Virtual field trips allow children to visit places around the world without ever leaving their homes. Through virtual field trips, they can visit other states, countries across the globe, and even other planets.
Quarantine doesn’t mean you’re locked up in your house! Fresh air is key to staying healthy and parks are still open! Go for a walk, run, hike, whatever! Even sitting out on the front porch with a good book will boost your spirits. It’s spring so get out in the sunshine!
Tap into your muse and get to it! Let your imagination run wild across the page. There is no better time like the present.
There are loads of online courses for the artist in you! Many are free, and even more are self-paced—allowing you to take classes at your own convenience—meaning it’s never been easier to go back to school. And there are plenty of enticing offerings when it comes to the visual arts.
TED is a nonprofit organization dedicated to sharing important ideas on a variety of topics. TED brings together the world’s most innovative people to deliver short, powerful talks on issues that matter. At 18 minutes or less, these TED Talks can be a phenomenal classroom resource. TED Talks can engage students and spark meaningful conversations. Here are some of the best TED Talks students (and you) will find informative, funny, and uplifting.
Mo Willems—a bestselling author and illustrator—has announced that he will be teaching drawing every weekday on YouTube to kids who are now at home. Mo will be having sessions called Lunch Doodles where he will occupy the little ones by doodling together with them.
The YMCA is offering 60 free online exercises classes and youth programs to “support the health and well-being of the community,” the organization said in a press release.
Among the classes: boot camp, barre, yoga, weightlifting, boxing, Tai Chi and more.
While we of course advocate supporting your local independent book store – and independent publishing houses – and would urge you to purchase copies of your books where you can afford to, here you can find a collection of 45 websites where you can download tens of thousands of books, plays and texts for free. Oh, and these sites are also all completely legal, of course!
Now is the time to learn how to cook or teach someone else! There are great tutorials on YouTube, and recipes are only one Google search away!
Everyone knows this: the need to socialize is a primal part of human nature, so while the world practices social distancing, it is important to fill that void. Luckily, there is a Google Chrome extension that allows you and your friends to watch Netflix together without having to be in the same room.
Crash Course is one of the best ways to educate yourself, your classmates, and your family on YouTube!
From courses like Astronomy to US History and Anatomy & Physiology it’s got you covered with an awesome variety of AP high school curriculum topics. With various witty hosts at your service, you won’t even notice you’re getting smarter.
While it used to be a rare treat when a Broadway show was filmed live on stage, it’s becoming more and more common today—great news for Broadway fans. Now, if you can’t make it to New York City or just want to see a show you may have missed, there’s an ever-growing list of productions available to watch wherever you are.