Learning2gether with Jeff Magoto about the new ANVILL-LTI

Learning2gether Episode 297

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On Sunday Oct 18 Learning2gether were treated to a nearly-two hour tour of ANVILL-LTI by its managing developer Jeff Magoto, who talked to us about

Interactions in ANVILL from the Formulaic to the Pragmatically Pleasing

ANVILL-LTI is web-based software that has three aims: 1) to provide language teachers with a set of speech and lesson creation tools that make it easy to practice and assess spoken language, 2) to build a community of teachers who are willing to share their lessons and ideas around listening and speaking, and 3) to understand (from a CALL developer’s perspective) what kinds of computer-based interactions teachers and students find most beneficial and interesting. We explored these by looking at some of the most popular tasks teachers assign in ANVILL—from telecollaborations to listen n’ repeat, and the results those tasks yield.

ANVILL is a free and versatile LMS that focuses on allowing learners to interact in voice with teachers and each other in a tastefully designed flipped learning environment. That environment is succinctly defined in a 10-page manual available here, http://babel-old.uoregon.edu/ylc/downloads/anvill-LTI%20overview-v.3.pdf;  with a page each devoted to ANVILL’s main features (voiceboards, portfolios, chat, and integration with other LMS’s such as MOODLE).

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Where? The event will be held in Blackboard Collaborate (Elluminate)

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Earlier this week

Mon Oct 12 LEARNING2GETHER with Christel Broady about Improving Language Learning and Teaching by Using Free Google Tools in K-20


Mon Oct 12 Globinar with Imelda Elliott – Formative assessment, collaborative learning, gamification

E4.111-1545: Formative assessment and collaborative learning – interactive quizzes, exercises and gamification

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free webinar with Imelda ELLIOTT: Formative assessment and collaborative learning – interactive quizzes, exercices and gamification

Sat Oct 17 0900 Pacific Time Classroom 2.0 – Jennifer Garcia –Green Screens + iPads = iMagic!

Date: Sat., October 17, 2015
Time: 9:00am PT/10:00am MT/11:00am CT/12:00pm ET
Location: Blackboard Collaborate (http://tinyurl.com/cr20live)

Peggy George, Lorie Moffat and Tammy Moore will be hosting another Classroom 2.0 LIVE show. As an extension to the Classroom 2.0 Ning community, Classroom 2.0 “LIVE” shows are opportunities to gather with other educators in real-time events, complete with audio, chat, desktop sharing and closed captioning. A Google calendar of upcoming shows is available at http://live.classroom20.com/calendar.html.

We are very excited to have Jennifer Garcia joining us as our special guest presenter on Saturday, October 17, for her presentation: “Green Screens + iPads = iMagic!” She will be sharing projects her students have done using green screens on the iPads with DoInk’s Green Screen App. We’ll get a guided tour of the entire process including setup, equipment, apps, workflow, assessment strategies and possible issues to be aware of. We’ll also get to see a few examples of her student work and have access to the online lessonsshe created to help you as you build your own projects. We’ll also get to see some examples from other teachers along with their resources. This will be most beneficial to teachers who have access to iPads in their classrooms, but it’s always exciting to learn about tools, apps and the possibilities for enhancing digital story telling with any tools you may have access to and we would welcome participants willing to share the tools and project examples for digital storytelling projects you are using in your classrooms.

More information and session details are at http://live.classroom20.com. If you’re new to the Classroom 2.0 LIVE! show you might want to spend a few minutes viewing the screencast on the homepage to learn how we use Blackboard Collaborate, and navigate the site. Each show begins at 12pmEastern (GMT-5) and may be accessed in Blackboard Collaborate directly using the following Classroom 2.0 LIVE! link at http://tinyurl.com/cr20live. All webinars are closed captioned.

On the Classroom 2.0 LIVE! site (http://live.classroom20.com) you’ll find the recordings and Livebinder from our recent “MineCraftEDU” session with our special guests Laura Briggs, Kim Harrison and Trish Cloud. Click on the Archives and Resources tab.

When tweeting about Classroom 2.0 LIVE, be sure to use #liveclass20. Special thanks to our sponsors Weebly, The Learning Revolution and Blackboard Collaborate!

Sun Oct 18 noon GMT Jeff Lebow proposed a Hangout on Air

This is a follow-up discussion in the ELT Live G+ Community to a pre-conference workshop Jeff did last weekend at KOTESOL2015, http://jefflebow.net/node/339. Not sure if anyone from that will show up, but I will be hanging out and delighted to connect with any ELTLivers out there. Regular tune-in spot at http://eltlive.com/live

Two hours later (at 1400UTC) +Vance Stevens  will be back with another Learning2gether. Info at: https://plus.google.com/events/c19ep347c5milv6e0l0p9svmn5s?authkey=CPP7pJTMs7m3xgE

I got there about when Jeff decided it was bedtime …

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