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Remote learning in response to Coronavirus

11 March 2020

Blog Corona COOL

With schools around the world closing their doors due to COVID-19, the possibility of remote learning has become more important than ever. As an EdTech company we’re committed to do everything in our power to support schools and teachers during these times of crisis. Next to offering our COOL Platform and modules free of charge, we’re here to support you with tips and tools for remote teaching.

Continue classes with Hangouts Meet

Hangouts Meet gives you the ability to organize lessons digitally or meet students that need help with their schoolwork one on one. You simply start a video meeting (or lesson) which your students join. You can easily share your screen during a meeting, so that your students always have the right piece of information in front of them.

Hangouts Meet is available for all G Suite users. Until the 1st of July, it’s free to have up to 250 participants in one meeting and save a recording of the lesson to Google Drive afterwards. For further reading, check out Google’s blog about how schools can stay connected with Hangouts Meet.

 

COOL: Free for all schools

Even in a crisis situation, it’s important that students can keep learning. And while the outbreak has made it more difficult for teachers to teach their students, we are here for you! We want to support all teachers out there who are keeping their hopes up and doing everything in their power to provide education and guidance.

As a gift to all those hardworking teachers around the world: we’re offering our COOL Platform and modules free of charge for all schools worldwide until 1 July 2020. Next to helping with IT, we’ve put together a Distance learning toolkit where we offer free tools, manuals and up-to-date information to support you with remote teaching.

 

Working from home with COOL 

With our COOL Platform, everyone can easily log into their school account from home and has direct access to their educational materials and apps. It’s even possible to let younger students and toddlers log in with pictures instead of a written password. 

Do you want to monitor your students at home and push the right applications straight to their screens? With our COOL Monitoring tool, live tracking of progress and providing guidance from a distance are easy and safe. Just make sure you ask parents for their permission. Monitoring is usually only used inside the school building for the sake of privacy. But given this time of crisis, we’ve given schools the option to extend the use of Monitoring for remote learning as well.

 

Your digital classroom

Google Classroom is your digital classroom where you hand out assignments, allow students to collaborate and assess their work. COOL is fully integrated with Classroom and ensures that you’re automatically assigned to your own group(s) of students. This way you can easily share tasks with the right students and create an overview of finished schoolwork work in Classroom.

To make assessing written work easier for you, we’ve developed a powerful tool to check for copied content: COOL Plagiarism check. Activate the check straight from a student Doc, or check all submissions for an assignment in one go.

 

Let us know how we can help you

Do you want to keep educating your students from a distance in an easy way? Shoot us an email at sales@cloudwise.cool and we’ll help you to set up your free COOL trial in no time. You want to learn more about COOL? Book a free 20-minute demo with one of our COOL specialists – we’re ready to help!

 

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