Online education: how do teachers and students communicate?
published on 13.10.20
Communication between students and teachers is key to a good educational experience. With the move from face-to-face to online or hybrid education, many teachers have had to look for alternatives to recover the fluid communication they once had with students. For this reason, the use of specific applications designed to facilitate the dialogue between teachers and students has grown.
For example, the Remind application is an instant communication tool, a kind of “Whatsapp for teachers”. It has a quick and short notice board, with notices about internal regulations, about schedules, tutorials or exam reminders. The App also allows you to perform tasks or activities: quick tutorials, simple exercises or review papers and exams, as well as start discussions among students.
Notebloc is a similar application, it allows students to be in contact with teachers using only the camera on their cell phone. It is very useful for correcting and evaluating work.
Qids is an App that speeds up communication in schools, since it has chats with students, but also with their parents. It organizes parent groups, facilitating the creation of a whole community at the school.
In the same line, Classdojo is also designed for schools, connecting parents, students and teachers, keeping families informed about their children’s daily lives. Other very similar examples are TokApp School or Clickedu, with many options for classroom management and customer service.