Resources, tips and ideas for teaching online

For some of us, working from home is not a new thing. On the other hand, some of you may be feeling as if you are left playing catch up. Here we look at a range of resources and tools which you can access to facilitate learning and working online.  


Education and Training Foundation (ETF) online training packages 

The Education and Training Foundation (ETF) offers a number of online staff training resources many of which are free to access.  

Visit the ETF website to find out more about the ETF’s EdTech and Digital Skills Support. 


Free webinars from the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) 

The ETF has also produced a selection of webinars to support you during this time.

Tips for online delivery 

There are some great articles and resources available to help you when it comes to remote learning and working. We have picked out a selection below:  

  1. The Teacher Toolkit website has published the following articles listing resources you may find useful: 
  1. Pearson, the education publishing and assessment company to schools and corporations, has published a range of tools, training and tips on teaching and learning online. These includes free access to secondary and revision online curriculum resources, with access toebooksand revision guides and distance learning support. You may also be interested in accessing resources on mindfulness, which include techniques you can practise with your teachers, parents and learners. Visit the Pearson website. 
  2. The University of College (UCL) website offers some useful articles and information on moving to online teaching and supervision, with tips on teaching online and where to start. You can also read more about delivering online lecturers remotely, providing digital content for remote individual study, guidance on facilitating online seminars, and group study and information to support remote tutorials and project supervision. Visit the UCL website ‘Teaching continuity’ pages for more information
  3. Google for Education offers a range of distance learning resources for educators affected by Covid-19. Learn more about Google Hangout Meet, distance learning strategies, preparing students to learn from home with Chromebooks, and how to use Google Forms, Google Classroom and Google Docs. Visit the Google for Education website
  4. FutureLearn, the social learning platform, has launched a free online course to support educators affected by Covid-19. The free online course, called ‘How to Teach Online: Providing Continuity for Students’, is designed to support educators currently faced with the move to online teaching as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. Visit the FutureLearn website.  
  5.   ‘Educating despite the Covid-19 outbreak: lessons from Singapore'. Read this blog, published on the World University Rankings website.  
  6. Jisc, the UK’s not for profit education and research services providers, has published a blog on the rise of phishing scam during the global pandemic. You can also read more about the ‘human side’ of homeworking, creating the next generation of digital leaders and checking your tech as part of your coronavirus planning. Visit the Jisc website


Article written by Julia Faulks, ETF’s Communications Editor.