This article covers top most popular tools for teachers and trainers to support online teaching/training.
ClassDojo is a tool to improve mentee behaviour: Mentors provide their mentee with instant feedback so that good disposition in class is 'rewarded' with points and students have a more receptive attitude towards the learning process. ClassDojo provides real-time notifications to students, like 'Well Done David!' and '+1', for working collaboratively. The information that is collected about student behaviour can be shared later with parents and administrators through the web.
Classroom is a free service for schools, non-profit organisations and anyone with a personal Google account. Classroom helps students and teachers organize assignments, boost collaboration, and foster better communication. It also makes teaching more productive by allowing you to streamline assignments, boost collaboration, and foster communication. You can create classes, distribute assignments, send feedback, and see everything in one place. Google Classroom also seamlessly integrates with other Google tools like Google Docs and Drive, helping to keep you organised and most importantly, save time.
Kahoot is an educational platform that is based on games and questions. Through this tool, teachers can create questionnaires, discussions, or surveys that complement academic lessons. The material is projected in the classroom and questions are answered by students while playing and learning at the same time. Kahoot! promotes game-based learning, which increases student engagement and creates a dynamic, social, and fun educational environment.
A brilliant free graphic design tool you can use to create educational visuals and infographics for the classroom. It couldn’t be more intuitive and is loved by both beginners and experts alike. We guarantee you’ll be hooked.
Projeqt is a tool that allows you to create multimedia presentations, with dynamic slides in which you can embed interactive maps, links, online quizzes, Twitter timelines, and videos, among other options. During a class session, teachers can share with students academic presentations which are visually adapted to different devices.
Animoto is a digital tool that allows you to create high-quality videos in a short time and from any mobile device, inspiring students and helping improve academic lessons. The Animoto interface is friendly and practical, allowing teachers to create audiovisual content that adapts to educational needs.
WeTransfer is free tool to transfer large files easily to colleagues and keep your ideas moving. It’s free and does not even require you to create an account. Just upload files, enter the recipient’s email and you’re away.
Stay in control of who you meet and when with Calendy, a free calendar booking app. Calendly integrates with your calendar so you are never double booked – a miracle when teaching, and allows you to save time when booking in your parent-teacher appointments, or meetings with colleagues.
Gamify learning and turn your existing curriculum into an adventure. This app has huge appraisal from teachers with their students reportedly emailing in to ask for extra homework outside of school hours.
Dropbox is the most popular cloud storage system on the market and it continues to improve its features. Dropbox allows users to move files, such as images and video, off their computers and onto a database in the cloud. Furthermore, it lets users save space and share files quickly.
Doodle is the perfect tool for when you need to find dates that work for everyone such as essential parent-teacher meetings or the infamous staff Christmas party. No more back and forth. Simply create a meeting on Doodle and send the link to your colleague or friend. Once your colleague confirms, the meeting is booked and automatically added to both of your calendars. That’s it.