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Webinars

We have a regular programme of Webinars, hosted in our Adobe Connect room for which we pay an annual subscription.  

CLICK HERE TO ENTER OUR ROOM.  IT USUALLY OPENS 30 MINUTES BEFORE THE WEBINAR.

Please sign up via Eventbrite with your full name before entering, as we like to know who is in our room!  Thanks!

Many thanks to our friend Heike Philp who helps us a great deal in setting up the technical side of the work.  She has her own business and we can really recommend her services for organising and running Webinars.

See our diary and the grid 'forthcoming webinars' for details of speakers, dates and times and links to online registration.
Find out how to join a Webinar below and please ensure that you have read our etiquette before entering the room
See Recordings of previous webinars from links below.

Forthcoming webinars:

Thursday 25th February 2016 

Assessment and Progression for Primaries: A Webinar with Sylvie Bartlet-Rawlings

Event information and registration.
Date tba Dr Sabela Melchor Couto - Online Language Exchanges  
Date tba Helen Myers and Nick Mair - new GCSE and A level Specifications  

 

Please contact Helen Myers if you would like to suggest a topic/presenter for a Webinar

Recordings

All Webinars are recorded and most are made public.  Here is a list of recordings available with the most recent on top.  

RECORDING LINK 

[Opens up Adobe Flash File. You must have flash enabled]

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

[Opens up word doc with transcripts and links]

20) Thursday 3rd March 2016

Assessment and Progression for Primaries: A Webinar with Sylvie Bartlett-Rawlings

Event information and registration.

Event information, links and downloads - To be added soon

19) Sunday 7th February 2016 

Thoughts on the new GCSE: A Webinar with Helen Myers

Event information and registration.
18) Sunday 31st January 2016 

Assessing without levels : A Webinar with Marion Pellon

Event information and registration.

Spreadsheet with Marion's progress grids

PDF of Marion's presentation

17) Sunday 13th December 2015

Juliet Park - Fighting Fit for GCSE 

Event information and registration.

 

16) Sunday 22nd November 2015 

Daničle Bourdais - Accessing and sourcing authentic materials

Event information and registration.

 

15) Wednesday 4th November 2015 20:00 - 21:00

Judith Rifeser: Context-embedded assessment for learning

Event information and registration.

References, recording link, Twitter handles,  chat, information and participant ideas

14) Thursday 8th October 20:00 - 21:00

Nadine Chadier: It's all in the code!

Event information and registration.

References, recording link, Twitter handles,  chat, information and participant ideas

13) Tuesday 14th July 2015

Sarah Campbell: 'Linguistics in and beyond the languages classroom: why and how!'

Event information and registration

References, recording link, chat and information (word doc download)

PowerPoint presentation

Screenshot

12) Tuesday 19th May 2015

Rachel Smith: 'Assessment on the go'

Event information and registration.

References: recording link, chat and information

11)Thursday 30th April 2015

Chris Fuller: "Building engagement and confidence.  Doing things differently'

Event information and registration.

References: recording link, chat and information

PowerPoint Presentation

10) Saturday 7th Feb 1630-1730

Helen Myers, David Blow & Nick Mair: New Exams + Data/Grading issues

Introduction    0000 - 0518

GCSE              0620 - 2200  

Apologies.  Please note error re: % awarded for grammar.  Should read 2.5% for each of speaking and writing.  (Not 10%).  Thanks for spotting this Rachel Hawkes!

A level             2200 - 38.00

Data                3800 - 5400

Conclusion      5400 - end

Event information and registration

References: recording link, chat and information

Presentation in pdf format [Corrected version]

9) Sunday 25th January 2015 16:00 - 17:00

Steve Smith - Using the Target language

Event information and registration

References: recording link, chat and information

8) Thursday 11th December 2014  20:00-21:00

Karine Harrington - My Top Ten A level Teaching Strategies

Event information and registration

References: recording link, chat and information

7) Saturday 8th November  2014

Steve Glover - How to write an essay at A level

Event information and registration

References: links, chat, information

6) Saturday 27th September 2014 

 

