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Social Distancing 101: Free Online Learning

I think we all have a mental list of stuff we wish we knew how to do. As the saying goes, ‘there’s no time like the present’ and the present we are living in is like no time before! There’s lots of things you can learn how to do from the comfort of your own home.

YouTube is an amazing resource – just search for what you want to learn – crochet, gardening, cooking, crafts, and heaps more. I’m sure you’ll find enough videos to keep you learning all day long.

Below is just a sampling of courses you can take online. There are many, many more – if I attempted a comprehensive list of every free online course I’d be here till Thanksgiving. If you already know what you want to learn, hit google and type free [topic] online course, replacing [topic] with your chosen subject. You’ll get a lot of links to choose from. Check them carefully to be sure there’s no hidden costs. Some courses offer a short free trial period, which is fine in some cases, but know what you are signing up for.

I recommend trying the Milk Street Cooking School. From their website: As most of us will be spending more time at home and in the kitchen over the coming weeks, we are making our entire line of online cooking classes available for free through April 30, 2020.” I’m going to take all their classes myself.

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The Science of Well Being – Yale University
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Learn to Code
Code. org
Code Camp

Business Courses
U.S. Small Business Administration Learning Center
Learn Touch Typing
Learn To Type

For Kids
Teach Your Monster To Read

Cooking Classes
Instructables Cooking Class
Introduction to Culinary Skills
Milk Street Cooking School (All Classes Free Until April 30, 2020)

Knitting and Crocheting
Free Online Crochet Lessons
Instructables Knitting Class

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Lori Alden Holuta lives between the cornfields of Mid-Michigan, where she grows vegetables and herbs when she’s not writing, editing, or playing games with a cat named Chives.

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