Education Tools

Tools which are Open source

Abracadabra (ABRA)

Abracadabra (ABRA) is an online toolkit composed of phonics, fluency and comprehension activities based around a series of age-appropriate texts. ABRA offers both online and offline versions of its content which targets early literacy learners. Abracadabra Lite is designed to build foundational literacy skills, whilst READS is an organised catalogue of hundreds of multinational digital […]

Code It!

Code it! is a website which teaches basic programming concepts through online courses, live webinars and other kid-friendly material. Code it! is designed for independent learning at home, as well as for use at school. It uses gamification to make content engaging. Online courses and webinars are designed for children from the age of 9. […]

Code Week

EU Code Week celebrates creativity, problem solving and collaboration through programming and other tech activities. It aims to make programming more visible, show learners how to bring ideas to life with code, and demystify coding. EU Code Week is fully volunteer-run and was launched in 2013. It contains a list of online resources to teach […]

Discovery Education

Discovery Education provides content, ready-to-use digital lessons, collaboration tools, and professional learning resources to give educators the tools to facilitate instruction and create a lasting educational impact in any learning environment. Its K-12 learning platform is an online repository of content. Its COVID-19 response includes provision of a collection of resources regarding the coronavirus targeted […]

Global Digital Library

The Global Digital Library (GDL) hosts digital storybooks and other reading materials easily accessible from mobile phones or computers and available in 43 languages. All GDL resources are free and available in digital and print-ready form. Translation of books can be crowdsourced, furthering the reach of these materials.

Hour of Code

The Hour of Code started as a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify “code”, to show that anybody can learn the basics of coding, and to broaden participation in the field of computer science. It has since expanded to encompass a variety of community efforts. The Hour of Code has 400 partners and […]


Kolibri is an open-source educational platform and toolkit designed to provide offline access to a wide range of openly licensed educational contents for low-resource communities. Kolibri is built to run on a lightweight local server which can connect with a variety of mobile operating systems (Windows, Linux and OSX). It sources content from a growing […]

Learn English Kids: British Council

Learn English Kids: British Council has free online games, songs, stories and activities for children. For parents, there are articles on supporting children in learning English, videos on using English at home and information about English courses for children. Activities support reading, writing and listening exercises.


XuetangX is a MOOC platform for higher education in China. It is provided by a collection of universities on different subjects in Chinese and English. XuetangX Cloud is an online platform powered by Open edX code which offers site building, course authoring, blended learning, study follow-up and assessment.