TEACHING ON LINE

Getting Started – Teaching on Line

Having your own website is important if you want to have a long-term career teaching online, because it gives you control over your hours, teaching style, rate of pay, and more.  

Google Sites for Teacher Web Pages and Student Projects


However it’s completely fine to start your career by teaching for another site. You can work at an established site and slowly transitioned into working freelance.

Here are a few reputable websites to use. I recommend doing your own research before accepting a job with any online company.
Italki – This is a great marketplace for teachers and students to meet. Depending on your credentials, you can register as a teacher or an informal tutor. You set your own hours and pay rate. Students book classes through the calendar system and the classes are held through Skype.
WizIQ –This is a web-conferencing website that allows teachers to create public classes that multiple students can join. It is more than just a website; it is also a community of dedicated teachers and highly motivated students.

Make Money Teaching Online: How to Land Your First Academic Job, Build Credibility, and Earn a Six-Figure Salary

Amazon Book $2.49  

Gets good reviews. 

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Sell Online Courses

Just as you can teach and sell worksheets and lesson plans online, so too can you create and sell courses. The benefit of this approach is that you can put in an investment of time and energy up front, and then focus on less intensive marketing efforts while your course sells indefinitely. The more courses you offer, the more revenue streams you’ll create.
Great sites for this include Gumroad, Digital Chalk, WizIQ, and many more.

15 Platforms to Publish and Sell Online Courses (and Counting)


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Write an eBook

Yes, writing a book is never an easy or quick process, but it may not be as labor intensive as you think, as long as you choose a subject about which you already have a fair amount of knowledge. Have you, for example, developed a radical new teaching method that any teacher within your subject area would benefit from learning? How about compiling your lessons and worksheets into a more formal kind of textbook so that you’ve put together a course, rather than selling your materials one by one? Or how about writing down your lectures to be read on the go?
The deeper within the how-to genre your eBook falls, the quicker it will be to construct – all the more so if your topic fits neatly within your day-to-day subject area. With self-publishing tools like Create Space, you can sell your eBook on Amazon, or you can either sell or give your book away for free as part of a course you post on a site like Udemy.
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12 Tips for Using YouTube to Promote 

Most people are afraid to use YouTube to promote their business. But you shouldn’t be and here’s why: the most popular videos aren’t professional productions. They’re just a girl or guy, that gets in front of a camera and talks about what he/she knows best. No expensive equipment required.

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We are curating the best learning material on the web and making it accessible on our platform. These resources are carefully reviewed and categorised for a high quality experience.

Our search engine cuts through the clutter and allows you to search on a wide range of extra variables such as purpose, age group, format, time to learn and source.

Each day thousands of teachers search for learning material through TeachPitch. They each have their own personal library system to save, share, rate and review all the material they find.

Each resource has a content page that gives you lots of useful information. Take a look at our usage data, reviews, ratings and other learning suggestions before actually clicking on the link.

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K-8 Intro to Computer Science is a free course that aims to demystify computer science and show K-8 students that it’s fun, collaborative, and creative. The course is designed to motivate students and educators to continue learning computer science to improve real world relationships, connections, and life. 

Code.org® is a non-profit dedicated to expanding access to computer science, and increasing participation by women and underrepresented minorities. Our vision is that every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer science, just like biology, chemistry or algebra. Code.org organizes the annual Hour of Code campaign which has engaged 10% of all students in the world, and provides the leading curriculum for K-12 computer science in the largest school districts in the United States. Code.org is supported by generous donors including Microsoft, Facebook, the Infosys Foundation, Google, Omidyar Network, and many more
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Every young person should have the opportunity to learn computer science skills and, by extension, gain a better understanding of how the technology works, since it will impact so many aspects of their lives. A grant announced today will help more youth get that opportunity.

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A Plan to Teach Every Child Computer Science

A group of nonprofits and educators wants all students, even kindergartners, to know the fundamentals.
A group of nonprofits, educators, tech companies, states, and districts want to change that. And after more than a year of work, a carefully crafted yet adaptable framework for what computer-science education should look like at each grade level went live this week. The writers hope it will help more states craft standards and ultimately bring the subject to classrooms across the country.
The K-12 Computer Science Framework is a “response to the history of inequity in computer science,” said Pat Yongpradit, the chief academic officer at Code.org, one of the organizations steering the initiative.
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Teaching Kids Computer Science

Below are a few of my finds for primary and elementary aged children.

