2022 Summer Musts!

This is a collection of resources packed with activities and games for the summer months!  These highly engaging activities will help prevent "summer backslide" and make sure students' brains are primed and ready for action come September! Students can also explore the new Student Central Hub to find many more excellent resources.

 

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Art for Kids Hub
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Welcome to our family YouTube channel, Art For Kids Hub! We love doing art together and hope you follow along with us. Many of our lessons are perfect for any age, all you need is a few supplies!

Subject:
Arts Education
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Date Added:
05/19/2020
Be a ConnectR
Only Sharing Permitted
CC BY-NC-ND
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ConnectR is an online tool created to inspire Reconciliation in Canada.
ConnectR helps you choose your next steps towards reconciliation.
Find calls to action to grow what you know, encourage a shared future and generate change.

Subject:
Indigenous Perspectives
Native Studies
Social Studies
History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Reconciliation Saskatoon
Date Added:
09/23/2021
Camp Wonderopolis
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Camp Wonderopolis® is the free online summer-learning destination that's full of fun, interactive STEM and literacy-building topics boosted by Maker experiments!

Keeping kids and their families learning together throughout the summer and out-of-school time, Camp Wonderopolis can help build vocabulary, background knowledge in science, reading comprehension, critical thinking, and other literacy skills along the way.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Game
Homework/Assignment
Author:
National Center for Families Learning
Wonderopolis
Date Added:
06/22/2022
Chess Kid
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Learn & Play Chess With other Kids - Online Chess For Kids - 100% Safe and Free

Subject:
Math
Material Type:
Game
Author:
Chess Kids
Date Added:
03/24/2020
Dotopedia
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Use Dotopedia to explore the world with Dot, based on the hit TV show! And in case you don’t know who Dot is, she’s a funny, tech-savvy eight-year-old with an enormous thirst for adventure and knowledge. Her best dog, Scratch, and her trusty tablet are always by her side. Dotopedia is an interactive information hub where kids can explore the subjects they’re most passionate about through pictures, audio clips, articles and games. Encouraged by Dot, kids will help build Dotopedia into a big, digital repository of the coolest information by uploading their own pictures, audio clips and stories. They can also upload content they create using Dotopedia’s interactive tools, and if they’re feeling adventurous like Dot, they can even dive into a real-world treasure hunt.

Copy and paste the following to download:
Apple ► http://bit.ly/Dotopedia
Android ► http://bit.ly/2eXNgp2

Features:
* Explore over 300 articles through games and activities. Read them to learn about the world, or add your own text, images and audio clips!
* Add stickers to your photos!
* Earn stickers and Rangeroo Badges and unlock new articles as you play!
* Create brand new articles about whatever you want! Add photos! Add sounds! Add text!
* Walled-garden exploration: no social sharing or connectivity means a safe environment.
* One device supports multiple accounts, which means siblings, classmates or friends can build their own unique Dotopedia together!

Subject:
English Language Arts
Creative Writing
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Game
Author:
CBC
CBC Kids
Date Added:
06/07/2022
Free Online Course from U of A - Indigenous Canada
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"Indigenous Canada is a 12-lesson Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) from the Faculty of Native Studies that explores Indigenous histories and contemporary issues in Canada. From an Indigenous perspective, this course explores key issues facing Indigenous peoples today from a historical and critical perspective highlighting national and local Indigenous-settler relations. Topics for the 12 lessons include the fur trade and other exchange relationships, land claims and environmental impacts, legal systems and rights, political conflicts and alliances, Indigenous political activism, and contemporary Indigenous life, art and its expressions."

Subject:
Education
Indigenous Perspectives
Native Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Primary Source
Author:
Dr. Paul L. Gareau
Dr. Tracy Bear
University of Alberta
Date Added:
08/21/2020
Libby, by OverDrive
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Libby, by Overdrive is a books app that allows kids to browse and borrow ebooks and audiobooks from public libraries for free. Kids will need a library card to download or stream the books they want to borrow. The app connects users to their local library's ebook and audiobook collection. Users can link multiple library cards from different branches to access a wider collection. Kids can sample books before deciding to borrow them. If they're not immediately available, they can put titles on hold, and the activity tracker lets them track what they've read. Search for a specific title or explore different collections, including Kids, Teens, What's Popular?, and Subjects. Little kids can access picture books with read-along audio, making some books more accessible to early readers. Even though Libby, by Overdrive gives users access to a wide range of books, grown-ups can activate a juvenile or young adult filter in order to limit kids' access to the entire collection.

