Recording (1h28min) http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/p1eddk1x6d8/
YouTube trailer http://youtu.be/x6T0xw3QRWE
EVO / Earth Day
Moderated by Vance Stevens
EVO stands for Electronic Village Online and is the pre-conference of the TESOL convention and takes place in January/ February each year. It consists of a series of 5-week workshops and has been conducted 11 times already. Some 2000 language educators take part in EVO sesssions and this year some 14 EVO sessions took place. Language teachers can learn for free about Becoming a Webhead, Drama, Digital Storytelling, Digital Tools, PLNs and PLEs, Gamification, Multiliteracies, Video production in SL, Mentoring, Moodle, Podcasting, Social Networking and Social Media.
Earth Day is an annual event which is celebrated in more than 175 countries every year. It was founded by Denis Hayes in 1970 and is an event to increase awareness and appreciation of the Earth’s natural environment. Since the VRT is an eco-friendly web conference, we are delighted that Vance Stevens offered to perhaps include the webcast into the global activities of the Earth Day Community.
NOTES from the panel discussion
Earth Day is today
EVO Electronic Village Online 2012
Becoming a Webhead
Teresa Almeida d’Eça,
Developing our Mentoring Skills
Digital Storytelling for Young Learners
Sabrina de Vita
Digital Tools with Purpose in the Classroom
Ana Maria Menezes
Video Productions of Language Learning Conversations
MOODLE for Teachers
Multiliteracies for Social Networking and Collaborative Learning Environments
PLEs and PLNs for Lifelong Learning
Podcasting for the EFL/ESL Classroom
Social Networking: Making it Work for You and Your Students!
Teaching and Language Learning Through Gamification
Teaching English to Young Learners and Teens
TESOL-Drama Workshop: Implementing and Evaluating the Facilitation of English Language learning through Drama
Tutoring with Web 2.0 Tools – Designing for Social Presence
Digital Tools with Purpose in the Classroom
Introduction, reading, listening and writing
Vance: Training is very important n EVO
Part of the culture of EVO
The idea, ask the question
1. Where to find the raise hand icon?
Heike reset the icon
Are the EVO sessions MOOC?
Vance: Webheads are MOOcs. Not a course
EVO=MOOCs. Can be considered courses.
Also a session.Develop syllabus. Design courses, workshops.
How would you characterize this coming together, EVO, webheads,
Q3. Is the internet affecting our brains (minds)for the positive or the negative?
Heike calls it Dementasia. Dementasia is a forgetfulness caused by net-lag
Scottlo: The concept of Here and now, we are connected.
R. Squires: In some way our brain is plastic
Q 4. Are events that are taking for Earth day worldwide?
R. Squires: : What’s going on?
Squires: March inWashington DC
Vance: Teaches his students. Links for the presentation
Q5 What are the most the most exciting developments in education recently?
C Arena . Tablets, smart phone, mobile apps
Educational Tech. Teachers get professional development out of school. Collaboration is much easier now.
Another one: Online curation, like Scoop – IT
José Rodriguez: Earthcast from 2008. Educators from all over the world are connected.
Podcasts are also used.
Vance: Streaming involve people in the event
José: Spanish and English are used
Vance: Anything about the Spanish world?
José. Countries like Argentina and Spain are involved in earthcast
Peggy: No students to do the project.
Chile had the streeming on Friday
Earlier Earthcasts: 24 hours
Teachers and students participated and involved parents and school administrators. Interviewed people
Issues are the same the world around.
Chineses and US students were involved.
They shared on Posterous blog
Vance. Text chats keep active. during the year.
Vance follows earthbridges along the year.
Also in learningtogether blog
Events like VRT bring educators together, the same as the EarthDay
Groups to join:
People should be in contact groups
Vance runs the EVO -MOOc session
Peggy: Online Conference began in 2006 . Technical issues in language education. Different from EVO sessions or a one day event like the Earthday
Vance: All people in this conference are contributors, so that commuties come together. So we all learn together.
Hieki. VRT promotes every moderator.
C Arena: Proposes to have video sessions produced by participants.
Sheila – EarthCast Echo for the rest of the year. http://earthcastecho.wikispaces.com/