Learning2gether participates in EFLTalks 10 in 10 for 10 hosted by Rob Howard

Learning2gether Episode 295


Download mp3:
https://learning2getherdotnet.files.wordpress.com/2015/10/vance-stevens-all-you-need-to-know-about-learning2gether-tx_lxrbslga.mp3?
On Sunday October 4 Learning2gether participated for 10 minutes in EFLTalks,10 slides in 10 minutes for almost 10 hours, from 0900-0400 UTC at any rate, hosted by Rob Howard & Stephen Greene

Main page: http://www.efltalks.com/

Here is the timetable
http://www.efltalks.com/Timetable.html

And the one-stop link for all
http://www.wiziq.com/online-class/3154765-efl-talks

Or Register at http://efltalks.com/ and use that entry

Archive of all talks:
http://www.efltalks.com/Videos.html
(as of Oct 11 still a work in progress)

According to http://www.efltalks.com/Events.html

This event is being held to celebrate World Teacher’s Day with a 10 in 10 for 10, a free 10 hour marathon of webinars. Each webinar will be 10 minutes long and utilize 10 slides only. The idea is to get to the heart of the subject. We will open one webinar room lasting 10 hours so there is only one link to enter the webathon.

Or Register at http://efltalks.com/ and use the entry you will be taken to immediately on registration.

The host or hosts will have a 2 minute window to thank the presenter, mention the speaker’s site or email and then introduce the next speaker. This will allow for 5 speakers per hour so we hope to have 50 speakers during the course of the marathon.

All presentations were recorded and are now posted on http://www.efltalks.com/Videos.html (organized and set up like the TED talks page).

This is a free and non-profit event. Helping new and future teachers is our goal, and we also want to have fun.

Announcements

Earlier this week

Sun Sep 27 LEARNING2GETHER, the Interview with Rob Howard on EFL Talks 10 in 10 for 10 – What, why, and how can you participate?

https://learning2gether.net/2015/09/27/learning2gether-with-rob-howard-on-efl-talks-10-in-10-for-10-what-why-and-how-can-you-participate/

Tue Sep 29 0030 UTC Chris Betcher in Hangout on Air from Adelaide Summit for Google for Education

Hangout on Air:
https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cgmvn3c2n385kvipdr0qeu0guq8

This was a streamed featured talk being delivered live at a conference in Adelaide, session 5 on this schedule

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Q_KiX0y9g-oglEqgVA0zjaZKeWj1xNB97RHIAVC0ooA/pubhtml?gid=1952866111&single=true

The link “Tightening the Feedback Cycle” takes you to a session description in a Google Doc

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1EFOh66HSgbzn9YJChDLF7uTIvpQB0UEFFElP2gjcVGU/edit

Session Description

Current educational research tells us that one of the most effective things we can do to help our students learn better is to tighten up the feedback cycle, giving them faster and more timely comment and critique on their work. This session will provide you with ideas techniques and tools for improving student progress by providing better and more effective feedback with+Google Drive.

And this links to a complete paper on the topic here:

http://www.summitstuff.com/basic-productivity/tightening-the-feedback-cycle

LIVE from the SOLD OUT Adelaide Summit ft +Google for Education  Summit, join us for an interactive session with +Chris Betcher

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check full resources here:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1EFOh66HSgbzn9YJChDLF7uTIvpQB0UEFFElP2gjcVGU/edit

Sat Oct 3 0730 UTC TESOL Arabia Chapter SIG Conference with Jim Buckingham on-site and Vance Stevens at a distance

https://learning2gether.net/2015/10/03/tesol-arabia-chapter-sig-conference-in-dubai-with-jim-buckingham-on-site-and-vance-stevens-at-a-distance/

