Kendal Rolley’s 8 ideas to energize your classroom – in collaboration with Phil Brown and iTDi


Feel free to download this audio:
https://learning2getherdotnet.files.wordpress.com/2020/11/2020-11-12kendall-rolley_audio_only.m4a?

Learning2gether Episode 498

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The video is from the Zoom recording saved to Vance’s computer

The idea for this event derived from a recent post by Philip Shigeo Brown …

In this event we discussed in open mic format how these creative and communicative ways of promoting interaction in face-to-face classrooms might be applied online.

Here is the latest version of Kendal’s final pdf document
8-Ideas-to-Energize-Your-Online-Classroom-11-13-21

The following graphic is from an earlier working version:

Details on how to implement each activity can be found here:

  1. Four Corners:聽https://bit.ly/3iOIcF7
  2. Inside/Outside (a.k.a Kaiten [‘revolving’] sushi) 馃檪聽https://bit.ly/3iNf2GI
  3. Jigsaw Groups:聽https://bit.ly/33P7mxr
  4. Entry and Exit Tickets:聽https://bit.ly/3cjHZY4
  5. Flip the question can also be played like Jeopardy:聽https://eslgames.com/esl-jeopardy/
  6. Chain Notes:聽https://bit.ly/2RKVYNe
  7. Learning Stations:聽https://bit.ly/2Hk3VqP
  8. KWHL:聽https://bit.ly/3kxGFE3

Where?聽in Zoom


Zoom and Facebook Chat Logs

Zoom

20:01:18 From Natalija Savi膰evi膰 Mrvaljevi膰 : Hello from Montenegro! 馃檪
20:01:31 From Phil Brown, Malaysia : Hi everyone :_)
20:02:09 From Lija Tolpegina : Hello everyone 馃檪
20:02:12 From Michael Birch : Good afternoon from Greece
20:02:46 From Mgr. Silvia Hill : Hello from Slovakia:)
20:03:44 From Minnie Wang : Hello, good evening/morning
20:14:29 From Phil Brown, Malaysia : https://jamboard.google.com/
20:14:42 From Rocio Licea : JAMBOARD
20:17:36 From Phil Brown, Malaysia : Where is it streaming on FB. I can鈥檛 find it
20:17:59 From Vance Stevens to Phil Brown, Malaysia : https://www.facebook.com/groups/learning2gether
20:18:00 From kamilia Dhifallah : Some secretive students like the conversation thread. They just type their opinion!
20:19:43 From Phil Brown, Malaysia to Vance Stevens : Found it under videos now. Thanks
20:21:49 From kamilia Dhifallah : I have tried that during a speaking test! a random question rather than a random name.
20:25:15 From Natalija Savi膰evi膰 Mrvaljevi膰 : Unfortunately, I need to go. Can you please send me links to the 8 activities (you can find them here – Vance)
20:26:50 From Kendal Rolley : https://www.flippity.net/
20:27:19 From Bistra Borissova Maugeri : thanks!
20:29:12 From Minnie Wang : I鈥檓 going to check out the link later.
20:29:12 From Rocio Licea : you can also create them on WORDWALL
20:31:56 From Vance Stevens : Hi Minnie, thanks all for your contributions
20:34:07 From Minnie Wang : thank you Vance, you鈥檝e done a lot for me!
20:37:04 From Minnie Wang : very creative
20:37:35 From Rocio Licea : What I did try was having 3 sessions on MEET at the same time in order to kind of replicate those “stations”
20:37:44 From Michael Birch : Flipgrid is good. I haven’t come across a better alternative for what it does.
20:40:07 From Kendal Rolley : https://www.weareteachers.com/virtual-stations/
20:49:16 From Phil Brown, Malaysia : https://wordwall.net/
20:49:36 From Phil Brown, Malaysia : https://quizizz.com/
20:50:41 From Mgr. Silvia Hill : thank you for the link to quizziz…..it麓s new for me
20:51:08 From Eva Nasution : thank you for the link
20:52:12 From Minnie Wang : yes, all are new to me.
20:53:04 From Vance Stevens : Entry tickets seem to fit well with the check-in stage of SOFLA; see 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/
20:53:04 From Minnie Wang : I will check every link to the 8 ideas,
20:57:57 From Minnie Wang : how many students are there in your classroom?
20:58:14 From Kendal Rolley : 18-27
21:01:14 From Phil Brown, Malaysia to Vance Stevens : Did you set up break out rooms and/or do you want to?
21:01:37 From Vance Stevens to Phil Brown, Malaysia : waiting for your lead , to tell me what rooms to set up, how many, etc
21:02:03 From Catherine Angus : thank you for some new ideas! must log off.
21:02:21 From Vance Stevens : thanks Catherine
21:03:15 From Michael Birch : L for learn in KWHL
21:03:47 From Vance Stevens : https://miro.com/
21:04:35 From Minnie Wang : here 45-50
21:05:23 From Stefania Vandelli : thanks a lot
21:05:51 From Minnie Wang : thanks for your sharing
21:07:45 From Kendal Rolley : That class size must be really challenging Minnie!
21:07:49 From Bistra Borissova Maugeri : I鈥檓 sorry, I have to log off now. Thank you.
21:09:41 From Minnie Wang : yes, so I鈥檓 imagining how to adopt your ideas.
21:09:44 From Lija Tolpegina : sorry, have to leave, thank a lot:)
21:10:38 From Nina Tone : sorry, I’ve got to go, thanks a lot!
21:13:55 From kamilia Dhifallah : Can’t see anything either!
21:15:09 From kamilia Dhifallah : no 馃槮
21:15:49 From Kendal Rolley : What room would you like to be in?
21:16:01 From kamilia Dhifallah : ok for me
21:16:17 From kamilia Dhifallah : I mean if you can do that manually please do
21:17:48 From kamilia Dhifallah : I was offline for a while so have no idea about the jeopardy question! you can let me in any room. fine!
21:20:26 From Vance Stevens : everyone’s back now 馃檪
21:25:23 From Vance Stevens : Zoom alternatives, https://docs.google.com/document/d/1pm4Q_jJbrWKu38-xv8-2QFrn-ialnZBT-qDofoXAWcY/edit#heading=h.zfj39jg6qaju
21:26:05 From Vance Stevens : Austin, F. (2020, April 17). 9 Free Alternatives to Zoom for Getting your Classroom Online. OxfordTEFL Teacher Training. https://www.oxfordtefl.com/blog/9-free-alternatives-to-zoom-for-getting-your-classroom-online
21:27:20 From Vance Stevens : webroom
21:33:17 From Vance Stevens : For more information on what’s coming up at Learning2gether, see: http://learning2gether.pbworks.com/.
And for the complete archives of all 497 episodes plus this one, see http://learning2gether.pbworks.com/w/page/34456755/archiveindex

