As many educational institutions around the globe are either undergoing, extending, or planning closures due to COVID-19, much of the world’s student population is unable to attend school. In Malaysia as well as around the world, educators face the challenge of teaching remotely at an unprecedented scale, and in some cases, for the first time.
Google and Kementerian Pendidikan Malaysia has a new distance learning resource hub for Malaysia called Teach From Home, a central hub of information, tips, training and tools from across Google for Education to help teachers keep teaching, even when they are not in the classroom, including:
- A collection of training materials on how to get started,
- Best practices for conducting lessons with or without video call capability,
- Tips on engagement and community building, and
- A downloadable step-by-step Teach from Home Toolkit
In conjunction with this, Google has also made our premium Google Meet video conferencing features free for schools and educational institutions until 30 September 2020. This includes the ability to have 250 people in a call together, record lessons and livestream.
Productivity suite G Suite for Education is free for all eligible educational institutions. For educators and educational institutions that have not yet signed up, follow this link to Kementerian Pendidikan Malaysia’s site. For private educational institutions not under Kementerian Pendidikan Malaysia that have not yet signed up, follow this link which contains a guide on creating a domain and account for your educational institution.
For Malaysia, Google has built the Teach from Home hub with the support and cooperation of Kementerian Pendidikan Malaysia. Teach From Home is now available in Malay as well as English, with downloadable toolkits available in 18 languages, and additional languages coming soon.