Suzi Bewell 'Literacy, languages and ICT'

 

Event information

PowerPoint presentation

References: links, chat, chat suggestions, weblinks

Weblinks

5) Sunday 14th September 2014

 

 Steve Smith - "Teaching with texts" 

Event information

 

References, notes and public ideas

4) Saturday 12th July 2014

Dominic McGladdery: Talking Tools

Event information

References, notes and public ideas

3) Friday 9th May 2014

John Connor: Languages-'It's a Guy Thing' 

 

Event information

Notes and chat copy and paste (not edited)

2) Sunday 23rd March 2014

Joe Dale: Using iPADs to promote speaking and listening skills 

 

Event information

Notes and chat copy and paste (not edited)

1) 22nd May 2011

John Connor: Using Song

 

Event report

Notes and chat copy and paste (not edited)

How do I join a Webinar?

Download the following info as a word doc here.

A Webinar takes place in a ‘virtual meeting’ room (see the screenshot below – kindly taken by our very own Joe Dale !!) which could be used for a variety of purposes e.g. networking, discussion, sharing good practice.     

If you have never attended an Adobe Connect meeting before:

get a quick overview here:  http://www.adobe.com/go/connectpro_overview and see how to attend a meeting in a short video here:

http://tv.adobe.com/watch/learn-adobe-connect/attending-a-meeting/   (1 minute 30 seconds)

 

 What is the link to the Webinar Room?

http://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/all-london

 Do I need to install software?
Meeting participants are only required to have Adobe Flash Player 10.1 or later installed (already on most desktops and laptops).  If you can view YouTube videos, it is likely that you already have it installed.  If not, you will be prompted to install it.

How do I enter?

Please click on 'Enter as a Guest'. Simply type your full name (not a pseudo) and your city, for example 'John Smith (Oxford)'. All meetings are recorded.  Please do not enter the room if you do not wish your name or comments to be recorded.  Sometimes there is a message 'The meeting was opened in the Adobe® Connect™ Add-in.', the meeting  'window' is reduced to the tool tray and you have to click on it to maximise.  Do not click on the link 'open a new meeting room window' or you will be in the room twice and you will get an echo.

 

 

Can I ask questions and interact with the speaker and other participants?

 

 

 

 

TEXT You can always type your questions and comments in the text chat. Moderators are at hand to make sure your questions and your comments are forwarded to the guest speakers at the appropriate time. If you want to speak in private, you can use private text chat. See 'Etiquette' below for more details.

ICONS You may be asked to show a response by using the 'status' menu (the icon 'raising a hand' to the right of the webcam icon.  Remember to 'unclick it afterwards.

AUDIO AND VIDEO are only used by presenters and host.  (See notes at the end)

Do I need a microphone or a webcam to attend?
No. To listen to the guest speakers, you can use loud speakers or a headset.
 

Can I attend the web conference via mobile device?
Yes, Adobe Connect provides a mobile app for iPod, iPad and Android devices.

 ESSENTIALS

All YOU need in order to take part is

a computer,
an Internet Browser, (e.g. Internet Explorer, Firefox but NOT Google Chrome if you are a presenter)

 

What are the system requirements for Adobe Connect?
Adobe Connect is a flash based solution and requires Flash player 10.1 or later. To ensure that your computer and network connections are properly configured for Adobe Connect, go to this
system and connection test. Broadband Internet connection is required. You can test your connection speed with the following tool http://www.speedtest.net. You need a minimum of 1 Mbps download to attend the webinar. You also need speakers / headphones. No microphone is required to attend the sessions unless you wish to talk.

 Attending a meeting

http://tv.adobe.com/watch/learn-adobe-connect-8/attending-a-meeting/

(1 minute 30 seconds)  

You can see an account of ALL London's first official webinar delivered by John Connor here and a link to see a replay:

http://www.all-london.org.uk/2011_webinar_june.htm  

Recording:

https://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/_a875817169/p2vjedtrbn7

 

OUR ETIQUETTE  

Please read the full copy of our etiquette and only enter the room if you agree to its terms.  

The key information is in the following section.

