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Event: Wed 29 July Time 1400 UTC - Gavin Dudeney on Why the Obsession With ‘Tools’? - Wednesday, 29 July 2020 #cal-invite

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Wed 29 July Time 1400 UTC - Gavin Dudeney on Why the Obsession With ‘Tools’?

When:
Wednesday, 29 July 2020
2:00pm to 3:00pm
(UTC+00:00) UTC

Organizer: Vance Stevens vancestev@...

Description:

This Wed 29 July at 1400 UTC Learning2gether and TALIN host Gavin Dudeney on Why the Obsession With ‘Tools’? -- a discusson of education’s response to Covid, online teaching and our obsession with ‘tools’
 
To know more about what Gavin is likely to discuss please read his blog post on The Future of Online Learning.
https://transformelt.com/gavin-dudeney-the-future-of-online-learning/
 
Find the time where you are and links to more of Gavin’s thoughts on this topic at http://learning2gether.pbworks.com/ and/or https://tinyurl.com/talin2020; plus there will be more information there on the day about connecting in Zoom.
 
All are welcome


Re: Webheads Weekend Webcastathlon coming up Sat-Sun July 25-26

Vance Stevens
 

Hi everyone,

This is just to let you know that the Learning2gether archive of this past weekend's Webcastathon with
  • Graham Stanley's presentation Saturday on Interactive Storytelling Games thanks to #IAFEFL #LTSIG,
  • and the 18th #Webheadsinaction Sandbox OpenMic-inar on Sunday featuring test runs of sychronous Karaoke and Spacial Chat
can be found here:
 
There are embeds of and / or links to audio and video recordings of each of these webinars, with Zoom chat logs available in both instances. There are also screenshots and show notes to help you recap the proceedings at a glance.
 
This was the 34th TALIN webinar and Learning2gether episode 480, as well as the 18th Webheads Weekly Sunday Sandbox OpenMic-inar.
 
Coming up, we have Gavin Dudeney joining us at 1400 UTC on Wednesday July 29.

I'll create a calendar event for that here shortly, but meanwhile there is more information at http://learning2gether.pbworks.com/ and/or https://tinyurl.com/talin2020

Enjoy what we put together from last weekend, and hope you can join us on Wednesday

Vance


Webheads Weekend Webcastathlon coming up Sat-Sun July 25-26

Vance Stevens
 

Hi everyone,

With Jeff Lebow turning up at our last Webheads Open Mic-inar last Sunday July 19 
https://learning2gether.net/2020/07/19/sofla-critiqued-at-the-17th-webheads-revival-weekly-sunday-sandbox-openmic-inar/

I was reminded how long it's been since we had a good old fashioned Webheads Webcastathon

So why not announce one this coming weekend?

First up will be Graham Stanley who will be hosting an IATEFL LTSIG workshop on Interactive Storytelling Games. This will take place on Saturday July 25 at 1400 UTC in Zoom.

The event is announced at https://ltsig.iatefl.org/ltsig-monthly/
where it says it takes place
Saturday 25 July from 3pm – 4pm UK time (BST)

Where: https://zoom.us/j/885028983

Meeting room ID: 885-028-983

Rumour has it that Graham may be applying the SOFLA framework to his workshop, though I wouldn't hold him to it :-)

There's more information posted at:

http://learning2gether.pbworks.com/w/page/32204849/FrontPage#Sat25July1400UTCIATEFLLTSIGhostsnbspGrahamStanleyonnbspInteractivestorytellinggames

But wait, there's more! At
http://learning2gether.pbworks.com/w/page/32204849/FrontPage#Sun26JulynoonUTC18thWebheadsRevivalWeeklySundaySandboxOpenMicinar

You can see it will be time for the 18th Webheads Weekly Sunday Sandbox OpenMic-inar.

There's not anything in particular planned for that one at the moment, but note that it is an OPEN mic(inar). Come and discuss with us whatever's on your mind.

