Past Monthly Musts (2018-19)

This is a collection of resources that have been featured on our Monthly Musts curated collection.  These are resources we have highlighted and they are definitely worth examining. 

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100+ Teaching and Learning Strategies
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Wow! 100+ teaching and learning strategies! Flip a card to read about the strategy. You can download PDFs and PowerPoints.

You can sort activities by group size, and the required time needed to complete the tasks.

Unfortunately, this site only works on Chrome on the desktop.

Subject:
Arts Education
English Language Arts
Math
Science
History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
K20 Learn
University of Oklahoma
Date Added:
03/26/2019
Agriculture Educational Resources
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A fabulous resource for K-12 students that makes connections to ELA, Social Studies, Career Ed, PAA, Health, Art & Math.

Featured resources include :
My Food My Story (Gr. K-4)
Saskatchewan Seed Kit (Gr. 3)
Global Food Security (Gr. 7)
Ag Careers (Gr. 7/8)
What is Growing Around Us? (Gr. 2-4)
Exploring a Healthy Relationship with the Land (ES20 or Gr. 10)
Ag in Sk: Past Present Future (Gr. 4)

There is much much more available as well!

Subject:
Arts Education
Career & Work Exploration
Education
English Language Arts
Health Education
Social Studies
Native Studies
Material Type:
Lesson
Unit of Study
Provider:
Agriculture in the Classroom Saskatchewan
Author:
Agriculture in the Classroom
Date Added:
10/01/2018
AnswerGarden  ...- Plant a Question, Grow Answers! Generate a live word cloud with your audience.
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Answer Garden is a free Web 2.0 tool used to obtain instant feedback from a group or used as a form of brainstorming in an educational forum. It is a digital scribble space tool which allows students to respond anonymously to open ended questions, polls, or surveys. Simply type in a question and click on create.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Creative Heroes Nl
Date Added:
10/25/2018
Authentication 101: Fact Checking
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In this lesson, students consider the different factors that make online sources reliable or unreliable. They then learn quick steps they can take to gauge an online source’s reliability and practice these steps by playing an interactive online game. Finally, students create a media product to teach other students how to do one of the tactics they’ve learned.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Communication Studies
Media Studies
Communication Media
Material Type:
Lesson
Author:
MediaSmarts
Date Added:
03/22/2019
Before the Plate
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Before the Plate documentary is about the questions, the stories and the people behind where our food comes from and how it gets to our plate. We have developed a comprehensive, curriculum-linked Documentary Viewing Guide for Grades 9-12 students that meets learning outcomes in Science, Social Studies, Health, Careers, PAA and more! The teacher resource includes information about how to gain full viewing access to the Before the Plate documentary (pg. 3).

Subject:
Career & Work Exploration
Health Education
Agriculture Studies
Science
Social Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Provider:
Agriculture in the Classroom Saskatchewan
Author:
Christina Krysa
Date Added:
05/16/2019
Braingenie
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Dominate math and science.
Braingenie builds deep mastery and sharpens problem-solving skills.
Learn, practice, and quiz yourself on 5,000+ skills.
Compete in real-time multiplayer matches.
Win badges and go for a top spot on the leaderboard.
Learn and practice Sign up now (it's free!)

Subject:
Math
Science
Biology
Chemistry
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Date Added:
04/12/2019
Canada Learning Code
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Canada Learning Code believes all teachers can teach coding.

Teachers Learning Code is designed to help K-12 teachers with little-to-no coding experience teach coding fundamentals with confidence!

A quick start guide is available for download, as well as a variety of lesson plans!

Subject:
Math
Coding
Science
Computer Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Canada Learning Code
Author:
Canada Learning Code
Date Added:
02/28/2019
ClassTools.net A Variety of Ways to Share Your Learning: VOICE AND CHOICE
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This site has an amazing variety of tools that students can use to share their learning.
Let your students have voice and choice!
Some of the best choices on this site include

FAKEBOOK - kids can make a mock facebook page ONLINE for a historical figure, or a character in a novel. Etc.

PAC MAN & ARCADE GAMES -transform your quiz into a trivia Pac Man game. The kids have to answer questions to play and if they die they must answer more questions to continue. The kids can make their own trivia games as well. This could be a great final product and you could play it on the smartboard as a class to evaluate it.

FAKE NEWS Headlines - this would be great for an important event in a novel, or current events, or historical info!

QR CODE TREASURE HUNT – no Internet needed. Kids can create these; or you could!

BURGER ESSAY PLANNER -students can plan and organized essays with the provided structure!

Other Options include: timers, turn your text into a Star Wars theme, 3D gallery, fake Twitter, random name picker, etc!

