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This site connects to he rights and responsibilities of citizenship. It emphasizes the history of Canada and covers a wide range of issues from pre-confederation to the modern day. A valuable history tool that move beyond maps and territories.
The Museum houses a vast collection of world art and artifacts and is free to all visitors. The website contains information on many historically significant items that can be discussed in class. It is invaluable for culturally significant information. It can be tied to many subject areas.
SciShow explores the unexpected. Seven days a week, Hank Green, Michael Aranda, and Olivia Gordon delve into the scientific subjects that defy our expectations. It examines so many topic and is one of the most followed educational sites on you tube. From Dinos to smart phones one could spend hours browsing the videos. An excellent source for ICT.
This is a middle to senior years exploration of science and ideas. It is a great conversation starter and explores the basics on thousands of ideas in humorous and creative ways.
This is a senior years video channel that uses experts in a variety of given fields. The videos range from (9 to 11) minutes and eventually cover an entire course on many given issues. The videos are clearly categorized and easy to use. The information is presented with humor and involve surprise and curiosity. It is the most subscribed educational channel for senior years education.
Harvard Health is independent of government lobbing and the research is not funded by food companies so their material is accurate and often prophetic. It is an excellent source of information for nutrition and healthy living. It presents relevant information that challenges the Canadian Food Guide. The studies presented are informative and can be used as discussion topics on a wide variety of social issues.
Animated math videos and educational songs for kids that bring joy back into math class and make it easy to memorize basic principles. This is an excellent source for education. Children can memorize shapes, concepts and algorithms based on upbeat and educational songs. There are imperial and metric videos for us Canadians so one has to be careful which videos are selected. The videos are short and informative using professional language and are repetitive for basic memorization.
Debbie Diller is an excellent source for learning centers both for literacy and mathematics focusing on the elementary school years. Although the web page is not as helpful as most in providing extra information is does continually update with her books and resources. Each of her books are very well researched in best practice. She covers information ranging from pedagogy, psychology, curriculum, and sociology. This website is a quick look at what she is working on and how her ideas are changing and developing.
Regie Routman presents reading ideas for classroom and school communities. Her primary emphases is in forming a culture of reading. She discusses modelling, motivating and being excited about reading. One very basic idea is once a student is motivated they are more willing to learn. This site gives information on her recent publication and which books she is focused on reading currently.
Free elearning and education delivered anytime anywhere! ELearnin is a noble mission with an honest effort to integrate 'Learning' with 'Education'. The site collects videos, music, and small explanation on an almost endless series of topics. The songs are great for elementary year (which seems to be the focus) all the way up to senior years. It divides the videos into subject area and the titles give an idea regarding age and the area of curriculum it is covering.
The videos presented by brain pop cover a number of topics. It presentation is slow, methodical and very educational. Although some of the language is specific to the British educational system it is very functional in any environment. It gives children a brief diagnostic assessment in each review at the end. It is an excellent ICT resource for teachers.
Senior years videos that can challenge students abilities on many subject area. Excellent for teachers professional development on various issues to make sure their knowledge is up to date and accurate.
This article is valuable for many reasons. First is lists all of the publishers and it is only one step away from telling you what is available out-there. It reminds teachers that sources of information must be viewed critically and with a view to who published them and why. A publishers goal is financial gain (https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/feb/24/education-publisher-pearson-loss-us-penguin-random-house). However, current teachers have to stay up to date to speak and teacher in contemporary ways. It is a quick look at the business of education.
Although this article is focused on the benefits of drama the teaching site has a huge array of subjects areas. From lessons and teaching tools to professional development. Specifically they give quick reminders on pertinent areas such as RTI or classroom management. They link to "real teacher" blogs and so try to build an online community. It is good material to review for a gob interview to have general knowledge on a wide range of materials.
The main curriculum documents have been produced to guide and nurture education for all students. It is the main source of tools and expectations for all Manitoba teachers. It must be consulted often particularly in a time when teachers or using multilevel classrooms and are no longer staying with the same grade every year.
Photography is an excellent way to nurture classroom community though self expression. Taking photographs that are theme related, connected and explained can be incorporated into any aspect of the curriculum. This article is practical and inspirational. Moving from the beauty of nature to the horror of war can motivate discussion on significant issues.
Add your voice to the growing international movement of those who feel an urgency to reshape education for our children's benefit. It offers resources and information on a coming trend. It is a starting resource for a better understanding of classroom management.
Edutopia is an excellent resource on a number of topics. Anything someone wants to know about any given issue is discussed. This article suggests breathing exercises and weekly check in as two option for building classroom culture. It supports educators by inspiring ideas and it is always being updated.
The Brandon School Division strives to enable each student to achieve maximum intellectual, emotional, social and physical growth. This website is full of resources that teachers. It helps simplify communication and networking and allows for access to useful information and resources.
This is an excellent one stop search for any subject in education. It offers extensive access to databases and current journal articles. One can access the Children's Literature Comprehensive Database and EBSCOhost: eBook Education Collection or ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global. Each of these databases has an endless list of articles and resources.