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Learning2gether with Christel Broady about Improving Language Learning and Teaching by Using Free Google Tools in K-20

Monday October 12, 2015

 
What was it about? 
 
This is an overview on how free tools can assist ELT professionals and learners in all everyday professional activities. Practical ideas that can be implemented immediately as well as training sources to deepen the understanding how the tools work. Preview the slides here:
 

Find more information on events of this nature at http://tinyurl.com/learning2gether
 

 

How this worked at showtime Oct 12, 2015

  • If 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: 
      https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/cm34ol2noli4sapq78klh988af0
    • You can join us in HoA via its direct link posted here at show time
      and posted to Twitter hash tag #learning2gether
    • 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 

Before, during, and after the live event, you can chat with us in the chat space above

and / or join the conversation on the Google+ event page

Connect with the Chatwing from any browser at http://chatwing.com/vancestev

Chat logs from the Google+ Hangout on air are available here

Here is the chatwing text chat for this event copy / pasted below 

 
 
Vance, You've messaged that today we have more chats,
4 days ago
are they before or after?
4 days ago
Hi, sorry I didn't check here yesterday. There was an IATEFL YLSIG event on Sunday, and today Monday we are meeting with Dr. Christel Broady in Hangout, more information here http://tinyurl.com/learning2gether or athttp://webheadsinaction.org/live
That starts in about half an hour
4 days ago
Christel is in the Hangout now. You are welcome to join us there, we start in ten minutes:https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/hoaevent/AP36tYf56YrJcTErVcePnTocXFvC5PtGqArFetAP5iFM4WG6gOj9iw?hl=en&authuser=0
4 days ago
Hello all!
4 days ago
Seems OK for me here ...ouf
(in chrome)
4 days ago
Looks good in Chromium (linux)...
4 days ago
I find there's quite a few things that don't work in Chrome .... I daren't go linux :-(
4 days ago
4 days ago
Removing barriers for me means making learning more equitable...
4 days ago
hi everyone
4 days ago
Hi Maha, nice to see you
4 days ago
I tried to join but it takes me to an empty hangout where I am on my own :) .. I will watch and comment here :)
4 days ago
thanks Vance I am happy I could join
4 days ago
We saw you here
4 days ago
Love forms in Google Drive!
...for polls, instant feedback in class, etc.
4 days ago
I love forms for the students to write comprehension questions ... they love it
4 days ago
:-) me too
4 days ago
The links are ab fab - I've made my own copy to be sure I don't loose them .... big thanks
4 days ago
Are MGuhlin and CloudHQ free?
4 days ago
I think MGuhlin is a blog
Miguel Guhlin, a K-12 blogger
4 days ago
Google drive integrates well with gmail as well...
4 days ago
the hangout is a bit slow for me I think . I couldn't even hear anything. But I am good here .. good place to participate with you :)
4 days ago
HOA is fine at this end...
4 days ago
great, ahlan
4 days ago
I like spanning my google drive: https://freetools.spanning.com/stats/
4 days ago
we'll get you to explain that in a moment in the Hangout
4 days ago
Yes Dr Christel, I have had many Teachers say that to me too! I use Google drive sharing documents or folders with my students.
4 days ago
Using Google drive to flip the classroom...
4 days ago
People who are afraid of these tools of do their banking on line (and belong FB) ...nuts
*often
4 days ago
Sharing documents as long as they are CC or one has rights to do so.
Google Drive also integrates well with Google Sites...
4 days ago
Sharing documents and videos is what I do too!
Hi Vance :-)
4 days ago
Hi Nives, glad you could join us
4 days ago
Sometimes it's easier to share videos in Google drive rather than Youtube which is not accessible to all students. Plus I love creating Lesson slides directly in the drive and adding it to the class materials folder for students to access whenever.
4 days ago
Google docs are good for student collaborative projects...
4 days ago
lol yes but how big of a loss .. That must've been really awful to loose years worth of work
4 days ago
I am disappointed that Google Classroom is not available for Private Tutoring or Teacher Training :-(
4 days ago
Me too Nives!
4 days ago
I usually backup what I really care about and I don't usually trust the cloud alone
4 days ago
It's such a great tool (Google Classroom) that it's a dying shame that Google have such strict access to it.
4 days ago
yes me too Nives :(
4 days ago
@Benjamin and @Maha :-)
4 days ago
Interesting about videos ... I wonder if that's only with Classroom, because I did try once unsuccessfully
4 days ago
Also, Google Sites!
4 days ago
another one to tell us about, feel free to grab the mic, speak up when you hear 'next
4 days ago
Social apps in schools is a bit touchy here in Italy, but using sites like Twiducate is safe and private offering social interaction without the public interaction. I'm looking at EdMettle too for the same, has anyone tried it?
4 days ago
feel free to comment on this, or ask in the live h/a
HoA
4 days ago
OMG - I've lost the sound altogether now (on my super duper brand new machine ) so I'm giving up all together - please say a BIG thanks for all the great links .... very useful indeed.
4 days ago
oooh this is great.. I've been trying to do this but couldn't see how.. thank you
4 days ago
I agree...all teachers should have a YouTube channel.
4 days ago
thanks Elizabeth, your thanks will be in the show notes
4 days ago
I like Google Maps too for a class on 'directions' in English language. I get the students to create their own location and give directions in a dialogue.
4 days ago
what do you use to leave comments on a non apple computer?
4 days ago
Great idea a 'photo story' with photos, thank you Dr Christel :-)
4 days ago
in what application, Maha?
4 days ago
Maha, are you asking about Google Docs?
4 days ago
yes
Docs
4 days ago
What system are you running Maha?
4 days ago
windows 7
4 days ago
I insert comments into Google Docs from PC, Ctrl-alt-m
4 days ago
As far as I know Maha, leaving comments in Google Docs is the same for all operating systems...
4 days ago
ok thank you both I will try them later :)
4 days ago
I select the text, then right-click...
Or click "Insert", then "comment"...
4 days ago
Hm this looks interesting for Reading Comprehension must give it a try ... thanks :-)
4 days ago
voice comments Benjamin?
4 days ago
I agree using images to express or expand their vocab is a great tool even with adult learners not just kids
4 days ago
 
