Learning2gether from Robert Wachman and Deborah Healey talking about Shaping the Way we Teach English

Learning2gether Episode 212

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On Sun Apr 13 Learning2gether with arranged to meet with Robert Wachman to talk about his role in helping teachers with Shaping the Way we Teach English, and we were joined by Deborah Healey

http://around.uoregon.edu/content/uo-mooc-aims-help-teach-english-language

Robert is involved in helping teachers in the Philippines with the MOOC Shaping the Way we Teach English, and he gave us a tour around the 5-week MOOC: https://www.coursera.org/course/shaping1landscape

Robert had worked out beforehand how to join the Hangout on Air in an iPad while participating on an iMac where he can screen share and walk us through the program from there while maintaining screen presence on the iPad.

Place: Google Hangout on Air (HoA), available through direct participation in the Hangout or via its live stream, URLs to appear as they come available toward the start of the event

Announcements on various Google+ communities and Facebook groups as well as at:

Earlier this week

Monday, April 7th Teaching Digital Citizenship in an iPad Classroom

If you have iPads, you know that teaching digital citizenship is more important than ever. With the tablet classroom in mind, Common Sense Media, well-renowned for their digital citizenship curriculum and resources, now offers resources for teaching digital citizenship in an iPad classroom. Participants will learn about two resources that teach students to be safe, responsible, and respectful in a digital world: 1) Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum in interactive eBooks, and 2) Digital Passport. Learn more here, and more information about this and other upcoming events at t http://learningrevolution.com/.

Monday, April 7th  TL Virtual Cafe – Libraries and the 1:1 School: Final Nail in the Library Coffin?

Learn about the role of libraries and librarians in a 1:1 school. Hoover High School librarians and administrator(s) will discuss the successes, pitfalls, and follies involved in launching a 1:1 iPad program for our 9-12 grade school of approximately 3000 students with an emphasis on the role of the library and librarians in this process. Join here.
More information about this and other upcoming events at http://learningrevolution.com/.

Philip Rosedale (the founder of Second Life) and his keynote address is on YouTube: http://youtu.be/KyuS3jwrCu0

Sat Apr 12 last day of VWBPE Virtual Word Best Practices in Education on Avalon

Time: April 11, 2014 to April 12, 2014
Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/VWBPE%20Central%203/248/248/22
Organized By: Heike Philp aka Gwen Gwasi
VWBPE – Virtual World Best Practise in Education Conference – www.vwbpe.org

From AVALON: http://avalon-project.ning.com/

Here was the schedule for

There was a live feed here http://vwbpe.org/conference/watch-live-now :

Sat Apr 12 Classroom 2.0 special guest Donna Roman – Featured Teacher

Date: Sat., April 12, 2014
Time: 9:00am PT/10:00am MT/11:00am CT/12:00pm ET
Location: http://tinyurl.com/cr20live (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.Join us on Saturday, April 12th, when our special guest will be Donna Roman,”Featured Teacher”. Donna Adams Román is a 5th grade teacher at Mill Creek School in Illinois, blogger, trainer, and presenter committed to providing rich learning opportunities for her learners and professional learning network. She is a recent recipient of ISTE’s first place SIGOL Online Learning Award (2013) and a Microsoft Innovative Expert Educator. Donna is active in Professional Development online and in her district, CoSN, ISTE, and iEARN. Educators are pulled in so many constantly changing directions. Donna will discuss how we can address these obligations while providing deep and meaningful learning experiences, not only for our students, but for ourselves as well. Suggestions to work smarter by condensing and combining, that in turn can deepen teaching, learning, and our lives while we engage fully in the process. 21st Century Learning, Project Based Learning, and Technology will be the common languages. Donna’s Blog More information and details are at http://live.classroom20.com. If you’re new to the Classroom 2.0 LIVE! show you might want to spend a few minutes viewing the screencast on the homepage to learn how we use Blackboard Collaborate, and navigate the site. Each show begins at 12pm Eastern (GMT-5) and may be accessed in Blackboard Collaborate directly using the following Classroom 2.0 LIVE link at http://tinyurl.com/cr20live.On the Classroom 2.0 LIVE! site (http://live.classroom20.com) you’ll find the recordings from our recent ”Featured Teacher” session with our special guest Erin Klein. 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!

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

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

SLMOOC14 sessions scheduled through Apr 30, 2014

included:

Sat Apr 12 SLMOOC14 – Jay Jay Jegathesan – The Freedom Project

Sat Apr 12 SLMOOC14 – Vicki Robinson – Physics Education In Second Life – Virtual Hands On

Sun Apr 13 SLMOOC14 – Nancy Zingrone – Setting up a Learning Center in Second Life and  Display Building Workshop in Second Life

Learning2gether with RSCON5 MiniCon and more

Learning2gether Episode 211

Sun Apr 6 – Learning2gether with RSCON5 MiniCon and preview

Learning2gether in the guise of its coordinator Vance Stevens was on holiday April 6, but followers were invited to attend the following significant event, which coincidentally took place during the time that L2g normally meets on Sundays

