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External Collections: The 2Learn.ca website itself -- http://www.2Learn.ca -- enables the TLC team and the 250+ Teacher-Leaders to offer professional development "at point of need" -- easy access to curricular resources, online tutorials and tools, student support, and much more provide a wide range of products and services that address the emergent needs of teachers and students.
Academic Earth
External Collections: Academic Earth is an organization founded with the goal of giving everyone on earth access to a world-class education. They are building a user-friendly educational ecosystem that will give internet users around the world the ability to easily find, interact with, and learn from full video courses and lectures from the world’s leading scholars. Their goal is to bring the best content together in one place and create an environment in which that content is remarkably easy to use and where user contributions make existing content increasingly valuable.
Government of Alberta Education
External Collections: Government of Alberta's Ministry of Learning.
Alberta Source
External Collections: The Alberta Online Encyclopedia is the first of its kind- a multi-media encyclopedia that showcases all aspects of the historical, cultural, natural, scientific and technological heritage of Alberta. The Encyclopedia is a dynamic, ever-growing content source that brings a world of knowledge to your fingertips.
Alberta Assessment Consortium
External Collections: The Alberta Assessment Consortium (AAC) formed in 1993 is a not-for-profit equal partnership of education organizations. It is dedicated to enhancing student learning through classroom assessments that both increase student confidence and enable them to effectively demonstrate what they know and can do.
External Collections: Since the Kennedy Center’s opening in 1971, schoolchildren, parents and educators have turned to us as the nation’s premiere cultural resource. Embracing this responsibility, the Kennedy Center instituted ARTSEDGE in 1996 as its educational media arm, reaching out to schools, communities, individuals and families with printed materials, classroom support and Internet technologies. Of the eleven million people who participate in Kennedy Center Education Department programming each year, four million do it through ARTSEDGE resources. The site is visited each day by more than can be held if every theater in the Kennedy Center complex was filled to capacity. Find lessons on dance, literary art, media arts, music, theater, and visual arts.
BBC Learning
External Collections: The BBC has been committed to learning since its very first schools broadcast in 1924. In September 2010, the BBC announced a new direction for its learning strategy. The underlying ambition is to inspire a life full of learning for everyone. From now on, all BBC Learning content will be expected to deliver explicit learning outcomes which they've split into three groups: * Learning to Know – is about acquiring knowledge and understanding * Learning to Do – covers gaining skills, confidence and competence * Learning to Develop – is about helping people grow as individuals and members of communities
Canada's Digital Collections
External Collections: This page lists the projects included in Canada's Digital Collections (CDC). CDC was operated by Industry Canada between 1996 and 2004 to provide young Canadians with skills and experience in preparing digital Canadian content of local, regional and international interest. The various collections that were produced during this time period have now been archived by Library and Archives Canada.
CBC Digital Archives
External Collections: On this Web site you'll find a selection of radio and television clips from the Archives of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Some of these files have rested quietly at the bottom of our vaults for more than 60 years and are, for the first time, now accessible to the general public.
Center for Applied Special Technology
External Collections: CAST is a nonprofit research and development organization that works to expand learning opportunities for all individuals, especially those with disabilities, through Universal Design for Learning. Founded in 1984 as the Center for Applied Special Technology, CAST has earned international recognition for its innovative contributions to educational products, classroom practices, and policies. Its staff includes specialists in education research and policy, neuropsychology, clinical/school psychology, technology, engineering, curriculum development, K-12 professional development, and more.
Center for Innovation in Science and Engineering
External Collections: CIESE's mission is to catalyze and support excellence in teaching and learning of science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) and other core subjects through innovative, research-based instructional strategies and use of novel technologies. CIESE collaborates with K-12 and university educators, researchers, policymakers and educational organizations to develop curriculum materials, conduct professional development programs, and research new methodologies to strengthen STEM education. CIESE sponsors and designs interdisciplinary projects that teachers throughout the world can use to enhance their curriculum through compelling use of the Internet. They focus on projects that utilize real time data available from the Internet, and collaborative projects that utilize the Internet's potential to reach peers and experts around the world.
Collections Canada Learning Centre
External Collections: Teachers and students will find websites, educational tools, and digitized primary sources (printed documents, diaries, maps, illustrations, paintings, manuscripts, and printed and recorded music) from LAC holdings. These resources stimulate students' imaginations and develop their critical thinking skills, as well as help teachers make Canadian history, literature and music come to life.
