Nives Torresi hosts second live event in EVO2018 Moderator Training

Learning2gether Episode 375

On Sunday Nov 5 at the usual time of 1400 UTC Learning2gether streamed, or attempted to stream, the 2nd live event in EVO2018 Moderator Training. The event itself was in WizIQ, meant to be hosted by Nellie Deutsch, who, because Nellie was called away, was replaced at the last minute by Nives Torresi.

Here is Nellie’s YouTube version of the WizIQ session

Here is Nellie’s announcement

Vance created this contingency, in case of problems

  • We we will set up a live stream for you to watch and listen.
    Find the LIVE stream here: https://www.youtube.com/user/vancestev/
  • You can get universally accessible help and interact with us during the session in text chat at http://chatwing.com/vancestev
    We might be able to troubleshoot for some of you and talk you in through communication in the stream and in the text chat.

The contingency fell flat because Vance forgot to add his mic to the stream

Apologies about the stream. There are many balls to juggle with encoding your stream. With Bb Collaborate, I am able to enter the room beforehand and test through using a live setup that I am getting both system sound and mic sound out the other end well before the event starts. With practice you learn that this is what you have to do, but testing reminds you, when you don’t get what you expect, that if it’s not working, oh yeah, I need my mic input at this end.

With WizIQ I could not get a live stream at the beginning. There is an option to test system sound, but when I clicked on that, the system took me to WizIQ, had me log on, and in the end, with time ticking away, I was not able to find any means of testing my system sound. If I could have got a sound check I would have seen that my mic was not working, but as it was I could only test that I could select the correct window to stream, and I played system sound as part of the test. So when the WizIQ started at the exact time it was scheduled to go live, there was no more time for testing, and it turned out I had not configured my mic sound for the stream. Too late at that point. Here’s what came out the other end, https://youtu.be/cxULW0SPPxE.

So unfortunately, people in the stream did not hear anything I said, and the recording is of what the stream sounded like. However, the WizIQ recording is fine, and I’ve since replaced the flawed YouTube stream recording with the one at the head of this blog post, the one here, https://youtu.be/M07I3bFK6BY

2017-12-08_0426nives

Earlier events

Sunday, Oct 29 1400 UTC 1st live event in EVO2018 Moderator Training

https://learning2gether.net/2017/10/29/learning2gether-about-streaming-the-1st-live-event-in-evo2018-moderator-training/

Sun Oct 29 wee hours UTC Virtual Pioneers Historical Costume Party in Second Life

In case you’re awake while I sleep …

Oct 30 Beth O’Connel – VSTE Webinar – Developing your PLN in a VE

Check here for a recording link, which Beth has promised to post

https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/ca9suuoebk0j7s7r3a8ukn3kbtc

Nov 2 Globinar with Russell Stannard on Youtube for Language Educators


http://globinars.blogspot.de/2017/09/youtube-or-language-educators.html

Link to Russell Stannard’s presentation (will be deleted after 2 weeks)!!!! https://www.dropbox.com/s/jcthu3xx0alu5qd/Stannard_YouTube.pdf

Link to the recording (will be deleted after 2 weeks)!!!! https://webconf.vc.dfn.de/pa04gt62bgwr/

Links from the chat:

These Globinars are organized by Jürgen Wagner

Here is the previous, constantly expanding program:

http://www.lpm.uni-sb.de/typo3/index.php?id=1258

Also to be found at: http://globinars.blogspot.de/

There have been some changes:

  • The link to the recording and the PDF of the speakers will only be sent to registered participants and both the recording and the PDF presentation will be deleted after 2 weeks.  The links here may no longer play back after Nov 16, 2017.
  • Certificates of attendance will only be sent if the registration data is COMPLETE.
  • Participants who enter the room via a pseudonym or are not identifiable by their full names and surnames will be expelled from the room.
  • Registration during the webinar remains possible for spontaneous participants but must be completed within 15 minutes after their entry and must be complete (including postal address of their school, university, institution, organization, company or private address).

Sat Nov 4 0900 PT Tara M Martin on Classroom 2.0

Saturday, November 4, 2017
9am PT/10am MT/11am CT/12pm ET
“Snapping for Learning: #Booksnaps and #Gratitudesnaps” with Tara M MartinMany educators are aware of Snapchat as an app that their teenage children or students are using enthusiastically, but most have expressed concerns about its use. If you are someone who has expressed those concerns you won’t want to miss this inspiring, informative presentation by our special guest, Tara M Martin, who has transformed the use of Snapchat into an incredible tool for learning and reflection with her creation of #Booksnaps and #GratitudeSnaps. #BookSnaps help students to connect and draw meaning from the text they are reading, and #GratitudeSnaps help connect with the positive that is in their lives in a meaningful way. Even educators are using these concepts to collaborate in meaningful ways in their own professional learning. Join us as Tara shares her stories and experiences with #Booksnaps and #Gratitudesnaps and learn how you can implement these ideas in your own classrooms whether you use Snapchat or other options such as Google Drawings.Tara M Martin (@TaraMartinEDU) is an enthusiastic educator who thrives on change and refuses to settle for the status quo. She graduated from Kansas State University with a Master of Science in Educational Leadership, has taught in the classroom several years, served as an instructional coach for four years in two different districts and now works as an innovative Curriculum Coordinator for Auburn-Washburn Public Schools. As a district administrator, she supervises instructional coaches, facilitates district-level professional development concerning curriculum implementation and provides job-embedded training opportunities. Tara’s mission is to invigorate teachers, administrators, and staff members to apply instructional practices that foster creativity, personalize learning and increase student engagement with the use of technology. While working alongside staff members of seven elementary schools, Tara believes individualizing adult learning and meeting her colleagues where they are, will increase their ability to flourish and empower students to be the key drivers of their education.Tara is a passionate educator and connected leader who continually strives to grow professionally. She inspires her international professional learning network, as well as local colleagues, with her blog R.E.A.L. She is always seeking unique ways to make learning fun, relevant and meaningful. Tara’s ambition is to lead a culture of innovative change and to motivate others to become the best they can be, all while staying R.E.A.L. and yet never reaching a plateau.More information and session details are at http://live.classroom20.com. If you’re new to the Classroom 2.0 LIVE! show you might want to spend a few minutes viewing the screencast on the homepage to learn how we use Blackboard Collaborate, and navigate the site. Each show begins at 12pm EST (Time Zone Conversion) and may be accessed in Blackboard Collaborate directly using the following Classroom 2.0 LIVE! link at http://tinyurl.com/cr20live. All webinars are closed captioned.

On the Classroom 2.0 LIVE! site (http://live.classroom20.com) you’ll find the recordings and Livebinder from our recent “Connecting the Dots: Learning with you PLN” session with Dr. Sarah Thomas. Click on the Archives and Resources tab.

Classroom 2.0 LIVE Team:
Peggy George, Lorie Moffat, Tammy Moore, Paula Naugle, Steve Hargadon

Visit Classroom 2.0 at: http://www.classroom20.com/?xg_source=msg_mes_network

 

Learning2gether about streaming the 1st live event in EVO2018 Moderator Training

Learning2gether Episode #374


Download mp3:
https://learning2getherdotnet.files.wordpress.com/2017/10/2017oct29evo2018live1-64k.mp3?

On Sunday, Oct 29, at 1400 UTC, Learning2gether hosted the 1st live event in this year’s EVO2018 Moderator Training series.  This is where the moderators whose proposals were accepted receive any help needed over 4 weeks time to bring them up to prime time readiness.

This first session was billed as:
Week 1 meet and greet EVO2018 Moderator Training, Oct-Nov 2017

The event was held in Bb Collaborate (BbC) and streamed on YouTube/live. In this way, anyone not able to enter BbC would be able to watch and listen to the stream, and interact with us in either the YouTube or Chatwing text chat spaces. The idea was to model for moderators one way they might conduct their own live sessions.  

All moderators and participants in the EVO2018 moderator training sessions are welcome to join us in BbC, and anyone else interested was welcome to tune in to the stream and interact with us at http://chatwing.com/vancestev 

Where? Blackboard Collaborate

Participants were instructed to come to Bb Collaborate directly or watch the stream on YouTube Live. For BbC, start here: http://learningtimesevents.org/webheads/

RECORDINGS

Streamed video recording and mp3 from Bb Collaborate posted above

Here is the BbC / Elluminate recording
https://sas.elluminate.com/site/external/jwsdetect/nativeplayback.jnlp?sid=75&psid=2017-10-29.0546.M.7AE801FFB697DA460D4BF25AA8C21B.vcr

And the chat transcripts for participants in the stream on YouTube Live chat, in text chat from Bb Collaborate, and from Chatwing universal synchronous chat space
https://docs.google.com/document/d/17D9TDWGK488JkzsoJdk5Kx024Jim9dWQkMEBCj0h2YU/edit?usp=sharing

We tried to prepare in advance in case of participants encountering problems

  • We set up a stream for anyone to watch and listen.
    Find the LIVE stream here: https://www.youtube.com/user/vancestev/
  • You can get help and interact with us during the session in text chat at
    http://chatwing.com/vancestev
    We might be able to troubleshoot for some of you and talk you in through communication in the stream and in the text chat.

Important, in preparation for this

Install the Blackboard Collaborate plugin and get connected

  1. Visit http://webheads.learningtimesevents.org/
  2. follow instructions at the TECH CHECK tab
  3. At the HOME tab log in and ENTER NOW
  4. Report to us if you are unable to connect. We can help.
    You can leave messages here on any day, at any time: http://chatwing.com/vancestev

If you can’t open the collab file that should launch the program

  1. right click on the collab file
  2. select open with
  3. and try to open it with the Bb Collaborate exe file

On a PC, the Bb Collaborate exe LAUNCH file can usually be found down this path

C:\Users\YourUserName\AppData\Local\Programs\Blackboard\Blackboard Collaborate Launcher\

Where YourUserName is the user name you use to log on to your computer

Here are more instructions

First download and install the Blackboard Collaborate launcher as explained here:

Then, with the BbC launcher installed on your machine 

  • Visit http://webheads.learningtimesevents.org/ and follow instructions at the TECH CHECK tab
  • You will see that BbC downloads a tiny meeting.collab file, in the same way it does every time you actually join a meeting
  • Double click on this file to open the room, be patient and say OK to all the warnings it gives you – because it is OK 🙂
  • You’ve done your tech check and all’s OK ?
    • Then at the time of the meeting just put in your name and click “enter now”,
    • once again open the (new each time)  “meeting.collab” file to enter the room

It is also possible (and sometimes easier) to join the meeting from a mobile device – check out “using a mobile device” here 

Still need help?

Chat with us in real time at http://chatwing.com/vancestev and we’ll try to help you

 

Earlier events

Sun Oct 22 LEARNING2GETHER with Hanaa Khamis – Voice Apps for Developing Speaking and Writing Activities

https://learning2gether.net/2017/10/22/learning2gether-with-hanaa-khamis-voice-apps-for-developing-speaking-and-writing-activities-and-the-online-facilitation-unconference/

 

Sat Oct 28 1600 UTC Classroom 2.0 hosts Sarah Thomas – Learning with your PLN

Saturday, October 28, 2017
9am PT/10am MT/11am CT/12pm ET
“Connecting the Dots: Learning with your PLN” with Sarah Thomas

We are thrilled to have the always energetic, passionate educational leader, Dr. Sarah Thomas, joining us today to share her vision for connected educators which inspired the creation of EduMatch. Sarah is a model for all of us as someone who is constantly thinking “outside the box” through her inspiration, reflections, challenging questions, cheerleading of the work of other educators and hard work as she spreads her message about the importance of being a connected educator.
Webinar Description: With seven billion people in the world, we each represent a tiny dot…but what a beautiful picture we make when we begin to connect! Sarah Thomas, founder of EduMatch, outlines the story behind the magical moment when the project emerged sporadically from a conversation with a fellow educator. Follow the evolution of this series of grassroots connections (and related projects), which has spread internationally. By the end of the session, educators will be encouraged to seize their own “magical moments,” and to fuel these through the power of connectivity.

Sarah-Jane Thomas, PhD is a Regional Technology Coordinator in Prince George’s County Public Schools. Sarah is also a Google Certified Innovator, Google Education Trainer, and founder of the EduMatch project, which promotes connection and collaboration among educators around the world. Through EduMatch, Sarah has published two collaborative books, EduMatch Snapshot in Education (2016) and The #EduMatch Teacher’s Recipe Guide (2017). Sarah is also on the leadership team of the ISTE Digital Equity PLN. Sarah was awarded the ISTE Making IT Happen prestigious award at ISTE 2017, “ISTE’s Making IT Happen Award honors outstanding educators and leaders who demonstrate extraordinary commitment, leadership, courage, and persistence in improving digital learning opportunities for students,” Sarah inspired educators at ISTE with her talk on “Being a Learner and Building a Personal Learning Family.”

Sarah is passionate about best practices, such as flipped/blended learning and gamification, and her passion has expanded to helping educators connect globally. This is the rationale behind the EduMatch project, which she founded in September 2014. The project belongs to all EduMatchers, and together they have grown it to include Voxer, guest blogging, and a weekly Twitter chat/podcast. Their newest development is the publishing arm of EduMatch, under which we have released two books to date. Sarah loves to connect with other educators because she strongly believes that we are all experts at something, and can learn so much from each other! Her mantra: “Let your voice be heard, and let’s all grow together.”

