30 Useful Apps To Teach Online

During the pandemic, schools closed and a lot of teachers tried to recreate the classroom environment thanks to a bunch of applications (and a good bandwidth as well).

True, everyone hopes going back to school, but we know that the “new normal” will probably be hybrid teaching, which means some students will be physically present in class and others will be attending online.

In this article, you will find 30 applications that will make your life much easier if you have to embrace hybrid or online teaching. There is everything you need to kick off this new challenging academic year.

1. Videoconferencing

Zoom is much more powerful than Meet but Google plans to bring major updates thoughout the year to come.

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2. Whiteboard

Whatever your choice will be, in Zoom, go to: `Share Content` > `Whiteboard` or `Screen` (if you prefer Notability or JamBoard).

But consider those free alternatives. They really worth it!

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3. Deliver content

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4. Give feedback

On a Google Docs

On a PDF

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5. Check plagiarism

If you want to learn more about plagiarism detection tools, just have a look on this article which presents the pros and the cons of ten apps.

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6. Foster collaboration between your students

  1. Of course, you may have a one-to-one videoconference (be aware of safeguarding issues).
  2. You can use Loom to record a feedback.
  3. Students can (and should) write comments in Google Classroom if they don’t understand something.
  4. You can create some kind of forum so a question (and, of course, your answer) benefits to the entire class. Google Groups is great for that.
  5. Get a backchannel with Yoteach.
  6. Create your own social media just for your class thanks to Qwiqr.

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7. Make use of some great online apps

  1. Flipgrid is an app that allows students to record short online videos. A great opportunity to work on oral communication.
  2. WeVideo (an online video editor).
  3. SoundTrap. This is the online GarageBand!

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8. Videos

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9. Quizzes

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Yann Houry

Teacher and Director of Academic Research & Innovation @ Lycée International de Londres Winston Churchill