Resource Lists & Advice

Websites for Students

Please find links for student websites below. Some of them are offering free trials and may require a subscription later. Ranchlands School is not creating school wide accounts for these sites, please sign up as an individual, unless given specific instructions from a teacher. Enjoy!

All Subjects

ABCYA learning games by grade level K-6

Alberta Teachers Association Library A site with links to all subjects and topics for K-12; Cost: Free

Brain Pop Engaging animated learning videos, games, quizzes, and activities to encourage kids on their unique learning path. Grades: PreK–8; cost: $ (Free for families during coronavirus school closures)

FlipGrid is 100% free for all educators, learners, and families. Engage and empower every voice in your classroom or at home by recording and sharing short, awesome videos...together!

Imagine Learning math and literacy support

Khan Academy is on a mission to give a free, world-class education to anyone, anywhere. Their personalized learning resources are available for all ages. Video learning segments are followed by practice activities.  Grades: K–12; cost: Free

LearnAlberta.ca

PBS Kids a variety of videos and activities for students.

Splash Learn Boost confidence, increase scores, and get ahead. Fun for enrichment or regular practice. Grades: K-5; Free for parents.

Art

Art Detective a cool site that allows you to solve a mystery about a piece of artwork, similar to Choose your Own Adventure Books Grades 3-6; cost: free

Art Hub Learn to draw by watching videos cost: free with ads

Art Projects for Kids Step by step instructions to create various projects

Crayola has videos and instructions for art projects to do at home. 

Drawing Animals

Masterpiece Society Learn about Art Masters and explore your creative side, will need art supplies. Grades 4-6; cost: free sampler, subscription

Art on Youtube

The Art Sherpa:

Follow along and create some gorgeous acrylic art work with TheArtSherpa. She offers well over 1,000 different videos that last anywhere from 15 minutes to 2 hours. Her spunky personality, along with her art-inspired fashion makes her appealing to kids and adults alike. No matter what you want to paint, she’s got something you’ll enjoy!

Drawing Pop Art for Kids:

If your little artists doesn’t have much of an attention span yet, PopArtDoodle is just what you’ve been looking for. With fun and colorful drawings, each video is around 3 minutes but creates fun and funky artwork that kids will enjoy!

FaceDrawer:

Kids love cartoons and FaceDrawer can help them create their own work using their favorite characters. With everything from Luigi to Star Wars, kids will enjoy these quick and easy art lessons on YouTube.

Katie Jobling:

Katie Jobling is a fun young lady who offers amazing art tutorials. We love her because she shows a lot of videos into her life, such as the importance of having a serene workspace. Her painting videos cover everything from roses to waterfalls and she uses mostly acrylic and watercolors.

Art for Kids Hub:

Quick and easy art lessons on YouTube are easy to find but they’re usually not the greatest quality. Art for Kids Hub has hit it out of the park with their fun videos that make drawing fun and simple. Whether you want to draw Santa or The Incredibles, they’ve got a lesson you’ll love.

Angela Anderson:

If you’ve ever been to a paint party at a local art store, you know how much fun they can be! I’ve wished for years that I could create the same type of party at home, without spending a fortune on lessons. Angela Anderson has created amazing art lessons on YouTube that are exactly what I was searching for! She covers everything from fun kid paintings to farmhouse inspired artwork. You simply need to pick a video and get to work.

Alfonso Dunn Art Tutorials:

If you’ve ever dreamed of creating gorgeous works of art using nothing more than pen and pencil, AlfonsoDunn is your guy. The way he teaches so clearly and explains why does what he does really helps young artists to see art in a whole new way.

Circle Line Art School:

If you’re looking for something a bit more advanced for older kids, be sure to check out CircleLineArtSchool. They cover everything from perspective to how to draw optical illusions.  I would say this channel works best with seasoned artists or older kids who have the basics down well.

Vamos Art:

If you’re looking for a challenge for your budding artists, Drawing3DArt will definitely provide it! With several hundred videos available, you can learn everything from drawing geometric shapes to how to trick the human eye. It’s challenging and tedious work but the outcomes are amazing.

Rapid Fire Art:

Learn to improve your drawing’s facial expressions, shadings and so much more with Rapid Fire Art. While this channel is smaller than others on the list, the way she explains things makes her one of our favorites. Plus, they’re constantly adding new art lessons on YouTube for you to try out.

Art a la Carte:

If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to create calligraphy with crayons or how to make your own stickers, Art a la Carte has got you covered. Not only do they offer thorough art lessons on YouTube, but they also teach you creative arts, outside of paint and colored pencils.

Literacy

Alberta Teachers Association Literacy Resources Grade specific Language Arts resources K-6 

Authors' reading aloud Children's Authors doing online read-alouds & activities

Between the Lions PBS reading website with read-along folktales and fables, clever song videos of letter sounds, and many more stories to capture kids’ attention. Free, K-1

Current Events 4 Kids A 21st century teaching and learning tool that opens students' eyes to the world.

