Somehow, we got through the 2019-2020 school year. Everyone pulled together and did their part to keep our kiddos safe and continue their education through the Covid-19 crisis. Kudos to all the educators and parents for pulling together and keeping your sanity!
But summer is in full swing now and a lot of our typical summer activities are unsafe while the pandemic continues. So, what to do with the kids? If you’re like me, you can’t just let them sit in front of the TV and computer all day playing games and watching garbage programming.
I’ve got some good news for you! Microsoft is offering dozens of FREE virtual workshops and summer camps!!
This is an opportunity to keep them safe at home while learning in a fun and exciting way!
“Participants will receive a “digital passport” and can collect digital badges when they complete a workshop—so they can document their summer learning journey with accomplishments as they “travel” through each theme.”Microsoft
Here are just a few of the topics:
- Video game coding
- Beginner coding
- App Coding
- Museum tours
- STEM projects (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)
- Preventing and Combating Cyberbullying
- Cuisine from Around the World
- Champion a Cause
- Start Your Own Business
- Creating a Story
- Create a Difference in Your World
- Literacy Skills
- And more!
Other Educational Sites
Microsoft isn’t the only place to find fun and exciting educational activities for free or for a low cost. Here are a few sites that you might want to explore:
$5.99 per month for the whole family. A wide variety of topics and experiences tailored by age groups.
Free options as well as paid options, covering many areas, and kids can earn achievement badges!
Learn math while playing games!
These are challenging times, and it’s especially hard for children. Explaining why specific activities are out of the question is difficult. For the most part, they understand or just go with it. But boredom is bound to set in! Finding new and exciting ways to keep them entertained is a challenge! Check some of these Summer camp programs out and take them for a spin! Your kids will be entertained and learn in the process.
About Harbor Computer Services
Harbor Computer Services is an IT firm servicing Southeastern Michigan. We work exclusively under contract with our clients to provide technology direction and either become the IT department or provide assistance to the internal IT they already have. We have won many awards for our work over the years, including the worldwide Microsoft Partner of the Year in 2010. We’re the smallest firm to have ever won this most prestigious award. Most recently we were recognized as one of the top 20 visionaries in small business IT by ChannelPro Magazine (2015). And in 2016 as the top Michigan IT firm for Manufacturing. There are a few simple things that make Harbor Computer Services the best choice for your business. •We are Professionals •We are Responsible •We are Concerned About The Success of Your Business