Learning2gether with CALL-IS Webcasting from the 2015 TESOL Convention in Toronto

Learning2gether Episode 267

Vance Stevens recorded his featured presentation Sat Mar 28 at TESOL 2015 Toronto

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Any updates to these slides will be made here: http://tinyurl.com/vance2015featured

Vance made three other presentations at this conference

  • Thursday March 26 from 15:00-16:30 EST, Nery Alvarado, Daniela Coelho, Ellen Dougherty and Vance Stevens held a workshop on “iPad-agogy: a Bloomin’ Better Way to Teach”
    Listed in the CALL-IS Electronic Village program: http://call-is.org/ev/schedule.php
    Our wiki provided the information, applications, lesson plans, project-based learning exemplars, and web links covered in the workshop: http://tesol2015ipadogogyabloominbetterwaytoteach.pbworks.com/
    Links associated with Vance’s part of this presentation can be found here http://tinyurl.com/vance2015writing
  • Friday, March 27, 2015 from 1:00 PM to 2:45 in room 203D at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Betsy Gilliland, Maggie Sokolik, Micah Risher, Vance Stevens, and Robert Connor convened a panel on Second Language Writing MOOCs in Theory and Practice;
    Links associated with my part of this presentation can be found here http://tinyurl.com/tesol2015vance-mooc
  • Friday, March 27, 2015 at 4:00 PM in room 703 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Jeong-Bae Son, Phil Hubbard, Tom Robb, Tyson Seburn, and Vance Stevens convened a panel on “Self-directed professional development in computer-assisted language learning”;
    Links associated with my part of this presentation can be found at http://tinyurl.com/vance2015pd


CALL-IS webcasts live from TESOL Toronto

These webcasts are staged apart from the official program by the TESOL CALL-IS. They were made possible in most cases (all the links to sas.elluminate below) thanks to http://www.learningtimes.com for an ongoing grant to Learning2gether and Webheads in Action for free and open use for educational purposes of a Bb Collaborate meeting room

Sat Mar 28 CALL-IS Webcasts from Technology Showcase at TESOL 2015 Toronto

The complete CALL-IS Electronic Village program: http://call-is.org/ev/schedule.php
More information at http://callis2015.pbworks.com/

Susan Gaer’s Evernote public link to the paper handouts she received from the conference. There were only a few sessions with paper handouts “and this is the only way I could think of to share those” – thanks, Susan, very thoughtful:

Useable MP3s will be harvested from Elluminate recordings and posted here when time allows

Thanks to Bertha Leiva for the photo from the last webcast of the conference

Sat Mar 28 1300 to 1415 GMT Hot Topic: Managing the Darker Side of Classroom Technology

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Hot Topic: Managing the Darker Side of Classroom Technology – 9:00 am – 10:15 am EST

Sat Mar 28 1400 to 1450 CALL-IS EV Fair Classic – Electronic Village Online 2015

Electronic Village Online 2015 – 10:00 to 10:50 – Elizabeth Hanson-Smith, U of Oregon and Nina Liakos,  U of Maryland, USA

Sat Mar 28 1600 to 1715 GMT Hot Topic: Gaming and Gamification

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Hot Topic: Gaming and Gamification in Our Classrooms – 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm EST, 5:00 pm – 6:15 pm GMT

Fri Mar 27 CALL-IS Webcasts from TESOL 2015 Toronto


Fri Mar 27 1300 to 1415 GMT Hot Topic: BYOD

Hot Topic: BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) and Your Classroom – 9:00 am – 10:15 am EST

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Fri Mar 27 1500 GMT Robert Wachman at TESOL Toronto on HoA

On Friday, March 27th, at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time (UTC -4)
http://bit.ly/1EzyUG4 and again at 11:25 a.m. Robert Wachman conducts a Tech Fair presentation in the Electronic Village at TESOL 2015 in Toronto, on Google Hangouts On Air, including how to set up and launch one.  The official invitations to these HOAs will be sent during the presentations as I cover that step.

