Teen eResources for Sheltering at Home

Submitted by TeenHQ on Sun, 03/22/2020 - 1:00 PM
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The spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) has turned life upside down, almost overnight, for millions of people around the world. Being a teenager is complicated even without a global pandemic in the mix, and with the order to shelter in place, traditional in-person activities aren't possible right now.

We have created a list of FREE online resources geared towards teens during this time. So if they want to learn something new, destress, stay informed, or are feeling kind of bored scrolling through TikTok for what feels like the millionth time, these e-resources will provide a few options.

We will continue to update the list as we go on, so be sure to keep checking back.


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Learning and Studying

  • Study.com

    Self-paced video courses for middle and high school in math, English, social studies, and science designed to help improve grades, better understand concepts from class, and prepare for tests. Most video lessons are 10 minutes or less, so you get the information you need in a fast and fun format.

  • MIT OpenCourseware

    MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) is a web-based publication of virtually all Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) course content. OCW is open and available to the world and is a permanent MIT activity.

  • iCivics.org

    Interactive resource including games and other digital tools regarding civic education for middle and high school.

  • Banzai

    Award-winning financial education program that helps middle and high school students learn the value of a dollar.


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Staying Healthy and De-stressing

  • Yoga for Teens

    Yoga with Adriene shares a 20-minute practice video to wake up third chakra energy for confidence, strengthen the back for a healthy spine, and recognize the beauty within!

  • CDC Coping with a Traumatic Event

    Resources from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention to learn how to cope and take care of yourself and each other during an emergency.


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Feeling Bored?

Things to do, watch, and read

  • Tabletopia

    Play chess and other board games online for FREE.

  • Monterey Bay Aquarium Live Cams

    Watch otters, jellyfish, and other ocean wonders at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Livestream.

  • Michael’s Live Crafts

    Michael’s does Facebook Live crafts every Wednesday at Noon CT for family crafts.

  • ABDO Digital Bookshelf

    Abdo Publishing is providing FREE access to their educational ebooks until June 2020.

  • Audible Stories

    Stream an incredible collection of eAudiobooks, including titles across six different languages, on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet for FREE.


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Staying Informed

  • Santa Clara County Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) Information

    The County of Santa Clara Public Health Department continues to work closely with healthcare providers, hospitals, and its partners to address novel coronavirus. The department is taking action to protect the public and keep the community informed.

  • Mercury News

    Covering breaking news, sports, business, entertainment and more in Silicon Valley and San Francisco Bay Area since 1851.

  • San José Spotlight

    San José's first nonprofit, community-supported digital news organization.


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Helping Out

  • Silicon Valley Strong

    Donate or volunteer with assistance and recovery efforts with this partnership between the City of San José and the Silicon Valley Community Foundation.

  • Second Harvest Food Bank

    Teen volunteers ages 14-17 can help sort food at local facilities.

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