The screenshot shows how breakout rooms were managed

2020-11-12breakouts

Facebook

Note, Facebook lists its chat remarks latest on top, so you may need to read this from the bottom up.

Susana Canelo 路 1:23:09聽 – You can create 2 zoom meetings, so you students enter again for extra 40 minutes
Vicky Saumell聽路 0:00 – Susana Canelo The teacher restarts the meeting and they can enter using the same link
Susana Canelo 路 0:00 – Vicky Saumell , I used to do that, but at the moment, I have to create another meeting.
Sanjeev Singhal 路 19:26 – yes
Sanjeev Singhal 路 1:48 – Greetings from Nepal
Philip Shigeo Brown 路 0:12 – Please note you can find a number of links and resources here: http://learning2gether.pbworks.com/
(but note, these resources have now been moved to the page you are looking at now)
Susana Canelo 路 0:00 – Philip Shigeo Brown thanks again !!
Philip Shigeo Brown 路 0:00 – A pleasure 馃檪
Susana Canelo 路 1:23:48 – Sometimes 40 minutes is enough.
Philip Shigeo Brown 路 1:26:30 Yes, and even shorter for kindy can be good, e.g. 25-30 minutes 馃檪
Susana Canelo 路 1:25:31 – Thanks a lot !!
Susana Canelo 路 1:24:10 – Especially with young learners.
Vance Stevens 路 57:41 – whose screen?
Essa Aljebouri 路 51:46 – Show us your screen
Jane Chien 路 41:01 – I would say each Station would have a different focus on learning
Jane Chien聽路 40:03 – Could be either kind
Essa Aljebouri 路 38:47 – Is this all in one website 馃
Vance Stevens 路 37:00 – hi all, looking forward to your comments, we’ll reply or pass them on
Jane Chien 路 33:56 – Hi from Taiwan 馃槃
Essa Aljebouri 路 32:29 – Hi 馃憢 from Iraq
Vance Stevens 路 27:48 – welcome all
Susana Canelo 路 25:56 – From Argentina !
Mbarek Akaddar 路 25:26 – Watching from Morocco
Mbarek Akaddar 路 21:43 – Hi Vance and all!
Philip Shigeo Brown 路 19:46 – Hi everyone. Feel free to say hi, let us know where you’re watching from, ask questions, and share here, too 馃檪
Vance Stevens 路 12:56 – Hey Mr. Mike, happy birthday
Mike Kenteris 路 0:00 – Awesome 馃槉


Promotion and Feedback

Phil created this poster showing the registration link for this event:

2020-11-12kendal

https://bit.ly/TEFL2020

The event was promoted by iTDI on https://www.facebook.com/iTDi.Pro
and also announced at these Facebook groups

The event was streamed live聽through
https://www.facebook.com/groups/learning2gether/

Click the play button for the Facebook video replay

And a calendar event was set on this Groups.io
https://groups.io/g/webheadsinaction/message/32745

Phil Brown posted the event on LinkedIn
https://www.linkedin.com/posts/philip-shigeo-brown_itdi-learning2gether-activity-6732148421462921216-eo6g

Here is some appreciated feedback 馃檪


Earlier Events

Fri 6 Nov 1400 UTC Letizia Cinganotto and Daniela Cuccurullo webinar on聽Remote language learning and teaching during the pandemic

https://learning2gether.net/2020/11/06/letizia-cinganotto-and-daniela-cuccurullo-webinar-on-remote-language-learning-and-teaching-during-the-pandemic/

Sat 7 Nov MELTA聽International Research Conference in English Language Education – MIRCELE ONLINE 2020

The 10th聽MELTA (The Malaysian English Language Teaching Association) International Research Conference in English Language Education (MIRCELE ONLINE 2020) was聽free to MELTA members

I am a member, living in Malaysia, so I was interested in attending

Event Details
When: November 7, 2020

Event highlights

  • Keynote address by Professor Low Ee Ling, National Institute of Education, Singapore
  • Plenary presentations by
    • Associate Professor Troy McConachy, University of Warwick, UK
    • and Associate Professor Janet Scull, Monash University, Australia

Registration guidelines

  • MELTA members follow the link below and attach proof of membership (your membership certificate or letter confirming your status as a member聽https://forms.gle/pNDBJkM5ziPuVnEo7
  • Alternatively, visit our conference website at聽https://mircelemelta.com/聽and register from there and learn more about the event.