Sunday, April 6th RSCON5 MiniCon will feature musical guest Jason Levine, keynote speaker Steven Anderson, a technology smackdown event that anyone can sign-up for, and eight mini-presentations that highlight RSCON4 and give you a sneak peek at what to expect at our annual Reform Symposium Free Online Conference (RSCON5), that will take placeJuly 11-13th, 2014 and feature 60+presentations, 2 plenaries, 10 keynotes, student presenters, and much more. Learn more here / or at http://www.futureofeducation.com/page/rscon-2014
More information about this and other upcoming events at t http://learningrevolution.com/

and, as usual …

Earlier this week

Mon Mar 31 – Introducing Mozilla’s BadgeKit

Monday, March 31, 2-3:00 ET: Introducing Mozilla’s BadgeKit – BadgeKit is a new set of open, foundational tools that will make the badging process easy and simple. BadgeKit will be launched by Mozilla’s Open Badges team in March of 2014. This session will provide a general overview of BadgeKit, including: Why BadgeKit? What is BadgeKit? A deeper look at BadgeKit tools, and more
You’ll need to enroll in the MOOC on badges: badges.coursesites.com

Thu Apr 3 – SLMOOC14: David W. Deeds – Using Second Life in the K-12 Classroom

http://www.wiziq.com/online-class/1755560-slmooc14-using-second-life-in-the-k-12-classroom

Fri Apr 4 – SLMOOC14: Language Practice on Second Life – Edunation

Presented by Edunation by Victoria University of Wellington

http://www.wiziq.com/online-class/1756032-slmooc14-language-practice-on-second-life

Sat Apr 5 – Classroom 2.0 live weekly show with Erin Klein

Saturday, April 5th at 12pm CR20 LIVE Weekly Show with Erin Klein, We are so excited to have Erin Klein as our Featured Teacher! Erin is a 2nd grade teacher in the Cranbrook Educational Community, Bloomfield Hills, MI. She will be sharing some of her fantastic classroom projects and teaching ideas in this inspirational, jam-packed show. Besides her amazing student-centered classroom Erin is an education technology expert and a master of project based learning. In her blog, Kleinspiration, Erin shares strategies and tools to help educators create transformational schools of the 21st century. Classroom 2.0 LIVE is an opportunity to gather with other member of the community in regular “live” web meetings. Details to join the webinar athttp://live.classroom20.com. Follow us on Twitter: #liveclass20.
More information about this and other upcoming events at t http://learningrevolution.com/.

From Apr 5 – more SLMOOC14 sessions scheduled through Apr 30, 2014

http://www.wiziq.com/course/39928-second-life-mooc

Learning2gether from TESOL 2014 Portland March 25-29

Learning2gether Episode 210

2014-04-02_0608integrating Learning2gether traveled to Portland OregonMarch 25-29 2014 and took part in the live stream of portions of the annual international TESOL conference from there in conjunction with CALL-IS (CALL Interest Section) PCI (Preconvention Institute) entitled Integrating CALL with Web 2 0 and Social Media presentation on March 25, 2014 at the TESOL Conference, Portland https://learning2gether.net/2014/03/25/mooc-and-the-flipped-classroom/

Thu Mar 27 CALL-IS events streamed live from TESOL in Portland Oregon The Webheads Elluminate room http://learningtimesevents.org/webheads/ was used for TESOL 2014 CALL-IS webcasts unless otherwise indicated. Details here: http://callis2014.pbworks.com/

Fri Mar 28 CALL-IS events streamed live from TESOL in Portland Oregon

Sat Mar 29 CALL-IS events streamed live from TESOL in Portland Oregon

We were told to “watch email” but I have not found where recordings of these plenaries are publicly available

Thu Mar 27 0030 PST Surin Pitsuwan streamed live from TESOL 2014 in Portland Opening Keynote, Surin Pitsuwan Wednesday, 26 March 2014, 5:30 pm–7 pm in Portland; 04:30 in UAE English as A Powerful Instrument of Community Building in East Asia For the 10 member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), English has been designated as an official “working language” for the regional organization. In such a diverse group of countries, one common language is not possible. And ASEAN’s success has been instrumental in bringing other larger and more powerful countries of East Asia and the Pacific together under the ASEAN-ledarchitecture of cooperation. The only language that is widely accepted as an instrument of integration for the emerging East Asian community is English. How a “foreign language” can bind and build an emerging community of nations in East Asia is another “Asian Miracle.”

Thu Mar 27 1500 GMT David Graddol streamed live from TESOL 2014 in Portland Thursday, 27 March 2014, 8 am–9 am in Portland; 7 p.m. in UAE Five Megatrends Shaping the Future of TESOL English has become a centrepiece of education reform in many countries. I show how this is often in response to developments in economics, demographics, and technology—which are reshaping the nature of teaching and learning English around the world. David Graddol is director of The English Company (UK) Ltd, which provides consultancy and publishing services in applied linguistics, with a special focus on English language and education policy. In The Future of English? (1997), David set out a new agenda for understanding the growing importance of English as an international language and its role in globalisation. English Next (2006), provided an update on English in global education.  English Next India (2010) explores the changing status of English in India. Profiling English in China: The Pearl River Delta (2013) examines public discourses and the linguistic landscapes of a part of China that is experiencing rapid change. English Next Brazil will be published in March 2014.

