As I have mentioned before, I’m taking a great in-service course on using digital tools in the classroom. “Zeetings” is the latest addition to my virtual “toolbox”.
Everyone likes being asked their opinion. Everyone! “Zeetings” lets you create interactive presentations, allowing the viewers to participate and get instant statistics. That’s exactly what you need if you want to spark a discussion!
This is just my first presentation created on “Zeetings” and I was delighted to find that their presentation tool is almost completely intuitive to use – I added a video and the interactive questions following it without reading the instructions (I’m actually someone who does read instructions, but not this time!). I could preview my creation and easily edit out the wrinkles.
So, if you would like to have a class discussion on the ways in which media does / doesn’t promote tolerance toward those who are perceived as different, or would just like to raise awareness regarding Deaf people, you may find the following helpful. In any case, the video (many thanks to the lovely Beata Gulati for sending it to me!) is a great message for Valentines Day – LOVE despite communication difficulties. Some of you may remember seeing the video on this blog in the past, as an Edpuzzle exercise, created for reading comprehension activities. I’m using the video again this way because it raises so many great discussion points (and students love it)!
Let me know if your students liked it too!