Google helps Arab educators keep students connected

Google has rolled out free access to advanced Hangouts Meet videoconferencing capabilities to all G Suite and G Suite for Education customers globally and in the Middle East and North Africa, including Egypt, KSA, and the UAE, from 26 March to 1 July 2020.

Teach From Home is a central hub of information, tips, training, and tools across Google for Education to help teachers teach remotely. The hub provides an overview of how to get started with remote learning—for example how to teach online, make lessons accessible to students, engage with students, and collaborate with other educators. Teach from Home is now available in Arabic, with downloadable toolkits available in other languages.

Teach from Home was built with the support and co-operation of the UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education, who is also working with other education partners to respond to this emergency. This resource will continue to evolve and improve as it receives feedback from teachers and partners on what’s most helpful.

The YouTube Learning destination is a new hub on YouTube designed to help students with high-quality Arabic learning content. The destination features content ranging from grade 7 mathematics to grade 12 chemistry and shares tips for learners about how to study at home. The playlists on the hub will cover multiple subjects with more to be included in the coming days such as Arabic, English, Mathematics, Physics, Biology, and Chemistry.