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Marisol Richmond: Hi, everybody. How are you feeling this afternoon? I will share with you now my presentation. And I've just dropped these slides into the chat. So please let me know if you don't see the slot. If you can't download it. And I'm hoping everybody can see my screen now. Yeah. You can use your reactions to give me a thumbs up. Thank you, Carol. I see your thumb. OK. Awesome. So let me get to it. OK. And I know this is Friday afternoon. You've had the opportunity to see many presentations. And thank you. I appreciate you for coming here to mine today. And so just quickly practice your annotating skills that you've probably learned here at TDLS. Or maybe you've just really gotten down good on them. So go ahead and annotate here. I'm going to give you the rights to check, circle, and do as you like.

Here we go. See. Yeah. You should have adaptational right. So go ahead if you can put a stamp mark or a check. Yeah. OK. Carol is all over the hot diggity. Yes. So and you've probably been-- are going to be emoji or bitmojied out now. So I'm sorry if you're getting a little bit too much from me. I have at least one on every slide. So it's fun. So here we go. And thank you for showing me your feelings today. Yeah. Awesome. Thank you, Linda. Anybody else want to go ahead and put their stamp mark on here? Karen, thank you. And what's nice about annotating is you can see students' names. Or now I can see your names. You're all teachers, but if you're using this in class, yeah. Thank you, Tom. I see. I feel that way too. I've been up late working and doing this. So I feel for you.

All right. So let's move on to the next one. And now in annotating, if I don't clear this screen right now by clearing it, then it'll-- then all this will move on to the next slide. So I'm going to clear it. And I will also share this with you at the end of the presentation as well. So I have to remember sometimes to select my arrow. The select tool.

So a little bit about me. I have been an adult Ed for 20 years. I am DLAC graduate of last year, 2020. Or was that into 2019? I have some coworkers with me today. Linda was a former DLAC. Also member. And so my memory is 2020. Yes. OK. So I do have former teaching experience in community college, high school, and elementary school.

And so today you're here to learn about how to use online dictionaries. But I want to give some credit to-- oh, I see Tom. You're still able to edit. So, yes. Thank you for reminding me. I must disable your annotation. So thank you. And I'm hoping you guys can see my screen now. Yeah. Fully with no entertaining, but is good. Yeah. Veronica, I'm I good?

Veronica: Yes. I'm sorry. I'm just so excited about this annotation feature. And I'm looking for it. But I think I have it because I'm co-presenter with you. But yes, we see your screen. We see-- we see Why Even Try?, a cute bitmoji thing.

Marisol Richmond: Thanks. And that's just also to remind you guys, I'm doing this often with my students, because we are using so many resources going back and forth from the computer to our screens. And so I do like to check in with my students continuously. Can you see my screen? Can you see this? And I think that's normal. Yeah. So anyway, I wanted to give some credit to our hardback dictionaries, and just remember back. And I remember when we had these adult Ed, and I was really disappointed. I love dictionaries. But we only had one, maybe, for every two students. The type was tiny. There were old and outdated. So if anybody would like to tell us, do you remember-- did you use these a lot in your classroom? You can go ahead and read it in the chat, or you can turn on your microphone please and share with us if you have many memories of using dictionaries.

Yeah. Anybody want to share and tell us? OK.

Karen: I thought we were taught-- we were taught not to let them use dictionaries. But--

Marisol Richmond: Right.

Karen: But now it's such a good, important part. I don't think about that anymore.

Marisol Richmond: Well, since you mentioned that, thank you. Karen, right? Thank you for reminding me to say that this is not about picture dictionaries online. This is about dictionaries that are maybe for your beginning high and above. Some of these skills you can use with a lower level beginning high, beginning low probably, but picture dictionaries are a whole other topic in this. And that's another presentation that should be done. And I would like to see that. So yeah, like you said, Karen, I did use them in the classroom before, and it was difficult. I wanted to have more and better ones. Yeah.

So this is just a few ideas of how we used those paperback dictionaries in the classroom. And I've listed a few here from what I could remember yesterday. Because it seems so long ago. Maybe a year and a couple-- a year now that we're all online. And it seems like a long time ago. And I couldn't remember. I'm trying to think, how did I use them in the classroom? So I put a few ideas here. You would list some words from your reading and ask students to look them up. Write the words in new sentences. Maybe you'd ask them to identify the parts of speech, verb, noun, adjective. Or you would show students your pronunciation keys, and how those work. And that's difficult, because how do you show somebody English pronunciation when their language is Russian or something else? That was always challenging. And then maybe you would give vocabulary tests after they practiced and knew thoroughly these words at the end of a week or something.

Does anybody have other ideas that they would use those classroom hardback dictionaries? You want to share with us? So feel free to raise your hand or you use your microphone. Everybody's muted. So you have to unmute. I see somebody wrote, finding synonyms and antonyms. Yeah. Yeah. Thank you, Victoria. Yes. And yeah, Tom. You love dictionaries as much as I do. I think a lot of teachers love dictionaries. We are teachers, and so we love books. And I think everybody loves dictionaries. So I hope that you'll be able to take something back with you after today. ABC order. Teach ABC order. Yes. Word searches and scrabble. And yes. And I learned on one online dictionary that there are some parts of the dictionary where you can cheat for word searches, or even one for crosswords. A cheat tab for crosswords.

