Modern Language Teachers' Association of Victoria, Inc. (MLTAV)
Joe Dale Webinar FREE to MLTAV Members: Advice and Resources in Response to COVID-19 PDF Print E-mail
MLTAV Hosted Webinar

Presenter: Joe Dale, Independent Languages Consultant (UK)

Title: Advice and Resources to Support Languages Teacher in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

The Live webinar was held on 9 April, however, it was also recorded.

To listen to the archived version, which has been uploaded to YouTube, go to:

Joe has also kindly shared his notes from the presentation - click here to access them. By listening to the full archived version, and completing a brief online feedback form, you can also receive a customised certificate of participation for one-hour of PL time. This certficate will be emailed to you by Kerry O'Connor, MLTAV Office Manager within 5 working days of you completing the online form.

Throughout this webinar, Joe showcases various online tools and shares examples as to how teachers around the world are using them amidst the COVID-19 teaching / learning climate.

Motivation PDF Print E-mail
The following 'motivation' related resources may be useful to members currently navigating the current online Teaching and Learning enviornment:

Helping Year 12 Students Stay on Track
, Author: Joe Sullivan, The University of Melbourne. 14 April 2020

The ECML launches a treasure chest of resources for learners, parents and teachers in times of COVID-19. European Centre for Modern Languages of the Council of Europe: Promoting Excellence in Language Education.14 April.

Supporting every teacher: 4 tips for motivating students to learn online. Cambridge University Press: A World of Better Learning. Author: Heiki Krüsemann. 6 April 2020
Methodology PDF Print E-mail
The following 'methodology' related resources may be useful to members currently navigating the current online Teaching and Learning enviornment:

Teaching languages remotely: Session 3: Promoting collaboration, creativity and formative assessment.
Joe Dale, Languages Consultant (UK). 8 May 2020

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Teaching languages remotely: Session 3: Promoting collaboration, creativity and formative assessment

62 MFL lesson ideas for remote learning
4 May 2020

Treasure Chest of Resources for Learners, Parents and Teachers in Times of COVID-19
. Eurpoean Centre for Modern Languages of the Council of Europe: Promoting excellence in language education

Summative Assessment in Distance Learning. Author: Andrew Miller. 28 April 2020.

Teacher Staffroom Episonde 14: Delivering remote learning. Author: Dominique Russell. TeacherMagazine. 30 April 2020.

COVID-19: Practical tips for early years teaching and learning. Author: Rebecca Vukovic. ACER: Teacher (Magazine). 24 April 2020.

Teaching Strategies of Award-Winning Online Instructors: A recent study gleaning five insights on virtual instruction by examining the techniques shared in common by top-rated online instructors. By: Michael Ralph. George Lucas Educational Foundation. Edutopia - Online Learning. 17 April 2020.

Active Learning Ideas for Language Teaching with ZOOM. Extempore. Guest Post by Susana Perez-Castillejo, PhD, Assistant Professor Spanish, University of St. Thomas. 17 April 2020

Teaching Speaking Online. National Geographic Learning: In Focus.By Hugh Dellar. 8 April 2020.

20 Ideas for language teachers supporting home learning. Teach it languages - UK. 4 April 2020.

Teaching Methods: teaching building and rapport via videoconferencing. Author: Jo Earp. 15 February 2017

Earlyarts. Creative [early years] ideas for families and schools.

Supporting Every Teacher: Giving digital feedback on learners' writing. Cambridge University Press: World of better learning. Author: Philip Kerr. 20 March 2020
Keeping Well PDF Print E-mail
The following 'Keeping Well' related resources may be useful to members currently navigating the current online Teaching and Learning enviornment with their students:

Play School Special: Mindfully Me. Articles

COVID-19: How teachers can help students transition back to school. Authors: Carl Leonard and Gail Brown. TeacherMagazine. 12 May 2020

Vocal Fatigue and Online Teaching. TeacherMagazine. 7 May 2020.

Prevent eyestrain from digital devices. WebMD. 7 May 2020.

