Connective and Collaborative Tools for Impacting Social and Climate Change – Vance Stevens, Heike Philp, Mbarek Akaddar, and Hanaa Khamis at the 2019 Global Collaboration Week

Learning2gether Episode 422


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On Thursday, September 26, at 1500 UTC in the Global Collaboration Week, Vance Stevens, Heike Philp, Mbarek Akaddar, and Hanaa Khamis joned forces, and more substantially, joined networks, to discuss Connective and Collaborative Tools for Impacting Social and Climate Change.

The following video is made from files recorded on PC from a Zoom recording started while we were setting up, almost 15 minutes before the session began.

Video URL: https://youtu.be/MNDJwRALk8c

Here’s what is looked like on the Global Collaboration Week website

Connective and Collaborative Tools for Impacting Social and Climate Change
ACTIVITY CATEGORY: Asynchronous Long Term Project, Synchronous Long Term Project, Guided Virtual Tour, Informational Session, Panel Discussion, Tool Demo, Webinar
AUDIENCE: college or university students, pre-service teachers, teachers, administrators, organization leaders
LANGUAGE: English
LENGTH | UTC/GMT TIMES: 1H | 2019-09-26 15:00 – 2019-09-26 16:00 (YOUR OWN TIME ZONE)

DESCRIPTION: Learning2gether, let’stalkonline, Electronic Village (EVO), TESOL and IATEFL interest sections, Global Education Conference Network, and other online communities of practice have been connecting thousands of teachers and students through their overlapping networks to create significant change in themselves and their students via the Internet. Looking back on these two decades of connectivism, educators have been bringing to the table their know-how to bring peace to this planet, to reverse climate change, to reduce plastic waste and to reverse this warfare against nature.
HOST SCHOOL: Learning2gether.net – UTC + 8
ORGANIZED BY:  Vance Stevens, A non-profit organization

Here’s the link to the event description as a calendar event

https://www.google.com/calendar/event?eid=Nzk2ZmtjMXA3aGJmMGZjbnFsZGNxdWdmb2cgbHVjeWdyYXljb25zdWx0aW5nLmNvbV83MmNtbjZxcnQ1YWVyajJ2Mmk1bWgzaXUyMEBn&ctz=Etc/GMT

Screenshot of the event listed in the GMT version of the GCW events calendar:
https://www.screencast.com/t/7AZDdqlfL2ub

Navigate our session

Click on the items below to visit the various parts of our event. Use your backspace to return to this list.

  1. Cloud recordings stored at Zoom
  2. What is GCW, Global Collaboration Week?
  3. Proposal submitted to GCW
  4. The Weight is on us
  5. Chat logs from Zoom
  6. Our 4 original panelists
  7. Announcements on Facebook Groups
  8. Miscellaneous notes


Cloud recordings stored at Zoom

The event was held in Heike Philp’s personal Zoom room.
Here is her cloud recording of the event
https://zoom.us/recording/share/gXPVwhfthiVOpA12wWlAKCSH5rmX-FyXlBHke1jRcRuwIumekTziMw?startTime=1569509945000

The cloud recording shows the event with its accompanying chat displayed in synch with the video, as shown here:

2019-09-27_1042heikeZoom


What is GCW, Global Collaboration Week?

Global Collaboration Week is one of two conferences hosted annually by the GlobalED network coordinated by Steve Hargadon and Lucy Gray among others The two conferences are this one, GCW and GEC, the annual Global Ed Conference, overviewed at
https://www.globaleducationconference.org/?xg_source=msg_mes_network

These two conferences are run through a Ning. To propose an event, anyone can create an event on the site, as explained here:
https://www.globalcollaborationweek.org/host-your-own-event.html

Accepted proposals are promoted via the Ning to the schedule. Almost anything that qualifies is accepted if proposed in time, as long as it meets at least one of these criteria:

  • introduce teachers and their students to the potential and excitement of our global project-based learning
  • educate fellow teachers about various connective and collaborative tools and resources
  • call attention to the need and importance of fostering global competency in students


Proposal submitted to GCW


This is similar to what we submitted, modified slightly

Learning2gether, let’s talk online, Electronic Village Online (EVO), TESOL and IATEFL interest sections, the Global Education Conference Network, and other online communities of practice have long been connecting thousands of teachers and students through their overlapping networks to create significant change in themselves and their students via the Internet. Looking back on these decades of connectivism, educators have been bringing to the table their know-how to bring peace to this planet, to reverse climate change, to reduce plastic waste and to reverse this warfare against nature.

The moderators of this session represent communities that have been meeting and collaborating online for well over a decade now. In this event we discuss

  • how we have formed, developed, and intertwined our online communities;
  • how we are continuing to keep each other up to date about the latest developments in connective, social, and collaborative tools and resources;
  • and how we are leveraging them to effect positive changes in education, and for the climate and planet.


Why September 26?

The 26th of September, 2019 is the European Day of Languages organized on high ministerial level by European Commission for Modern Languages of the Council of Europe. This event is being announced for Sept 26 on the European Day of Languages website https://edl.ecml.at/.

More critically GCW takes place during an entire week of global climate strikes either side of the UN Climate Summit on Sept 23

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Who are we?

Accordingly, Vance Stevens, Heike Philp, Mubarek Akkadar, and Hanaa Khamis have joined forces, networks actually, to discuss for an hour how our PLNs have been involved for decades now in exploring social networking and CMC tools to help raise consciousness about climate and social issues across our networks.

Learning2gether is a participant-driven professional development series that has produced over 420 podcasts since its inception in 2009. L2g derives from the ongoing Webheads in Action (WiA) community of practice and professional development movement, http://webheads.info, which has been putting teachers and students in touch with one another digitally, at a distance, since 1998. Stevens (2014, p.162) characterizes L2g as

“an ongoing project where presentations are organized weekly by volunteers collaborating on a wiki. They are free for all, online, recorded, and archived at http://learning2gether.net. There is also an index that gives a clear overview of all presentations so far and how to access their recordings (http://learning2gether.pbworks.com/archiveindex). Learning2gether events perpetuate the spirit and goals of Webheads in Action … and are an excellent example of teachers continuing to learn from one another how to experience connectivist ways of sharing expertise in distributed knowledge spaces. It often happens that teachers present projects with their students which are examples of how they are transferring what they learn from each other online to their blended and hybrid classroom learning ecologies.”

Learning2gether has connected over the years with numerous communities of practice worldwide, including two whose representatives will appear in our discussion

Let’s talk online http://www.letstalkonline.com/ has been involved in language teaching and learning at a distance in real-time via internet for more than 15 years.

Electronic Village Online (EVO) has developed as a community of practice that in 2001 facilitated a program of online discussions and workshops that have been held every year since then each January-February. According to its website, http://evosessions.pbworks.com/, EVO sessions can serve as

“a discussion of an issue in the field of teaching language, or experiments with and pedagogy of new technology tools … or to carry on a discussion of topics important to your member group … EVO is a long-standing project of TESOL’s CALL-IS, and we have joined forces in our coordination and moderation teams with IATEFL and national Teaching Associations to offer sessions that relate to IATEFL’s special interest groups (SIGs) and the IATEFL conventions and webinars.”


Our topic for the discussion

The moderators of this GWC event have chosen the important topic of climate change to focus our discussion, and as a bridge to illustrate how the communities of practice we have been building over the past decades can be directed through connectivist means at collaborating on addressing one of the world’s most intractable yet, as far as the members of our communities are concerned, least controversial conundrums (e.g. this CNN The Daily Show where Trevor Noah interviews Greta Thunberg):
https://youtu.be/rhQVustYV24

and this screen shot from the interview, which was being shared around Facebook at the time of this event: https://www.screencast.com/t/Mtx6DeYHS7

Clearly, there is a role for educators here, if not an imperative, in helping society discern fact from fake news.

Vance first became aware of Greta Thunberg when Amy Goodman interviewed her for Democracy Now on Dec 11, 2018 at the 24th World Climate Summit taking place in Katowice, Poland at that time:


Heike’s elaboration

This event is organised for Global Collaboration Week and this seems to coincide with the climate change action week by Greta Thunberg. Thousands will walk the streets. Public school strike too.

On top it also coincides with the European language day, an annual event. There happens to be a calendar advertising around 430 events in the whole of Europe in 53. On this calendar there are only 31 online events and none in real-time, so this is only the beginning but perhaps it helps carry our message which should be read those in the streets following Greta. edl.ecml.at

Online collaboration is the most eco friendly way of CPD and conversing online (especially when done in real-time) the cheapest way of learning a language and again the most eco friendly way. So we rightly belong to the call for action to reverse climate change and if we could help this movement with our know how best to collaborate online.

I almost feel that this climate change movement is what we have been preparing ourselves for during decades of online collaboration of communities of practices.

If Greta approached any one of us and asked us: how could I best collaborate online with thousands of people? What should I do and what kind of tools should I use to advertise and to work together…what would we answer?

I hope that the result of this event is not only to show off who we are but to constructively come up with a list of the top 5 tools for online collaboration. It’s a kind of looking forward to what we can do now… to assist those who currently go in the streets to protest. A show case for best practice.

Host School or Organization Website URL: https://learning2gether.net/
This event is organized by: A non-profit organization

Screenshots provided by Hanna Khamis


Our goal for the event

To focus our discussion, we aimed to come up with a list of the top 5 software / connectivity tools that might help impact social and climate change (and by extension, to help any CoP promote and sustain any agenda).

To help us vote for the top 5 tools, Heike suggested we use Tricider.
http://www.tricider.com/brainstorming/368pPXLkXtp

In Tricider you can mention the tool and a short description of the tool. Participants can then elevate or demote the tool’s list in the ranking of all the tools proposed.

We had asked our panelists to please consider, if they were to list 5 tools which they think are a must for connectivist online collaboration, which ones would they be?

We made it clear in promoting the event that this was a question we’d like both our panelists and participants to address.

Hanaa suggested (in a Facebook chat)

  • Facebook and Facebook Live
  • Google Apps (Docs, Slides, Sheets, Forms …)
  • Twitter
  • Video conferencing tools like Zoom
  • Polling apps
  • You Tube

Vance and Mbarek were thinking of

  • Trello
  • Slack

And Mbarek added other tools that we have used in the past 20 years of organizing EVO (Electronic Village Online)

  • Wikis
  • Google Drive
  • Yahoo Groups
  • Google Sites
  • Flipgrid
  • Whatsapp

During the event we invited the audience to contribute their ideas

Carrie proposed the following tools for our consideration. She originally distinguished them as being for project work or classroom use, but  as the lists expanded their purpose seemed to overlap. She posted some of these tools in Zoom chat and others were added on the fly as we discussed the possibilities in Zoom:

  • Padlet map
  • Google Slides
  • Adobe Spark
  • Chromebook,
  • Screencastify
  • Google Docs, Slides, and Sheets
  • Powerpoint
  • Zoom
  • Google Meet, and lots more from Google….
  • Edmodo,
  • Snapchat
  • Instagram

Lucy Gray was sitting in on our session, but when Heike asked her a question, she joined our discussion, and recommended the following tools:

  • Zoom
  • Flipgrid
  • Padlet
  • Google Classroom (with some reservations, which are recorded in the video)
  • Canvas
  • Blackboard Collaborate (which she said was ‘pretty awesome’)


The Weight is on us


Panelists

Introducing our original panelists

  • Vance Stevens representing Learning2gether.net
  • Heike Philp representing lets talk online
  • Mbarek Akaddar representing EVO, Electronic Village Online
  • Hanaa Khamis representing NileTESOL LT SIG, which maintains a free webinar series presented sometimes with support from Learning2gether

Our communities of practice result in occasional serendipitous meet-ups at international conferences


Chat logs from Zoom

Here are the Zoom chat notes from the event, with hyperlinks

Hanaa Khamis : I ll be back in 2 min
clsnyder-renfro : Howdy from Oklahoma USA ! ^
Heike Philp : What’s your name?
clsnyder-renfro : Some years are better than others. This year is the best so far and today there are enough syncronous events all my classes can participate!
clsnyder-renfro : Chef Carrie Snyder-Renfro – I teach Career & Technology and Family & Consumer Sciences at an inner city low SES school for a major school district in the state of Oklahoma.
clsnyder-renfro : First Career – Certified Executive Pastry Chef 🙂
Hanaa Khamis : im back
clsnyder-renfro : We have an asyncrounous project for GCW – The Pollinator Project.
Heike Philp : And what kind of tools are you using Carrie?
Vance Stevens : nice to meet you carrie, do you want to speak to us?
clsnyder-renfro : For project: Padlet map, Google Slides, For class: chromebooks, screencastify, Google docs, slides, sheets, PPT, zoom, Google Meet, lots….
Vance Stevens : may I share my screen for a moment?
Heike Philp : yes
Vance Stevens : thank you
Heike Philp : Carrie, you are here in the room twice, it is possible that you get double audio ….
clsnyder-renfro : Sure, I can chat when you have a break in conversation 🙂
Heike Philp : Can you also add a tool to tricider?
clsnyder-renfro : I am not on double audio. One screen is for classroom view and one is for mine.
Hanaa Khamis : Hi
clsnyder-renfro : Actually – now I am in my second career so I have a BA and two Masters in Ed and I am a NBCT 🙂 I figure if I am going to do something I am going to be the best I can – Knowledge is power!
Vance Stevens : monarch butterflies that migrate at certain time of the year
Heike Philp : more tools mentioned: Edmodo, Snapchat
Vance Stevens : I’ll add them
Heike Philp : hi Maureen, I just muted you briefly
Heike Philp : you can still speak … if you want to
Maureen Cropper : Thanks; interested in learning more about what others are doing 🙂
Heike Philp : Instagram
Heike Philp : Hashtag in Instagram
Heike Philp : Twitter is built for hashtags
clsnyder-renfro : It depends on the population you want to catch – older population – us tend to use Facebook then the next younger generation would be twitter – then the youngest I think use instagram and snapchat – then their are some tumbler people out there that are in the middle someplace – of course that is what I think.
Heike Philp : Tumbler, another tool
Hanaa Khamis : Hi there!
Hanaa Khamis : I can cya!
Hanaa Khamis : introduce yrslf?
clsnyder-renfro : Hello my name is trynity
Hanaa Khamis : Hi dear trynity
Hanaa Khamis : Yr call Vance
Heike Philp : hey Lucy!
Heike Philp : great to have you
Vance Stevens : Hi Lucy
Heike Philp : hi Trinity, you look great
Lucy Gray : hi everyone!
Vance Stevens : Hi Trinity, are you enjoying this?
Vance Stevens : who is your favorite teacher?
Heike Philp : Trinity can you help us to find the top 5 tools for online cooperation which we could share with Greta Thunberg?
Lucy Gray : Hi I’m watching while in another meeting….
Vance Stevens : no worries
Lucy Gray : Thanks for hosting an event!
Heike Philp : Thanks for having us
Vance Stevens : Alejandro, Lorraine, Maureen, would you like to share web cams?
Vance Stevens : google sites, another for our list
Heike Philp : Google sites – free for NGOs
Vance Stevens : I’m adding these here at Mbarek speaks, http://learning2gether.pbworks.com/w/page/32206114/volunteersneeded#Ourgoalfortheevent
Lucy Gray : I love Slack
clsnyder-renfro : From Trynity: Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, Electronic billboards, Skype, Textnow
Heike Philp : Thanks Carrie
Heike Philp : never heard of Electronic billboards
Heike Philp : or Textnow
Heike Philp : can you perhaps add these here?
Heike Philp : https://www.tricider.com/brainstorming/368pPXLkXtp
Heike Philp : Zoom, flipgrid,
clsnyder-renfro : yup- Flipgrid in the U.S.
Vance Stevens : Lucy’s tools: zoom, flipgrid, padlet,
Heike Philp : Padlet (Lucy’s recommendation)
Alejandro Espinosa : good morning I’m sorry, I don’t have a microphone on my computer and some problems with the camera, the most important project is a geogebra course with a Colombian school and my school in Quito Ecuador
Vance Stevens : Welcome Alejandro
Heike Philp : thanks Alejandro – we are hearing you
Heike Philp : Edmodo (Lucy)
Hanaa Khamis : Google Classroom?
Hanaa Khamis : Better than Edmodo?
Hanaa Khamis : Personal Gmail account to work on G Classroom
Maureen Cropper : Canvas is popular; we use Blackboard
clsnyder-renfro : Adobe Spark is pretty aweseome – This year they added a lot of new features
Lucy Gray : The new Blackboard conferencing tool is really lovely.
Lucy Gray : Love Adobe products
Vance Stevens : this is 422
Lucy Gray : You are always welcome to publicize your events in our discussion forum within globaleducationconference.org
Lucy Gray : I have a few thoughts on this.
Heike Philp : Have MOOC connected many?
Heike Philp : iEARN
Hanaa Khamis : Not many finish till the end – dropouts, lurkers
Heike Philp : How about Twitch?
Heike Philp : How about YouTube Livestream?
Heike Philp : Winfrey Oprah managed to get Millions on her livestreams
Maureen Cropper : using Skype for guest speakers
Lucy Gray : I don’t know much about Twitch… I should know more about it
Lucy Gray : I don’t know about that, Vance! We are trying
Heike Philp : Some 110 Mill users are on Minecraft, some 330 Mill on Fortnite, Millions on Word of Warcraft…
Maureen Cropper : I think part of the difficulty is that there are so many options/opportunities, it can be difficult to get large numbers at any one thing
Lucy Gray : How are we inspiring the students?
Lucy Gray : Look at the Climate Strike, too!
Lucy Gray : Yes, Maureen. I agree!
Lucy Gray : Teachers also don’t have time to filter through the good stuff.
Lucy Gray : I think my son is in Twitch… I’ll have to ask him.
Lucy Gray : That’s a good question…
Lucy Gray : There definitely is inconsistent levels of knowledge
Hanaa Khamis : I agree Mbarek
Hanaa Khamis : Similar here in Egypt
Maureen Cropper : Yes; that’s right, Lucy. I find it sometimes hard to remember all the various options, despite the interesting names ( twitch, etc!)
Hanaa Khamis : Social change 1st

