Remote Learning

Teaching and learning suddenly looks very different for teachers and pupils with the spread of Covid-19. On this page we will provide some short videos to show you how to use some online tools for supporting teaching and learning online. They might also be useful for sharing with parents, e.g. the one on supporting rading with Immersive Reader. NB Apologies for the poor audio on some of these – they are by nature rough and ready! Closed captions are on by default on some of these – click on the icon at the bottom right on the YouTube window to turn off.

I’ve also linked to some external videos on some of the common technologies further down (please note these have been checked for suitability, but we take no responsibility for comments or changes to the videos on external sites).

Collaborative Tools for Remote Learning

This video demonstrates three simple, free onlines tools for collaboration and discussion with pupils:

https://padlet.com/https://jamboard.google.com/https://whiteboard.fi/

Immersive Reader (Updated)

This video shows you how to use Immersive Reader in Office 365, in Chrome and the Edge browser to support reading. This is great for supporting pupils with special needs and disabilities, or those with English as an additional language.

Adding a narration to PowerPoint

This video shows you how to create a screencast of a PowerPoint presentation, recording narration, annotations, animations etc. Ideal for creating a simple teacher-led resource for pupils to work through at their own pace at home. 

Screencastify

This video shows you how to create a screencast of any application or website you want to show how to use. It uses a free tool called Screencastify, which is a Chrome extension.

Making documents accessible

This video shows you how to make your documents, in particular in Word, as accessible as possible for pupils with special educational needs, e.g. dyslexia, visual impairment.

External content

How to use Zoom for Online Teaching and Learning

This video shows you how to set up an account, invite students, and the tools within Zoom for use when teaching.

How to use Google Meet for Online Teaching and Learning

This video shows you how to set up an account, invite students, and the tools within Google Meet for use when teaching.

How to use Microsoft Teams for Online Teaching and Learning

This video shows you how to set up an account, invite students, and the tools within Microsoft Teams for use when teaching.

Introduction to Google Classroom

This video shows you how to set up Google Classroom to help you set work, give feedback to pupils and provide a space for them to upload work. This is ideal for secondary age pupils.

Introduction to Seesaw

This video shows you how to set up and use Seesaw to help you set work, give feedback to pupils and provide a space for them to upload work. This is a graet application for primary age pupils.

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