Teach from Home
Giving teachers and families the tools and tips they need to help keep students learning.
Choose the right tools for you
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.Tutorial
Record your lessons for immediate playback
Record your lessons so your students and colleagues can watch later.Tutorial
Livestream your lessons
Livestreaming saves bandwidth on weaker internet connections. Record your lessons and post them in Classroom for students to access later.Tutorial
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.Tutorial
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.Tutorial
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.Tutorial
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.Tutorial
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.Tutorial
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.Tutorial
Learn about accessibility features on a Chromebook
Teach your students how to use the accessibility features built into their Chromebooks.Tutorial
Learn about accessibility features in G Suite
Teach your students to use assistive technology in G Suite, like voice typing and braille support.Tutorial
How do I keep my students engaged?
Support student discussion
Encourage discussion by having students post questions and comments in Google Classroom.Tutorial
Arrange 1:1 time
Set up appointment slots in Google Calendar so students can book individual one-on-ones or group sessions with you.Tutorial
Create an online quiz with Google Forms
Set and automatically grade quizzes and assessments with Google Forms.Tutorial
Provide real-time feedback in Google Docs
Support students by providing feedback as they work in Google Docs.Tutorial
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 Google Meet.Tutorial
Share teaching resources online
If you're creating resources other teachers can use, share them on Google Drive.Tutorial
Stay connected with instant messaging
Use Google Chat to stay connected with colleagues. Set up chat groups so you can connect in smaller groups.Tutorial
Share all-staff updates
Use Google Groups to create a mailing list to keep all your colleagues informed.Tutorial
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.Tutorial
Step 2 - Create users and define structure
Decide on an organizational structure for applying settings and policies and upload a csv file of users.Tutorial
Step 3 - Configure settings
Choose which users have access to which services and easily apply settings to keep them safe and secure.Tutorial
Step 4 - Provide training
Learning never stops. Explore free technology training and resources for educators in the Google for Education Teacher Center.
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.
Help kids learn to stay safe online
Use Be Internet Awesome’s family resources to teach students how to be safer, more confident explorers of the online world.
Navigate the digital world together
We’ve created a guide to spark productive conversations and identify healthy habits that work for your whole family.
Explore online safety with Interland
Help your kids learn about the fundamentals of online citizenship and safety with an interactive game.
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.
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.
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.
How can I find more resources from trusted organizations?
Find activities for the family on Wide Open School
Find family-friendly activities with this free collection of the best online learning experiences for kids curated by the editors at Common Sense.
Find resources from the Family Online Safety Institute
Find guides, tools and resources for online safety and good digital parenting from the Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI).
Get more information on ConnectSafely.org
Find research-based safety tips, parents’ guidebooks, advice, news and twice-weekly webcasts on all aspects of tech use and policy from ConnectSafely.org.
Supporting organizations 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.
Stay up-to-date with National PTA
Find resources on social and emotional support, learning at home and healthy habits from National PTA.
Make History with StoryCorps
A free online tool that enables you to record a meaningful conversation with a loved one remotely, and to preserve it at the Library of Congress.
Find great free tech for learning from ISTE
ISTE & EdSurge have curated a list of free products offered by companies and organizations to support learning during extended school closures.
Connect with your local community
Join us for weekly virtual product trainings and distance learning webinars.TUNE IN
Join a local Google Educator Group to connect and share with others in your community.LEARN MORE
Virtual Office Hours
Join the #TeachFromHome conversation with our virtual Office Hours and weekly Twitter chats.JOIN
Additional support and inspiration
Additional technology partner apps and tools
Google for Education partners have created resources to support schools with distance learning.
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.