How to create video activities on a teacher’s blog (by Christina Markoulaki)

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11 Responses

  1. Barbara Barbara says:

    I love these ideas Christina. I’m definitely going to try them out with my students. In classes without internet, the quiz activities especially would be a great way to extend students’ contact time with English during the time between lessons.

    Thanks for being so generous with your great ideas!

  2. Christina Markoulaki Christina Markoulaki says:

    Thank you Barbara for inspiring me to write these ideas!

    I am afraid you need Internet access even for the quiz, unless you print it. Otherwise, students will not be provided with the correct answers and their score.

  3. I read once that video in blogs boosts readerships! I can only imagine it would work for students. My niece and her friends continuously share youtube videos and I have seen them. They include the characteristics you mentioned above. Thank you for these tips! If students are already sharing then we need to capitalize on these moments and transform them into teachable moments.

  4. Christina says:

    Exactly! What could it be more interesting to kids than watching a real YouTube video during the lesson? Even the mere fact that they will be wearing headphones excites them! 🙂

  5. Sputnik says:

    Thanks for sharing your great ideas, and particularly the link to MyStudiyo – that looks a real boon. cheers!

  6. Epiphane ADJADJI says:

    Dear Christina
    I’m reaing your post with great interest as I’m learning how to integrate blogging into my EFL teaching classes
    Actually I’m from Benin in West Africa and I am reseraching how to best teach English language skillls with the use of ICTs.
    I’m especially interested in how to embed quiz and different exercises into my blog.
    I’d love hearing from you
    Epiphane ADJADJi
    Benin

    • Hello there!

      I am so glad you found this post of mine useful. If you are interested in discovering more about creating a variety of blog activities in the classroom, apart from reading Barbara’s blog, you can visit my blog page which is especially for teachers

      http://markaki-students.blogspot.com/p/posts-for-teachers.html

      or even watch some teacher training videos by Russell Stannard which invariably mention features/gadgets that can easily be embedded in blogs.

      http://www.teachertrainingvideos.com

      As for embedding a quiz, you can create one here http://www.mystudiyo.com as already mentioned in my post and then get the html code (offered upon the completion of your questions) which, in turn, will be pasted on the html modification area of your post. After that, it magically works on your blog!

      If you face further difficulties, please let me know. Thanks for leaving that comment!

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