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There are many online resources available to teachers, espeically as I write this during the Coronavirus quarantine. I put together a list of some of the most helpful apps and websites that I have found for online teaching.
Super Helpful Websites for Online Teaching:
- Moodle: Host and customize your own course site for free.
- Screencastify: Use this free plugin to record, edit, and share videos right from your desktop.
- Edutopia Online Classroom Group: You’ll find articles and community groups related to online teaching here
- Classroom 2.0: Perfect for teachers interested in teaching online, social media, and the latest teaching technology
- Google Classroom: Anyone over the age of 13 can create their own Google Classroom for free.
- Kahoot: Game-based learning platform where you can create, share and play learning games or trivia quizzes. Kids of all ages LOVE Kahoot.
- Zoom: Online virtual meeting platform. Check with your administration to make sure you’re allowed to use it.
- Teachers Pay Teachers: TPT has tons of online resources ready to download. Visit my store to see the resources I’ve created!
Here’s a helpful video from Michelle Ferre from Pocketful of Learning where she recommends her favorite websites for distance learning:
The websites she mentions in her video are:
To really understand what it’s like to be in an online class, why not take one yourself? You’ll get to see the student side of class that way. You’ll get to see examples of what works, what doesn’t, and you’ll likely see your instructor use a technique or program you weren’t aware of.
Alison.com has lots of free online courses on almost every subject imaginable. There are paid courses too and some allow you to earn certificates and licensure. Click here to see the courses that are currently available. Try out a free class and look for techniques that you can incorporate into your own online class. Not all online classes are created equally, so be sure to shop around for a high quality course that fits your needs.
What else would you add to this list? Let me know in the comments below so I can add it!
More Must- Have Items for Online Teaching
- Virtual Teaching Gear
- Office Gear for Teaching Online
- Virtual Classroom
- Helpful Websites, Videos, and Apps for Online Teaching
Other posts from Exceptional Thinkers that you may like:
- How to Differentiate Instruction
- Differentiate Instruction Like a Pro
- How Many Skills Can You Teach in 5 Minutes a Day?
- Understanding Sensory Issues in Kids
- How to Make a Lemon Volcano
- Master Small Group Instruction (with Free Differentiation Tools)
Keep teaching. Keep learning.
~Christy from Exceptional Thinkers
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