Welcome to the dedicated resource page for Teach and GO. We are a website for teachers by teachers. All of us have worked previously as ESL teachers and as online teachers. We have created this page to sum up all our recommended gear across the website. Make sure to book mark this page as it’s updated regularly (February 2020).
Online Teacher Tech
Online teachers need some essential tech. Here are our top suggestions currently:
The Why Behind The List
Online teaching has some specific needs. A pair of headsets with a microphone is a good option as it helps reduce the ambient noise in your room. A webcam while not essential as most laptops have built in webcams is a great purchase because it is a vast improvement over your integrated webcam. An affordable ring light will also make your online class better too.
For our resource specific pages – you’ll find these the most helpful:
- Best headsets for online teaching.
- Our top picks for laptops for the online teacher.
- Supplemental, cheap video lighting for early morning class.
- Webcam upgrade options.
If you want to learn more about what we suggest, checkout our specific teaching essentials guides:
Our various guides on the best gear for any ESL teacher online or in the classroom.
Transferwise is our favorite way to transfer money abroad. If you’re American you can probably setup direct deposit with your online teaching company. But for everyone else you’ll want to use Transferwise.
What Transferwise does is that is transfers money internationally at the best rate possible. So whether you’re abroad and want to transfer money to your foreign bank account or you’re wanting to receive payment from a foreign company all you need to do is use their “boarderless account” feature.
Money gets sent to this account and then you can send your balance to any bank account you want.
The easiest way to send and receive money internationally
ManyCam – Create a Dynamic Online Class
ManyCam is a fun, feature rich program that allows you to add fun and colorful graphics in real time to your online class. ManyCam is compatible with numerous online teaching platforms like VIPKID, DADA and Palfish.
While not required, it does add a level of fun to your online class. See our ManyCam tutorial to learn more.
Live video made better. Click to learn more.
Online Teaching Course
Teach and GO has partnered with International Open Academy to bring you an introductory course to help you teaching English online. In this affordable course you’ll learn how to get a good online teaching job and maximize your earnings.
TEACHING ENGLISH ONLINE
5 modules, 5 experienced teachers sharing their best advice to help you teach English online effectively and make a significant income from home. 14 day money back guarantee.