For convenience, here are all 12 Days of Learning posts, promoting some mostly-free ways to learn – appropriate for adults, but many of which are also good for kids:
- The Gift of Tongues - free foreign language instruction online
- Learn Lots about History with Bob - long-running podcast on history
- Learn with Udacity - free online college classes, mainly in comp sci
- KHAAAAAAAAAN - free math videos and exercises at Khan Academy
- MIT education for free – online, of course
- Lectures on CD/DVD – with a few of my favorite instructors and courses (not free, but available at many libraries)
- YouTube – not just good for cute cat videos
- Helping those who can't read – cheap audiobook resources for those who need the help, and great volunteer opportunity for those who can help
- Free audiobooks for all! - public domain works easily downloaded
- More free college courses - online, with loads of subjects covered
- Learn to code – online, for free, in a fun way
- The Museum of Math! Woot! (I still need to go in person – maybe later this month)
I am pasting this at the end of the posts as well, for easier navigation.
Learn away in the new year!