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Published 10.06.2020 08:28
In Brazil, organizations had created a play guide for children up to 6 years old.
The Maria Cecília Souto Vidigal Foundation and the Itaú Social Foundation make the guide available for free on the internet. The tips are separated by age group and there are activities for babies who are still a few months old. In addition to suggestions for games, there are videos and…
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.
Published 28.05.2020 18:18
In Russia, various edtech online platforms are supporting the country’s education system.
Online platforms such as Russian online school, Yandex.textbook, Teach.ru and Yaklass. They are available for teachers, pupils and parents during the pandemic. The Ministry of Education has compiled a list of recommended resources. Some IT companies such as Mail.ru and Yandex provide access to their platforms for online learning.
Published 08.05.2020 15:43
In South Africa, the government has announced that pupils will start to return to school in phases from the 6th of May to the 15th of July 2020.
Schools have been closed in South Africa since late March. To account for the time lost the government has also announced that there will be no June school exams. The time will be used for teaching. Grade 12s will write preparatory exams in September. The rest will write a reworked…
Published 27.04.2020 18:54
In Cyprus, parents of children up to 15 years of age can apply for a “special leave” while schools are closed due to the pandemic.
They will receive a percentage of their salaries, which in the case of single-parent families will be higher. Parents who are not allowed to telework or have flexible working hours can benefit from this measure.
Published 27.04.2020 16:22
In Armenia, the government will provide social support of 100,000 AMD (€ 190) to struggling families with children under 14.
Beneficiaries are households whose two parents have been dismissed from March 13 to 25; if one of the parents has been dismissed and the other one is unemployed, dead, or missing; or a dismissed single parent. The government will also help with bills for gas and electricity. An estimated 20%…
Published 27.04.2020 13:25
In Canada, the government announced a $2,000 stimulus check for workers and parents.
It will be paid every four weeks for four periods (8000$ in total). People can apply for the benefit by accessing it on a website or by calling a toll free number. A young man from Vancouver uploaded a video that has been viewed thousands of times on YouTube showing…
Published 27.04.2020 13:14
In France, TV and radio broadcast educational content for teachers, students and families.
The campaign is called ‘Operation Nation Aprenante’ (“Learning Nation” Operation). It was launched by the Ministry of Education and Youth. The television and radio stations participating are France Télévisions, Radio France and Arte. France closed all schools and universities on March 16 and they will gradually reopen after almost two…
Published 27.04.2020 13:07
In Namibia, school teachers have been directed to create WhatsApp groups to upload lessons for students in public schools.
The Namibian Ministry of Education has directed teachers to start uploading lessons onto WhatsApp for parents to download and teach their children at home during the country’s lockdown. Concerns have been raised about whether students have Internet access and the devices needed to access the materials. The Ministry says special…

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