SUN WEST USERS....DON'T FORGET YOU CAN ACCESS BOOKS ON SORA AS WELL ALL YEAR LONG!

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Overdrive
Saskatchewan Library Consortium
Date Added:
06/07/2022
Math Snacks (Learning Games Lab)
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What are Math Snacks?
Smart educational animations, games, and interactive tools that help grades 3-7 learners better understand math concepts.

Subject:
Math
Material Type:
Game
Author:
Learning Games Labs New Mexico State University
NMSU Learning Games Lab
Date Added:
06/07/2022
Pet Bingo
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Pet Bingo is a whimsical mathematical world for everyone! Come watch your child’s understanding of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division grow with their very own pets! Feed your pets and your child’s minds!

Pet Bingo features the following K-4 math skills:
ADDITION & SUBTRACTION:
– Add and subtract up to 10, 20, 100, 1000 and more
– Add up to four digit numbers
– Add and subtract multi-digit whole numbers
MULTIPLICATION & DIVISION:
– Practice times tables 1 to 12
– Multiply and divide by 100
– Multiply whole numbers by 10
MEASUREMENT/GEOMETRY:
– Represent whole numbers on an equally spaced numberline
– Understand concepts of area and relation to multiplication and addition

Subject:
Math
Material Type:
Game
Author:
Duck Duck Moose
Date Added:
06/07/2022
PhET Simulations
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PhET Sims are now available in HTML5 as well!

Simulations can be sorted by subject area or grade. This is very helpful.

PhET is a collection of interactive computer simulations for teaching and learning physics, chemistry, math, and other sciences.

Simulations can be used directly on the site or downloaded and used that way.

The simulations are animated, interactive, and game-like environments where students learn through exploration. They emphasize the connections between real-life and the underlying science. These great activities help students visualize abstract concepts!

Subject:
Math
Science
Biology
Chemistry
Physical Science
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Game
Simulation
Author:
PhET Interactive Simulations
Date Added:
03/01/2019
Progressive Phonics
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Progressive Phonics is an all-in-one reading program that is easy, fun, and totally FREE---that's right, totally and completely free!

And with Progressive Phonics, ANYONE can help teach a child to read and write in just a few minutes a day, which makes it ideal for parents, teachers, tutors, volunteers and home-schoolers.

No experience necessary. Just pick a book and start reading it with your child/students.

Matching handwriting worksheets and activity sheets for each book -- when children write what they learn, they learn it better.

Also teaches the essential sight-words (and phonics rule-breakers) that most phonics programs fail to teach.

Instant access -- download and use today.

Our books can be read on-screen or printed on your color printer. Each book takes 4--8 minutes to print and uses as little ink and paper as possible.

But don't judge a book by it's home page. Read one of our books with a child and see for yourself.

You can also select from a wide variety of languages.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Progressive Phonics
Date Added:
12/03/2018
‎ScratchJr
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ScratchJr is an app that is available through Apple (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/id895485086?ign-mpt=uo%3D4) or Google Play (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.scratchjr.android).

With ScratchJr, young children (ages 5-7) learn important new skills as they program their own interactive stories and games.

By snapping together graphical programming blocks, children can make characters move, jump, dance, and sing. In the process, children learn to solve problems, design projects, and express themselves creatively on the computer. They also use math and language in a meaningful and motivating context, supporting the development of early-childhood numeracy and literacy. With ScratchJr, children don’t just learn to code, they code to learn.

Subject:
Educational Technology
Material Type:
Game
Author:
Scratch
Scratch Foundation
Date Added:
04/29/2021
Smiling Mind - Meditations for the whole family and classroom to enjoy
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Smiling Mind can be used with kids, teachers or parents - at school and at home!

"Smiling Mind is a non-for-profit web and app-based meditation program developed by psychologists and educators to help bring mindfulness into your life."

To use these mediation, you can use the website, or download the free app from the App Store or Google Play.

There are full programs for classrooms, specifically for teachers, kids as well as adults.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Smiling Mind
Date Added:
01/13/2020