The Best Apps to Help You Teach Art Remotely


Art Education and the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

There are a lot out there. Apps that take video, apps that filter photos, apps that animate, apps that share information, apps that block information, apps that help you meditate—the list goes on. With apps pretty much helping you with anything besides flying to the moon, it is no wonder art educators are using apps and other online platforms to help reach their students. With the recent rise in school closures, due to coronavirus, it is no wonder teachers are not only using but relying upon these technology tools to teach.


Here are 9 online platforms and apps that work best for reaching students when you can’t be with them in the classroom:

1. Seesaw

This app allows you to create activities and lessons to share with students and families. Learn more with Digital Portfolios and So Much More . . . (Ep. 112)

2. Google Classroom

Organize and share content directly with students. Plus, it connects all the other cool parts of Google with it.

3. TikTok

Why not get in on the fun of the short-form mobile videos? Make a silly one for your students. Listen to see how these videos can be beneficial. Let them know you are thinking about them. Plus, this app can be monitored by families and parents.

4. Remind

Reach students, parents, and colleagues where they are via their phones. If your community can text, they can use this app.

5. Screencastify

Easily record, edit, and share videos with your students. All from your desktop computer.

6. ClassDojo

Build a whole classroom community, the best part is, it’s free!

7. Edmodo

Send messages, share class materials, and make learning available anywhere.

9. Educreations

Record your voice and iPad screen to share lessons and ideas.

9. Tinkercad

An app where you can design anything! Especially for created 3-D design, electronics, and coding.

Learn more here!

While this is not a comprehensive list, these apps and platforms might fit the needs of you and your students when you cannot be physically present.

What apps and platforms do you prefer? 

What apps and platforms do your students enjoy the most? 

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Megan Dehner

Megan Dehner, an art and Spanish language educator, is a former AOEU Writer. She believes in empowering art teachers with resources and knowledge to overcome barriers students may face in the art room.

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