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Many teachers are going to find in abundance several tools and resources for teaching English online. In this article, we are going to focus on 50 tools for teaching English online.

I am going to share excellent websites and a brief about them, along with a link to try them out. Perhaps spend some time looking at them and figuring out how they can be useful in the classroom.

A teacher cannot use all of them at the same time; however, they will find at least 5 to 10 that are useful in teaching English online easier.

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1. NEARPOD

– Perhaps the favorite on this list.

Keep track of student participation in class with this free application. It is also useful in helping create a personalized lesson for students based on the feedback received.

Try Nearpod if you have not already.

2. PADLET

Use this tool to create a collaborative environment for student group projects. It is fun and easy to use. Try padlet.

3. BIBLIONASIUM

If a teacher wants to create a reading assignment for students and monitor their reading progress, this is the perfect tool. Try Biblionasium

4 .ZOHO SURVEY

Get real-time feedback on how students view a class with this survey tool. Students can access it via their mobile devices. Try Zoho Survey

5. VOCAROO

Make classroom presentations even more interesting by inserting a voice note. You do not need any additional app with this particular tool. Simply record and insert. Try Vocaroo

6. TRIVENTY

This mobile friendly app allows teachers to create quizzes that students can respond to in real time. Use their responses to assess their comprehension of your class lessons. Try Triventy

7. POLL EVERYWHERE

Like the Zoho survey app this helps you create a poll that you can obtain data from to help assess performance. Try Poll everywhere

8. QUIZLET

Give your quizzes an extra exciting with this particular tool and make learning extra fun for students. Try Quizlet

9. KAIZENA

Make homework assessment more interactive with this app. It allows you upload voice notes on the assignments that you give to your students. Try Kaizena 

10. DOTSTORMING

Need an interactive way to brainstorm topic ideas and lessons? Well, this is the one you should go for it is super easy to use. Try Dotstorming

11. EDULASTIC

As the name implies this is a flexible way to set up classes for your students and use the assessments to get feedback. Try Edulastic

12. FLIPGRID

I called this is the TiK ToK version of a learning tool in that you and your students can create 5 to 10 minutes video to share information on your lesson. Try Flipgrid

13. THE QUEUE

This is an educational chat tool that will allow you and your student to create a thread on specific topics, giving you the chance to get feedback from each other directly. But they have since changed their name but you can still try the queue

14. VERSO

Use this tool to set up a dedicated URL page for specific assignments and have students respond to that assignment with the platform you have created. Try Verso

15. SPARKPOST

Brighten up your teaching materials with creating additions using this particular app. It is fun, very engaging and can be used in mobile phones. Try sparkpost

16. PLICKERS

If the classroom has only one device, this is a tool that can help you collate assignments for each student and then assess their performance without requiring the student to possess a device. Try Plickers

17. NAIKU

Create short quizzes before and after a class to help you get an insight into your student’s comprehension levels. Try Naiku

18. GOOGLE FORMS

This is the right tool for you if you want a seamless collaborative work between your students and a platform for you to monitor their progress. Try Google forms

19. CONCEPT BOARD

Another collaborative tool that allows you multitask on different devices without losing track of your progress. Try Concept Board

20. MICROPOLL

Use this tool to add small pools to your learning platforms and then mine the data you get to improve your class lessons. Try Micropoll

21. CHATZY

If you want a chat forum that doesn’t make your students feel like they are still in class, this is perfect. Try Chatzy

22. LINO

This is an interactive virtual boards that allows your students put up sticky notes highlighting questions or comments that they have about the class lessons. Try Lino

23. REMIND

Do you want to check up on your student progress and also get the impute of their parents? This tool helps you do exactly that. Try Remind

24. SPIRAL

Get great feedback from your students without having to spend a lot of time creating polls or surveys. It is simple and easy to use. Try Spiral

25. SEESAW

Help your students keep track of their progress and get the parents involved in the process with this tool. Try Seesaw

26. PLAYPOSIT

Spice up the survey that you create with this particular to buy including interesting features to make your student even more interested in participating. Try Playposit 

27. CLASSROOM SCREEN

This is the perfect collection of tools that a teacher needs to conduct a class. It has timers, a drawing pad, a whiteboard, and many other tools to run an online classroom. Try classroom screen 

28. PIAZZA

Use this tool to create a more structured learning environment for your older students who prefer formal learning even though they are on a digital platform. Try Piazza

29. ANIMOTO

This is a creative way to get your student to participate in the class. It allows them to make fun 30-second videos about what they have just learned. Try Animoto

30. BUNCEE

This is another creating tool that is used to spice up the traditional digital learning mode. It has a lot of features that makes learning more interesting. Try buncee

31. CLASSKICK

Post assignments, access responses and then provide feedback with this amazing learning tool. Try Classkick

32. GOSOAPBOX

Minimize your digital and paper trail with an app that allows you to do everything on one platform without losing track of anything. Try Gosoapbox

33. MENTIMETER

In need of greater student participation in class? This is just the same as it allows your student vote on a question you have asked. Try Mentimeter

34. PEARDECK

Use this tool to prepare interactive presentations that your students can conveniently participate in from their mobile phones. Try Peardeck 

35. FORMATIVE

If your lesson plans involve many assignments, this tool is a great way to track those assignments, respond to the feedback from your students, and assess their performance. Try Formative 

36. ANSWER GARDEN

While you were trying to create a poll or brainstorm during class, this tool allows you to see the responses of your students the questions that you ask. Try Answer garden

37. FIVE CARD FLICKR

This tool features some influences from Flickr as it allows you to use the tag feature. It is excellent for creating a more visual environment. Try five card flicker

38. iBRAINSTORM

This is another app for iOS users to allow them participate in classes using their fingers or stylus. Try ibrainstorm

39. QUIA

Check out quizzes created by other educators and also create your own quiz using this fine tool. Try Quia

40. PROPROFS

Do you want to know how much your students know? Then use this app to create quizzes, polls and surveys. Try Proprofs

41. FORALLRUBRICS

Use this app to compute scores digitally and also assess data that will be relevant to your class work. The information that includes can be accessed online or offline. Try Forallrubrics

42. TAGXEDO

Get your students talking to one another and encourage them to share their opinions using this tool. Try Tagxedo

43. OBSURVEY

This is another tool for creating quizzes, polls and surveys easily without disrupting your flow of work. Try Obsurvey

44. COGGLE

Get into your students’ minds to understand how they think using this mind mapping tool. Try Coggle

45. AUDIONOTE

Are you having a hard time keeping notes? This device allows you to record and take notes on the go without distracting and can be shared with students for easy collaboration. Try Audionote

46. PEERGRADE

Assign peer work to your students anonymously to enable them to assess the work and then review it. You can also use this tool to create assignments for your students. Try Peergrade

47. SOCRATIVE

Keep boredom at bay by using this app to create fun learning games for your students. Try Socrative

48. VOXER

This is a voice recording to they can be integrated into the learning process and allows your students to record and listen to their ideas. Try Voxer 

49. WORDLE

Drive conversation in your classroom using this tool to generate a tag cloud based on the text that you enter into it. Try Wordle

50. YACAPACA

If you have tried some of the quiz generation tools that have been said here and still want something a little extra, you can try this one. Try Yacapaca

Finally thoughts

In this list you are sure to find at least 5 tools that you can use consistently to make your online classes fun, engaging and immersive. Using these tools along with the strategies found in this book on teaching English online will improve all aspects of teaching remotely. If I missed any that have been great for you, would you mind sharing in the comment section?

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