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Learning2gether Episode 492
26th Webheads Weekly Sandbox Open Mic FUNinar
For this week’s Sunday, September 27 Weekly Webheads in Action Open Mic Sandbox FUNinar there was nothing special planned, but we exploited that as an opportunity to return to our original premise: whoever turns up grabs the mic and sets the direction of the conversation.
The conversation was chatty until Ayat Tawel took the mic and related how she had used Laine Marshall’s SOFLA framework (synchonous online flipped learning approach) in a series of classes she had recently conducted online. She explained how she had implemented and adapted the approach by patterning her work on Laine’s seminal material and my explanation of it when I had modeled it to the extent possible in an online seminar for Moroccan PhD students (the links can be found in the chat logs below).
20:23:57 From Hanaa Khamis : hi
20:24:04 From Hanaa Khamis : Joined!
20:24:31 From c chee : hi
20:31:55 From Ayat AlTawel : If there’s a chance, I would like to share with you a few things I did with SOFLA
20:32:55 From Mike B : Hello all!
20:33:08 From Hanaa Khamis : Hiiii
20:35:40 From Hanaa Khamis : Love the expression!
20:36:17 From Hanaa Khamis : wow
20:36:25 From Hanaa Khamis : gr8 job Ayat
20:36:38 From Vance Stevens : blabberize?
20:37:28 From Hanaa Khamis : Lovely Ayat!
20:38:10 From Hanaa Khamis : Interesting
20:40:22 From Vance Stevens : http://www.tesl-ej.org/wordpress/issues/volume24/ej94/ej94int/
This is a link to Marshall, H.W. & Kostka, I. (2020). Fostering teaching presence through the synchronous online flipped learning approach.TESL-EJ, 24(2), 1-15. http://tesl-ej.org/pdf/ej94/int.pdf. Unpaginated HTML version: http://www.tesl-ej.org/wordpress/issues/volume24/ej94/ej94int/
20:40:51 From Mike B : I like this. It retains autonomous learning within structure
20:41:11 From Hanaa Khamis : Mr Kim
20:41:20 From Hanaa Khamis : South Korea
20:45:55 From c chee : forbes magazine article
20:47:48 From Vance Stevens : https://learning2gether.net/2020/07/16/vance-stevens-presents-to-moroccan-teachers-on-sofla-and-online-language-learning-and-teaching/
This is a link to Learning2gether Episode 478 – Thu July 16, 2020 – TALIN webinar #32 – Vance Stevens presents to Moroccan teachers on SOFLA and Online Language Learning and Teaching
20:48:27 From Hanaa Khamis : impressive work
20:49:11 From Hanaa Khamis : caught u at a bad moment Mike
20:49:30 From Mike B : Survived the sneeze haha
20:49:42 From Hanaa Khamis : 🙂
20:50:31 From Hanaa Khamis : Minnie .. was it u that had this performance when Heike n Nellie were there?
20:50:57 From Mike B : It’s almost a learning club rather than a school
20:53:08 From Hanaa Khamis : Gr8 Chee
20:53:35 From Hanaa Khamis : i guess i need to read more abt this topic
20:53:49 From Hanaa Khamis : i may be practicing w/o knowing it
20:55:18 From Hanaa Khamis : I am experimenting w those
20:55:39 From Hanaa Khamis : Can be tricky but they are really good
20:55:49 From Hanaa Khamis : To avoid lecturing mode
20:57:17 From Hanaa Khamis : Great idea Vance
20:57:26 From Hanaa Khamis : Challenging but worthwhile
20:57:41 From minnie : yea, indeed
21:01:13 From Hanaa Khamis : Lovely
21:01:18 From Hanaa Khamis : roleplaying
21:01:25 From Hanaa Khamis : This isnt me
21:01:35 From Hanaa Khamis : Bon appetite
21:04:42 From Hanaa Khamis to Vance Stevens(Privately) : We ll be in touch soon
21:05:01 From Hanaa Khamis to Vance Stevens(Privately) : got positive responses from all keynotes
21:05:34 From Hanaa Khamis to Vance Stevens(Privately) : and at least 3-4 panels
21:05:52 From Hanaa Khamis to Vance Stevens(Privately) : let alone all featured speakers
21:06:09 From Hanaa Khamis to Vance Stevens(Privately) : All i need is fix times
21:06:48 From Hanaa Khamis : Thanks Vance!
