Integrate Tech and Create Community in Collaborative Writing Activities

Session 5: 1:00-2:30 PM (Thursday March 03, 2022)



There are numerous benefits of using images and videos: to spark students’ interest, engage and motivate students in course content, hold students’ concentration, increase participation, and help students retain what they have learned (Patesan, M.,Balagiu, A., Alibec,C., 2018; Halwani.2017).The Just Write! Guide advocates for collaborative writing:“Learners working together through the entire process of writing—planning, drafting, revising, and editing—results in higher quality products.”The presenter will demonstrate how free online content can be incorporated in lessons to have students, working together, demonstrate their ability to produce in writing the vocabulary, verb tenses, parts of speech, and other grammar structures they are learning in activities that result in original written texts. Attendees will take part in demonstrations of some of these high-interest engaging activities, which range from picture prompts for vocabulary review to short films for summary writing.


Lead Presenter Bio Photo

Kristi Reyes


Kristi Reyes has taught ESL instructor in the noncredit program of MiraCosta College for 24 years. She has been an OTAN Subject Matter Expert since 2007: Web-based Class Activities author, Teaching with Technology contributor, presenter, workshop facilitator. She also facilitates professional development for CALPRO. Kristi has certificates for teaching online from @ONE and TESOL International.

Type of Presentation

Demonstration (90 minute)


  • Teachers

Program Strands

  • Adult Basic Education
  • Adult Secondary Education
  • English as a Second Language

Category Strands

  • Blended Learning
  • Distance Learning
  • Technology Integration
  • Online Engagement and Assessment