Video Discussion Prompts and Other Fun and Easy Activities for ESL Classes

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



This presentation will introduce a slew of fun yet “easy to prepare” and “easy to do” classroom-tested activities adaptable to most levels of ESL in face-to-face and online instructional settings. Three video-based discussion prompts that are immediately ready to be used will be shared. Multiple activities using basic Office applications that require only minimal knowledge of basic PowerPoint, Word, Excel or Publisher proficiencies will be demonstrated. Activities for mobile phone use and "ready to go" websites will also be included.


Lead Presenter Bio Photo

Barry Bakin

L.A. Unified Adult Education, LAUSD

Barry Bakin has taught ESL since 1987. For the last 5 years he has been an Instructional Technology Teacher Advisor at North Valley Occupational Center. Barry is also a Subject Matter Expert for OTAN. Barry has a master’s degree in Instructional Technology and is a Level 2 Google Certified Educator.

Type of Presentation

Demonstration (60 Minutes)


  • Teachers
  • Administrators

Program Strands

  • English as a Second Language

Category Strands

  • Blended Learning
  • Technology Integration
  • Online Engagement and Assessment