Etiquette for use of the chat pod during ‘Presentations’

This is a private space paid for by ALL London.   We aim for a professional yet relaxed, friendly and positive experience of sharing ideas.  

Please act considerately towards the speaker, the other participants and the moderator.  

If it is your first time at a meeting, please observe for a while to see how things work.

The Moderator is responsible for running the meeting, ensuring that our etiquette is observed and intervening if there are issues.  Please follow any instructions from the moderator.  If you are removed from the meeting, the moderator will send you a message to explain the reason via the email you have given.  The most common reason will be if your audio settings are interfering with the sound of the meeting. If you have problems or concerns, please contact the moderator whose name will always be visible in the 'Webinar Information' pod, bottom right.  (It is usually Helen Myers)

When people are presenting, please feel free to make brief, relevant comments e.g. encouraging / agreeing / confirming / providing extra information. Please do not assume that the presenter will be looking at the chat and please do not be offended if you seem to be ignored ‘during’ the chat.  In order to help them keep their ‘flow’ and keep to time, presenters will often choose to carry on the presentation and answer questions afterwards, especially if they are new to this format of presentation. 

If you have questions, please write a capital ‘Q’ in the chat before your question.  If you have a comment, please precede it with a capital ‘C’ before the comment.  This is an efficient way of collecting them so that the presenter can look at them after the presentation, and avoids the need to repeat.

Wherever possible please try not to start a separate conversation / strand, as this can be distracting for the presenter and the other participants.  You can use ‘private chat’ to address comments to individuals or ‘park’ your questions and suggestions in a separate chat pod provided  in the Q/A pod.

Thanks for your understanding and please feel free to make further suggestions to us! 

FOR PRESENTERS AND HOSTS

 Test your connection: https://lancelot.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm

 AUDIO If you want to speak, you must have a headset and microphone, and ideally need an integrated headset (a microphone attached to the headset) as this is the most reliable way of ensuring that there is no ‘echoing’ to other participants.  You then need to check that all is working (go to Meeting / Audio Setup Wizard at the top and follow the steps.  Then you including setting camera and microphone access to 'allow'

   

The meeting organiser has to 'allow' participants' to use audio,  then you can connect the audio - click the microphone symbol at the top and select 'connect My Audio'

 

 

 

 

 

 VIDEO   If you want to show us your face, you need a webcam. The meeting organiser has to allow participants to use video

 

Click the symbol which represents a webcam to the right of the microphone, and select 'start my webcam'.  You will then see a preview, then 'start sharing'

 

Otherwise you can also just sit back and ‘watch’ with no pressure at all!

 

 

Our Etiquette - Full Version.

 

OUR ETIQUETTE - FULL VERSION

 

Participants must read this before taking part in our Webinar meetings..

 The overall ethos of this group is very similar to that of the Yahoo mflresources forum.

 PURPOSE

The purpose of this group is for language professionals to share ideas and resources relating to teaching languages in a relaxed, friendly and supportive environment.

 See below for a slightly adapted version of the alphabetically ordered ‘guidelines’ given for that forum, drawn from an example given on another Yahoo forum.  On the whole the main difference is to use the word ‘contributions’ rather than ‘messages’.

 ETIQUETTE FOR WEBINARS – SLIGHTLY ADAPTED FROM MFLRESOURCES GUIDELINES.

 ROLE OF ETIQUETTE!

We have set up the etiquette so that all members can get the most out of the meeting.

Please remember the etiquette when contributing.

 CHAT during presentations

 When people are presenting, please feel free to make relevant comments e.g. encouraging / agreeing / confirming / providing extra information.

 If you have questions, please write a capital ‘Q’ in the chat before your question.  If you have a comment, please precede it with a capital ‘C’ before the comment.  This is an efficient way of collecting them so that the presenter can look at them after the presentation, and avoids the need to repeat.

 Wherever possible please try not to start a separate conversation / strand, as this can be distracting for the presenter and the other participants.  You can use ‘private chat’ to address comments to individuals

 Please do not assume that the presenter will be looking at the chat and please do not be offended if you are ignored ‘during’ the chat.  In order to help them keep their ‘flow’ and keep to time, presenters will often choose to carry on the presentation and answer questions afterwards, especially if they are new to this format of presentation.