Where? in Zoom

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82485486906 

Meeting ID: 824 8548 6906

Password - to be announced on the day

 

If you can't reach Zoom, or just want to observe, the event will be

streamed from Zoom on 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/webheadsinaction/

 

Time wherever you are on the planet:


Updated information will be available at the links above or at https://tinyurl.com/talin2020 or at http://learning2gether.pbworks.com/

I hope you can join us at one or both of these,

Vance


Re: More on SOFLA in Action Sun at theWebheads Revival Weekly Sunday Sandbox OpenMic-inar 19 July noon UTC - Sun, 07/19/2020 12:00pm-1:00pm #cal-reminder

Vance Stevens
 

Hi all, 

The archive of this week's 17th Webheads Revival Weekly Sunday Sandbox OpenMic-inar, the 33rd TALIN webinar, and Learning2gether episode 479, has been posted at https://learning2gether.net/2020/07/19/sofla-critiqued-at-the-17th-webheads-revival-weekly-sunday-sandbox-openmic-inar/

I met with Laine Marshall, Graham Stanley, Heike Philp, honored and honorary guest Jeff Lebow, and nine others in the Zoom chat and Facebook streams to critique my approach to SOFLA in Action and to inform Graham, in his application of SOFLA to one of his upcoming webinars.

The archive has the usual audio and video zoom and Facebook stream recordings, annotated chat logs and show notes with screenshots and hyperlinked URLs, and a never before seen online expansion on the role played by Google Classrooms in pre-work, and its potential for post-reflection follow-up.

I hope you enjoy and are able to benefit from this archive, and don't go away, there will be more next Sunday at noon UTC for the 18th Webheads Weekly Sunday Sandbox OpenMic-inar. More information will soon be available at http://learning2gether.pbworks.com/ and/or https://tinyurl.com/talin2020.

Virus-free. www.avast.com


Re: More on SOFLA in Action Sun at theWebheads Revival Weekly Sunday Sandbox OpenMic-inar 19 July noon UTC - Sun, 07/19/2020 12:00pm-1:00pm #cal-reminder

Vance Stevens
 


On Sun, Jul 19, 2020 at 5:00 PM webheadsinaction@groups.io Calendar <webheadsinaction@groups.io> wrote:

Reminder: More on SOFLA in Action Sun at theWebheads Revival Weekly Sunday Sandbox OpenMic-inar 19 July noon UTC

When: Sunday, 19 July 2020, 12:00pm to 1:00pm, (GMT+00:00) UTC

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Organizer: Vance Stevens vancestev@...

Description:

For this week's 17th Webheads Revival Weekly Sunday Sandbox OpenMic-inar, the 33rd TALIN webinar since March 30, and Learning2gether episode 479, I will be meeting Graham Stanley, Heike Philp, and with any luck Laine Marshall, to talk about SOFLA in Action, as demonstrated here, https://learning2gether.net/2020/07/16/vance-stevens-presents-to-moroccan-teachers-on-sofla-and-online-language-learning-and-teaching/. I'll be comparing notes with Graham, who will be adapting SOFLA to one of his upcoming webinars.
 
We'll be in Zoom and more information about that can be found at http://learning2gether.pbworks.com/ and/or https://tinyurl.com/talin2020, with additional details to be provided there on the day
 
If you can't reach Zoom, or just want to observe, the event will be streamed from Zoom on 
 
Time wherever you are on the planet:
 
Welcome to all who are interested


More on SOFLA in Action Sun at theWebheads Revival Weekly Sunday Sandbox OpenMic-inar 19 July noon UTC - Sun, 07/19/2020 12:00pm-1:00pm #cal-reminder

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Reminder: More on SOFLA in Action Sun at theWebheads Revival Weekly Sunday Sandbox OpenMic-inar 19 July noon UTC

When: Sunday, 19 July 2020, 12:00pm to 1:00pm, (GMT+00:00) UTC

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Organizer: Vance Stevens vancestev@...

Description:

For this week's 17th Webheads Revival Weekly Sunday Sandbox OpenMic-inar, the 33rd TALIN webinar since March 30, and Learning2gether episode 479, I will be meeting Graham Stanley, Heike Philp, and with any luck Laine Marshall, to talk about SOFLA in Action, as demonstrated here, https://learning2gether.net/2020/07/16/vance-stevens-presents-to-moroccan-teachers-on-sofla-and-online-language-learning-and-teaching/. I'll be comparing notes with Graham, who will be adapting SOFLA to one of his upcoming webinars.
 
We'll be in Zoom and more information about that can be found at http://learning2gether.pbworks.com/ and/or https://tinyurl.com/talin2020, with additional details to be provided there on the day
 
If you can't reach Zoom, or just want to observe, the event will be streamed from Zoom on 
 
Time wherever you are on the planet:
 
Welcome to all who are interested


moderated Event: More on SOFLA in Action Sun at theWebheads Revival Weekly Sunday Sandbox OpenMic-inar 19 July noon UTC - Sunday, 19 July 2020 #cal-invite

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More on SOFLA in Action Sun at the Webheads Revival Weekly Sunday Sandbox OpenMic-inar 19 July noon UTC

When:
Sunday, 19 July 2020
12:00pm to 1:00pm
(UTC+00:00) UTC

Organizer: Vance Stevens vancestev@...

