Dear community,

With the COVID-19 global continuing to evolve rapidly, I wanted to speak to you about the measures that we have taken at Tech Will Save Us to protect the health and well being of our staff and to support our community during this time.

This week we have decided that our team should work remotely during the course of the outbreak. We have taken this decision to protect the health of our staff, as well as to support our local communities and try to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on the healthcare system. As a business, we have always encouraged flexible working and are fully equipped to ensure that our team can continue to work effectively with minimal impact on our customers.

It is essential to me that we support our community at this time. Over the course of the next few weeks, we will prioritise sharing useful resources that you can use to support distance learning, emotionally reassure the kids in your life and help them to thrive during these challenging times.

Here are some initial articles and resources I wanted to share with you:

For parents

Distance Learning Solutions to Mitigate COVID-19 – UNESCO

How to give your kids stability when Coronavirus closes school – Quartz

How to talk to your children about Coronavirus – UNICEF

What if Coronavirus means your kids are stuck at home? – The Cut

How working parents can prepare for coronavirus closures. – Harvard Business Review

The Parent’s Guide to Childhood Anxiety – Tutorful

How to keep kids safe online – Tutorful

For educators

Navigating Uncertain Times: How schools can cope with Coronavirus – Edsurge

Preparing for distance learning due to school closures – Newsela

Keep calm and trust in edtech: tools for teachers – Education Technology

Teach students to wash hands properly with this dance challenge! – BBC Bitesize

I hope that you find these resources helpful and I’d invite you to share them with your wider community also.

Next week, we will be sending out a Homeschooling 101 e-book filled with activities, resources and advice that you can use with the kids in your life at home. Watch this space! We will also be regularly sharing resources on our social channels so that we can support our community as much as possible during this time.

If you have any resources you’d like to share with us and our community, just hit reply and let me know. We’d love to pass these on to our wider network.

We know that we will get through these challenging times together as a community, in the best ways we can.  We hope to help kids, parents, educators and all community members get through the next few weeks as safely and creatively as possible.

Sincerely,

Co-founder & CEO