Yes. Using examples. Yes. Sentence examples. And I have that too here, and I'm going to share that with you. I have an example of that. All right. So the good news is paperbacks. We don't have right now with our students, and we may not have one at home, but they're online. And there's a deluge of them. If you look online, you just do a search with online dictionaries. And yeah, they are there. So OK.

So the last one is one I want to share with you. You probably know all of these. So go ahead and give me a thumbs up if you know Merriam Webster's learner's dictionary. Can you use your reaction, thumbs up? Anybody. OK. Yeah. Everybody is-- a lot of people are familiar with it. OK. Good. Thumbs up. Does anybody know-- OK, so put your thumb down. OK. Thank you. How about a dictionary.com? That's one of my favorite. Anybody familiar with that one? OK.

And then I was so motivated today at Christie Race's presentation. That she had all these awesome resources. I said, does she sleep? And so I did a search for online slang, because I knew something had to be out there. And I found it. And so I added it today for this presentation. And I hope you like it. Has anybody heard of online slang? Yeah? No? Well, great. I'm going to share that with you and will be the first ones to use them in our classrooms. OK. Any questions up to this point?

Veronica: How do you like Merriam Webster?

Marisol Richmond: Merriam Webster's. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Just the plain Merriam Webster's, not the learners dictionary. Is that what you mean?

Veronica: Yeah. Because we had the Merriam Webster's representative came to Cortisol and made it sound so useful.

Marisol Richmond: And they are very similar. If you take that learner's dictionary out, and it's a nice transition for your ESL learners to then go into the regular one. Yeah. So they are very similar platforms. So they'll have that familiarity. OK. So what's nice about being on Zoom is you have that captive audience. So if you love using dictionaries, it's awesome that you can share your screen and all eyes are on what you're doing. Whereas before, you were in the classroom and you had to walk around and pointed out in the books. You didn't have that flexibility to just focus on one page or word.

So with a captive audience, here are some ideas of how you could use online student presentations and do teens or solo. They could subscribe to the word of the day. And dictionary.com has that. And teaching moments. And I'll share a story about that, where I use the dictionary in class with the students writing. And it taught me a lot. And grammar activity too. And I'll show you that. I have an example. So anybody else want to give us any examples right in the chat or tell us if you use the dictionary online right now? And how you use it with your students? Anybody would like to share?

OK. Let's go to the next slide, because this is a lot here. So if you need to stretch, get up and do a yoga pose. I must say I'm having lots of fun with these emojis. Last night I finally learned to put the bit emoji extension on my web browser, and I guess you can say I went bonkers. And I have an emoji on almost every single page. Let's see if you can identify which page or slide I do not use an emoji. There is one. OK. So remember to model using the dictionary, and that's one reason why I love being at home and being able to show the screen. I mean, there are pros and cons to teaching online and teaching at home on Zoom. And one of them is had the nice flexibility that you can use Zoom to model how you use the dictionary. And I have examples of that coming up OK.

So if anybody wants to share how they model using the dictionary, we'd love to-- I'd love to hear about that. And if not now, later. I have a link for Wakelet resource, where you can drop your ideas too. So some ideas for using online dictionaries on Zoom. Use Google Chrome model and show your students how they can find a word with Google Chrome. You can teach them word search. And how to ascertain a good source for a dictionary.

And here's an example, the other day in my class, one of my students was asked, say the word met for a past tense word. And so I used that opportunity to show them to go straight to the web, like I am here, and to write at the end of the word, definition. When you do that, then you have all of these options that popped up. There's that Merriam Webster's. It's probably number one that everybody goes to. And so you'll see a dictionary.com. I went to this one here, yourdictionary.com. And it looks really good. There's just so many advertisements on there that it was really very easy for our students and you and me to lose our focus, because so much was going past. So Collins dictionary, I hadn't seen that before. Dictionary Cambridge, MacMillan. So many free dictionary. Oh my gosh. It just goes on and on. And you can teach your students. The first ones are probably better ones to go to.

So that's an example of showing them to search. How to do that. Let me go back here. OK. And any questions? Oh, Veronica says she loves that feature. I saved emojis. Yeah. Well, you don't have to see them on your computer. You've got to put that extension, the Bitmoji extension. It saves them for you. And if we have time at the end of this presentation, I'll show you what I learned last night. OK. So if you'd like to type any messages in the chat, that would be great. And just to gauge where I'm at right now with you guys, are you still with me? You can give me a hand clap to say you're still there. All right. Yes. Thank you. Yeah. I want to keep you guys awake. And I promise I will try to make this short and sweet, because one of my favorite presenters is also presenting now. And I'm hoping to see her too, at least for a few minutes, later.

All right. So here's an activity that I have that I've recently done with my students. And it was just homework actually on Thursday. And it was from visiting one of our presenters that I got the idea. As a matter of fact, it was Cynthia Wolski. I think she gave me the idea. So I went right away, Thursday morning, in my class and I did this. So that was great. So here's what I did. Let me show you.

The book is called Arabian Nights. And we are reading it on Burlington in my Low B class. And so the idea was there's so many past tense words in that story that I want them to be able to absorb and remember some of these words. So I gave them this activity to focus on those past tense words. And as you can see here, some of my students have already added to this. And here on this first one, I put the pronunciation somebody asked about it. So this is just an activity. They put a meaning or a synonym, and then they write a sentence. In my instructions, this is on my Google classroom. And it's part of my instructions. I told them no easy words. I will remove easy words. So that's something that you can do too. And I told them everybody had to do this two. So so far I have one student that has participated. Yeah.