Digital Learners and Digital Citizens: Learning Remotely and Safely. TeacherMagazine. 29 April 2020.

Mental Health Tips for Kids. Victorian Premier, Daniel Andrew's Facebook post. 28 April 2020.

Supporting you through the Coronavirus Pandemic. BeyondBlue. 27 April 2020.

Why it's so important that teachers cultivate their own resilience. KQED - Mindshift. 27 April 2020.

Why are some kids thriving during remote learning. Edutopia. 27 April 2020.

Sociocultural Competence in the Age of Crisis Remote Learning. Webinar hosted by Dr José Medina. 24 April 2020  

How to avoid work-from-home-burnout. By: Laura M. Giurge and Vanessa K. Bohns. 24 April 2020.

4 Life Skills Parents Can Teach Kids Amidst the Coronavirus Pandemic. By: Catherine Pearson. 24 April 2020.

Managing wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic: our physchologist's advice. Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER). 17 April 2020.

Victorian teachers forge the way in home-based learning. Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER). 16 April 2020.

Making distance learning 'ok'. Relate Psychology. Author: Meg Debski. 16 April 2020. 

My Hero is You: Children's book to cope with COVID-19. UNESCO. 10 April 2020.

Teacher wellbeing during COVID-19. TEACHER. By: Rebecca Collie, Andrew Martin. 7 April 2020. 

How to set up an ergonomic home office. RACV. Sarah Marinos. 2 April 2020

COVID-19: an online safety kit for parents and carers. Victorian Government. By: Julie Inman Grant, eSafety Commissioner. 18 March 2020.

Overthinking is a growing problem for teachers. Tes for schools. Author: Isabelle Boyd. 22 February 2020. 
Note: A reminder for us to take care of ourselves, as well as our students! Take some ‘time out’ over the Easter break, before Term 2 starts. It will be a new teaching experience for most of us, so we’ll inevitably have successes and challenges. Life long learning is very real in our profession!
Online Applications Platforms Programs PDF Print E-mail
The following 'applications / platforms / programs' resources may be useful to members currently navigating the current online Teaching and Learning enviornment:

ABC Australia
ABC Australia
. The Victorian Government is teaming up with ABC Australia to massively expand the educational program on offer - and to bring the classroom into the living room (or dining table or kitchen). More than 4,000 videos, resources and games will be available on the ABC website that match up with the Victorian Curriculum. Educational shows for primary and secondary will run throughout the day, as well as mini-lessons run by teachers.

Learning Starts Here: Education Resources for Schools - Thousands of free curriculum-linked resources for school teachers and students! ABC Education.

Teach children new languages with ABC listen: 'Bonjour'! 'Kon'nichiwa'! 'Hello'! On ABC KIDS listen you can hear a whole variety of spoken languages, from French to Japanese, from Tamil to Indigenous Australian languages. By: Katharine Rogers. 13 February 2020.

30 Minute One-on-One Coaching Sessions
. Virtual one-on-one coaching sessions with Apple Professional Learning Specialists are available for free to help educators hone their approach to online student learning and workflows. Select a date and 30 minute time slot below to register for a virtual coaching session. APPLE. 

Various Platforms
TILT Webinar with Glenn Cake: That's Edutainment
. (Using Gamification Platforms). Association Branch: Association for Language Learning.

Bitmoji Fun on the Web - 3 Videos. Created by Avra.

Quickly create online whiteboards for your students. Free technology for teachers. Written by Richard Byrne. 4 May 2020

To generate bitmojis in different languages.

Resources for the Shift to Online/Blended Learning. The Language Teacher Helpmate. 

Remote Learning Resources for Teachers: Quizlet.

Giving immediate feedback with Screencastify and in an online session. Webinar by: Joe Dale. 24 April 2020.

Teaching Languages Remotely - 3 part webinar series. ISMLA. 24 April - 8 May 2020.

FREE Online learning seminars with Digital Learning and Teaching Victoria (DLTV). 28 April 2020

Online whiteboard for teachers and classrooms.

