While school may be on break, learning should not be on break. You can keep your children actively learning while at home by engaging them with the educational resources I will share with you now. These resources are mostly online and prove useful for not only basic education but also other lessons like coding lessons.
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ULesson is an organization that leverages on media and technology to create high-quality, affordable and accessible education for African students. The uLesson app offers students in SS1, SS2 and SS3 a holistic learning experience in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology, preparing them for Senior Secondary School Exams such as WAEC, NECO, GCE exams. Hence, a postponement of the SSCE exams does not mean learning cannot be better reinforced.
Kolibri makes high quality education technology available in low-resource communities such as rural schools, refugee camps, orphanages, non-formal school systems, and prison systems. Kolibri has been designed to operate on many devices and operating systems, can be used for offline uses and self-paced learning.
Gidimo combines mastery, gamification and social learning to enable educational achievement in a convenient and fun way. The products are built for learners at the levels of mass foundations, institutions, the public sector, and specialized custom or in-company provisions. With Gidimo, students can play, learn and win exciting rewards while also competing with fellow learners in a fun online community.
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- Khan Academy:
Khan Academy is another edtech website and app that provides free, world-class education to everyone, everywhere. This personalized learning experience is provided through lessons that are put in short videos that keep the users engaged while not boring them. Khan Academy has resources for pupils and students in various levels of education while also providing some courses on some subject for students in tertiary education. You can access Khan Academy on their website or through the mobile app.
Scratch is a block-based visual programming language and website. The main target of the language is for children to get acquainted with the idea of programming. With the language and website, users of the site can create online projects using a block-like interface of different codes that tell the computer what to do.
An additional resource for the Scratch that will help as a guide for writing codes and designing games is the Google CS First. The Google CS First is an easy to use resource that can be handled by an adult or older child with little or no previous knowledge of Scratch. The older child or adult can then use the same resource to direct a younger child on how to navigate the site and build projects.
Now is the time to engage your children with computer based learning and give them a leverage above their peers. Many of the resources I shared with you have a mobile platform that can be downloaded on your mobile phone or tablets.
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