Learning2gether with ELTLive and TILL – Benjamin Stewart and Piry Herrera on Office 365

Learning2gether Episode 290


Download mp3: https://learning2getherdotnet.files.wordpress.com/2015/09/learning2gether-with-elt-live-and-till-office-365-zdtrwanoglw.mp3?

On Sunday, September 6, 1400 UTC, Learning2gether joined forces with ELTLive (#eltlive http://eltlive.com), and TILL, Teachers for Interactive Language Learning, a Google+ Community with well over 3000 members, at  https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/106289715383230353120.

The topic was Office 365, a Microsoft ecosystem that provides a suite of apps for sharing Office documents online and for working on them collaboratively. There are a number of other features that facilitate the interaction between student and teachers in the online or blended environment.

We were joined by Benjamin Stewart and Piry Herrera, both colleagues and teacher-trainers at Universidad Autónoma de Aguascalientes in Mexico, where both use Office 365 in innovative ways. We were particularly impressed by the ideas the presenters shared for exploring the affordances of the environment with their future-teacher students in ways that were clearly modeling to them a very humanistic and engaging pedagogical approach to leveraging technology as an enabler of learning.

We noted that the university in Aguascalientes has a licence that makes possible all teachers and students to use this tool and to maintain ePortfolios for the duration of their stay at the university, but we naturally discussed what the students could do with these ePortfolios (i.e. how they could retrieve their content) when they left the Office 365 environment, and also how they could port what they were learning about Office 365 into a free web 2.0 ecosystem they might design for their own students when they go to work in less well-endowed workplaces after graduation.

Benjamin and Piry proved themselves knowledgeable presenters whom the participants in Hangout and in-stream engaged in lively dialog (via text chat in the latter case). The result was a discussion lasting around 1.5 hours, but well worth reviewing, and we hope you enjoy it.

The event had been planned with Jeff Lebow and ELTLive, but Jeff had to bow out at the last moment, rare for Jeff. However he had set up two notices at his ELTLive community spaces

Where? Google+ Hangout on Air (HoA)

  • You could have listened to the stream in a video embed while chatting with us in real-time in the Chatwing window embedded in the location of your choice (both pointing to the same stream and Chatwing live text chat)
  • or you can
  • When there is space available (up to 10 people) you are welcome to join us in the Hangout on Air
    • It is a public hangout in the profile of Vance Stevens on Google+
    • Join the conversation and catch the stream on the Google+ event page, this one at:
      https://plus.google.com/events/c02khuh61j59880hq0mqgohaers
    • You can join us in HoA via its direct link posted here at show time
      and posted to Twitter hash tag #learning2gether and #eltlive
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        • Please MUTE YOUR MIC when not actually speaking into it during the HoA

Announcements

The following is copy / pasted from the Chatwing chat from this session

Good morning! Set my alarm so I could tune in although I’m not an Office 365 user. Always love to learn from Jeff and Vance! Greetings from Phoenix AZ.
I’m starting the hoa now, welcome
stream ok?
So sorry Jeff isn’t able to be with us today! But I’ll enjoy meeting Benjamin Stewart and the other people in the hangout. 🙂
Hello! Greetings from sunny Argentina!
I know but I don´t know anything about this, so I prefer to lurk
welcome if you want to comment
you know about educational philosophy 🙂
audio and video is coming through great for me! watching on youtube 🙂
always great to see you Peggy, you inspire us with your interest
Hi Peggy, ok Vance I will prob jump in later I´m taking notes like crazy right now ;))
Hi Maria! Great to see you! 🙂
so happy to see the emphasis on reflection in lesson planning for those future teachers! so important!
I noted that as well Peggy, so important!
also teacher trainers as models is critical
by using Office 365 does that make it possible for all of the students to see each other’s work so it’s not just going to the professors?
thanks for asking my question Vance! You are an excellent facilitator!
great response! once they get going further along in their training it will be a great way for them to help each other with peer feedback/suggestions realizing that is a great way to learn together. 🙂
I’m sure the students really appreciate knowing exactly when they will be observed and what the tutor will be looking for via the calendar. Great idea!
seeing the screensharing great!
Hi all. Trying to watch on my cell. Laptop is acting up these days
do the students get automatic notification of the calendar events via email?
Hi Maha!
it must give them alerts on their mobile devices, but I’ll ask
I’m really enjoying hearing about this teacher education program because I was a teacher education professor for Arizona State University for many years before I retired. 🙂
great 🙂
thanks! so exciting to see the use of mobile devices with the students! very accommodating to match them up for notifications via these devices!
seeing the screensharing now on youtube 🙂
it works well
do the students have to pay for Office 365 or is it provided by the university?
they are fortunate they have a license
it’s similar to Google Docs with office apps
lots of similarities between OneDrive and Google Drive 🙂
what is one drive?
I’m guessing office equivalent to dropbox etc?
Hi – I’m wondering if everyone can use the email from any provider – I guess they just have to use Outlook – but can it be used with a gmail fro example
you can ask that …
that is what he is showing us now
One drive is the MS online space – yep like dropbox or icloud
woops 🙂
Microsoft One Drive and One Note
🙂
I just signed up for One Note this week because Angela Maiers used it to distribute her free ebook called Liberating Genius. 🙂
I’m glad you guys are backing me up, I guess I missed it when I got up a moment to turn on the lights here
no problem!!! 🙂
How can we get Angela’s book?
One Drive seems to really help them to personalize/individualize the instruction and support for the students!
can you do about the same in Google ecosystem or are there clear affordances with Microsoft?
Last year my teacher trainers used onedrive for exchanging files – i.e. they were uploading and downloading rather than collaborating live in a Google doc!
I’m not completely clear about what the students are recording. Is it their reflection/synthesis of the lesson or is it the actual lesson being delivered in the classroom with students?
Hi Elizabeth! Welcome to the merry chat!
thanks! they are recording their sessions together to review later. Great idea!!
by having the students capture all of this documentation in One Drive throughout the program it will make it really easy for them to create a digital portfolio to use for many purposes including job searching 🙂
great question Vance!
excellent point! it’s good for students to learn multiple platforms/tools so they can move easily between them for use later when they are no longer in the program.
haha Vance! not renting this auditorium 🙂 Definitely keep going! Very informative!
yes, and be exposed to them by use them then it´s up to them to decide eventually, as usual it all depends on the teacher, right?
great use of video tutorials and announcements!
flipped learning
are we able to see his blog (Piry) or is it only for his students?
yes, we would like to have the link to Piry´s blog
I’ve asked in HoA chat, chatwing crashed Piry’s connection
thanks 🙂 I’m sure it was too much bandwidth for him along with hangout and desktop sharing 🙂
we’ve been muting our web cams to help Piry’s bandwidth
the popup is showing great for me. I changed by resolution in youtube to the highest level (720HD) in Theater Mode 🙂
would love to have his OneNote link (Benjamin) that he offered
love that transparency of sharing work and comments!
But surely the students need their own subscription? – I just checked it’s $70 / year for an individual (that’s if they want to collaborate on a document rather than just view)
can you ask, Anne?
yes @eannegrenoble I was wondering that too.
ElizabethA?
great point about the format similarities with Word online and their desktop versions of Word. Interesting to hear this comparison between Google Drive and Microsoft One Drive.
so students can work on their documents off line and it will automatically save to their Word Online? did I understand that correctly?
I understood that it synchs in the cloud
but they open the doc in Word, so not sure, do they have to upload the new doc?
3 days ago
do you know if the students have actually seen the conversations in the forum?
love it! Benjamin takes pictures of things on the board to post online later to help the students 🙂 great idea!
this is such a great model and shows what close personal relationships are possible with instructors like Benjamin and Piry! Such great communication!
it’s great that students can help each other in the class conversations by being so transparent!
what happens with all of the student work/forums etc. after they leave the university? will they still be able to access everything they saved in One Drive or would they have to pay to subscribe to continue to access documents?
I also loved that Benjaming takes pics of boardnotes
aha! they can choose whether they want to edit in Word or Word Online
great job explaining this Benjamin!!!
Pity – I’m going to have to drop out – thought I would have liked to see what Benjamin can share with us (we who are outside the system)
absolutely!!!!
It will be in the recording and we’ll post links here. So far all links posted in this chat have remained here forever
I’ll check back here later …. please say thanks for me …. bye all
I need to work on getting presenters in chatwing, set up and ready to go, prior to the show 🙂 (note to self_
very similar to Google Drive! Excellent demo of this!
I’m sure that’s a challenge, Vance because of the required bandwidth.
would the students have to personally pay for Office 365 after they leave the university to be able to continue to access those documents?
this has been REALLY informative! I’ve learned a lot! Thank you so much for providing this webinar!!
I say the same guys inspired and happy to hear about all of this! Thanks so much for sharing!
Thank you Benjamin, Piry and Vance! 🙂
so impressed with the very thoughtful way your university is approaching the adoption of these tools!
great points about the portfolios!
Once they leave university they´ve already got a backpack of evidence of work they´ve done, a live cv
I was also a teacher education professor after I was a principal 🙂 So great to be here with all of you!
Would be good if portfolios can imported for students to take away
Time flew!
Thank you so much for another interesting session
Thanks for checking on the availability of the blog 🙂 Will look forward to seeing it if that becomes possible!
Very nice to meet you Peggy and Piry
thanks very much for joining us
Excellent webinar!
you were all a very present part of our conversation
thanks again for coming

