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  • Vance
    This turned out to be a very stimulating and free ranging discussion, went on for 1:45 min. Tune it to part or all of it at *
    Message 1 of 12 , Apr 3, 2011
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      This turned out to be a very stimulating and free ranging discussion, went on for 1:45 min. Tune it to part or all of it at
      * http://tinyurl.com/2011apr03l2g-yates
      * Full URL: https://sas.elluminate.com/p.jnlp?psid=2011-04-03.0610.M.7AE801FFB697DA460D4BF25AA8C21B.vcr&sid=75

      Best,
      Vance



      --- In evonline2002_webheads@yahoogroups.com, "Vance" <vancestev@...> wrote:
      >
      > Speaking of http://learning2gether.pbworks.com ...
      >
      > There is one as usual this Sunday. I wanted to announce it earlier but I put it off until I was in the car on my way to Oman yesterday. I have a dongle that should connect me wherever there is mobile phone coverage in the UAE. However it wouldn't work from the car. Not sure why. Anyway, hence this late announcement.
      >
      > This week Jim Buckingham, our partner with TESOL Arabia EdTech SIG, has taken the initiative to host an event for us. It's a presentation that was made at the recent TESOL Arabia conference in Dubai, which we will discuss on Sunday April 3 from 1300 GMT in Elluminate http://tinyurl.com/y3eh.
      >
      > We start out at around noon GMT at http://tappedin.org for text chat and move to the Elluminate room from there to get things started at 1300 GMT.
      >
      > Here are the particulars of the presentation. We hope to see you there.
      >
      > James Buckingham hosts the event 'Innovate Using Educational Technology and Your Beliefs - Nicholas Yates' on TESOL Arabia - Education Technology - Special Interest Group Ning, http://taedtech.ning.com
      >
      > Join us online at 5pm (in UAE, 1300 GMT) when Nicholas Yates introduces us to the importance of "beliefs" and how they impact on our instructional design and use of technology in the classroom.
      >
      > * PPT: http://www.slideshare.net/taedtech/tesol-arabia-nicholas-yates
      > * Jim Buckingham interviews Nicholas Yates: http://podcast22887.podomatic.com/entry/2011-03-30T03_33_28-07_00
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > --- In evonline2002_webheads@yahoogroups.com, "Alicia" <barbitta@> wrote:
      > >
      > > Dave, Vance,
      > >
      > > Dave is one of those references who's always come up with different ideas and points of view that has enriched our teaching.
      > >
      > > My vote to Vance for his suggestion about your presentation on this through Elluminate on the weekly projects.
      > >
      > > Wait for the date to know!
      > >
      > > Best
      > > alicia
      > >
      > >
      > > ----- Original Message -----
      > > From: Vance Stevens
      > > To: evonline2002_webheads@yahoogroups.com
      > > Sent: Thursday, March 31, 2011 4:53 AM
      > > Subject: Re: [evonline2002_webheads] Re: Podcast Help
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > Hey Dave,
      > >
      > > Why don't you come online one Sunday at 1300 GMT and tell us more about some
      > > of these ideas. The sessions are in Elluminate http://tinyurl.com/y3eh and
      > > they are part of the weekly http://learning2gether.pbworks.com project.
      > >
      > > Anyone in webheads who wants to present at one of these meetings, the dates
      > > ahead are pretty wide open.
      > >
      > > If you want to present or host a discussion you can write this list or
      > > directly to me, vancestev, at gmail.com and let me know what you want to
      > > do. Then you could either join the wiki and write in yourself what you want
      > > to do or tell me and I can post it for you.
      > >
      > > I don't want to let just anyone into the wiki because I've had problems with
      > > spammers on PBWorks which require me to go in and revert the wiki to a
      > > previous state. That's simple to do but it's more keypresses in an already
      > > busy day, so I prefer to let in only people whom I know are planning to
      > > contribute constructively.
      > >
      > > Thanks everyone for all your interesting suggestions and tips,
      > >
      > > Vance
      > >
      > > On Wed, Mar 30, 2011 at 1:56 AM, dk <davekees1@> wrote:
      > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > Currently there are some ideas amongst teachers about "flipping the
      > > > classroom". The idea is for students to have lessons at home and do
      > > > homework
      > > > in class.
      > > >
      > > > This idea is being attached to Kahn Academy [1]. Salman Kahn has produced a
      > > > couple thousand videoed math lessons which are freely available and have
      > > > been downloaded about a million times. Since Kahn has done such a good job
      > > > of explaining mathematical concepts in a concise and clear way, teachers
      > > > are
      > > > letting Kahn teach their students. The students watch the videos at home
      > > > and
      > > > then when they come to class they will practice the mathematical concepts
      > > > with the teacher there to help the ones who need help.
      > > >
      > > > I am currently experimenting with flipping the classroom with my college
      > > > students. I am using material from ESL Pod [2]. Each lesson consists of the
      > > > transcript of a short dialog and a 15-minute long MP3. The MP3 begins with
      > > > the dialog spoken slowly, then an in depth explanation of the new
      > > > vocabulary
      > > > followed by the dialog again at normal speed. I would like to talk more
      > > > about the merits of ESL Pod in another message but right now let's focus on
      > > > flipping the classroom.
      > > >
      > > > Each Thursday I assign four of these ESL Pod lessons on a business English
      > > > theme and recommend that the students do one a day. On the following
      > > > Tuesday, I will give them a very short quiz on one of the lessons. The
      > > > purpose of this quiz is just to put a little pressure on the students to
      > > > make sure that they do the assignment or to find out who didn't do it.
      > > >
      > > > Then in the classroom, we will do some games or activities based around the
      > > > theme of the assignments.
      > > >
      > > > I am currently engaged in a project to visit 100 classrooms to see how
      > > > teachers teach and how students learn. I am seeing a lot of teaching going
      > > > on that is identical to the type of teaching that ESL Pod or other
      > > > resources
      > > > do. I think that we as teachers should embrace these resources and use them
      > > > to their full potential but then in our classrooms we should focus on
      > > > teaching that can only be done in person, that is, things like massive role
      > > > plays and games and highly personal interaction activities.
      > > >
      > > > Dave Kees
      > > > China
      > > >
      > > > [1] http://goo.gl/iEnM7
      > > > [2] www.eslpod.com
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > --
      > > Vance Stevens
      > > http://adVancEducation.blogspot.com
      > > http://vancesdiveblogs.blogspot.com
      > >
      > > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
      > >
      > >
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      > >
      >
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