July 2020

FLTMAG Resources for COVID-19

The FLTMAG editors have gone through much of the content of The FLTMAG and identified articles that might be particularly helpful during the emergency remote teaching going on in many places because of COVID-19.

DOI: https://www.doi.org/10.69732/SGZL3622


Recommended Preparation for Emergency Online Teaching from the IALLT Board


IALLT offers webinars monthly. Live webinars are open to all and archives are a member benefit, but these webinars on the topic of remote teaching in the wake of COVID-19 are free for all to access. Visit IALLT webinars for more information.

Pandemic Prepping in the Language Class (Georges Detiveaux, Trish Nolde, Marlene Johnshoy)

Pandemic Prepping: What to Expect From the Unexpected (Lauren Rosen)

Pandemic Prepping: Q & A Session (Angelika Kraemer, Georges Detiveaux, Trish Nolde)

Don’t Panic! You Probably Won’t Screw This Up That Bad! Perspectives on Remote Teaching From K-12 Language Teachers (Nathalie Ettzevoglou, Erin Sunday, Michael Vo)

Asynchronous Webinar: Using Flipgrid in World Language Classes (Shannon Donnally Spasova)

Webinars to the Rescue! Scholarly Exchange in a New Medium (Shannon Donnally Spasova and Kelsey White)

Are Discussion Forums Really Interactive? Ideas for Purposeful Asynchronous Communication (Florencia Henshaw)

Online, Hybrid, Hyflex, and High Stress: Preparing for Fall 2020 (Kevin Gaugler, Florencia Henshaw, Noah McLaughlin)

Tech Highlights and Articles

Accessibility Essentials in Online Language Teaching (Caitlin Cornell)

Advancing World Languages Instruction with Genially (Lauren Taylor)

Among Us: Bringing Fun Back to the Digital Language Classroom (Erin Frazier)

An Overview of Blended Learning (Edwige Simon)

ANVILL-LTI: A New Set of Tools for Building Rich Interactive Lessons (Jeff Magoto)

Audio-Lingua: Searchable Audio Database of Native Speaker Recordings for Your Language Class (Adam Gacs)

Checking Reading Comprehension Remotely Using Student-Designed Comics (Carol Anne Costabile-Heming)

Coffee Breaks in Times of COVID-19 (Olivia Grugan)

Crowdsourced Advice about Remote Teaching

Customized “Apples to Apples” and “Cards Against Humanity” Games for Online Classes (Asya Vaisman Schulman)

Democracy NOW!’: Spanish Languages News Podcasts to Bring the Here and Now into the Classroom (Kaitlin E. Thomas)

Diary of a Teacher During Remote Teaching: Even Superheroes Have Sidekicks (Nathalie Ettzevoglou)

Edpuzzle: Customized Video Content for Language Learning (Beatriz Gómez Acuña)

Embrace the Engagement Experiment: Keys to Co-curricular Success During the Pandemic (Laura Marshall)

Engaging Students Online through an OER Poetry Project (Svitlana Malykhina and Nadiya Prokopyeva)

Explain Everything: Interactive WhiteBoard (Shannon Donnally Spasova)

Extempore: A Speaking Practice App (Irina Kogel)

Flippity for Online Games and Tools (Shannon Donnally Spasova

FluentKey: Making Listening Fun (Elizabeth Caspari)

Gather Town Brings Mingle Activities to Online Language Teaching (Sara Saez-Fajardo)

Getting Out of a Jam with Google Jamboards (Rachel Mamiya Hernandez)

GoFormative: Digital Formative Assessments (Megan MacNicol)

Google Arts and Culture in World Language Classrooms (Becky Cottrell)

H5P: Course Presentation (Shannon Donnally Spasova)

H5P: Create Interactive Language Activities (Shannon Donnally Spasova)

How to Establish a Strong Community in an Online Course (Magara Maeda and Lauren Rosen)

How to Heighten Engagement with Nearpod in both Face-to-Face and Virtual Language Classes (Lauren Taylor)

Interaction and Collaboration in Microsoft Teams (Sherry A. Maggin)

Interview with Kinji Ito: Motivating Students During a Pandemic

Introducing the Reactor Room: An Immersive Chernobyl Exhibition (José Vergara)

iSpraak: Automated Online Pronunciation Feedback (Dan Nickolai)

Language Panda: A Digital-Tools-Based Lesson Plan Repository (Melanie Forehand)

LearningApps.org – A Tool to Engage (Anna Dyer)

Lion Taming in a Pandemic (Kevin Anzzolin)

Miro: the Visual Collaboration Platform You Need In Your Online Classroom (Ekaterina Shutenko)

Navigating the Labyrinth of Copyright in Language Teaching Materials (Shannon Donnally Spasova and Julie Evershed)

One Cheap (And One Even Cheaper!) Way to Annotate Homework (Shannon Donnally Spasova

Online Translators in Language Classes: Pedagogical and Practical Considerations (Florencia Henshaw)

Opportunities for Open Educational Resources Usage and Development During COVID-19 (Christian Hilchey)

Padlet, a collaborative bulletin board (Cheryl Gil)

Pear Deck for Student Participation (Shannon Donnally Spasova)

Perusall: A Collaborative Reading Tool (Lincoln Bain)

Physical Distance, Digital Connection: Building Bridges in Community-Based Language Programs (Sandhya Shanker and Elizabeth Ablan)

The Podcast Project: Building Listening Skills and Vocabulary through Authentic Media (Andres Antonio Daniel Labra)

Professional Development in the COVID Era (Amelia Ijiri and Betsy Lavolette)

Put a Spin on Your Classes with Wheel of Names (Sara Villa)

Quickly Create Content for your Language Classroom with TeacherTools (Robert Remmerswaal)

Reimagining Extracurricular Activities during a Pandemic (Carmen Granda)

Snap Camera – Use Gestures to Communicate in Any Video Conference System (Betsy Lavolette)

SpatialChat – Mingle Activities and Virtual Parties (Shannon Donnally Spasova and Betsy Lavolette)

Storyboard That: Creating Digital Storyboards (José Manuel Suárez)

StoryJumper: Students Publish Their Own Books (Budimka Uskokovic)

These are a Few of my Favorite Tools: Choosing the Right Tech for the Right Task (Florencia Henshaw)

To Sync or Not to Sync, That is the Question: Choosing Between Synchronous and Asynchronous Modes in Remote and Online Language Teaching (Marlene Johnshoy and Shannon Donnally Spasova)

Towards Effective, Stress-Free Teacher Training (Sarab Al Ani)

Transitioning from Remote Instruction to Online Teaching and Learning (Jeffrey Samuels)

Transitioning to K-12 Online Language Learning: Essential Questions for Teachers (Joe Terantino)

Wakelet: Create and Share Multimedia Resources (Marina Buratti)


IALLT Interview Project Episode 1: Interview with Kathryn Murphy-Judy (Jeff Samuels)

IALLT Interview Project Episode 2: Interview with Catherine Ousselin (Jeff Samuels)

Lists of Technology Tools

Tech Tools for Language Educators (Florencia Henshaw)



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