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Can you tell fake news from real news? Try Factitious to test your ability. This online game was developed by the American University JoLT team to playfully show how to detect fake news. The stories are all from the internet, but they have been condensed and edited for the game. It’s a fun way to… Read more

Universal Children’s Day and Child Rights Education Week

Today is Universal  Children’s Day and this year’s theme is It’s a #Kids TakeOver. UNICEF has invited children from around the world to voice their support for millions of their peers who are unschooled, unprotected and uprooted on 20th November. Today is also the start of Child Rights Education Week in Canada. Click here for… Read more

Teach children about money – FLM Week 4

November is Financial Literacy Month. This week’s theme is Teach children about money. The key message is that financial literacy is an essential life skill, just like reading and writing. Start teaching children about money when they’re young.   The Financial Consumer Agency of Canada has information on how to teach children and teens about… Read more

The Windows and Mirrors of Your Child’s Bookshelf

In this TED Talk, children’s author Grace Lin makes the case for diversity in children’s books, stories that are mirrors of a child’s experience and stories that are windows to the world.  She believes, “Books erase bias, they make the uncommon every day, and the mundane exotic. A book makes all cultures universal.” A TED… Read more

Pig & Stop

Have you played Pig & Stop? It’s a word game, and the following video from ONE TO ONE Literacy Society shows you how to play it. Pig & Stop from ONE TO ONE Literacy Society on Vimeo. To see more word games in action, visit the ONE TO ONE vimeo channel. You can find game… Read more

Working with Beginning Readers

Working with Beginning Readers is a wonderful free resource for anyone working with a beginning adult reader. Written by Pat Campbell, this 8 page booklet outlines the principles for working with beginning readers and describes core instructional strategies. Tutors find this a valuable reference. It’s available on the Grass Roots Press website. For more in-depth… Read more

Social Media Wellness

Today’s students face a challenging paradox: the digital tools they need to complete their work are often the source of their biggest distractions. Social Media Wellness: Helping Tweens and Teens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World offers strategies for talking about social media and promoting academic, social and physical wellness in students’ use of social… Read more

Manage Money for Student Life – FLM Week 3

November is Financial Literacy Month. This week’s theme is Manage money for student life. The key message is that managing your money carefully and living within your means will allow you to avoid costly mistakes while you are a student and prepare you for life after school. Tips for students include budgeting for student life… Read more

Outdoor Play – All Year!

It’s getting cold outside! Colder weather doesn’t mean that play activities have to be limited to the indoors. Outdoor play is important all year. Year-round outdoor play can boost kids’ performance in school is a recent blogpost from Child Trends that describes some of the benefits of outdoor play in every season. Looking for cold… Read more

Math Catcher

Math Catcher: Mathematics Through Aboriginal Storytelling is a BC program that introduces mathematics and science to Aboriginal students through the use of First Nations imagery and storytelling.  It is based on the belief that it is crucial that we engage Aboriginal students in mathematics and science at the early age. Math Catcher encourages elementary and… Read more