Student Resources

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.

To use Read&Write, you will need a Gmail accountGoogle Chrome, and the Read&Write Plugin. Learn more about Read&Write for Google Chrome here or via this  short instructional video.

Additional learning resources

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.

Health and mental wellness resources

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.

Addiction and Mental Health | – 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.

SickKids Centre for Community Mental Health – The SickKids Centre for Community Mental Health provides free web-based resources (for teachers and parents) to help answer difficult questions about children’s behaviour and mental health. – Tools, resources, events and engagement tools to improve mental health literacy in your community and help change the conversation around mental health.

Media and technology resources

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:

Your ATA Library (formerly 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.