Example classroom

Classrooms on TeachVid are set up by teachers, and users normally need to be sent an invitation to join these classrooms along with a password.

But we’ve now added an example classroom that anyone can visit.

The example classroom allows you to see what a classroom looks like – and what assignments and Live Sessions look like – from a student’s perspective. (The only difference here is that none of the assignments have a due date, and the Live Sessions are auto-generated roughly every hour.)

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GCSE Spanish Picture Description

One of the simplest ways of creating YouTube video content that you can use with your students on TeachVid is to add a voice-over track to a still image.

Describing a picture is a common assessment method for language learners, so why not make simple video content based on a still image plus your own scripted description of the image content?

Try to include vocabulary and structures that would be useful in as many contexts as possible, and bear in mind that the content should be vocabulary and structures that you would ideally like your students to be able to produce.

Have a look at the examples below. (Click on the links in blue to open the resources.)

Before you look, however, let me quickly explain what you’re looking at…

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“Learn mode” in TeachVid

Every TeachVid resource has its own resource page, which includes things such as printable pdfs, the video transcript, information about the resource, information about the YouTube channel, a link to the video on YouTube, and, at the top of the page, an “Open resource” button which is how you Continue reading ““Learn mode” in TeachVid”

Video times: create resources from cropped videos

We’ve added an extra (optional) step into the TeachVid resource creation process: “Video times”.

Even relatively short videos – just a couple of minutes long – can actually involve quite a lot of text if you are making a resource based on the video transcript.

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Setting assignments

For teachers, TeachVid classrooms are a place where they can assign activities and assessments for their students to complete. Any TeachVid user with a teacher subscription can create their own classrooms, add students, set assignments and assessments.

As a teacher subscriber on TeachVid, you will see a “Set Assignment” button at the top of the Assignments tab. Click this to Continue reading “Setting assignments”

Classrooms – managing students

For teachers, TeachVid classrooms are a place where they can assign activities and assessments for their students to complete. Any TeachVid user with a teacher subscription can create their own classrooms, add students, set assignments and assessments.

This post deals with how to invite and manage students in private classrooms.

(Public classrooms can be accessed by all premium students, but teachers of public classrooms have no control over those who join.)

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Getting your students signed up to TeachVid

If you are registered on TeachVid with a Teacher (or School) subscription, you will want to get your students signed up so that they can access resources, join your classroom, do assignments etc. There are several options Continue reading “Getting your students signed up to TeachVid”

Special TeachVid offer for textivate subscribers

TeachVid has teamed up with textivate to provide a special offer for textivate subscribers: textivate users with an active Premium or Group subscription can now get 1 month’s FREE teacher access on TeachVid.

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Creating Resources

TeachVid users (anyone who is registered) can create their own resources for any language based on short YouTube videos. Resources can be based on a video-transcript (with optional translation) and / or on a multiple choice quiz.

Follow the step-by-step guide below to find out how to create your own resources on TeachVid using our unique resource creation tools.

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