If you are looking for more activites to keep yourself or children occupied, Smithsonian listed different online opportunities to learn and have fun in different subject areas.
With many school districts already canceling in-person classes through the rest of the semester, parents are eager (ok, desperate) for more virtual education offerings. Things that were new and exciting two months ago—Zoom! Vintage Sesame Street videos!—are already making our housebound kids yawn and ask, “what’s next?” Luckily an army of creators and educators are continuing to come up with fresh ways to keep the world’s children engaged. Here are some of this week’s most interesting online educational opportunities, organized by subject and time.
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.