Unite for Literacy

Looking for free, easy to read ebooks? Unite for Literacy is a non-traditional publishing company that provides free online access to a library of more than 400 picture books. Each book is an illustrated non-fiction original and audio narrations are available in more than 40 languages. The books are organized into ten categories:  animals, plants… Read more

Family Creative Learning

Family Creative Learning is a workshop series that engages children and their parents to learn together, using creative technologies. The workshops are designed to build on families’ relationships and cultural backgrounds and to strengthen their social support and skill around computing. Family Creative Learning from Creative Communities Group on Vimeo. Children and their parents engage… Read more

Exciting News from The Westcoast Reader!

We’re excited to announce that The Westcoast Reader has a new website! And, there’s more news! The Westcoast Reader is introducing a digital as well as print format for each issue. All print subscribers have access to both print and digital. Or, there is an option to subscribe to just the digital edition. Use the… Read more

eLearning Toolkit for ELL teachers

The online ELL classroom is different from the traditional face-to-face classroom. And, there are a variety of online ELL contexts – fully online, blended, and face-to-face. Bow Valley College has produced a resource to help language teachers develop methods, strategies and a mindset for using online and digital technology. The eLearning Toolkit aims to increase… Read more

Safer Internet Day

Today is Safer Internet Day! This year’s theme is “Together for a better internet”, with a focus on working together to create a better internet for everyone, especially young users. In Canada, the Canadian Centre for Child Protection is highlighting Zoe & Molly Online, an interactive website designed for eight to ten year olds to… Read more

Summer Digital Diet Plan

Do you feel that technology reduces conversation, interaction, and reading aloud in families? The Read Aloud 15 MINUTES/ASHA Popular Technology Survey Report found that many American parents feel that device use interrupts these activities. To help balance device use, try the 5-Step Summer Digital Diet Plan. You can find ideas for device-free family activities in… Read more

Digital Play for Global Citizens

Can technology help children prepare to live in a global, networked world? Digital Play for Global Citizens is a guide to digital resources, including websites, games and tools, which promote global citizenship in school age children. Here what author Jordan Shapiro has to say about the reason for developing this guide: “I wanted to help… Read more

Global Accessibility Awareness Day

Today is Global Accessibility Awareness Day! The purpose of the day is to get everyone talking, thinking, and learning about digital (web, software, mobile, etc.) access/inclusion and people with different disabilities. Wondering what digital accessibility means? This introductory video includes 15 tips to help creators of websites, apps, software or documents make their technology more… Read more

Screen-Free Week

Today is the start of Screen-Free Week!  Children, families, schools and communities are encouraged to unplug from digital entertainment and spend free time playing, reading, daydreaming, creating, exploring, and connecting with family and friends. Looking for ideas to help children go screen-free? Here are some resources: 7 Parent-Tested Tips to Unplug and Play 101 Screen-Free… Read more