Description:

For this week's 17th Webheads Revival Weekly Sunday Sandbox OpenMic-inar, the 33rd TALIN webinar since March 30, and Learning2gether episode 479, I will be meeting Graham Stanley, Heike Philp, and with any luck Laine Marshall, to talk about SOFLA in Action, as demonstrated here, https://learning2gether.net/2020/07/16/vance-stevens-presents-to-moroccan-teachers-on-sofla-and-online-language-learning-and-teaching/. I'll be comparing notes with Graham, who will be adapting SOFLA to one of his upcoming webinars.
 
We'll be in Zoom and more information about that can be found at http://learning2gether.pbworks.com/ and/or https://tinyurl.com/talin2020, with additional details to be provided there on the day
 
If you can't reach Zoom, or just want to observe, the event will be streamed from Zoom on 
 
Time wherever you are on the planet:
 
Welcome to all who are interested

 


Re: Thu 16 July 1300-14:30 UTC Vance Stevens presents to Moroccan teachers on Online Language Learning and Teaching #learning2gether #webheadsinaction #talin2020

Vance Stevens
 

Hi all,

I've been having a lot of fun preparing comprehensive archives stemming from my presentation to the doctoral students at Mohammed V University in Rabat Morocco July 16, 2020, where I applied Laine Marshall's Synchonous Online Flipped Learning Approach, or SOFLA, to my workshop on Online Language Learning and Teaching. The archive of the workshop is is here: https://learning2gether.net/2020/07/16/vance-stevens-presents-to-moroccan-teachers-on-sofla-and-online-language-learning-and-teaching/
 
Here you'll find Zoom audio and video, and the embedded video from the organizers' Facebook stream of the event. There's even an embedded video from a BBC Flipped Learning Q&A with Laine Marshall and Carolina Rodriguez Buitrago on July 14.
 
The annotated chat logs are illustrated with screenshots from the tools introduced, and synched to time stamps from the YouTube video recording. There are also links there to what I had written beforehand on what I planned to talk about here https://tinyurl.com/vance2020ollt, and to the portal for the event, http://ollt2020.pbworks.com/, which I used as a presentation tool in lieu of a slide show.
 
This was Learning2gether Episode 478 and the 32nd TALIN webinar since last March. Tomorrow, July 19, at the 17th Webheads Revival Weekly Sunday Sandbox Open Mic-inar, I plan to get together in Zoom at noon UTC with Heike Philp and Graham Stanley, and perhaps even Dr. Laine herself, to discuss what was learned at the webinar this past Thursday. You'll find more information on that at http://learning2gether.pbworks.com/ and/or https://tinyurl.com/talin2020

Looking forward to seeing you there,

Teacher Vance


Call for Book Chapters

Sedat Akayoglu
 

Call for Book Chapters

New Directions in Using Technology for Writing Instruction and Practices for English Language Learners

Book Editors:

Gonca Yangın Ekşi (Gazi University, Turkey)

Tuba-Angay Crowder (Georgia State University)

Leonora Anyango-Kivuva (Community College of Allegheny County)

Sedat Akayoğlu (Bolu Abant Izzet Baysal University)

Publisher: Contact is built up with international publishing houses at the moment.

The objective of the Book: The world is changing, and the communications environment is changing. Globalization, digitization, and transnationalism reshape the communication landscape. Moreover, recently COVID-19 pandemic showed the necessity of digital platforms in teaching and learning contexts, and educators have been forced to move to these digital environments as an immediate reaction. Although the Covid-19 pandemic that is ravaging the globe causes disruptions to educational opportunities, the Internet and technological tools, together with digital literacy skills, open up possibilities for writers and language learners in all disciplines to immerse themselves in writing practices for academic and non-academic purposes.

Today, teaching, learning, and proficiency in writing are not limited to the traditional classroom contexts and specific genre types because writing is no longer a monolithic phenomenon that occurs independently of the linguistic repertoires of the writer and teachers but rather shaped by ever-changing competencies that are both linguistic and cultural. Since the norms and conventions change based on the genres, these competencies continuously change from one context to another.