 COMPLAINTS

Never be rude or dismissive about someone's contribution. Being rude or dismissive can lead to "flaming". Even if it doesn't, it makes lots of webinar participants very uncomfortable, not only the person you are dismissing.  

If you have any complaints about other people's behaviour take it up with the moderators c/o Helen Myers   rather than trying to deal with it yourself. Any complaints raised with the moderators and their outcomes will be treated in confidence.

 Inevitably there will be a degree of subjectivity around the element of tone, but ultimately the moderators' decision is final. In order to judge the feelings of other members of the group, the moderators welcome constructive private emails expressing concern about particular contribution or style.

 CONTENT and TONE

Be thoughtful and generous in your response to other people's contributions - try to consider what might be useful in what they are trying to say even if you disagree with it. Some would say this is the most important guideline of all!  

The fundamental rule is that content should (a) relate to resources and ideas relating to language teaching and learning and (b) be expressed in a positive and constructive manner.

 If in doubt, do please discuss with the moderators and/or please accept gracefully if the moderators contact you to suggest that your content or tone are inappropriate.

 Please be aware that saying 'X doesn't work for me' can be discouraging to contributors.  It is extremely important for contrary views to be worded in a sensitive manner.

 Do not use the meeting to request copies of resources which are available for purchase and please be sure that you comply with copyright legislation.  (See note on copyright below).

As a group of people in education, and as a group of 'friends', contributors may wish to ask or give advice which is not strictly speaking related to the topic being discussed.  In this case, please signal this in the chat and ask for private responses e.g.

ŕ Not MFL: can anyone...  recommend somewhere to stay in Paris / advise on  timetabling – please send me private message

ŕ Teaching post available - French – Surrey – please send me private message

and members can reply individually

 If content is unrelated to languages and we suspect that the contributor is using the meeting inappropriately, we will remove the participant. 

 COPYRIGHT

 By contributing to join this meeting, you acknowledge that all information, data (including registration data), text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, video, messages and other materials ("Content"), whether publicly posted or privately transmitted, are the sole responsibility of the person from which such Content originated. This means that you, and not ALL London, are entirely responsible for all Content that you upload, post, or otherwise transmit via the Service.

If you breach these conditions below, you should be aware that a party aggrieved by the uploading of any content which is, inter alia, defamatory or in breach of copyright, may take action and that this could result in registration data and other data concerning your identity being disclosed and your having to pay compensation to the person or company aggrieved.

IDENTITY

Always use your own name please.


WEB DISCUSSION RULES

 These are designed to ensure participants feel safe, keen to take part and the discussion meets its objectives:

 1.      Debate should be lively but also respectful. Treat others as you would like to be treated. It is very important that each participant does his/her part to contribute to a healthy, helpful atmosphere. We are here to share information and thoughts, discuss in a friendly manner, and to help each other. Don't include personal comments or criticisms directed against people, whether within or outside the group.

2.      Stay relaxed – though this activity  is important and influential, taking part should be a positive experience.

3.      Stay on-topic. Please don’t regularly post messages that are unrelated to the topic being discussed.

4.      Don’t incite hatred on the basis of race, religion, gender, nationality or sexuality or other personal characteristic.

5.      Don’t swear, use hate-speech or make obscene or vulgar comments.

6.      Don’t break the law. This includes libel, condoning illegal activity and contempt of court (comments which might affect the outcome of an approaching court case).

7.      Don’t be party political – this group is about understanding, not party political point-scoring.

8.      Don’t engage in “spamming”. Please don’t keep adding the same comment unless it is really relevant to the topic.

9.      Don’t advertise. You can mention relevant products and services as long as they support your comment.

10.  Don’t impersonate or falsely claim to represent a person or organisation. Please don’t mislead other users by abusing our registration procedure.

11.  Don’t post personal information about yourself or someone else unless you have their permission to do so - it's for your own safety.

 

 Photo Gallery

 

Sarah Campbell 14/07/2015

 

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