Tools for Teaching Online
Due to the Covid 19 situation, these resources have been added temporarily to this Learning Unit.
Creating, annotating, and editing Adobe Acrobat pdf files
Adobe Acrobat has become a standard way to post and share documents that can be viewed, edited, and/or downloaded on virtually any device. This makes it extremely useful for teaching online and working together virtually.
Adobe has provided a free Acrobat reader to open and read files.
Third-party apps and resources
There are a large number of free tools and resources that make these accessible and easily useable by students with a computing device with online access: smart phone, tablet, and computer. Some have made them available free during the Covid-19 crisis. Some of these are listed below:
Kami extension for Chrome
Creating Your Own Screen Recording Tutorials
Considerations for Effective Screencasting (42 min)
Visit our partner REMC course resources:
Dynamic Presentations: Recording Your Presentation To Video and expand the different sections
- Screencasting tools,
- Tips for a good Screencast
- Using Google Slides or PowerPoint
Multimedia Tools to Engage Students - Creating Your Video
- Lessons and projects with video for the classroom
- Planning your video
- Video creation choices
- Xtra options - using Google slides or PowerPoint
- Some free and ready-to-use video resources for the classroom
Extending Your Classroom to the Cloud - Creating Your Own Instructional Video
- Shooting video
- Screencasting - screencastify and screencast-o-matic
Special Screen Capture, Casting, Sharing pdf of 2020 presentation by guru Leslie Fisher
Creating online content using Microsoft Sway - a 2020 presentation by guru Leslie Fisher
Locating and using some free online course/learning management applications
Google Classroom - sign up for the free Google Classroom REMC Course or visit the self-paced module. How to Use Google Classroom 2020.
Edmodo - get a free account Distance learning resources to: send messages, share class materials.
Schoology - create your own free teacher account for free and create and manage your courses online, or provide class materials in this as a portal, and have students submit their work, and grade it, and host discussion forums (asynchronously). Schoology has a series of Getting Started Videos for instructors
Seesaw - remote learning Teacher Planning Guide and Remote Activities
Teachers can sign up for a free Teacher account by creating one, or using their Google account.
Virtual Meeting and Teaching Resources for collaboration and communication with students and parents
Google Meet and Chat - how do they work?
Microsoft Teams a tool for Chat, Meet (up to 10,000), Call, and collaborate
Microsoft Whiteboard to use during virtual meetings - a pdf from Leslie Fisher
Zoom - What is it, how does it work, tips and tricks
Flipgrid You Might Not Know About - pdf of a 2020 presentation by Leslie Fisher
Wakelet, a resource that lets you curate content from the Internet into one location, so it turns into a story page or portfolio page. It supports twitter, vimeo, YouTube, Instagram, PDF, Web and text, and Immersive Reader.
- A great example on Myanmar for Social Studies
- PDF Guide for getting started, remote learning ideas and information, or the web version.
- Collaborate with others and your students!
Interactive Learning Tools
Visit our partner REMC course page: Engaging Students in a Personalized Classroom - Interactive Learning Tools
- Interactive Lesson Tools
- Interactive Study Tools
- Interactive Assessment Tools
- Interactive Game-Based Learning Tools
Addressing Learning Barriers
Visit the partner course Enhancing Instruction For All Learners - Addressing Learning Barriers
- Free text-to-speech converters
- Speech Recognition in Google Docs
- Visual Tools
- Audio recording applications
- Adding closed captions to your videos
- mATchup for assistive technologies and apps
- Chrome Browser - Insert Learning
- Creating Digital Artifacts