Teaching with Zoom

Keith Folse

Teaching with Zoom is a book written by a teacher for teachers. Using non-technical, everyday language and my ‘teacher thinking,’ I explain how to accomplish typical classroom activities – including checking attendance, working in groups, presenting new material using interactive polls, writing on a shared whiteboard, and more. I also cover security and privacy issues, troubleshooting common problems, and getting additional help. This guide truly starts at the very beginning, so even a teacher who has never used Zoom before can learn how to successfully set up and manage a class.

The practical information in this book is presented through 46 common teacher questions (How do I show a PowerPoint? How do students ask a question? Can I use Zoom for office hours?) with detailed answers that walk you through each step, supported with over 50 screenshots. For each activity, I explain not only how to accomplish it with Zoom but why you might want to do that task a certain way.

Online teaching involves not only teachers but also students and parents, and all three voices should be considered for better online instruction. To this end, I’ve included a chapter filled with dozens of insightful comments from students, parents, and teachers who have used Zoom.

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Dr. Keith Folse

Dr. Keith Folse, Professor of TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages), University of Central Florida, teaches undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral classes. Originally secondary certified in English and French, he has taught English as a Second Language for 40 years in Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Kuwait, Japan, Spain, and the United States. For the last eleven years, he has also taught online courses, both synchronously and asynchronously.

Dr. Folse is the author of 70 English and teacher education textbooks and is a frequent conference presenter all around the world. His presentations often deal with best teaching practices, vocabulary, grammar, and speaking. He has won numerous teaching and research awards from his university, TESOL International Association, and National Geographic Learning.