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Game
Homework/Assignment
Simulation
Author:
Classtools.net
Date Added:
09/10/2018
Code can change the world.
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Each month, we’ve selected a different theme encouraging people (like you!) to inspire your projects during our learning experiences. Here are some ideas on how you might combine your super powers and perspectives with technology throughout 2019:
A video game inspired by your findings on declining bee population
A piece of artwork to illustrate how we might learn in the future
A website to share your thoughts on food security in your community
A website to share your favourite ways to stay active in the winter season
An interactive story on how we might reduce food waste
A website to share your fun invention idea!

Subject:
Math
Coding
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Canada Learning Code
Author:
Canada Learning Code
Corrado's Coders
National Girls Learning Code Day
Quebec School
Date Added:
04/01/2019
CommonLit: Free Instructional Literacy Materials for Grades 3 to 12
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"CommonLit delivers high-quality, free instructional materials to support literacy development for students in grades 3-12. Our resources are:
Flexible;
Research-Based;
Aligned to the Common Core State Standards;
Created by teachers, for teachers.
They believe in the transformative power of a great text, and a great question. That’s why we are committed to keeping CommonLit completely free, forever." (CommonLit site)

Subject:
Education
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Reading
Author:
Melissa Lander
Date Added:
08/31/2018
The Compassion Project for Character Development PeBL from Everfi
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The Compassion Project for Character Development PeBL from Everfi

With so much emphasis placed on improvements in math and science, skills like compassion often receive less classroom time. This unintended trade-off may be short-sighted, as compassion is an important social-emotional skill that begins to develop in early childhood and is essential for lifelong health and success. Learning compassion increases students’ own sense of wellbeing and improves the learning environment for all learners. EVERFI’s new SEL program, The Compassion Project, is the first comprehensive, no-cost program designed to help educators facilitate lessons around fundamental SEL skills for students in grades 2-4, focusing on the complex but critical skill of compassion.

Grades 2-4 and about 45 minutes.

This Course Covers
Understanding Compassion
Self Compassion
Practicing Compassion

Subject:
Education
Health Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Provider:
Everfi
Author:
Everfi
Date Added:
09/04/2018
Continuum of Learning Video (A Clear Explanation of PeBL)
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This amazing video will clearly explain the PeBL philosophy at Sun West School Division. The who, what, when, where, why and how of PeBL are addressed. Topics include the continuum of learning, transfer of responsibility, personalized learning, the three pillars of PeBL. This resource will clearly explain everything you need to know to get started embracing PeBL at home or in the classroom today!

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Primary Source
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Kelli Boklaschuk
Melissa Lander
Date Added:
10/11/2018
Crisis Text Line
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Crisis Text Line is the free, 24/7, confidential text message service for people in crisis. The service is currently available in the Canada via SMS at 686868.
There is also an opportunity to apply to be a volunteer crisis responder.

Subject:
Health Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Powered by Kids Help Phone
Date Added:
12/03/2018
Daily Starters
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Establish a morning routine with Scholastic's Daily Starters — fun, fast math and language arts prompts and questions, including Teachable Moments from history and Fun Facts.

Sort by grade (PreK–8), then project or print.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Math
Social Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Scholastic
Date Added:
02/06/2019
Exam Preparation & Study Skills Crash Course
Conditions of Use:
Remix and Share
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Do you have students who struggle to prepare for exams? suffer from test anxiety? need some new tips?
This resource has everything you need to run an exam preparation and study skill "crash course". Included in this resource are a teacher powerpoint, student study guide booklet (that pairs with the powerpoint), a parent newsletter (supporting your child during exam time), and additional information on overcoming test anxiety.

Subject:
Education
Other
Material Type:
Lesson
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Jill Drews
Date Added:
05/17/2019
The Game Creators Education App Game Kit for Coding & Programming
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AppGameKit's Education Pack includes everything a teacher or lecturer needs to teach coding skills and is an easy to use tool that can be deployed quickly and easily in the classroom.

AppGameKit works across a range of abilities so is suitable for primary and secondary schools, sixth form colleges, universities and summer camps.

Teachers will need to register to get a free kit and get started.

Subject:
Educational Technology
Math
Coding
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Simulation
Author:
The Game Creators Ltd
Date Added:
09/09/2018
Grade 3-5 Computer Science Curriculum (Green)
Conditions of Use:
Read the Fine Print
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TWENTY amazing lessons to teach computer science to Grades 3 to 5.
The curriculum is organized into 5 units: sequence, events, Makey Makey, loops and final project.
This fabulous resource has everything you need to get started coding and computer science with your students TODAY!
Green is the starting level - you can progress to Blue (Level 2) once you complete this level, and then onto Purple (Level 3). These resources are also in the bank or available using the tabs along the top of the website.