Just after Heike brought up Twitch, Hanaa interjected with a description of how the tools under discussion were contributing to social changes in her context in Egypt. She used https://ytcutter.com/ to snip that part of the video and put it up at YouTube, where I was able to retrieve it and embed it here:

Lucy Gray : I had someone in our GCW chat ask me what it meant to collaborate!!
Heike Philp : nice one… haha
Lucy Gray : In general, we’ve actually had a good number of people participating in GEC activities in general from the MENA region.
Heike Philp : so maybe the synchronous way of doing things is not the right one?????
Heike Philp : look at MOOCs
Heike Philp : etwinning is also a great example for online collaboration/ cooperation acress Europe
Lucy Gray : I think people are over networked… and it makes sense to go to the most popular network where people are already are
Maureen Cropper : That’s true
Alejandro Espinosa : Thank you all, I have to leave a few minutes, a good day
Lucy Gray : There are some channels out there that really leverage YouTube and FB for live events.
Lucy Gray : For example, explore.org. One of my favorite resources.
Lucy Gray : I also think it’s a problem that traditional educational groups don’t necessarily partner and promote more grassroots efforts
Lucy Gray : Also, on the other hand, the EdCamp movement here in the US started as grassroots and has been really embraced by teachers.
Lucy Gray : https://www.edcamp.org/
Lucy Gray : Where is everyone from?
Lucy Gray : I’m close to Chicago Illinois USA.
Maureen Cropper : Thanks; no comments other than this was interesting and informative. I am a librarian in Lex KY
Lucy Gray : Yay, Lorraine!!!
Lucy Gray : 🙂
Lucy Gray : I tried to get our music teacher at my school to participate, Lorraine.
Lucy Gray : https://www.facebook.com/groups/741169739394984/
Lucy Gray : 🙂
Maureen Cropper : I feel like I need to learn more about this to share with my students, because I also teach 🙂
Lucy Gray : Here’s Lorraine’s Twitter handle: https://twitter.com/Lorraine_L
Vance Stevens : @vances on Twitter
Lucy Gray : @elemenous #globaled19
mbarek akaddar : twitter @mbarek
lorraine : World Peace Song Project: https://tinyurl.com/yyntfw49
Maureen Cropper : @mtcropper
Vance Stevens : thanks lorraine
Lucy Gray : http://globaleducationconference.org
Lucy Gray : #globaled19
Lucy Gray : Thank you so much!
Lucy Gray : I really enjoyed the conversation!
Hanaa Khamis : hanaakhs@aucegypt.edu
Vance Stevens : https://learning2gether.net will have the chat transcript
Lucy Gray : lucy@globaledevents.com
Lucy Gray : Gridpals
mbarek akaddar : flipgrid gridpal
Vance Stevens : hi trinity!
lorraine : Thank you!
Lucy Gray : Bye everyone!
clsnyder-renfro : I will email you Hannaakhs

Carrie has just said she would email us the thumbs-up snapshot that she had just taken. But afterwards Hanaa used https://ytcutter.com/ to make a video snippet of the last 9 minutes of our conversation from the thumbs-up point onwards, and including our goodbyes to Trinity, Carrie’s enthusiastic student. Here it is

clsnyder-renfro : Trynity said bye
Lucy Gray : Hi Trinity!
Maureen Cropper : Bye,all
Lucy Gray : Have a good day, everyone!
Lucy Gray : Thank you for doing this, Vance and friends!!!
Lucy Gray : Really enjoyed it

2019-09-28_1529carrieCarrie’s take: https://twitter.com/carrierenfro/status/1177596715010068483


Announcements

Announcements were made on the following Facebook Groups

Here is the start of the announcement I posted on Sept 24 on the above Facebook groups:

#Learning2gether Episode 422 goes online Sept 26, 2019 as part of GCW, the Global Collaboration Week event taking place now and through Sept 27. Sept 26 happens to be the European Day of Languages this year, but more critically GCW takes place during an entire week of Global Climate Strikes either side of the UN Climate Summit on Sept 23. Accordingly, Vance Stevens, Heike Philp, Mubarek Akkadar, and Hanaa Khamis have joined forces, networks actually, to discuss for an hour how our PLNs have been involved for decades now in exploring social networking and CMC tools to help raise consciousness about climate and social issues across our networks.

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Miscellaneous notes

Here are a few miscellaneous items associated with our presentation
Reference

Stevens, V. (2014). Connectivist Learning: Reaching Students through Teacher Professional Development. In Son, J.-B. (Ed.). Computer-assisted language learning: Learners, teachers and tools. APACALL Book Series Volume 3. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. Available: http://www.vancestevens.com/papers/archive/2014connectivist_learning.pdf

Feedback from a group of students in Uruguay

I received a PowerPoint slide show sent me out of the blue on behalf of a group of students in Uruguay, by their teacher, Flavia.  In their cover email message, they said, “We are pleased to send you our collaboration for the Global Collaboration Week regarding the Climate Change event.
What you will find attached to this email is what our students have been working on so far. Best regards, ALI – American Language Institute.” http://www.ali.edu.uy/

I wrote back for more information, and they replied::

We are Mateo, Mateo and Germán from ALI (American Language Institute) in Uruguay. We send this presentation because the planet is very affected because of the Climate Change and we would like to make an impact in the society. In the presentation you can see what the Climate Change is and how it affects the planet.

I wasn’t able to find their presentation in the GCW schedule but I assumed they had presented there. Eventually, Flavia wrote back:

Thank you very much for including us there!!! It looks awesome!
We didn’t “present”… I guess. It’s our first time in this event, and what we did was work in class investigating and producing the ppt, and we sent it to you in the hopes that that was what was expected from us….

Well Yes!! Why not!? I am proud and happy to include their presentation in this post, in keeping with the inclusive spirit of Global Collaboration Week. Through this blog, Flavia, Mateo, Mateo., and Germán have mounted their presentation and achieved inclusion as part of the archive of record of GCW 2019.

More from Hanaa Khamis

When Hanaa Khamis joined our panel, I asked her to write a one or two sentence blurb about the NileTESOL LT SIG  and PD committee that she will represent, so I could include a sentence or two characterizing it in the proposal. At that moment (we were chatting in FB) I was filling in the online form. But she was crossing Cairo on a bus, and could not respond before I sensed that if I didn’t submit the form I had open in a browser window I’d be timed out and have to copy/paste the whole thing in again. So I hit submit. Just after that, Hanaa FB’d me this very nice description of why she was interested in joining this proposal. I couldn’t resist appending it here, though Hanaa’s description, even in reduced form, did not reach me quite in time to make it into the proposal:

This year (2019) witnessed the official launch of the NileTESOL Interactive Webinar series, a long-awaited dream come true. In May 2019, the Professional Development (PD) Committee and Learning Technologies Special Interest Group initiated a collaboration with Vance Stevens,  the Founder of Webheads and Learning2gether initiatives. So far, six international speakers have participated in one-hour Q/A sessions on Zoom:

    • Dr. Deborah Healey, TESOL International President (2019-20);
    • Vance Stevens, Webheads and Learning2gether Founder;
    • Nik Peachey,  digital guru and author;
    • Csilla Jaray-Benn, TESOL France President (2016-17);
    • Lilika Couri, TESOL Greece Chair (2017-18);
    • and Georgios Chatzis, TESOL Greece Chair (2018-19).

Hanaa Khamis,  NileTESOL PD Chair and LTSIG Co-coordinator has interviewed these distinguished TESOL experts about topics of interest to NileTESOL community members,  e.g. being a teacher researcher, gamification, publishing ESOL materials, empathy in the classroom, literature and language learning, and desensitizing students in the age of YouTube. Vance Stevens has kindly supported this series with his amazing technical and professional expertise through his Zoom account.

My pleasure 🙂 Vance

How did we plan this thing?

Short answer: by the seat of our pants.


Earlier events

Sun Sep 22 1400 UTC – Nick Koretsky discusses Grammar Cube

Learning2gether episode 421
https://learning2gether.net/2019/09/22/nick-kortesky-demonstrates-grammar-cube-his-3d-representation-of-english-verb-tenses/ 

Wed Sept 25 – Cary Torres at SLW-IS Webinar: Supporting English Learners with Disabilities in Writing

This event was posted on myTESOL Lounge in this thread. You might need to be a member there to view it.

The event was recorded

DESCRIPTION

With an increase in English language learners in our classrooms, the number of English learners with disabilities (ELSWD) is also growing, leaving many teachers unsure of how to support these twice exceptional students. This is often even more difficult with writing, an incredibly complex academic task. This webinar will give a brief overview of ELSWD and common challenges in writing, while also highlighting the diversity and variability of these students.  A framework for support and strategies, which teachers can implement across content areas and grade levels to support ELSWD in writing, will also be introduced.  Many of the recommendations can also be applied to struggling writers, including ELs without disabilities, who often face similar challenges with writing, and native-speaker students with disabilities.

Presenter: Caroline (Cary) Torres
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Caroline (Cary) Torres is an assistant professor at Kapi’olani Community College in Hawai’i, teaching Second Language Teaching to pre-service and in-service teachers and Writing to non-native speakers of English.  She also provides professional development on supporting English learners and culturally and linguistically diverse students to K-12 teachers. She has worked in schools across the Hawaiian islands and in Japan.  She has a master’s degree in Second Language Studies and a PhD in Exceptionalities/ Special Education with a focus on language learners with disabilities.  Her research interests include culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) students, including ELs and CLD students with disabilities, Universal Design for Learning, Evidence-Based Practices, grit and growth mindset, and writing instruction, including Self-regulated Strategy Development.
#SecondLanguageWritingInterestSection

LOCATION Url: http://global.gotomeeting.com/join/134347717

Mon-Fri Sept 23-27 –  Global Collaboration Week – Full information and week-long asynchronous events

You can view the flyer here, https://www.smore.com/nvgs6-global-collaboration-week-2019

Global Collaboration Week is a series of free online education events taking place during the week of September 23 – 27, 2019. Students, teachers, and organizations will get online to celebrate global collaboration as back-to-school season begins in the northern hemisphere.

During this week (and beyond), experienced global educators and other professionals will host connective projects and events and invite public participation. The primary goals of this event are to demonstrate the power of global connectivity in classrooms, schools, institutions of informal learning and universities around the world, and to introduce others to the tools, resources, projects, and networks that are available to educators today.

A current listing of events you can join is below. To see an updated calendar of events, go to https://www.globalcollaborationweek.org/join-an-event.html and scroll to the bottom to find your time zone.

Please let others know about this free set of events! You can also follow the event on Twitter @GlobalEdCon and using the hashtag #globaled19;
search on Twitter: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23globaled19

The Global Education Conference Network believes in the power of connected, globally competent learners of all ages. During Global Collaboration Week you can show others what connected learning looks like around the clock. This event is brought to you by GlobalEd Events and TakingITGlobal.

Important links for the GCW online week of events

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

Asychronous events happening throughout GCW

Important notice. The events listed below were registered as of Sept 21, 2019. There could be additions or changes to the dynamic program.

To see an updated calendar of events, go to https://www.globalcollaborationweek.org/join-an-event.html and scroll to the bottom to find your time zone. Register here to get your own updates and information.

Fostering Global Sustainability
ACTIVITY CATEGORY: Asynchronous Collaborative Short Term Project – you can participate at any time, Synchronous Collaborative Short Term Project, Asynchronous Long Term Project, Survey
AUDIENCE: secondary grade students (14-19)
LANGUAGE: English
LENGTH | UTC/GMT TIMES: 120H | Monday – Friday (YOUR OWN TIME ZONE)
DESCRIPTION: Using the Climate Action, Affordable and Clean Energy, Clean Water + Sanitation, Life Below Water, Life on Land Global Goals for Sustainable Development, students from different countries are invited to share which environmental issue(s) are the most prevalent in their communities and how their community is addressing these issue(s).
LINK TO FULL DESCRIPTION: www.globaleducationconference.org/page/gcw
HOST SCHOOL: Pascack Valley Regional HS District – Montvale, NJ (EST)
ORGANIZED BY: Noemi Rodriguez, An educator or educators at a non-profit school

Alert! Fake News!
ACTIVITY CATEGORY: Asynchronous Collaborative Short Term Project – you can participate at any time
AUDIENCE: intermediate grade students (10-13), secondary grade students (14-19), college or university students, pre-service teachers, teachers, administrators, parents, organization leaders
LANGUAGE: English
LENGTH | UTC/GMT TIMES: 120H | Monday – Friday (YOUR OWN TIME ZONE)
DESCRIPTION: In this asynchronous collaborative short term project and debate, my students and their families ,as well as global guests will be expressing themselves through a collaborative Zeetings session with a Google Slides presentation among many other embeds. We will reflect on the importance of understanding global issues as a way of directing our personal and professional projects based on collaboration, tolerance, mutual respect and protection
LINK TO FULL DESCRIPTION: www.globaleducationconference.org/page/gcw
HOST SCHOOL: Academia de Inglés Internacional – Quemú Quemú , La Pampa, Argentina (GMT-3)
ORGANIZED BY: Stella Maris Berdaxagar, An educator or educators at a non-profit school

Class-to-Class K-12 Global Connections
ACTIVITY CATEGORY: Asynchronous Collaborative Short Term Project – you can participate at any time, Asynchronous Long Term Project, Informational Session, Tool Demo
AUDIENCE: primary grade students (5-10), intermediate grade students (10-13), secondary grade students (14-19), pre-service teachers, teachers, administrators, parents, organization leaders
LANGUAGE: English
LENGTH | UTC/GMT TIMES: 120H | Monday – Friday (YOUR OWN TIME ZONE)
DESCRIPTION: This event is asynchronous, multilingual, interactive and open to K-12 teachers and students from around the world. Teachers and students may participate ANY TIME during or after Global Collaboration Week. Through the event, hosted in a VoiceThread, teachers and students will Asynchronously interact with each other by posting text, audio or video greetings and/or multimedia content that informs other participants about their class, school, town or cultures.
LINK TO FULL DESCRIPTION: www.globaleducationconference.org/page/gcw
HOST SCHOOL: OneWorld Classrooms – Andover, MA
ORGANIZED BY: Paul Hurteau, A non-profit organization

