June 2021 Musts

This is a collection of high quality resources that can be used throughout the month of June and beyond.

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10 ideas for digital end-of-semester final projects
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Final projects can help students summarize and review content from the entire semester. Plus, they can create fantastic products with what they've learned!

Projects let students take what they’ve learned, put it all together and show off a little of their own creativity and personality.

Options include:
1. Create a website
2. Create a screencast video
3. Make a single multimedia webpage
4. Connect with a cause
5. Create an infographic
6. Create a series of podcasts
7. Do a genius hour-style project
8. Create an annotated collection
9. Tell it as a story
10. Make an explainer video

Subject:
Agriculture Studies
Arts Education
Computer & Digital Technologies
Education
English Language Arts
Health Education
Physical Education
Math
Practical & Applied Arts
Science
Computer Science
Social Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Homework/Assignment
Author:
Ditch That Textbook
Date Added:
05/17/2021
10 ways to improve students’ long-term learning – Ditch That Textbook
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What can students do to make learning really stick?

Cognitive science tells us it's NOT to re-read our notes or textbook.

Instead, practice "retrieval" -- recalling what we've learned out of our brains, not our books.

This post outlines 10 simple tips and strategies you can use in class to make learning long-term, including:
1. Brain dumps
2. Two things
3. Retrieve taking (instead of note taking)
4. Student-produced quizzes
5. Guided conversation
6. Now, then, and way back
7. Self testing
8. Recall information visually
9. Retrieval mapping
10. White board exit ticket

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Homework/Assignment
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Ditch That Textbook
Date Added:
04/13/2021
8 easy brain boosts for testing time – Ditch That Textbook
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Small changes to test prep — and the day of the big test — can reap huge rewards. Learn about these brain-friendly strategies that work.

Cognitive science — the study of thought, learning and mental organization — tells us a lot about getting students primed to succeed on tests.

This resource outlines some practices that can help as you approach tests — and even on the day of the test:
1. Use retrieval to lock learning in long-term.
2. Mix up question types with interleaving.
3. Instead of cramming, space out practice.
4. Happiness is powerful.
5. Time of day matters.
6. Soak up the sun.
7. Breaks are essential.
8. Get up and move, move, move.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Assessment
Author:
Ditch That Textbook
Date Added:
04/13/2021
Benchmark Assessments
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CC BY-NC-SA
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The following document contains possible assessments to benchmark reading, writing and math. The document orivudes a list with links to resources that may be used to measure growth. These benchmark assessments can be sued to support your work with Personalized Goals (PGs) in your school. 

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Primary Source
Author:
Melissa Lander
Carole Butcher
Kelli Boklaschuk
Vanessa Lewis
Tammy German
Date Added:
04/19/2021
Canadian Educator's Matrix
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CC BY-SA
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Visit Agriculture in the Classroom Canada's Educator Matrix to search through 200+ curriculum-linked resources that focus on agriculture and food.

Subject:
Agriculture Studies
Agribusiness
Agriculture, Food Sustainability & Security
Agriculture Production
Cow/Calf Production
Dairy Production
Arts Education
Business
English Language Arts
Health Education
Indigenous Perspectives
Math
Practical & Applied Arts
Food Studies
Science
Social Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Game
Homework/Assignment
Lesson
Module
Primary Source
Reading
Author:
Agriculture in the Classroom Canada
Melissa Galay
Date Added:
05/10/2021
Code for Life
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This site offer a comprehensive coding platform has impressive resources for teachers. This learn-to-code program has the breadth and depth required to meet the needs of almost any teacher. The aim is to help teachers and families inspire the next generation of computer scientists.

Subject:
Educational Technology
Computer Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Game
Homework/Assignment
Author:
Ocado Technology
Date Added:
04/29/2021
End of Year Quick Writes - NoRedInk
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With these activities from the popular NoRedInk, students write a short, low-stakes response to a prompt. The activities invite students to reflect on a challenging year.

The "School Year in Review" quick writes include: (10–20 minutes each)
- A School Year Like No Other
- Persuade for Your Grade
- Summer Writing
- Thank You Speech
- Much, much more!

While you're there, check out all of the other features NoRedInk has to offer!

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
NoRedInk
Date Added:
05/17/2021
Joyful June - Action for Happiness
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"This month's theme is all about finding the joy in life, even when things are difficult. Research has shown that experiencing positive emotions in a 3-to-1 ratio with negative ones leads to a tipping point beyond which we naturally become more resilient to adversity. So let's train our brains to find the joy. You can learn more about the science behind this at our events this month too (details below the calendar)."