Multilingual writers who are developing competence in digital and semiotic practices are deeply connected with semiotic flows and transnational settings. These writers need to learn how to navigate through unequal power relationships and cultural clashes (Canagarajah, 2018). However, writing teachers have limited knowledge of and practice with transnational realities in language classrooms (Canagarajah, 2018).

Since new technologies have introduced new platforms for multimodal and digital expression and communication that rely crucially on nonlinguistic modes of meaning-making (video, music, sound, graphics, etc.), educators in secondary and higher education levels must now teach writing through semiotic resources that can support new writing pedagogies for 21st-century skills (Nelson & Kern, 2012; Yi & Angay-Crowder, 2016). Changing writing in this new direction of the academic world requires a new educational response. Writing pedagogy cannot afford to diverge from the courses of change. We must update the writing pedagogies and practices we offer to learners who are immersed in rapidly shifting technologies, literacies, and global innovation.

Still, the types of writing practices and pedagogies for multilingual in the world prove to be insufficient for the type of complex multilingualism that globalization brought to the forefront (Velasco & Garcia, 2014). New approaches to writing and teaching are necessary since writing practices, as well as related theories and pedagogies that underlie teachers' work are changing rapidly worldwide. Multilingual writing research has primarily considered adult learners of English in academic settings; however, less is examined about how adult and young writers navigate through (in)formal writing genre networks in transnational settings.

The aim of this volume is, therefore, to provide an in-depth understanding of how changing times, new 21st century skills, and writing practices bring affordances as well as challenges for teaching and learning writing in local and global contexts of education. It invites contributions at the intersection of technology with teaching, learning, and research. More specifically, the contributions will creatively take advantage of the affordances of digital platforms, critique their limitations, and unpack concepts, theories, and innovative approaches to digital writing in the field of teaching and learning English as an additional language (EAL).

Target Audience: The primary readers for this book will be teachers of writing courses at all levels. Graduate students in ELT, in- and pre-service ELT teachers, teacher trainers, and other language teaching professionals may also benefit from the book as a comprehensive reference work.

Content of the Book: Some content to be addressed by the book include, but is not limited to, the following guiding questions:

How can we unpack current theoretical considerations and explore main digital writing approaches and concepts that define and inform contemporary teaching of EAL across borders to improve 21st-century teacher preparation?
How can writing teachers theoretically and practically reconcile their understandings of the increasingly multimodal and digital everyday communication with the diverse needs of global language learners?
What is writing pedagogy(ies) in the second decade of the 21st century? How should we prepare writers for higher education and employment possibilities?
Possible topic list, though not exhaustive, is below:

- Digital literacy

- Collaborative online platforms for writing

- Blogging and wikis

- Prewriting and technology (graphic organizers, mind maps, wordle, etc.)

- Automated writing correction (Grammarly etc.)

- Academic writing (EndNote referencing, etc.)

- Avoiding plagiarism

- e-Portfolio

- e-Feedback

- Writing multimodal texts

- Digital storytelling

- Writing for social media

- Mobile technologies

- WebQuests

- Self-editing or students editing others' work

- Publishing options for students (posting online where others can read it)

- Reference tool (corpus etc.)

- Composition/essay writing and technology

- Student-teacher interaction (written online dialogue journals)

- Journal keeping (Penzu etc.)

- Discovering genres

Submission Procedure: Authors who are interested in contributing a chapter are encouraged to submit an abstract (maximum 300 words) through the following link (https://tinyurl.com/ya9bkhch) by September 30, 2020. The abstract should include the title of the chapter you wish to contribute; the names and affiliations of the prospective author(s), as well as their short bios.

Notification of accepted chapters: The accepted chapters will be notified to the authors by the end of October 2020. The formatting of the chapters will be sent to the authors.

Deadline for chapter submissions: The deadline for submission of completed chapters will be March 1, 2021. If necessary, the first drafts might be revised.

Our timeline is as follows:

Abstract proposals due: September 30, 2020

Notification decisions: October 30, 2020

Chapter first drafts due: March 1, 2021

Chapters sent to reviewers: April 15, 2021

Revisions on drafts if necessary & final drafts due: June 15, 2021

Typesetting: July 15, 2021

Publication: November 2021

Please note:

The publisher will guarantee a high-quality product, and free copies will be provided to authors; special discounts may also be made available for their students. Any copyright payments will be left to the sole discretion of the publisher. If you have any concerns about this issue, please discuss them with the editor (goncayangin@...) before committing to the project.

