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

Discussion

Luis Costa

Hello. Really nice presentation! Many ideas to explore. I teach a Technical English class at my university. I use videos about technical topics, but asking students to use blubbr.tv to create their own quizzes seems like a good idea to get them more engaged. I'll definitely try that next semester!

56 days 8 hours 36 minutes ago

Tatjana

Wonderful ideas. Worth of trying!

96 days 47 minutes ago

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 thinglink.com 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

351 days 20 hours 6 minutes ago

Jokha Al Hosni

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

356 days 3 hours 21 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

362 days 13 hours 21 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.
https://web.archive.org/web/20111103013014/http://call05-06.us.splinder.com/See more

364 days 22 hours 35 minutes ago

Ezzat Sabry Salah Mohammed

Wonderful ideas Worth of trying.

379 days 22 hours 2 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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381 days 44 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 www.comicshed.com 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

382 days 9 hours 4 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.

383 days 18 hours 4 minutes ago

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Greetings! I've been teaching, training, and creating content in English language learning for the past 18 years. At Gallery Languages, I run the Gallery Teachers Webinar Series and conduct Rhyme On Time workshops for students worldwide. Please check out the songs and videos I make as Fluency MC. It's all about how far we REACH when we TEACH!

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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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