Global Cookies
ACTIVITY CATEGORY: Asynchronous Collaborative Short Term Project – you can participate at any time, Survey
AUDIENCE: primary grade students (5-10), intermediate grade students (10-13), secondary grade students (14-19)
LANGUAGE: English
LENGTH | UTC/GMT TIMES: 120H | Monday – Friday (YOUR OWN TIME ZONE)
DESCRIPTION: This project is an asynchronous event. We are baking chocolate chip cookies in class, and want to learn more about cookies from around the world! This project will show the submitted favorite cookies on a map so participants can compare and contrast cookies from around the world.
LINK TO FULL DESCRIPTION: www.globaleducationconference.org/page/gcw
HOST SCHOOL: Fort Worth Academy – Fort Worth, Texas UTC -5:00
ORGANIZED BY: Lauren Parker, An educator or educators at a non-profit school

Global Issues
ACTIVITY CATEGORY: Other
AUDIENCE: primary grade students (5-10), intermediate grade students (10-13), secondary grade students (14-19), teachers, administrators
LANGUAGE: English
LENGTH | UTC/GMT TIMES: 120H | Monday – Friday (YOUR OWN TIME ZONE)
DESCRIPTION: Teachers and students nationally and internationally will discuss global issues from social and political perspective through social media.
LINK TO FULL DESCRIPTION: www.globaleducationconference.org/page/gcw
HOST SCHOOL: Eduproject – Louisiana. CT
ORGANIZED BY: Rochelle Scott, An educator or educators at a non-profit school

Global Project Partnerships
ACTIVITY CATEGORY: Asynchronous Collaborative Short Term Project – you can participate at any time, Asynchronous Long Term Project, Birds-of-a-Feather Virtual Meet Up, Mystery Hangout, Mystery Skype Call, Survey, Other
AUDIENCE: teachers, administrators, organization leaders
LANGUAGE: English
LENGTH | UTC/GMT TIMES: 120H | Monday – Friday (YOUR OWN TIME ZONE)
DESCRIPTION: Classroom teachers are looking to use technology to connect their students to other classrooms around the world. The educational benefits of globally connected teaching and learning are many; students learn about cultures, practice language skills, and develop collaborative skills through project-based learning.
LINK TO FULL DESCRIPTION: www.globaleducationconference.org/page/gcw
HOST SCHOOL: GlobalEd Events – UTC/GMT-6 (Central Standard Time)
ORGANIZED BY: Lucy Gray, A non-profit organization

Homes Around the World
ACTIVITY CATEGORY: Asynchronous Collaborative Short Term Project – you can participate at any time, Asynchronous Long Term Project, Survey, Other
AUDIENCE: early childhood students (0-4), primary grade students (5-10), intermediate grade students (10-13), secondary grade students (14-19), college or university students, pre-service teachers, teachers, administrators, parents, organization leaders
LANGUAGE: English
LENGTH | UTC/GMT TIMES: 120H | Monday – Friday (YOUR OWN TIME ZONE)
DESCRIPTION: This is an asynchronous project in which any class can participate before, during, or after Global Collaboration Week (September 23-27, 2019). The goal is to provide a wide array of pictures of homes that can be used by classes as discussion prompts.
LINK TO FULL DESCRIPTION: www.globaleducationconference.org/page/gcw
HOST SCHOOL: North Shore Country Day School – Chicago, IL CST UTC/GMT-6
ORGANIZED BY: Lucy Gray, An educator or educators at a non-profit school

War on Drugs’ Debate
ACTIVITY CATEGORY: Debate
AUDIENCE: secondary grade students (14-19), college or university students, pre-service teachers, teachers, parents
LANGUAGE: English
LENGTH | UTC/GMT TIMES: 120H | Monday – Friday (YOUR OWN TIME ZONE)
DESCRIPTION: Under the premise of the Philippine government’s ‘War on Drugs’ campaign, which has been criticized by many Human Rights Organizations worldwide but has been approved and supported by the majority of Filipinos, participants in this event will debate on whether or not they are in favor of ‘War on Drugs’ campaign to be implemented in their respective country.
LINK TO FULL DESCRIPTION: www.globaleducationconference.org/page/gcw
HOST SCHOOL: Alternative Education Center – Odessa, TX and Central Time
ORGANIZED BY: Reynaldo Duran, An educator or educators at a non-profit school

What Are Your Language Learning Tips?
ACTIVITY CATEGORY: Asynchronous Collaborative Short Term Project – you can participate at any time, Synchronous Collaborative Short Term Project
AUDIENCE: intermediate grade students (10-13), secondary grade students (14-19), college or university students
LANGUAGE: English
LENGTH | UTC/GMT TIMES: 120H | Monday – Friday (YOUR OWN TIME ZONE)
DESCRIPTION: This is a collaboration of language students around the World. The goal is to gather ideas on how to learn new languages the best way. We hope that many schools will participate in this project.
LINK TO FULL DESCRIPTION: www.globaleducationconference.org/page/gcw
HOST SCHOOL: Sequoyah High School – Madisonville, Tennessee, Eastern Time
ORGANIZED BY: Ruth Valle, An educator or educators at a non-profit school

My School, Your School project- An IEARN project
ACTIVITY CATEGORY: Asynchronous Collaborative Short Term Project – you can participate at any time, Guided Virtual Tour, Informational Session
AUDIENCE: teachers
LANGUAGE: English
LENGTH | UTC/GMT TIMES: 120H | Monday – Friday (YOUR OWN TIME ZONE)
DESCRIPTION: This session will give information on how to take part in a telecollaborative global project for students to see similarities and differences among students around the world.
LINK TO FULL DESCRIPTION: www.globaleducationconference.org/page/gcw
HOST SCHOOL: Mother of Mercy School/ Escuela Madre de la Misericordia – GMT-3
ORGANIZED BY: Silvana Carnicero, An educator or educators at a for-profit school

One Day in our World
ACTIVITY CATEGORY: Asynchronous Long Term Project
AUDIENCE: primary grade students (5-10), intermediate grade students (10-13), secondary grade students (14-19)
LANGUAGE: English
LENGTH | UTC/GMT TIMES: 120H | Monday – Friday (YOUR OWN TIME ZONE)
DESCRIPTION: The ONE DAY IN OUR WORLD project is suitable for grades K-12 as a starting point for global collaboration. The topics are student-generated to start the interactions, and are intended to promote discussion. We encourage teachers and students to return to the topics to see responses and respond to each other.
LINK TO FULL DESCRIPTION: www.globaleducationconference.org/page/gcw
HOST SCHOOL: William J. Johnston Middle School – EST
ORGANIZED BY: Laura Krenicki, An educator or educators at a non-profit school

Mon Sept 23 1230 thru 1530 UTC- Global Collaboration Week Events scheduled for today

Important notice. The events listed below were registered as of Sept 21, 2019. To see an updated calendar of events, go to https://www.globalcollaborationweek.org/join-an-event.html and scroll to the bottom to find your time zone. Register here to get your own updates and information.

Global Scholars Diploma
ACTIVITY CATEGORY: Synchronous Long Term Project
AUDIENCE: intermediate grade students (10-13), secondary grade students (14-19), teachers, administrators, organization leaders
LANGUAGE: English
LENGTH | UTC/GMT TIMES: 3H | 2019-09-23 12:30 UTC – 2019-09-23 for 3 hours to15:30 (YOUR OWN TIME ZONE) at 20:30 in Malaysiahttps://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=GCW+event+Sept+23%2C+2019+at+1230+UTC+for+3+hours&iso=20190923T1230&p1=1440&ah=3
DESCRIPTION: The World Affairs Council of Austin offers a Global Scholars Diploma program for qualifying high school students. A Project Based Learning System Possessing the knowledge, skills, and mindset to thrive in our global society is no longer an optional component of responsible citizenship or successful employment.
LINK TO FULL DESCRIPTION: www.globaleducationconference.org/page/gcw
HOST SCHOOL: World Affairs Council of Austin – Del Valle, TX Central
ORGANIZED BY: Michael Cunningham, An educator or educators at a non-profit schoolGlobal Kitchen Project
ACTIVITY CATEGORY: Synchronous Collaborative Short Term Project, Focus Group, Informational Session
AUDIENCE: primary grade students (5-10), college or university students, pre-service teachers, teachers, administrators, parents, organization leaders
LANGUAGE: English
LENGTH | UTC/GMT TIMES: 1H | 2019-09-23 13:00 UTC – 2019-09-23 for 1 hour to 14:00 (YOUR OWN TIME ZONE) 21:00 in Malaysiahttps://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=GCW+event+Sept+23%2C+2019+at+1300+UTC+for+1+hour&iso=20190923T13&p1=1440&ah=1
DESCRIPTION: Global Kitchen Project (GKP) is for educators who would like to integrate global education, media education, 21st Century teaching skills (http://www.p21.org/) into their curriculum. It outlines innovative and interdisciplinary projects using social interaction media; offers creative strategies for producing media with elementary students and developing global education projects integrating media and health skills.
LINK TO FULL DESCRIPTION: www.globaleducationconference.org/page/gcw
HOST SCHOOL: New York Institute of Technology – Eastern Standard Time
ORGANIZED BY: Melda Yildiz, An educator or educators at a non-profit schoolGianni Rodari 100 yr + Collaboration
ACTIVITY CATEGORY: Debate, Focus Group, Panel Discussion, Asynchronous Collaborative Long Term Project – you can participate at any time, Synchronous Collaborative Short Term Project, Asynchronous Long Term Project, Survey
AUDIENCE: early childhood students (0-4), primary grade students (5-10), intermediate grade students (10-13), teachers, parents
LANGUAGE: Italian, English
LENGTH | UTC/GMT TIMES: 1H | 2019-09-23 13:00 UTC – 2019-09-23 for one hour to 14:00 (YOUR OWN TIME ZONE) 21:00 Malaysia timehttps://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=GCW+event+Sept+23%2C+2019+at+1300+UTC+for+1+hour&iso=20190923T13&p1=1440&ah=1
DESCRIPTION: To celebrate the 200 years since the birth of Gianni Rodari (born John), born in Omegna October 23, 1920 and died in Rome on 14 April 1980 since he has been one of the best Italian writers (and educationist, journalist and poet), specializing in children’s literature, were dedicated many streets, squares and schools (by the way is even the only Italian winner of the Hans Christian Andersen Award and one of the greatest theorists of the art of inventing stories ), I decided to create this page which has been inserted a presentation in which all the other schools so teachers can collaborate freely and, specifically, the teachers of the province of Palermo (Villabate in particular).
LINK TO FULL DESCRIPTION: www.globaleducationconference.org/page/gcw
HOST SCHOOL: Rodari – Italy (Rome UTC +1)
ORGANIZED BY: Massimiliano Minaudo, An educator or educators at a non-profit schoolBuilding connection and inspiring action around the Sustainable Development Goals
ACTIVITY CATEGORY: Tool Demo, Webinar
AUDIENCE: teachers
LANGUAGE: English
LENGTH | UTC/GMT TIMES: 30M | 2019-09-23 13:30 UTC – 2019-09-23 for 30 min to 14:00 (YOUR OWN TIME ZONE) 21:30 in Malaysiahttps://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=GCW+event+Sept+23%2C+2019+at+1330+UTC+for+30+min&iso=20190923T1330&p1=1440&am=30
DESCRIPTION: Are you ready to connect everyday lesson plans and activities to the SDGs? Do you want to inspire and encourage your students to take action and make the world a better place? During this project we’ll work through how to design SDG research projects, build partnerships with community organizations and collaborate with other educators passionate about the SDGs. Using the Teach the Global Goals community as a framework, we’ll connect around the goals and explore new ways we can bring relevancy to students.
LINK TO FULL DESCRIPTION: www.globaleducationconference.org/page/gcw
HOST SCHOOL: Participate – EST
ORGANIZED BY: Kimm Murfitt, A for profit companyStories Around The WorldACTIVITY CATEGORY: Synchronous Long Term Project, Book Discussion, Informational Session, Poetry Slam or Reading, Other
AUDIENCE: intermediate grade students (10-13)
LANGUAGE: English
LENGTH | UTC/GMT TIMES: 30M | 2019-09-23 13:30 UTC – 2019-09-23 for 30 min to14:00 (YOUR OWN TIME ZONE) 21:30 in Malaysiahttps://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=GCW+event+Sept+23%2C+2019+at+1330+UTC+for+30+min&iso=20190923T1330&p1=1440&am=30
DESCRIPTION: As every person has a story.This event is concerned with putting powerful ideas in the world through Story Telling. The purpose of story teller is not to tell you how to think but to give you questions to think upon. Its a simple activity where stories around the world are shared across the world.
LINK TO FULL DESCRIPTION: www.globaleducationconference.org/page/gcw
HOST SCHOOL: Vidya Niketan Birla Public School, Pilani – +5:30 GMT
ORGANIZED BY: Poonam Sharma, An educator or educators at a for-profit school10 Ways to Easily Integrate Global Collaborations in Your Daily Curriculum
ACTIVITY CATEGORY: Informational Session, Interview with an Expert, Panel Discussion
AUDIENCE: intermediate grade students (10-13), secondary grade students (14-19), pre-service teachers, teachers, administrators
LANGUAGE: English
LENGTH | UTC/GMT TIMES: 30M | 2019-09-23 15:00 UTC – 2019-09-23 for 30 min to 15:30 (YOUR OWN TIME ZONE) 23:00 in Malaysia
https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=GCW+event+Sept+23%2C+2019+at+1500+UTC+for+30+min&iso=20190923T15&p1=1440&am=30
DESCRIPTION: You know that connecting with teachers and students around the world is an awesome experience but how do you start? In this session, Dr. Oldham will provide you with some quick start ideas to get your students excited about connecting with the world with people around the world!
LINK TO FULL DESCRIPTION: www.globaleducationconference.org/page/gcw
HOST SCHOOL: Ste Genevieve High School and Middle School – Central Standard Time
ORGANIZED BY: Rhett Oldham, An educator or educators at a non-profit school

Tue Sept 24 0030 and 1330 UTC – Global Collaboration Week Events scheduled for today

How to Globalize US History
ACTIVITY CATEGORY: Guided Virtual Tour, Tool Demo
AUDIENCE: secondary grade students (14-19), college or university students, pre-service teachers, teachers, administrators
LANGUAGE: English
LENGTH | UTC/GMT TIMES: 30M | 2019-09-24 0:30 UTC– 2019-09-24 for 30 min 1:00 (YOUR OWN TIME ZONE) 08:30 in Malaysia

https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=GCW+event+Sept+24%2C+2019+at+1330+UTC+for+30+min&iso=20190924T0030&p1=1440&am=30
DESCRIPTION: This is a virtual tour of the free educational resource – Globalizing US History. The preview will address the Why, How. and What of this approach to US History. Participants will learn how to navigate and utilize the resources provided- which are updated weekly. The link above is to our webinar room. See you there.
LINK TO FULL DESCRIPTION: www.globaleducationconference.org/page/gcw
HOST SCHOOL: NCHE/Longview Foundation – Virginia EST
ORGANIZED BY: Craig Perrier, An educator or educators at a non-profit school

iEARN Project Book Release Party
ACTIVITY CATEGORY: Informational Session, Webinar
AUDIENCE: pre-service teachers, teachers, administrators, parents, organization leaders
LANGUAGE: English
LENGTH | UTC/GMT TIMES: 1H | 2019-09-24 13:00 UTC – 2019-09-24 for 1 hour to 14:00 (YOUR OWN TIME ZONE) 21:30 in Malaysia

https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=GCW+event+Sept+24%2C+2019+at+1330+UTC+for+1+hour&iso=20190924T1330&p1=1440&ah=1
DESCRIPTION: iEARN-USA is hosting two virtual webinars to celebrate another year of global collaboration. Join us to celebrate and learn about iEARN’s 100+ global projects that you and your students can participate in this year!
LINK TO FULL DESCRIPTION: www.globaleducationconference.org/page/gcw
HOST SCHOOL: iEARN-USA – New York (EDT)
ORGANIZED BY: Rachel Manley, A non-profit organization

Wed Sept 25 1400, 1900 and 2130 UTC – Global Collaboration Week Events scheduled for today

Important notice. The events listed below were registered as of Sept 21, 2019. To see an updated calendar of events, go to https://www.globalcollaborationweek.org/join-an-event.html and scroll to the bottom to find your time zone. Register here to get your own updates and information.

