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EdTech Center: Distance Learning Strategy Session - Shared screen with speaker view
Joey Lehrman
24:21
Hello from Kentucky!
melissa martinez
24:56
Hello from Amarillo Texas!
Lee Ann Gunning
25:12
Hi from Millsboro, Delaware!
Ebony Vandross
25:21
Hi everyone -- Please turn off video for today's session. Thank you!
Padm Raj Pant
25:22
Namaskar from Nepal
Cheryl Reynolds
25:26
Hi from Massachusetts
Joan
26:40
HI from Rhode Island
Ebony Vandross
28:09
Tips for Distance Leaning: https://edtech.worlded.org/tips-for-distance-learning/
Gayla Feist
28:35
Hi from AR
Michelle Leduke
28:38
Hello from Connecticut's Quiet Corner
Heide Wrigley
29:10
hello everyone from Mesilla NM where 6 feet distance seems awfully close
Lori Slayton
29:20
Greetings from Texas!
Serge Prutski
29:28
Hello from Utah!
Laurie Martin
29:35
Hello from Chicago!
Mary Gaston
29:44
Greetings from SC.
Ebony Vandross
29:49
https://youtu.be/HCK_1ydMhiE
Nestor Rodriguez
30:04
Nestor from New York
Valorie Harris
30:08
Hi from Alton Illinois
Ryan Francis
30:08
Howdy from Amarillo Texas!
ADAM KIEFFER
30:21
Hi from Minneapolis, MN
Luanne
30:30
Hi all, Plymouth, MA
Carly Jardinier
31:36
Hi from MD :)
SARAH AMBEAULT
32:07
Hello Doctor Wolfensberger
Silja Kallenbach
32:58
Hello from Boston!
Lisa Maes-Cruz
33:13
Hello from Denver.
David Rosen
33:58
Hello everyone
Holly Parker
34:06
Greetings! We have SNOW!! Holly Parker from Chicago, IL
Victoria Neff
34:25
Please feel free to chat questions for Jennifer here, we will address them in the Q&A after
Lee Ann Gunning
35:00
What ESL level do you teach via Zoom?
Julie Moulton
35:13
Students don't have to "sign up" to use Zoom, do they?
Michelle Leduke
35:26
No, they don't need the app.
Julie Moulton
35:36
Thanks.
Michelle Leduke
35:41
We aren't allowed to ask students to use the app. If they do that's ok, but we can't request it.
Jen Vanek
36:09
@Michelle - interesting restriction.
Amy Van Steenwyk
36:28
Does Zoom work on a phone without the app? I tried and was forced to install the app.
Michelle Leduke
36:28
It farms personal information. If we do that, we have to vet the program first.
Jen Vanek
36:29
Is there a worry about extra demands on their phone plans?
Michelle Leduke
36:41
To start a meeting you need the app.
Jen Vanek
36:46
@Michelle - thanks for sharing that info
Michelle Leduke
36:46
To join, you don't need the app.
Jen Vanek
37:01
Good to know!
Lori Slayton
37:02
We have found that most vendors have allowed all plans to be unlimited for the time being
Xavier Munoz
37:14
@Michelle, how are the students joining Zoom on their mobile device if not via the app?
Karen LeFleur
37:14
No sound but it says my microphone is working
Jen Vanek
37:17
@Thanks Lori - I’ve head that too
Sarah Miner
37:29
Will the links to the google slides and loom recording be shared in the chat?
Michelle Leduke
37:47
To join a meeting without the app, send students the meeting link and the password.
Victoria Neff
38:03
@Sarah we will share them after with the recording
Sarah Miner
38:23
Thank you
Michelle Leduke
39:11
Open tabs you want to share and close the ones you don't want to (maybe accidently!) share.
Amy Van Steenwyk
39:26
Thanks for the clarification Michelle. With beginning ELs, it's often easier to download the app than to enter a password! But that's a good workaround for a couple students I have who can not download apps because of login issues on their phones.
