HundrED Toolkit

Quality Education for All during Coronavirus

Health officials are currently taking steps to prevent the introduction and spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) into communities across the world. The pandemic situation is affecting the lives of many students, families & communities. This special collection is compiling stories and solutions from schools around the world doing their best for students.
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In these challenging times, tools, resources and tips are plentiful, but how do we find ones that really work?

Examples of problems we want to solve

  1. Learner is unable to focus on learning and has high levels of anxiety 
  2. Learner loneliness is increasing even though digital tools are offering ways to connect.
  3. Parents are overwhelmed with the plethora of resources being shared without steps on how to use.
  4. Parents are planning daily activities but are not trying innovative educational practices at home.
  5. Parents are struggling trying to balance work and homeschooling
  6. Parents and teachers are lacking resources to discuss pandemics and uncertainties with their learners
  7. Students are worried about having an unnatural closure to the academic year
  8. Teachers are scrambling to go digital without much support & training. 
  9. Difficulties maintaining positive student-teacher-parent relationship 
  10. Collaborative play based learning is challenging online. 
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We encourage our community to share homeschooling & online learning resources that support student learning and wellbeing

Students, their parents, and educators around the world are feeling the extraordinary ripple effect of the novel coronavirus as schools are shutting down and quarantine methods are being ordered to cope with the global pandemic. While governments and health officials are doing their best slowing down the outbreak, global education systems are collaborating to collectively respond and provide quality education for all during these difficult times. Our job is to help everyone in providing quality education for all even in these exceptional times. 


Mission (im)possible?

We have no time to lose. 

Normally a HundrED Spotlight lasts almost a year. Now we will try to do the impossible - do it in 15 days. We will start on March 19th and our goal is to launch the results on April 2nd. 

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What happens and when?

HundrED community invited to participate
19.3.2020
Research on known problems faced around the world
20.3.2020
Call for solutions ends
27.3.2020
Results published
2.4.2020
Latest news 30.3.2020

HundrED Innovators Open Online Opportunities For Parents And Students To Connect And Learn

HundrED Innovators like Kahoot!, MeeTwo, Linguacuisine, Chatta Club, Link Online Learners and more are opening their platforms for the global community of educators to work together and support students around the world to connect and learn.
News

About Quality Education for All during Coronavirus

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29.3.2020
Digital Schoolhouse Shares Unplugged Activities To Teach Computing For Families Confined At Home
Here at Digital Schoolhouse, our aim is to engage young people with ingenuous, out-of-the-box computing and as classrooms begin to close there is no reason why you can’t occupy curious minds, at home,
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28.3.2020
Join Our Global Announcement Call Highlighting Ten COVID19 Education Solutions
Over the last seven days, we have received 102 innovative solutions to meet the challenges raised by COVID19 pandemic head-on! On 2nd April, we will be hosting a global call for our innovators, ambass
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27.3.2020
Reaching Remote Students And Families in Pakistan Using Radio As a Response To COVID-19
POWER99 Foundation, in collaboration with its partner organisation, The Communicators (Pvt.) Limited having a network of FM radios, is launching “Broad Class – Listen to Learn” Parahi Caro-Na, a dist
article
26.3.2020
“Social Distancing” is the Wrong Phrase
Physical distancing is necessary to avoid spreading the germs; I know that by “social distancing,” experts mean not getting too physically close to one another, especially in crowded places. But what
news
25.3.2020
transformED To Host Pop-Up Professional Learning Network Sessions For COVID-19 Resources & Tactics
transformED--in partnership with a number of Pittsburgh-based organizations--will host daily Pop-Up PLNs (professional learning networks), virtual opportunities to explore new technologies and teachin
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24.3.2020
Taiwan & India Coping With School Closures Through Various Community Efforts And Alliance Programs
Smart School Alliance from Taiwan and Project DEFY from India have seen school shutdowns for different amounts of time. However, they both are actively working to support their students in this distre
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23.3.2020
PenPal Schools Offer Free Access To Parents & Teachers During Coronavirus Pandemic
As of mid-March 2020, the COVID-19 coronavirus has kept almost 300 million students out of school around the world. In response to school closures, PenPal School is offering free access for the durati
article
22.3.2020
Leaving to Learn in an Age of Coronavirus
Chris Jackson, Chief Communications Officer from Big Picture Learning shares the school's approach to education under quarantine. Highly recommended for schools, teachers, parents and students!
news
20.3.2020
Open Letter To The HundrED Community
We invite everyone in the HundrED Community to share homeschooling and online learning solutions that can be used immediately. These solutions can be big or small and can be created by students, teach
news
20.3.2020
Lessening Learner Loneliness And More On This Special Podcast Series In Response To COVID-19 Crisis
In response to #covid19's effect on education systems, empowerED Podcast releases a special 5-episode series on online distance learning (ODL). The episodes cover an introduction to ODL, lessening lea
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19.3.2020
ISTE Shares Learning Keeps Going - A Free Curated COVID-19 Resource Deck
Coronavirus is posing unprecedented challenges to schools, colleges and universities around the globe. To help you keep the learning going, a coalition of education organizations has curated free tool
article
18.3.2020
Transitioning to Online Learning In The Wake Of The Deepening Global Pandemic
In the wake of the deepening global pandemic which is beginning to fill us with uncertainty, we are asking ourselves how can we best support our community during this unprecedented time. Cleary Vaugha
news
16.3.2020
School Teachers Proactively Preparing For COVID-19 Outbreak & Consequences
While governments and health officials are doing their best to turn down the outbreaks, global education systems are collaborating to collectively respond and give quality education for all during the
news
15.3.2020
Mitigating The Spread Of The Coronavirus While Maintaining Quality Education
Amidst the rapid spread of the coronavirus, more schools and other public buildings are being ordered to shut down. Veeraiah Kummari a High School Teacher in Oberursel, Germany, and Dr. Tyler S. Thigp
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14.3.2020
Going Paperless Through A Virtual Learning Platform In Times Of COVID-19
Pero Sardzoski, EFL teacher, Edmodo Certified Trainer, and the Director of Studies at Pegasus English Language School in Tetovo, Macedonia shares what he is doing as all schools in Macedonia have shut
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13.3.2020
USA To Vietnam, How HundrED Community Is Managing COVID-19's Influence On Education
Students, their parents and educators are feeling the extraordinary ripple effect of the novel coronavirus as schools shut down and quarantine methods are ordered amidst the public health emergency. I
news
12.3.2020
Proactive Measures In Education During The Coronavirus Pandemic
The current state of education globally is seeing a shift, especially in relation to learning environments. With the increasing amount of schools focusing on online delivery methods as well as parents
article
5.3.2020
A Guide For Caring for Children During Extended Family Confinement
The following document has been developed by Jesse Coffino and Krystina Tapia in consultation with Cheng Xueqin, in response to the continued global transmission of novel coronavirus COVID-19. This is
article
6.7.2018
'Parents Really Matter' – How To Engage Parents In Education & Why You Should
Children growing up in poverty are already a year behind their wealthier counterparts by the age of three. However, there are still children who manage to overcome their difficulties and manage to do

