Amid the lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Google India has rolled out the YouTube Learning Destination to help parents, students and educators find useful and high-quality learning content created by education-focused creators on YouTube.
Mind you! Google India’s YouTube Learning Destination, which can be accessed through mobile as well as desktop from the Explore tab, contains resources from curriculum-relevant topics in physics, math, and biology.
This means that whether you’re studying for a test, want to learn a new skill or are just curious to know more about the world, the YouTube Learning Destination is a handy resource to supplement curriculum learning for students or general skill building, as revealed by official Google India blog post.
Currently, the YouTube Learning Destination features content in English and Hindi. However, it will be rolling out the content in Tamil, Telugu, Bengali, Marathi and other Indian languages in days ahead.
Besides this, Google India is also helping educators in adapting remote learning. “To help ease the transition to remote learning during this situation, we have also rolled out free access to the premium features of Google Meet, to extend enterprise-grade video-conferencing capabilities to all G Suite and G Suite for Education customers, globally, until September 2020, which enables up to 250 participants in a single video conference,” as per a statement issued by the tech giant.
In India, Google has joined hands with FICCI Arise and have so far trained more than 250 schools across 23 states in the use of these tools to ensure that the teachers, students and customers can stay connected and work remotely.
Moreover, Google India has also provided training and tips to teachers and educators through the Teach from Home hub, which is also available in Hindi. The tech giant has built this resource with UNESCO as a central resource for teachers.
The Teach from Home hub consists of numerous tutorials categorised around topics like setting up and teaching with and without video, keeping students engaged with discussions and virtual whiteboards, staying in touch with other teachers by sharing teaching resources and even making the teaching sessions accessible to children with special needs by implementing voice typing and closed captions.
Interestingly, Google India has also released children’s books from MoHFW and Chota Bheem on our reading app Bolo. The aim behind this is to help children understand the safety measures to be taken during this COVID-19 outbreak.
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