More information and session details are at http://live.classroom20.com. If you’re new to the Classroom 2.0 LIVE! show you might want to spend a few minutes viewing the screencast on the homepage to learn how we use Blackboard Collaborate, and navigate the site. Each show begins at 12pm EST (Time Zone Conversion) and may be accessed in Blackboard Collaborate directly using the following Classroom 2.0 LIVE! link at http://tinyurl.com/cr20live. All webinars are closed captioned.

On the Classroom 2.0 LIVE! site (http://live.classroom20.com) you’ll find the recordings and Livebinder from our recent ”Becoming a Better Teacher” session with Rushton Hurley. Click on the Archives and Resources tab.

Classroom 2.0 LIVE Team:
Peggy George, Lorie Moffat, Tammy Moore, Paula Naugle, Steve Hargadon

Visit Classroom 2.0 at: http://www.classroom20.com/?xg_source=msg_mes_network

 

Learning2gether with Hanaa Khamis – Voice Apps for Developing Speaking and Writing Activities – and the Online Facilitation Unconference

Learning2gether Episode # 373

Learning2gether is a non-funded, free podcast put on informally by teachers forming a community of practice supporting online facilitation of topics regarding innovations in language learning and educational technology, and on education in general.

Accordingly, this event was posted to the 2017 Online Facilitation Unconference schedule:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1_m8sJgqz_Ti7vOAe5Vl4IVPgco8jgmk_LwdANXA6U3U/edit?usp=sharing
where this session modeled techniques in using free online facilitation tools to make online events as accessible as possible, while creating archives of audio, video, and text recordings.

Where?
The event took place in In Hangout on Air on Vance’s YouTube Channel, where you could use this link to just watch from a distance:
https://www.youtube.com/user/vancestev

Here is the video URL, starting from where we actually started the session:
https://youtu.be/TF-8yT0ZefQ?t=729

https://youtu.be/TF-8yT0ZefQ?t=4604

If you wanted to chat with the live participants while watching the streamed HoA, this was also possible, using Chatwing, a synchronous and archived text chat space, http://chatwing.com/vancestev

Here are the chat logs from the Hangout that Charo copied, with Chatwing transcripts included:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1QSv1lWLp31fdfEGZT3QvvtKzQA7LNs5sc9_mtIUSpac/edit?usp=sharing

Why Chatwing?

This is a credentialed space. You can create an account there or log in with Facebook, Google, Twitter, or Tumblr.

Unlike the HoA chat, or YouTube chat, this space can be reached by anyone in the world who

  • needs help to connect to the live event
  • or who is watching the HoA but not actually in the HoA
  • or even anyone who is in the HoA; let’s all focus on one chat space, this one!

We use Chatwing for all our text chat in order to have a universally inclusive conversation, not possible with Google / YouTube or HoA text chat.

  • HoA text chat can be seen only by those actually in the HoA.
  • Google chat is visible only to those logged onto Google.
  • Chatwing can  by reached by anyone

Busy moderators can only focus on Chatwing – it is difficult to present and monitor numerous chat spaces at once .

You could also join us in the live HoA

Once the event had started, we posted the direct link to the HoA in the Chatwing text chat. Anyone wishing to join us in the HoA was able to do so by clicking on the link, up to 10 participants in the HoA at any one time. Three participants, Charo Lanao, Ayat Tawel, and Chris Fry, joined us in this way, and David Winet left word in the text chat that he was listening in and getting some ideas he might like to try in class.

What was it about?

Hanaa and Vance developed our combined slides in Google presentations here,

We both drew on material we had previously presented and posted in greater depth elsewhere:

Hanaa drew on her slides here
https://www.dropbox.com/s/wfzh2njryt9wejw/TG%20voice%20apps%202017.pptx?dl=0

and on her article here:
http://hanaakhamis.weebly.com/my-blog/voice-apps-for-interactive-mobile-assisted-language-learning-mall-tasks

Full text available on request to the author

And Vance drew on his slides here:
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1eYRZeIDeSvt-IIcsbdbDvxZntBXOFY_fJ0yUtz13Ngw/edit?usp=sharing

And on his article here
Stevens, V.  (2015). Finding Your Voice: Teaching Writing Using Tablets with Voice Capability. TESL-EJ, Volume 19, Number 3, Available: http://www.tesl-ej.org/wordpress/issues/volume19/ej75/ej75int/.
Also available at: http://tesl-ej.org/pdf/ej75/int.pdf; pp. 1-11 in pdf.

Announcments

https://twitter.com/hanaakhs/status/918839861544669192

and https://plus.google.com/107911965965485623575/posts/7hrZpkcf5MM

Retweet: https://twitter.com/VanceS/status/919103629499490304

Learning2gether Mon Oct 16 0700 UTC to Sun Oct 22 0659 UTC – Online Facilitation Unconference 2017

This event runs alongside IAF’s International Facilitation Week, which aims to “showcase the power of facilitation to both new and existing audiences and to create a sense of community among facilitators and their groups worldwide.”

What will the schedule look like?
http://ofuexchange.net/what-will-the-schedule-look-like-for-online-facilitation-unconference/

So, that’s the rough agenda in a nutshell. Please try to make room on your calendar for the slots outlined.

One thing to note is that the three daily slots – morning, evening and night Pacific Time – have been picked to maximize collaboration across continents (Americas, Europe and Australasia). The more participants stay within these boundaries, the more likely it’ll be they’ll attract session attendees from around the world.

That said, if you have assembled a group of people around a hot topic and everyone is fired up and ready to go, feel free to pick a time, any time, that works best for your group. Just try to stick within the 48-hour period from Thursday afternoon to Saturday afternoon Pacific Time.

More details to be announced as they become available.

Questions? Leave a comment below, find us on Twitter or shoot us an email. Thanks!

Enroll on Eventbright

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/online-facilitation-unconference-2017-registration-37968946140?discount=cyberspace

DESCRIPTION

Your favorite online unconference on the art and practice of facilitating in virtual environments is back!

Join us October 16-22, 2017, alongside International Facilitation Week.

Share, learn, connect, and have fun with participants from (or currently based in): the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Spain, Finland, Iceland, Australia, Peru, Canada, and the United States.

ahem … AND United Arab Emirates …

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Want to know more? Check our FAQ.

This is, or is not, a free conference, up to you …. read on

Latest updates

Your OFU team
1. Schedule details

Many of you have been asking about the schedule. Here’s the latest outline:

http://ofuexchange.net/what-will-the-schedule-look-like-for-online-facilitation-unconference/

Please get in touch if you have any questions or concerns.

2. Tell us your expectations!

If you haven’t done so already, please let us know how you plan to “share, learn and connect” next week so we can explain to those who may still be on the fence about joining what they would be missing:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfJAZg52iLw0ESAZZJubPiu-rYuoBHLsyjQoS1J9WOcFr_APA/viewform

3. Peer-to-peer special discount

We’d like you to bring along your facilitator friends and colleagues to the event.

Tell them to use coupon code peer2peer, and they’ll be able to get in for just $17.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/online-facilitation-unconference-2017-registration-37968946140?discount=peer2peer

This offer is good through Monday, October 16th at 12pm noon Pacific Time (extended from today).

4. FREE & pick-your-own-price tickets

Our goal is to make the Online Facilitation Unconference as accessible and inclusive as possible. We are making a limited number of pick-your-own-price and even FREE tickets available – no questions asked! Great for students, retirees, people from developing countries etc.

Please share this opportunity with your networks and help us make sure we don’t have any of these left over by the time the conference starts. Thank you!

Earlier updates

Use discount code cyberspace to get an extra $6.00 off:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/online-facilitation-unconference-2017-registration-37968946140?discount=cyberspace

Some details are still being finalized, so make sure to subscribe to our newsletter and keep an eye on the FAQ: http://ofuexchange.net/frequently-asked-questions-faq/

There is a fee structure that increases fees from $29 to $39 on Oct 5, and to $59 on Oct 12 (assuming you use the cyberspace link). But the organizers’ goal is to make this event as accessible and inclusive as possible. Highly discounted and/or free tickets for students, low-income people and attendees from developing countries will become available – no questions asked – as regular registrations pick up.

So, pay if you can, if not scroll to the bottom and “purchase” a free ticket, and maybe see you there – Should be fun 🙂

Monday, October 16

Orientation sessions – don’t miss!

Based on feedback from our 2015 event, we are adding a few orientation sessions to the program. Each session will take roughly 30-45 minutes and will be hosted on Zoom (video conferencing). On the agenda:

  • Quick introduction to the process: how does an unconference even work (and how to get the most out of it)?
  • Overview of technical infrastructure (online forum, QiqoChat, BYOT, social media etc.)
  • Participant introductions (everyone is invited to share their name, where they’re from and what topics they are interested in exploring)
  • Q&A

We’ll probably add one or two more of these (the extact times are yet to be confirmed). The idea is to give every attendee of the Online Facilitation Unconference at least a couple of opportunities to join an orientation, no matter where they are based (whether in Europe/Africa, Asia/Australasia or the Americas).

Please see our session plan for details:

http://ofuexchange.net/session-plan/

The first three orientation sessions have been scheduled as follows:

Monday, October 16 0100 UTC – Orientation session I (Americas + Asia/Australasia)

6pm Pacific / 9pm Eastern / 3am Berlin (10/17) / 12pmSydney (10/17)
Co-hosts: Tim Bonnemann & Palash Sanyal

Tuesday, October 17 1600 UTC –  Orientation session II (Americas + Europe/Africa)

 
9am Pacific / 12pm Eastern / 6pm Berlin / 3am Sydney (10/18)
Co-hosts: Tim Bonnemann & Caroline Blackwell

 

Tuesday, October 17

Introductions and session brainstorming continues. This is an asynchronous activity so everyone can join in whenever they have time available.

Over the course of the day, we will host one or two live orientation sessions.

Orientation sessions – don’t miss!

Based on feedback from our 2015 event, we are adding a few orientation sessions to the program. Each session will take roughly 30-45 minutes and will be hosted on Zoom (video conferencing). On the agenda:

  • Quick introduction to the process: how does an unconference even work (and how to get the most out of it)?
  • Overview of technical infrastructure (online forum, QiqoChat, BYOT, social media etc.)
  • Participant introductions (everyone is invited to share their name, where they’re from and what topics they are interested in exploring)
  • Q&A

We’ll probably add one or two more of these (the extact times are yet to be confirmed). The idea is to give every attendee of the Online Facilitation Unconference at least a couple of opportunities to join an orientation, no matter where they are based (whether in Europe/Africa, Asia/Australasia or the Americas).

Please see our session plan for details:
http://ofuexchange.net/session-plan/

The second and third of three orientation sessions have been scheduled as follows:

Tuesday, October 17 1600 UTC –  Orientation session II (Americas + Europe/Africa)

 
9am Pacific / 12pm Eastern / 6pm Berlin / 3am Sydney (10/18)
Co-hosts: Tim Bonnemann & Caroline Blackwell

2017-10-25_1241unconf_orientation

screenshot, group portrait, https://www.screencast.com/t/XE3BnjmfE

Also, QiqoChat Virtual Café
9am-10am Pacific / 12-1pm Eastern / 6-7pm Berlin / 3-4am Sydney
Host: Lucas Cioffi (founder, QiqoChat)
http://dialogue.qiqochat.com/events

Tuesday, October 17

Introductions and session brainstorming continues. This is an asynchronous activity so everyone can join in whenever they have time available.

Over the course of the day, we will host one or two live orientation sessions.

Wednesday, October 18 – 0700 UTC – Orientation session III (Europe/Africa + Asia/Australasia)

12am Pacific / 3am Eastern / 9am Berlin / 6pm Sydney
Co-hosts: Tim Bonnemann & Lyda Michopoulou

Wednesday, October 18

Yet more introductions and session brainstorming. At this point, we should start to see a good number of sessions being added to the unconference schedule.

Over the course of the day, we will host another one or two live orientation sessions. At this point, mostly everyone should have had a chance to attend one of these. Of course, the OFU team will be available to answer any additional questions, either via email or in the online venue we will provide.

We may have a few pre-scheduled sessions on offer for either Wednesday or Thursday, details are still being confirmed.

It looks like things don’t really get under way until Thursday, but

Please join us:

  • Orientation session III (Europe/Africa + Asia/Australasia)
    Wednesday, October 18
    12am Pacific / 3am Eastern / 9am Berlin / 6pm Sydney
    Co-hosts: Tim Bonnemann & Lyda Michopoulou
    https://zoom.us/j/529625505

Need to download and install the Zoom app, so give yourself a little extra time if necessary.

We may add one or two more of these (the extact times are yet to be confirmed). The idea is to give every attendee of the Online Facilitation Unconference at least a couple of opportunities to join an orientation, no matter where they are based (whether in Europe/Africa, Asia/Australasia or the Americas).

2. Join the online venue

We’ve set up an attendee-only online space to meet, greet and brainstorm session topics. Everyone should have received their invite yesterday afternoon/evening. Check your spam folder if you can’t immediately find it.

About half of our attendees have already shown up. We’re seeing wonderful introductions and great topic ideas:
https://2017.ofuexchange.net

Don’t hesitate to contact us at hello@ofuexchange.net in case you run into any problems.

3. Bring your friends!

Unconference sessions won’t start until Thursday afternoon/evening Pacific Time. Bring your friends and colleagues using the peer2peerdiscount code:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/online-facilitation-unconference-2017-registration-37968946140?discount=peer2peer

4. Discounted tickets

Still a few free and “pay what you want” tickets available.

