3 Ways to Teach Your Students Virtually


Video conferencing with students

Don't let the coronavirus outbreak keep you from connecting with your students!


With schools everywhere suddenly closing, many teachers are wondering how to maintain contact with their students. Fortunately, today’s technologies make this incredibly easy, as long as your students have access to a connected device.


Here are three tools you can use to stay connected:


Zoom

Zoom

This is a cloud platform for video and audio conferencing, collaboration, chat, and webinars across all sorts of devices. At Cyber Civics we use Zoom all the time to show teachers how to download and teach our lessons, to conduct online meetings, and even to give webinars. Zoom is incredibly easy to use (here is a video that shows you how to use it for videoconferencing). And the best news? Zoom CEO Eric Yuan just announced that he is giving K-12 schools this videoconferencing tool for FREE. You can learn more about this here.




Skype

Skype

Skype is free downloadable software offered by Microsoft that works across all devices. It lets you speak to, see, and instant message anyone who also has a Skype account. Up to 50 people can be on a Skype video call and Microsoft makes it very simple to download and use its software, outlining the steps here.<