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Why School Management Systems Need to Evolve for Remote Schooling

It was a typical foggy frigid morning on 2nd February 2018 in Delhi. Select members of our team at Gray Matters Capital were attending the EdTech Review Summit and Expo 2018 with our then CEO, Ragini Bajaj Chaudhary opening the event by chairing a panel discussion on investment opportunities in India’s EdTech sector with leaders […]

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Your Ultimate Remote Schooling Guide | COVID-19 and Beyond

It’s been exactly 2 months since we at Gray Matters Capital started our ‘Technologies for School Resilience’ blog and mailer series. The aim of the 15 blog posts published was to help the low cost private schools and their ecosystem of teachers, parents and schools to get acquainted with some of the free-to-use technology tools, […]

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A Stand Against Systemic Inequality | #BlackLivesMatter

We, at Gray Matters Capital, are grief-stricken by the racial tragedies and ongoing human rights injustices taking place across America. We send deepest condolences to the families and communities who have lost—and continue to lose—their loved ones to such unconscionable brutality. We also stand alongside our employees, partners, grantees and investees that are impacted by […]

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Screencastify and Other Chrome Extensions for Teachers conducting Virtual Classes

The last few blogs in our ‘Technologies for School Resilience’ series have focused on the importance of videos from a student engagement perspective, especially for virtual classrooms, while recommending the likes of Khan Academy [Read: How Teachers can make the most of Khan Academy for Remote Learning] to complement free-to-access digitized curriculum based content, including […]

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Customize Videos for Remote Schooling using Edpuzzle

In our last Technologies for School Resilience blog featuring Khan Academy [Read: How Teachers can make the most of Khan Academy for Remote Learning], we had emphasized the importance of educational content in video format for engaging students better. We had cited a survey conducted by video service provider Kaltura in 2018, which highlighted the […]

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Sanitation Guidelines for Schools Re-Opening in a post COVID-19 World

Through our ‘Technologies for School Resilience’ blog series, we have so far acquainted school owners, principals and teachers with free-to-use technological tools and quality digital education resources that they can access (using the internet as well as through offline means) to help facilitate education continuity for their students. With schools being shut on account of […]

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How Teachers can make the most of Khan Academy for Remote Learning

In the previous blog of our Technologies for School Resilience series, we focused on some of the world’s best Teacher Capacity Building apps such as Meghshala, ChalkLit, Firki and tickLinks that teachers could use for accessing ready-made digitized content, be it in the form of videos, PDF documents, images, slides etc.[Read: Online Curriculum-based Resources that […]

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Online Curriculum-based Resources that Teachers can use for Virtual Classes

So far our blogs in the Technologies for School Resilience series have covered those tools and resources that help schools in taking their classes online for education continuity of their students. Be it setting up virtual classes using video conferencing; using internet enabled tools such as Digital Learning Management Systems and messenger services like WhatsApp […]

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Microsoft Teams – An Alternative to Zoom for Schools Conducting Virtual Classes

We started this Technologies for School Resilience blog series as posts that would help schools focused on imparting education to students from under-resourced communities, to understand communication and education technology tools and resources which are free to use and practical to implement from a school continuity perspective. While our last set of posts covered technologies […]

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What makes WhatsApp the preferred medium of choice for School Continuity?

As we continue to explore communications and technological tools to help low cost private schools circumvent the challenges brought about by COVID-19 lockdowns across the world with our ‘Technologies for School Resilience’ blog series, we at Gray Matters Capital along with our education finance entities – EdFin Microfinance Bank in Nigeria, Taleem Finance Company Ltd. […]

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