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, adult, online).

What if nobody emails me?
You need to take an active role in finding a partner. 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?
Currently there are about 60 teachers participating 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 for each group and give each member of the group edit permissions. 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 would recommend the Google Slides project. It's easy to plan and coordinate, student-centered, and students improve both their computer and writing skills. Moreover they can work on their assignments anywhere via their phone or computer.

How do I get started? What are the steps?
  • STEP 1: Click the link below and fill out the form - describe your class
  • STEP 2: When you receive access to the form results, review the information about the other teachers/classes who have signed up.
  • STEP 3: Reach out. Email some teachers. Ask them if they would like to do an exchange. Schedule a skype or zoom meeting with him/her to discuss, kick around some ideas, and plan your exchange.

Google Sign Up Form

Every two weeks I group the responses by age and level and share the results back to new participants.
I'll share the Participants' Spreadsheet with you by 3/28.

Ryan Detwiler
ESL Video Virtual Exchange 2020

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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