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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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Are Nigeria’s Low Cost Private Schools ready for Remote Schooling? Check out our Survey Insights

With schools being unable to resume as scheduled owing to the extension of COVID-19 lockdown, we at Gray Matters Capital carried out a ‘Remote Schooling Readiness’ survey among school customers of our portfolio company in Lagos, Nigeria – EdFin Microfinance Bank – the only financial institution dedicated to funding the education ecosystem in the country. […]

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Education via Toll Free Numbers, SMS and Missed Calls | Part 2: Non-Internet based technologies for School Continuity

In our last blog, Broadcast the New EdTech, we began delving into non-internet based technologies such as radio and television that schools can use to ensure education continuity for their students. We took cognizance of the need for more accessible technologies so as to reduce the disparities between those with economic means to access online […]

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Broadcast the New EdTech? Part 1: Non-Internet based Technologies for School Continuity

COVID-19 and the resultant school closures due to lockdowns being imposed by governments across many countries presents itself as an insurmountable challenge for many schools and students alike from an education continuity perspective. As much as it has been an adversity, it has presented itself as an opportunity for companies in the EdTech space around […]

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Upping the Engagement Quotient of Virtual Classes | Part 2 – Quizizz

As we continue to explore different tools and resources which schools can use as to take classes online through our ‘Technologies for School Resilience’ blog series, we have come to understand from teachers conducting virtual classes that student engagement is a hurdle that most of them continue to face. Why is it the case? One […]

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