Five cool resources for learning something new, gaining new skills, or just getting into a great new book — for free.
– KEYS SOULCARE
In the mood to stream something new? Us, too. We’ve rounded up five free-but-priceless platforms for learning and growing online.
The free app works just like a Kindle: download digital and audiobooks with virtual “check-outs” from your local branch. It’s totally free to use, so long as you have a library card. (You can use their site to find your nearest library and register for an online card.)
Form No Form
Featuring short films by artists and actors of color, Form No Form mixes the cool of a hot ticket culture fest with the indie appeal of an open mic night. With just a few clicks, save showtime alerts to your personal calendar, explore artists’ IGs, or submit your own work for consideration.
Stream documentaries, shows, and feature films for free (including new “classics” like Lady Bird, Moonlight, and Memento) with your student ID or library card info. Have a child in your life? Kanopy Kids has great PBS and storytime content for little ones.
Learn a language for free. Forever. That’s the mission of the app and site, which uses simple games and 5-minute lessons to make learning Spanish, Japanese, Navajo, and more fun — and easy — for anyone.
Tap into hundreds of expert-designed courses, from pre-K math to SAT test prep to the theory of Growth Mindset. (Speaking of which, founder Sal Khan’s 2015 TED talk about teaching “mastery, not test scores” continues to inspire us.)
Your turn to share! What online spots are inspiring you to learn, ask, and grow a little more these days?