As Malaysia is still extending the Movement Control Order (MCO) for the COVID-19, the education sector still need to go on. For the first time in Malaysia, all teachers have to teach remotely via online with their student.
To overcome the obstacle of teaching remotely, Google and Kementerian Pendidikan Malaysia has come up with Teach From Home. It’s a central hub of information, tips, training and tools from across Google for Education to help teachers keep teaching, even when they are not in the classroom, including:
- A collection of training materials on how to get started,
- Best practices for conducting lessons with or without video call capability,
- Tips on engagement and community building, and
- A downloadable step-by-step Teach from Home Toolkit
In conjunction with this, Google has also allow free access to the premium Google Meet video conferencing features for schools and educational institutions until 30 September 2020. This includes the ability to have 250 people in a call together, record lessons and livestream.
Productivity suite G Suite for Education is free for all eligible educational institutions. For educators and educational institutions that have not yet signed up, follow this link to Kementerian Pendidikan Malaysia’s site. For private educational institutions not under Kementerian Pendidikan Malaysia that have not yet signed up, follow this link which contains a guide on creating a domain and account for your educational institution.
For Malaysia, Google has built the Teach from Home hub with the support and cooperation of Kementerian Pendidikan Malaysia. Teach From Home is now available in Malay as well as English, with downloadable toolkits available in 18 languages, and additional languages coming soon.