Teach from Home

Giving teachers and families the tools and tips they need to help keep students learning.

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Choose the right tools for you

For teachers

Don't have a G Suite for Education account? Check out the schools tab to learn how your administrator can sign up for our free suite of tools.

How do I teach remotely with video calls?

  • Set up your home for video calling

    Find a location with a strong WiFi signal, plenty of natural light and a clear background.

  • Start a video call with your class

    With Google Meet you can create video calls and invite your entire class.

  • Record your lessons for immediate playback

    Record your lessons so your students and colleagues can watch later.

  • Livestream your lesson

    Livestreaming saves bandwidth on weaker internet connections. Record your lessons and post them in Classroom for students to access later.


How do I manage a virtual classroom?

  • Create your first assignment in Google Classroom

    Google Classroom helps teachers create and organize assignments, provide feedback, and communicate with their classes.

  • Indian school example of setting up G Suite

    Watch and learn how a school teacher uses various tools in G suite to connect with her class

  • Structure your lesson with Google Slides

    Google Slides makes your lessons come to life with a variety of presentation themes, embedded video, animations, and more.

  • Create, share and edit Google Docs

    Collaborate in real time with Google Docs, where you can create, edit, share and print documents all in one place.


How do I make lessons accessible to all?

  • Use live captions

    Use captions in Meet and Slides to support speically abled students to help them focus.

  • Use a screen reader to read text aloud

    Use the built-in screen reader on Chromebooks and G Suite for students who are blind or low-vision.

  • Learn about accessibility features on a Chromebook

    Teach your students how to use the accessibility features built into their Chromebooks.

  • Learn about accessibility features in G Suite

    Teach your students to use assistive technology in G Suite, like voice typing and braille support.


How do I keep my students engaged?

  • YouTube learning hub

    Resources and activities for parents & families to make the coming days educational and fun with learning

  • Arrange 1:1 time

    Set up appointment slots in Google Calendar so students can book individual one-on-ones or group sessions with you.

  • Bolo

    It is a speech-based reading app that encourages children to learn and practice reading

  • Google Arts & Culture

    Take a tour of world's most famous museums, learn about art and history and see the wonders of the world.


For schools

To try the suggestions on this site, you'll need a G Suite for Education account. G Suite for Education is free for qualifying schools globally.

How do I get G Suite for Education for my school?

  • Step 1 - Sign up

    Complete the sign up form for your school. Verify you own the domain. Approval can take a few days, please be patient.

  • Step 2 - Create users and define structure

    Decide on an organizational structure for applying settings and policies and upload a csv file of users.

  • Step 3 - Configure settings

    Choose which users have access to which services and easily apply settings to keep them safe and secure.

  • Step 4 - Provide training

    Learning never stops. Explore free technology training and resources for educators in the Google for Education Teacher Center.


For families

Now that schoolwork is happening at home, students are spending more time than ever online. Here are tips and tools to help families manage and support children's use of technology.

How can I learn about the technology my child is using for school?

  • Learn about Google's tools

    Read our Guardian's Guides to help you learn how teachers and students are using Google's products, from Chromebooks to G Suite for Education.

  • Set up Chromebooks for home use

    Learn how to set up and use all of the features built into your child's Chromebook for use at home.

  • Find accessibility resources for students with disabilities

    Support your child if they have a specific need or disability by exploring accessibility features built into G Suite and Chromebooks.

  • Get help with schoolwork

    Use Socratic, a learning app powered by Google AI, to help students understand high school and university-level work.

    Find out more

How can I manage my child's technology use and help them stay safe online?

  • Create healthy digital habits

    Use the Family Link app to set digital ground rules to help guide your child as they learn, play and explore online.

  • Navigate the digital world together

    We’ve created a guide to spark productive conversations and identify healthy habits that work for your whole family.


Where can I find more content to support my child's learning?

  • Find high-quality apps for kids on Google Play

    We've teamed up with academic experts and teachers across the country to highlight apps that can help kids develop, grow and have fun.

  • Choose your family fun adventure

    Discover fun facts, awesome activities and surprising stories to explore together with Google Arts and Culture.

  • Discover learning resources for the whole family

    Parents and guardians can find supplemental learning content and activities on YouTube.

  • Try fun coding activities at home

    Parents and guardians can use this guide to help kids get started with CS First, an engaging video-based curriculum that teaches coding through hands-on activities.

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How can I communicate with my child's school? And what if I speak a different language?

  • Arrange calls with Google Meet

    You and your child can set up video and audio calls with teachers using Meet.

  • Improve understanding with Google Translate

    Translate conversations on your phone, or use the camera to translate words, documents or emails to communicate in other languages.

  • Use interpreter mode

    Use Google Assistant's interpreter mode to translate conversations between languages with the Assistant on your phone or, if you have one, your smart device.


Connect with your local community

  • Peer communities

    Join a local Google Educator Group to connect and share with others in your community.

  • Virtual Office Hours

    Join the #TeachFromHome conversation with our virtual Office Hours and weekly Twitter chats.


Additional support and inspiration

  • Find more distance learning resources

    Get access to product training, webinars and our latest updates on the Google for Education COVID-19 resource page.

  • Get extra help

    Visit the Google for Education Help Center and product forums to ask questions and connect directly with product experts.


About Teach from Home

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.

Our local partners

  • FICCI Arise

    FICCI Arise

    FICCI ARISE is a collegium of stakeholders who represent different facets of School Education with a vision to becoming a catalyst in government and private efforts for raising the quality of learning outcomes and to ensure that no child is left behind.