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WPS Remote Learning Library Activities: High School Activities

Raiders Read - And More!

The Library has office hours now! Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday from 3:30-4:30. Mondays are email only: fiskea@wellesleyps.org. Tuesdays and Wednesdays are Google Meet. To access Google Meet, join our Google Classroom with this code: b6azfay. If you have a question for us, please contact us usingundefined this form and we will get back to you as soon as we can. This Wednesday, join us for live crafting. Watch the demo video for the yarn lantern for details! We'd love to see you.

undefinedOur virtual Raiders Read Book Club continues. The book club will meet on Thursday, 6/11 at 3:30pm. We will be discussing The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller. Join us by going to 

meet.google.com, clicking on join a meeting and typing RaidersRead. Happy reading!

- Ms. Chu, Ms. Fiske, Ms. Harvey, and Ms. Mah

If you run out of books to read, movies to watch, or things to do, please find links to many interesting ideas here on this site. Additionally, there are many more resources on our Wellesley High School Library Website.

 

The Wellesley Free Library (WFL) and Boston Public Library (BPL) both give access to many online resources for e-books, audiobooks, movies, tutorials, and more. All free with a library card.

If you don’t have a public library card, you can get a digital one to access all the digital resources. All residents of Massachusetts can apply for a BPL e-card here. The Wellesley Free Library is now offering temporary e-cards and you can apply here. Additionally, both BPL and WFL offer free access to Lynda.com, an innovative training site with a diverse library of tutorials on business, web design, software, and more. You can access this resource directly from the BPL and WFL sites.

Hoopla: FREE ebooks, audiobooks, comics, movies, tv

Ask a Librarian

YouTube Channels

Top College Open Courseware

Are you interested in learning what college classes are like?

Many of our country’s top colleges offer thousands of free open courses that anyone is free to take. You won't get college credit for it, but it be very impressive on your college resume. Or it might just be great practice before you actually attend college.

 

Yale's Most Popular Course The Science of Well-Being just started on March 21. Audit it for free or pay a small fee for a certificate of completion.

Live Concerts

PC: Simon Noh via Unsplash

Also, follow Global Citizen @glblctzn on Instagram to find out the latest #Togetherathome concert. Previous concerts included John Legend, Chris Martin from Coldplay, Niall Horan, Common, Hozier, and Charlie Puth.

And, Charlie XCX @charli_xcx is doing a "Self-Isolation Livestream" every day on Instagram where she chats with other artists such as Diplo, Clairo, Rita, Ora, etc. Times vary so check her IG.

Broadway street signBroadway World is hosting Living Room Concerts: one song performances by Broadway stars recorded in their homes.  New songs daily. Broadway stars perform and chat in livestreams everyday at 2pm and 8pm on The Actors Fund YouTube channel. Previous guests included Kristin Chenoweth, Laura Benanti, Audra MacDonald, and more. Everyday TDF posts an article that compiles a list of live performances to watch. 

For dance lovers, Alvin Ailey, the San Francisco Ballet, Ballet Hispanico, New York City Ballet, and the Joyce Theater are streaming full recorded performances of some of their repertory every week.

 

Drawing Challenge

Are you an artist and looking for some great ideas? 

Doodle Addicts is offering Quarantined Quarters Drawing Challenges to keep you intrigued.

Are you an artist with a penchant for math?

Submit an entry to the Desmos Global Math Art Contest

OverDrive & Other resources: FREE ebooks and audiobooks

Overdrive LogoOverdrive at WFL

Overdrive at BPL

 

 

JLG logoUsername: JLGHI, Password: JLGFREE. You can stream the selections immediately. Please be aware that each book has an expiration date - usually May 30 or June 30. 

 

Audible logo 

Audible offers a selection of audiobooks in English, German, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, and French for free. No account needed.

 

MackinVIA logoA selection of fiction and nonfiction ebooks for multiple users. No account needed.

 

 

 

Teen Book Cloud logoLogin (username: wellesley/pwd: login) to read or listen to hundreds of ebooks, enhanced ebooks, graphic novels, audiobooks and more.

 

undefinedA selection of nonfiction ebooks on a variety of topics. Username: masoncrest19-20, password: demo.

Virtual Visits

More Virtual Visits

  • National Museum of Natural History in Washington D.C. with a variety of free virtual tours.
  • National Museum of Computing in Bletchley Park, England and learn about the world’s largest collection of working historic computers. Learn about breaking the Enigma Code in World War II, or see Colossus, the world’s first electronic computer.
  • Spy Museum in Washington D.C. is dedicated to all things espionage and offers virtual tours. Visitors can delve into the history of real-life international espionage
  • Metropolitan Opera of New York will offer free digital shows each night at 7:30 p.m. from March 16 through March 22. Each night, the institution will post an encore showing of an opera from its “Met Live in HD” series.
  • Vincent van Gogh, See the world’s largest collection of artworks by van Gogh including over 200 paintings, 500 drawings, and over 750 personal letters.
  • National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, One of South Korea’s popular museums can be accessed from anywhere around the world. This virtual tour takes you through six floors of Contemporary art from Korea and all over the globe.
  • Guggenheim’s Museum, New York: Experience the famous spiral staircase without ever leaving home. From there, you can discover incredible works of art from the Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, Modern, and Contemporary eras.

Kanopy: Free movies

Design Thinking Challenge

OPENIDEO offers open-source challenges for people to try and solve some of the world’s most pressing problems. You must be over 13 years old and sign up for a free account.

Citizen Science and Crowdsource Projects

Zooinverse has compiled a list of projects organized by topics: environmental stewardship, biomed sciences, humanities and astronomy

NASA Citizen Science Projects

SciStarter - search for citizen science projects by topic or location

FoldIt "solve puzzles for science" - currently they have some puzzles that may help to develop anti-virals against coronavirus

Library of Congress and the Smithsonian need volunteers to transcribe, tag and review documents. Other organizations that need help with transcribing documents include The British Library (current project on playbills and the Industrial Revolution living with machines) and From the Page which has a searchable list of many projects.

Podcasts

Create Your Own Podcasts

Anchor FM :  The easiest way to make a podcast.   Anchor is an all-in-one platform where you can createdistribute, and monetize your podcast from any device, for free.

NPR: Starting Your Own Podcast, A Guide for Students

Step-by-step Guide to Create Your Own Podcast

Create Your Own Ted Talk

EdTed: Student Talks:  The TED Student Talks Program supports students as they discover, explore and present their big ideas in the form of short, TED-style talks.
How to Create Your TED Talk: An 8-Step Process: A step-by-step process for creating Ted Talks on Speak Up For Success Blog by Jezra Kaye