Excellent opportunity for students, retirees, or anyone else currently on a low income to still attend the event and share, learn & connect.

Please share with your networks. We want all of these to be gone by the time sessions start on Thursday, at the very latest. Thank you!

Thursday, October 19

Absolutely last chance to register for the event (last-minute rate ends at 12pm noon Pacific Time).

The first round of unconference sessions will take place during our first session slot (see the FAQ for more on how we came up with these times):

  • Evening slot, 4-7pm Pacific Time

We will make sure all sessions get documented and reported so those who could not attend can still find out about what happened.

Online Facilitation Unconference for Friday, October 20

Unconference sessions will take place during three time slots, calibrated to catch people awake in three land masses throughout the globe. Of course, the schedule is never really closed. Sessions may bring up ideas for more sessions. The discussion in our online venue will continue.

Here are the sessions as announced in the document overview that was put up online today
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1_m8sJgqz_Ti7vOAe5Vl4IVPgco8jgmk_LwdANXA6U3U/edit?usp=sharing

Fri Oct 20 1130 and 1430 UTC – Creating virtual spaces for vulnerability and transformation

  • Description: How can virtual facilitators create a sense of intimacy and honesty around tough topics amongst a small group of people (6-8) who are meeting repeatedly over time?

  • Time: 7.30-9am Pacific / 10:30am-12:00pm EST (click links at left for times where you are: 1130 – 1300 UTC / 1430-1600 UTC)

  • Event Link (CLICK HERE TO RSVP)

screen shots https://www.screencast.com/t/Kri93K1I2

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Breakout session, below, https://www.screencast.com/t/O7LpPnNHWYo3

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Fri Oct 20 1600 UTC – Relationship and Process – how technology can help and hinder

Using technology it is possible to offer pre designed processes to facilitators and coaches to help them deal with virtually any issue. The question then becomes how to use the technology to support effective coaching and facilitation without losing the impact and power of direct relationships. We will explore this issue and brainstorm some ideas for getting the balance right. There will be some software demonstrations and participants are encouraged to bring their favourite tool to discuss with the group.

9am-10.30am Pacific / 12-1.30pm Eastern / 6-7.30pm Berlin / 3-4.30am Sydney / 1600-1730 UTC – click here for time where you are

Via Zoom (dial-in information)

For more information, join this chat space starting at the same time

QiqoChat Virtual Café

9am-10am Pacific / 12-1pm Eastern / 6-7pm Berlin / 3-4am Sydney

Host: Lucas Cioffi (founder, QiqoChat)

http://dialogue.qiqochat.com/events

Fri Oct 20 1700 UTC – LISTSERVs, Blogs, Structured Fora and Open Meeting Laws

Massachusetts, like most states, has an Open Meeting Law. (Some states call it a Sunshine Law.) Basically, it says that public business must be conducted in the public’s view – that is, it must be open to public visibility. A quorum of a Public Body (a Board, Committee, or Commission, etc.) is not allowed to deliberate on a matter within their jurisdiction except at a duly announced in-person meeting. They are not allowed to conduct such deliberations in private meetings, by phone, or by E-Mail (for fear that they would make some kind of secret deal of which the public would be unaware).

I want to amend the Massachusetts Open Meeting Law to permit members of public bodies to participate in Public Internet Discussions, provided that there is a public announcement of the Public Internet Discussion including instructions for free Internet access to monitor the discussion as fully as the members of the public body themselves, every statement is date and timestamped and attributed to the person who made it, an archive or transcript is kept and instructions for free Internet access to the archive is included in the announcement of the Public Internet Discussion. I envision Public Internet Discussions being asynchronous, written text-based discussions that are in operation 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for an indefinitely long period – perhaps years or even decades. In this session we can discuss issues related to this.

  • There are technical issues having to do with authentication, correct attribution, prevention of forgery, etc.

  • There are legal issues having to do with moderation when there is a requirement to have a public record.

  • There are political issues having to do with objections and resistance on the part of legislators who would have to change the law and on the part of special interests who feel that prohibiting Public Internet Discussions is more to their advantage than permitting them.

The session is on Friday, 20-Oct-2017 at 10 AM Pacific, 1 PM Eastern, 1700 UTC using Zoom.

Host: David Rosenberg <Rosenberg@ACM.org>

Fri Oct 20 1700 UTC – Hybrid sessions – Maximizing Synchronous and Asynchronous Facilitation

We will explore the pros and cons of virtual facilitation in synchronous (real-time) and asynchronous (non real-time) modes, experiencing how online tools can support both modes and your facilitation goals.

This will be a hands on session; after a 10’ presentation of the concept we will simulate a hybrid creative problem solving (CPS) session that mixes synchronous and asynchronous phases.

12pm Pacific / 3pm Eastern / 9pm Berlin / 6am Sydney / 1900 UTC

Alexandre Eisenchteter (co-founder, Stormz)

There followed instruction on how to join the session (Zoom)

How to participate to the simulation (Stormz) ?

On top of the the videoconference tool Zoom, we need you to create a free account on Stormz (https://stormz.me)

  • Go to https://stormz.me/register

  • Create an account with your email and a password

  • Validate your account by clicking on the email you are going to receive (check your spam folder)

Friday Oct 20 2000 UTC Successful online deliberation: a case study and discussion

Description: In this session, you will be presented with a rich New Zealand case study of a public deliberation process for approximately 30 minutes. This will be a starting point for group discussion following the interests of those who attend.

The deliberation topic was the pre-birth testing of human embryos and foetuses. The case study speaks to a number of issues that have been raised so far in various discussions including the respectful discussion of sensitive topics (this one backs onto abortion) in small online groups, scaleability, vulnerability and transformation, hybrid face-to-face and online processes (the main focus will be on the online process), institutional arrangements and more.

Host: Simon Wright (simon@pep.org.nz)

Record of session: I have some PowerPoint slides and will make a video recording (someone please remind me!). Are there any volunteer note takers willing to record the discussion?

Time: Friday 20th 1.00-2.30pm PDT : Friday 20th 4.00-5.30pm EDT : Friday 20th 10.00-11.30pm BST : Saturday 21st 7.00am AEST : Saturday 21st 9.00-10.30am NZDT

Location: Zoom – join from PC, Mac, iOS or Android: https://vuw.zoom.us/j/9631909284

Online Facilitation Unconference for Saturday, October 21

Unconference sessions will take place during these two time slots:

  • Night slot, 12-3am Pacific Time
  • Morning slot, 8-11am Pacific Time

There will also be some kind of closing activities, details to be confirmed.

Sat Oct 21 0800 UTC Online distributed conversations

Imagine scores or hundreds of people discussing possible solutions to a big issue. People set up local meetings of half a dozen people in their homes or a community room (just like supporters did in the campaign of Larry Sanders’ brother). They are connected by video conferencing to lots of other similar groups and the event organisers. After an introduction they discuss in their own rooms, while someone takes notes that are shared to a group who pick out common themes and ideas to be fed back to all the rooms. Over the event they reach consensus on some ways forward. That is modelled on the techniques AmericaSpeaks used to do in 21st Century Town Meetings in one big room. But now video conferencing is more reliable, we could try distributed meetings. The session will collect ideas on how to make this vision work – technically, psychologically, organisationally and financially. The output will be a list of ideas and steps we could take to create a trial of the technique.

1am Pacific / 4am Eastern / 9am BST / 10am CET / 7pm Sydney / 0800 UTC

Host: David Newman, http://e-consultation.org/guide/index.php/Main_Page

Via Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/9299593080More info: https://2017.ofuexchange.net/t/session-details/114/22

Sat Nov 21 1600 UTC – QiqoChat Virtual Café at Online Facilitation Unconference

9am-10am Pacific / 12-1pm Eastern / 6-7pm Berlin / 3-4am Sydney / 1600 UTC

Host: Lucas Cioffi (founder, QiqoChat)

http://dialogue.qiqochat.com/events

Online Facilitation Unconference for Sunday, October 22

Sun Oct 22 LEARNING2GETHER with Hanaa Khamis – Voice Apps for Developing Speaking and Writing Activities

https://learning2gether.net/2017/10/22/learning2gether-with-hanaa-khamis-voice-apps-for-developing-speaking-and-writing-activities-and-the-online-facilitation-unconference/

OFU “Catch-All” Conversation (Your Thoughts, Next Steps, Etc.)

SUNDAY 10:30-11:30 am Pacific / 1:30-2:30 pm ET / 7.30-8.30pm CET / 4.30-5.30am Sydney

Host: Stephen Buckley ( tweeting at  @OpenGovMetrics@Transpartisan )

NOTE: This session will follow Lucas Cioffi’s “QiQoChat Cafe”, but allow for a 30-.minute break.

Platform: https://join.me/opengovernment

You do NOT need to download the Join.Me app (unless you want to). You can simply just use your web-browser. World-wide phone-in numbers are available (look for “Microphone” icon), but the default call-in is +1-202-660-1314 (Washington, DC) which allows you to remain anonymous if you choose.  Instead of using computer speakers, I suggest you use a headset (or ear-buds) to avoid audio-feedback.

This session will allow everyone an opportunity to give their “elevator speech” (1-minute max.) or otherwise share their thoughts about the OFU Exchange 2017 sessions, specifically, or the general state of Online Facilitation and where you think it needs to go.

I am particularly interested in hearing ideas about how we can create a “Community of Practice” for Online Facilitation, with the goal of Improving Online Discussions. The group would mostly exist online, of course, but also at face-to-face meetings.

Anyone is welcome to take notes, of course, and share them as they wish. But, in the interest of openness and accuracy, I plan to record the session and make it available for the benefit of those who are interested but unable to attend. (Email me if you want me to send the video-link later.)

I thank Tim for setting this whole thing up, but I think that we have been too scattered to take proper advantage of our collective wisdom and, so, need to talk about how to set up a “home-base” (even a temporary one) for our community-to-be.

Stephen Buckley

Collaboration Engineer

Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA

OpenGovMetrics.com

Earlier events

Wed Oct 11 American English for Educators – Joe McVeigh on Media Literacy

https://learning2gether.net/2017/10/11/learning2gether-with-american-english-for-educators-joe-mcveigh-on-media-literacy/

Sat Oct 14 noon ET – Tara Lazar and Katie Davis present Picture Book Month on Classroom 2.0

Saturday, October 14, 2017
9am PT/10am MT/11am CT/12pm ET
“Picture Book Month”

This week’s webinar is a very special show for us! We have the opportunity to learn all about Picture Book Month from Tara Lazar and Katie Davis, co-founders and renowned children’s authors. Picture Book Month was envisioned and founded by Dianne de Las Casas who was our special guest presenter in May, 2017 on Classroom 2.0 LIVE. Sadly, Dianne lost her life in a tragic fire recently and we wanted to honor her legacy by celebrating her life through this featured presentation about Picture Book Month. We will learn about the importance of picture books for students and Picture Book Month. They have created an outstanding Teacher’s Guide for participants in Picture Book Month. Our presenters will also share some of their special memories of Dianne de Las Casas including a special visit from John Couret who began writing children’s books because of Dianne’s inspiration.

Tara Lazar has six picture books in print with many more to come. Her latest title is “7 Ate 9: The Untold Story” from Disney*Hyperion. Next fall look for her illustrated dictionary “500 Words to Bumfuzzle Your Teachers & Bamboozle Your Frenemies”. Tara is the founder of STORYSTORM, a writer’s brainstorming challenge formerly known as Picture Book Idea Month. She is a picture book mentor for We Need Diverse Books and the co-chair of the Rutgers University Council on Children’s Literature annual conference.

Katie’s secret superpower is her ability to teach non-techy and tech-fearful writers how to become better business people by building their platforms through social media, video, and creating/building mailing lists. Also known in her niche as one of the first writer entrepreneurs, Katie has created many events and courses for writers, including How to Create Your Author Platform (and Market Your Books without Being Pushy), Video Idiot Boot Camp, and Picture Book Summit (the largest and first online conference of its kind). Her podcast, Brain Burps About Books, is consistently ranked in the top 10 book-related categories. She’s appeared regularly on WTNH and The Huffington Post. She is the director of the Institute of Children’s Literature, which provides accredited writing courses for both adult and children’s books. Katie has been honored to speak everywhere from a maximum security prison, to elementary schools, to university level, including UCONN and Yale, and has keynoted conferences and fundraising galas.

More information and session details are at http://live.classroom20.com. If you’re new to the Classroom 2.0 LIVE! show you might want to spend a few minutes viewing the screencast on the homepage to learn how we use Blackboard Collaborate, and navigate the site. Each show begins at 12pm EST (Time Zone Conversion) and may be accessed in Blackboard Collaborate directly using the following Classroom 2.0 LIVE! link at http://tinyurl.com/cr20live. All webinars are closed captioned.

On the Classroom 2.0 LIVE! site (http://live.classroom20.com) you’ll find the recordings and Livebinder from our recent ”Featured Teacher: Michael Foster” session with Michael Foster. Click on the Archives and Resources tab.

