Moderation: Heike Philp
This session is highly dynamic as every presenter only has 5min to present a topic, a project, a tool or whatever you like.
Recording (6min): https://youtu.be/QeCNN1hj9BA
In times of Covid-19 and distance learning, I had my high school students work on a multilingual project that had different aims. The most important one was to try to divert my students from their anxieties and concerns, as we all live in an Italian city (Bergamo) that has been the most affected by this pandemic. Students are 16-17 and in small groups they created a web space in which, together with some parents, recorded and uploaded some videos showing their best dishes. They used different languages: English, Italian, Albanian, Arabic, Romanian, Spanish… even our local dialect! To get an idea of the project, look here. Then click on the name of the dishes in each group to watch and listen to the videos made by the students and their parents in different languages (click on subtitles).
Attilio Galimberti has been a teacher of English for more than 30 years. He gained some experience as a teacher trainer for language associations, CLIL teachers and for Universities in Bergamo and Milan (pre-service and in-service teacher training courses). Educational material writer for some publishing houses, his research focuses on learning technologies and blended learning for language learning and teaching.
In 2010 he was awarded a TESOL Italy ‚Sirio di Giuliomaria‘ Award, given for a three-year language tandem project (Italian-English) carried out with the University of Oregon in Eugene (see the award notification here)
Laxman Vangara, India
Recording (7min): https://youtu.be/6ZrGUfh3SgA
I would like to share about my action research which I have conducted in my school in the recent past to improve legible handwriting skill of Class VIII students.
Laxman Vangara has been working as a teacher of English in the Telangana State government run schools of rural India for 15 years. He teaches from class 6 to Class 10. Presently, He is working in Zilla Parishad High School Nekkonda. Besides teaching, he rendered his services as State Resource Person of English subject. He is pursuing his Ph.D. in Education from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India.
Vinayadhar Raju, India
Recording (4min): https://youtu.be/GF9SRFavLhw
Padlet a collaborative online wall to work Asynchronously.This allows the collaborators to work whenever they’re convenient. No need to work on real time.
This also allows us to post different varieties of content i.e., Videos, pictures,file sharing, commenting, voting and emojis etc.
Vinayadhar Raju has been working as an English teacher in ZPHS Jangapally of Telangana state in India since 2002 and he serves as a teacher trainer for English teachers in their district and state. For more than 10 years he has been using the internet and technology in classroom teaching and in in-service teacher training.
Recording (7min): https://youtu.be/s7ws9_R6Utk
Jing: useful tool to record videos or images from your desktop. Now what?
Perhaps many of you have already heard about the imminent Adobe’s plans to retire Flash at the end of 2020, so Jing’s current video format .swf will no longer be supported by web browsers. Therefore, which tool can substitute Jing as a video recorder?
Rita Zeinstejer’s BIO
- EFL Teacher
- Former Director of Studies ARCIhttp://www.arci.org.ar/ (1980-2010)
- Cambridge ESOL Oral Examiner (1996-2016)
- CALL SIG Coordinator APrIR 2001-2008
- Google Innovator 2008
- Presenter at TESOL Conventions, WORLDCALL, IATEFL Digital Ireland, FAAPI Argentina
- Microsoft Innovation Expert
- Online and f2f Presenter and Consultant
Kashif Ali Sabiri
Recording (min): https://youtu.be/17P9RyCjW8A
I will talk about the uses, importance and implementation ways of Google Classroom. Though there are many other online platforms of the same value like Moodle, yet GC is matchless and I will show how.
Since 1996 to date, I have been teaching English. Since December 2009 to present, I have been rendering my services in Oman. I am a techie who loves using and integrating ICT in teaching and learning and thus helps my learners revolutionize their learning. I am doing my research on ICT integration in teaching and learning in the Omani Higher Education system.
Revathi Viswanathan, Indian
Recording (6min): https://youtu.be/qCAC977IVpw
I would like to talk about the Edmodo platform that I have used to handle case studies as part of ‚Oral communication‘ course in English, to Engineering students. While students could use the tool to hold online discussions, I could evaluate the extent to which the tool could enhance students‘ participation by using a causal comparative method.
Dr. Revathi Viswanathan, a former Professor & Head in the department of English in B.S.Abdur Rahman Crescent University, is currently working as a freelance ELT Consultant and a Teacher Trainer. She trains both school and college teachers in teaching methods and the use of technology for developing communication skills among their students.
Ahmed Ibrahim Metawee, Egypt
Recording (6min): https://youtu.be/wG9uFTe4bGA
A tool to provide WBL (Work Based Learning) to students: An ebook application for Business management and home-based work.
The discussion about this will be available at http://virtual-round-table.ning.com/forum/topics/a-tool-to-provide-wbl-to-students-an-ebook-application-for
Ahmed is freelance consultant in ePublishing and researcher
Maha Hassan, Egypt
Recording (7min): https://youtu.be/DIUuO8Y2s4Y
I’d like to speak about a number of Assessment online tools that can help teachers assess their students‘ work easily and comprehensively like Quizzlet, Quizalize, Socrative, Kahoot. BETA
Maha Hassan is an Educational Consultant, Teacher Trainer and Founder/Ceo of Teaching ESL Hub (formerly Maha ESL Community). She is also the Newsletter Editor for IP & SEN IATEFL SIG. She was nominated for Lead 5050 Women in International Education Award – WIE 2018 for her work as an Academic Director. She has presented at a number of International Conferences including IATEFL, Tesol International Convention-CALL IS EVO 2018, 2019, 2020, IATEFL monthly webinars Dec. 2019, IATEFL YLTSIG Web Conference Oct. 2019, K12 Online Conference, TD SIG IATEFL, Nile Tesol , LIF (Language in Focus), Tesol Arabia, Global Education Online Conference as well as at Reinventing the Classroom, Learning Revolution Online Conferences, MMCV7 & 8, CO18, CO19, CO20 and MMVC18 with Dr. Nellie Deutsche. She also had a number of papers published on IATEFL Voices, Pilgrims: ‘A New Contribution to Bloom’s Taxonomy’, HEIS International Tesol Newsletter, Nile Tesol Newsletters and Howtolearn.com. She also blogs on: teachingenglishcafe.blogspot.com/
Elena Peresada, Russia
Recording (6min): https://youtu.be/7eHqM51lMmk
I’d like to share a few ideas of how we can use Wordwall.netl to play traditional flash card games.
Bio:English teacher and game educator, material writer, leader of Trendy English Community.
Daniel Foster da Silva, Italy
Recording (8min): https://youtu.be/q28Z4lKnGN4
DIG (Desert Island Game) is a free add-on English language activity, run through Whatsapp and Gdrive, which offers fun and collaborative ways of improving participants’ English through the experience of teamwork.
DIG is divided hierarchically into multi-lingual groups defined by CEFR levels, ranging from B1+ to C2+, whereby stronger gamers help weaker ones through up-down peer-to-peer support.
The gamers are young adults and adults who are either working towards Cambridge First, CAE, Proficiency or IELTS 7.5, using English as the only means of communication, written and spoken between them.
The interactions between groups are achieved through task-based initiatives, called traps, bombs or barrages, in which language based tasks are sent from one group to another in the form of a gap-fill or cloze, word transformation, essay writing, with special focus on listening and speaking through group discussion.
Daniel Foster da Silva has been an EFL teacher and entrepreneur for more than 35 years.
He is currently based in Catania, Sicily where he teaches at a private language school and is also a Cambridge Speaking Examiner.
He has used blended learning approaches and platforms since early 2000.