Google and YouTube are doing their parts to help students and teachers continue education even during the COVID-19 shutdowns. With half the world’s population unable to attend school, the online giants have created learning resources for kids and educators to continue their studies and teaching from home.
YouTube has created Learn@Home, a page dedicated to providing supplemental educational helps to complement regular school lessons. The page features a compilation of helpful YouTube channels based on student’s age ranges so they can get content suitable for every learning level. Plus, they’ve partnered with Khan Academy to provide sample routine schedules “for students in every grade and in most major subject areas. Follow and modify them however you’d like, based on what’s right for you and your family.”
Google’s Teach From Home site is “a temporary hub of information and tools to help teachers during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis” and features tutorials on how to use Google products to get started with distance learning to help teachers continue teaching from outside the classroom, including making lessons accessible to students and collaborating with other educators. Plus, Google has added new educator controls for Hangouts Meet made its premium Meet features available to schools for free through July 1, 2020. This includes helpful features like the ability to record lessons, livestream, and have up to 250 people in the same call.
“The resource will continue to evolve. We’ve built the hub with the support and cooperation of UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education, who is also working with other education partners to respond to this emergency. As we continue receiving feedback from teachers and partners on what’s most helpful, we’ll continue to build and improve this.” Google said on its website.
Teach From Home is currently available in 8 languages, with more coming soon.
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