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
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Tips to help you use online teaching software1. Some initial tips to get you started, including using what you already know, from Doug, an online teacher with decades of experience:
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.
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.
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.