More about TESOL Portland feature speakers here

where it says: Free Live Stream of Keynote Speakers Not able to attend the convention? The opening keynote speaker Surin Pitsuwan on Wednesday evening, and the James E. Alatis Plenary speaker David Graddol on Thursday morning will be live streamed at no charge for those not able to attend the convention. You can watch live or watch the recording later. Watch your email for information on how to connect.

Earlier this week

Thu Mar 27 2014 School Leadership Summit The 2014 School Leadership Summit is  online and free. This is the second year of this global, virtual event to help school leaders gather and share thinking and best practices. Keynote speakers this year will include Scott McLeodPam Moran, and Ira Socol; plus we’ll have a special track of sessions from the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA). This is also a great chance for YOU to present if you are focused on institutional vision, teaching and learning from the leadership perspective, school reform, technology use issues, or more. To submit a proposal, go HERE. To become a conference partner organization, go HERE. To read the great reviews of last year’s event, go HERE. Sign up on the conference site to receive regular updates, including the final schedule.

And we unfortunately coincided with this remarkable event

Fri and Sat Mar 28-29 Virtual Round Table CEFR Web Conference http://cefrwebconference.com/programme/ All times are in CET. To register, please go to… http://cefrwebconference.eventbrite.com/   Day 1 report … With more than 600 attendees signed up, the CEFR Web Conference gets off to a great start on Friday at 10am CET with the Open Plenary by Johanna Panthier and Susanna Slivensky of the Council of Europe. How do I join? The links to the venues are listed below in the programme overview. Just click on the link enter as guest and type your first and last name. If in doubt, the main venue is: http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/cefrwebcon. We can not reserve any seats and first comes, first serves. If the maximum number of attendees has been reached, and you can not enter, please use the livestream to listen to the programme. http://www.livestream.com/cefrwebconference (sponsort by RCS Media, Munich) Here is a programme overview… CEFR Web Conference #cefrwebcon Conference programme DAY 1 – Friday, 28 March 2014 ************************************************************ WELCOME BY ORGANIZERS 10am CET(Central European Time, Paris, Rome Vienna) World Clock Main venue: http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/cefrwebcon Welcome Address by conference organizers Geoff Tranter, Germany and Heike Philp, Belgium ************************************************************ OPENING PLENARY 10:15am CET World Clock Main venue: http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/cefrwebcon Welcome Address Johanna Panthier, Council of Europe, France and Susanna Slivensky,Council of Europe, Austria Moderator: Marisa Constantinides ************************************************************ KEYNOTE 11:00am CET World Clock Main venue: http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/cefrwebcon The CEFR 2001 – 2014 Daniel Coste and Brian North and a summary by Joe Sheils Moderator: Joe Sheils ************************************************************ BREAK 12:30 pm CET World Clock ************************************************************ PLENARY 1:00 pm CET World Clock Main venue: http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/cefrwebcon Open Audience Discussion Geoff Tranter, Germany and Heike Philp, Belgium ************************************************************ BREAK 2:00 pm CET World Clock (30min) ************************************************************ KEYNOTE 2:30 pm CET World Clock Main venue: http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/cefrwebcon The CEFR as an Instrument of Quality Management Frank Heyworth Moderator: Joel Josephson ************************************************************ KEYNOTE 3:15 pm CET World Clock Main venue: http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/cefrwebcon The Globalisation of Language Education Policy Maria Stoicheva, Bulgaria Moderator: Joel Josephson ************************************************************ BREAK 4:00 pm CET World Clock (30min) ************************************************************ CONCURRENT SESSION 4:30 pm CET World Clock   WORKSHOP Room B1 Venue: http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/B1 ELP European Language Portfolio Margaret Nezbeda, Austria Moderator: Heike Philp * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * WORKSHOP Room B2 Venue: http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/B2 CEF ESTIM GRID Claire Tardieu, France Moderator: Teresa McKinnon, UK ************************************************************ BREAK 5:30 pm  CET World Clock  (30min) ************************************************************ KEYNOTE 6:00 pm CET World Clock Main venue: http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/cefrwebcon The CEFR from the Perspective of the European Language Portfolio David Little, Ireland Moderator: Asli Saglam, Turkey ************************************************************ 6:45 pm CET World Clock Close Day 1 ************************************************************   Conference programme DAY 2 – Saturday, 29 March 2014 ************************************************************ WELCOME 10:00 am CET World Clock Main venue: http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/cefrwebcon   Welcome by conference organizers with a short summary of the previous day Geoff Tranter, Germany and Heike Philp, Belgium ************************************************************ KEYNOTE 10:15 am CET World Clock Main venue: http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/cefrwebcon   The Role of the CEFR in Assessment and Testing José Noijons, The Netherlands Moderator: Marjorie Rosenberg, Austria ************************************************************ KEYNOTE 11:00 am CET World Clock Main venue: http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/cefrwebcon   The CEFR – a Personal View of a Committed User Neus Figueras Casanovas, Catalonia, Spain Moderator: Asli Saglam, Turkey ************************************************************ BREAK (30min) 11:45 am CET  World Clock ************************************************************ CONCURRENT SESSIONS ROOM B1 12:15 am CET World Clock http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/B1 The CEFR level descriptions and empirical learner data, MERLIN, a multi-lingual corpus initiative Dr. Katrin Wisniewski, Hanoi and Dr. Andrea Abel, Italy Moderator: Heike Philp * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * ROOM B2 12:15 am CET World Clock http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/B1   Teacher Training and Can Do Statements Marisa Constantinides, Greece Moderator: Teresa McKinnon, UK Tech Support: Nigel Russell, Australia ************************************************************ BREAK (30min) 1:15 pm CET   World Clock ************************************************************ KEYNOTE 1:45 pm CET World Clock Main venue: http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/cefrwebcon   Pluralistic approaches to languages and cultures Michel Candelier, France Moderator: Cornelia Kreis-Meyer ************************************************************ CLOSING PLENARY 2:30 pm CET World Clock Main venue: http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/cefrwebcon   The CEFR 2014+ Johanna Panthier, Council of Europe, France and Susanna Slivensky,ECML, Austria Moderation: Cornelia Kreis-Meyer ************************************************************ BREAK (30min) 3:15 pm CET  World Clock ************************************************************ PANEL DISCUSSION 3:45 pm CET World Clock Main venue: http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/cefrwebcon   “If I had three CEFR wishes, ……. . “ Dr. Monika Jezak, Canada (cancelled) Angela Hasselgreen, Norway Petra Daryai Hansen, Denmark Eli Moe, Norway Geoff Tranter, Germany Moderation: Teresa McKinnon, UK ************************************************************ WRAP UP 5 pm CET  World Clock ************************************************************ END of WEB CONFERENCE 5:15 pm CET  World Clock ************************************************************   ************************************************************ IMPORTANT LINKS CEFR Conference programme http://cefrwebconference.com/programme/ CEFR Conference programme overview http://cefrwebconference.com/programme-overview/ Livestream in case the rooms reach their capacity http://www.livestream.com/cefrwebconference Registration http://cefrwebconference.com/registration/ FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) http://cefrwebconference.com/faqs-3/ About http://cefrwebconference.com/about/ Conference Organizers http://cefrwebconference.com/conference-organizers-2/ Moderators and Volunteers http://cefrwebconference.com/moderators-and-volunteers/ Contact cefrwebconference@gmail.com heike.philp@letstalkonline.com

