Google and YouTube have launched new resource pages to help teachers and families continue their education efforts after their children are forced to stay at home because of a new corona outbreak,media reported. Google’s new page, Called Tech From Home, educates teachers on how to use Google products for distance learning.
Currently, the page’s features include using Hangouts to make a similar video call or using Google Forms to create online tests. According to Google, the page will continue to be developed. There is also a Teach from Home takeit tool on the page with resources on how to organize distance learning into a series of slides.
Teach From Home is currently available in English, but the kit is available for download in Danish, German, Spanish, French, Italian and Polish, and Google says it will soon be available in more languages.
YouTube’s Learn@Home highlights the education YouTube channel, which students can watch at home. This page categorizes channels recommended by families with children 13 years of age and older, families with children 5 years and older, and families with pre-school children. In response, YouTube is working with Khan College and other education-focused creators. According to YouTube, Learn@Home available in English, more will be available in Italian, French, Korean, Spanish, Japanese and more in the coming days.
In addition, Google will launch a $10 million Distance Learning Fund as part of a $50 million donation to the New Corona virus outbreak response through its charity, Google.org. Google.org will first allocate $1 million from the fund to Khan College to help the educational institution provide distance learning opportunities for students affected by the closure of schools due to the new coronary pneumonia outbreak.