Free online resources that promote productivity during quarantine

Here are 5 online resources to help pass time productively while everyone is stuck at home.

Madeleine Katz, Online Editor

  1. Ivy league colleges are currently offering free online classes in a multitude of subjects. Descriptions of the classes along with a trailer and link to join can be found on the website, Class Central. There are hundreds of classes to choose from and diving deeper into an interesting subject is a great way to make the most out of time in quarantine.
  2. Gyms are closed, but that doesn’t make it harder to get active. Fitness companies are now offering free online workout resources to help people stay fit at home. The app, Goldsamp, is now free to users and has hundreds of different types of workout videos available in addition to daily live workouts on the company’s Facebook.
  3. It is now possible to tour museums and national parks online. Google Arts and Culture now offers tours of thousands of museums and national parks from the National Gallery of Art to Yosemite National Park.
  4. To prepare for a future job and make connections, it is always useful to create a LinkedIn page. While LinkedIn might not be the first place that high schoolers might think to spend time online, it can be helpful to start networking early and can pay off in the future. It’s a good idea to upload a picture and resume and link up to professionals in the industry you are interested in pursuing.
  5. Apply for college scholarships. There are many online resources to help pay for college whether they require an essay or just simple information. The app RaiseMe provides scholarships for certain colleges based on the grades that students have already earned, test scores, clubs, and more.

Spending the end of the school year in quarantine may not be ideal, but there are many ways to stay productive and take advantage of all of the free time.