Are you scared about your kid’s education as the schools have been closed due to the Coronavirus pandemic? Nobody knows when the situation would return to the normal state, till then you can’t pause your kid’s learning process. Long gaps in the study may hamper kids’ interest in study in the long term. You may try to encourage kids in continuing their academic workouts at home but does that really help? Don’t panic! The boon of technology has advanced the homeschooling techniques to a new height. Now diverse resourceful websites are evolving with fruitful online teaching methods, creative study materials, and experienced tutors. In this article, we are going to introduce you to some renowned websites that are providing education online for kids of all ages. Stay with us!
Starting the journey on 25 January 2011, Sangsad Television has acquired a position among the top Television channels of Bangladesh. This channel is owned by the Government of Bangladesh. Unlike other TV channels of the country, Sangsad Television works exclusively for Jatiya Sangsad, the National Parliament of Bangladesh.
In the wake of COVID19 outbreak, the Government of Bangladesh has closed all schools across the country. Sangsad Television has taken a praiseworthy initiative called ‘Amar Ghore Amar School’ with the purpose of providing digital education for students from class one to ten. Students from all over the country can attain these online classes free of cost and continue their education process effectively. The latest class routines are available at http://dshe.gov.bd/.
The JAAGO Foundation is a renowned civil society organization that works for Bangladesh. Since its establishment in April 2007, JAAGO Foundation has been serving to upgrade the socio-economic status of people living under the poverty line. The JAAGO Foundation operates schools throughout the country to provide education to underprivileged children at free of cost.
To overcome the study-gap of students during the Coronavirus pandemic, JAAGO Foundation has taken an endeavor titled ‘Ghore Boshei Shikkha’. Under this benevolent initiative, JAAGO Foundation offers digital classes for students from class one to five free of cost. Click on the following link to get the latest class routine: https://jaago.com.bd/DigitalClass
With a notion to make any room a classroom, BrainPop teaches English, math, science, social studies, art, music, health, engineer technology, and many more subjects through games and exciting workouts. They have a range of standard tutors who can enlighten your kids with great care and responsibility.
Coding can advance your kid one step ahead to its future. Learning to code isn’t a nightmare anymore. Tynker.com is a resourceful website full of thousands of coding learning modules for children of different age groups like 5-7 years, 8 to 13 years, 14 and older years.
This education site offers more than ten thousands of classes for kids aged from 3 to 13 years. Kids can learn drawing, math, science or even life-saving practical lessons like how to wear a mask. You can choose classes for your kids in Outschool considering their level of skill, and/or precise interest.
Not every kid enjoys the critical concept behind a math problem. This site recommends math curricula for children aged between 8 to 13 years. Beast Academy deserves credit for making math problems much easier through their comic-book style funny illustrations, which can hone the math skills of your kid keeping them entertained.
Every child is born with a different level of learning capacity. Thanks to Khan Academy for providing the scope of personalized online education. This non-profit online school offers an array of courses including grammar, science, biology, physics, chemistry, math, history, health, etc.
Do you remember the saying ‘all work and no play make Jack a dull boy’? Certainly, a kid can’t find joy in learning academic workouts all the time. During the quarantine period, you can encourage your little ones in doing some creative things. Navigate the Creative Bug website to pick any creative class like sewing, knitting, crocheting, cooking, making jewelry, creating paper toys, etc.
If you want to teach your kid through real-word experiences visit Discovery Education. This website is enriched with science, social studies, math, and so on. Here children are provided schooling through multimedia, virtual activities, digital textbook, hands-on Lab, etc.
So far we have discussed a range of online resources that can make the homeschooling process of your kid much successful and joyous. Each site offers some free classes and/or courses. However, the advanced courses may charge you money. You can buy the paid courses through an international master card, or Google Gift Card.
- Scholastic has created a free learn-from-home site with 20+ days of learning and activities. Visit https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html to enjoy this facility.
- If your kid is bored staying at home quarantine, let him/her travel the world through virtual tours. Visit https://www.travelandleisure.com/attractions/museums-galleries/museums-with-virtual-tours to go for a virtual tour to 12 famous museums.
- Do you need an awesome free curriculum to guide the homeschooling of your kid? Visit https://allinonehomeschool.com/ site. Here you can find any curriculum ranging from preschool activities to 12th grade!
- Thinking can unleash the power of creativity. Are you looking for thinking games by grade? If yes, visit https://allinonehomeschool.com/thinking/
YouTube is a great source of learning for people of any age. In this section, we will highlight several resourceful YouTube Channels that promote online learning for children of different age-groups.