Earlier this week

Sun Aug 30 1900 UTC Jim Bronwyn Stuckey – Reboot Quest Atlantis

https://learning2gether.net/2015/09/01/learning2gether-with-bronwyn-stuckey-reboot-quest-atlantis/

Learning2gether with Jim Buckingham about the Online PD Tutorials Project

Learning2gether Episode 288

Download mp3: https://learning2getherdotnet.files.wordpress.com/2015/08/learning2gether-with-jim-buckingham-about-the-online-pd-tutorials-project-tr-gkylyx7e.mp3?

On Sunday August 23 Learning2gether met online with Jim Buckingham and Tony Waterman, teachers at Zayed University in UAE and at a defense academy in Muscat, Oman, respectively, to talk about innovation and mindset in teacher professional development and about Jim’s proposal that TESOL Arabia take on board his proposal for an online PD tutorials project.

Where? Google+ Hangout on Air – You could

Here are Jim’s notes on his proposal for the TESOL Arabia Online PD Tutorials Project

Pursuing ISTE Seal of Alignment 

Jim has made contact with ISTE Standards – Senior Project Manager  Mindy Frisbee to learn more about how any online programs or resources that we might realize could be awarded an ISTE Seal of Alignment. The idea of pursuing this is driven by a desire to have our work “internationally recognized” so that it has greater credibility in the eyes of both TESOL Arabia members AND those of us who will help realize these. By addressing such standards, we should gain some much valued and highly relevant PD.

An online, asynchronous “co-development consultancy” workshop is proposed to help realize this.  Details on all of this can be found in this Google folder – https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B8r1jrc3n6aifmZ5dF9jQjBTc1JMcXVnbGtSMUhOMTVEMTdKSWp5cnhrdkdLSzRwTXNBN2s&usp=sharing

Documents include

  • ISTE Seal of Alignment – Program Benefits
  • ISTE Seal of Alignment – flyer
  • ISTE Co-Development – Consultancy – done online
  • ISTE Co-Development – Workshop – done online **

Identifying / Contacting those involved in a Similar Project 

There is also an Edtech Project (led by Carolyn Sykora) that is currently being supported by various Ministries of Education in the Gulf. The project – better known as ABEGS – is designed to provide sustainable support and training for up to 1.3 million classroom teachers on the effective use of technology and digital resources for learning across the whole of the GCC.

Announcements:

Earlier this week

Sun Aug 16 1400 GMT LEARNING2GETHER with Phil Hubbard and Vance Stevens on Interactive Participatory Drama and Traci Talk

https://learning2gether.net/2015/08/19/learning2gether-with-phil-hubbard-and-vance-stevens-on-interactive-participatory-drama-and-traci-talk/

Tue Aug 18 NMC Horizon Report Library Edition Rollout

http://www.nmc.org/events/nmc-on-the-horizon-2015-library-edition/

August 18th @ 9am Central US Time

Ready or not, here they come! We reveal the key trends, challenges, and developments in technology that are poised to disrupt academic and research libraries worldwide in this free, virtual event.

Register Now

You’re invited to the official release of the NMC Horizon Report > 2015 Library Edition — a collaboration between the NMC, University of Applied Sciences (HTW) Chur, Technische Informationsbibliothek (TIB) Hannover, and ETH-Bibliothek Zurich. Enjoy a front row seat to this “talk show” style event as the co-principal investigators of the project explore the findings from the report. Topics will include improving the user experience of libraries’ offerings, the evolving nature of the scholarly record, and makerspaces — among many others. Library professionals, join us to learn insights to continue advancing applications of technology at your institution.

The full list of topics selected by the expert panel for this year’s report can be viewed here.

Learning2gether with Phil Hubbard and Vance Stevens on Interactive Participatory Drama and Traci Talk

Learning2gether Episode 287

Download mp3: https://learning2getherdotnet.files.wordpress.com/2015/08/learning2gether-with-phil-hubbard-and-vance-stevens-on-interactive-participatory-drama-and-traci-4k37s3so7ss.mp3?

Phil Hubbard joins Vance Stevens to discuss how the team at CPI (Courseware Publishing International in Cupertino California) developed Traci Talk and envisaged its use. The session was instigated by Sherry Schafer, an ESL professional with research interests in pronunciation and vocabulary teaching, who wrote us for more information after reading about Traci Talk, saying that “It seems like a very innovative program due to the integration of speech recognition technology. Also, the video game aspect of it seems to be very appealing and motivating to L2 users.” She will contribute her insights having used the program with some of her ESL students.

More generally we’d like to open up a discussion about whether there’s a place for interactive participatory dramas these days in language learning. Are there apps out there now that do something similar (branching dialogues with voice)? Would it be possible (or better) to have something like this embedded in a virtual world or other environment? Could a chatbot be programmed as a suitable “suspect”?

References:

Chen, H.  (2001). Evaluating five speech recognition programs for ESL learners.  Papers from the ITMELT 2001 Conference. Available:
http://www2.elc.polyu.edu.hk/conference/papers2001/chen.htm.

Hideto D. Harashima, H. (1999). Traci Talk – The Mystery. Software Review, Computer Assisted Language Learning, 12:3, 271-274. Available:
http://dx.doi.org/10.1076/call.12.3.271.5708.

Hubbard, P. (2002). Interactive Participatory Dramas for Language Learning. Simulation & Gaming,33: 210-216. Abstract:
http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=633603.

