Teach from Anywhere

Giving teachers and families the tools and tips they need to help keep students learning.

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More than ever before, the world is searching for ‘how do teachers do it.' Whether in a classroom or at home, we are grateful to everyone helping to keep students learning.

To teachers everywhere, thank you for all that you do.

Choose the right tools for you

For teachers

Don't have a G Suite for Education account? Check out the schools tab to learn how your administrator can sign up for our free suite of tools.

The Latest

  • New features in G Suite for Education

    Learn about the latest launches for educators, school leaders, families and students. Improve engagement, enhance moderation controls and equip classrooms with tools to learn from anywhere.

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  • New Google Meet features to support teaching and learning

    Find out about new Google Meet features launching later this year to help educators improve moderation and engagement in remote or hybrid learning environments.

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  • Assignments now available for everyone

    Assignments is an application for learning management systems that gives educators a faster, simpler way to distribute, analyze and grade student work – all through the collaborative power of G Suite.

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  • New Classroom features to help manage classes

    New features that improve class creation, help you track assignments and better understand usage. Plus, new resources for first-time users.

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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.

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  • Record your lessons for immediate playback

    Record your lessons so your students and colleagues can watch later.

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  • Livestream your lessons

    Livestreaming saves bandwidth on weaker internet connections. Record your lessons and post them in Classroom for students to access later.

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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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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 place.

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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.

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  • Use a screen reader to read text aloud

    Use the built-in screen reader on Chromebooks and G Suite for students who are blind or low-vision.

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  • Learn about accessibility features on a Chromebook

    Teach your students how to use the accessibility features built into their Chromebooks.

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  • Learn about accessibility features in G Suite

    Teach your students to use assistive technology in G Suite, like voice typing and braille support.

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How do I keep my students engaged?

  • Support student discussion

    Encourage discussion by having students post questions and comments in Google Classroom.

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  • Arrange 1:1 time

    Set up appointment slots in Google Calendar so students can book individual one-on-ones or group sessions with you.

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  • Create an online quiz with Google Forms

    Set and automatically grade quizzes and assessments with Google Forms.

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  • Provide real-time feedback in Google Docs

    Support students by providing feedback as they work in Google Docs.

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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 Google Meet.

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  • Share teaching resources online

    If you're creating resources other teachers can use, share them on Google Drive.

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  • Stay connected with instant messaging

    Use Google Chat to stay connected with colleagues. Set up chat groups so you can connect in smaller groups.

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  • Share all-staff updates

    Use Google Groups to create a mailing list to keep all your colleagues informed.

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For schools

To try the suggestions on this site, you'll need a G Suite for Education account. G Suite for Education is free for qualifying schools globally.

How do I get G Suite for Education for my school?

  • 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.

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  • Step 2 - Create users and define structure

    Decide on an organizational structure for applying settings and policies and upload a csv file of users.

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  • Step 3 - Configure settings

    Choose which users have access to which services and easily apply settings to keep them safe and secure.

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  • Step 4 - Provide training

    Learning never stops. Explore free technology training and resources for educators in the Google for Education Teacher Center.

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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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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For families

Now that schoolwork is happening at home, students are spending more time than ever online. Here are tips and tools to help families manage and support children's use of technology.

How can I learn about the technology my child is using for school?

  • Learn 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 G Suite for Education.

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  • 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.

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  • Find accessibility resources for students with disabilities

    Support your child if they have a specific need or disability by exploring accessibility features built into G Suite and Chromebooks.

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  • 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.

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How can I manage my child's technology use 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.

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  • Help kids learn to stay safe online

    Use Be Internet Awesome’s family resources to teach students how to be safer, more confident explorers of the online world.

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  • Navigate the digital world together

    We’ve created a guide to spark productive conversations and identify healthy habits that work for your whole family.

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  • Explore online safety with Interland

    Help your kids learn about the fundamentals of online citizenship and safety with an interactive game.

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Where can I find more content to support my child's learning?

  • Find high-quality apps for kids on Google Play

    We've teamed up with academic experts and teachers across the country to highlight apps that can help kids develop, grow and have fun.

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  • Choose your family fun adventure

    Discover fun facts, awesome activities and surprising stories to explore together with Google Arts and Culture.

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  • Discover learning resources for the whole family

    Parents and guardians can find supplemental learning content and activities on YouTube.

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  • Try fun coding activities at home

    Parents and guardians can use this guide to help kids get started with CS First, an engaging video-based curriculum that teaches coding through hands-on activities.

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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.

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  • Arrange calls with Google Meet

    You and your child can set up video and audio calls with teachers using Meet.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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How can I find more resources from trusted organizations?

  • Find activities for the family on Wide Open School

    Find family-friendly activities with this free collection of the best online learning experiences for kids curated by the editors at Common Sense.

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  • Find resources from the Family Online Safety Institute

    Find guides, tools and resources for online safety and good digital parenting from the Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI).

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  • Get more information on ConnectSafely.org

    Find research-based safety tips, parents’ guidebooks, advice, news and twice-weekly webcasts on all aspects of tech use and policy from ConnectSafely.org.

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  • Supporting organizations 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.

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  • Stay up-to-date with National PTA

    Find resources on social and emotional support, learning at home and healthy habits from National PTA.

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  • Make History with StoryCorps

    A free online tool that enables you to record a meaningful conversation with a loved one remotely, and to preserve it at the Library of Congress.

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  • Find great free tech for learning from ISTE

    ISTE & EdSurge have curated a list of free products offered by companies and organizations to support learning during extended school closures.

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Connect with your local community

  • Weekly webinars

    Join us for weekly virtual product trainings and distance learning webinars.

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  • Peer communities

    Join a local Google Educator Group to connect and share with others in your community.

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  • Virtual Office Hours

    Join the #TeachFromHome conversation with our virtual Office Hours and weekly Twitter chats.

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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.

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  • Find more distance learning resources

    Get access to product training, webinars and our latest updates on the Google for Education COVID-19 resource page.

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  • Get extra help

    Visit the Google for Education Help Center and product forums to ask questions and connect directly with product experts.

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  • Try fun digital skills lessons

    Teach students real-world digital skills with free video lessons from Applied Digital Skills.

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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.