Resources to Connect at a Distance for Work, School & Play


Resources to Connect at a Distance for Work, School & Play

Links to available technology, reading material, educational media, virtual field trips, streaming performances, online courses, tools for teachers and more!


Internet Access

Spectrum – wifi-hotspots

Find Available Internet Options through Everyone On 

Free and Low Cost Internet Plans


Device Access

Low Cost Computer Offers

Low Cost Computers and Accessories


Virtual Meetings & Remote Access

Cisco Webex



Google Hangouts

GoToMeeting Free 14 Day Trial

Screencast-O-Matic Video Creation and Screen Capture Tool

Remote Computer Access

Generations on Line Tablet Help For Seniors


Ebooks, Audiobooks, eTextbooks & Digital Articles

Digital Books and Articles School name: New York Reads, Username: read, Password: books

Sora Sweet Reads Online Summer Reading Program Begins April 15

National Emergency Library with Digital Books for Research and Leisure

English Literature Online

American Literature Online

Free Textbooks Online

Free E-Textbooks

Little House in the Big Woods Audiobook

QR Codes to Videos of Stories Read in ASL

Don’t forget to also check with your local public library for free access to ebooks and audiobooks!


Educational Television Programming

TV and Online Programming, Printable Discussion Questions, Schedule and More from PBS


Virtual Tours

The Met 360° Project

Smithsonian Virtual Tour

Virtual Tour of the Frick Collection

Museum of the City of New York Exhibitions

Online Tours of the Louvre

10 Top Museums You Can Explore Right Here, Right Now

Google Arts & Culture

San Diego Zoo Live Cams

Monterey Bay Aquarium Live Cams

Beekman Live Goat Cam

Live Camera in Africa – watch African Animals in Kenya

The Ultimate Guide to Virtual Museum Resources, E-Learning, and Online Collections

Smithsonian Open Access

Science How Webcast Video Archive

Virtual Field trips from AAA


Music & Theater

Nightly Met Opera Streams

Classical Music and Opera to Stream at Home

Library of Congress Concert Playlist

NPR Music Tiny Desk Concerts

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

Livestreams & Virtual Concerts

The Shows Must Go On!


Resources for Educators for Online Instruction

SETDA Coalition for eLearning

High-quality Sites and Apps That Are Supporting School Closures With Free Resources

New York State Education Department Continuity of Learning


Education Companies Offering Free Subscriptions

Education Companies Offering Free Subscriptions due to School Closings


Library of Congress Digital Collections

Library of Congress Digital Collections


Online Courses

Open Yale Courses

Harvard Online Courses

80 Ways to Learn to Code for Free Online


Apps for Students with Special Needs

iPad Apps for Students with Special Needs


Virtual Lessons

Seattle Public Schools TV

Free Teen Writing Classes with Kelly Yang

#OperationStoryTime | Your Favorite Authors Host Story Time Online!


Educational Activities, Resources & Tools

WXXI Education

Code At Home with Girls Who Code

Online Teaching Resources for Teachers and Families | Common Sense Media

Virtual Activities from Kids Out and About Rochester

Animals of the Florida Everglades


Resources for Children

Coronavirus: A Book for Children Printable PDF

Social Story: Masks & Gloves

Wearing a Mask Story for Children

Distance Learning Social Story

Printable PDF of Resources to Connect at a Distance for Work, School & Play

Last updated 9/21/2020