martedì 28 febbraio 2017

CV17 Another interesting Conference online

For three years now I have been following the Conferences online which Nellie Deutsch has been doing. She is a great educator living in CANADA who shares her experience with other teachers and runs great MOOCs and conferences online.

All the events are free. If you write about them you will be provided with a certificate of participation.
 This year I followed most of CO17- it was great but I could not write about the events as I was busy doing two EVO Sessions online in February.
CO stands for Conference online and teachers from all over the world talked about education and how they are working. It lasted three days: here is the link to the whole events

I will have to work on the sessions in the next months" to borrow" some more tips and ideas- meanwhile I would like to  underline the great presentations which I have really appreciated:

                                             On Writing Groups
This was one of the best sessions as it focussed on a different way of working

I liked the idea of  learning from the others and what educators are doing in order to work with their students also online:

I enjoyed every moment I spent online but it was hard as from Friday to Sunday there were so many speakers who left us their slides and  provided with input !

I wish to say thank you to all of them as they worked in a great way:  Nives was working at night in Australia while in Europe it was late in the evening. They all shared their love for teaching - this is what Nellie does every day if you check her  TWITTER account you will see that she works hard to make us develop as better teachers!!

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venerdì 17 febbraio 2017

Vizia and the Flipped Classroom

Vizia  is a very userfriendly tool which you can use for creating video quizzes.

 It is important to use videos in class but with Vizia you can create interesting video-based comprehensions,  give homework to your students and in ELT  it is the perfect tool for comprehension. It is the perfect tool also for assessment in different subjects. You can have quizzes and open questions. Once you have chosen your video you can  edit it and then  share the link with the task or embed it.
It is a free tool and you can use it for  flipped classrooms too.You just need an account and then you can start.
Here is the tutorial which I found online:

This is the tutorial in Italian  for Italian learners and teachers:

Last year I had already mentioned the tool  in a post  which I had written :

Here is a video which I have used for presenting the issue of  Migration to Australia: the video is from the Youtube and it can be embedded: I also used the link for my padlet presentation where the topic was Australia.

You can create  open questions  and then check them - the tool can be also useful for testing , you just need to rely on a good internet connection and an ICT lab or tablets.

The second  video  is about a famous interview - the idea is to  work on the news  while students watch  real videos with interviews with famous people . Internet can really  change our way of working.


Vizia can also be useful  for creating  CLIL lessons and any other document based on video when we want to make  lessons based on different school subjects  and in projects.

 We hope it will remain free.