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Updated: Mar 19, 2020

The amazing folks on my feeds have shared all sorts of resources to make this worldwide time of retreat an interlude for learning, sharing, reconnecting and even having some fun.

I've gathered some in one post for ease of retrieval. The resources include education links, sites that have waived fees for subscriptions, some sources that were already free, groups and lists of schoolwork resources even *light shudder*, Math links.

The local Ministry of Education has started looking for persons to make online content and while it's staggering that we're on the back foot, the fact that we're starting is...something.

It's potentially a game-changer for students with various barriers to performance since Syllabus specific online content could provide opportunities for students with handicaps, students needing extra help or students wanting to challenge themselves by moving ahead. Access is the word. I remember that there was one Chemistry teacher who developed her own A-Level test prep...a highly sought after resource that you accessed in her classes and my Aunt Joyce had a way of getting Biology across that was extraordinary. Outside of her Composite school class or the tutoring sessions around Granny's dining table her method couldn't be had.

We have an opportunity to look again at the how and the why of what we do...and some quiet time to do it. Let's.


Download colouring books here.

http://www.openculture.com/2019/02/download-free-coloring-books-from-113-museums.html?fbclid=IwAR28KBscenTGIJgw0pnt039UNxk2GkLnWB70lGZv0wgYiM9pz99hWnZwMA4


A list of educational resources

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1t3r618pd8MAi6V87dG2D66PtiKoHdHusBpjPKXgm36w/htmlview?fbclid=IwAR2bu25EPgqhoQPYZF59dOYzl_cJkz-Efdsl8yVdIPc-ddj7aUXkXOElevY&sle=true#gid=0


A twelve hour jazz mix - 'cause Jazz

https://thevinylfactory.com/news/12-hour-history-of-spiritual-jazz-mix/?fbclid=IwAR3FNG-btYY81oObGXE9v0X5rfD72E7YnXlTV9HivR6Zu5EVQfRV8r0Xcu0


Museums with virtual tours

https://hellogiggles.com/news/museums-with-virtual-tours/?fbclid=IwAR3KMLxotW1x9HncE3sCrRi-vADZnES1GbC0lbLxPE7jzOiV9aeAPPaYnzs


Literary Resources - read-alouds, singalongs etc.

https://growingbookbybook.com/online-literacy-resources/?fbclid=IwAR0NhF3K4GU1hLEkUzrqcG33Dndy-Xb30aHUHZtN4NCMMvrrgNAtbOZhSrU


The aforementioned collection of Math resources

https://www.weareteachers.com/best-math-websites/?fbclid=IwAR2w_DS8ynn59bvjMbaaAWNgyUvs0-8GzQT_2-mCJ4HQ6Dyl50hQRMm55Mk


Courses from Scholastic

https://www.wsav.com/news/coronavirus/scholastic-releases-free-daily-courses-for-kids-stuck-home-amid-coronavirus-school-closures/?fbclid=IwAR1WYKcLzaFaJJHL373cMSEX4_HAhiCp9LL6CrZjnmgVCCHNxpgdqWYWtmc


Images from Paris museums

https://kottke.org/20/01/paris-museums-put-100000-images-online-for-unrestricted-public-use?fbclid=IwAR3kwXPlwO29rNGLpKPbesOfWC0SNPJgo7xWh3ChDAs--gZlDz31c6sLcAU


Free Ivy League college courses

https://www.freecodecamp.org/news/ivy-league-free-online-courses-a0d7ae675869/?fbclid=IwAR0NEkxTql8kbL44CGhUDs_sz1Lj1zIHdTSUIH-4wKIlbl2KjcZhof1UEXM


Resources for hosting circles online

https://www.thecircleway.net/articles/2020/3/16/resources-hosting-circles-online?fbclid=IwAR2eO9xmbTOVStEQ3h3bsyO-bgFNgoJSZ3wYjhEhNOdFXSt-bT3UgDkohlI


Check out the Social Distancing Festival

https://www.socialdistancingfestival.com/submit?fbclid=IwAR09lJnmUumuR9y_xZYNJ-gl1A06ei9ghw05fu0AGvpiCSOWyXR_9e8sNfs


Get your Opera on at the Met - they're live-streaming nightly

https://www.metopera.org/


A list of Subscription Sites currently offering free subscriptions

https://kidsactivitiesblog.com/135609/list-of-education-companies-offering-free-subscriptions/?fbclid=IwAR3Re9CDLa0MmcOCAq8PCzZcseTPWSADo0fVuW27CmcxbUYBEowNHaduwY8


A list of enrichment activities

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1KCFnWreu4v7VoO3NbgP-Qcq2LyE1FvliYSoiTLRY7Qg/htmlview?usp=embed_facebook&sle=true&fbclid=IwAR3kmYAsjRdRQDmnCBdc_SxUqRWL-b51ejfC0weS2CWqQMzOn0uGumLNZMY


Teaching resources

https://www.theedublogger.com/teaching-online-school-closures/?fbclid=IwAR3GdmPvxep_sOMLsin18ihcuZjOOiZUfyUBLsP5IzYSdPdPl9ym5Bfbpco


Drawing lessons! Some live...

https://www.fastcompany.com/90478307/stuck-at-home-take-free-drawing-classes-from-famous-illustrators?partner=rss&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=rss+fastcompany&utm_content=rss&fbclid=IwAR2MgkWdG782LcnQ0kAMi3duLK9dos6t7JAED3d1RWZ-ptYvfu9QWUGoTlA


A guide to companion planting...'cause we all have a visceral understanding of the need for food security.

https://www.healthyfoodhouse.com/tomatoes-hate-cucumbers-secrets-of-companion-planting-and-popular-planting-combinations/?fbclid=IwAR3XnQBK58s6NP8wS9utyp5MyxYPrsg3LJ2mXDWiDkyfYIZz48X3_T-UOaI


A little something to help you look lil' glam on the Zoom calls

https://www.thecut.com/2020/03/how-to-look-better-during-zoom-video-calls.html?utm_source=fb&utm_medium=s1&utm_campaign=thecut&fbclid=IwAR3zQ43RquQVquvaqurPHez8EVmyT-8MMmpoBN17CFFTHzSQsH2Vk93nd2c


Just a caveat to say that this is not an endorsement of any of these sites...please use good old uncommon sense and make sure that if you're using a resource or sharing something with a child you've vetted it as appropriate.


Live long and prosper!


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