Think Outside The Box with a Flying LMS

LMS stands for learning management system. A flying LMS can be embedded anywhere and is socially connected. Here is your activity for #TeachersTeachingOnline:

"Managing Group Dynamics Online"

What's Your Story?

I shared my story about why I started teaching online during the webinar. See my image below.

Part one of your assignment is to share your story and tell us why you work online or why you want to work online. Us the social commenting feature to share your stories.

Part two is or you to share what kind of class assignment you would create for your students using Tackk's multi-media features.

The button above is a link to more information about Tackk.

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2 years ago
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I want to get into blended learning as well as some distance learning preparation. I train teachers for Trinity, and although Cambridge now has an online possibility, it hasn't really taken off in Trinity yet. I want to be in place when it does:-) I also find that I waste time teaching grammar to teachers who should know it, when I would rather be teaching them how to teach it better. The blended option would allow the boring stuff to be done pre-class, in a more interactive way.
The multimedia features would need a bit of exploring before being sure what I would use it for. I think interactive mindmaps and visuals would be great- as many people learn better in that way.

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I am a Greek language teacher living in Liverpool, UK. I teach Greek in the Greek School of Liverpool and privately face to face. I started teaching online 5 months ago because I decided that I will move back home (Cyprus) this summer (August) and I was looking for a way to keep my students. I use some platforms to ad myself like VerbalPlanet and ItalkI. At the moment I manage to have 10 online students without a website or any social media presence. However, I would like to make a website and expand my network.

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I am not teaching on-line at this moment, but I am in the process of developing a blending learning class, which I envision being able to go fully on line. The reason I want to teach on-line is that is where the majority of the students I teach spend there time. I want to teach in the media they are most comfortable in.

As for the type of assignment I would develop. Part of what I teach is doing assessments and evaluations, then writing about them. I would ask the students to view a video, then evaluate the performance and/or behavior of the subject in the video. They would then post their written assessment in a message board for peer review. The class would need to view at least 3 written assessments and comment on the assessment. I would facilitate discussions between the students and offer my own comments on their assessments.

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Www.pame.org.pk/resources

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Part one
I have been thinking about teaching on-line for a couple of years. I was put off at first as I thought it would a lonely existence...I can see now that this is far from the truth! I hadn't realised how many other like minded folk and support communities there are out there... My reasons for giving on-line teaching a go are varied. First I live up the side of a (small) mountain with one neighbour, far from any school I am qualified to work at, (my school is 60 km from my house.) Apart from being tiring and costly, this journey three times a week doesn't do anything for my carbon footprint! Secondly, I work in a part state/part private secondary school in Spain ( I am British). Disillusioned, frustrated, tearing my hear out, I don't need to go on...I find little time to teach how I would like to teach and allow my students to learn how I would like them to learn as I am forced to push exam after exam down their throats as they sit at single desks in depressing, sterile classrooms... Unable to sit down at the teacher's desk and "lecture" my students I am seen as being slightly odd! I may be exaggerating a little, but not much! I want my students to have more control of their own learning and the freedom to be creative, hopefully on-line teaching will give me and my students this opportunity! Last but not least, I have two young children and the greater flexibility of on-line teaching is a huge bonus! No more missed school concerts, and who knows I may even get to Glastonbury as fixed term times and holidays no longer exist...
Part two
I would think about using this tool for my students to introduce themselves to each other before meeting in the virtual classroom. I would get them to use any media they chose to tell us a bit about themselves.... Background, Why they are doing the course, Something we might find interesting about them etc... This way I may be able to get an idea of their digital literacy as well as getting to know a bit about them.

2 years ago
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Thanks, Sylvia, for sharing some valuable ideas. I think I would use this app as a way to share and gather information in a collaborative way. I would write the topic of research first and each student would add some useful info in the COMMENT STREAM. It could be a pdf, a video, a photo, an infographic...plus their own opinion/ideas as part of the interaction, too! Here´s my Tackk: a brief history of my choice https://tackk.com/psqypu

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2 years ago
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I'm an EFL teacher from Athens, Greece. I started teaching blended classes five years ago in an effort to make learning more social and keep students motivated. Online teaching came quite recently into my life at students' request and I'm trying my best to keep up!
As for Tackk, it seems a very useful tool for collaborative projects; I think a poster presentation would be a great start.

2 years ago
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I'm totally new to tackk, thanks for the recommendation. I became an online teacher because I wanted to be at home with my children. I'm adding a Prezzi that I created for a lesson on introductions:http://prezi.com/z36_kj1rx0qq/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy&rc=ex0share

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