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Published 08.06.2020 16:45
How the Amazon region, hardest-hit by coronavirus, resumed lessons with classrooms closed
When the coronavirus reached the country, Amazonas has become one of the hardest-hit regions. It was crucial to close schools to stop the pandemic. Within less than a week after the official decision to suspend in-person classes, students were able to resume their schooling. Even though this enormous, jungle-flanked state was poorly prepared for the virus, it already had enough TV lessons for students in all grade levels and subjects, including math, social studies, and science.
Lockdown,
Published 07.06.2020 14:57
In Peru, a clown records videos to entertain children during the quarantine.
Gonzalo Alexander Damián Rojas, known as the Bolita clown, has been out of work for more than 60 days due to the pandemic. However, it is recording children’s shows to make them happy. The target audience is residents of poorer areas. This clown is recording the videos using his cell…
Lockdown,
Published 07.06.2020 10:59
In Peru, a psychologist disguises himself as a clown to chat online with children during quarantine.
Alain Madueño became the clown Doctor Pepo and together with a puppet called Pepito talks about self-esteem and healthy coexistence during the isolation caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. The psychologist uses his personal Facebook profile to interact with the children.
Lockdown,
Published 04.06.2020 10:30
In Colombia, a psychologist launched “#covibook”, a children’s book on the pandemic, in 25 languages.
The author, Manuela Molina, explains on her website, that this book is an invitation for families to discuss the feelings regarding the lockdown and pandemic in the current situation. It is intended for children under 7 years old and it is translated in 25 languages, including Spanish, Arabic, Chinese and…
Lockdown,
Published 02.06.2020 14:02
In Uruguay, an online platform connects students with volunteers to help them to study.
Called Ayudan2, the site was created to support students who need to study at home during the quarantine. Students can apply for support and a volunteer will help them with their student activities and teaching them.
Lockdown,
Published 02.06.2020 11:52
A group of Polish computer programmers want to help teachers work remotely
Over 160 volunteers joined forces to help Polish teachers solve problems in remote learning. These are issues related to the English language or the automation of teaching processes. The Geeks4Teachers project was created during one of the hackathons for computer programmers, and it is an entirely grass-roots initiative.
Lockdown,
Published 10.06.2020 17:40
Denmark became the first country in Europe to reopen primary schools, nurseries and kindergartens after five weeks of lockdown.
Denmark introduced new comprehensive measure to tackle the pandemic. Starting in mid-April, the country welcomed its students back with hand washing stations and extra sinks. Inside the school, classrooms were divided so that desks could be at the recommended two-metre distance. Teaching timetables were changed to keep to small groups…
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Published 01.06.2020 13:45
Worldwide, teeneagers from student news organizations are reporting stories on how young people are living the pandemic through the Teenage Reporting Project COVID-19 platform.
The initiative was launched by the Global Youth and News Media Prize and it is supported by the France-based outlet News Decoder. The young reporters aim to help their peers telling stories about the pandemic, voices usually excluded from general media. Teens from 11 student news organizations on four continents…
Inclusion, ,
Published 01.06.2020 12:01
In Zimbabwe junior coders and engineers have designed a balaclava mask for school children.
Harare Institute of Junior Coders and Engineers which teaches children computer coding, programming, and software engineering has designed a balaclava face mask for school children. The mask was designed to ensure that children cannot remove it and as such prevent them from touching their faces and sharing masks. The organization…
Inclusion, Lockdown,
Published 29.05.2020 13:50
In Brazil, some teachers teach by Whatsapp during the pandemic.
Suelen Dagmar dos Santos, coordinator of the public school Helder James Pereira Magalhães, in Bahia, northeastern Brazil, created a schedule of school activities for 80 early childhood students to continue studying during the quarantine via Whatsapp groups. Students who do not have access to the internet at home also continue…

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