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A list of the most important equipment for teaching online.
Are you are a recently hired online English teacher, or a public school teacher who is now required to teach virtually from home? Setting up your online classroom doesn’t have to be hard. Find out what equipment for teaching online is necessary to get started successfully.
In the online teaching world, there are a few items that are necessary to have a good classroom environment and to give high quality lessons for your students.
It is important to have a fun and beautiful background. If you teach English online, then part of the parent’s reviews will relate to your classroom environment. You do not want to have a plain wall for your background in your classroom.
It is also important to have high quality equipment for your lessons. You want to make sure you have the best equipment and internet to give your students a good experience.
Here are some commonly needed items for your online classroom setup.
The most important thing you will need besides your computer is a pair of good quality headphones. I have used these for over a year with no issues.
I strongly recommend headphones that are noise cancelling and that have a mute button. (Especially if you have kids at home.) You will also need a pair that has a microphone. (Headphones on Amazon)
Obviously, to become an online teacher you will need a laptop or an Ipad. I always use my laptop but some people prefer to use an Ipad, especially if they travel while teaching. Purchase a laptop or an Ipad.
If you are teaching English online, then you are required to decorate your classroom with an educational background. If you are a virtual teacher or teaching for Outschool, you may also be interested in decorating your classroom.
There are so many different ways to do this. You can pick up some fun seasonal decor from the Target dollar spot every few months to give your classroom a fresh look. You can also pick up educational posters at your local dollar store.
One of my favorite items in my online classroom setup is my world map. The one I use is pictured below.
I hope this list helps you get the right equipment for teaching online successfully. What other items do you have in your classroom?
Don’t forget to check out our list of props (teaching aids) that may also come in handy to complete your classroom.
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