Academic Resources During School Closure
- University of Waterloo Centre for Education in Mathematics and Computing Grade 7-12, Ontario curriculum The CEMC at U Waterloo has put together hundreds of lessons that cover basically the entire math curriculum from Grades 7-11, as well as the Advanced Functions and Calculus Grade 12 courses. They also include coding activities and math problem-solving activities. Lessons include videos, practice opportunities/check-ins, and opportunities for written questions.
- CEMC At Home Grade 4-12, Ontario curriculum "Most weekdays, the CEMC will post something for each of four grade levels: Grade 4/5/6, Grade 7/8, Grade 9/10, and Grade 11/12. The goal is to provide a wide variety of fun and educational ways to do mathematics and computer science while at home practicing social distancing. The resources will include games, new problems to solve, applications, videos, pointers to existing materials and more."
- Knowledgehook Grade 3-10, Ontario curriculum Knowledgehook allows teachers, parents and students to access questions and create activities that align with specific expectations of the Ontario Grade 3-10 (including academic and applied) math curricula. Free premium teacher accounts for the rest of the school year.
- Mathletics Grades 1-8, ON, BC, AB, QC, MN, NS, NB, NL, SK Curriculum Mathletics is offering four weeks free trial for educators through the link to the left. Parents might have luck signing up as an educator. There is a link to the at-home site if parents can't sign up as educators. The at-home site includes a free trial. You can also visithttps://www.3plearning.com/resources/ some free resources there for younger children.
- DreamboxGrades K-8, ON and Western Provinces Curriculum Free 90-day trial. It's a comprehensive game-based math program that many Ontario schools/boards use. It adjusts to the kid's ability level. Read the comments below for parents' experiences. It's been reported that questions start easy but increase in difficulty to reach your child's grade level.
- Youcubed at Home K-12 Activities "In these times of uncertainty, youcubed is here to help students at home continue to explore and learn maths in rich and creative ways. We are collecting here modified versions of our tasks to be more home-friendly, as well as some new explorations designed for learners at home." Youcubed is a resource that I use in my classroom and it's put together by a Stanford neuroscience professor. It includes a variety of activities that develop mathematical understanding, thinking, and creativity in a hands-on and experiential way.
- Audible Stories All Ages A collection of free audiobooks ranging from the youngest readers to young adults (e.g., Whinnie-the-Poo, diary of a 6th grade ninja, Jane Eyre and includes books in French, Spanis, German, Italian and Japanese
- Ready Theory Grades 1-12 When you sign up, there will be an 8 question placement test. The reading level ranges from Grade 1 to 12. Placement test starts at 6 and gets easier or harder as students answer questions wrong or correctly and calibrated to their level. Subsequent quizzes provide feedback on incorrect answers and will get easier or harder based on performance. Parent and teacher accounts can track quizzes completed and level.
- Epic! 12 and under Epic! offers digital books that students can read themselves or listen to before answering comprehension questions.
- Teach Your Monster to Read Young Readers Teach Your Monster to Read is a fun app for beginning readers. It is always free on a computer but the app is usually paid. It is free for iOS right now ($0.99 on Google Play because they can't make it free due to a previous sale).
- The Free Reading Program K-6 (from their site:) The Free Reading Program is a free online literacy program. The program serves children and improves literacy through fundamental skills reinforcement activities. Students can begin learning at any level and progress when they feel confident. The Free Reading Program is a robust Kindergarten to Grade 6 online learning program. 266 learning units and over 3600 interactive learning activities are designed to engage young learners and instill confidence through a quiz and success based teaching approach.
- The Canadian Reader Grades Grades 3+ LesPlan has several periodical publications which support reading through current events. If you go to the link and click on Free Downloads at the top to access some sample issues. Each issue has four articles with several sections of questions ranging from basic reading comp to making inferences to research and additional activities. I use these in my class throughout the year as one of the weekly literacy centres. Canadian Reader is Grades 3+. What in the World? Level 1 is Grades 5+ and Level 2 is Grades 8+. I haven't used the Building Bridges but it includes Indigenous perspectives and issues.
- PebbleGo K-3 “PebbleGo is a curricular content hub specifically designed for K-3 students. Packed with informational articles, ready-made activities, and literacy supports for students of all abilities, it boosts engagement and fosters independent learning in core subject areas. Your students will love exploring PebbleGo time and time again.”"
- Ministry of Education Learn at HomeGrade 9-12 Ontario Courses As of this edit, includes material for 22 high school credit courses with 15 courses listed as "coming soon."
- Toronto Catholic District School Board Daily Activities Ontario Curriculum K-12 Activities The link takes you to a Google Site which will link to Google Docs for K-2, 3-6, 7-8, and 9-12 activities in Numeracy, Literacy, STEAM, Physical Activity and Visual Arts. Includes Religion and Family Life activities as well if you're interested.
- Khan Academy Daily Schedule and Tasks (will open in Google Docs)All Subjects - Preschool - 12 - US Curriculum? (not sure) Khan Academy is a comprehensive library of videos and activities in a variety of subject. This links to daily schedules broken down by age with online and offline tasks for preschool through Grade 12.
- Resources Shared by YRDSB This is a link that was provided to parents by YRDSB. It contains a variety of resources similar to the ones posted above.
- Scholastic Learn at Home PreK-Grade 9 "Day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing."
- BrainPOP K-6+ It seems to be a collection of videos, interactive activities, lessons and worksheets to support a wide range of subjects. Free access for parents, educators, and schools. They also have BrainPOP Jr. (K-3), BrainPOP ELL and BrainPOP Francais. They seem to have some good COVID19 resources as well with videos for younger kids about hygiene and primary/junior kids about the virus.
- Nelson Textbooks Ontario 4-12 FREE access to ALL Nelson textooks. Grade 4-8 username: ontario48 Grade 9-12 username: ontario912. Password for both is NelsonON123
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