Here is a list of my top 4 tools for teaching remotely. My biggest tip is to find something that works for you and make your life easier with one of these tools!
- Padlet is an application to create an online post-it note- bulletin board that you can use to display information and collaborate together for any topic. Easily create an account and build a display board. Students can add images, links, videos, columns, and more. You can always add to it late. Settings allow you to make your wall completely open for public contributions, completely private, moderated and edited by you before students comment. Free accounts allow you to make 3 Padlets that include search, themes, stats, premium wallpapers, and cross-device support for uploaded videos. The paid account is $8 a month- so its very affordable for distant learning! Here’s more about padlet!
- Edpuzzle– Easily create beautiful interactive video lessons for your students you can integrate right into your LMS. It is an incredible-easy-to-use video platform that helps teachers save time, boost classroom engagement and improve student learning through video lessons. EDpuzzle also collects data as students watch and interact with the video. Best of all, it’s completely free! Track students’ progress with hassle-free analytics. You can even use already created videos from the crash course, Khan Academy, and more! It is already integrated with Google Classroom so you can just link it super easy to your class. Here’s an edpuzzle
- Quizlet– It makes simple learning tools that let you study anything. Start learning today with flashcards, games and learning tools — all for free. It is a mobile and web-based study application that allows students to study information via learning tools and games. You can use the premade Quizlet other teachers have made and assign them to your class to save you time. Here’s a how-to video.
- Socrative- is a wonderful tool for assessments. Students share their understanding by answering formative assessment questions in a variety of formats: quizzes, quick question polls, exit tickets, and space races. Engage, assess and personalize your class with Socrative! Educators can initiate formative assessments through quizzes, quick question polls, exit tickets and space races all with their Socrative Teacher app. Socrative will instantly grade, aggregate and provide visuals of results for your classes. Here is a video about it.
Collaborate with other teachers
I plan on joining #sschat on Monday at 7 PM EST to collaborate with teachers across the country to share ideas on how to teach remotely. Hope to see you there!
Here is a previous blog post about playing games in class- https://notanotherhistoryteacher.com/games-in-class/
Here’s a list of more free resources- https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/u/1/d/1NUKLZN7hGSu1Hzm70kfzBKs-lsSELaEMggS60Bi2O2I/htmlview?usp=sharing&sle=true