Other digital tools and resources
TaskIn the video Helen and Mary talk about some digital tools and some ways they can be used in online teaching. Watch the video and make notes about what they say the tools can be used for.
|Helen||A grammar reference tool (e.g. Cambridge Online Dictionary Grammar)|
|Mary||Screen or slide sharing|
|Helen||An online noticeboard|
|Mary||Memrise, Quizlet and other games/activities|
Please note down your answers on a piece of paperCheck your answers
Adding a whiteboardDigital tools and resources aren’t obligatory in online lessons but some teachers find them useful and learners enjoy using them. One such tool is a whiteboard. You’ll remember from your research in the previous step that Zoom and WebRoom have an in-built whiteboard so you don’t need to use a separate tool if you are using these platforms. If, however, you use a platform which doesn’t have its own whiteboard (e.g. Skype), you might want to add one.Miro is an interactive whiteboard tool that teachers can use in live online lessons. The free version offers three editable boards which you can share with students so that you and they can see what’s written there. If you’re interested in using this tool, go to Miro’s Help Center to find out how to use it.
Reflect and shareHow can teachers and students use an interactive whiteboard in an online lesson? Share your ideas in the comments below.
Teaching English Online
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