wrong time for presentation October 24
- Hi, all,
I can't believe I did it, but I gave the wrong GMT for this
presentation. It is 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. GMT. The local time of the
presentation is 1:45 p.m. CDT. (I converted for Arizona time, not the
time zone for Dallas.) Sorry! My excuse is that I was on massive
doses of prescription sinus medication this weekend and was feeling
really exhausted either from the sinus problem or the medication.
--- In email@example.com, Chris Jones
> Hi, Webheads,chair, Linda
> On Monday, October 24, from 8:45 to 9:45 p.m. GMT, my division
> Elliott-Nelson, and I are presenting at the League for Innovation,2005
> Conference on Information Technology in Dallas, Texas. The purposeof this
> conference is to showcase innovation in the community college, sothe audience
> is all community college educators, not just ESL professionals.There is
> supposed to be a high-speed Internet connection in the room we'representing in
> as well as a data projector. We will be able to test out theequipment the
> evening before with a technician on hand to help out.Tools." We
> The title of our presentation is "Speaking Online Using Technology
> will start out by explaining that our institution, Arizona WesternCollege, has
> become quite involved in Distance Education, especially throughonline courses.
> Because speaking and listening are both important in languagelearning, we
> needed to find appropriate tools to use. We then plan to brieflyintroduce our
> audience to several online tools during our hour-long presentation.boards as
> Linda will show the use of video clips and Horizon-Wimba discussion
> she has used them within Blackboard in her Spanish classes. Then Iwill show
> Yahoo Messenger, Alado, and Elluminate via Learning Times. Ofcourse, I need
> your invaluable assistance with these latter three.with
> YM I'll talk about how I used it in my F2F class to do interviews
> Webheads. Then I'd like one or 2 of you to tell how you used it inyour
> teaching situation. Note that this needs to be using voice, notjust text, chat
> (unless we have problems). It would also be nice if at least acouple of you
> could have your webcams running.and have you
> Alado I thought I'd start out with a whiteboard map of the world
> write in your locations. Then one or two of you could talk abouthow you've
> used Alado with a class of students with maybe two slides for eachof you.
> Elluminate Again, the idea is to show how you've used Elluminate
> students. I participated in Dafne's students' presentations aboutarchitecture
> in Venezuela a while back, and this is a good possibility if Daf isavailable
> at the time given. In any case, I'd like two Webheads to talk aboutwhat they
> have done with students using Elluminate.using YM,
> ***At this point, I'm thinking of 2 Webheads each to talk about
> Alado, and Elluminate. If you're available at this time and wouldlike to
> present something, please let me know which medium and a littleabout what you
> did with it and would like to present to our audience. Each personwould have
> about 3-4 minutes to briefly explain the activity/activities theydid.
> Note that I hope to show how faculty can use voice with students as
> our use of these medium for professional development. If you workwith children
> and your activity would be applicable to teaching adults, that'sO.K., too.
> I've been involved in so many of your presentations that I'm
> will all go well, but it's my first time to be a lead presenter asopposed to
> participating in someone else's live presentation, so I'm a littlenervous. I
> have not been a moderator for either Alado or Elluminate, so I willcontact
> both Andy and Jonathan about that. It would be good if anotherWebhead were
> available to be a co-moderator.
> Chris Jones
> Yahoo! Mail - PC Magazine Editors' Choice 2005
- Hi, dear Chris,
I think I'll be able to make it on October 24, will turn up at my office (at school) later....;-)
I also participated in Daf's online sessions with her Architecture stds, and for her project on Bridges around the World, I showed a ppt on an Argentinian Bridge, together with Sus and Tere, who also presented on bridges in their places. This is one option, that is, talking on the whole task devised, including lead-in and follow-up activities as well as the interaction with the stds at Elluminate. But I guess it's Dafne who would make a better description of the project and of the impact it had on her stds.
I might also speak about a project I carried out through YM with my stds and Carol Wilson-Duffy, an EFL teacher from Michigan State University last year. We prepared our stds asynchronously in a forum and then, once they got to know each other, they met on YM for a synchronous chat session. Carol´s stds were studying English in the States, and, coming from other cultures, they found many differences between their customs and the American lifestyle.
Our project entailed talking about these differences, as students in Argentina have also different ideas on the American way of life, and both Carol and me thought the topic would raise a good deal of discussion and language exchange. So it did, and the chat at YM proved a very realistic kind of interaction. In fact, stds felt so much at ease in the virtual environment they didn't comply too much with the "rules of the game", and their topics soon turned to "sports", in general, as Argentina is well-known in that respect :-(
I don't happen to have anything to show, though, Chris, sorry to tell you, not even the chatlog. But I might show some other chatlogs I saved on different circumnstances.
You tell me if anything of this can be of any help to you.
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