The event was held in Microsoft Teams, which was problematic for me as a first time user. I was registered in my Microsoft account, but had to register a second account with teams that matched the email address I had used to register for the conference. The process worked not smoothly but through persistence, and was briefly thwarted when the browser version of Teams would not open on two of my computers (using Chrome; maybe teams prefers a Microsoft browser). So I installed the app on one of my computers and managed to get into the conference.

The link to the live event beckoned, so I went there. Here the full text was:

Greetings! You may join, leave and rejoin our LIVE sessions through this link. The link will bring you to the ATTENDEE’S ROOM. If you have any questions to the speakers, please leave the questions in the Q&A Box in the ATTENDEE’S Room. Our moderators will try their best to forward your questions to the speakers. Have fun and hope the sessions add some values to your professional growth :聽http://bit.ly/mircele2020livesession

There聽 were announcements, a link to the live event, and 6 channels. There was a nice downloadable program book published for the conference and a schedule giving an overview of sessions,聽https://mircelemelta.com/conference-tentative/, but nothing (that I could find) saying specifically what was where and at what time.

Here was the schedule:

Perhaps I should have read the emails I received more thoroughly, and got set up in Teams earlier than on the day, but I didn’t work out from the interface that the morning activities were happening in the channel rooms. I hung out in the Live event room waiting for something to happen. There was music playing there, and a live mic suggesting that someone was bumping around in the background. If I might offer a suggestion, if the live meeting room was not where I should have been then there should have been a message there telling me where I should be. After some time I sent messages to the organizers and eventually worked out that the parallel sessions were happening in the “channels”

But by the time I got there it was lunch time and the meetings had disbanded. According to the apologies back in the live meeting room, the YouTube videos had been “public” from 10:30 to 2 pm but by the time I got there, closer to 2 pm, they had all been taken down. There were only thumbnails in the channels showing there had been something there, but the videos all no longer available.

I had better luck that afternoon with the plenaries in the live meeting room. Troy McConachy had already started when I got there. This screenshot is from the end of his presentation.

I presume you could email him for his slides. He was describing his聽research on pragmatic awareness and intercultural learning in English language education. When I arrived he was giving pragmatic examples from Japanese. I took this screenshot showing how he collected data. He did not appear to be displaying a web cam.

The next (and last) plenary speaker was Janet Scull, talking on Researching Young Children’s Writing Transitions. She had a live web cam and I took this screenshot from her introductory slide.

The conference ended on formalities, first the winners of the MELTA Excellence in Research Award

Followed by brief closing remarks from MELTA president Dr. Ramesh Nair

And finally a means of acquiring a certificate and providing feedback:

Sat 7 Nov 1300-1500 UTC – VSTE Second Life Saturdays – repeats each Saturday

About this intitiative,聽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.聽Follow VSTE on Facebook:聽https://www.facebook.com/VSTEVEPLN/

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:聽https://urockcliffe.com/reg/second-life/

  1. Download and install the software.
  2. While your Second Life viewer (software) is open click this link聽http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Soulgiver/155/144/58
  3. and voila! Look for an avatar on VSTE Island and say, “Hey, I’m new!” We will take care of the rest.

Sat 7 Nov Oxford Day Online 2020 – Shape the future together

On November 7th,聽Karen Frazier Tsai聽and Barbara Hoskins Sakamoto聽will be doing a workshop together as part of Oxford Day Online about some of their favorite teaching techniques and activities to help students learn more effectively while having fun, many of which were created by the late, beloved

Ritsuko Kagawa Nakata

Their workshop starts at 11:45 CST, which is 12:45 (November 7th) for me in Japan and 19:45 (November 6th) for Karen in the US. If you’d like to see what time it is for you, you can check this coverter:聽http://bit.ly/KarenAndBarb

There are a lot of great people presenting at this event,
https://view.pagetiger.com/oxforddayonline2020.

Registration is open to all.聽https://elt.oup.com/events/global/oxford-day-online-2020….

I registered at聽https://elt.oup.com/events/global/oxford-day-online-2020聽and received these two notices giving the times

Morning bloc:

Young Learners

Saturday, November 7, 2020 9:00:00 AM CST – 2:00:00 PM CST (1500 UTC)

and afternoon bloc:

Learning and Assessment

Saturday, November 7, 2020 2:00:00 PM CST – 4:45:00 PM CST (2000 UTC)

Follow up email from the organizers says:聽Here are the resources from the day:

Please note that the session resources will be available to download for聽six months.聽(Into April, 2021)

Sat 7 Nov 2000 UTC Alison Larkin Koushki and Shannon Parks present聽On Stage Online: Living Language and Life Skills through Drama and Arts

Alison Larkin Koushki and Shannon Parks present “On Stage Online: Living Language and Life Skills through Drama and Arts”

See students in聽“act”ion and empirical data as to why that works!
Brought to you in the first ever collaboration between Arts & Creativity and Career Path Development PLNs!