4:30am UTC –  Global Warming – A Panel Discussion

When – Wed, September 25, 4:30am – 5:00am (30 minutes)

Description – Title of event/project: Global Warming – A Panel Discussion

  • Educon International School is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: Educon International School’s Zoom Meeting Time: Sep 25, 2019 10:00 AM India, 12:30 in Malaysia
  • Join Zoom Meeting https://us04web.zoom.us/j/118040668 One tap mobile +14086380968,,118040668# US (San Jose) +16465588656,,118040668# US (New York) Dial by your location +1 408 638 0968 US (San Jose) +1 646 558 8656 US (New York) Meeting ID: 118 040 668 Find your local number: https://us04web.zoom.us/u/fWvTwshMq
  • Project/event description: Join Educon International School for a Panel discussion on Global Warming. This discussion is happening between groups of students of Std. 7. of EIS. The main topics disccused will be; 1) Issues face by a particular country 2) Government initiatives/policies to address the issues faced by global warming 3) The Action plan/ Framework and the efforts put in by particular country with collaboration and support from other countries to minimize the ill effects of Global warning. Project/event directions for participation: This session is being held in a virtual room using zoom.com. A panel discussion will take place on the topic of Global Warming. Zoom video conference call. Meeting ID https://us04web.zoom.us/j/118040668 Feedback are welcome on flipgrid.com/school6314
  • This event can be categorized as a: Informational Session, Panel Discussion
  • This event is intended for the following audience(s): primary grade students (5-10), intermediate grade students (10-13), secondary grade students (14-19), college or university students, pre-service teachers, teachers, administrators, parents, organization leaders
  • Primary language(s) to be spoken at this event: English
  • Contact First Name: Hemali Contact Last Name: Madan Contact Email: educoninternationalschool@gmail.com Contact Twitter Handle: @educon_school
  • Host school or organization: Educon International School Host School or Organization
  • Website URL: http://www.educoninternationalschool.com
  • ost Location and Time Zone (UTC): Pune, Maharashtra, India (UTC+5:30)
  • This event is organized by: An educator or educators at a for-profit school

Online game “Sustainable Development Goals: Think and Act!”

When Wed, September 25, 10am UTC – 1pm for 3 hours – 1800 in Malaysia to 2100

Title of event/project: Online game “Sustainable Development Goals: Think and Act!”

  • Project/event description: The game is devoted to the UN summit on September 25 in 2015, where the list of 17 goals for sustainable development were announced.
  • Project/event directions for participation: The participants will get a set of online tasks on SDG to discuss and fulfill. This event can be categorized as a: Synchronous Collaborative Short Term Project, Gaming Experience
  • This event is intended for the following audience(s): secondary grade students (14-19), college or university students
  • Primary language(s) to be spoken at this event: Russian
  •  Contact First Name: Kate Contact Last Name: Donskova Contact Email: ccesd2018@gmail.com Contact Twitter Handle:
  • Host school or organization: Belarusian State Pedagogical University Host School or Organization
  • Website URL: https://esdcc.bspu.by/news
  • Host Location and Time Zone (UTC): Minsk UTC+3 hours
  • This event is organized by: An educator or educators at a non-profit school
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Life after NSLI-Y Virtual Event
ACTIVITY CATEGORY: Webinar
AUDIENCE: secondary grade students (14-19), college or university students, teachers, administrators, parents, organization leaders
LANGUAGE: English
LENGTH | UTC/GMT TIMES: 1H | 2019-09-25 14:00 UTC – 2019-09-25 for one hour to 15:00 (YOUR OWN TIME ZONE) 22:00 in Malaysia

https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=GCW+event+Sept+25%2C+2019+at+1400+UTC+for+1+hour&iso=20190925T14&p1=1440&ah=1
DESCRIPTION: The National Security Language Initiative Program (NSLI-Y) sends around 800 high school students to study critical languages abroad every year. Students spend a summer or an academic year in Turkey, Jordan, Russia, Korea and more learning the language and engaging in the culture.
LINK TO FULL DESCRIPTION: www.globaleducationconference.org/page/gcw
HOST SCHOOL: iEARN-USA – New York, NY EDT
ORGANIZED BY: Meike Faber, A non-profit organization

Proposed Lunar Science Base (using lava tubes)

When Wed, September 25, 1900 – to 8 pm UTC – 3 am next day in Malaysia

https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=GCW+event+Sept+25%2C+2019+at+1900+UTC+for+1+hour&iso=20190925T19&p1=1440&ah=1

  • URL to project/event starting point: http://www.akerleyspaceexploration.com Project/event description: This will be both a Webpage connection and a ZOOM Conference Call. The Webpage will be available after the Conference call (pass word is SA)
  • Project/event directions for participation: ZOOM Conference Call for Global Collaboration Event Proposed Lunar Science Base Date: Sep 25, 2019 Time: 3:00 PM Eastern 2:00 PM Central 1:00 PM Mountain 12:00 PM Pacific Join via Internet: https://zoom.us/j/502814706 Join via Smart Phone: (Mtg ID Auto Entered) US East +16468769923,,502814706# US West +16699006833,,502814706# Join via Land Line US East +1 646 876 9923 US West +1 669 900 6833 Meeting ID: 502 814 706
  • This event can be categorized as a: Informational Session, Lecture, Panel Discussion
  • This event is intended for the following audience(s): intermediate grade students (10-13), secondary grade students (14-19), college or university students, teachers, parents
  • Primary language(s) to be spoken at this event: English
  • Contact First Name: Stevan Contact Last Name: Akerley Contact Email: stevan.akerley@outlook.com Contact Twitter Handle:
  • Host school or organization: Kepler Space Institute, and NSS Host School or Organization Website URL: https://Keplerspaceinstitute.com
  • Host Location and Time Zone (UTC): 7:00 PM UTC
  • This event is organized by: An educator or educators at a for-profit school
  • Optional field for additional pertinent information: The Proposed Science Base is more than what has been suggested in past lunar base renditions. This proposal supports both scientific and settlement missions. It is a permanent settlement approach not just an expeditionary mission.
  • Units : 1 Team member : Member name
  • YCBM link ref: 3aab7e77-9453-4d04-9ef4-2d4604910303
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iEARN Global Educator Hangout (this event is no longer listed in the dynamic calendar on Sept 25 as of midnight UTC)
ACTIVITY CATEGORY: Other
AUDIENCE: teachers
LANGUAGE: English
LENGTH | UTC/GMT TIMES: 1H | 2019-09-25 19:00 UTC – 2019-09-25 for one hour to 20:00 (YOUR OWN TIME ZONE) 03:00 in Malaysia

https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=GCW+event+Sept+25%2C+2019+at+1900+UTC+for+1+hour&iso=20190925T19&p1=1440&ah=1
DESCRIPTION: iEARN’s Global Educator Hangouts are virtual meetings open to K-12 educators around the world and across the iEARN network. Join these hangouts to connect with other like-minded educators, share your global project ideas and experiences, and find international partners to connect and collaborate with.
LINK TO FULL DESCRIPTION: www.globaleducationconference.org/page/gcw
HOST SCHOOL: iEARN-USA – New York, NY (EDT)
ORGANIZED BY: Rachel Manley, A non-profit organization

Documentary on Globalizing Education (this event is no longer listed in the dynamic calendar on Sept 25 as of midnight UTC)
ACTIVITY CATEGORY: Asynchronous Collaborative Short Term Project – you can participate at any time, Synchronous Collaborative Short Term Project, Asynchronous Long Term Project, Focus Group, Survey
AUDIENCE: college or university students, teachers, administrators, parents, organization leaders
LANGUAGE: English
LENGTH | UTC/GMT TIMES: 1H | 2019-09-25 21:30 UTC – 2019-09-25 for one hour to 22:30 (YOUR OWN TIME ZONE) 05:30 in Malaysia

https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=GCW+event+Sept+25%2C+2019+at+2130+UTC+for+1+hour&iso=20190925T2130&p1=1440&ah=1
DESCRIPTION: I am making a documentary film on globalizing education. I sometimes refer to the process as decolonizing education. The film is intended to be research and the interviews is data collection. I am interesting in discovering how people define globalizing/decolonizing education as well as how they think we can move in this direction.
LINK TO FULL DESCRIPTION: www.globaleducationconference.org/page/gcw
HOST SCHOOL: Harold Washington College – Chicago Central UTC -5
ORGANIZED BY: Dana Cole, An educator or educators at a for-profit school

Kultural Konnection 360  
11:30 PM – 2:30 AM CST – GMT-5 = 16:30 UTC for 3 hours; 00:30 Sept 26 in Malaysia; 2200 Sept 26 in India

https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=GCW+event+Sept+25%2C+2019+at+1130+CST+for+3+hours&iso=20190925T1130&p1=64&ah=3

  • GCW link: https://www.globalcollaborationweek.org/2019-event-listings/kultural-konnection-360
  • Participants should go to this link to start the project.URL to project/event starting point:
    cnms.ac.in/Kultural%20Konnection%20360%20Degree%20(Grade%201)/M__92
  • Project/event description:
    A cultural exchange between countries so that students learn to appreciate and respect the culture and traditions of other countries.
  • Project/event directions for participation:
    Participants will confirm their participation on google forms. Skype sessions will be organized for students to exchange their culture w.r.t. food, clothing, greetings, traditions. Participants will be taken through a gallery walk of the different countries with performances by our students within the school and asked for feedback. Other countries can also share their native dance or song or poem.
  • This event can be categorized as a:
    ​Synchronous Collaborative Short Term Project, Performance
  • This event is intended for the following audience(s):
    early childhood students (0-4), primary grade students (5-10)
  • Primary language(s) to be spoken at this event: English
  • Contact First Name: Kavita
    Contact Last Name: SANGHVI
    Contact Email: kavitasanghvi2013@gmail.com
    Contact Twitter Handle: sanghvi_kavita
  • Host school or organization: C.N.M School & N.D. Parekh Preprimary School
    Host School or Organization Website URL: http://cnms.ac.in/
    Host Location and Time Zone (UTC): Mumbai GMT+5:30
  • This event is organized by: An educator or educators at a for-profit school
  • Optional field for additional pertinent information: We wish to promote Global Goals by sensitizing students on different cultures across the world at a young age so that they grow respecting one and all. This can only happen if students communicate pertinent information about their country with each other and in due course collaborate on further events.

Thu Sept 26 – other Global Collaboration Week Events scheduled for today

Important notice. The events listed below were registered as of Sept 21, 2019. To see an updated calendar of events, go to https://www.globalcollaborationweek.org/join-an-event.html and scroll to the bottom to find your time zone. Register here to get your own updates and information.

Kultural Konnection 360
ACTIVITY CATEGORY: Synchronous Collaborative Short Term Project, Performance
AUDIENCE: early childhood students (0-4), primary grade students (5-10)
LANGUAGE: English
LENGTH | UTC/GMT TIMES: 3H | 2019-09-26 04:30 UTC– 2019-09-26 for 3 hours 7:30 (YOUR OWN TIME ZONE) 12:30 pm in Malaysia
DESCRIPTION: A cultural exchange between countries so that students learn to appreciate and respect the culture and traditions of other countries.
LINK TO FULL DESCRIPTION: www.globaleducationconference.org/page/gcw
HOST SCHOOL: C.N.M School + N.D. Parekh Preprimary School – Mumbai GMT+5:30
ORGANIZED BY: Kavita SANGHVI, An educator or educators at a for-profit school

RRC Teacher Education Global Collaboration 2019
ACTIVITY CATEGORY: Asynchronous Collaborative Short Term Project – you can participate at any time, Synchronous Collaborative Short Term Project, Survey, Tool Demo, Other
AUDIENCE: primary grade students (5-10), intermediate grade students (10-13), secondary grade students (14-19), college or university students, pre-service teachers
LANGUAGE: English
LENGTH | UTC/GMT TIMES: 1H | 2019-09-26 14:00 UTC – 2019-09-26 for one hour to 15:00 (YOUR OWN TIME ZONE) 2200 pm in Malaysia
DESCRIPTION: Student teachers at Red River College in Winnipeg, Canada are preparing to design learning for their students. A huge part of this learning is for the pre-service teachers to experience global collaboration and to grow their passion for teaching and learning.
LINK TO FULL DESCRIPTION: www.globaleducationconference.org/page/gcw
HOST SCHOOL: Red River College – Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada – Central time zone
ORGANIZED BY: Eva Brown, An educator or educators at a non-profit school

Teaching the SDGs in the Classroom
ACTIVITY CATEGORY: Webinar
AUDIENCE: secondary grade students (14-19), college or university students, teachers, administrators, organization leaders
LANGUAGE: English
LENGTH | UTC/GMT TIMES: 1H | 2019-09-26 17:00 UTC – 2019-09-26 for 1 hour to 18:00 (YOUR OWN TIME ZONE) 0100 am in Malaysia
DESCRIPTION: Join the United Nations Association of the USA for Global Collaboration Week to discuss teaching the SDGs in the classroom. Learn about the resources UNA-USA offers through its Educator Affinity Group and share best practices with other educators.
LINK TO FULL DESCRIPTION: www.globaleducationconference.org/page/gcw
HOST SCHOOL: UNA-USA – Webinar, 1 pm EST
ORGANIZED BY: Anna Mahalak, A non-profit organization

ConnectED: Birds-of-a-Feather Virtual Meet-Up for Teacher Educators and Their Future Teachers
ACTIVITY CATEGORY: Asynchronous Collaborative Short Term Project – you can participate at any time, Birds-of-a-Feather Virtual Meet Up
AUDIENCE: college or university students, pre-service teachers, teachers
LANGUAGE: English
LENGTH | UTC/GMT TIMES: 1H | 2019-09-26 18:00 UTC – 2019-09-26 for 1 hour to 19:00 (YOUR OWN TIME ZONE) 2 am in Malaysia

https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=GCW+event+Sept+26%2C+2019+at+1800+CST+for+1+hour&iso=20190926T18&p1=1440&ah=1
DESCRIPTION: This global meet-up is designed for teacher educators and their future teachers who would to develop global collaborations. Professor David Stoloff at Eastern Connecticut State University will briefly discuss his experiences connecting with other global teacher education programs as archived at http://interconescu.wordpress.com . Participants will be encouraged to discuss their experiences with global collaborations and their aspirations for future project. We will also discuss the uses of Google Hangouts, Google Forms for gathering information, and wordpress for establishing a web presence for a project.
LINK TO FULL DESCRIPTION: www.globaleducationconference.org/page/gcw
HOST SCHOOL: Eastern Connecticut State University – Willimantic, CT USA Eastern Coast (GMT-4)
ORGANIZED BY: David Stoloff, An educator or educators at a non-profit school

Global Buncee Book Vol. 2
ACTIVITY CATEGORY: Asynchronous Collaborative Short Term Project – you can participate at any time, Informational Session, Tool Demo, Other
AUDIENCE: primary grade students (5-10), intermediate grade students (10-13), secondary grade students (14-19), teachers, administrators, organization leaders
LANGUAGE: English
LENGTH | UTC/GMT TIMES: 30M | 2019-09-26 19:30 UTC – 2019-09-26 for 30 min 20:00 (YOUR OWN TIME ZONE)  03:30 in Malaysia
DESCRIPTION: Check out last year’s first ever Global Buncee Book project that kicked off as part of World Read Aloud Day 2019 (https://michaeldrezek.com/2019/01/30/something-different-for-world-read-aloud-day/). Back by popular demand, Vol. 2 will launch as part of Global Collaboration Week. This year’s book will again focus on creativity, imagination and digital storytelling where classes around the globe can create a page and bring it to life with Buncee. In the end, each page will be read aloud by the participating class and stitched into a single digital book.
LINK TO FULL DESCRIPTION: www.globaleducationconference.org/page/gcw
HOST SCHOOL: Lake Shore CSD – Angola, NY, USA (EST)
ORGANIZED BY: Michael Drezek, An educator or educators at a non-profit school

MY HERO: Stories, Art and Film Celebrating Heroes Around the Globe
ACTIVITY CATEGORY: Informational Session
AUDIENCE: teachers, administrators, parents
LANGUAGE: English
LENGTH | UTC/GMT TIMES: 1H | 2019-09-26 20:00 UTC – 2019-09-26 for 1 hour 21:00 (YOUR OWN TIME ZONE) 0400 in Malaysia
DESCRIPTION: In our globally connected world, we have a great opportunity to learn from one another, to exchange stories, art, and films that honor those who are tackling the great challenges of our time and working to improve the quality of life for all. Learn how to integrated MY HERO with your students. We use media, art and technology on MY HERO to celebrate the best of humanity, one story at a time.
LINK TO FULL DESCRIPTION: www.globaleducationconference.org/page/gcw
HOST SCHOOL: MY HERO – United States EDT
ORGANIZED BY: Laura Nietzer, A non-profit organization

and the one blogged here, Thu Sept 26 1500 UTC – Learning2gether 422 Connective and Collaborative Tools for Impacting Social and Climate Change at Global Collaboration Week

Sept 1-30 2019 4th annual Virtual Worlds MOOC (VWMOOC19)

The fourth annual Virtual Worlds MOOC (VWMOOC19) will take place from September 1-30, 2019. The theme of the current MOOC is peace through learning and connecting online for instruction and learning via web technologies such as Second Life and Virtual Worlds. The MOOC will focus on connecting online for collaborative learning and teaching around the world through Virtual Worlds.

