|Title of the resource/tool
|Zoom Video Communications
|Language of the resource
|The following languages are supported: Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, Vietnamese
|Type of the resource/tool
|Field of application
Online learning and behaviour monitoring
Collaborative learning online
Creation and editing of video
Methodology of using the resource/ tool
Zoom is a cloud-based video conferencing platform that can be used for video conferencing meetings, audio conferencing, webinars, meeting recordings, and live chat.
Zoom videoconferencing platform can be used for organizing and implementing distance teaching and learnning activities, where teachers and students can communicate sinchronously.
In order to use this tool teachers and students should access zoom software using web application or download the software to computer (this is advisable for better program operation).
Teacher should schedule lessons meeting time and provide the invitation links to students throught their communication channels: email, virtual learning environments, messenger, etc.
Zoom can be synchronized with the calendar: do this, when you’re signed into Zoom, navigate to “Settings,” then “Meetings,” then “Synced Calendars.” Then, toggle on “Sync Zoom Meetings from Calendars,” and tap to select the calendars you want to sync with Zoom.
Teachers are able to record the lessons and usit for any other needed lessons.
Zoom platform has a chat panel, where students can ask questions or answering teacher questions. Teacher can stimulate student activity by asking questions or asking to show the reactions.
Zoom account for school is paid version, so the platform could be used with all it‘s features and video confrerencing sessions would be implemented with required duration without interruption. Students can use free version.
|Link to the resource/tool
|Resource/tool operating mode
Need software instalation
|Resource/tool can be used for
|Access to the resoursces/tool for the user
Privacy and security politics
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Competencies improved using this tool
- Organisational communication
- Professional collaboration
- Reflective practice
- Digital continous professional development
- Creating and modifying digital resources
- Managing, protecting and sharing digital resources
TEACHING AND LEARNING
- Collaborative learning
- Feedback and planning
- Accessibility and inclusion
- Differentiation and personalisation
- Actively engaging learners
FACILITATING LEARNERS’ DIGITAL COMPETENCE
- Digital communication & collaboration
- Responsible use
Soft skills for digital tutors
Empathetic interactions while video conferencing between the teacher and the students can improve motivation and learning. Empathy is generally conveyed face-to-face through touch, gesture, gaze, voice and posture.
To create conditions for video conferencing participants to develop their empathy for each other, teachers should ask to turn on the cameras and microphones, this can be done with breaks, to avoid video fatigue.
Another method to develop empathy during video conferencing class is to assign for a co-operative group learning, it „allows teachers to engage with smaller groups of students at a time, which tends to promote profounder empathetic interactions when compared to whole-class work.“
Having students ‘check-in’ to an online class with an emoji, gif or picture about their feelings could help foster empathy when only verbal cues are present as it provides another way in which students can gain understanding of how their peer feels beyond a verbal cue.
By modeling empathic communication, enabling peer feedback opportunities, and providing conversational-style feedback, all teachers can help support the development of empathy in their students.”