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Phone calling service with a professional interviewer for people to record their memories. Recordings are uploaded on a personal password protected website and can be used to create life story/family history books, video clips.
Free, online, boredom-busting resources compiled by ChatterPack
Ideas for things to do at home for people of all ages.
Locked down - a Facebook group to share ideas of things to do
A Facebook group that powers a random ideas generator for things to do while in lockdown at this website:
Article including a list of suggestions for activities you can do on your own at home
A website of ideas of things to do during the lockdown
A website which provides "all you need" resources and links to free or free trial offers that make staying at home bearable. It includes links to reliable COVID-19 information (WHO, official case numbers), entertainment (virtual museum and city tours, games, things to do with kids), mental health & fitness, remedies to feel less alone, tools for effective work, and resources for courses and other learning, including kids education.
A website which gathers thousands of ebooks, audiobooks, films, lectures and courses that are available for free in the internet, including detailed comments.
Parlia asks: what are the most useful skills to learn while social distancing?
A place to find ideas of things to learn, make & do while self-isolating
ChatterPack compilation of home-learning resources for schools and families
Free magazine education (Link Not Working)
Learn free magic tricks
How to connect different types of video devices, including computers, cameras, and gaming systems to your TV's HDMI port.
Free films to watch online: from Internet Archive
Short film magazine Talking Shorts has created an online film festival featuring seven short films each week, all of them with dystopic themes.
Argentinian TV show Filmoteca, Temas de Cine (dedicated to showing classic films) has created a YouTube channel to show rarities such as old short films and trailers throughout the quarantine. With introductions (in Spanish) by Fernando Martín Peña, one of the show's hosts.
As a result of the cinemas being closed during the quarantine, an Argentinian documentarist's association has released a list with 100 documentaries that can be watched online for free in different platforms (in Spanish).
52 of the best Netflix series to binge watch.
New York's Metropolitan Opera: free live streaming
London's National Theatre at Home: free live streaming
Ted Talks: a playlist of the most watched Ted Talks
Watch the Earth from afar: a live NASA stream from space
Virtual Music Events Directory: Contains a list of tools that artists and speakers can use to host virtual shows, panels and meetups, and a calendar of virtual/livestreamed events that artists and music organizations are hosting in the coming months.
Socially Distant Fest: a virtual stage where performers (musicians, poets, puppeteers, fire spinners, etc...) share their talents live with the world live�
Book Gig: a roundup of live online book events for adults and kids: readings, author talks, and literary festivals
Virtual tours of hundreds of the world's finest museums, via Google Arts and Culture
Mixed list of Virtual Tours of museums, zoos and other cultural places
White Noise and ambient sounds generator- Stream hundreds of different soundscapes direct to your headphones, calibrated to your preferred frequency. Ideal for those who dislike working in quiet environments or for those who are working in noisy households and need to tune out. Includes cafe background noise, nature sounds, speech blocker and more.
For all the music lovers, specifically electronic dance music, this website lists and provides links, dates, and times of all the upcoming live streams of popular DJ's and related artists.
A playlist updated daily, keeps track of new music released during quarantine, selected by NPR music staff.
The coronavirus spootify playlist that lasts just over 16 hours in 215 songs, featuring everybody from the Beatles to Frank Ocean.
A light-hearted podcast episode on what to do during the downtime
A list of audio fiction podcasts made by people in the UK.
Find a new favourite audiobook: free as long as school in the US is closed (also has adult titles)
Self-quarantine book club
Find a new favourite book. A collection of thousands of online books.
Books, audiobooks, magazines, sheet music, and more, free for 30 days: Collection of thousands of online books, including all the new bestsellers and popular ones that the free library currently has waitlists for. If you use the link above, free for 30 days (no credit card info required).
Seven US libraries that have thousands of books on different specialized topics that can be read online.
🔗 What CRIN is reading: the stuck-at-home edition
A list of things to read, watch, and listen to, curated by the Child Rights International Network
Open Culture compiles a list of fiction and nonfiction books about epidemics that have been mentioned in several lists in other media outlets since the coronavirus outbreak started.
Play games from the 90s', including Sonic and Mario.
Make friends with animal villagers and create a world of your own in the Animal Crossing series.
Build from the simplest of homes to the grandest of castles, mine deep into the world or craft weapons and armours to fend off enemies in the Minecraft games.
How to stream your gaming sessions on PC, XboxOne, PS4, mobile, and the Switch.
De-stress with brain teasers: those fun puzzles you used to do in math class with the grid!
Hogwarts digital escape room
Tune your acoustic, electric, bass guitar, ukuele.
Recipe sharing Facebook Group
Facebook Group to share basic recipes for cooking during the coronavirus crisis
Learn how to make something new: everything from recipes to candles.
DIY homemade plastic bottle bird feeder
Write daily - DailyPage sends you a writing prompt daily and if you don’t like the prompt it also gives you an option to free-write.
Green screen Chroma key tutorial in 4 minutes - walking on water
Identify garden birds by their songs, with the RSPB
Start your own tiny garden
Inflatable swimming pools
Growing tomatoes from seed to harvest.
How to grow cucumbers indoors step-by-step.
The Corona Crisis Collective is a proactive community of individuals who are innovating, volunteering, entertaining, advising and supporting one another during the Corona Crisis. We believe in the power of community to make us more resilient in even the darkest times!
Some things you can do while housebound, to make the world better
A guide to intimacy during self-isolation
A guide to love and dating during the lockdown period
NYC Health Guide to Sex during the Coronavirus period
Article with advice and links on solo intimacy during Coronavirus.
Arranged to accompany a virtual dinner party, these "Conversation Menus" invite us to open up around key themes: the virus, love, money, travel, ambition, self-knowledge and the meaning of life.
An online Facebook Group Online Pub for chats, quizzes, fancy dress Fridays and fun!
🌏🔗How to Play Jackbox Games with Friends and Family Remotely - Jackbox Games
Jackbox Party Pack on Zoom: Jackbox is a series of game packs that are akin to trivia night at your local pub or boardgame night at your friend’s house. One person needs a copy of the game on their computer and then uses the Screenshare option on Zoom for other players. The other players use their cellphones to answer questions.
Play Codenames online across multiple devices on a shared board
Avalon: an adaptation of the board game The Resistance. Good and Evil battle to control the future of civilisation
Secret Hitler: a dramatic game of political intrigue and betrayal set in 1930's Germany.
12K by 12K Minecraft Adventure Map to explore alone or with friends during Isolation
Drawasaurus - distributed pictionary with private rooms
11 best ways to entertain yourself when you're in quarantine
🌏🔗https://docs.google.com/document/d/10iOD7Wy_YU4NmkPU7ZH7YTrq11qJAANjZZ0PAotKhR8/preview a huge collection of games you can play online for free or at a cost.
🔗https://www.onigoescapes.com/atlantean-chest/ Free indoor escape game and daily riddles via their instagram account.
Gaze lets you watch videos with one other person in perfect synchrony.
Lets you share music videos or YouTube clips with their friends rather than watching entire movies or TV shows. Plug.DJ creates a private room for all your friends to chat in and to line up a list of music videos.
Netflix Party is a browser extension exclusive to Chrome. It allows users to synchronize Netflix video playback on multiple computers, and chat with each other via a simpletext chat interface. Once you install the extension, navigate to Netflix and choose a film or TV show to watch. Once it loads, pause your video and click on the red “NP” button in the top right of your browser window. This will generate a unique link that you can send to other people. Those folks will be directed to your “room” where they can watch your video in sync with you.
JQBX: This site/app lets you create virtual “DJ Rooms” with friends (or strangers), allowing you to listen to synced music.