Stevens, V. (2002). Vance’s work with Speech Recognition in Traci Talk, up to 1997. ESL_Home. Available:
http://www.vancestevens.com/speech_r.htm

The Abu Dhabi Women’s College, Independent Learning Center, has this to say about Traci Talk in its online list of offerings:
http://adw.hct.ac.ae/site_ilc/ilc%20materials/ilc_soft_guide.htm

TRACI TALK, THE MYSTERY

You are involved in a plot … In this program, you are asked to solve a mystery by taking a train to “Cupervale” and posing as a visiting professor at Cupervale University. The person who requested your help has arranged for you to meet one suspect on the train to Cupervale, and for another to pick you up at the station in his cab. You are taken to your apartment where your neighbor is a third suspect, you meet a fourth at a dinner party, and so on.

The plot thickens … As you meet each character you have the opportunity for an extended conversation that can take many paths. You are able to talk to the characters using a microphone attached to the computer. In so doing, you are exposed to a large amount of natural and communicative English, which you hear, but can also see in text form if you wish. Many of your utterances are recycled in the program to reinforce learning.

Learn English while solving the mystery … At the beginning of the program, there is a basic training session where you can practice. Or, you can start conversing with the characters directly. Repeating the conversations allows you to obtain additional information by following the many different paths. When you feel you know each of the characters you can go to the next level by answering a series of 8 questions correctly (taken randomly from a pool of 60). If you pass this test, you can invite the suspects to your place for a chat and try to solve the mystery!!

Sophisticated, humorous, and satisfyingly rich in content, the story line has been designed to appeal to adult learners and engage them in an interesting and fruitful language learning experience

Legal Status of Traci Talk

http://www.trademarkia.com/traci-talk-75206599.html

Where? Hangout on Air

Announcements

Earlier this week

Friday July 31 to Mon Aug 10 iTDi Summer Intensive for Teachers

https://learning2gether.net/2015/08/02/ten-days-in-august-learning2gether-with-itdi-summer-intensive-for-teachers/

Sun Aug 9 LEARNING2GETHER with Vance Stevens on Teaching Writing with Voice on iPads and Mobile Devices

At the MMVC15 – Moodle Moot Virtual Conference hosted by Nellie Deutsch

https://learning2gether.net/2015/08/09/learning2gether-with-vance-stevens-and-many-others-at-mmvc15-moodle-moot-virtual-conference-hosted-by-nellie-deutsch/

And on WizIQ: http://www.wiziq.com/online-class/2878405-mmvc15-writing-and-tablet-voice-tools

Aug 14 second of two SCoPE webinars for Creating Engaging Online Learning Activities

Welcome to Creating Engaging Online Learning Activities! We’ve had a big hiatus from SCoPE seminars, and it’s so exciting to be opening up the conversations again!

About this seminar

There are endless ideas for engaging learners online. However, turning those ideas into activities that can be implemented smoothly is a challenge. There are many details to consider, and potentially overlook!

The idea for this SCoPE seminar developed through reflections on a series of online workshops for educators across the British Columbia post-secondary system. In these workshops we experience the benefits of developing and testing online learning activities in a supportive but critical community of peers. It’s time to open up those opportunities to everyone!

During this 2-week seminar we will explore, discuss, and create engaging online learning activities together.

Week 1:  Exploring Options, Selecting Approaches Week 2:  Building and Testing OLAs

There are two webinars scheduled as part of this 2-week seminar discussion. They will take place in the SCoPE Blackboard Collaborate Room: http://urls.bccampus.ca/scopeevents. As always, the synchronous sessions will be recorded for those who are unable to attend.

Fri Aug 14 Shelly Terrell Get Your Game On

https://plus.google.com/u/0/+ShellySanchezTerrell/posts/EayFbQyy3QH

http://bit.ly/atesolpd is the Adobe Connect room where the event took place

Learning2gether with Vance Stevens and many others at MMVC15 – Moodle Moot Virtual Conference hosted by Nellie Deutsch

Learning2gether Episode 286

Fri Aug 7 through Sun Aug 9 – Moodle Moot MMVC15

Join MMVC15:
http://www.wiziq.com/course/74432-moodle-moot-for-2015-mmvc15
Schedule:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1L2K9gyo3gnyKayDkVVxguZ1D3toB5aedSJvAdq6xJR0/edit?usp=sharing


Download mp3: https://learning2getherdotnet.files.wordpress.com/2015/08/2015aug09vance_mmvc15.mp3?

Sun Aug 9 1300 GMT LEARNING2GETHER with Vance Stevens on Teaching Writing with Voice on iPads and Mobile Devices

At the MMVC15 – Moodle Moot Virtual Conference hosted by Nellie Deutsch

Recordinghttp://www.wiziq.com/online-class/2878405-mmvc15-writing-and-tablet-voice-tools

Slides:

This presentation updates earlier ones on how to use the voice affordances of iPads and other mobile devices to make writing as well as teaching writing and giving feedback increasingly easier and more effective when students are using such devices than when voice tools are not appropriately enlisted. The presenter learns more every day about how to use these tools in teaching, and here he conveys what he has learned in hopes it will help other teachers of writing whose students are challenged when trying to write effectively on mobile devices.

For more information

Announcements:

Rated a ‘double-really’ from Marijana 🙂 glad you liked it!

Here are links to all the MMVC15 recordings …

Sun Aug 9  – Moodle Moot MMVC15 final day 3

Sat Aug 8  – Moodle Moot MMVC15 day 2

Fri Aug 7  – Moodle Moot MMVC15 opening day 1

This is all according to the schedule posted online on Aug 10, 2015. Check here for further details:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1L2K9gyo3gnyKayDkVVxguZ1D3toB5aedSJvAdq6xJR0/edit?usp=sharing

Earlier this week

Sunday July 26 1400 UTC Learning2gether with Ljubica Damevska and Sabrina Wilson and on Tandem MOOC

https://learning2gether.net/2015/07/28/learning2gether-with-ljubica-damevska-talking-about-her-research-on-tandem-mooc/

Friday July 31 to Mon Aug 10 iTDi Summer Intensive for Teachers

https://learning2gether.net/2015/08/02/ten-days-in-august-learning2gether-with-itdi-summer-intensive-for-teachers/

Sat Aug 1 1430 UTC Wes Fryer and Amy – STEAMseeds11: Lesson Ideas with Vanessa Perez

Join Amy and Wes as they interview Vanessa Perez, an amazing, energetic, inspirational and always-sharing teacher at Tomlinson Middle School in Lawton, Oklahoma. Vanessa will share some of the STEAM lessons she’s done with students in the past as well as lessons she’s planning for the upcoming school year. She’ll also discuss her strategies for success writing small grants for classroom supplies and furniture, as well as share about her innovative classroom space designs. Vanessa recently started a #notreadytour Challenge for teachers on http://discover.oklaed.us and will talk about the goals for the project as well as how it’s going. Please join us for an hour of great Saturday professional development on August 1st!

Hangout on Air

https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cuokl8g23vvfneomc8j526tveis

Aug 5 first of two SCoPE webinars for Creating Engaging Online Learning Activities

Welcome to Creating Engaging Online Learning Activities! We’ve had a big hiatus from SCoPE seminars, and it’s so exciting to be opening up the conversations again!

About this seminar

There are endless ideas for engaging learners online. However, turning those ideas into activities that can be implemented smoothly is a challenge. There are many details to consider, and potentially overlook!

The idea for this SCoPE seminar developed through reflections on a series of online workshops for educators across the British Columbia post-secondary system. In these workshops we experience the benefits of developing and testing online learning activities in a supportive but critical community of peers. It’s time to open up those opportunities to everyone!

During this 2-week seminar we will explore, discuss, and create engaging online learning activities together.

