Lockdown Hacks

Lockdown Hacks

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Houseparty on mobile phone

Having to stay at home has brought about cool lockdown hacks – using apps to connect, work out and learn from home. 


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Houseparty, for example is the face-to-face social network that some Mercury Bay Area School students are using to connect with their friends while still at home in their family bubble. The app makes connecting face to face easy, alerting you when your friends are “in the house” and ready to chat so you can jump right into the conversation. Your friends will know you’re in the app and ready to chat, so they can join you for the next best thing to hanging out in person. The app has games built in that you can play with up to eight people.

We've compiled a list of apps which are a great starting point if you're new to using apps to connect, work out or learn from home. 

Keep in touch from home

 

Houseparty

Houseparty

Play fun games via video with up to eight people.

Google Play App Store
Zoom

Zoom

Video conferencing enables live streaming of meetings, gigs and even group exercise classes.

Google Play App Store
Snapchat

Snapchat

Live messaging and video for up to 16 people.

Google Play App Store

 


Workout from home

 

Keep it Cleaner

Keep it Cleaner

Get active with powerful HIIT, boxing, strength, yoga and pilates sessions.

Google Play App Store
Nike Training Club

Nike Training Club

Try free fitness videos in categories like ‘Workouts in Small Spaces.’

Google Play App Store
Sweat

Sweat

Video workouts with easy-to-follow exercises in resistance, cardio and weight training.

Google Play App Store
 

 


Learn and study from home

 

Epic

Epic

Get instant access to 35,000 ebooks, audio books, videos and quizzes.

Google Play App Store
Kahoot

Kahoot

Free for teachers and students, Kahoot lets users take, create and host quizzes.

Google Play App Store
Khanacademy

Khanacademy

Start with early principles for little ones or select a specific level for older kids.

Google Play App Store

 


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