7 November Saturday 3 pm ET.聽Join Zoom Meeting
https://ufl.zoom.us/j/4267433409

Mon 9 Nov – Start of Cambridge Assessment English free MOOC on Teaching English Online Week 2 of 4

The Cambridge Assessment English MOOC on Teaching English Online aims for participants to learn how to transfer their teaching skills to an online context and start teaching English online.
https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/online-tutoring/7

Started Nov 2, 2020, the course lasts for 4 weeks

This is a freemium course. You can take the course for free for its 4 weeks and have access to it for two more weeks for free (that should be enough time)

It appears to be an xMOOC with a prescribed course to be completed in each of 4 weeks.

There’s more, as you can see if you register for the course.

Tue 10 Nov 0700 UTC –聽Digital Accessibility & Inclusion – Meetup hosted by Matt Moore

Tuesday, November 10, 2020聽路 18:00-19:30 PM GMT+11 (07:00 GMT)

Digital Accessibility & Inclusion FREE, hosted by Matt Moore at
https://www.meetup.com/Information-Innovation-UTS/events/273766894/

Details

Ensuring that digital environments are accessible and inclusive for all people is critical for fairness, justice and productivity in our societies. This session will explore digital accessibility from the perspectives of those with disabilities who use such services and those who need to design them.

  • How do we design inclusive online environments?
  • What is it like to be disabled and use such environments?
  • How has the pandemic and move to digital impacted and been impacted by inclusion?
  • How do we move beyond technical standards compliance to ensure that people can actually use products.

Andrew Arch and Sarah Pulis from Intopia have collectively worked in the digital accessibility and inclusion for over thirty years. They embrace the importance of usable accessibility in delivering a more accessible outcome for people with disability. As strong advocates for inclusive design, they are always looking for ways to build awareness of accessibility as part of good user experience design, and work on strategies for how to encourage more organizations to speak with people with lived experience.

Simon Darcy is a Professor at the UTS Business School, University of Technology Sydney. He specialises in developing inclusive organisational approaches for diversity groups and understanding the social impact of organisations and individuals. Simon has a long history of involvement in advocacy and volunteer boards. He was a member of the Disability Council of NSW (2011-2015), which is the ministerial advisory to the New South Wales Government’s Department of Family and Community Services.

Laila Coulton is an experienced leader who is passionate about human centred design, digital transformation and team leadership. Having worked predominantly in large corporate environments Laila is well practiced at navigating complex environments and driving organisational change. Laila has led Digital Accessibility delivery teams and is most proud of her work in the inclusive design space. AA mum of two boys, Laila is also an advocate for part time and flexible working.

Attendees (237, registered)

Screenshots and archives

Simon Darcy video:聽https://youtu.be/Ja_yWiYeO5E
Sarah Pulis & Andrew Arch:聽https://youtu.be/bQcmldTBijY
Laila Coulton:聽https://youtu.be/st6WDFSTnzE
Panel Discussion:聽https://youtu.be/Vsxeshtctqs

Matt’s comment:聽If you are new to the digital accessibility domain then this video is a great intro before the session – Everyone is different!聽https://youtu.be/WL1GMBbz9OM

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You are free to share-alike and with attribution under聽https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/

The date of this update is November 14, 2020 06:00 UTC

Letizia Cinganotto and Daniela Cuccurullo webinar on Remote language learning and teaching during the pandemic

You are welcome to download this audio file: https://learning2getherdotnet.files.wordpress.com/2020/11/2020-11-06-22cinganotto_cuccurullo_audio_only.m4a?

Learning2gether Episode 497

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See our promotion and feedback for this event

Skip down to Earlier Events that happened since the previous Learning2gther post

On Friday,聽 Nov 6, 2020, Letizia Cinganotto and Daniela Cuccurullo presented a webinar especially for Learning2gether on
Remote language learning and teaching during the pandemic

The webinar was aimed at showing examples of tools, platforms and repositories for remote language learning and teaching, mentioning some good teaching practices in Italy during COVID-19 emergency.

When? 1400 UTC; Where?聽in Zoom

Letizia and Daniella put a lot of effort into this and produced a delightful and very informative webinar. We are hoping for a link to the slides but they are at least available through the video recordings. For those dealing with teaching online and looking for tips in going to the next level, these materials are well worth watching and replaying.


