Remote teaching support

Ideas and resources for teachers working from home

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On-screen experiments

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Screen experiments

Interactive virtual laboratories to introduce students to experimental techniques and help them make the most of practical work, featuring titration and aspirin synthesis.

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PhET interactive simulations

Explore chemical concepts using these interactive simulations: covering acid-base solutions, Beer's Law, atomic structure, concentration and the pH scale

Teacher and student well-being

Approaches to remote teaching

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Taking a week-by-week approach to remote teaching


Help students manage their workload with weekly assignments and feedback

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How to make effective use of pre-recorded lessons


Try this great approach for introducing new content and letting learners rewatch to their heart’s desire

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Using investigations to engage your 11–14 students


Try this proven approach to remote teaching with your science classes

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How to use a slide show for a live lesson


Catherine Smith shares her strategy for teaching a remote lesson on the Hess cycle


How to run a quiz for distance learning


Kristy Turner shares the structure for a lesson using a semi-live approach to quizzing

Communicating with parents

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How to reply to parents’ questions about homeschooling


Advice on answering questions from parents and carers with children learning from home during the Covid-19 pandemic

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How to stay in touch while teaching remotely


Staying in touch when remote teaching is important, but what’s the best way to go about it as far as your students, their parents and your colleagues are concerned?

Remote feedback

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One simple way to provide quick and effective online feedback


Use objective-based marking to save time and engage students with online feedback

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Giving successful remote feedback


How to ensure you feed back effectively when students are learning at home

Remote technology

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Top tips to make the most of remote teaching technology


Teachers share their dos and don’ts of using Google and Microsoft remote offerings

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5 smart tips for using Google Classroom with your classes


Get started and uncover the secrets to teaching remotely

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5 teaching technologies to improve socially-distanced learning


One teacher reveals which technologies have improved their teaching in 2020. Which do you use?

Tips from the EEF

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How students learn effectively from home


Wondering how to nail remote teaching? The EEF shares some ideas to help you master content and strategy

What you need to know about flipped learning

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The fast guide to flipped learning


How to make the most of lesson time

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How to implement flipped learning in 2021


Flipped learning could save time and help close the attainment gap as education moves back to the classroom – here’s how to bring it into yours

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How to flip learning successfully remotely

2020-05-12T11:14:00+01:00By Bill Wilkinson

It’s the perfect approach for effective distance learning

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