Teach From Home: Google launches temporary portal to help teachers and school amid lockdown

This Coronavirus lockdown had affected schools and students the most. In this wake, Google has launched its new initiative- "Teach From Home".

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Coronavirus has put most of the countries under lockdown. This lockdown had affected schools and students the most. In this wake, Google has launched its new initiative- "Teach From Home". The blog reads:


School closures affect teachers, students and parents everywhere. In these extraordinary times, technology can help make distance learning easier and more accessible.

Teach from Home is a Google-led initiative that gives you everything you need to get started. Our free, secure tools are designed to enable collaborative teaching and learning - anywhere, at any time, on any device. So education can continue, no matter what.

For teachers who are using Google Classroom, these tools will be very familiar. But this temporary hub is intended to assist educators in getting most out of applications. It also shares tips on how to get the most out of the tools. The website will answer some of the most commonly asked questions that you may have during this time of remote teaching. Questions like: how do I teach remotely without video calls? or How do I keep students engaged? or How do I make lessons accessible to all?


How will Teach From Home help teachers?

Google has provided teachers with free G-Suite subscription. Teachers can use Google Meet to record classes or run them live. With Google Meet, teachers can create video calls and invite the entire class. Also, they can organise classes using Google Calendar.

Later, teachers can give assignments on Google Classrooms. Further, using this app, teachers can create and organize assignments, provide feedback, and communicate with their classes. Then, they can use Google Sites to create a private class website to host lesson information, worksheets, videos and more. And with the use of Docs, Slides and Sheets, teachers can organise interactive classes. You can even create quizzes using Google Forms. And all of this, and its premium features are available for free.


Google For Education

Additionally, Google for Education has partnered with many apps. These include the Chromebook App Hub where teachers can find apps like 3D Bear, Adobe, BlocksCAD etc.