Links to various offers from edtech- or connectivity-related companies in the time of COVID-19.
A NOTE ABOUT OFFERS: every time we sign up for, or have our students sign up for new apps (or anything else), we give corporations a green light to collect data on our students. Teach your students how to keep their personal information safe. Learn about the problems with privacy and data collection if you don’t already know.
Keep the conversation going with students and ask: “What is being collected and why? Be critical. Free is never completely free. Companies need to be able to collect our data in order to figure out how to monetize it.”
BrainPOP. Free for schools.
Comcast. Comcast offering ‘Internet Essentials’ package free for low-income customers for 60 days.
Coursera. The online provider’s entire catalogue will be available to campuses shut down because of virus .
Education Companies Offering Free Subscriptions due to School Closings. Collection of links and info for ed companies offering free subs during COVID-19 crisis.
Kahoot! Free access to all features to support distance learning in schools affected by the coronavirus outbreak.
Loom. Loom: say it with video. Free for students and teachers.
Spectrum. Spectrum to offer free internet access for students due to coronavirus.
U-Haul. Offering free storage to displaced college students.
Wiley. Instructors and their students without an adopted online learning solution, such as WileyPLUS, Knewton Alta, or zyBooks, can receive free access to our courseware for the remaining Spring 2020 term. Zoom. Free for teachers.