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Remote learning -
A journey to a
virtual classroom

Whatever stage your school is at in your cloud adoption we can
suggests ways for you to help keep your students learning.


Scenario – you want a basic level of collaboration and will be relying mainly on email or cloud apps to communicate with your students.

Email students' work – one-way communication - Staff to Student

Email students' work two ways -
Students ask questions via email which are answered by their teacher

Making work available to students online using systems like to My Maths
and Show My Homework

G Suite tenancy not required

Office 365 tenancy not required

Schools with Office 365 or G Suite For Education

Teach from Home – key resources from Google


Scenario – you have an Office 365 or Google tenancy and will be sharing files, coursework and other resources.

Share resources/study packs with students in the cloud. Resources sent one way.
No communication or collaboration

Share files from Google Drive (Read)

Share files from SharePoint or OneDrive

Sharing resources where students in the cloud where students can edit the files facilitating collaborative work between teacher and student and between students.

Share files from Google Drive (Comment and Edit)

Share files from SharePoint or OneDrive with collaborative access.

Scenario – you are using the more collaborative features of your tenancy (such as Teams and Classroom) to deliver virtual classrooms, recorded lessons, meetings and collaboration spaces.

Implementing Google Classroom or Microsoft Teams to create
virtual classrooms and set, view and assess student work

Getting started with Google for Education

Introduction and training videos are available – as well as this quick-start PDF guide

Use Google Hangout Meet or Team Meetings to create live virtual classroom

Welcome to Google Hangouts Meet

Review the section “Schedule a meeting with your team or class” in the PDF guide

Share your screen using Google Hangout Meet or Teams to allow you to talk around your teaching resources e.g. a Google Slide or PowerPoint presentation

Welcome to Google Hangouts Meet (Sharing your screen)

Review the section “Participate in a meeting” in the PDF guide.

Record your video lessons and share with students for anytime anywhere access

Using Google Hangouts and Recording Meetings

Review the section “Participate in a meeting” in the PDF guide.
The finished videos will be presented in Microsoft Stream and a link will be emailed to you.

Using collaborative online whiteboards
in conjunction with Google Hangout Meet or Teams...

11 of the best online collaborative whiteboards.

Create a OneNote Class or Staff Notebook in your relevant Team.

...if you are teaching remotely, you may still want some type of interactive whiteboard to emulate how you teach in the classroom, for example, if you normally use a Smartboard or Promethean Board.

One of our favourites is Miro. You can sign up for a free Educational Account, which gives additional functionality and allows you to create unlimited boards - https://miro.com/education/

Review the section “OneNote Class and Staff Notebooks” in the PDF guide.

You may also like to consider creating virtual meeting rooms to allow departments or perhaps the whole school to meet together. This could be achieved using Google Chat or Microsoft Teams.

Google Chat Tutorial

Microsoft Teams – see "schedule a meeting with your team or class"

Please do send us your feedback on this and let us know how you are getting on. Have you come up with any better ideas?

Please get in contact if you would like some support from a member of our team.

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