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Free Digital Resources To Use During Social Distancing: Teen Resources
Free resources RCLS library staff and patrons can access during the COVID-19 outbreak.
If 2,500 choices seems like a lot (because it is) start here. Check out virtual tours of 12 amazing museums.
A few tips on selecting and enjoying your virtual museum tour:
Make a moment of it. You would schedule time for a museum visit or a concert, right? Do the same for your virtual version. Find a place or time with minimal interruptions so you can get the most out of the experience. Forego extraneous internet browsing or Facebook messenger, and enjoy the art in front of you. This is why livestreams are so great. Of course, you can watch a performance afterward, but if you can, experiencing it in the moment feels more like the real thing.
Class it up. Okay, you don't need to get glammed up (you could, though!). But a little pour of wine or tea and a plate of snacks will help set the mood.
Choose a theme. If museum jaunts are your thing, plan out your dream art tour across the world, or hone in on a particular history or interest. Or pick a city, like Washington, D.C., and load up all the local cultural experiences you can.
Involve the kids. Sure, they may not want to watch "Carmen," but plenty of zoos and museums are offering cool programs for kids while they're out of school, like animal spotlights and virtual safaris. (Bonus: No long walk back to the car after your visit.)
Source: Willingham, AJ. CNN Style, All the virtual concerts, plays, museums and other culture you can enjoy from home. Updated March 17, 2020.
From the website: "We believe the social connection playing games, including D&D, can continue to be helpful for those of us who feel isolated or alone in our homes in order to stay safe from transmission. As social distancing impacts our ability to get together in person, we wanted to offer resources and advice for more remote play."
The Library of Congress launched By the People (crowd.loc.gov) in the autumn of 2018. The application invites you to transcribe, review, and tag digitized images of manuscripts and typed materials from the Library’s collections.
Resources for teachers and administrators , free for the rest of the 2019/2020 school year.
"Key literacy skills cannot be taught with just any content. Engage students with thousands of texts on topics they care about most, with standards-aligned lesson supports built for ELA instruction."
So, you want to get into webcomics, but have no idea where to start? No problem! Here’s five tips to welcome you to their wondrous world.
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