External Collections: a place to view and share educational material made of small knowledge chunks called modules that can be organized as courses, books, reports, etc. Anyone may view or contribute: * authors create and collaborate * instructors rapidly build and share custom collections * learners find and explore content At Connexions we believe that educational resources should be free for anyone. That's why we house one of the largest repositories of open educational resources (OER) in the world, enabling the creation, sharing, modification, and vetting of content accessible to anyone, anywhere, anytime via the World Wide Web. And that's why all materials are housed free of charge in a variety of formats. Content is accessible not only online, but in downloadable PDF and EPUB formats, as well as being available through a print-on-demand option. Connexions has pioneered digital education since 1999, and continues to develop a first-class product, making it the first choice among educators and learners alike.
Content Without Borders
External Collections: Content Without Borders is an open access repository service powered by EQUELLA. This publicly accessible repository promotes and provides access to resources contributed by academic institutions and repositories from around the world.
External Collections: CurioCity is an interactive, web-based meeting place where teens can connect with post-secondary students and science professionals to explore and discover the science, engineering and technology behind everyday life. Featuring insightful articles and videos that cover topics relevant to 13 to 17-year-olds – such as current events, health issues, technology, entertainment, sports and the environment – Curio City is a wealth of interesting, accurate and credible information. These articles are written exclusively for CurioCity by volunteer authors consisting of Masters and Doctoral students as well as science, engineering and technology professionals. Each article is reviewed by the science content expert and the journalistic editor before it's posted to the website. Through the online community, users can ask questions to graduate students and science professionals, get help with homework and learn about science-related careers. Educators can join the Educator Community Centre to access a variety of learning strategies, including opportunities for collaboration, which support the use of CurioCity with students for professional learning.
Curriculum 21 Clearinghouse
External Collections: Curriculum 21 is the outgrowth of the work of a dynamic group of educators worldwide attempting to help colleagues transform curriculum and school designs to match the needs of 21st century learners. Curriculum 21 is a division of Curriculum Designers whose goal is to provide a full range of resources and services to all educators and schools involved in the journey of Curriculum Mapping. Clearinghouse is an interactive listing of web 2.0 tools which teachers and students have found most useful, sorted by topic.
External Collections: Curriki is an online environment created to support the development and free distribution of world-class educational materials to anyone who needs them. Our name is a play on the combination of 'curriculum' and 'wiki' which is the technology we're using to make education universally accessible. We're a community of educators, learners and committed education experts who are working together to create quality materials that will benefit teachers and students around the world.
External Collections: EconEdLink provides a premier source of classroom-tested, Internet-based economic and personal finance lesson materials for K-12 teachers, students and afterschool providers.
External Collections: The George Lucas Educational Foundation (GLEF) is a nonprofit operating foundation that documents and disseminates information about exemplary programs in K-12 schools to help these practices spread nationwide. It serves this mission through the creation of media -- from films, books, our magazine Edutopia, and e-newsletters, to CD-ROMs and DVDs. Our Web site contains all of our multimedia content published since 1997.
External Collections: The Exploratorium isn’t just a museum, it’s an ongoing exploration of science, art, and human perception—a vast collection of online interactives, web features, activities, programs and events that feed your curiosity.
Gateway to 21st Century Skills
External Collections: The Gateway to Educational MaterialsSM is a Consortium effort to provide educators with quick and easy access to thousands of educational resources found on various federal, state, university, non-profit, and commercial Internet sites.
External Collections: Gizmos are interactive online simulations for math and science education in grades 3 - 12. Browse over 450 different gizmos through the Learn Alberta site. Please use your Learn Alberta username and password to see the resources. For parents, contact the school for login information. For teachers, either use the jurisdictional password or create your own account with your teacher certification number.
Glenbow Museum Online Exhibitions
External Collections: Discover Glenbow anytime. From Blackfoot story robes and magic lantern slides to an exploration of Calgary's culture in the 1950s, our online exhibits feature stories and artifacts from Glenbow's diverse collections.