Zoom and Facebook Chat Logs

Zoom

22:21:52 From Vance Stevens : Any links posted here will be posted in the archive of this talk on https://learning2gether.net
22:25:04 From Vance Stevens : People are posting in FB as well
22:33:33 From letiziacinganotto : This is the article on flipped learning I mentioned https://www.tesl-ej.org/wordpress/issues/volume24/ej94/ej94int/
22:33:57 From Jane Chien : Thank you!!
22:34:51 From letiziacinganotto : Vance is the editor of TESL-EJ section on learning technologies which is wonderful
22:35:06 From Vance Stevens : Thanks, we posted that link in FB; you said it was from Carolina, who is a sometimes contributor with Laine Marshall, who wrote that article on SOFLA with Ilka Kostka
22:37:38 From Vance Stevens : These slides have a lot of depth, would you be able to share them with us?
22:38:06 From letiziacinganotto : Of course we will
22:38:20 From Vance Stevens 馃檪
22:38:26 From letiziacinganotto : Yes that is because I know Carolina 馃檪
22:38:33 From Vance Stevens 馃檪
22:39:06 From Vance Stevens : Yes, they are in and out of the Flipped Leaning EVO session year to year
22:45:31 From Jane Chien : Quite a lot of tools! Thanks for sharing!
22:47:08 From Jane Chien : great session!!
22:47:54 From asli saglam : Yes, indeed! Thanks for sharing.
22:50:40 From Jane Chien : wow! looks interesting!!
22:51:10 From Jane Chien : Voicethread is going strong
22:52:15 From Jane Chien : Is wakelet an LMS?
22:52:31 From Vance Stevens : lots of interesting tools here, worthwhile presentation
23:01:52 From letiziacinganotto : http://www.indire.it/didattica-a-distanza-per-docenti-e-studenti/
23:03:41 From letiziacinganotto : danielacuccurullo@gmail.com; letizia.cinganotto@gmail.com
23:03:54 From letiziacinganotto : If you want to get in touch with us
23:05:11 From Vance Stevens : thanks, this will be posted at https://learning2gether.net if not tomorrow, by next day
23:05:27 From Carlotta : thank you
23:13:24 From Vance Stevens :聽 Information about the Fri 27 Nov 1400 UTC 1st Online CLIL-Ren Caf猫 – Focus on learning technologies for CLIL
http://learning2gether.pbworks.com/w/page/32204849/FrontPage#Fri27Nov1400UTC1stOnlineCLILRenCaf%C3%A8FocusonlearningtechnologiesforCLIL

Facebook

These logs appeared n reverse chronological order; read bottom to top

Susana Canelo 路 1:17:06 Bye
Susana Canelo 路 1:13:53 Thanks !!
Susana Canelo 路 1:08:57 Challenging but not impossible, of course when you belong to such a good CoP !!!
Susana Canelo 路 55:15 Brilliant !!!
Letizia Cinganotto 路 46:18 馃槃
Vance Stevens 路 39:48 I think Laine cites Carolina in that work so I wasn’t sure, but now we know
Letizia Cinganotto 路 36:35 Yes Marshall and Kostka sorry
Vance Stevens 路 27:16 this woud be a good time to joi and aak
Jane Chien 路 25:25 These seems to be for adult learners, how about young learners? Do you have any suggestions in term of tools and activities for young learners to learn remotely?
Vance Stevens 路 24:05 meeting ID 879 0649 1832 pw 899090
Vance Stevens 路 23:40 want to join us and ask?
Jane Chien 路 22:58 Are CLIL lessons taught remotely now in Italy? How is it done?
Vance Stevens 路 23:02 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/volum鈥 See More
Vance Stevens 路 20:45 I was thinking of that, that’s Laine Marshall’s article
Jane Chien 路 19:39 SOFLA?
Vance Stevens 路 18:43 great, that’s what it’s for 馃檪
Susana Canelo 路 18:04 Thanks. I can see and listen really clearly !!!
Vance Stevens 路 16:42 If you want to join the zoom room I can post the ID and pw
Vance Stevens 路 15:14 Brings to mind CoI http://cde.athabascau.ca/coi_site/documents/coi_model.pdf
Faisal Fayyaz 路 14:17 Very informative session…………..
Susana Canelo 路 14:16 I didn’t think about awareness, but you’re absolutely right
Susana Canelo 路 11:56 Every country the same story about mobiles
Jane Chien 路 12:00 Not allowed to go to school. Use Mobile!
Jane Chien 路 11:25 That鈥檚 really funny! 馃槀


Promotion and Feedback

2020nov6remoteLetiziaDaniella497

The event was announced at these Facebook groups

And announced on this Groups.io
https://groups.io/g/webheadsinaction/message/32743

And on Twitter at聽https://twitter.com/VanceS/status/1324698073214324738

2020-11-06tweet

The Zoom meeting was streamed live through https://www.facebook.com/groups/learning2gether/


Earlier Events

Sat 24 Oct 1400 UTC Vance Stevens presents on Mentimeter at TESOL Gulf online event Tools for the Trade
https://learning2gether.net/2020/10/24/176471929/

Mon-Sun 19-25 Oct – 7th annual聽Online Facilitation Unconference (OFU) 2020

The seventh OFU event since 2013 took place once again as part of and alongside International Facilitation Week:
Online Facilitation Unconference (OFU) 2020
October 19-25, 2020
http://ofuexchange.net

Tickets were put “on sale” here
https://www.tickettailor.com/events/caceinstitute/423166

However, this conference always has flexible pricing
Note from Vance: Ticket prices have in the past ranged from free to whatever participants feel inclined to give. There was even available a
Low and No Income Option聽$0.00

Purchasers were encouraged to pick the amount that works best for you by using the 鈥渃ustom contribution鈥 field provided.

An unconference is one in which participants take the reigns and propose sessions on the fly. There was a participant manual聽for tips and guidelines on how to turn your topic ideas into unconference sessions.

