ESL Video Virtual Exchange Project 2021

This is a meeting place for teachers who are interested in doing a virtual exchange.

Of the platforms we've tried, a shared Google Slides (shared with a group of students from each class) is very easy to use. Students can write, insert pictures and videos and very easily comment on each others' slides using the Comment Tool. As one of my students put it, "My favorite part of this project is when I receive comments on my writing."

We recommend Google Slides because:
- students can work together on the same presentation
- students can be very creative and insert all kinds of content
- students can very easily chat with each other using the comments tool

The goal of ESL Video's effort here is to help you find an exchange partner. Teachers from all over the world use, and this page is here to help teachers who are intersted in doing an exchange, meet each other.

Here is the form to sign up to find a partner.

Google Sign Up Form

I'll group the responses by age and share the results back to you.
I'll share the Participants Spreadsheet with you by 5/22/21.
If you want access sooner than that, contact me via the contact page.

Who can participate?
Everyone can participate (elementary, middle school, junior high school, high school, adults).

Where are the teachers from? How many are participating?
The teachers are from all over the world. High School is the largest group, followed by Adult and Junior High.

What if nobody emails me?
You need to email someone on the list and ask them if they would like to do an exchange.

What kind of virtual exchange can we do?
It's up to you, but here are some ideas:
- exchange weekly writing assignments, questions and comments
- exchange student produced videos
- set up a FlipGrid and exchange video assignments via FlipGrid
- schedule live conversation via Skype or

Watch Video

Virtual Exchange with Google Slides - Mary Hughes and Ryan Detwiler - 5.9.20

Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks!
Ryan Detwiler
Coordinator, ESL Video Virtual Exchange 2020

Student Demo

Activities for students to learn how to use Google Slides
How to use the Toolbar, Insert Images, Change the Background, and more.
- Make a copy: Exploring Google Slides: CLASSWORK
- Make a copy: Exploring Google Slides: STUDENT WORK

How to view the browser and Zoom windows side by side Watch Video:

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