Virtual Makeover: 15+ Ideas to Get Students Actively Learning Online 

Sunday, June 15 2014 | 3:00 PM (Greenwich Standard Time)

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About the Class

Turn your virtual learning spaces into active student communities. Join Shelly Terrell as she shares 15+ ideas to get your students actively learning, creating, publishing, reflecting, writing, reading, curating, and researching with blogs, Edmodo, Facebook groups, Moodle, Google Communities, and other virtual learning environments (VLEs). These activities are based on sound pedagogy and promote digital literacy and citizenship.

DISCUSSION QUESTION: Explore one of the Shelly's 15+ ideas by going to one of the sites and trying it out. Did you like it? Would you use it with your students? Why or why not?

(NOTE: For this class to count towards earning a course certificate, please answer the discussion question in the comments below and engage in dialog with your colleagues.)

Language of instruction: English


Hilda Thomas

DISCUSSION QUESTION: Explore one of the Shelly's 15+ ideas by going to one of the sites and trying it out. Did you like it? Would you use it with your students? Why or why not?

I have tried and I think it will be very useful for teaching as one can take photos and then insert tags and a link. I would definitely use it once See more

250 days 13 hours 12 minutes ago

Jokha Al Hosni

I have tried as a bookmark for my favourite websites. I love it. it is really useful!

254 days 20 hours 27 minutes ago

roberta nobili

Well, I've just seen the recording of the session: it's fantastic and full of ideas and great tools to use! I'm already using Edmodo with three of my classrooms and we share posts, videos, songs, links to web sites dealing with cultural issues and students send me their homework tasks and then we check and mark them using the class IWB. I think See more

261 days 6 hours 27 minutes ago

Teresa Almeida dEca

I explored and used blogs and wikis for several years with middle school students and teacher traiinees. IMHO, blogs adapt very well to younger ages. They can see each new post right at the top and easily leave a comment. You can take a look at this award-winning "blended learning" blog, of which my students and I are very proud. more

263 days 15 hours 41 minutes ago

Ezzat Sabry Salah Mohammed

Wonderful ideas Worth of trying.

278 days 15 hours 8 minutes ago

J Leila Wright

I like using some of these ideas and tech tools with my own children. They are great for when they are bored. Both of my children LOVE creating digital content and it doesn't necessarily feel like "learning" to them. I really love encouraging my 14 year old and 10 year old to use many of these same tools (14 yr. old loves the comics).
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279 days 17 hours 50 minutes ago

Adejare Amoo

DISCUSSION QUESTION: Explore one of the Shelly's 15+ ideas by going to one of the sites and trying it out. Did you like it? Would you use it with your students? Why or why not?

I tried which I admire much. Definitely, it will be part of the learning tools I will use WITH my students. I have used it to learn French in 1974 toSee more

281 days 2 hours 10 minutes ago

Rufo Jr Nale Dublin

I'd love that 3,2,1 Introduction. This is a new way for me to start with my online classes in the future. I am already using Pearltress features for my materials and will certainly use this for my students.

282 days 11 hours 10 minutes ago

Leticia Car

You're right, Manar. Creativity and flexibility.

285 days 23 hours 49 minutes ago

Shamshinor Mohd Saleh

Thank you so much Shelley for the so many ideas and suggested apps. I tried out comic life with my full time students and found it so easy to use and create and it can be used in so many ways in teaching. As a teacher educator I found it a really wonderful resource. I am also going to try out glogster in my next class.

286 days 1 hours 18 minutes ago

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I've been teaching, training, and creating content in English language teaching for the past 18 years. Here in WizIQ I design and run free and open courses for teachers and students around the world. Please check out the songs and videos I make as Fluency MC and follow and connect with me here in WizIQ. It's all about how far we REACH when we TEACH!

In my experience, the best way to build a base of knowledge in a foreign language is to follow the 3Rs: Relax, Repeat, Remember. When activities are engaging and provide multiple exposures to target language, we're more likely to remember language with accuracy and use it with fluency. We can then build upon this base to achieve our communicative goals.

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