When you buy some EOT teacher's materials you can have a free Skype session to ask me any questions that you might have.
This is me talking to Kevin, an American English teacher based in Colombia.
In this recording we discuss:
- How EOT works
- How to teach using the materials (synchronous teaching)
- How to coach or guide using the materials (asynchronous teaching)
- What free technological tools to use to record Skype calls and turn them into podcasts
- How to use Facebook groups to manage and monitor your students' progress
Here is the Skype chat history from our session and the useful links that I sent Kevin (minus the free course with Spanish instructions that he needed):
[12:49:41] *** Call from Kevin ***** ***
[12:55:21] Jason West: www.scribblar.com (free virtual classroom to upload EOT materials into)
[12:55:27] Jason West: www.twiddla.com (another free VC)
[12:55:34] Jason West: www.wiziq.com (virtual classroom I use http://www.wiziq.com/EnglishOutThere)
[12:58:20] Jason West: www.podomatic.com (free podcast system to create links for MP3s that can be posted online)
[12:59:10] Jason West: http://voipcallrecording.com/ (free Skype call recorder)
[13:01:37] Jason West: www.audacity.com (free easy MP3 editing to create our trademark ‘Before and After’ clips of students)
[13:10:18] Jason West: http://www.youtube.com/user/languagesoutthere (our video channel with lots of ‘how to’ videos)
[13:21:20] Jason West: www.crocodoc.com (free PDF annotation online i.e. you can write on our lesson plan worksheets online!)
[13:21:26] Jason West: www.foxxit.com (another one)
[13:28:46] Jason West: http://englishoutthere.com/english-out-there-affiliate-program (free to join and sell your students self-study courses that work with OO teacher’s courses so they can study alone and be guided by you and sell to your teacher colleagues and form a little collective of teachers doing EOT)
[13:36:02] Jason West: www.edmodo.com (billed as the ‘Facebook of education’ create secure class groups and manage your students learning online and share EOT documents with them)
[13:37:33] Jason West: http://education.skype.com/ (meet other teachers from around the world with students using Skype)
[13:39:33] Jason West: www.voicethread.com (for the painfully shy…asynchronous audio conversations….get you going speaking!)
I hope this stuff helps and inspires!