Classroom 2.0 LIVE webinar "Participate in your own PD" with special guest presenter, Brad Spirrison. Brad returns to Classroom 2.0 LIVE to discuss how Participate helps educators define and engage in their own professional development through peer collaboration and review, and access to compelling resources.

February 25, 2017


00:18 - Peggy George
Welcome to everyone joining us today! We're so glad you're here!

00:40 - Peggy George
https://www.participate.com/ (Participate website)

01:04 - Peggy George
Hi stidmama! Great to see you!

01:08 - stidmama
good morning :-)

01:18 - Peggy George
https://twitter.com/participate (Participate on Twitter)

01:37 - Peggy George
Participate has added a lot of new features that Brad will tell us about!

01:43 - Zena
Brad is great!

01:49 - Peggy George
https://twitter.com/spirrison (Brad Spirrison on Twitter)

02:16 - Peggy George
and on top of all of that, Brad is a really friendly guy!!! :-)

02:49 - Peggy George
I'm really interested in the addition of badges to Participate!

03:30 - Peggy George
how about that?? we can even earn a badge for participating in today's webinar :-)

03:57 - Peggy George
Brad introduced us to Participate about a year ago and we're thrilled to have him back to share all of their updates!

04:05 - Peggy George
Hi Maureen! Great to see you!

04:23 - @plnaugle (Paula)
Yay, Maureen is here!

04:36 - Peggy George
Hi Laura! Welcome!

04:43 - @bcdtech Maureen
Hi Paula, Hi Peggy!

04:55 - Laura Antichi
Hi, Peggy

05:04 - Susie @shighley #2
I think it

05:14 - Susie @shighley #2
interesting that VIF took on the Participate name

05:17 - @plnaugle (Paula)
Glad you are joining us, Laura.

05:32 - Peggy George
https://www.vifprogram.com/

05:33 - Laura Antichi
hi, Paula

05:38 - @bcdtech Maureen
Blackboard was not playing nicely... and I was already late- getting breakout stuff printed for upcomng couple of weeks

06:21 - Zena
@lorie What is the # for this session?

06:21 - Peggy George
I love that educators are front and center of Participate! Always great to know that we are connecting with awesome teachers!

06:22 - @plnaugle (Paula)
What Breakout games are you doing, Maureen?

06:32 - Peggy George
Hi peischools! Welcome!

06:39 - Peggy George
our hashtag is #liveclass20

07:04 - Peggy George
https://www.facebook.com/participatelrn/ (Participate on Facebook)

07:19 - Susie @shighley #2
Personalize PD is growing tremendously Participate helps with that

07:20 - @bcdtech Maureen
I want to do the spydersafe house- cuz I love the first one. Also getting a cat in the hat ready and one of leprechaun ones... fractions or ?

07:30 - Susie @shighley #2
Personalized I mean

07:51 - Peggy George
There are some great short tutorial videos on the site that I have included in today's Livebinder. http://www.livebinders.com/play/play?id=2147680

08:08 - Peggy George
Welcome Sawa!

08:18 - Sawa
Hi Peggy.

08:35 - Peggy George
global competencies are so essential for all of us!

09:01 - Peggy George
hooray! seeing it now Brad

09:04 - Susie @shighley #2
We do see it

09:24 - Peggy George
Brad won't see our chat while he is sharing his desktop

09:33 - @bcdtech Maureen
I use participate all the time for chats- really helpful, but haven't used it for other features

09:52 - Peggy George
it is the BEST tool for participating in Twitter chats!!!

10:01 - @bcdtech Maureen
Agree Peggy!

10:30 - Peggy George
you should join the free platform so you'll be able to access everything! Join with your Twitter ID.

11:26 - @bcdtech Maureen
Do you like the whole badges thing? I got some questions the other day from a friend who's an adjunct at a local college. They don't work for me... but I suppose I'm just weird

11:29 - Peggy George
These Collections are amazing! You can create your own or you can contribute to collections started by other people.

11:50 - Susie @shighley #2
I think I'll go in after the show and look at the #FETC collection

12:34 - Peggy George
https://www.participate.com/collections/Comprehensive-Collection-of-Resources-Shared-at-FETC-2017/fef98bfa-a6a0-4d1a-8b29-e3937a85399e (Collection of resources shared at FETC 2017)

12:42 - Peggy George
It's a great collection Susie!

12:43 - Zena
@bcdtech Would you share more?

13:12 - Peggy George
https://www.participate.com/assignments/Designing-PD-on-Participate/961035b9-989d-424a-bc91-ba03f69dacd7 (Designing PD on Participate course)

13:47 - Peggy George
https://www.participate.com/chats (Participate Chats home page)

13:47 - @bcdtech Maureen
I'm not motivated by earning badges or micro-credentials. I either want to learn it or not... However, this is very motivating for many others- students and Ts.

14:34 - Zena
The badges aren't what gets me started on my PD journey.

14:45 - Peggy George
Maureen, the good thing is that you don't have to use the badges if you don't want to. Optional :-)

14:58 - Susie @shighley #2
I'm not interested in badges so much for motivation, but for help in remembering what I've done!