Sign up to access the live sessions, reflect, and receive a free certificate here: https://moodle4teachers.org/course/view.php?id=114

Syllabus:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/10OnlkCliEnZllijiSkKLNkqf4vQSLKgihqun_keXTpA/edit?usp=sharing

Wed Sept 25 1600 and 1900 UTC – Live events at the 4th annual Virtual Worlds MOOC VWMOOC19

Wednesday September 25

9 -10:30 am SLT

 

12 PM EST

1600 UTC, midnight Malaysia

Bethany Winslow (Avatar & Real)

CVL Hypergrid Adventure Library Tour

(Click on the title to access the live Zoom session if you can’t join us in Kitely)

Join the Community Virtual Library on a hypergrid adventure into virtual worlds on the OpenSim platform! CVL volunteer Bethany Winslow will lead a tour starting from the Kitely Welcome Center to our Hypergrid Resource Library on the Cookie II region (our sister site to the Cookie location in Second Life).

Instructions for Accessing Hypergrid Resources Library on Kitely 

If you have a Kitely avatar already log onto www.kitely.com, put in your user name and password and put “Kitely Welcome Center” into the location field and click “enter”. The tour will start there.

If you miss the tour start, you can put the following hop SLURL into the address bar at the top of your viewer and find your way to the portals in Cookie II Welcome Center and look for the Hypergrid Resource Library on Cookie II: hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Cookie II/129/115/25 (very neat resource, worth a look at the various portals)

Or you can put the following hop SLURL to get directly to the Hypergrid Resource Library: hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Cookie II/448/890/23

If you have an avatar on another OpenSim world, click on the map, search for Kitely Welcome Center and click teleport. If you make a landmark you’ll find it in the landmark section of “My Suitcase” in your viewer inventory. From the Kitely Welcome Center you can either join the tour, or catch up in the Hypergrid Resource Library. More instructions are available in the document attached below.

The OpenSim platform looks just like Second Life. Instead of being a closed proprietary world, however, OpenSim is a decentralized open source platform and it costs a fraction of what Second Life does.

On this tour you will see the major features of the Hypergrid Library, content that helps explain the concept of hypergridding (it’s like teleporting, but with important differences), and the space station where you can jump to other worlds. At the research wall, Bethany will briefly present a synthesis of her two most recent posters on virtual worlds in education. She’ll address why it’s more important than ever for educators to get in-world. Attendees can grab a copy of her posters and/or the references/recommended reading. In the Gallery are a few examples of immersive lessons. There will be time for free exploration, to try a hypergrid jump or two, and a final quick debrief Q & A session. We hope to see you there!

I

Wednesday

September 25

12:00pm

SLT

 

3 PM EST

1900 UTC and 3 am in Malaysia

Dieter Heyne(Avatar: Edward Tarber)

Web Based Virtual World Field Trip(Click on the title to access the live Zoom session if you can’t join us in Second Life)

Live demonstration of the features of a web based virtual world. Guided tour through an example region and time for some general discussion.

Link to be added soon

Thu Sept 26 1900 UTC – Live event at the 4th annual Virtual Worlds MOOC VWMOOC19

Thursday

September 26

3 am in Malaysia following day

12 noon SLT

 

3 PM EST

1900 UTC

Shailey Minocha

(Avatar: Shailey Garfield)

Virtual Worlds Education(Click on the title to access the live Zoom session if you can’t join us in Second Life)

Presentation from Professor Shailey Minocha (Open University, UK): jointly with Virtual Worlds Education Roundtable athttp://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Infolit%20iSchool/226/27/22

Mon Sep 24 midnight UTC – Dae Miami discusses Alt Space and VR at VSTE Space in Second Life

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Alt Space and VR
Monday, September 23,  at 5 SLT, 20:00 ET, Dae Miami discusses Alt Space, a VR social networking world you can access with your PC, mobile device, or VR hardware! Come join the fun! Maybe we’ll agree on a time to try it together.

That must be 5 pm SLT, or PDT time Sept 23; midnight UTC Sept 24 where you are

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Basic directions to join VSTE Space in Second Life

If you don’t have a Second Life account get one, it’s free. We recommend setting one up at the Rockcliffe University Consortium’s Gateway here:https://urockcliffe.com/reg/second-life/ Download and install the software. While your Second Life viewer (software) is open click this linkhttp://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Soulgiver/155/144/58 and voila! Look for an avatar on VSTE Island and say, “Hey, I’m new!” We will take care of the rest.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Soulgiver/155/144/58

Wed Sept 25 1800 UTC – EnglishUSA Associates free webinar on Assessment Providers & Services Part I

The following was posted on myTESOL Lounge on Sept 17, 2019. If you can access that list you can find the thread here:

https://my.tesol.org/communities/community-home/digestviewer/viewthread?MessageKey=51f9014d-bc08-41aa-abf9-68f09ef2df9b&CommunityKey=a4e6ad60-89a2-4c3f-9e37-cb7e3acad5fe&tab=digestviewer#bm51f9014d-bc08-41aa-abf9-68f09ef2df9b

Cheryl Delk-Le Good

ESL Assessment Providers (Part I)
Description:
The first of two complimentary webinars on assessment (second one will be October 9) will feature several Trinity College, Michigan Language Assessment and Pearson Language Tests, all of whom specialize in different types of assessment tools & services. Participants will have the opportunity to dialog with the experts and learn what support is available from a variety of ESL assessment providers.

Key Objectives:
1) Contextualize the relationship between assessments used by your program and the assessments used by your institutions (if applicable) for admissions
2) Identify factors used to determine assessments used
3) Connect with assessment provider representatives and learn about support available
4) Learn about the accreditations which demonstrate test quality

Presenters (September 25):
-Alex Thorpe, Trinity College London
-Gad Lim, Michigan Language Assessments
-Jennifer Manning, Pearson Language Tests

Presenters (October 9)
-Marian Crandall, ETS/TOEFL
-Misty Wilson, IELTS

Moderator:
Cheryl Delk-Le Good, Executive Director, EnglishUSA

Click here to register (complimentary for everyone!)

Alternatively scroll down on the page you are directed to and at the bottom of the left side there is a direct registration link for this webinar

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ENiG-EexTOemru5ZZa9x0w

The webinar is free, no need to sign in, register with, or pay dues to EnglishUSA. You need to register with Zoom at the link above though.

 

Wed Sept 26 1800 UTC – TESOL free webinar – Dr. Phil Vahey on Supporting ELs Through Technology

TESOL has announced a free webinar being hosted by colleagues in the US Department of Education and the Office of English Language Acquisition on Supporting ELs Through Technology.

Connect with presenters from the Office of English Language Acquisition and Dr. Phil Vahey, director of strategic research and innovation for SRI Education on 26 September 2019, at 2 p.m. ET for an in-depth look at digital learning resources that can strengthen instruction of ELs.

In this one-hour webinar, you’ll receive an overview of the types of digital learning resources available to support ELs and learn about key findings on supporting ELs through technology from the 2019 National Study of English Learners and Digital Learning Resources. You’ll also receive recommendations and resources from two useful toolkits: the Educator Toolkit and the Developers Toolkit.

Follow up

Links to a recording of the webinar, a PDF of the slideshow, and relevant handouts were thoughtfully emailed to participants who, like me, were sleeping when the webinar took place. Here they are:

Link to the PowerPoint – https://manhattanstrategy.egnyte.com/dl/YmrIcKNekR
Link to the Webinar Recording – https://manhattanstrategy.egnyte.com/dl/9BqCffUoeN
Market Brief Article – https://marketbrief.edweek.org/marketplace-k-12/teachers-word-carries-weight-choosing-products-survey-finds/?mc_cid=13d0e2aedd&mc_eid=d647a1d168
Complete report and Educator and Develop Toolkits: www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/opepd/ppss/reports.html#ells
OELA Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/ED.OELA/
OELA on Twitter – @ASKNCELA1

 

Nick Kortesky demonstrates Grammar Cube, his 3D representation of English verb tenses

Learning2gether episode #421


Download the audio:
https://learning2getherdotnet.files.wordpress.com/2019/09/audio_only_l2g421_koretsky.m4a?

Skip down to Earlier Events

On Sunday September 22, 2019, Vance Stevens met with Nick Koretsky in Zoom to learn about Grammar Cube, Nick’s 3D model of the English verb tense system that teachers can bring up on their smart boards, and that students can manipulate on their personal devices, or in its real-word rendition, even hold and rotate in their hands.

Click here to try it out . Then follow along in the video at https://youtu.be/HXz18lGE15k

 

Grammar Cube inventor Nick Koretsky is an EFL teacher with some engineering background and passion for 2D graphics (Inkscape) and 3D modeling (Blender).

Having experienced difficulties with teaching verbal grammar he developed Grammar Cube, a concept of grammar organization that cuts learning time for students and makes the life of a teacher easier: http://granav.com/

A number of specific designs of the Grammar Cube help to teach difficult grammar topics (for example – Sequence of tenses – https://skfb.ly/6GUTI ).

Grammar Cube is free to play online. It works in a browser, making it accessible to teachers in class using touch screen smartboards.

See it and rotate it yourself at
https://cdn.soft8soft.com/AROAJSY2GOEHMOFUVPIOE:c3dc73b09a/applications/GrammarCube/GrammarCube.html?

At the presentation I got Nick to start there and walk us through how it works.

Announcements of this Learning2gether event on Facebook Groups

and on Twitter, https://twitter.com/VanceS/status/1175772344511414272

2019-09-22tweet

 


Earlier events

Mon Sept 9 midnight 0001 Sept 10 UTC – Minecraft Monday

https://learning2gether.net/2019/09/10/learning2gether-with-vste-at-their-monthly-minecraft-monday/

 

Sept 1-30 2019 4th annual Virtual Worlds MOOC (VWMOOC19)

The fourth annual Virtual Worlds MOOC (VWMOOC19) will take place from September 1-30, 2019. The theme of the current MOOC is peace through learning and connecting online for instruction and learning via web technologies such as Second Life and Virtual Worlds. The MOOC will focus on connecting online for collaborative learning and teaching around the world through Virtual Worlds.

Sign up to access the live sessions, reflect, and receive a free certificate here:
https://moodle4teachers.org/course/view.php?id=114

Syllabus:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/10OnlkCliEnZllijiSkKLNkqf4vQSLKgihqun_keXTpA/edit?usp=sharing

Sept 19-20 – Live events at the 4th annual Virtual Worlds MOOC VWMOOC19

Pasted here as listed on
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1cCSbHwedQxAx7XtnAcljZn3wBryHHxarafTmiJNemdc/edit?usp=sharing

Thursday

September 19

10 am

SLT – 1700 UTC

Greg Perrier (avatar: Dodge Threebeards)

Virtual Worlds Teaching Manual) (Click on the title to access the live Zoom session if you can’t join us in Second Life)

Shares highlights from lessons learned from working in education in virtual worlds for 10 years.

Held in the Shrubbery Amphitheater

SLURL:http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Chilbo/152/125/109

 

Friday

September 20

9am SLT – 1600 UTC – midnight Sept 21 in Malaysia

Valerie Hill (Avatar: Valibrarian Gregg)

Collaborative Virtual World Projects for Educators(Click on the title to access the live Zoom session if you can’t join us in Second Life)

Explore ways to highlight your virtual world work through collaboration of communities and transdisciplinary methods.  (Art, computer science, librarianship, teaching, archival, music & other fields.)

Location: Nonprofit Commons Auditorium

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Plush%20Nonprofit%20Commons/95/126/26

 

Friday September 20

11am-12:30 SLT 

– 1800 UTC – 2 am Saturday in Malaysia

Yvonne DeBandi in real life her avatar is EvieMarie3D

3DWebWorldz – Virtual World in a Browser makes Teaching Online Easy(Click on the title to access the live Zoom session if you can’t join us in Second Life)

3DWebWorldz approaches online education using all the tools available – virtual spaces not pages, websites, videos and application scripting. No download required, works in your web browser.

Join us for a discussion and demonstration of the available tools and options, including a working chalkboard, slideshow presentations, lesson plans, interactive objects, self-study exhibits and more. 3DWebWorldz allows the teacher and students to focus on the educational content.

Event starts at the VWMOOC19 HQ in Second Life: SLURL:

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Chilbo/167/53/97

Sun Sept 22 – Live events at the 4th annual Virtual Worlds MOOC VWMOOC19

The fourth annual Virtual Worlds MOOC (VWMOOC19) is taking place from September 1-30, 2019

https://moodle4teachers.org/course/view.php?id=114

The following is pasted here as listed on

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1cCSbHwedQxAx7XtnAcljZn3wBryHHxarafTmiJNemdc/edit?usp=sharing

VWMOOC19 (September 1-30, 2019)

Syllabus | Presenters | VWMOOC19 on Moodle | Live Sessions | VWMOOC19 in Second Life | YouTube Playlist  | Facebook |#VWMOOC19

Sunday  the 22nd

11am SLT/2pm Eastern – 1800 UTC 

This event happened at 2 am in Malaysia,  home of Learning2gether

Santi Andrew and Ann von Rhein (Ann Nowak in RL)

Experience German Reform Education in SL

(Click on the title to access the live Zoom session if you can’t join us in Second Life)

Learn about the ideas of a “Reformpaedagogik” School in SL.

“In Germany, in the early 20th century, responding to restrictive schooling, a couple of alternative educational ideas were transferred into operating schools. While differing in detail, most approaches labeled “Reformpaedagogik” developed school communities that were inspired by the idea that students and teachers should develop their own schools and organize both, curriculum and school life around their initiatives. SL Salem School Landschulheim tries to catch these ideals into a modern virtual environment.

After presentation, guests are invited to explore school ground level via a self-guided paths. Conference attendees are also invited to gather at the campfire near the Lake of the Old House, watch a short silent movie from 1929, showing a typical day in RL Salem school, and partake in wrap-up discussion.http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Selby/119/159/2502

Fri Sept 20 1300 UTC Monthly Roundup (FB LIVE) with Philip Shigeo Brown & Steven Herder

Scroll down below this item for information on the Nick Koretsky presentation on Grammar Cube

iTDi on FB: https://www.facebook.com/iTDi.Pro/

iTDi (International Teacher Development Institute) is a for-profit teacher-training initiative that welcomes teachers to drop in free at its Monthly Roundups.

Here’s the agenda for today’s roundup

  1. What You Might Have Missed – September highlights 🙂
  2. Teaching & Learning Online
  3. Don’t Miss Out on upcoming opportunities and events in October!

