Are you scared about your kid’s education as the schools have been closed due to the Coronavirus pandemic? Nobody knows when the situation would return to the normal state, till then you can’t pause your kid’s learning process. Long gaps in the study may hamper kids’ interest in study in the long term. You may try to encourage kids in continuing their academic workouts at home but does that really help? Don’t panic! The boon of technology has advanced the homeschooling techniques to a new height. Now diverse resourceful websites are evolving with fruitful online teaching methods, creative study materials, and experienced tutors. In this article, we are going to introduce you to some renowned websites that are providing education online for kids of all ages. Stay with us!
Starting the journey on 25 January 2011, Sangsad Television has acquired a position among the top Television channels of Bangladesh. This channel is owned by the Government of Bangladesh. Unlike other TV channels of the country, Sangsad Television works exclusively for Jatiya Sangsad, the National Parliament of Bangladesh.
In the wake of COVID19 outbreak, the Government of Bangladesh has closed all schools across the country. Sangsad Television has taken a praiseworthy initiative called ‘Amar Ghore Amar School’ with the purpose of providing digital education for students from class one to ten. Students from all over the country can attain these online classes free of cost and continue their education process effectively. The latest class routines are available at http://dshe.gov.bd/.
The JAAGO Foundation is a renowned civil society organization that works for Bangladesh. Since its establishment in April 2007, JAAGO Foundation has been serving to upgrade the socio-economic status of people living under the poverty line. The JAAGO Foundation operates schools throughout the country to provide education to underprivileged children at free of cost.
To overcome the study-gap of students during the Coronavirus pandemic, JAAGO Foundation has taken an endeavor titled ‘Ghore Boshei Shikkha’. Under this benevolent initiative, JAAGO Foundation offers digital classes for students from class one to five free of cost. Click on the following link to get the latest class routine: https://jaago.com.bd/DigitalClass
With a notion to make any room a classroom, BrainPop teaches English, math, science, social studies, art, music, health, engineer technology, and many more subjects through games and exciting workouts. They have a range of standard tutors who can enlighten your kids with great care and responsibility.
Coding can advance your kid one step ahead to its future. Learning to code isn’t a nightmare anymore. Tynker.com is a resourceful website full of thousands of coding learning modules for children of different age groups like 5-7 years, 8 to 13 years, 14 and older years.
This education site offers more than ten thousands of classes for kids aged from 3 to 13 years. Kids can learn drawing, math, science or even life-saving practical lessons like how to wear a mask. You can choose classes for your kids in Outschool considering their level of skill, and/or precise interest.
Not every kid enjoys the critical concept behind a math problem. This site recommends math curricula for children aged between 8 to 13 years. Beast Academy deserves credit for making math problems much easier through their comic-book style funny illustrations, which can hone the math skills of your kid keeping them entertained.
Every child is born with a different level of learning capacity. Thanks to Khan Academy for providing the scope of personalized online education. This non-profit online school offers an array of courses including grammar, science, biology, physics, chemistry, math, history, health, etc.
Do you remember the saying ‘all work and no play make Jack a dull boy’? Certainly, a kid can’t find joy in learning academic workouts all the time. During the quarantine period, you can encourage your little ones in doing some creative things. Navigate the Creative Bug website to pick any creative class like sewing, knitting, crocheting, cooking, making jewelry, creating paper toys, etc.
If you want to teach your kid through real-word experiences visit Discovery Education. This website is enriched with science, social studies, math, and so on. Here children are provided schooling through multimedia, virtual activities, digital textbook, hands-on Lab, etc.
So far we have discussed a range of online resources that can make the homeschooling process of your kid much successful and joyous. Each site offers some free classes and/or courses. However, the advanced courses may charge you money. You can buy the paid courses through an international master card, or Google Gift Card.
- Scholastic has created a free learn-from-home site with 20+ days of learning and activities. Visit https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html to enjoy this facility.
- If your kid is bored staying at home quarantine, let him/her travel the world through virtual tours. Visit https://www.travelandleisure.com/attractions/museums-galleries/museums-with-virtual-tours to go for a virtual tour to 12 famous museums.
- Do you need an awesome free curriculum to guide the homeschooling of your kid? Visit https://allinonehomeschool.com/ site. Here you can find any curriculum ranging from preschool activities to 12th grade!
- Thinking can unleash the power of creativity. Are you looking for thinking games by grade? If yes, visit https://allinonehomeschool.com/thinking/
YouTube is a great source of learning for people of any age. In this section, we will highlight several resourceful YouTube Channels that promote online learning for children of different age-groups.
Homeschooling via innovative techniques can attract kids. Here goes a list of some more amazing free learning websites that can contribute to the online learning process of your kid.
