EdTech Companies and Resource Offerings

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EdTech Companies and Resource Offerings

Some additional EdTech companies that are supporting families affected by school closure due to the coronavirus in the US are Mind Research Institute and Outschool.

Mind Research Institute

Outschool

Other EdTech Companies

  • Other EdTech companies offering online classes and resources to support families affected by the closure of schools due to COVID-19 include ClassTag, Curriculum Associates, Epic, Knowre, among others.
  • Another list of education companies in the US that are offering free subscriptions due to school closure can be found here.


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IXL

  • IXL's support resources are mostly tailored for teachers to communicate with students and parents to enable learning at home during school closures.
  • IXL's learning resources are "built on four key components: comprehensive K-12 curriculum, a continuous diagnostic, personalized guidance, and real-time analytics."
  • During this period of school closures due to the coronavirus, IXL offers teachers and learners free access for 90 days, "in addition to a free webinar series with strategies for at-home learning, plus implementation resources and videos to help plan for school closures."
  • One restriction is that the free webinars that help students progress during school closures will only be available up to end of March.
  • IXL's school closure support resources are being promoted through the company's website, its blog, and its social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.
  • There is no publicly available data on the uptake of IXL's resources.
  • IXL has been covered in the media by Tech Learning and TNTP.

Curriculum Associates

  • Curriculum Associates offers "free printable K-8 Reading and Math activity packs (available in English and Spanish) and guidance for teachers and families to support learning at home."
  • The program includes i-Ready personalized online lessons to support at-home learning when schools are closed for an extended period of closure.
  • There is no available data on the uptake of students to the Curriculum Associates' program.
  • Parents can freely access the resources on the company's website. The company is promoting the program on its website and social media channels.
  • Curriculum Associates' program has been featured on Tech Learning, The Journal, and ABC 11.
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