Meels for Teachers

PUSH Your Lessons

Teachers can learn to produce, use, share and host digital and print lessons online using a variety of free tools. MEELS offers free training for teachers via five email courses, one starting each month. Educators can work through our five modules and learn how to use over 50 tools. Most of the tools taught in the class are free, just like the course.

Next Class starts Nov 1st.

See course details below.

Module 1) Build A Class with SAAS

Learn how to make simple Online activities and a class homepage with the following software.

Audacity

  • Create audio lessons and materials that play on various devices.

Blogger

  • Create a fully functional class website, or basic, yet fun, interactive activities.

Canva

  • Make dazzling visuals for lesson materials or Online content.

Drive

  • PUSH your lessons. Produce, Use, Share and Host digital materials.

Evernote

  • Keep students in the loop by creating newsletters, lesson archives, and easy to access lessons.

Forms

  • Monitor student engagement my creating interactive and engaging quizzes and assessment tools.

Course Starts Nov 1st! Take the free course.

This course is part of a five-part series. Below are related upcoming course. Participants will need to sign up for each course as they become available.

Module 2 ) Digital Downloads

In this module, teachers learn how to create materials as audio, video, visuals and interactive text documents (HTML and PDF).
Class starts Dec 1st.

  • Filmora and Flipgrid - Create engaging videos.
  • Google Draw - Make visuals that educate and engage.
  • HTML + Hot Potatoes - Learn HTML and make some fun.
  • Instaudio- Share audio with ease.
  • Jing - Turn screen shots into lesson materials.
  • Kami - Create and share PDF Lessons.

Module 3) Flip the Script

In this module, teachers learn how to create lessons that students can access via email or a smart-phone or social media. Class starts Jan 8th.

  • Kahoot - Create fun interactive quizzes.
  • Learnclick - Create fun more interactive quizzes.
  • Mailchimp - Create newsletters, lessons and courses.
  • Nearpod - Create engaging slide presentations.
  • One Drive - Host and share lessons.
  • Prezzi - Create engaging slide presentations.
  • Quizlet / Quizziz - Create fun interactive quizzes.

Module 4) Produce Potent Printables

In this section, teachers learn how to make engaging and interactive printed materials. Course starts February 1st.

  • Open Office - Create visually appealing worksheets.
  • Pixabay and Pinterest - Share work and find inspiration.
  • QRstuff - Sync paper lessons with media Online.
  • Realtimeboard- Create a collage of cool content.
  • Soundcloud - Add audio to printed works.
  • Twitter - Share the love!

Module 5) Make a MOOC

In this section, teachers learn how to make engaging and interactive printed materials. Course starts March 1st.

  • Screencast-O-Matic - Make screencasts for video lessons.
  • Teachable - Make a MOOC (Massive Online Open Course).
  • Upwork - Build and hire a team to make your materials.
  • Vyond - Create animated videos.
  • Wordpress / Wix / Weebly - Create a snazzy website.
  • Xoyondo - Create chat rooms, surveys and schedules.
  • Youtube and Video - Build a video platform.
  • Zoom and Zapier - Hold live classes, automate tasks

Thanks and I hope to see you in the course.


Todd Beuckens is an ESL teacher with over 25 years of classroom experience. He has an M.A. in Learning, Design and Technology from San Diego State University. He is currently based in Japan and is the creator of the following sites.

To join the class you just need to sign up here.

The course is very easy. On lesson days, you will receive an email explaining a software tool and learn how teachers can use it to make lessons or teach students. You do not need to do anything. If you have time, you can create some lessons for yourself. If you are busy, just save the email for future reference. 

Buy the Course

Teachers can buy all the videos for all five modules with one purchase. No time to wait! Get a jump on your lessons and boost your teaching skills by downloading the videos to watch at your leisure.

Get the entire 5 module course for $20 USD