ELT Live – ‘Start of the Semester – University Edition’

ELT  Live Webcast
‘Start  of the Semester – University Edition’
August 28, 2014
A Group of University Instructors in Korea ‘hangout’ and discuss our approaches to the first week or two of classes and what projects and goals we’re working on for this coming semester. 


Participants
Jeff Lebow (you)'s profile photoLauren Harvey's profile photoSunny Lim's profile photoDaniel Craig's profile photobrian dean's profile photo

Links Mentioned


Next Show: Tuesday, September 2, 2014  8pmKST, 1100GMT Global Times
Event Pages: Google+
Topic: Hows, Whats, and Whys (or why nots) of class websites and other online resources.


Chat Log Below

jefflebow
We’ll be starting soon… Stay tuned.
Gast 317

 

 

Hi to all from an Englishman in North Germany.

 

 

hello~~~^^

 

 

welcome to ELT Live, Gast 317
Gast 317

 

 

Thanks! Gast 317 = Dennis (Newson) Osnabrueck, Germany.
jefflebow
Dennis, can you hear the audio?
Gast 317

 

 

Very clearly.
Daniel Cross

 

 

I’m now following through chat, I’m a bit too distracted to keep up with the cam
Daniel Cross

 

 

Why am i undefined
Rob Dickey is watching…

 

 

Why am i undefined

 

 

there we go
Nina Liakos

 

 

Hello all from Maryland, USA

 

 

Hi nina
Nina Liakos

 

 

That’s a lot of preps!
jefflebow
Hello Nina
jefflebow
and Rob
Nina Liakos

 

 

Tuesday morning for us in Maryland, because of Labor Day.

 

 

What apps or tools are you using for the flipping?
Nina Liakos

 

 

Hi Jeff!
Gast 317

 

 

Hi, Nina.
Nina Liakos

 

 

I always start out with diagnostics, because I have to, and housekeeping tasks like student information sheet, syllabus, and of course some kind of icebreaker.
Daniel Craig

 

 

Daniel Cross, I’ve used a few different screencast utilities: Present.me has been my favorite so far in terms of quality, features, and ease.
Nina Liakos

 

 

I just read back in the chat and realized Gast is Dennis Newson. Hi Dennis!
Daniel Craig

 

 

Nina, I like diagnostics for my writing and listening classes. As much for me as for them.
Nina Liakos

 

 

@Daniel, yes, plus we need to make sure students have been placed correctly into the right level.

 

 

I give them 10 answers about myself and they work in partners to think of the questions
Daniel Craig

 

 

For me, it wouldn’t really matter in terms of placement. I have to work with whoever comes to class 🙂 However, I could advise them to go elsewhere.
Nina Liakos

 

 

I like the idea of providing answers to the questions. Students always struggle with question formation.

 

 

ex. Then they interview each other with those questions
Nina Liakos

 

 

🙂
Gast 317

 

 

My wife always loved grouping people into what position they hada in their families – oldest, younger brother , only child etc.
fatherhood duties call. enjoy folks…
Nina Liakos

 

 

In writing, so they can’t claim you never told them.
Nina Liakos

 

 

Give them an inch and they take a mile. True all opver the world, I suspect.
Nina Liakos

 

 

Are there expectations that American teachers have which Korean teachers do not have, or vice versa? How do you deal with this, as a teacher from the “target culture” in the students’ educational culture?
Nina Liakos

 

 

How do you spell that–doctopus? How do you find it?
Nina Liakos

 

 

Actually I use Canvas here at UMD
Nina Liakos

 

 

What kind of picture file did they use?
Nina Liakos

 

 

I have had a lot of problems with adding timed handwritten essays to electronic portfolios.
James Buckingham
cowchat?
Nina Liakos

 

 

kakaochat?
jefflebow

 

Kakao

James Buckingham
Thanks Jeff
Daniel Craig

 

 

