Learn at Home With Youtube + Google Teach From Home – Free Resources! 📢🏫💻

Learn at Home With Youtube + Google Teach From Home – Free Resources! 📢🏫💻


YouTube and its parent company Google
have collaborated once again to put together some amazing resources for us
to use during this time where everybody is sheltering in place. In this video I’m
gonna take a deep dive and show you exactly how to get the most out of it.
Let’s get started! Hey everybody, welcome to Mr. Cook’s
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with friends. So just recently, Google and YouTube have both together launched some
new resource pages. The purpose is to continue assisting teachers and parents
educate their kids from home while they’re not at school due to coronavirus.
Google’s page is called “Teach From Home,” and it offers recommendations as well as
some great tutorials on how to help teachers educate their kids from their
own homes. It’s an ever evolving page, but right now it’s got lots of ideas,
resources, and even how to’s for those who aren’t so confident with their tech
skills. There’s also a great Google “Teach From Home Toolkit” which is provided for
you on their website in a PDF. I’m gonna drop a link to that in the description
below and we’re gonna take a closer look. It’s basically a series of instructions
to help you get from point A to B to help push out content to your kids. Not
to be outdone, YouTube has incorporated their own resource page called “Learn at
Home,” and it’s basically a listing of the top educational YouTube channels that
are available for you to use with your kids, so they can learn academic content.
It’s organized into neat sections that make a lot of sense and it ranges from
super serious content all the way to wacky and wild. So without further ado,
let’s take a look! Let’s get started with Google’s “Teach From Home” website. It’s
just teachfromhome.google. I will drop that link in the description below.
Once you go there you’re gonna want to bookmark it. All you do is grab the lock,
drag it down to your bookmark bar, and it’s there. This is a compilation of
Google resources all in one place, with tutorials to help you out. As you scroll
down you’ll notice there are rows of help icons, starting with how to do video
calls. Each one of these is a tutorial link. Everything from Hangouts Meet, to
using Q&A in Slides, to doing live stream to the Google
calendar invite. When I click on tutorial it sends you right to the basics.
Step-by-step instructions on exactly what to do,
loaded with videos and PDFs. If I click on open, it takes you right to the
resource that you need. Moving down you’ll see the second row is about how
you’re going to teach remotely without video calls. You’ll notice that we have
Google Classroom, Google Sites, Google Forms, and Google Docs. You may be
familiar with some of these, some of you guys are more savvy at it than others.
However, again, each one of these has a step-by-step tutorial. So for example if
you’re not too great with Google Forms you can click on this tutorial and it’s
going to give you a quick two-and-a-half minute tutorial on how to do Google
Forms. The third row is also really important because it adds a layer of
accessibility. It talks about how to do closed captioning, it shows you how to
type with your voice, it talks about accessibility features using Chromebooks,
and it talks about all the other accessibility features you’ll find in
the G suite applications. The fourth row is all about student engagement. It will
show you how to support discussion in Google Classroom, hangout with
conferences using one-to-one time in Google Calendar, using appointments and
video conferencing, how to work together and collaborate at the same time at the
same place using something called Jam Board, and then also using guardian
notifications to make sure that parents are getting summaries of what’s going on
each and every day. Lastly, at the top of the page is the “Teach From Home Toolkit.”
You want to go down to English if that’s your primary language and when you drop
down and click on it, it sends you to this 27 page PDF. The table of contents –
you’ve got everything from setting up, to preparing, to teaching, to collaborating,
to access for all, and student support. So for example, under the prepare to teach
section it’s got step-by-step examples of how to do things, all with links built
in. You want to create an online test? Here’s how you do it. If you want to set
an assignment in Classroom, here’s how you do it. This is really a one-stop shop.
I’m gonna put a link to this PDF in the description below. Before we move on to
the next section I want to ask our question of the week: Teachers, parents
what are you doing right now to help your kids at home? What content are you
using and what resources are your go to? Post them below in the comments section
and help us collaborate with one another. Like always. Mr. Cook’s Corner is all
about collaboration and we want to work together to help raise each other up. With
that being said, let’s hop right into YouTube’s resource “Learn at Home.”
Okay the second thing I want to show you guys is Google’s “Learn at Home.” You just
go to learnathome.withyoutube.com. Again, once you do that you can just drag
it to the top and save it as a bookmark. I’ve also dropped this link in the
description below. One thing that’s important to remember is that this does
not replace the homework and assignments given by teachers. It does complement it
and supplement it though, so teachers, if you want to use this as a resource,
that’s great. Parents, if you’re watching this, this is something to use on the
side. Underneath you’ll see the three categories:
preschoolers, 5 and up, and 13 and older. You can click on any one of them and
it’ll send you to that link, or you can just scroll down and it’ll take you to
where you want to go. I’m just going to flip real quickly through but let’s just
start with 13 and older. Look at how many different channels there are here!
There’s so many that I can’t take the time to go through each one. However let
me pause at a few. Computerphile – videos all about computers and computer stuff.
Free science lessons – driven by core belief that education leads to social
mobility. Khan Academy – we covered this last week, but here’s a connection to the
YouTube channel. Mathhelp.com – big one right here, it’s designated to help
everybody learn math in an easy way. Minutephysics – cool physic experiments
that’s connected to academic content. Coding train – coding videos that teach
you how to do the basic programming of computer languages, and Timeline world
history documentaries. If you go to the section below for kids 5 and up, you’ll
notice a shift in content. There’s so many fun things to look at here, but
there’s a lot of heavy hitters, such as Nat Geo Kids, Science Showkids, Storyline
online. A lot of good resources here, and for preschoolers – same thing. You’ve got
some learning experiences mixed with fun activities. All these channels are
curated and ready to go, They are YouTube and Google approved.
Just to show you one example, all you have to do is click on the arrow and it
sends you right to the channel hub. From there I recommend clicking on playlists
so you can see specific lists of videos that you can roll out and show your kids.
All-in-all, these two resources put together are a great complement to the
learning that you’re already doing at home. This is a great way to fill that
gap in time when you’re looking for something educational to do. As always, we
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