Classroom 2.0 LIVE Team:
Peggy George, Lorie Moffat, Tammy Moore, Paula Naugle, Steve Hargadon

Visit Classroom 2.0 at: http://www.classroom20.com/?xg_source=msg_mes_network

Sat Oct 21 1600 UTC Rushton Hurley on Classroom 2.0 – Becoming a better teacher

Time where you are

https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=Rushton+Hurley+on+Classroom+2.0+-+Becoming+a+better+teacher&iso=20171021T09&p1=816&ah=1

Saturday, October 21, 2017
9am PT/10am MT/11am CT/12pm ET
“Becoming a Better Teacher” with Rushton Hurley

We are so excited to have Rushton Hurley joining us to share some of his awesome, practical tips for lots of small things that can make a huge difference in providing the best possible instruction to support learners in your classroom while keeping your sanity as a teacher. Rushton’s positive, comfortable style spiced with humor and great stories always leaves us feeling motivated and inspired to give our very best every day!

Webinar description:
Every last one of us can improve. How we try to capture attention and inspire our students intellectually can take many forms, and I would contend that any effort to improve this without a focus on what can be cool and fun lessens one’s chances of success. In this Classroom 2.0 Live session, we’ll look at easy ways of getting better at getting higher quality from our kiddos. Join in for some cool, fun, and practical ideas!

Rushton Hurley (@rushtonh) has worked and studied on three continents as a high school Japanese language teacher, principal of an online high school, a teacher trainer, and a speaker. He founded and is executive director of the educational nonprofit Next Vista for Learning, which houses a free library of videos by and for teachers and students at NextVista.org. He is heavily involved in service efforts in his community and holds masters degrees in Education and East Asian Studies from Stanford University. Rushton regularly keynotes at conferences and has trained and worked with teachers and school leaders around the world His fun and thoughtful talks center on inspiration and creativity; the connection between engaging learning and useful, affordable technology; the power of digital media; and the professional perspectives and experiences of teachers at all levels. His first book, Making Your School Something Special, was released by EdTechTeam Press in January of 2017. His second book, Making Your Teaching Something Special, was released in June, 2017.

More information and session details are at http://live.classroom20.com. If you’re new to the Classroom 2.0 LIVE! show you might want to spend a few minutes viewing the screencast on the homepage to learn how we use Blackboard Collaborate, and navigate the site. Each show begins at 12pm EST (Time Zone Conversion) and may be accessed in Blackboard Collaborate directly using the following Classroom 2.0 LIVE! link at http://tinyurl.com/cr20live. All webinars are closed captioned.

On the Classroom 2.0 LIVE! site (http://live.classroom20.com) you’ll find the recordings and Livebinder from our recent ”Picture Book Month” session with Tara Lazar, Katie Davis, John Couret and Paula Naugle. Click on the Archives and Resources tab.

Classroom 2.0 LIVE Team:
Peggy George, Lorie Moffat, Tammy Moore, Paula Naugle, Steve Hargadon

Visit Classroom 2.0 at: http://www.classroom20.com/?xg_source=msg_mes_network

Learning2gether with American English for Educators – Joe McVeigh on Media Literacy

Learning2gether Episode 372

On Wednesday, Oct 11, 2017, Joe McVeigh was “interviewed” by Kate from the American English for Educators Facebook Team, and together they showed us how to put on a professional webinar using the Zoom platform. American English for Educators is a US government initiative aimed at promoting American English language teaching. The topic, Empowering your Students with Media Literacy, was timely and of substance, the interview appeared to be well rehearsed and slides carefully prepared, and the language was appropriately simplified for an audience of international language teachers and ESL/EFL learners. The audience checked in from dozens of countries all over the world. Good friend Claire Siskin was there.

I found out about the event here

Clicking on https://www.facebook.com/AmericanEnglishforEducators/ takes us here

At the time of the event, the page had a post as the first item announcing that the event would start in 30 minutes, and FB provided a countdown indicating how long ago that was whenever viewers landed at the page. Once the countdown reached 30 minutes, the announcement morphed into a live feed with a play button.

Now you can replay the event by clicking on Videos in the FB page sidebar (above), and then looking for this video from October 11

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The direct link to this video, which shows the slides and replays chat transcripts you can scroll through or even synch with the video playback, is here
(should work if you’re logged on to Facebook):
https://www.facebook.com/AmericanEnglishforEducators/videos/vb.1107005629310630/1692002590810928/?type=2&theater

You can also see American English Webinar videos at https://americanenglish.state.gov/ae-webinars

Or on the American English for Educators channel,
https://www.youtube.com/StateAmericanEnglish

 

Here are a few screenshots I made during the presentation

Here they are just getting started:

Here, Joe is telling us what happens in one minute on the Internet:

What audience is this ad meant to dupe? (Hank Aaron smoking a cigarette)

This PDF was shared,
Adbusting: Critical Media Literacy in a Multi-Skills Academic Writing Lesson, by Anna Grigoryan and John Mark King:

The American radio classic War of the Worlds was broadcast in 1938 as if it were a breaking news story

This was its aftermath, as reported in the New York Times next day:

The chat suggested lesson plans for War of the Worlds

One possible classroom activity, have your students create an ad (campaign) to sell a plain white towel

Here is an example ad

Another practical activity, how can you spot fake news
(here referred to as false news)

Not had enough? You can watch all of Joe’s previously recorded, published on Oct 4, 2017, hour-long #AEWebinar here:
https://youtu.be/dJTYdvnf-W4

American  English for Educators is sponsored by https://americanenglish.state.gov/, which also brings Forum (for free) to posts overseas

 

Recent events

Learning2gether went into summer hiatus in August that verged on hybernation, but is now starting to come out of it. Here are events we were tracking meantime.

Sun Aug 6 last day of Moodle MOOT Virtual Conference Aug 4-6 2017

https://learning2gether.net/2017/08/06/learning2gether-with-the-moodle-moot-virtual-conference-aug-4-6-2017/

Global Collaboration Day, September 21-23


GLOBAL COLLABORATION DAY
September 21st, 2017
GlobalCollaborationDay.org

Students, teachers, and organizations will join online to celebrate and demonstrate global collaboration on September 21, 2017. On Global Collaboration Day, educators and professionals from around the world will host connective projects and events and invite public participation.

The primary goals of this 24-hour, worldwide event are to:

  • Demonstrate the power of global connectivity in classrooms, schools, institutions of informal learning and universities around the world;

  • Introduce others to the collaborative tools, resources and projects that are available to educators today;

  • Focus attention on the need for developing globally competent students and teachers throughout the world.


THE GLOBAL EDUCATION FAIR
September 21st, 2017
GlobalEdFair.com

Looking to take your school global? Come find out about tools, services, projects, and programs related to globally connected teaching and learning at our signature Global Collaboration Day event.  Check out the work of leading global educators, companies and nonprofit organizations at the Global Education Fair, a free, virtual meet and greet for teachers and school districts.

The Global Education Fair is modeled after traditional college fairs, but takes place entirely online, allowing participants from all corners of the world to access information about the best global education resources and programs. The purpose of this event is to connect educators to companies and organizations working in the global education space. There is a nominal fee involved for non-profits and companies seeking to present at the Global Education Fair. Educators who want to pitch specific projects can present for free.


Global Collaboration Day has arrived! One day, September 21st. all around the world = 48 actual hours to share. (Except that we’ve got events even beyond those time boundaries… so maybe this is Global Collaboration “Week?”) Plus, the Global Education Fair (10:00 am – 8:00 pm US-Eastern Daylight Time) is almost here!Over the next two+ days, students, classrooms, teachers, administrators, parents and organizations will be either attending and/or hosting events online that are designed to showcase and promote global collaboration. We (Lucy GraySteve Hargadon, co-chairs of the Global Education Conference) are the calendar coordinators but not the direct conveners: that is, over 75 groups from 25 countries have designed and planned their own events which we have then organized into a directory and in special calendars to allow these events to be seen in any time zone in the world.

The third-annual Global Collaboration Day is a huge worldwide demonstration of the power of globally-connected learning. We encourage you to browse the event directory or the calendar and choose a compelling event to attend! Read directions and our website carefully to prepare. A current list of the events is at the bottom of this post.
Here are some important links for you to keep handy:

Special thanks to Participate, our sponsor.

CURRENT EVENT LISTING (US-EDT = GMT – 4, SEE HERE FOR EVENT DETAILS AND IN YOUR OWN TIME ZONE)

GCD = Global Collaboration Day Events
FAIR EXHIBITOR = Fair Exhibitor Booth Open

Running All Week:

  • GCD: Classroom Conversations with the World (Participate At Any Time This Week)
  • GCD: ISIS Presidential Debate (Participate Anytime This Week)
  • GCD: K-12 Global Art Exchange (Participate At Any Time This Week)
  • GCD: One World: Where Are You? (Participate At Any Time This Week)
  • GCD: Our Connected Forest (Participate At Any Time This Week)
  • GCD: Peace Day Conversation (Participate At Any Time This Week)
  • GCD: Play with Me (Participate Any Time This Week)
  • GCD: One Day in Our Lives (Participate At Any Time On These Two Days)
  • GCD: What is Your Story? (Participate Anytime This Week)
  • GCD: What global mindedness means to me… (Participate At Any Time This Week)

Wednesday, September 20

  • 12:30pm GCD: GEOshow: Magnificent Monarchs Virtual Field Trip
  • 11:00pm GCD: Global Lyncs Videoconference Vermont Secondary College Hamchung Middle School
  • 11:00pm GCD: SDGs made Simple – Rooting for Change v2.0

Thursday, September 21

  • GCD: Being a Good Digital Citizen (Participate At Any Time During These 2 Days)
  • GCD: Share a Song (Participate At Any Time On This Day)
  • 8:00am GCD: MAD about Mattering
  • 8:00am GCD: Tanzania Pen Pals
  • 9:00am GCD: Amazing Race
  • 9:00am GCD: Diwali Around The World
  • 9:00am GCD: Engaging Students in Global Collaborative Projects
  • 9:00am GCD: Karaoke – Global Sing Along
  • 9:00am GCD: The Professional Passion Project
  • 9:30am FAIR EXHIBITOR: Asia Society Center for Global Education
  • 9:49am FAIR EXHIBITOR: Shakespeare Fellowship
  • 10:00am FAIR EXHIBITOR: Empatico
  • 10:00am FAIR EXHIBITOR: Write Our World
  • 10:00am FAIR EXHIBITOR: Write Our World
  • 10:00am FAIR EXHIBITOR: iEARN-USA
  • 10:00am FAIR EXHIBITOR: TakingItGlobal
  • 10:00am FAIR EXHIBITOR: eCYBERMISSION AEOP Program
  • 10:00am FAIR EXHIBITOR: OneWorld Classrooms
  • 10:00am FAIR EXHIBITOR: World Savvy
  • 10:00am FAIR EXHIBITOR: GENE – Global Education Network Europe
  • 10:00am FAIR EXHIBITOR: University of Florida Center for Latin American Studies
  • 10:00am GCD: GEOblitz – A weekly video survey on Flipgrid
  • 10:00am FAIR EXHIBITOR: Amigos de las Americas
  • 10:00am FAIR EXHIBITOR: ASCD
  • 10:00am FAIR EXHIBITOR: Digital Promise Global
  • 10:00am FAIR EXHIBITOR: Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CILC)
  • 10:00am FAIR EXHIBITOR: Global STEM Education Center, Inc
  • 10:00am GCD: Creating Audio in the Cloud Using Soundtrap
  • 10:00am GCD: Investigating open educational practices
  • 11:00am FAIR EXHIBITOR: California International Studies Project
  • 11:00am GCD: Building a Global Tech Team Project
  • 11:00am GCD: Rooting for Change v2.0
  • 11:00am GCD: Young Women Change Makers
  • 11:30am GCD: The Life of a Teenager – Cultural Exchange
  • 11:30am FAIR EXHIBITOR: One To World’s Global Classroom
  • 12:00pm FAIR EXHIBITOR: Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CILC)
  • 12:00pm FAIR EXHIBITOR: American Foreign Service Association
  • 12:00pm FAIR EXHIBITOR: The MY HERO Project – International Film Festival
  • 12:00pm FAIR EXHIBITOR: Know My World
  • 12:00pm GCD: Finding your Perfect Pen Pal
  • 12:00pm GCD: GEOshow: Magnificent Monarchs Virtual Field Trip
  • 12:30pm FAIR EXHIBITOR: NEXT.cc STEAM by Design E-Learning
  • 1:00pm FAIR EXHIBITOR: Amigos de las Americas
  • 1:00pm FAIR EXHIBITOR: One To World’s Global Classroom
  • 1:00pm GCD All About Africa
  • 1:00pm GCD: Global Competence Chat
  • 2:00pm FAIR EXHIBITOR: SIMA Classroom
  • 2:00pm FAIR EXHIBITOR: The Stevens Initiative
  • 2:00pm FAIR EXHIBITOR: The Stevens Initiative
  • 2:00pm FAIR EXHIBITOR: World View, UNC Chapel Hill
  • 2:00pm FAIR EXHIBITOR: Global Online Academy
  • 2:00pm GCD: Karaoke – Global Sing Along
  • 2:30pm FAIR EXHIBITOR: ASCD
  • 3:00pm FAIR EXHIBITOR: Global Glimpse
  • 3:00pm FAIR EXHIBITOR: U.S. Institute of Peace
  • 3:30pm FAIR EXHIBITOR: IREX: Teacher Exchange Programs
  • 3:30pm GCD: Personalized Learning in Offlin and Out-Of-School Contexts
  • 4:00pm FAIR EXHIBITOR: Flat Connections
  • 4:00pm FAIR EXHIBITOR: Boston Latin School
  • 4:00pm FAIR EXHIBITOR: IVECA International Virtual Schooling
  • 4:00pm FAIR EXHIBITOR: Global Online Academy
  • 4:30pm GCD: Idioms – When Language and Culture hit off
  • 4:30pm FAIR EXHIBITOR: One To World’s Global Classroom
  • 5:00pm GCD: SMART Twitter Chat
  • 6:00pm FAIR EXHIBITOR: The NEA Foundation Global Learning Fellowship
  • 6:00pm FAIR EXHIBITOR: Plastic Pollution. How Can we Go and Save Greener?
  • 6:00pm GCD: Food for Thought
  • 6:00pm GCD: World MOON Project
  • 6:30pm FAIR EXHIBITOR: Know My World
  • 7:00pm FAIR EXHIBITOR: Global STEM Education Center, Inc
  • 7:00pm FAIR EXHIBITOR: One World: Future Ready
  • 7:00pm GCD: Apps for learning languages
  • 7:00pm GCD: Global Collaboration – Let’s talk Tools! Let’s talk Learning Design!
  • 8:00pm GCD: Plastic Pollution. How Can we Go and Save Greener?
  • 8:00pm GCD: Teaching Our Changing Environment

Friday, September 22

  • GCD: Being a Good Digital Citizen (Participate At Any Time During These 2 Days)
  • 11:30am GCD: GEOshow: Magnificent Monarchs Virtual Field Trip

Saturday, September 23

  • 1:00am GCD: Global Teacher Garden
  • 6:00am GCD: Online tools to boost collaboration, creativity and have fun
  • 8:00pm GCD: Plastic Pollution. How can we Go and Save Greener?