Subject:
Arts Education
Educational Technology
Coding
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Unit of Study
Author:
San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) Computer Science team: CSinSF.org.
Date Added:
09/27/2018
Helping Struggling Readers
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Did you know that learning to read is a challenge for almost 40 percent of kids? The good news is that with early help, most reading problems can be prevented. The bad news is that nearly half of all parents who notice their child having trouble wait a year or more before getting help. Unfortunately, the older a child is, the more difficult it is to teach him or her to read. If a child can't read well by the end of third grade, odds are that he or she will never catch up. And the effects of falling behind and feeling like a failure can be devastating.

Early identification is crucial. If you suspect a problem, don't hesitate! Learn about reading difficulties, get your child assessed, find out what you can do to help your struggling reader, and don't give up!

Subject:
Language Education (ESL)
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Reading
Author:
Reading Rockets
Date Added:
11/20/2018
I CAN Outcome Statements for Sun West School Division K to 12
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The following files contain all learning outcomes for each grade from kindergarten through grade 12 written in student-friendly I CAN statements.
This is a very useful tool for PeBL initiatives and can be used by teachers or students when designing learning activities and assignments.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Primary Source
Author:
Melissa Lander
Date Added:
08/24/2018
Inclusive Education Modules from Ministry of Education SK
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Module 1: School-wide planning - making supports and services a priority.

Module 2: Fostering inclusion - understanding the classroom teacher's role.

Module 3: Instructional support - Engaging students and classroom teachers.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Primary Source
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Government of Saskatchewan
Date Added:
03/14/2019
Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada
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This is a well-organized site that is easy to navigate and is available in both English and French.

There is much information on this site and I would encourage you to explore and read this resource online.
Topics include:
Truth & Reconciliation
First Nations
Inuit
Metis

Subject:
Social Studies
Geography
History
Native Studies
Material Type:
Reading
Author:
Canadian Geographic
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Instructables: How to make anything
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Instructables is a website specializing in user-created and uploaded do-it-yourself projects, currently owned by Autodesk. It was created by Eric Wilhelm and Saul Griffith and launched in August 2005.

Instructables is dedicated to step-by-step collaboration among members to build a variety of projects.

Subject:
Arts Education
Educational Technology
Elementary Education
Higher Education
Math
Design Studies
Drafting & Design
Science
Computer Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Instructables
Date Added:
11/22/2018
Joining the Circle: A Guide and Resources for Educators FNME FNMI
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The Joining the Circle Guide for Educators provides information and guidance for leading group discussions using our series of short animated films. It is available here online and in our toolkit.

The guide offers vocabulary and information for indigenizing the classroom, as well as teachings from the distinctive history of First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples. Learn about COPA’s unique approach to fostering safe, strong and free schools.

You will need to order some materials, but they are free or by donation.

At the bottom of the page you'll find links to resources such as: http://copahabitat.ca/sites/default/files/educatorsguide_en.pdf (copy and paste to view)

Subject:
Social Studies
Native Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Primary Source
Author:
Habitat for Learning
Date Added:
11/22/2018
K-2 Computer Science Curriculum
Conditions of Use:
Read the Fine Print
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SFUSD's creative computing curriculum introduces computer science as a creative, collaborative, and engaging discipline to children in kindergarten through second grade.

Across 4 units and 15-20 lessons, students will learn about algorithms and programming, computing systems, the Internet, and impacts of computing, while developing strong practices and dispositions. Lessons are designed to be implemented in 45 to 60-minute periods approximately once per week.

There are three levels available and a flow chart to help you decide where your students should start!

Just because students are young doesn't mean they can't code! Get them started today.

Subject:
Education
Educational Technology
Elementary Education
Math
Science
Computer Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Unit of Study
Author:
San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) Computer Science team: CSinSF.org.
Date Added:
09/27/2018
Kahoot! Online Trivia Game: Make Learning Awesome!
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Kahoot! is a game-based platform that makes learning awesome for millions of people all over the world. Sign up to create and play fun quiz games!

Having students make quizzes on Kahoot! is a great way for them to extend their learning and benefit the entire class!

