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For Teachers

NOEL - Northern Ontario Education Leaders offers free online PD courses that take about 5 hours to complete and have a 45 day expiry.
Link to Learning links you to web sites supporting the Ontario curriculum. Great resources and ideas.
edselect Great website developed by Pat Elliott, a teacher librarian. Everything you need is there, from websites to curriculum documents in all subject areas.
Lincoln Public Schools Links to websites for all subject areas.
Classroom resources for the use of technology integration. Check out the Web 2.0 resources. They are worth reviewing.
More links to Web 2.0 Applications.
Watch this Prezi about Web 2.0 in the classroom
Join a teacher-conducted global learning project.
PBS Teachers - lessons and resources
Safe Kids - Internet safety & civility
Curriculum Services Canada
A wealth of great links and activities complied by the Ministry at e-Learning. You will need to contact and IT consultant for the board's login and password.
Ottawa Carleton DSB Wiki Homepage. Links to a number of Wikis with lessons, links, instructions and info.
OOPS A variety of links for activities and ideas. Well worth a visit.
Statistics Canada Learning resources for students teachers and kids.
Teacher Planet - Links to sites for teachers, lesson plans, theme units, rubrics, worksheets...
Teacher Tools - Ontario Ministry of Education links to lesson plans and educational websites.
Virtual Field Trips - Travel around the world in your classroom.
Tech Trekers - A site designed for teachers to use technology.
Integrating Technology in the classroom. Some interesting ideas and links presented by Wes Fryer.
ICT Digital Literacy K - 12 Resources
Edgalaxy A cool site for nerdy teachers - technology ideas, links and lessons.
Top 100 Tools for learning
Education World Using technology. Interesting ideas to creatively use technology in schools.
Integrating ICTs Into the Curriculum, UNESCO Bangkok, 2005. The document includes strategies for integration and developing lesson plans.
4Teachers Family of Tools - Expand your curriculum with timesaving educational resources that use technology to improve instruction across all content areas and grade levels.
Internet4Classrooms
TED - Riveting talks by remarkable people, free to the world.
Pete's Power Point Station - Free presentations in PowerPoint format for all subject areas. Click on a topic and scroll down to see the presentations available.
Slideshare - Free sign up gives you access to thousands of slide shows.
Teacher-Developed Resources for K-12
OPHEA - Links and ideas for health and physical education.
Teacher Printables - Free teacher printables.
National Film Board of Canada - Get your login and password from your osapac rep. (GEDSB teachers can find the login and password in a folder called Web Resources on their desktop.)
Enchanted Learning - Lessons and ideas for all subject areas
Virutal Museums of Canada - Bring Canadian museums into your classroom.
National Gallery of Canada - Check out Features for under Learn.
Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum - Lesson Plans
Teaching Ideas - by subject
Teaching Literature to Adolescents - Teaching materials and links to resources.
ABC Teach - Some free activities and SMART Board lessons. More available if you join for a fee.
KIds Love a Mystery - Lessons, links and mysteries.
Voices of Youth (UNICEF) - Messages on child rights, children and disabilities, global warming, carbon footprints and many other issues.
Character Education Lessons - for grades 6-8.


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Language

SImcoe Muskoka DSB Virtual Library
Tumble Books
Story Cove has a variety of folktales with activities and lesson plans.
Durham DSB Information Literacy Skills Continuum - information and links to all things literacy
Guided Inquiry Information - online scavenger hunts, virtual tours, webquests, Google Earth
Media Literacy lessons.
Seussville - Kindergarten and Grade 1 games
Glogster Students can create interactive posters in a safe platform monitored by teachers.
Readers' Theatre and foreign audio stories (stories on CD link)
Reading Activities for K-6 from Macmillan / McGraw-Hill Companies
Some excellent project ideas. (e.g., plan a car show, plan a fashion show, plan an event...mostly grades 6-8)
Webopedia - online dictionary and search engine for computer and Internet technology definitions
Interactive tools to engage students in online literacy learning. Use the Refine By menu to search for tools.
Web Poster Wizard - Make and post a simple Web page within minutes. Create a lesson, worksheet, or class page and immediately publish it online. Teachers can also set up classes and assign projects to students.
Persuade Star - This free online application is designed to help students in grades 5-12 write an online persuasive essay.
ThinkTank - Designed to help students develop a Research Organizer (a list of topics and subtopics) for reports and projects.
ReadWriteThink - Lesson plans and student interactives.
Writing Lessons Outta Ray's Head. Created by retired 30-year Ontario teaching veteran Ray Saetz.
KidsSpell - To improve younger students’ spelling skills.
Story Starters for primary students.
The Poetry Archive - Resources for teachers and poetry for children.
International Children's Library - Books in digital format, in a many languages.
Reading rockets - Teaching kids to read and helping those who struggle.
The Canadian Encyclopedia
Online Newspapers - Links to newspapers around the world.
Bartleby - Encyclopedias, fact books and a variety of other sources.