Visit The Global Education Conference Network at: http://www.globaleducationconference.com/?xg_source=msg_mes_network

Lucy Gray & Steve Hargadon, Global Education Conference Co-Chairs

lucy@globaledevents.com
hargadon@gmail.com
http://www.globaledleadership.com/the-global-education-fair.html

Sat Sept 23 1000 UTC Online tools to boost collaboration, creativity and have fun at Global Collaboration Conference

When Sat, September 23, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. UTC

Description

This event can be categorized as a: Informational Session, Panel Discussion, Tool Demo, Webinar

This event is intended for the following audience(s): college or university students, pre-service teachers, teachers, organization leaders

Primary language(s) to be spoken at this event: English

Contact First Name: Irina Contact Last Name: Pomazanovschi Contact Email: pomazanovschi@gmail.com Contact Skype Name: ottamay

Host school or organization: META Host School or Organization

Website URL: http://www.meta-moldova.md

Host Location and Time Zone (UTC): Chisinau, Moldova – UTC+02:00

This event is organized by: A non-profit organization Optional field for additional pertinent information:

YCBM link ref: h3gVdFtrP2S8Suh6SpZA

more details»  copy to my calendar

Also on Saturday, September 23

  • 1:00am GCD: Global Teacher Garden
  • 6:00am GCD: Online tools to boost collaboration, creativity and have fun
  • 8:00pm GCD: Plastic Pollution. How can we Go and Save Greener?

See http://www.globalcollaborationday.org/join-an-event.html for times where you are

Sat 23 Sept 1600 UTC – Suzanne Sallee on Adobe Spark at Classroom 2.0

Time where you are: https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=classroom+2.0+live+on+Adobe+Spark&iso=20170923T09&p1=224&ah=1

Saturday, September 23, 2017
9am PT/10am MT/11am CT/12pm ET
“Spark Creativity in Your Classroom with Adobe Spark”We are so excited to welcome Suzanne Sallee as our special guest presenter for this webinar “Spark Creativity in Your Classroom with Adobe Spark.” We have had many presenters who have shared in previous webinars about Adobe Spark but Suzanne plans to drill down on some amazing features that you may not have discovered.

Adobe Spark is a suite of applications to create and share impactful visual stories. Create visually appealing graphics with Spark Post, animated videos with Spark Video, and tell web stories using text and graphics with Spark Page. These free graphic design tools are available on computers via the web or IOS apps for both iPhone and iPad. Student creativity is sparked as they use Adobe Spark tools to create digital stories, video journals, reports and research papers, posters, presentations, and other class projects.

Suzanne Sallee is a wife, mom, grandma, and the Technology Integration Specialist for the Creighton School District in Phoenix, Arizona. Prior to that, she was an elementary classroom teacher in grades 3 & 4. As a technology integration specialist, she provides technology professional learning to support teachers in developing technology-enriched learning experiences with a focus on creativity. Suzanne is an Apple Learning Specialist, Google Certified Trainer, and Seesaw Ambassador. She also serves as President-Elect and PD Committee Co-Chair for AzTEA (Arizona Technology in Education Association) and helps plan EdCamp Phoenix.

More information and session details are at http://live.classroom20.com. If you’re new to the Classroom 2.0 LIVE! show you might want to spend a few minutes viewing the screencast on the homepage to learn how we use Blackboard Collaborate, and navigate the site. Each show begins at 12pm EST (Time Zone Conversion) and may be accessed in Blackboard Collaborate directly using the following Classroom 2.0 LIVE! link at http://tinyurl.com/cr20live. All webinars are closed captioned.

On the Classroom 2.0 LIVE! site (http://live.classroom20.com) you’ll find the recordings and Livebinder from our recent “A Guide to Writing a DonorsChoose Project and Getting it Funded!” session with Francie Kugelman. Click on the Archives and Resources tab.

Classroom 2.0 LIVE Team: Peggy George, Lorie Moffat, Tammy Moore, Paula Naugle, Steve Hargadon

Wed 4 Oct 1800 UTC Susan Hillyer on Drama as a Bridge to Literacy

Drama as a Bridge to Literacy: A joint ETAS-NILE Webinar

NILE (Norwich Institute for Language Education)

Wednesday, 4 October 2017 from 19:00 to 20:00 (CEST)

Eventbright registration (free)

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/drama-as-a-bridge-to-literacy-a-joint-etas-nile-webinar-registration-37690652757

Sat Oct 7 Featured Teacher Michael Foster on Classroom 2.0

Saturday, October 7, 2017
9am PT/10am MT/11am CT/12pm ET
“Featured Teacher: Michael Foster”Our Featured Teacher shows are always really special, and we always look forward to hearing about the amazing things teachers are doing with their students! We are so excited to welcome Michael Foster as our Featured Teacher this week. His presentation will center around connecting with peers to refresh lesson ideas. He will share story-based examples and how the same lesson ideas can be reimagined without brain damage.

Mike Foster has worn a variety of hats in his more than 20 years in education. He has taught grades 1-8 in elementary and middle school before his moving into his technology-coaching role. Mike leverages his professional experiences with the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards as well as involvement in state- and national-level assessments to help teachers reflect on their professional practice and create new paths for learning.

Mike and his family live in northern Colorado where they enjoy community outreach with several non-profit organizations. (This has resulted in a menagerie of animals in his household and connections to a rainbow of local connections that benefit children outside of school.

Mike is an Educational Technology Facilitator for the Poudre School Districtin Fort Collins, Colorado, home to 20,000 students across 50 schools. The easiest way to reach out to him is to follow him on Twitter at @mfosterpsd

More information and session details are at http://live.classroom20.com. If you’re new to the Classroom 2.0 LIVE! show you might want to spend a few minutes viewing the screencast on the homepage to learn how we use Blackboard Collaborate, and navigate the site. Each show begins at 12pm EST (Time Zone Conversion) and may be accessed in Blackboard Collaborate directly using the following Classroom 2.0 LIVE! link at http://tinyurl.com/cr20live. All webinars are closed captioned.

On the Classroom 2.0 LIVE! site (http://live.classroom20.com) you’ll find the recordings and Livebinder from our recent ”Breakout EDU Game Design” session with Patti Harju. Click on the Archives and Resources tab.
Classroom 2.0 LIVE Team: Peggy George, Lorie Moffat, Tammy Moore, Paula Naugle, Steve Hargadon

Visit Classroom 2.0 at: http://www.classroom20.com/?xg_source=msg_mes_network

Wed 11 Oct 1900 to 2200 UTC – Makerspaces Library 2.017 free online conference


Learning2gether has registered here, https://www.eventbrite.com/e/library-2017-makerspaces-registration-33783897547 (free) for the third and final of Steve Hargadon’s Library 2.017 mini-conferences this year, “Makerspaces”, to be held online on Wednesday, October 11th, from 12:00 – 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time

https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=Library+2.017&iso=20171011T12&p1=283&ah=3
You can attend the mini-conference live or you can watch the recordings at any time afterwards. When you register, according to the announcement, you will be sent a bonus “Library Makerspaces” Resource Pack, and you’ll receive an exclusive invitation to a 90-minute pre-conference event hosted by the team from the Fayetteville Free Library: “STEAM and Making at the FFL.” Plus, we’ll be using BadgeList.com so that you can receive digital credentials for attending and participating!

Learning2gether corrected a mistake in the time where you are, reflected above. The following is copy / pasted from the email announcement

This is a free event, being held online.

REGISTER HERE
to attend live or to receive the recording links afterwards.

The recordings of the keynotes and the sessions are now available!

Library 2.0 Site – Recordings Page:
http://www.library20.com/page/makerspaces-recordings
(must be logged in)

OR

YouTube Conference Playlist:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLGvt9IyrGCa68EtCWNg2w57IMjSxFJFuT 

You can aslso subscribe to the main Library 2.0 YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/Library20.

Please also join the Library 2.0 network to be kept updated on this and future events.
This mini-conference on libraries and makerspaces is being organized in partnership with Heather Moorefield-Lang, who will serve as moderator for the opening panel and as the closing keynote speaker: “There has been a lot of talk about makerspaces in libraries over the past four years. If you are unsure what makerspaces are, think of them as creative locations for tinkering, collaborating, problem solving, and creating in a library or educational space. No matter how many maker learning spaces you may visit, you will quickly notice no two are the same. Each librarian and makerspace delivers their own brand of service to their individual community. Attendees will investigate how librarians with makerspaces can create new partnerships and collaborative efforts in and with their communities, offering further services and methods to meet patron needs.”

Joining Heather for the opening hour will be: Dr. June Abbas, PhD, a Professor in the School of Library and Information Studies (SLIS) at the University of Oklahoma, Norman campus; Leanne Bowler, Associate Professor at the University of Pittsburgh; Kristin Fontichiaro, clinical associate professor at the University of Michigan School Information; Kyungwon Koh, assistant professor at the University of Oklahoma School of Library and Information Studies.

Registered attendees can then also view their choice of the following 30-minute sessions, all of which will be recorded and available afterwards:

  • Bibliotecas Activas by Hilda Gómez. Full Description HERE
  • Finding What Fits: Approachability of Makerspaces and Making in the Library by Abigail L. Phillips, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Utah State University | Full Description HERE
  • From Makerspace to Learning Commons: What’s Next by IdaMae Craddock | Full Description HERE
  • From Zero to System Wide Makerspace in 3 Grants and 4 Years by Rebecca Ferrer | Full Description HERE
  • High School Library Makerspace Programming by Cheri Price, High School Library Media Specialist | Full Description HERE
  • Hosting Maker Days and Forging Collaborative Partnerships in Anticipation of an Academic Library Makerspace by Tara Smith + Jessica McClean | Full Description HERE
  • Keeping It Fresh: How to Create and Sustain a Maker Culture that Motivates Teens by Alisha Wilson, Teacher-Librarian + Nancy Stetzinger | Full Description HERE
  • Librarians are Maker Champions: Here’s how you can be too! by Josh Weisgrau, Program Director for Maker Learning, Digital Promise | Jessica Parker, Director of Community, Maker Ed | Full Description HERE
  • Low Cost Tools to Bring Making into Your Library by Robert Pronovost, STEM Coordinator of Maker Education | Full Description HERE
  • Making a Difference by Kristina A. Holzweiss | Full Description HERE
  • Proposal for a Theoretical Framework for Small + Rural Libraries Supporting Entrepreneurs by Ben Rearick, Graduate Student Research Assistant | Full Description HERE
  • Smart Working for Active Makerspaces by Stephanie Piper | Full Description HERE
  • Volunteers at Your Library Makerspace by Rachel Seltz, Maker Coordinator | Full Description HERE
  • Walking the Walk: iterative design in student staff service learning projects by Morgan Chivers, Katie Musick Peery | Full Description HERE

Participants are encouraged to use #library2017 and #librarymakerspaces on their social media posts leading up to and during the event.
MORE INFORMATION:
The School of Information at San José State University is the founding conference sponsor, and additional support has been provided by Follett. Please register as a member of the Library 2.0 network to be kept informed of future events. Recordings from previous years are available under the Archives tab at Library 2.0 and at the Library 2.0 YouTube channel.

Registration will give you access to the live event and to the event recordings. An event reminder and additional connecting information will be sent just prior to the event.

Learning2gether with Nellie Deutsch and the MoodleMoot Virtual Conference Aug 4-6, 2017

Learning2gether #371

On Sunday August 6 I dropped by WizIQ for the last day of the 6th annual MoodleMoot Virtual Conference Aug 4-6 2017. The conference was one of many mounted for free throughout the year by Nellie Deutsch, and open to volunteer presenters who sign up on a Google Doc wiki to schedule and announce their presentations. I stayed for the three presentations noted below. Recordings of all are available, but in order to see them you must be enrolled in the course. Enrollment is free in Nellie’s courses.