So again, let me know if you have any questions. You can stop me by raising your hand. I'm looking to my left here to see if you've got any questions. And Brock is a great co-host. And she too is looking in the chat if you have any questions. So there's an idea. This is a Google Doc. OK.

So ways of showing your students how to do searches. If you just type the word in the search bar, this is the screenshot, then all of this information appears. And you can do screenshots to teach them what everything is, or take them straight to the word. And I have-- so this is one way for the same-- for this word appear, because I typed in the past tense, where it appeared. And let's look in the next screen how I also typed the word in. And it also shows that you can teach the students that they can go to the next word. They can just click on one of these and also find more information. OK.

And here I have a link to go to that word appear, because I want to show you something really cool. You can use Google to teach pronunciation here.

Speaker 1: Appear.

Marisol Richmond: And they get a picture. I love this. There used to be a web page which showed you the actual picture of the mouth moving.

Speaker 1: Appear.

Marisol Richmond: And then the students can record and practice. Appear. And it'll play for them. And it'll give them a response. And they can also change this to go slow. And they can see--

Speaker 1: Appear.

Marisol Richmond: They can see the word. So that's great. I love that about Google. Has anybody seen that yet on Google Search? Have you-- love to know, anybody, have you seen that yet? No, you haven't. Oh great. Awesome. I'll tell you something new today I'm excited. OK.

Karen: So it's Google that does this?

Marisol Richmond: Yeah. Yeah. Can you believe it? Google. Just google.com. Just go to the web browser. Yeah. Awesome. Isn't it? So that's the part in the title-- in my title-- how to use Google and online dictionaries to teach pronunciation.

Veronica: Can you demonstrate the other word, please, please, please.

Marisol Richmond: Another word?

Veronica: Yeah.

Marisol Richmond: OK. Let's do. Who would like to give me another word? So let's see here. I'm going to go back to the original search. So I don't search how to pronounce, but you put any word in here.

Veronica: How about notable?

Marisol Richmond: Or do you have a word? Sorry.

Veronica: Or category. That's one that gets mispronounced a lot.

Marisol Richmond: OK. Category. I see the number 30th. Let's do category here. OK. And there's category. It even has the symbol. The APA or IPA American pronunciation, or the international translation. And I'm not sure which one it is. It doesn't say here, but there you go.

Speaker 2: Category.

Marisol Richmond: And then you click on the Learn to Pronounce. So this is great if you just teach your students how to do this.

Speaker 1: Category.

Marisol Richmond: And then they practice. Category. And I said ka instead of-- try to say ka instead of cha. Yeah. So it gets them. And then I think here it tells them-- look at this. I love this part. I got that. It tells them what to do. Bring the back of your tongue to the roof of your mouth to block the air then released it. Isn't that cool? Yeah. OK. Give me a reaction if you think that's cool. Any balloons, smiley faces? Can I see? Yay! Thank you, Mary. Thank you, Karen. Yes. All right. OK. We're on our way here. Let me keep going. So that's an example. OK.

And so something that you can do too is to learn a new word every day. Or it's a project, you can have your students. And earlier, I talked about student presentations. And so they can present a new word. So if you share your screen with your students, I think with higher levels, this is a lot easier. They can present a word. They can just go to the internet, show the students how to do it. It's repetition that makes everybody feel comfortable with computers. And so if you give your students the opportunity to do this, make a little video, there's an idea, tutorial for them on how to do it, and they can practice it that way. Yeah.

So dictionary.com, this is the word notable. And I want to take you there. The story that I mentioned earlier about a student that I had in my class. So she did this lovely review, a biography review of-- for African-American history. In some way, I sent them to history.com and found a link for eight inventors. And I asked my students to give me an example, of course, one that I did. And I asked them to also write a few words, sentences about an inventor. Or they could pick any African-American in honor of African-American History Month. Or Black History month.

So for that activity, she did a beautiful slide I could share that we did from the time. And she had some sentences in there. So I was really curious, because this is a low B class. And I thought, notable. Do you know what that word means? I was like, did you copy that word right? So while we were in class, I asked her. I said, Nadia, can I share your slide with everybody? And so I did. And it was a teachable moment. And so I took everybody to the internet. I opened up her slide, I clicked on that word notable, and I showed everyone how you can go to the internet and find other words, synonyms. Go to dictionary and thesaurus for synonym.

But she explained to me that that was the only word she could find to bring across the same definition that she had in Spanish. And so that's why she used that word. So anyway, that was a teaching moment where I was into. And used to ask her, why did you use that word? How come that word came up? Because at a low level like that, notable, that's a hard word. But she'd used Google Translate and found that word. All right.

So for a homework assignment, yeah, you can have them find the word. And then what I do is they copy a sentence from the definition. And I'll show you that in just a minute. And then they write their own sentence using the same definition in that sentence. So here's an example. So for notable, there are examples. Here dictionary.com. And when we go down, then you also teach them about these ads and what the X's are. That they're sneaky about them. And you can close them. And a way to get around this is by doing Control Plus on your computer. And it usually takes care of a number of ads. But I think the ad people have discovered that, and so now sometimes I get this huge ad at the bottom of my screen.

