Choose the right tools for you

For teachers

Remote teaching is easy with G Suite for Education.
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.

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  • Record your lessons for immediate playback

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

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  • Livestream your lessons

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

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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.

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  • Make a class website for your students

    With Google Sites you can easily create a private class website to host lesson information, worksheets, videos and more.

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  • 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.

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  • 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

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How do I make lessons accessible to all?

  • Use live captions

    Use captions in Meet and Slides to support students who are Deaf or hard of hearing, or to help students focus.

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  • 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.

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  • Learn about accessibility features on a Chromebook

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

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  • Learn about accessibility features in G Suite

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

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How do I keep students engaged?

  • Support student discussion

    Encourage discussion by having students post questions and comments in Google Classroom.

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  • Arrange 1:1 time

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

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  • Create an online quiz with Google Forms

    Set and automatically grade quizzes and assessments with Google Forms.

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  • Provide real-time feedback in Google Docs

    Support students by providing feedback as they work in Google Docs.

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How do I keep in touch with other teachers?

  • Take virtual coffee breaks together

    It's important to stay connected with colleagues. Create regular coffee break events in Calendar and invite others to join via 'Hangouts Meet' video call.

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  • Share teaching resources with your team

    If you're creating resources other teachers can use, share them on Google Drive.

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  • Stay connected with instant messaging

    Use Google Chat to stay connected with colleagues. Set up chat groups so you can connect in smaller groups.

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  • Share all-staff updates

    Use Google Groups to create a mailing list to keep all your colleagues informed.

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For schools

To make the most of the tools 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?

  • Get help with set up

    Schools and responsible bodies in England can now apply for Department for Education-funded support to get set up on G Suite for Education.

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  • 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.

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  • Step 2 - Create users and define structure

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

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  • Step 3 - Configure settings

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

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  • Step 4 - Provide training

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

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For families/carers

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

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  • Help children learn to stay safe online

    Use Be Internet Legend's family resources to teach children how to be safer, more confident explorers of the online world.

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  • Navigate the digital world together

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

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  • Explore online safety with Interland

    Help your child learn about the fundamentals of online citizenship and safety with an interactive game.

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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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Get help with schoolwork

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

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

  • Find high-quality apps for children on Google Play

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

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  • Choose your family fun adventure

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

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  • Learning resources for children aged 13+

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

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  • An app made just for children

    Family-friendly videos on all different topics, igniting your children’s inner creativity and playfulness with YouTube Kids.

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  • Travel the globe with Google Earth

    Travel around the world to learn about fairy tales from many lands, virtually hike trails of beloved national parks or see the stars like never before.

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  • Bring it to life with Experiments for Learning

    Create music, make art, take virtual field trips and more with experiments that use Google's Artificial Intelligence to let children experience AI first hand, playfully.

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

  • Check the guardian summary from Classroom

    If your child's school is using Google Classroom, ask their teacher to enable guardian summaries to get an email overview of their assignments.

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  • Arrange calls with Google Meet

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

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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How can I find more resources from trusted organisations?

  • Daily lessons for all ages from BBC Bitesize

    Find daily lessons for homeschooling created with teachers and other educational experts, alongside a mix of videos, animations, practice activities, quizzes and games.

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  • Find helpful resources from Parent Zone

    Advice, information and support for families and schools on all of the issues that are caused or amplified by the digital world – from internet safety to online learning.

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  • Get support on keeping your children safe online

    Find expert guides, tips and videos on how to keep your family safe online.

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  • Support organisations that help keep children safe online

    Learn how the End Violence Fund supports projects around the world that protect children from online exploitation and abuse.

    Learn more

Connect with your local community

  • Weekly webinars

    Join us for weekly virtual product trainings and distance learning webinars.

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  • Peer communities

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

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  • Twitter

    Join the #TeachFromHome conversation with our weekly Twitter chats.

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Additional support and inspiration

  • Additional technology partner apps and tools

    Google for Education partners have created resources to support schools with distance learning.

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  • Find more distance learning resources

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

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  • Get extra help

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

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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

  • Oak National Academy

    Oak National Academy

    Head to the online classroom created by teachers, for teachers, for a weekly plan of video lessons and curriculum resources covering students from reception to year ten.

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  • The Key Support

    The Key Support

    Visit the Key's free resource hub to apply directly for funded support to provision G Suite for Education.

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  • Neverware

    Neverware

    Neverware's CloudReady operating system enables schools and organisations to turn the computers they already own into Chrome devices.

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  • Hwb

    Hwb

    Hwb is the Welsh Government’s digital platform for learning and teaching in Wales, providing its users with access to a range of centrally-funded, bilingual, digital tools and resources.

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