Given the circumstances, teachers and students are relying on tech tools available, and many of these platforms can make it easy to mimic the traditional classroom setting as much as possible. Not only do educators need to make sure their students are receiving the educational content required, but they also want to keep their kids engaged and excited about learning. That can be tough to do when you're not face-to-face.
Luckily, there are several virtual platforms that teachers can use that are simple to implement, easy to access, and can make teaching and learning fun and effective.
1. Google Classroom
It can be tough to keep lessons organized and communicate with all students when teaching is being taken from the brick-and-mortar classroom to the home. But
Teachers can deliver all sorts of lessons while keeping tabs on student progress so that appropriate and timely feedback can be given. Work can be assigned and graded securely, classroom discussions can be easily facilitated, and quizzes can be administered.
Ideal for students from kindergarten right through to post-secondary education,
FlipGrid is great for students who may otherwise be too intimidated to ask questions or be part of the conversation in a traditional classroom setting. Videos are pre-recorded and not live-streamed, so students can feel confident to be part of the discussion without being drowned out by more vocal students in the class.
3. Google Tour Builder
Geography and history lessons have never been so animated thanks to
It's like going on a virtual field trip with your kids, but instead of heading to the local museum, you can take them right to the source. Teachers can bring a lesson to life, and students can take their projects to a new level to tell their stories in an incredibly interesting and unique way with Tour Builder by Google.
4. Pear Deck Flash Card Factory
Build your students' vocabulary with the help of virtual flashcards through
This is a great system to help students expand their vocabulary in a fun and interactive way that makes learning more of a game than a boring lesson requiring little more than memorization.
5. Go Noodle
Kids love games, and any lessons that involve some form of game-playing can get kids engaged and interested in the content being taught.
While some kids may pick up math concepts with little effort, others struggle. But math can be fun with the right tools, and
Sumdog can even be used to help students build literacy and improve their spelling skills with engaging games. There are dozens of gamified literacy activities for kids to choose from.
Educators who teach French and other foreign languages will find Duolingo incredibly useful.
Students can access web-based learning tools through
Just about any topic can be applied to this remote learning app, making it incredibly versatile for teachers and students in all areas of study. Teachers can use Quizlet to track student learning, assign work, and share materials.
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