Boredom Busters: Virtual Learning

Learn to Play Harmonica with Chris Janson!

Learn to Play Harmonica with Chris Janson!

If you’ve always wanted to learn how to play an instrument but don’t have the funds to invest into a lot of equipment, the harmonica might be a great and inexpensive option for you! And I can’t think of a better instructor than a popular country music artist who plays the harmonica very well! Chris…

Virtual Classroom with the Virginia Zoo

Virtual Classroom with the Virginia Zoo

The Virginia Zoo’s YouTube brings the Zoo right to your living room! Meet and hear the Zoo Keepers talk about the animals they have the privilege of working with every day.

Ingrid Andress Gives a Lesson On Songwriting

Ingrid Andress Gives a Lesson On Songwriting

Ingrid Andress just scored her first #1 with More Hearts Than Mine.  If that isn’t impressive enough, she attended Berklee School of Music, won the prestigious Unsigned Only Music Prize and has co-written hits like “Steady 1234” and Charli XCX’s “Boys.” She’s written with heavy hitters in the music community such as Sam Hunt and…

NASA Launched a Free Science Site for Homeschooling

NASA Launched a Free Science Site for Homeschooling

NASA just launched a free website called “NASA at Home” that has a TON of stuff to help keep your kids occupied. You’ll find lesson plans . . . videos . . . e-books . . . podcasts . . . and STEM activities. There’s also an interactive map section called “NASA in All 50 States”…

Harry Potter At Home: New Online Hub For Kids Quarantined.

Harry Potter At Home: New Online Hub For Kids Quarantined.

J.K. Rowling has launched an online Harry Potter hub for kids, families and fans to enjoy while quarantined. The hub will include “special contributions from Bloomsbury and Scholastic, nifty magical craft videos (teach your friends how to draw a Niffler!), fun articles, quizzes, puzzles and plenty more for first-time readers, as well as those already…

Bring Virtual Animals Into Your Home with This Google Feature

Bring Virtual Animals Into Your Home with This Google Feature

We may not be able to visit the zoo right now, but you can bring virtual animals into your home, for free, through your phone. When you search for certain animals on Google using your phone, you’ll see the option to “View in 3D.” According to the blog 9to5Google, these are the animals included: Alligator…

Free On-Line Art Lessons

Free On-Line Art Lessons

The Kennedy Center Education Artist-in-Residence is now offering free lunchtime art classes from his home studio. Mo Willems invites you to virtually visit with him at 1p.m. weekdays for Lunch Doodles, which take “in residence” to a whole new level.   The Virtual Instructor is offering the following recorded Live Lessons to everyone for free for at least…

Free Online Classes

Free Online Classes

54 free online courses from the best colleges in the US — including Princeton, Harvard, and Yale. Online learning sites like Coursera and edX allow you to audit any course for free. You get access to course materials and follow along with the class as it progresses. For an additional $40 to $160 (depending on…

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