How LearnLaunch Accelerator Portfolio Company’s are Supporting Educators and Students During COVID-19

The way people interact with their world has changed drastically in the weeks since COVID-19 began to spread internationally. In an effort to reduce the spread of the virus workers have started to work from home, people are communicating almost exclusively online, and the amount of face to face human interaction has dramatically decreased across the globe. To confront this, education institutions at every level have begun to leverage Edtech as a means to ensure that students can continue to learn in a safe and effective manner.

At LearnLaunch Accelerator we too have begun working remotely and are in the midst of helping our companies navigate adjusting their offerings to better support learners and educators. To that end, over a quarter of our portfolio companies have responded to the COVID-19 crisis by making their tools free and accessible to all and/or designing additional resources and support for any current and future customers.

Early Childhood Company Responses:
hihilulu is offering free access till the end of April for all of their registered users and is also launching its immersive Chinese course hihilulu Atelier® online now. Learn more

K-12 Company Responses:
BlocksCAD is providing free access to their curriculum for any school or teacher using BlocksCAD online, they are also offering free resources for parents who wish to use BlocksCAD at home. Learn more

Capti Voice is reducing pricing for schools impacted by COVID-19 closures. Learn more

ChalkTalk is giving free access to their platform to high schools, districts, and educators for the 2020 Spring and Summer terms. Learn more

CueThink is offering extended free trial access through July 1st, 2020 and launched a virtual learning FAQ page for teachers and parents. Learn more

Education Modified is providing free resource bundles for parents, guidance for schools & districts, and distance learning plans for students with special needs. Learn more

Indigo is offering complimentary Indigo certification sessions for their Indigo Partners. Learn more

JustLearn created an at-home teacher program to make their curriculum more accessible from a distance. Learn more

Schola is hosting a weekly webinar to cover how schools should recruit students during this pandemic. Learn more

Sutori is providing free subscriptions to Sutori Unlimited for teachers and schools. Learn more

TeachersConnect will be hosting a series of “open mic” webinars for teachers. It will be title “Coronavirus Rx for Ed”. Learn more

Thimble has converted to remote teaching by having teachers who were using Thimble STEM kits before stream to students using Google Hangouts to create a virtual classroom. Learn more

Unruly Studios is sponsoring $250K worth of Splats to educators through their COVID-19 Educator Grant. Any teacher can apply and the first 500 qualified applicants get a free 2-pack of Splats to take home and keep. Learn more

Higher Education Company Responses:
Beagle is offering instructors with courses affected by COVID-19 the opportunity to use Beagle for free for the rest of the Spring 2020 semester. Learn more

Cram Fighter is giving free subscription extensions for medical students that have had to postpone board exams due to test center closures. Learn more

Intedashboard has responded by creating additional guides and faculty development curriculum about how to move team-based learning online. Learn more

ProPrep is offering their support and resources for free till the end of the academic year. Learn more

Riipen is giving free access to their platform to post-secondary institutions for the 2020 Spring and Summer quarters/terms. Learn more

Workforce Edtech Company Responses:
CareAcademy has created a free COVID-19 certification class, where people can learn about best practices for keeping caregivers and clients protected. Learn More

CourseStorm has created the COVID-19 Education Relief Fund to help alleviate economic injury related to the disruption of their customers’ programming. Learn more

We are proud of the way our companies have stepped up to support educators and students affected by the COVID-19 crisis. You can find more information on our full portfolio here.

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