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THIS MONTH'S FEATURED RESOURCES:
Online Curriculum: Access provincial curricula, core and
additional resources, and support materials. The online curriculum provides
teachers with a user friendly way to access outcomes and indicators
dynamically linked to resources, and support materials (as they become
Mathematics Applets By Grade – An Alberta Learning
website – Explore math applets for Grade 10-12 – for Western Canadian
A shower of April ideas for Rain and Rainbows, Easter, Earth Day and
For Word 2007 – A list of print and videos resources
to help learn the ins and outs of Word 2007.
- Consider using a digital projector to project the multimedia
items for entire class viewing (Flash movies, interactive tours, graphing
- Many of the sites have printable resources for students
and teacher facilitated lesson plans.
- Send home website addresses connected to your classroom
topics in your newsletters or list them on your classroom websites.
Parents and students can explore the sites from home.
- Consider assigning websites for additional practice,
a place to begin research, or as an enrichment activity.
- Use online resources as CARE partner activities.
Mark your calendars
for - Saskatchewan iT Summit 2010 – May 3-4, 2010 in Saskatoon.
for more information.
Web Sites for Teachers and Students
Better Instruction: How Technology Supports Nine Research-Proven Instructional
Strategies - This report from Learning & Leading with Technology briefly explains
how technology tools can be used to support nine instructional strategies.
- Free Graphic Organizers – Nearly 100 free printable graphic organizers.
- Free Technology for Teachers -
A review of free technology resources and how teachers can use them.
- Journey North Mystery Class Sites
- In this global game of hide-and-seek, students search to uncover
the secret locations of 10 “mystery” sites hiding around the Earth.
To guide the investigation, they track changes in day length at the
mystery sites and at their hometown, and use other “clues” along the
way. As they take this inspiring journey, students unlock the essential
questions behind the reasons for seasons and the dramatic changes
in day length that result.
- Journey North for Kids
is a simple, student-directed entry point to Journey North studies.
Engaging stories, photos, videos and slideshows from the natural world
build observation skills, inspire scientific thinking and create fertile
ground for discussions and new questions.
- LearningScience.org - An online learning
community for science education which features free, high quality,
web interactive and resources for K-12 schools.
- Saskatchewan Science Network
– Their website shares knowledge and resources
to stay up-to-date on scientific information in an environment that
encourages a life-long appreciation of the importance of science.
- Tour the Parts
of a Cell - Students can take a tour of the cell. By clicking
on the parts of the cell, they can explore the nucleus, DNA, RNA,
ribosomes, the endoplasmic reticulum, the cell membrane, mitochondria
- Building Big Labs
- Helps students think about structures they see every day and the
impact of technology on society—bridges, domes, skyscrapers, dams
and tunnels. Online laboratories invite students to test forces, materials,
loads and shapes.
- Culinary in the Classroom
- Culinary topics are an excellent way to
introduce math concepts, science principles and even artistic ideas
- One Geology - An international
initiative involving Earth and computer scientists from 110 countries,
is putting together the first digital map of the world.
- OneGeology Kids -
what geology is all about, from dinosaurs and volcanoes to water and
energy. These pages are aimed at younger children as a basic and fun
introduction to geology around the world.
- Bloom's Taxonomy Blooms Digitally
– An attempt to marry Bloom and the key action
verbs to digital approaches and tools.
Lifestyle Choices and Cancer Prevention: Resources for Teachers
– Resources are
available to use with students to help them make informed personal
choices and adopt healthy behaviours related to the prevention of
- Parks Canada - Teacher
Resource Centre - Classroom-ready educational resources that will enhance
students' learning experiences about Canada's national historic sites,
national parks and national marine conservation areas. Search by province,
grade or subject.
- CBC Documentaries
– Watch full episodes of your favorite CBC programs such as:
- National Geographic
– Explore online maps, online videos, Science
news, educators resources, National Geographic Kids
Atlas of Canada: Telling Canada's Story
with Maps - Use this site to find places, digital maps, topographic
maps, quizzes, facts, geographical information and learning resources
- WatchKnow – A directory of free educational
videos for students ages 3-18.
- Sheppard Software - Educational
interactive activities for students of all ages in a variety of subject
If you would like to contribute websites, lesson plans
or ideas on how you have used online resources in your classroom, send your ideas
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