21:07:22 From Hanaa Khamis : wow
21:07:38 From Hanaa Khamis : oh no
21:07:50 From Hanaa Khamis : Alex my hometown
The event was announced at 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 on Webheads in Action groups.io here
And streamed onto Webheads in Action at https://www.facebook.com/groups/webheadsinaction/
Mon 21 Sept Do Black Lives Matter in Bilingual Education? hosted by TESOL’s Bilingual-Multilingual Education (B-MEIS)
Do Black Lives Matter in Bilingual Education? was hosted by
TESOL’s Bilingual-Multilingual Education (B-MEIS).
Here is the link to the webinar recording: https://youtu.be/rjYmMtrLIms
Education Superheroes is an initiative to connect education leaders and young professionals with a global community of teachers interested in student centred approaches to revolutionise education.
The community meets every week to share best practices discuss prominent issues in education across contexts, co-creating solutions through discussion and debate. We sign off our interactive webinars with actionable solutions that teachers can employ in their unique contexts. Participants are encouraged to try out these solutions and share their experiences during follow-up sessions.
As an educational leader, we hope you would be interested in collaborating. We feel that you and your teachers could contribute fresh ideas to enrich our webinars.
Join us this Wednesday at 8:30 PM SGT for an interactive webinar on Flipped Learning.
Connect on LinkedIn to learn more:
Shyam Nair English Professor
Wed 23 Sept 2359 UTC 1st 2020 SLWIS Interactive Online Discussion Series session – Nigel Caplan and Tanita Saenkhum on tips on adapting writing assignments online
Aylin Atilgan Relyea writes on myTESOL Lounge: I’m happy to invite you to our first 2020 SLWIS Interactive Online Discussion Series session. We will host at least two more sessions. Please join us this THIS WEDNESDAY to discuss some pedagogical approaches and tips on adapting writing assignments online!
Date: Sept 23, 2020
Time: 5:00 pm PST, 8:00 pm EST – Midnight UTC and 8 am Sept 24 in Malaysia
Topic: Adapting Writing Assignments Online and How to Use Google Drive for Student Engagement and Collaboration
Link to join Zoom santarosa-edu.zoom.us/j/98444408886…
Interactive Online Discussion Series Session 1
Speakers: Dr. Nigel Caplan and Dr. Tanita Saenkhum
Fri 25 Sept 1100 EDT TESOL ALIS webinar on Teacher Identity, Awareness, and Critical Autoethnography
Mon-Fri 21-26 Sept Webinars on Engaging Learners in Online Remote Teaching from the Gujarat Society for Creation of Opportunity through Proficiency in English
The Society for Creation of Opportunity through Proficiency in English, (SCOPE) Department of Education, Government of Gujarat is pleased to inform you that we are holding Webinars on “Engaging Learners in Online Remote Teaching “ as per the direction and orders of Director Higher Education. It is proposed to enhance teachers’ online remote teaching skills and knowledge through systematic orientation and methodologies. Designed especially for the faculty of English however the methodology can be used by any subject teacher. Details: Date: 21st to 26th September, 2020. The details are attached in the following broachers.
- SCOPE Facebook page link: https://www.facebook.com/gujscope
- KCG Facebook page link: https://www.facebook.com/kcguj
About this intitiative, https://vste.org/upcoming-events-virtual-environments-pln/
Jaz and Thunder are at VSTE Space in Second Life every Saturday morning from 5 am to 7 am Pacific time. Feel free to come learn more about the VSTE VE PLN there, and you can follow them on Facebook:
Below are directions for joining the VSTE VE PLN in Second Life and Minecraft
Basic directions to join VSTE Spaces
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.
When you register for this you will receive email notifications of Summit sessions as they are released.
The basic level of registration (free) allows you to attend the events live and access “content” whatever that is.
You have to pay if you wish to have available the replays mentioned below.
Visit The Global Education Conference Network at: https://www.globaleducationconference.org/?xg_source=msg_mes_network
The 7th annual Virtual Worlds MOOC (VWMOOC20) taking place September 20-27, 2020
The 7th annual Virtual Worlds MOOC (VWMOOC20) is happening from September 1-30, 2020 https://moodle4teachers.org/course/view.php?id=114. and Smore https://www.smore.com/wgv6s-teaching-as-a-way-to-learn
The theme of the current MOOC is peace through learning and connecting online for instruction and learning via web technologies such as Second Life and Virtual Worlds. The MOOC will focus on connecting online for collaborative learning and teaching around the world through Second Life. The live presentations will include the speakers’ reflective process on teaching and learning in fully online and blended learning formats.