Sat Oct 3 Classroom 2.0 LIVE Stephanie Suter on Edu.Buncee

Date: Sat., October 3, 2015
Time: 9:00am PT/10:00am MT/11:00am CT/12:00pm ET
Location: Blackboard Collaborate (http://tinyurl.com/cr20live)Peggy George, Lorie Moffat and Tammy Moore will be hosting another Classroom 2.0 LIVE show. As an extension to the Classroom 2.0 Ning community, Classroom 2.0 “LIVE” shows are opportunities to gather with other educators in real-time events, complete with audio, chat, desktop sharing and closed captioning. A Google calendar of upcoming shows is available at http://live.classroom20.com/calendar.html.We are very excited to be able to feature Stephanie Suter. Stephanie is an experienced and inspired Edu.Buncee Ambassador who is a fantastic elementary teacher in Southold Elementary School, New York. Edu.Buncee is a web-based creation and presentation tool that is really simple to use and enables you to easily bring together all kinds of content (Buncee artwork, photos, videos, drawings, audio, and links) onto one digital canvas, making a cloud-based, shareable creation. Student’s can use Buncee to turn their experiences and lessons into multimedia digital stories, travel scrapbooks, research projects, and more. Teachers can create interactive lessons and multimedia presentations, flip their classrooms, and send home beautiful newsletters and invitations to parents and the local community. Stephanie will describe Edu.Buncee and provide us with examples and stories about how she uses it in her classroom.More information and session details are at http://live.classroom20.com. If you’re new to the Classroom 2.0 LIVE! show you might want to spend a few minutes viewing the screencast on the homepage to learn how we use Blackboard Collaborate, and navigate the site. Each show begins at 12pmEastern (GMT-5) and may be accessed in Blackboard Collaborate directly using the following Classroom 2.0 LIVE! link at http://tinyurl.com/cr20live. All webinars are closed captioned.On the Classroom 2.0 LIVE! site (http://live.classroom20.com) you’ll find the recordings and Livebinder from our recent “eCyberMission” session with our special guest Matt Hartman. Click on the Archives and Resourcestab.

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

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
    • If the Hangout is full, listen to the stream and interact with us in the text chat
      • You can let us know if you want to join the Hangout
      • We will let you know via the stream when space comes available
      • When you enter the Hangout
        • Wear a HEADSET to avoid broadcasting speaker sound back into the Hangout
        • Switch OFF the stream as it is on a delay and will create an echo for you
        • 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 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

Announcements

LEARNING2GETHER with Vance Stevens, Stephen Downes, and others at the Spring Blog Festival

Learning2gether Episode 266

Download mp3:
https://learning2getherdotnet.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/vance-stevens-at-sbf15-29gsxzkni_s.mp3?

Sat Mar 21 1800 GMT LEARNING2GETHER with Vance Stevens at the Spring Blog Festival

Vance Stevens‘s entry in the program schedule
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1B2jeHgMYndWryDa-nNjahIKU4KWKYu0kZEWJl5Wtp90/edit#heading=h.bb78msqxt1th

The proposal: Blogging and logging weekly conversations among educators

Learning2gether is an initiative of Vance Stevens evolving from synchronous meetings with Webheads in Action taking place weekly since 1998 and more directly from three WiAOC (WiA Online Convergences) in 2005, 2007, and 2009. L2g started in 2010 and has hosted conversations most weeks since, usually on Sundays (but for this occasion, on a Saturday). L2g encourages all educators who enjoy connecting with peers to volunteer to contribute their voices to perpetuating weekly conversations at our L2g venues. This presentation explains how L2g works and how you can contribute and participate.

Announcements:

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Sat March 21 1100 to midnight GMT – the Spring Blog Festival

All SBF presentations are here:

Tutorial Title: SBF15: YouTube Playlist for the March 21, 2015 Event
 https://youtu.be/b67d0mv3mW4?list=PL8JUcjyABKxnFcFdi6boiHFngreRHPp3c
Course: Spring Blog Festival 2015

Here is the program, https://docs.google.com/document/d/1B2jeHgMYndWryDa-nNjahIKU4KWKYu0kZEWJl5Wtp90/edit?usp=sharing

Stephen Downes on A Bloggers’ Springtime


Download mp3:
https://learning2getherdotnet.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/stephen-downes-at-sbf15-kz77-18kyp4.mp3?

Stephen’s entry in the program schedule
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1B2jeHgMYndWryDa-nNjahIKU4KWKYu0kZEWJl5Wtp90/preview?sle=true#heading=h.sg89xo38k0fw

Recordings

Earlier this week

Sun Mar 15 TESOL 2015 iPadagogy preview

https://learning2gether.net/2015/03/15/learning2gether-with-vance-stevens-and-tesol-2015-ipadagogy-preview

Shaping the way we teach English MOOC Part 2 ended March 15

Shaping the Way We Teach English: Paths to Success in English Language Teaching“? This course is Part 2 of “The Landscape of English Language Teaching” which was offered both last year and this January. Even if you didn’t take part 1, you are still invited to take part 2. Registration is now open and the course starts Monday, February 9th. It is a 5-week course that includes the following topics:

