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Sunday, June 15 2014
3:00 PM (Greenwich Standard Time)
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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.)
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Ezzat Sabry Salah Mohammed
Wonderful ideas Worth of trying.
8 days 3 hours 59 minutes ago
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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). … See moreI also teach English online so, I keep a list of tools I would love to use with my adult learners too.Great Class Shelly!!!!!
9 days 6 hours 41 minutes ago
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 to… See more my advantage, Aventure de TinTin". It is very motivating. Now I can create stories with my students using this tool, FREE. It is great. Thanks
10 days 15 hours 1 minutes ago
I tried the comics, too, and loved them. To tell the truth, new technology scares me a little, but I will do my best to learn how to use it.
9 days 23 hours 51 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.
12 days 1 minutes ago
The 3-2-1 Introduction is ice-breaking activity, which is worth embeding in VC teaching.
10 days 15 hours 53 minutes ago
Yes I agree. This is an activity that can be used across age groups and environments.
9 days 6 hours 28 minutes ago
You're right, Manar. Creativity and flexibility.
15 days 12 hours 40 minutes ago
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.
15 days 14 hours 9 minutes ago
I used COMICS to learn French, "The Adventure of Tin-Tin" It enhanced my learning. Learning to create it myself and using for my students is great achievement . Thanks Shelley.
10 days 15 hours 47 minutes ago
I agree with you Leticia Car. Since our ultimate aim as teachers is to engage our students, we need to adapt our teaching techniques not just to their needs but also to their interests.
17 days 18 hours 17 minutes ago
Amazing! So many cool resourses and ideas!
18 days 6 hours 29 minutes ago
With all of the advances in technology we often forget how many options we have available to us. Great job, Shelly, for reminding us of some of them :)
19 days 53 minutes ago
Right Maggie, I also feel overwelmed; so many technological choices and all of them are great. Looking forward to implementing them.
15 days 1 hours 43 minutes ago
Thank you for the class Shelly, your enthusiasm is contagious!! I liked your idea of the 3,2,1 introduction and although I have heard about the 'Voicethread' app, I've never used it. I'm definitely going to try it out in order to encourage my students to do speaking tasks for self study. Thanks again :-)
19 days 8 hours 17 minutes ago
thank you Shelly for sharing great ideas. I have tried voicethread, and found it very helpful in improving speaking skill in students . it is quite important to maintain interest of the student in online class.
15 days 23 hours ago
I've been teaching, training, and creating content in English language teaching for the past fifteen years. In WizIQ, I design and run free and open courses for teachers and students around the world. 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.I've spent the past several years networking and collaborating with amazing online teachers around the globe. I'm excited to showcase their talents in the virtual classrooms of WizIQ. I hope you'll join us!