Let’s Zoom TNT – Part 2 Alternative

If you haven’t already, watch the two videos on how to set up a document camera. Here are the links:



If you have already watched these videos, you have two choices:

1. Return to Activity 1 and try out some of the mini-activities again. Or…

2. Create a mind map using the Zoom whiteboard. You will find the instructions below:

Mind Mapping Using the Zoom Whiteboard

In this activity you will be creating a mind map with your partner using a Zoom whiteboard.

Decide which of you will be the ‘tutor’ and which the ‘learner’.

Level 1 (beginner): Getting set up

The ‘tutor’ should share the Whiteboard in Zoom. The ‘tutor’ should lead and create a mind map with the ‘learner’.

Level 2 (intermediate): Start writing!

  • To start the mind map write or type the words ‘SUMMER HOLIDAYS” in the middle of the board.
  • Brain storm in pairs “What do you like to do in the summer holidays?”
  • Write ideas on the board in the form of a mind map as you go.

As your learner responds, annotate the whiteboard. Build theme areas, vocabulary lists or additional white board areas.

Level 3 (advanced): Making it more active!

  • Ask your learner to annotate the screen.
  • You can find the annotate menu in the ‘view options’ menu on laptops and computers. On tablets and phones, you will see a ‘pencil’ icon when you tap the screen. Click on this and the annotate menu appears.

There are lots of ways to use this to create an active environment. Your learner can highlight or check lists they really connect with. They can cross out items that are not important. They can add to lists or ask questions?

Talk about these questions with your partner.

  1. Who was active in this activity?
  2. What other kinds of writing activities could you do with the whiteboard?
  3. Do you think your learner could use the annotate tool in Zoom in this way?

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