Distance Education Platforms

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Distance Education
Coronavirus (COVID-19)
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African Storybook

Published by
Saide

The African Storybook website has thousands of openly licensed free picture storybooks in the languages of Africa for children’s literacy, enjoyment and imagination. It also has tools for the translation, adaptation and creation of picture storybooks for children aged two to ten (early childhood and first three years of primary school).

English
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A Balanced Reading Approach (ABRA) Literacy Resources

Published by
Concordia

ABRACADABRA, A Balanced Reading Approach for Children Always Designed to Achieve Best Results for All, is a highly interactive, early literacy web-based tool that supports beginning readers through 33 engaging activities linked to 20 stories of different kinds.

English
French
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BookSmart

Published by
Worldreader

BookSmart gives parents and caregivers access to a library from their mobile phones so they can support their children’s learning while physical schools are out of session. BookSmart starts with a free base collection – 75+ great local and international books suitable for young readers and their parents available on Android phones via the Google Play Store.

Arabic
English
Hindi
Spanish
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Bloom Book Library

Published by
Bloom Library

Bloom's Book Library offers books from around the world for you to read or translate into a local language. With a single click, shell books are downloaded to your computer, ready to use even when you're offline.

Arabic
Bahasa Indonesia
Cebuano
Chinese (Mandarin)
English
French
German
Haitian Creole
Hausa
Korean
Portuguese
Swahili
Spanish
Thai
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BRAINPOP: Coronavirus

Published by
BrainPOP

It can be scary to hear news about COVID-19, but learning the facts can help ease your mind. Our Coronavirus movie,  aims to demystify the outbreak.

English
French
Spanish
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COVID 19 Indigenous Content Coalition Digital Library

Published by
Rumie

Indigenous organizations and allies partnered to share their digital resources, at no cost, to you. This digital library consists of resources to support in-home learning with COVID 19 safety, mental wellbeing and fun activities to keep busy. 

English
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EduApp4Syria

Published by
Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD)

Approximately 2.8 million Syrian children have lost their opportunities for schooling because of the conflict that started in 2011. In the fall of 2015, Norway therefore took the initiative to launch an international competition, calling for smartphone applications that can help Syrian children learn to read and improve their psychosocial well-being.

Arabic
English
French
Hindi
Italian
Luganda
Portuguese
Spanish
Swahili
Turkish
Yoruba
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Global Digital Library

Published by
United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Office (UNESCO)
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Creative Commons

The Global Digital Library collects existing high quality open educational reading resources, and makes them available on web, mobile and for print. The Global Digital Library currently offers resources in 43 languages, and by end 2020 the goal is to provide 100 languages.

Arabic
Bahasa Indonesia
Bhojpuri
Cebuano
English
French
Hausa
Zulu
Kinyarwanda
Swahili
Lingala
Portuguese
Shona
Somali
Spanish
Nepali
Hindi
Arabic
Thai

Social Emotional Learning Distance Learning Activity Pack

Published by
Save the Children

This pack of activities is intended to support distance learning opportunities for children who are currently out of school and have no, or limited, access to quality education. These materials can also be used as a compliment to formal or non-formal education where social emotional learning (SEL) is not adequately covered by the curriculum.  

English
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Khan Academy

Published by
Khan Academy

The mission of Khan Academy is to provide a free, world‑class education for anyone, anywhere. Khan Academy provides a personalized learning resource for all ages and offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom.

English
Spanish
Other

Kolibri

Published by
Learning Equality

Kolibri is specially designed to provide offline access to a curated and openly licensed educational content library. Available in dozens of languages, the Kolibri libraries are designed to support a well-rounded curriculum, including both formal educational materials--such as lessons and assessments--and exploratory materials, such as books, games, and simulations.

Arabic
Bengali
English
French
Korean
Portuguese
Spanish
Swahili
Urdu
Vietnamese
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StoryWeaver

Published by
Prathan Books

A digital repository of multilingual stories for children from Pratham Books. Now, every child can have access to an endless stream of stories in her mother tongue to read and enjoy.

Amharic
Arabic
Bahasa Indonesia
Bhojpuri
Cebuano
French
English
Hausa
Khmer
Kinyarwanda
Lingala
Marathi
Nepali
Oromo
Portuguese
Shona
Somali
Spanish
Swahili
Zulu
Video media

Ubongo

Published by
Ubongo

Ubongo is Africa's leading producer of kids' edutainment, with two programs: Ubongo Kids, aeducational cartoon show that teaches 7 to 14-year-olds math, science and life skills, and Akili and Me, a show aimed at teaching 3 to 6-year-olds pre-literacy, numeracy, English as a second language and socio-emotional skills critical to early childhood development.

English
Swahili