Online Learning Tools for Students

With many schools pivoting to online or remote learning because of the COVID-19 global pandemic, educators – and parents – might be wondering about the best online learning tools.

Online learning tools can help students learn remotely, and keep connections with teachers and friends. Chromebooks are a very popular tool for remote learning, with many schools choosing them for their durability and ease of use. iPads and other tablets can be used as well.

Every remote learner needs a device and a good headset, online learning tools and apps. So, what are the best online learning tools for students?

Here are a few of our suggestions:

Google Classroom

If your school has chosen Google Classroom as your online learning platform, then you will be able to turn in assignments, keep track of due dates and communicate with classmates and teachers. It’s easy to organize and most people are used to the Google quirks and navigation. It can also be accessed anywhere and works with Chromebooks, which are popular with schools.

Smooth Draw 

Smooth Draw is free, doesn’t require a password or login and is an amazing resource for students of any age. Students can use a pen, pencil, bristle brush or other features to draw and write.

Khan Academy 

This free online training videos by some of the best teachers.  Khan Academy has all of course already in their catalog.  Find your class and get a competitive edge.  Khan Academy is your personal tutor.  You do need a login, but students can practice math, science and even test prep (helpful for college bound students).


If your child hasn’t had exposure to another language, there is no better time to start them on the journey! Duolingo is a great app for those looking to learn or improve their skills. You can choose from dozens of languages and it’s great for all ages.

Tek Experts

If you have questions about how to best support your online learner, contact Tek Experts.  We buy, sell, repair and refurbish Chromebooks and many other mobile phone and laptop devices!  Call us at 614-427-3498, or book an appointment here!  We remain open normal hours (right by OSU campus) and rest assured as we are taking extra precautions to protect the safety of both our customers and staff. See you soon!