Learning with Google
17-18 February 2021
Grab a front row seat at Google for Education's global virtual event. Hear the latest news and launches across our education products — including Google Workspace, Classroom, Meet, and Chromebooks — and be inspired by stories from educators around the world.Secure your spot
Choose the right tools for you
Remote teaching is easy with Google Workspace for Education.
Don't have a Google Workspace for Education account? Check out the schools tab to learn how your administrator can sign up for our free suite of tools.
Distance Learning Webinar Series
Replay this series of webinars focused on using Google Workspace for Education for distance learning with real examples from educators across the UK.
New features in Google Workspace for Education
Learn about the latest launches for educators, school leaders, families and students. Improve engagement, enhance moderation controls and equip classrooms with the tools to learn from anywhere.
New Google Meet features to support teaching and learning
Find out about the new Google Meet features being launched later this year to help educators improve moderation and engagement in remote and hybrid learning environments.
New Classroom features to help manage classes
New features to improve class creation, help you track assignments and better understand usage. Plus, new resources for first-time users.
How do I teach remotely with video calls?
Set up your home for video calling
Find a location with a strong WiFi signal, plenty of natural light and a clear background.
Start a video call with your class
With Google Meet you can create video calls and invite your entire class.Tutorial
Record your lessons for immediate playback
Record your lessons so your students and colleagues can watch later.Tutorial
Livestream your lessons
Livestreaming saves bandwidth on weaker internet connections. Record your lessons and post them in Classroom for students to access later.Tutorial
How do I manage a virtual classroom?
Create your first assignment in Google Classroom
Google Classroom helps teachers create and organize assignments, provide feedback, and communicate with their classes.Tutorial
Make a class website for your students
With Google Sites you can easily create a private class website to host lesson information, worksheets, videos and more.Tutorial
Structure your lesson with Google Slides
Google Slides makes your lessons come to life with a variety of presentation themes, embedded video, animations, and more.Tutorial
Create, share and edit Google Docs
Collaborate in real time with Google Docs, where you can create, edit, share and print documents all in one placeTutorial
How do I make lessons accessible to all?
Use live captions
Use captions in Meet and Slides to support students who are Deaf or hard of hearing, or to help students focus.Tutorial
Use a screen reader to read text aloud
Use the built-in screen reader on Chromebooks and Google Workspace for students who are blind or low-vision.Tutorial
Learn about accessibility features on a Chromebook
Teach your students how to use the accessibility features built into their Chromebooks.Tutorial
Learn about accessibility features in Google Workspace
Teach your students to use assistive technology in Google Workspace, like voice typing and braille support.Tutorial
How do I keep students engaged?
Support student discussion
Encourage discussion by having students post questions and comments in Google Classroom.Tutorial
Arrange 1:1 time
Set up appointment slots in Google Calendar so students can book individual one-on-ones or group sessions with you.Tutorial
Create an online quiz with Google Forms
Set and automatically grade quizzes and assessments with Google Forms.Tutorial
Provide real-time feedback in Google Docs
Support students by providing feedback as they work in Google Docs.Tutorial
How do I keep in touch with other teachers?
Take virtual coffee breaks together
It's important to stay connected with colleagues. Create regular coffee break events in Calendar and invite others to join via 'Hangouts Meet' video call.Tutorial
Share teaching resources with your team
If you're creating resources other teachers can use, share them on Google Drive.Tutorial
Stay connected with instant messaging
Use Google Chat to stay connected with colleagues. Set up chat groups so you can connect in smaller groups.Tutorial
Share all-staff updates
Use Google Groups to create a mailing list to keep all your colleagues informed.Tutorial
To try the suggestions on this site, you'll need a Google Workspace for Education account. Google Workspace for Education is free for qualifying schools globally.
How do I get Google Workspace for Education for my school?
Get help with set up
Schools and responsible bodies in England can now apply for Department for Education-funded support to get set up on Google Workspace for Education.
Step 1 - Sign up
Complete the sign up form for your school. Verify you own the domain. Approval can take a few days, please be patient.Tutorial
Step 2 - Create users and define structure
Decide on an organizational structure for applying settings and policies and upload a csv file of users.Tutorial
Step 3 - Configure settings
Choose which users have access to which services and easily apply settings to keep them safe and secure.Tutorial
Step 4 - Provide training
Learning never stops. Explore free technology training and resources for educators in the Google for Education Teacher Center.
How do I get Chromebooks for my school?
Step 1 - Purchase Chromebooks and Chrome Education Upgrade
First, contact a Chromebook manufacturer, reseller, or the Google for Education team to purchase Chromebooks along with the management software.
Step 2 - Enroll and set up your devices
After you've received your Chromebooks and Chrome Education Upgrades, enroll them and set them up, or plan for your users to enroll them directly.
Step 3 - Manage your device policies and settings
With Google Admin console you can configure over 200 policy settings such as Wi-Fi settings, selecting apps to be pre-installed, and forcing devices to auto-update to the latest version of the Chrome operating system.
Step 4 - Send Chromebooks home or keep them at school
Prepare Chromebooks to be sent home with students or to be shared in a school setting.
Now that schoolwork is happening at home, students are spending more time than ever online. Here are some tips and tools to help families support children’s use of technology and help them stay safe online.
How can I learn about the technology my child is using for school?
Get an overview of Google’s tools
Watch the Tech Toolkit for Parents and Guardians playlist to hear directly from educators about the Google tools they use to deliver teaching and learning remotely.
