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ONLINE TEACHING TOOLS FOR TUTORS

ONLINE TUITION | TEACHING TOOLS | ADVICE TO TUTORS |



GOOGLE DOCS

Great for quickly creating, sharing and editing word documents together.

MICROSOFT TEAMS

This is what most teachers have been using for their online lessons during the pandemic. It’s great for scheduling classes and managing groups of students. We don’t recommend it for one-to-one tutorials.

ZOOM (WHITEBOARD)

Zoom allows you to record your meetings, but it also has an interactive whiteboard. Compared to other whiteboard technology, however, it is quite rudimentary.

MICROSOFT ONENOTE

This is a note-taking program, allowing uses to share their notes, drawings and screen clippings with other users.

MIRO

Miro allows you to create boards and share them. It’s particularly useful for diagrams, flow charts, mood boards, visual design and revision notes.

BITPAPER

Bitpaper is easy to learn. It provides flexible and intuitive online classrooms with a wide range of functionality. It’s particularly good for quickly importing an image and annotating it.

BRAMBLE

Bramble is highly popular. Lessons take place in “rooms” which have a shareable URL to send to the student. It has similar functionality to Bitpaper. Every session is automatically recorded and easily accessible.

TUTOR TROVE

Tutor Trove is an uncomplicated interactive whiteboard. It’s particularly useful for quickly writing mathematical equations and symbols.

CONCEPTBOARD

Another interactive whiteboard with an elegant design and intuitive workflow. Some have complained about lags and difficulty sharing.

MURAL

Similar to Miro; just slightly more complex to use, but still very highly rated by some tutors.

NOTABILITY

An excellent app on the iPad for taking notes during a lesson and quickly exporting them at the end. Simple to use and great for those who use a computer and an iPad simultaneously when teaching online.

SKYPE

Skype is easy to use for video calls and is good for quickly sharing files, but it does not have any teaching functionality per se, so is better used in conjunction with something else.

GOOGLE CLASSROOM

We’ve found this not particularly easy to navigate, and is more useful for classes than tutorials, but it does have a wide range of functionality.

WHITEBOARD FOX

A very basic whiteboard, but extremely easy to quickly create and share.

HAHAKEE PEN STYLUS

The Hahakee Pen Stylus is an excellent stylus to use on an iPad. We’ve seen students write more neatly using this than with pen and paper.

Wacom Tablet

Particularly popular with artists and designers, the Wacom Tablet comes with a stylus and a board, and is good for both digital handwriting, and drawing.

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