Families Learning and Interacting Together (FLIT)

Looking for fun activities to do with young children? The Centre for Family Literacy in Alberta has developed a free family literacy app, FLIT, filled with a variety of fun activities that support literacy. It’s a great source of ideas for reading, recipes, rhymes and games. You can download the app on Google Play or… Read more

Math and Indigenous Basket Weaving

Students and alumni from Simon Fraser University’s mathematics department have created a new app that can teach math using basket weaving patterns of the Tla’amin Nation residing on the Sunshine Coast of B.C. Designed for students from grades 5-12, it has the two fold purpose of increasing awareness of traditional Coast Salish basket weaving practices… Read more


Newsela is a free nonfiction reading website and an app where students can read about current events at different reading levels. The news articles are from several sources, including the Washington Post, Scientific American, the Smithsonian and PBS News Hour.  They’ve been rewritten at 5 different reading levels (measured by Lexile score), from approximately Grade… Read more

Essential Skills Mobile App

Introduced last year by Skills Canada, the Essential Skills Mobile App is a way for students to evaluate their proficiency in the nine essential skills. It also helps them explore careers in trades and technology. The Essential Skills Mobile App incorporates profiles of over 40 different trade and technology careers and correlates the levels of… Read more

FLIT – Families Learning and Interacting Together

As Family Literacy Week is coming to a close, here’s something new from the Centre for Family Literacy with more ideas for playing and learning together. Flit is an iOS app that helps families promote a healthy environment that fosters literacy by providing activities and tips for encouraging literacy in their children. Parents will find… Read more