Using the Collaboration Centre and Video Conferencing Tools in your iEARN Project at the iEARN Conference


Liubov Shamova

Kharkov Specialized School 75

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Liubov Shamova

Lubov is a Specialist Teacher in teaching methods of English Langauge at Specialized School #75 in Kharkiv, Ukraine. She teaches English to grade 5-11 and Country Studies to grades 10-11. She is the Head of the English Department, trains teachers in the school/district, and acts as a leader of the iEARN team. She attended the Irkutskiy Pedagogical Institute of Foreign Languages in Irkutsk, Russia.

Lubov has been participating in various iEARN projects for 17 years. Collaboration in iEARN projects has helped her students to develop their research and communicative skills, to integrate their knowledge in different subjects for solving certain problems and has taught them to take actions. She has participated in the following projects: GTP, Talking Kites around the World, NDYS, Machito, School Uniform Exchange, Christmas cards exchange, Don’t Waste- Create, Origami, and more. 

Ruty Hotzen

iEARN -Israel coordinator

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Ruty Hotzen

Ruty Hotzen has 36 years of experience teaching science for all levels. She has facilitated iEARN projects for 15 years, including Talking Kites Around the World and Tulips and Daffodils. Ruty has been the country coordinator for iEARN-Israel for the last 12 years. 

Session Details

Type: Interactive Workshop

Location: Room 1104

Date: Thursday

Time: 2:00-3:20 PM

Session Description

Two of the most common forms of connection in iEARN projects are forum discussions and video conferencing. Mastering these technology tools will allow educators to make their iEARN projects more interactive, collaborative and global. The presenters in this session will demonstrate best practices in using the Collaboration Centre, iEARN’s online forums. Participants discuss how to prepare and engage their students in online dialogue through forum exchange. This session will also cover how to use and implement video conferencing using Skype and Zoom. Participants will discuss best practices in incorporating video conferencing into iEARN projects and successful preparation for synchronous connections. 

What will educators learn and be able to do at the end of the session?

At the end of the section educators

  • will be able to choose projects that more suitable for their students;
  • will learn how to organize efficient and smooth video conferences;
  • will learn some interesting  ideas of using ICT for more effective work in projects (from the facilitator's own experience);
  • will learn to plan and hold video conferences using the Zoom platform.