6 Back to School Tips

6 Back to School Tips

By camilaforero

No matter where you are in the world, back to school will always be both an exciting and overwhelming time for everyone, students and teachers alike. geographically, developmentally and academically Google has created a guide to help teachers, also you can invite your students to join your classes on Classroom. 


  1. Use new Classroom tools to support your students

With Google Workspace for Education and Google Classroom, teachers can set up classes while supporting their students. There are many features that help classes, for example you can use educational tools like Kahoot or IXL directly from here, as well as for the beta pilot of Elevate Data Sync you can sign up schools with Education Plus.


  1. Inspire creativity through video

Being creative is something we learned thanks to virtual classes, attending class through Meet and taking virtual field trips were creative ways to take learning to another level. Screencast, integrated in ChromeOS is a tool that manages to inspire learning through video, both teachers and students can create their videos with integrated transcription, as well as they can record, trim, transcribe and share recordings.

Live Streaming via YouTube or Meet also allows everyone to share live school events. Jamboard, Forms, Sites, Docs, Slides and Sheets are other tools that teachers can explore to be in more contact with their students.


  1. Make lessons more personal with adaptive learning technology

To achieve more personal learning, for example in case a student is struggling with a specific subject, the teacher can try adaptive learning together with artificial intelligence to make the student have more personal learning and understand in a better way the topic that is hard to learn.

The practice sets feature in Classroom helps students have a more personal way of learning, teachers can save time with automatic grading, and students can get real-time feedback and support with their homeworks and tasks.


  1. Help every student succeed with accessibility features

Students can use visual aids, spoken feedback, and Acapela text-to-speech voices using the Chromebooks tool, or voice typing, captions, Braille displays, screen readers, and magnifiers in Google Workspace for Education.

Most of the contributors to Google for Education are former educators who want to help improve learning and help students learn in a better way depending on their needs.


  1. Keep families involved and in the loop

Family commitment is one of the most important needs. Through email in Classroom parents can communicate with teachers, hold virtual conferences in Meet and manage the Calendar. Also, parents can help students use the technology tools that are offered responsibly, in Google for Education they can find guides and frequently asked questions to achieve this and they can use Family Link to help manage their child’s school account in a Chromebook.


  1. Join the conversation with professional learning communities

As a teacher you can learn from other teachers, you can find spaces to learn and discuss ways of learning, stay up to date with technological developments, improve your teaching skills and get certified from certification courses in the Teacher Center, as well as get Google for Education updates.

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