We've all been forced to adapt to different ways of working, socialising and caring for ourselves and others. Limited to the four corners of our homes, technology has become more important than ever before in facilitating social connections, entertainment and learning opportunities.
There are a wealth of resources available to help you through this crisis. Our toolbox surfaces some of the best and brightest ideas to keep you connected and clued up during this time. This is an evolving resource and we welcome suggestions for additions within the existing sections or for new ones at [email protected].
The Chatty Cafe Scheme reduces loneliness and gets people talking by encouraging venues to designate a Chatter & Natter table. During the lockdown, they are holding virtual cafes and invite anyone to join.
Homes are now not only offices but classrooms too. There are a number of resources that are available to help with teaching at home. E-learning from Skills Builder, a Nesta grantee, supports parents and carers who need to build children's skills while schools are closed.
The Coronavirus Tech Handbook provides technologists, civic organisations, public and private institutions, researchers and specialists of all kinds with resources to collaborate in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Nesta will be supporting the Coronavirus Tech Handbook as it facilitates community response to COVID-19 on a global scale.
Can You Save the World? is an online game aimed at helping children understand the importance of social distancing. Designed by psychologist Richard Wiseman, players must stay away from the infectious radius of others while outside and can gain extra points by collecting masks.