Week 1:  Exploring Options, Selecting Approaches Week 2:  Building and Testing OLAsThere are two webinars scheduled as part of this 2-week seminar discussion. They will take place in the SCoPE Blackboard Collaborate Room: http://urls.bccampus.ca/scopeevents. As always, the synchronous sessions will be recorded for those who are unable to attend.

Ten days in August: Learning2gether with iTDi Summer Intensive for Teachers

Learning2gether Episode 285

August is a great month for professional development, with iTDi following up on last year’s Flying High with iTDi
https://learning2gether.net/2014/08/18/and-the-winner-is-learning2fly-high-with-itdi/

with a ten-day event featuring up to three presentations a day. This one was called Summer Intensive for Teachers and it started July 31, 2015 with the following event.

Important note: For definitive info on all these presentations, see the Google Doc here
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1WluV_6tPHif_t2oCbNv-v5RgSjcmtNvyBkEkx_F4V9g/edit?usp=sharing

These events were free and they were archived, but in order to view archives, you must first sign up for a free iTDi account at http://iTDi.pro and agree to receive the iTDi Newsletter each month by email. Registration then grants you access to the archived recordings.

The record that appears here is to document what Learning2gether was up to at this time and for the convenience of participants in L2g in accessing the event after the fact. Please keep in mind that registration with iTDi is required to view the recordings and that the definitive archive is as noted above.

Fri Jul 31 iTDi Summer Intensive webinars begin with Juan Uribe

Date & Time

Presenter

Session Title and Description

July 31st

8 am GMT

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Juan Uribe  is a teacher trainer whose passion is studying & sharing how children learn languages affectively through play, games, storytelling, & puppeteering. He has been in an amazing journey visiting language schools for children around the world where he has both conducted teacher development programs as well as enchanted young audiences with Buddy the Frog. He writes a well-known blog called Children Learning English Affectively.

Special Preview Session

Being Affective Is Truly Effective!

Come learn how affective learning can engage and empower your students’ learning and your teaching. During this presentation we will explore how practical affective pedagogical practices can create nurturing mental models about student’s own learning, language uses, and their own linguistic competence. Join me in a journey with lots of play, imagination, and curiosity. Destination: language learning ownership.

Juan’s blog post on this event is called My first webinar on Affective Language Learning!
http://childrenlearningenglishaffectively.blogspot.it/2015/09/my-first-webinar-on-affective-language.html

Link to the recordings and chat logs are available at http://itdi.pro/summer2015.php
Create an account there to view both

Sat Aug 1 1330 UTC Jason Levine, Chuck Sandy, Scott Thornbury at iTDi Summer Intensive webinars

Jason R. Levine & Chuck Sandy

Opening Session Chuck & Jason welcome you to the Summer Intensive with news, updates, and prizes for those attending the session live. Learn more about the course and  how to qualify for Certificates & Professional Development Credit from iTDi.pro

Scott Thornburyis a teacher and teacher educator, with over 30 years’ experience in English language teaching, and an MA from the University of Reading. He is currently Curriculum Coordinator of the MA TESOL program at The New School in New York. His previous experience includes teaching and teacher training in Egypt, UK, Spain (where he lives), and in his native New Zealand. His writing credits include several award-winning books for teachers on language and methodology, as well as authoring a number of papers and book chapters on language and language teaching. Scott  is series editor for theCambridge Handbooks for Teachers (CUP), co-founder of the dogme ELT group and an associate of the International Teacher Development Institute (iTDi). Finally, here’s a link to Scott’s Amazon site.

-Opening Plenary –

Correct Me If I’m Wrong

Based on the speaker’s own recent experience of ‘de-fossilizing’ his Spanish, a case is made for the key role that correction (including explicit negative feedback) plays in boosting student achievement and enhancing teacher effectiveness. In our well-intentioned efforts to promote authentic communication in the classroom we sometimes overlook the one component of classroom interaction that distinguishes it from other forms of interaction, and which makes it especially effective: i.e. corrective feedback. In this class we will look at different options for the form, frequency and timing of corrective feedback, with special reference to oral production, and discuss how these might impact on learning.

Link to the recordings and chat logs are available at http://itdi.pro/summer2015.php
Create an account there to view both

Sun Aug 2 iTDi Summer Intensive webinar with Barbara Hoskins Sakamoto

Barbara Hoskins Sakamoto is a Director of the  International Teacher Development Institute and co-author of the iTDi’s online course, English for Teachers. Barbara is also co-author of one of the world’s best-selling English courses for children, Let’s Go (OUP). She has taught ESL in the US and EFL in Japan, and has conducted teacher training workshops around the world. She blogs at Teaching Village and Teaching Children English.

Teaching for the 21st century, and beyond

What are 21st century skills, really? And, do they have any place in language class, where time is limited and the focus is on learning English?  Fifteen years into the new century, researchers have had time to look at innovative teaching practices around the globe to identify those approaches make the greatest impact in preparing our students for life in the 21st century, and beyond. In this session we’ll look at teaching techniques that will help your learners become strong English users and also critical and creative thinkers. By making every moment of class time count, you can help your students succeed – whatever their future holds.

Link to the recordings and chat logs are available at http://itdi.pro/summer2015.php
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Sun Aug 2 iTDi Summer Intensive webinar with Alexandra Chistyakova

Alexandra Chistyakova is an English teacher at the Physics faculty of Moscow State University, Russia. She also works as a freelance teacher giving one-to-one English lessons to the large range of learners: from preschoolers to senior adults. She’s always been engaged in the continuing professional development, taking teacher-training courses, studying specialized literature and taking part in ELT conferences and seminars. She received her CELTA at BKC-in, Moscow, in 2011. Her professional interests include: professional development, ELT methodology, teaching 1-2-1, and language course design.

A Journey into the World of ELT Methods

All aboard! Our hot air balloon is departing soon! We are going to take a nice ride across the vast world of ELT methods, looking at the most prominent and the most interesting ones from the height of our experience and knowledge. As we go from one method to another we will consider the benefits each approach can give and will pick up some practical ideas of how to make the most of the existing ELT methods in our classrooms.

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Mon Aug 3 iTDi Summer Intensive webinar with Barbi Bujtas

Barbi Bujtas is a freelance EFL instructor in Hungary. She has been teaching for 15 years in various teaching environments from one-to-one to high school, depending on local demands. Her professional interests are dogme, ICT, engagement, materials design, teachers’ communities.

Fake it till you Make it Do you know this huge gap between what your students want to say and what they can say in English? Nowadays technology allows you to create cool videos in which your students actually speak a level of English far beyond their actual stage in their interlanguage. They are based on their ideas and choices, which means an ownership of their learning, it also means a higher level of motivation and more effort than usual. The end product shows them a possible future self that can say what they want in English. This session shows you some examples and ideas of how to use ‘fake it till you make it’ video projects with young learners.

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Mon Aug 3 iTDi Summer Intensive webinar with Theodora Papapanagiotouis

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Theodora Papapanagiotouis a teacher of EFL and DaF in Greece since 1992. She has worked  at various language schools in Thessaloniki with various levels and ages. In the past few years she has been taking part in conventions, webinars and online courses, trying to become a better teacher. Currently working as an educational consultant at Hyphen SA. She isthe author of Keep on Teaching and alsoblogs for iTDi. Find her on Twitter:@DoraPap72.