  • Week 1 Feb 9: Integrating skills and using tasks to motivate learners; project overview, introductions
  • Week 2 Feb 16: Alternative assessment that shows what learners can do with language; lesson plan phase 1 is due
  • Week 3 Feb 23: Incorporating individual learning differences in instruction; peer and self-evaluations are due
  • Week 4 March 1: Ideas for effective classroom management; final lesson plan is due
  • Week 5 March 8-15: Improving practice with reflective teaching; final peer and self-evaluations are due

Opportunity to be a Community Teaching Assistant

If you have taken the course already or even if you haven’t but are interested in taking a more active role, we are looking for Community Teaching Assistants to help lead the course!

Finding ways to make online courses interactive and localize the content is what can make MOOCs successful. Read more about this opportunity in the Community TA Handbook. We don’t anticipate this taking more than 2 hours a week of your time. Nor will we be able to offer any financial compensation, but we will gladly write a letter acknowledging your valuable role in this course. We work very closely with our CTAs to make both our roles more enjoyable.

If you are interested in this opportunity, would you mind filling out this brief questionnaire so that we can contact you with further information. You’ll also have to register for this course.

Opportunity to host MOOC camps in your community

Another way to assist other teachers in your community is by setting up MOOC camps. These are face-to-face meetings held at least once a week during the course with anyone in your community taking the course. It’s a great way to discuss topics and assignments and brainstorm ways to apply new concepts to your local context. Feel free to organize MOOC camps with your colleagues!

Visit Shaping the Way We Teach English at: http://shapingenglish.ning.com/?xg_source=msg_mes_network

Tue Mar 17 1900 GMT Journal Club at Infolit iSchool discuss paper on Second Life (inworld)

Journal Club at Infolit iSchool: Join the group in SL for a one-hour discussion of an open-access article.
Adra Letov (Prof Diane Nahl of the University of Hawaii outside Second Life) will lead discussion of a paper,
MARTIN, J.. Refreshing Information Literacy: Learning from Recent British Information Literacy Models. Communications in Information Literacy, North America, 7, dec. 2013.
Available at: http://comminfolit.org/index.php?journal=cil&page=article&op=view&path%5B%5D=v7i2p114&path%5B%5D=169.
When: 17 March 2015 at 12 noon SL time (see http://bit.ly/1E38PyD for times elsewhere – US clocks, and therefore SL time, have moved forward for spring)
Where: Infolit iSchool Journal Club room, in SL,
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Infolit%20iSchool/133/47/22
Everyone is welcome to join the one-hour discussion.
This is a Sheffield iSchool Centre for Information Literacy Research event.

Thu Mar 19 1100 EDT EdTech Mojo presents 5 Secrets to Spectacular Student Engagement

Register for this complimentary webinar to learn how Dr. Colin Montpetit, Assistant Professor of Science Education at the University of Ottawa, increased class participation to 99%. Hear how he transformed his classroom into an “active learning zone” with the use of a student engagement solution. Get the full story behind Dr. Montpetit’s stunning findings – how student participation rates grew in his classes, grades improved and failure rates decreased.

Who Should Attend: All are welcome. Those in Academic Technology or Teaching and Learning Centers are highly encouraged to attend.
Not time-zone friendly? Register to receive the archive.

EdTech Mojo is at https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/110130856353339654958

Fri Mar 20 1600 PST ISTE Communities Webinar

This just in from Simon Helton, ISTE Community Engagement Manager –

Just another reminder that today we’ll be presenting the webinar Getting Started with Connected Learning and Global Collaboration at 4 Pacific/7 Eastern. Registration is free for members, just “buy” the product from our online store here to register. Check out the description below, and I hope to see you there!

Join educators from across the world as they share global collaboration experiences K-12 and beyond and provide advice for what works and what doesn’t work. Topics include: where to go to find global partners; best collaborative tools to use; networks to join; ideas for curriculum development. This promises to be an energized and fun session for beginners as well as experienced global collaborators!

In replicating this announcement, I’m noticing that you have to be a member to register free, and though it appeals to a global audience, no GMT / UTC time is given, so many outside the USA will have to work to figure out what time this is for them, sigh ...

