To ensure that students and educators both are able to solve this problem, Google has come up with a new distance learning resource hub, ‘Teach From Home’.
The portal features information, tips, training and tools from across Google.
● A collection of training materials on how to get started,
● Best practices for conducting lessons with or without video call capability,
● Tips on engagement and community building, and
● A downloadable step-by-step Teach from Home Toolkit
To lend further support to distance learning, Google has made premium Google Meet video conferencing features free for schools and educational institutions until 30 September 2020. This includes the ability to have 250 people in a call together, record lessons and livestream.
“Productivity suit G Suite for Education is free for all eligible educational institutions,” read a press release from the tech giant.
The Teach from Home Toolkit is available in English and 18 different languages. The kit will be updated with more languages in the days to come.