Remote Teaching

Remote Teaching

Other Non-Rowan Supported Teaching Tools

Please note that Rowan IRT does NOT support any of the following tools. Do NOT contact them with questions on these.

Return to the Rowan Resources and Suggestions for Faculty ~ Pedagogical Recommendations for Teaching Remotely

General TipsCommunication ~ Class Meetings ~ Office Hours ~ Assignment Ideas ~ Discussion Ideas ~ Lectures ~ Feedback & Assessment ~ Other Resources

General Tips 

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Communication

  • Zoom  - video conferencing which is free for personal use for up to 40 minute sessions. However, currently, Zoom is extending the time limit for educators
  • Remind - is a popular group texting app with students
  • Groupme - is another popular group texting app
  • Free Conference Call - allows you to use your phone for conference calling
  • Slack - a collaboration tool, popular with the College of Engineering
  • WeChat - Chat instantly via voice, text, photo or video messages and can Use the walkie-talkie mode with up to 40 friends.
  • Twitter - create a hashtag for discussion, updates on on-going projects, etc.
  • Facebook - create a class page
  • Skype

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Class Meetings

  • Zoom  - video conferencing which is free for personal use for up to 40 minute sessions. However, currently, Zoom is extending the time limit for educators

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Office Hours

  • Zoom  - video conferencing which is free for personal use for up to 40 minute sessions. However, currently, Zoom is extending the time limit for educators
  • Your phone for 1-1
  • Skype

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Assignment Ideas

  • Create an assignment on material that would have been covered that requires students to be creative
  • Give students a partially started concept map on the material for students to complete. 
  • Collaborate using Padlet
    • Share text, photos, documents, web links, video, and music

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Discussion Ideas

  • Use Twitter to create a hashtag for discussion, updates on on-going projects, etc.
  • Create a VoiceThread to discuss images, videos & documents asynchronously
  • Use Flipgrid - social learning tool that uses video to reflect, discuss and showcase what students are learning, making, reading, solving, experiencing, etc.

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Lectures & Class Materials

  • Use or create a YouTube video instead of or for your lecture. Remember keep them short!
  • Zoom - to record lectures and save them to the cloud
  • Loom - video recorder: screen, Webcam, mic - Free for educators until July 1, 2020
  • Whiteboards
    • AAW Board - makes drawing and collaboration easy. Free
    • WebWhiteboard -  instantly draw and write together online. Free.
      Nothing to install or learn. Collaborative. Passwords and accounts are entirely optional.
    • Ziteboard - Free lightweight whiteboard website which works on any device: laptops, tablets, mobile devices – optimized for both iPad's Safari and Google Chrome on laptops. Collaborative
  • Presentation tools
    • Prezi
    • Presentation Tube - provides video recording tool and online video platform to help presenters record, publish and share presentations
    • Educreations - Simple whiteboard tool that you can record with
    • VoiceThreaddiscuss video, images & documents, popular online asynchronous teaching tool
    • Pear Deck - Pear Deck for Google Slides Add-on, you can add interactive questions to your presentations right from Google Slides.
    • Sutori - a collaborative instructional presentation tool
  • Do a screencast  
  • Create an audio recording that can be shared through email or uploaded to Blackboard or Canvas
  • Use Twitter to create a hashtag for discussion, updates on on-going projects, etc.
  • Thisten - network of transcripts of talks, presentations, videos, podcasts and so much more
  • Insert Learning - Google Chrome Extension - Teachers can insert questions, discussions, and insight directly into any Web site
  • Padlet - Share text, photos, documents, web links, video, and music collaborately

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Feedback & Assessment

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Other Resources

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Revised 3/14/2020