Resources, lesson plans, app reviews etc. all to help teachers continue to do great work in helping our students succeed! Resources are organized by subject and directly align with the Ontario Curriculum.
"The Gateway contains a variety of educational resource types from activities and lesson plans to online projects to assessment items." Subject specific, covers ideas of how to introduce technology in the classroom as well as how to use things like Pinterest. It is US-based, but still relevent to our needs and purposes. Have fun exploring - you can find lesson plans by grade by clicking on the grade level, lower left hand side of screen.
"How to Smile is an online community of educators that have vetted over 3,000 engaging hands-on, interactive activities. With both desktop and mobile capabilities, How to Smile is full of activities that are both physical and virtual that are sure to get students involved."
Tip: Use How to Smile's search by chemical directory to find activities for any type of experiment.
"Teach your students the importance of green energy while enhancing your required curriculum. Here you'll find many creative lesson plans, labs, projects and other activities for grades K-12 on energy-related topics."
This app follows a variety of things through their life cycles to help students understand the various stages of life cycles. Currently offers the life cycle of: frog, water, butterfly, plants, pollination, photosynthesis, moon phases, nitrogen cycle, oxygen cycle, and rock.
This is an educational game about animals. To progress in the game, students must learn interesting facts about animals to proceed to higher levels. This app helps kids to think about the different types of animals, their habitats, and what they eat and can do.
"This is the NASA Visualization Explorer, the coolest way to get stories about advanced space-based research delivered right to your iPad. A direct connection to NASA¹s extraordinary fleet of research spacecraft, this app presents cutting edge research stories in an engaging and exciting format." -iTunes
"National Geographic Today for iPad brings you the best of National Geographic’s daily offerings—news, videos, quizzes, articles, and of course, the awe-inspiring photography we’re known for. See today’s highlights or catch up on the last seven days, and share your favorites on Twitter and Facebook." - iTunes
"PopSci.com's news-reader app delivers all the content from PopSci.com in an easy-to-read format on the go. You’ll get up-to-the-minute news on the cutting edge in scientific research, gadgets and green tech. Save the stories to read even when you’re not connected, and filter them by your favorite topic." -iTunes. Also available for Android.
From the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
"Read summaries, abstracts, and, for subscribers, full-text articles from Science, Science Translational Medicine, and Science Signaling.
• Share articles, links, and job postings through Facebook, Twitter, and e-mail.
• Get the latest news at ScienceNOW.
• Search job openings and tap other resources at Science Careers.
• Access the Science weekly podcast and other multimedia.
• Store content for reading without an Internet connection." -iTunes
"The National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Science360 for iPad provides easy access to engaging science and engineering images and video from around the globe and a news feed featuring breaking news from NSF-funded institutions. Content is either produced by NSF or gathered from scientists, colleges and universities, and NSF science and engineering centers." -iTunes
A growing library of over 80 hands-on Science lessons that are great for home and the classroom. These short videos demonstrate inexpensive and easy to recreate experiments that are designed to inspire and excite kids of all ages.