To help contain COVID-19, many schools are moving children to online learning at home. In addition, many parents are being asked to work from home. These forms of social distancing are needed to help slow the spread of the virus and prevent overloading the health care system.
The temporary closure of schools globally in recent times, in order to limit the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus has added a new challenge for parents and guardians of the now studying-from-home children.
Especially for parents who are also working remotely, making sure the children follow the learning schedule given by the school and keeping them occupied at home until bed time are no easy tasks
School from Home with Microsoft Teams
We have heard incredible stories about how educators are supporting students and have also received questions regarding how students and educators can stay connected using technology. We want to take this time to share some of the ways you can stay connected and engaged with classrooms and faculty during this time.
As some schools look to continue learning remotely for the safety of their students and faculty, Microsoft Teams for Education provides an online classroom so students and teachers can find new ways to continue to focus on learning. Free for schools and universities, Microsoft Teams provides an online classroom that brings together virtual face-to-face connections, assignments, files and conversations into a single place accessible on either mobile, tablet, PC or browser.
Making the transition to remote learning. As concern grows around COVID-19, many education leaders are making the difficult decision to close schools. To help make the transition to distance learning, we’ve created resources, training and how to guides that we hope will help support IT, educators, staff and students as they make this transition.
Moving to Virtual Classroom with Microsoft TeamsFrom Office.com, you can create or access all your files in one place using the cloud. Share files when you need to without getting lost in email chains, or work together at the same time in the Microsoft Teams. This way, you can stay in touch with other educators at your school and know that everything you need is backed up and accessible, whether you’re in the classroom or not.
Driving student engagement and focused learning while outside of the classroom can be a challenge, especially for those that are moving to remote learning for the first time. Both educators and parents will need support from their schools and technology providers to help make this work.
- Educator / Student: Remote teaching and learning in Office 365 Education
- Parent: Distance learning with Office 365