 

Sat Sep 21 0930 UTC – Global Collaboration Week event – Global Teacher Garden

Global Collaboration Week event – Global Teacher Garden
ACTIVITY CATEGORY: Asynchronous Long Term Project, Mystery Skype Call
AUDIENCE: secondary grade students (14-19), college or university students, pre-service teachers
LANGUAGE: English
LENGTH | UTC/GMT TIMES: 1H | 2019-09-21 9:30 – 2019-09-21 10:30 (YOUR OWN TIME ZONE)
DESCRIPTION: Learning Partners at ‘Skype in the Classroom’ plant a sapling each honoring Learning Partners at each end. Everyone becomes an ‘AgriMentor’. Each sapling is twinned with a fully grown tree named after the learner, thus Global Teacher Gardens honor knowledge sharers all over the world, rewilding the world.
LINK TO FULL DESCRIPTION: www.globaleducationconference.org/page/gcw
HOST SCHOOL: GeoGebra Institute of eSchool Kerala – India GMT + 5 hours 30 minutes
ORGANIZED BY: Sebastian Panakal, An educator or educators at a non-profit school

URL to project/event starting point: http://geogebraindia.weebly.com/

Project/event description: Learning Partners at ” Skype in the Classroom” plant a sapling each honoring Learning Partners at each end. Everyone becomes an ‘AgriMentor’. Each sapling is twinned with a fully grown tree named after the learner, thus Global Teacher Gardens honor knowledge sharers all over the world, rewilding the world. Project/event directions for participation:

Pre-register on Skype (not clear how to do this)

 

Sun Sep 22 0930 UTC – Global Collaboration Week event – Two events, not easily joined

Meet. Connect. Explore.
ACTIVITY CATEGORY: Asynchronous Long Term Project
AUDIENCE: secondary grade students (14-19)
LANGUAGE: English, French, German, Spanish, Any Indian Language
LENGTH | UTC/GMT TIMES: 1H | 2019-09-22 18:30 – 2019-09-22 19:30 (YOUR OWN TIME ZONE)
DESCRIPTION: Creating a chance for students across the world to connect and learn about each other’s culture and everyday experiences. Students will connect through Padlet, Instagram, YouTube and FlipGrid
LINK TO FULL DESCRIPTION: www.globaleducationconference.org/page/gcw
HOST SCHOOL: Sanskriti School – Delhi, India (GMT +5.30)
ORGANIZED BY: Sanchita Ghosh, An educator or educators at a non-profit school

URL to project/event starting point: https://sites.google.com/sanskritischool.edu.in/gcd2017/home

Please use the linked site for more details.

Project/event description: Creating a chance for students across the world to connect and learn about each other’s culture and everyday experiences. Students will connect through Padlet, Instagram, YouTube and FlipGrid Project/event directions for participation: Students can participate as individuals or in groups.

Schools may participate in just one or all the activities. Even though it may say that the project is scheduled for September 23, 2019, we will be accepting entries right through the week (and beyond, should your students require more time).

VOICES STEM + Music Virtual Conference
ACTIVITY CATEGORY: Synchronous Collaborative Short Term Project, Synchronous Long Term Project, Birds-of-a-Feather Virtual Meet Up, Focus Group, Informational Session, Interview with an Expert, Panel Discussion, Performance, Survey, Webinar
AUDIENCE: intermediate grade students (10-13), secondary grade students (14-19), college or university students, pre-service teachers, teachers, administrators, organization leaders
LANGUAGE: English
LENGTH | UTC/GMT TIMES: 3H | 2019-09-22 19:00 – 2019-09-22 22:00, 2019-09-23 14:00 – 2019-09-23 17:00, 2019-09-23 17:00 – 2019-09-23 20:00, 2019-09-22 17:00 – 2019-09-22 20:00 (YOUR OWN TIME ZONE)
DESCRIPTION: VOICES stands for Virtual Ongoing Interdisciplinary Collaboration of Educating with Song and our organization aims to create a collaboration between the fields of STEM and MUSIC. This is a VIRTUAL international conference that will provide a great opportunity for any educator or collaborator at the middle school, high school, or higher education level (students are also welcome!).
LINK TO FULL DESCRIPTION: www.globaleducationconference.org/page/gcw
HOST SCHOOL: VOICES: Virtual Ongoing Interdisciplinary Collaboration of Educating with Song – Pennsylvania, United States (UTC – 4)
ORGANIZED BY: Tiffany Getty, An educator or educators at a for-profit school

URL to project/event starting point: https://www.causeweb.org/voices/

Project/event description: VOICES stands for Virtual Ongoing Interdisciplinary Collaboration of Educating with Song and our organization aims to create a collaboration between the fields of STEM and MUSIC. This is a VIRTUAL international conference that will provide a great opportunity for any educator or collaborator at the middle school, high school, or higher education level (students are also welcome!). No prior experience is needed to join our collaboration!

The virtual conference will be held over two days: September 22 and September 23. The conference is FREE to any educator or student! VOICES can provide you with a certificate of attendance if needed. A full description of the sessions for the 2019 VOICES virtual conference can be found at the following website. https://www.causeweb.org/voices/2019/program

Project/event directions for participation:

  • Please go to the following website to register (it is free for educators and students) for the conference prior to the event. https://www.causeweb.org/voices/2019/register
  • An email will be sent to you approximately 1 week prior to the conference with a link that can be used to join the conference.
  • Alternatively, participate by simply going to the website link (sent to your email) on the days of the conference and virtually joining our synchronous conference. Most sessions have two presentations and then time for participants to ask the questions to the presenter.

 

 

 

 

 

Learning2gether with VSTE at their monthly Minecraft Monday

Learning2gether episode #420
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Minecraft Monday Sept. 9 at 8 PM Eastern time (12 am UTC)

The first Monday of every month is Minecraft Monday. It happens at 8 PM Eastern time, in Maine USA. Unless that Monday is a holiday in the USA; then it’s the second Monday (like the Monday after Memorial Day in September, for example).

So on the second Monday in September 2019, at 8 in the evening on the eastern seaboard, USA, a group of miners, all educators from the looks of it, and mostly teachers of other young miners, met before bedtime for their monthly Monday play-date. By then I (Vance in Penang, Malaysia) was just waking up the following morning, Tuesday midnight Sept 10 UTC. So for me and folks in Europe and parts east of there, it’s Minecraft Tuesdays.

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The event was announced by Kim Harrison (a.k.a. K4sons / Thunder in SL) as an informal discussion about ways to use Minecraft at school while building in the creative side of VSTE Place.

Basic directions to join VSTE Place, VSTE’s Minecraft world 

To participate in Minecraft Mondays, you must have a computer Minecraft account from https://minecraft.net/en/. There is a one time fee of $26.95. Download and install the software. Choose multiplayer and add a server:

  • Name VSTE Place IP 69.175.17.26:25565
  • Our server is protected. You will need to be whitelisted to enter. For that, email Kim Harrison at K4sons@gmail.com from an educational email address with your real name and Minecraft account name.

Discord

Discord is a voice and screen sharing application that will run on your computer or mobile device. In order to talk with others in VSTE virtual environments, you need to download and install it for free. It helps us to be able to play Minecraft in one screen and listen via Discord with earbuds or headphones.

Create an account.

  • Many of us use the same name for our Discord account as our Minecraft account to keep things simple.
  • Our channel is https://discord.gg/nDX4mZv 

Discussion and links from the group chat in Discord

     Someone asked if people in the group were planning to use Minecraft with their students next term. I was quite surprised that one or two in the group answered in the negative, giving reasons of reduced funding for licenses and adequately powerful computers for students to use to run Minecraft, and poor to negligible technical and admin support, which again are additional symptoms of under-funding for staffing and overtime for after-school activities. If schools could fund creativity through increased staffing, it seems to me they would. It seems to me a step in the very wrong direction when a school system can’t support the efforts of teachers to integrate into their curricula something as creative and promotional of critical thinking as Minecraft. As someone else said in the chat, he thought you could teach anything in Minecraft. The point was discussed, and someone else pointed out the learning was in the discussion following the meaningful play, and that it takes a teacher with experience and the instincts to be able to convert game play into meaningful discussion, and from there into learning outcomes that jibe with the curriculum.
     Again, this is just my opinion, but it seems to me that the nation has a crying need to be led by someone who can let the people’s elected congress decide where the money gets spent and stop draining it off arbitrarily (from schools, from disaster relief, from the military e.g. military schools) on pet, cosmetic, and ineffective partisan projects, and someone who would appoint as secretary of the Dept. of Education a highly qualified person who was passionate about and seriously attuned to education, not ignorant of its nuances, and who rose to her position only through her wealth and whom she had graced with it.
     Anyway, it would have been unseemly to have raised all this in the chat, but I did mention that though I was not planning to use Minecraft with students this year, I was planning to use it with teachers, as I have done for the past five years, in the upcoming EVO sessions (Electronic Village Online, https://evosessions.pbworks.com). I invited those present to check our website (I say ‘our’ because two present at this event, Kim Harrison and Beth O’Connell) have been moderators of our EVO Minecraft MOOC sessions. I posted the URL for more information in the Discord chat, http://missions4evomc.pbworks.com/.
     Speaking of discussion afterwards, as people were departing, I lingered to talk with someone named SunTzu about the comic books he was generating from his work with students in virtual worlds. Called Second Life Adventure Comics, SunTzu said he’d be “willing to do one for educators if we can come up with an interesting story narrative and visuals and hopefully have a purpose to use it”. See his work at
https://sl-ac.weebly.com/
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     SunTzu uses Gyayzo to get the screen captures for his books, https://gyazo.com/f09ad6d02347442005b72ae974bda5e5. To read the books click on the links at top of the images that say SCAC 19-01, 02, and 03 (the book icons also appear hyperlinked, so clicking on just the text above the icons was not intuitive).

     To visit SunTzu in world, follow this SLURL in Second Life
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Gulls%20Wing%20Marina/81/195/22

 

What happened on the day

Here are some of the screen shots I made while engaged in this event. There are more screen captures uploaded to the Discord chatroom for those who wish to talk with VSTE teachers.

Most of those present just started building, all in creative mode, with unlimited tools and resources at their disposal. We start with an overview taken from across the way looking back on where the building was taking place

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And moving in closer as the building was getting under way

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Mainecakes made a turtle pond, complete with turtle she’d either spawned or lured there. Once done, she set about decorating the area with some of the plants available in creative inventory.

K4sons set about making a saddlery shop. Some of the local mobs came around to have a look. I right clicked on one. I could have grabbed a few dozen lumps of coal from inventory and traded them with him for the emerald he had concealed under his cloak.

SunTzu and Beth_Ghostraven created a crenelated castle and when they moved to the second floor, the ground floor started attracting spiders and zombies, who tend to emerge during periods of relative darkness, such as rainstorms. In the screenshot below someone has slain a zombie and left its rotten carcass there for someone else to collect. If you accumulate such carcasses you can trade them with villagers for things you can’t find otherwise in Minecraft.

JazMar created something with impenetrable doors, so I had to catch him/her working with screenshots made through the windows. At one point a skeleton took up a position near one of the doors. He turned and faced me as I moved around him. However, as we were in creative mode, he did not attack. But then Beth appeared on the scene and took her sword to him. Before succumbing to that he got off an arrow that caught her on the bum. Ouch!

And when Dak arrived, he set about constructing one of his signature neo-monolithic structures. Asked how he could do it so quickly, he said he had done it so many times before. He is indeed a prolific and experienced builder. I followed him through the roof on the staircase leading to the ground floor, where I watched Dakotah making hasty improvements to the decor there, ignoring a llama and a neutered skeleton who had taken up residence downstairs.

I created my own monstrosity on a plateau behind where the others were building.

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At the end of the day, we all gathered, as you do, for selfies and photos. There are more group photos in the Discord chat room. Those who are members can get there using this link: https://discordapp.com/channels/154391510064824320

Coming up at VSTE

Next week, in Second Life at VSTE Space we will talk about the books we read this summer.

Basic directions to join VSTE Space

If you don’t have a Second Life account, you can get one for free. We recommend setting one up at the Rockcliffe University Consortium’s Gateway here: https://urockcliffe.com/reg/second-life/  Here’s how

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

We now have office hours every Saturday from 9 am to 11 am Eastern time.
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Soulgiver/155/144/58

Thanks to VSTE for hosting the event and reposting this article on their blog, https://vste.org/minecraft-monday/


Earlier events

Sep 8 1200 noon UTC – Webheads 21 year reunion with original members Vance, Michael, Felix, etc

https://learning2gether.net/2019/09/08/writing-for-webheads-21-year-reunion-with-original-members-vance-michael-felix-and-dan-bassill/

 

Sept 1-30 2019 4th annual Virtual Worlds MOOC (VWMOOC19)

The fourth annual Virtual Worlds MOOC (VWMOOC19) will take place from September 1-30, 2019. The theme of the current MOOC is peace through learning and connecting online for instruction and learning via web technologies such as Second Life and Virtual Worlds. The MOOC will focus on connecting online for collaborative learning and teaching around the world through Virtual Worlds.

Sign up to access the live sessions, reflect, and receive a free certificate here: https://moodle4teachers.org/course/view.php?id=114

Syllabus:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/10OnlkCliEnZllijiSkKLNkqf4vQSLKgihqun_keXTpA/edit?usp=sharing

The opening ceremony was on September 1, 2019 at the Chilbo Nature, Craft and Sculpture Garden Dance Floor:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Madhupak/212/239/91

 

Fri Sept 6 – Ending Week 1 of the 4th annual Virtual Worlds MOOC (VWMOOC19)

The 4th annual Virtual Worlds MOOC is ending week 1. Participants are expected to have introduced themselves and responded to the discussion forums.

Don’t forget to reflect on one of the 4 live sessions of the week.

Today’s live session at 12 noon SLT or 3 PM EST will be led by Sheila Webber (avatar: Sheila Yoshikawa):

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An Information Literacy exploration of Infolit iSchool island (Click to join the Zoom session, if you can’t join us in Second Life)

We will tour exhibits and examples of student learning, all connected with Information Literacy, on Infolit iSchool, including “What information/literacy means to me”; Health Literacy exhibit; Seven Pillars of Information Literacy. We will also discuss ideas for a new exhibit on the Age-Friendly Media and Information Literate City. Jointly with Virtual Worlds Education Roundtable, starting the tour at http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Infolit%20iSchool/226/27/22

You’re invited to view the recordings and reflect on one of the live events here: Reflect on the Live Online Reflect on the Live Online Events of Week 1 Forum

 

 

 

 

 

Writing for Webheads 21-year reunion with original members Vance Stevens, Michael Coghlan, & Felix Zaniboni, and Dan Bassill

Learning2gether episode #419


Download the audio here: https://learning2getherdotnet.files.wordpress.com/2019/09/2019sept08_w4wreunion_audio.m4a?

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At the traditional meeting time of noon GMT, and on the usual day, Sunday, three original Writing for Webheads members convened in Zoom for a 21 year reunion. The date was September 8, 2019, and the original members who joined me, Vance Stevens, were Michael Coghlan and Felix Zaniboni.  We were joined by Dan Bassill, one of our original Webheads in Action members, who helped us better relate the Webheads movement with his Tutor Mentor Exchange.

The video recording is here: https://youtu.be/53NAeB5NX7U

These show notes are reconstructed from tabs left open on my computer.

I started by bringing up and sharing web pages from Writing for Webheads:

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Felix has since started his own language school in Bahia, Brazil. Pto. Seguro I presume.

Michael was able to find and share with us some materials he had from his online days that pre-dated the beginning of my chat logs. He had a web page he’d used to deliver a presentation in Jerusalem in July 1998, which shows his involvement teaching online through Dave’s ESL Cafe and David Winet’s EFI (English for Internet at Study.com). http://michaelcoghlan.net/confrefs.htm. The slides he used in this presentation are still online: http://michaelcoghlan.net/conshort/index.htm

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Michael showed us some of the materials he produced for online learners in 1997 and 1998, such as http://michaelcoghlan.net/toeflintroassign.htm, which he used in the class he taught in EFI. Others are mentioned in the chat log from the Zoom recording.