All content should be the original work of the author(s), and all sources should be appropriately cited according to academic standards. Chapters will be subject to testing through a plagiarism protection program.

The guidelines for the format of the chapters (to be notified upon the acceptance of chapters) should be followed carefully. Please note that the editors reserve the right to make any changes to the content and format of chapters at their discretion.

References

Canagarajah, S. (2018). Transnationalism and translingualism: How they are connected. In X. You (ed.), Transnational Writing Education: Theory, History, and Practice (pp. 57-76). New York, NY: Routledge.

Nelson, M. E., Kern, R. (2012). Language teaching and learning in the "postlinguistic" condition. In Alsagoff, L., McKay, S. L., Hu, G. W., Renandya, W. (Eds.), Principles and practices for teaching English as an international language (pp. 47-66). London, England: Routledge.

Velasco, P., & García, O. (2014). Translanguaging and the writing of bilingual learners. Bilingual Research Journal, 37(1), 6-23.

Yi, Y. & Angay-Crowder, T. (2016) Multimodal practices for ESOL teacher education in TESOL. TESOL Quarterly 50 (4), 988-998.


Assist. Prof. Dr. Sedat Akayoğlu
http://www.sedatakayoglu.com
Abant İzzet Baysal University
Faculty of Education
Department of Foreign Language Education
English Language Teaching Program
Bolu
Assist. Prof. Dr. Sedat Akayoğlu
http://www.sedatakayoglu.com
Abant İzzet Baysal University
Faculty of Education
Department of Foreign Language Education
English Language Teaching Program
Bolu


Thu 16 July 1300-14:30 UTC Vance Stevens presents to Moroccan teachers on Online Language Learning and Teaching #learning2gether #webheadsinaction #talin2020

Vance Stevens
 

Hi everyone,

This is just to let you know that I will be giving a workshop to PhD students at Mohammed V University in Rabat Morocco online tomorrow July 16, 2020, at 1300 UTC. The talk applies Laine Marshall's SOFLA approach to flipped learning to the workshop on Online Language Learning and Teaching, and will be in Zoom.

You can find more information about it here
 
I have written up what I plan to talk about here https://tinyurl.com/vance2020ollt. The organizers tell me you would be most welcome to join us. Zoom links are in the usual places at http://learning2gether.pbworks.com/ and https://tinyurl.com/talin2020.

And for you the link is here

Join Zoom

https://iesabroad.zoom.us/j/98216887677  

Meeting ID : 982 1688 7677

(try without password)


Hope to see you there.
Vance


Re: Sun 12 July noon UTC - 16th Webheads Weekly Sunday Sandbox OpenMic-inar #learning2gether #talin2020 #webheadsinaction

Vance Stevens
 

Hi everyone, 
 
The podcast where Vance Stevens, Laine Marshall, and Graham Stanley discussed SOFLA in detail on Sunday July 12 at the 16th Webheads Revival Weekly Sunday Sandbox Open Mic-inar has been archived at https://learning2gether.net/2020/07/12/vance-stevens-and-laine-marshall-discuss-sofla-in-detail-at-the-16th-webheads-revival-weekly-sunday-sandbox-open-mic-inar/
 
In this sandbox event, also the 31st TALIN webinar and Learning2gether episode 477, I had sought to sneak-preview my thoughts on designing a workshop to be given online to a group of PhD students in Rabat Morocco on July 16 at which I would apply the SOFLA model to the topic they asked me to speak on, Online Language Learning and Teaching (OLLT). I've been working on a portal for the event here, http://ollt2020.pbworks.com/
 

SOFLA stands for synchonous online flipped learning approach, and it's a model which Laine has been developing over the past few years. The podcast archive provides a sneak preview look at her most recent article on the topic.

There's also information there about other events this week at which Laine is speaking about SOFLA and flipped learning. One of these is a Flipped Learning Q&A with Laine Marshall and Carolina Rodriguez Buitrago https://www.facebook.com/TeachingEnglish.BritishCouncil/posts/3543819558966239 happening at noon UTC, today, Tuesday, July 14.

For more information on all our activities, including Laine's events and my workshop on OLLT scheduled for July 16, see http://learning2gether.pbworks.com/ and/or https://tinyurl.com/talin2020

 
Next Sunday, July 19, Graham and I intend to carry on this discussion comparing my notes on how it went with his plans to apply the SOFLA model to a workshop he is giving on July 24. I'll create a calendar event for the Webheads sandbox event before next Sunday, and I presume Graham will be telling us more about his workshop shortly.

