Special Resource Bulletin #1

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Below are some digital resources that have recently been released free of charge:

  1. Curio (K-12, Canadian, Indigenous Content, Bilingual and Accessibility features)

Curio.ca is a subscription-based educational streaming platform targeting educational institutions from primary through to post-secondary levels across Canada. You can now access thousands of programs, documentaries, audio content and archival material from CBC/Radio-Canada on a provisional basis. This includes complimentary access to Curio.ca. (BBC, National Geographic, News in Review and Curio info channels not included.)

2. myBlueprint Remote Learning Guides (K-12, Canadian)

Resources here include links to remote learning checklists for teachers, learning guides for families and activity guides for educators.

3. Mystery Science (K-5)

We’ve gone through all of our K-5 science lessons, collected the easiest ones to do from home, and put them on a single page to make things easier. Share this page with any teachers who may be planning for school closures. This page and all the lessons are public and free. No signup or student login is needed—we just want to help.


4. Scholastic Digital Resources (K-12)

We’re here to help! Scholastic Education is committed to supporting children, parents, and educators. Access these Scholastic digital platforms for a limited time for free at home and keep your kids reading, thinking, and learning. Complimentary access available until June 30, 2020.

  • Bookflix (K-3) is a curated database that pairs fiction and non-fiction books, and a great tool for reading aloud with your child. The resource reinforces reading skills while introducing children to a world of knowledge and exploration.
  • Literacy Place Shared E-Reading (K-3)  is a compilation of digital books with reading prompts and audio for children to follow along with. Teaching plans also included.
  • TrueFlix (Gr.3-5)  helps children strengthen literacy skills, build science and social studies knowledge, and cultivate 21st-century skills. Watch, read, and learn cool facts about people, science, and history.
  • ScienceFlix (Gr.4-9)  offers teachers and parents hands-on projects, activities, videos, and more to help kids learn about science.
  • Scholastic Go! (Gr. 2-12) Scholastic GO! makes searching simple and learning authentic. A digital search engine full of articles, videos, and age-appropriate content, kids can learn about their favourite topics in meaningful ways.

Access the resources here: http://scholastic.ca/education/free_digital_resources/

Scholastic Learn at Home (Early Learning – Grade 9, American)

The site supports students with approximately three hours of learning opportunities per day, including projects, articles and stories, virtual field trips, reading and geography challenges, and more. These daily learning opportunities were carefully curated by our editors to reduce the burden on teachers and families needing to create meaningful learning experiences.

The Scholastic Learn at Home website does not require a username or password and is open freely to all, on any device. They are designed to limit the need for printing and allow students to learn independently or with their families.


5. Tumblebooks Databases: free through summer 2020

  • Teen Book Cloud (Gr. 7-12 ebooks and audiobooks)
    • username: tumble2020
    • password: A3b5c6
  • TumbleMath: (K-6 math ebooks)
    • username: tumble2020
    • password: A3b5c6
  • AudioBookCloud: (K-adult) (select age range from the top menu)
    • username tumble2020
    • password A3b5c6

6. Audible Stories – Free audio stories

District MPSD digital resource highlights:

greatspirithand.com: K-12 Local Indigenous website

The SD 75 Virtual K-6 learning commons is open for students, families and educators. Check back often for new resources including weekly featured activities, literacy and numeracy resources, free e-books and more!