- Presentations https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ew-wl9hai5JcMDMxDzhjICell7N4pb4JWClr0JJk75U/edit?usp=sharing
- YouTube playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8JUcjyABKxmbwi5hMdBtyIakQ7aDvD2L
Heather Ebey (Alexina Proctor)
ACRL Virtual World Interest Group presents a tour in Kitely
at the Sendalonde Library in Kitely
After losing five years of work due to a virtual world grid that is now defunct, Alex and Prax are rebuilding the Sendalonde library on the Kitely grid. On a sim called Wellspring, you will find library collections based on Sci-fi, Fantasy, Steampunk and Folklore: https://bit.ly/3kZN4J5
Virtual worlds as a Tool for Spanish Teaching
Virtual worlds such as Second Life and DigiWorldz most certainly offer the immersive environment necessary for learning languages. In the presentation we’ll talk about the advantages of using SL and DW and how these virtual worlds can be used to transmit knowledge of Spanish through their various and fun tools for learning. Also, we´ll make a tour through the sim Spanish Language Learning at Escape in http://digiworldz.com/
Escape Playground in DigiWorldz
- Go to http://www.digiworldz.com/ and make a free account,
- create an avatar,
- download Firestorm for Open Simulator or Singularity,
- choose DigiWorldz from the grid menu, and you’re in.
- Click on the World map icon at the bottom of your viewer,
- put “Escape” into the search bar on the World and then
- click “Find” and then
- “Teleport” and you’ll be there!
You can also type “Escape” in the “region name” as you log on.
Field Trip to a web based virtual world
Learn how to teach and learn in virtual worlds straight from your browser (Chrome, FIrefox, Safari, Edge and so on) – no downloads required.
Presenter: Edward Tarber (RL: Dieter Heyne)
Topic: Field Trip to a web based virtual world
Web-based metaverse school:
Niela Miller (Marly Milena in SL)
Exploring the Creative Process
We will do some real time creating (drawing at our computer stations, building symbolic objects in Second Life, creating haiku or songs)—and pay attention to HOW we create. Let’s talk about the process, do a little show-and-tell, and learn from the various ways we manifest our creations! Please have some writing tools and simple art supplies (several sheets of different size paper, colored markers, pen, pencil) available near your computer.
Will be held at the Octagon Theater in Second Life:
A Virtual Worlds Education Roundtable event at http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Infolit%20iSchool/229/26/22
Contact: Sheila Yoshikawa
In this VWER session held in collaboration with VWMOOC20 we will discuss in text chat the different motivations of MOOC learners, using the Futurelearn archetypes of MOOC learner
(and follow links for part 2 and 3 of their explanation): Advancers, Explorers, Preparers, Fixers, Flourishers, Hobbyists, Vitalisers.
People can identify what kind of MOOC learners they are, and what sort you have taught if you teach a MOOC. We will use an inworld tool for participants in Second Life, and have a poll for those participating via Zoom. We will also discuss the challenges of teaching people with a big mix of motivations and goals.
Valerie Hill / Valibrarian Gregg
Metaliteracy Symbolic Modeling- an interactive building process
Come watch! Building 3D models of literacy using the Symbolic Modeling Process (Marly MIlena)
Landmark: CVL Symbolic Modeling Platform
Virtual worlds as a Tool for Spanish Teaching
Virtual worlds such as Second Life and DigiWorldz most certainly offer the immersive environment necessary for learning languages. In the presentation we’ll talk about the advantages of using SL and DW and how these virtual worlds can be used to transmit knowledge of Spanish through their various and fun tools for learning. Also, we´ll make a tour through the sim Spanish Language Learning at Escape in http://digiworldz.com/ V
Escape Playground in DigiWorldz
Go to http://www.digiworldz.com/ and make a free account, create an avatar, download Firestorm for Open Simulator or Singularity, choose DigiWorldz from the grid menu, and you’re in. Click on the World map icon at the bottom of your viewer, put “Escape” into the search bar on the World and then click “Find” and then “Teleport” and you’ll be there!
You can also type “Escape” in the “region name” as you log on.
Valerie Hill (Valibrarian Gregg) & Rossana I. Barrios-Llorens (Pi Illios)
Banned Books Week Kick off with Podcast Session
Visit the Community Virtual Library podcast station to kick off Banned Books Week 2020 https://ncac.org/banned-books-week/banned-books-week-2020-launch
Dr. Doris Molero (Pionia Destiny) and Gabriela Estrada
Transmedia Storytelling and Language Learning: Pucara de Tilcara
Following the Virtually Anywhere series, we close our adventure with a read-aloud of the episode created by language students and visit Pucàra de Tilcara, a site in the North of Argentine. We will learn about its culture, lifestyle, food, and EL Carnaval. We’ll also have the chance to see some of the work of the most representative painters in the Province of Jujuy.
Pucara de Tilcara
From Doris’s follow-up Facebook post
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The date of this update is September 29, 2020 04:00 UTC