External Collection: HippoCampus is a project of the Monterey Institute for Technology and Education (MITE). The goal of HippoCampus is to provide high-quality, multimedia content on general education subjects (math: algebra, calculus, statistics) (science: biology, environmental science, physics) (social studies: American Government, US History) (social sciences: psychology, religion), to high school and college students free of charge. You can browse multimedia lessons or complete courses, and find help with the topics covered in popular textbooks. User Requirements: The HippoCampus website uses Adobe Flash. We recommend that you have Adobe Flash Player 7.0 or higher installed on your system. In addition, some of the Environmental Science content require Apple QuickTime version 6 or higher. Be sure to have QuickTime set to enable embedded flash content (you will find this option in the QuickTime control panel under advanced settings
iEARN (International Education and Resource Network)
External Collections: iEARN is a non-profit organization made up of over 30,000 schools and youth organizations in more than 130 countries. iEARN empowers teachers and young people to work together online using the Internet and other new communications technologies. Over 2,000,000 students each day are engaged in collaborative project work worldwide. iEARN is: * a safe and structured environment in which young people can communicate * an opportunity to apply knowledge in service-learning projects * a community of educators and learners making a difference as part of the educational process
External Collections: Illuminations is designed to: * Provide Standards-based resources that improve the teaching and learning of mathematics for all students. * Provide materials that illuminate the vision for school mathematics set forth in Principles and Standards for School Mathematics, Curriculum Focal Points for Prekindergarten through Grade 8 Mathematics, and Focus in High School Mathematics: Reasoning and Sense Making. Illuminations is part of the prestigious Verizon Thinkfinity program.
Instructional Architect
External Collections: The INSTRUCTIONAL ARCHITECT allows you to find, use, and share learning resources from the national Science Digital Library (NSDL) and the Web in order to create engaging and interactive educational web pages. It's easy and free. You can browse teacher projects without an account or create a personal account to create and share your lessons. Take the tour to learn how to use this database effectively.
External Collections: Internet4Classrooms (i4c) is a free web portal designed to assist anyone who wants to find high-quality, free Internet resources to use in classroom instruction, developing project ideas, reinforcing specific subject matter areas both in the class and at home and even for online technology tutorials. The portal is used by teachers, parents and students of all ages on six of the seven continents (there are not many classrooms in Antarctica) and is available to anyone with an Internet connection. Internet 4 Classrooms do not charge a subscription fee.
Intervention Central
External Collections: Intervention Central provides teachers, schools and districts with free articles and tools to successfully implement Response to Intervention. Download publications on effective academic and behavioral intervention practices, and use interactive tools to create assessment and other materials to help struggling students in the classroom and throughout the school.
iTunes U
External Collections: Over 800 universities have active iTunes U sites, and nearly half of these institutions — including Stanford, Yale, MIT, Oxford, and UC Berkeley — distribute their content publicly on the iTunes Store. In addition, cultural and education institutions, such as the Library of Congress, public broadcasting organizations, and state departments of education, also contribute to this growing educational content repository that includes over 350,000 free lectures, audiobooks, lesson plans, and more. iTunes U is the ideal resource for educators who want to gain insight into curriculum being taught worldwide, get access to primary resources, and find inspiration for enhancing teaching and learning with technology.
Khan Academy
External Collections: The Khan Academy is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) with the mission of providing a world-class education to anyone, anywhere. We are complementing Salman's ever-growing library with user-paced exercises--developed as an open source project--allowing the Khan Academy to become the free classroom for the World.
Learn Alberta
External Collections: Quality digital learning and teaching resources correlated to Alberta Education's K - 12 programs of study.
Library of Congress Teachers
External Collections: This page provides tools and materials for using the Library’s unique collections of primary source documents in the classroom. These teacher-created materials include lesson plans, document analysis tools, online and offline activities, timelines, presentations and professional development resources.
external collection: Mathmaster.org is a free resource for your school where students can make use of the extensive video library and endless supply of printable math worksheets from any computer with access to the web. The video library covers K-12 math, science and other topics. Each video is approximately 10 minutes long and easy to follow. The website gives you the ability to easily customize each worksheet to target your student's specific needs. Every worksheet is created when you request it, so they are different every time.
McCord Museum
External Collections: The McCord Museum, in collaboration with seven other Canadian museums, has developed an outstanding resource on Canadian history. More than 95,000 artifacts from the McCord Museum and some 17,000 artifacts from the partner museums in the Keys to History project are now available for you to consult.
External Collections: MERLOT is a free and open online community of resources designed primarily for faculty and students of higher education. Links to online learning materials are collected here along with annotations such as peer reviews and assignments.
