Virtual Learning and Tools

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Book: Virtual Learning and Tools
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Date: Saturday, 23 October 2021, 8:07 PM

1. Virtual Teaching: Webinar Materials 2020

Click here to download the MITF Webinar Session for Virtual Teaching (March 18, 2020) 

Click here to download "Tips and Tricks for Engaging Students Online"

Click here to download "No Tech Activities to Support Distance Teaching and Learning"

Before you start teaching online, there are many factors to consider to create and run a good virtual session.

Adapt your teaching methods and delivery. Teaching in a virtual setting is not the same as teaching in person.

Watch other teachers teach online. Consider your pacing and delivery. Slow down. Learn what not to do,  learn what it’s like to be a student.

Include these Roadmap Visuals to break up your sessions:

-Welcome
-Agenda
-Directions
-Questions
-Recap
-Future Tasks

➢When learners come into your visual space, they

-should know exactly what they are expected to do
-what to expect from the session
-what to expect from you

➢When you create virtual learning activities these are the things to take into consideration:

1. What is the level? (who are the students?)
2. What is the aim of the activity? (writing, reading, speaking, listening) 
3. What is the topic? 
4. What is the vocabulary/text?


Additional links: 


2. Galim Site: Great Activities for Elementary School

Galim site is aimed for elementary school students in Israel and for learning English as a foreign language. All the materials are adapted for distance learning.

Click here to enter the website 

3. Online Platforms

Click here to download the virtual resources list 

UPP Online Activities offers different reading and writing activities to all grades and levels. 

English from Home is a new website which offers teaching and learning resources for Elementary, Junior High and High School, as well as tips for teachers. The site also includes materials shared by teachers.

The Online Studio offers lessons in English broadcasted live by expert teachers on a variety of topics for all ages. Every day an updated schedule is ready to be viewed and learned.

The Ministry English Portal offers a variety of resources organized by levels, which can be integrated into online teaching.

https://homework.lnet.org.il offers private English lessons for High School students, as practice and preparation for Bagrut.


5. Virtual Tools - Create Your Own Activities

Virtual Activities 

Yoteach - Open a room and chat with your class

Mentimeter, Answergarden - Interactive platform for surveys/word clouds

Flip Grid - an interactive platform for speaking (safe zone for the kids) 

Mind maps - create your own concept maps 

Quizlet - Interactive tool for vocabulary reviews 

ViziaEdpuzzle - Interactive use of video clips - enables the addition of questions/reactions at specific points in the clip

NearpodZeeting - a platform to use to build interactive lessons. ie. PPP with questions/films/surveys etc.

Hachtava - a platform to create vocabulary games from a word list. 

Hot Potatoes - create different activities with your vocabulary list (crosswords, word search, etc.) 


5.1. Online Games

Spelling City - spelling & vocabulary practice