But for right now, dictionary.com is pretty good with letting us see most of page. So down below, it has examples. It has synonyms, antonyms too. So what somebody mentioned, antonyms. And a quiz. There are quizzes. And the origin, I love to look at this some time with my students. Just for interest and to get them interested in researching or looking further into something. OK. So here we go. They have words that are nearby notable and words related to notable and example sentences. So these are very long. And so that's why I asked them, copy a sentence that you know. A sentence that you like. A sentence that you understand. And then use the same definition to make your own sentence.

So I know we don't like to have our student copy. I think it's one way that they can learn how to write, because after all speaking, they are copying what other people are saying by listening. They try to repeat the same words. So why not by writing? Try to have them write the same words. They have write the same material. OK. And then if they click up here on the Source, you can then teach them. So you can then teach them the synonym of the day, but there's a part here where-- here, that the most searched words are in red. And let me see if I can make this smaller. There's an actual-- make sure if it's coming up here now. Sometimes it comes up and it'll show you a whole list of words.

Anyways, there's just a lot here. And sometimes, it's the way they show it is not exactly the same. Yeah. But you can see there's emoji, meaning, slang, all of these pop culture. Lots of great stuff. OK. And word of the day we talked about earlier, that's up here. So you can take them towards the day and they can subscribe to the word of the day. And I also let them know that word of the day-- gosh. Grubstake? I've never used grubstake before. Has anybody here? Give me a thumbs up. Anybody? No. You've never heard of it either, right? I have to tell them that it's usually a very odd word like this. But again they have examples. And it takes them down to examples and how it's used, pronunciation. How cool is that? And then you can listen to the word of the day. So this is an idea too for presentations. You want your students to do presentations, they can present on a word. OK.

Any questions right here? No? Anybody want to say anything? No? All right, let's go on to our next--

Brankica Marceta: I just want to say I'm so excited about that Google feature for pronunciation. I have to share with everybody.

Marisol Richmond: Oh, yeah. Yeah, that's what actually motivated me to do this presentation, Brankica. I started realizing how much I go to the dictionary for information and for words, how much I go to the online dictionaries.

I said, gosh, this is just a treasure trove of stuff, right. There's so much. Wait until you see what else I have for you. There's even more. I was hoping to end this earlier, but I'm actually getting excited myself because I love this stuff.

OK. So I went back a little too fast. So here is one of the videos that I got really excited about and I want to share this with you.

You can find videos that have confusing words and here's one of them. Before we go there-- oops, let me go back. I keep doing that because my scroll--

So I wrote here at the bottom, read with your students. So with my low level students they love to read. And it's good practice for them. So you can find a word and have a student read. They just love that.

All right, so let me show you this affect versus effect video. It's really pretty cool. You are going to like this. And don't forget to quiz yourself, links are awesome. So here's an ad, there's little x, teach them. There's that little x. OK, here we go.

And then I get to make this big once it turns on. So let them know there's always ads, otherwise this stuff wouldn't be free. And thankfully this is a free-- it's a good little ad. It's quick, no words. So here we go.

Speaker 3: So I signed up for this word of the day thing on dictionary.com. Every day I get an email about a different word. And you wouldn't believe some of them. Onomastic, mellieu, marvy, marvy?

Marisol Richmond: So I just want to point out here that behind the writing, the translation, you can see that there is captions. It's closed captioning, the words are big. So that's really nice if you want to share a video in class.

Speaker 3: Well all these words have had a big effect on my vocabulary, or is it affect on my vocabulary? Effect and affect, they sound the same, they have similar ideas of influence, and speaking of f- words, they both come from the same group.

It's just that one begins with an E and the other with an A. Let's break them down. Most often, effect, beginning with an E, is a noun and it means a result or consequence, think cause and effect.

For instance, I was hangry, I ate some pizza. OK, I ate a lot of pizza. And I've looked at pictures of puppies for 20 minutes. But the effect, the outcome is that I felt better.

Affect, beginning with an A, is most commonly a verb that means to act on, to influence, or to produce a change in something. I was hangry, I ate some pizza. And it affected my mood, which means it had an impact on my mood because I felt a whole lot better afterwards. And yeah, the puppy pictures helped. Affect brings about an effect.

Here's another example, true story. Concerned about distractions and disruptions, my school decides to take away the free Wi-Fi. It had an effect, which means the end result of students paying more attention in class. But it also affected our ability which means it altered our ability to get work done because we couldn't look up information online.

In everyday speech effect and affect sound the same, though sometimes people emphasize the initial vowel a little more for clarity. It's when we're writing them that we tend to get tripped up and it's in writing them that we need to be careful.

We might remember their differences this way. Affect alters, effect, is the end result. See, the two A's, affect and alter. And to Es, effect and end result.

Marisol Richmond: OK. So how did you guys like that? And of course you can replay it. We're not going to. So yeah, right? Did you think you'd find all this great stuff on there? I'm going to close that page so that we can get out of there.

I love that there's a lot online. Yeah. OK, and you could stop that video, I think it was slow enough, that you could stop and talk a little bit in between. So if you have a few minutes at the end of your classes, go to the dictionary online, show your students what they can discover in watching a video like this.

