A range of resources and education services are being offered to schools and parents to help support the home education of students during the coronavirus crisis. Dorothy Lepkowska looks at some of what is out there, including a number of free-access resources

As the education sector unites in the face of the coronavirus outbreak and the partial school closures, a wide range of organisations are offering learning resources, technological solutions and other services – often free of charge.

One of the main considerations when seeking to use online resources is how well-equipped your pupils are to work from home using technology.

You may find that there is a mismatch among the pupils in your classes in terms of availability of devices, internet access and the conductivity of the environment for study.

One useful resource to help you gauge your families’ readiness for technology-use is a simple-to-use questionnaire compiled by the edtech company Edurio. This consists of a simple set of questions you can ask your parents to understand their readiness for a home schooling scenario and to identify where they may need support: https://home.edurio.com/parent-survey-about-the-coronavirus-covid-19

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