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top 5 best free apps for online teaching and classes

Written by: Moeeza Azeem

Online teaching is increasingly becoming a viable source of income for a large number of people all over the world. It is widely adopted because it has a few distinct advantages over traditional teaching methods. 

Work-hour flexibility, the opportunity to reach a bigger audience, the usage of basic devices, and the availability of online resources are just a few of the advantages that stick out.

Best free apps for online teaching 2022

Top 5 best free online teaching apps for teachers 2022


If you are a teacher and want to teach online, you can use any of the following apps and tools. Just install these apps, ask your students to join, and start teaching. These apps are best for online teachers and who want to take private classes.

Online teaching businesses or online academies can be run using these apps. So, these apps are free to use without any limit. Here is the list of the top five best android and windows apps with a brief introduction and advantages.

1. Skype

Skype is a free video communication app that is simple to use. Teachers and students can connect online for a class using Skype's simple tools. 

Skype has easy-to-use video, audio, and chat services that may be turned on and off as needed. Teachers can easily swap files and data with students, review homework, and take tests by sharing files with a few simple clicks.

Key features:

● Screen Recording
● Polling
● PowerPoint Presentations

Ease of use:

You can easily see download Skype, sign up and use its features. It also consists of a help page that assists you in solving the problem you're facing.

Accessibility options:

It offers narrated screen reader, voiceovers, magnifier, High-contrast settings and speech recognition to convert speech to texts to assist people with hearing or seeing disabilities.

Access and rating:

  • Access: -------------->  All PCs, mobile phones, and tablets can use the tool
  • Class size limit: ----> Upto hundred people.
  • No. of download: --> 1B+
  • Rating: --------------> 4.3/ 5 stars

2. Google Classrooms

Google Classroom is so far the best app for online teaching. It is a free application introduced as a feature of Google Apps for Educational purposes. It helps teachers to communicate with students, organize, collaborate and manage assignments.

Teachers can create a classroom and then share the code with the students or invite them by their e-mail address.

Key Features:

● Live Classes
● Custom Grading System
● Virtual Discussion in class
● Small size and lightweight
● Assignments system
● quick set and login

Accessibility:

It allows people with low vision to use screen readers. On iOS, the Google Classroom Mobile app works with VoiceOver, while on Android, it works with TalkBack.

Access and rating:

  • Access: -------------->  All PCs, mobile phones, and tablets can use the tool
  • Class size limit: ----> Unlimited
  • No. of download: --> 100M+
  • Rating: --------------> 3.1/ 5 stars
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3. Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams is a wonderful app for teachers and educational institutions to use to help them build a space where they can better engage with students. The platform incorporates many features to ensure that the quality experience from holding an online class to collaborating on a document as a class.

Video chat, assignments, interactive documents, auto-grading, and much more are all available in Teams.

Key features:

● Storing documents in SharePoint
● Auto Recording
● Screen sharing
● Auto grading
● Assignments
● Video and text chat
● Easy to use
● Easy Sign up
● Fast speed


Access and rating:

  • Access: -------------->  All PCs,  iPhones, iPads, and Android devices
  • Class size limit: ----> 300
  • No. of download: --> 100M+
  • Rating: --------------> 4.2/ 5 stars

4. Zoom

Since the beginning of the global pandemic, there has been a significant number of people have started using Zoom for, team huddles, online teaching and business meetings.

Teachers can reach a large audience through this app.

It is basically a video conferencing app and has no LMS features, and while few users have expressed their issues about the security, it has aided many students and teachers.

Features:

● Video conferencing
● Schedule meetings
● Customize your background
● User friendly
● Screen reader
● Full control in the hands of the teacher


Ease of use:

Zoom is user-friendly. Once you're set up and signed in, you only need a click to start a class.

Access and rating:

  • Access: -------------->  All PCs,  iPhones, iPads, and Android devices
  • Class size limit: ----> 300
  • No. of download: --> 500M+
  • Rating: --------------> 4.0/ 5 stars
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5. Google Meet

Google Meet, like Zoom, is a video conferencing app. Many teachers and schools use Google meet to take classes in this Pandemic situation.

It's a wonderful platform for communicating with students and taking classes, but it doesn't have a learning management system.

Features:

● Unlimited meetings
● Video conferencing
● Live capture
● Screen sharing
● Messaging


Ease of use:

Zoom is easy to use and highly user-friendly. Anyone can download the app and use it for teaching purposes.

Accessibility:


It gives the ability to add captions in live class and produce automated transcripts. It also supports Screen Reader.
 

Access and rating:

  • Access: -------------->  All PCs,  iPhones, iPads, and Android devices
  • Class size limit: ----> 100
  • No. of download: --> 100M+
  • Rating: --------------> 3.9/ 5 stars
We hope that now you can choose any of these apps and start teaching online. 

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