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Video Conference Platform For Teaching Online

Video Conference Platform For Teaching Online
Published 16 March 2020 Carol Rainbow is an online tutor for The Consultants-E. She has been a teacher for over 40 years and has been teaching online since 2008. Carol shares advice on using video conference platforms for teaching online. In this blog, she explains how video conference platform Zoom can be used to recreate the classroom environment. When delivering online teaching there are two main forms: synchronous (live) and asynchronous (using e-mail, downloads and a variety of platforms). Video conference platforms There are many video conference platforms and they can be a real aid for anyone teaching online. You may already have access to one through your institution so it is worth asking. Using Zoom This information is about using Zoom for online teaching. There is a free version which can be used for one to one sessions for an open-ended amount of time, but for groups you have 40 minutes. Introducing Zoom Getting started It should be a flipped classroom approach. The lesson Tips Tips

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Moving Your Classes Online #1 Published 13 March 2020 To help support all teachers who now have to teach from home due to the Coronavirus outbreak, we have created a series of blog posts with expert advice on how to move your classes online. To begin, here’s a message from Eric Baber, Director of Professional Learning and Development, introducing the blog series. Moving your classes online: getting started It can be a daunting experience when you’re suddenly required to move all your face-to-face classes online with little or no advance notice, as has been happening to a number of teachers in various places around the world over the last month and more. 350 Good Questions to Ask - The only list of you'll need. Share on StumbleUpon0 shares on StumbleUpon Here is my ridiculously long list of good questions to ask. Use them to get a conversation going or as a fun way to pass the time with friends or loved ones.

Moving your classes online #2 Published 13 March 2020 This is a follow up post from Ceri Jones who continues to share advice on how teachers can feel prepared with teaching students and moving classes online. Ceri Jones is a teacher, trainer and materials writer based in Spain. She is part of the author team for our courses Eyes Open and Evolve as well as an online tutor for The Consultants-E. 1. Using Class Dojo to reinforce positive behavior Class Dojo is a popular and somewhat controversial free tech tool for behavior management. I frequently hear it recommended by teachers at all grade levels, but am not familiar with it personally. So, I’ve invited a teacher who has used Class Dojo with her students to explain what’s worked for her. Amanda Killough, who has been teaching middle school Social Studies for eleven years, is here to share with us how Class Dojo helps reinforces positive behavior in both her individual students and the class as a whole.

Ideas for adapting group lessons to working on Zoom As has happened in much of Europe, Poland has now closed schools, universities and other places where people might gather in the hope of reducing the spread of coronavirus. Our school had its last normal lessons on Wednesday, with Thursday and Friday dedicated to training our teachers how to use Zoom. We start teaching on Monday 16th, so my total experience with Zoom so far has been in the training process. However, I wanted to share what we’ve done and some of the ideas we’ve had for our adapting our standard EFL face-to-face lessons, in the hope that others will be able to build on this. Useful links

List of Non-Native Online English Teaching Companies - Good Air Language Last updated on May 27th, 2020 The List of Non-Native Online English Teaching Companies This is a list of ESL jobs for non native English teachers. If you are a non native English speaker who wants to teach English, get qualified and try one of these companies. I will be adding and removing companies from this list if they don’t fit the non-native requirements. Please leave a comment if you have information about these companies that hire non native ESL teachers. Teaching Children Online Published 18 March 2020 Are you a primary English teacher who is about to teach online for the first time? Or, are you a primary teacher facing the dual challenge of teaching children online and preparing them for English exams? Or, maybe you already teach English online and are looking for extra ready-to-use ideas to engage and motivate children? David Valente shares advice on ways of teaching children online, keeping them engaged and focused on the task in hand. When primary teachers start teaching English online, they can sometimes go too far down the entertainment route with the aim of keeping children engaged.

Child protection The British Council builds connections, understanding and trust between people in the UK and other countries through arts and culture, education and the English language. We believe child protection requires everyone to take responsibility. We recognise that the care and welfare of children is paramount and that all children have the right to protection from all types of harm. The British Council recognises that we have a fundamental duty of care towards all children we engage with, including a duty to protect them from abuse. Teaching Your Adult English Class Online Published 19 March 2020 Our blog series continues to help English teachers move their classes online in view of many institutions being closed due to the Covid-19 virus. Today’s post is by Carol Rainbow, who offers suggestions for teaching your adult English class online. The virtual learning environment When teaching groups of adults online, planning for learning is slightly different to what you may have prepared for face to face class work.

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