Using GoogleMeet to Enhance Online Learning. Technology in Language Teaching (TiLT) webinar series hosted by independent languages consultant from the UK, Joe Dale, organised by the Association for Language Learning and supported by Linguascope. 23 April 2020

Connecting school and home: Creative Language Projects. TiLT Webinars. London Branch: Association for Language Learning. Presented by Dr. Judith Rifiser. 22 April 2020

Having a play! Simple interactive synchronous activities for remote learning. British Council Online Workshop 21 April 2020.

10 Online Whiteboard Options for Remote Learning. Ditch that Textbook: Online Learning. 17 April 2020

Language Learning Apps are Seeing a Surge in Interest During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Forbes. By Mark Andress, Marlene Givant Star and Deb Balshem. 17 April 2020.

5 FREE video editing tools for students. By: Melchor Bernardo.

Coronavirus: 118 Free Resources for Home Learning. Tes for schools. By: Grainne Hallahan. 28 March 2020. 

Creating engaging videos with Clips. Apple Education Learning Series: Supporting Schools and Educators with Remote Learning Resources
Extempore (Free Account for the rest of the term). Store Extempore.

Remote Learning with Video. Heiki Philp. TILT - Technology in Language Teaching - organisded by the Association for Language Learning and supported by Linguascope. 7 April 2020

Supporting every teacher: Quizlet for Teaching Vocabulary. Cambridge University Press: World of Better Learning. Author: Ann Fox. 30 March 2020.

Supporting Every Teacher: Kahoot! Cambridge University Press: World of better learning. Author: Bruce Myint. 25 March 2020

Blackboard Collaborate Ultra
Supporting Every Teachers: Using Blackboard to Teach Online. Cambridge University Press. World of Better Learning. Author: Carol Rainbow. 6 April 2020

Learn at home with Classkick. Technology in Language Teaching Webinar (TILT). Presenter: Jan Chalmer. Note: Classkick is a free digital formative assessment tool that allows teachers to create lessons and assignments that students work through on their devices at their own pace. Teachers can observe student progress in real time and provide immediate feedback. Text, images, video, and audio can be easily integrated into assignments. Classkick is now both web- and app-based, it can be used from a web-browser (Google Chrome), Chromebook, or iPad. Some functionality in the web-based version is still under development.

Google Classroom
Google Meet premium video meetings - free for everyone. Author Javier Soltero. 29 April 2020.

Google Classroom Assignments from Teacher and Student Perspectives - nine lessons
By: Richard Byrne. 23
April 2020.

How to Create a Timed Quizz in Google Classroom. By: Richard Byrne. 23 April 2020.

Unit Test Made in Seconds! - by Merging Google Forms. By: Peishu Lin. 22 April 2020.

Break Out Rooms - Google Meet. Author: Greg Kulowiec. 14 April 2020.

Class Discussion Ideas for Google Classroom
. Teaching with Jennifer Findlay. 11 April 2020

Microsoft Teams

Using Microsoft Teams for Remote Learning. YouTube

Remote Teaching using Break Out Rooms in Microsoft Teams. PETutor. 29 April 2020.

Creating Breakout Rooms in Microsoft Teams for Education Settings with Meet Now. 8 April 2020.

Best practices for school leaders creating teams and channels in Microsoft Teams for Education. Microsoft: Microsoft Teams for Education.

How to get started on Microsoft Teams for Education. Data #3. 20 March 2020


ZOOM break-out rooms walk through. Helen Myers. Language Teaching Tips and Ideas. 7 May 2020.

ZOOM 5.0 is coming, with improved security features: Here's what's new!
TechRepublic. 22 April 2020

Distance Teaching and Learning: How to make ZOOM lessons more student-centred. Macmillan Education

ZOOM - Security Settings for Educators: Stop ZOOM Bombing. YouTube. Russell Stanndard. 6 April 2020 

Ideas for adapting group lessons to work on ZOOM. Sandy Millin. 14 March 2020 


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