Distance Learning, or remote learning, will soon become common across the world as schools shut amid the Covid 19 / coronavirus. Teachers will move their curriculum to an online platform where it is hoped learning can still continue relatively uninterrupted.
Below are 5 great examples of tools teachers, parents and students can use along with explainer videos on how to get setup. Some of these tools can be used in conjunction with each other. Many are free, but with premium options you can avail of.
Readers should also search the #edchat Twitter hashtags to avail of online resources created and/or shared by fellow educators and parents to help with distance and remote learning.
1. Seasaw: The Learning Journal
A versatile digital portfolio for teachers, students and their parents. Seesaw helps educators engage all learners, transform family engagement, and save time. Students use built-in tools such as annotation to capture what they know. Teachers can see this progress and it’s communicated easily to family members.
Sign-up is free at https://web.seesaw.me/ and below is a helpful introduction video.
Fast, free and easy to use, Screencast-O-Matic creates screencast videos with a screen recorder. Capture your screen, add a webcam and use narration to customize your video.
Create videos easily using tools to zoom, add text and images, automated captioning and more! Check out the website here and a beginner’s video below:
Flipgrid is simple. Engage and empower every voice in your classroom or community by recording and sharing short, awesome videos. There are 10,000+ ready-to-launch topics waiting to be explored which are resource packed and age specific.
Check out Flipgid on their website here.
Learn more on their website here.
Teachers can crop, customize, and flip video content into educational resources.
Track students’ progress and engagement with a host of different online tools. Use videos from YouTube, Khan Academy, Crash Course or your own video creations too.
Basic plans are free for teachers and students. Visit their website here.