A variety of software tools, websites, and techniques are available which can enhance the delivery and facilitation of "live teaching" over an interactive videoconference. Whether you are connecting to your students LIVE via Google Hangout Meets, GoToMeeting, Zoom, BlueJeans, or another synchronous videoconferencing platform, these tools can help you make live lessons more interactive and engaging. Additional apps and strategies are available on our "Modules" pages.

Interactive Presentations

  1. Desmos for teachers and for students (free - not just for math!)

  2. Nearpod ($)

  3. Pear Deck for Google Slides ($)

  4. GoFormative

  5. Socrative

  6. OneNote

Live Whiteboard

  1. Share iPad Screen via QuickTime Player (free - MacOS/iOS)

Collaborative Whiteboard

  1. Jamboard by Google (free)

Polling and Quizzes

  1. Google Forms (free)

  2. kahoot.com (free)

  3. Wooclap (free for K-12)

  4. Mentimeter (free & paid tiers)

  5. quizizz.com

  6. PollEverywhere (freemium $)

Interactive Writing

  1. Google Docs (free)

  2. Online Sticky Notes: lino or Padlet ($)

Collaborative Mind Maps

  1. Coggle