Julie Moulton
39:42
I've been using Google Voice for communicating with my students - it allows me to text and receive texts from my computer. I do this so that I don't have to share my personal phone number with my students. Is there an advantage to using something like whatsapp instead?
Lee Ann Gunning
40:08
Is there a cost to use WhatsApp?
Julie Moulton
40:19
No, it's free.
David Rosen
40:20
Jennifer, do you record Zoom sessions and post them on WhatsApp for your students who want to see the session again or who may have missed it?
Michelle Leduke
40:42
That's the theme I have for my ESL Google Classroom!
ADAM KIEFFER
40:55
We use Remind for texting w/ learners. free for teachers.
ADAM KIEFFER
40:58
https://www.remind.com/
Hannah Fountain
43:11
From what I can tell, you can use a google voice phone number for WhatsApp. WhatsApp is awesome, especially since SO many students already have it and use it.
Julie Moulton
43:27
Oh! I didn't realize that. Thank you!
Joey Lehrman
43:34
Well done, Jennifer!!
Cheryl Reynolds
44:22
Nice job Jennifer!
Michelle Leduke
44:30
Thanks, Jennifer.
Lee Ann Gunning
44:37
Great overview!
Anthony Tassi
44:44
Thanks, Jennifer. You’ve done an amazing job!!
Amy Van Steenwyk
44:44
For my ELs, I invited them all to Remind, but got no response. They are very used to using WhatsApp and have been very interactive there.
Michelle Leduke
45:01
We aren't allowed to use personal numbers
Eve Remillard
45:16
I teach in corrections, behind the wall. Do you have any suggestions for using this inside the jail?
Anthony Tassi
45:22
We’ve found that our students are already on WhatsApp so we can find them where they’re at.
ADAM KIEFFER
45:50
What's App is owned by Facebook and share many of the data collection and privacy issues that Facebook has and has had
Michelle Leduke
45:52
Google voice separates each thread and you can get it on your computer screen. It will also transcribe voicemail messages and you can have them sent to your email.
Keegan Ried
46:17
We use WhatsApp because the experience is consistent across Android and Apple and can be used on a desktop as well.
jane reggio
47:25
I record all my zoom classes and share it on the google classroom for students who miss the class
Julie Moulton
47:42
Has anyone tried both Google Classroom AND Edmodo? Would you recommend one over the other?
Michelle Leduke
48:17
I have. My experience with Edmodo is dated but Classroom is NOT a complete LMS>
Nestor Rodriguez
48:28
I use Schoology as asynchronous and Zoom.
Lisa Jochim
48:29
what level class do you teach?
Victoria Neff
48:30
Learning Equality has a solution called Kolibri which is being used in corrections.
Padm Raj Pant
48:50
Are you facing any problem regarding internet connection/connectivity`
Michelle Leduke
49:45
I have a nearly-non-speaker who loves Zoom meetings!
Heide Wrigley
49:56
are the lower levels ok with learning using WhatsApp?
David Rosen
50:02
Jennifer, do all your students access Zoom and use WhatsApp from smartphones or do any use a computer, if you know?
Michelle Leduke
50:23
I find my ESL learners are very familiar with video chatting because they do it with their families. More comfortable than I was at first.
Julie Moulton
52:08
Can we get a link to that video?
Julie Moulton
52:21
Thanks!
David Rosen
53:36
Thanks Jennifer. Very helpful!
David Rosen
57:21
Adrienne or Anthony, can you tell us where We Speak NYC is used in other parts of the country, and if they use a learning circle approach?
Heide Wrigley
58:51
In English Innovations, we've been using We Are New York and We Speak NYC in a blended classroom for seven years. It has been very successful and students love both the videos and the support materials. We'll continue using it in our English @ Home remote classes
Cheryl Reynolds
58:51
This great information, however is there something that we may use in a correctional setting?
