Google’s Range of Training
Teach from Home is a temporary information hub, collecting together training and advice on a variety of Google’s tools and resources for teachers including Google Classroom and YouTube Learning Hub (a channel collating lots of video resources). Courses on ‘Teach from Home’ include a tutorial and then a link to open the relevant tool to have a go. Examples include:
Further training resources can be found on their Grow with Google page which does link through to the Google’s Teacher Centre. The training in the teacher centre can lead to being able to qualify as a Google Certified Educator Level 1 or Level 2.
Google’s Applied Digital Skills resource contains 250+ hours of content for teachers to use with students to teach digital skills or can be used by teachers to upskill themselves. Designed for all levels of ability to use.
Finally another teaching resource designed by Google which can also be used by teachers to explore computer science – Code with Google.
Microsoft’s Education Centre
This resource allows you to learn how to use Microsoft Technology in your classroom in effective and engaging ways. You can explore ideas, resources and lesson plans. You can track your own learner journey through badges and points; you can also share your training transcript with others. Find out more here.
Whether you want to learn the basics of office apps such as Excel or Word or work smarter, after learning new tips and tricks, the Office 365 Training Center offers a range of training for you to access for free. There is also an Office 365 Teacher Academy where educators can learn how to become more innovative with cloud-based tools, regardless of the device they use and learn how to use basic features of Office 365 including Microsoft Teams, OneNote, Sway, Microsoft Forms, Office Online and OneDrive.
Microsoft Teams are offering a free version of Teams that lifts restrictions on how many users can be part of a team and allows users to schedule video calls, conferences, chat, share files and access 3rd party integrations.
Video training on how to use Microsoft Teams can be accessed here.
The iDEA Award
Not just for young people, the iDEA Award is available for adults of all abilities to complete. The Inspiring Digital Enterprise Award (iDEA) is described as an international programme that helps you develop digital, enterprise and employability skills for free. You complete a series of online challenges and collect badges when successful. Each badge has points and 250 points gets you your Bronze Award, an industry-recognised award. Read more about it here.
BT Skills for Tomorrow
A free online resource to learn digital skills for daily life, for work life, for business. Click here to find out more.
From learning to code and exploring programming to understanding cyber security, take online IT and coding courses to explore tech trends like data science and digital marketing. Join beginner to advanced level courses led by leading tech experts. For more information click here. Alternatively there is a wide range of other programmes focused on teaching, business and management or health care and medicine.
Lynda – LinkedIn Learning – a wide range of over 4000+ courses including over 600 software development courses. (Free 30 day trial at present).
Zoom have multiple resources to support development of skills in using their tool. Find out more here.