Hope to see you online at one or more of these events.


Sun 12 July noon UTC - Vance Stevens hosts the 16th Webheads Weekly Sunday Sandbox OpenMic-inar - Sun, 07/12/2020 12:00pm-1:00pm #cal-reminder

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Reminder: Sun 12 July noon UTC - Vance Stevens hosts the 16th Webheads Weekly Sunday Sandbox OpenMic-inar

When: Sunday, 12 July 2020, 12:00pm to 1:00pm, (GMT+00:00) UTC

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Organizer: Vance Stevens vancestev@...

Description:

Sun 12 July noon UTC - the 16th Webheads Weekly Sunday Sandbox OpenMic-inar; a.k.a. #TALIN2020 event 31 and #Learning2gether episode 477

 
Time wherever you are:
https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=Sun+July+12+noon+UTC+-+16th+Webheads+Weekly+Sunday+Sandbox+OpenMic-inar&iso=20200712T12&p1=1440&ah=1
 
In this sandbox event, Vance Stevens will sneak-preview progress in designing a workshop to be given online to a group of PhD students in Rabat Morocco on July 16. 
 
I'll be prepping for that workshop full time from now till Thursday but in the sandbox today I can play-test whatever I've come up with by then with whomever turns up and get some knowledgeable advice and feedback. I've started a portal for the event here, http://ollt2020.pbworks.com/
 
Our event will be in Zoom. For more information see http://learning2gether.pbworks.com/ or https://tinyurl.com/talin2020
pssst ... it's at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82485486906, password 'preview'
 
All else you need to know is there. Hope2cya then.


Event: Sun 12 July noon UTC - Vance Stevens hosts the 16th Webheads Weekly Sunday Sandbox OpenMic-inar - Sunday, 12 July 2020 #cal-invite

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Sun 12 July noon UTC - Vance Stevens hosts the 16th Webheads Weekly Sunday Sandbox OpenMic-inar

When:
Sunday, 12 July 2020
12:00pm to 1:00pm
(UTC+00:00) UTC

Organizer: Vance Stevens vancestev@...

Description:

Sun 12 July noon UTC - the 16th Webheads Weekly Sunday Sandbox OpenMic-inar; a.k.a. #TALIN2020 event 31 and #Learning2gether episode 477

 
Time wherever you are:
https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=Sun+July+12+noon+UTC+-+16th+Webheads+Weekly+Sunday+Sandbox+OpenMic-inar&iso=20200712T12&p1=1440&ah=1
 
In this sandbox event, Vance Stevens will sneak-preview progress in designing a workshop to be given online to a group of PhD students in Rabat Morocco on July 16. 
 
I'll be prepping for that workshop full time from now till Thursday but in the sandbox today I can play-test whatever I've come up with by then with whomever turns up and get some knowledgeable advice and feedback. I've started a portal for the event here, http://ollt2020.pbworks.com/
 
Our event will be in Zoom. For more information see http://learning2gether.pbworks.com/ or https://tinyurl.com/talin2020
pssst ... it's at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82485486906, password 'preview'
 
All else you need to know is there. Hope2cya then.


Sun 12 July noon UTC - 16th Webheads Weekly Sunday Sandbox OpenMic-inar #learning2gether #talin2020 #webheadsinaction

Vance Stevens
 

Hi everyone and good morning from Penang,

As you might know if you're following me on Facebook, my wife Bobbi and I took a week-long staycation in Malaysia last week, taking advantage of the low covid risk in the country, and trying to get it in before they start allowing foreign tourists to enter, in which case we would likely personally revert to lockdown. We spent our time on two islands in the Perhentian chain, with poor connectivity and even electricity being rationed on the 'little' island.

So we didn't get much done (during surface intervals) while there, but we returned to Penang this morning on an overnight bus from Koala Besut. We got a little sleep on the bus, rounded that off on arrival at our apartment, and I'm now feeling good to go for this evening's (Penang time) ...

Sun 12 July noon UTC - 16th Webheads Weekly Sunday Sandbox OpenMic-inar

 

TALIN event #31

Learning2gether #477

 

Vance Stevens will sneak preview a workshop he'll be giving online to a group of PhD students in Rabat Morocco on July 16. 

Vance has just returned to Penang after a week's Malaysian stay-cation, ending in an all-night bus ride. 

For more information, see these ...

