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This a recording of a public webinar run by SLB members Anita Derecskei, James Venner and Sean Hutchman on March 20, 2020. It covers both synchronous and asynchronous modes of online teaching, focusing specifically on the platforms Zoom, Microsoft Teams and Flipgrid. We hope it is of use to educators in general, and language teachers in particular, as they transition to online teaching.

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Comments (3)

  • Ana-Maria

    This was such a lovely webinar, I wish I could have attended. I completely agree with James’s point of view, that we shouldn’t put too much pressure on ourselves and make sure that we take good care of us and show a bit of compassion for our learners too. 🙂 I’ve been using Cisco Webex for more than two years and a half for my 1-to-1 online classes. It’s true that online teaching is very intense and teacher centered, sometimes, but I’m sure that my 1-to-1s are not as challenging as James’s ones, when having to keep focused 12 youngsters at a time. What I do is to give homework and then correcting the homework can take a good first part of the lesson. I remember that doing my homework back when I was in high school was the way to progress. And at university for the Business English classes we were asked to do different projects in groups of 2 or 3 students. I think that this can avoid the monitoring problem and check the homework of 3 or 4 different students each time or give them to do projects in teams, each team different topic based on the curriculum, and have one team presenting every week. I know that homework is seen as an old fashioned way but I see it as a sure way to progress. What do you think about homework? 🙂 Thank you ❤️

  • Zita Borbély

    Is it possible to get the pdf of the webinar? Thank you very much!

    • Neil McMillan

      Hi Zita, thanks for your comment. Which PDF are you referring to?



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