PODCAST. At 15:50 minutes several resources are offered: The Tech Exchange in Oakland.
Need a Computer?
- Tech Exchange provides high quality refurbished computers
- Desktop Computers ~$50-$75
- Laptop Computers ~$100-$300 (Dell, HP, Lenovo, Mac, and more) with a 1-year warranty.
Need help accessing Affordable Internet?
- Tech Exchange supports community members in accessing $10/month Internet.
- Internet Essentials. It’s $9.95/month and there is no credit check, installation fee, or contract. They have recently expanded their eligibility requirements to include free-reduced lunch, Medicaid, SSI, public housing assistance, SNAP, and a few others.
- AT&T access. It is also $10/month and is for households receiving SNAP or SSI assistance. You must have not been a Comcast customer for 90 days).
- Visit us and we can provide more information and help you find the offer that’s right for you!
Free Content at Wide Open School
Common Sense Media has aggregated the best of FREE K-12 educational materials from Scholastic, Sesame Street, Kahn Academy, PBS and more.
“We hope that Wide Open School helps make learning from home an experience that inspires kids, supports teachers, relieves families, and restores community.
This site was built in a matter of days on a shared vision. We plan to keep building until things get back to normal. A group of more than 25 organizations came together and raised their hands to help, and many more are joining on a daily basis. Watch for new features and content partners frequently.
Wide Open School is a free collection of the best online learning experiences for kids curated by the editors at Common Sense. There is so much good happening, and we are here to gather great stuff and organize it so teachers and families can easily find it and plan each day.
This crisis has reminded us of our deep appreciation for the work teachers do every day in their classrooms. At Wide Open School, we celebrate teachers—and parents—as they take on this new challenge. We’ll discover and highlight teachers who are figuring out how to light up an online classroom and invite them to share their tips and wisdom to help blend home and school. Wide Open School can only fulfill its mission if all kids and families can access it. We know that millions of kids are without home broadband and/or computers, leaving them without access to critical learning and support services. We will persistently highlight the need to connect all kids, and we won’t rest until we have played our part in closing the digital divide. As we do so, Wide Open School will offer many resources that can be completed offline and on smartphones, as well as bilingual and English-language learner resources.
A note on privacy
While we have tried to favor sites that don’t require login, some do require registration. The provided resources include links to external websites or applications that are governed by their own privacy policies or information-collection practices, which may be substantially different from those of Common Sense. We encourage you to review the privacy policies and information-collection practices of any external websites and apps before using them with children. Many organizations have stepped up and made their resources free for kids during this critical time.
We welcome your suggestions and contributions. We hope to provide great free learning experiences, resources, and social services for teachers, parents, and kids.”
—The team at Wide Open School