The Covid-19 pandemic outbreak requires everyone to #stayhome for an undetermined amount of time. Children who are still in school experience problems, since they have no teacher to accompany their studying process. But fret not, online learning can be a positive activity to fill free time at home during this pandemic. Online learning sites make it easy for us to learn anything, anywhere, with only a smartphone and an internet connection.
Brainly is a unique peer-to-peer learning community and educational technology company based in New York, United States and now available in Indonesia. Similar to other social media, Brainly uses online interaction to solve the problems of students nowadays. 150+ million students trust and study with Brainly every month to help you with any school subject, such as Math, Science, History, Algebra, English, Foreign Languages and many more. But Brainly is mostly known as the number 1 math app. What makes this website special is that you can ask homework questions, search for homework answers, practice for exams, essays, and research in the following subjects – Math, History, English, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Social Studies, and World Languages. All education levels are available from elementary school, middle school, high school, and college. You don’t need to worry about the quality of answers, as there are moderators that check the quality content of Brainly.
Now, Khan Academy has always taken the reins for being one of the first to supply study materials for students all over the world. It offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard, which allows learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. Subjects such as math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics are just some that are available here. One impressive example is how Khan Academy has managed to include math for all ages starting from kindergarten to calculus using state-of-the-art, adaptive technology that identifies strengths and learning gaps. This platform also partnered with institutions like NASA, The Museum of Modern Art, The California Academy of Sciences, and MIT to offer specialized content.
CK-12 was established in 2007 by Neeru Khosla and Murugan Pal as a not-for-profit educational organization. Teacher-generated content was made available under Creative Commons licenses so as to make it simpler, easier, and more affordable for children to access educational resources. To make the subjects more digestible for children, the materials offered are bite-sized with as small, individual elements, rather than as large textbooks. They also use a variety of formats such as textual descriptions, video lectures, multi-media simulations, photo galleries, practical experiments, or flashcards.
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