Subject:
Education
English Language Arts
Math
Science
Social Studies
History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Bodo K Rcher
Christopher Shelly
Daria Golubeva
Evelien Jacobs
Jacqueline Prester
Leo Silva
Louise Runstr M Tech Data
Nicole Bansal
Richard Bo
The K Rew
Date Added:
11/16/2018
Kids Have Stress Too -School-Age Videos
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Kids Have Stress Too! for Preschool, Kindergarten and Parent provides a comprehensive introduction to key aspects of childhood and brain development and the crucial role caregivers and educators play in buffering the impact of stress on young children. Designed to meet the needs of early childhood educators, kindergarten teachers and those working with parents, the program contains practice and curriculum-based strategies to help young children learn how to become aware of and manage stress. The parent component trains Facilitators to deliver a three-part program to parents and caregivers with the goal to help them better understand stress and teach their children ways to manage it.

Subject:
Health Education
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
Psychology Foundation of Canada
Author:
Psychology Foundation of Canada
Date Added:
01/16/2019
Kindergarten Phonological Resources - Weekly Information & Videos
Conditions of Use:
Remix and Share
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Phonological awareness skills are important in order to develop good reading and spelling skills. Having good phonological awareness skills means that a child is able to manipulate sounds and words, or “play” with sounds and words. For example, you might ask your child to break the word “cat” into individual sounds: “c-a-t.”

Important: These skills deal with SOUNDS not letters. For example, /t/ represents the sound and not the letter name “tee.” You will not use any written or visual letters when working with phonological activities. These activities are done with listening and speaking only. Learning the letter names and their corresponding sounds is also very important but should be taught and practiced at a different time of the day.

This resource will have a weekly activity for your to work on with your child/student(s). It will include a handout with information and guidance, as well as a video to help support you and the learner.

CLICK THE WORDS "INFORMATION FOR PARENTS AND TEACHERS" TO GET STARTED (do not click on view description).

Subject:
Elementary Education
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Melissa Lander
Allison de Hoop
Date Added:
05/08/2019
LIVE Code - Focus on Coding and Literacy (4-6)
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This is a great resource to connect coding and literacy in the EY. Students watch recordings of broadcasts and then complete related activities!

Introduction
Recording: Pre-Broadcast Webinar for Teachers
Broadcast Activity and Materials
How to Watch the Live Broadcast
How to Watch the Post-Broadcast Recording
Future Broadcasts
EXTENSION ACTIVITIES
Binary Extension Activity
Graph Paper Programming
Rosie's Walk
LINKS
Other Resources

Subject:
Education
English Language Arts
Coding
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Author:
Let's Talk Science
Date Added:
04/15/2019
Learn Touch Typing Free
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Gamified, data-driven activities help master keyboarding skills.

A huge number of digestible lessons, addictive gameplay, an intuitive skills progression, and an attractive interface.

Subject:
Education
Information Processing
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Typing Club
Date Added:
01/17/2019
Learn and Feed the Hungry!
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Students can practice matching words to the correct definition, and donate rice at the same time.

For each correct answer, the United Nations World Food Programme donates 10 grains of rice to a country in need. How’s that for combining word learning with social goodness? When a student plays, there is a visual display of rice (see image) which is added to a bowl each time the student makes a correct response.

Free Rice includes subject area lists in Geography, Science, Math, and others. It is leveled so students can play at just the right level of challenge for them.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Math
Science
Chemistry
Geography
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Game
Date Added:
12/03/2018
Learner Sketch
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Learner Sketch Tool. The Learner Sketch Tool (LST) is an online tool designed to provide learners with a personalized profile and strategies to improve learning outcomes, and educators with information and strategies for strengths-based conversations that support every learner's growth and success.

PLEASE ALSO SEE THE LEARNER PROFILE COLLECTION TO ASSIST YOU IN BUILDING FULL LEARNER PROFILES FOR YOUR STUDENTS. Click "Discover" then "Collections" to find this collection. Consider including learning styles, personality types, strengths, prefernces, etc.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Date Added:
11/22/2018
Let's Talk Science
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This is one of the best K-12 Science resources available!
Resources are available for Grades Pre-school-12.

You can:
*Book an outreach visit from a scientist to teach STEM (science, technology, engineering & math) to your class

*Enter your Grade 6-8 students in team-based competitive enrichment events

*Use CurioCity with Grade 8-12 students to learn about STEM careers, Space and countless other topics with videos. You can also register and get amazing resources for STEM (in English or French) for FREE! (These are even aligned to SK curriculum!)

*Visit Ideapark for Pre-school to Grade 3 to register and receive access to a wealth of FREE STEM resources.

*Register for Tomatosphere to investigate the effects of outer space on seed germination with your class. Tomatosphere™ is a hands-on program that builds scientific inquiry and experimentation skills.

Subject:
Educational Technology
Math
Science
Biology
Chemistry
Computer Science
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Homework/Assignment
Lesson
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Provider:
Let's Talk Science
Author:
Let's Talk Science
Date Added:
09/14/2018