Below are five practical tools you can use to boost your teaching online and in class. Using these apps you will be able to create professional looking videos with green screen and animated features, design engaging quizzes and Kahoots (quiz-based games) to boost students learning, create and share video explanations and tutorials, grade and track students work on the go. Check them out and share with your colleagues.1- WeVideo
WeVideo is a great tool to use to create educational videos. It allows you to add green screen, select from multiple formats, and edit your videos the way you want. Its stock library features over 1 million pieces of stock media including videos, images, images and music tracks.2- Quizizz
Quizizz is a great tool to boost team work in your class. It can be used to create a wide variety of learning activities including group quizzes, assignments, presentations, and many more. As a teacher you can either create your own quizzes or select from tons of free teacher-created quizzes. It also allows you to track students progress and see where they are at their learning.3- Socrative Teacher
“Engage, assess and personalize your class with Socrative! Educators can initiate formative assessments through quizzes, quick question polls, exit tickets and space races all with their Socrative Teacher app. Socrative will instantly grade, aggregate and provide visuals of results to help you identify opportunities for further instruction. Save time and visualize student understanding when it matters, now! To get started using Socrative, simply register for a Socrative Teacher account. Your Socrative account will work with other Socrative Apps and via all browsers. Students can connect to your unique room by opening their apps or joining your room on Socrative from any device.”
4- Explain Everything
Another great app to enhance your (online) teaching. Explain Everything “turns an infinite canvas into a mixed-media playground that captivates and inspires.”You can use its recording feature to create media-rich presentations, explanations, provide feedback and many more. It also supports real-time and asynchronous collaboration allowing you to work, collaborate, share, and connect with people wherever they are.5- Kahoot
Kahoot lets you create and host your own quiz-based games (kahoots). Students can join live Kahoots and engage in interactive learning both virtually and in class. Teachers can use it to design Kahoots that address specific learnings needs of students. They can combine various question types into a single Kahoot and assign student-paced challenges for content review.