- Article: From WGNTV.com: Here are the freebies companies are offering during coronavirus, from meditation to activity apps for the kids
- Article: From WGNTV.com Free online learning links for kids as Illinois schools close
- Direct: Scholastic Learn At Home – Day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing.
- Direct: Mystery Science – Free, easy science for remote learning
- Facebook page: Learning and Exploring Through Play
- Facebook page: The Science Mom
- Facebook page: Busy Moms Do Piano – offering 1 month free
- Facebook page: Ms Claras Music live stream class
- Google Doc Link: Virtual Field Trips – Have fun learning at home! -Mrs. Fahrney
- Direct: The Spanish Experiment – Well-known children’s stories translated into Spanish and spoken by a native Spanish speaker. Great for kids… and adults too! Read along in Spanish or English.
- Article: 20 Virtual Field Trips To Take With Your Kids
- Article: You can now download over 300,000 books from the NYPL for free
- Google Doc: Livestream Activities Calendar
- Direct: Math Nation – Math Nation is offering free, digital access now through August 31, 2020 to its online learning platform to school districts desiring to provide distance learning opportunities.
- Everfi Marketplaces – Marketplaces sets students up for long-term wealth creation and financial stability by equipping them with an understanding of how the market works and the confidence to participate in it.
Higher Learning, Continuing Education
- Article, Open Culture: 1,500 Free Online Courses from Top Universities
- Khan Academy
- Allison – Empower Yourself
- Explore the Human Body
- Article: Gucci Osteria’s Massimo Bottura is offering free virtual cooking classes on Instagram
- Webex virtual meetings – Has expanded their free offerings.
- Zoom, meetings, chats, webinars…
- Zoom is removing the 40-minute cap on their free conference offering in affected regions
- Zoom’s Commitment to User Support & Business Continuity During the Coronavirus Outbreak
- Microsoft is offering six-month trial to premier Teams (Manage the Office 365 E1 Trial)
- Google is providing enterprise features to non-enterprise customers (Helping businesses and schools stay connected in response to Coronavirus)
- Follow Wellington the Penguin as he roams the Chicago Shedd Aquarium on Instagram and Facebook
- Article: Virtual Zoo Tours to Take from Home
- Article: The Georgia Aquarium Has Live Cams So You Can Go Under The Sea At Home
- Georgia Aquarium Ocean Voyager
- Georgia Aquarium Piranha Cam
- Lots of other live cams are available. Chose one of the above and scroll to the bottom of the page.
Arts, Entertainment, Culture
Museums and Virtual Tours
- Google Arts and Culture
- Article: Stuck at Home? These 12 Famous Museums Offer Virtual Tours You Can Take on Your Couch (Video)
- Seattle Symphony YouTube live broadcasts and recordings
- New York’s Metropolitan Opera – Broadcasts are available on the main page –
Plays and Musicals
- Article: Free Cirque Du Soleil Shows Online Are A Breathtaking Escape From Your Couch
- Article: You can watch Broadway musicals and plays free online for a limited time
- Article: 15 Broadway Plays and Musicals You Can Watch On Stage From Home – not all free, but may be part of a service you already use
- Article: 11 Musical TV Shows to Binge While Self-Quarantined During the Coronavirus Outbreak – not all free, but may be part of a service you already use
Movies, TV Shows
Theater Lighting Console Training
- ETC Online Training – ETC is offering their online LearningStage courses for free through May 15th
- Chicago Area Runners Association Social Distance Run 2020 – virtual run. Register by March 25th. Log your run by March 31st.