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School on a screen: The Juan Manso Plan seeks to bring connectivity, devices and content to public schools

The Educ.ar portal, the state society in charge of providing digital tools to education, has been present for 20 years. Due to the pandemic, its managers had to renew it and adapt it in a few weeks.

On March 6, when quarantine had not yet been decreed, the Minister of Education, Nicolás Trotta, had summoned the Educ.ar team. "He asked us to think of alternatives to the potential closure of schools," Laura Marés, the general manager, told Convergencia. Until then, the site was aimed at teachers and school administrators. In one week they duplicated it in SeguimosEducando, with an alternative view and resources so that students could work alone at home: videos, stories, infographics and learning games.

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