When you joined the group you could access the schedule here:
https://ofuexchange.mn.co/events

The following headings tracked the proceedings as they unfolded day by day over the week of the unconference

Unsessions proposed by unconference participants for October 19

Fast-Track Video Briefing Session #3: Connected Conversations World Relay for UN75
Host a聽Global Relay event聽as part of your OFU experience.
October 19, 1:00am – 1:45am Pacific Time

Learning to FOC!
Tune in to hear community engagement specialist and professional facilitator, Becky Hirst, share her insights and lessons learnt from transitioning from face-to-face facilitation to facilitating online conversations in 2020!
October 19, 8:00am – 8:30am Pacific Time

Gallery Tour of Great Events on QiqoChat
With Lucas Cioffi, Founder and聽Lead Software Engineer at QiqoChat Inc
October 19, 9:00am – 9:30am Pacific Time
http://qiqochat.com/e/OrjyeoNdCYiCwBLSOMlIBZKDV

Speed Networking on VideoFacilitator
With Peter Lee,聽Founder of VideoFacilitator
October 19, 9:30am – 10:00am Pacific Time

Fast-Track Video Briefing Session #4: Connected Conversations World Relay for UN75
Host a聽Global Relay event聽as part of your OFU experience.
October 19, 2:00pm – 2:45pm Pacific Time

OFU20 Live Session Planning
Share your topic ideas, find collaborators, schedule your first unconference session!聽With Jeremy Lu,聽Co-Founder at GroupMap Technology
October 19, 6:00pm – 6:30pm Pacific Time
https://join.groupmap.com/822-049-146

Start the week with this panel of leading experts in the field. Free and open to the public (so feel free to join even if you don鈥檛 plan on registering for OFU20 this year). We鈥檒l run a second panel 鈥 featuring different but equally capable panelists 鈥 a few hours later to better accommodate our friends in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.

Kick-Off Panel: How to Humanize the Digital Experience Fireside Chat
October 19, 7:00pm – 8:00pm Pacific Time
Panelists: Jeremy Lu, Tim Merry, Tuesday Ryan-Hart, Megan Moritz, Joe Mendez, and Elise Keith.

Warm-up unsessions proposed by unconference participants for October 20

2nd Kick-Off Panel: Humanizing the Digital Experience Fireside Chat

October 20, 3鈥4am Pacific Time,聽1000 UTC, 6 pm in SE Asia
Fireside chat with Jeremy Lu (GroupMap), Paul Nunesdea (IAF, Digital Collaboration Academy), Molood Ceccarelli (Remote Forever), and Thomas Krecker (TFK Consulting).

How to Make Online Gatherings Social!
October 20, 8鈥8.45am Pacific Time, 1500 UTC
Wonder demo & Q&A

15-Minute Welcome
October 20, 10.30鈥10.45am Pacific Time
Meet the OFU20 team, say hi, and get any questions answered.

[COMPANION] #ZoomGalleryConversation: Remote Meetings, WTF? or FTW?
October 20, 11鈥11.30am Pacific Time, 1800 UTC

Running Breakout Room activities with Video Facilitator and GroupMap
October 20, 6鈥6.30pm Pacific Time

How to Use GroupMap at Your Meetings and Workshops (Demo)
October 20, 7鈥7.30pm Pacific Time

15-Minute Welcome
October 20, 7.45鈥8pm Pacific Time, 0245 UTC Oct 21
Meet the OFU20 team, say hi, and get any questions answered.

Wed 21 Oct – Warm-up unsessions proposed by unconference participants

OFU20 Team –聽Axis: Making Sure Every Voice Is Heard
October 21, 9鈥9.45am Pacific Time, 1600 UTC, Midnight in SE Asia
Live workshop on inclusion and diversity.

Remo: How to Connect Your Audience Virtually in the Most Interactive Way!
October 21, 11鈥11.30am Pacific Time
Live workshop with case studies and hands on experience with the Remo Platform.

Thu 22 0045 UTC Oct 15-Minute Welcome

October 21, 5.45鈥6pm Pacific Time, 0845 Oct 22 in SE Asia
Meet the OFU20 team & get any questions answers. Session planning (if you like).

Thu 22 0645 UTC Oct聽15-Minute Welcome

October 21, 11.45pm鈥12am Pacific Time, 1445 in SE ASIA Oct 22
Meet the OFU20 team & get any questions answers. Session planning (if you like).

We started at the Zoom room

Tim invited us to move to Icebreaker
https://ofuexchange.mn.co/events/ofu20-virtual-meet-greet-speed-dating

So we moved, and here’s what it looked like

OFU20 Virtual Meet & Greet (Speed Dating)
October 22, 12鈥12.30am Pacific Time
Join us for a fun meet and greet and enjoy short 1-on-1 conversations with other OFU20 attendees.
https://icebreaker.video/events/Dp5mnih0ZxtAILi7XJxb

World Cafe Collaboration Sessions 鈥 Defining the Ingredients for an Effective Online Workshop with VideoFacilitator
October 22, 1鈥1.45am Pacific Time; 0800 UTC; 1600 UTC
https://meet.videofacilitator.com/join/OFU%20World%20Cafe

Building online communities – What works for you?
October 22, 2-3pm Pacific Time, 2100 UTC; 5 am in SE Asia
https://ofuexchange.mn.co/events/building-online-communities-what-works-for-you

Lounge 1
October 22, 3.45鈥7.15pm Pacific Time’ 2245 UTC, 0645 SE Asia, ends at 10:15
Your casual hang-out during the first recommended window for unconference sessions.

Stop by in between sessions and meet your fellow participants.
Meeting URL TBD

Live Session Planning
October 22, 4-4.30pm Pacific Time
Meeting URL TBD

Fri 23 Oct

Lounge 2
October 22-23, 11.45pm鈥3.15am Pacific Time, 0645 UTC, 1445 in SE Asia
Your casual hang-out during the first recommended window for unconference sessions. Stop by in between sessions and meet your fellow participants.

