Free Online Resources – Intermediate


French coming very soon!

Netflix Documentaries – Netflix has made their educational documentaries available on their Youtube channel. Please consider the ratings in order to make informed decisions for your students.

Open School BC – Support from the Ministry of Education.

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.

Pearson Education – Textbooks and more

Wide Open School – This comprehensive collection of lesson plans, videos, information, and activities is hosted by Common Sense Media.

Western Canadian Learning Network – Build online resources with support.

ABDO Ebooks – This is a significant collection of ebooks to share with your students. [Free until June 30]

Ocean School – A collaboration of Dalhousie University, the Ocean Frontier Institute, and the NFB

Ocean’s Initiatives – Virtual marine biology camp

CBC Curio – As of now, this dynamic educational resource for teachers is available free but without the following channels: CBC News in Review, BBC, National Geographic. Curio Quick Starter Guide for Teachers

Khan Academy — Thousands of free videos in all academic subjects. You will need to sign up for a free account.

Thoughtful Learning – Teaching writing and inquiry online. Includes videos, mini-lessons, assessments, and teacher’s guides. [Free for the time being.]

Imagineering in a Box – Disney & Khan Academy present an ADST focus.

Scholastic Databases – Includes BookFlix, ScienceFlix, TrueFlix, Shared Reading, and GO! [Free until the end of June]

TED Ed Talks – This is a comprehensive list of TED Education talks for many academic areas and includes a link to TED Ed. Each talk listed contains a lesson plan with questions.

EBSCO – EBSCO Education is offering free study packets and online magazines. Just scroll to Resources to Support Distance Learning. *We also have a paid subscription to EBSCO through Focused Education.

Learning A-Z –Includes: Raz Kids digital library of leveled books and quizzes for interactive reading practice, and; Headsprouts adaptive online reading program. [Free until end of June]

ABDOZoom – Online research for beginning readers [Free until the end of June]

Into the Book – Reading comprehension activities

Oxford Owl for School – Literacy and numeracy activities and games, plus free ebooks. Sign up your class.

Epic Books – Epic has made their books accessible remotely for students, but teachers must invite them. Ask your teacher-librarian about Epic.

Knowbuddy Books – Knowbuddy has made their virtual book catalogue free until the end of May. Choose your area, click on the book, then click the arrow to the far right of your screen to open the book.

Big History Project (free, registration required)

Newsela (free, registration required)

Digital Promise – Challenge-Based Learning

Royal BC Museum – The museum has an education arm.

TeachBC – BCTF curated resources

VIRL – Vancouver Island Regional Library is offering online library card registration as well as free wifi outside of their branches. Online, you can access a variety of resources like Tumblebooks and a collection of ebooks/audiobooks.

Canadian Museum for Human Rights – Take a virtual tour and browse filtered collections.

Commemorating Yeyumnuts – UVic’s website all about the Yeyumnuts archaeological site

Clam Garden Network – This site teaches about the cultural and ecological importance of clam gardens and traditional clam management.