In light of the current COVID- 19 situation in the UK resulting in nationwide school closures, many schools are faced with providing some form of remote learning platform for all pupils. However, not all schools are equipped to offer this. Microsoft Teams for Education is a quick, easy to deploy platform that is perfectly suited for the education sector. Best of all it’s free for schools and universities who already use the Microsoft Office 365 for Education package.
Microsoft Teams for Education enables Teachers to continue to promote learning in a virtual classroom aside from their normal classroom environment. They can easily communicate with students, host virtual learning webinars, host Team Meetings with unlimited pupils and store easily accessible files. Teachers can also collaborate and work alongside pupils on documents at the same time to create that sense that even though teachers and students are apart, you are both still in close contact with each other.
The Microsoft Teams application fully integrates with the common applications your pupils are used to; such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Teams can conveniently be accessed by Phone, Tablet, Desktop or Browser, meaning students and teachers alike can use it any time of the day in any location.