As we enter our second month of being stuck at home here in South China, and with the chance that we may not return to school until mid-April, I have been scouring the internet for ways to improve the remote learning experience. As the closures have spread, I have noticed numerous tech companies are beginning to share their platforms and resources to affected schools for free. Below you will find any resources I have come across. If you have any additions, please leave a comment or message me on LinkedIn.
Here is the list, including the website’s description of their platform:
Seesaw – ‘Demonstrate and share learning. Seesaw helps educators engage all learners, transform family engagement, and save time.’
Flipgrid – ‘Flipgrid is simple. Engage and empower every voice in your classroom or community by recording and sharing short, awesome videos … together!’
ClassDojo – ‘Bring every family into your classroom. Join 95% of U.S. schools using ClassDojo to engage kids and connect with families! Free for teachers, forever.’
ClassIn – ‘A Next Generation Interactive Online Classroom. Focused on improving the quality of online teaching’
Class Dojo’s Big Ideas (their videos can be found on YouTube, as well as within their free platform)
Brainpop – free videos on the Coronavirus
Studycat – ‘Schools closed! Help your child learn languages at home.’
Epic – ‘Epic! is the Leading Digital Library for Kids 12 & Under. Instantly access 35,000 of the best books, learning videos, quizzes & more’
Khan Academy – For every student,every classroom. Real results. We’re a nonprofit with the mission to provide a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere.
Twinkl – Providing free resources to schools affected by the Coronavirus closures. Contact them for access.