With the news that UK schools will be closing once more due to Coronavirus, we thought we'd share and refresh our list of 10 resources from back in March 2020, that provides great tips on how to teach remotely.
We know there’s no quick fix and one size certainly doesn’t fit all, but these tools to teach online could be a great place to start. Keep up to date with all the resources we're sharing over on our Twitter account @IRIS_Connect
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Tips to help you teach online1. Some initial tips to get you started, including using what you already know, from Doug, an online teacher with decades of experience:
3. Find yourself teaching more synchronously in 2021? Maximise student engagement with Dr Catlin's 7 tips:
4. "It is important that all teachers reflect on curriculum delivery in virtual environments, deploying teaching strategies grounded in learning theory that is germane to virtual teaching environments". This resource offers 12 tips and a video explanation:
7. Here are 6 tips for collaborating online from Fred, including a bonus tip - “document everything by screen recording all the sessions. So much useful material will emerge and a subsequent edit of the footage is a great outcome”.
IRIS Connect pro tip - upload your screencasts to your IRIS Connect account and share with peers for feedback and development.
Our favourite online interactive teaching tools
8. Keep communication going with your peers throughout school closures. Use Stormboard’s shared workspace to generate more ideas, and then prioritise, organise, and refine those ideas to make your meetings, brainstorms, and projects more productive and effective.
9. Get pupils collaborating online with Padlet. Keep tabs on what is going on - what is being created, what is being shared. Know what your pupils are up to.
Online teaching with IRIS Connect Rooms
10. Discover IRIS Connect Rooms: A virtual classroom for your teachers and students.
“Schools and universities deserve a video conferencing solution that’s made for education. A solution that provides them with the technical capabilities they need during these challenging times. Not something that’s recycled from the corporate world!”
– Andy Newell, Managing Director, IRIS Connect