Working with Students
Romote Tutoring Video LVM From Eleanor Stafford
Distance Learning with Basic Lit and ESOL Students From Eleanor Stafford, please click here!
Zoom Available on iPhone, Android and PC. Free version is limited to a 40 minute conference call. Features include screen sharing, live annotating (draw, type, etc.) and break-out rooms where students can meet in small groups to practice conversation. Literacy Unlimited has accounts for conversation classes only, allowing extended time.
Zoom download instructions:
WhatsApp Messenger is a FREE messaging app available for iPhone, Android and other smartphones. WhatsApp (called WhatsApp Messenger in App Store) uses your phone's Internet connection. You can send messages, make calls, or make video calls. No additional charges. For more information click here.
- What is WhatsApp? (Techboomers has MANY tutorials for WhatsApp)
- WhatsApp for beginners (starting on an Iphone; Android is very similar)
- 6 ways to use WhatsApp in Education (Adele is a fun presenter with ideas for teaching)
- WhatsApp Web (for computer)
Skype Available on iPhone, Android and PC, has live captioning
Classrooms Platforms (for assigning lessons, homework, worksheets, reviewing students’ work, etc.)
1. Google Classroom is a free web-based platform that integrates with Google Docs, Gmail, and Google Calendar. With Classroom you can create classes, distribute assignments, communicate, and stay organized.
2. Kami The platform allows a tutor to upload a document (e.g., a worksheet, a story, a picture, etc.) to KAMI. Once uploaded to KAMI, the tutor can assign the document using Google Classroom. When the student opens the document in Google Classroom they can annotate it (e.g., type, highlight, fill in blanks, draw on it, add text, edit, listen to it using a text to voice feature, etc.) The student can save and submit the “marked-up” document to the tutor who can also annotate the document and share with the student. Free version has limited functionality/full feature trial is available.