Tips on How To Work From Home
Ray spoke to Ciara O'Brien the business and technology journalist with the Irish Times who had some handy tips on how to work from home
Whatsapp, Zoom, Houseparty, Skype
up to four participants to video call with each other using WhatsApp.
Already have a group? Go to the group you want to video call. Tap new call, choose up to three others
To start a new video call: Open whatsapp, click new call, new group call, pick your participants and start the video call.
setting up a group video
Usually used for meetings,
You can give people the code to join your video chat or you can start the meeting yourself and then invite them once it's up and running, either through your Zoom contacts list, or through sharing the web address via email or text message.
Participants that you invite don’t need an account, and the basic account is free.
Free accounts are limited to 100 participants in a meeting, and up to 40 minutes for group chats. One on ones are unlimited.
For up to eight people
People need to be on houseparty to join a chat
You give the app access to your contacts, and to contacts on facebook etc. Then you click on the + button in the corner, and select which friends you want to invite to the "room". Can video chat, play games like quick draw
See who friends are talking to, join conversations.
There’s also an option for "ghosting" a friend, if you want to fly under the radar a bit. You won’t get their "in the house " notifications.
Education and Learning
Abc Phonics: Colourful app to teach children phonics basics.
Originator Endless Learning Academy: Early learning covering maths, reading, music, languages
Khan Kids (2-7 years of age): Early learning app
Khan Academy: Online learning and practice, covering everything from maths and science to coding and entrepreneurship.
Brit+co: Online courses on everything from flower arranging and calligraphy to coding and
Twinkl.ie: Printables for schoolchildren
Folens: Making their books and resources available online for free
Cosmic Kids Yoga on YouTube: Short yoga sessions for children
The Body Coach: Joe Wicks is holding a PE class every morning at 9am live, also has five minute movement videos for children, plus adult workouts
Go Noodle: Child focused videos designed to get them moving
The Space Online: yoga and meditation via Zoom.