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Help for Working at Home

CPCS Tools for Remote Communication

Beginner / Basic

A quick overview with some resources recommendations Five Tips for Working from Home

  1. Maintain a routine
  2. Don’t use extra time for work
  3. Use video chat
  4. Take breaks
  5. Move around

Intermediate

A slightly longer list of suggestions with some analysis about how to do it and why it helps

Nine Tips to be Productive When Working at Home

 

Advanced

Guide to Living Your Best Quarantined Life  – a comprehensive discussion of how to address all areas of your life while staying home.  Tips for work (how not to look like an idiot on video chat), how to set up your workspace, suggestions for scheduling and time management apps, workout recommendations and resources, reading lists, parenting tools, cooking, just for fun, and a roundup of good memes.

 

And finally – when you’re struggling and feeling like you’re failing at this – a reminder that this isn’t how it’s supposed to go.

There’s No Such Thing as Being Productive During a Pandemic

 

 

PARENTING IN THE TIME OF COVID-19

For Parents

How to Talk to Your Kids about COVID

Tips for Working from home with Kids  – includes parenting advice, as well as links to activities (some of which are listed under For Kids)

For most parents, it’s completely resetting their reality. We’re unable to do the same things with work or caring for our children that we’ve been able to do in the past … In other words, go easy on yourself. You’re essentially being asked to perform two full-time jobs.

Homeschooling is not the same as crisis schooling – why this is different from homeschooling and how to keep expectations manageable

 

For Kids

Activities for kids

Science experiments for kids

Math games for kids

Academic games for kids

PBS Everyday Learning for Kids

Google Earth virtual tour of National Parks

Louvre Virtual Tours

Cincinnati Zoo animal videos

Monterey Bay Aquarium Live Cams

Cosmic Kids Yoga (ages 3-6)

You can make an obstacle course for kids inside or outside out of literally anything, but here are some ideas if you need inspiration Obstacle courses for kids