Tools for Teaching

This video is about how to create pre-recorded audiovisual resources (podcasts and videos) for teaching.  I will explain the process for a recent guest podcast I created, and give some advice on how to manage the process, which will be widely applicable.  View the video in MSstream here. What did you do? Why did you…
Short Flipgrid videos from students are used to encourage participation and communication in an enjoyable and convenient way. Using a link or join code, students are able to upload videos easily and interact with other students’ contributions.   What did you do? Why did you do it?  To maintain a communicative approach to teaching in the Language Centre despite being online, we used Flipgrid to…
Teams channels are a great space for fostering discussion and critical thinking skills with students as they are inclusive and engaging, making collaborative learning fun. What did you do? Why did you do it? We set up a number of channels on our class Team to foster discussion around key academic skills (reading, writing, listening…
The Language Zone provides free learning materials and resources to language learners, both students and staff. We run a range of workshops and weekly activities to help students practise and improve their language skills. Learners can also get involved in language exchanges and student-led language groups. These activities usually take place in face-to-face settings but…
This video demonstrates the use of some free open broadcasting software, Open Broadcasting Studio, to create recorded composite video lectures without editing. The software allows you to put together audio, video and image sources very simply and switch between several different formats live. The aim of this video is to encourage you to try to capture lectures…