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Academic Resources During School Closure

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OK, here goes. Going to be a little bit more structured with this post as opposed to my usual short & sweet postings.

Like most parents, I've started homeschooling both of my boys (gr. 4 & 6) - they both love school and learning. I had to come up with a more structured schedule so the day is more manageable.

I have two categories (primary = math, technology, and English; while secondary = French/Chinese/Spanish, science, typing, and art). Each primary subject is 45 minutes (except for math which is 60 minutes); and secondary subject is 30 minutes. School starts at 9am and ends at 4:15 with 1 hour lunch, 45 minutes outdoor exercise, 15 minutes afternoon fruit break.

Resources
(Math)
University of Waterloo course ware - https://courseware.cemc.uwaterloo.ca/27 (grade 7/8)
University of Waterloo Wired Math - https://cemc2.math.uwaterloo.ca/wired_m ... index.html (grade 7-10 games & exercises)
University of Waterloo math Frog - https://cemc2.math.uwaterloo.ca/mathfro ... mes6.shtml (grade 4-6 games & exercises)
Knowledgehook: https://www.knowledgehook.com/ (instructional math resources, games). Your child(ren) should have the class code.

(English)
It took me a long time to finally find a website worthy of learning English: http://www.funenglishgames.com/games.html

(Technology)
udemy.com - my older son excels in coding so I bought him "Python coding for kids" $13.99 at udemy.com. He's learned HTML and will be learning Javascript as well.
https://scratch.mit.edu/ - developed by Michigan Institute of Technology (MIT), you can program interactive stories, games, animation and share it with the community. Free to join & use.

Secondary subjects
(typing) typingclub.com. Free to join & play.

(art) Kennedy Art Center - YouTube drawing class https://decider.com/2020/03/16/kennedy- ... h-doodles/

(Language) https://www.duolingo.com/. Free to join.


Will add more if I find them worthwhile. There are too many websites & programs to filter out...
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FREE access to ALL Nelson textooks https://www.mynelson.com/

For grades 4-8:
Username: ontario48
Password: NelsonON123

For grades 9-12:
Username: on912
Password: NelsonON123
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Gonna need this thread longer in Ontario, schools are now closed till May 4th at the earliest.
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kr0zet wrote: Gonna need this thread longer in Ontario, schools are now closed till May 4th at the earliest.
It looks like there's going to be a shift to teacher-led instruction so, with any luck, the tools posted her will just be supplemental materials for parents that want extra.
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OntEdTchr wrote: It looks like there's going to be a shift to teacher-led instruction so, with any luck, the tools posted her will just be supplemental materials for parents that want extra.
So I need 2 computers as I have 2 kids in different grades? This is going to be fun for a lot of families...
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kr0zet wrote: So I need 2 computers as I have 2 kids in different grades? This is going to be fun for a lot of families...
You should be fine with one device. The recommended amount of "work" teachers are to provide per week is 5 hours for K-6, 10 hours for 7-8, and 3 hours per course in high school. There's also a good chance not all of that work will require them to sit in front of a device the entire time. In my school board, they are loaning out devices to families who need them but limiting it to one device per family, so they certainly aren't expecting that every child have their own device.
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sn02py wrote: You should be fine with one device. The recommended amount of "work" teachers are to provide per week is 5 hours for K-6, 10 hours for 7-8, and 3 hours per course in high school. There's also a good chance not all of that work will require them to sit in front of a device the entire time. In my school board, they are loaning out devices to families who need them but limiting it to one device per family, so they certainly aren't expecting that every child have their own device.
Good to know, thanks. I guess I was expecting some sort of virtual classroom or something for the kids to participate with their teacher in. I have one in grade 2 and one in grade 3 so we'll have to wait and see.
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Mods, can you put this thread as a sticky here and in the student forum?
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fogo wrote: How do I access this web site?
Keep getting an error.
Me too.
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fogo wrote: You have to create a login right?
Then search for the text, right?
No need to create a login. Use the username and password provided

For grades 4-8:
Username: ontario48
Password: NelsonON123

For grades 9-12:
Username: on912
Password: NelsonON123
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OntEdTchr wrote: No need to create a login. Use the username and password provided

For grades 4-8:
Username: ontario48
Password: NelsonON123

For grades 9-12:
Username: on912
Password: NelsonON123
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