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Top tips to help you with remote learning, fitness and gaining skills

Whether you’re providing remote schooling for your children, attempting to keep fit during the lockdown, or looking to gain new skills, we’ve compiled a list of useful hints and tips that we think will help you. Please take a look and see if they help you during these difficult times.

Tech tips

  • Wired shows us how to use a PlayStation or Xbox to access online resources 
  • If you have an iPhone or iPad, did you know that you use the Notes app to scan a document? Tech republic shows you how. 
  • Mobile Fun on YouTube shares a variety of STEM learning tips to make remote schooling that little bit easier. The tips cover security, comfort and productivity. 
  • BT has joined up with ITV and created Top Tips on Tech - a series of videos and guides to help you, your family and friends learn about different technologies and how to get the most out of them. 

Keeping well

PE with Joe Wicks

PE With Joe began on Monday 23 March 2020 in response to the coronavirus pandemic and the UK lockdown. When it was announced that all schools would be closed and with the prospect of us all spending more time at home, it was more important than ever that we kept moving and stayed healthy and positive. 

Fitness videos to help you stay active

New year, new you? 21 ways to get fit in 2021. A new year, a fresh start. We all know that exercise is a great way to make ourselves healthier. January is suddenly upon us and if now isn't the perfect time to get fit, when is the right time? This is your chance to hit the reset button and get to work on those fitness resolutions. With workouts ranging from HIIT (high-intensity interval training) to low impact yoga, strength training, walking fitness, boxing, dance and callisthenics, there's something for everyone. Look no further, because there are 21 fitness videos selected by BBC Sport to help you achieve your goals in 2021. 

Mental wellbeing while staying at home

Taking care of your mind as well as your body is really important if you are staying at home because of coronavirus (COVID-19).

You may feel worried or anxious about your finances, your health or those close to you. Perhaps you feel bored, frustrated or lonely. It's important to remember that it's OK to feel this way and that everyone reacts differently.

Remember, for most of us, these feelings will pass. Staying at home may be difficult, but you're helping to protect yourself and others by doing it.

There are things you can do now to help you keep on top of your mental wellbeing and cope with how you may feel if you're staying at home. Make sure you get further support if you feel you need it. 

Gaining skills

  • Having the right digital skills is more important than ever. That’s why, through BT’s Skills for Tomorrow we have a wide range of free resources anyone can use to help them stay safe, connected and informed online. 
  • Eight new skills to learn while in lockdown, from cooking to photography. If you’ve binged on all your favourite TV shows, made it to the bottom of your reading list or are feeling fidgety on your weekends, we’ve found the online resources you need to learn something new.
  • Online learning: how to acquire new skills during lockdown. Millions of users are signing up for free courses taught by professors from Harvard and other top universities.