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Mathematics

This is a great site for grades 4-6 math, developed at the University of Waterloo.
National Library of Virtual Manipulatives
Math is Fun
A Maths Dictionary for Kids - interactive, sorted alphabetically
Create a Graph online at NCES Kids' Zone.
Calculation Nation - To play the online games students have to join to become a citizen of calculation nation. Games are for upper elementary students.
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics - Games and resources for teachers and students.
The Pearson Math Makes Sense Supplements Page - Grades 3 - 8
Great math activities for grades K - 8. Choose a grade and point to a skill for a sample problem/activity.
Smartkiddies - Australian primary school math activities. Scroll down to sign up your class for unlimited activity time during school hours.
Stats Canada - Using graphs.

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Science

Exploratorium : the museum of science, art and human perception
Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources
The Virtual Lab - links to support curriculum, free resources
Science Experiments for kids.
Newton's Apple - Streaming videos, lessons and answers to a variety of Science questions.
A wide range of Science links.
Campsite24 is from Parks and Recreation. There are teacher resources, student activities and games.
Canadian Space Agency
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) - Choose For Students to get to the Nasa Kids’ Club.
Hubble
Amazing Space
Google Sky - Images from the sky and locations of planets.
EarthSky
EcoKids - An award-winning environmental education site for teachers and kids.


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Social Studies/History/Geography

National Geographic
K-12 Study Canada
Teaching and learning about Canada
Campsite24 is from Parks and Recreation. There are teacher resources, student activities and games.
Ontario Time Machine - Travel from the 1750s to World War I. There are teacher and student resources.
Virtual Museum of New France
Canadian War Museum - Online exhibitions.
Virtual Museum of Canada - Lesson plans and content from museums across Canada.
CBC Archives
Gateway to Aboriginal Heritage - Information, games and lessons.
Confederation for Kids - This site was written for young people ages 9 to 13 who are learning about how Canada came to be a country.
GeoGames - Map countries, capitals, continents and oceans.
Reach the World - See the world without leaving the classroom.
Canadian Geographic - Canadian Geographic for Kids- Interactive maps, animal facts and games. CG Kids Atlas Online.


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Other

GAMES
Cool School sample interactive activities for older students.
Fun School
PBS Kids - games, videos and activities
Cyber Bullying - lessons by grade
e-Learning for Kids - Interactive lessons for all subject areas grades 1 to 6
Online primary games
A variety of Learning Games for Kids
Learning Planet - Games and activities for K-8. Check the teacher and student tabs.
PurposeGames.com is host to educational quiz and trivia games. There are great interactive games for all subject areas. Watch out for the adds.
Primary Interactive Resources - Games, links and resources for all subject areas.
BrainPOP - An animated education site for kids (science, social studies, language, math, arts, music, health and technology)

MUSIC
Holiday Music - Music, celebration, Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanza, Chanukah, Kwanzaa, holidays, winter, cultural diversity

HEALTH
About Kids' Health - From the Hospital for Sick Kids. Check out the Just for Kids link.
Germs - webisodes and games to teach children how to fight germs and stay healthy.

ART
Artsedge Ideas for educators.
Incredible Art - Sorted by category (grade level, art period, medium, artist, subject, integration).
Cartoon animation and drawing - Larry's Toon Institute Cartoonster
Artsonia - Lessons and student art samples. It is free to join.
Art Attack - Over 120 projects.
National Gallery of Art
The Louvre
Links to art activities, ideas and resources
Art Ideas K-5
Computer drawing lessons using "Paint that comes with Windows"
Art Junction



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