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  • Display information: whiteboard, presentations, application sharing, web sites Promote interaction: polling options, whiteboard tools, breakout rooms Allow communication between instructor and participants and among participants: chat, VOI, breakout rooms
  • To download a video from YouTube: French Song Video - (YouTube query: Songs to Learn Language) Olympic Song in Chinese and English – You and Me
  • Other ideas… Spanish Top Ten Lists Spanish Cultural Notes French Cultural Sites Open Source/Licensed Photos  
  • Follow a language on Twitter. Receive daily tweets of the Word of the Day. Embed a widget onto your web site or blog. Choose from large or small sizes. Add a feed to My Yahoo or a gadget to igoogle. Subscribe to RSS. ( What’s RSS?) Bookmark and share the page.
  • Kids Songs around the World French German Spanish   Songs for Teaching French   German Spanish Chinese Songs   Music Downloads (Example: Cielito Lindo)
  • Kids Songs around the World French German Spanish   Songs for Teaching French   German Spanish Chinese Songs   Music Downloads (Example: Cielito Lindo)
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    • 1. Effective “Ellumination” Kristine Diener January 14, 2010
    • 2. Features of Elluminate
      • The Elluminate classroom offers the ability to
      • Display information
      • Promote interaction
      • Allow communication between and among participants
      • The challenge is to use these features to engage learners and support learning
    • 3. Getting started
      • Find a comfortable place with no distractions.
      • Test your microphone and speakers.
        • Audio Wizard
      • Practice and Prepare
        • Elluminate Live! Online Orientation
    • 4.  
    • 5. Getting ready to Elluminate
      • Decide on session purpose/focus
        • Upcoming task relevant to all (Course project) OR
        • FAQ on an essential question or big idea for course OR
        • Review for assessments
    • 6. Getting ready to Elluminate
      • Issue the invitation - be specific!
        • This week in Elluminate…
        • Although it may be difficult to require participation in Elluminate sessions, there seems to be a correlation between participation in synchronous activities and successful course completion. (North, 2005)
    • 7. Prepare, Prepare, Prepare…
      • Create presentation slides and instructor notes. Don’t just expect interaction to happen, design it into your lesson plan.
      • Plan a way for students to complete an assignment or assessment while participating in the Elluminate session. This gives them an alternate way to show what they know!
    • 8. Session Outline
      • Bell Activity
      • Big Idea / Essential Question
        •   If you are meeting with students from multiple courses, stagger their start times so you can easily make discussion relevant
      • Build in an incentive - By attending this session you will earn/ start/ complete …
      • Q&A (student driven)
    • 9. Bell Activities: Why?
      • Purposeful social time
      • Advance organizer – link new learning to existing knowledge
      • Engage multiple intelligences
      • Create meaningful engagement in big idea
    • 10. Bell Activities: Complete a task, react to a quote, solve a problem
      • While you are waiting…
      • Try this pretest (Quiz tool)
      • Read the following passage (White board) or view website (web tour) and post your reaction, thoughts, connections… ( Chat and/or VoIP)
      • Consider the following problem… (White board)
    • 11. Bell Activity: Respond to this poll
      • I have not participated in a virtual classroom like Elluminate prior to today
      • I have been a participant in a virtual classroom prior to today
      • I have moderated a virtual classroom
      • I have no idea what you’re talking about
    • 12. Bell Activity: Webtour Multimedia as advance organizer
      • Show via multimedia library
      • Show via web tour
      • Show via application share To download a video from YouTube:
    • 13. Bell Activities – Web Tour: Access a widget
    • 14. Widget Sources
      • Word a Day Widget
      • Looking for Additional Widgets?
    • 15. Bell Activity: MI - Learning through Music
      • Imagine!
      • Imagine la mer en jaune !
      • Imagine le sable en vert !
      • Imagine un soleil rose
      • Dans un monde imaginaire !
      • Rouge, orange, bleu, marron, et rose,
      • Vert, violet, blanc et noir;
      • Imagine!
      • Imagine the sea in yellow !
      • Imagine the sand in green !
      • Imagine a pink sun
      • In an imaginary world !