Be Different!  Are you bored with the traditional foreign language lesson? Tired of performing your lessons based on a course book? Have you ever thought of integrating your students’ personalities and interests in your teaching? In this presentation I am going to show you how my last year has been, trying out revolutionary methods in my classrooms, using the differentiated instruction approach and blended learning.

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Tue Aug 4 iTDi Summer Intensive webinar with Kevin Stein

August 4th

1 pm GMT

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1 pm Kevin Stein is a high school teacher, curator of the iTDi blog, and singer of silly songs.  He also believes in the power of students to find their own path forward and the importance of relationships in building a community of learners, whether it be students, teachers, or a mixture of the two.

But That’s Not Literature, is it?

There is all kinds of literature out there in the world and much of it is just waiting to be used in a language classroom.  In this lesson we will take a look at some short poetry and stories and explore why students might have difficulty engaging with and understanding ‘literature.’ Participants will walk away with some concrete techniques for helping students engage with a text and ideas for how to use literature as a jumping off point for classroom activities and conversations which can engage our learners on a deeper, more intellectually challenging level.

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Wed Aug 5 iTDi Summer Intensive webinar with Shelly Terrell

Shelly Sanchez Terrell is a teacher trainer, elearning specialist, and the author of The 30 Goals Challenge for Teachers and Learning to Go. She has trained teachers and taught language learners in over 20 countries as an invited guest expert by organizations, like UNESCO Bangkok, the British Council in Tel Aviv, IATEFL Slovenia, HUPE Croatia, and VenTESOL. She has been recognized by the ELTon Awards, The New York Times,NPR, and Microsoft’s Heroes for Education as a leader in the movement of teacher driven professional development as the founder and organizer of various online conferences, Twitter chats, and webinars. Recently, she was named Woman of the Year 2014 by the National Association of Professional Women and awarded a Bammy Award as a founder of #Edchat.

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Teaching the Emoji Generation Our learners are fluent in different languages, especially emoji! They translate, decode, read and write in emoji throughout the day. Join Shelly Sanchez Terrell for an active session learning emoji. We will also learn ways to get students motivated to learn English and improve their fluency by integrating text speak and emoji activities into our curriculum. We will also participate in icebreakers to help us effectively teach digital literacy and citizenship.

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Wed Aug 5 iTDi Summer Intensive webinar with Tyson Seburn

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Tyson Seburn

As an EAP teacher in higher education, Tyson focuses on meaningfully engaging students with their L2 reading to afford stronger application of academic writing skills. This led to authoring Academic Reading Circles(the round). As a teacher within the ELT community, he is driven to create new public spaces for and aid self-directed action among language teachers to increase agency in their own development paths. These have led him to his MA in Educational Technology & TESOL, writing at 4CinELT, and organizing #tleap.

Beyond the Comprehension Question: Digging Deeper into Texts While the comprehension question prevails in reading-focussed lessons as one tool for validating understanding of text concepts, supplementing it with learner-centred, co-constructive activities can engage students further and improve their comprehension. In this talk, we will explore ways in which we can complement this tool, by equipping learners with methods that encourage deeper questioning of a text and more collaborative interactivity with it. Activities from the book, Academic Reading Circles (the round), will be used and built upon so that participants will leave with enough ideas to adapt them to their teaching contexts.

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Thu Aug 6 iTDi Summer Intensive webinar with Josette LeBlanc

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Josette LeBlanc has been working with English language teachers in Korea since 2010. During this time, she developed an interest in reflective practice for professional development and writes about it on her blogThrowing Back Tokens. This experience also motivated her to research the topic of teacher well-being as many spoke of feeling unhappy and burnt-out. As a result, she now curates a website,www.redthumbforlove.wordpress.com, where teachers from around the world share their stories and strategies for self-care and self-compassion. You can find her on Twitter at@JosetteLB or on Facebook at,KMU-SIT Professional TESOL Certificate.

Play Big: Start Small   You may have heard ofS.M.A.R.T. action plans when it comes to creating lesson objectives or teaching goals. Although “smart” in theory, these action plans may leave teachers feeling dissatisfied to the point of inaction. One way to change this is to turn S.M.A.R.T. into a S.M.I.L.E. Based on research in neuropsychology and personal development, S.M.I.L.E. is an approach to action planning that can relieve the weight of overwhelm or perfectionism, and enhances our sense of satisfaction. During the session, we will examine this approach in order to develop the type of teaching practice we desire.

This information was taken from
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Thu Aug 6 iTDi Summer Intensive webinar with Divya Madhavan

Divya Madhavanis a Senior Lecturer in Language and Education at Centrale-Supélec, Université Paris-Saclay. She teaches English language courses, and lectures on Education and Society. Her areas of research include, Critical Pedagogy, Assessment and English as a Medium of Instruction. She is the current Website Editor for the IATEFL Teacher Development SIG and an iTDi Mentor. Divya has just completed an MEd in Education Research, and has an MA in Language Education. She is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

Action Research and Your Teacher Voice  This session is a step-by-step description of what an action research project looks like, from broad questions like “why do it?” to specific questions like “how can I write up data?”. This will be your chance to talk to me and other people interested in action research, and think about why you might want to become an action researcher.

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Thu Aug 6 iTDi Summer Intensive webinars with Debbie Tebovich

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Debbie Tebovich is a freelance English Language Trainer and iTDI mentor based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She has been teaching English for over 20 years and teaches General English and Business English on a 1-1 basis online and offline.She is passionate about teaching and learning and she is a technology enthusiast to create memorable learning moments. Above all, she strongly believes in the power of Education to transform people’s lives, to help and encourage freedom of thought and to develop bonds to make our world a better place for all of us and for future generations.

Unplugged Goals and Outcomes

How can we predict goals and outcomes when we ditch lesson plans? How can this free us up and allow learners to lead the journey? As connected educators, we will explore these questions from a Rhizomatic Learning perspective. I will share an example of a real Business class which emerged as we started searching for answers to my learner’s feelings and questions.

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Fri Aug 7 iTDi Summer Intensive webinar with Luke Meddings

August 7th

1 pm GMT

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1 pm Luke Meddings is an award-winning author, international speaker and teacher trainer. In 2000 he co-founded Dogme in ELT with Scott Thornbury, and their book Teaching Unplugged (Delta, 2009)won a British Council ELTon award in 2010. He co-founded e-publishing collective The Round with Lindsay Clandfield in 2011, and their book 52: A year of subversive activity for the ELT classroom, was published in 2012. 2015 will see plenaries in Mexico, Greece, Ireland and Malta.

Punctuation Marks?! Exploring Learner Stories and Teacher Interventions in the Unplugged Classroom… Teaching unplugged means responding to information, eliciting contributions and offering on the spot language help and advice. This session uses punctuation marks as an analogy for different kinds of teacher intervention – both during conversation, and when conversation is paused for language development. Punctuation may not carry the content of a text, but it helps to make sense of it – and these little marks are an essential part of the story.

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Fri Aug 7 1500 UTC iTDi Summer Intensive webinar with Karen Frasier Tsai

Karen Frazier Tsai 

earned a BA in Speech, with an emphasis on Speech Pathology, and an MA in Linguistics. She has over 30 years’ of EFL/ESL experience, at various levels, in Taiwan and the U.S. Karen conducts teacher-training workshops, online presentations, and currently helps provide international people of all ages with a variety of English learning opportunities in Seattle WA, including a story-time for international toddlers & mentoring international mothers about reading to their toddlers in English. She also serves on a school district committee that is setting updated guidelines to ensure all students succeed in school. She is co-author of Let’s Go, one of the world’s best-selling English courses for children, published by Oxford University Press. Sheblogs at Teaching Children English,

Children Playing with Words

Play is a fundamental way that young children learn. Child’s play is also a valuable tool that can be utilized to help students learn the rudimentary skills they need to begin reading. Blocks, rebus words, word cards, flannel posters and more can be used to create an understanding of the English sound/spelling patterns and simple word families.Learn about some hands-on activities, which creatively engage young learners and are designed to build phonemic awareness, knowledge of phonics and beginning reading skills.

