Resources for All Ages
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- Literacy (Language Arts)
- Numeracy (Math)
- Social Studies
- Physical Education
- Second Languages
- Other Resources
Literacy (Language Arts)
- Abdo Digital - Online ebooks on numerous topics for a wide range of reading levels. Free trial period ends on May 31, 2020.
- Alberta Education: English Language Arts Authorized Novels and Nonfiction Annotated List - A list of books and other works approved for study in Alberta Grade 4-12 English Language Arts classes.
- Audible Stories - Audible is granting free access to audiobooks for children and teens during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- CommonLit - Texts and accompanying lesson plans.
- Kate Messner: Read, Wonder and Learn! - A collection of favourite authors and illustrators share resources that include video read-alouds and drawing and writing lessons.
- Poetry Foundation - Poems grouped by reading level.
- ReadTheory - Personalized comprehension lessons.
- 12 Story Library - A non-fiction book series covering a range of topics. Read the books online, then discover more on the topic through a series of related links.
- Vocabahead - Grade-appropriate vocabulary works explained and defined through illustrations.
- Geogebra - Tons of math resources and lessons, arranged by age group. Also provides access to an online graphing and scientific calculator.
- Math Games - List of popular board games that tie in to various aspects of numeracy learning.
- Open Middle - Math problems and worksheets for K-12. Hints and solutions are provided.
- NRICH - Math activities for kids. Pick an age group at the top of the page to get started.
- Récréomath - French Immersion math problems.
- Solve Me - Use clues to deduce the answers to math problems.
- University of Waterloo: Problem of the Week - Math problems for Grades 3-12. Solutions for archived problems have been posted.
- Would You Rather Math - Students are asked to decide between two viable options and back up their reasoning with math.
- YouCubed - Math activities for kids.
- Explore Learning - Math and Science simulations. Users must sign up for a 60-day free trial, but access to free resources remains after the trial ends.
- Let's Talk Science - Science learning materials for students. Includes several hands-on science experiments that can be done at home.
- Forever Ago Podcast - A history podcast for the whole family. Every episode explains the origin of just one thing (like sandwiches, video games, clocks and more) while teaching listeners to think critically about history.
- Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: The Podcast - A podcast about notable women, their achievements, and their historical contributions to society.
- New York Times: What's Going On In This Picture? - Images without captions that can be used to spark discussion.
- Travel and Leisure: 12 Famous Museums' Virtual Tours - A list of museums offering online virtual tours.
- Alo Yoga - Yoga exercise videos, including some geared towards children.
- DAREBEE Workouts - Posters detailing workout routines that can be filtered based on age and ability.
- FitBoost Activity - Chooses three exercises at random for a quick workout.
- Just Dance - Simple choreography routines from the video game series that users can dance along with. Many more routines can be found on YouTube by doing a search for "Just Dance".
- Participaction - Physical activities for people of all ages.
- Pow Wow Sweat: Step by Step - How-to videos that teach steps for traditional Indigenous dances.
- Let's Pow Wow Sweat - Full dance routines for traditional Indigenous dances.
- YMCA Health & Fitness Videos - A variety of different workout videos geared toward all age groups that use multiple exercise techniques.
- Yoga Ed. - Yoga routines and practices for children, teens and adults.
- Art ala Carte - Drawing tutorials for a wide range of animals, humans, plants and more.
- Awesome Squiggles Global Art Project - An art project where students are challenged to draw something using a set of pre-defined squiggly lines.
- Christopher Hart - Step-by-step drawing tutorials for people and animals in a cartoon/manga style.
- Draw So Cute - Step-by-step drawing tutorials for cute cartoon creatures.
- Google Arts and Culture - View artwork and other collections housed at museums around the world.
- Highsnobiety: How to Tie-Dye T-Shirts: 3 Easy Methods to Try at Home - A basic tie-dying tutorial video.
- Hobby Lobby: How to Tie-Dye - Multiple tie-dying tutorial videos.
- Jennifer Funnell Visual Arts: Acrylic Painting Techniques - Acrylic painting techniques for beginners.
- Jennifer Funnell Visual Arts: Watercolor - Watercolour painting techniques for beginners.
- Lena Danya: Oil Painting Basics - Simple oil painting tutorials for beginners.
- Love2DrawManga - Tutorial videos for drawing in a manga style.
- Makoccino: Acrylic Painting - Simple acrylic painting tutorials for beginners.
- Makoccino: Watercolour Painting Ideas For Beginners - Simple watercolour painting tutorials for beginners.
- Natazia: Beginner Crochet - Introductory crochet tutorial videos.
- Rapid Fire Art - Drawing tutorial videos for beginners, primarily focused on human figures.
- RJ Knits - Introductory knitting tutorial video.
