In this comment-turned-post we see a few videos of how the Invisibles can be used in a Zoom setting.
Carly Edelman started with the Invisibles right away upon my return from New Delhi in 2016, by reading general articles I was writing about them here on the PLC starting in that year. Those articles turned into the Invisibles book, and I deeply thank Carly for her editing and proofing work on the book.
There is lots to learn here for teachers who might be looking for ways to use Zoom to teach a language using CI. Why? Because this video is from a Zoom class at the height of the pandemic.
Note Carly’s pleasant demeanor, the lack of any forcing of the instruction, but rather the drawing in (no pun intended) of the viewer. Carly does not use Walk Before You Talk, which tells us that the class is past that phase, which varies from a few months for some classes to a few years for others.
Generally speaking, WBYT is necessary only in the first few months, to INSURE that the kids understand, and then there comes a point where some classes don’t need it any more. However, if you are in doubt, use it. Also note Carly’s brilliant use of the portable whiteboard in this Zoom format: