Using digital in your teaching

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Need help planning your digital lessons, or looking for more ideas and fun activities you can do with your class, face-to-face or remotely? Take a look at the tips and resources on this page to help you along the way.

Planning your digital lesson

Overcome the challenges of teaching online, increase your confidence, and get started with some creative online activities to motivate your students in this paper.

Making the shift from the physical to the remote classroom? Prepare to teach online and learn the essential functions of the remote classroom with these guides:

What do you teach when you have reduced contact hours with your students? Learn to make the most of the available classroom time and prioritize what you teach in class and outside of the lesson with these guides:

Want to encourage your learners to read more with the help of e-book graded readers? Get your learners started with extensive reading online, build their reading habits and keep them motivated to continue their reading journey with this guide.

Guide to using e-book graded readers
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Discover new tools and teaching tips to help you implement effective online learning. Explore the challenges of teaching online and top tips for how to overcome them to help your students achieve their learning goals.

Managing Online Learning focus paper
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Are you preparing to mix face-to-face classroom teaching with remote teaching? Blended learning is a flexible and dynamic approach that can be applied to any teaching context. Use our resources to learn more about blending your classes:

Blended Learning: from theory to practice – webinar recording, presentation slides and blog

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The Complete Guide to Running a Blended Learning Course

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Adapt what you do in the physical classroom to the virtual classroom using teleconferencing technology and your students’ smartphones. Find ideas for getting your students to learn together wherever they are:


Learn how to mix ‘synchronous’ live learning with ‘asynchronous’ independent study in this paper.

The Flipped Classroom focus paper (PDF, 0.7MB)

Take a look at our flipped classroom teaching tip for the Online Practice and Teacher’s Resources in your OUP course.

Go to teaching tip (PDF, 0.2MB)

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Keeping students engaged during your lesson

It can be challenging to engage students for entire lessons. Here are some tips to keep learners focused online and in your face-to-face lessons.

Top tips to keep your students motivated during online learning blog

Introduce online activities into your lessons with our interactive and automatically marked Google Forms activity packs:

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Test your learners’ knowledge and understanding of grammar with these interactive exercises.

Go to Learn & Practise Grammar

Develop reading, writing, listening and speaking skills using your digital course book resources, the tools on your remote learning platform or the features and apps on your students’ smartphones. Here are some ideas to help you get started:

For more tips on teaching the four skills in the remote classroom, read our guides on teaching online:

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Introducing new language in the remote classroom doesn’t have to be different from the physical classroom - share the materials on screen and check your students’ understanding. Take a look at our grammar and vocabulary tips:

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Vocabulary game teaching tip (PDF, 0.1MB)

Test your learners’ knowledge and understanding of grammar with these interactive exercises.

Go to Learn & Practise Grammar

Setting homework and self-study activities

Set a digital task using the Online Practice in your OUP course.

Go to teaching tip (PDF, 0.1MB)

Learn how to flip your classroom and set ‘asynchronous’ homework activities before the lesson in this paper.

The Flipped Classroom focus paper (PDF, 0.7MB)

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Try this flipped classroom activity for the Online Practice and Teaching Resources in your OUP course.

Go to activity (PDF, 0.2MB)

Flipped teaching with primary students: it’s not just about more homework – register for the webinar.

Test your learners’ knowledge and understanding of grammar with these interactive exercises. Perfect for a quick homework task!

Go to Learn & Practise Grammar

Language learning doesn’t have to stop when your students leave the class. Read about apps for home learning in these blogs:

Explore the benefits and challenges of mobile learning and how to bring educational apps into your teaching in this paper.

Mobile Apps for English Language Teaching focus paper
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Students can learn English and practise in their own time with the latest language learning resources on our Learning English with Oxford blog. Here’s a taster of what’s on the blog:

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Learn more about Oxford Digital

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