Here’s where to enroll:

http://integratingtechnology.wiziqxt.com/course/16812-mmvc17-august-4-6

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Click here or on the pic here or below to get the playlist

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These are the presentations I attended

12:00 noon UTC – Use of Technology in CLIL

Dr. Revathi Viswanatha discussed Use of Technology in CLIL Approach to Teaching in the Indian Context. This presentation throws light on the need for using CLIL Approach to teaching in an Indian classroom and the ways of integrating technology in such a classroom.

13:00 UTC – What to expect in online education in coming years

Parminder Mitter Chaudhuri discussed What to expect in online education in coming years- A Teacher’s Perspective. She presented on upcoming trends in online education. Are the facilitators of online education well equipped to cope with it? How profitable it will be for an Entrepreneur Teacher and a Role Model Teacher?

14:00 UTC – What about Non – Native Online English Teachers?

Halina Ostankowicz – Bazan discussed What about Non – Native Online English Teachers?

Are “the native speaker of English” and “the English teacher” synonyms?
in this session, the speaker discussed advantages and disadvantages of being a non-native Online English Teacher. As a non-native Online English Teacher, she has faced discrimination on quite a lot of occasions. Fortunately, she has not given up.

Other sessions scheduled later in the day

Using Moodle in collaborative interdisciplinary group projects – Anna Grabowska and Ewa Kozłowska

Rethinking Stress Triggers with Sue Annan

Innovation for quality leadership – Dr. Ebba Ossiannilsson

Technology Facilitates and Frustrates – Dr. Nellie Deutsch

Teaching online and handling stress – Sue Anna

Use of Technology in CLIL Approach to Teaching – Dr. Revathi Viswanathan and Abdur Rahman

Powerful Students – Rosmery Ribera

The Power of Connections – Fabiana Laura Casella

Earlier events

Thu June 22 Vance and Bobbi Stevens, Domagoj and Marijana Smolčec, Dakota Redstone, Maha Abdelmoneim, and Mircea Patrascu present EVO Minecraft MOOC at SL MOOC 2017

https://learning2gether.net/2017/06/22/vance-stevens-domagoj-and-marijana-smolcec-dakota-redstone-and-mircea-petrascu-mine-your-language-on-sl-mooc/

After that, Learning2gether was on summer hiatus

Sat Aug 5 Classroom 2.0 and the Google Infused Classroom

Saturday, August 5, 2017
9am PT/10am MT/11am CT/12pm ET
“The Google Infused Classroom”Welcome back to a new school year! We are so excited to have two amazing educators and authors, Holly Clark and Tanya Avrith, to help us kick off our new year! They will share ideas from their new book “The Google Infused Classroom” which is based on the premise that we need to fuse great pedagogy with powerful technology tools to create meaningful learning experiences for our Generation Z students. They will go over some of the concepts from the book, as well as showcase some fun ways you can really get at student understanding in your classroom! This webinar will be a great way to get inspired for the upcoming school year – and learn ways to take learning to the next level.Holly Clark is a technology and innovation specialist from San Diego, California. She is a Google Certified Teacher, National Board Certified Teacher, and holds an MA in Technology in Education from Columbia University. She has been working with technology integration and 1:1 environments since 2000. Presently she consults with schools internationally on improving their iPad and Chromebook integrations and on using Google Apps for Education to empower learning. Holly has taught in both independent and public schools and is the co-founder of #CaEdChat.Tanya Avrith is an Education Strategist and Educational Technology Consultant living in South Florida. Tanya helps lead change by working with educators, parents, K-12 and college students. Tanya previously served as the Lead Educational Technology and Digital Citizenship Teacher at the Lester B. Pearson School Board in Montreal, Canada. While there, Tanya was instrumental in the vision and execution of the district wide Digital Citizenship Program (dcp.lbpsb.qc.ca) which resulted in her being invited to Facebook headquarters to discuss Digital Citizenship education. Tanya has presented to thousands of educators, students, and parents from all over Canada and the United States addressing strategies for learning how to harness the power of social media.

More information and session details are at http://live.classroom20.com. If you’re new to the Classroom 2.0 LIVE! show you might want to spend a few minutes viewing the screencast on the homepage to learn how we use Blackboard Collaborate, and navigate the site. Each show begins at 12pm EST (Time Zone Conversion) and may be accessed in Blackboard Collaborate directly using the following Classroom 2.0 LIVE! link at http://tinyurl.com/cr20live. All webinars are closed captioned.

On the Classroom 2.0 LIVE! site (http://live.classroom20.com) you’ll find the recordings and Livebinder from our recent “Open Mic: What’s on your Summer Bucket List?” session facilitated by Paula Naugle. Click on the Archives and Resources tab.

Classroom 2.0 LIVE Team: Peggy George, Lorie Moffat, Tammy Moore, Paula Naugle, Steve Hargadon

Visit Classroom 2.0 at: http://www.classroom20.com/?xg_source=msg_mes_network

Vance and Bobbi Stevens, Domagoj and Marijana Smolčec, Dakota Redstone, Maha Abdelmoneim, and Mircea Patrascu present EVO Minecraft MOOC at SL MOOC 2017

Learning2gether Episode 370

EVO Minecraft MOOC has completed its third iteration as an Electronic Village Online (EVO) session, and is aimed at a fourth in 2018. Community members discuss the evolution of the community, what we have learned through our experience, and implications for communities of practice forming in and around virtual worlds.

On Thursday June 22, 2017, Vance and Bobbi Stevens, Domagoj and Marijana Smolčec, Dakota Redstone, Maha Abdelmoneim, and Mircea Patrascu appeared in-world in Minecraft as part of an EVO Minecraft MOOC team to give a presentation by all accounts well received at SL MOOC 2017, hosted by Nellie Deutsch and Nan Nigrone and taking place in Second Life. (Beth O’Connell was planning to join us but was called away at the last minute to a meeting in RL).

Find this event on the schedule at
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1DbVPTXUkSlQ3TT6318K5sDJWa5XWTFuEO0LV7MNjERg/edit?usp=sharing

Where? The event was streamed beginning at 1400 UTC on Vance’s YouTube channel
https://www.youtube.com/user/vancestev.
And it worked, the recording is here,
https://youtu.be/Nm9qyy_VrjE

The presenters were in Minecraft and Discord, streaming voice and video from there. Of course those whitelisted on our server who wanted to make it a playdate, were able to enter the EVO Minecraft MOOC server, TP to TeacherVance, and join us there in world and live in voice in Discord.

SL MOOC participants were invited to touch base with us in Real Time in text at
http://chatwing.com/vancestev

Thanks to our testing the day before, Vance was able to get the stream going using xSplit which broadcasts to the most recent event created at my YouTube account using the credentials and stream key stored at xSplit. This seems to work quite well for Minecraft and even allows a video thumbnail from my web cam which can be easily toggled in and out.

We took our virtual guests on a railroad ride to far flung villages on the EVO Minecraft server where we saw where zombies are cured and turned into villagers who are housed in a compound created by Rose Bard and Dakota Redstone. Community members can go there to trade with the villagers. Carrots are grown on the property which can be used to exchange for things that villagers have, and Dakota grows cane there which can be harvested and turned into paper (I showed how to do this at a crafting table). Some villagers are librarians and if you can find one of those you can trade paper for emeralds and other treasures.

Meanwhile, behind the scenes

Things went well for about 45 minutes until Bobbi and I, both in Al Ain UAE, simultaneously lost our connection to Discord and could not get it back. Meanwhile I had gone walkabout and found a boat that led across a lake to lights on the other side which lit a path through a by-now dark forest to a structure someone had created at the end of the lit path. There I found ladders I was able to ascend to safety from monsters that are active on our survival mode server at night. Mircea likely teleported to my location, as he appeared there as well. By then the only audio was my microphone narrative of what I was doing, and if the conversation was still going on in Discord, it was lost to the stream and hence to SL MOOC. It was the top of the hour, so on that note, I ended the broadcast.

All the while we were streaming we were trying to acknowledge the possible presence of viewers in Second Life, but we had no way of knowing whether or not they were there (well, we did have a way but we totally missed it). Anyone who mounts one of these endeavors knows how complicated it is, whether getting the stream working while getting set up in Minecraft and organizing people in Discord (Marijana was using it for the first time and had to be guided; Bobbi as well).  Also the hosts in SL would have been equally busy mounting the stream in their virtual world and communicating with guests how to access it. Also, the event would have been early in the morning where they were (Nan overslept her alarm, she reported later). Consequently neither Nan nor Nellie replied to my emails explaining what we were doing, nor could I raise them on Skype or Facebook. So we took it on faith that they were there and played from behind the curtain as it were, not knowing what the audience was doing on the other side.

Once the event was over, and all concerned could check their emails, then the flurry of replies appeared. We had asked everyone to use Chatwing because we can organize there before the event and help anyone there reporting trouble with accessing the stream. The SL organizers had not realized that as they were handling things at their end; hence there was no message from them to us in Chatwing. For our part, we were very busy at our end and none of us were monitoring the live-stream chat. We were chatting with each other in Minecraft, and monitoring Chatwing throughout. I was monitoring stream health showing on the left of the YouTube Live window where the live chat runs on the right side, but given my limited screen real estate and the need to monitor multiple windows on my two computers, I had my Chatwing overlaying that part of the window. I was streaming in several windows on the other computer, xSplit, Discord, and Minecraft itself, so I was doing busy doing all that as well.

But for participants just joining a stream in progress, the YouTube live chat is where the action is. So we completely missed that but it’s a big lesson for next time. You definitely learn how to do this by doing it.

This was Nan’s email after the session had ended

Absolutely terrific! We’ve got the recording in the SLMOOC17 playlist on Nellie’s channel. I’m listening to what I missed. Sorry I was late. I just sent messages out to the various groups in Second Life including the MOOC participants, Open Education in Second Life, ISTE, VSTE, Real Education in Second Life, Kip Boahn’s group, and the Virtual World Education Roundtable as well as my educational groups about the location of the recording with a little positive review of the event. I also updated the Google calendar, the Google Doc schedule and the wall boards in Second Life with the link to the recording of the live stream.

You guys weren’t paying attention to the chat on YouTube live but there were a number of members of the SLMOOC, a few like Nellie who were in Minecraft too I imagine. I joined about 18 minutes in, was up late and slept through my alarm. Sorry!

Thanks so much! Such a great addition to the course! The chat in Minecraft was as informative as watching the Minecraft follow along. Thanks thanks thanks!

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Posted at https://www.facebook.com/groups/slmooc/

And from Nellie

Thank you, Vance, Marijana and boys, and Dakota . Every live session you give on Minecraft is different and amazing!!!

And my sheepish reply 🙂

You’re right, I was pretty engrossed in multitasking across two computers, trying to drive our participants to our chatwing chat, and really sorry we missed the live stream one. Note to self for next time (in the palm of my hand, slapping it onto forehead, hope it sticks this time).

Thanks for giving us the opportunity. It was a lot of FUN as always

20170622_181822Marijana’s screenshot, and a picture of her and her younger son Domagoj presenting with us from the other side of Minecraft (used here with her permission)

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Announcements

This message was sent to the Google+ Communities and FB groups listed below

#Learning2gether episode 370 is hosting a live stream from the #evomc17 EVO Minecraft MOOC Minecraft server Wed June 21 for practice, and on Thu June 22, the real thing with Marijana Smolčec and Beth O’Connell, at this month’s Second Life MOOC. You are all are invited to attend either or both.

Please visit http://tinyurl.com/learning2gether for details on how to join us at Vance’s YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/vancestev or at http://chatwing.com/vancestev for live online help and guidance.

Also see the #SLMOOC17 program at https://docs.google.com/document/d/1DbVPTXUkSlQ3TT6318K5sDJWa5XWTFuEO0LV7MNjERg/edit?usp=sharing for information on how to join this and other events there, now through end of June.

Facebook Groups

Google+ Communities

 

Wed June 21 1800 UTC Vance and Bobbi Stevens, Filip and Marijana Smolčec, Dakota Redstone, and Beth O’Connell practice live streaming from Minecraft

All were welcome to join us in our live stream practice from deep within the EVO Minecraft Server on Wed June 21 at 1800 UTC.

Where? Good question! Since this is experiment night, a good possibility is Vance’s YouTube channel
https://www.youtube.com/user/vancestev 

You should be able to see the stream there when we try to start it around 1800 UTC

It worked and the recording is here: https://youtu.be/mgYtRSSnyY0

You can also touch base with us in Real Time in text at http://chatwing.com/vancestev

Of course if you are whitelisted on our server and want to make it a playdate, you can TP to teacherVance and join us live in Discord. But it not, our aim is to stream all that, so drop by and see what we’ll be doing on Thursday

So what did we learn2gether?

I have two computers on my desk, a Windows 10 and a Windows 7. The W10 has a VPN installed on it. This is useful because it gets me around voice lag issues when streaming Hangouts on Air. Sometimes if I try to do a HoA without VPN the voice comes across like a series of horn honks and is totally unreadable. When I do the same thing over VPN things work more smoothly, though I still get frequent dropouts. Since we would be using Discord for voice as well as Minecraft I had set up to use the W10 computer for the stream. I have the latest version of Open Broadcaster Software Studio installed on my W10 computer. So I launched OBS and started setting up my scenes.

