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Asking for your help

There are so many tutorials here that it's quite impossible to check them all to make sure they are not outdated. If you use a tutorial and discover that it is no longer correct, please let us know. Ditto if you find a better one! Thanks!

The Coordination Team.


Tutorials for Tools Used in EVO Sessions





Yahoo Groups Tutorials


These are tutorials created by the EVO Coordination Team to help you with the use and settings of your Yahoo Group: YAHOO HELP FILES


You may also go to the >Help link on any Yahoo page.


Edmodo Tutorial


Page with tutorial for Edmodo: http://evo-training.pbworks.com/w/page/60190127/Edmodo




Tools for live sessions 


Page with tutorials for different venues to carry out live sessions: http://evo-training.pbworks.com/CHAT-TOOLS





Twitter might be a good way to keep your session members (or moderators) current on what's happening. You can also use it to send bookmarks of good articles.


Check out this video on how to use Twitter. The hashtag for EVO this year is #evosessions .

     Notes: Be patient with the initial commercial. Turn on captions and expand to full screen using the menubar at the bottom.



Social Bookmarking





A social bookmarking site; bookmarks are available from any computer connected to the Internet. This kind of tool can be a great archive for your session and a way for participants to share in creating resources for each other.



View this video to see more about Delicious and Social Bookmarking:










A social bookmarking site; bookmarks are available from any computer connected to the Internet. This type of tool can be a great archive for your session and participants can share in creating resources for each other.



Another social bookmarking site, Diigo has many more useful features than Delicious: groups/communities can share bookmarks and comments about them; sticky notes and highlights show up on a page when a group member views it; you can view a Webslideshow of sites in a tagged list, etc.  TESOL's CALL-IS has started a Virtual Software List using Diigo. It contains links to good applications and tools, articles on pedagogy, free online lessons, etc. You can join the list and add to the bookmarks by using the tagging system. You can also tweet your bookmark from the same handy bookmarking menu.


The Diigo toolbar (or pulldown menu) can be used to instantly add a bookmark, highlight, or comment to any Web page. Or you can use a Diigolet, which opens only when you click it to access the bookmarking functions. Your notes and highlights will show up for anyone who joins your Diigo Group; thus, your session members can share their insights immediately -- and send the page link to Twitter.


Some features of Diigo



Links to other Diigo tutorials will be found in the sidebar to this video.



Evoca and Online Audio and Podcasting




 "A podcast (or non-streamed webcast) is a series of digital media files (either audio or video) that are released episodically and often downloaded through web syndication. " (Wikipedia). You can use an application like iTunes to receive updates as files are added. Use a blog, such as podOmatic to store and share files online.


You can record directly to Evoca online, record by phone or Skype, or upload an audio file; then share with session members. Below are a few tutorial videos on Evoca. The Evoca YouTube site also has a series of video tutorials for more in-depth knowledge. See also the Wikipedia article on Uses of Podcasting.


Evoca - Getting Started

This video (8 min. +) is a good overview that tells how to use the interface and how to get started: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcHpjNV4Mm4



Evoca - Record using Skype






A wiki is simply a fast Webpage. You can easily edit, revise, and add to any wiki page

without knowing html.






PBworks lets you embed videos (as on this page), and create tables and tables of content through simple, visual tools.

Here's a quick starter guide for EVO mods

PBWorks training videos are found at PBworksWebinars - How-to Videos


Using "page history" to remove errors especially - like when someone erases a page!


Here is a complete teacher training video by R. Stannard:

How to make a wiki with PBWorks

Russell Stannard shows in an instructional video how to sign up and create 3 types of wikis using PBWorks, which EVO finds highly useful.


Also useful: 

Wiki Help - How to use wikis, which are useful for quickly creating a Website for your session


How to add an image to a PBworks page


  • In the 'Edit" mode, position your cursor where you want to insert the photo, then open the >Images and files tab in the sidebar, which offers you the >Upload link. The image should pop right into the page, or click on it  (once) in the sidebar when you see the file name appear. It's not entirely intuitive.
  • If the photo is already uploaded, you'll need to position your cursor on the page, then find the photo in the >Images and files list and click on it once. 
  • The sidebar list seems to be by date added, rather than alpha-sorted (idiotic, no?) If you're not sure of the file/image name, go to the "Pages and Files" tab in the upper right and hunt for it alphabetically. You can also mouse over the list of images in the side-bar, but it sometimes takes a while for the image thumbnail to load.
  • To adjust the photo or add a link once it is on the page, double-click on it to open a pull-down menu. You can adjust the size by clicking on the image once and dragging the edges/corners. But but try to avoid images which are too "heavy" and slow down the loading of the page. Ajust the size of the image BEFORE uploading it. (e.g., webresizer.com)


