ESL Video Virtual Exchange Project 2020


If you're looking for a teacher to do an exchange with, you're in the right spot!

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's the scoop...

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

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

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 kind of virtual exchange can we do?
It's up to you, but here are some ideas:
- form small groups with students from each class. Create a Google Slides deck for each group and have the students exchange weekly writing assignments.
- exchange student produced videos
- set up a FlipGrid and exchange discussions via FlipGrid
- schedule live conversation via Skype or Zoom

What do you recommend?
Personally I'd recommend the Google Slides project. It's fun, student-centered, easy to plan, and students improve their writing and gain word processing and computer skills.

Can we do this with our Remote Classes?
Yes! See the presentation above.

How do I get started? What are the steps?
  • STEP 1: Click the link below and fill out the form
  • STEP 2: When you receive the participants spreadsheet, check out the other teachers/classes
  • STEP 3: Reach out! Contact some teachers. Ask them if they would like to do an exchange. Schedule a skype or zoom meeting to discuss and plan your exchange.

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 7/31/20 (last shared 6/25/20).
If you want access sooner than that, contact me via the contact page.

Ryan Detwiler
ESL Video Virtual Exchange 2020


Group Slide Deck Template

Feel free to use this:

Teachers' Planning document template

Feel free to use this:

Example of a Group’s slide deck

Activities for students to learn how to use Google Slides.

How to use the Toolbar, Insert Images, Change the Background, and more.

The Ideal Desktop Setup - show this to your students

Participants' Spreadsheet image: Google Slides project
image: Google Slides project
image: Google Slides project
image: Google Slides project
image: Google Slides project
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