[COMPANION] VoiceVoice #Connversation Caf茅s for UN75: DIGITAL IMPACTS
October 23, 12-2am Pacific Time,聽 0700 UTC,聽1500 in SE Asia
https://beta.voicevoice.com/register/connvocafe-un75digital

Unfolding the Invisible
October 23, 5鈥6:30am Pacific Time
https://ofuexchange.mn.co/events/unfolding-the-invisible

The Now What?! Global Gathering and Gift Economy
Friday, 10/23, 8鈥9am Pacific Time: 1500 UTC,聽2300 in SE Asia
https://ofuexchange.mn.co/events/the-now-what-global-gathering-and-gift-economy

Webinar Stormz+Zoom: Interactive Decision Making
October 23 8鈥9.15am Pacific Time

Lounge 3
October 23, 8.30鈥10.30am Pacific Time
Meeting URL TBD

Facilitation as a Fulltime Job in a large Organization?
October 23, 9鈥10am Pacific Time
https://ofuexchange.mn.co/events/facilitation-as-a-fulltime-job-in-a-large-organization

Introducing VoiceVoice: The Next Generation of Group Breakouts
October 23, 10鈥10.45am Pacific Time
https://beta.voicevoice.com/start/demo?interest=facilitation

The magic in your secret sauce — A participatory mash-up
October 23, 10鈥11am Pacific Time
https://ofuexchange.mn.co/events/the-magic-in-your-secret-sauce-a-participatory-mash-up

Accessibility and Inclusion in Online Facilitation
October 23, 10鈥11am Pacific Time

MaestroConference Tour: Experience the leader in video breakout capabilities
October 23, 11-11.45am Pacific Time
https://myaccount.maestroconference.com/conference/register/EPKLC0AW7EC2P0F4

Live Session Planning
October 23, 12-12.30am Pacific Time,聽 0700 UTC,聽1500 in SE Asia

Getting participants to engage with online tools
October 23, 12鈥12:45pm Pacific Time
https://ofuexchange.mn.co/events/getting-participants-to-engage-with-online-tools

[COMPANION] VoiceVoice #Connversation Caf茅s for UN75: EQUITABLE HEALTH
October 23, 1鈥3pm Pacific Time
https://beta.voicevoice.com/register/connvocafe-un75health

[COMPANION] VoiceVoice #Connversation Caf茅s for UN75: GENDER BALANCE
October 23, 4-6pm Pacific Time
https://beta.voicevoice.com/register/connvocafe-un75gender

Lounge 4
October 23, 4.30鈥6.30pm Pacific Time
Meeting URL TBD

Crafting brave virtual spaces for safety
October 23, 4:30鈥6pm Pacific Time, 2330 UTC,聽0730 SE Asia Oct 24
https://ofuexchange.mn.co/events/crafting-brave-virtual-spaces-for-safety

[COMPANION] VoiceVoice #Connversation Caf茅s for UN75: SHAPING OUR FUTURE TOGETHER
October 23, 5鈥7pm Pacific Time
https://beta.voicevoice.com/register/connvocafe-un75future

[COMPANION] World #Connversations ROUNDTABLE RELAY: Asia Pacific
October 23, 6鈥8pm Pacific Time
https://ideasphere.x360.co/listing/roundtable-apac/

[COMPANION] VoiceVoice #Connversation Caf茅s for UN75: SHAPING OUR FUTURE TOGETHER
October 23, 9鈥11pm Pacific Time聽– 0400 UTC –聽1200 SE Asia聽Sat Oct 24
https://beta.voicevoice.com/register/connvocafe-un75future

[COMPANION] World #Connversations ROUNDTABLE RELAY: Asia Central
October 23鈥24, 11pm鈥1am Pacific Time – 0600 UTC –聽1400 SE Asia聽Sat Oct 24
https://ideasphere.x360.co/listing/roundtable-asiacentral/

Sat Oct 24

Unlock the News Jam Session
October 24, 5鈥6:30am Pacific Time, noon UTC,聽20:00 SE Asia
https://ofuexchange.mn.co/events/unlock-the-news-jam-session

If you miss any sessions, please see the聽Google doc聽for some (rough) notes. Links to the recordings are being added as they become available.

The unconference sessions will start Thursday afternoon, Pacific Time. Anything beforehand is warm-up.

Sun 25 Oct iTDi and Steven Herder interview聽Scott Thornbury on Dogme ELT

iTDi billed this as an “interview with the illustrious Scott Thornbury. In addition to asking Scott to share his thoughts and reflections on the first ever online course for Dogme ELT, we’re also looking forward to learning more about the next course in November!”

Streamed on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/iTDi.Pro/videos/375830430454316

A chance to hear Scott Thornbury talk about Dogme is not to be missed, unless it’s your lovely wife’s birthday, and then it’s a no brainer.

However I was sorry to miss this one because at about 25 min 30 seconds into the Facebook stream, Steve said to Kevin Ryan something to the effect of, didn’t you post just now that Vance Stevens had downloaded all the old Dogme YahooGroup messages and posted them somewhere?

I couldn’t find where Kevin had posted this in the Facebook chat, but I found where聽Sibel Baytur Sezer had posted “I love Vance and now even more鉂o笍” I guess that must have been at about the time in the chat where the foregoing exchange was taking place.