Vance Stevens: Chaos in Learning and its Resolution through Networking

Learning2gether Episode 198


Download Audio mp3https://learning2getherdotnet.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/learningchaos2.mp3
Thanks to Benjamin Stewart for providing the audio file

Sun Jan 26 – MultiMOOC and YLTSIG EVO sessions joint event

Presented as an Electronic Village Online event for Week 2 (Declaration) in MultiMOOC EVO session as well as a Teaching English to Young Learners and Teenagers YLTSIG EVO event entitled “Chaos in Learning and How to Engage Learners in Resolving That Chaos Through Networking With One Another”

More information here:

What:

This is a joint event with Vance Stevens talking about the EVO MultiMOOC session at
http://goodbyegutenberg.pbworks.com.
The discussion is aimed primarily at young learners, and at all learners by extrapolation.

MultiMOOC is about chaos in learning and how to engage learners in resolving that chaos through networking with one another. This presentation introduces a connectivist take on chaos in learning, with its suggestion that sense-making can be enhanced through a network of learners. Taking the Cynefin distinction of simple, complicated, complex, and chaotic problems, MOOCs seem directed at the latter two. We look at some examples of how learning occurs in MOOCs and wind up with some implications for the future.

Announcements

Earlier this week

Here are a few of the other events tracked on Learning2gether this past week 2 in EVO and elsewhere

Sat 25 Jan Michael Coghlan in ICT4ELT  EVO event


Download mp3: https://learning2getherdotnet.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/coghlan-10-001-64k.mp3

Recording: https://sas.elluminate.com/p.jnlp?psid=2014-01-25.0439.M.7AE801FFB697DA460D4BF25AA8C21B.vcr&sid=75
From http://learningtimesevents.org/webheads/

http://ict4elt2014.pbworks.com/w/page/70325575/FrontPage

Please don’t miss this great opportunity to discuss and explore synchronous and asynchronous tools with us!

We hope we will have time to listen to a song and a lovely guitar play from Michael!

Sun Jan 19 Crafting ePerfect Textbook EVO session Week 1 Overview

Hangout; see:

http://ebookevo.pbworks.com/w/page/70379800/hangouts

Mon Jan 20 Education Fast Forward

Education Fast Forward – EFF9: “To School or not to school”#EFF9.

