How to teach remotely: 10 resources

Posted by Alexandra Spalding on 19 March, 2020

With the news that UK schools will be closing due to coronavirus, we’ve put together a list of 10 resources that provide 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

Please share any resources you’ve found to be useful in the comments section below so that your fellow readers can benefit. 

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Tips to help you use online teaching software

1.  Some initial tips to get you started, including using what you already know, from Doug, an online teacher with decades of experience: 

What to do if you suddenly find yourself teaching at a distance by @wonkhe

2.  Alison shares with us a great graphic highlighting the online teaching principles and a clear list of do’s and don’ts:

Online Teaching: Do This, Not That by @alisonkis

3.  Katherine says “The goal of remote learning is not to isolate, but to connect” which is completely inline with what we believe here at IRIS Connect. Use Katerine’s resources to utilise technology and make connections with and for students in a remote learning environment:

Remote learning by @kat_goyette

4.  Tips from long-time remote trainers who are offering advice on how to share knowledge effectively. Particularly with a group of students “who may want to ask questions or feedback, but are there primarily to gain information from the presenter, rather than interact with each other”.

Tips for running a great webinar by @more_onion

5.  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.

Running a workshop online by @FredDeakin


Our favourite online interactive teaching tools

6.  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.

7.  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.


Tutorials for the best online teaching platforms

Lastly, we have some great advice on using these top online teaching platforms.

8.  How to teach online with Zoom from @russell1955

9.  I know the basics of how to use Seesaw for distance learning from @hollyskadsem

10.  Discord Guide for Educators from @discordapp


We at IRIS Connect are in total awe of the profession and it’s continuous power to carry on. A huge well done in what are incredibly challenging times. Keep up the great work everyone.


Topics: CPD, Distance Learning

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