So are you looking for things for online teaching?
Well many people think that online teaching is very hard and they need training to teach others online. Well if we think about those who have less knowledge about technology it may be hard for them to teach online.
But if you read this article carefully you can learn to set up your own online class at your home or anywhere you want. For that, you just need to spend a couple of bucks or you can borrow some simple things to start your online classes.
To teach online you need to have things like a camera, a microphone, a computer, good lighting, high-speed internet connection with a quiet, and peaceful surroundings.
let’s see what are the common things you need to run a online class.
Things to buy to open your first online class.
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Software or Platform
To start teaching online and things for online teaching. First of all, you need to have a software or platform that you can use to teach others. Software like TalentLMS, Thinkific, iTunes is the best in the market. But if you use that you have to spend some money.
As per my knowledge, google classroom is the best and free tool you can use to start teaching online. Also, It comes with the support of various devices so that you can use it anywhere. With the help of these multiple files and documents can be between teacher and students.
Another great platform that billions of people use is youtube. If you don’t want to use any software or anything just use this. You can upload videos or do live streaming to interact with students.
If you are a beginner you should first use youtube first then move to any platform.
Camera or smartphone
A camera is the most important device to start any type of online activity that should be the first for things for online teaching. The most important thing it does is that it creates the appearance of you when you teach others and students can link with you when you teach.
Although some teachers use a whiteboard or online platforms like whiteboard.fi and idroo.com but students can see the content only. The main reason to use a camera is that students can see you and you can create the atmosphere the same as the classroom.
Now I don’t recommend you to buy a separate camera for teaching if you don’t have a budget. Nowadays smartphones also have very good camera quality you can use that too. But if you have done teaching for 3-4 months or want to spend some money on a good cam than you can go for that.
Microphone or lapel mics.
Microphones are very important so that the person who is watching you in the online class should get what you teach. And that comes with the good audiovisual quality.
If you make videos on whiteboard animation then you must buy a mic to record your videos. A decent collar mic would cost you around 200-1000 Rs but I recommend you use a mic more than 500 rs due to the quality of cheaper mics.
After that, once you got the mic it’s time to record it on a good software or app. While live online class, you can not make your sound quality better unless you use a good mic. But for videos, you upload is to be edited people more focus on editing video not the sound quality.
To get good voice you can use free software like Audacity in Pc and if you record audio on phone then use Dolby On Application which is great i personally use it.
To make your list of things for online teaching the most important is to have a good internet connection. if you use mobile internet (like 4g) then it will cost you more compared to a fixed internet connection.
As some times teaching online the session or duration of one class maybe longer. So if you live stream or upload your videos it may take you a couple of Gigabyte to upload it.
So as per my point of view you should have a good fixed internet connection with unlimited upload/download speed. And also keep in mind to make your videos in not more than 480p so that the site may not be increased as it is decent quality to see any video.
A short video of 10-15 minutes can be on a high definition quality of 720p but not more than that.
This is an optional thing you can buy to give your class a more professional look. Lights play an important role while you make the videos.
If you use blackboard or white board for making video than the source of the light should be behind the camera. So that it can directly fall on you are the content you are teaching.
Try to use room that has more windows in it to use the natural lighting for making videos.
But if you make videos in dark room then artificial lighting is to be used and that too with a good one.
More things you can use for online teaching.
If you own a coaching class or teach large number of students than you can use custom made t-shirts. Many famous online teaching institute use them so that they can show their branding.
You can also do that buy making your custom t-shirts by locally or giving online orders to sites like Vistaprints, Printland and etc.
Rember to use only color t-shirt either black or white don’t go for any fancy colors as people will be distracted.
Taking about the online presence almost every big and small-medium business has or moves towards getting a website. Website are really important if you own a coaching class or a educational institution.
You can hire a web developer to make your website but make sure not to pay more price for a website.
A simple website can be made with 6000-7000 Rs/yr with a web developer and complex sites will cost you more than 15000-20000/Rs.
Products you can buy
As i have give you the idea about the best things you require for the online classes. i have made list of some the best products you can buy online to start the classes ASAP.
Now I will share the links of some products that you can buy online and you can help me if you purchase it from the below links to get things for online teaching.