— the latest on our Endless Key project
Q4 2020: Over 100 Endless Keys distributed in Bay Area
The Endless OS Foundation, working with Learning Equality and Common Sense, has distributed over 100 Endless Keys to schools in California’s San Francisco Bay area.
This initial distribution of Keys is an important part of our Endless team gathering much-needed feedback from educators in the field during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Keys have been distributed to 6th through 8th grade middle school students, and also high school-aged special needs students.
The Key is a specially designed 64-gigabyte usb for students with unstable or no internet access during the 2020 / 2021 school year, to be used as an offline learning resource.
More on our Bay Area Keys
Pre-loaded with valuable learning resources for students.
Educational content on the Endless Keys distributed in California includes learning materials through the Kolibri platform such as Blockly, Khan Academy, PhET, Sikana, and Ubongo. The Kiwix reader which provides a searchable offline Wikipedia is also included.
The Key also includes the parent and educator approved Endless OS, featuring the Hack playground for learning digital skills in a safe and autonomous environment, fun games that teach kids to code, and open source applications for productivity and creativity such as LibreOffice, audio, graphics and video editors, and more.
We expect to gather impact data from this initial distribution of Endless Keys by January 2021, concluding the initial beta phase of the Endless Key Project.
Who We Are
Endless OS was born in 2012, with a mission to help people around the world gain access to knowledge and opportunity through technology.
After working with partners all over the world, we realized the barriers are too big to overcome by ourselves. We created the Endless OS Foundation in April 2020 so that we could dedicate all of our resources and work across for-profit and non-profit partners to bring our solutions to as many people as possible.