In March and early April, schools flipped from in-school instruction to distance learning seemingly overnight. Now, this fall, teachers using Microsoft Teams, Google Classroom and Meet, and Zoom are returning to teach online once again.
How each teacher and school district will use each tool may vary. But weâ€™ve spoken with Microsoft and Google, and teachers who are using these applications, to understand what each â€œvirtual classroomâ€� experience will be like when kids go back to school this fall, and how it will differ from this past spring.
Signing up school districts and teaching students the ins and outs of their respective platforms is an enormous strategic win for tech platforms like Google and Microsoft. Both companies have rolled out a dizzying rush of new features to meet the urgent demands of these users.Â