Online Tools and Resources

The following is a summary of online tools and resources that we will use this year.

In the past, I have used a variety of technology based resources with students in my class. Usually, I introduce them on an as needed basis. However, in anticipation of possible disruptions to in-class, face-to-face learning, I would like to ensure students are well prepared to move online if necessary. To that end, I am seeking your consent to use the following teaching and learning, online tools with your child.

I have used most of these tools in my classroom for several years and it is my opinion that they do a good job of providing high quality learning opportunities as well as respecting the privacy of  students.

If you have not yet had a chance to indicate your consent for your child to use these tools, you can fill out the form here.


Edwin – https://edwin.app/

Edwin is a new digital content service provided by Nelson Publishing. They are the Canadian publisher of the textbooks that we currently use in our Science, History and Geography program. The Edwin platform provides learning resources and activities that reflect the Ontario curriculum in math, English, science, history and geography. 

✔ Uses Google Classroom Credentials (username@gapps.yrdsb.ca)

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GeoGebra – https://www.geogebra.org/

GeoGebra is an online math platform. It can be used to explore a wide variety of mathematical concepts. As a teacher, I can create custom interactive activities for students to both develop and demonstrate their understanding of mathematical ideas.

✔ Uses Google Classroom Credentials (username@gapps.yrdsb.ca)

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Prodigy – https://www.prodigygame.com/ 

Prodigy is a familiar online math game for students. It helps develop mathematical fluency in a game-based environment. Although this tool offers a paid subscription, it is not necessary and does not change game play or the math skills addressed. Students can use this resource at home and at school.

✔ Uses Google Classroom Credentials (username@gapps.yrdsb.ca)

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ReadWorks – https://www.readworks.org/student

ReadWorks is an online reading platform that helps develop reading proficiency and strategies using levelled texts. As a teacher I can assign texts based on your child’s current reading level, but they also have access to a large library of texts to explore.

✔ Uses Google Classroom Credentials (username@gapps.yrdsb.ca)

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Epic! Books for Kids – https://www.getepic.com/sign-in/educator

Epic provides students with access to thousands of engaging titles. Students have free access to all of these titles during the school day (Monday to Friday – 6 am to 3 pm). Families have the option to subscribe for home access anytime but this is not required.

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CBC Kids News – https://www.cbc.ca/kidsnews 

A kid-friendly look at world and Canadian news. We will frequently use this site to investigate current events.

✔ Uses Google Classroom Credentials (username@gapps.yrdsb.ca)

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EdPuzzle – https://edpuzzle.com/ 

This site allows me to assign videos for students to watch and then assess their understanding of the content. It can be used with videos that I create or with videos from YouTube.

✔ Uses Google Classroom Credentials (username@gapps.yrdsb.ca)

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BreakoutEDU – https://www.breakoutedu.com/

A digital version of a BreakoutEDU game. This site allows me to create activities to introduce and/or review content. Students can also develop their own games to share with their classmates.

✔ Uses Google Classroom Credentials (username@gapps.yrdsb.ca)

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Flipgrid – https://info.flipgrid.com/

Flipgrid is a Microsoft tool that allows students to respond to discussion prompts with videos.

✔ Uses Google Classroom Credentials (username@gapps.yrdsb.ca)

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