Meels for Teachers

From the creator of elllo.org and soundgrammar.com.

New Course! Teachers can learn how to create lessons that students can study online or at home. This module will look at how to produce, use, share and host lessons online using a variety of tools.

Next Class starts Jan 9th

See course details below. Sign up here!

Module 3) Flipped Lessons

Learn how to make simple online activities in eight email lessons that feature the following software and online tools.

Lesson 1 - Produce fun, yet effective online activities.

  • Learnclick - Create online or printable grammar and reading tasks.
  • LinkedIn - Use this professional social media site to access cool tools.

Lesson 2 - Use Lessons

  • Mailchimp - Create lessons for mobile use. Teach'em and reach'em.
  • Memrise - Create your own courses and access thousands of others.

Lesson 3 - Deliver lessons dynamically

  • Nearpod - Make boring slide presentations engaging and insightful.
  • Netlify - Share cool HTML lessons in seconds.

Lesson 4 - Own what you create!

  • OneDrive - Host and share a variety of content.
  • OneNote - Create lessons portals and interactive workbooks.

Lesson 5 - Present Lessons Dynamically

  • Prezi - Create dynamic slide presentations.
  • Powerpoint - Turn PowerPoints in videos.
  • Powtoon - Make engaging video animations to present content.

Lesson 6 - Create Cool Quizzes

  • Quizlet - Create fun, interactive games on the fly.
  • Quizziz - Make fun quizzes in both digital and print format.

Lesson 7 - Host and Share Lessons with Pop

  • Realtimeboard - Create a canvas of cool actvities.
  • Remind - Send notifications of lessons.

Lesson 8 - Sharing More Magic

  • Socrative - Create quizzes and tally results.
  • SeaMonkey - Make HTML lessons with ease.

Course Starts Jan 9th! Take the free course.

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. Each email has links for free video tutorials.

The course is not time or task intensive. If you have time, you can create some lessons for yourself. If you are busy, just save the email for future reference.


About the Teacher

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.

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P.U.S.H. 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.

Produce

Create engaging lesson materials using a variety of free tools, both online and as a downloaded software.

Use

Use your content with your students. Notice what works and what needs improvement, and then make necessary improvements on the fly.

Share

Share your lessons with your students, and other teachers and students around the world using a variety of free distribution platforms such as cloud hosting and social media.

Host

Host your lessons and retain ownership of what you create by creating your own library or lesson portal online using free file hosting services and social media platforms.

List of Courses and Start Dates

There are five courses offered over the course of the year. Each month features one module. Each module has a theme and all lessons feature tools in alphabetical order, as the courses go through the A to Z of Free, which are free tools teachers can use to create lesson materials.

Module 1 - Create a Class with SAAS (Nov 1, 2018)

  • Audacity
  • Blogger
  • Canva
  • Drive
  • Evernote
  • Forms

Module 2 - Think Outside the Book (Dec 2018)

  • Filmora, Flickr, Flipgrid
  • Google Draw, Gimp
  • HTML, Hot Potatoes
  • Instaudio, iTunes, Instagram
  • Jing, Joomla
  • Kami, Kahoot, Keep

Module 3 - Flip the Script (Jan 2019)

  • Learnclick
  • Mailchimp
  • Nearpod
  • OneDrive
  • Prezi
  • Quizlet

Module 4 - Potent Printables (Feb 2019)

  • Open Office Draw
  • Pinterest
  • QR Stuff
  • RealTimeBoard
  • Soundcloud, SeaMonkey, Socrative
  • Twitter

Module 5 - MOOCs and More (March 2019)

  • Sites, Screencast-o-matic
  • Teachable
  • Udemy, Unsplash
  • Vimeo, Vocaroo
  • Wordpress, Wix, Weebly
  • Xoyondo
  • Youtube
  • Zoom, Zapier