First problem, when I tried to launch Minecraft the launcher wouldn’t work. It gave this error, repeatedly:

Problem moving C:/Program Files (x86)Minecraft/tmp/tmpLauncher.tmp to MinecraftLauncher.exe with error code 5

Once I got the game going and was testing it through OBS, I got severe lag. I wondered if the VPN could be the problem so I took it out and restarted. Same thing. OBS? I stopped the encoder and tried again. Same thing. I’m trying it now while writing this next day. Same thing, all movements in slightly delayed jerks.  I wasn’t going to be able to stream Minecraft from my Windows 10.

With time counting down ever closer to start time I shifted operations to my Windows 7. I launched OBS and discovered that all I had there was the classic version. I’d used it to stream Minecraft from there before and everything had worked fine, but I’d got used to the Studio interface where you cue one scene and prepare it while broadcasting another, and trying to remember Classic was going back into time stored in disused brain cells. I consulted my personal manual where I’d documented my experiences with OBS Classic at a time I was trying to figure out how to use it.
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/12KL1390JLzBsopdsMLMi6ZHNC23CEzT2biNp0mCOV3M/edit?usp=sharing

Then I remembered I also had xSplit on that computer. xSplit knows my Google account credentials and YouTube Live stream key so all I have to do is set up a streaming event on Google and give it a name, and xSplit looks in my account, finds the event, and streams to it.  In the interest of time I decided to go that route.

Meanwhile people were turning up to join the show. Beth O’Connell was at school and was blocked from Discord, so she and Marijana and I had agreed to use Skype. But it turned out she wasn’t able to use Skype either.  My wife Bobbi joined us in Minecraft and on Skype so I did a test stream to see if it would work. Bobbi was able to see the stream and find its recording in her recent YouTube events, but I got a message when I stopped the stream that its archive should be ready in 24 hours. Huh? (it flashed on and of the screen, so I never worked out what that was about). Still we were able to replay the recording from the events log on Bobbi’s computer and verified that we had streamed with sound and video and all components.

By now it was almost official showtime so I set an event, Bobbi went to my channel and was notified that an event was about to happen but it was waiting for me to appear, so I decided to start streaming. Everything worked fine, and Dakota Redstone was online and invited us to join him at Glitch Gulch /warp barndoor. When we arrived there we discovered that Dakota doesn’t use Skype but he was willing to use Discord. Bobbi and I were still in Skype and we were waiting for Marijana and Filip to join us, and they were also expecting to use Skype. But by now it was  20 min after our agreed start time. We were aware that Marijana had an online event set to end just as we would start ours, and it would be understandable for that one to have gone overtime. Later I found that they also had an electrical problem. By the time she and Filip got there Bobbi and I had logged off and were sitting down to dinner, but I got their messages next day.

The purpose of the test run for me was actually to figure out how to stream it. I accomplished that, and it was left only to get everyone into Discord next day. Another minor issue was that I did not know how Nancy Zigrone and Nellie were planning to feed it into Second Life, for the SL MOOC event. So I sent them an email next morning and updated all the information at the SL MOOC program so they’d have the information there as well.

This was my message, sent several hours before the event was due to start, but apparently after Nan and Nellie were heading or had gone to their respective beds.

Is there anything more we need to do apart from start the stream on schedule? You can email us back or leave us a msg at chatwing.

Earlier this week

Sun June 11 1400 UTC Learning2gether Episode 369 – David Winet demonstrates using Screencastify to provide dynamic feedback on ESOL student writing

https://learning2gether.net/2017/06/11/david-winet-demonstrates-using-screencastify-to-provide-dynamic-feedback-on-esol-student-writing/

Mon June 12 1900 EST Developing Personal Relationships in Service-Learning

Needs and Wants: Developing Personal Relationships in Service-Learning
Global Citizenship is most effectively demonstrated through the experiences students engage in with local and global communities. The cumulation of honing such attitudes and skills explored in this series, including self-awareness, openness, sensitivity and adaptability, can be displayed in a student’s ability to function effectively when working toward shared goals with others. Looking at the dynamics of Community Service-Learning, the last session of this series will demonstrate ways students can create distinctions between their needs and wants along with others, and the impact communicating their needs has on building community relationships.

THE HOST
Lisa Petro is a Curriculum Development Consultant and the Co-founder of Know My World, a Global Education Resource organization, which focuses in the development of Social, Emotional, Academic, and Cultural Learning (SECAL) through digital cross-cultural exchanges and integrated classroom projects. Lisa has designed Global Education curriculum and professional development workshops for teachers in the United States, Japan, Nepal, China, Mexico, Albania, Palestine and Taiwan with an emphasis on social/emotional learning and cultural competence in the classroom. Lisa continues to offer cross-cultural training in preparation for panel presentations at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women with girls and women from all over the world through The Grail NGO. She has also presented dynamic cross-cultural workshos at the East Asia Regional Conference for Overseas Schools in Thailand and China, Congreso de Preparatoria, Preparatorias del Tecnólogico de Monterrey, ITESM in Mexico, the State University of New York Multicultural Education Conference, The Global Education Forum, and the SUNY Collaborative Online Intercultural Learning.
http://www.knowmyworld.org and http://www.lisapetro.com.

THE GLOBAL EDUCATOR
Genevieve Murphy is a global educator who has taught students K-12 in the United States, Japan and Taiwan. She currently designs and teaches Social and Emotional Learning at the American School Taichung in Taichung, Taiwan. Genevieve has presented professional development workshops on social, emotional and culutral projects in the United States, Japan, Nepal, China, Thailand and will be presenting at the 2017 EARCOS conference in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia. She is also the Global Development Director and co-founder of Know My World, a global educational resource that emphasizes social, emotional and cultural learning through digital exchange and integrated classroom projects.
http://www.ast.tc.edu.tw/

GlobalEd TV is a free, inclusive, and comprehensive webinar series which spotlights theories and best practices related to multiculturalism in schools and organizations all over the world. This 5-part series is hosted monthly by the Global Education Conference Networkthe Learning Revolution, and Know My World; and the series is designed to inform educators, students, and parents about the role of cultural and global competence in education.

SIGN UP – IT’S FREE! (Registered guests are not in any way required to attend the live sessions, and will receive links to the recording after each session. Attending live will provide an opportunity to ask questions and participate actively.)

This series will look at the foundations for providing students with the kinds of social and emotional attitudes needed to be effective global citizens, and it will explain and document real classroom projects that foster cultural identity, critical thinking, assumptions, communication and social responsibility. Every session will scaffold a learning path to build the appropriate attitudes for engaging in the world and with others. The culmination will be a social impact project for the local community. Each 1-hour session will feature a project being implemented in the diverse Know My World 3rd Grade Classroom in Taichung, Taiwan by educator and co-founder, Genevieve Murphy. Co-founder Lisa Petro will host the series and lead webinar participants through the project sequence, research behind each competency area and method, and share pre-recorded footage of students engaging in the instruction. At the end of each session, participants will receive a lesson sequence to replicate or modify in their classrooms.

Visit The Global Education Conference Network at: http://www.globaleducationconference.com/?xg_source=msg_mes_network

 

June 1-30 Second Life MOOC

The 4th annual Second Life MOOC (SLMOOC17) was taking place in second life and virtual worlds, Moodle, and Wiziq (from the Moodle),
https://moodle4teachers.org/course/view.php?id=114

 

David Winet demonstrates using Screencastify to provide dynamic feedback on ESOL student writing

Learning2gether Episode 369


Download mp3 here:
https://learning2getherdotnet.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/learning2gether-with-david-winet-on-screencastify-and-dynamic-feedback-on-student-writing-trimmed.mp3?

On Sunday June 11, 2017, at the usual time of 1400 UTC, David Winet came on to Learning2gether to demonstrate using Screencastify to provide dynamic feedback on ESOL student writing.

The video above is at https://youtu.be/D4PE3DF3jEc on YouTube. The original video started out with setup dialog for the first 11 minutes, which needed to be removed, but the YouTube online trimming tool works only for videos up to an hour in length. So Vance downloaded an mp4 and cropped it in Windows Movie Maker. This bloated the mp4 from the 378 MB original downloaded from YouTube to 2,220 MB in the 1080p version, so I made a 720p version which was still 1,164 MB. I tried a third time with Camtasia, rendered it to 720×540, and saved it as mp4 without any further enhancement. This time the upload was 135 mbytes, much more acceptable.

That’s what you see above, but meanwhile Dave showed me this link
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/10-youtube-url-tricks-you-should-know-about/
which explains how you can create a link to start a video at any specific point, so if you want to view the original in higher resolution and skip over the first 11 minutes, the direct link for that is here:
https://youtu.be/GvxhivQg1WA?t=706


Ever the innovative educator, David Winet has been using Screencastify to give students feedback on their writing dynamically in video. He reports that students

“liked having the dynamic correction with webcam that Screencastify made possible.  For myself I found it slower, but more personal and closely focused, than just correcting online and sending the corrected/marked-up homework back to the student by email. I ended up just choosing three or four students’ papers to ‘screencastify’ on a given day and did the others the old way on that day.  Eventually after several homework assignments everybody got at least one Screencastified paper back.”

About Screencastify

Screencastify is a freemium plug-in that works only in Chrome, available at
https://www.screencastify.com/

Dave has made a tutorial on how to use Screencastify, using, of course, Screencastify itself – https://youtu.be/UsaPpCyPOr8

Dave prepared show notes to explain what he would talk about link to his videos. He also includes instructions on how-to work with Screencastify with students.

Dave demonstrated his technique live in the HoA using a the screen share feature to show what he was doing on his desktop in Screencastify. He had also prepared a similar demonstration in advance, though we realized he would not be able to air it during the webcast: https://youtu.be/ZkR928-tyJo

In order to see the text in the video, please use HD setting 720 or 1080.

Vance has also been working on dynamic correcting techniques, as posted here
http://toolkit4learning.blogspot.ae/2015/07/teaching-writing-on-ipads-and-other.html

This post contains an illustration of a similar correction method where the student happened to be following online, but the technique can be used asynchronously as well,
https://youtu.be/bH1p86lXD40

When watching videos on YouTube, always use the highest HD settings possible

The event took place in Google Hangout on Air, live-streamed on
Vance’s YouTube channel: 
https://www.youtube.com/user/vancestev 

Participants were invited to

Transcripts from the Hangout on Air and Chatwing text chats are available here:

Here are some links from those notes

2017-06-19_1005grahamstanleyhttp://www.teachertrainingvideos.com/enhancing-feedback-with-technology/enhancing-feedback-with-technology.html

Vance has documented how this was all set up in slides 1-13 at
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/12KL1390JLzBsopdsMLMi6ZHNC23CEzT2biNp0mCOV3M/edit?usp=sharing

Also, you might be interested in watching a 35 minute video that Dave and I (Vance) made the day before the event, where we worked out how we were going to do it:


Before the event, the following announcement was made to the spaces indicated below

Ever the innovative educator, David Winet has been using Screencastify to give students feedback on their writing dynamically in video. He reports that students “liked having the dynamic correction with webcam that Screencastify made possible.” He plans to demonstrate and discuss his technique in Google Hangout on Air starting Sunday Oct 11, 1400 UTC, and live streamed on Vance’s YouTube channel, https://www.youtube.com/user/vancestev. For further information on the event, such as a countdown to the time where you are, see http://tinyurl.com/learning2gether. Find there also a text chat where you can ask questions or troubleshoot any problems in real-time while the event is taking place, or link directly at http://chatwing.com/vancestev

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Earlier this month

May 5 to Sun May 7 Learning2gether with the Virtual Round Table Web Conference

https://learning2gether.net/2017/05/05/learning2gether-weekend-with-the-9th-virtual-round-table-web-conference/

Wed May 10 1700 UTC Nahla Nadeem – Speak Up: Is blended learning even necessary?

Posted by Hanaa Khamis at https://tinyurl.com/egy-education-innovation

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1803741989890128/

Thu May 11 1500 UTC Janet Salmons on a Hybrid Moodle Model in Moodle MOOC 10

4

May 11Thursday

11.00 AM EST

3.00 PM UTC

Janet Salmons

A Hybrid Moodle Model

Self-Paced Meets Instructor-Led: Learning Activities in a Hybrid Moodle Model

Sat May 13 Connecting students to the world on Classroom 2.0

Saturday, May 13, 2017
Connecting Your Students with the World: Tools and Projects to Make Global Collaboration Come Alive, K-8
Presenters: Bill Krakower
Paula Naugle
Jerry Blumengarten

We are thrilled to welcome three amazing, connected educators as our special guest presenters to share their passion, experiences, and resources for: “Connecting Your Students with the World: Tools and Projects to Make Global Collaboration Come Alive, K-8” Billy, Jerry, and Paula connected to each other first online and then face-to-face at ISTE. For almost two years they met every Sunday evening in a Google Hangout with some other like-minded educators, to plan ways they could connect their students and do collaborative projects. During this webinar, you will learn how to make connections that will help you facilitate becoming a globally connected teacher and your students becoming globally connected learners. The trio will take you through starting with Mystery Location Calls, Mystery Number Calls, and other simple collaborative projects that take 15-20 minutes of time to doing more extensive collaborative projects that could last for an extended period of time. They have “been there and done it” and they even wrote a book about their experience and the projects they have done.

