2 Learn – This website is full of resources to support parents and or guardians in the area of technology and education including the use of the internet and other emerging technologies.
7 Strategies for Surviving Your Child’s Adolescence – Parents/Guardians and others experience adolescence in different ways. As you guide your child(ren) towards being independent, this blog post may provide useful tips.
ABC’s of Mental Health – Parents/Guardians and teachers often have questions regarding the behaviour of children. The ABC’s of Mental Health provides two free, web-based resources – one for teachers and one for parents – to help answer these difficult questions.
Addiction and mental health | Alberta.ca – Resources from the Government of Alberta on addiction, mental health and other services and information to help support children and youth with mental health concerns.
Alis Alberta – Alis Alberta helps provide some insight into your future.
Alberta Education – Alberta Education’s official website.
Apply Alberta – Apply Alberta is a website where students are able to apply to one or more Alberta post-secondary institutions.
Bully-Free Alberta – Bully-Free Alberta provides a variety of tips and tools for adults to intervene in a bullying situation.
Common Sense Media – “Common Sense Media is dedicated to improving the lives of kids and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in a world of media and technology. We exist because our nation’s children spend more time with media and digital activities than they do with their families or in school, which profoundly impacts their social, emotional, and physical development. As a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization, we provide trustworthy information and tools, as well as an independent forum, so that families can have a choice and a voice about the media they consume.”
Easybib – Easybib helps to make citations easier.
EPSB Together – This website was created by the Edmonton Public School Board. It helps to support children with numeracy and literacy skill building which is a key goal for our division.
Exam Bank – Exam Bank provides students with teacher-approved materials to help with testing.
Lanternfish – Lanternfish is a website that provides activities for phonics and students that may be struggling.
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 web page that offers advice to parents on how they can assist their children to succeed in these areas.
My Child’s Learning – My Child’s learning is a new resource created by the Alberta Government for Parents to access information about what their child may be assessed for in every subject and grade level.
Read&Write for Google Chrome uses Text-to-Speech (TTS) technology to help students hear text from Google Docs and other common file types aloud. It also provides users with visual aids. To use Read&Write, you’ll need a Gmail account, Google Chrome, and the Read&Write Plugin. Learn more about Read&Write for Google Chrome, or watch a short video about the program.
Rewordify – Rewordify is a free online software that helps students improve their reading comprehension.
TeenMentalHealth.Org – Tools, resources, events and engagement tools to improve mental health literacy in your community and help change the conversation.
Wonderopolis – Wonderopolis is a wonderful site for our younger audience it provides insight into how things work!
MediaSmarts is Canada’s centre for digital and media literacy, and includes comprehensive collections of digital and media literacy resources to help children and teens develop the critical thinking skills they need for interacting with the media they love—including issues they may encounter, including cyberbullying and texting, e-tutorials and more information on the Internet and mobile, media, video games, movies, television, and music.
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- 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