Since language classes have been forced to move online, we’ve been confronted with so many tools claiming to be the one tool you need for your classroom or course. From Kahoot!, Miro, Padlet, Quizlet and Wordwall, how do we know which tool to use? Is it really worth paying for a subscription for any particular tool, and if so, which subscriptions are good investments?
This interactive two-part workshop is going to take a look at Wordwall. In the first session we are going to look at how Wordwall can be used both in online as well as face-to-face classes. This is important as we want to invest in something not just for the present situation, but also for a time when we return to classroom teaching. We are going to look at the types of activities you can create, go through the basics of Wordwall and create your account and possibly, first activity. In the follow-up session, you will have the opportunity to share your own Wordwall activities with the group, test other activities and give and receive feedback on these.
No extensive knowledge or experience is needed. All you need to bring is your enthusiasm to try something out and your willingness to share your experiences. It would help if you could familiarise yourself with the Wordwall website in advance. You do not have to attend both sessions but if you are new to Wordwall, do try to attend them both. We will be working with Zoom and you’ll get the best out of the workshop if you join the meeting on your laptop or computer.
Khanh-duc Kuttig was thrown into a very challenging teaching situation when her university went online in April 2020. From never having heard of Zoom, she zoomed her way through 15 weeks of the summer semester, bumbling at first but with much encouragement and enthusiasm from her students, she taught 8 classes a week entirely online. Now in her second semester of full online teaching, Khanh-duc is honing her digital skills and is actually enjoying being able to teach from home. She has taken numerous courses in online teaching and learning and believes that once you know the basics of any programme, software or platform, it can be a valuable teaching tool. Khanh-duc is also the events co-ordinator for ELTA-Rhine and TESOL’s 2021 Teacher of the Year.
To register, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org