MindFuel Canada
External Collections: MindFuel (formerly Science Alberta Foundation) is a non-profit organization dedicated to igniting a passion for science in young minds through unique educational programs in the classroom and beyond. To us, science is much more than just textbooks and equations. To us, science is creative, entertaining and transformative, so we create educational programs that embody those values. From hands-on experiments to interactive online games and videos, we bring science to life in ways that are relevant and fun to fuel a lifelong interest in the world of science! Wonderville, Ignition Pack, and Edacity are three unique programs from Mind Fuel. From elementary to high school and everything in between, our programs ensure that a passion for the whats, hows and whys of our world is preserved in all of our students, teachers and parents.
NASA Education
External Collections: NASA’s journeys into air and space have deepened humankind’s understanding of the universe, advanced technology breakthroughs, enhanced air travel safety and security, and expanded the frontiers of scientific research. These accomplishments share a common genesis: education. NASA will continue to pursue three major education goals: -- Strengthening NASA and the Nation's future workforce -- Attracting and retaining students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, disciplines -- Engaging Americans in NASA's mission
National Film Board
External Collections: Canada’s public film producer and distributor, the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) provides the country and world with a unique perspective. For over 65 years, we’ve been breaking ground in socially engaged documentary, auteur animation, alternative drama and more. Along the way, we’ve crafted over 12,000 productions and received more than 5000 awards, including 12 Oscars® and more than 90 Genies. Today, we’re at the crossroads of innovation in the 21st century, bringing the NFB’s tradition of trailblazing to the multi-platform digital universe.
National Science Digital Library
External Collections: The National Science Digital Library (NSDL) was created by the National Science Foundation to provide organized access to high quality resources and tools that support innovations in teaching and learning at all levels of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education.
National Library of Virtual Manipulatives
External Collections: The National Library of Virtual Manipulatives (NLVM) is an NSF supported project that began in 1999 to develop a library of uniquely interactive, web-based virtual manipulatives or concept tutorials, mostly in the form of Java applets, for mathematics instruction (K-12 emphasis). The project includes dissemination and extensive internal and external evaluation.
Online Reference Center
External Collections: Use these databases to locate a plethora of information in multiple areas of study. Includes Advanced Placement Source, Alberta Source, Amazing Animals of the World, The Atlas of Canada, Bookflix, The Canadian Encyclopedia, Canadian Reference Centre, Culturegrams, Early Canadiana Online, EBSCO host, eLibrary Canada, eLibrary elementary, Grolier Online Passport, History Study Center, Novelist, Opposing Viewpoints, Peel's Prairie Provinces, ProQuest Learning Literature, Science in Context, Stats Canada, Teaching Books, and World Book.
Open Culture
External Collections: Open Culture brings together high-quality cultural & educational media for the worldwide lifelong learning community. Web 2.0 has given us great amounts of intelligent audio and video. It’s all free. It’s all enriching. But it’s also scattered across the web, and not easy to find. Our whole mission is to centralize this content, curate it, and give you access to this high quality content whenever and wherever you want it. Free audio books, free online courses, free movies, free language lessons, free ebooks and other enriching content — it’s all here. Open Culture was founded in 2006.
PBS Teachers
External Collections: PBS Teachers is PBS' national web destination for high-quality preK-12 educational resources. Here you'll find classroom materials suitable for a wide range of subjects and grade levels. They provide thousands of lesson plans, teaching activities, on-demand video assets**, and interactive games and simulations. **Some of the video is unavailable in Canada at this time. However, the rest of the resources on the site work well in Canada.
PBS Learning Media
External Collections: Video: Join the thousands of teachers are already using PBS education services’ digital media to innovate in the classroom and engage the students they teach. Your FREE membership with PBS LearningMedia includes: Access to research-based, standards-based resources - Make lesson planning easier and boost student engagement with in-depth lesson plans, and contextualized video clips, documents, audios, games, interactives, and more … spanning grade levels and subject areas. Ability to Save, Rate and Comment on Classroom Resources - With PBS LearningMedia, you can search, save, tag and share classroom resources you find and turn your favorites into student-focused class pages.
PhET Interactive Simulations
External Collections: PhET provides fun, interactive, research-based simulations of physical phenomena for free. We believe that our research-based approach- incorporating findings from prior research and our own testing enables students to make connections between real-life phenomena and the underlying science, deepening their understanding and appreciation of the physical world.