She was cute. I really liked her, she was so cute. Now punctuation, I think, is something that also we could use online dictionaries to teach our students. That's a real mouthful, punctuation.

Does anybody have any ideas on how you teach punctuation? Can you share with me here or with us, everybody? Thank you, Mary. And Tom your grubstake, is that really a steak? Is that what that means? I wasn't paying attention.

Don't you love this meme? So a good opportunity to show your students that quotes, people do this, and why. What it means, yeah.

So let's take a visit over here to punctuation. This is a really good part too. And I think you might see that I am pro or lenient to dictionary.com. Yeah, they do a really nice job. So close those X's if you can. And let me make this bigger.

So here you see by zooming my screen I was able to get rid of some of those ads. So here an opportunity to read, an opportunity to have a student read a sentence.

And this was really funny because I love this example. Let's eat grandma or versus, let's eat, grandma. And then they mention that grammar book, eats, shoots, and leaves. Now who's read this book, because I have and it's fantastic. Anybody here?

It's a small little book, this big. And you're going to love it. It's the easiest, fastest thing to read but it's so good. I'm going to type that in the chat here for you guys, because if you haven't read it yet, everybody knows about it.

A friend of my husband's from the Peace Corps gave it to us and it was just wonderful. Eats, shoots and leaves, and it's got a picture of a panda. But it's all about definition and how we use words, language. So it's really, really cool.

It goes through the period and comma, all of these. And if you click on that word that's underlined it takes you to it to the pronunciation of the word, synonyms, definition.

So it's kind of like going through a maze. So going through one of these web pages, explain to your students, is like going through a maze. And it's a fun maze if they like definitions.

Can you guys still see my screen here? I've been jumping around to a couple. If you can't please let me know.

How do you get to the punctuation section of a dictionary at dictionary.com? Punctuation section? OK, so I've got this link for you, and do you mean Mary, punctuation for each word, or just this link for punctuation?

Speaker 4: Just this thing, six-- what you're showing us right now. If I wanted to just go to dictionary.com I see writing at the top, but I'm looking for something that says--

Marisol Richmond: I think if you just go punctuationdictionary.com, and I'm going to do that for you just now, that it'll take you there. So that's what I just did. I typed in punctuationdictionary.com. And can you see on my screen there that it says six common types?

Speaker 4: Yes.

Marisol Richmond: OK so I did drop the slides for this and they are interactive. So you'll be able to click on that link also.

So I came back to this also to show you-- let's see what else I wanted to show you on this page, well that I like that it has a lot of examples, and simple and accessible examples.

I teach low level. How many of you teach low level ESL? Can I see your reaction, a thumb? or-- Yeah, low level? One, we've got one, two, three, four. Great, and for me, a lot of what I have to share with my students, I have to look and make sure it's easy and relatable, accessible to them by definition.

This looks pretty easy, my brother isn't feeling well, semicolon, he's been sick for a week. So pretty accessible. And then you can sign up too, I like that. You can sign. Up So we don't have a whole lot of time. And I know it's Friday and you want to get out of here.

So let me go to the next one, I won't get too excited. Perfect timing and so let's reflect here, type in the chat if you have any ideas now for how to use an online dictionary in class. Let's see.

OK, Carol, your comment about students need to learn keyboarding related to punctuation, no space before a period but one space after. Yes.

Yeah, that's a tough one. If you've got any ideas or want to share with me if you find any resources I have a link to a Wakelet page that I have, and a place where you guys can go and put any resources like that in there. And I will keep that stocked like my refrigerator always keep it with ideas about using dictionaries.

So you can go ahead and type in the chat, and if you don't I understand that your battery is on low.

Let's move on. So the last thing that I want to tell you is that dictionaries do offer as a curriculum resource. And I have with me here a book, I started teaching at conversation class.

And this is a dictionary, look at that dictionary. This a Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary. And I was happy to see that at the back of this book it had a CD-ROM with some downloadable activities that I could use.

But even nicer, in the back are ideas for conversation. I didn't think that I could get that in a dictionary. So it even has, it's called, Let's Talk conversation. And it has all these prompts, speaking prompts for my students.

So one of them for example, and it puts them in subjects or topics, conversations at work, opinions, speaking up. So it has these prompts that you can give your students, put them in breakout rooms, so they can practice the opinions.

And so that's just really nice, a curriculum resource at the back of a hardback dictionary. So if you still like dictionaries that are hardback, I recommend that one, Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary.

And on my Wakelet link that you see down here, I'm going to take you there now, I have a picture of that dictionary on there. So let me open this up and show you what it is. I just learned about Wakelet and I love this page.

I haven't learned yet exactly how to do it. But I've been to a few webinars, I think they call them. Or I think they're just jam sessions for teachers and teachers will be showcasing their pages. And I've heard some teachers say that they teach from their Wakelet page.

And I'm hoping to get there someday. So here is my resource that I'm sharing with you and that I've invited you on that link that you can go ahead and add ideas.

So here is also my presentation. And I'm sharing this ApowerMirror screen app because if you have students like I do that use their phones to come to class, and for almost everything. I think like us they're in denial that COVID will be over any day. We'll go back to regular life and back to the classroom.

And so I told them, I'm sorry to inform you, but this is going to be the new norm. You're going to have class online at least one day a week in the fall. So please get a computer.

