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COVID-19 Resources: Distancing Activities

Guide focusing on resources to gain additional information regarding COVID-19.

Explore the World Virtually! Arts, Culture, Places.

Getting Outside

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  • Some trails may be closed due to local ordinances in response to COVID-19, please check before heading out. 

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Apps

Looking for a new app to try while you're passing time? How about one of these from the Wellness Wheel:

 Down Dog

iOS | Android

($ Cost for full-access) If you think you're likely to get bored doing the same yoga routine every time, Down Dog has the solution. Each time you log in for a session, you're greeted with a brand new sequence, which will keep things fresh. Choose your playlist and how long you want the session to last, and the app will create a session that is a perfect fit for your needs an experience level. The free version gives you access to all timed sessions, while paid access allows you to also change up the music, pace, and add special requests such as starting your daily practice with a shoulder opening sequence. 

 

   Duolingo

iOS | Android 

Learn one of (or all!) 23 languages available through this app. You choose the time you would like to devote each day, then start learning.  Duolingo uses a mix of learning techniques to immerse you in the language, from visual matching to translating to memory recall. The app also uses a repetition technique and a health meter tracks your mistakes- don't worry, empty health meters can be earned back through more practice so it is a constructive measure rather than a punitive one. If you are feeling particularly intelligent, you can sign up for more then one language to learn at a time, however, your health meter level applies to all of them.

 

  Colorfy

iOS | Android

When you need a moment to disconnect from your surroundings and focus on something calming, the Colorfy app is here for you. A coloring book for your iPad, simply choose a picture, tap a color, then start filling in the image. The app does require a subscription for full image and color pallet access, however, users do have access to some of the preexisting images already loaded. A free daily image and color palette is made available to users. 

 

  Mango Connect

iOS | Android

Mango Connect is an online self-paced language learning system covering over 40 languages and including 16 ESL classes taught in the native language. Each lesson combines real life situations and audio from native speakers with simple, clear instructions.

Download the app to get your first language in any language for free. Link your profile to FAU Libraries to gain full access to Mango content.

Medicial Spanish lessons are available in both the website and app version. 

Website format available here

   Ted Talks

iOS | Android 

Explore more than 2,000 free videos and learn from the world's most remarkable people. Search by any mood or topic, from tech and science to the surprises of your own psychology. 

 

    Stress Baal

iOS | Android

This is an adorable little demon that I am told has been naughty. Sometimes I find him more amusing to simply watch but his creators say that he is meant as a stress reliever so should be at the mercy of someone who needs to take their stress out on a non-human (plus he apparently deserves it). Swipe your finger around your screen and watch him get beat up.  

 

  Words with Friends

iOS | Android 

Put your vocabulary skills to the test with this app. Choose to play solo or with an opponent with the smart match feature. Bonus, this app also functions as a social wellness enhancer by allowing you to connect directly with someone you already know using the username feature. To sharpen your language skills, Words with Friends also offers 6 additional languages to play: Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, French, German, and UK English.