Supportive Third-Party Resources

Resources

Online Learning Resources

Ther are an large number of educational resources available online. Start simple and choose one or two resources in areas that would support your child. On this page you will find some focused resources, listed by topic.

You can also refer to the Ministry of Education resources for families for additional resources.

Indigenous Education

Teachings and Lessons

To access teachings and lessons from Indigenous Education in Burnaby Schools, please click here: https://burnabyschools.ca/indigenouseducation/events/

Web Resources

To access web resources relating to Indigenous Perspectives, please click here: https://burnabyschools.ca/indigenouseducation/resources/

Literacy

Tumblebooks

Tumblebooks Website

Grades K-6. Burnaby has a district subscription. This site offers animated talking picture books (English, French). Books include fiction, non-fiction, graphic novels, chapter books and National Geographic. videos

TeenBookCloud

Grade 7-12 e-book database.

AudioBookCloud 

This site is an audio book database for kids to adults, however the direct link below provides direct access to the children’s section.

Scholastic Learn at Home

https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html

Grades K-9. Scholastic offers 20 days of content. Select the grade level and book title.  Each one comes with an activity.

Pearson Canada at Home

https://www.pearsoncanadaschool.com/index.cfm?locator=PS3eZw

Get access to Pearson e-textbooks (math and science) through registration.

  • This is available until May 25, 2020.
  • Mathology Little Books (English and French) K-3.
  • Lessons in Mathology are open for 90 days.
  • ERPI French resources (Grades 1-12)

Burnaby Public Library

https://www.bpl.bc.ca/

The Burnaby Public Library offers e-books and audiobooks for students residing in Burnaby to read or listen to.

Additional Learning Resources from the District Learning Support Team

Storyline Online

https://www.storylineonline.net/library/

Grades K-4. Early elementary years books read out loud by various celebrities. Most of the books also come with teacher guides/lessons.

EPIC

https://www.getepic.com/

Grades K-6. Digital library for students 12 and under. Teachers can create specific libraries for students and select reading materials.

Free 30 day trial for parents. Free for educators.

Sesame Street

https://www.sesamestreet.org/toolkits/learning

Grades K-2. Videos, interactive games and printable resources.

Rivet - App

Rivet – App

Grades K-7. Levelled reading, earn tokens, and tricky words are taught.

Numeracy

Prodigy Math

https://www.prodigygame.com/

  • Grades 1–6 aligned to Ontario curriculum with content in each of 5 major strands
  •  Designed to create deep engagement in activities, reports and assessment tools. 
  • Free accounts provided to teachers (class) or parents. 
  • Student content can be personalized. 
  • Pre-assessment places the student into the appropriate content.

Pearson Canada at Home

https://www.pearsoncanadaschool.com/index.cfm?locator=PS3eZw

Access to Pearson e-textbooks (math and science) through registration.

  • This is available until May 25, 2020.
  • Mathology Little Books (English, French) K-3.
  • Lessons in Mathology is open for 90 days.
  • ERPI French resources (Grades 1-12)

Khan Academy

https://www.khanacademy.org

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.

TumbleMath

TumbleMath

K-6 math e-book database. 

Additional Learning Resources from the District Learning Support Team

Math Worksheets 4 Kids

https://www.mathworksheets4kids.com/math.php

Grades K-12. Downloadable materials with lots of practice opportunities.

Superkids

https://superkids.com/aweb/tools/math/

Grades K-7. Allows the creation of worksheets with adjustable levels of difficulty suitable for all students at Elementary level. Most curricular areas covered.  

CoolMath

https://coolmath.com/

Grades 8-12. Games and interactive activities, brainteasers and mental training exercises that develop and test logic and reasoning skills.

Cool Math 4 Kids

https://www.coolmath4kids.com/

Grades K-7. Games and interactive activities, brainteasers and mental training exercises that develop and test logic and reasoning skills.

Science

Mystery Science

https://mysteryscience.com/ 

Grades K-5

  • Free membership for the rest of year is offered to teachers and parents. 
  • If you choose not to sign up, you can still gain access to content (https://mysteryscience.com/school-closure-planning) 
  • Although this is arranged by grade levels, consider selecting lesson videos by interest, especially for families that have more than one child. 
  • Lessons are set up as video introduction, exploration, activity and extensions.

Additional Learning Resources from the District Learning Support Team

ClubSciKidz

http://www.clubscikidzmd.com/blog/

Grades K-5. The blog contains numerous do-it-yourself science experiments for grades K-5.

Mystery Science

https://mysteryscience.com/

Grades K-5. All lessons are expertly designed to engage students, achieve learning outcomes, and be easy for parents to use. They have short mini-lessons that are completely digital and full lessons that include an activity. All activities are designed to use simple supplies a parent will likely already have at home.

Free Maker Stations

http://bit.ly/freemakerstations

Grades K-6. Maker stations provide targeted design thinking challenges for elementary students, emphasizing skills in engineering, art, math, science, technology and music.  Fifteen Maker Station options are provided for 3 weeks of daily home activities.  Each maker station includes simplified supply lists, instructions, scannable QR code resources and student planning/reflection templates.

