Explore these great resources!
Wide Open School – Hosted by Common Sense Media, this is a collection of learning activities for students and for teachers.
Khan Academy – Secondary students can navigate this site, but younger kids may want to wait for teacher direction.
Rick Steeves Classroom Europe+ – This is a free resource allowing teachers to share the best of European art, history, and culture with their students.
Brainpop.com – Activities for all academic areas
Open Culture – Free videos, books, lectures, and courses
Vancouver Island Regional Library – VIRL now has online library card requests. With your card you can unlock the ebook/audiobook collection as well as other digital resources. They are also offering free Wifi outside of their branches.
Science World – Free online documentaries and Omnimax films!
The Kid Should See This – This is a free collection of 4,500+ kid-friendly videos, curated for teachers and parents who want to share smarter, more meaningful media in the classroom and at home.
P.E. With Joe – Get moving with these fun routines!
We Are Teachers – A huge list of authors and celebrities reading and sharing activities. Scroll down the list to see the offerings for older kids and young adults.
Kenneth Oppel reads – Canadian children’s author Kenneth Oppel reads from his novels.
Storyman Virtual Reading Series – Neal Shusterman reads his short stories.
150+ Educational Shows on Netflix – Homeschool Hideout’s list
Virtual Field Trips & Live Cams
Ocean’s Iniatives – Weekly virtual marine biology camps
5 Canadian Virtual Field Trips
Virtual Tours of 12 Famous Museums
30+ Virtual Field Trips For Kids
Live Cams – from the Vancouver Aquarium
Explore Live Nature Cams – Subscribe to this free Youtube channel.
Eagle Live Cams – The Hancock Wildlife Foundation’s eagle cams
15 Broadway Plays & Musicals Online – This is a mix of free and subscription.
Sir Patrick Stewart reads a Shakespearean sonnet a day on his social media channels: Facebook Twitter Instagram
Cirque de Soleil – Enjoy from your livingroom!
Hogwart’s Digital Escape Room
Watch penguins explore the aquarium
Canada’s Wonderland – Free virtual rides!
Disney Virtual Rides – Disney’s Youtube channel
Office O365 Basics — Tutorials