What had happened was that when YahooGroups ceased storing all its group messages online, they provided tools for downloading content. I used one of these tools to grab message histories from many of the groups I had been a part of. The messages were delivered in zip files, which in many cases I uploaded to Google Drive and shared with ‘anyone with the link’. One of these was the Dogme message history, and the shareable link is

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/10Zk_LhSYHbUSo7g-kQUjTFi0T9oW7UGb?usp=sharing

If you go to that link you will see these files

At first I didn’t know how to open the files but it turns out you can view their contents in any ascii text reader, such as Notepad or MS Word. When you do that you can see that the messages are there with their headers. I’m not sure how complete the archiive is, but with this information you can see for yourself.

To be of any use some very interested party would have to grab the text from these files and paste them into one big blog or document. My own interest in these files was to resurrect the Webheads in Action ones, which for a couple hundred bucks I got successfully ported over to聽https://groups.io/g/webheadsinaction/聽(using another of the tools). However, if someone wants to take on a project, the raw data are preserved as downloaded from the YG servers at the time, and I am glad to have been of some small service to the Dogme community.

Mon 26 Oct 2300 UCT聽聽VSTE Halloween party聽in Second Life

Monday, October 26, the VSTE gang in Second Life is having a Halloween party! at聽http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Soulgiver/170/146/58

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DJ Thunder spinning Halloween songs;聽Costumes encouraged.

Where?聽聽Second Life

If you don’t have a Second Life account get one, it’s free. We聽recommend setting one up at the Rockcliffe University Consortium’s Gateway here:
https://urockcliffe.com/reg/second-life/聽When you do this your avatar鈥檚 鈥渉ome鈥 is set to be the Rockcliffe University鈥檚 sim, bypassing the normal Second Life welcome area.

Download and install Second Life viewer software. You will be directed to download the Second Life viewer but we prefer the Firestorm viewer athttps://www.firestormviewer.org/. Either one will work but Firestorm has some advantages.

When you are ready to join us, while your Second Life viewer (software) is open, click this linkhttp://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Soulgiver/155/144/58聽to teleport yourself to VSTE Space. Look for an avatar and say, “Hey, I’m new!” We will take care of the rest. Someone is there most Saturday mornings from 9 to 11 AM Eastern Time (Same as New York).

Tue 27 Oct 1700 UTC TESOL Gulf Taco Tuesday

Tue-Thu 27-29 Oct Free Online Cambridge Academic English Conference

A 3-day Academic English Conference, which will bring you brand new talks from a number of contributors broadcast live from around the world. Find out what鈥檚 relevant for learners and take away practical advice for teaching Academic English. All talks are free to attend and are a great way to contribute to your professional development.

http://view.ceros.com/cambridge/eapconference2020/

Sat Oct 31 1830 in Japan? Forging educational careers in Japan

More details at聽https://www.fukuokajalt.org
There鈥檚 a Facebook event link for it here:聽https://fb.me/e/3EYDV34aM

Sat 31 Oct – Doris Molero posted this at about this time – not sure where it was 馃檪

Sat 31 Oct 1300-1500 UTC – VSTE Second Life Saturdays – repeats each Saturday

About this intitiative,聽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.聽Follow VSTE on Facebook:聽https://www.facebook.com/VSTEVEPLN/

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:聽https://urockcliffe.com/reg/second-life/

  1. Download and install the software.
  2. While your Second Life viewer (software) is open click this link聽http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Soulgiver/155/144/58
  3. and voila! Look for an avatar on VSTE Island and say, “Hey, I’m new!” We will take care of the rest.

Mon 2 Nov Cambridge Assessment English free MOOC on Teaching English Online begins – Week 1 of 4

Cambridge Assessment English MOOC on聽Teaching English Online

This is a freemium course. You can take the course for free for its 4 weeks and have access to it for two more weeks for free (that should be enough time)

It appears to be an xMOOC with a prescribed course to be completed in each of 4 weeks.

There’s more, as you can see if you register for the course.

Tue 3 Nov 0100 UTC VSTE Minecraft Monday – Redstone

8 pm Monday in USA EDT

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This week聽DarkJMKNight answers a request from members to share the basic elements of building with redstone. If you are a redstone novice, come learn with us. If, however, you are comfortable with redstone already, build something to show off your skills at the end of our lesson. You can start now!

I’ve seen all sorts of redstone machines that farm, sheer, fish, and more. Build an example we can follow for our own Minecraft villages and homes.

It is always fun to be together learning while we play.

See you at 8 PM Eastern time on the VSTE Place server
minecraft.vste.org:11002. (GMT -5)

Basic directions to join VSTE Place, VSTE鈥檚 Minecraft world

You must have a聽computer聽Minecraft account fromhttps://minecraft.net/en/聽to join. There is a one time fee of $26.95. Download and install the software. Choose multiplayer and add a server: Name聽VSTE Place聽IP:minecraft.vste.org:11002. Our server is protected. You will need to be whitelisted to enter. Email Kim Harrison at聽K4sons@gmail.com聽from an educational email address with your real name and Minecraft account name.

Discord

Discord is a voice and screen sharing application that will run on your computer or mobile device. Download and install it for free. Create an account. Many of us use the same name for our Discord account as our Minecraft account to keep things simple. Our channel ishttps://discord.gg/cp9tsWz聽 It helps us to be able to play Minecraft in one screen and listen via Discord with earbuds or headphones.

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The date of this update is November 7, 2020 10:00 UTC