 

Related links

 

 

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82485486906 

Meeting ID: 824 8548 6906

Password: preview

Normally I would set an event for this, and I might still do that, but I'm just getting back to where I left off on this a week ago, so I wanted to alert all on this list that I will be in the above Zoom room, password 'preview' ready to try some of the tools with you that I intend to use with the Moroccan PhD students on July 16. I may not have polished my act by tonight (your morning perhaps) but as I'll be among friends, I'd appreciate your advice on how I might explain while demonstrating experientially how to teach online (my assigned topic). 

Hope to see you there,

Teacher Vance (in Minecraft)
Webhead Link (in SL)


Re: Event: Graham Stanley hosts the 15th Webheads Weekly Sunday Sandbox OpenMic-inar on Intereactive Storytelling Games for Language Learners - Sunday, 5 July 2020 #cal-invite

Vance Stevens
 

Hi everyone,

The archived recordings and chat logs and show notes and various other digital artifacts from Graham Stanley's demonstration and play test of his latest digital escape game, ‘A fortnight in the Valley’ have been posted here: 
 
TALIN has gone on holiday but should make it back to Penang for the 16th weekly Webheads Sunday sandbox and open-mic-inar on July 12. I'll be prepping for an online workshop I'm due to give on July 16 so I'm hoping I can play test that with whomever turns up and get some knowledgeable advice and feedback. I've started a portal for the event here, http://ollt2020.pbworks.com/
 
Hope to see you there. Meanwhile there are numerous other #learning2gether PD webinars for the coming week listed at http://learning2gether.pbworks.com/


Event: Graham Stanley hosts the 15th Webheads Weekly Sunday Sandbox OpenMic-inar on Intereactive Storytelling Games for Language Learners - Sunday, 5 July 2020 #cal-invite

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Graham Stanley hosts the 15th Webheads Weekly Sunday Sandbox OpenMic-inar on Intereactive Storytelling Games for Language Learners

When:
Sunday, 5 July 2020
12:00pm to 1:00pm
(UTC+00:00) UTC

Organizer: Vance Stevens vancestev@...

Description:



Graham Stanley writes:

 

"I have been working on an interactive storytelling game for language learners, to promote speaking, called provisionally 'A fortnight in the Valley'. I'd love the opportunity to play test it with Webheads next week. 

 

I will be using this tool, https://coneofnegativeenergy.com/hex-kit/ for the game, and I can introduce that to Webheads too."

 

We'll be the usual Zoom room,

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82485486906

Password: = graham

 

If you can't reach Zoom, or just want to observe, the event will be

streamed from Zoom on 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/webheadsinaction/

 

Time wherever you are on the planet:


Electronic Village Online (EVO) 2021--Call for Proposals for the 20th Anniversary EVO Sessions

Sanja Bozinovic
 

SUBJECT: Electronic Village Online (EVO) 2021--Call for Proposals for the 20th Anniversary EVO Sessions

We apologize if you receive this message more than once.

The Electronic Village Online (EVO) is excited to invite proposals for its 20th anniversary round of sessions. We would love to have inspiring educators present an online session in EVO 2021. 

Since 2001, the Electronic Village Online (EVO) has functioned as a virtual extension of the Electronic Village (EV), a project of TESOL's CALL Interest Section, and provided free online professional development sessions for language teachers worldwide. 

Please help us develop timely topics and recruit moderators by distributing our Call for Proposals to your list. The link is http://evosessions.pbworks.com/. Proposals may be on any topic relevant to the teaching of English to speakers of other languages. Proposals are due by September 13, 2020. A development session will be held for all moderators and co-moderators from October 18 to November 15, 2020. During this time, moderating teams will create the online spaces for their session and finalize their syllabus with the assistance of the EVO Coordination Team. The actual five-week EVO sessions for this season will take place between January 9 and February 14, 2021.

Please help us recruit potential moderators by distributing this Call for Proposals to your e-list. Potential moderators will find instructions on how to create a page for their proposal at http://evosessions.pbworks.com/w/page/140454060/EVO_proposal_template.

To see what types of sessions were offered in the past, please go to evosessions.pbworks.com/EVO-Previous-Sessions

Important dates:
*Due Date for proposals: September 13, 2020*
*Moderator Development Session: Oct. 18 - Nov. 15, 2020*
*EVO 2021 20th Anniversary Sessions: January 9 - February 14, 2021. *

Click if you'd like to read more about EVO: http://evosessions.pbworks.com/w/page/10708587/What%20is%20EVO

Sincerely,

On behalf of the EVO Coordination Team

Sanja Božinović

EVO Assistant Coordinator

Celebrate the 20th anniversary of EVO with us!


