The COVID-19 pandemic has caused severe disruption to industries globally, and schools are not spared too. School closures become a temporary stop-gap measure to keep our children and educators safe. These nationwide closures are impacting hundreds of millions of students. Several other countries have implemented localized closures impacting millions of additional learners.

But this isn't a permanent solution as school closures also carry high social and economic costs for people around the community, such as interrupted learning and unprepared working parents for distance and homeschooling.

A solution for this will be implementing a school management software that allows online communication and stays connected with your teachers and students. An important part of successful distance learning is to find efficient and quick ways to communicate with your students and/or parents.

Our wide reach and strong-user base, having served over 1000 schools around the region, allows us to understand how better to support you. This article wants to help keep your students on track, motivated and engaged in their learning.

Microsoft Teams

Educators create collaborative classrooms for students and stay connected with their colleagues. Learning online with well-educated teacher can be just as personal, engaging, and socially connected as learning in a classroom. Students and educators can stay in touch and help each other using Microsoft Teams. This is a free tool for schools to quickly and easily start distance learning.

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Zoom

Teachers can manage online lessons easily with Zoom. You can record video lessons with transcription that students can watch over and over again to study at their own pace and in the comfort of their homes.

Zoom's video and exceptional audio clarity make online communication a pleasant experience. To top it off, the platform has 256-bit security encryption that prevents unauthorised third party access. Build collaborative classrooms, connect in professional learning communities, and connect with your students – all from a single platform.

Google Hangouts

All you need is a Gmail account. Google Hangouts is an instant messaging and video chatting program that appears on the left of a Gmail account. It helps studying online, making your school smart and advanced.

Since Hangouts allow for a number of people to participate at one time, they can be great for connecting classrooms. It is a great way for students to engage in connected learning experiences with their peers and teachers. Google Hangouts is easy to use, versatile, and can keep kids communicating and building skills outside of class time.

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