Collingswood Connects aims to showcase the streaming and online classes, programming and content that Collingswood businesses have made available for our community to learn and enjoy together while we are apart. Every Thursday at 6PM we will feature a class or tutorial from local businesses, experts and performers - tune in every week for a new class or seminar. Or see what you can do all week long! Details here.
The library is adding additional ebooks to their collection so more patrons can access titles at home from their devices. See ebook collections and resources here: https://www.collingswoodlib.org/all-downloadable-collections
The Collingswood Library is also expanding streaming programming. See online storytimes, craft tutorials and other streaming activities on the Collingswood Library Facebook page here.
Emotional and social support resources for dealing with COVID-19 from Collingswood Public Schools here.
ExtraordinaryED,operated by CustomED - a nonprofit specializing in educational experiences for learners of all ages, offer the blog YouthED at customed.org/youthed/ which has resources for parents, caregivers, educators and students. Resources and posts will include items such as virtual trips and tours, activities for the little ones, and ways to help navigate the challenges of remote learning.
Collingswood Public Schools 2 O Clock Dance Party:
Find Time to Relieve Stress! It’s 2 p.m. You’re tired and stressed. You don’t understand this “new math.” You realize your 5-year old knows more about technology than you do. You’re wondering how teachers do this everyday? The best way to fight off the 2 o’clock blues and build that immune system is to move! Welcome to the 2 o’clock Virtual Dance Party.
-Play the music (loud!), Dance! (no groups unless they’re family), Record a short clip, Tweet using hashtag #2beatCOVID19(don’t forget the “2” in #2beatCOVID19)
Follow Collingswood Schools on Twitter to see everyone dancing along and see each day's song!
List of virtual field trips here (google docs).
Doodle with author Mo Willems daily: Mo Willems Lunch Doodles
Collection of free virtual museum tours here.
Preschool, Elementary, Middle, and High School students can take advantage of free audiobooks thanks to Audible, which is owned by Amazon. Audible is offering free streams on a select number of children's stories across six languages to keep kids "dreaming, learning, and just being kids.” The service will be available for as long as schools are closed.
For High School students and older family members who always dreamed of an Ivy League Education, not’s your chance. Free! 500 Free Online Courses from Ivy League Schools that will make you smarter (and less stir crazy). Got time to kill? Check out these classes from the likes of Harvard, Yale, and Princeton.
For all community members, auntbertha.com is a one-stop website to search for free or reduced cost services like medical care, food, job training, and more. In need or know someone in need? Please share this resource.
For all community members, the Camden County Library System is offering a free one-month card for all Camden County residents to access all of their digital content. This includes ebooks, audiobooks, emusic, and downloadable video, as well as research and online learning resources for children and adults. To explore, visit https://www.camdencountylibrary.org/free-card .