Sat Mar 21 0900 PST Classroom 2.0 LIVE webinar on IWitness with Kori Street

Date: Sat., March 21, 2015
Time: 9:00am PT/10:00am MT/11:00am CT/12:00pm ET
Location: Blackboard Collaborate (http://tinyurl.com/cr20live)Peggy George, Lorie Moffat and Tammy Moore will be hosting another Classroom 2.0 LIVE show. As an extension to the Classroom 2.0 Ning community, Classroom 2.0 “LIVE” shows are opportunities to gather with other educators in real-time events, complete with audio, chat, desktop sharing and closed captioning. A Google calendar of upcoming shows is available at http://live.classroom20.com/calendar.html.Whether you teach these issues/subjects in your MS/HS classrooms or you would like to learn more about genocide and the Holocaust, you will definitely want to join us for this very informative webinar on IWitness with Kori Street, Director of Education for IWitness.On the IWitness platform you will find 1,450 full-length testimonies of survivors of the Holocaust and other genocides. Specific lessons are built around short clips of testimony and mini-documentaries summarizing big concepts, such as Fighting in the Face of Racism or The Power of Words. Students are asked to use these videos as a basis for writing short reflections, creating word clouds, or producing their own multi-media essays using the built-in IWitness video editor. All the activities are carried out and stored on the secure online platform. Kori will provide a basic overview of the IWitness site and resources and ways they can be used in the classroom.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 athttp://tinyurl.com/cr20live. All webinars are closed captioned.On the Classroom 2.0 LIVE! site (http://live.classroom20.com) you’ll find the recordings and Livebinder from our recent ”Featured Teacher” session with our special guest Avra Robinson. 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

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EVO Minecraft MOOC at the free live Connecting Online CO15 Conferenc

Learning2gether Episode 259

On Sunday Feb 8 1300 GMT Jeff Kuhn and Vance Stevens presented EVO Minecraft MOOC at the free live Connecting Online CO15 Conference being held Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of that weekend. This was the first of a LEARNING2GETHER DOUBLEHEADER where Vance presented at consecutive CO15 and EVO Week 4 events

Sunday February 8

8 AM EST

Jeff Kuhn, Vance Stevens, and the EVOMC15 team

EVO Minecraft MOOC

EVO Minecraft MOOC is an innovative way to model professional development incorporating elements of gaming. This EVO session is based athttp://tinyurl.com/evomc15 and is ongoing at the present time. This presentation outlines the vision behind EVOMC15 and reports on progress and outcomes so far.

Recording: http://www.wiziq.com/online-class/2476847-co15-evo-minecraft-mooc

Slides:

Leave comments on our EVO Minecraft mOOC event link:
https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/c30tdg0s9bmmlj2a2i1ctbiufqo

Announcements

Fri Feb 6 0800 EST through Sun Feb 8 CO15 free online conference

http://www.wiziq.com/course/48839-connecting-online-co15

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Once upon a time you could just sign up to present here
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1s9TK1r3vpquIO0gBqmnZH3LgoN2Jf-DY4cbQT0-zNVs/edit

Here is the calendar
https://www.wiziq.com/tutorial/899705-co15-calendar-of-events

Here’s a list of webinars (with their links but without timings)
https://docs.google.com/document/d/10HzSb_QYbbb6kQoVAXqG9FyLJSX5GYQ1ZiG1hpXP1MI/edit

Fri Feb 6 Day 1 of Connecting Online 2015

Here are the recording links

Opening Ceremony http://www.wiziq.com/online-class/2478489-co15-opening-ceremony-and-introductions
Collaborative Teamwork in an Online Learning Environment- Possibilities and Challenges https://www.wiziq.com/online-class/2475156-co15-designing-and-evaluating-online-collaborative-projects-collaborative-teamwork-in-an-online-learning-environment-possib
The EVOlution of Jan and Electronic Village Online https://www.wiziq.com/online-class/2475174-co15-the-evolution-of-jan-and-electronic-village-online
Copyrighting Cyberspace: Teaching Old Dogs New Clicks https://www.wiziq.com/online-class/2475183-co15-copyrighting-cyberspace-teaching-old-dogs-new-clicks
Music, performance and creativity in language learning. Use the internet to run your own edutainment business! https://www.wiziq.com/online-class/2500266-co15-charles-goodger-and-action-songs
Meeting in the Middle: Avoiding the Exploitative Pitfalls of Global Learning https://www.wiziq.com/online-class/2478519-co15-meeting-in-the-middle-avoiding-the-exploitative-pitfalls
How digital Marking and Flashcards Can Engage and Motivate Students https://www.wiziq.com/online-class/2475802-co15-how-digital-marking-and-flashcards-engage-and-motivate
Out of Time: Can Story Inspire Deeper Learning? https://www.wiziq.com/online-class/2475813-co15-out-of-time-can-story-inspire-deeper-learning
From tech crappy to tech savvy https://www.wiziq.com/online-class/2475950-co15-from-tech-crappy-to-tech-savvy
Learning Facilitation and hands on use of Internet applications for Virtual Education for Teachers https://www.wiziq.com/online-class/2476165-co15-learning-facilitation-and-hands-on-use-of-internet-applications
Susan Hillyard on PLCs Forever http://www.wiziq.com/online-class/2476175-co15-susan-hillyard-on-plcs-forever