“To school or not to school?” is due to take place on Monday, 20 January 2014 at 10:15am (GMT). The debate is being held at The Education World Forum in front of an audience of ministers. So join us, two amazing speakers, special guests and fellows and tweet comments and questions to #EFF9. Watch on YouTube More information athttp://www.prometheanplanet.com/en/professional-development/best-practice/education-fast-forward/

From the Learning Revolution calendar here http://learningrevolution.com/

Mon Jan 20 EdGamer – Be Smart On Air #7: Alphabet Soup

This one just popped up in my Google calendar

Be Smart On Air #7: Alphabet Soup

https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/c8th8vth1tvflkdk0oje7vh4p00

From EdGamer, as per https://twitter.com/edgamer, a podcast show dedicated to Games & Learning hosted by Zack Gilbert and Gerry James

EdGamer is part of the EdReach Network. http://EdReach.us

On Google, it’s the EdReach Network, https://plus.google.com/u/0/s/%23EdGamer

Check out the last episode, EdGamer 97: Medieval Games and Girl Scout Badges

More audio archives available at one of the tabs at this URL

Including the above audio: http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/edreach.us/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/EdGamer-97.mp3

Tue Jan 21 iPad seminar with Joe Dale

Host: http://edtechteacher.org/index.php/teaching-technology/webinars

January 21st: iPads, language learning, the MFL twitterati & sharing good practice – a UK perspective with guest Joe Dale (@joedale) from Isle of Wight, England
Learn how iPad can allow students to enhance their language learning by helping them access higher order thinking skills through content creation, redefine their learning according to the SAMR model and cater to their multiple intelligences. Joe Dale (@joedale), recognized expert on technology and language learning, and EdTechTeacher’s Greg Kulowiec will showcase some of the innovative ways language teachers are using iPads to create new opportunities for personalised collaborative learning in and out of the classroom. They will also look at the rise of the MFL Twitterati, a group of language professionals in the UK, who like to share ideas and collaborate on a range of different projects through Twitter, videoconferencing, blogs and face to face meetups to highlight the power of a personal learning network for raising standards in teaching and learning.

Tue Jan 21 TICAL

TICAL – Top 14 Web Resources for Ed. Leaders of 2014, Tune in to hear about the top 14 technology resources of 2014. Websites and apps that are free, easy-to-use, and very practical will be highlighted during this session. Learn about new tools and explore new ways to use some of the more popular resources. This webinar builds on the popular series of articles and workshops that have been presented annually since 2010. Click here to register.

From the Learning Revolution calendar here http://learningrevolution.com/

Tue Jan 21 Personalize Learning

Personlize Learning Webinar #3: The Motivation Equation with Kathleen Cushman, Teachers perceive a crisis of motivation among their students, even more troubling with respect to the knowledge, skills, and habits that crucially affect the futures of low-income youth. But the science of learning suggests a powerful positive approach, which builds on what youth most value and supports their expectation of success. This webinar helps participants analyze their own student-motivation dilemmas, using the research-based “Motivation Equation” protocol and calling on classroom examples from WKCD’s new multimedia book of the same name by Kathleen Cushman. Join the Collaborate session here.

From the Learning Revolution calendar here http://learningrevolution.com/

Wed Jan 22 NNEST EVO Yilin Sun Training

Listed on the EVO Events calendar http://my.calendars.net/eslhome_conferen

as taking place in Blackboard Collaborate (Elluminate)

http://learningtimesevents.org/webheads/

Thanks to an ongoing grant from http://www.learningtimes.com/

Thu Jan 23 Jennifer Madrell Designers for Learning Webcast with Brent Wilson

Jennifer Maddrell will be joined by Dr. Brent Wilson, Professor at the University of Colorado – Denver in the School of Education and Human Development … see:http://www.ucdenver.edu/academics/colleges/SchoolOfEducation/FacultyandResearch/Pages/BrentGWilson.asp

The webcast will focus on Brent’s perspective on the practice of instructional design, as well as incorporating service-learning as a means of offering applied learning experiences to instructional design students. We look forward to seeing you on January 23rd!

Hangout crashed on Jen and her participants at first, and I myself was experiencing repeated time-outs from Chatwing, but for those who couldn’t make the live session, the recording will be available at

Thu Jan 23 – Marie-Hélène Fasquel Sharing and Teaching Webinar

http://sharingteaching.blogspot.fr/2014/01/webinar-january-23-2014-from-7-to-830-pm.html

Marie-Hélène posted her notice here and I noticed also at MachinEVO, but when I saw it at our FB page, I put it in our calendar.

Did anyone from MultiMOOC attend?

Fri Jan 24 NNEST-EVO Session with Dr. Yilin Sun

Listed on the EVO Events calendar http://my.calendars.net/eslhome_conferen

as taking place in Blackboard Collaborate (Elluminate)

http://learningtimesevents.org/webheads/

Thanks to an ongoing grant from http://www.learningtimes.com/

Sat 25 Jan Shelly Terrell – Survival Tips for Teaching Young Learners English

An EVO Teaching English to Young Learners and Teenagers event
http://yltsigevo2014.wordpress.com/times-dates/

Recording: http://iatefl.adobeconnect.com/p85jun0p0j8/

Learning2gether with Jim Buckingham on Badges – an EVO MultiMOOC session

Learning2gether Episode 197


Download Buckingham presentation audio:
https://learning2getherdotnet.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/learning2gether-about-badges-with-jim-buckingham-and-evo-multimooc_004.mp3
Scroll down for Rhizo14 Week 1 Hangout on Cheating

Sun Jan 19 1400 GMT Jim Buckingham – Badges and MultiMOOC

An Electronic Village Online event for Week 1 (Orientation) in MultiMOOC EVO session

Where: Google+Hangout

LiveStream

Time: 1400 GMT – Apologies, but our Google announcement was not correct
http://screencast.com/t/rADUoBLog

What’s it about? Jim Buckingham explains the concept of badges and how this concept applies in the MultiMOOC EVO session. In his words: ” I’m going to be hopefully sharing my interest and enthusiasm for what I think is likely to be one of the most fascinating Tech applications and strategies to impact on Education – Open Digital Badges in the foreseeable future. It has to rank up there with at least two other themes that are also attracting a great deal of my attention – MOOCs and Learning Analytics.”