Innovations

If you are an innovator or an organisation and want to support education in this situation, please share your solution to us on this page. More resources will be added after our research team has looked into submitted solutions.
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Moscow Electronic School
The star attraction of Moscow Electronic School is its electronic library, a website where you can find all textbooks and electronic lessons in any subject freely available to anyone registered. Addi
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CommunityShare
CommunityShare transforms cities into human libraries through an online platform and offline relationships that connect local community expertise and knowledge to real-world learning experiences with
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Smart School Alliance
An online and offline community creating equal learning rights for the next generation in small and remote schools around the world. Smart School Alliance, founded by the Ministry of Economic Affairs
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Kiwix
Kiwix brings internet content to people without internet access. Wikipedia, MOOCs, books from the Gutenberg Library or even TED talks: these and a thousand more can be made available offline and acce
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Inside Out - We All Belong
Inside Out - We All Belong is a set of freely available video-based teaching resources which aim to decrease homo-, bi-, and trans-phobic bullying by using a norm-challenging pedagogical approach to c
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Global Oneness Project
The Global Oneness Project brings the world's global cultures alive in the classroom. They provide award-winning films and photo essays which explore cultural, social, and environmental issues and acc
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Chatta
At a time when people are communicating more, but actually talking less, Chatta was designed to help young children develop ‘oral narrative competence’, the biggest indicator of future writing compete
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MeeTwo
A unique early intervention solution to adolescent anxiety. The MeeTwo app allows young people to post their problems, share solutions, access educational resources and receive expert help.
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CyberSmart Africa
Since proudly winning WestAfricaCom’s Game-Changing Innovation Award, CyberSmart Africa continues to innovate ways to deliver up-to-date quality content directly supporting learning both online and to
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onecourse
onecourse is onebillion's response to the global education challenge: a comprehensive, personalised learning software, which enables children anywhere in the world to become literate and numerate in t
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NaTakallam
NaTakallam connects displaced people — including refugees from Syria, Iraq, Iran, Venezuela, and beyond — with students around the world, to provide affordable, flexible and tailored language practice
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Project Everyone: World's Largest Lesson
We produce free and creative resources for educators to teach lessons, run projects and stimulate action in support of the Goals. At the heart of our resources sit animated films written by Sir Ken Ro
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Lab4U
Lab4U leverages smartphone technology and develops inquiry-based learning experiences to ensure ALL students have access to a hands-on science education. Lab4U’s solutions--Lab4Physics, Lab4Chemistry,
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Kahoot!
A game-based learning platform that allows educators to create fun learning games in minutes. Students take part in games at school or at home and can even create their own. Kahoot’s mission is to unl
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Lyfta
Lyfta is a digital learning platform where teachers and pupils can access stunning storyworlds and curriculum-based lessons. Lyfta invites pupils to memorable, immersive experiences with real human st
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XtalksWORLDlistens
Global platform and coaching programme for young people with poor online connectivity, but unique first-hand experiences the world could learn from. We find and showcase the untapped wisdom of teens i
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Amala
Amala (formerly Sky School) has developed the first international high school diploma for young people who are displaced. We also provide short courses in areas such as Social Entrepreneurship and Pea
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ImmerseMe.co
ImmerseMe (https://immerseme.co/) is about virtually stepping into a beautiful and authentic location to learn a language, so that when you travel to these wonderful places in real-life, you'll be pre
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Love Letters for Computers
Love Letters for Computers is a free resource including a series of videos, resources, classroom materials and a teacher journal that will help you plan how to integrate computer science into your cur
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'Broad Class - Listen to Learn': Interactive Radio Instruction Program
Broad Class - Listen to Learn, Interactive Radio Instruction (IRI) program delivers student-centered instruction that covers basic skills in universal, cross-cutting themes and general & universal pri
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Other Resources

