How to Teach Vocabulary Online – Zoom Edition

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In this video, we will look at two different Vocabulary activities using the chatbox of every video conferencing software. Two very popular activities, a word association game and a gap-filling exercise but in an online environment. Also, I am going to show you a way to make sure that your students are taking turns when they type their answers!

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00:00 The importance of the chatbox
00:55 The word association game
01:55 The word association game in a real online class
04:19 Giving feedback and why the word association is useful
05:12 Using the chatbox to do Gap-fills
05:37 Gap-fills in a real online class
08:35 Differentiation, peer-learning & emergent language in gap-fills



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  1. You're really a great teacher. Keep up the good work! I'm just starting my career as english teacher. You've been very helpful 🙂

  2. I really liked this video and a big thumbs up for sharing a great way to use the Zoom chatbox.

  3. I am really proud of you because you finally fulfilled your dreams.I wish you the very best for your future.Keep up your effort.

  4. I love the simplicity and effectiveness of your lesson.

  5. I got benefit from your lesson. Thanks alot. Keep on .

  6. MashaAllah it's really great video😍 u r a great teacher, and I wanna be like u someday🤲

  7. I loved the video! This is going to help me a lot in my classes as well Thanksss

  8. Thank you for sharing.I really like your ideas.I also use the chat box as a warm up activity. I suggest you limit the chat box to "host only" so the students can't see the other answers( only you the teacher). This way it's kind of a spelling quiz.Thanks again.

  9. Hey! great tips indeed!! Thanks for sharing them with us. I just want to ask a question. How do you arrange your chatbox settings? Is it like everyone texting publicly or is it only the host?
    Thanks in advance. I appreciate your effort and time!

  10. This video was really helpful. I will definitely use it in my classes from now on. Thank you.

  11. Is it effective for bigger class as well? I'm gonna teach an online class with more than 100 students.

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