Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, We have seen many schools switching to online classes due to quarantine and lockdown. There are many tools nowadays to enable easy remote learning but for most schools especially in developing countries these tools can be expensive since most of them need specialized skills and technical support that might not be budgeted for especially during such an emergency.
Google has created various tools that when combined, they can provide a powerful learning ecosystem. I have selected some few tools that can be easily accessed and setup within no time. They include:
Google classroom is a streamlined, easy-to-use tool that helps teachers manage coursework. With Classroom, educators can create classes, distribute assignments, grade and send feedback, and see everything in one place.
With Google site you can create a simple website to share resources with your students and also use it as a tool to communicate by using its Blog support functionality
With Hangouts Meet you can create an online video classroom with the possibility of allowing your students to create and run online teaching groups where they can easilty share and work on certain topics together remotely
With Google Drive and Google docs you can easily share teaching resources with your students and due to the real time functionality of these tools, your student can work on on shared documents and collaborate simultaneously
This tool will enable your students Sketch and collaborate on an interactive canvas as if they were in the same room working on a physical whiteboard