Resources

·                    Code.Org offers tutorials, curriculum and many more resources to students and teachers (k-12)
·                    Mitch Resnick’s Ted Talk creates the sense of urgency and makes us understand why we should focus on computer science education
·                    Kahn Academy is a supporter of teaching computer science on many levels and offers many resources
·                    Marshall Brain: Teaching Kids How to Write Computer Programs
·                    Edutopia

Online Fun

·                    Code Monsters – As an adult who knows nothing about computer programming, I learned a lot from this game. It is very visual. Code on the left and the result on the right. The game also offers prompts that truly help the user learn the connection.
·                    Magic Pen – Be patient with this one loading up! It is worth it.
·                    Fantastic Contraption – there are a lot of ads on this site but again be patient the free online game is worth it.
·                    Tynker Games has tons to offer children across a range of a


The folly of teaching computer science to high school kids 

Well the good news is that the test scores of New York City public-school students are up this year from last. The bad news is that still barely a third of them passed math or reading tests.


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On this site create your own courses and make money.
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You’ve spent time and energy learning the ins and outs of your topic, so why not earn money with your ‘know-how?’ There are people out there willing to pay for your knowledge. Create an online course and earn revenue from your expertise, even while you sleep!


The hard part is over!

People spend years becoming experts and gathering enough content in order to teach. Well, good news. You have the content and you have the experience. Now learn how to take that content and produce online courses that work for you.  

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The G Suite for Education (formerly called Google Apps for Education) core services are the heart of Google’s educational offering to schools. The core services are Gmail (including Inbox by Gmail), Calendar, Classroom, Contacts, Drive, Docs, Forms, Groups, Sheets, Sites, Slides, Talk/Hangouts and Vault. These services are provided under the G Suite agreement.
Schools can use G Suite core services in compliance with COPPA and FERPA. G Suite core services contain no advertising and do not use information in those services for advertising purposes.
More than 50 million students, teachers and administrators in almost every country in the world rely on G Suite to learn and work together. We are committed to protecting the privacy and security of all our users, including students.


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How  teachers can use social media to boost their CPD – live chat   Continued Professional Development

 

Join us to share your ideas, questions, concerns and experiences on using social media for CPD. Our experts will be online during the time noted above, but comments are open now if you would like to post questions or suggestions in advance. You can also send questions for the panel by tweeting us @GuardianTeach or by emailing nicola.slawson.casual@theguardian.com


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Teachers hear it all the time: Using social media will help increase professional development opportunities, it will engage students, and it can help students make real-world connections between what they’re learning and future career paths.
But how, exactly, can teachers begin? Some are quite social media-savvy, and others are unsure of where to turn. An infographic containing information from Edudemic, the National Education Association, Facebook, and more serves as a useful social media resource for teachers, curriculum directors, and technology integrators.
Educators can use social media to connect, notify, teach, and curate.
Facebook, one of the most widely-used social media tools, can help teachers improve their communication with students through Facebook group messages or group chats. Teachers can create a Facebook page for a class and can post events, notes, and assignment due dates, and can go one step further and ask students to engage in discussions about what they’re learning.
Through Twitter, teachers can post supplementary materials, such as links to relevant articles and videos, that students can access outside of class on their mobile or home devices. Choosing and using one hash tag with tweets will let students follow a conversation and see every tweet on that topic, as long as the tweet contains the chosen hash tag. Setting up a specific feed this way lets an entire class monitor the discussion–they can even reference older discussions from previous units or semesters.
Twitter also lets teachers and students connect with other students and educators. Maybe more importantly, it can link students with subject matter experts and professionals in certain fields–helping students form links between what they learn in the classroom and where that knowledge can take them in college or the workforce.
Create a series of Youtube lessons….make it private and share only with students.
Learn about how one teacher, Mike Christiansen, a 9th grade social studies teacher at Kent-Meridian High School in Kent, WA, uses YouTube in his classroom to transform it into a 21st century learning environment.

Students of all ages - learn something new today at YouTube.com/Education!