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Sat Aug 8 iTDi Summer Intensive webinar with Vivian Wang

Vivian Wang M.A. English and American Literature, B.A. English Language, Linguistics and Literature, is an experienced teacher with thirteen years of teaching experience. She has taught practically every age group, from toddlers to adults, and has worked for private language schools, high school and educational corporation. She is a certified trainer of Oxford Teacher’s Academy. She has also been a university instructor for seven years. Vivian is particularly interested in skills of motivating students in learning English. She currently teaches in Shih Hsin University, works as ELT Trainer (Taiwan) for Oxford University Press, and continues to enjoy sharing ideas with teachers.

Teach English Within a Framework of 21st Century Skills

We live in an age of rapid change. Students in the 21stcentury need to do more than acquire information. The way we teach needs to take into account the students that are in front of us, the skills they have, what interests and motivates them and, perhaps most importantly, what we can and should offer them. This session is for teachers who believe that learning and creativity go hand in hand; and for teachers who want to spice up their curriculum, break the mold and meet the needs of 21stcentury students.

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Sat Aug 8 iTDi Summer Intensive webinar with A.K. Syke

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SYKE A.K. holds a Bachelors of Education as well as a Masters in English, and has been teaching English for the past 13 years in high schools and universities in his home state in India. He is an iTDi Mentor, presenter, materials writer and a coordinator/host of webinars and virtual conferences. Syke has presented papers at many national and international conferences.He spoke at the Associates’ Day of IATEFL Manchester 2015 , representing the ELTAI.

Teaching English Through Poetry of Other Languages  Poetry is definitely the soul of a language ….an embodiment of its cultural identity..   Have you ever thought of using poems in  other languages in your English class room ? Here, I would like to show you , how the poems in L1 or L3 can be used effectively in an ESL classroom.

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Sat Aug 8 iTDi Summer Intensive webinar with Matthew Noble

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Matthew Noble is a teacher and teacher trainer from Boston, MA who joined the ELT field as a volunteer in Sri Lanka in 2004. Since then he has taught children and adults abroad and in the US, helped train new and experienced teachers F2F and online, and discovered the wonderful world of web-based professional development at iTDi and elsewhere. He’s thrilled to be a part of this amazing event for a 2nd time and looking forward to learning and sharing along with teachers all over the planet this summer! Tweet him here.

(Un)consciousness & (In)competence: Tracing & Traversing Routes, Roots, Ruts, & Rules in Learning & Teaching

There are things we don’t know we don’t know, things we know we don’t know, things we know we know, and things we don’t know we know. Ya know? Come explore the use of an intuitive skills acquisition process matrix to sketch, stretch, scaffold, and vitalize planning, teaching, and learning. Sound a bit theoretical, perhaps even a pinch poetical? Well, it’s both…but extremely practical applications are also guaranteed! 🙂

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Sun Aug 9 iTDi Summer Intensive webinar with Andy Boon

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Andy Boon is an associate professor at Toyo Gakuen University, Japan. He has been teaching for over 17 years and is near completion of a  PhD. He has presented at many conferences, and has published articles on teacher development, motivation, ER, and methodology. He is the co-author of textbooks – Discover the News (Language Solutions, 2013), Inspire (National Geographic Learning), author of Research & Write (Macmillan), and author of various graded readers (Macmillan and Atama-ii).

Setting up an Extensive Reading Program: The Beginning, the Middle, and the End  This session will provide an outline of how to set up an extensive reading (ER) course or program at your school. It will describe how you can orient students to ER, how you can finance ER, what students can do in the ER classroom, how you can assess ER, and how ER can help to improve your students’ English.

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Sun Aug 9 iTDi Summer Intensive webinar with Steven Herder

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Steven Herder has been teaching within the Japanese EFL context for over 25 years. Having many years teaching experience at the elementary and junior/senior high school level, he is currently an assistant professor in the Department of International Studies at Doshisha Women’s College of Liberal Arts, teaching TOEFL iBT preparation, and a 3rd/4th year seminar on Exploring Leadership.He is an author and editor of two Palgrave Macmillan teacher resources, Innovating EFL Teaching in Asia (2012) and Exploring EFL Fluency in Asia (2014).  In 2012, he and a network of like-minded educators co-founded the International Teacher Development Institute (http://itdi.pro), an online community for teachers by teachers, with over 5000 members and a global reach into over 100 countries.

Online Tools that Spur Improvements in TOEFL iBT Essay Writing  Japanese students planning to study abroad at a foreign university for a year need to score significant points in the TOEFL iBT or IELTS exam. Over the past 5 years, I have helped hundreds of students improve (to varying degrees) their essay writing for such a standardized test. In this session, I will share approaches and techniques that have been the most successful to date. These include collaboration, fluency, reflection, data analysis, cohesion, coherence, and error correction.

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Sun Aug 9 iTDi Summer Intensive webinar with Rose Bard

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has been an English teacher in Brazil for more than 17 years. She’s an iTDi MENTOR/BLOGGER and the CO-Moderator of BRELT FB community. She’s been actively learning and sharing online through her blog ELT Diary and PD opportunities since 2012, and also with and from iTDi community.

Creating Activities with GForms

Have you ever used Google Forms? Have you ever thought of using them to expand the contact hours with English which learners need to continue improving their reading and listening skills as well as their language knowledge?  GForm is a free online tool that can be easily embedded in other free online spaces (Wiki, Blog, Google Site, etc.) . In this session, let’s look at the possibilities of using GForm to engage, support, test and collect feedback in order to make homework more interesting to learners and personalize learning.

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Peggy George posted this link in the text chat
Tom Barrett’s crowdsourced slide show documenting how teachers use GForms in class
http://edte.ch/blog/2014/03/20/80-interesting-ways-to-use-google-forms-in-the-classroom/

Mon Aug 10 iTDi Summer Intensive webinar with Jason Levine

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is Ambassador and Knowledge Entertainer at Gallery Languages, where he conducts webinars and workshops for English students and teachers at schools worldwide. He is the creator ofColloLearn, an approach to English language learning based on the songs he writes and performs as Fluency MC. He also writes songs and chants for several publishers, including Oxford University Press. As an English Specialist with the U.S. Department of State, Jason has led teacher training programs in fourteen countries in Europe, the Americas, Africa, and the Middle East.

Practice Makes Perfect…Perfect Opportunities to Use English

Practicing English, like practicing a sport or a musical instrument, leads to accurate and fluent performance. Yet most English learners do not get the practice they need to use English with confidence in or out of the classroom. As a result, they lose motivation. In this talk we will discuss what we can do as teachers to help students get the language practice they need to achieve their communicative goals.

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Mon Aug 10 iTDi Summer Intensive webinar with Vicky Loras

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Vicky Loras is an English teacher,born in the beautiful city of Toronto, Canada. She has been teaching English as a foreign language and literature to students of all ages, since 1997. She now lives in Switzerland and she is the co-founder and owner ofThe Loras English Network, a school she has opened with her sister Eugenia. They teach English, train teachers and also hold children’s events.

