A temporary hub of information and tools to help teachers during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.

Last updated 02/04/2020

  • Google
  • UNESCO

"Every day, more and more educators are being asked to teach from home. But you're not alone.”

Dean Stokes, Google for Education

Teaching from home is going to require a different approach

How do I teach remotely with video calls?

  • Set up your home for video calling

    Find a location with strong WiFi signal, find a clear background and ensure plenty of natural light. When using webcam, turn your camera off to reduce lag.

  • Start a video call with your class

    With Hangouts Meet you can create video calls and invite your entire class. Please conserve bandwidth and turn off your camera when possible.

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  • Live Q&A's with your class

    Use Audience Q&A in Slides to get real time questions from students which can be upvoted by the rest of the class.

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  • Livestream your lesson

    Live streaming saves bandwidth on weaker internet connections. Create a calendar appointment and invite your class to watch.

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How do I teach remotely without video calls?

  • Communicate and engage with students

    Use Google Classroom to set assignments, encourage collaboration, and support communication with students when teaching from home.

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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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  • Create an online quiz for your class

    Set and automatically mark quizzes and assessments with Google Forms.

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  • Provide real-time feedback in Docs

    Use the comment feature in Google Docs to provide quick, in-context feedback whilst students work.

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How do I make lessons accessible to all?

  • Enable closed captions

    Show students how to enable subtitles on Hangouts Meet.

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  • Type with your voice

    Students can use voice typing to enter, edit, and format text in Docs and Slides, all without a keyboard.

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  • Learn about accessibility features on a Chromebook

    Help teach your students how to use the accessibility features on 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, and allow students to book time for individuals or small groups.

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  • Work on a virtual whiteboard

    Demonstrate concepts by using Jamboard and sharing your screen, or have students collaborate on mindmaps, diagrams, etc.

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  • Keep in touch with parents and guardians

    Use Guardian Notifications in Google Classroom to provide regular email summaries.

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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 online

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

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  • Stay connected with instant messaging

    Use Hangouts 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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Additional support and inspiration

  • Learning resources for the whole family

    Parents and guardians can help complement family learning with supplemental learning content and activities from YouTube.

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  • 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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Anything you would like to recommend?

The information here is by no means complete. As we receive feedback from teachers and partners, we will continue to list, create and discover new tools to try and help make this situation easier for all.

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