The primary source of digital resources in Estonia is e-Koolikott (â€œe-Schoolbagâ€), a nationwide online library of more than 20,000 educational resources. Teachers, subject specialists, universities, and private publishers can all post resources to e-Schoolbag, and groups of subject-area experts are responsible for reviewing the resources for quality. Teachers can then use and adapt these resources for their lessons, including organizing and saving related resources into personal â€œlearning kits.â€ Parents and guardians also have access to e-Schoolbag to support childrenâ€™s learning at home, as was the case before school closures.
A second initiative is a list of online learning resources by subject, purpose, or grade span, including tools developed by Estoniaâ€™s robust educational technology sector.
Thirdly, an online platform called e-Kool (â€œe-Schoolâ€) to help manage the administrative aspects of distance learning. E-School allows teachers to record student attendance and grades, post and collect student assignments, and send messages to studentsâ€™ parents and guardians within an online platform that is also accessible by students and their families.
Read more at http://ncee.org/2020/04/a-step-ahead-estonia/