15:01 - @bcdtech Maureen
@Zena... but I know that it's important for others

15:17 - Peggy George
https://www.participate.com/collections/hpms-approved-chrome-apps-extensions/c872e32a-7631-4f46-b175-61a2d9808540 (Collection example by Mindy Woods: links to the GAFE apps and Chrome Extensions that HPMS has on its approved list)

15:18 - @bcdtech Maureen
@ Susie- yes- they are useful for that!

15:19 - Zena
I think is does signify completion for me.

16:27 - Zena
@Susie that's true for me as well

16:30 - Peggy George
https://www.participate.com/faq (Participate Frequently Asked Questions)

16:32 - @bcdtech Maureen
@Peggy Yes, But I do think that badges or micro-credentials may be a very useful thing for teachers who need to show what they know for PD purposes, etc.

16:44 - Susie @shighley #2
This is something I could use...

17:19 - Peggy George
I really love that any resources shared on a hashtag (whether part of a Twitter chat or just posted on Twitter) are automatically added to the collection of resources!

17:34 - @bcdtech Maureen
Does this save a cached page of something that you have added as a resource?

18:30 - @bcdtech Maureen
I also think that this can be a way to collect resources for an OER collection for courses and get away from the canned curriculum

18:59 - Peggy George
Maureen not sure what you mean by cached but when you click on the link in the collection it takes you to the web page.

19:15 - Peggy George
There are some awesome OER collections on Participate!

19:32 - Susie @shighley #2
I know Chris Atkinson:)

20:14 - @bcdtech Maureen
@Peggy- but if/when the page link no longer works- can I see the last cached page. I can do that with Diigo. The Wayback machine doesn't always have what I need :-)

20:17 - Peggy George
https://www.participate.com/articles/let-s-open-educational-resources-up-to-everyone/594f5e1b-8c80-48c0-87f2-e5d8f262bfb9

21:14 - Peggy George
It's really easy to set up a collection or a Twitter chat. :-) I set up several slow Twitter chats #edcampphx #k12onlineconf #notatiste16

21:32 - @bcdtech Maureen
I like the share collection by embedding it- great for my Tech Tuesday blog

21:35 - @plnaugle (Paula)
Can someone ask to be invited to become a contributor to a collection?

22:35 - Peggy George
This is what he was just sharing. https://www.participate.com/assignments/Designing-PD-on-Participate/961035b9-989d-424a-bc91-ba03f69dacd7 (Designing PD on Participate course)

22:59 - @plnaugle (Paula)
I would not be the educator I am today without my Twitter connections.

23:11 - Susie @shighley #2
This could be a great way to locate educators with expertise in a certain area you are interested in

23:27 - @bcdtech Maureen
True Paula- can't imagine learning without social media

23:37 - Peggy George
Maureen, we'll ask Brad but I don't think it is a cached version. It is the current version of the web site.

23:43 - Susie @shighley #2
I love the way it's easy to go up and find the questions, and that the resources shared are all in one place

24:25 - @bcdtech Maureen
@Susie- I started following some GAFE folks from the participate chats and found it easy to use and really helpful

24:26 - Zena
@paula True, that's how I connected with Peggy George. When I grow up I want to be her.

24:46 - @plnaugle (Paula)
@Zena, so do I! :)

25:06 - @bcdtech Maureen
@Zena- that's setting a pretty high bar!

25:27 - Susie @shighley #2
I need to show this at our next faculty meeting'; I'm not sure if many are aware of Participate

25:37 - Peggy George
https://www.participate.com/articles (Participate Articles-thousands of expert-vetted apps, videos, websites. Click on the link for “Advisor” at the bottom of each page to find this page within the Participate tools)

25:53 - Peggy George
haha Zena :-)

26:05 - @plnaugle (Paula)
Hi Reba. Nice to "see" you here.

26:06 - @bcdtech Maureen
@ Susie- most teachers in my district are not on twitter... nor do they have a PLN.

26:13 - Reba @jghfoundation08
hello everyone, glad I didn't miss this.

26:33 - Susie @shighley #2
We do have more on twitter; even had a monthly district chat for which educators earn "points"

26:38 - Peggy George
you can search for all kinds of topics on the site to see if collections have already been created.

26:49 - Peggy George
love that idea Susie!

27:13 - Reba @jghfoundation08
Hi Paula. Forgot it was Pacific time. Ugh!

27:24 - Peggy George
this is a great collection!! https://www.participate.com/collections/show-what-you-know/da026927-30a9-4fd8-bd62-829414481bec (Tools for creating digital presentations in the Elementary Classroom: Collection of 100+ resources by Melanie Thompson)

28:03 - Zena
@peggy I had a question about finding resources vetted by a particular reviewer. I know Monica Burns did some reviews. Is there a way to see the ones she gave feedback on?

28:46 - Peggy George
did you try searching for Monica's name?

29:15 - @plnaugle (Paula)
What are the TOS for students using Participate?

29:19 - Susie @shighley #2
But I don't think our moderators have submitted the hashtag for participate; I should offer to do that for them

29:45 - Peggy George
good idea Susie! you should do that for them!

