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11 Dec - CALL-IS Webinar - How to Use Voki Avatars to Engage Language Learners in Fun Speaking Activities

  • 1.  11 Dec - CALL-IS Webinar - How to Use Voki Avatars to Engage Language Learners in Fun Speaking Activities

    Posted 06-12-2021 01:25 PM
    TESOL's CALL-IS cordially invites you to attend the FREE webinar "How to use Voki avatars to engage language learners in fun speaking activities" with Dr. Nellie Deutsch.

    Date: Saturday December 11, 2021
    Time: 11:00 am EST (New York) / 4:00 pm GMT (London) Feel free to use the following time converter to find the time for this webinar in your country: Time Zone Converter - Time Difference Calculator
     
    Abstract
    The presenter will share how she uses Voki, a free speaking avatar creation tool. Teachers can use Voki to introduce their lessons and engage students in creating their own avatars for homework, classwork or projects, for reflections, and to add feedback comments. In this session, participants will learn how to create an avatar, use Voki in classroom, and utilize the Voki hangout.

    Speaker Bio

    Nellie Deutsch (Ed.D) is a Canadian education technology expert who organizes online programs for educators worldwide. She received her doctorate from the University of Phoenix in a blended learning program in 2010. Her doctoral dissertation is called Instructor Experiences with Implementing Technology in Blended Learning Courses in Higher Education.

    She combines technology with mindfulness, peer learning, and teamwork in all her programs. She is a relationship-based mentor, researcher, writer, speaker, and community builder. Her teaching experience of 40 years ranges from teaching English as a foreign language (EFL/ESL) in high school and higher education, teaching listening, mindfulness, and leadership courses (Atlantic University), academic writing (Teachers College), English for Academic Purposes (Colleges), to organizing online professional development programs using Moodle and other edtech tools for educators worldwide since 2003.


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    Heather Benucci
    CALL-IS Past Chair, 2021-2022
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