Brainpop

https://www.brainpop.com/

Grades K-10. BrainPOP emphasizes STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subject matter. Both the original BrainPOP resource, developed for upper elementary school and middle school students, and BrainPOP Jr., which caters to the kindergarten through third grade age group.

Kids National Geographic

https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/

Grades K-9. This website features videos, games and other interactive media with a focus of learning about science, geography and the world around us.

french immersion

TFO

https://www.tfo.org/fr/jeux/plus/enfant-app  

Grades K-3 A range of entertaining apps, educational games, and videos in French. 

IDELLO

https://www.idello.org/en  

Grades K-12. A variety of certified resources in French categorized according to subject matter and school grade. Contains over 11, 000 educational resources: videos, games, websites, applications, teaching tools. 

IDELLO CAMP TFO EN FAMILLE

Camp TFO En Famille 

Grades K-12. Groupe Média TFO is introducing Le Camp TFO en Famille, an initiative implemented to support Francophones and Francophiles across Ontario and Canada while schools are closed. Hosting a program of thematic folders organized by age, Camp TFO offers learning activities and fun, educational, quality-certified content, using TFO’s renowned platforms, such as its TV channel, IDELLO.ORG and BOUKILI.CA. 

ZONE JEUNESSE

https://ici.radio-canada.ca/jeunesse/scolaire  

Grades K-12. This website contains apps, music, games, videos and activities with content geared for both younger children and youth (in separate sections). 

BOUKILI

https://boukili.ca/en  

Grades K-3. This website assists French Immersion students who are learning how to read in French using free, illustrated books.  The site aims to help students read to develop their imagination and to progress in their reading skills. 

Health

Kids Boost Immunity

http://www.kidsboostimmunity.com/ 

Kids Boost Immunity is funded by the BC Ministry of Health and the Public Health Agency of Canada and has 65+ online lessons on a wide range of topics.  These include critical thinking, the scientific method, evaluating online information, global inequality, Canada’s three levels of government, germs and infections, how diseases spread and the immune system. More recently, we have also added several new lessons around COVID-19 so that students can continue to learn about the pandemic in a constructive and thoughtful manner through the crisis. 

Additional Learning Resources from the District Learning Support Team

Go Noodle

https://www.gonoodle.com/

Grades K-5. Short, interactive activities to get kids moving.

Extension

TEDx @home

https://ed.ted.com/daily_newsletter

TED offers short, powerful video talks with lessons. They span the range from science, business, global issues and design engineering.

  • Register as teachers or parents. 
  • Each lesson area is divided into grade groupings. 
  • Consider choosing content that sparks student curiosity. The lessons will be attached.

Tynker.com

https://tynker.com

Tynker is a web-based coding resource for children—it offers block coding, Python, and JavaScript. Courses are leveled for all grades, and are self-paced. Students engage in logical thinking and develop math and other cross-curricular skills while completing a variety of coding activities.

Some Burnaby students already have school accounts, but others can create a free home account.

Additional Learning Resources from the District Learning Support Team

Bitesize

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

Grades K-12.

All subjects within the curriculum are covered including French.

There is a wide range of activities, videos, and learning resources. KS1 equates to K-2 and KS2 is Grades 3-7. There are also resources available for Secondary School.

Crickweb

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/

Grades K-12. 252 free educational interactive teaching resources and activities for Primary/Elementary Schools. 84 free to use fun kids games/activities for kids aged 4 – 11.
170 plus links to free interactive teaching activities, educational games, image and software resources.

Primary Homework Help

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/

Grades K-7. Hundreds of free online resources in all subject areas. Suitable for elementary grade levels.

Wide Open School

https://wideopenschool.org/

Grades K-12. A free collection of the best online learning experiences for kids curated by the editors at Common Sense. Regularly updated and organized so teachers and families can easily find what they need and plan each day.

PBS Kids

https://pbskids.org/

Grades K-7. The curriculum-based content on PBS Kids takes a more holistic approach to learning, with the goal of aiding in the physical, emotional, cognitive and social aspects of childhood development.

Twinkl

https://www.Twinkl.ca

Grades K-12. This site provides lessons, interactives and printable worksheets in all subject areas. Good resources also for special education.

Read Alouds by Authors

Peter Reynolds

Author of books, Ish and Dot.

http://tiny.cc/ke7tlz

Peter Reynolds has a YouTube channel where he will be reading his book aloud, as well as giving some tips for authors and illustrators.

If you are on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PeterHamiltonReynolds/

Alyxandra Harvey

Young adult science fiction and fantasy

Reading from Love Me, Love Not: http://tiny.cc/487tlz

Alice Kuiper

Young adult and children’s writer

Reading from Violet and Victor Write the Most Fabulous Fairy Tale: http://tiny.cc/ab8tlz

Kerry MacGregor

Reading from The Ice Chips series: http://tiny.cc/ci8tlz

Audible

Audible offers free stories for children and teens.

http://tiny.cc/0w9tlz