Learning2gether from Ayat Tawel about the Silent Way

Learning2gether Episode 269

On Sun Apr 19 at 1400 GMT Learning2gether met with Ayat Tawel to find out how she applies the Silent Way in teaching languages

Download mp3: https://learning2getherdotnet.files.wordpress.com/2015/04/2014apr19ayat-64k.mp3?

What? Ayat Tawel will be talking with our community about her experimental practice with the silent way. For more information about what she will be talking about see Ayat’s blog post at: http://ayat-pdiary.blogspot.com/2014/11/the-silent-way.html

Ayat did an exemplary job for us, not only in preparing a remarkable presentation which wowed even three of us who had seen Caleb Categno demonstrate the silent way in person before his death in 1988, but also in using all available means to connect with us. It took her ten minutes to finally get a stable connection with us via her mobile phone, but she succeeded. After that, we could see how her dedication to the technique, as indicated by the amount of thought and practice she puts into playing with the rods for example, contributed to her success with the silent way. – Vance Here is what Maria Bossa said about Ayat’s presentation: http://mariabossa.blogspot.com.ar/2015/04/the-silent-way.html 2015-04-21_0340reflection

Links shared during the presentation

Where? Blackboard Collaborate (Elluminate) http://webheads.learningtimesevents.org/ Thanks to an ongoing grant from http://www.learningtimes.com/

Recording

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Twitter follow-up

There was some interesting Twitter follow-up on this topic. Fanny Passeport (Silent Way Teacher, Google Certified Teacher and Educator, and Bharatnathyam Dancer https://twitter.com/fanny73779583) picked up on a remark I had made during the conversation that there should be a Cuisenaire rods app (a physical box of rods costs upwards of $70). I replied that I was just imagining, not aware that any such app in fact existed,

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Simon Gregg (primary teacher, ICT coordinator in Toulouse) chimed in with a link to a Cuisenaire rod environment online – check it out: http://nrich.maths.org/4348

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Note, does not run on iPad due to the use of Flash in the web URL

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Announcements

Earlier this week

Learning2gether with Second Life MOOC and IATEFL Manchester

https://learning2gether.net/2015/04/12/learning2gether-with-second-life-mooc-and-iatefl-manchester/

Thu April 16 1800 GMT Developing a Research Plan

Class Date: Thursday, April 16, 2015 Class Time: 10:00 PM ((GMT+04:00) Abu Dhabi, Muscat) Class Duration: 60 minutes View complete information

Thu Apr 16 1800 GMT Thomas Strasser, Readers, and Digital Technology

Click on the link below to display the “post-paratory” mail relating to last night’s superb meeting.

Invitation to free webinar with Thomas Strasser: “Making the Most of Readers and the Latest Interactive Digital Technology”

  • Extensive reading as a means to improve all language skills and fluency
  • increasing students’ motivation and confidence
  • changing their attitudes to learning another language
  • the many benefits of extensive reading for pleasure (e.g. with graded readers)
  • practical, fun ideas and classroom activities to help you make extensive reading an integral part of every language-learning programme
  • the importance and benefits of incorporating the latest technology in the reading lesson
  • various Web 2.0-tools which make working with readers a lot easier and more fun for you and for your students

Presenter: Mag. Dr. Thomas Strasser  – Vienna School of Teacher Education Host: Tilly Harrison – University of Warwick Upcoming events in this seminar series Thu May 7 1800 GMT Joe Dale – Planning a virtual field trip to New Orleans

Thu May 4 1800 GMT Sandrine Pac-Kenny – Using apps for better oral proficiency

Mon 18 May 1800 GMT Rita Zeinstejer on Fostering Oral Fluency with Free Webtools

Mon 21 May 1800 GMT Tilly Harrison on A survey of classroom polling options

Thu June 4 1800 GMT Jo Gakonga on Vocabulary tools in a digital world

Mon Jun 22 1800 GMT Russell Stannard on Tools that Flip, Blend and Create Distance Learning Content

E4.111-1245: The Secrets of using Camtasia

Mon 23 Nov 1800 GMT Henry Rademacher From Newbie to Near-Pro: Making the most of Moodle’s tools in a listening course

See also the complete webinar schedule with conferences in German, French or Spanish

Sat Apr 19 IATEFL Webinar with Rebecca Oxford

http://www.iatefl.org/web-events/webinars

Maha Abdulmoneim, Maria Colussa and Hello Little World: The Magic of Networks

Learning2gether Episode 249


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On Sunday Nov 30 Learning2gether was privileged to meet with Maha Abdulmoneim, Maria Colussa and her colleagues at Hello Little World to discuss – The Magic of Networks

Where?

Google+ Hangout

What is this about?

The Magic of Networks with Maha Abdelmoneim, Maria Colussa, and others from Hello Little World

In our last Learning2gether event on Sunday Nov 23, Ali Bostangioglu presented a comprehensive set of demographics based on his research into the Webheads CoP. There was some discussion of who was a Webhead. For the purpose of Ali’s study, Webheads are members of either the Yahoo Group (about 1050 registered email addresses), the Facebook group (about 100), or the Webheadsinaction Google+ Community (135).  The point was made that the community likely extends to a wider network, though for Ali’s purposes, this is not quantifiable.