Re: Event: 14th Webheads Weekly Sunday Sandbox OpenMic-inar Sun 28 June noon UTC - Sunday, 28 June 2020 #cal-invite

Vance Stevens
 

Hi all,

The 14th Webheads in Action Weekly Sunday Sandbox OpenMic-inar, Miro redux, has been archived as you will be happy to see, at https://learning2gether.net/2020/06/28/miro-redux-14th-webheads-weekly-sunday-sandbox-openmic-inar/. This was also the 29th TALIN event and Learning2gether episode 475
 
Here you can find out what happened between when I seeded a Miro board the day before the event, and what happened to it up to the morning after. The blog post tracks its development from inception, but here is the board in its current state, https://miro.com/app/board/o9J_kqaoBvw=/
 
At the archive you can find the usual goodies, such as the Zoom audio and video recordings, and recording of the simulcast streamed from Zoom on https://www.facebook.com/groups/webheadsinaction/. You'll also find the Zoom chat logs with hyperlinked URLs, which for this event give an excellent catalog of Graham Stanley's recent work with Escape the Room games, and in the recordings you can see a tour that Doris Molero gave us of how she teaches English by having students develop narratives for virtual worlds.
 
Next Sunday Graham will be demonstrating an interactive storytelling game for language learners, to promote speaking, called provisionally 'A fortnight in the Valley'. If that sounds interesting then tune in for more details here: http://learning2gether.pbworks.com/w/page/32204849/FrontPage#Sun5JulynoonUTCGrahamStanleyhoststhe15thWebheadsWeeklySundaySandboxOpenMicinar

Happy July 4 for those who celbrated it,

Vance


Upcoming Event: 14th Webheads Weekly Sunday Sandbox OpenMic-inar Sun 28 June noon UTC - Sun, 06/28/2020 12:00pm-1:00pm #cal-reminder

webheadsinaction@groups.io Calendar <webheadsinaction@...>
 

Reminder: 14th Webheads Weekly Sunday Sandbox OpenMic-inar Sun 28 June noon UTC

When: Sunday, 28 June 2020, 12:00pm to 1:00pm, (GMT+00:00) UTC

Where:Online

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Organizer: Vance Stevens vancestev@...

Description:

Sun 28 June noon UTC - 14th Webheads Weekly Sunday Sandbox OpenMic-inar

TALIN event #29

Learning2gether #475

 


Following the stimulating demonstration of Miro https://miro.com/ by Graham Stanley last Sunday

https://learning2gether.net/2020/06/21/graham-stanley-hosts-13th-webheads-revival-weekly-sunday-openmic-inar-on-miro/

and impressed by the reaction by others in the #webheadsinaction community of practice to its potential

I've explored the tool in more detail and decided this week to carry forward Graham's experiment.

 

Graham wanted to crowd-source COVID-19 teaching tools and find out what others had discovered that would be useful in this regard.

 

I've put some more thought to how Miro might be put to this task and have come up with 

https://miro.com/app/board/o9J_kqaoBvw=/

 

which anyone with the link can view.

 

If you're on the GS team, you might be able to

Join the Miro board

https://miro.com/welcomeonboard/l3dQ7ALpfumQCCqbfDiFtuPOsTquLNmzyW563Bnz8Aumzq10oyLhb8R7MqGhzEwM

But if you're not on this team already, and want to play, we'll get you in 

 

All this takes place in Miro and in this Zoom Meeting

Topic: 14th Webheads Weekly Sunday Sandbox OpenMic-inar

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82485486906 

Meeting ID: 824 8548 6906

Password will be provided on the day here and at https://tinyurl.com/talin2020

 

Join us and we'll see if together

  • we can share with one another how this tool works and might be applied to our goals, and if
  • we can teach one another even more subtleties of its use, and if 
  • we can gain practice and become more proficient in our understanding of Miro 

 

If you can't reach Zoom, or just want to observe, the event will be

streamed from Zoom on 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/webheadsinaction/

 

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Re: Event: 14th Webheads Weekly Sunday Sandbox OpenMic-inar Sun 28 June noon UTC - Sunday, 28 June 2020 #cal-invite

Vance Stevens
 

Sorry, I meant to give this group the password to the zoom meeting
miro

^V^