Sat Feb 7 from 1300 to midnight GMT Day 2 of Connecting Online 2015

Go to https://www.wiziq.com/tutorial/899705-co15-calendar-of-events and click on a session to get its WizIQ URL

Here are the links from Nellie’s announcement on the second day of CO15 as we partner for learning:

1. PoodLL on Moodle: http://www.wiziq.com/online-class/2476712-co15-poodll-on-moodle

2. Organizational aspects in e-learning: the issue of knowledge management: http://www.wiziq.com/online-class/2476713-co15-organizational-aspects-of-e-learning

3. Connecting Online to Improve Instructional Learning©: http://www.wiziq.com/online-class/2476724-co15-connecting-online-to-improve-instructional-learning

4. Books on E-learning: Technology That Tutors:http://www.wiziq.com/online-class/2476735-co15-books-on-elearning-technology-that-tutors

5. Collaborative Online Learning: http://www.wiziq.com/online-class/2476747-co15-collaborative-online-learning

6. Using Student Feedback for Continual Improvement of Your Online Course:http://www.wiziq.com/online-class/2476753-co15-student-feedback-for-continual-improvement-of-online-courses

7. Understanding Pair Work in Micro Teaching Online:http://www.wiziq.com/online-class/2476773-co15-understanding-pair-work-in-micro-teaching-online

8. The End of Online Learning – the Beginning of Mobile Acquiring Language Skills:http://www.wiziq.com/online-class/2480120-co15-end-of-e-learning-and-into-mobile-acquisition-of-language-skills

9. Learning Based on Location- thewandering: http://www.wiziq.com/online-class/2476808-co15-learning-based-on-location-thewandering

10. Setting Up and Running a MOOC on WizIQ: Lessons Learned and in Progress: http://www.wiziq.com/online-class/2476812-co15-setting-up-and-running-a-mooc-on-wiziq

11. Dealing with difficult students in the online classroom: http://www.wiziq.com/online-class/2476836-co15-dealing-with-difficult-students-in-the-online-classroom

Sun Feb 8 from 1200 noon to midnight GMT Day 3 of Connecting Online 2015

Go to https://www.wiziq.com/tutorial/899705-co15-calendar-of-events and click on a session to get its WizIQ URL

Here are the links to all the events on this day and their recordings

Digital Literacy and Higher Education http://www.wiziq.com/online-class/2476838-co15-digital-literacy-and-higher-education
EVO Minecraft MOOC http://www.wiziq.com/online-class/2476847-co15-evo-minecraft-mooc
Our Peer-Reviewed World: where Evaluation by Peers Becomes the World of Social Media Overnight http://www.wiziq.com/online-class/2478446-co15-peer-reviewed-world-where-evaluation-by-peers-becomes-the-world
Too many tools, too little time http://www.wiziq.com/online-class/2476903-co15-too-many-tools-too-little-time
Professional Learning Networks for Longlife Learners http://www.wiziq.com/online-class/2476935-co15-professional-learning-networks-for-longlife-learners
Collaboration through International Events for Knowledge Books http://www.wiziq.com/online-class/2476864-co15-english-teacher-s-technology-toolbox
Reaching All Learners in the Digital Age http://www.wiziq.com/online-class/2476913-co15-reaching-all-learners-in-the-digital-age
Byte Sized Possibilities That Transform Our Teaching http://www.wiziq.com/online-class/2476794-co15-byte-sized-possibilities-that-transform-our-teaching
Designing and Evaluating Online Collaborative Projects http://www.wiziq.com/online-class/2474653-co15-designing-and-evaluating-online-collaborative-projects
Teaching Technology Tools for Collaboration in K-20 http://www.wiziq.com/online-class/2476784-co15-teaching-technology-tools-for-collaboration-in-k-20
Listening to Learners in Social Media http://www.wiziq.com/online-class/2475604-co15-listening-to-learners-in-social-media
Closing Ceremony http://www.wiziq.com/online-class/2476788-co15-closing-ceremony

