- 3 years ago
- Wedding: January 2014
Hi Bee’s –
I am teaching English on-line for a company right now.
I have been hearing a little bit about teachers not teaching on line with companies but rather using a platform to teach on like skype or ‘wix.’ There seem to be more and more teaching platforms out there to choose from.
I wanted to correct some info I had here and add some info I finally found on line about teaching platforms:
With the free version you can:
– Call anyone who as a Skype account.<br />- Send instant and video messages.<br />- Take part in group calls (only using two webcams).
To get group video calls and screen sharing you will need to upgrade to the premium service ($9.99 per month).
Not to be confused with Google Hangouts on Air, Google Hangouts is similar to Skype, but is much more fun to use, has no premium version, and has many more features.
Here is what you can do with Google Hangouts (all for free):
– Call anyone with a Google account.<br />- Use your webcam for video calls.<br />- Chat using the chat box.<br />- Share your screen.<br />- Embed Youtube videos.<br />- Use a whiteboard (through an application called Cacoo).<br />- Record the hangout.<br />- And, you can have fun using Google effects
With the free plan you can:
– Host HD video and audio lessons.<br />- Host group lessons (40 minute max).<br />- Share your screen.<br />- Embed videos (and play the audio from the video).<br />- Have private and group chats.<br />- Schedule and have recurring lessons.<br />- Kick people out of the meeting (great for lessons with children!).
To get unlimited time for the group lessons (and to get some other features) it costs $9.99 per month. It’s easy to sign up through Google or Facebook, and the application is very small in size and very fast. When you arrange meetings you have the option to make them recurring, and it automatically adds the meetings you arrange to your online calendar of choice.
Here is what you can do with WizIQ:
– Upload course content (PDFs, videos, power point slides, spreadsheets) so that only those in the course can access them.<br />- Give live lessons that are automatically recorded, and can be download.<br />- Give assignments within the course; your students can submit them, and then you can give feedback privately.<br />- Set multiple choice tests.
And this service is $19.00 dollars per month and an extra $10.00 a month for ‘teacher promotion’ whatever that is.
Promoting your on line teaching services…
This is a new area for me but I was wondering how people promote their on line teaching services? I do live abroad if that makes a difference. I was wondering if people use craigslist, print out cards and hand them to people standing in line on Saturday morning in Walmart, try to talk to some private school directors or just put up a flyer at the bus stop. To be honest here in Mexico when people promote something they usually hand out flyers to students when they get out of school at the end of the day. I could do that I guess. I was just wondering what others do.
And if anyone has used the WIX promoting thing for the extra $10.00 per month please let me know how that works and if it is worth it.
- This topic was modified 2 years, 6 months ago by chica95110.