Hi everyone! Crazy Gurl here. For the 1st time in a VERY long time, America & Americans are all in the same situation – Corona-Lockdown. So, while you’re at home (and NOT watching Tiger King on Netflix!) here are a few things you can make yourself busy doing. From getting a FREE nano-degree in computer coding to making your own homemade face masks. We have a good list of to do’s while you wait for the Corona-Zombies to make their entrance…
Free coding education in the time of Covid-19
The time of COVID-19 has been difficult for many people around the world, in many different ways. As an act of community service, a group of computer science instructors & Stanford University are coming together to offer their teaching services free of charge for people who want to learn introductory coding, subject to availability. This is a one time offering for the COVID-19 pandemic.
Course Dates: April 13th until May 22nd.
Where: Anywhere with internet.
Who: Learners, with no programming experience, and time to dedicate to learning.
Student application deadline: April 8th, Anywhere on Earth.
Teacher application deadline: April 3rd, Anywhere on Earth.
The learning experience, which thery call CS106A – Code in Place, will be an introductory programming course using the Python language, using material from the first half of Stanford University’s established intro course, CS106A. It assumes no prior programming experience. You should expect to be working 15 to 20 hours a week and you will need an internet connection strong enough to stream video.
This experience is different from typical free online courses in that, in addition to using online resources, you will meet (via videoconferencing) in a small group, once a week, with someone on the teaching team. The course is centered around engaging assignments and includes an optional final project. You won’t receive a grade in the course, and completing the experience doesn’t earn university credit. Instead, the main outcome is that you will have acquired a new and wonderful skill: how to program.
Sign up HERE.
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Make A No-Sew Coronavirus Face Mask With Fabric
The coronavirus pandemic has created an unprecedented demand for face masks in the medical profession, as millions of masks are needed to protect the doctors, nurses and other health care workers who treat COVID-19 patients. Sewers around the world have been doing their best to produce masks that can be donated to local hospitals, following tutorials for how to sew a face mask that’s effective against the coronavirus.
But soon, those of us not in the health care profession may need masks for ourselves. Read the full article & watch the walk thru to make YOUR mask today HERE. Or watch the video below:
Clean The House & Get Organized
BOOOOOORING!!!! But a great use of this time…
Organizing and cleaning out stuff at home is a chore. BUT, this is a perfect opportunity to put all your DVD’s in their correct cases, clean out that draw that has a bunch of unnecessary crap in it. Maybe you could even go through your wardrobe and sort out the clothes you don’t wear anymore and put them aside for donation to the needy.
I have some links with organized list of storage & cleaning items from Amazon for ya:
- Organizing & Storage Stuff
- Cleaning & Disinfecting Supplies
- Books & Tips On Getting YOUR life Organized!
Important note: ALL proceeds from the above 3 links will go to a to be determined charity in May. So, PLEASE use these links to purchase items from Amazon and be a big help. Thanks!!!
Art is Life. Draw, Paint Or Other Create!
Art Time! You can travel back to your childhood and have some fun with a coloring book or if you have a little more talent you can draw or paint your own creations. You could even paint something around the \house to give it a fresh new look! I have included a few links to awesome reasonably priced arts & crafts supplies below:
Also included, below, is a link to Bob Ross’s very 1st episode of ‘Joy of Painting’. This is from his YouTube channel. Who better than Bob to follow? Right?
Learn Something New
Learn something new! have you ever wanted to learn a new language such as Spanish or French? There are online courses for so many different things these days including Aerospace, Video Games and Science Fiction. Here are 12 free online courses.
Or you could finally get around to making your own website, it is actually really easy and you can just point, drag and click. Link to make a free website is right HERE.
So, don’t just sit around. Get outside (in the backyard), exercise, learn something new. Be a productive Corona-Hostage…