- Sheep & Stitch - Knitting tutorial videos.
- SimplyDaisy: How to Crochet for Absolute Beginners - Introductory crochet tutorial videos.
- Schaefer Art: Drawing For Beginners - Drawing tutorial videos for beginners.
- Bernadette Teaches Music - Video ukulele lessons.
- Music Lab Song Maker - Allows users to compose a tune using various melodic instruments and percussion.
- Apprendre le Français - Includes activities, video clips, sample conversation scripts and vocabulary lists organized by ability level.
- Boukili - Free illustrated books for children written in French. This may also be a useful comprehension tool for older students studying French as a Second Language.
- Duolingo - Second language learning website.
- Idello - Thousands of videos, websites and mobile applications for all subjects and grade levels - in French.
- Mango Languages - Language learning serivce that uses interactive flash cards in separate learning modules to teach 70+ languages. Free during the COVID-19 pandemic (until June 30, 2020).
- TFO - French videos and activities for kids from the TFO TV channel. Some material may require a subscription from a television service provider to access.
- Code.org - Computer science and coding activities.
- Common Sense Education: Family Resources - Family information and activities that expand upon Common Sense's Digital Citizenship curriculum.
- Girls Who Code: At Home Activities - Free computer science activities for students, educators and parents, featuring women who pioneered innovative technology.
- Hour of Code - One-hour coding activities that serve as an introduction to computer science, which is designed to demystify "code" and show that anybody can learn the basics.
- Microsoft MakeCode - Microsoft MakeCode is a free, open source platform for creating engaging computer science learning experiences that support a progression path into real-world programming. Some activities require additional materials.
- Scratch - Program your own interactive stories, games, and animations and share your creations with others in the online community.
- Tinkercad - Tinkercad is a free online collection of software tools that help people all over the world think, create and make. They serve as an ideal introduction to Autodesk, the leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software.
- Typing Club - Learn computer keyboard typing skills.
- Alberta Milk Recipes - A list of recipes made using milk.
- Alberta Orienteering Association: Neighbourhood Adventure - This activity involves creating a map and charting a course through your local neighbourhood. You can also add challenges to your own course route to change things up.
- Alberta Teachers' Association 2Learn Subject Resources - Designed for teachers, but contains edutainment-style resources that can be used at home by students.
- Art Gallery of Grande Prairie: Connect to Many Museums! - Provides links to several museums across Canada offering virtual tours and other activities.
- Baker Bettie: Baking School Fundamentals - Basic information about baking tools and ingredient functions.
- Bon Appetit: Baking School Season 1 - How to bake a layer cake from beginning to end.
- Canada's Food Guide Recipes - A list of healthy recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks.
- Common Sense Education: Top Picks List - A list of educational apps and websites sorted by subject and grade level, and reviewed by educators.
- The Critical Thinking Consortium: Parent Materials - Tips for parents to help their children develop strong critical thinking skills.
- EPSB Together - Educational activities that can be done at home and relate to everyday living.
- Growth Mindset Podcasts for Kids, Teens & Families - A list of edutainment podcasts for kids and teens, as well as podcasts for parents about educating their children.
- Handle the Heat: Baking Essentials & Science - Basic baking skills and ingredient comparisons.
- Khan Academy - Demonstrations and information on all sorts of curriculum topics.
- myBlueprint - Helps kids and teens discover their skills and make informed decisions about their future learning and career path. Requires PSD login to access.
- Outschool.com - Online video conference courses for students on a range of subjects. There is a fee for each course.
- Pro Home Cooks: Beginner's Guide to Cooking - Slow and simple introduction to basic cooking techniques.
- Pro Home Cooks: Beginner's Guide to Cooking at Home - Videos introducing new cooks to various basic techniques and ethnic cooking methods.
- Random Acts of Kindness - Click on the Activities tab to see all kinds of ideas for sharing kindness with other people.
- Redpath Sugar: The Redpath Baking School - Basic baking skills and simple recipes demonstrated.
- Smithsonian Kids - Explore activities, games and exhibits centred around the museum's collection of art, history, science and nature artifacts.
- Spruce Grove, Stony Plain, and Parkland County Public Library eResources - A variety of online resources (e.g. Ancestry.ca, Lynda.com, Consumer Reports, OverDrive eBooks, Pronunciator, Tumblebooks) can be accessed for free with a library card. If you do not have a library card, you can get one online for free - visit your library's website for more details.
- TEDEd - Educational videos with follow-up activities.
- University of Alberta Open Educational Resources - A list of open education resources from multiple post-secondary institutions.
- We Are Teachers: Best Podcasts for Kids - A list of age-appropriate podcasts for kids, with accompanying activities to try.
- 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.