Teacher Appreciation Week is already here. Universities, Colleges, and Schools all over the world are gearing up for this event. But amid COVID-19 pandemic has left everyone to work remotely. To support the Teacher Appreciation Week (May 4-8) Google is working effortlessly, providing resources with Doodle to educators all around the world. As the classes are held online, Google is encouraging teachers and students to use Google Meet Premium Video Conferencing. They have made this service available for all the users at no cost.
Free Teaching Resources and Tips
To ease up the situation for the teachers’ Google is offering different remote learning resources as a part of the ‘Teach from Home’ hub. Teach from Home has allocated numerous resources not only for teachers but also for schools and families. Users can get access to the toolkit, Socratic—a learning app powered by Google AI, and more.
Google’s Teaching Center is giving away free training, certification programs, and product guides. Product Guides include ‘Tips for Google products’ where you can learn more about Google Classroom, Forms, Docs, Slides, Sheets, Meet, Sites, Expeditions, Jamboard, and CS First. Certification Program includes Educator Level 1 Certification and Educator Level 2 Certification. Under Free Training, there’s ‘Professional Development Programs’.
$2 Million Donation for Students
The lockdown has caused the economic crisis. There are hundreds of students stranded. In such a case, Google has donated $2 million Google.org grant to DonorsChoose.
They also stated, ‘The Keep Kids Learning program will provide thousands of teachers with $1,000 funding credits to get the materials they need to teach remotely and send their students personalized education care packages including items like books, basic supplies, educational games or kits, and groceries for students who rely on the school to provide meals.’
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