Ever complain that you teachers don't teach the stuff that's really interesting? Use the links below to learn what you want when you want. The best part...no grades!
Imagineering in a Box - Learn how the Engineers at Disney create the things they do and how you can develop those skills now.
Mo Willems Daily Doodles - Mo Willams, author of Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus and Elephant and Piggie hosts a daily doodle show for budding artists.
Draw Every Day with JJK - Jarrett Krosoczka, author of the Lunch Lady books and Hey, Kiddo gives drawing lesson on Youtube.
Visit a Museum - Many Museums have online resources. This site is a list of a ton of them! Nature, history, science, art...there's something for you here.
Free Ivy League Courses Online - Class Central has links to college classes offered by universities for free. Work at your own pace. Be aware that middle school students aren't to target audience though, adults are. If you are concerned, preview the class.
CodeAcedemy - Offers free coding classes for different levels of experience.
TED Ed - Thought provoking videos on a variety of topics. Brain teasers, too.
Writing Tips from Kate DiCamillo - The author of Because of Winn Dixie and The Tale of Despereaux is offering writing lessons through Youtube.
Virtural Field Trips from Save the Chimps - Every Wednesday at 9:30, Andrew Halloran, director of the Save the Chimps Sanctuary, will take you on a tour pointing out what is unique about our facility and what's so fascinating about chimpanzees.
Creativebug - Joanne Crafts offers free how-to videos and lesson on a variety of art projects.
Ask a Biologist - Experiements in biology you can do at home
Crash Course - Founded by authors John Green (The Fault in our Stars) and Hank Green, this YouTube channel has a collection of fun videos on a variety of topics: social studies, science, literature...it's all there.
Minute Physics - Short vidoes that answer big questions about physics.
What to Write When You Don't Know What to Write - author Ann Braden (The Truth about Jellyfish) leads readers in an online writing class.
Online Writing Class for Teens - Author Kelly Yan (Front Desk) leads viewers in a Instagram Live writing class M/W/F from 3:00-3:30.
Maker Camp - Make Magazine hosts a live maker activites that students can do on their own.
At Home with Kwame Alexander - The author (Crossover, Booked) is providing poetry and literature lessons
Dav Pilkey at Home - The author of Captain Underpants will be hosting live drawing and read aloud on the Library of Congress website each Friday.