Resources and Services
Resources and Services
Why:

We know you a “shelf” of high quality resources that you can trust, especially while you are away from your classrooms. The list below included those provided by the Ministry and the Division that will be accessible from home networks. In some cases, you can readily PDF the materials for this with limited access.

 
Karen Campbell's Math Resources
 

This is a link to Karen Campbell's Math Resources referred to in her presentations. The document includes useful Math links including her suggested professional reads, children's literature for math, interactive games and more.
 
To access this document, sign in with your @lskysd.ca account.
SaskTel - Be Kind Online
 

With COVID-19 there is an increased emphasis on online communication. Whether for learning, working or socializing, online communication has allowed us to connect and has provided some relief for the disconnect that many of us are experiencing during the pandemic.

Now, more than ever, youth, families and educators may be looking for resources to support positive online behaviour. SaskTel Be Kind Online is an initiative to bring awareness and education to cyber safety and cyberbullying. It is also a reminder that each and every one of us has an obligation to monitor our online behaviour and share in the opportunity to spread positivity. Be Kind Online asks today's youth to ensure the mark they leave online is a positive one.

There are a number of resources to support youth, families and educators to promote positive online behaviour. The resources can be used by educators or they can be shared with students and families as additional support tools during this unprecedented time. Youth can also find the Report Bullying SK tool on the website to report an incident.

Visit the Be Kind Online website at www.bekindonline.com to seek help and browse the resources.

Contact: info@bekindonline.com

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Wide Open School
 

Wide Open School is a free collection of the best online learning experiences for kids curated by the editors at Common Sense. There is so much good happening, and we are here to gather great stuff and organize it so teachers and families can easily find it and plan each day.
https://voiced.ca/project/i-value-canadian-stories-the-podcast/
 
15 Canadian Days. 15 Canadian Authors.
Season One of a new series highlighting the work, the creative habits and unique perspectives of Canadian children and young adult authors. Listen in as 15 unique writers talk about what sparks their imaginations, tips for young authors and their take on the Canadian narrative.
 
 
 
Library Resources
 
 
LSKYSD - On The Hub
LSKYSD - On The Hub
PowerKnowledge - Earth, Space, and Science
OverDrive - check out digital ebooks and audiobooks on any device!
PowerKnowledge - Earth, Space, and Science
PowerKnowledge - Earth, Space, and Science - is an online resource specifically designed for learners in grades 3 to 6. Comprised of curriculum-correlated content.
PowerKnowledge - Physical Science
PowerKnowledge - Physical Science - is an online resource specifically designed for learners in grades 3 to 6. Comprised of curriculum-correlated content.
PowerKnowledge - Life Sciences
PowerKnowledge - Life Science - is an online resource specifically designed for learners in grades 3 to 6. Comprised of curriculum-correlated content.
MediaSmarts
Media Smarts - MediaSmarts has been developing digital and media literacy programs and resources for Canadian homes, schools and communities since 1996. Through our work we support adults with information and tools so they can help children and teens develop the critical thinking skills they need for interacting with the media they love.
 
Media Smarts
https://my.mediasmarts.ca/en - Contact your school librarian for information.

Free Resources
WolframAlpha
Mathletics - Supporting mathematics learning for students across Canada, both in the classroom and at home, through interactive activities, games, and challenges.
Storyline Online
Storyline Online - Storyline Online, streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations.
Unite for Literacy
Unite For Literary - Free online audio books, geared mostly to younger students
Epic
EPIC! - Epic! is the Leading Digital Library for Kids 12 & Under - Account required
Wonderopolis
Wonderopolis - a place where natural curiosity and imagination lead to exploration and discovery in learners of all ages. Each day, we pose an intriguing question—the Wonder of the Day®—and explore it in a variety of ways.
Pearson Mathology
Pearson Mathology - Help children see math in everyday activities and create their own positive math stories.
Brain Pop
Brain Pop
 
https://www.brainpop.com/ - Requires account
Canadian Encyclopedia
The Canadian Encyclopedia - an online encyclopedia focusing on Canadian content
 
Encyclopedia Mythica
Encyclopedia Mythica - an online encyclopedia focusing on mythology
 
Audible Stories
Audible Stories - Free audio books read to you from your computer, tablet, or phone
 
Global Issues in Context
Global Issues in Context
Designed to support global awareness, Global Issues In Context​ ties together a wealth of authoritative content that empowers students to critically analyze and understand the most important issues of the modern world.​
 
Numeracy Tasks
Peter Liljedahl's Numeracy Tasks
 
What follows are collections of numeracy tasks organized according to grade bands – but these grade bands are only meant to be guideline. My experience is that these tasks tend to be upwardly applicable. That is, the tasks work well with students older than the band the task was designed for.
 