I’ve been focusing on Open Digital Badges for a while now.. Was hoping for a pause to pursue an interest in exploring the other two but that just hasn’t happened yet.

My plan? Introduce you to Open Badges, evoke some comments on the topic, forward a draft on how we could proceed next, solicit your opinions on this, make the necessary revisions to that plan, and (in the interests of “connectivism”) see where we might go next.

Vance and Jim prepared for our event in this short video

Some URLs

Announcements

2014-01-20_1652newthings

2014-01-22_1555levine

MultiMOOC has been following Rhizo14

Fri Jan 17 Rhizo14 Hangout on Reconceiving Cheating in an era of Abundance


The above is audio from Dave Cormier and Rhizo14 Hangout this week (and without the long mic-mute gaps in the middle)
Download here:
https://learning2getherdotnet.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/rhizo14-week1-cheating-as-learning_cut.mp3

2014-01-20_1802cheatingrhizo14

https://unhangout.media.mit.edu/event/rhizo14

http://davecormier.com/edblog/2014/01/16/rhizo14-live-session-unhangout/

Earlier this week

This event occurred at the end of the first week of EVO, Electronic Village Online, Jan 12-Feb 16, 2014.  Accordingly, there were numerous online events the previous week which we were following on Learning2gether and MultiMOOC.

Here is a sampling:

The official EVO BbC Elluminate Calendar

And check out http://my.calendars.net/eslhome_conferen

Tue Jan 14 ePerfect Textbook EVO event – Using Google Hangouts for peer editing

Shelly Terrell will show how to use Google HangOuts to provide collaborative peer feedback to a Google Doc. She will also demonstrate how to add apps and use scripts to amplify your Google Drive.

The event (in Hangout) is listed here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cmff22nkun9btqfen7qchguv2kc

Tue Jan 14 NNEST EVO event – Myths and misconceptions about NNEST

Details: http://nnestevo2014.pbworks.com/w/page/70689274/Week1

In Webheads Elluminate vRoom http://learningtimesevents.org/webheads/

Session Recording
https://sas.elluminate.com/p.jnlp?psid=2014-01-14.0450.M.7AE801FFB697DA460D4BF25AA8C21B.vcr&sid=75 

Tue Jan 14 ICT4ELT EVO event – The ins and outs of Yahoo Groups and Pbworks

Reminder from: ict4elt2014 Yahoo Group
Venue: Webheads Elluminate vRoom http://learningtimesevents.org/webheads/
Title: “The ins and outs of Yahoo Groups and Pbworks” with Teresa d’Almeida d’Eca & Fernanda Rodrigues
Recording: http://ict4elt2014.pbworks.com/w/page/72953672/The%20First%20Live%20Session 

Recording of the session on 15 January 2014:
FAST TRACK RECORDING of Session 1, Wed 15 Jan 2014 (1h35min) : http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/p6oqgdtwnvc/—-
FILM CREW GROUP BUILDING, RECORDING of Session 1, Wed 15 Jan 2014 (1h36min):http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/p4f7fu5zn18/

Wed Jan 15 EVO Mentoring session webinar with the Mentoring SIG at IATEFL Hungary

talking about setting up a mentor course and how learning about mentoring has impacted the professional life of the participants.

Where? Blackboard Collaborate (Elluminate)

http://learningtimesevents.org/webheads/

Thanks to an ongoing grant from http://www.learningtimes.com/

Jan 16  iPad seminar

Host: http://edtechteacher.org/index.php/teaching-technology/webinars

  • January 15th/16th: Creativity & Learning with iPads with guests Richard Wells (@iPadWells) from Auckland, New Zealand and Paul Hamilton (@PaulHamilton8) from Sunshine Coast, Australia
    Too often, iPads are viewed solely as consumption devices – good for little more than checking email and online research. However, in schools around the world, teachers are proving this theory wrong. Join Richard Wells (@iPadWells) and Paul Hamilton (@PaulHamilton8), as well as EdTechTeacher’s Shawn McCusker and Beth Holland, as they explore how iPads can inspire creativity and empower students to become creators of their own learning.

Wed Jan 15 Teachers Teaching Teachers

EdTechTalk – Teachers Teaching Teachers,

Teachers Teaching Teachers Studio and Chat hosted weekly by EdTechTalk, a collaborative open webcasting community.

From the Learning Revolution calendar here http://learningrevolution.com/

Thu Jan 16 2nd Twitter chat for MOOC on Digital Curation

The second Twitter chat for the DIgital Curation MOOC is on Thursday 16th January at 9pm UK time.

