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Choosing an online platform
Help if you have not already got G Suite in place within your school
From 24 April 2020, schools and responsible bodies can apply for Department for Education-funded support to get set up on one of two free-to-use digital education platforms: G Suite for Education and Office 365 Education. Learn more about the programme, eligibility and specifically about G Suite for Education in this webinar from Google.
Case study: Embarking on Remote Learning with Google Classroom at an Alternative Provision School in HullRead more
Case study: Implementing Remote Learning using Google Classroom at a popular Primary School in Biggin Hill, BromleyRead more
Setting up a virtual classroom
Our Senior Educational Consultant Dave Fitzpatrick, has put together a simple video that explains how to set up a virtual classroom using Google Meet, to ensure that learning continues remotely without necessitating staff or students to physically get together in the same location.
If you missed the Autumn Webinars, catch up on the great advice from Michael Oakes and David Fitzpatrick here.
We have also collated a selection of useful articles and resources aimed at schools primarily using Google for Education and G Suite.
Easily create beautiful
interactive video presentations
The problem with getting students to watch a video for any length of time is they can lose concentration and become distracted. EdPuzzle allows staff to punctuate any video with a series of different question types making the video interactive and keeping students on task. In old money, it is the same as giving out a worksheet for students to complete whilst they are watching a video.
Online Collaborative Whiteboards
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 use a Smartboard or Promethean Board.
There are now many free online collaborative whiteboards available to you.
See this blog for a review of 11 of the best online collaborative whiteboards.
One of our favourites is Miro. You can sign up for a free Educational Account with Miro, which gives additional functionality and allows you to create unlimited boards - https://miro.com/education/