Great Idea picture dictionaries for beginners
4 days ago
Vance is the expert on voice comments...I think there is an addon or extension, right?
4 days ago
You can enter comments by voice using android and tablet devices
4 days ago
Thanks for the link to the slides Vance :-)
4 days ago
 
What slide are we on Vance??
4 days ago
ah android ok thanks
4 days ago
Check out Kaizena Mini addon in Google Docs.
4 days ago
Hi Brian :-) nice to see you here
4 days ago
slide 26
4 days ago
Brian it's slide 29
4 days ago
 
Got it now
4 days ago
Hi Brian
4 days ago
I have installed that Ben but for some reason couldn't do voice in my doc. will try again
4 days ago
 
Hi Nives
thanks
Hi Vance
4 days ago
IATEFL SIG Bi-Monthly Webinars 2015-2016
Waiting for explanation on how to create schedules for webathones alco chains of events
4 days ago
U r welcome Brian :-)
4 days ago
uh oh, connection lost and call ended
4 days ago
Google Docs addons I use: Consistency Checker, EasyBib, Kaizena, and Thesaurus...
4 days ago
 
Yes
4 days ago
Yes hear you Christel :-)
4 days ago
 
I'm looking at slides on my google docs
4 days ago
Brian move to slide 31
4 days ago
Google Drive = transparent education
4 days ago
@Benjamin I agree
4 days ago
 
But they want to learn free
4 days ago
Thanks all for a great chat! Off to class!
4 days ago
ciao @Benjamin enjoy your class
4 days ago
havea great day Benjamin
4 days ago
I like the reference of the Backchannel chat to 'digital brother' Dr Christel
4 days ago
I keep dropping out
I think it may still be recording
4 days ago
yes I hear you
4 days ago
it's trying to reconnect
4 days ago
great idea :-) Christel
4 days ago
the voice is lost
4 days ago
can you hear now Halima?
4 days ago
Thank you Dr Christel, your slides are powerful as always you have so much to share it's wonderful learning from you, thank you :-)
Dr Christel is that Native Speaking tool only available in Classroom?
4 days ago
Looks like we're back online here
4 days ago
is Exit ticket a written reflection?
4 days ago
Bravo Vance :-) I live with technology hassles everyday living in the Italian countryside so am glad today is going 'great' so far :-)
4 days ago
the voice lag is back, not a good sign
4 days ago
yes you are online just heard you Vance
we are doing fine so far .. It may be only on your side Vance
4 days ago
I think it is on my side
4 days ago
HoA is a great tool for Teaching online, I have used it but what I really look for is an interactive whiteboard to use when tutoring students online live
I recently have used EZTalks which has a great screen sharing tool and interactive whiteboard plus it's free for up to 3 in a session
4 days ago
wish you could talk with us in Hangout but your comments will appear in the show notes at http://learning2gether.net
4 days ago
or a quick journal or something .
4 days ago
Nice cat Vance
4 days ago
thank you I like the idea
4 days ago
Nives, have you tried WizIq?
4 days ago
Hi Glenys, yes I am currently using WizIQ as a Teacher also with Dr Nellie's moodle team
@Glenys my problem is that sometimes WizIQ is too heavy to run on a low internet connection
4 days ago
I tried Wisiq and also some separate boards but for some reason they are usually buggy . even Wiziq staff told me that my bandwidth was not good enough so I usually use hangouts
4 days ago
@Maha I understand exactly what you mean :-) even if I have used WizIQ for nearly 3 years
4 days ago
A BIG THANK YOU DR CHRISTEL for a great presentation and magnificent very informative slides :-)
4 days ago
thank you so much for all the information and resources Dr. Christel
4 days ago
 
Thank you Dr Christel for a very interesting talk
4 days ago
Ciao Vance, Brian, Dr Christel great to connect again online :-)
4 days ago
Thank You Dr.Christel!!!
4 days ago
I think she is talking about the webenthons
how to design something for her university
4 days ago
I agree it is wonderful to connect across the globe :)
you're breaking up a bit Vance
anyone can join us for the NileTESSOL ? :)
yes thank you all again thanks a lot Vance for organizing it
have a good day/evening
4 days ago
Christel asked me to share links on how to set up these hangouts. Here is one I archived when streaming from a conference where I was presenting on the topic http://learning2gether.net/2014/03/14/extending-google-hangouts-to-way-beyond-10-participants-vance-stevenss-presentation-at-the-tesol-arabia-conference-in-dubai-uae/
There is a link there to an article I published explaining more concisely: Stevens, V. (2013) Tweaking Technology: How Communities Meet Online Using Google+ Hangouts On Air with Unlimited Participants. TESL-EJ, November 2013–Volume 17, Number 3. Available http://www.tesl-ej.org/wordpress/issues/volume17/ej67/ej67int/
3 days ago

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