Homeschooling via innovative techniques can attract kids. Here goes a list of some more amazing free learning websites that can contribute to the online learning process of your kid.
More than half of a group of severely ill coronavirus patients improved after receiving an experimental antiviral drug, although there's no way to know the odds of that happening without the drug because there was no comparison group, doctors reported Friday.
The results published by the New England Journal of Medicine are the first in COVID-19 patients for remdesivir. The Gilead Sciences drug has shown promise against other coronaviruses in the past and in lab tests against the one causing the current pandemic, which now has claimed more than 100,000 lives.
No drugs are approved now for treating the disease. At least five large studies are testing remdesivir, and the company also has given it to more than 1,700 patients on a case-by-case emergency basis.
Friday's results are on 53 of those patients, ages 23 to 82, hospitalized in the United States, Europe, Canada and Japan. Thirty-four of them were sick enough to require breathing machines.
All were given the drug through an IV for 10 days or as long as they tolerated it.
After 18 days on average, 36 patients, or 68%, needed less oxygen or breathing machine support. Eight others worsened.
Seven patients died, nearly all of them over age 70. That 13% mortality rate is lower than seen in some other reports, but no true comparisons can be made without a study rigorously testing the drug in similar groups of patients, the authors noted.
A dozen patients had serious problems but it's not clear whether they were from the drug or their disease. Those included septic shock and trouble with kidneys and other organs. Four discontinued treatment because of health problems they developed.
"It looks encouraging," said Dr. Elizabeth Hohmann, an infectious disease specialist at Massachusetts General Hospital who is helping lead one of the studies testing the drug. The problems that occurred were not unexpected given the disease, she said.
Dr. Derek Angus, critical care chief at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center who wasn't involved with the research, said the recovery rate is good but "there is no way of knowing from this series if remdesivir was helpful."
Results from more rigorous studies are expected by the end of this month.
Chinese researchers have identified a neuroimaging biomarker that can facilitate the early detection of Alzheimer's disease (AD).
AD is a chronic neurodegenerative disease characterized by progressive dementia. Neuroimaging techniques such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can help diagnose AD. Accurate data-driven methods that can classify and characterize the neural features of AD would be powerful clinical tools.
Researchers from the Institute of Automation of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and other collaborators found that hippocampal radiomic features can be a promising personalized biomarker for AD.
In their search for suitable biomarkers, researchers proposed a novel hippocampal radiomic biomarker derived from structural MRI and systematically validated its reliability using neuroimaging data from over 1,900 individuals, including more than 700 located at six sites in China and around 1,200 subjects from the Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI) dataset.
The study showed that hippocampal radiomic features are related to the clinical features and changes in cognition ability. Long-term follow-up data in some hospitals demonstrated that the markers could be used to track the progression of the disease in high-risk subjects.
The research was published in the journal Science Bulletin.
Liu Yong, one of the researchers, said the research represents a large, interdisciplinary and interinstitutional effort between clinicians and researchers to develop and validate an AD neuroimaging biomarker.
The methodology can be extended to the study of other mental diseases. It has important clinical implications as the biomarker is promising for the early clinical diagnosis or prognostic follow-up in AD, Liu said.
Liu's team has dedicated itself to neuroimaging studies of AD that could provide relevant information to clinical practice.
The team is now focusing on further verification work among people with high risks of AD in more clinical centers, Liu added.
Chinese researchers have determined the high-resolution crystal structure of the main protease (Mpro) from the COVID-19 virus and identified drugs that may have promise against COVID-19, according to the research published online in Nature on Thursday.
Rao Zihe and Yang Haitao at the Shanghai Institute for Advanced Immunochemical Studies of ShanghaiTech University, together with their collaborators, have been searching for drugs to combat the novel coronavirus, which has claimed over 85,000 lives and infected over 1.4 million people worldwide as of Thursday, according to data published by the World Health Organization.
The Mpro, which plays a pivotal role in mediating viral replication and transcription, is an attractive drug target for this virus.
The team identified a mechanism-based inhibitor, N3, by computer-aided drug design and subsequently determined the crystal structure of the COVID-19 virus Mpro in complex with this compound on Jan. 26, which is the first determined public-domain 3D structure from the COVID-19 virus.
After assaying over 10,000 compounds including approved drugs, drug candidates in clinical trials, and other pharmacologically active compounds as inhibitors of Mpro, several were found to inhibit Mpro, including Disulfiram, Carmofur, Ebselen, Shikonin, Tideglusib and PX-12. Ebselen and N3 both exhibited promising antiviral activity in cell-based assays.