Sorry, yes. Doctopus. Go to a Google Doc and go to Add-ons for find and install it.
Nina Liakos

 

 

Do you train your Korean students to participate orally, or do you adjust your expectations?
James Buckingham
Have you used Doctopus Dan? What’s the chief advantage…
Daniel Craig

 

 

The pictures worked really well. Zero complaints about that. I didn’t have a lot of other complaints 🙂
Nina Liakos

 

 

Thanks
Daniel Craig

 

 

Document management
Nina Liakos

 

 

I have heard that Korean (Asian, actually) students do not want to make a mistake publically
Nina Liakos

 

 

whereas here we tend to think of mistakes as how you learn
Nina Liakos

 

 

Some of my students are reluctant to open accounts with google, and although I use google everywhere I certainly sympathize with their desire to remain off google’s grid
James Buckingham
I agree Nina…
Rob Whyte

 

 

Jeff, any sense of what % your students use your quizzler vocab review files?
Daniel Craig

 

 

Jeff, I like the animation sites as well.
brian dean

 

 

Any thoughts on Socrative?
Daniel Craig

 

 

Nina, I struggled with the Google monster a little, but I decided that it was something I was willing to have them do.
Daniel Craig

 

 

Brian, I was just going to write about that.
Daniel Craig

 

 

My students have really liked Socrative both in terms of using as a student and as a teacher
brian dean

 

 

It has been good but little more than a game – not every student was able to connect – some had phones with low batteries…
James Buckingham
would like to learn more about it .. but more from the point of view of the data it collects on students …
brian dean

 

 

I use it mostly to test comprehension – I post the questions on my powerpoint slides.
Nina Liakos

 

 

Low-tech way to do this: have students hold up cards with A, B, C, or D on them (front only so students are not influenced by others’ choices)
Nina Liakos

 

 

Confession: I do not have a smart phone.
James Buckingham
the really power of these apps (i.e. Socrative) lies in the data collection.. error analysis
James Buckingham
… that can be used to check a class’ general understanding of a question or set of questions
Daniel Craig

 

 

Apps like Socrative are great for quick and dirty assessment. Best for anonymous assessment
jefflebow

 

 

(Admin)
If anyone would like to join the hangout, we’re at:https://plus.google.com/hangouts/_/hoaevent/AP36tYcgbDfqF5-yrOBBumg2hBJz0Upx2lBFDU9kTpYQCWPIA1_OeQ?authuser=0&hl=en

Remember to mute the Youtube stream before joining.
James Buckingham
Apparently the data collection is there and with some depth. 
From the Socrative site.. http://socrative.com/features.php
Review student understanding in a variety of report types: whole class overview, student specific results or question by question breakdown. All the reports can be downloaded, emailed or delivered to your google drive folder at any time. They are always accessible in your Reports section.
James Buckingham
… must be off. Wish I could have come sooner .. and could stay longer. Many thanks for sharing.
jefflebow

 

 

(Admin)
Thanks for stopping by James
Daniel Craig

 

 

by James. Thanks for your input
Nina Liakos

 

 

That must have been an awesome experience for those students!
Nina Liakos

 

 

Thank you for inviting me. I’ve enjoyed listening in and commenting.
Nina Liakos

 

 

Have a great fall semester!
brian dean

 

 

Thanks for doing this, Jeff.
Daniel Craig

 

 

Thanks for your participation Nina. Nice to (virtually) meet you 🙂
Daniel Craig

 

 

Take care, Brian.
Daniel Craig

 

 

Thanks, Jeff. It was fun.
brian dean

 

 

Remember all that the international conference is crazy early this year – Oct 3 or 4 to 5. KOTESOL, that is.
brian dean

 

 

You too, Dan.
Nina Liakos

 

 

8 am EDT
Nina Liakos

 

 

How often are you planning to do this?
Nina Liakos

 

 

Thanks, Jeff and all
Nina Liakos

 

 

Bye!
jefflebow

 

Thanks very much everyone!

 

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