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Online Learning Resources
A list of online learning resources to engage students in learning:
LearnNowBC has many services to offer K-12 students such as the Young Learning Centre, Free Tutoring and much more.
Parents and/or students will need to sign up to access the LearnNowBC resources. Information to sign up can be found under the "sign up” tab at the top of the LearnNowBC web page. Here is information on the type of resources available:
Grades K-2: Parents of primary aged children K-3 can access great online reading programs under the “Young Learning Centre. Primary students will enjoy such online programs as: Bailey’s Book House, Trudy’s Time Y Place House, Millie’s Math House, and Sammy’s Science House.
Grades 3-12: Under the “Student Services” tab, students will find services such as: free tutoring, online courses, a daily physical tracker and more.
For students in the French Immersion program, Canadian Parents for French (CPF) provides a multitude of lessons and resources at this link.
Abbotsford School District’s Online Resources: (found on LearnNowBC website)
Our district subscribes to online resources. This means that all students and staff in the Abbotsford School District can access these resources. To access these great resources from the LearnNowBC website, click on “Educator’s services” and select “> School District Resources”. You must log in to get access. (For information on how to log-in please follow the steps outlined in this handout; pdf.)
Students will use their first name.lastname (eg.: john.public) and the password is “Welcome1”. If your login does not work, you can sign up for an account online by clicking the SignUp link.
Some of the online resources our district has access to include: (also available in French for most online resources below):
- WorldBook Online, Gr. K-12: An online encyclopedia for students filled with information and activities.
- Access Learning, Gr. K-12: Offers over 3,500 full length and 20,000 clip level educational video programs in all subject areas.
- Internet Safety, Gr. K-12: Several online resources can be accessed. If you want your child to work through a module on internet safety or cyberbullying: for grades 4-8, use Passport to the Internet; for grades 9-12 use My World.
- CBC Video Resources, Gr. K-12: Offers CBC news in review, Kids CBC and a 250 Thematic collection. From the primary grades through to high school, the content encourages the critical thinking skills at the heart of learning in the 21st Century.
- EBSCO Publishing, Gr. K-12: A fantastic resource that provides links to recommended novel lists, primary and middle school magazines, links to the Canadian Student’s research center and much more.
- Reality Check-Evaluating Online Information, Gr. 6-12: This is an interactive Independent Study Unit to develop students’ information literacy and “Web Smart” skills.
- JobsPeopleDo, Gr. 8-12: A great resource for students in grades 8-12 wanting more information on careers and post-secondary education. This resource offers over 600 job videos, job profiles, a free resume builder, career quizzes, campus life, advice, relevant student articles, contests and much more.
ERAC (Educational Resource Acquisition Consortium of BC)
ERAC has arranged for BC students and their parents to gain easy home access to the ERAC Online Database Bundle until schools reopen for the new school year. Students and parents may now access the full ERAC-licensed WorldBook, EBSCO and Nelson/Gale collections from home using a single, temporary user name and passwordfor all 3 collections. Details here.
Many educational resources are available through the Abbotsford School District's STaRT Technology Portal.
Recommended websites: If you select “Websites”, you will find teacher reviewed sites arranged according to grade level. (K-7)
PC Essential Skills:
By selecting the "Tech Helping Teachers" link under the STaRT>Websites page, you can go to STaRT Education. If you click on the tab called “Building Teacher Capacity”, and select Module One: PC Essential Skills – you can learn 60 skills related to PC Computers. (You must sign up for an account to access the module.) When you select Module One, you will get a sign in page for SelectSurvey. To open an account, click on the link that says “If you are a new user, please click here to register.” Once you have an account, you can practice your skills. *There are also links to French web sites.
For video lessons on a range of topics, visit STaRT’s Youtube channel which includes videos on Outlook email, Word Press, and Mobile Learning.
Suggested Elementary Activities: (gr. K-5)
Perhaps you would like a few suggestions of activities you can do at home with your child? Here are some ideas (pdf with hyperlinks).
Below, you will find excellent online resources, links and information to promote literacy for grades K-12.
Decoda Literacy Solutions
This website offers a variety of resources including complete workbooks, lesson plans, research studies, parent materials, guidebooks, curricula and videos to promote literacy.
Fraser Valley Regional Library:
Fraser Valley Regional Library has a variety of online resources. If you have a library card, you can select Digital Content and go to BookFLIZ, FVRL OverDrive, or TumbleBook Library, or Cloud to view eBooks. Kids will enjoy their section that will assist them with both eBooks and searching for information in a variety of databases.
Here are additional web links to various online learning materials:
K to Grade 5:
- Khan Academy
- Spelling City
- Vocabulary Spelling City
- Reading A-Z
- Enchanted Learning
- What in the World
Grade 6 to 8:
- Khan Academy (Math, Science, Computing, SAT Test Prep)
- Rosetta Stone (Languages)
- LesPlan student centre (Social Studies)
- Mathletics (Mathematics)
- Music Educators Institute (Music)
- Math Games
Grade 9 to 12:
- OpenSchool (many open high school courses)
- Khan Academy (mainly math/science)
- Cool School (resources that students can explore - various topics)