Covid-19 Update: Thursday 26 March

(Last Updated On: March 26, 2020)

Welcome to our daily Covid-19 Update. Each day, we’ll bring you the latest news, information and advice on the coronavirus pandemic.


Tahi Rua Toru Tech / 123 Tech: A perfect solution to delivering the new DT/HM content via a collaborative (and remote) online environment

Remember, 123Tech is something that can still be done ‘from home collaboratively’ to keep little minds busy and learning during this period of lockdown. This free competition is the national digital tech challenge available at all school levels across years 1-13. Teams of 3-4 students use digital technology to solve a problem in their local school or community. Find out more about using this awesome resource at


Tips on surviving isolation – from NASA astronauts who know a thing or two about handling being on their own

Share some expert advice on isolation with your students from astronauts Scott Kelly, Peggy Whitson and others, from their time on the International Space Station.


Online scams, abuse and bullying predicted to rise during coronavirus pandemic

Netsafe is urging people to be vigilant to opportunistic scammers, fake news and possible online abuse, and has compiled advice and resources to support people relying more on virtual connections.

With its office closed, you can contact Netsafe at:


Some free resources to check out

Online coding platform Kodable has made its Lesson Library free until the end of June. It has all of the resources you’ll need to teach the course remotely: teacher guides, videos, and more than 80 lesson plans. Full details at

Time for Kids has launched a free Digital Library for those affected globally by school closures. It provides access to new issues, as well as all previously published editions from 2020 along with additional educational resources and activities.

Elevenses with The World of David Walliams. A free children’s audio story every day for the next month, read by the author.


Share your stories

How are you managing so far? If you have any stories and experiences you’d like to share about your current situation, we’d love to hear from you. Contact Editor Greg Adams at


Stay safe and well.


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