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Infographics as Creative Assessment

Infographics are a visual representation of data. Creating them uses information, visual, and technology literacies. They can be used as a student assessment. Here’s a trailer for a video course on using infographics as creative assessment. Infographics as a Creative Assessment from Kathy Schrock on Vimeo. For the full presentation, click here. For links to… Read more

Responding to Online Bullying

Impact! How to Make a Difference When You Witness Bullying Online is a collection of practical tools to help Grades 7 to 9 students make a difference when they witness cyberbullying. It includes: A step-by-step, online interactive decision-making tool that helps students choose effective strategies for intervening in different cyberbullying situations; A classroom lesson that supports… Read more

The Westcoast Reader – February 2017

The February issue of The Westcoast Reader is available now! It has articles about fake news, Canada’s youngest gold medal winner, snow in the desert and the cost of food. They are written for adults who are improving their reading skills. The Teacher’s Notes are available online. Special notice: In preparation for the May provincial… Read more

Listening, Making and Moving to Music

Today is Family Literacy Day! And, Family Literacy Week 2017 comes to a close this weekend. Plan to enjoy some music with your family. Here’s a short video that shows the power of music – listening to it, making it, and moving to it.

Multicultural Children’s Book Day

Today is both Family Literacy Day and Multicultural Children’s Book Day, a day to raise awareness of children’s books that celebrate diversity. Click here for a list of lists of books that help children understand and respect different cultures.

Family Literacy Day Reading List

Tomorrow is Family Literacy Day. Are you looking for a new book to read to celebrate the occasion? The Canadian Children’s Book Centre has created a Family Literacy Day 2017 Reading List. It makes a number of suggestions from picture books to young adult fiction.

Music and Math

While it’s easy to see how music can contribute to language skills, the patterns and sequences in music also contribute to an understanding of mathematical concepts. For one explanation of how this happens with young children, read The Patterns of Music from the National Association for the Education in Young Children. For an example of… Read more

Data Privacy Day

Every January 28th is Data Privacy Day. Understanding data privacy can seem like a large task, but you can get started with some basics by reviewing 10 Tips for Protecting Personal Information. Want to check or change your privacy settings on popular devices and online services, but you’re not sure where to find them? Stay… Read more

Family Literacy Week Activities

It’s Family Literacy Week! From Abbotsford to Williams Lake, communities are celebrating family literacy with a variety of activities. Click here for a list of some of the things happening in the province. You can participate in Family Literacy Week fun by entering our photo contest. Deadline is the end of January. Find the details… Read more