Resource Lists & Advice
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- Every student at Edgemont School has a Raz-Kids account. If you need help logging in, please contact your teacher.
- Digitally delivered leveled books and quizzes makes practicing reading fun with an engaging eLearning environment and built-in motivational rewards.
- Calgary Public Library
- Every CBE student and staff member has a free Calgary Public Library account.
- To login to the websites below, use your CBE email account (ie. email@example.com) as your username (or "library barcode number") and 1234567 as your password. Staff use their CBE email address alias and the password 2222222 to login to the CPL website.
- Animated read-along storybooks and videos for early learners.
- Libby/OverDrive/eReading Room for Kids
- eBooks and Audiobooks (for just kids books, please click the eReading Room link)
- Read popular magazines online including Kayak, Owl, Brainspace, All About Space, Faces, RangerRick, and Zoobooks.
- Tumble Book Library
- Listen and read-along to animated story books for young children, their parents, and teachers. Play games and watch videos from National Geographic.
- To login to the following websites, you will need to sign up for a free full membership with the library.
- Gale Virtual Reference Library eBooks
- Find full-text eBooks for learners of all ages on topics including coding, business, and travel, as well as DK Eyewitness books about animals, history, geography, weather, technology, and more.
- Learning Express
- Students in grades 4 and up can practice reading and math skills. School Center > Elementary or Middle School.
- free ebook collection of leveled texts (based in the UK)
- developed for children aged 3–11 years old
- Picture books read aloud
- YouTube channel all about Canadian books for young people.
- Brought to you by the Canadian Children's Book Centre and with support of the Canada Council for the Arts, Bibliovideo is the place for great Canadian books for kids and teens.
- Bookaboo - A famous rock puppy who needs to read a story a day to play.
- Storyline Online - Features celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations.
- Brightly Storytime - Resource to help parents raise lifelong readers. In partnership with Penguin Random House.
- HarperKids - from HarperCollins Children's Books
- Reach Out & Read - American early literacy organization working directly with pediatric care providers to share the lifelong benefits that result from families reading aloud to their children every day.
- Literacy links from the Alberta Teachers' Association
- Listen and read-along to animated math-themed story books for children, their parents, and teachers. Complete quizzes on core math skills after reading the stories.
- ST Math
- Award-winning visual instructional program that leverages the brain’s innate spatial-temporal reasoning ability to solve mathematical problems. Developed for elementary and middle school students, ST Math includes more than 35,000 puzzles. With visual learning, there are no language barriers, so the program is accessible to all students, regardless of skill level or language background.
- For parents - resources to help your child succeed at math
- Toy Theater Math Games - K to gr 3
- Math games to learn addition, subtraction, multiplication, line plots, pictographs, and more.
- Virtual math manipulatives - Great if you don't have a printer. Includes dice, interactive hundreds chart, Canadian play money, and more.
- ABCya Math Games
- Explore dozens of fun and educational activities to practice multiplication, division, addition, subtraction, and more!
- Scholastic Study Jams! - Math
- Brush up your knowledge of numbers, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, decimals and percents, geometry, data analysis, problem solving, fractions, algebra, measurement, and probability.
- NRICH Maths at Home
- Activities for all ages of students
- Math textbooks
- Free access to full textbooks until the end of June
- Math links from the Alberta Teachers' Association
Science & Engineering
- TELUS Spark
- Spark Science from Home - DIY experiments and citizen science, innovative online challenges, important science education content, and curated content from STEAM community leaders. Spark will also connect you virtually to remarkable creators, scientists, artists, educators and builders to bring the world to you.
- Calgary Zoo
- Daily Dose and Weekly Dose Online Series - Taking you behind the scenes with our animals, humans and conservation programs every day during our temporary closure to keep spirits high, and minds engaged.
- Zoo Along with You - Your hub for zoo-related activities to help engage your young people and keep their spirits high while in and around your home.
- Zoo at Home Trivia - Test your Calgary Zoo knowledge.
- Royal Tyrrell Museum
- RTMP From Home - Videos (each week they add a new behind-the-scenes video featuring one of their staff from the Museum’s Preservation & Research section speaking about a specimen in their collection), Zoom backgrounds, colouring pages, and virtual museum tours with the Royal Tyrrell Museum app. It’s also possible to do a virtual tour of the Museum in Google Maps using street view.
- Canadian Geographic Education’s Online Classroom
- National Geographic Kids
- Learn about animals, the environment, history, people, places, and science from around the world.
- Science Reference Center
- Learn about famous scientists and research topics in applied sciences, biology, chemistry, earth science, energy, and astronomy in journal articles, ebooks, and images. Find great curriculum support for teachers.
- World Book Online for Kids
- Children can explore the world of animals, important people, and places in easy-to-read articles, images, and videos. You can also solve puzzles while learning fun facts or try out science experiments.
- Britannica School
- More than 141,000 encyclopedia articles on a wide array of topics, educational videos, images, magazine articles, learning games, and more.
- NASA Climate Kids
- Tells the story of our changing planet through the eyes of the NASA missions studying Earth. Targeting upper-elementary-aged children, the site is full of games, activities and articles that make climate science accessible and engaging.
