Teaching Resources / Learning at Home
PBS Learning Media - create a free account
Scholastic - free online resources for learning at home
Online resources for learning at home
Parents magazine article on best homeschooling resources
Free online learning resources
Art and Design Apps & Websites
Canva - free graphic design options. You can create brochures, posters, flyers, infographics, etc.
Adobe Comp - mobile and iOs.
Good for basic graphic design layout, can be integrated later with Adobe CC apps.
Adobe Photoshop Fix - mobile and iOs
Photo manipulation, cutting out sections, text integration
Lightroom - mobile and iOs
Photo manipulation / custom “filters” / presets
Splice - mobile
Cutting and splicing video segments together. A little easier to use than iMovie
Blendoku - iOs and mobile
Super fun color blending game - good for thinking about color theory
Weebly - website creator
Weebly.com is an easy drag and drop website builder that will let you create free websites with example.weebly.com as their domain name
(notable other options : wix and wordpress )
Free 3d modeling and 3d printing website:
Free educational software through Autodesk (professional level software for architecture, 3d modeling, 3d animation, etc.)
Blender - free visual effects, 3d modeling, and 3d animation software
Communication Tools & Apps
Zoom - usually paid, doing free for education
Telegram - app, for messaging. Video, documents, group chats up to 200 iOs and Android.
Slack - productivity, team messaging app. Messaging scheduling, management, app integration. Can do subgroups for task or specific topic oriented things iOs and Android.
Voxer - voice oriented approach, can send voice messages like a walkie talkie. Can listen to messages live and play back like voicemail later. Text, video, photos, etc. Can support groups of up to 500. iOs and Android.
Line - Chat, photo, video, audio messaging. Up to 200 patricipants. iOs and Android.
It's a wild time to be a human being these days. I know there are a lot of people with big concerns about what to do, what's coming next, and worries about elderly and sick relatives and friends. I am 100% my father's daughter, and so when I'm feeling a little uncertain about the state of things - my first step is to do research, and try to offer help, even if nobody thought to ask for it. (LOVE YOU DAD lol). So here is a working list of resources I'm putting together, in the event that maybe it could help people stuck at home or off their regular routine during this time. Included: teaching resources, art resources, mental health resources, and local food resources in the US.
Education Companies Offering Free Resources due to school closings
TinkerCAD - free online 3D modeling based in a web browser (you don’t have to download anything, and it’s got a really simple interface)
Twitch - an online streaming platform typically used for gamers. HOWEVER, they have a huge server capability bc of this, and it might be super helpful if you’re expecting larger audiences / viewership. They have a list of free software you can use to stream with them
NYPL online resources and databases
Queens Public Library Research databases
Library of Congress e resources
Google Arts and Culture - a ridiculous resource with tons of tours, content, articles, and interactive things
Museums and Galleries with Online Virtual Tours
Crafts, DIY, and Activities for Kids
Bravery Mag - Crafts, DIY Projects, and STEM Activities Pinterest Board
At Home STEM & STEAM Activities for Kids
At Home STEM & STEAM Activities for kids
More STEM & STEAM Ideas for kids
Art History Coloring Book Pages
Art History Coloring Pages Pinterest Board
Metropolitan Museum of Art Coloring Pages
National Library of Medicine Coloring Pages
New York Public Library Coloring Book
Boston Children’s Hospital Archives Coloring Book
More Coloring pages resources from museums:
Mental Health Resources
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255
National Alliance on Mental Illness
Youtube Playlist with Restorative Yoga & Meditation
Food & Necessities Resources
Find your local food bank