Dingtalk — Communication platform that supports video conferencing, task and calendar management, attendance tracking and instant messaging.
Lark — Collaboration suite of interconnected tools, including chat, calendar, creation and cloud storage, in Japanese, Korean, Italian and English
Hangouts Meet — Video calls integrated with other Google’s G-Suite tools.
Teams — Chat, meet, call and collaboration features integrated with Microsoft Office software.
Skype — Video and audio calls with talk, chat and collaboration features.
WeChat Work — Messaging, content sharing and video/audio-conferencing tool with the possibility of including max. 300 participants, available in English and Chinese.
WhatsApp — Video and audio calls, messaging and content sharing mobile application.
Zoom — Cloud platform for video and audio conferencing, collaboration, chat and webinars
Google Meet – Video calls integrated with other Google’s G-Suite tools
Note : The list of educational applications, platforms and resources above aim to help parents, teachers, schools and school administrators facilitate student learning and provide social care and interaction during periods of school closure. Most of the solutions curated are free and many cater to multiple languages. While these solutions do not carry my explicit endorsement, they tend to have a wide reach, a strong user-base and evidence of impact. They are categorized based on distance learning needs, but most of them offer functionalities across multiple categories.