In the meantime, if they're not using a computer, I use this app and I love it. I use this app to show things from the telephone. And if we have time, and you're interested, I can share that with you. I can switch to my phone mode and show you how I use that.

So here are the resources that I shared with you today. There's the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary. It is for sale on Amazon. I'm not promoting Amazon, and I'm not getting any money for it because I have this on Wakelet.

But I've borrowed my copy from the Sacramento Public library. So they do have it. There's a wait, I did wait for it. And so if you want to add anything more to this collection, please feel free, and that's it.

Any questions about Wakelet while I am here, very quickly? Oh, phone apps, yes, yes. So I'll try and show you that phone app.

Speaker 5: I don't know anything about Wakelet actually.

Marisol Richmond: It's fairly new, at least new to me. But I'm excited about it. I think all of these teaching platforms, they all have their plus. And eventually we will all find the one that we are comfortable with, our niche. And that's what I'm still looking for, my niche, the one that the apps, the platform, that I'm most comfortable teaching with. And I'm hoping that it's going to be Wakelet because it seems easy.

But I might have to use it with Google Classroom because Wakelet, I think, is just a place for presenting information online.

So let's see, I you cannot get into Wakelet. Oh, sorry Tim, let me drop this. So here if you can see on my screen, with your phone camera, you can get on that QR code reader, and I'll also drop that, i just pasted that link into the chat for everyone. You can follow along there if that works.

Tom, is it? Or Tim, I'm sorry. Mobile apps, yes. Thank you for mentioning that Brankica. I have that on my phone. Yes I do. Do a tip word [inaudible] of a day, and prepare a Jamboard with Google slide to present it. Mary, that sounds great.

OK, Tom. Tom's going to use the punctuation-- Yeah. Oh, I'm so excited everybody's getting something out of this. That's great, you're making my Friday. And put the presentation link in the chat. I shall do that again right now.

Let me drop that in there. Me too, I'm kind of like brain dead right now. Let's see if I can just click on this and put it in there again for everybody.

Brankica Marceta: Marisol, I'm doing it too here. I did it.

Marisol Richmond: Oh, OK.

Brankica Marceta: I got it from Wakelet and I was able to get to Wakelet from the previous link that you put in.

Marisol Richmond: OK and I just realized now, I figured it out. I clicked on File. And so I'm doing this through the file also. So I'm going to my desktop and finding that document also.

No as much as I'd like to admit, I like to think that I'm a little tech savvy, but once you start presenting it all comes out.

Brankica Marceta: You get a lot of practice with your students too.

Marisol Richmond: Yeah, yeah, yeah.

Brankica Marceta: The link that you see before the chat, before your question, that's the link to the presentation. If you just want to save it on your Google Drive or download from Google Drive, what Marisol is doing right now also, she's uploading a PDF. And soon you will see the PDF again of the handout. And then you can take it from there and download onto your computer.

Marisol Richmond: And so I just got on here. There it is. And I'm going to get it in the chat. So I have to actually drop it in the chat. See. For some reason-- Sorry about this everybody. Thank you for your patience. Let's see if this works now. Earlier it worked, we dropped it in here to Brankica.

Brankica Marceta: And you did it once for everybody at the beginning. I actually have it two times for now in my chat.

Marisol Richmond: So the chat is not working for me right now and I don't know why.

Brankica Marceta: I will do it too. I will do it again and I will upload.

Marisol Richmond: OK, great thank you. All right, so you can see on my screen the Wakelet. Any questions on Wakelet while I'm here? Any other questions?

And I will try at the end also to upload it. And thank you Brankica for doing that again. I gave that to Brankica at the beginning because I knew this was going to happen. I just had that feeling. All right. So that's my last share with you. I hope you enjoyed this.

And I just had to put this emoji on the side here that said I would recommend the five stars. Please don't do that if you don't want to. But I just had to share with you that you can have so much fun with emojis.

And so while I'm here, look up at the top here. Can you see on my screen, let me get my little flashlight annotate, and you can see my little bitmoji extension. Can everybody see that? Yeah. Thumbs up. So I'm doing this for Brankica,

And the rest of you, once you put the emoji as an extension on your browser like that, it saves. So these are all the ones that I used recently. And then all the popular ones. And then you could look at the bottom, and you can get all the ones that you really like. There's tons of them. So that's the bitmoji extension up here at the top of the browser. Are there any questions right now that I can help anybody with?

Brankica Marceta: Tom's asking how is Wakelet, oh, I think Wakelet different from Zoom?

Marisol Richmond: OK. So Wakelet is a page and Zoom is your platform. So you have to open your Zoom, I just typed in Wakelet.com, you have to open your Zoom, and then you have to share your Wakelet like I did on the screen. OK. Bye Mary, thank you for coming.

Speaker 4: I wasn't waving. I have a question similar.

Marisol Richmond: Oh, you have a question. I thought you were waving goodbye. Tell me Mary.

Speaker 4: So you can probably weave it into, how is it like Zoom. And then Tom asked, like PowerPoint. And mine is, what is the difference, and why do you like Wakelet as opposed to Padlet because I know you have been a big Padlet fan?

