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software for online tutoring

Discussion in 'Private tutors' started by Boardingmaster, Feb 21, 2020.

  1. Boardingmaster

    Boardingmaster New commenter


    I have recently started tutoring online, and feel my tech setup isn’t quite right. I currently use zoom with a webcam attached to my laptop, and I also share my ipad screen over zoom, usually a pdf document I have open in goodnotes.

    this works ok as pupils can use their ipads to write on the screen, but they aren’t writing in the document itself, and once the screen is full they have to erase their work, they can’t scroll down. Is there a better way of doing it so that pupils can actually write on the document itself whilst still talking over zoom? I an happy to pay for software if there is something that could achieve this.

    many thanks

  2. phatsals

    phatsals Senior commenter

    I use Idroo, I know there are others but I'm happy with this one.
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  3. Boardingmaster

    Boardingmaster New commenter

    Many thanks, I’ll definitely look into it.
  4. phatsals

    phatsals Senior commenter

    There's a free version you can try, but it's only about 9euro a month for full functions including saving all work etc. I use it with a Wacom tablet.
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  5. jean_daligault

    jean_daligault New commenter

    Bitpaper does the job for me.
  6. Mrsmumbles

    Mrsmumbles Star commenter

    I am trialling this now...only query I have with bitpaper is do the site owners keep copies of all our work?
  7. lynden7

    lynden7 New commenter

    How about a change in how we teach? For writing, we set a task and ask the student to email the result. We use our prep time to assess it then use the teaching time to discuss it and do exercises that relate to issues that come up?
    citct likes this.

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