In order to facilitate global researchers to develop antiviral drugs targeting N3 the first time, the joint team disclosed the list of candidate drugs and the structure of the COVID-19 virus Mpro to the public on Jan. 25 and Jan. 26 respectively in advance.
Rao and Yang have been engaged in the research against coronavirus for years since SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) broke out in 2003. They determined the crystal structure of the main protease from the SARS virus and discovered inhibitors for coronavirus.
Many of us are often suffering from fever, cough, chills, body aches, etc. almost several times a year. In most cases, these symptoms are caused by common colds and flues. The recent outbreak of COVID-19 has affected millions of human populations around the world. Some symptoms of this deadly disease also match with colds and flues. If some of those common symptoms are found in a human body, it becomes quite difficult for even health professionals to understand whether that individual has caught cold or flu or COVID-19 without any blood test. However, in the current situation, the health service has been experiencing huge pressure in many countries including Bangladesh. Read this article to better understand the signs, and symptoms of COVID-19, cold, and flue.
COVID-19 or Coronavirus 2019 is spreading rapidly worldwide. This new strain of coronavirus hasn’t been found in humans ever before the last months of 2019. There are four other strains of coronavirus. But those infections are nearly common causing mild symptoms like the common cold. However, the newly discovered strain COVID-19 is capable of causing severe sickness in certain human groups. For instance, people with a history of heart disease, diabetes, Pneumonia, lung disease, etc, or other kinds of severe health conditions appear to be at higher risk of getting seriously ill by COVID-19 disease. The older people are the worst victim of the Corona Virus 2019 in different countries around the world.
Symptoms of COVID-19 can include:
- Tiredness (occasionally)
- Sore throat (occasionally)
- Cough (generally dry)
- Headaches (occasionally)
- Difficulty in breathing or Shortness of breath
- Body pains and Aches (occasionally)
The symptoms of corona virus (COVID-19) usually range from mild to severe. Remember that an individual affected by COVID-19 rarely experiences the upper respiratory symptoms, such as runny nose and/or sinus congestion.
Read: How to Know Whether You Are Infected by Coronavirus?
Individuals who have recently traveled abroad where the COVID-19 outbreak has occurred need to consult health professionals if they experience the above-mentioned symptoms. People who have got at close contact with any COVID-19 patient should also become concerned about COVID-19 if they have those symptoms. Check your symptoms through Bangladesh COVID-19 Symptom Self-Assessment Tool.
During the season change periods, many people tend to catch cold. The symptoms of common colds are usually mild compared to viral flues. You can check the following symptoms to understand whether you are suffering from a typical cold.
- Runny Nose
- Stuffy nose
- Sore throat
- Cough (mild)
- Fatigue (occasionally)
- Watery eyes
- Headaches (seldom)
- Body pains and/or Aches
Most of these symptoms are actually caused due to the preventive actions of the immune system of a human body against the invader infection. The immune system of a human body is the greatest defense against the cold virus. If you are facing the above-mentioned symptoms, just be patient and help your body to fight back. Then the common cold will eventually go away. Generally, normal colds last from seven to ten days depending on the immune of a human body. The doctor prescribed medications can affect moderately to reduce the cold symptoms.
Flu is also known as seasonal influenza. It is a common respiratory viral infection that mostly affects the nasal area, throat area, and lungs area. Check out some common symptoms of the flu:
- Body pains and Aches
- Runny nose(occasionally)
- Sore throat (occasionally)
- Stuffy nose (occasionally)
- Cough (generally dry)
- Diarrhea (occasionally in children)
A viral flue can last from five to seven days. Unlike colds or COVID-19, medical treatment can successfully cure seasonal influenza. In most of the cases, people affected by viral flu get well without taking any vaccination. If you are experiencing Flu symptoms, stay home and drink plenty of fluids, take adequate rest. Consult with your doctor for medication to handle the fever.
- Corona virus spreads through sneezing, cough, breathing, and touch. Therefore it is advised to stay at home unless you have an emergency.
- Clean your hands with soap and running water (warm or cold) to wash your hands properly for at least 20 seconds. If not possible, use an alcohol-based (60%) hand sanitizer to disinfect your hands.
- After returning home, dispose of your clothes for washing or leave them for drying under the sun as soon as possible.
- While staying outside home maintain a minimum 6-feet of social distancing from other people.
- Try not to touch any part of your face or eyes before cleaning hands.
- Use a tissue while sneezing or coughing. And dispose of the tissue properly.
- And don’t forget to wear a mask while you step outside the home.
These practices will also save you from common colds and viral flues.
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