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  1. Newbie
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    #1

    Lightbulb Online teaching - ideas

    Hi,

    Lots of school are currently being closed because of the coronavirus epidemic. As a result many teachers have been forced to start teaching online - myself included. Perhaps it would be a good idea to share information about resources and software which could help us cope with this unusual situation.

    At the same time let me add that
    I know teaching online can be a luxury. In some rural areas in my country people are still unable to access the Internet and some students cannot afford a good Internet connection or a computer/smartphone. I am sorry if this is something you experience.

    All the best to everyone,

    Ania

  2. Newbie
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    #2

    Re: Online teaching - ideas

    OK, maybe I can start.

    Zoom - that's whatI'm using to meet my students now. It's the leading platform for onlinemeetings - perfect for online teaching, it gives you access to a whiteboard andlets you share your screen with your students. You can find a couple oftutorials on Youtube which show how it works. At the moment Zoom is free forteachers.


    I'm alsoplanning to learn how to use Skype's option to share my screen since Googlesays it's possible.

  3. Editor, UsingEnglish.com
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    #3

    Re: Online teaching - ideas

    Moodle is free and open source.
    https://moodle.org/

  4. Newbie
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    #4

    Re: Online teaching - ideas

    Liveworksheets.com - free resources, teachers can create their own worksheets easily (for free!) and assign them as homework for their students. Then track their progress, send back annotations. You can use the worksheets during your online lesson too. A great website.

  5. Newbie
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    #5

    Re: Online teaching - ideas

    My school is using Zoom. Whiteboards is a great tool (playing games on it, letting students draw and write, presenting and illustrating language), sharing screen (your PowerPoint slides, docx or PDF documents, images). I also play Trivia quizzes with my students (check YouTube). You can also send files over chat (e.g. homework).

  6. Newbie
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    #6

    Re: Online teaching - ideas

    I still prefer to use Skype for online lessons to be honest although I have heard good things about zoom

  7. Editor, UsingEnglish.com
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    #7

    Re: Online teaching - ideas

    Zoom is booming in these coronavirus shutdown days, and many security issues are being exposed.

  8. Newbie
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    #8

    Re: Online teaching - ideas

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Zoom is booming in these coronavirus shutdown days, and many security issues are being exposed.
    Hi there,

    I am currently writing a master's thesis on professional development for online teachers. If people have a few minutes spare, I would be extremely grateful if you could complete my online questionnaire. All responses are totally anonymous.

    Many thanks in advance!
    J

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    #9

    Re: Online teaching - ideas

    Post a link to it.

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    #10

    Re: Online teaching - ideas

    Quote Originally Posted by Bad Idea View Post
    OK, maybe I can start.

    Zoom - that's
    whatI'm using to meet my students now. It's the leading platform for onlinemeetings - perfect for online teaching, it gives you access to a whiteboard andlets you share your screen with your students. You can find a couple oftutorials on Youtube which show how it works. At the moment Zoom is free forteachers.

    I'm
    alsoplanning to learn how to use Skype's option to share my screen since Googlesays it's possible.
    BadIdea, please note the parts I have marked in red above. It looks as if you pasted the text in from somewhere else. When you do that, spaces can be lost. Just make sure you check your posts before submitting them if you paste text again. Thanks.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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