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Fall Blog Festival 21 September, 2015

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The Fall Blog Festival is underway well into it’s third hour and while I wait to listen in to the next presenter I thought I would begin my Blog entry to mark the occasion. Firstly getting into the event was in itself an exercise in patience and stamina, as the ‘link’ was not allowing anyone to stay inside the virtual classroom as it was a generic link to be used by one access only and not multiple access entries. Which is a shame because most likely many would not have had the patience to keep on trying or even communicating their difficulty and hence may have been put off by attending all-together. I fully missed the opening Ceremony and just made it in by a hair during the latter half of Vance Steven’s presention. The good thing is Dr Nellie Deutsch organizer extraordinaire of this online event is video taping every presenter and then uploading to YouTube as seperate entries. Now that is a feat in itself!

The present situation is that anyone using the link as direct access is not going to get in so the best solution is for that person to Register for the event in their own name and then ‘join’ the live session. The link/s to join are as follows:

WizIQ FBF Course link

Moodle FBF Course on Moodle Area

Youtube FBF intro

Smore banner of the event

I created a PLOTAGON for the Event too, here is the YouTube version:

or go to Plotagon link

So now I will listen in to all the presenters and then get back here to write my own reflection.

Check back in soon 🙂

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Author: Nives Torresi

Nives Torresi is a Teacher of English as a foreign language; English Drama; Business English and English Exam Preparation (Cambridge FCE). Nives also translates from Italian to English (with a specialization in Business Manuals, Historical archives and Medical papers), works as Interpreter and Mediator for Business negotiations. Currently also teaches online via interactive learning platform for Business English courses and Language tutoring. Participates actively in online Teacher Training or development courses such as M4T Moodle for Teachers, Teaching with Technology, Learn to Blend and Flip with Technology, Action Research Projects to improve Instruction and Learning. Moderator in the Moodle courses for M4T EVO 15; M4T EVO 16 - TEFL2YL EVO 16 Recent online live webinar Presentations include: - The "One Foolish Monkey" series on History of Blogging with co-Teacher Tom Hodgers - CO15 - Connecting Online live Conference - "Understanding Pair Teaching in Micro Teaching Online" with Tom Hodgers. - Webinars for IATEFL YLT SIG: 2015 - "Play, Learn and Grow Together" an After school English language learning project. 2016 - "Play, Learn and Grow Together" a Pre-school English language learning project. - MM7 Moodle Mooc 7 by Integrating Technology - M4T moodle for teachers - Live Webinar presentation "Teaching and Learning Along the Way" November 16, 2015 - EFL Talks - Answers webinar February 20, 2016 "Using a Board Game in the EFL classroom" - EFL Talks - TERMS "PODCASTS" - MM9 co-Presenter with Thomas Hodgers "Teaching Online with Moodle" - MM9 Panelist on Digital Badges Discussion - HeartELT project - contributing author letter "W" - EVO Moderator Training 2014; 2015; 2016 - TEFL2YL EVO 2017 Session moderator and presenter "Board Games in the EFL Classroom" CO 17 Connecting Online live Conference Presenter with Tom Hodgers "Teamwork Online" - 2016-2017 Business English Conversation Course - a 36 hour course for industrial Engineering firm.

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