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Tools for Student Collaboration

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Tools for Student - Student and Teacher -  Student Collaboration 

Abstract:  Learning is fun when it is social. In this session, participants will learn how to engage students in collaborative learning in and out of the classroom using their computers and/or smart phones. The focus will be on tools that enhance student -student and teacher - student collaboration.  

Target audience:


  • English language teachers of every age group
  • Teacher training staff 

Session objectives: 


  • By the end of this session, participants will have learned about and practiced using audio, video, and text tools for student collaboration.
  • By the end of the session, participants will be proficient at creating VoiceThreads, Google Drive (text, slides, forms, and sheets), feedback using Kaizena, and Padlet.
  • By the end of the session, participants will have created collaborative learning activities for their English language learners (ELL) in and out of the classroom. 

Week 1: Jan, 11-18 2020

Participants will introduce themselves using Voicethread.

Week 2:  Jan. 19-25 2020


Google word text docs and Kaizena for student feedback using audio. 

Participants will create a Google word text doc on a topic of their choice and comment on each others' docs using text and audio by means of Kaizena.  

Week 3: Jan. 26- Feb. 1 2020


Google Slides

Participants will create a Google presentation on a topic of their choice.  

Week 4: Feb. 2-8 2020


Google forms and spread sheets for student team projects 

Week 5: Feb. 9-152020
Reflections on the session Padlet

Media: How will you communicate with participants during the session? Write in all that apply. (You don't need all of them!)  Be as specific as you are able at this stage. You may make changes during the training session. Remember: you may not require participants to pay for using these platforms. Participation in EVO is free. If you have no idea which platforms you will use, write We don’t know yet.


  • Moodle (asynchronous) 
  • Zoom (synchronous)



  • Computer/smartphone
  • Chrome browser
  • Gmail account 
  • Microphone
  • Web camera
Collaborative Tools
  1. Google Drive
  2. Kaizena (https://www.kaizena.com
  3. Padlet (https://padlet.com)
  4. VoiceThread (https://voicethread.com)



Join this session


Registration starts on Jan 5, 2020. 


To join this EVO session:


From January 5 - 11.


  1. Go to: http://moodle4teachers.org/course/view.php?id=259
  2. Log in the first and each time by clicking on one of the following social icons: Facebook, Microsoft, Gmail, or LinkedIn on the login page: Login in with Gmail, Facebook, LinkedIn, Microsoft 
  3. Enrol in https://moodle4teachers.org/course/view.php?id=259  


If you need further help on how to log in, please watch the following video:

How to Sign Up and Login (video)


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Deutsch, Nellie



Nellie Deutsch, Ed.D. is a Canadian long distance teacher, runner, and healer. She has been teaching EFL in the public school system and at universities for over 40 years. Her teaching expertise include junior high school (ages 12-15) team leadership and adult teacher development. She also practices mindfulness, the Alexander Technique, the Paula Method, and Reiki in and out of the classroom. 











Rosmery Ribera Ferrier



Rosmery Ribera holds a bachelor’s degree in English, two postgraduate online degrees from the University of Oregon, and she is finishing a Master TESOL. She works as a teacher trainer at SCETA (Santa Cruz English Teachers Association) in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. Rosmery has written an E-Book about essay writing. She has hosted and moderated several webinars and MOOCs. Her teaching philosophy is rooted in being a lifelong learner.


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Comments (1)

Rosmery Ribera said

at 3:11 am on Sep 15, 2019

My dear Nellie,
Could I be a moderator, please?

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