External Collections: Discover a rich collection of English language arts materials for grades K–12, brought to you by the National Council of Teachers of English, the International Reading Association, and the Verizon Foundation. Resources include classroom resources, community stories, parent & afterschool resources, and professional development.
Scholastic Study Jams
External Collections: Interactive information, vocabulary and quizzes from Scholastic on numerous subtopics in physics, anatomy, botany, physics, astronomy, ecosystems and more for 3rd to 5th graders. You can find over 200 Jams on topics like The Universe, listen to songs about Landforms , and test yourself on concepts like Range.
External Collections: SchoolWAX is your all-in-one homework site. Access your online textbook, get help with your homework, or do research for a report. SchoolWAX includes useful links to websites on every school subject, quick links to search engines for specific questions, and is a great resource for all grade levels. To get started click on your grade level and start accessing all the free resources SchoolWAX has to offer.
SchoolWax TV
external collection: SchoolWAX TV was designed with schools, students, teachers, and parents in mind. You will only find educator approved videos on SchoolWAX TV so everyone can learn in a safe and comfortable environment. SchoolWAX TV is the perfect resource for students who are working on their homework or just need a little extra help on any given subject. Teachers can use the animations and videos to capture their students’ attention and enrich classroom lessons! Watch, share, and upload.
Science Netlinks
External Collections: The Thinkfinity partnership provides free, Internet-based content across academic disciplines. Science NetLinks' role is to provide a wealth of standards-aligned resources for K-12 science educators, including lesson plans, interactives and reviewed Internet resources. Science NetLinks is a dynamic site with new content being added on a regular basis, so check back often.
Teachers' Domain
External Collections: Teachers' Domain is a free digital media service for educational use from public broadcasting and its partners. You’ll find thousands of media resources, support materials, and tools for classroom lessons, individualized learning programs, and teacher professional learning communities. Teachers' Domain resources include video and audio segments, Flash interactives, images, documents, lesson plans for teachers, and student-oriented activities. Once you register, you can personalize the site using "My Folders" and "My Groups" to save your favorite resources into a folder and share them with your colleagues or students. You will need to create a FREE account. Teachers' Domain strives to strengthen teacher knowledge by providing innovative teaching methods that incorporate technology in the classroom and inspire students to learn.
The Metiri Group
External Collections: The Metiri Group serves the education community through a broad range of consulting services that empower educators and education institutions to: Advance effective teaching and learning, Use technology in powerful and meaningful ways, and Foster 21st Century Skills in students, teachers and administrators. Be sure to click on the presentation section and Resource section.
TIME for Kids
External Collections: TIME For Kids is a weekly classroom news magazine that motivates kids to read! Issues cover a wide range of real-world topics kids love to learn about - and it's the best nonfiction text you'll find! A powerful teaching tool, TIME For Kids builds reading and writing skills and is easily integrated across your curriculum, including social studies, science and math. It includes News, Homework Helper, Games, and a Teacher Site.
External Collections: Tools4Teachers T4T Courses are secure learning and teaching materials developed by Alberta Education for use by students and teachers in Alberta. These distributed learning resources include student courses, assignments, teacher resources, and answer keys. Teachers are encouraged to use these resources in the development of their own lessons and in preparing for upcoming courses. These provincially authorized resources are developed by the Distributed Learning Branch of Alberta Education. See your principal for your school's user ID and passwords.
Virtual Museum Canada
External Collections: The Virtual Museum of Canada celebrates the stories and treasures that have come to define Canada over the centuries. Here you will find innovative multimedia content that educates, inspires and fascinates!
External Collections: Free educational videos delivered over the Internet. Viewed any time, from anywhere. They believe that everyone should have the same opportunity to learn. The best way to make this possible, they believe, is to organize into one, super directory the hundreds of thousands of good videos currently available on the Internet. To make this a reality, they invite teachers, instructors and educators to suggest a video for inclusion into our directory, and then to review, approve, and assign those videos into appropriate categories using a wiki framework and philosophy. The videos are the highest quality found on the World Wide Web, cover all major educational topics from elementary to secondary schools (or age range 1 – 18), and are Kid Safe!
External Collections: Visit Wonderopolis.™ It’s a place where parents seek and nurture a brighter world for their children through the power of discovery, creativity, learning and imagination. Wonderopolis™ is brought to life by the National Center for Family Literacy (NCFL). Wonderopolis engages and inspires families in the pursuit of education and learning together.
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