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JeffThis is the personal site of Jeff Lebow. I am not a very active 'blogger', but do spend a lot of time online building Worldbridges communities, teaching at BUFS, and LearningCall.  Currently, my 'bridge building' is focused on keeping Koreabridge chugging along and bringing Englishbridges back to life, but I also spend time webcasting at EdTechTalk, talking about webcasting at the Academy, MOOC'ing, and lately hanging out a lot with Google+.  Most of my content will posted elsewhere in the Worldbridgosphere, but I will sometimes post significant webcasts and project updates here. 


EVO2013 Launch Webcast

EVO2013 LaunchWebcast
January 13
2013 Call for Participation

Chat Log Below

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Hangout Participants
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A Basic Guide to Using Google+ Hangouts


In order to use Google+ Hangout, you will first need to install the Google Talk plugin.  This can be downloaded and installed at: http://google.com/talk/

You will also need to have a Gmail address and join Google+.

Learning2gether EVO2013 LaunchCast Brainstorm

Learning2gether EVO2013 LaunchCast Brainstorm
December 9, 2012
Discussing and experimenting with possibilities for bridging a Google Hangout with Blackboard Collaborate as we prepare for the  January 13 Electronic Village Online LaunchCast. 

Jeff Lebow's profile photoVance Stevens's profile photoSandra Rogers's profile photoClaire Siskin's profile photoNina Liakos's profile photoHolly Dilatush's profile photo

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Typhoon Bolaven Pix

Typhoon Bolaven swept by Korea today (Aug. 28). Busan was only touched by its outer edge, but the stormy seas made a good photo opportunity during a morning stroll around our neighborhood.

How to stream, record, and publish a Google+ Hangout On Air

In May of 2012 Google enabled Google+ Hangout On Air for all users.   This allows anyone to host a hangout, stream it live on YouTube, have it posted on their YouTube channel, and (if they like) save the video recording as an .mp4 (in case you'd like to edit the recording).

To take advantage of this feature, you'll need to have a Google+ profile and a YouTube channel.  

To start a Hangout, go to your Google+ Main page plus.google.com
Either in the upper right corner of that page or possible further down the right colum, you will see a 'Start a Hangout' option.  More details in A Basic Guide to Using Google+ Hangouts


Camera Love


It's been a long time since I've fallen in love with a camera.  First there was the camera that changed by life, then the SuperCamera Era.  Since that fateful piece of birthday cake, there have been a series of mediocre camcorders, none of which took crisp photos or particularly great quality video.  As the time to get another video camera was drawing near last fall, Nicki showed me her Canon at one of those awesome Busan Veggie group potlucks. A few months later, I had purchased a  Canon Rebel T3i DSLR online and picked it up during my trip to the States in February.  I chose the camera for its video abilities, but along the way, I have rediscovered the joy of trying to capture a moment with a photograph.  I'm never going to be a guy who can talk about the finer points of aperture and iso or who spends more on a lens than would on a new suit, but this camera can take some fine photos on Auto and provides me with as many options to fiddle with settings as I'd ever want.  The swivel viewscreen allows for some stealthiness which definitely helps in trying not to spoil the moment.  The photos are sharp enough and hi-res enough, so that I can do some serious cropping and still have a decent image.  It even worked pretty well as a makeshift slide scanner.  

As I was in the past,  I'm still drawn toward faces, but enjoying 'outdoor activity' this session with our trainees has provided plenty of other scenes and dishes to shoot as well. Below are some of my favorite pix, a couple of galleries and a 'beautiful day' slideshow.  More to come...

Class #1's Beautiful Day @ Igidae

Digitizing 35mm slides using a DSLR Camera and a Milk Carton


During my last trip back to the States, I discovered an old box of 35mm slides in Mom's attic and found myself contemplating how best to digitize them. There are a number of options that require additional gear, but armed with my new Canon Rebel T3i DSLR camera, a used milk carton, and some Busan sunshine, I was able to get pretty decent digital versions of the old slides. 

I simply cut a square slightly bigger than the photo portion of the slide at the bottom of the milk container, gently taped the slide on and...


held it directly into the late afternoon Busan sky and clicked.

After a bit of photo cropping, I wound up with photos that looked like these below. 


2012 KOTESOL National Conference Videos

Koreabridge Webcast Coverage of the
2012 KOTESOL National Conference
May 26, 2012

COOLCast Discussion about Digital Identities with Bonnie Stewart


 COOLCast Discussion about Digital Identities with Bonnie Stewart
May 22, 2012

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The BonnieSphere
From Bonnie's Blog
Digital Identities: Six Key Selves of Networked Publics

#change11: fleshing out the digital selves in practice (complete with augmented identity crisis)

EdTechWeekly #211


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