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Online Communities in the Classroom

Published: Jul 2020
15 mins

Summary

Explore how to make use of online communities in the classroom as secondary French teacher Marie Guyomarc'h gets advice from fellow teachers.

Teachers often shun online communities and social networks due to negative publicity and online safety surrounding certain websites. But Marie meets Lisa Stevens, a primary Spanish teacher who relishes using social media websites for teaching purposes.

Lisa explains the benefits of using websites such as Twitter and Voicethread, and she demonstrates how to use them in the classroom.

Marie then takes on the challenge of applying what she's learned by using it in her own lessons.


Extra
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Becta: Online communities in the classroom

Becta's viewpoint and review of the video


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Lesson Plan: eTwinning

Yr 4 MFL Lesson plan by Lisa Stevens


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Lesson Plan: Twitter

Yr 3 MFL Lesson plan using Twitter by Lisa Stevens


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Lesson Plan: Voice Thread

Yr 6 MFL lesson plan by Lisa Stevens


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Lesson Plan: VOKI

Yr 5 MFL lesson plan by Lisa Stevens


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Tongue Twisters

A class hand out by Lisa Stevens


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Voki instructions

Yr 8 VOKI pupil worksheet by Marie Guyomarc'h


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Lesson plan: French

Yr 8 MFL lesson plan by Marie Guyomarc?h


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Publications: Online communities in the classroom

A list of publications recommended in support of the video


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