Es gibt eine gute Neuigkeit! Learn German Online with Nicole has a new, online classroom! This means good-bye, Skype, hello interactive whiteboard!
Don't get me wrong, Skype has been a wonderful tool for teaching and learning German, especially the screen share option. However the online classroom has even more advantages:
- live audio and video
- whiteboard shared by student(s) and teacher
- saved whiteboards - see what we did in each lesson
- export capabilities - export the whiteboards as a screenshot
- highlighter, drawing, and mark-up tools
- screen share
- pdf/picture share and mark-up (text and drawing tools)
- secure access
- and more!
This online classroom is what I've been dreaming about for two years and I'm thrilled that it's finally here.
So far students have really enjoyed the ability to copy in their texts and to be able to edit them. Yes, when you type in a text on the whiteboard, I can edit it. And the same goes for when I write a sample sentence--you can edit it!
Another wonderful benefit of this classroom is the ability to share pdfs and then to mark them; so when you scan me your chapter test, I upload it to the classroom and we go through it together and we can draw circles, add text, and we can draw right on the pdf. And yes, you can email it to yourself (now OR later!) and save it on your computer or print it out.
Here's what it looks like:
Plus, when you sign up for lessons here at LGONicole, you receive access to the exclusive students' area of this site for 24/7 access to extra resources, grammar guides, verb tables, and more. Where else can you find that?!