      • Red, orange, blue, brown and pink,
      • Green, purple, white and black;
    • 16. Bell Activity: MI – Music Online Sources
      • Kids Songs around the World
      • French
      • German
      • Spanish
      • Songs for Teaching
      • French  
      • German
      • Spanish
    • 17. During the Session: Engaging the Students
      • Plan an interaction every 6 minutes
      • Start off with an ice breaker
      • Use a relevant graphic or diagram or news story as a discussion starter
      • Ask questions that require students to raise their hands, click an emoticon, respond with a check or X, type in the chat window, or even type or draw on the whiteboard
    • 18. During the Session: Routes to engagement
      • Maintain a lively pace
      • Visualize the content
      • Incorporate frequent interaction
      • Utilize breakout rooms
      • (Clark, 2005)
    • 19. During the Session: Addressing learning styles
      • Modality applies when
      • Content is complex
      • Understanding of visual is dependent on words
      • Learners are novice
      • Instructional pacing is necessary
      • Clark & Mayer (2007)
    • 20. During the Session: Tools to use
      • Polling
      • Chat
      • VoIP
      • Whiteboard
      • Web tours
      • Application Sharing
      • Break out rooms
      • Embedded media
    • 21. During the Session: Breakout Room Strategies
      • Break students into “job-alike” groups
      • By study groups OR
      • To jigsaw a topic OR
      • By progress (location in pace chart) OR
      • Randomly (use “move people automatically”)
    • 22. During the Session: Breakout Room Management
      • Have each group from a breakout exercise present the results of their work OR
      • Pop into the different breakout rooms to provide feedback
      • Strategy choice will depend on the purpose of breakout room and technique used
    • 23. During the Session: Check for Understanding ✔
      • Use instant polling, hand raising or emoticons to take a reading of your students
      • Use feedback to inform instruction
      • Publish the results to stimulate discussion.
      • Use application or desktop sharing to have participants demonstrate what you’ve been teaching.
    • 24. During the Session: Accommodate Learning Styles
      • Create a rich and engaging environment
      • Use the interactive whiteboard
        • indicate locations on a map
        • do a project
        • sing songs together using the microphone ‘
        • text answers to questions during a game
        • visit a web site ‘
        • read a scanned passage or book
    • 25. During the Session: Incorporate Media
      • Take a web tour
      • Put up an activity to check for understanding
      • Share a desktop application to demonstrate features of software
      • Do peer editing
      • Share exemplars, documents
    • 26. General Guidelines
      • Focus on learning objectives and be specific about anticipated outcomes.
      • Provide time boundaries.
      • Think about spelling and grammar
      • Create frequent interactions.
      • Break up speeches with exercises and engaging discussions.
    • 27. General Guidelines (con’t)
      • Don’t let the tools dictate the design.
      • Let participants reflect on peer responses.
      • Mix asynchronous and synchronous technologies to ensure participants complete all of the components
      • Make learning a process, not an event.
    • 28. The New Moderator
      • “ Here are some things to keep in mind if you are a new Elluminate Live! moderator.
      • Practice before you deliver your first session.
      • Don't try to do too much in your first few sessions.
        • Limit the Elluminate Live! features you use.
        • Limit the number of whiteboard tools you use.
      • Ask for co-moderator help if you feel you need it.
      • If at all possible, your first sessions should be limited to 15 or fewer participants.
      • Enjoy yourself!”
      • Presenting Online in Elluminate Live!
    • 29. A little humor ?
    • 30. Resources
      • General resource at
      • Elluminate Live! V9 Moderator Quick Reference Guide
      • Elluminate Live!™ V9 Moderator Training and Documentation
    • 31. References
      • Clark, R. C. (2005) Harnessing the virtual classroom. Training & Development , 59(11), 41-45 . Available online at
      • Clark, R. C. & Mayer, R.E. (2007) E-learning and the science of instruction – 2 nd ed. San Francisco, CA: Pfeiffer.
      • North, M.A. (2005) Assessing the value of a synchronous seminar component in online database classes. Issues in Information Systems, VI(1), 156-162. Available online at