What to do during a COVID-19 school closure? ( websites, teaching sites, free access)

My children are beyond the age of having to be entertained. As a matter of fact, they should be entertaining me. So my family will be flatting the curve by making dinner, cleaning up, and even painting the kitchen. Don't worry. I'm sure they will love it after finishing their online classwork.

With all the information being touted far and wide, I wanted to put together a list of online resources to be used while you and your family members are at home practicing social distancing.

I will add to the list as things come in.


Adirondack Resources: 
The Wild Center  - Check out behind the scene footage with animal experts
Eagle Island:  Home activities
New York State Park Virtual Tours

Art
Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems
Virtual Museum Tours: Check out these 12 tours
Smithsonian 
Louve: Virtual Tour
The MET 360 Project  Virtual Tour

Educational Resources
Champlain Valley Educational Resources
Outschool: $100/family
Scholastic Learn at Home: Free online classes
Khan Academy
Ted-Ed
Adobe Creative Cloud (through May 2020)
Kahoot
Amazing Educational Resources: google sheet of free educational programs
Coding Wizard: free apps, coding classes
Making English Fun: Has list (lots of duplicates from the above list, but a few new resources)
Education.com games and such
PBS - educational station
National Geographic Kids
Cincinnati Zoo Live Stream: Meet a new animal a day at 3 pm
ABC MouseFREE HOME ACCESS TO ABC MOUSE!
Redeem code SCHOOL7771 for FREE access to ABCmouse.com,  Early Learning Academy, Adventure Academy, and ReadingIQ during the period of school closure! 
Explore: Live Animal Cams
NASA Kids Club 
Open Culture - free classes, lectures


Financial Resources
Please call your local authorities to see if there are local resources. Lists are starting to be compiled with people willing to run errands and pick up items for people in need.

FMLA - Family Medical Leave Act for extended benefits for families unable to work because of school closures
Office of Aging: Franklin County 518-481-1526, Essex County 518-873-3695, Warren County (518) 761-6347, Clinton County (518) 565-4620
Food pantries 


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