On March 20th, the Google for Education team in partnership with UNESCO IITE have launched a new Teach From Home platform to help teachers in different parts of the world affected by the COVID-19 crisis to maintain the education process through online teaching and learning.
Teach From Home is a temporary hub of information and tools for educators to organize interaction with students through video calls that allow them to invite entire class, get real time questions from students and livestream the lessons. The platform also provides learning opportunities and effective teacher-student interaction without video calls through making a special website to host lesson information, worksheets and videos, creating online quizzes and providing real-time feedback in Google Docs.
Furthermore, there are ideas how to keep students engaged and sites for teachers to interact and share valuable resources and tips. Last but not the least, Teach From Home platform fully incorporates principles of inclusion and equity as it ensures equal access to education for all students with the use of assistive technology and accessibility features.