Discovery Education
Discovery Education
 
Discovery Education accelerates school boards’ digital transition through comprehensive outcomes-based content, professional development, formative assessment, and community engagement proven to positively impact student achievement.
 
NFB
NFB
 
CAMPUS is a rich and relevant collection of 5,200 documentaries, animated films, interactive productions, and short films in English and French, with more than 1,700 exclusive titles.
 
Canadian Geographic Education
Canadian Geographic Education

http://www.cangeoeducation.ca/
The programs of Canadian Geographic Education aim to strengthen geographic education in the classroom. In addition to increasing the emphasis on geography within the school system, Canadian Geographic Education endeavours to increase the public awareness of the importance of geographical literacy. Also has a kid centric area: https://www.canadiangeographic.ca/kids
Anatomy and Physiology Resources
Anatomy and Physiology Resources

http://apchute.com/ap1int.htm#biochem
has a variety of animations to support visualizing abstract concepts in science. It is free and does not require a login. Teachers may want link specific videos/interactives that they want students to use as there is a lot in this resource and it may be overwhelming for students. These science animations fit well for Biology, Health Science, and Science 10.
BioAlive
BioAlive

http://bio-alive.com/animations.htm
has science videos and interactives for middle years to high school. Many other supports (tutorials, science vocabulary, etc.) are available in this online resource. It is free and does not require a login. Teachers may want link specific videos/interactives that they want students to use, as there is a lot in this resource and it may be overwhelming for students
Let's Talk Science
Let's Talk Science

https://letstalkscience.ca/hands-on-activities
has a variety of ready-to-use hands-on activities to support science investigations at home. Let’s Talk Science is a Canadian company that aligns all of their resources to Saskatchewan curricula. It is a completely free resource (no sign-up) that teachers can use for technology supported or non-technology supported families. It has really great hands-on activities to do at home with household items.
Virtual Museum of Canada
Virtual Museum of Canada

http://www.virtualmuseum.ca/home/
allows students to discover history, art, science, nature, and more through virtual exhibits from Canada’s museums and heritage organizations. Students can sort the 118 virtual exhibits by subject, and it is applicable for supplemental learning. Younger students will need an older sibling or a parent to help them navigate the links and read the accompanying text.
enRoute
enRoute

https://enroute.aircanada.com/en/article/virtual-field-trips
Take Your Kids on a Virtual Field Trip Curate your own exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ontario; swim with African penguins at the San Diego Zoo; travel back in time at the Louvre; visit the Canadian Museum of History; blast into outer space with NASA. Applicable for supplemental learning.
Exploring by the Seat of Your Pants
Exploring by the Seat of Your Pants

http://www.exploringbytheseat.com/
Exploring By The Seat Of Your Pants aims to inspire the next generation of scientists, explorers and conservationists. We do this by bringing science, exploration, adventure and conservation into classrooms through virtual speakers and field trips with leading experts across the globe.
 
Once you have a library card, you can gain access to the provincial public library system's ebooks, audiobooks, and eresources!
 
Library Website Communities and areas served
Wheatland Regional Library https://www.wheatland.sk.ca/eresources
 
Luseland
Kerrobert
Wilkie
Unity
Cando
 
Lakeland Regional Library https://lakelandlibrary.ca/eresources
 
North Battleford
Battleford
Cut Knife
Macklin
Maymont
Hafford
Medstead
 
Wapiti Regional Library https://wapitilibrary.ca/eresources
 
Spiritwood
Leoville
 
 
 
 
The Saskatchewan Ministry of Education subscribes to lots of online resources that are accessible from outside the schools with a Blackboard account.
 
 
If you need to access the online resources from home or any location outside of a K-12 School, Regional College or Library, a Blackboard log-in is REQUIRED. If you don't know your Blackboard log-in information, please Contact Network Services or 1-866-933-8333.