Meels for Teachers

From the creator of elllo.org and soundgrammar.com.

New Course Starts May 8th

See course details below. Sign up here!

Module 5 - MOOC Magic!

Learn how to make a MOOC, or a Massive Open Online Course. In short, learn how to create an online course by creating videos for instructional purposes.

Lesson 1 - Making Screencasts

  • Screencast-o-Matic - Create video lessons

Lesson 2 - Create a Course

  • Teachable - Create a course using videos, media and quizzes.
  • Thinkific - Ditto - Create a course using videos, media and quizzes.

Lesson 3 - Useful Resources

  • Unsplash - Find images for your content.
  • Upwork - Hire professionals (or get hired).

Lesson 4 - Videos

  • Vimeo - PUSH lessons using this great hosting platform.
  • Vyond - Create snazzy animations.

Lesson 5 - Make a Website

  • Wix - Create your own home online.
  • Wordpress - Use the world's most powerful website tool.

Lesson 6 - Xtra Stuff

  • Xoyondo - Be anonymous with surveys, polls, and chats.

Lesson 7 - Move Video Magic

  • Youtube - Create a channel, playlist and audience.
  • Youglish - Find exactly what you are looking for!

Lesson 8 - Wrap it up!

  • Zoom - Host lessons and classes online.
  • Zapier - Automate your content creation and student interaction.

Course Starts May 8th! Take the free course.

To join the class you just need to sign up here.

The course is very easy. On lesson days, you will receive an email explaining a software tool and learn how teachers can use it to make lessons or teach students. Each email has links for free video tutorials.

The course is not time or task intensive. If you have time, you can create some lessons for yourself. If you are busy, just save the email for future reference.


About the Teacher

Todd Beuckens is an ESL teacher with over 25 years of classroom experience. He has an M.A. in Learning, Design and Technology from San Diego State University. He is currently based in Japan and is the creator of the following sites.

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P.U.S.H. Your Lessons

Teachers can learn to produce, use, share and host digital and print lessons online using a variety of free tools. MEELS offers free training for teachers via five email courses, one starting each month.

Produce

Create engaging lesson materials using a variety of free tools, both online and as a downloaded software.

Use

Use your content with your students. Notice what works and what needs improvement, and then make necessary improvements on the fly.

Share

Share your lessons with your students, and other teachers and students around the world using a variety of free distribution platforms such as cloud hosting and social media.

Host

Host your lessons and retain ownership of what you create by creating your own library or lesson portal online using free file hosting services and social media platforms.

List of Courses and Start Dates

There are five courses offered over the course of the year. Each month features one module. Each module has a theme and all lessons feature tools in alphabetical order, as the courses go through the A to Z of Free, which are free tools teachers can use to create lesson materials.

Module 1 - Create a Class with SAAS (Nov 1, 2018)

  • Audacity
  • Blogger
  • Canva
  • Drive
  • Evernote
  • Forms

Module 2 - Think Outside the Book (Dec 2018)

  • Filmora, Flickr, Flipgrid
  • Google Draw, Gimp
  • HTML, Hot Potatoes
  • Instaudio, iTunes, Instagram
  • Jing, Joomla
  • Kami, Kahoot, Keep

Module 3 - Flip the Script (Jan 2019)

  • Learnclick
  • Mailchimp
  • Nearpod
  • OneDrive
  • Prezi
  • Quizlet

Module 4 - Potent Printables (Feb 2019)

  • Open Office Draw
  • Pinterest
  • QR Stuff
  • Rev, RealtimeBoard
  • Soundcloud, SurveyMonkey
  • Twitter, Tumblr

Module 5 - MOOCs and More (March 2019)

  • Sites, Screencast-o-matic
  • Teachable
  • Udemy, Unsplash
  • Vimeo, Vocaroo
  • Wordpress, Wix, Weebly
  • Xoyondo
  • Youtube
  • Zoom, Zapier