FlipTech2021 Revisited: Interactive Collaborative Digital Desks – Basak Bircan & Nevra Sezgin

Looking back at FlipTech 2021

The Flipped Learning Network hosted a fully-online conference in which presenters from around the world submitted short presentations to be viewed prior to the live discussion portion of the event.  The basic idea was to find a way to share “Looking Forward” we address the many student needs resulting from the pandemic’s impact on education.   This series takes a look back at the presentations and some of the conversations from #FlipTech2021.  To get the most out of this conference session watch both the “Pre-Work” and the “Conference Recording.”


Session B1: Interactive Collaborative Digital Desks

Presenter: Basak Bircan & Nevra Sezgin

Moderator: Lisa Leaheey

Description: As teachers from all around the world, we had to switch to online lessons very quickly when the pandemic broke out. For most of us, online teaching was not what we were trained for, but we still tried our best to meet the needs of our students in all areas. Writing and giving feedback on any written assignment was a problematic area for us and we needed a practical solution.  We came up with the idea of “Digital Desks” and we would like to share it with other teachers hoping that they may use it in their lessons as well. We use Google Slides to create “Digital Desks” where students can simultaneously, individually, or in pairs/groups complete a task under the teacher’s direct supervision.

Link to Digital Desks Writing Slides sample

Link to Recording



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