She blogs at:http://www.vickyloras.wordpress.com

Not Only Staying Afloat, But Also Making Waves  There are a lot of teachers around the world, more than ever, who have to face a lot of difficulties when teaching – budget cuts, restrictions, little or no support from their administrators. Do they give up? No – and they do much more! We will look at this wonder of educators and what they do.

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Learning2gether with Chris Fry about Story Recording live from Barcelona

Learning2gether Episode 282

Download mp3: https://learning2getherdotnet.files.wordpress.com/2015/07/learning2gether-with-chris-fry-about-story-recording-live-from-barcelona-imstondagmi.mp3?

On Monday, July 13, Vance and Bobbi appeared at the British Council Amigo Center at 12:30 GMT to hear what Chris Fry had to say about Story Recording. The event was webcast live from Barcelona. Here we are setting up for it:

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Chris Fry is a long-time Webhead in Action, part of the original group in 2002. We had never met f2f but he still lives in Barcelona where he and Vance met to discuss with his work with students Story Recording, a project Chris has been working on over the last few years, and posting about it on his blog here: http://onewaytotefl.blogspot.com.es/ . He is planning to present on this topic at an ELT conference at the British Council in Barcelona at the end of September and again to colleagues at the start of October. This unique Learning2gether session previews these later talks and was webcast live from the British Council, Barcelona Amigó Centre.

From: http://vancestevens.com/papers/evonline2002/webheads_evo.htm

Where? Google+ Hangout on Air

Chris’s students recorded themselves in class every day for this course, usually re-telling a story. Some of them also recorded themselves out of class (see for example http://onewaytotefl.blogspot.com.es/2014/07/how-best-can-technology-help-students.html). Here are some sample recordings; i.e.

In this presentation, he compares his research this year with findings from the year before in an attempt to measure the effects of the small changes made based on his analysis of his first year results. which he’ll be putting on his blog http://onewaytotefl.blogspot.com.es/ and on his teachers’ portfolio at work.

Chat Logs

From the Hangout on Air text chat

To list all available commands enter “/?”.
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Sabrina Wilson 4:36 PM
Hi I’m here & have my mic switched off.

Robert Wachman 4:36 PM
Hi. What’s happening?
Looks like you’re in a classroom, Vance.

Sabrina Wilson 4:38 PM
Is that Bobbi moving around with the tablet?

me 4:38 PM
http://chatwing.com/vancestev
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Benjamin L. Stewart 4:41 PM
Sound is fine.
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Maria Colussa 4:45 PM
Hi all!

Nellie Deutsch 4:46 PM
Hi everyone

Rita Zeinstejer 4:46 PM
hi, Nellie and Maria
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Maria Colussa 4:46 PM
Hello Rita!
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Nellie Deutsch 4:49 PM
Hi Rita and Maria

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HI everyone
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me 4:52 PM
hi, I’ve got a chat wing going at http://chatwing.com/vancestev for chat with those in the stream

Rita Zeinstejer 4:53 PM
which tools did you use to do the recording, Chris?

Sabrina Wilson 4:53 PM
Hi Rita, I think the sts used their phones

Rita Zeinstejer 4:53 PM
thanks, Sabrina
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Nellie Deutsch 5:07 PM
How would you encourage students to listen to themselves?

Sabrina Wilson 5:08 PM
http://chatwing.com/vancestev

Nellie Deutsch 5:10 PM
Have you considered using badges?
My students love badges. I use Makewaves: http://makewav.es

Maria Colussa 5:14 PM
badges awarding in Edmodo is very easy

Rita Zeinstejer 5:17 PM
thanks for the link, Nellie, will try Makewaves

Maria Colussa 5:18 PM
I have never heard of makewaves before, thanks Nellie

Nellie Deutsch 5:18 PM
What about peer review? Was it mentioned?

Maria Colussa 5:18 PM
I don´t think so N

Nellie Deutsch 5:18 PM
Make Waves is amazing.

Rita Zeinstejer 5:19 PM
how do you integrate it, Nellie?

Nellie Deutsch 5:19 PM
I try to involve students in peer evaluation.
Rita, Make Waves has a great support system. It’s K-12 now but will be for higher education in September. I suggest you
contact them for further information.

Rita Zeinstejer 5:20 PM
great, Nellie, thanks

Nellie Deutsch 5:21 PM
I can also help, Rita. Contact me and I will walk you through it.

Rita Zeinstejer 5:21 PM
thank you so much, Nellie!

Maria Colussa 5:23 PM
I´d love to explore badges too, I´ve used credly but it requires awardees to register and they are not “portable”, that
is not a good idea, I ´ve found Mozilla very difficult to grasp, my brain has not adjusted to it yet 😉

Rita Zeinstejer 5:23 PM
podcasting is great

Nellie Deutsch 5:24 PM
I used to use Podomatic
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Rita Zeinstejer 5:25 PM
me too, Nellie, it keeps being great, very user friendly

Nellie Deutsch 5:25 PM
Sorry, https://www.podomatic.com

Rita Zeinstejer 5:25 PM
just a mic needed and stds’ voices are out
and having a blog format, it’s very useful for group work
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Nellie Deutsch 5:28 PM
I like movenotes
https://www.movenote.com

Rita Zeinstejer 5:29 PM
is it also a kind of hosting place for recordings?

Nellie Deutsch 5:30 PM
Yes, so true, Rita.
I thought Edmodo was more for kids than adults. Is that true?
I minute is long for many students.

Rita Zeinstejer 5:33 PM
I’ve used Edmodo with advanced stds, I think it’s quite adaptable

Nellie Deutsch 5:33 PM
Does pointing students to mistakes, help them improve?
Comparison might work
“Are you listening me?” is a mistake that I find hard to change in Spanish speakers.

Rita Zeinstejer 5:38 PM
YES!, Nellie, true!

Nellie Deutsch 5:38 PM
I have commented with are you listening to me as a response, but it never works. “(
Journal writing helps because you never criticize.

me 5:39 PM
🙂

Nellie Deutsch 5:40 PM
Yes, some people are stingy with compliments.
Learning a foreign language helps teachers understand language learners.

Maria Colussa 5:41 PM
Hey, Rita, are you going to FAAPI?

Nellie Deutsch 5:42 PM
some shy students open up in a foreign language

Rita Zeinstejer 5:42 PM
no, Maria, Im probably going to Dublin in October 😉

Nellie Deutsch 5:43 PM
I was in Dublin last year, Rita

Maria Colussa 5:43 PM
oh, ok enjoy your trip then and I hope to see you again soon!

Rita Zeinstejer 5:43 PM
you going to happy, Maria?
sorry, FAAPI!!!!

