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If you are not sure who to choose to help you in providing remote education as part of the new DfE scheme, then we can help. FIND OUT MORE

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.

 

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.

RM Seminars

If you missed our Google webinar in April, catch up on the great advice from Dave Fitzpatrick here.


Google Hangouts and Meet

Dave has provided some further video guidance on using Google Hangouts and Google Meet.

Google Sheets

Additional help for schools using Google Sheets.

Useful links

We have also collated a selection of useful articles and resources aimed at schools primarily using Google for Education and G Suite.

Google Classroom

Google Classroom is perhaps the easiest way for teachers to set Assignments for students and for students to complete their work whilst providing real time access to their teachers.

Set up
Google Meet

Help and support for Administrators setting up Google Meet to facilitate distance learning in G Suite For Education.

Distance Learning Resources

Explore distance learning resources for schools affected by COVID-19.

 

Tips for G Suite and Chrome

A collection of training lessons to help teachers leverage powerful the tools available to extend learning to home environments.

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
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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/
 

Teach from Home

Google's own hub of additional resources

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

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