Schools are moving online, but not all children start out digitally equal
https://theconversation.com/schools-are-moving-online-but-not-all-children-start-out-digitally-equal-134650
Relaxation Techniques for Kids - Regis College Online
https://online.regiscollege.edu/master-science-applied-behavior-analysis/relaxation-techniques-for-kids/
Coronavirus and Education - The Hechinger Report
https://hechingerreport.org/special-reports/coronavirus/
Harvard GSE - Providing Stability in a Time of Crisis
https://www.gse.harvard.edu/news/uk/20/03/providing-stability-time-crisis?utm_source=XQ%3A+Give+Me+Five+Newsletter&utm_campaign=29d6adbce0-giveme5_issue_10_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_fff7d23e53-29d6adbce0-66479245
National Child Traumatic Stress Netowkr - Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope
https://files.constantcontact.com/733dd1fd001/370f567b-6bc4-4ccc-b6e8-4ebf32ff9d8c.pdf?fbclid=IwAR3ymSHhghVNj6ox6Kx-3yPmLKVRByyTnZL0TQUwREelCkwKp52qp9M6Ptw&utm_source=XQ%3A+Give+Me+Five+Newsletter&utm_campaign=29d6adbce0-giveme5_issue_10_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_fff7d23e53-29d6adbce0-66479245
CASEL - SEL Resources during COVID-19
https://casel.org/covid-resources/?utm_source=XQ%3A+Give+Me+Five+Newsletter&utm_campaign=29d6adbce0-giveme5_issue_10_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_fff7d23e53-29d6adbce0-66479245
SCHOOL CLOSURE RESOURCE HUB — Transcend
https://www.transcendeducation.org/coronavirus
Thinking about Pedagogy in an Unfolding Pandemic
https://issuu.com/
Online learning will be hard.. – and the digital divide will make it even harder
https://theconversation.com/
Stay safe. Stay inspired.
https://www.pinterest.ca/pinterest/stay-safe-stay-inspired/
UNESCO: COVID-19 Educational Disruption and Response
https://en.unesco.org/
NYTimes - Coronavirus Resources: Teaching, Learning and Thinking Critically
https://www.nytimes.com/
Advice for Newly Remote Instructors - EdSurge News
www.edsurge.com
OPPI - Advice for Schools on Scenario Planning
https://oppiglobal.com/
Harvard University - Best Practices: Online Pedagogy
https://teachremotely.harvard.edu/best-practices
Ten Strategies for Educators’ Wellbeing - Sea Change Mentoring
https://mailchi.mp/
UNICEF- Free and Open Digital Tools to Support Remote Learning
https://www.unicef.org/
Sway: Free educational resources for remote learning
https://sway.office.com/4KCBreTRYaNE9Zrt
Distance Learning Toolkit
https://go.edmodo.com/distancelearning/
Emerson Collective: Resources for Remote Learning
https://www.emersoncollective.com/articles/2020/03/covid19-resources-for-remote-learning/
Screen Time for Kids: A Guide for Parents & Educators
https://onlinedegrees.bradley.edu/nursing/msn-fnp/screen-time-for-kids-a-guide/
A parent’s guide to surviving COVID-19: 8 strategies to keep children healthy and happy
https://www.brookings.edu/
Navigating Uncertain Times: How Schools Can Cope With Coronavirus - EdSurge Guides
https://www.edsurge.com/
During Coronavirus, a Teacher Describes the Scramble to Go Digital
https://www.edutopia.org/
Teach For All’s Top 12 Insights in Virtual Learning & Knowledge
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1xnb2IRAV11rhCod069ngE9UVrDY5rhe9qrM2hd_haQs/edit#heading=h.8uq0pfk79pm8
ISTE & EdSurge - Learning Keeps Going
https://www.learningkeepsgoing.org/
What Teachers in China Have Learned in the Past Month
https://www.edutopia.org/article/what-teachers-china-have-learned-past-month?
UNESCO -Distance learning solutions
en.unesco.org