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Skip to 0 minutes and 8 seconds Great. So let’s first correct a phrase. So please type the correct version in the chat box.

Skip to 0 minutes and 50 seconds OK. You should see a table in front of you. The top is labelled noun, adjective, and the quality of. Yeah? Uh-huh. Yes. OK. So the nouns and adjectives in the table there, you’ve seen them before. So it’s kind of a little warm up for you. The ones that are nouns, could you write down the adjective for me. The ones that are adjective, can you try and create the noun. OK. All right? See what you can do. I’m just focused on the first two columns, right? Exactly. Yeah. Don’t worry about the last one for now. OK.

Skip to 1 minute and 39 seconds If you’re done reading, please tick Yes on Zoom.

Skip to 2 minutes and 1 second Wonderful. Now socks, OK? Socks. Socks. Yeah. Now I’m going to draw the socks, Christmas socks. Oh, my god. They are a little different. They are striped.

Skip to 2 minutes and 28 seconds They are good Pedro. Come on. My socks are beautiful. So we’re going to take a look at a couple more phrases. And I would like you to fill in the gaps. So you will need to use Annotate.

Skip to 2 minutes and 47 seconds So please check if you can draw anything on my slide.

Skip to 2 minutes and 59 seconds Yeah. Please make sure that you have different colours, you’re using different colours. OK. Dimity’s colour is purple. OK. Wonderful. So can you please clear what you’ve drawn?

Skip to 3 minutes and 26 seconds Thank you. Great. So here are the phrases. Please fill in the gaps. So you can draw or type right on the slide.

Skip to 3 minutes and 42 seconds How can I hide our pretty faces?

Skip to 3 minutes and 52 seconds I’m not sure where you have them. Right on the top of this end. Just move. You can just move– Yeah, you can just move. –this window. Move them.

Skip to 4 minutes and 7 seconds Because I can do it with pencil. OK.

Skip to 4 minutes and 14 seconds I can see two versions of the first phrase. We say take was the first one, right? And then took. Uh-huh. And taken. Because we have three forms. And then we have swim. What do you think the forms are? What’s the past of swim? All right. So is– “you took a taxi” is it an irregular verb. Very good. So you’re going to work with a partner. And I’m going to open– I’m sorry. I’m going to open breakout rooms now. We can speak about it for forever. Forever. I’m sorry. But you only have three minutes to do this. Oh. Right. So let me open the rooms.

Skip to 5 minutes and 10 seconds OK. So please join them.

Exploiting features of a platform

Now that you’re more familiar with the features that a platform might offer, you’re going to look at these features being used in a lesson.


Watch the video which shows clips of online lessons. You’ll see the platform features below being exploited. How is each one being used? Complete the table.

Platform feature How it’s used
Chat box  
Share screen  
Tick icon  
Interactive whiteboard  
Breakout rooms  
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Reflect and share

What challenges do you think you might face when using these platform features in a one-to-one or group online lesson? Why? How might you overcome those challenges? Share your ideas in the comments.

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