Super Sunday Streaming with Jeff Lebow: Hanging out in Second Life with Heike Philp, PetchaFlickr with Scott Lockman, and more

Learning2gether Episode 81

Downloadhttps://learning2getherdotnet.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/learning2gether-pechaflickr-january-15-2012.mp3

Sunday, January 15, 2012 – Special EVO Triple-header, all but a small part of a SUPER SUNDAY of STREAMING instigated by Jeff Lebow; see http://jefflebow.net/node/283

and IATEFL

Shared on Facebook by Marijana

We started at 10:00GMT – http://bit.ly/zCQblU – 

EVO Open Hangout (part 1) – Stop by the Google+ Hangout to share EVO Week#1 discoveries, challenges, confusions and/or just some quality webhead connnection time

Recordings: http://webheadsinaction.org/evo2012-open-hangout1

Next was the first in a series of EVO sessions, where we invite EVO Moderators to join us at around this time the next few Sundays to discuss their sessions with other EVO participants at large, from noon GMT to 13:30 GMT –

In this event we hear from the moderator of MachinEVO, Heike Philp aka Gwen Gwasi

MachinEVO is an EVO sessions workshop for video productions of language learning conversations in Second Life
http://machinevo.pbworks.com
http://machinevo.ning.com
MachinEVO is all about producing films of language learning conversations undertaken in Second Life. A film of Second Life (SL) is called a machinima and it is derived from a combination of machine and cinema. Essentially it means recording the screen of the application Second Life. A machininma uploaded onto a video sharing site may also be playing on a mobile app increasing the accessibility of these productions.

Location: The session took place in Second Life, at EduNation and English City

But the event was streamed live on http://webheadsinaction.org/live

(so you don’t need to be in SL to attend)

Streamed and recorded thanks to Jeff Lebow

Then from 1400 GMT

Scott Lockman will present PechaFlickr 

Info at: http://cogdogblog.com/2011/12/18/hanging-out-pechaflickr/

PechaFlickr script runs at: http://pechaflickr.cogdogblog.com/

This took place as a Google+ Hangout

But again, the event was streamed live on http://webheadsinaction.org/live

(so you don’t need to be in the Hangout to attend)

Streamed and recorded thanks to Jeff Lebow

Recording:

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If you need instructions or help, we’ll try to have someone in the text chat at http://tappedin.org from noon to 15:00 GMT

Announcements:

Then at 15:00 GMT

The IATEFL Learning Technologies SIG

Presents Cool Activities with IWBs with Barbara Gardner

When: Sunday 15 January 2012 GMT 15:00.

Where: The event takes place in the IATEFL online conference room.

Click here http://ltsig.org.uk/online-events/46-future-online-events/229-151-cool-activities-with-iwbs.html

for more details including the meeting room URL posted nearer the time of the event.

An hour after this finishes… 
The TESOL EVO/IATEFL LT SIG session ‘Teaching and Learning Languages through Gamification’ has its first synchronous session on Sunday 15th January at 17.00 GMT 

Joe Pereira will be talking about his experience of Text Adventures & Interactive Fiction. 

If you are interested in joining the ‘Teaching and Learning Languages through Gamification’ and attending the webinar, please sign up for the workshop here: 
https://spainportal.britishcouncil.org/moodle/course/view.php?id=10

Four hours later, Jeff carries on …

Monday, January 16, 2012 

00:00GMT –http://bit.ly/y4YvFJ – EdTechWeekly#208 – Dave Cormier, Jeff Lebow, Jennifer Maddrell, & John Schinker return from another hiatus to catch-up on the latest edtech new and topics (this will also be streamed at edtechtalk.com/live  which will likely have the more active chat room)

01:00GMT – http://bit.ly/ACzejO – EVO2012 Open Hangout (part 2) – For those who are unable to participate in part#1 and/or want more hangout time.

For other events later in the week check the event calendar here: http://my.calendars.net/eslhome_conferen

For Change MOOC events, see http://change.mooc.ca