Sabrina Wilson 5:43 PM
Thanks Chris, Vance & Bobbie & all the rest of you. Chris see you in September at the BC conference :o)

Rita Zeinstejer 5:43 PM
lol

Nellie Deutsch 5:43 PM
Clap, clap

Rita Zeinstejer 5:43 PM
thank you, Chris and Vance

Nellie Deutsch 5:44 PM
Thank you ,Chris, Vance and Bobbie

Maria Colussa 5:44 PM
thank you!
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Nellie Deutsch 5:45 PM
I copied it, Vance3

Sabrina Wilson 5:45 PM
Bye guys Enjoy the rest of your stay in Barcelona :o)

Rita Zeinstejer 5:45 PM
bye everybody!
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Nellie Deutsch 5:47 PM copied these logs to a Google Doc, here
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1meAmhYl1JiIXpdjQeq0CX8gn-IDOvXwy5jFw6w5pVDw/edit?usp=sharing

From the Chatwing text chat

ok, it’s out
21 hours ago
I have to excuse myself for a late dinner. It’s 8:43 p.m. here.
I’ll be back.
21 hours ago
Just realized, I should exit the HOA to make room for more people. So I’ll do that.
21 hours ago
OK I’m here now too :o)
21 hours ago
Ha ha I’ve taught that lesson many times :o)
21 hours ago
But this would have added so much more to the learning experience. Great idea Chris.
21 hours ago
hi all
21 hours ago
Robert I think you can join again. Are you watching from a passive link?
21 hours ago
we can talk with you here
21 hours ago
i cant enter
21 hours ago
Zi, enter where? the hangout?
21 hours ago
yes
21 hours ago
I like the idea of having a repository of students´performances a sort of archive of progress, could be highly motivating
21 hours ago
Yes, I agree with you Maria. I’ve been trying to keep them in a googledrive file but want something for the sts to record and keep themselves. As a backup to what I keep.
21 hours ago
How do you encourage students to listen to themselves or each other?
20 hours ago
Hi everyone. Better late….
20 hours ago
hi and all is recorded
20 hours ago
Of course 🙂
Coghlan :0
20 hours ago
Hi, Michael 😉
20 hours ago
of course i was thinkig BC
20 hours ago
Hi Michael
20 hours ago
BC?
20 hours ago
british council
20 hours ago
IC
20 hours ago
Does hangout not provide a chat for those who are not directly in the hangout?
20 hours ago
Nellie it does.. I know .. because I just tried it .. but I don’t think anyone is checking it. Thus I’m now here 🙂
Question – Are there any issues with protecting student privacy.. Do students ever have reservations about posting their recording to the general “public”? Perhaps you use this as a motivator to get them involved … authentic recordings.
20 hours ago
Good question James…private setting would be good. I’ll have a look later.
20 hours ago
thx
20 hours ago
Do the students have control over the recordings? Can they delete them afterwards?
20 hours ago
James, can you add your comment in the google hangout chat?
20 hours ago
Will try again.
20 hours ago
can you com here nellie?
20 hours ago
OK I’ll have a look later. At the moment I’m using google drive to store 15 minute conversations which both student & myself have access to.
20 hours ago
My first EVO session was on Podcasting and there we used Podomatic
20 hours ago
I bring it up because it can be an issue. A student not wanting it to be “public” because of concerns that someone could be judging them on the quality of their learning or development.
.. an employer or colleague
20 hours ago
yes, students are very self conscious about their performances, one of them told me: You can burn it now!
20 hours ago
Sorry I didn’t get here earlier… and my apologies if I ended up bringing up issues that you may have already addressed .
20 hours ago
Yes, we share a lot of stories about our lives & don’t want these public.
20 hours ago
jim we’re going on yr thrad, good one
thread
20 hours ago
Yes, that’s true Chris. Can you add the link to the review you wrote on google play please. I can ‘google’ it but this may be faster. Thanks
20 hours ago
Just think that “public” vs “private” becomes a wonderful authentic teaching / learning moment .. and authentic “discussion” point for students to be motivated to talk to.
20 hours ago
You’ll need to get a PHD student to get involved.
20 hours ago
Just curious.. how would a student know how to prepare and “succeed” in such “speaking exercises”? How to motivate them to attempt.. ?
20 hours ago
.. so should the focus be more on communicating an idea.. rather than on exact pronunciation? The pronunciation is rated according to how much it supports the communication of an idea.
20 hours ago
Like what Rita is saying.
20 hours ago
Great presentation Chris – thank you.
20 hours ago
Best wishes gentlemen.. Many thanks for sharing..
20 hours ago
Thanks to you too Sabrina..
20 hours ago
Thanks Chris, Vance & Bobbie & all the rest of you. Chris see you in September at the British Council conference :o)
20 hours ago
That was funny I was stuck & couldn’t leave. Enjoy Barcelona & see you guys online soon.
20 hours ago
James. That’s what my summer project is about.. recorded conversations via skype but my mini mountain is to create some sort of tasks for sts to listen to the recordings and learn how to evaluate their progress. Not sure where to start but have the summer off work to get this going.
20 hours ago
Nice one Thomas oops I mean Nellie :o)
20 hours ago
Oops, it turned out I left our much of the chat. Sorry… 😦
19 hours ago
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Further Notes

Chris did not attend the CALL research conference in Tarragona (the reason Vance is in this part of Spain) although his work was represented in one of the sessions:

Paper session 8, Room 311, William Collins

Story recording and peer feedback in an online fórum improving motivation

MONDAY, 6 July 2015, 15:00

Announcements

Earlier this week

Sun Jul 5 1400 GMT LEARNING2GETHER with Vance Stevens and Sabrina Wilson about Globally Connected Educators

https://learning2gether.net/2015/07/05/learning2gether-with-sabrina-wilson-about-globally-connected-educators/

Mon 6 July 1515 GMT Learning2gether with Vance Stevens about Minecraft as a model for gamification in PD

https://learning2gether.net/2015/07/06/learning2gether-with-vance-stevens-about-minecraft-as-a-model-for-gamification-in-teacher-professional-development/

Learning2gether with Vance Stevens about Minecraft as a model for gamification in teacher professional development

Learning2gether Episode 281


Download mp3 https://learning2getherdotnet.files.wordpress.com/2015/07/2015july6vance_tarragona-64k.mp3?

On Monday 6 July there was a Learning2gether session with Vance Stevens giving a presentation at the XVII CALL Research Conference about Minecraft as a model for gamification in teacher professional development

My talk at the conference was entitled Minecraft as a model for gamification in teacher training

There is a short paper about what I will talk about here

https://docs.google.com/document/d/12VSxikJLFiMlXGYZpnl-v6vRuzfkt8YK8AevWwAREJI/edit?usp=sharing

And the slides:
http://www.slideshare.net/vances/minecraft-as-a-model-for-gamification-in-teacher-training

In a nutshell, the presentation is about the gamification of professional development, how learning the game of Minecraft (ultimately while trying to stay alive in Minecraft) can inform educators on how professional development can be structured in a more meaningful sense than that which many of us often encounter.

The problem is that the experience is ineffable, which makes it difficult to explain to others who might be amenable to such an approach or who might be appealed to to provide resources to support it. Such drawbacks are overcome in EVO sessions where the small number of participants who choose to join us are predisposed to this kind of learning. However, if I were to suggest to my colleagues at work that we hold future meetings, or even  just one meeting, in Minecraft … well the suggestion of meeting in any kind of virtual space goes against the grain of those who like to hear themselves talk in meetings (on the other hand, we used to have great success with departmental retreats at the U of Hawaii, which all were required to attend, leading to similar outcomes but in a more tangible environment).

So I’d like to see if I can pin down some of the affordances or components of such an approach with a mind to making recommendations on how they might be replicated in other contexts

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My talk was scheduled in the conference preliminary program for Monday 6 July 17:15 to 17:45 in Tarragona
http://wwwa.fundacio.urv.cat/congressos/public/usr_docs/preliminary_programme_call_2015-1-1.pdf

I webcast it via Bb Collaborate / Elluminate, since that is the least problematic way to webcast from a podium. The Blackboard Collaborate (Elluminate) room is at
http://webheads.learningtimesevents.org/

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

Bb Collaborate Recording

https://sas.elluminate.com/site/external/jwsdetect/nativeplayback.jnlp?sid=75&psid=2015-07-06.0852.M.7AE801FFB697DA460D4BF25AA8C21B.vcr

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