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Action for Happiness
Date Added:
05/27/2021
Mentimeter - Interactive Presentation Software
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With Mentimeter you have lots of options. One great option is to create interactive quizzes that will make your classroom fun. What better way to get students excited about learning than to introduce a fun interactive game or quiz to the classroom? Create some friendly rivalry between students and create a sense of community by using an interactive quiz. Switch up standard teaching techniques and wake up students with some interactive games.

Mentimeter allows you to build interactive presentations with the easy-to-use online editor. Add questions, polls, quizzes, slides, images, gifs and more to your presentation to create fun and engaging presentations.

Your audience uses their smartphones to connect to the presentation where they can answer questions. Visualize their responses in real-time to create a fun and interactive experience.

Once your Mentimeter presentation is over, share and export your results for further analysis and even compare data over time to measure the progress of your audience.'

Subject:
Arts Education
Education
English Language Arts
Health Education
Math
Practical & Applied Arts
Science
Social Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Game
Author:
Mentimeter
Date Added:
05/17/2021
Positive Self-Talk Coloring Pages
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Take time to relax, recharge, and remember your strengths with these fun coloring pages.

Sayings include: I Believe in Me, Breath in Courage Exhale Doubt, I Can Do Hard Things, Don't Give Up! I Can Do This!, It's All Going to be Okay

Check out the great connected lessons that accompany the coloring pages, as well as many other resources.

Subject:
Health Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Author:
FIT Sanford
Date Added:
05/07/2021
RESOURCE BANK TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES
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Public Domain
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This site houses the training videos for The Sun West Resource Bank.
Come here to learn how to:

Make an account
Search resources
Save resources
Create resources
Remix resources

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Lesson
Author:
Sun West School Division
Date Added:
10/10/2018
Reading List for ELA 10 - ELA 30
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CC BY
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This is a Reading List for ELA 10-30 created by ELA teachers in Sun West School Division during our PLC groups in 2020-2021.  The list has resources we have used; some with suggestions for content, useability, and readability. There is also a section at the bottom with some cross-curricular and/or sports-themed literature. 

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Jennifer Loken
Date Added:
05/10/2021
Responsive Instruction Modules: Classroom Level Supports: Planning for Student Diversity
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This resource from the Ministry of Education (Saskatchewan) will support Multi-level instruction and planning for student diversity.

Module 1 - Mutli-Level Instruction: Planning for Student Diversity

Module 2 - Reading Instruction: Critical Elements

Module 3 - Instruction for Mathematics: Effective Instructional Practices

Module 4 - Written Expression: Effective Instructional Practices

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Primary Source
Author:
Government of Saskatchewan
Date Added:
08/23/2019
Retrieval Practice Guide
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This free guide from RetrievalPractice.org will help you understand retrieval practice and how to get the most out of it.

Just a few strategies include:
- Clickers or Colored Index Cards
- Bell Work or Exit Tickets
- Page Protectors with Dry Erase Markers

The package also offers a handy "RETRIEVAL PRACTICE IMPLEMENTATION CHECKLIST".

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Assessment
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
RetrievalPractice.org
Date Added:
04/13/2021
Senior ELA Resource List
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CC BY
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This resource list consists of Novel (F)/Non-Fiction (NF)/Play (P)/Movie (M) Choices for grades 10-12.  It was created by the Sun West School Division ELA PLT 2020-2021.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Reading
Author:
Heather Phillips
Date Added:
05/10/2021
Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity: Expanding Our Understanding (Primary Students)
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Children pick up ideas about gender beginning in their infancy; they constantly observe the variety of families and forms of expression around them, and they might be curious about the feelings they have for others. The films on this playlist will help to open up conversations about gender identity and sexual orientation in age-appropriate ways for primary-school children

Subject:
Arts Education
Visual Arts
Elementary Education
English Language Arts
Media Studies
Health Education
Health Science
Social Studies
Psychology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Author:
National Film Board Of Canada
Date Added:
04/16/2021
Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity: Expanding Our Understanding (Secondary Students)
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Every single person on this planet will experience gender and sexuality in a variety of ways. This playlist asks its viewers to consider the multitude of stories experienced by 2SLGBTQIA+ individuals and communities in order to create deeper, more empathetic understandings of what it means to be 2SLGBTQIA+ and additionally, to open up conversations about what it means for anyone to experience gender and sexuality.

Subject:
Arts Education
Visual Arts
Communication Media
Higher Education
English Language Arts
Communication Studies
Creative Writing
Media Studies
Health Education
Physical Education
Career & Work Exploration
Health Science
Social Studies
Law
Psychology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Unit of Study
Author:
National Film Board Of Canada
NFB
Date Added:
04/16/2021