If you missed the first one you can catch up here: http://storify.com/CredibleU/highlights-from-the-first-dcurate-twitter-chat

More info on this MOOC here: http://goodbyegutenberg.pbworks.com/w/page/71257706/2014_MoreMOOCs#MOOConDigitalCuration

Fri 17 Jan Stephen Krashen – Three topics

An EVO Teaching English to Young Learners and Teenagers event

More information here: http://yltsigevo2014.wordpress.com/times-dates/

Recording: http://iatefl.adobeconnect.com/p3t89mvge2t/

Fri Jan 17 1300 GMT EVO14: Why CLIL now?

http://www.wiziq.com/online-class/1590270-evo14-why-clil-now

Fri Jan 17, 2014 1pm – 2pm GMT (no daylight saving)

Nellie Deutsch – organizer

Sat Jan 18 1200 EST CR20 LIVE Weekly Show

CR20 LIVE Weekly Show – EduClipper and EduTecher Updates with Adam Bellow, Classroom 2.0 LIVE is an opportunity to gather with other member of the community in regular “live” web meetings. Special thanks for this go to our sponsor, Blackboard Collaborate, for providing the service that allows us to do this!

From the Learning Revolution calendar here http://learningrevolution.com/

Adam Bellow returning to provide us with information and updates on his amazing web tools and apps: eduClipper and eduTecher! This is a presentation you won’t want to miss! Adam Bellow is the Founder and President of eduTecher and eduClipper, free web tools that help students and teachers discover the best resources to enhance learning in and out of the classroom. Adam was invited to be the closing keynote speaker for the ISTE 2013 Conference in San Antonio and with his speech “Change the World” kept the crowd in the palm of his hand with a presentation infused with energy, humor and optimism receiving a rousing, standing ovation from all of us in the audience. He shared his passion for how technology can transform teaching and learning to make a difference in students’ lives. He is a co-author with Steve Dembo of “Untangling the Web: 20 Tools to Power Up Your Teaching,” a book available both as both a print version and an interactive ebook that features 20 web sites and tools with teaching tips and an online community to connect with other educators. Classroom 2.0 LIVE is an opportunity to gather with other member of the community in regular “live” web meetings. Special thanks for this go to our sponsor, Blackboard Collaborate, for providing the service that allows us to do this! Details to join the webinar: http://live.classroom20.com Follow us on Twitter: #liveclass20 Thanks so much for being a part of this community!

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Sun 19 Jan 1100 GMT Alexander Sokol – Path to family learning

“A Path to Family Learning (that can also be walked by some teachers)”

An EVO Teaching English to Young Learners and Teenagers event

More information here: http://yltsigevo2014.wordpress.com/times-dates/

Vance Stevens, Rita Zeinstejer, Nelba Quintana: Widening the audience for student writing with Writingmatrix and Paper.li

Learning2gether Episode 146

Download:

https://learning2getherdotnet.files.wordpress.com/2013/03/writingmatrix03mar2013-10-001-64k.mp3

Panelists: Vance Stevens, Rita Zeinstejer, Sasa Sirk, Nelba Quintana

What is this about? 

What is Writingmatrix?

A few years ago, Vance Stevens coordinated Nelba Quintana and Rita Zeinstejer in Argentina, Doris Molero in Venezuela, and Sasa Sirk in Slovenia in a global project to put student writers in touch with each other through blogging, by tagging their posts ‘writingmatrix’.  At the time, the students were able to locate each other’s blogs by using Technorati.  However Technorati has since tightened what its searches will return in order to reduce clutter for whom it perceives are the most important users of its services (not casual educators). Therefore Technorati no longer works well for this purpose.

Meanwhile, one of the serendipitous outcomes of conducting the recently ended EVO MultiMOOC session was a greater understanding of how Paper.li works. Accordingly we have been experimenting with Paper.li in hopes of using it to achieve connections between student writers a world apart that worked so well when we could use Technorati effectively. Some results of these experiments were reported in these webcasts URLs:

Today’s webcast seeks to bring some of the original Writingmatrix team together to talk about what made the project a success and speculate on how Paper.li might help us to revise the project.

Recording

Where: Blackboard Collaborate (Elluminate)

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From http://support.paper.li/entries/20023257-What-is-Paper-li-

So how does Paper.li work? 

Anyone with a Twitter or Facebook account can log-in and create a paper. We provide you with easy to use tools to select your content. You choose your content streams and can create queries and searches based on Twitter users, #tags, keywords, Facebook, your own Twitter timeline, Google+ users, RSS feeds and more.

After you have chosen your sources, we go to work. Behind the scenes, it goes something like this: we extract all tweets that include URLs based on your content selection we extract the content found on these URLs:

  • text, e.g. blog post, newspaper article

  • photo, e.g. Flickr, yfrog, Twitpic, …

  • video, e.g. YouTube, Vimeo, Dailymotion, …

  • analyze the extracted text for language ( EN, ES…) and for topic, e.g. Politics, Technology, …

  • surface the day’s most relevant articles (using paper.li magic)

  • construct a newspaper frontpage using the filtered articles, photos and videos

Please note: Currently Facebook and Twitter are seen as two separate accounts by Paper.li. This means papers created under one account will only show under paper settings for that account. If you create a Paper.li under your Facebook account, it will not be visible in your Paper Settings when you are logged in under your Twitter account. And vice versa. We are working to change this.