Bill Krakower is currently the Computer Technology Instructor, Gifted & Talented, STEAM Teacher for grades three and four. He is also a co-teacher of ELA for Special Education students at Beatrice Gilmore Elementary School in the Woodland Park Public School District in New Jersey. For the past ten years, Billy has served as Special Education Teacher, in the Inclusion setting, and Resource Room setting. Billy is the co-author of four books, “Connecting Your Students with The World,” “Using Technology to Engage Students with Learning Disabilities,” “140 Twitter Tips for Educators.” and “Hacking Google for Education”. @wkrakower

Paula Naugle lives in New Orlean, Louisiana where she teaches 4th graders ELA and social studies in a public school just outside of the city. She has taught for 42 years and is passionate about preparing her students for their futures as 21st-century digital citizens. While in her 4th grade her students use web tools such as Edmodo, Google Hangouts and Docs, and Seesaw. Paula is a Discovery Education STAR and member of the DEN Leadership Council of Louisiana, a Microsoft Innovative Educator, and one of the organizers for #edcampNOLA, and a host for Classroom 2.0 LIVE. @plnaugle

Jerry Blumengarten is a retired educator who taught in New York City, but he is probably best known as Cybraryman1 on Twitter. He is the curator of thousands of webpages where he says he is trying to catalog the internet for students, educators, and parents. He is passionate about helping others become connected educators. He does this through his participation in Twitter chats such as #edchat, #engsschat, #satchat, #4thchat, and more, and by keynoting around the country at conferences. Jerry is also a member of the Council of Peers of the Academy of Education Arts and Sciences and a commentator on BAM! Radio. @cybraryman1

Remember to follow us on Twitter: #liveclass20

More information and session details are at http://live.classroom20.com. If you’re new to the Classroom 2.0 LIVE! show you might want to spend a few minutes viewing the screencast on the homepage to learn how we use Blackboard Collaborate, and navigate the site. Each show begins at 12pm EST(Time Zone Conversion) and may be accessed in Blackboard Collaborate directly using the following Classroom 2.0 LIVE! link at http://tinyurl.com/cr20live. All webinars are closed captioned.

On the Classroom 2.0 LIVE! site (http://live.classroom20.com) you’ll find the recordings and Livebinder from our recent “Choose To Be Nice” session with Dina Creiger. Click on the Archives and Resources tab.

Classroom 2.0 LIVE Team: Peggy George, Lorie Moffat, Tammy Moore, Paula Naugle, Steve Hargadon

Fri May 19 13:30 UTC Susan Hillyard on re-designing online training for English Language teachers in Moodle MOOC 10

6

May 19

Friday

9.30 AM EST

1.30 PM UTC

Susan Hillyard

Designing a PLC for English Language Teachers on a global Scale

This presentation looks at a possible generic model for designing an online short course to boost English language teachers’ skills in changing their approach to methodology in ELT classrooms.

Friday May 19 1300 Brazil time Aline Pacheco on Teaching Aviation English

For our May webinar –next Friday, May 19, from 1 to 2 p.m. — we bring you Aline Pacheco, Associate Professor at PUC-RS.

Register now: bit.ly/btwebinars2017ap

Title: Teaching Aviation English: an Introduction

Abstract: Aviation personnel have specific language needs that can be quite challenging for English teachers. Those needs are closely related to aviation safety, the ultimate goal of Aviation English.

In this webinar, we are going to approach some basic assumptions of teaching Aviation English (AE), such as:

-key concepts/definitions
– the context of AE in the teaching scenario
-general guidelines: DOC 9835, language requirements, classroom material
-tests
-perspectives

Presenter’s bio: Aline Pacheco is an Associate Professor at Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS). She holds a PhD in Language Studies from Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), a Master’s Degree in Applied Linguistics from PUCRS and a Bachelor’s Degree in Letters – English Language from PUCRS. She has been working as an English teacher for over 23 years. Currently, she works at the School of Humanities and the School of Aeronautical Science. Her major interests are teaching and learning English as a Foreign Language and Aviation English.

We look forward to seeing you all there!

Best,

The BRAZ-TESOL team

Mon May 22 – Globaled.tv monthly webinar series on Conscious Communication: Choosing Words

Mon. May 22nd – 7pm EST
Conscious Communication: Choosing Words
​Applying self-awareness, openness, and sensitivity in social situations requires practice through communication with others. While engaged in dialogue, students must understand that not all communication will be easy or clear, and by taking ownership for their words and behaviors, they can demonstrate personal power by choosing what and how they communicate. Through the joining of English Language Arts and Social and Emotional Learning, students will participate in a series of role-playing exercises to practice strategies for conscious communication.

GlobalEd TV is a free, inclusive, and comprehensive webinar series which spotlights theories and best practices related to multiculturalism in schools and organizations all over the world. This 5-part series was hosted monthly by the Global Education Conference Networkthe Learning Revolution, and Know My World; and designed to inform educators, students, and parents about the role of cultural and global competence in education.

SIGN UP – IT’S FREE! (Registered guests are not in any way required to attend the live sessions, and will receive links to the recording after each session. Attending live will provide an opportunity to ask questions and participate actively.)

This series will look at the foundations for providing students with the kinds of social and emotional attitudes needed to be effective global citizens, and it will explain and document real classroom projects that foster cultural identity, critical thinking, assumptions, communication and social responsibility. Every session will scaffold a learning path to build the appropriate attitudes for engaging in the world and with others. The culmination will be a social impact project for the local community. Each 1-hour session will feature a project being implemented in the diverse Know My World 3rd Grade Classroom in Taichung, Taiwan by educator and co-founder, Genevieve Murphy. Co-founder Lisa Petro will host the series and lead webinar participants through the project sequence, research behind each competency area and method, and share pre-recorded footage of students engaging in the instruction. At the end of each session, participants will receive a lesson sequence to replicate or modify in their classrooms.

THE HOST
Lisa Petro is a Curriculum Development Consultant and the Co-founder of Know My World, a Global Education Resource organization, which focuses in the development of Social, Emotional, Academic, and Cultural Learning (SECAL) through digital cross-cultural exchanges and integrated classroom projects. Lisa has designed Global Education curriculum and professional development workshops for teachers in the United States, Japan, Nepal, China, Mexico, Albania, Palestine and Taiwan with an emphasis on social/emotional learning and cultural competence in the classroom. Lisa continues to offer cross-cultural training in preparation for panel presentations at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women with girls and women from all over the world through The Grail NGO. She has also presented dynamic cross-cultural workshos at the East Asia Regional Conference for Overseas Schools in Thailand and China, Congreso de Preparatoria, Preparatorias del Tecnólogico de Monterrey, ITESM in Mexico, the State University of New York Multicultural Education Conference, The Global Education Forum, and the SUNY Collaborative Online Intercultural Learning.
http://www.knowmyworld.org and http://www.lisapetro.com.

THE GLOBAL EDUCATOR
Genevieve Murphy is a global educator who has taught students K-12 in the United States, Japan and Taiwan. She currently designs and teaches Social and Emotional Learning at the American School Taichung in Taichung, Taiwan. Genevieve has presented professional development workshops on social, emotional and culutral projects in the United States, Japan, Nepal, China, Thailand and will be presenting at the 2017 EARCOS conference in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia. She is also the Global Development Director and co-founder of Know My World, a global educational resource that emphasizes social, emotional and cultural learning through digital exchange and integrated classroom projects.
http://www.ast.tc.edu.tw/

Visit The Global Education Conference Network at: http://www.globaleducationconference.com/?xg_source=msg_mes_network

Thu June 1 1900 UTC for 3 hrs – Library 2.017 mini-conference on Digital Literacy and Fake News – hosted by Brian Alexander


The keynote panelists have been announced for the second of three Library 2.017 mini-conferences: “Digital Literacy + Fake News,” which will be held online (and for free) on Thursday, June 1st, from 12:00 – 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone).
Time where you are:

https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=Library+2.017+Expertise+Competencies+and+Careers&iso=20170601T12&p1=283&ah=3

In the first hour, Bryan Alexander will host our special opening panel discussion, joined by Mnar MuhaweshDoug Belshaw, and Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe. More information on each of them is below. They and our session presenters will look deeply at the foundational relationship of libraries and librarians to media, information, and digital literacy. Bryan will also give a closing keynote at the end of the three-hour mini-conference.

We invite all library professionals, educators, students, and others to provide input and participate this event. The call for session proposals is still open, and the currently accepted conference sessions are listed at the bottom of this post.

The Library 2.017 virtual mini-conference, “Digital Literacy & Fake News” was held on June 1st, and recordings of the keynotes and sessions are available. You need to be registered (free) and logged into the Library 2.0 network to view the recordings. We have also built a special page of curated resources and links, as a bonus to you for registering.

RECORDINGS: http://www.library20.com/digital-literacy-recordings

RESOURCE PAGE: http://www.literacy.digital.

Full information here, http://www.library20.com/page/library-2-017-digital-literacy-fake-news

Steve Hargon’s nexus of educator networks will hold a second of three Library 2.017 mini-conferences: “Digital Literacy + Fake News,” to be held online (and for free) on Thursday, June 1st, from 12:00 – 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone).

This event is being organized in partnership with futurist Bryan Alexander, who will serve as moderator for the opening panel and as the closing keynote speaker. Invited panelists and presenters will look deeply at the foundational relationship of libraries and librarians to media, information, and digital literacy. We invite all library professionals, employers, LIS students, and educators to provide input and participate this event.

This is a free event, being held online. 
REGISTER HERE
to attend live or to receive the recording links afterwards.
Please also join the Library 2.0 network to be kept updated on this and future events.

What does “digital literacy” mean in an era shaped by the Internet, social media, and staggering quantities of information? How is it that the fulfillment of human hopes for a open knowledge society seem to have resulted in both increased skepticism of, and casualness with, information? What tools and understanding can library professionals bring to a world that seems to be dominated by fake news?

In this Library 2.107 mini-conference, we start with the foundational relationship of libraries and librarians to media, information, and now digital literacy, and then we ask some pointed questions. How should library and information professionals address the issues of fake news, propaganda, and biased research? What technical skills are required for critical thinking in the digital age? As learners increasingly move from just consuming information to also socially producing it, what are the new requisite skills of critical thinking and decision-making? What are appropriate uses for social media when conducting research? What is digital citizenship in a global, globally-diverse, and often globally-fragmented world? What work on digital literacy is available, what frameworks already support these efforts, what are the perspectives of the leading thinkers?

Participants are encouraged to use #library2017 on their social media posts leading up to and during the event.

MORE INFORMATION:
The School of Information at San José State University is the founding conference sponsor, and additional support has been provided by Follett. Please register as a member of the Library 2.0 network to be kept informed of future events. Recordings from previous years are available under the Archives tab at Library 2.0 and at the Library 2.0 YouTube channel.

CALL FOR PROPOSALS:
We will have a limited number of slots for presenter sessions. The call for proposals is now open HERE. We encourage all who are interested in presenting to submit.

WEBINAR PLATFORM:
The sessions will be held in Blackboard Collaborate, and can be accessed live from any personal computer and most mobile devices. (To see if your system is already configured for Blackboard Collaborate, you can try entering the practice room at http://www.thepracticeroom.me. If you aren’t able to enter that room, see Behind the Blackboard Support.)

Registration will give you access to the live event and to the event recordings. An event reminder and additional connecting information will be sent just prior to the event.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS (MORE TO COME)

Bryan Alexander
Futurist
@bryanalexanderBryan Alexander is an internationally known futurist, researcher, writer, speaker, consultant, and teacher, working in the field of how technology transforms education. He completed his English language and literature PhD at the University of Michigan in 1997, with a dissertation on doppelgangers in Romantic-era fiction and poetry. Then Bryan taught literature, writing, multimedia, and information technology studies at Centenary College of Louisiana. There he also pioneered multi-campus interdisciplinary classes, while organizing an information literacy initiative. From 2002 to 2014 Bryan worked with the National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education (NITLE), a non-profit working to help small colleges and universities best integrate digital technologies. With NITLE he held several roles, including co-director of a regional education and technology center, director of emerging technologies, and senior fellow. Over those years Bryan helped develop and support the nonprofit, grew peer networks, consulted, and conducted a sustained research agenda. In 2013 Bryan launched a business, Bryan Alexander Consulting, LLC. Through BAC he consults throughout higher education in the United States and abroad. Bryan also speaks widely and publishes frequently, with articles appearing in venues including The Atlantic Monthly, Inside Higher Ed. He has been interviewed by and featured in MSNBC, US News and World Report, the Chronicle of Higher Education, the National Association of College and University Business Officers, Pew Research, Campus Technology, and the Connected Learning Alliance. His two most recent books are Gearing Up For Learning Beyond K-12 and The New Digital Storytelling.
http://www.bryanalexander.org

May 1 to June 4 – Moodle MOOC 10

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1zMHab0y3cBItvZe89ahtY54XS6xwWuBUOV18ileAMlM/edit

Beth Ghostraven at SL MOOC June 3
https://youtu.be/rbzWGVaxufU

June 5 1800 UTC Globinar Melanie Auriel on Creating videoclips for language learners

By the way:

  • At http://lpm.lpm.uni-sb.de/Webinar/index2.php you can register for several webinars in one go:
  • Please click on the webinar you would like to register for.
  • If you hold down the control key, you can select several conferences and enroll in one go.“
  • In case you cannot attend, you will nevertheless receive my follow-up materials with the link tot he recording, the presentation as a PDF and the relevant links posted in the chat.
  • You can also use that link to register via Tablet or smartphone.