If the image is on the web (dropbox, flickr, G+ etc,)



Just a note on PBworks:


I took a look at my most recent pbworks wiki for the Yakutsk workshop and I
have comments from participants who can't edit it. I checked my Settings
(top) > Workspace Security (in Access Controls) and noticed that "Disabling
commenting for readers" is unchecked. Your answer may be there. HTH.

BTW, I have "Anyone" checked in "Who can view the workspace" and "Only
people I invite or approve" in "Who can edit this workspace". I think these
are the features you want.


Teresa Almeida d'Eça at Webheads, Discussion on PBworks comments and editing





 Another wiki used by some EVO groups is Wikispaces. For help in getting started and managing Wikispaces, click the >Help button on any of their pages. 


Embedding other pages in Wikispaces


To add video or embed a webpage in Wikispaces, click on the >Widget button in Edit mode. Use the >Sharing option in applications like Padlet. For a simple html page, use the iframe code as in the example below, replacing the iframe src information (the http address) with the URL of the page you want to embed:


Directions from http://danetime.wikispaces.com/Embed+a+webpage





LiveBinders.com uses a very tidy organization with tabs at the top of each page for headings and sub-headings. It will also hold images and embedded video. This would make a great place to organize your syllabus.


This training video by Russell Stannard shows how to sign in, set-up, add tabs, and so on. Very detailed.




Organizing a Session in a Wiki


To see how a teacher has organized her course by using a wiki, view this YouTube video:




The Sandbox


Try stuff out here in PBWorks!





RSS feeds


RSS is a family of Web feed formats used to publish frequently updated content such as blog entries, news headlines or podcasts. RSS makes it possible for people to keep up with their favorite web sites in an automated manner that's easier than checking them manually. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RSS ) You will need an aggregator, such as Bloglines or Google Reader to receive RSS updates.


RSS is very useful if your participants are creating Web-based projects, such as blogs, digital slideshows, wikis, etc. You, and they, can keep track of their work as it develops by using an RSS feed and reader to notify you when there is something new to see. Most RSS readers now work simply from the URL of a Website, rather than having you find the RSS code in the page source.


You can also have an RSS reader, such as FeedBlitz, send you an email when new content happens.


RSS in plain English explains what RSS is and how you can use a feed reader such as Feedly or Feedspot or Flipboard for your feeds: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0klgLsSxGsU&feature=related




Google Hangouts


  • Although this tutorial by Sue Soucy is meant for marketing people, it is very clear and explains just what you need to know.




  • This short (4.5 min) video explains that you need to log in to your Google+ profile, then start a Hangout. You will need to have session members' addresses to invite them. (Sorry, the embed code didn't seem to work for this YouTube video.)


Sun Oct 26 1400 EVO Moderator Training Wrap-up Hangout for Week 1

To learn more about Hangouts, consider attending this session. The information given here will be modified after the event to a more permanent tutorial

Moderator training on Google+ Hangouts on Air

Ask Questions in our Chatwing chat tool: http://chatwing.com/vancestev

Or  on the Google+ event pagehttps://plus.google.com/u/0/events/c7u3fvu61dajsgud5mbs9qdk61s 



To understand what this is about, please at least look at the pictures in these open educational resources: 


Time: 1400 GMT Check your local time here: http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=EVO+Moderator+Training+Wrap-up+Hangout+for+Week+1&iso=20141026T14&ah=1 

See also: http://evo-training.pbworks.com/w/page/5965199/Week1#LiveSession 


For an example of how this works in practice, see http://webheadsinaction.org/live 


The event can be attended by




Stay tuned for more, and If you want to be IN the HoA you should check the social media sites such as http://tinyurl.com/learning2gether for the direct link from about half an hour before 1400 as I'll post it there and wait for people to populate it. Find the direct link, click on it, and you're in. If you're not among the first ten you can listen to the stream and interact in the text chat and if we know you're there we'll try to make room for you in the HoA.






Google+ Communities


And here's the page for G+Communities








EVO is a project of the TESOL CALL IS

last updated 18 November 2013, by E. Hanson-Smith   





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