NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – As families and teachers begin turning living rooms into classrooms amid the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak, parents across the Tri-State Area are sharing resources online to build and expand learning plans.

The New York City Department of Education is working to get families internet-enabled iPads to support remote learning. To request a device, parents can fill out an online form or call 718-935-5100 and choose Option 5 on the menu.

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If you have a computer or mobile device but need access to the internet at home, Charter is offering Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access free for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription and at any service level up to 100 Mbps. Installation fees will be waived for new student households. To enroll, parents can contact Spectrum at 844-488-8395.

If your PTA maintains a listserve, blog or Facebook group, let us know on our Facebook page what resources you’ve already seen shared.

For an example, here’s a look at the list of links and resources shared among parents of students at the Academy of Arts and Letters (District 15-Brooklyn). We’ve also made some additions to this list.

GENERAL EDUCATION TOOLS 

AUDIO BOOKS

CULTURE

HEALTH AND WELLNESS

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NATURE

PERFORMING ARTS

FITNESS

SCIENCE

VISUAL ARTS

VISUAL ARTS – YOUNGER STUDENTS

VISUAL ARTS – MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS

VISUAL ARTS – OLDER STUDENTS

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