Online School During Covid-19
In critical times of pandemic such as the Covid-19 that has brought the world to an almost complete lockdown, state governments across the country lead to the indefinite closure of schools and colleges as a measure to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus and there is no certainty when they will reopen. It has significantly disrupted the educational institutions leaving the education sector among the worst-hit sectors. This sudden closure of educational institutions across the globe has forced the virtual delivery of teaching.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic the structure of schooling and learning, including teaching and assessment methodologies, was the first to be affected by these closures. Only a sprinkling of private schools could adopt online teaching methods. The low-income private schools serving the poor and government school counterparts, on the other hand, have completely shut down for not having access to e-learning solutions. But there are also E-learning tools that provide more than enough educational resources free for both educators and students which they couldn’t have access to, no matter what their location or status is.
Online Learning truly leading the way during this testing time.
As the internet and technology have become more ingrained in our day to day lives with the introduction of new-age digital platforms enhancing the academic landscape in India. Online learning has gained prominence as the world fights the Covid-19 pandemic. In this endeavor to help the country, educators are a constant source of inspiration and support and online education is turning out to be the savior in these trying times as an online platform helping teachers to reach out to millions of students to fight this pandemic on the front line.
Teaching with e-learning resources as a means of updating and honing one’s approach to constantly making professional development. Also, some points make online education relevant are Easy Access, Comfort and flexibility, Teacher Development, Career advancement.
Let’s focus on some of the Free Teaching Tools
Google Meet App is one of the best video conferencing app that has the capacity to join 250 people at once for an indefinite time. you can host an unlimited high-definition video conference, start a meeting, join a meeting, share a screen to Present documents, slides, and many more. Just share a link and invited guests can join with one click from a desktop web browser or the Google meet mobile app.
Zoom is a free video communication app similar to Skype except that it is specially designed to be used for business purposes so the video quality is far more dependable. And now it is been used by common people as it has different versions which are easy to use and the ability to have up to 100 people at the same time so teachers and students both can use this app to connect through a wireless network and they both can see each other. It has different functionality like Audio, video, collaboration, chat, webinar through which you can take classes, provide information and most importantly you can use this through Desktop as well as mobile phones. The free version of the app allows you to have these 100 people for a group meeting of 40 mins and have unlimited meetings.
Google Classroom is a free web service specially designed for schools to simplify creating, distributing, and grading assignments even we can set online exam question papers and conduct exams to any number of students. The Google Classroom Primarily use for sharing files between teachers and students. Google Classroom integrates docs, sheets, slides, Gmail, and calendar to manage student and teacher communication better. Google Classroom is a fantastic way to help with remote or online learning.
Bit paper whiteboard is a free online tutoring whiteboard to share your screen live with your students. Bit paper provides Smooth writing, Audio, Video, Chat, Multiple Pages, unlimited whiteboard space, document imports, PDF exports, Drag and drop images and PDFs directly onto your papers, Copy, paste, re-size, reposition and everything else you need to work together in real-time. here you need to send a student the URL of the paper you are working on, and they can begin collaborating on the board with you. Both of you can be writing at the same time. You can Works seamlessly across tablets, laptops, and desktops. The free plan of bit paper allows you to create one paper per month but you can create multiple pages in that paper.
The loom is a Free video recording tool that helps you get your message across instantly shareable videos. With Loom, you can simultaneously record your camera, microphone, and desktop. The teacher can recorder their lesson and send it to students latter using loom especially to avoid sending large files.
Quizlet is the best free flashcards app to help you study and learn! It's simple to create flashcards or choose from existing sets on Quizlet. Quizlet app is mainly used for homework help and to study and learn. teachers can test students by creating splash cards so students can listen to pronunciations and Learn English quickly with flashcards, games, and other study tools.
SoundCloud is a free online audio distribution platform and music sharing website available for desktop or mobile devices. As it is very simple to use teachers can record lessons, rhymes, or poems and upload it to sound cloud and can letter share the link with students.
Class Dojo is a free platform for schools used by teachers, students, and parents for better remote communication by sharing what's being learned in the classroom through home photos, videos, and messages. Parents can track their child's progress, and children can showcase their learning.
Classcraft websites can help you introduce role-playing games into the curriculum. It works great for gamifying classroom management so students can play epic adventure. It is free for teachers with unlimited classes.
online teaching-learning is a future.
The sudden closure of educational institutions across the globe has forced the virtual delivery of a vast number of courses. Even though e-learning poses a challenge to both teachers and students over technology and access, but it is important to adapt to the environment because due to this pandemic online teaching might just have become the present.
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