With organizations realising, remote learning could actually be the future of education, teachers around the world are looking for tools that make the transition from traditional teaching methods to the new methods as seamless as possible. Here are some tools and services that will help you empower remote learning.
Sectors that need to be covered when foreseeing remote learning tools:
- Content Creation
- Collaboration & Content Delivery
- Classroom Enablement
- Whiteboard & Screen Recording
Content Creation Tools
iPad & Apple Pencil: Teachers can create amazing content with iPad & Apple Pencil. Also, they can use a screen record feature to record their own content by recording videos. With the iPad, teachers can make use of the touch screen to make specialized and easy to learn content for students.
Another great tool for the teachers using the iPad will be a compatible Apple Pencil, with its high precision sensor, teachers can draw, point out, and educate students in a similar way, they would have done in a class. The iPad teamed with a Apple Pencil can be a gateway to remote learning for your organization.
Productivity Tools: Teachers can also create content with tools like Apples inbuilt productivity suite iWork, or teachers can get a subscription of Office 365, G Suite or other such applications on their MacBook, Laptop or iPad to create amazing content for students to learn.
There are multiple tools to chose from, Apple devices come with an inbuilt set of tools, that can be used to create great content, effectively and quickly, teachers can also use iWork apps to collaborate with students or other beautiful documents. Office 365 & G Suite can be used on any devices, these cloud based tools are very easy to use.
Video Editors: Teachers can prepare engaging and creative videos with the help of Clip, or iMovie application from Apple. These apps are easy to use and can be used to create creative videos for students in very less time.
Collaboration & Content Delivery
There are multiple collaboration and content delivery tools out there, tools for live chat software, team collaboration & communication, student profile management, and video and voice call.
Zoom: Zoom is the leader in modern enterprise video communications, with an easy, reliable cloud platform for video and audio conferencing, collaboration, chat, and webinars.
Hangouts Meet: Simple, frictionless and high-quality video meetings by Google. Collaborate and build relationships with your team and partners regardless of where you are located at.
Microsoft Teams: Its an collaboration software which is the hub for teamwork and group chat in Office 365. All your team conversations, files, meetings, and apps live together in a single shared workspace.
Apple School Work: Schoolwork is a powerful iPad app that helps teachers and students use the power of the iPad more effectively. You can easily distribute and collect assignments, keep an eye on student progress in educational apps, and collaborate one on one with students from anywhere, in real-time. It’s easy for students to use, too.
iPad when teamed up with right tools and services can become extremely useful while teaching students, it is a powerhouse in it self and can be used to manage multiple things.
School & Education institute can create students & teacher’s managed Apple id. Hence a secure database can be managed by the schools. A teacher can upload their content on iTunesU & student can access that content through iCloud. Teachers can also utilise Google classroom for creating a remote learning environment.
For advanced management organizations can use Jamf School, it helps teachers get the most from their Apple devices. With Jamf School Apple devices can be easily managed by IT, Teachers also can manage classrooms while dragging & dropping the required apps, contents and creating restrictions.
Whiteboard & Screen Recording
To create an environment similar to the traditional classroom learning environment teacher’s can utilise Whiteboard apps for teaching. They can also record screen while teaching on whiteboard app. Teacher’s can explain concepts of any subject with whiteboard application. Where students get the same learning experience which they are getting in classroom with blackboard.
Teacher’s also can record their complete class session while teaching on whiteboard along with voice recording as well. They can also add any image, or capture realtime picture with accessing device camera.
Quizlet: It is a mobile and web-based study application that allows students to study information via learning tools and games. Quizlet is the easiest way to make content and deliver it to your students so they can study, practice and master what they’re learning. Quizlet makes simple tools for students, so they can study anything, anytime, and anywhere.
Socrative Teacher: It allows teachers to create simple quizzes that students can take quickly on laptops, tablets or iPads. Educators can initiate formative assessments through quizzes, quick question polls, exit tickets and space races all with their Socrative Teacher app.
Nearpod: Is a student engagement platform that can be used to amazing effect in the classroom or while remote learning. The concept is simple. A teacher can create presentations that can contain Quiz’s, Polls, Videos, Images, Drawing-Boards, Web Content and so on. This make classes more interactive and keeps all the students focused on the subject.
Using Apple school work teachers can create assignments, quiz tasks, or also add competitive apps in the form of a handout. Students need to fill those handout in the provided time limit. Once a student submits the assignment teachers can to do the assessment on the same. Also, it can be resubmitted to the student with mentioned queries.
Teachers also can use app Kahoot where they can create interactive questioner games in the class. A teacher can also do analysis from gamer reports to asses the class learning progress.
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