Felix remembered that Michael had sent him a certificate of completion of his online course from those days. When Michael was trying to remember it, Felix said he still had it on his computer somewhere (or maybe it was in a frame on the wall of his office :-). In any event he was able to find it pretty quickly and send it to us in an email. I couldn’t resist posting it here:

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Zoom chat logs

20:20:31 From Michael : http://michaelcoghlan.net/TOEFLHOME.htm
20:27:11 From Michael : http://michaelcoghlan.net/confrefs.htm
20:42:07 From Daniel : Hi Vance and all. My camera’s not working but I can hear and see you all. Happy Webheads anniversary.
20:52:00 From Michael : http://www.michaelcoghlan.net/RWASSIGN1.htm
20:52:24 From Daniel : http://www.tutormentorexchange.net
20:55:29 From Felix : i just sent you an email with the certificate
20:58:26 From Felix : BRB
20:59:04 From Daniel : http://tutormentor.blogspot.com
21:12:57 From Vance Stevens : https://evosessions.pbworks.com
21:14:23 From Vance Stevens : skoll foundation
21:14:29 From Daniel : Skoll foundation – Social Edge
21:15:29 From Daniel : #etmooc #clmooc #dlmooc
21:18:47 From Daniel : Dan is Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC Chicago area

Dan joined us late in the chat. He has been in the Webheads in Action Yahoo Group since 2005. According to the WiA community page here, http://vancestevens.com/papers/evonline2002/community.htm, he indicated when joining that he had “collaborated with Webheads on 3 eConferences since May 2004”. Dan is the force behind the Tutor Mentor Exchange that works to find ‘mentors’ for poor kids in Chicago and make a difference in their lives. He guided us through pages on his site and showed us pictures of people he had mentored who had remained his friends for life, and in come cases had gone on to help people who had mentored them, such as the guy in the picture below (I presume he’s the same one as the young man pictured with a much younger Dan in the photo below that):

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He saw parallels with Webheads in the way we were each trying to connect with communities that would bring us members who could help us further our altruistic goals, tapping into what Clay Shirky called the cognitive surplus that the advent of the internet leveraged so ably. Dan steered us through the following links (that were working when we met but are not responding today; I’ll monitor this).

We visited http://www.tutormentorexchange.net/ and from there clicked onto http://www.tutormentorexchange.net/conferences-and-online-forums,
and from there linked to
http://www.tutormentorexchange.net/conferences-and-online-forums/88-e-learning-goals
to get a clearer picture of the connection between Webheads and the Tutor Mentor Exchange. You can follow that connection in the recording we made of the reunion.

In the video below Dan explains his work with Tutor Mentor.

Dan also told us to visit his blog and search on Webheads to find all the times we were mentioned there, which I did: https://tutormentor.blogspot.com/search?q=webheads

Dan has been doing this for a long time (over 45 years?). I found this at https://www.facebook.com/TutorMentorInstitute/

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This event happened late evening for me. When I awoke in the morning I found via email alert that two colleagues had arrived in the Zoom room between 1 and 2 hours after we had already left it. They were Maha (I’ll have to find out which one) and Doris Molero, whom I met face to face for the first time at WorldCALL in Chile this past summer: http://vancestevens.com/papers/evonline2002/community.htm#keepshining

In these picture Doris and I meet for the first time in Chile after decades of collaboration on various projects, and in the picture on the right, she says that her long learning journey that eventually brought her to Chile began with Webheads in Action.

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Here are some announcement that attracted Dan, Doris, and Maha to our proceedings:

For #Learning2gether episode 419, all are invited to attend a reunion actually of the old Writing for Webheads which started some time before September 1998 (Webheads in Action got going a few years later in 2001-2002). It takes place this coming Sunday Sept 8, at noon UTC. Michael Coghlan and Felix Zaniboni have agreed to join me to just talk about what we could possibly have been thinking way back then.

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I’m not sure exactly when Webheads began, but we can talk about that today. Late last century Vance was teaching a course for EFI, English for Internet, an online language learning idea implemented by David Winet where he set up a website called Study.com, and got students to sign up for English lessons via Internet and recruited teachers to teach them, all for free, and mostly by email. One of my students showed me how to do this better by getting me started learning HTML and creating a website for it, http://prosites-vstevens.homestead.com/files/efi/webheads.htm. By then we had started calling it Writing for Webheads, and David had got a company called Coterie interested in the project to the point where they set up a muve Palace server where those interested could go and learn and teach languages.

David set us up with a classroom space in the Palace and from a server Vance was setting up at a language school he was helping develop in his real job in the UAE, he was able to enter the Palace and remain there all day using the LAN without having to occupy my phone line (that was back in the days of dodgy dialup connectivity). The time assigned for Vance’s class followed closely on that assigned to two other EFI teachers, Michael Coghlan and Maggie Doty. They were often still in the space when Vance appeared for his class, and we just merged.

I’m not sure if this was in 1997 or 1998, but this is where got to know the students mentioned in the first record I have of our chat logs there,

There’s a lot more that I can write here but on Sunday, Sept 8, Felix Zaniboni, whom we used to know as “Bahia”, and Michael Coghlan have agreed to meet me and whomever else we can recruit for the event for a discussion of old times and where we have all gone from there.

Announcements

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/evonline2002_webheads/conversations/messages/32440

Announcements of this Learning2gether event on Facebook Groups

 

On twitter

https://twitter.com/VanceS/status/1170655191273627650

 

Feedback

This just in from Dan, https://twitter.com/tutormentorteam/status/1170690655674347520

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http://www.tutormentorexchange.net/conferences-and-online-forums/88-e-learning-goals

Webheads in Action in the Literature 

From http://webheads.info

 


Earlier events

 

Fri, August 9, 2019 – Vance Stevens repeated “Supporting student writing with the help of voice-to-text”

live and f2f on August 9 at GLoCALL 2019 in Danang, Vietnam
https://learning2gether.net/2019/08/09/supporting-student-writing-with-the-help-of-voice-to-text-presented-on-august-9-at-glocall-2019-in-danang-vietnam/

 

Aug 19 VSTE Island Grand Opening in Second Life

VSTE Grand Opening!
Tuesday, August 20⋅12:00 – 1:00am (not sure which time zone; suspect it’s UTC)

Description:
Join the VSTE VE PLN on VSTE Island in Second Life.
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/VSTE%20Island/94/184/25

More info at VSTE VE PLN on FB
https://www.facebook.com/VSTEVEPLN/

 

Sun Sep 1 2300 UTC Nelba Quintana on Skype with author Andrés Cruciani

Nelba Quintana is holding a free video conference with Andrés Cruciani on Skype on Sept 1 at 23:00 UTC

 From LinkedIn

https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6573022906262126592/

See Nelba’s message on Instagram

https://www.instagram.com/p/B11XRKYnYxr/?igshid=egwsm7w56bpn

Prof Cruciani , writer and online editor, will speak about his short story “The Scientist”, read some lines and then you will have the opportunity to interact with him .

🔜 Send a private message on Instagram to get enrolled

See Nelba’s announcement on Twitter

https://twitter.com/nelbaquintana/status/1167825185065578497

Find out more about Nelba at https://nelbanet.org/

Wed Sept 4 – Fri Sept 6 2019 – Final conference of European policy experiment ‘evaluate’

One interesting thing about this conference is that, due to its funding, it is free to attend (on site).

For more information
https://sites.google.com/unileon.es/evaluate2019/home

 

Supporting student writing with the help of voice-to-text – presented on August 9 at GLoCALL 2019 in Danang, Vietnam

Learning2gether episode #418

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After rehearsing this presentation before a live online audience as Learning2gether episode 418, https://learning2gether.net/2019/08/04/learning2gether-with-vance-stevens-at-mmvc19-supporting-student-writing-with-the-help-of-voice-to-text/, I delivered pretty much the same presentation face-to-face on Friday August 9 at the GLoCALL conference to be held in Danang, Vietnam.

Abstract :

The presenter demonstrates techniques that streamline correction and feedback on student writing utilizing Google Docs and voice input features native to tablet and mobile devices.

The workshop is in three parts.

  • The first part demonstrates giving feedback using Google Docs and shows video evidence of its effectiveness.
  • The second part shows how the same feedback can be given using voice tools, freeing the teacher to move among the students, speak into a handheld device, and have the spoken feedback appear as comments in the student’s Google Doc.
  • The third part shows how teachers can encourage writing fluency by speaking what students write on paper into Google Docs. The teacher returns the original paper with printouts of what the students wrote expressed in correct language. On the printouts are written suggestions for development of their ideas. The students revise in Google Docs from these suggestions. Subsequent revision cycles address both accuracy and fluency, but starting with a version of the student’s work which is not bogged down in errors from the outset.

Evidence of success with improving writing fluency will be presented and participants will come away from the workshop able to apply the technique in their own writing classes.

For latest updates, see https://glocall.org/mod/page/view.php?id=696

A few participants tried gamely to document the conference on the #glocall2019 Twitter tag
https://twitter.com/search?q=%23glocall2019&src=typeahead_click&f=live

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Vance Stevens@VanceS

I present in Danang today at on Supporting student writing with the help of voice-to-text. My presentation is written out at https://tinyurl.com/glocall2019vance , slides are at https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1DU67TWYqF2MxW0h36Js23upkTZKlw7oLsmVoi5nEUH8/edit?usp=sharing , & rehearsal video here https://youtu.be/6QnTds__hf0 . If you miss it it’s all there.

See Vance Stevens’s other Tweets

Here I am trying to get Google Docs to work on my iPad, and discovering after only a few awkward moments that I had neglected to connect the iPad to the GLoCALL conference wifi in Danang. Photo courtesy of Joseph V. Dias.

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Once I had corrected the problem, when participants shared their Google Docs with me during the event, I was able to interact with them afterwards. Here is one of the interesting responses that I got in the comment thread of one of the Google Docs shared with me.

In one of the afternoon session, a Vietnamese presenter commented that the government was pushing Microsoft. Perhaps that is why participants weren’t creating and sharing Google Docs. They might not be all that familiar with it. Or maybe they aren’t that used to interactive workshops. I teach in Hong Kong and I know my local colleagues are still very teacher centred and not comfortable with this sort of student centred, interactive approach.

My response

In my past teaching post, we also had office 365 and I found it quite inferior to google docs. Also, I mentioned that I have records of every student I ever interacted with in my Google Drive, but my records of every student I ever interacted with in Office 365 are gone now that I am no longer in the enterprise system where the MS product was purchased. Also the students I was teaching in UAE were also not used to the close interaction over writing process but since that’s the way I did it they got on board and benefited.

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There was a modest Twitter feed active at the conference
https://twitter.com/hashtag/glocall2019

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Minh’s reply with links to the following videos is here: https://twitter.com/mrminhenglish/status/1160663818021720065

I wasn’t able to find any videos on the “school’s Facebook page” – assuming he means this one, https://www.facebook.com/pg/University-of-foreign-language-DaNang-739336339473227/ (but the newest posts there are from 2014)

Please note Minh’s admonition that the videos are not “public”  – however when I paste the links below (from the post above) WordPress opens them automatically.

Opening Ceremony & Plenary Session #1

Plenary Session #2

Plenary Session #3

Plenary Session #4

GLoCALL presentations eventually make it into print

On Aug 31, 2019 Kazunori Nozawa announced here:
https://my.tesol.org/communities/community-home/digestviewer/viewthread?MessageKey=0386fd75-21bc-4396-b874-e2bd81e1ba04&CommunityKey=060d8cce-83b4-41da-9227-8d36ac69f8e1&tab=digestviewer#bm0386fd75-21bc-4396-b874-e2bd81e1ba04
the latest publication (August 2019) of  CALL-EJ Vol. 20, No. 2 and No. 3 (special issue from GLoCALL 2018 Conference papers).

He said:
There are 10 featured articles and one software review in No. 2 and they are downloadable as PDFs at http://callej.org/journal/20-2.html;
while there are 10 papers from GLoCALL 2018 in No. 3 and also downloadable as PDFs at http://callej.org/journal/20-3.html.

More post-conference interactions with Nguyễn Minh 


Earlier events

Sun, August 4, 2019 – Learning2gether with Vance Stevens at MMVC19 – Supporting student writing with the help of voice-to-text

https://learning2gether.net/2019/08/04/learning2gether-with-vance-stevens-at-mmvc19-supporting-student-writing-with-the-help-of-voice-to-text/

 

July 1 thru Aug 16 VSTE 3rd Summer of Survival in Minecraft

More information at https://sites.google.com/view/vstesofs17/home

The first Monday of every month is Minecraft Monday at 8 PM Eastern time, in Maine USA.

Mon Aug 5 midnight Aug 6 UTC – Minecraft Monday

This is part of VSTE’s 3rd Summer of Survival,  more information at https://sites.google.com/view/vstesofs17/home

The first Monday of every month is Minecraft Monday at 8 PM Eastern time, in Maine USA.

Tue Aug 6 and Sat Aug 10 iTDi Teacher’s Room with Steven Herder and Philip Shigeo Brown

https://itdi.pro/itdihome/the-teachers-room/

Learning2gether with Vance Stevens at MMVC19 – Supporting student writing with the help of voice-to-text

Learning2gether episode 417

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On Sunday Aug 4 Vance Stevens presented  “Supporting student writing with the help of voice-to-text” at the 8th annual Moodle Moot Virtual Conference MMVC19, hosted, as always, by Nellie Deutsch. The MMVC19 presentation took place online in Zoom and  Nellie uploaded the recording not long afterwards to this url, https://youtu.be/6QnTds__hf0 on YouTube:

Nellie posted on her Moodle site that we could access the live sessions of day 3 from:

Here is what the Google Doc looked like where my event was listed:

I prepared this presentation as a rehearsal for a live workshop I would do 5 days later on Friday August 9 face-to-face at the GLoCALL conference to be held in Danang, Vietnam
https://learning2gether.net/2019/08/09/supporting-student-writing-with-the-help-of-voice-to-text-presented-on-august-9-at-glocall-2019-in-danang-vietnam/

