RAI, remote school programming starts: all the news

RAI launches ad hoc programming for students and professors, with new programs dedicated to culture and teaching. Here's what they are

The RAI returns to its origins. This is how one could summarize the new mission of the State TV, which, thanks to its partnership with the Ministry of Education, has launched new programs dedicated to teaching and culture for all ages, from the very youngest to adults. Italy is living a difficult moment: since the beginning of March, schools are closed and distance learning has started for millions of students and teachers.

E-learning platforms, despite many problems and difficulties, are giving a help to complete the school year, especially to students who in June will have to face the exam of the fifth grade. Rai has also decided to lend a hand, creating new ad hoc broadcasts and changing the programming of channels such as Rai Scuola, Rai 5, Rai YoYo and Rai Gulp. A not indifferent effort that of the State TV that in this way returns to its origins, as when in the early 60′ the Master Manzi taught to read and write to millions of Italians who were not able to go to school. This is how Rai's programming changes.

Rai and distance learning: the programs to follow

#lascuolanonsiferma is the name chosen by Rai for the new cycle of programs dedicated to distance learning. For several days now, the channels of the State TV on digital terrestrial television have been broadcasting new programs dedicated to students of all ages.

Maestri is the program that airs on Rai 3 and edited by Rai Cultura with the support of the Ministry of Education. In each episode university professors and popularizers will deal with a different subject: from history to computer science, from civic education to art. The lessons last fifteen minutes and are dedicated to high school students. The protagonists of Maestri will be: Alessandro Barbero, Eva Cantarella, Marta Cartabia, Sabino Cassese, Andrea Giardina, Vittorio Lubicz, Alberto Melloni, Maria Grazia Messina, Marco Mezzalama, Massimo Montanari, Piergiorgio Odifreddi, Telmo Pievani, Nicola Piovani, Chiara Saraceno, Liliana Segre, Luca Serianni, Beppe Severgnini, Claudio Strinati, Gianni Toniolo, Mario Tozzi, Alessandro Zuccari. The program will be on air every day from Monday, April 27 at 3:20 pm.

The programming of Rai YoYo and Rai Gulp, the two channels dedicated to children, also changes. On Rai YoYo, the new program Diario di Casa has started, explaining to children what the coronavirus is, as if it were a game. On RaiGulp, on the other hand, the program "La Banda dei Fuoriclasse" designed for elementary and middle school children airs at 9:15 am. The program lasts three hours and tries to cover all subjects, partly replacing the work of e-learning platforms.

Rai Scuola, the new programs to tackle high school

Rai Scuola is the channel of State TV dedicated to training and teaching. In this very complicated period, its role has become even more important and central, and for this reason Rai has decided to strengthen its programming from April 27, launching new programs dedicated above all to high school students.

Morning lessons alternate between English, Italian literature, mathematics, physics, science and art. From April 27, the Scuola@Casa Maturità program dedicated to students who will have to take the State examination also began. Two thirty-minute lessons a day (at 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.) held by Accademia della Crusca academics and university professors on the possible topics of the high school exam.

The RaiPlay Learnign digital platform

Rai's innovations do not stop at the digital terrestrial channels alone, but also land online. In addition to being able to review all the episodes of the new programs on RaiPlay, it is also possible to access the RaiPlay Learning section which contains hundreds of computer videos on all school subjects, both for younger and older children.