From Kristi Hines: http://www.stayonsearch.com/how-to-use-paper-li-the-daily-twitter-newspaper

What Types of Content Does Paper.li Pull?

Paper.li selects specific types of tweet to generate content for a paper. First and foremost, it is looking for tweets with links, as the title of each “story” on the paper will link directly to the page, blog post, article, etc. If there are any images on the page, blog post, article, etc., it will sometimes pull those as a thumbnail for the news story. It also pulls tweets with links to videos from YouTube, BrightCove, and other popular video sharing sites for the media section. It doesn’t necessarily have to be a link directly to the video, however. Some videos are pulled from blog posts with an embedded video.

How Does Paper.li Choose Content?

This one is a mystery to me. I thought it *might* be based on tweet popularity until I saw that some of the tweets added to the paper had been the first tweet for a link done within an hour of the paper’s creation. It could be based on the influence of the Twitter users in the list, but I’ve seen some users with little authority get their tweets listed as well. So essentially,it’s completely random.

Getting the Right Content for Your Audience

This means that getting content on a particular topic based on a user or a Twitter list may not be as easy as you think. Not only may some members of your following or Twitter list not stick to tweeting about one topic, but some members may tweet something that gets misinterpreted by the paper, as seen below.

So how do you ensure your papers have the right content for your audience? There really is no guarantee. I would say that out of the three options for paper creation, hashtags seem the way to go, although some tags are overly abused, such as #linkbuilding gets repeated by the same users over and over and sometimes for services, not useful content. So use Paper.li at your own risk!

From Ryan Taft: http://www.1stwebdesigner.com/design/paper-li-grow-brand-awareness-traffic/

How Does Paper.li Work?

Paper.li allows users to create their own online newspaper through links shared on Facebook and Twitter. Once set up Paper.li automatically collects links from within Facebook or Twitter, organizes them into an easy-to-read newspaper format, complete with imagery, headlines, and article descriptions. Subscribers receive their online newspaper each day filled with top stories around the same content topic as your website. It’s a great way for you to automatically aggregate online content relevant to your website topic and push it out to your online community … If you’re on Twitter, you can configure the system to tweet your Paper.li newspaper automatically.

You can have up to 10 content streams from which to pull article links from … You can organize them in the order of importance. If you choose a Single Twitter User and a Twitter Keyword, you can rank them in order of importance of where Paper.li should pull articles from first, second, third, etc. The options include:

Single Twitter User

Your Twitter Stream and the people you follow

Twitter List

Twitter #Hashtag

Keywords on Twitter

Keywords on Facebook

RSS Feed

Single Google+ User

Keywords on Google+

Breakthrough

As a result of our session, Rita did some further investigation, and wrote us …

Hi, Vance and all,

Quite enthusiastic at “revisiting” our project, I’m now exploring a different tool –Tweeted Times (formerly known as The Twitter Times), a real-time personalized newspaper generated from your Twitter account, which I find more reliable than Paper.li.

If you compare today’s edition in both, you’ll see many more entries in TT, which are postings I made yesterday in Twitter –some of them via Scoop.It –in fact, Paper.li does not show any!!! Which means that, for some reason, Paper.li ignores some postings, even when they come via Twitter.

Take a look at the page I opened at TT http://tweetedtimes.com/#!/search/writingmatrix/en and let me know what you think.

Here’s what I think …

Tweeted Times does indeed seem to be doing a better job than paper.li.  It not only gets the Scoop.its that were missing from Paper.li but it also picks up the paper.liitself.

I think you’re on to something here, Rita

Not only that, this is a great illustration of true MOOC like behavior, where the idea is to assemble 1000 participants (webheads) on the upshot that one of them might be able to stimulate one or more of the others (Rita) to come up with a breakthrough as a result of a collaboration that couldn’t have happened with such a result in a much smaller grouping, which would lack critical mass for significant probability of achieving such a breakthrough.

still pondering that one …

Vance Stevens hosts a post-EVO MultiMOOC streamed Hangout wrap-up

Download:
Here are the mp3 recording and YouTube link from this Hangout with Claire Siskin, Chris Fry, and Jeff Lebow.  Topics ranged from the full story of griefer-spammer James O’Reilly through to what we learned from MultiMOOC. And there’s more about that in the last just updated blog post at http://evomlit.wordpress.com/2013/02/22/applying-what-we-learned-in-multimooc-in-evo/ revising Writingmatrix so that it can once again share student writing worldwide.

Having got the hang(out) of it, Vance Stevens streamed a Google+ Hangout even more smoothly than was done last week and archived at these locations:

Topic? Discuss what we learned in MultiMOOC

Who? 

We were joined by Claire Bradin Siskin, Chris Fry, and Jeff Lebow among others

 

Where? 

Recording

What do you need to do?

  1. Listen in and view the stream and interact in text at http://webheadsinaction.org/live
    1. No special equipment needed apart from
      1. browser
      2. listening device
  2. Join the hangout (optional, but encouraged)
    1. Log in to Google+ / Gmail acct with Google ID / password
    2. Click on link to be provided on the day to join the Hangout
      1. Wear a HEADSET to avoid causing echo feed from speakers to mic
      2. Switch OFF the stream to avoid hearing distracting delayed offset broadcast repetition


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