Registration for new blended learning opportunities now open. To learn more about these options and to register click here.

Secondary (gr. 8-12) Activities

 

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Teen Mental Health

 

Websites

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.

Stenhouse Resources

 

Free Videos

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.

 

Subscription Videos

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

 

Fine Arts

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!

 

Fun

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