Link to ongoing HOA will be here:

Second HOA:


Recording link for the first Hangout

YouTube: https://youtu.be/0W4Uty_iClc
Thanks to Arturo who joined on his smart phone so we could have video and audio from the conference, since it wasn’t available on the computers in the Electronic Village.

Robert’s handout, with  working links

Article by Vance Stevens explaining how to set up a HoA and embed a text chat to handle overflow participants:

Fri Mar 27 1700 to 1845 GMT CALL-IS Academic Session – Games in the Classroom

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CALL-IS Academic Session: Games in the Classroom: From Principle to Practice – 1 pm – 2:45 pm EST

Fri Mar 27 1830 to 1920 CALL-IS EV Fair Classic – Using Multimodal Modes on Social Networking

Using Multimodal Modes on Social Networking for Autonomous Learning – 14:30 to 15:20 EDT – SoHee Kim, Korea U, South Korea

  • Recording: Did not appear on UNB Elluminate server

Fri Mar 27 1830 to 1920 CALL-IS EV Fair Classic – E-Teacher Scholarship Program

E-Teacher Scholarship Program – 14:30 to 15:20 EDT – Leslie Opp-Beckman, U of Oregon, David Fay, US Department of State, USA

Thu Mar 26 CALL-IS Webcasts from Technology Showcase at TESOL 2015 Toronto


Thu Mar 26 1300 to 1415 GMT Hot Topic: Flipping the Classroom

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Hot Topic: Flipping the Classroom – 9:00 am – 10:15 am EST

Thu Mar 26 1430 to 1615 GMT Mobile Apps for Education Showcase

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Mobile Apps for Education Showcase – 10:30 am – 12:15 pm EST

Thu Mar 26 1700 to 1845 GMT CALL-IS InterSection with SLW-IS

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CALL-IS InterSection with SLW-IS: Automated Writing Evaluation: When is it Right for Your Students? – 1 pm – 2:45 pm EST

Thu Mar 26 1900 to 2050 GMT CALL-IS Developers’ Showcase

Developers’ Showcase 1500 to 16:50 pm EST

  • To join the webcast, click here
  • Not sure where the recording is. It might be appended to the recording above.

Thu Mar 26 2115 to 2245 GMT CALL-IS Open Meeting

CALL-IS Open Meeting – 5:15 pm – 6:45 pm EST

More handouts


Earlier this week

Sat Mar 21 1800 GMT LEARNING2GETHER with Vance Stevens, Stephen Downes, and others at the Spring Blog Festival


Mon Mar 25 Holodecking with Randall Sadler

Carol Rainbow reports that the video is here

https://youtu.be/oRlS9HvGpYc; she says Anne Christel recorded it

Was getting the embed code but encountered this http://screencast.com/t/3q7gaJMhf

Checking to see if it’s ok

IATEFL ITsig meets TESOL rap-up guided by Mary Hillis and Vance Stevens

Learning2gether Episode 99

Sunday, April 8, 2012 – EASTER Sunday 

Two events: IATEFL ITSig and TESOL rap-up

IATEFL ITSig First, at 13:00 GMT


And then TESOL RAP-UP, at 14:00 GMT

Mary Hillis and Vance Stevens guide a discussion of reflections on the TESOL conference



Also, see Nina Liakos’s http://wiainphilly.blogspot.com

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Also, these CALL-IS Recordings are forthcoming:

March 29=31 is the 2012 International TESOL convention in Philadelphia and once again the CALL-IS will be broadcasting select sessions in real time for those that can’t be there (or those that want to multitask on their laptops at the convention).

CALL-IS would love to have you participate in any or all of the webcasts. Just visit http://www.call-is.org/info/mod/resource/view.php?id=379 and click on the webcast that interests you. We’ll be taking questions from the online audience and there is always a lively chat during the presentation.

Post conference, links to the recorded sessions will go up and folks that couldn’t participate in real time can still benefit.

Oh, and all of this is free, courtesy of the CALL-IS interest section.

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As for the Rap-Up: Where: Blackboard Collaborate (Elluminate) 


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