• Overview

    Abstract:  Learning is fun when it is social. In this session, participants will learn how to engage students in collaborative team-based learning in and out of the classroom using their computers and/or smart phones. The focus will be on Google drive (Text, Spreadsheet, Forms, Slides, Jamboards)), curation tools (Miro, Padlet, Wakelet), VoiceThread, Nearpod, Quizlet, Kahoot, Voki, Flipgrid, Vimeo, Screencast-o-matic, Canva and other tools that enhance student collaboration. 

    Weekly digital badges and a final certificate will be available for participants who complete the tasks.  

    Target audience:

    • English language teachers of every age group
    • Faculty and teacher training staff 

    Session objectives:

    • By the end of this session, participants will have learned about and practiced using audio, video, images, and text tools for student collaboration.
    • By the end of the session, participants will have used video recorders such as Vimeo, Screencast-o-matic, and Flipgrid, Google Drive (text, slides, forms, and sheets), Wakelet, Miro, and Padlet, Voki and Quizlet.
    • By the end of the session, participants will have created collaborative learning activities for their English language learners (ELL) in and out of the classroom. 

    Week 1: January 11-17 

    In week 1, participants will get acquainted with the each other, the moderator, the platform, and team up. They will introduce themselves by text, audio, and video using the recorders on the editor of the message areas and through Flipgrid and Voki. They will discuss collaborative learning and teaching with technology.  

    Week 2: January 18 - 24 

    In week 2, participants will use Google word text docs and add Quizlet as an activity. They will work in teams or individually to create a Google word text doc on a topic of their choice related or unrelated to their work and comment on each others' docs using text and audio with videos using Flipgrid, Vimeo, Screencast-o-matic.  

    Week 3: January 25 - 31 

    In week 3, participants will use Google Slides and other collaborative tools. They will work in teams or individually to create a Google presentation on a topic of their choice related or unrelated to their work and comment on each others' slides using  text, audio, and videos using Flipgrid, Vimeo, Screencast-o-matic.

    Week 4: February 1 - 7 

    In week 4, participants will use Google forms and spreadsheets for student team projects and use text, audio, and videos using Flipgrid, Vimeo, Screencast-o-matic for feedback. They will work in teams or individually.

    Week 5: February 8 - 14 

    In week 5, participants will reflect on the session using Flipgrid, Vimeo, Screencast-o-matic, or Padlet/Wakelet/Miro using text, audio, and video using Flipgrid, Vimeo, or Screencast-o-matic.  


    • Moodle (asynchronous)
    • Zoom (synchronous)
    • Jitsi


    • Computer/smartphone
    • Chrome browser
    • Gmail account 
    • Microphone
    • Web camera

    Collaborative Tools 
    1. Flipgrid https://flipgrid.com/d312bb5f
    2. Vimeo https://vimeo.com
    3. Screencast-o-matic https://screencast-o-matic.com
    4. Voki https://www.voki.com
    5. Canva  https://www.canva.com
    6. Wakelet https://wakelet.com
    7. Miro https://miro.com
    8. Padlet https://padlet.com
    9. Quizlet https://quizlet.com
    10. Kahoot https://kahoot.com
    11. Nearpod  https://nearpod.com/
    12. Google (docs, slides, forms) https://drive.google.com
    13. Google Jamboards https://jamboard.google.com/
    14. Google Meet https://meet.google.com/
    15. Jitsi (on and off Moodle) https://jitsi.org/jitsi-meet/ 
    16. ZOOM https://zoom.us