Learning & Entertainment

Since we can't meet in person right now, and all of  our activities at the club are temporarily suspended due to the coronavirus (Covid 19), we have put together information and  links to lots of different sources  for your educational and entertainment  enjoyment. As with any internet activity, please be extremely cautious in providing personal or financial information when accessing these sites.

Please don't hesitate to let us know of you have more interesting sites to add by contacting portperryprobus@gmail.com

Museums and Galleries

 

Enjoy these on line tours of local and international art galleries and museums. Click on the links below.

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The Louvre, Paris

Vatican Museums

Lots of links to additional virtual tours, concerts, plays and museums and other culture from around the world in this Article from CNN

Art as Fun - Daily Art Magazine's podcasts, slides, webinars - expand your knowledge of art.

On Line Courses

MOOCs (Massive Open On Line Courses) are free on line courses on a wide variety of subjects offered by major universities and colleges locally and  throughout the world.

 

The Beginner's Guide to MOOCs offers a good introduction to MOOCs.

Other MOOC providers not listed in the above site are:

Open Learn

Future Learn

Movies & TV Shows

 

Listed below are some of the websites that list free movies and TV shows for streaming to your device or TV. 

Stay at Home Cinema with TIFF

Britain's National Theatre

 

CTV Movies

Online Streaming Options in Canada

Reel Good

Free Internet TV

To learn how to stream movies and other shows to your TV, click here.

TED Talks and Other Interesting Courses and Lectures

There are thousands of TED talks, so visit the site at:
 

https://www.ted.com/talks, take a look at their library and try one – maybe daily.

The Great Courses offers college-level courses on CD, DVD & digitally, most in the $30 - $60 range

 

For the History buff, try these great sites:

EDTechTeacher - Best of History Websites

 

Arch 20 - free on-line virtual tours of historical sites

Mediation & Relaxation - a variety of scheduled virutal seminars - free and open to everyone - from the University of Virginia's Contemplative Sciences Center

Tree Companions - Learn about the largest and oldest living things

Fun Websites and Videos

 

You Tube and other Fun videos

 

Red Green is Back

Follow Your Pet Shark

Understanding the Gravity of the Situation

Pluto the Dog

Little Rocker

Discover the World with Google Maps

 

Parking Fines - British humour

Animal People Reunions

San Diego Zoo website - including a zoo live cam

The Onion - Satirical news site

Think You Can Park a Car Well? - On line simulator used by NASA

Games On Line

 

Hardwood Games -  Euchre, Hearts and Spades - play with the computer or your friends

Bridge Base Online - Practice with the computer at various levels or play on line with your own foursome

Words with Friends II - Free on line scrabble game - play with real people around the world

 

Jigsaw Planet - Fun, free jigsaw puzzles

Music

 

Sherry's Pick - Canadian Country Music - Marshall Dane

 

Andrew Lloyd Weber - Free on line streaming of many his musicals.

Toronto Symphony Orchestra - Weekly Musical Moments

Anna Mouskouri - In concert

Canadian Doctors - Singing Rise Again

Miles Davis - Kind of Blue

Spotify - Every genre, all the time

Apple Music - 60 million songs

Travel

Here are some websites that have a host of virtual tours and photos of fascinating places in the province.

 

Attractions Ontario  

Ontario Virtual Tours

Ottawa Tourism

Or try Biking Without Training Wheels - A bike trek on the Isle of Skye in Scotland with Danny MacAskill

Web Conferencing

Zoom -  Good for up to 100 attendees. Lessons free from Janet Casey - janet.casey88@gmail.com

 

FaceBook Messenger - You can create a group with your Facebook friends and then video call each other for free. 

 

WhatsApp - An encrypted chat feed with notifications - iPad and iPhones only

 

Skype - Communication tool for free calls and chat - owned by Microsoft

 

Google Hang Outs - Video calls for free

How to Look Good on camera when video conferencing

Friendship and Fun - Retired and Loving It!

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