Remote Student Resources

Students in the BCB dorms (Credit: Daniel Kovács)

If you are seeking some entertainment while remaining at home, there is a wealth of resources online to help you continue to learn new skills and take in culture. The following links include music, museum tours, ways to learn a language and more, all via the internet and all gathered from members of the BCB community. Learning and growing are still possible in the times of social distancing. 

  • Museums in Paris have published over 100,000 images online—delve into the artistic variety and depth of these collections here
  • This list includes many quarantine activities, mostly games for children, but potentially appropriate for the playful of any age. 
  • Adobe Creative Cloud has made all Creative Cloud tools free for students (includes Photoshop, InDesign and more!). 
  • Duolingo is an app that allows users to learn and practice a number of languages, including Portuguese, Spanish, Japanese, Welsh, and even… High Valyrian? 
  • Verso Books has created a selection of free ebooks available until April 2nd. 
  • This list, provided by The New York Times, suggests some comforting TV shows. 
  • This website compiles writing exercises and prompts, including random story title ideas, fictional film plots, and character exercises.
  • Grokker has made their yoga content free for in-home yoga workouts during this time. 
  • BCB has registered with this app, Down Dog, to provide free in-home yoga lessons until July 1st. 
  • Planet Fitness has also created free live-stream at-home workout videos. 
  • The Smithsonian Museum has an open access portal in which you can view many images and objects from their collection. 
  • Google Arts and Culture has many interesting images and articles about paintings, photos, buildings and more from all over the world. 
  • Through Coursera, users can take many free courses from universities including Stanford, Duke, and Imperial College. 
  • Compiled on Free Code Camp, here is a list of 450 Ivy League courses that you can take for free. 
  • This website provides various art and coloring exercises, a great way to slow down and do a meditative task. 
  • The US National Aquarium has a live stream available here
  • These two apps, Night Sky and SkyView, allow users to see stars, planets, and constellations.
  • Codeacademy is a website that allows users to learn to code for free.  
  • Get access to films online through Bard on Kanopy.