Digital Content Creation Course

Learn how to create engaging, effective and easy-to-make lesson materials for students learning any language.

A Six-Week Course for Teachers

This six-week course is designed specifically for teachers who want to use freely available tech tools to create engaging, effective educational materials.

Whether a teacher is a seasoned educator or just starting, this course will equip you with the essential tools to elevate your teaching game.

The course runs for six weeks. Each weeks the will be a theme showing how to create content related to the theme.

Week 1: Listening and Reading

In the first week, we'll explore several powerful software tools that help teachers create effective, engaging, and easy-to-make listening and reading content.

A to Z of Free Tools

Throughout the course, teachers will learn how to use a variety of free tools. Each week teachers will learn about six tools that they can use with minimal training.

Easy Tasks for Busy Teachers

The course vidoes lesson are short, easy-to-follow tutorials that familiarize teachers with popular tools they can use to create engaging content if they so choose.

An Abundance of Free Lesson

Teachers will have access to hundreds of free practice and example files that they can immediately use in their own classes!

The tools used in Week 1 are listed below.

Audacity: Create Audio Lessons

Audacity is a free, versatile software that allows you to create high-quality audio activities. With Audacity, teachers will learn how to do the following:

  • Record Audio
  • Edit Audio
  • Extract Audio

Bonus Gift - Teachers in the course will have access to over 100 free audio filesf from elllo to edit, use, and share with students.

Bitly: Simplify Your Links

Bitly is more than just a link shortener. It allows teachers to create personalized, catchy links, organize them, and generate QR codes for easy sharing in a classroom setting. With Bitly, teachers will learn how to do the following:

  • Rename long links
  • Organize links
  • Create QR codes

Bonus Gift - Teacher will gain access to dozens of links to content shared in the course.

Canva: Design with Ease

Canva is a free design tool perfect for creating worksheets, templates, and even commercial products like book series or workshop materials. With Canva, teachers will learn how to do the following:

  • Create Worsheets
  • Add and Edit Visuals
  • Create and Share Templates

Bonus Gift - Teachers will have access to the instructor's personal templates and all the PDFs created in the course - plus dozens more!

ChatGPT: Your AI Assistant

ChatGPT lets teachers use AI to streamline the creation of reading materials, interactive activities, and vocabulary lists. With ChatGPT, teachers will learn how to do the following:

  • Create prompts
  • Create workflows
  • Automate tedious tasks

Bonus Gift - Teachers will have access numerous basic prompts to generate useful content.

Dropbox: Play and Display Audio

Dropbox is a file sharing service that teachers and students can use to play audio interactively. With Audacity, teachers will learn how to do the following:

  • Host Audio
  • Use interactive features
  • Use Dropbox in engaging tasks

Bonus Gift - Teachers will have will be able to download over 100 audio files to use in lessons in class or online!

Drive: Create, Collaborate and Share

With Drive, teachers can create a variety of useful printable materials. With Drive, teachers will learn how to do the following:

  • Create Templates
  • Collaborate with Co-Creators
  • Dictate Content it Voice-Typing

Who Should Join This Course

This course is perfect for teachers who want to:

  • Create Engaging Content: Learn to use free tools to make your lessons more interactive and appealing.
  • Save Time: Streamline your content creation process with tips and tricks that expedite your work.
  • Boost Student Engagement: Discover innovative ways to keep your students interested and involved.
  • Gain Practical Skills: Get hands-on experience with tools that can transform your teaching methods.

Each week, you'll focus on different aspects of digital content creation, with a special emphasis on listening and reading in week one. You'll receive five or six free software tools that you and your students can use to create your own materials.

Start Your Journey

This six-week course offers a wealth of free materials and invaluable insights. Whether you aim to create your own book, develop unique worksheets, or simply enhance your existing lessons, this course is your gateway to becoming a more effective and innovative teacher.

Don't miss out on this opportunity to elevate your teaching with digital content creation. Enroll now and take the first step towards transforming your educational approach. I look forward to being your guide on this exciting journey!

Enroll Today and unlock the full potential of digital content creation in your classroom.

Meet the Teacher

My name is Todd Beuckens and I am an ESL teacher in Japan. I created this site to provide teachers and students free audio lessons and learning materials not usually found in commercial textbooks.