30:16 - Peggy George
love all of these new features!!! really enhances the experience!

31:00 - Peggy George
Zena, we'll ask Brad if there is a way to search for specific reviewers on the site.

32:46 - Peggy George
Brad, is there a category for adult education or teachers? I only see grades Pre K-12 in the categories.

33:06 - @bcdtech Maureen
That's funny- no one at my school pronounces my last name correctly- I've given up and go by Ms T :>)

33:41 - Peggy George
How would educators use Participate on the actual day of an EdCamp? By starting a collection or just by using the Twitter hashtag?

34:01 - Peggy George
funny Maureen!!! I can understand the problem!!! :-)

35:02 - Peggy George
let us know if there is anything in particular you might like to have Brad show us :-)

35:45 - Susie @shighley #2
Is there a way to edit out spam in a chat archive?

36:08 - Peggy George
badges serve a specific purpose and they aren't for everyone but documentation of accomplishments is a growing interest

36:08 - Anthippi Harou 1
It sounds a very interesting and powerful platform!

36:38 - Zena
@Susie I haven't seen spam in a chat transcript

38:11 - Peggy George
a cached page would be capturing it at the time it is posted

38:29 - Peggy George
Participate links will take you to the current web page

38:55 - Peggy George
great idea Brad. If that was important a screenshot would work great.

39:08 - @bcdtech Maureen
Ok- that makes sense to me

39:26 - Peggy George
Paula has her hand up :-)

41:13 - Peggy George
if you flag something as spam in a Twitter feed, what happens to it in Participate? Does it get removed?

41:35 - Peggy George
4th chat was one of my first Twitter chats on Participate :-)

42:07 - @bcdtech Maureen
I sometimes see stuff that simply has a whole batch of hashtags attached- kind of spammy... but I generally block that sort of user

42:33 - Peggy George
I know what you mean Maureen! Sometimes the hashtags fill up the whole tweet :-)

43:25 - Peggy George
lots of great resources, articles and tutorials in our Livebinder today http://www.livebinders.com/play/play?id=2147680

43:56 - Peggy George
http://learn.participate.com/collaborative-PD.html (Free White Paper: A New Recipe for Professional Development)

44:25 - Peggy George
https://www.youtube.com/user/VIFProgram/videos (Participate-VIF YouTube Channel)

45:01 - stidmama
Thanks for this update on Participate -- I will open it up again and try out some of the new features. Have a wonderful weekend!

45:16 - @plnaugle (Paula)
Bye stidmama.

47:02 - Peggy George
could you demonstrate that search Brad? Using Monica Burns as an example? I see lots of resources people have shared from Monica but I don't see her collections or links/sites she has reviewed.

48:00 - Peggy George
for Monica Burns as a reviewer :-)

49:03 - Peggy George
this is really helpful! click on her name to find her collections :-)

49:29 - Zena
Ohhhh!

50:07 - Peggy George
thanks a lot Brad! :-)

50:19 - @plnaugle (Paula)
That is so great. Will definitely being using Participate to find CCSS resources from now on.

50:41 - @bcdtech Maureen
yes!

51:00 - Peggy George
that is an incredible chat!!!

51:58 - Peggy George
https://www.participate.com/chats/CollaborativePD

52:40 - Peggy George
the transcripts are great if you have to miss a chat and want to see what was shared! automatically created!

52:51 - Susie @shighley #2
So, if we organize an edcamp, we should add it to participate? You did that for us for our #AISLEchat

53:29 - Peggy George
you can add resources to your own collection from someone else's collection. I'm doing that now with links for our upcoming #edcampphx

55:28 - Peggy George
they are VERY responsive when you submit a request to start a chat!

56:01 - Anthippi Harou 1
Thank you so much for this enlightening webinar. I have just signed up on the platform!:)

56:03 - Susie @shighley #2
This was very helpful. I can't wait to share with others

56:10 - Peggy George
Thank you so much Brad!!!!

56:28 - Maria K
I'm looking forward to exploring this resource -- thank you!

56:35 - Anna
Thank you for the information. I am looking forward to using Participate!

56:38 - Laura Antichi
Thanks!

56:50 - @plnaugle (Paula)
Virtual applause for Brad and the wonderful Participate team.

59:16 - Peggy George
http://learningrevolution.com (The Learning Revolution Network created by Steve Hargadon. We now have Host Your Own Webinars again! If you would like to schedule a free public webinar on Blackboard Collaborate sign up on this site.)

59:25 - Peggy George
http://tinyurl.com/CR20LIVEFeaturedTeacherNominat (Nominate a Featured Teacher for our shows--you can nominate yourself too if you’ like to present for us)

59:31 - Peggy George
We love our Featured Teachers!!!

59:38 - Peggy George
http://tinyurl.com/cr20livesurvey (Classroom 2.0 LIVE survey link to request PD certificates for live or recorded webinars)

59:54 - Peggy George
Thank you all for joining us!!! Have a fantastic weekend!!!

1:00:12 - Peggy George
Thank you Patti for doing our certificates every week!!!!

1:00:12 - @plnaugle (Paula)
Love my collection of Classroom 2.0 Live certificates.