Learn Alberta – Online Resource Library - Curated resources that support the Alberta Program of Studies topics, filtered by grade, subject, language, audience, media format, and type of learning resource
Alberta Education – Science Guides - Curated websites, journals, videos, lessons and activities organized by the following high school subjects of the Alberta Program of Studies: Science - 10, 14, 20, 24, 30 | Biology - 20, 30 | Chemistry - 20, 30
Solaro - Find course lessons, reviews, and practice tests for students in grades 3 to 12. From science and math to social studies and English, Solaro follows the Alberta curriculum and provides online access to the same information found in The Key study guides. Log in using your Calgary Public Library card barcode # and pin #. If you do not already have one, you can get a library card online. Students can also log in using their educbe email address.
Khan Academy - Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners from grades K-12 to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom.
TeenBookCloud (https://www.teenbookcloud.com/auto_login.aspx?u=calgarycbe&p=sd19): An online collection of eBooks, novels, graphic novels, video, and audiobooks through the Calgary Public Library.
More Calgary Public Library Resources: a collection of e-books, magazines, music, movies, online tutoring, encyclopedias, etc. Your library card number is your email address without the @educbe.ca.
Films by the National Film Board (Supports non-fiction and oral storytelling): “Our interactive productions and apps are transforming the way we learn. With their focus on immersion and participation, they help students master the tools of a digital culture, responding to the needs of 21st-century learners in innovative and often playful ways.”
- Sample resource: Bear 71: “An interactive documentary that blends raw video footage with ingenious storytelling to investigate our complex relationship with wildlife. Winner of the FWA’s Site of the Year Award for 2012.”
CommonLit: Fiction and non-fiction texts for students in grades 3-12
- Use logic to solve visual, interactive mathematical puzzles
- Suitable for Grades K – 12
CBC Radio: CBC Podcasts in Class
Secret Life of Canada: For learners aged 15 - 17.
- Find an ad with phrases like "no payments for the first ___ months" or "no interest until 20__". Talk with about what this means. Research what happens if you are late for or miss a payment. Discuss the pros and cons of these payment methods.
- Work on a creative building project, using Lego or other building materials.
- Ask adults about their work. Questions might include: When do you use math in your work? Do you use fractions or decimals? When do you count, calculate or measure? Do you use statistics, graphs, tables or charts? When do you use reading and writing in your work? What education or training do you need for your work? If your child is interested in pursuing this career, look into the high school prerequisites needed for this work.
- Use a recipe to make a favourite family meal
- Play word/math games such as scrabble, crossword puzzles, word searches, sudoku,
- Read/write comics, graphic novels, maps, magazines, pamphlets
- Start a family book club, discuss your favourite characters or parts
- Call an older relative. Ask them to teach you a song or tell a story from their childhood
- Describe the place you are in right now from the point of view of something else. This “something else” could be an object, or another person, it can be whatever you choose.
- Learn a card game of Crib or create your own and teach a family member or friend.
- Look at the breakdown of the price of gas posted on the gas pump. What percentage is GST? What percentage is other taxes? How much would you pay for 40 litres of gas and how much of that is tax?
- Talk about different ways people get paid—salary, wages, overtime, contract work, etc. Look at a pay statement and discuss the different deductions—EI, CCP, income tax, benefits, etc. What are these deductions used for? You may wish to research some of these.
- Watch a documentary with your student on a topic that interests them. Ask them about what they saw and how it applies to their own life (e.g., Did you learn anything new? Why is this topic important for people to know about? What is the main issue? Can you tell me more about ___? Can you put what you learned into practice?)
- As you go through your shopping list, involve your student in making decisions. Which is the better buy? Compare similar products (e.g., name brands vs. store brands) of breakfast cereal. Compare ingredients, nutritional information, quality, packaging and prices. Do you think they would taste the same? Which brand would you buy and why? Did packaging or coupons on the boxes influence your decision?
- Create some skipping, bike, hacky sack, scooter, skateboard, dribbling, volleying, etc. challenges for self or others.