sunday Sandbox OpenMic-inar, Graham Stanley showed us an interactive storytelling game for language learners, to promote speaking, called provisionally ‘A fortnight in the Valley’. He took the opportunity to play test it with Webheads and others in the associated CoPs
He used this tool, https://coneofnegativeenergy.com/hex-kit/ for the game, which he introduced to participants, but he pointed out that use of any particular tool was not necessary. PowerPoint or any other graphic tool for creating a game board would serve as well.
The webinar was streamed from Zoom on
20:39:49 From Graham Stanley : https://jamboard.google.com/d/1Eo1cQalfO75Nm2rPtlpWnpX_VjTieLl4kBAajJ6uZgQ/edit?usp=sharing
20:40:09 From Graham Stanley : https://jamboard.google.com/d/1OqHeBBFR_WelPTrFOC4tuIIBNa8N2T1vsmqjM0CbEmA/edit?usp=sharing
20:52:22 From Graham Stanley : https://www.slideshare.net/bcgstanley
21:04:17 From Vicky Saumell : the compleat strategist
21:04:28 From Vance Stevens : the complete strategist, a shop in New York
21:05:23 From Vicky Saumell : https://www.thecompleatstrategist.com/
21:07:25 From Graham Stanley : Thanks!
21:07:43 From Vicky Saumell : Thank you!
21:17:03 From Graham Stanley : https://soundcloud.com/grey-boots/efl-bridges-world-conversation-club-june-2005-work-02-with-mc-hammer03
21:17:21 From Graham Stanley : The time MC Hammer joined Scott and I for our World Conversation Club
21:18:01 From Vance Stevens : For more information, especially regarding Zoom, on future events see http://learning2gether.pbworks.com/ or https://tinyurl.com/talin2020
This is where Scott Lockman led us in a game of PechaFlickr, where you give Flickr a tag and then improvise stories on the images that come up
- Episode 81: Sunday, January 15, 2012 – Super Sunday Streaming with Jeff Lebow: Hanging out in Second Life with Heike Philp, PetchaFlickr with Scott Lockman, and more
I was asked to provide more information on Webheads. There is a comprehensive bibliography at the bottom of http://webheads.info, but here is the encyclopedia artcle I was asked to contribute to the TESOL Encyclopedia of English Language Teaching.
Stevens, V. (2018). Webheads. In J. Liontas (Ed.). The TESOL Encyclopedia of English Language Teaching. Wiley-Blackwell. 5824 pages. This work is also available as an online resource at http://www.tesolencyclopedia.com. ISBN: 978-1-118-78422-8; Online ISBN: 9781118784235; DOI: 10.1002/9781118784235
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/32669
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.
More about TALIN, as presented at international online conferences
- I presented TALIN: Teaching and Learning in IsolatioN
At the Virtual Round Table Conference May 8-9, 2020, leaving behind these archives
- I presented
From thinking SMALL on social media assisted language learning to TALIN
At the Online International Webinar on ELT & Technology
Sun 28 June noon UTC – 14th Webheads Weekly Sunday Sandbox OpenMic-inar
Mon 29 June noon UTC – TESOL hosts LeighAnn Matthews in a discussion on returning to face-to-face classrooms this fall
When I click on the myTESOL lounge live link above, I am required to log in to my TESOL account.
However the announcement says that it is open to everyone.
At the above link there is another link; try this one
Mon 29 June 1630 EDT – TESOL TEIS Webinar on Costa Rican EFL pre-service and in-service Colegios Nocturnos
TEIS Webinar (Monday, June 29): Costa Rican EFL pre-service and in-service (Colegios Nocturnos) teacher reflections on identity
The Teacher Educator Interest Section (TEIS) will be conducting an interactive webinar with two Costa Rican EFL educators. The focus of the webinar is on pre- and in-service teacher reflections on critical incidents that shaped their language learning experiences and their identities as EFL teachers. The discussions will also highlight the unique Costa Rican “Colegios Nocturnos” system, a regular high school system that takes place at night. Faridah Pawan (TEIS Chair) & Natalia Ramirez Casalvolone (TEIS Member) will moderate. (The webinar will be recorded and shared with the TESOL Community).
Date & Time: Monday, Jun 29, 2020, 4:30-5:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Register in advance for this free webinar at:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Speakers & Discussants:
Roy Gamboa Mena: Chair of the Philosophy, Arts, and Letters Department; faculty member in the Department for English Teaching Majors at the University of Costa Rica (UCR), Sede de Occidente.
Hania Morales Arroyo: EFL K-12 teacher at the Colegio Diurno and Colegio Nocturno de Naranjo, Costa Rica, with 29 years of experience & an EFL Faculty member in the Department for English Teaching Majors at UCR, Sede de Occidente.
Natalia Ramírez Casalvolone: EFL teacher at Colegio Nocturno de Naranjo with 10 years of experience, a faculty member in the Department for English Teaching Majors at UCR, Sede Occidente; & PhD candidate in the Department of Literacy, Culture, and Language Education, at Indiana University.
The webinar will also be streamed live at the TEIS Facebook: www.facebook.com/tesol.teis
For more information about the topic, the following article is attached:
Sevilla Morales, H. & Gamboa Mena, R. (2017). Critical incidents, reflective writing & future teachers’ professional identities. Revista de Lenguas Modernas, 26, 233-255.
Recorded TEIS Webinar (Monday, June 29): Costa Rican EFL pre-service and in-service (Colegios Nocturnos) teacher reflections on identity
The focus of the TEIS webinar was on pre- and in-service teacher reflections on critical incidents that shaped their language learning experiences and their identities as EFL teachers. The discussions highlighted the unique Costa Rican “Colegios Nocturnos” system, a regular high school system that takes place at night. Speakers & discussants included Roy Gamboa Mena (Chair, Dept of Philosophy, Arts & Letters, UCR, Sede de Occidente); Hania Morales Arroyo (EFL teacher, Naranjo & UCR, Sede de Occidente); & Natalia Ramirez Casalvolone (EFL teacher, Naranjo, UCR Sede de Occidente & IU Doctoral Student). Faridah Pawan (TEIS Chair) & Natalia Ramirez Casalvolone moderated.
We began the webinar with the famous Costa Rican (CR) afternoon rain showers that affected our speakers’ connection for the first 10-13 minutes. After that, it was an enlightening discussion on the humanistic approach in CR’s EFL teacher education, using the research by Gamboa Mena & his colleague and situating it in the EFL teaching experiences of Morales Arroyo and Ramirez Casalvolone.
Tiny URL: https://tinyurl.com/y7yqqznr
Sat 4 July 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/
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The date of this update is July 6, 2020 00:00 UTC