Marisol Richmond: Yeah, so what I like about Wakelet, and it was pointed out to me the other day when I went to a webinar about Wakelet, that in Google Classroom, I have to go back here, in Google Classroom when you drop documents or files into an assignment, when you're doing classwork creating an assignment, you have to drop your documents in there or copy them in. It keeps them in that order, you can't move them around.

So when you're in Wakelet, you can move things around. The last thing that you dropped, if you want that to come at the top of your stream, you can pull it up and put it right there. And I like that. That's one of the features.

And like I said, I don't know Wakelet very well yet. I've been discovering it since maybe November, December. I went to a presentation at [inaudible]. It was a poster session of Wakelet. And it was fantastic and I thought, oh, I got to try this. And so that's how I found out about it there.

And ever since I've been looking for it and trying to figure out ways of using it. And the other thing is that it's kind of a place where you can put all your resources. So if we have time I can show you that. Does anybody else want to see what I mean about Wakelet? We have a few minutes.

Brankica Marceta: Yes, we don't end until 2:30. So we have plenty of time.

Marisol Richmond: Is there anybody else that would like to learn a little bit more about Wakelet? So this is my Wakelet page. Let me go back to the home button here. When I come into Wakelet, this is what I see.

And it labels them as collections, collections. And so for example, here is a collection that I have. And I can just click on it. And this is in a sense how you could present from it. You can go to it and share things. So this is a picture that I got out of Pinterest. And then a poem that was recited by Robert Frost, a video, a Nearpod lesson, a gift to tell my students, yeah, you did it.

So it's like a dock, D-O-C-K a docking place or a hub, if you will, of everything that you want to use in a lesson, for example. And I think maybe I like that because I don't have to go to all these different pages or all these different tabs up at the top. I only have this one place. ,

Videos, my music that I like to open my class up with. Usually I put in instrumental music from YouTube just while students come in. I give it five minutes. At the five minute point, everybody who's there, I start. I usually put a video and sometimes students, I'll pause the video, we'll annotate, do prepositions, things like that.

So here's one. This was a screenshot that I got from a music-- one of the YouTube videos. And I used that, it was great for prepositions. There's the video, it's a music video that I share. And so this is my holiday collection.

So then I go back home to the top. And this is a collection that I'm starting to make. So it's a place where you can collect things and have ideas for the future. Mary, you have another question? Anybody else? Mary did you have another question? Your hand is still raised. No? No.

Speaker 4: No.

Speaker 6: I have a question. When I had a classroom, I used to have music on all the time when students were coming in, or while they were doing a worksheet, or something like that. And I have not figured out how to do that. So how do you play music during those--

Marisol Richmond: OK so it's very low. I play it low and I only play it in the first five minutes of class.

Speaker 6: No, I understand that. But do you just go to Pandora or--

Marisol Richmond: Yeah, I see what you mean. I just go to YouTube and that's what Zoom is nice for. So for right now, let me show you. I can open another tab and I can go to Tim Janis, I love his videos.

So I just pull up-- here's one. And I just pull it up and open the full Zoom. And I don't know, am I answering your question there?

Music Video Speaker: That face.

Marisol Richmond: So how to play music in your class, right?

Speaker 6: You just put it on it a shared screen or something?

Marisol Richmond: Well, see, when you're in Zoom, the same grid that you're seeing now, you should be able to see a grid where you see the participants. And if you have two screens you can move from your grid to that.

Now when your students join class, they have a choice, I believe, to see your screen. View Speaker screen or View the other screen. Am I right Brankica? Maybe Brankica you're--

Brankica Marceta: So just when you're sharing, the way you would share your presentation or website where you have activities, you just share the YouTube video. You just make sure when you click on Share to check Share Computer Audio and then you're playing that.

Speaker 4: As students are coming in, and they all come in and say, hi, teacher. Hi, how are you? And you say, hi, I'm good, everyone shut up and watch the video?

Marisol Richmond: No. Good question, No, I say hi, we're just going to wait a few minutes while everybody comes in. So enjoy this lovely video. And I put the volume low.

And I can hear them still and they can hear me, and we talk. So it's a little conversation moment. And, how are you teacher? Hi, I'm good, how are you? We just start to talk back and forth a little bit. Yeah, it works nice, try it.

Speaker 6: So you can have the music on a different volume than the speaking, like students speaking to each other?

Marisol Richmond: So let me play it for you now. Let's try now so we can talk, yeah.

Speaker 6: OK, so you can just still hear everybody while the music's in the background. OK.

Marisol Richmond: Let's see, can you hear the music earlier? We heard it earlier.

Speaker 6: Yeah, we can hear it.

Speaker 4: Because during regular Zoom you can't have really two people talking at once, the two audio inputs. But I'm still hearing the music [inaudible]

Marisol Richmond: Yeah, so it works like background music, yeah? Is everybody good with that? Yeah?

Speaker 6: We can hear it.

Marisol Richmond: I think it's something you could try.

Speaker 6: OK, just checking. That's something that I didn't think that I could do in my Zoom sessions also.

Speaker 4: I thank you for asking because I had wondered about that.

Marisol Richmond: Somebody just shared another site, Brankica, for relaxation videos. And I will definitely go to that one.

Brankica Marceta: I learned about this one from Corona-Norco Adult Ed colleagues. But the school district is actually Hesperia. And I think actually Karen Zachary, the Administrator of Adult Education Office said could shared it early on in this year. And it's all different visual relaxation videos that you could potentially use with your students as well.