Digital Storytelling This guide contains resources for students of English Language Arts

EPIC Books Epic! is the Leading Digital Library for Kids 12 & Under

Harry Potter Reading Club Any kids who love Harry Potter will adore this everything Harry Potter reading website. Free, grade 3-7

Indigenous Learning- Blackfoot

Into the Book is a reading comprehension site that focuses on reading strategies teachers work on every day. Get practice using prior knowledge, making connections, questioning, visualizing, inferring, summarizing, evaluating and synthesizing. Free, Grades K-6

Kidz Type Dance Mat Typing Dancemat Typing is an interactive game that easily takes you through the introduction, tutorials, and reviews of how to touch type.

Literacy This guide contains resources for students of English Language Arts K-12; Cost: Free

National Geographic Non-Fiction Texts This amazing compilation of non-fiction brought to you by National Geographic Learning has been wow’ing kids for a long time. Many free issues, K- Grade 2

Raz-Kids The award-winning website where K-5 students go to read — anytime, anywhere!

Scholastic Canada Explore new books, discover Canadian authors, watch videos or play games.

Scholastic Learn at Home Day-by-day projects to get kids reading, thinking, and growing.

Storyboard That Digital Storytelling

Storyline Online has books on video and lessons aimed at strengthening comprehension and verbal and written skills for English-language learners. Free

Time for Kids Magazine free access to a library of four grade-specific digital editions of TIME for Kids and Your $ financial literacy magazine

Typing Club learn to type

Typetastic typing for all grade levels

Ztype  learn how to type faster

Math

Braining Camp online manipulatives to use to solve math problems

Glencoe Virtual Manipulatives online manipulatives to use to solve math problems

Greg Tang Math strives to provide unparalleled math lessons for students as well as professional development for in-service teachers. Games, puzzles, and other resources, like free downloads, worksheets/word problems, math centers. Grades: K–6; cost: Free 

Illuminations Math This site, from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), features complete lesson plans, mobile games for students, interactive activities, and brain teasers. Grades: PreK–12; cost: Free

Illustrative Math High-quality educational resources for teachers and students. Excellent math tasks, videos, lesson plans, and problem-based curriculum modules. Grades: 6–8; cost: Free (some content is in the Imperial Measurement System) You must click to find student tasks. 

IXL Math Make math about more than numbers! Engaging items, real-world scenarios, and unlimited questions. Individualized math practice. Teachers can choose the strand and set up students to work independently. Grades: K–12; cost: $ 

Math Card Games 16 card games that will engage your child in mathematics.

Math Games for learning multiplication & addition facts How Close to 100Tic-Tac-Toe ProductsTic-Tac-Toe Sums

Math Playground More than 425 math games, logic puzzles, and brain workouts for students to practice their math skills. Grades: 1–6; cost: Free

Math Antics is a fun site that uses videos to explain math concepts simply. Worksheets also available. Grades: 3-8; cost: Free Videos

Nelson Canada   Grade 2 Grade 3 Grade 4 Grade 5 Grade 6

Nelson Canada Workbooks Grade 2 Workbook Grade 3 Workbook Grade 4 Workbook Grade 5 Workbook Grade 6 Workbook

Nrich Math A site that helps students problem solve by using critical thinking skills Grades: 1-8; cost: Free

Prodigy Math games that tackle more than 1,200 crucial math skills in a fun and engaging way. Grades: 1–8; cost: Free for teachers; $ for family subscription

Music

Jack Hartmann Kids Music Channel See It, Say It Sign It as you learn sign language for each letter and the letter sounds for each letter of the alphabet.

Music Lab create music for free

Super Simple Songs s a collection of original kids songs and classic nursery rhymes made SIMPLE for young learners. Combining captivating animation and puppetry with delightful music that kids love to sing along with, Super Simple Songs makes learning simple and fun!

Virtual Music Instruments Welcome to VirtualMusicalInstruments.com! We offer you the possibility of learning and creating music by playing Musical Instruments online using your PC keyboard and mouse control as the interface. Our online musical instruments include the virtual guitarvirtual pianovirtual drums, virtual bongos and the virtual pan flute.

Physical and Mental Health

Cosmic Kids Yoga and mindfulness for kids

Go Noodle is a free online resource that provides tons of ways for kids and families to be active, stay mindful, and keep on learning!

Science

Liquid Facts Grade 2

Exploring Liquids Grade 2

Magnet Games Grade 2

Magnet Facts Grade 2

National Geographic Kids Science games, videos, and facts about animals.

Science from Telus Spark DIY experiments and citizen science, innovative online challenges, and important science education content with 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.

Social Studies

Curio Canada Curio.ca is a subscription-based educational streaming platform targeting educational institutions from primary through to post-secondary levels across Canada. You can now access thousands of programs, documentaries, audio content and archival material from CBC/Radio-Canada on a provisional basis. COVID19 situation: Complimentary access to Curio.ca. BBC, National Geographic, News in Review and Curio info channels not included.

Stem

Code.org 

Scratch is a free programming language and online community where you can create your own interactive stories, games, and animations.

Tinkercad is an easy-to-use 3D CAD design tool.

Wonderopolis The wonder of learning never ceases

Wonderville explore STEM through activities, videos, experiments, and comics


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