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Classroom Online Tools

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Session Title: 

Classroom Online Tools





Abstract:  Write a brief (not more than 50 words) description of your session. Your audience is potential participants in the session. Be as specific as possible.




Target audience: State who your main audience is. Who is most likely to be interested in your session? Be as specific as possible (i.e., not "teachers of English")



Session objectives: Please provide a list of specific objectives. Start with, "By the end of this session, participants will have...




Syllabus: The session syllabus. Include the major focus for each week and at least one activity or task. You will fill in the details during the training session.


Remember to plan time for get-acquainted introductions and practice with session tools as appropriate during the first week. Be as specific as you can at this stage of your planning.


Week 1:  Spellcity   https://www.spellingcity.com

14-20 Jan. 2018


A. Signup/Register

B. What Skills are found – click on each link to see what is underneath

C. Activities by Grade

D. Activities by List and Parent Letters

E. Practice writing - Go to Reading Street click on the type of the lesson you want

F. Spelling test - Click on the words and listen to the pronunciation

G. Teach me - Click on the words and listen to the sound

H. Play a Game

I. Flash card - You can print out or play online

J. Vocabulary Test

K. Printables  - https://www.spellingcity.com/printables.html

L. Create your own list  - https://www.spellingcity.com/list-management.html  - Premium Members ONLY







Week 2:  Story Bird  https://storybird.com

21-27 Jan. 2018


A. Signup – put username – email and password – click on create account

B. Create Class – put class name- grade level and click on create class account

C. Students names and access – Add or invite students through class code  - put their first and last name

Temporary passwords will be automatically generated

D. Types of Activities 

E. Reading

F. Making Stories – choose the image you want

G. Edit the Story

H. See the Stories in Library

I. Publish it and sell it for Fundraising


Week 3:  Next Lesson  https://www.nextlesson.org

28 Jan.-3 Feb. 2018


A. My Lessons - Explore and Find Lesson by Standards - Click Browse by Standard – choose the standard – grade level

B. Browse Lessons – chose the criteria you want from the left menuclick on the lesson - download

C. Making your lessons – Click on Create a Lesson

D. Fill the information - click on create lesson

E. Add the text/documents/videos etc

F. Ranking Questions

G. Class Manager -  Go to Class – click add a class – fill in the information

Students join by using the class code

H. Interest ID Report 



Week 4:

4-10 Feb. 2018


Week 5: Be sure to plan time in your syllabus for  wrap-up and session evaluations. Don't start a new project or topic in the last week.

11-17 Feb. 2018


Media: How will you communicate with participants during the session? Write in all that apply. (You don't need all of them!)  Be as specific as you are able at this stage. You may make changes during the training session. Remember: you may not require participants to pay for using these platforms. Participation in EVO is free. If you have no idea which platforms you will use, write We don’t know yet.


  • Interactive space (group/community/forum)
  • Content space (where your syllabus, readings, and videos will be) 
  • Live meeting space (for synchronous events/webinars)



Other technology tools: What other technology tools will you introduce or practice with participants? (e.g., AboutMe for introductions, Audacity or Chirbit for recording audio..., etc.). You can add more or make changes during the training session. If you don't know, write "We don't know yet."

Suggested sponsor(s): Sponsors are professional associations who would be willing to advertise your session in their elist or newsletters, and who would help create an audience for your session and an interest in EVO participation. (No money or other physical support is requested!) TESOL Interest Section(s) or affiliate(s), IATEFL Special Interest Group(s), or other group(s) who could sponsor your session, such as JALT, KOTESOL, or AVEALMEC. N.B.: The EVO Coordination Team will arrange for TESOL-IS sponsorship, but please tell us which Interest Section you feel would be most likely to sponsor your session. For non-TESOL organizations, we ask that you list all likely sponsors, but please confirm sponsorship with them yourself after your proposal is accepted.

Moderators: Fill in the table on the page you have created for all session moderators and co-moderators. You can change or add to the list later. Co-moderators are expected to take part in the training session along with moderators.




Name (last, first)

Email address

Location (country of residence)

Biodata (not more than 50 words)  


Abdelmagid, Randa


USA / Kuwait

Ph.D. – Instructional Design and Technology, School of Education, Virginia Tech, 2011. 

  • M.Sc. – International Business University of Groningen, The Netherlands, 2001. 
  • Post-graduate Diploma – Human Resource Management, American University in Cairo, Egypt. 1999. 
  • Post-graduate Diploma – Arabic-English Translation, Khartoum University, Sudan, 1995.
  • B.Sc. - Organizational Management, Ahfad University, Khartoum, Sudan, 1992.

Currently, work as:

  • Curriculum Developer and Program manager, Sultan International Academy, Kuwait.

Worked as English Instructor at:

  • New River Community College, Christiansburg, VA
  • Language and Culture Institute at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
  • French University in Egypt, Madinat Alshrouk, Egypt

Also, Served as:

  • Program Coordinator, Education Staff Capacity Enrichment Program (ESCEP), USAID Project at Virginia Tech.
  • Instructor with the Faculty Development Institute (FDI), Virgina Tech.
  • Founding and Administrator, Kids Heaven Childcare and Learning Center, Blacksburg, VA     
  • Human Resources Executive Assistant, Partners for a Competitive Egypt, USAID Project, Cairo, Egypt.



















Primary Contact (just one, please): 

The primary contact is responsible for getting all moderators into the training session, and for communicating deadlines, special events like our live webcasts, and other information to moderators.



Statement of commitment: On your own session page, each moderator should type the words "I agree"   followed by his/her name to show understanding of and acceptance of the following statement:


I understand that session moderators are required to participate in the 4-week moderators' training session from October 22 until November 19, 2017. The EVO session will be offered between January 14 and February 18, 2018.  I understand that EVO sessions are free of advertising and no commercial sponsorship is allowed. Finally, I understand that EVO sessions are free and open to all, and that no academic credit may be given for participation.






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