Learn more about Google's tools
Read our Guardian's Guides to help you learn how teachers and students are using Google's products, from Chromebooks to Google Workspace for Education.
Set up Chromebooks for home use
Learn how to set up and use all of the features built into your child's Chromebook for use at home.
Get trained on classroom tech
Our Tech Toolkit for Families and Guardians breaks down the technologies being used in the classroom with a video series, a glossary, best practices for family engagement, and an FAQ to answer the most commonly asked tech questions.
How can I support my child’s use of technology and help them stay safe online?
Create healthy digital habits
Use the Family Link app to set digital ground rules to help guide your child as they learn, play and explore online.
Help children learn to stay safe online
Use Be Internet Legend's family resources to teach children how to be safer, more confident explorers of the online world.
Navigate the digital world together
We’ve created a guide to spark productive conversations and identify healthy habits that work for your whole family.
Explore online safety with Interland
Help your child learn about the fundamentals of online citizenship and safety with an interactive game.
Where can I find more content to support my child's learning?
Find high-quality apps for children on Google Play
We've teamed up with experts and child development & media specialists to highlight apps that can help children develop, grow and have fun.
Choose your family fun adventure
Discover fun facts, awesome activities and surprising stories to explore together with Google Arts and Culture.
Learning resources for children aged 13+
Parents and guardians can find supplemental learning content and activities on YouTube.
An app made just for children
Family-friendly videos on all different topics, igniting your children’s inner creativity and playfulness with YouTube Kids.
Travel the globe with Google Earth
Travel around the world to learn about fairy tales from many lands, virtually hike trails of beloved national parks or see the stars like never before.
Bring it to life with Experiments for Learning
Create music, make art, take virtual field trips and more with experiments that use Google's Artificial Intelligence to let children experience AI first hand, playfully.
Get help with schoolwork
Use Socratic, a learning app powered by Google AI, to help students understand high school and university-level work.Find out more
Learn to read with the magic of your voice
Read Along engages young readers in stories and fun word games to learn or improve reading skills.
How can I communicate with my child's school? And what if I speak a different language?
Check the guardian summary from Classroom
If your child's school is using Google Classroom, ask their teacher to enable guardian summaries to get an email overview of their assignments.
Arrange calls with Google Meet
You and your child can set up video and audio calls with teachers using Meet.
Improve understanding with Google Translate
Translate conversations on your phone, or use the camera to translate words, documents or emails to communicate in other languages.
Use interpreter mode
Use Google Assistant's interpreter mode to translate conversations between languages with the Assistant on your phone or, if you have one, your smart device.
How can I find more resources from trusted organisations?
Daily lessons for all ages from BBC Bitesize
Find daily lessons for homeschooling created with teachers and other educational experts, alongside a mix of videos, animations, practice activities, quizzes and games.
Find helpful resources from Parent Zone
Advice, information and support for families and schools on all of the issues that are caused or amplified by the digital world – from internet safety to online learning.
Get support on keeping your children safe online
Find expert guides, tips and videos on how to keep your family safe online.
Support organisations that help keep children safe online
Learn how the End Violence Fund supports projects around the world that protect children from online exploitation and abuse.
Hwb in Wales helps digitally excluded learners stay connected
Using Neverware to help revive 10,000 old devices, the Welsh government brought technology to students who were unable to access their learning remotely.Read more
Leo Academy transforms teaching & learning with Google for Education
By migrating its staff and pupils onto Google Workspace for Education, the LEO Academy Trust has increased collaboration. It has transformed its students’ learning experience with Chromebooks, enabling 1:1 learning for every pupil. Moving to the cloud has prepared the Trust for the present need for distance learning, and has saved it £48,000 a year.Read more
UK educators share distance learning strategies beyond their school
Faced with imminent school closures, three educators take us through their action plans for how they quickly navigated the new world of remote teaching & learning.Read more
Connect with your local community
Webinars for UK Teachers
Join us for weekly virtual product trainings and distance learning webinars.TUNE IN
Join a local Google Educator Group to connect and share with others in your community.LEARN MORE
Join the #TeachFromHome conversation with our weekly Twitter chats.JOIN
Additional support and inspiration
Additional technology partner apps and tools
Discover apps and ideas from Google for Education partners that can help enhance teaching from anywhere.
Find more distance learning resources
Get access to product training, webinars and our latest updates on the Google for Education COVID-19 resource page.
Get extra help
Visit the Google for Education Help Center and product forums to ask questions and connect directly with product experts.
Try fun digital skills lessons
Teach students real-world digital skills with free video lessons from Applied Digital Skills.
About Teach from Anywhere
School closures affect teachers, students and parents everywhere. In these extraordinary times, technology can help make distance learning easier and more accessible.
Teach from Anywhere is a Google-led initiative that gives you everything you need to get started. Our free, secure tools are designed to enable collaborative teaching and learning - anywhere, at any time, on any device. So education can continue, no matter what.
Our local partners
Oak National Academy
Head to the online classroom created by teachers, for teachers, for a weekly plan of video lessons and curriculum resources covering students from reception to year ten.Visit Site
The Key Support
Visit the Key's free resource hub to apply directly for funded support to provision Google Workspace for Education.Apply
Neverware's CloudReady operating system enables schools and organisations to turn the computers they already own into Chrome devices.Learn More
Hwb is the Welsh Government’s digital platform for learning and teaching in Wales, providing its users with access to a range of centrally-funded, bilingual, digital tools and resources.Visit Site