However, we had one participant there, Sebastian from Kerala, who mentioned in text chat that he was in the Hello Little World network. I recognized that this was the community that Maria Colussa identifies with in her Skype byline, and I asked Sebastian if he knew her. Indeed he did, and then I recalled that I have Maria in my circles as one of the Multiliteracies group, not Webheads. The point was being made through example that people like Maria and Sebastian, (and Maha Abdelmoneim another participant in online spaces such as I have a Question and in various MOOCs where Maria and I meet occasionally, and whom we invited to join us in our recent GEC presentation) might not identify themselves as Webheads but can be found actively interacting with us nevertheless in our wider networks.

This HoA seeks to gather colleagues from the wider network to meet with us and try to characterize something of the magic inherent in these wider networks.

Links mentioned in the conversation

Announcements:

Webheadsinaction.org archive
http://webheadsinaction.org/maha-abdulmoneim-maria-colussa-and-hello-little-world-magic-networks

Earlier this week

Sun Nov 23 LEARNING2GETHER with Ali Bostancioglu preliminary findings from research on Webheads CoP

https://learning2gether.net/2014/11/23/learning2gether-with-ali-bostancioglu-about-his-preliminary-findings-from-research-on-webheads-cop/

Wed Nov 26 Nellie Deutsch – Teachers Micro Teaching in Pairs

Recording link

Sat Nov 29 1500 GMT Susan Hillyard YLT Webinar: The Gift and Craft of Storytelling in ELT

http://www.wiziq.com/online-class/2145585-ylt-webinars-the-gift-and-craft-of-storytelling-in-elt

Presented by:Susan Hillyard

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1MZl_wFsvjHIeTYSfPCTFDYoFMqwyEvAzrNTQpXEKx1E/edit?pli=1

Sat Nov 29 1500 GMT IATEFL Monthly Webinar with Fiona Dunlop – ‘How to access CPD’

IATEFL monthly webinars are free of charge and are open to both members and non-members of IATEFL. No pre-registration is required, just click on the link on the day to join the webinar so please feel free to share this link with other colleagues and friends.

More information on IATEFL Webinars is at http://www.iatefl.org/web-events/webinars

To join the webinar, click here

http://iatefl.adobeconnect.com/iateflwebinar/

  • Ensure “Enter as Guest” is selected
  • Enter your name and country
  • Click “Enter room

Future IATEFL Monthly Webinars scheduled as of Nov 21, 2014

check http://www.iatefl.org/web-events/webinars for updates

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

Learning2gether Episode 212

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

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

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

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

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

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

Earlier this week

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Here was the schedule for

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

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

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

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

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

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

SLMOOC14 sessions scheduled through Apr 30, 2014

included:

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

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

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

Learning2gether with RSCON5 MiniCon and more

Learning2gether Episode 211

Sun Apr 6 – Learning2gether with RSCON5 MiniCon and preview

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

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

and, as usual …

Earlier this week

Mon Mar 31 – Introducing Mozilla’s BadgeKit

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

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

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

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

Presented by Edunation by Victoria University of Wellington

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

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

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

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

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

Learning2gether from TESOL 2014 Portland March 25-29

Learning2gether Episode 210

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

More about TESOL Portland feature speakers here

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

Earlier this week

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

And we unfortunately coincided with this remarkable event

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

Learning2gether with Maria Bossa – Brighten and Lighten your class with Web 2.0

Learning2gether Episode 154

Download here:

https://learning2getherdotnet.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/2013apr14mariabossa-10-001-64k.mp3

We used this link to help us put in the URLs to Maria’s tools:

http://etherpad.mit.edu/p/Learning2gether_from_Maria_Bossa

Maria Bossa presented what she did for Cintia Costa, who reached out to Webheads to stimulate connections between the world at large and her students in Amazonia. In that presentation, Maria explained via Skype what she uses in her classes, including written material and online resources, as shown in the PPT made for that session.

http://es.slideshare.net/Pescada/brigthen-up-your-class-with-web-2

This has been a chance to record that presentation for a wider audience.

Where? Blackboard Collaborate (Elluminate)

Bb Collaborate / Elluminate Recording 

Slides:

Brighten up your class with web 2.0 tools and recycled stuff… “A bit of creativity, tons of online resources and a small quantity of old things can make your class a different one”.

Tools and links mentioned:

Tools mentioned:

Tools to create AVATARS

Tools for digital storytelling

Songs

Videos

Extra tools – Different uses

Time to celebrate

  • Animal’s Day
  • Father’s Day
  • Mother’s Day

Tons of thanks & smiles to…

Sugata Mitra SOLE self-organized learning environment

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Announcements

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

Learning2gether Episode 146

Download:

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

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

What is this about? 

What is Writingmatrix?

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

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

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

Recording

Where: Blackboard Collaborate (Elluminate)

Announcements

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

So how does Paper.li work? 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What Types of Content Does Paper.li Pull?

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

How Does Paper.li Choose Content?

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

Getting the Right Content for Your Audience

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

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

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

How Does Paper.li Work?

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

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

Single Twitter User

Your Twitter Stream and the people you follow

Twitter List

Twitter #Hashtag

Keywords on Twitter

Keywords on Facebook

RSS Feed

Single Google+ User

Keywords on Google+

Breakthrough

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

Hi, Vance and all,

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

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

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

Here’s what I think …

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

I think you’re on to something here, Rita

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

still pondering that one …