We all have 550 hours to spend before school starts back up again. And, to be honest, we all know we are going to spend around 500 of those hours staring at screens. While we’re at it, we might as well make some of those hours a bit more interesting. Here’s a list of ten websites to help you do so:
1. Bored button (https://www.boredbutton.com)
Although this website is blocked on FCPSOnBoard laptops, it’s a great way to keep you entertained on any other device. Just click the bored button and see where it takes you!
2. I Need a Prompt (https://ineedaprompt.com)
I Need a Prompt is, as explained in the name, a website that gives you a prompt. You can then take the prompt to make a story out of it, write a play, or just ponder the idea. It’s a great way to get you to stop looking at your screen for a while too!
3. Cool Math games (https://www.coolmathgames.com)
CoolMath Games is another classic. All you have to do for this is open up the website, voila! You have a ton of games for you to play, including even more classics like Papa’s Pizzeria (and like games), and Ninja Painter!
4. Khan Academy (https://www.khanacademy.org)
Khan Academy is another popular educational website. Most people already use it for school, but it would not hurt to study a bit more over the break.
5. Youtube (https://www.youtube.com)
YouTube is another incredibly popular website for people that caters to a variety of interests. I believe nothing else needs be said.
6. Reuters (https://www.reuters.com)
Reuters is a lesser-known website that reports news. It’s a great way to stay informed and is also a free and largely unbiased source. Whether you are reading up on COVID-19 or other information, Reuters is the place for you.
7. Oregon Trail (https://archive.org/details/msdos_Oregon_Trail_Deluxe_The_1992)
The Oregon Trail is another classic game. Try to beat the game and make it to Oregon. It’s also somewhat educational as it teaches you about the condition that pioneers had to beat.
8. 100,000 Stars (http://stars.chromeexperiments.com)
As the name suggests, 100,000 stars is a website that gives you a tour of 100,000 nearby stars with great facts and comparisons to keep you thinking. Furthermore, the tour goes on for hours on end, so you will be entertained for an extremely long time.
9. Smithsonian Magazine (https://www.smithsonianmag.com)
Smithsonian Magazine is another great way to keep informed throughout the break. It not only reports events that are happening, but it keeps politics out of it and also has interesting articles about animal research and history.
10. tjTODAY (https://www.tjtoday.org)
While you’re already on our site, I would recommend looking at articles from years ago and seeing how TJ was back then.
I hope you find the best way to spend your break!