SARAH AMBEAULT
59:50
There seems to be a lot of us on here in correctional education
Jen Vanek
01:00:02
Since these videos could be downloaded - a teacher could do that before going to the Internet restricted enviromnent
ADAM KIEFFER
01:00:21
Heide, can you share any resources you've developed around supporting WSMYC?
Heide Wrigley
01:01:40
Students can access the script for the videos and beginners read and discuss the script both before viewing and post viewing at home;
Heide Wrigley
01:03:11
We use something like Readers' Theater where different students read the different parts
Julie Moulton
01:04:14
Do they need a separate video conferencing app and text/chat app at the same time?
Padm Raj Pant
01:04:38
In Nepal we are delivering educationViaLearning Management System- LMS (Moodle and Google Classroom)Live Class- MS Teams, Zoom and Google MeetTelevising EducationFM/Radio education who have not access to internetVodcast and podcast
Heide Wrigley
01:05:02
Most of the materials we use for support are on the website (photo story; script; vocabulary quizzes; grammar)
Jen Vanek
01:06:02
@heide can you share the website link?
Julie Moulton
01:06:09
Are the lessons/videos appropriate for low beginners?
Heide Wrigley
01:06:20
Tony, can you let us know which activities are INTERACTIVE and what plans are to develop more?
Victoria Neff
01:08:55
Some resources related to implementing learning circles here: https://edtech.worlded.org/resources/english-now-implementation-guide-scale-up-webinar/
Michelle Leduke
01:10:39
Some students can't get their video and/or audio working but want to participate
Michelle Leduke
01:11:01
They can listen to the meeting and participate by chatting with the group
Julie Moulton
01:11:43
Ah hah! That's so good to know. Thank you!
Jennifer Christenson
01:12:15
We use the videos here in SLC, Utah!
Karen Evans
01:12:44
Did you say this was created under the previous Mayor?
Heide Wrigley
01:12:52
We use it in Seattle, Orlando, Phoenix and Nashville
Jen Vanek
01:12:57
If you are using this across the country, let us know!
Jen Vanek
01:13:13
@Karen - yes
Kathleen O'Connell
01:13:22
I use it in Boston!
Nestor Rodriguez
01:15:09
It started as We are New York, user the Bloomberg administration.
Padm Raj Pant
01:16:10
is there any special software for disability person
Jen Vanek
01:16:36
@Padm - can you say what sorts of disability you’re asking about?
David Rosen
01:17:56
One thing I love about We Speak NYC that Anthony mentioned is that you see immigrants learning their rights and acting on them in the face of exploitation (wage theft) by unscrupulous employers
Anthony Tassi
01:18:05
@Nestor Rodriguez from NYC was also a key inspiration for these videos. Theater for English Learners!
Nestor Rodriguez
01:18:54
Thanks, Anthony!
Victoria Neff
01:19:03
You could in theory download the images from video and create slides/powerpoint/word doc of storyline with images
Ebony Vandross
01:22:55
https://wespeaknyc.cityofnewyork.us/
Kathleen O'Connell
01:24:15
The quizzes work really well on smartphones too.
Heide Wrigley
01:24:39
We also use the main page to teach web navigation skills. Like "where would you click to find info in your language" (a modified WebQuest)
Victoria Neff
01:25:02
Fantastic resources! Thank you all for sharing
Ebony Vandross
01:25:31
Group 1 Using Zoom Link: https://jsi.zoom.us/j/92319571265Meeting ID: 923-1957-1265PW: 1234
Linda Uscola
01:25:50
Is there a fee for teachers to use We Speak NYC?
Ebony Vandross
01:25:52
Group 2 Virtual Learning CirclesLink: https://jsi.zoom.us/j/91898324309Meeting ID: 918-9832-4309PW: 1234
Patti-Lynn Harmon
01:27:10
Thank you!
Adriane Lee
01:27:17
WSNYC is free :)
Douglas Pittsnogle
01:27:27
Thank you!
Linda Uscola
01:27:35
Unbelievable! Thanks so much!