Celebrate Canada Day 2020

This year, Canadians are encouraged to celebrate Canada Day online. Here are some of the things you can do, starting today and on Canada Day  : Try the activities in the Canada Day Celebration Kit. Watch Canada, Let’s get together! Starting today, cook together, get active together, innovate together, discover together and celebrate together. These… Read more

Tumble Books

Reading together is an enjoyable, at-home activity for many children and their parents. How do you find new reading material when libraries and many bookstores are closed? TumbleBookLibrary is a library you can visit online. TumbleBookLibrary contains animated, talking picture books. You’ll find both familiar books and new to you books. There is also a… Read more

How privacy aware are you?

Do you know enough to protect your personal privacy online? Take the TELUS Wise privacy quiz and see how you do. To learn more about how to protect you and your family online, browse the TELUS Wise resources and read their online safety and privacy tips. For ideas on teaching kids about privacy online, visit… Read more

Data Privacy

Today is Data Privacy Day! It highlights the impact of technology on privacy rights and underlines the importance of protecting personal information. Stay Safe Online has some new blog posts with reminders on how to protect your personal data: 5 Privacy Habits You Should Adopt in 2020 Owning Your Privacy by Protecting Your Digital Footprint… Read more

Links to Literacy

Even though our weekly information update, This Week in the Field, is taking a summer break, there’s still lots of literacy news and information to share. Here’s a collection of assorted links to literacy to browse: At Your Wits’ End With A Screen-Obsessed Kid? Read This Preschoolers Who Practice Phonics Show Stronger Math Skills, Study… 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

Online Picture Prompts

Do your students need some help in finding something to write about? Have you ever tried using online picture prompts? Here are five places you can start finding picture prompts online: Picture Prompts from the New York Times Learning Network includes both photos and illustrations with fairly short introductions. What’s Going On in This Picture?… Read more

Free ESL Tutor Training

The English as a Second Language Settlement Assistance Program (ESLSAP) ended in 2014, but the ESLSAP tutor training resources continue to be available free online from Open School BC.  The resources are intended for anyone who is interested in working one-to-one with immigrants, helping them learn the English language. Here’s what’s available: ESLSAP Tutor Training… Read more