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LEADERSHIP UPDATES
CALL-IS PAST CO-CHAIRS LETTER

Jennifer Francois, Edmondson Elementary School, Brentwood, Tennessee
Maria Tomeho-Palermino
, EFL/ESL consultant, Massachusetts, USA

An eventful year, the CALL-IS has been even more productive since we managed to accomplish quite a lot before and during the pandemic. Read More

LETTER FROM THE CO-EDITORS

Suzanne Bardasz, University of the Pacific, International, Stockton, California, USA
Larry Udry
, IELI Instructor, Divine Word College, Epworth, IA, USA

In this letter, Suzanne Bardasz and Larry Udry preview the contributions to the newsletter and the contributions of some new members of the CALL-IS Steering Committee! Read More

ARTICLES
CREATING AN EFFECTIVE ONLINE TEACHING PRESENCE

Valerie Sartor, DLIELC Lackland Air Force Base

TESOL educators adapt to the new reality of teaching remotely by analyzing and strategizing ways to incorporate best practices into the online environment. Read More

"BEING THERE" WITHOUT "GOING THERE" IN A POSTPANDEMIC WORLD

Andy Curtis, Anaheim University, California, USA (online) based in Ontario, Canada
Dave Dolan
, Veative Immersive Technology Solutions, Shiga, Japan

The COVID-19 global pandemic changed everything. Education, including English language teaching, has to be re-visioned. What if new technologies could make it possible for us “to be there” without the potential health hazards of having “to go there”? Read More
THREE SPEECH-RELATED APPLICATIONS
Alison Larkin Koushki, Alaa Dehrab, Sarah Lowen, Katy Meren Fuchtman, Minsun Kim

These articles on speech-related applications are based on sessions from TESOL’s July 2020 Virtual Conference. The first addresses digital language engagement through multimodal video poems via a free phone app, InShot. The second addresses a pedagogy, tried-and-true activities, and best practices for Zoom. The last demonstrates ways to incorporate video blogging with Flipgrid and offers some pedagogical tips for its use. Read More

SYNCHRONOUS AND ASYNCHRONOUS TECHNIQUES TO INCREASE COLLABORATIVE WRITING: GOOGLE DOCS AND PADLET
Carlos Alvarez, Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary Branca Mirnic, Langara College, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Diego Navarro, Avanti Language School in Bogotá, Colombia

This article outlines synchronous and asynchronous collaborative activities used in online classrooms where students can interact, build knowledge, improve writing skills, and achieve higher order thinking by using different online platforms, such as Google Docs and Padlet. Read More

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