Tap into IT will be updating our Things to do at Home page on a regular basis, so why not bookmark it and re-visit it soon.
Have you “Liked” our Facebook page as we have been posting a few funny things to lighten the mood?
MINDFULNESS, MEDITATION & MENTAL HEALTH:
Joe Wicks aka The Body Coach:
- 10 minute home workout for seniors
- 10 minute Full body work out for seniors
- Full body work out for seniors HIIT
- 10 minute home chair work out for seniors
- 10 minute chair based work out
- 15 minute low impact work out
Diana Moran aka The Green Goddess is back:
Sunshine Delos Santos, Pilates Instructor:
- The Royal Academy for Dance ran a block of weekly online Silver Swan Ballet classes. The 8 week course can be accessed here.
- Replay The Masters 2017
- Wimbledon YouTube channel with lots of clips available for Wimbledon fans
HISTORY / Local History / Interest / Entertainment:
- https://www.scran.ac.uk (free access until March 2021)
- Books: Project Gutenberg is the oldest digital library in the world and the top 100 downloads can be viewed here. Select the book that you want to read, then select the format that you want to read it on and enjoy…
- Magazines: can be viewed online via Edinburgh Libraries if you have a library card
- Library books: can also be viewed online if you have a library card
- Newish podcast: On the Road with Penguin Classics
MUSEUMS / GALLERIES
Virtual Tours of Museums around the world
- Louvre, Paris
- Guggenheim Museum, New York
- British Museum, London
- Musée d’Orsay, Paris
- National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul
- Pergamon Museum, Berlin
- Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
- Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
- The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
- Uffizi Gallery, Florence
- MASP, São Paulo
- National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
- Drive & Listen – listen to local radio while virtually driving through foreign cities. It’s quite fun and more relaxing than actually driving on the continent!
- Jane Perrone’s Podcasts feature lots of information about Houseplants – helpful as you are probably shielding at the moment. Nothing fancy is required to listen to these podcasts…just a gadget!
- Free temporary home access to Findmypast via Edinburgh Library. Just email firstname.lastname@example.org with your library card number and they’ll let you know how to login from home.
- Here’s how to build a model railway
- Pixel Federation’s – Train Station FREE build your own railway 🚃 game
- Footage of the first diesel-electric train journey from Glasgow to Euston – from the BBC archive
- Enjoy a virtual tour of the Railway line in Yorkshire – Watercress …
- Nature Relaxation Drone films of idyllic destinations – worth a look!
- Learn to play Chess
- Play online Scrabble with a friend once you have both registered
- https://nerdschalk.com/best-zoom-games/ (Zoom games for all ages)
- Hangman using the Zoom Whiteboard
- Pictionary using the Zoom Whiteboard
- Lots of Online Jigsaws to choose from…. Thanks Margaret
- TapIT Christmas Word Search (PDF 111KB)
- TapIT Online Jigsaw Puzzle
- Online Jigsaw Puzzles – new ones added daily!
- BBC Archers quiz
- Quantum Magic Lab – Learn 30 tricks over the next 30 days
- If you don’t have a smart TV or get the paper delivered you can get the tv schedule online
WEB OF THE WEEK
- A resource for that you can use to explore interesting, uplifting and inspiring stories. And a bit of IT help too…Check it out
LOOKING THROUGH WINDOWS
- A live and random look at the views through other people’s windows throughout the world.
Check out our Edinburgh Church services online article which tells you where to access these services during the Coronavirus lockdown
LOCAL SUPERMARKETS OVER 70’s HOURS (updated November 2020)
- Sainsbury’s Local Morningside: prioritised at any time
- Sainsbury’s Local Bruntsfield: prioritised at any time
- Tesco Superstore Colinton Mains: 9am – 10am Wednesday & Sunday
- Tesco Metro Holy Corner: no prioritised shopping for Elderly
- M&S Simply Food Morningside: no prioritised shopping for Elderly
- Waitrose Morningside: no prioritised shopping for Elderly
- If you are shopping on Amazon, then why not go to smile.amazon.co.uk/ch/SC047766 and select Tap into IT as your charity of choice. Amazon will donate 0.5% of the net purchase price to Tap into IT. Happy shopping and please remember us!
SKYPE SOUND ISSUES
- Android issues with Skype volume – try this to fix
- Read our How to Set up a Meeting on Zoom from a WINDOWS based gadget (PDF 1MB)
- Apply for a National Entitlement Card if you are 60+ online and save yourself at trip to the library
TRADING STANDARDS SCOTLAND
- Newsletter – worth a read