ICT Inventory for Education in Emergencies

Technology tools to ensure and improve education in crisis contexts.

Technology tools to ensure and improve education in crisis contexts.

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Blupoint

BluPoint delivers vital information and services to offline and off-grid remote communities. Our mission: is to improve the lives of 20 million people in 20,000 communities by 2020.

ProblemGovernments, companies and organisations are seeking effective ways to communicate. To improve education, healthcare and for commercial applications. Especially with people and communities in offline and off-grid locations.

SolutionTo solve this problem, BluPoint has developed a unique platform solution. Our solar-powered, pop up intranet gives communities access to digital content. On any phone.

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Added Mar 22, 2017

​Google Expeditions

Google Expeditions enable teachers to bring students on virtual trips to places like museums, underwater, and outer space. Expeditions are collections of linked virtual reality (VR) content and supporting materials that can be used alongside existing curriculum. These trips are collections of virtual reality panoramas — 360° panoramas and 3D images — annotated with details, points of interest, and questions that make them easy to integrate into curriculum already used in schools. Google is working with a number of partners, including: WNET, PBS, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, the American Museum of Natural History, the Planetary Society, David Attenborough with production company...

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Added Mar 22, 2017

Khan Academy

Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. They offer math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more. Math missions guide learners from kindergarten to calculus using state-of-the-art, adaptive technology that identifies strengths and learning gaps. They're also partnered with institutions like NASA, The Museum of Modern Art, The California Academy of Sciences, and MIT to offer specialized content.

Millions of students from all over the world, learn at their own pace on Khan Academy every single day. Resources are...

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Added Nov 20, 2016

Whatsapp

More than 1 billion people in over 180 countries use WhatsApp to stay in touch with friends and family, anytime and anywhere. WhatsApp is free and offers simple, secure, reliable messaging and calling, available on phones all over the world.

WhatsApp started as an alternative to SMS. The product now supports sending and receiving a variety of media: text, photos, videos, documents, and location, as well as voice calls. Messages and calls are secured with end-to-end encryption, meaning that no third party including WhatsApp can read or listen to them.

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Added Oct 26, 2016

Interactive Audio Instruction (IAI)

Throughout Africa and South America, radio has been a tremendous resource for learning and dissemination. Interactive Radio Instruction (IRI) is encompased under the more general term Interactive Audio Instruction (IAI), as evolving technology has allowed different forms of delivering these audio programs including CD players and MP3 players. IAI, which only requires an audio device and an adult facilitator, reaches large numbers of teachers and learners who are isolated by distance and poor infrastructure. It can be used in almost any setting, from formal classrooms to community learning centers to outdoor venues.

EDC uses Interactive Audio Instruction to deliver education...

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Added Oct 17, 2016

Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi provides low-cost, high-performance computers that people use to learn, solve problems and have fun. We provide outreach and education to help more people access computing and digital making. We develop free resources to help people learn about computing and how to make things with computers, and train educators who can guide other people to learn.

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Added Oct 17, 2016

edX

Quality education for everyone, everywhere

Take free online courses from the best universities and institutions in the world — Harvard, MIT, UC Berkeley, Microsoft, Tsinghua University, The Smithsonian and more.

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Added Oct 17, 2016

ArcGIS

ArcGIS uses geography to help solve problems and make decisions.

If people use your maps to make decisions that save money, time, or even lives, then you need to put science to work for you. With ArcGIS you can build maps using up-to-date data, perform deep analysis, and share your results where they'll have the most impact.

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Added Oct 17, 2016

Frontline SMS

Frontline is a professional messaging platform designed to support your engagement needs from start up to scale. Our technologies are comprised of four core functions: a messaging + mobile payments gateway, a form-based automation builder, a mobile-first contact database (CRM), + a suite of open APIs. Each component is designed to connect your front line communication with your back office database, everywhere, in real-time.

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Added May 3, 2016

Skype

Skype is for doing things together, whenever you’re apart. Skype’s text, voice and video make it simple to share experiences with the people that matter to you, wherever they are.

Skype is a video conferencing tool that allows educators to open their classrooms to the world, in real time, for free. With Skype, teachers can connect to experts, share ideas and create amazing learning experiences with other teachers from around the world.

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Added May 2, 2016