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Quality Education for all during Covid-19

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.

In these challenging times, tools, resources and tips are plentiful, but how do we find ones that really work?



We encouraged 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. 




Spotlight on quality education for all during Covid-19 crisis

HundrED has released a website and a summary report, Quality Education For All During Covid-19, in partnership with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), expanding on the opportunities and challenges for education during this unprecedented time. A record number of 1.54 billion children and youth have been impacted by the pandemic, and as of 31st March, 185 countries in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, North America and South America have announced or implemented school and university closures. 

In the span of ten days, HundrED has documented, packaged and released a collection of 30 simple, yet effective solutions that help parents, teachers and children navigate through the plethora of challenges facing education during the pandemic. From the opportunity for teachers to form much stronger connections with parents, students (especially for students with disabilities) to challenges of untrained teachers and lack of access to digital learning resources, the report has plentiful insights and resources. 

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Innovative Solutions for COVID19 Pandemic

These simple, yet effective solutions provide support and resources for parents, teachers and learners and help them navigate a plethora of challenges facing education because of school shutdown, learner isolation and more.
National Geographic Education
At National Geographic, kids are taught about the world and how it works, empowering them to succeed and to make it a better place. National Geographic are helping to support learners and educators th
News Literacy Project
As part of a comprehensive effort to combat misinformation about COVID-19 and the new strain of coronavirus that causes it, NLP created a resource page to provide accurate information about the pandem
Virtually Connecting With The World
Social distancing doesn’t have to mean socially disconnecting. Educators, families and students around the world are using the medium of online meeting platforms to connect, share and learn about each
PenPal Schools
PenPal Schools connects students from around the world to learn together! Students collaborate through online projects ranging from human rights and the environment to fake news and robotics, all whil
To support the millions of students, parents and teachers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, TED-Ed is working with expert educators and TED speakers throughout the world to create and share high-qual
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An instructional content platform that brings together engaging, accessible content with integrated assessments and insights to supercharge reading engagement and learning in every subject. Though mos
Headspace for Kids
We want children to be healthy and happy, not just now but for the rest of their lives. And teaching them about meditation early would help them do just that. That’s why we created Headspace for Kids.
CENTURY is the award-winning AI teaching and learning platform for schools, colleges and universities. The platform uses artificial intelligence, neuroscience and learning science to create constantly
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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
Include2020 is an inclusive education application that can be downloaded for offline access to Arabic-language inclusive education content. There will be sections of the application directed at adult
Stories for solidarity
Global Oneness Project is exploring how stories can meaningfully connect us to each other and ourselves through an online community event series with storytellers. Stories have the potential to bring
School Day @Home
School Day @Home covers four wellbeing areas that are relevant when students study from home. It provides a tool for teachers for emotional check and online dialogue. Students answer to a few research
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Scratch is a free creative coding platform and online community that allows children of all ages to code, share, and remix their own stories, games, and animations. Scratch is translated into 50+ lang
Politicians Addressing Students
Press conferences for children were held by Prime Minister of Norway, Erna Solberg and Prime Minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern to answer the questions and concerns of children during this uncer
EDMODO - Distance Learning Toolkit
Edmodo brings everyone in the education community together to help learners succeed. As the COVID-19 virus continues to spread and impact school communities, we want to do what we can to help. Teacher
Businesses Helping Meet Education Needs
The aim of the campaign is to provide equal possibility for every student to access online and distance learning solutions by providing donated computers for students in need.
Reaching Children & Students in Remote Locations
During this educational shift from school to home, how are we addressing the needs of students in remote locations with little to no access to connectivity? From providing educational content through
Educating Educators for the Future
The change from in-school to online and remote learning has been quick, drastic and unprecedented in the world of education. We have seen the educator community come together by sharing resources, exp
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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
Read Theory is an online reading comprehension tool designed to help students improve their reading comprehension skills in a fun way that keeps them attentive and motivated.
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Minecraft Education Edition
Minecraft Education Edition is a game-based learning platform that promotes creativity, collaboration, and problem-solving in an immersive digital environment. Educators in more than 115 countries are
GoNoodle @Home
GoNoodle: Good Energy at Home offers free: movement, yoga, and mindfulness videos, downloadable curricular activities, recommended off-screen home activities. Activities will be updated weekly, and pa
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Khan Academy
Khan Academy is a personalized learning resource for all ages tackling math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more. Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructi
Classes meet in small groups over live video chat where students are safely connected with teachers and classmates who share their interests. These classes are offered through our marketplace and cond
As we all scramble to cope with the rapidly-changing COVID-19 situation, many of us are suddenly taking on roles as full-time caregivers and stand-in teachers. With schools and universities worldwide
Bringing Communities Together
Kindness and community spirit prevails! The following movements show that despite the circumstances, morale remains high and students, teachers and parents alike are coming together to support one ano
Broadcasting Nationwide
Countries and organisations around the world are using their resources and reach to ensure that quality education for all is being met while taking into account the different needs and resources acces
Google Arts & Culture
Google Arts & Culture aims to be a gateway into creativity, sitting at the intersection of art and technology as a source of discovery and inspiration. Through their guided video tours, resources and
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In the US alone, the CDC identifies one in 68 children as diagnosed on the autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Otsimo is democratizing access to special education & speech therapy through its leading game
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Hundreds of creative ideas from around the world were submitted by people striving to reshape schools and learning post-COVID. This webinar will celebrate our selected COVID-19 Reimagine Learning Challenge winners. In it, our winners will talk about how they pivoted their innovation model in response to COVID and offer tips to other innovators looking to do the same.

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