A rare species of tortoise known as 'Batagur Baska' laid 21 eggs at Tortoise Breeding Centre at Karamjal Wildlife Breeding Centre of the Sundarbans under Khulna district.
Md Azad Kabir, in-charge of the breeding centre, said Batagur Baska laid 21 eggs on Friday morning on the edge of a pond.
The eggs look like that of ducks, he said, adding that they were trying to hatch these eggs naturally by putting it on sand and supervising the temperature constantly.
It will take 65-67 days to hatch the eggs, Kabir added.
According to information from the Forest Department, Batagur Baska laid a total of 197 eggs since 2017.
Altogether 110 tortoises were hatched at the Karamjal Wildlife Breeding Centre until 2019, while three tortoises among those died in Indian and Bangladesh territories, the sources said.
The Tortoise Breeding Centre was set up in 2014 in Karamjal and eight rare tortoises of Batagur Baska species were released in a pond.
Mohammad Belayet Hossain, divisional forest officer of the Sundarbans East Zone, said there are 252 Batagur Baska tortoises at the breeding centre right now. Of them, 23, including four female ones, are adult.
Ten more tortoises of this species will be released in the Sundarbans, he added.
For the fourth time, near-extinct river turtle ‘Batagur Baska’ laid 35 eggs at a wildlife breeding centre in Karamjal of East Sundarbans on Tuesday.
Forest Department is trying to hatch eggs through natural incubation (keeping them in sand) process, said Azad Kabir, officer-in-charge of the breeding centre.
He said the process would take 65-67 days.
Batagur Baska is one of the most critically endangered turtles in the world and can only be found in the wild in the mangroves of Bangladesh and India.
In 2017, two turtles laid 63 eggs of which 57 hatched. The next year, two turtles laid 46 eggs, of which 24 hatched. Last year, one turtle laid 32 eggs and all of them hatched.
A total of 155 new titles hit the month-long Amar Ekushey Book Fair on the 26th day on Thursday.
With these, some 4,394 new books have so far been published in this year’s book fair, according to Bangla Academy.
Of the new books, 19 are novels, 52 poetry volumes, 20 stories and nine essays.
Books on research (10), rhyme (1), children literature (5), biography (11), Liberation War (1), science (1), travelogue (2), history (1), medicine and health (4), Bangabandhu (2), science fiction (1) and others (7) were also published on Thursday.
Publishers from across the country are exhibiting a huge number of books on different issues while Bangla Academy is exhibiting 104 newly printed and reprinted books this year.
This year, the land earmarked for the fair was expanded to 800,000 sq ft. A total of 873 units were allocated to 560 organisations. The authorities have allotted 179 units at the Bangla Academy ground to 126 organisatons and 694 at the Suhrawardy Udyan to 694 organisations.
A orangutan named Sandra, who was granted legal personhood by a judge in Argentina and later found a new home in Florida, celebrated her 34th birthday on Valentine's Day with a special new primate friend.
Patti Ragan, director of the Center for Great Apes in Wauchula, Florida, says Sandra "has adjusted beautifully to her life at the sanctuary" and has befriended Jethro, a 31-year-old male orangutan.
Prior to coming to Florida, Sandra had lived alone in a Buenos Aires zoo. Sandra was a bit shy when she arrived at the Florida center, which is home to 22 orangutans.
"Sandra appeared most interested in Jethro, and our caregivers felt he was a perfect choice because of his close age, calm demeanor, and gentle nature," Ragan said in a news release. "Sandra still observes and follows Jethro from a distance while they are in the process of getting to know and trust each other. But they are living harmoniously in the same habitat spaces as they continue to gain confidence in their relationship."
Judge Elena Liberatori's landmark ruling in 2015 declared that Sandra is legally not an animal, but a non-human person, and thus entitled to some legal rights enjoyed by people, and better living conditions.
"With that ruling I wanted to tell society something new, that animals are sentient beings and that the first right they have is our obligation to respect them," she told The Associated Press.
But without a clear alternative, Sandra remained at the antiquated zoo, which closed in 2016, until leaving for the U.S. in late September. She was in quarantine for a month at the Sedgwick County Zoo in Kansas before arriving in Florida.
On Friday, Sandra celebrated her birthday, complete with pink signs and wrapped packages. Jethro, who was once in the entertainment business, attended the party.
Ragan said that Sandra and Jethro will "sit in the vicinity of each other," but not close enough to touch. Sandra weighs 129 pounds, and Jethro, 260.
"Sandra does like to watch Jethro eat," Ragan said. "Some adult male orangutans will advance an introduction forcefully, but Jethro has been patient and calm giving Sandra more confidence in his presence."