And I just wanted to add for Mary and Ruth, I learned a bunch of setting features just over these past two days as I'm acting as the tech support. So you may have to play with your participant options on the back end to make sure that you can share, multiple people can share audio and-- yeah.

Speaker 4: Thanks for that.

Marisol Richmond: And Tom says that Zoom has a Share Computer Audio only. And so I'm looking at that on the three dots with the More setting on my Zoom bar, Share Computer Video Sound Only. I don't have that choice. I have Share Sound and then Optimized for Video Clip which I'm told not to do for this presentation.

So I think it depends on the site you're at because I know I've seen that choice too that you're talking about, Tom, that says Share Video Only, or Share Computer Audio Only.

All right and then somebody asked, let's see, Tom, you asked about what I was going to show about emojis. So did you see where I was showing at the top of my toolbar? Let's see if I can make that bigger.

That's the one thing I don't like is that you can't zoom on your search bar up at the top. I've tried that in the past. Is there a trick to that Brankica, to be able to zoom your Menu bar, your Search bar? I don't know if anybody can see at the top next to this little puzzle piece, is a little square. And that's what I was sharing about bitmoji.

Brankica Marceta: It shows the next step. How did you transfer those images into your Powerpoint?

Marisol Richmond: So if you click on it this is what I like, bitmoji will say, right-click and choose. So I have to click on it, copy the image, and then let me open a discussion board. And then show you a whiteboard here. So here's the whiteboard, let me move that over here. Can everybody see my whiteboard?

Brankica Marceta: We can see your whiteboard.

Marisol Richmond: OK, great. And so now I'm going to annotate, so I'm going to use the-- let's see can I do that on here?

Brankica Marceta: Bitmojis don't work with all the platforms. So try open up your Google slideshow and put it in there. But you've got to share again. I know I sometimes try to put it in my Facebook comments, bitmoji. It won't let me. But I think it works really well with Google. So you can just show us how you embedded it in your slide.

Marisol Richmond: Yes it does really well with Google. So let me share the screen with you.

Speaker 4: Can you use it with Google Classroom?

Marisol Richmond: So you could use it with Google Classroom but

Speaker 4: I'm not able to paste one into the stream. I haven't figured it out but I've only been with bitmojis for 6 hours.

Marisol Richmond: My screen is a little-- OK. Can everybody see my screen now?

Speaker 4: Yes.

Speaker 6: It's gigantic on my screen.

Brankica Marceta: It'll resize. It'll just take a couple of seconds.

Marisol Richmond: It's gigantic. So I can't annotate on that. It won't let me annotate on that. So sorry about that. Let me stop sharing here a second and get my screens back to normal for you.

Brankica Marceta: And is it OK if I share a Facebook group, Bitmoji Craze for Educators.

Marisol Richmond: Yes, I've seen those too. Yes, thank you Brankica. So all you do is just copy, and whatever Google slide or doc you're on, you just paste. You right-click and paste, and it happens. Yeah, so let's see.

While Brankica does that I can share my one screen with you. While she's looking for that to share. So here's that Bitmoji up at the top. And just pick one, right-click, Copy Image, and then I can go to my slide here. And I have to get out of the Present mode here. And that's what I'm trying to do is go back to that Present mode.

Speaker 6: Go to the bottom of your screen and click Exit and it'll take you to the draft, I think.

Marisol Richmond: Thank you. See those little bars hide things.

Speaker 6: Yeah, for sure.

Marisol Richmond: They hide and I didn't see that down there.

Speaker 6: Happy Friday.

Marisol Richmond: Yeah so I just copy-pasted that there for you. So that's it. You just go to that Bitmoji extension and then Copy and Paste and you're good to go.

Speaker 6: Cool.

Marisol Richmond: So any other questions? I'm going to stop sharing and Brankica, you want to share that Facebook page?

Brankica Marceta: I already shared the link if anyone is interested in joining. And also, I think Alisa Takeuchi does an OTAN workshop on this, how to use Bitmojis.

Marisol Richmond: So really I just taught myself. But in a nutshell, the way to get to know bitmojis is definitely just go to bitmoji.com, and I'll write that in the chat, bitmoji.com, open an account.

And then once you do that go to your-- if you can still see my screen everybody, go up here to your menu bar and find where it says Extensions. And it says Manage Extensions . And then you can add extensions. So this is that Bitmoji extension. And when you find it you can add it.

These are all the ones that I have. You click on here, Search Extensions. And it'll say Add. Then I could close it too, by pushing this button right here and it'll take it off. I pinned it to my-- so that's one thing to know, if I click on that thing, it'll tell me to pin, there's a little pin here. If you click on that pin that's how it stays on your menu bar. Am I using the right word for that Brankica, menu bar up here?

Brankica Marceta: I think so, yes.

Marisol Richmond: So your extension, yeah. So that's how I did that. And so when you do that, magic happens. It automatically transfers and your bitmojis are in there. Any questions? Any questions right now?

I'm so glad. I think a lot of you have given me so many nice compliments, so thank you, thank you. And feel free please to contact me. And if you can't get in to see the PDF on this, feel free to email me or you'll find it on the Wakelet.

That's it. Thank you everybody for coming, appreciate it. And I look forward to seeing you guys around someday.