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Exploiting features of a platform

Video showing platform features in use in a lesson.
Great. So let’s first correct a phrase. So please type the the correct version in the chat box.
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 see if you could 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 kinds, right? Exactly. Yeah. Don’t worry about the last one for now. OK.
If you’re done reading, please tick Yes on Zoom.
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.
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.
So please check if you can draw anything on my slide.
Yeah. Please make sure that you have different colours, you’re using different colours. OK. Dmitry’s colour is purple. OK. Wonderful. So can you please clear what you’ve drawn?
Thank you. Great. So here are the phrases. Please fill in the gaps. So you can draw or type right on the slide.
How can I hide our pretty faces?
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.
Because I can do it with the pencil. OK.
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 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.
OK. So please join them.

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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