- Global Problem Solvers: The Series
- Free animated web series for exploring entrepreneurship, 21st century skills, and how to use technology for social good. Designed to help middle school students develop a combination of STEM skills supported by “human skills” like teamwork, critical thinking, and collaboration needed to be successful in the future workforce.
- Science Buddies
- STEM Learning Ecosystems
- Huge list of online STEM resources
- Science links from Alberta Teachers' Association
- Code to Learn
- Free resources to Canadian students and teachers to help them learn coding, robotics, computational thinking, and 21st century skills.
- Get started with simple activities, resources, and workshops, and find self-directed learning about computational thinking, LYNX, and micro:bits.
- TakingITGlobal has launched Code to Learn@Home to continue to serve students during COVID-19 closures. In partnership with LCSI, Cisco, Fair Chance Learning, and with support from the Government of Canada, we're offering coding and computational thinking learning experiences for students of all ages.
- Programming language and an online community where children can program and share interactive media such as stories, games, and animation with people from all over the world.
- Project of the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab. It is provided free of charge.
- Nonprofit dedicated to expanding access to computer science in schools and increasing participation by women and underrepresented youth.
- Learning computer science while schools are closed
- Try a one-hour tutorial designed for all ages. Hundreds of activities and tutorials in over 45 languages.
- Dance Party - Code a dance party featuring music by Katy Perry, Shawn Mendes, and more.
- Minecraft - Use your creativity and problem solving skill to journey and explore new worlds.
- AI for Oceans - Learn how AI and machine learning can be used to address world problems.
- Flappy Code - Write your own flappy game code.
- Coding in Astronomy - Learn about astronomy using Quorum, a programming language accessible to blind or visually impaired learners.
- And many more tutorials!
- Microsoft MakeCode
- Microsoft MakeCode brings computer science to life for all students with fun projects, immediate results, and both block and text editors for learners at different levels.
- A free, open source platform for creating engaging computer science learning experiences that support a progression path into real-world programming.
- Technovation Families
- Free, hands-on, artificial intelligence education competition that gives everyone the chance to learn, play, and create with AI.
- CBE's Suggestions for Art Learning at Home
- Art links from Alberta Teachers' Association
- Glenbow From Home
- Glenbow Museum has content for school-aged kids on Wednesdays at 10am (think a virtual tour through our rocks & minerals gallery with a member of our education team, our favourite art activities you can do at home, etc). Follow #GlenbowFromHome on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
- Esker Foundation
- Privately funded contemporary art gallery. As a leader in the Calgary arts community, Esker Foundation connects the public to contemporary art through relevant, accessible, and educational exhibitions, programs, and publications.
- Art projects
- for younger kids - Mini Masters at Home, for older kids - Esker Youth Engagement Projects
- Kids' CBC
- Owl Kids Crafts & Recipes
- FableVision Learning
- Founded by author/illustrator and creativity champion Peter H. Reynolds
- Animation for middle grade students
- Free gifts for teachers and parents
- Play virtual instruments, do music lessons. During the Covid-19 outbreak, MusicplayOnline is giving students free access.
- colourful solutions and fun things to do at home with kids
- Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park (Siksika)
- A Home For Our History - a non-profit ebook that details the origins and history of the museum and details the importance of Blackfoot Crossing and its place in the world
- Nitsitapiisinni Stories and Spaces (Kainai)
- Weaves threads of connection between children, elders, plants, landscapes and the stories that bind them together which provide an opportunity to explore our own connection to the land and one another.
More Calgary Public Library digital resources
- Movies and TV shows including Franklin, Little Bear, Max & Ruby, and Wapos Bay.
- Sign in (using CPL info above). Then create an account using your CBE Google account.
- For children's tv shows and movies, click "Go to Kanopy Kids" at the top.
- BrainFuse online tutoring
- Students studying the Alberta curriculum in Grades 2 to 12 can access online help from 2pm to 11pm daily. Chat live with a tutor and create your own study tools with flashcards and games.
- Hearing Our Way
- digital issues of Hearing Our Way magazine with coordinating worksheets
- only magazine for kids and teens with hearing loss
- Scholastic Canada
- Penguin Random House
- Brightly - Provides passionate parents, educators, and caregivers with the tools they need — such as tips and advice, book recommendations, read-aloud and flip along video — to keep kids connected to books through every age and stage of life.
- HarperCollins Publishers
- Harry Potter at Home
- Free Remote Learning Resources for Kids
- Maker and STEAM ideas, crafty DIY activities, origami and paper folding projects, drawing and colouring activities, reading and writing activities, word searches, mazes, matching, and other activities, fun recipes to make at home, and ideas to take action.
- The Questioneers by Andrea Beaty
- STEM activities and resources for kindergarten to grade 4 - STEM Resource Generator
- Discover with Ada, invent with Rosie, and build with Iggy!
- Jarrett Lerner
- Activities - drawing/writing prompts, "how to draw" instructions, blank comic book pages, "finish this comic!", and special activities to challenge and encourage creativity
- Kayak - Canada's history magazine for kids