Tools for teaching online

There are so many tools out there, and it can be hard to know where to start. Here, we will show you some of the most useful tools and explore how they can be used to enhance teaching and learning. We’ll be adding tools weekly, so watch this space.

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  • Assessment
  • Collaboration
  • Media creation
  • Presentation
  • Productivity

Nearpod

An interactive slideshow tool in which you can present content, involve students, promote collaboration and access reports on student work (Version is mid-2019)

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Formative

A free, web-based assessment tool for creating assignments and administering them to students, receiving results and providing individualised feedback in real-time (Version is mid-2019)

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Socrative

An online assessment tool that allows teachers and learners to track progress through formative assessments

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Quizlet

A mobile and web-based application that allows students to study information using learning tools and games

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Google Apps for Education

Free online productivity tools compiled specifically for schools to support and enhance collaborative learning

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Creating and Editing Videos

Using your mobile device for video development and production

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Seesaw

A digital learning platform that enables the creation of a portfolio of artefacts and activities to form a learning loop between teachers, students and families

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Mentimeter

A free tool that allows you to get real-time input from students through the use of live polls, quizzes, word clouds, questions and so on

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PicCollage

A photo template and grid editor that allows you to create and decorate photo collages and digital cards

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Wizer

An online platform that allows you to quickly create engaging and interactive digital worksheets and share them with your students

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Adobe Spark

An online storytelling platform that allows students and teachers to create digital artefacts such as posters, infographics, storyboards, animated videos with voiceovers and webpages

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Microsoft Teams

An online collaboration platform in which teachers can share content, assign and assess work and conduct online classes

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The iPad as a Tool for Education

Exploring the iPad and Keynote as powerful tools for teaching and learning

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Padlet

A powerful digital noticeboard — where users can post text, images, videos and links — that facilitates collaborative learning, information gathering, content sharing and reflection before, during and after lessons

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Zoom

A cloud-based video conferencing tool that can be used to facilitate online meetings and classes

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Google Forms

A collaborative tool for developing and distributing surveys, questionnaires and quizzes

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Prezi

A cloud-based presentation tool that can be used for developing visually engaging and interactive resources

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Kahoot!

A game-based tool for creating quizzes, surveys and discussions that a class can engage with in real time

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Book Creator

A very simple tool for creating digital teaching resources and can include images, audio, video and links to external content

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Showbie

An online, interactive assessment tool that allows you to assign, collect and review student work

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How can we help?

Do you need help with any particular aspects of online teaching? What information and resources do you need most? Let us know, or send any feedback you have, and we'll try our best to provide you with what you need!