Online Learning Student and Family Guide – Alberta Education’s comprehensive guide on online learning
Alberta Education – The official ministry website
International Qualifications Assessment – For useful information on gaining recognition for education and training from outside Canada
Read&Write for Google Chrome – Provides students with Text-to-Speech (TTS) technology for Google Docs and other common file formats, as well as visual aids.
Easybib – Easybib helps to make citations easier.
EPSB Together – This website was created by the Edmonton Public School Board to help children with numeracy and literacy skill building.
Exam Bank – Exam Bank provides students with teacher-approved materials to help with exam preparation.
Lanternfish – Lanternfish is a website that provides activities for students needing help with phonics.
Learn Alberta – Learn Alberta’s Online Reference Centre (ORC) licenses English and French digital resources made available for Alberta K-12 students, teachers, and parents.
Literacy & Numeracy – Alberta Education has designed a Literacy and Numeracy site with advice for parents on assisting their children in these areas.
My Child’s Learning – My Child’s Learning is a new Alberta Education resource for parents, with information about what their child may be assessed for in any given subject and grade level.
Rewordify – Rewordify is a free online software platform that helps students improve their reading comprehension.
Wonderopolis – Wonderopolis is a wonderful site for young learners, giving insight into how the world works.
7 Strategies for Surviving Your Child’s Adolescence – Parents, guardians, and others experience adolescence in different ways. As you guide your children towards independence, this blog post may provide useful tips.
ABCs of Mental Health – The ABC’s of Mental Health provides two free, web-based resources (one for teachers, one for parents) to help answer difficult questions about children’s behaviour and mental health.
Addiction and Mental Health | Alberta.ca – This site contains resources from the Government of Alberta on addiction, mental health, and related topics.
Bully-Free Alberta – Bully-Free Alberta provides a variety of tips and tools for adults to intervene in bullying situations.
Healthy Children and Healthy Teens Newsletters – These newsletters are targeted at parents of both elementary and junior/senior high students, and are available in both English and French.
TeenMentalHealth.org – Tools, resources, events and engagement tools to improve mental health literacy in your community and help change the conversation around mental health.
2 Learn – This website is a valuable source of information for parents and or guardians on technology and education, including the use of the internet and other emerging technologies.
Common Sense Media – Common Sense Media is an American not-for-profit agency dedicated to providing “education and advocacy to families to promote safe technology and media for children.”
MediaSmarts – MediaSmarts is the Canadian equivalent to Common Sense Media, with a focus on digital and media literacy and resources for parents and teachers. Its resources include:
- Website resources
- Teacher resources
- Parent guides
- Newsletter signup
- Reality Check: Getting the Goods on Health and Science – video and tip sheet
- Editing Emotions – lesson plan for grades 5-9
- Getting the Toothpaste Back into the Tube: A Lesson on Online Information – grades 6-8
- Know the Deal: The Value of Privacy – lesson plan for grades 6-8
- Privacy Rights of Children and Teens – lesson plan for grades 9-12
- Talking to Your Kids about Sexting – tip sheet for parents
- Using Parental Controls – tip sheet