Here is the text chat from the live presentation

From Bassoum Marmar to Everyone: 09:52 PM Hi! This is Besma from Tunisia
From Harshita K to Everyone: 09:52 PM Good evening from India
From Bassoum Marmar to Everyone: 09:52 PM Yes
From haifa aljuaid to Everyone: 09:52 PM yes
From Anna Grabowska to Everyone: 09:52 PM perfect
From Bassoum Marmar to Everyone: 09:53 PM I remember we met in Mahdia long ago
From Harshita K to Everyone: 09:55 PM Maybe its because of internet bandwidth
From Anna Grabowska to Everyone: 09:55 PM voice is perfect, I mean
From Me to Everyone: 09:59 PM Here is the URL of the workshop where I met Besma
http://prosites-vstevens.homestead.com/files/efi/papers/tunisia2004/mahdia.htm
From Bassoum Marmar to Everyone: 09:59 PM Yes! long ago.
From Zahra Shafiee to Everyone: 10:01 PM Hi Vance, Nellie, and Everyone
From Helen Chenoby to Everyone: 10:02 PM Hi Everyone
From Dr. Nellie Deutsch to Everyone: 10:03 PM Hi Zahra You can go later. It’s in the conference area, too.
From Anna Grabowska to Everyone: 10:03 PM please put your link in chat
From Me to Everyone: 10:04 PM
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1DU67TWYqF2MxW0h36Js23upkTZKlw7oLsmVoi5nEUH8/edit?usp=sharing
From Laxmi Negi to Everyone: 10:04 PM thanks
From Anna Grabowska to Everyone: 10:04 PM Thank you
From Dr. Nellie Deutsch to Everyone: 10:05 PM Anna, can you share the link of the discussion form under Vance’s webinar on Day 3 on the Moodle? Thank you.
From Bassoum Marmar to Everyone: 10:06 PM Good!
From Anna Grabowska to Everyone: 10:07 PM Will do it Nellie
From Dr. Nellie Deutsch to Everyone: 10:07 PM Thank you, Anna
From Laxmi Negi to Me: (Privately) 10:07 PM Vance I wanted to upload my documents but could not do it kindly guide me
From Harshita K to Everyone: 10:08 PM Yes
From Dr. Nellie Deutsch to Everyone: 10:09 PM Google docs is amazing for language learning. There are so many Google add ons that you can use to help improve students’ writing and pronunciation, too.
From Hara to Everyone: 10:09 PM Hi Vance. this is Dr. Haraprasad I am a professor of Biotechnology. we have Google tools provided for us but have never tried to utilize the same. Hence wand to learn and optimise my skills
From Anna Grabowska to Everyone: 10:09 PM Done 🙂
From Dr. Nellie Deutsch to Everyone: 10:10 PM Google docs is great for collaborative learning. Anna, did you share the link?
From Anna Grabowska to Everyone: 10:11 PM Yes I did sharing https://moodle4teachers.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=40511
From Dr. Nellie Deutsch to Everyone: 10:13 PM I don’t see the link to the discussion forum, here, Anna. Sorry Thank you, Anna. Now, I see it. You can also add video conversations of Google docs.
From Anna Grabowska to Everyone: 10:13 PM Never tried but will
From Dr. Nellie Deutsch to Everyone: 10:14 PM Anna, but you need to use Chrome not Safari.
From Anna Grabowska to Everyone: 10:14 PM OK will try to remember
From Fatima Mohammed to Me: (Privately) 10:15 PM I sent you my Google doc. too late
From Bassoum Marmar to Everyone: 10:16 PM How can you see what all the students are doing ?
From Dr. Nellie Deutsch to Everyone: 10:18 PM Yes
From Fatima Mohammed to Everyone: 10:18 PM me too
From Lyuba Stoycheva to Everyone: 10:18 PM yes
From Zahra Shafiee to Everyone: 10:18 PM yes
From Harshita K to Everyone: 10:18 PM Yes
From Anna Grabowska to Everyone: 10:18 PM yes
From Amalia Tipiani to Everyone: 10:18 PM yes
From Anna Grabowska to Everyone: 10:21 PM I have tried…
From Amalia Tipiani to Everyone: 10:22 PM how? it is not clear for me how to do it with the phone?
From Dr. Nellie Deutsch to Everyone: 10:22 PM You record your voice.
From Anna Grabowska to Everyone: 10:23 PM super it works with mobile 🙂
From Dr. Nellie Deutsch to Everyone: 10:23 PM I love my phone and using Google docs from there.
From Hara to Everyone: 10:24 PM do I have to download Google docs to create an account
From Dr. Nellie Deutsch to Everyone: 10:24 PM So, the student can use their phone to respond.
From Bassoum Marmar to Everyone: 10:26 PM is the mike microphone icon on ggogle doc; document?
From Dr. Nellie Deutsch to Everyone: 10:26 PM Yes
From Fatima Mohammed to Everyone: 10:27 PM I shared you mine. where is it?
From Dr. Nellie Deutsch to Everyone: 10:28 PM Vance, why not use the mobile for everything? Why do students need to use a desktop? Fatima, did you share the doc with Vance’s email?
From Fatima Mohammed to Everyone: 10:28 PM yes
From Anna Grabowska to Everyone: 10:28 PM need some time to check how it works
From Amalia Tipiani to Everyone: 10:28 PM yes I don’t understand how to put my voice
From Dr. Nellie Deutsch to Everyone: 10:29 PM Amelia, you need to use a mobile device.
From Amalia Tipiani to Everyone: 10:29 PM I would like to know how to do it using the mobile phone because I don’t have an ipad
From Harshita K to Everyone: 10:29 PM Amalia you can download the googleDocs app on android phone
From Amalia Tipiani to Everyone: 10:30 PM thank you
From Anna Grabowska to Everyone: 10:30 PM good message Harshita Thanks
From Laxmi Negi to Me: (Privately) 10:31 PM I just share a document with you
From Bassoum Marmar to Everyone: 10:32 PM You mean students send through google docs and the teacher comments through i PAD?
From Dr. Nellie Deutsch to Everyone: 10:32 PM I just used it on my phone. It works
From Laxmi Negi to Everyone: 10:33 PM thanks vance
From Dr. Nellie Deutsch to Everyone: 10:33 PM You need to open the doc on your phone and then speak.
From Laxmi Negi to Everyone: 10:33 PM but explain a little more
From Zahra Shafiee to Everyone: 10:33 PM I cannot find a mic icon on the comment box.
From Laxmi Negi to Everyone: 10:34 PM but what to do when I have to deal with more no of students at the same time
From Zahra Shafiee to Everyone: 10:34 PM thanks, I got it yes
From Bassoum Marmar to Everyone: 10:34 PM OK I see
From Laxmi Negi to Everyone: 10:35 PM google docs needs more time
From Dr. Nellie Deutsch to Everyone: 10:36 PM The same mic icon appears on you phone. You can also use your watch. Love it, Vance.
From Bassoum Marmar to Everyone: 10:36 PM Go ahead please
From Laxmi Negi to Everyone: 10:36 PM same here Nellie
From Dr. Nellie Deutsch to Everyone: 10:37 PM It’s great, thank you, Vance
From Viviana Diaz to Everyone: 10:37 PM Sorry I´m very late.
From Dr. Nellie Deutsch to Everyone: 10:37 PM I hate my iPad. I prefer my iPhone.
From Laxmi Negi to Me: (Privately) 10:37 PM I didn’t get my answer Vance yet
From Bassoum Marmar to Everyone: 10:38 PM Hi Laxmi! Did we meet in Morocco for the I-earn conference?
From Judy Wong to Everyone: 10:39 PM I prefer paper… I don’t i* anything 😉
From Dr. Nellie Deutsch to Everyone: 10:39 PM Judy, I do both. I also need paper writing, but screen is fine, too.
From Laxmi Negi to Everyone: 10:40 PM no Bassoum, but I would surely love to meet you someday
From Dr. Nellie Deutsch to Everyone: 10:41 PM My handwriting is very poor nowadays. Great idea, Vance.
From Hara to Everyone: 10:41 PM Vance mail I’d to share the Google docs file
From Anna Grabowska to Everyone: 10:41 PM Exactly mine
From Laxmi Negi to Everyone: 10:41 PM lucky I have got very good handwriting
From Dr. Nellie Deutsch to Everyone: 10:42 PM Hara, it’s in the discussion in the conference platform. https://moodle4teachers.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=40511
From Laxmi Negi to Everyone: 10:42 PM sounds good vance
From Amalia Tipiani to Everyone: 10:43 PM Thank you I have already done it in my phone. I have understood how to do it.
From Bassoum Marmar to Everyone: 10:44 PM This is handwritten Do you scan it to put on google docs?
From Dr. Nellie Deutsch to Everyone: 10:44 PM He speaks it. So students improve their audio skills.
From Anna Grabowska to Everyone: 10:45 PM Great approach
From Dr. Nellie Deutsch to Everyone: 10:45 PM I’m for accuracy.
From Judy Wong to Everyone: 10:45 PM Great idea!
From Dr. Nellie Deutsch to Me: (Privately) 10:46 PM Vance, your time was up 2 minutes ago.
From Viviana Diaz to Everyone: 10:47 PM yes
From Bassoum Marmar to Everyone: 10:47 PM yes
From Laxmi Negi to Everyone: 10:47 PM yes
From Dr. Nellie Deutsch to Me: (Privately) 10:47 PM 3 minutes ago
From Laxmi Negi to Everyone: 10:47 PM vance
From Anna Grabowska to Everyone: 10:49 PM Thank you Vance
From Zahra Shafiee to Everyone: 10:49 PM Thanks for your great presentation Vance.
From Harshita K to Everyone: 10:49 PM Thank you
From Judy Wong to Everyone: 10:49 PM Nice Vance!
From Viviana Diaz to Everyone: 10:49 PM I´ll watch the recording because I´ve missed almost the whole presentation. Thanks a lot Vance
From Bassoum Marmar to Everyone: 10:49 PM very interesting indeed!

Announcements of this Learning2gether event on Facebook Groups

Just before the event, I posted the following notice to all of the posts I had made in the FB groups above:

My workshop for #MMVC19 is ready for delivery at 1400 UTC today. I have written it all out at this Google Doc, https://docs.google.com/document/d/11GHi_E7u1yfcgsOW7DapcjLr9O9OCWKID3eQm3K9ljA/edit?usp=sharing. You can access the slides here: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1DU67TWYqF2MxW0h36Js23upkTZKlw7oLsmVoi5nEUH8/edit?usp=sharing.

If planning to attend, please help me simulate a class for the workshop by doing this:
– Create a document in Google Docs
– Title it MMVC19 and your name
– Briefly, in just two or three sentences, introduce yourself, tell me why you are here, and what you hope to learn in this workshop
– Share your document, for editing, with vancestev which is my Google account.

Thank you, and hope to see you there.

After the event, I posted this notice in the same spaces

Thanks all who attended my presentation. Even if you didn’t attend you can see the complete show notes: write-up, link to the slides, read the chat logs, and replay the video, which is embedded where I blogged the event as Learning2gether episode 417 at
https://learning2gether.net/2019/08/04/learning2gether-with-vance-stevens-at-mmvc19-supporting-student-writing-with-the-help-of-voice-to-text/. Hope you enjoy it.

I also posted something similar on the following forums at
https://Moodle4teachers.org (https://moodle4teachers.org/enrol/index.php?id=249)

mmvc_cert_vancestevens

This event was one of many at the three day MMVC19 online event

Fri Aug 2-Sun Aug 4 The 8th annual Moodle Moot Virtual Conference MMVC19  hosted by Nellie Deutsch

The 8th annual MoodleMoot Virtual Conference (MMVC19) for 2019 is a free annual online event that will take place August 2-4, 2019.

Badges and Certificates will be awarded to presenters and participants for free.

For more information, see
https://moodle4teachers.org/enrol/index.php?id=249

See speaker details here:
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/18_9w3LqvrC5Lvp4rNAQMvrXJzFznIgzIzFRMi_-naJs/edit?usp=sharing

Nellie says, in a related post, “The 8th annual Free MoodleMoot Virtual Conference (MMVC19) for 2019 will take place from August 2-4, 2019. The purpose of the conference is for educators to engage in learning best practices and challenges involved in teaching and learning face-to-face and online (blended and fully online learning) using Moodle and other technologies. The theme of MMVC19 is teaching and learning with and without technology.”

Partipants must enrol in the MMVC19 Moodle site to get access to the live sessions, content before and after the conference, your badges and final certificate for reflecting and presenting.

Enrol here https://moodle4teachers.org/course/view.php?id=249

Day 1 recordings are up on the Youtube playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8JUcjyABKxm5uR9lWkqglcyRffHw0Apr&jct=MUQ2GP1owWqNq0v6vXpZnDZcdX1IYw

Sat Aug 3 Day 2 of the conference

You can access the live sessions from Day 2 of the virtual conference from

Please note that the meetings have a code at the end of the link.

The recordings from Day 2 are up on the Youtube playlist for MMVC19: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8JUcjyABKxm5uR9lWkqglcyRffHw0Apr&jct=MUQ2GP1owWqNq0v6vXpZnDZcdX1IYw

 


Earlier events

 

Fri, July 12, 2019 – Vance Stevens receives the Lifelong Achievement Award for 2019 at the CALL Research Conference in Hong Kong

https://learning2gether.net/2019/07/12/vance-stevens-receives-the-lifelong-achievement-award-for-2019-at-the-call-research-conference-in-hong-kong/

Sun July 14 – Reach2Share Summer Conference

My social networks are lighting up with artifacts showing webinars that, when I find out about, have already happened


Reach2share is based here, https://reach2share.com/. There are tabs at the top that page pointing to blog, https://reach2share.com/community/l and community. The community space points to a Facebook Group, https://www.facebook.com/groups/reach2share/ That’s where the conference announcements are. In order to join the group, you must first join the community Moodle.

The Facebook page invites you to register yourself at the Zoom meetings.

These meetings appear to have taken place July 14. I just discovered that I was sent a message on Twitter July 9 inviting me to this meeting. I only saw it a week later, my bad 😦

Ah, the courses themselves are not free

I wish Nellie and her presenters all success and in no way disagree with paid courses or fair compensation to presenters. This is a step in the right direction, and is further evidence of Nellie Deutsch’s  commitment to both her network of presenters and to continuing to provide both free and paid content to their audience 🙂

 

July 20 1300 UTC NNEST webinar on The NNEST Movement – Foundations and New Directions

Ana Solano-Campos has announced on myTESOL Lounge July 12, 2019

that NNEST is holding their first webinar of the year: “The NNEST Movement: Foundations and New Directions.”

Please RSVP via the following link:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-nnest-movement-foundations-and-new-directions-tickets-65280202844

According to the link,

The purpose of the webinar is to (re)introduce members to the NNEST movement and to explore the different theoretical perspectives framing the study of marginalization and privilege in ELT. There are three guest speakers:

  • Dr. Lia Kahmi-Stein, California State University
  • Yasemin Tezgiden, Winner of the 2019 Outstanding Paper in NNEST Issues, Middle East Technical University
  • Seyma Toker, NNEST IS newsletter Co-Editor, Georgetown University

THey will address topics such as “what is native speakerism?” “how is the term ‘native speaker’ understood?” “what should I know about how people position themselves and are positioned by others as ‘native’ or ‘nonnative’ speakers?” “what new scholarship has emerged in our field?”why is knowing more about native speakerism important for my role as an ELT professional?”

As she has announced to all and encouraged all to share, I believe that all are welcome at this event, that it is not restricted to TESOL members

 

 

Vance Stevens receives the Lifelong Achievement Award for 2019 at the CALL Research Conference in Hong Kong

Learning2gether Episode #416

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I was supposed to attend the CALL Research Conference in Hong Kong in person, was on track to go there and very much looking forward to it, when something unavoidable came up and I had to cancel my trip. When I contacted Jozef Colpaert, the guiding spirit at the CALL Journal and annual research conference to tell him I would have to miss an editorial board meeting on the first day, followed by my own presentation, plus taking my seat on a reviewer’s panel on the final day of the conference, he took a couple of days to respond.

When he finally replied, he pointed out that there was one other event I had failed to consider, and that was my appearance at the closing ceremony where, I wasn’t supposed to know this, but a jury had selected me to be the recipient of the CALL Research Conference Lifetime Achievement Award for 2019. Another complication was that rules stipulate that the recipient must be present at the conference BUT as I had paid my registration fees, had been fully intending to come, and was legitimately prevented from traveling, and after all, this WAS a conference whose theme was Social CALL, perhaps I could receive the award via Skype.

The video shows what happened next. Jozef convened the closing assembly and handed off to my good friend and colleague, and 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award winner Phil Hubbard, who gave what he said was the talk he would have given the previous year had he not been taken so by surprise at the time. After his remarks, he set about introducing me, and mentioned three of my websites in particular. I mentioned these in the post I made on Facebook after I had made a recording of the ceremony and posted it there.

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This says: “I was honored and humbled to be awarded this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award for my contributions to computer-assisted language learning at the closing ceremony of the #CALL2019 Research Conference in Hong Kong today. I used Camtasia to record the event as it transpired in Skype: https://youtu.be/djNE0rzqCSI.”

Specifically cited were three of my websites

I said in my post that I was grateful to all concerned (I meant when I posted that, my colleagues at the conference) but now, a day later, also to all those who responded to my post. So far, in just one day, there are over 150 likes and almost 100 comments (at last count, up to 215 likes and 128 comments). The outpouring is heartwarming. But as I said in one of my replies to my own post, this award is for a collective endeavor:

Thanks everyone, I am a part of many deeply and broadly populated communities of practice that have made my work possible. I simply represent the people who have responded here. The award is deserved by all in these communities

Meanwhile Jozef had been kind enough to allow me to deliver from a distance my paper that had been accepted at the conference, “Thinking SMALL about social media assisted language learning,” in Zoom during its normal presentation slot two days earlier. As usual I had put online my prose preparation for the talk, the slides I created from those notes with all the URLs I referred to hyperlinked, plus recordings of me giving the presentation in both video and audio format, and called it Learning2gether episode #415:
https://learning2gether.net/2019/07/10/thinking-small-about-social-media-assisted-language-learning-vance-stevens-presenting-at-the-2019-call-research-conference-hong-kong/

I was going to append my award video to the bottom of that post but I decided instead to make it into a separate Learning2gether episode. After all, it’s not often one gets the chance to indulge oneself like that, at least not in my life.

As Phil mentioned in his introduction, his being awarded the same honor last year doesn’t mean that it’s all the icing on the cake of life served each person at birth. It’s just the start of what we have left to deliver in our time remaining in which to continue the story with more if not better accomplishments.

Here is the award ceremony as seen through lenses recording the event in Hong Kong

Here is 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award winner Philip Hubbard making some opening remarks and introducing my lifetime achievements

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Here, the award is being made, the audience claps

Phil shows me the award where I virtually “receive” it in Penang

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Here, Prof. Dr. Jozef Colpaert shows me the audience

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And here, the audience poses at the conclusion of the closing ceremony

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Here is the paper version of the award

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Here is me receiving the physical award in my home in Penang

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Follow the Twitter posts on #CALL2019 here
https://twitter.com/search?q=%23call2019

 


Earlier events

Wed July 10- Vance Stevens presenting at the CALL Research Conference Hong Kong on Social CALL

https://learning2gether.net/2019/07/10/thinking-small-about-social-media-assisted-language-learning-vance-stevens-presenting-at-the-2019-call-research-conference-hong-kong/